95th Pennsylvania Infantry

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For other units with the same regimental number, see 95th Regiment of Foot (disambiguation).

An example of a 95th PA uniform.

The 95th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army in the American Civil War. They are also known as Gosline's Zouaves based on the fact that the men wore an "Americanized" zouave uniform. Later in the war, they turned in their scarlet pants, scarlet trimed kepis, and tan gaiters, but the jacket, and vest still remained, and they wore the zouave jacket, and vest up until their regiment was mustered out at the end of the war. The regiment lost six field officers during the war: two colonels, two lieutenant-colonels, a major and an adjutant; this is the second highest total of officer casualties for any Union regiment during the war.[1]

History[edit]

The regiment was formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from August to October 1861, with one company from New Jersey and the other nine from Pennsylvania.[2] When the 95th Pennsylvania fought at The Seven Days Battle, the 95th held against the infamous Wheat's Battalion. One of the Gosline Zouaves killed General Wheat.

Casualties[edit]

  • Killed and mortally wounded:11 officers, 171 enlisted men
  • Died of disease: 1 officer, 72 enlisted men
  • Total:12 officers, 243 enlisted men

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