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    Civil War Descriptive Ledgers of the 172nd PA Infantry - Three ledgers "Morning Reports, Descriptive Book, and Company Clothing Account" of the 172nd PA Infantry who were organized at Camp Curtain, Harrisburg, PA Snyder and Northumberland Counties.  Also contains the commission of George Shipp to Captain of Company D of the 172 PA Infantry on November 1, 1862.  Ledgers measure approximately 14 3/4" x 11 1/8" and all three are covered by tooled leather.   

    George Shipp:

    Residence was not listed;

    Enlisted on 10/27/1862 as a Captain.

    On 11/1/1862 he was commissioned into "D" Co. PA 172nd Infantry

    He was Mustered Out on 8/1/1863 at Harrisburg, PA


    One Hundred and Seventy-second Infantry. - Col., Charles Kleckner; Lieut.-Cols., Thaddeus G. Bogle, James A. Johnson; Maj. M. T. Heintzelman.  The greater portion of this militia regiment came from the counties of Snyder and Northumberland. It was mustered into the U. S. service at Harrisburg in Nov., 1862, for nine months, and moved to Washington on Dec. 2.  It was ordered to Newport News, thence to Yorktown, and garrisoned the fort at the latter place until July, 1863.  At that time it was sent to Hagerstown, Md., and assigned to the 11th corps, which it joined in the pursuit of the enemy as far as Williamsport.  It then moved to Warrenton Junction and from there to Harrisburg, where it was mustered out on Aug. 1.

    Organized: Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, PA on 11/15/62

    Mustered Out: 8/1/63 at Harrisburg, PA

    Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 0

    Officers Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 0

    Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded: 0

    Enlisted Men Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 13

    Inventory Number: DOC 113