History and Names of 24th Regiment

The Twenty-fourth Regiment U.S.C.T. – A History

This regiment was principally recruited in the eastern section of Pennsylvania, and was organized at Camp William Penn, on the 17th of February, 1865, with the following field officers:

  • Orlando Brown, Colonel
  • James M. Trippe, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Robert E. Stewart, Major

A large proportion of the commissioned officers had previously been in the service.

Early in May, the regiment proceeded to Washington, and was placed in Camp Casey, on the Virginia side of the Potomac, opposite the city. On the 1st of June, it was sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, where it was employed in guarding rebel prisoners.

About the middle of July, it was ordered to Richmond, Virginia, and after a delay of two weeks, was assigned to duty in the sub-district of the Roanoke, comprising six counties, with headquarters at Burkesville. Posts were established at each county-seat, where government supplies were distributed to the needy inhabitants, and the troops, were employed in preserving order. The regiment continued in this duty until near the close of September, when it was ordered to Richmond, and on the 1st of October, was mustered out of service.

Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Harrisburg, 1868-1871.

Organized at Camp William Penn, Philadelphia, Pa., January 30 to March 30, 1865.

Moved to Washington, D.C., May 5, and duty at Camp Casey till June 1.
At Point Lookout, Md., guarding prisoners till July 16.
Moved to Richmond, Va., and duty in Sub-District of Roanoke,
Headquarters at Burkesville, till September.
Moved to Richmond, Va., and there mustered out October 1, 1865.

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