Mustered into service September 1, 1862, mustered out May 29, 1865
— "The love of country guides us" —The 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Colonel Robert Parson Cummins, former Somerset County Sheriff, enrolled 935 officers and men in 1862. Companies C, D & F were raised in Somerset County. The regiment took part in over twenty engagements from the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1862 to the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House in 1865. During two and one-half years of service the 142nd P.V.I. lost 140 killed and mortally wounded, 430 wounded, 158 captured or missing and 81 died of disease, a total loss of 809.
|Placed By||Descendants and friends of the 142nd P.V.I|
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|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 664052 N 4430575|
|Decimal Degrees||40.00945000, -79.07790000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 0.567', W 79° 4.674'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 0' 34.02" N, 79° 4' 40.44" W|
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|Area Code(s)||814, 724|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-131 E Union St, Somerset PA 15501, US|
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