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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

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    Communications
    Application Form
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    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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    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
    Type

    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    Backer's Training
    Bakcers Skirmish Battle
    Bakcers Skirmish Battle
    Time

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    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    20:00 EDT
    20:00 EDT
    20:00 EDT


    Company F:


    Days

    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    Type

    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    Backer's Training & Skirmish
    Bakcers Skirmish Battle
    Bakcers Skirmish Battle
    Time

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    N/A
    19:00 GMT
    20:00 GMT
    01:00 GMT






    Medals and Awards

    The medals and awards of the 42nd are all real life medals and awards from or associated to the American Civil War. There were very few army wide medals from the civil war and the few that existed were often either for just the regular army, issued by congress or made by specific Generals for only small portions of the full Armed Forces of the Union. As a result the 42nd has taken many awards from during and the post war period and adapted them for use within the Battalion. We as a Battalion do not want to be like other units, that issue medals for every little thing and make their men look like a North Korea or Soviet Generals. Instead we limit the amount of existing medals and set the requirements for earning them at high, but reachable, levels. This results in each medal and award carrying a significant level of significance and value and bestows their holds a great deal of prestige within the unit.


    Keany Cross (Officer)


    Issued actions of distinction and merit on the field of battle.

    Keany Cross (Enlisted)


    For actions of distinction and merit on the field of battle.

    Army Certificate of Merit


    For actions of distinction and merit 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.



    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.

    1 Year Service Stripe


    Issued for every 1 year of enlistment within the Regiment.

    4 Year Service Stripe


    Issued for every 4 years of enlistment within the Regiment.
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    Battalion Commissioned Officers

    Captain Roy Stone
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    Non-Commissioned Officers

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    Battalion Depot Volunteers




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    Class 001 - EU

    Volunteer Michael Carter
    Volunteer Ronnie Thieblemont
    Volunteer Asterix von Lebkuchen
    Volunteer John Stuart
    Volunteer Matthew Stipe
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    Class 002 - NA

    Volunteer Ravi Sharma
    Volunteer Jake Haggis
    Volunteer Jon Holder
    Volunteer Albert Bismol
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    - Officers - 1
    - NCOs - 0
    - Enlisted men - 9




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    Commissioned Officers
    Second Lieutenant Alexander Kwatcher
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    Non-Commissioned Officers
    Sergeant Daniel Corbin
    Corproal Peter McAdams
    Corproal Robert Stull
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    Enlisted men
    Private Andrew Connover
    Private Angus Agnew
    Private Earl Cotton
    Private Eduard Van Dyne
    Private Francis Rouleau
    Private Issac Decker
    Private Jack Steinkamp
    Private James Robinson
    Private John Buford
    Private Keegan McNally
    Private Matt Kilroy
    Private Patrick McBride
    Private Robert Bagford
    Private Robert Hott
    Private Rock Phillips

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    Private Sam Jacobson
    Private Samuel Campbell
    Private Stuart Reynolds
    Private Vinny Lombardi
    Private Wallace Moore
    Private William Kearney
    Private William Sadowski
    Private William Smidley
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    Company strength: 27
    - Officers - 1
    - NCOs - 3
    - Enlisted men - 23




    __________________________
    Commissioned Officers
    Second Lieutenant Ben Tindall
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    Non-Commissioned Officers
    Frist Sergeant William Ranch
    Corproal Vince Tomcato
    Corproal Bobby Taylor
    Corproal Daniel Blett
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    Enlisted men
    Private Aidan Wright
    Private Andrew Longstride
    Private Charles Gangover
    Private Clyde Levi
    Private Henry Whitworth
    Private James Engels
    Private James Ross
    Private Joe Jenkins
    Private Robert Marley
    Private Silas Leth
    Private Simon Larsen
    Private Thomas O'Bryant
    Private Viljam Sandmark
    Private William Jackson
    Private William Rehr


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    Private William Sable
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    __________________________

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    Company strength: 21
    - Officers - 1
    - NCOs - 4
    - Enlisted men - 16



    Battalion strength: 58
    - Officers - 3
    - NCOs - 7
    - Enlisted men - 48
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