Cdv Photo Identified Soldier 47th Pennsylvania Inf.


Cdv Photo Identified Soldier 47th Pennsylvania Inf.

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Cdv Photo Identified Soldier 47th Pennsylvania Inf.:
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This is a CDV of either John or Jacob brothers that served in the 47th PA Infantry together. There is a handwritten name on the reverse side J. Coler. The Official Records lists the spelling of the nameColer and Regimental Listing has the name spelled Cohler. The CDV has a Harrisburg PA backmark and a Tax Stamp.
Coler, John
  • Side:Union
  • Battle Unit:47th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Function:Infantry
  • Alternate Infantry
    (3 years)
    Forty-seventh Infantry.-Cols., Tilghman H. Good, J. P. S. Gobin ; Lieut.-Cols., G. W. Alexander, J. P. S. Gobin, Charles W. Abbott; Majs., William H. Gansler, J. P. S. Gobin, John J. Goebel, George Stroop, Levi Stuber. The 47th, three companies of which had served in the 1st regiment, one in the 2nd, one in the 8th, one in the 11th and one in the 25th, was mustered in at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, from Aug. 19 to Sept. 20, 1861, for three years. It was ordered to Washington and encamped at Kalorama heights until Sept. 28, when it was ordered to Fort Ethan Allen and attached to the 3rd brigade of Gen. W. F. Smith's division. Under Gen Brannan the brigade embarked for Key West on Jan. 27, 1862, and remained there until June, when it moved to Hilton Head, S. C., where it performed picket duty until ordered to join Gen. Brannan's expedition to open up the St. John's river. When this was accomplished, it returned to Hilton Head and engaged the enemy at Pocotaligo, where the troops were highly praised for their efficient service. Ordered again to Key West Nov, 15, the regiment garrisoned Forts Taylor and Jefferson until sent to Franklin, La, in Feb., Here it was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 19th corps, and joined the Red River expedition engaging at Sabine cross-roads, Pleasant Hill, and Cane Hill, after which it returned to Alexandria and spent some time aiding in the construction of a dam across the channel of the Red River. On June 20, it moved to New Orleans and there embarked for Washington. With the 1st division, 19th corps, it took part in the battles of the Opequan and Cedar creek. Winter quarters were constructed near Winchester, but on Dec. 20, the regiment proceeded to Charleston and again went into winter quarters, this time at Camp Fairview. In April, 1865, it was ordered to Fort Stevens near Washington and participated in the grand review of the Union army. On June 1 it was ordered to Savannah, Ga., to Charleston in July, and finally home in Jan., 1866. Coler, Jacob