Schaeffer Zouaves

122nd PA Vol. Infantry, Co. K

The uniforms of Co. K, 122nd PA Vol. Infantry were exact copies of those worn by the 5th NY Volunteer Infantry, Duryeé's Zouaves.

Organized at Harrisburg August 12, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., August 15-16. Attached to Casey's Command, Defenses of Washington, to September, 1862. Piatt's 1st Brigade, Whipple's 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington at Fort Richardson, Cloud's Mills, near Georgetown, and at Fairfax Court House until October. Moved to Point of Rocks, Md., thence to Pleasant Valley October 11-19. Movement toward Warrenton, Va., October 24-November 16. Reconnaissance to and skirmish at Manassas Gap November 5-6. Movement to Falmouth November 18-24. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Duty near Falmouth until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Moved to Washington and escort to General Whipple's funeral May 8. Mustered out May 16, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 42 Enlisted men by disease. Total 59.


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