Organized in Pittsburgh by Captain Maurice Wallace, and known as the “McCullough Guards”. Enrollment dated August 6, 1861.
Mustered into the United States service near Washington City, D. C., October 9, 1861, with a full complement of men.
Captain Wallace being promoted to Major of the Regiment, First Lieutenant C. B. McCullough was made captain of the company; Second Lieutenant H. P. Fulton, First Lieutenant; and Orderly Sergeant W. H. Jeffries, Second Lieutenant.
Source: Gilbert Adams Hays, Captain. Under the Red Patch: Story of the Sixty-third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1864. Published by the 63d Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment Association. Pittsburg: Market Review Publishing Company, 1908.
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