Friday, October 19, 2012

Four Faces Of The 111th., Pennsylvania Infantry.

There is not a lot of information here.  But for those families that have no pictures or very little information on their ancestor will find this page very helpful.

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Captain Arthur Corrigan, Mustered in December 31, 1861.  Killed at Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862.
Note From The 111th., Regimental History.
Captain Arthur Corrigan, of Company B., had been killed in the first open field.
Captain Plympton A. Mead, Mustered in December 27, 1861, in Company K.  Promoted from Sergeant to Second Lieutenant, January 15, 1863; to First Lieutenant  October 16, 1864; to Captain June 7, 1865.  Wounded at Lookout Mountain Georgia, November 27, 1863.  Mustered out with company July 19, 1865.
Charles Woeltge.Captain. Mustered in January 10, 1862, in Company I.  Promoted from First Lieutenant January 15, 1863.  Wounded at Antietam Maryland, September 17, 1862.  Killed at Resaca Georgia, May 15, 1864.
Note from the 111th., regimental history.
In the gallant advance made by the One Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteers to the very teeth of the fort, from which grape and canister were being hurled upon our advancing columns, Captain Charles Woeltge, while leading his company, and with his hands almost on the enemy's guns, was shot dead. Never did the service lose a better or a braver officer, or one more devoted to the cause that will ever consecrate his memory. All who knew him will testify to the faithful man ner in which he discharged every duty that devolved upon him in the camp, and to the intrepid gallantry that marked his conduct in the field. In the memorable assault on Lookout Mountain, and in the deadly midnight conflict at Wauhatchie, that relieved our Chattanooga army from grave peril, he was conspicuous for coolness and courage, and on this last day, when he gave his life for his country, he was in advance of the line of battle and encouraging his men to follow.
George H. Osgood, Sergeant, Conpany K., mustered in December 27, 1861.  Died at Chattanooga Tennessee, July 25, 1864, from wounds received in action June 28, 1864.
Note from the 111th., regimental history.
June 28, Sergeant George H. Osgood, of Company K, was severely wounded while on picket. A bullet crashed through his right knee, shattering the joint, and compelling amputation at the thigh. He was removed to the general hospital at Chattanooga, where he died on July 25.  Young Osgood was the only brother of the captain of Company K, and a nephew of Joseph S. Hyde, a prominent and wealthy citizen of Ridgway, Elk County. He was a good soldier, and his death was lamented by many friends. He was only twenty years of age.

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