77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Civil War - 1908

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The book, "The Seventy-Seventh Pennsylvania at Shiloh – A History of the Regiment," by John Obreiter, printed by the Harrisburg Publishing Co., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1908. This book is a comprehensive history of the 77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and the regiment’s involvement in the Civil War – including rosters and lists of casualties. Please note: This is not a paper book, it is a scan of the original paper book into the Adobe PDF format, written on a CD-ROM. You read this book using the free Adobe Reader software. It is a digital version of a hard to find book.



The CD book is fully linked for ease of use. There are several sections in the book. The first section has a comprehensive description of the establishment of the 77th Pennsylvania’s monuments at the Shiloh Battlefield and a detailed history of the regiment. The second section covers activities of 77th Pennsylvania personnel while prisoners in the Confederate Andersonville and Libby prisons – escapes, etc. The third section includes a complete listing of regimental casualties during the war and a complete roster of the regiment including discharge dates, promotions, etc. The last section of this book contains representative battlefield reports by both Union and Confederate commanders of actions involving the 77th. There are a number of portraits, illustrations, maps, and diagrams.

The chapter descriptions follow:

Section 1: Report of the Battlefield Commission and Dedication of the Monument.

Section 2:

Chapter 1: Recruiting for the regiment - Camp Slifer - Camp Wilkins - On to Kentucky - Camp Nevin - Captain Pyfer's Company - Reorganization - General Buell - Munfordville - North to Fort Donelson - Countermarch - Bowling Green - Nashville.

Chapter 2: Pittsburgh Landing - Battle of Shiloh - Company 'E' Joins the Regiment - Siege of Corinth.

Chapter 3: Through Alabama - Battle Creek - Bragg moves North - Buell Follows - Louisville - Reorganization - Fern Creek - Clay Village - Lawrenceburg - Capture - Perryville.

Chapter 4: Buell Relieved - Rosecrans - Reconnaissance to La Vergne - Reorganization - Murfreesborough - Battle of Stone River.

Chapter 5: Liberty Gap - Tullahoma.

Chapter 6: Chickamauga Campaign - Battle of Chickamauga - Attack on Johnson's Division - Prisoners.

Chapter 7: Chickamauga Prisoners - Tunnels and Escapes.

Chapter 8: Chattanooga - Short Rations - Rosecran's Plan - Rosecrans Relieved - Grant Takes Supreme Command - Skirmish at Lookout Creek - Reorganization - Whiteside - Reenlistments - Home on Veteran's Furlough.

Chapter 9: Regiment Joins the Army at Blue Springs - Atlanta Campaign - Colonel Rose Returns from Prison.

Chapter 10: Confederates Move North - Nashville - Spring Hill - Battle of Franklin - Battle of Nashville - Pursuit - Winter at Huntsville.

Chapter 11: East Tennessee - Strawberry Plain - Bull's Gap - New Companies of Men - Embark at Johnsonville for Texas - New Orleans - Texas - Return to Pennsylvania - Discharged.

Lists of Casualties in Action. Who, when, and how wounded or killed in the regiment throughout the war.

Regimental Roster. Lists all members of the regiment throughout the war with ranks, etc.

Report of General Sherman - Report of General Buell - Report of General McCook - Report of General Beauregard.

This is a great genealogical reference, a great Pennsylvania history resource, and an superior Civil War reference. Please note: This is a scan of the original book converted to Adobe PDF format and written on a CD-ROM.

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