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Next Event:  December 17th, Wreaths across America. Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


11-23-2016:


Updated:  We wanted to thank all of those who came out to Remembrance Day and including the PCG! We had a blast! Stay tuned for the next evite for the next upcoming event! Pictures will be posted soon. Have a Happy Thanksgiving from the 138th!







Welcome to the Home of the 138th PA Reenactors. After the failure of the Union Army to put down the Southern Rebellion during the long summer of 1862, President Lincoln issued a call for 300,000 more troops. From all corners, the Loyal citizens of Pennsylvania answered the call. Starting in August 1862 the 138th would see the War from two angles, guarding the Relay House in Baltimore, MD, then thrown into the action taking part in the Bloody Campaigns of 1864-65 as members of the "Fightin' Sixth". The 138th Pennsylvania Volunteers closed out their service on June 23rd, 1865.


In their own words:
From The "History of the 138th Reg. P.V."
By Osceola Lewis, 1866,


"We do not claim to have displayed valour or endurance in excellence of comrades of other organizations, or from other states or districts; nor can we boast like some of having traversed all the territory of Rebeldom-or of fighting more battles than we had stars on our banner-or of experiencing more casualties in number than we do profess to had names on our rolls; but we do profess to have performed the duties assigned us during our period of service without bringing reproach upon our name or dishonour to our flag.

Towards other troops we have no selfish pride and no jealousy, for we believe in the words of Lieut. General Grant, that 'All have a proud record, and all sections can well congratulate themselves and each other for having done their full share in restoring the supremacy of law over every foot of territory belonging to the United States'


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We went to our homes with the principle ' honour to whom honour is due', and with 'good will towards men'.

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Let the dead be honoured, the maimed kindly cared for, and the uninjured survivour respected. No character can have a prouder garb than that of faithful services rendered a glorious country, and the name of the Union soldier who aided in the overthrow of the Great Rebellion, deserves to be cherished by a grateful people, in this and after generations."












Tin-Type photo of some of the members from the 138thpa.
Picture taken by Del Hilbert.



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