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104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

The “Ringgold Regiment”

 
 
104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
1. 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Dedication
Inscription.
To the memory of
the Officers and Men
of the
One Hundred and Fourth
Pennsylvania Regiment
who fell in the late war

“Their good swords rust,
and their steeds are dust,
but their souls are with the saints we trust.”

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104th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry
The “Ringgold Regiment”

Completed in 1868 this monument was one of the first Civil War memorials in the nation.

In August 1861, W.W.H. Davis, a prominent Doylestown citizen, was authorized to raise a regiment to serve three years in the war. Camp Lacey was established on the outskirts of Doylestown to train and equip the volunteers. In November, the regiment of 1,049 men departed by train for Washington D.C., to become part of the Army of the Potomac.

In the Spring of 1862, the 104th embarked with the army for the Peninsular Campaign. In their first major battle, Fair Oaks-Seven Pines, they received the brunt of a Confederate attack, suffering heavy losses. During this action, Color Sgt. Hiram Pursell, despite suffering several wounds, gallantly rescued the regimental flags. For his act of bravery, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. This event inspired William Trego's painting, “The
104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
2. 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Marker
Rescue of the Colors”.

In late 1862, the 104th was transferred further south serving in several campaigns including the siege of Charleston, S.C., and the attack on Fort Wagner. The battery for the famous “Swamp Angel” cannon used in the bombardment of Charleston was constructed by the regiment.

In 1864 after three years service, many 104th veterans reenlisted. The regiment was then sent to the Shenandoah Valley, where two companies were engaged in the Battle of Cedar Creek. Following that the 104th was sent to participate in the siege of Petersburg, VA. When Richmond fell in April 1865, the 104th occupied Petersburg.

The regiment was mustered out of the service on August 25, 1865.

REGIMENTAL LOSSES:
Killed in Action 46
Missing in Action 3
Taken Prisoner 62
Died in Service 104

Bucks County Civil War Round Table - 1997

 
Erected 1867.
 
Location. 40° 18.669′ N, 75° 7.831′ W. Marker is in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Court Street, in the median on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Doylestown PA 18901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
3. 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument
of this marker. Bucks County Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bucks County Persian Gulf War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bucks County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bucks County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bucks County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); W. W. H. Davis (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); Doylestown High School (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Doylestown.
 
Also see . . .  104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. (Submitted on October 20, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument Epitaph image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
4. 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument Epitaph
104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument Date image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
5. 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument Date
104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument Shield image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
6. 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument Shield
Cannon at 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
7. Cannon at 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument
104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument Battle History image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
8. 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument Battle History
104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument Battle History image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
9. 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument Battle History
Atkinson Bicentennial Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
10. Atkinson Bicentennial Flagpole Marker
Located next to 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,675 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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