Collection Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment : Selections from the Tilton C. Reynolds Papers

History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers

A series of timelines describing the significant events related to the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, the regiment which Tilton C. Reynolds served with during the Civil War.

  • 1861 to 1862

    1861 September 9 The 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers is organized under the authority of Colonel Amor A. McKnight in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Soldiers are recruited largely from Jefferson County, thus acquiring the nickname "Wild Cat Regiment." Upon organization, the men march to Washington, D.C., where they receive their supplies.

  • 1862 to 1863

    1862 December 13 Under the direction of General Burnside, the 105th leaves Falmouth and takes part in the Battle of Fredericksburg. It stays near that city until December 16. The following day, the regiment returns to the old camp near Falmouth, now named Camp Pitcher.

  • 1863 to 1864

    1863 October 13 As part of the Bristoe Campaign, the 105th takes part in a minor skirmish at Catlett's Station. Following the fight, the soldiers are assigned provost duty until October 28.

  • 1864 to 1865

    1864 September 1 Members of the 105th who have not re-enlisted are mustered out, and the men of the 63rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers are transferred to the 105th.