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212 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.
took an active part in the battle, December 13. The bridge near Rappahannock Station was destroyed by this regiment February 3, 1863.
    In the battle of Chancellorsville it was under the command of Gen. Sickles of the Third Corps, and suffered a heavy loss. Of the fourteen officers and two hundred and thirty men who entered the fight, Col. Lancaster and two captains were killed, and two captains and four lieutenants were wounded, some mortally. The result was 8 killed, 73 wounded and 22 missing, making an aggregate of 111.
    The regiment was with Sickles at Gettysburg, serving in the Peach Orchard and the Wheat-field; on the 26th it was at Warrenton pursuing Lee's retreating army; and November 27th it was at Mine Run in line of battle in Warren's Corps, which, however, did not attack. It then went into winter quarters at Brandy Station, Virginia, where on May 3, 1864, the company had 10 officers and 140 men. It fought in Mott's Brigade of Hancock's Corps in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, and Cold Harbor, and the middle of June crossed the James river and took up position in the trenches before Petersburg. After June, 1864, the company was in the 110th Regiment and remained with Gen. Grant until the surrender at Appomattox Court House.
    Capt. Fite, although forty-four years of age when he enlisted, went out with Col. Linton's three months' men and remained until the war was over, and notwithstanding the fact that he took part in very many battles and skirmishes he was so fortunate as never to be wounded. On April 6, 1865, Col. Fite was in command of the 110th Regiment.

FIELD AND STAFF OFFICERS.
  • Col Robert E. Patterson; disch. Dec. 2, 1862.
  • Col F. A. Lancaster; prom. From maj. Feb. 21, 1863; killed at Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863.
  • Lieut.-Col Robert Thompson; disch. on surg. cert. Jan. 15, 1863.
  • Lieut.-Col. William C. Ward; prom. From adjutant Jan. 15, 1863; resigned April 13, 1863.
  • Lieut.-Col. John P. Dunne; prom. from capt. Co. B to maj. Feb. 23, 1863; to lieut.-col. Oct. 27, 1863; disch. June 22, 1864.
  • Maj. William A. Reilly; prom. from capt. Co. E, Nov. 19, 1863; disch. June 22, 1863.
  • Adjutant Thomas E. Stevens; prom. from 2d lieut. Co. I, Feb. 23, 1863; com. Capt. Co. E, Nov. 19, 1863; not must.; disch. June 22, 1864.
COMPANY D, CAPT. JOHN B. FITE.

    Mustered in about June, 1862; mustered out June 23, 1864.
  • Capt. James Murray, resigned April 23, 1863.
  • Capt. John B. Fite; prom. from 1st sergt. To 2d lieut. Jan. 26, 1863; to capt. Jan. 11, 1864; trans. To Co. D, 110th P. V., June 22, 1864.


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