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    42nd Pennsylvania Infantry "Bucktails" - 2nd Battalion - Co. E & F ~ EU/NA





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    About the 42nd Pennsylvania

    Companies E and F, 2nd Battalion, 42nd Pennsylvania, are well-trained and -disciplined realism units for War of Rights. We have one or two events a week and one on the weekends, as well as one training session each week, for a total of three events weekly. Armed with Sharps breechloading rifles, the battalion fights in both line and skirmish formations, as an homage to the historic unit's disregard for the rule book. Battalion officers hold a pool of knowledge and skills, and the NCO corps walks their own path of specialization. This winning combination creates a team able to train men in all forms of combat. Players are recruited from all across the community with a wide range of different abilities; all are welcome in the 42nd Pennsylvania as long as you keep to the rules.

    All troops join the 42nd Pennsylvania as a Volunteer, the "Recruit" rank of our battalion. This is not for anyone who has that silly inwards desire to climb the ranks. A few will be given the chance to advance through the ranks but do not expect a bunch of enlisted possitons to climb. Those looking to join must understand that though this is a game, we are a realism unit. This means a serious environment when conducting ourselves formally. Officers must be addressed as 'Sir' and NCOs by their formal rank. That is not to say however that there won't be jokes and laughs and a bit of Tom foolery when marching about the field. You will get yelled at by a Drill Instructor in boot camp when you join, you can count on that. Outside of events and other formal occasions a large amount of the RP will be ditched so as to make sure that the environment does not become suffocating. We aim to make it so that instead of going "Arg I have an event I have to attend" you go "I'm looking forward to the next event!"

    "The 42nd, we put the 'Civil' in the Civil War." - First Lieutenant Pinckney




    History of the Regiment




    Formation

    The Forty Second Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, also known as the the 13th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles, Kane's Rifles, or simply the "Bucktails," was a volunteer infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was a part of the famed Pennsylvania Reserve division in the Army of the Potomac for much of the early and middle parts of the war, and served in the Eastern Theater in a number of important battles, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg.

    The regiment first formed in April 1861, when Thomas L. Kane sought permission to raise a company of riflemen from among the hardy woodsmen of McKean County. Each man who came to the regiment's rendezvous point wore civilian clothes and a buck's tail in his hat-a symbol of his marksmanship.

    Indeed, the marksman test for joining the unit was unique at this early stage of the war. Most volunteers who joined the Union army did not have much proficiency with a weapon, let alone the newfangled rifled-muskets first introduced in the 1850s. The "Rifles" designation was a holdover from the days when soldiers who carried rifled weapons were a special outfit, and the Bucktails carried breech-loading Model 1859 Sharps Rifles, normally only issued to sharpshooters.

    The 42nd Pennsylvania was mustered at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on June 21, 1861. Thomas L. Kane was elected colonel, Charles John Biddle as lieutenant colonel, and Roy Stone as major. Kane, as a civilian, wanted to have Biddle, a Mexican War Veteran, be Colonel instead, and a second election was held, granting Kane his wish. The unit served as part of the Pennsylvania Reserves for the majority of its service with the Union Army.


    War

    The 42nd were first assigned to garrison duty in Maryland. On July 12 a scouting party under Kane of sixty men were surrounded by cavalry at New Creek Village, but fought them off, killing eight Confederates and wounding sixteen. After receiving reinforcements, Kane moved to Ridgeville which he captured after a skirmish.

    In the fall, it was assigned to the V Corps of the Army of the Potomac, then serving in the Shenandoah Valley. On October 20, it marched to Dranesville, where Colonel Kane was wounded in the mouth while repulsing the Confederates. During a reorganisation of the regiment in January 1862, Hugh W. McNeil was elected Colonel and Kane Lieutenant Colonel, with Stone remaining Major. Biddle had resigned to take his place in Congress.

    During the Peninsula Campaign, the Pennsylvania Reserves division was assigned as part of the I Corps; only part of the regiment went to the Peninsula, Companies C, G, H, and I, under the command of Kane, remaining in the Valley. This provisional battalion fought in several battles of the 1862 Valley campaign. During the June 6th Battle of Harrisonburg, in an attempt to rescue a Captain Haines and his wounded men of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry, the regiment held off Steuart's Brigade, including the 44th Virginia Infantry, the 58th Virginia Infantry, the 1st Maryland Infantry, CSA, and a Louisiana regiment, for an hour, killing General Turner Ashby. Colonel Kane was captured in the retreat. They had lost 52 men, and Confederates had lost over 500.

    The other six companies went under Major Stone. During the retreat from Richmond, they lost company in a swamp, then fought at Gaines Mill. Two other companies were lost during the retreat. At the retreat to Harrison's Landing, Stone and his men constructed a bridge over a stream, possibly saving the Union army. Stone took command of a different regiment after this. In early September, the two battalions were re-united under the command of McNeil, who had been sick; the Pennsylvania Reserve Division, now designated as the Third Division of the I Corps of the Army of the Potomac. At Bull Run, Kane was promoted to Brigadier General for covering Pope's retreat. His position was filled by Edward Irvin. The new Major was Alanson Niles. The regiment suffered extreme losses at Antietam, including Colonel McNeill.

    The new commander was Charles Taylor, who had been captured twice by Confederates. They participated in the disastrous assault on Fredericksburg. Irwin resigned from injury, and Niles became Lieutenant Colonel. At Gettysburg, Niles was wounded, and Taylor was killed at Little Round Top, leaving Major Hartshorn in command. They then marched to Spotslyvania for their final battle. The regiment was mustered out of service on June 11, 1864. Those who had reenlisted as Veteran Volunteers were transferred to the 190th Pennsylvania.

