Source:Vautier, John D. History of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War for the Union, 1861-1865

Source History of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War for the Union, 1861-1865
Author Vautier, John D.
Place Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
Year range 1861 - 1865
Surname Albright, Anderson, Beath, Belsterling, Binns, Boger, Bonnin, Boone, Booz, Carmack, Carns, Chambers, Clark, Clement, Clothier, Colen, De Haven, Detre, Donahoe, Ermentrout, Foust, Gaylord, Gile, Gilligan, Grant, Griffith, Hague, Harkisheimer, Hart, Hartzell, Herron, Hudson, Hunter, Keller, Kuhn, Lauer, Martin, Mass, McChaliker, McKinght, McLean, Murphy, Myers, O'Neill, Rawlins, Read, Rhoads, Rogers, Schriner, Sergeant, Shearer, Shonour, Sickels, Simms, Sinn, Stokley, Threapleton, Townsend, Vautier, Wagner, Wentzel, Wester, Williams, Wisham, Witmoyer
Subject Military records
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company
Date issued 1894
Place issued Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Vautier, John D. History of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War for the Union, 1861-1865. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1894).
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Preface to Book

"This book is a record of the services of the soldiers of the 88th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union. It is briefly told in army vernacular; and while the historian is conscious of many imperfections, he has tried to indite a true and impartial narrative, and asks his comrades to skip the blemishes and look for excellences, if happily any can be found.

He tenderly dedicates the work to his living comrades and to the sacred memories of those who have laid down the armor and joined the vast army in the eternal encampment beyond the silent river.

The author is under obligations to Adjutant Cyrus S. Detre for the regiment's General Order Book from October 7, 1861, to May 11, 1863, and for the Morning Reports until January 17, 1864.

From these books the official record has been gathered, elaborated from the historian s daily diary, covering more than three years of the time; from the diary of Captain Charles McKnight, embracing the last campaigns; and from information culled from many sources. He has been especially aided by Comrades Samuel G. Boone, John Witmoyer, Secretary James G. Clark, John M. Wallace, Colonel McLean, Mr. John A. McKnight, James Hague, President Louis Wagner, and other kind comrades.

It is through the assistance furnished by these generous comrades that the publication of this book is rendered possible."

--John D. Vautier, 1894


  • Chapter I. Organization and Encampment
  • Chapter II. Washington and Alexandria
  • Chapter III. Camp Kelley to Loud's Mills: February to May, 1862
  • Chapter IV. To Fredericksburg: May, 1862
  • Chapter V. The Shenandoah Valley: May and June, 1862
  • Chapter VI. From Manassas to Culpeper: June to August, 1862
  • Chapter VII. Cedar Mountain: August 7 to 15, 1862
  • Chapter VIII. From the Rapidan to Bull Run: August 16 to 29, 1862
  • Chapter IX. Bull Run: August 30, 1862
  • Chapter X. A Pilgrimage to Bull Run
  • Chapter XI. Chantilly to South Mountain: August 31 to September 15, 1862
  • Chapter XII. Antietam: September 16 to 18, 1862
  • Chapter XIII. Antietam to Fredericksburg: September 19 to December 11, 1862
  • Chapter XIV. Fredericksburg to Chancellorsville: December 12, 1862, to May 7, 1863
  • Chapter XV. Leading to Gettysburg: May 8 to June 30, 1863
  • Chapter XVI. Gettysburg: July 1, 2, and 3, 1863
  • Chapter XVII. A Discursive Chapter on the First Day at Gettysburg
  • Chapter XVIII. From Gettysburg to Mine Run: July 6 to December 3, 1863
  • Chapter XIX. From Mine Run to the Wilderness: December 3, 1863, to May 1, 1864
  • Chapter XX. With Grant in the Wilderness: May 1 to 7, 1864
  • Chapter XXI. Laurel Hill and Spottsylvania: May 8 to 20, 1864
  • Chapter XXII. From the North Anna to Cold Harbor: May 21 to June 1, 1864
  • Chapter XXIII. From Cold Harbor to Petersburg: June 1 to 16, 1864
  • Chapter XXIV. Petersburg to the Weldon Railroad: June 16 to August 23, 1864
  • Chapter XXV. Siege of Petersburg: August 24, 1864, to March 27, 1865
  • Chapter XXVI. The Last Campaign
  • Chapter XXVII. Some Stray Shots
  • Chapter XXVIII. Capture, Confinement, and Escape. By Samuel G. Boone, of Company B
  • Chapter XXIX. Echoes from the Battle-Field
  • Roster

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  • Author: Vautier, John D
  • Subject: United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 88th (1861-1865); United States -- History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental histories; Pennsylvania -- History Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott Co
  • Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
  • Language: English
  • Call number: nrlf_ucb:GLAD-50529140
  • Digitizing sponsor: MSN
  • Book contributor: University of California Libraries
  • Collection: americana; cdl

FHL film numbers

  • 6084038