2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (112th Volunteers)

Historical Sketch:
Cols., Charles Angeroth, August A. Gibson, James L. Anderson, William M. McClure, S. D. Strawbridge; Lieut.-Cols., J. H. Oberteuffer, S. D. Strawbridge, Benjamin F. Winger; Majs., William Candidus, James L. Anderson, David Sadler, Thomas Wilhelm, Edward S. Rowland, Benjamin F. Winger, David Schooley, William S. Bailey. The 112th regiment, 2nd heavy artillery, whose members were principally from the counties of Franklin, Allegheny and Monroe, was mustered in at Philadelphia in Jan., 1862, for three years. On Jan. 9, three companies were ordered to Fort Delaware and the remaining companies moved to Washington on Feb. 25, when they were assigned to duty at Bladensburg, Md., where the command was reunited on March 19, and in November two independent companies from Fort Delaware were added to the regiment. The regiment remained at Bladensburg until March, 1864, when it was ordered to the forts near Chain bridge. So large a number of recruits were added to the originally large regiment, that in April the 2nd provisional heavy artillery was organized from the surplus, the two regiments numbering 3,300 men. The 2nd was attached to the 9th corps and participated in the Wilderness campaign, fighting at Spottsylvania and Cold Harbor. The 1st regiment joined the Army of the Potomac at Cold Harbor on June 4, when it was divided into three battalions and attached to the 18th corps. The 2nd battalion shared in the charge at Petersburg on June 18, by which the ground was gained that became the front line of the army. The provisional regiment joined the 1st on Aug. 26, 1864, having been on duty at Petersburg and active at the explosion of the mine, where it lost heavily. Its ranks were by this time reduced to 400 men. In a charge on Sept. 20, the 1st and 2nd battalions lost 200 men, after which they were stationed with the remainder of the regiment near Fort Harrison until December. In Jan., 1865, a large number of the men reenlisted and the regiment joined in last charges upon the enemy's works, afterward entering the city with the army. For the remainder of the year the regiment was occupied in detachments in preserving peace and order in the southern part of Virginia. Returning to City Point, Va., it was there mustered out on Jan. 29, 1866. Roster:
The Roster of this unit contains the names of 7646 men.
The Union Army by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1
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