43rd Infantry Regiment

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Commanding Officer
Colonel Stephen B. Yeoman

Organized at Camp William Penn, this regiment was stationed at Annapolis April 18th, 1864. It was attached to the Ninth Corps from September to November, 1864, being then transferred to the Twenty-fifth Corps, and participated in the active campaigns incident to the siege of Petersburg and Richmond, being often engaged. After the conclusion of hostilities in Virginia, the regiment was dispatched to Texas. It was mustered out October 20th, and discharged at Philadelphia, November 30th, 1865.

Total Losses

  • Killed or died of wounds Officers… 3
  • Killed or died of wounds men… 38
  • Died of disease men… 188

Battles and Services

  • Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River before Petersburg
  • Operations against Richmond
  • Weldon Railroad
  • Poplar Grove Church
  • Hoydton Plank Road
  • Hatcher’s Run, Before Richmond through the winter
  • Hatcher’s Run
  • Fall of Petersburg, pursuit of Lee
  • Appomattox Court House
  • Duty at Petersburg and City Point
  • Duty on the Rio Grande River to end of enlistment