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  • Soldiers’ Memorial Jonas Croupe, 98th PA Infantry / SOLD

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    Soldiers’ Memorial 98th PA Infantry - Inventory Number: PRI 157 / SOLD

    Wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek

    Dated 1883 - Housed in original frame, frame measures 24" x 30"

    Vibrant colors.  

    Jonas Croupe:

    Residence was not listed;

    Enlisted on 7/2/1864 as a Private.

    On 7/2/1864 he was drafted into "E" Co. PA 98th Infantry

    He was Mustered Out on 6/29/1865 at Washington, DC



         Ninety-eighth Infantry.-Cols.; John F. Ballier, Adolph Mehler; Lieut.-Cols., Adolph Mehler, George Wynkoop, John B. Kohler, Charles Reen; Majs., George Wynkoop, John B. Kohler, John W. Beamish, Bernhard Gessler.  The greater number of this regiment was composed of German soldiers who had served in the 21st.  It was mustered into the U. S. service at Philadelphia from Aug. 17 to Sept. 26, 1861, for three years, with the exception of two companies, which joined the regiment in December.  On Sept. 30, it left for Washington and was assigned to Peck's brigade, Couch's division at Tennallytown, where it remained until March 10, 1862, when it joined in the campaign on the Peninsula, taking part in the battles of Williamsburg and Malvern hill.  Held in reserve during the battle of Fredericksburg, the regiment participated in the "Mud March" and afterward went into winter quarters near Falmouth Attached to the 6th corps it left camp early in the spring of 1863, to share in the Chancellorsville movement and was engaged at Salem Church.  It arrived at Gettysburg on July 2, after a forced march, and was immediately ordered into action, but escaped with few losses.  It followed the enemy southward, took part in the Mine Run campaign, and went into winter quarters at Brandy Station, where a large number of the men reenlisted.  At the end of the year the regiment was sent to Harper's Ferry, where the veterans received their furlough early in Feb., 1864.  They returned to Brandy Station in March, and the remainder of the regiment, which was at Halltown, joined them at the end of the month.  The 88th was closely engaged at the Wilderness, was on picket duty at Spottsylvania, but constantly under fire; was active at Cold Harbor, and on June 18 it joined in the unsuccessful assault on Petersburg.  After taking part in the expedition to the Weldon railroad the regiment was dispatched to Washington on July 9, reinforcing the troops at Fort Stevens.  It shared in the arduous marches which followed, was active at the battles of the Opequan, at Fisher's hill and Cedar Creek; returned to Petersburg in Jan., 1865; took part in the final assault and in the battle of Sailor's creek, and then moved to join Gen. Sherman at Danville.  Upon its return to Washington it was there mustered out on June 29, 1865.

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    Inventory Number: PRI 157 / SOLD