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  • First Lieutenant John G. Rohn, Company C & K, 12th PRVC

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    First Lieutenant John G. Rohn - Company C & K, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves.

    Wounded at Antietam.

    Rohn was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, but was in the Cumberland Valley region of the state when the war began. He enlisted in Company K as a Private, which was primarily raised from men from the Franklin County area.

    During the war, Rohn was promoted to Corporal, and then when Company k was disbanded, he was discharged and promoted to Lieutenant in Company C. He was wounded at the Battle of Antietam, and awarded the rank of First Lieutenant for Special Gallantry for actions during the Mine Run Campaign, 150 years ago.

    John G. Rohm:

    Residence Bradford County PA;

    Enlisted on 6/15/1861 as a Private.

    On 6/15/1861 he mustered into "C" Co. PA 41st Infantry

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


    * 2nd Lieut 5/1/1863

    * 1st Lieut 3/13/1865 by Brevet

    John G. Rohm:

    Residence Franklin County PA;

    Enlisted on 6/15/1861 as a Corporal.

    On 6/15/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. PA 41st Infantry

    (date and method of discharge not given)

    Intra Regimental Company Transfers:

    *7/20/1862 from company K to company C


    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 performedits 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 082