91st PA at Fredericksburg

Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia

Brief description

The 91st participated in the final futile charge on Marye's Heights. After it failed, the 91st helped cover the Union retreat across the river. By mistake, Company E (under Captain Lentz) was left behind, and barely made it across before the Confederates captured them.

Longer summary

See the calendar for 11 to 16 December 1862.

Soldiers taken prisoner

(based on company E descriptive list) Nine of them returned to the regiment on 19 May 1863. McFarland deserted from Camp Parole on 15 April 1863. I don't know when Gorman returned.


Wounded include:


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