History of the 
Seventy-Fifth Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers.

By Dyer's Compendium

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.



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.