213th Regiment

Pennsylvania Volunteers

This regiment was recruited in the city of Philadelphia, and in the counties of Berks, Juniata, and Chester, by the assistance and -under the direction of the Union League Association of that city, and was organized on the 2d of March, 1865, by the selection of the following' field officers:
  • John A. Gorgas, Colonel
  • Jacob M. Davis, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Enos R. Artman, Major
Two days after its organization, it was transferred to Annapolis, Maryland, where it was employed in guarding Camp Parole. A part of the command was subsequently sent to Frederick City, and was detailed for duty on the line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Early in April, the regiment was concentrated at Washington, and was posted along the northern defenses of the city, where it remained until the 18th of November, when it was finally mustered out of service. Source:  Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg, 1868-1871.


Organization:

Organized at Philadelphia February 4 to March 2, 1865.
Moved to Annapolis, Md., March 4.
Guard duty at Camp Parole till April.

Service:

Duty at Frederick, Md., and on line of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
Ordered to Washington, D.C., and duty in northern defences till November.
Mustered out November 18, 1865.

Losses:

Regiment lost during service 18 by disease.

Source:  Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies, Reports of he Adjutant Generals of the Several States, the Army Registers, and Other Reliable Documents and Sources.Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Company, 1908

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