A Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment: Selections from the Tilton C. Reynolds Papers


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History of the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865


September 1

Members of the 105th who have not re-enlisted are mustered out, and the men of the 63rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers are transferred to the 105th.


The regiment spends most of the month camped near Petersburg.

October 2

The 105th fights at Poplar Springs Church.

October 27

The 105th fights at Boydton Plank-Road. The regiment then occupies Fort Davis until November 30.


The 105th is ordered to join the 2nd Brigade and leaves Fort Davis for duty along the Weldon Railroad.

December 15

The regiment returns to a camp near Warrenton Station and remains there until February 5, 1865.

detail from a map
descriptive record icon enlarge image icon Map showing the location of battle fields of Virginia Compiled from official war records and maps for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., 1891. c1892.
Map Collections, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress.


February 6

As part of the 2nd Brigade, the 105th skirmishes at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, but returns to its own brigade afterward.

February 12-March 29

The 105th finally settles into winter quarters near Patrick Station. Between March 24 and March 29, the regiment receives 291 recruits.

April 6

The end of winter quarters marks the beginning of the 105th's involvement in the Appomattox Campaign. After a week of marching, the regiment fights its final battle at Sayler's Creek.

April 9

General Lee surrenders to General Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War. After the end of fighting, the 105th marches toward Richmond.

May 6

The regiment arrives in Richmond.

May 15

The 105th stops near Washington, D.C.

July 11

The regiment is mustered out of service.

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descriptive record icon enlarge image icon Memoranda, April 9, 1865, 10 o'clock A.M., Clover Hill (Appomattox Court House) Virginia.
Map Collections, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress.

Based on Kate M. Scott's History of the One Hundred And Fifth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers (Philadelphia: New-World Publishing Co., 1877).