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    Identified Union Bulls-Eye Canteen - Inventory Number: CAN 060 / SOLD

    Nicely painted example.

    Corp. S. N. Wells Co, A 201 Reg. Penna Vol. 1862-65

    Wells served with the 127th PA and the 201st PA.

    Accompanied with military records from the National Archives.  

    Samuel Wells:

    Enlisted on 7/31/1862 as a Private.

    On 7/31/1862 he mustered into "F" Co. PA 127th Infantry

    He was Mustered Out on 5/29/1863 at Harrisburg, PA



         One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Infantry. - Col., William W.  Jennings; Lieut.-Col., Henry C. Alleman; Maj., Jeremiah Rohrer.  Most of the 127th regiment came from Dauphin county, the remainder from Adams, Lebanon and Schuylkill counties.  At Harrisburg, Aug. 16, 1862, the regiment was mustered into the U.S. service for nine months.  Co. A was detailed to act as provost guard at Harrisburg and never served with the regiment in the field.  On Aug. 17, nine companies, consisting of 869 men, left for Washington and were soon assigned to guard Chain bridge on the Potomac.  The regiment was then ordered to Fredericksburg, where it arrived on Dec. 9.  The 10th became a part of the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 2nd corps, which was the first brigade to cross the river after the pontoons were laid, the crossing being made in the face of the enemy's sharpshooters, thus clearing the way for the rest of the army.  The regiment joined with Owen's brigade in a desperate attack on Marye's heights, but like others it was unsuccessful, 257 of the regiment being killed or wounded.  The 127th then went into camp at Falmouth. In the Chancellorsville campaign of the following spring it was with General Gibbon's division, which made another assault on the same heights, and this time succeeded.  At Harrisburg, May 8 and 29, the 127th was mustered out, having lost 52 by death from wounds and disease.

    Samuel Wells:

    Enlisted on 8/18/1864 as a Private.

    On 8/18/1864 he mustered into "A" Co. PA 201st Infantry

    He was Mustered Out on 6/21/1865 at Harrisburg, PA


    * Corpl 8/24/1864


         Two Hundred and First Infantry. - Col., F. Asbury Awl; Lieut.Col., J. Wesley Awl; Maj., John T. Morgan.  The 201st regiment, principally from Dauphin county, was mustered into the S. service at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Aug. 18 to 29, 1864, for one year.  It was the first ready for duty of the ten regiments furnished by the state under the president's call of July 18, 1864, for 500,000 men, been recruited to the maximum strength in less than 30 days.  All the field officers had served in the 127th regiment and many of the line officers and men had been in the service before.  Immediately after its organization it proceeded to Chambersburg, where it was schooled and drilled for a short period.  On Sept. 17 Co. H was detailed for special duty at the general hospital in York; F and G were ordered to Bloody run, where they reported to Gen. Ferry, commanding the Juniata District; a little later Co. F was sent to McConnellsburg, where it was employed during the fall and winter in arresting and forwarding deserters; Co. E was detailed on Sept. 18, for provost duty at Scranton; the main body of the regiment performed guard duty on the Manassas gap railroad near Gainesville and Thoroughfare gap until Nov. 13, and was then placed in Camp Slough, Alexandria, on guard duty.  On May 26 1865, it was ordered to Fort Delaware, where it remained until the close of its term.  It was mustered out at Harrisburg on June 21, 1865.

    Inventory Number: CAN 060 / SOLD