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116thPA Irish Volunteers Regiment
« on: December 28, 2015, 03:44:45 pm »


Brief History
In the spring of 1862, a call was made by the Federal government for more troops. The Civil War had been in progress for more than a year, and the 116th Pennsylvania, recruited principally from Philadelphia, was one of the regiments then authorized. Tipperary born Dennis Heenan, a man of years of prewar militia experience who had also served as Lt. Col. of the Irish 24th Pennsylvania Militia in the early months of the war, was chosen as Colonel. Though a young man in his early twenties, Antrim native St. Clair A. Mulholland, also of militia experience and described as an "excellent drill instructor," had raised two companies for the regiment and was appointed Lt. Colonel. George H. Bardwell was selected as Major.
Toward the end of August of 1862, the One-sixteenth mustered approximately seven hundred men. Although still under-strength, the regiment was ordered, due to General Banks' defeat and hasty retreat down the Shenandoah Valley, to move to Washington without delay. For the next month the regiment was shuffled back and forth between Maryland, Washington and northern Virginia, engaged in drill, fatigue, guard and picket duties. The regiment was then ordered to report to Harper's Ferry, Virginia, and on October 10th, joined Brig. General Thomas F. Meagher's famed Irish Brigade.
The regiment's first engagements, Charlestown and Snicker's Gap, would be minor, producing no serious injuries or fatalities, and not in any way preparing the the men for their first taste of real war--the futile and tragic assault on Marye's Heights at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, on December 13, 1862. At the close of the battle, most of the One-sixteenth's field and company officers were killed or wounded, with severe losses in the ranks. The new regiment never wavered and fought like veterans, establishing the reputation for courage and discipline that that would be their hallmark throughout the war.
After Fredericksburg the decimated One-sixteenth was consolidated into a battalion of four companies, Mulholland accepting a demotion to major to remain in command. The unit bravely fought through the remaining battles of 1863 as a battalion, cited for gallantry for recovering the guns of the 5th Maine Battery at Chancellorsville, an action that earned Col. Mulholland the Medal of Honor.




Engagements
-Battle of Fredricksburg, Va. 1862
-Chancellorsville, Va. 1863
-Gettysburg, Pa. 1863
-Petersburg, Va. 1864
-Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. 1864
-Appomattox, Va. 1865



This regiment was formed on the 4th of May 2015, I only decided to make the forum thread recently.



Contacts

If you need to contact the 116thPA add the following people on steam and we will try get back to you as soon as possible



Colonel Bob Rabbit




Captain Private Parts



Rank Structure




Roster

Co's:NCO's:Enlisted:           
-Col. Bob Rabbit|-Sgt. Radoye|-Rgl. Lonedoge-Pvt. Aneu           -Farmer. Atomic Chicken
-Cpt. Private Parts|-|-Rgl. Minsk Meat-Pvt. Luke           -Padre. Montgomery
|-|-Rgl. Firestarter-Pvt. Bish           
|-Rgl. Ginger -Pvt. Harper           
|-Rgl. Bothros -Pvt. Welsh Rebel     
|-Rgl. Comrade Gaben-Pvt. TreboR           
|-Pvt. Filkins-Pvt. Scottish           
|-Pvt. Nockon-Pvt. Salamander           
|-Pvt. Tea-Pvt. Smelly         
|-Pvt. Wood-Pvt. Wombat            
|-Pvt. Best Scoper-Vol. Lochlainn           
|-Pvt. Welsh-           
|-Pvt. Lachlan-           
« Last Edit: June 13, 2016, 05:51:32 pm by Bob_Rabbit »

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Re: 116thPA Irish Volunteers Regiment [Now Recruiting]
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2015, 06:19:58 pm »
Hail Bob! Our lord and saviour!

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Re: 116thPA Irish Volunteers Regiment [Now Recruiting]
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2016, 10:51:14 pm »
Good luck! Nice to see someone having a go at the regiment I tried to form awhile back. (Had to shut it down because I was too busy with school n' sht)

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Re: 116thPA Irish Volunteers Regiment [Now Recruiting]
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2016, 03:42:39 pm »
Good luck! Nice to see someone having a go at the regiment I tried to form awhile back. (Had to shut it down because I was too busy with school n' sht)

Well, we have been around for quite a while now.

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Re: 116thPA Irish Volunteers Regiment [Now Recruiting]
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2016, 10:05:42 pm »

« Last Edit: May 27, 2016, 09:49:20 pm by Bob_Rabbit »

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Re: 116thPA Irish Volunteers Regiment
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2016, 12:31:21 am »
updated the thread

added the roster and a few ranks, generally made things look better   :)

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Re: 116thPA Irish Volunteers Regiment
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2016, 06:12:59 pm »
Nice Update

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Re: 116thPA Irish Volunteers Regiment
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2016, 10:14:52 pm »
Good luck

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Re: 116thPA Irish Volunteers Regiment
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2016, 05:36:08 pm »
why are you here lochlainn  ;D

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Re: 116thPA Irish Volunteers Regiment
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2016, 07:49:14 pm »
Bump

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Re: 116thPA Irish Volunteers Regiment
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2020, 01:31:23 pm »
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