First City Zouaves

127th PA Vol. Infantry, Co. A

(Co. B - Harrisburg Fire Zouaves)

Organized at Harrisburg August 16, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., August 17. (Co. "A" detached at Harrisburg, Pa., on provost duty entire term.) Duty in the Defenses of Washington until December. Attached to Jennings' Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Defenses of Washington, to December, 1862. March to Falmouth, Va., December 1-9. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Duty at Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Mustered out May 29, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 15 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 16 Enlisted men by disease. Total 35.

Painting by Wm. Younghusband, courtesy Osprey American Civil War Zouaves


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