The 111th Pennsylvania Infantry was formed in Erie and mustered into Federal service there in January 1862. They mustered out in Washington, DC in July 1865. They were in combat from the Valley of Virginia in 1862 through the Carolinas in 1865.

The regiment fought near the Dunker Church at Antietam on 17 September 1862 led by Major Thomas McCormick Walker:

It went into the fight with three hundred muskets, and lost thirty-three killed or mortally wounded, seventy-one wounded, and seven missing. General George S. Greene, commanding the division, in a letter to Governor Curtin, says, ‘The One Hundred and Eleventh Regiment behaved gallantly at the battle of Antietam, where I was witness to its good conduct.’

Above is a map of their travels in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania from John Richards Boyle’s Soldiers True; the Story of the One Hundred and Eleventh Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and of its Campaigns in the War for the Union, 1861-1865 (1903), online from the Hathi Trust. A similar map for their operations in the rest of the country in on the next page in Boyle.

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