Andrew Sheridan of Pennsylvania
Appointed from New Jersey, Second Lieutenant, 3rd U. S. Infantry, 23 March 1861
First Lieutenant, 14 May 1861
Captain, 9 February 1863
Unassigned 11 August 1869
Assigned to the 24th U. S. Infantry, 1 Janury 1871
Breveted Major, 2 July 1863 for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Resigned 5 January 1877
Numbers 205. Report of Captain Andrew Sheridan, Third U. S. Infantry.
CAMP NEAR WARRENTON, VA.,
July 28, 1863.
SIR: I have the honor to report that this regiment, under the command of Captain Henry W. Freedley, moved with the division on June 13 from Banks Ford, and marched to Hartwood Church, Va. ; bivouacked near Catletts Station on the 14th; marched to Manassas Junction on the 15th. On the 17th, marched to and encamped near Gum Springs. June 19. -Marched, and bivouacked near Aldie.
June 26. -Marched through Leesburg; crossed the Potomac at Edwards Ferry, and bivouacked 4 miles from the Ferry; left camp about 4 a. m. next day, and marched to camp near Frederick, Md.
June 29. -Bivouacked near Liberty, Md.
June 30. -Marched to camp near Union Mills, Md.
July 1. -Marched to camp near Hanover, Pa. ; left at 6 p. m. same day, and marched in the direction of Gettysburg, and bivouacked on the road. Marched next morning (July 2) near Gettysburg; formed in line of battle, and was engaged with enemy until 8 p. m. ; lost during the engagement of that day 8 killed, 60 wounded, and 2 missing in action. Captain Henry W. Freedley, commanding the regiment, was severely wounded; Lieutenants Daingerfield Parker and Stanley Mourton were wounded. After Captain Freedley was wounded, the command of the regiment devolved on Captain Richard G. Lay. The regiment formed in line of battle, and remained so during July 3.
July 4. -The regiment advanced with the brigade and skirmished with the enemy, losing 1 man; returned from skirmishing and went on front line of picket, where Lieutenant George B. Butler was so severely wounded that he lost his right arm. Remained there all night.
July 5. -Relieved from picket duty. At 5 p. m. marched about 5 miles on the Emmitsburg road and encamped. Remained in camp until
July 7. Marched at 6 a. m., passing through Creagerstown and Utica, and encamped near Utica.
July 8. -Marched, and bivouacked near Middletown, Md.
July 9. -Marched over South Mountain, and encamped near Boonsborough, Md.
July 10. -Marched to and encamped near Antietam Creek.
July 11. -Left camp and marched about 1 mile; formed line of battle in close column by division, and remained so until about 5 p. m., when the regiment advanced about 1 1/2 miles in line of battle, and bivouacked for the night.
July 12. -Advanced about 1 1/2 miles in line of battle, and remained so all night.
July 13. -Remained in line of battle.
July 14. -Advanced and encamped near Williamsport. These are the facts as far as I have any knowledge of them, not being present during the engagement. During the engagements and marches the regiment lost 4 commissioned officers wounded, 8 enlisted men killed, 60 wounded, and 3 missing. The following officers were present at the engagement at Gettysburg: Captain H. W. Freedley, commanding regiment (wounded); Captain R. G. Lay, acting field officer; First Lieutenant Daingerfield Parker, (wounded slightly); First Lieutenant John Whitney, acting adjutant; First Lieutenants John H. Page, George B. Butler (severely wounded, arm amputated); Second Lieuts, Isaac A. Helm, George K. Pomeroy, August Kaiser, Stanley Mourton, and William Mitchell.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Captain Third U. S. Infantry, Commanding Regiment.
Captain WINTHROP, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, First Brigade, Regular Infantry
- CAPT BVT MAJ USA 24TH US INF
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/28/1909
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION S DIV SITE 2204
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
SHERIDAN, MARY L W/O ANDREW
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/04/1938
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/08/1938
- BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH SITE 2204
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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