Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States, 1861 Published by J G. L. Brown, Printer, Philadelphia, 1861. 559 pages in blue cloth hardcover with gilt spine lettering. Inscribed on upper title page in ink is "Lieut Alexander Wilson/ Co. A. 118th Get. PV" and in pencil “Lieut. James Brown/ Co. A. 118th Regt. P.V.” The manual is in good condition with some wear to the binding.
Alexander Wilson was a Philadelphia resident who enlisted in August 1862 as a 1st lieutenant, commissioned into Company A of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry. He resigned his commission in May 1863. James Brown was a Philadelphia resident who enlisted as a corporal, mustering into Company D, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was promoted to 2nd lieutenant and transferred to Company A in March 1863. He was discharged in January 1864. The 118th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Philadelphia in May 15-30, 1862. It was also known as the “Corn Exchange Regiment” because a bounty of $10 for each man, as well as the funds necessary for raising the regiment, were furnished by the Corn Exchange Association of Philadelphia. It was assigned to the 5th Corps prior to the Battle of Antietam and suffered heavy losses at Shepherdstown, West Virginia. It participated in all the major campaigns and battles of the Army of the Potomac through Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. During service the unit lost 141 men killed and mortally wounded and 112 by disease for a total of 253. Solidly ID'D by two 118th Pennsylvania Lieutenants. Accompanied by a binder of research material. An excellent collectible from a notable Civil War regiment.
Alexander Wilson - Residence Philadelphia PA; Enlisted on 8/15/1862 as a 1st Lieutenant. On 8/15/1862 he was commissioned into "A" Co. PA 118th Infantry. He Resigned on 5/25/1863. James Brown. Residence Philadelphia PA; Enlisted on 8/5/1862 as a Corporal. On 8/5/1862 he mustered into "D" Co. PA 118th Infantry. He was discharged on 1/5/1864. Promotions: 2nd Lieut 3/1/1863. (As of Co. A). Intra Regimental Company Transfers: 3/1/1863 from company D to company A.
Residence Philadelphia PA;
Enlisted on 8/15/1862 as a 1st Lieutenant.
On 8/15/1862 he was commissioned into "A" Co. PA 118th Infantry
He Resigned on 5/25/1863 PENNSYLVANIA 118TH INFANTRY (Three Years)
Residence Philadelphia PA;
Enlisted on 8/5/1862 as a Corporal.
On 8/5/1862 he mustered into "D" Co. PA 118th Infantry
He was discharged on 1/5/1864
* 2nd Lieut 3/1/1863 (As of Co. A)
Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* 3/1/1863 from company D to company A
One Hundred and Eighteenth Infantry.-Cols., Charles M. Prevost, James Gwyn; Lieut.-Cols., James Gwyn, Charles P. Herring; Majs., Charles P. Herring, Henry O'Neill. The 118th, known as the Corn Exchange regiment, because a bounty of $10 for each man as well as the funds necessary for raising the regiment were furnished by the Philadelphia Corn Exchange, rendezvoused at Camp Union, Philadelphia, where it was mustered into the U.S. service on Aug. 30, 1862, for a three years' term, and ordered at once to Washington. With the 1st brigade, 1st division, 5th corps, it reached Antietam on Sept. 16, but was held in reserve during the ensuing battle. At Blackford's ford, near Shepherdstown, it received a baptism of blood on Sept. 20, and left 282 men on the field. Col. Prevost was made brevet brigadier-general for gallantry in this battle. The regiment moved south in early November, and took part in the battle of Fredericksburg, where it joined in the assault on Marye's heights and suffered severely. After the "Mud March," it returned to camp at Falmouth, which it occupied until April 27, 1863. It was closely engaged at Chancellorsville and was in camp at Falmouth until June 10, when the northward movement was commenced. It acted as support in the cavalry engagements of Aldie, Upperville and Middleburg and reached Gettysburg early on July 2. At 4 o'clock that afternoon it went into action in support of Gen. Sickles' corps and was closely engaged with considerable loss, but was inactive on the 3rd. It then joined in the pursuit which followed the battle and encountered the enemy on July 4. At Warrenton in August and September, about 300 recruits were receive, and after participation in the Mine Run campaign the regiment went into winter quarters at Beverly ford. On May 1, 1864, it started for the Wilderness, where it was engaged. It also fought at Laurel Hill, the North Anna river, Mechanicsville, at Bethesda Church and at Petersburg. During the siege of Petersburg the 118th remained in the trenches until Aug. 15; then joined in the movement upon the Weldon railroad, was posted near Yellow house in September joined in the Hatcher's run movement in October, the raid on the Weldon railroad in December, and the engagement at Dabney's mill in Feb., 1865. On April 1, it participated in the battle of Five Forks and continued the pursuit to Appomattox Court House, where its brigade received the arms and flags of Lee's army. On April 15, it started for Washington, where it was mustered out on June 1, 1865. The recruits were transferred to the 91st Pa. Infantry.