Dr John M Rankin


Dr John M Rankin

Death 30 Mar 1909 (aged 75–76)
Burial Plainwell, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section-29; Lot-H; Grave Number-20
Memorial ID 43794245 View Source
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Civil War Veteran
Assistant Surgeon
Companies F & S
11th Pennsylvania Infantry

Enlisted on January 27, 1865
Discharged on July 1, 1865

11th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

OVERVIEW: Organized at Harrisburg and in Westmoreland County August, 1861. At Camp Curtin till November 27. Moved to Baltimore, Md., November 27; thence to Annapolis, Md. Attached to Annapolis, Md., Middle Department, to April, 1862. Wadsworth's Command, Military District of Washington, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Ord's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE:Duty at Annapolis, Md., till April 9, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 9-10; thence to Manassas Junction April 17, and guard Manassas Gap Railroad till May 12. Moved to Catlett's Station May 12 and to Falmouth May 14. Expedition to Front Royal June. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Warrenton August 26. Thoroughfare Gap August 28. Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-24. Battles of South Mountain September 14. Antietam September 16-17. Duty at Sharpsburg till October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth and Belle Plain till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30. Chancellorsville May 2-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3 (served with 1st Brigade July 1 to 18). Duty on the Rapldan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Regiment re-enlisted January 5, 1864. Veterans on furlough February 5 to March 28. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 25. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. White Oak Swamp June 13. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion Petersburg July 30. 1864 (Reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Reconnoissance toward Dinwiddie Court House September 15. Warren's Raid to Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm, Gravelly Run, March 29. White Oak Road March 31. Five Forks April 1. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington May. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 1, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 224 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 177 Enlisted men by disease. Total 417.


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