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  • The Camp Kettle, September 21, 1861-May 15, 1862: Newspaper of the Roundhead regiment 100th Pennsylvania Volunteers
  • Dewey Decimal Number: 463.33 HAWB
  • No. of Copies: 1
  • Author: Gary Hawbaker
  • Publisher: Gary Hawbaker
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Edition: First
  • Publisher City: Hershey, PA
  • No. of Pages: 518
  • ISBN: 978160126686
  • Format: Paperback
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"The One Hundredth Regiment of Pennsylvania", which is known in history as the Roundhead Regiment (so called because the territory from which it was recruited was settled by the Covenanters who had followed Cromwell), had more Lawrence County men enrolled in its ranks than any other regiment. It was recruited by Capt. Daniel Leasure, whom we have previously mentioned in connection with the Twelfth Regiment, by authority of the Secretary of War, under date of August 6, 1861. Companies B, E, F, H, I and K were recruited in Lawrence County, and on September 2, 1861, the regiment, consisting of twelve companies, proceeded to Washington and encamped at Kalorama Heights. Upon organization, Daniel Leasure was commissioned colonel of the regiment. The regiment was brigaded October 7, 1861, with the Eighth Michigan and the Fiftieth Pennsylvania, with Colonel Leasure as ranking officer in command. It joined the command of Gen. W. T. Sherman, at Annapolis, destined for the coast of South Carolina. On request of Colonel Leasure to the Secretary of War, the Seventy-ninth New York was assigned to his brigade, and on October 12, 1861, Gen. Isaac I. Stevens was assigned to its command. October 19, they set sail for Fortress Monroe, thence under sealed orders for Port Royal Entrance; they arrived on November 5, and on the 7th the gunboats advanced to the attack on Forts Walker and Beauregard, driving the enemy from the works. The troops were landed and took possession of the forts, and Hilton Head and Lady's Island. Fortifications were erected, and General Stevens' brigade was here stationed for one month, then proceeded further inland to the town of Beaufort. General Hunter, who had relieved General Sherman in this department, undertook the reduction of Charleston.

This paragraph was quoted by the editor, Gary Hawbaker on the first page of his introduction to The Camp Kettle and is quoted from page 194 of the following publication: 20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens edited and compiled by Hon. Aaron L. Hazen (Chicago, 1908).

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