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48th Pennsylvania Infantry – Regimental Memoir

Posted By on June 10, 2011

Oliver Christian Bosbyshell

In 1897, The 48th in the War:  Being a Narrative of the Campaigns of the 48 Regiment, Infantry, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion, was published.  The book was written by Oliver Christian Bosbyshell (1839-1921), a member of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry.

The book contains the following chapters:

Chapter I — Organization and Muster-In

Chapter II – Hatteras

Chapter III – Newbern

Chapter IV – Newport News

Chapter V – With Pope

Chapter VI – McClellan’s Last Campaign

Chapter VII – Burnside in Command

Chapter VIII – Lexington

Chapter IX – East Tennessee

Chapter X – Veteran Furlough

Chapter XI – Wilderness to Petersburg

Chapter XII – The Petersburg Mine

Chapter XIII – Final Assault and Muster-Out

Chapter XIV – Second Maryland.  Sixth New Hampshire

This book has long been out of print.  However, it is available from GoogleBooks as a free download.  Click here.  To download the book, use the pull-down “Download” on the top-right side of the page, choose PDF, and then follow the screens to open the PDF file.  Save the file to your computer.

Veterans from the Lykens Valley area were part of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry were:

Daniel Emanuel Artz —- James W. Brennan —- Charles Curtis —- George W. Daniels —- James Dempsey —- John W. Derr —- James W. Elliot —- William Evans —- Jacob Forbes Ferree —- Thomas W. Garland —- Horatio Grim —- Richard M. Jones —- William B. Kershner —- John Kessler —- Benjamin Klouser —- Jacob Klouser —- Ludwig Lewis Kopp —- Daniel Kopps —- Christian Lauer —- William Loeser —-Patrick Mallen —- Lewis A. Maul —- William Maurer —- Thomas McGee —- William D. Murphy —- William Owens —- Peter B. Rank —- Edward J. Robson —- Elias Shell —- Franklin B. Shriver —- William Straw —- Robert B. Thompson —- William Otis Tyson —- Samuel Wenrich —- Jerry Willoner —- William Young

Information is sought on any of the above men as well as any others who should be included in the Civil War Research Project.

The portrait of Oliver Christian Bosbyshell is from a plate in the book.



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