    Killed and mortally wounded: 11 officers, 151 enlisted men
    Died of disease: 2 officers, 88 enlisted men
    Total: 13 officers, 239 enlisted men

    First Sergeant of the 42nd PA




    Communications
    Application Form
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    42nd Discord.

    If you would like to organise an event or talk to one of its members or officers then add the Steam link above. Also if you are a member of the Battalion you are expected to have Bravescot (Major Stone) on Steam. Alternatively please feel free to join our discord.
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    (You might want to keep this open if you click on the link above)
    Do not be afraid to add one of the officers in the contact section if you have any curiosities. We will be more then happy to answer any questions you have about us as a unit and even just who we are.

    If you'd like to try and keep up to date with the developments of the 42nd Pennsylvania then feel free to read our monthly newsletter at https://thebucktail.wordpress.com/. A big thank you to Corporal Marshall (Jamez) for setting up the format for us to use, Corporal Wallace (Audiate) for the roster format and thread adjustments, and Private Decker (Thire) for the roster headers.




    Schedule








    Company E:


    Days

    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
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    Backer's Training
    Bakcers Skirmish Battle
    Bakcers Skirmish Battle
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    20:00 EDT
    20:00 EDT
    20:00 EDT


    Company F:


    Days

    Monday
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    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
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    Bakcers Skirmish Battle
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    19:00 GMT
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    01:00 GMT






    Medals and Awards

    Civil War Campaign Medal


    Issued for 4 years of continuous service to the Regiment.

    Pennsylvania Reserve Corps Medal


    Issued for 8 years of continuous service to the Regiment.

    Army Certificate of Merit


    For actions of distinction and merit both on or off the field of battle.

    Grand Army of the Republic Medal


    For 2 or more years of active service within the Alpha and/or Beta of War of Right.
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    Battalion Commissioned Officers

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    Non-Commissioned Officers

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    Battalion Depot Volunteers




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    Class 001 - EU

    Volunteer Bailey McKay
    Volunteer Uylsses Hancock
    Volunteer Ronny King
    Volunteer Aidan Wright
    Volunteer Eric Andersson
    Volunteer Manfred Lorenzen
    Volunteer Sten Gustafsson
    Volunteer John Speer
    Volunteer John Night
    Volunteer Simon Larsen
    Volunteer Jason Lissner
    Volunteer Johnny Burns
    Volunteer Jef Fej
    Volunteer George Eternius
    Volunteer Andrew Longstride
    Volunteer Dmitry Abramenkoff
    Volunteer Alexander Schmidt
    Volunteer Julius Svensson
    Volunteer Pete Colbourne
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    Class 002 - NA

    Volunteer Rock Phillips
    Volunteer Logan Michaels
    Volunteer Earl Cotton
    Volunteer Jim Edwards
    Volunteer Jack Harper
    Volunteer Jay Winzenreid
    Volunteer Willy Ignatius
    Volunteer Eduardo Couri
    Volunteer Joshua Parker
    Volunteer Vinny Lombardi
    Volunteer Donald Duffield
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    - Officers - 0
    - NCOs - 0
    - Enlisted men - 30




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    Commissioned Officers
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    Non-Commissioned Officers
    Corporal Daniel Corbin
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    Enlisted men
    Private Alexander Kwatcher
    Private Angus Agnew
    Private Eduard Van Dyne
    Private Edward Cullinan
    Private Francis Rouleau
    Private George Miller
    Private George Turner
    Private Henry Beckett
    Private Issac Decker
    Private Jack Steinkamp
    Private John Tomasskelli
    Private Keegan McNally
    Private Lon Hurst
    Private Matt Kilroy
    Private Peter McAdams
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    Private Robert Bagford
    Private Robert Stull
    Private Sam Jacobson
    Private Samuel Campbell
    Private Stuart Reynolds
    Private Thomas Lowe
    Private Wallace Moore
    Private William Beckman
    Private William Burrell
    Private William Smidley
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    Company strength: 26
    - Officers - 0
    - NCOs - 1
    - Enlisted men - 25




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    Commissioned Officers
    Captain Roy Stone
    Second Lieutenant Hugh Mulligan
    Second Lieutenant Ben Tindall
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    Non-Commissioned Officers
    Frist Sergeant William Ranch
    Corproal Vince Tomcato
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    Enlisted men
    Private Anthony Grisshaber
    Private Bobby Taylor
    Private Charles Gangover
    Private Conall O'Neill
    Private Conrad Vogle
    Private Daniel Blett
    Private Einar Masson
    Private George Bott
    Private Charles Giddington
    Private George Leinell
    Private Henry Whitworth
    Private James Engels
    Private John Connohan
    Private John Müller
    Private John Reynolds


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    Private Johnathon Krieger
    Private Johnny MacIntosh
    Private Linford Hawk
    Private Philip Beer
    Private PJ Jennings
    Private Sean Calderwood
    Private Silas Leth
    Private Thomas O'Bryant
    Private Thomas Scott
    Private William Jackson
    Private William Rehr
    Private William Rehring
    Private William Sable
    Bugler Henry Zundle
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    Company strength: 33
    - Officers - 3
    - NCOs - 2
    - Enlisted men - 29



    Battalion strength: 90
    - Officers - 3
    - NCOs - 3
    - Enlisted men - 84
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    I appear to have been taken at a minor disadavantage! You see I went to Oxford University and graduated with the highest score in may class! I got 300 confirmed PHDs!
    Well actually, I'll have you know that my nan was a fucking top memer and was gr8.

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