- Written by Patricia Hobbs Patricia Hobbs
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Today I got military record packages from the National Archives for two of my ancestors, Albertus L. Van Hoesen and Henry Hunt. Albertus joined up in early 1864 when he was 17 and was injured near Washington D.C. November 26, 1864. Their regiment was fighting at the battle at Fairfax Courthouse that exact day. His job is given as a "saddler" so I don't know if that means he didn't fight in battles or not. Henry Hunt was part of the following regiment for it's entire existence and so fought in many well-known battle including the infamous one where Stonewall Jackson got killed (by friendly fire, so certainly not by Great-great-grandpa Hunt.) The following list of regiment movement comes from a neat website produced by the National Park Service that allows searches for soldiers and also gives the regimental history. 136th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry Organized at Harrisburg August, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., August 29, and duty there till September 29. Moved to Fort Frederick, Md., thence to Sharpsburg. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps. Army of the Potomac. Duty at Sharpsburg, Md., till October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Duty at Falmouth and Belle Plains till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fltzhugh's Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Mustered out May 29, 1863. Now to await the pension records.....stay tuned.