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  • Captain Henry Spaulding Lucas, Company C, 12th Regiment, PRVC, Wounded & Captured Battle New Market Cross Roads, Gettysburg Campaign

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    Captain Henry Spaulding Lucas - Company C, Twelfth Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps.

    Wounded and Captured at the Battle of New Market Cross Roads

    South Mountain he received a head wound

    Wounded at Antietam

    Led his company through the Gettysburg campaign

    Wounded at Fredericksburg

    Wounded at Spottsylvania

    He was a saddle and harness manufacturer in Bradford County, Pennsylvania when he enlisted as a Private. During his service in four years of warfare, he would be wounded five times. He rose from Private to First Lieutenant by the end of 1861, where he acted as Adjutant of the regiment.

    He participated with his company at the Battle of Dranesville, and was later wounded and captured at the Battle of New Market Cross Roads in June 1862. After his exchange, he joined his company as Captain. At South Mountain he received a head wound; but it was not enough to keep him from sticking with his company. A few days later at Antietam - where he was wounded a third time in the leg.

    These wounds from the Maryland Campaign were not as bad as to require him to leave the regiment, so he led them to the next battle, Fredericksburg in December 1862 - where he was wounded a fourth time - this time severely.

    Again he returned to the regiment and led his company through the Gettysburg campaign. In May 1864 he was severely wounded again at the Battle of Spotsylvania for a fifth and final time. This wound in his left shoulder ended his fighting career. He mustered out with his regiment in 1864.


    Henry S. Lucas:

    Residence Bradford County PA;

    Enlisted on 6/11/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant.

    On 6/11/1861 he was commissioned into "C" Co. PA 41st Infantry

    He was Mustered Out on 6/11/1864 at Harrisburg, PA

    He was listed as:

    * POW (date and place not stated)

    * Exchanged 8/27/1862 (place not stated) (Exchanged for Thomas G Miller 41st TN)

     Promotions:

    * Capt 4/6/1863

    * Major 3/13/1865 by Brevet


    PENNSYLVANIA  41ST INFANTRY (12th Reserve)  

    Forty-first Infantry.- Cols., John H. Taggart, Martin D. Hardin Lieut.-Cols., Samuel N. Bailey, Martin D. Hardin, Peter Baldy, Richard Gustin; Majs., Peter Baldy, Andrew J. Bolar, Charles W. Diven.  This regiment, the 12th reserve, was organized at Harrisburg, mustered into the U. S. service at Camp Curtin, for three years on Aug. 1O, 1861, and performed its first active duty guarding the state arsenal, which was endangered by the disaffected three months, troops, who had recently been discharged.  In August, it reported at the camp of the reserves, Tennallytown, Md., and was attached to the 3rd brigade.  It encamped at Langley; shared in the success at Dranesville in December, was detached for guard duty at Catlett's station in April 1862, and then joined in the battles on the Peninsula.  At Mechanicsviile, Gaines, mill and Glendale it won a reputation for steadiness and bravery.  The regiment remained in the 3rd brigade in the campaigns which followed engaging at the second Bull Run, South mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg and returned with the reserves to Washington for the winter of 1862-63.  It fought at Gettysburg, Bristoe and Rappahannock Stations and Mine Run, and spent the winter near Catlett's station.  It participated in the battles of the Wilderness campaign in May, 1864, the battle of Bethesda Church being its final engagement, after which the veterans and recruits were transferred to the 190th Pa. Infantry and the regiment returned to Harrisburg, where it was mustered out on June 11, 1864.


    Inventory Number: PRVC 101