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132 Pennsylvania Infantry 1909 Antietam Monument Badge

A great badge worn by members of the 132nd Pennsylvania Infantry who attended the 1909 regimental reunion.† The badge has a metal hanger with "Member" on it.† A United States flag ribbon is attached to the hanger. A celluloid disk is attached to the ribbon as the hanger.† On the celluloid disk is a likeness of the 132nd Pennsylvania monument at Antietam.† Written around the statue likeness is "Antietam Memorial - 132nd PA. VOLS.".† On the back of the celluloid disk is a likeness of a Second Corp badge.† Written around the Second Corps likeness is "Annual Reunion 132nd PA. VOL. Regimental Ass'n - Scranton, PA, Sept. 17, 1909".† The celluloid sisk is approximately 1 3/4 inches wide.† The cmplete badge is approximately 4 5/8 inches tall and 2 inches wide.

The 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 70 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 40 enlisted men by disease during the Civil War.†It is honored by†a monument at Antietam.

1862
AugustOrganized at Harrisburg for nine months service under Colonel Richard A Oakford, former colonel of the 15th Pennsylvania†and Lieutenant Colonel Vincent M. Wilcox.
August 19Moved to Washington, D.C. and duty there
September 2Ordered to Rockville, Md. and attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 6-22Maryland Campaign
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The 132nd was commanded by Colonel Richard A. Oakford until he was killed in the assault on the Sunken Road. Lieutenant Colonel Wilcox then took command.

From the monument on the Antietam battlefield:

Casualties at Antietam, Killed 30, Wounded 114, Missing 8, Total 152

From the†brigade†marker†on the Antietam battlefield†at the Sunken Road:

Kimballís Brigade, following Weber and Morris, encountered the enemy in the Bloody Lane and in the cornfield to the south.

The contest there was of the most desperate character, and continued until afternoon when, supported on the left by Richardsonís Division, the Brigade attacked the enemy and gained the Bloody Lane.

An attack on the right flank was made and repulsed by a change of front of the Ohio and Indiana Regiments, forming the right wing of the Brigade in its final assault on the enemyís position.

September 22Moved to Harperís Ferry. Lt. Colonel Wilcox was promoted to colonel and Charles Albright promoted to lieutenant colonel.
October 1-2Reconnaissance to Leesburg
October 30-November 17Advance up Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va.
NovemberAttached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
January Ė AprilDuty at Falmouth. Colonel Wilcox was†discharged for physical disability due to persistent chronic diarrhea.†Lieutenant Colonel Albright was promoted to colonel and Captain Joseph Shreve to major.
April 27-May 6Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
May 24Mustered out

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