Identified Soldiers New Testament - Inventory Number: IDE 063 On-hold
Inscribed by John Good. Co. B 122 PA Infantry. This regiment was heavily engaged at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
A pair of Pencil inscriptions on the first two fly pages and a lovely long ink inscription on the inside of the back cover stating: “John Good Book it was return to him in the Army of the Potomac and to Company B 122 regiment volunteers PA Columbia and it was fulfilled by the chaplain”
Enlisted on 8/11/1862 as a Private.
On 8/11/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. PA 122nd Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 5/15/1863
PENNSYLVANIA 122ND INFANTRY
One Hundred and Twenty-second Infantry.-Col., Emlen Franklin; Lieut.-Col., Edward McGovern; Maj., Thaddeus Stevens, Jr. This regiment was recruited at Lancaster in July and Aug, 1862, and was mustered into the U.S. service at Lancaster on Aug. 12, for nine months. It proceeded to Washington and was assigned to the 3rd brigade, 3rd division, 3rd corps, which joined the army after the battle of Antietam and went into camp at Falmouth. It was held in reserve at Fredericksburg, but took part in the "Mud March" fiasco and then occupied its camp at Falmouth until the Chancellorsville movement in May, 1863. The 3rd corps, under Gen. Sickles, was not actively engaged on the opening day but the following day it was in the thick of the fight and after holding its ground bravely till no longer tenable, it was forced back with heavy loss-135 in this one engagement. At Harrisburg the regiment was mustered out of service on May 15 and 16, 1863.
Inventory Number: IDE 063 On-hold