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Collection Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment : Selections from the Tilton C. Reynolds Papers

1864 to 1865

  • 1864

    September 1

    Members of the 105th who have not re-enlisted are mustered out, and the men of the 63rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers are transferred to the 105th.

    October

    The regiment spends most of the month camped near Petersburg.

    October 2

    The 105th fights at Poplar Springs Church.

    October 27

    The 105th fights at Boydton Plank-Road. The regiment then occupies Fort Davis until November 30.

    December

    The 105th is ordered to join the 2nd Brigade and leaves Fort Davis for duty along the Weldon Railroad.

    December 15

    The regiment returns to a camp near Warrenton Station and remains there until February 5, 1865.

    Map showing the location of battle fields of Virginia Compiled from official war records and maps for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., 1891. c1892.
    Map Collections, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress.
  • 1865

    February 6

    As part of the 2nd Brigade, the 105th skirmishes at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, but returns to its own brigade afterward.

    February 12-March 29

    The 105th finally settles into winter quarters near Patrick Station. Between March 24 and March 29, the regiment receives 291 recruits.

    April 6

    The end of winter quarters marks the beginning of the 105th's involvement in the Appomattox Campaign. After a week of marching, the regiment fights its final battle at Sayler's Creek.

    April 9

    General Lee surrenders to General Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War. After the end of fighting, the 105th marches toward Richmond.

    May 6

    The regiment arrives in Richmond.

    May 15

    The 105th stops near Washington, D.C.

    July 11

    The regiment is mustered out of service.

    Based on Kate M. Scott's History of the One Hundred And Fifth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers (Philadelphia: New-World Publishing Co., 1877).

    Memoranda, April 9, 1865, 10 o'clock A.M., Clover Hill (Appomattox Court House) Virginia.
    Map Collections, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress.
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