Organized at Philadelphia August and September, 1861, as 40th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 26, 1861. Attached to Casey's Provisional Division, Army Potomac, to November, 1861. Bohlen's 3rd Brigade, Blenker's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Blenker's Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Blenker's Division, Dept. of the Mountain, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army Cumberland, to April, 1864. Unattached, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. Cumberland, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Sub-District, Middle Tennessee, to September, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty in the Defences
of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March
10-15. Near Catlett's Station till April 6. Moved to Petersburg, W. Va.,
April 6-May 11. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley till June. Battle of
Cross Keys June 8. At Sperryville July 7-August 8. Pope's Campaign in Northern
Virginia August 16-September 2. Freeman's Ford August 22. Sulphur Springs
August 24. Battles of Gainesville August 28; Groveton August 29; Bull Run
August 30. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till November. Moved
to Centreville November 1-19, thence to Fredericksburg December 9-16. "Mud
March" January 20-24, 1863. At Stafford C. H. till April 27. Chancellorsville
Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg
(Pa.) Campaign <dy_1599> June 13-July 24, Battle of Gettysburg July
1-3. Guard duty along Orange & Alexandria Railroad till September.
Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Operations in Lookout
Valley October 19-26. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of
Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November
23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge
November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. Duty
in Pleasant Valley till January, 1864. Veterans on furlough till March.
Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., March 8, and duty there till July. Moved to
Nashville, Tenn., July 31, and guard trains on Nashville & Northwestern
Railroad till December. Moved to Franklin December 20, and duty there till
September, 1865, guarding trains, scouting and provost duty. (Co. "C" was
stationed on Tennessee & Alabama Railroad and captured.) Mustered out
September 1, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 46 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 107 Enlisted men by disease. Total 161.
FOX’S REGIMENTAL LOSSES
CHAPTER V. Pg. 51
The number of the drowned may seem large, but the average is less than three men to a regiment. This loss was occasioned largely by bathing and boating. At times, some regiment would sustain a larger loss while fording rivers, or landing from small boats in the surf. The Seventy-fifth Pennsylvania, while crossing the Shenandoah, in April, 1862, lost 2 officers and 51 men, drowned by the swamping of a scow.