Name: Christopher J.M. Aronhalt
AIM ID: blackharp81
Based in: Gettysburg, PA
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have concerning the 155th PVI, past & present.
Webmaster's Notes: Though I have no family ties to the 155th, I have become
very dedicated to perserving their memory. All information on this site is accurate to the best of my abilities. Information
is based on historical accounts through the Regimental History of 155th, "Under the Maltese Cross" & The Co. "K" History,
Offical/Other Historical Recrords/Accounts, through contacts, etc. Credit is given where credit is due. I welcome
all comments/suggestions/contributions by email, posting on the message board, etc. or by signing my guestbook.
The 155th PVI & their descendants, State of Pennsylvania, Dave
Clark, Bob Cesca & Family, Kathy Klopfer & Family, Frank Marrone & Co., Tommy Hammerbeck, Aaron Hooks, Linda Jemmett,
Shaun Grenan & 114th PA Co. A, Tom Bollander, The National Park Service, Gettysburg National Military Park, Vic Gavin
& Staff, Dean Knudsen & Staff, Mechling Publishing, William Bozic, Marty Randall & Family, Russ Eplett, Everyone
involved with The Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table, Marc A. Hermann, Jim Cobb & 138th PA
Co. B, Del & Tish Hilbert at the Victorian Photography Studio in Gettysburg, Numerous Others........
|155th PA Zouave Uniform
|Print of the 155th's Uniform from 1950's
|Chris Aronhalt w/ Co. A, 114th PA, Collis' Zouaves
|Remembrance Day 2004
|Chris Aronhalt & S.W. Hill Descendant Harry Graham
|2nd Rededication 17.09.2005
"Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam
to Appomattox", Regimental History of the 155th, published by the Survivors Association in
1910. First hand account of the history of the 155th PA from it's founding in 1862 thru the Civil War, and the life of the
regiment after the war. Along with the full history contains hundreds of photos, and roster of the 155th.
"The Battle of the Wilderness, May
5-7, 1864", by Gordon C. Rhea, fantastic narrative on the Battle of the Widerness.
"The Battles for Spotsylvania Court
House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864", by Gordon C. Rhea, also includes the Battle
for Laurel Hill, another fantastic narrative of those chilling days which reached the climax at the Bloody Angle.
"The Forgotton Charge, the 123rd PA
at Mayre's Heights, Fredericksburg, Virgina", by Scott B. Lang, A History of the 123rd PA, also recruited
out of Pittsburgh and fought along with the 155th in Humphrey's Division from Antietam to Chancellorsville.
The book contains information on the groups founding and a complete narrative of the 123rd's fatal charge on Mayre's Heights
at the Battle of Fredericksburg. The 155th took part in the same charge.
"The Last Full Measure",
by Jeff Shaara, Historical Fiction, accounts the travels of the Army of the Potomac & Army of Northern Virgina
from the end of Gettysburg through the end of the War. Told through the eyes of U.S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, & J.L. Chamberlain.
Contains accounts of the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Appomattox.
"History of the 155th Regiment P.V. Company
K", by D.P. Marshall, 1888 Reprint, Company history released by the men of Company K. Contains first
accounts of there life and times during their service in the war. Also contains a fully researched roster by historian Ron
Gancas added to the history for the reprint.
"Passing of the Armies, The Last Campaign
of the Armies", by Joshua L. Chamberlain, 1915 (1994 reprint), First hand account of the last push
to end the war resulting in the surrender of the Army of Northern Virgina at Appomattox Court House April 9th, 1865. Starting
at Five Forks it takes the reader all to the Grand Review in May of 1865, as described by General J.L. Chamberlain in his
last book. The 155th played a major role in that pivitol point in history, this book will give a real glance of one of their
"GETTYSBURG: The Second Day",
by Harry W. Pfanz, Narrative of the second day of battle at Gettysburg, from Dawn to Dust. Included the Battle for
the Round Tops, Devil's Den, & the Wheatfield which saw the some of the hardest fightin in the war.
"The Myth of Little Round Top",
by Gary Adelman, Examines the fighting on Little Round Top on July 2nd, 1863 and it's place in American History and
"The Attack & Defenses of Little
Round Top", by Oliver W. Norton, 1912 (1992 Reprint) Written by Oliver W. Norton of the 83rd PA,
contains first hand account of the fighting on LRT. Also various excerpts of historys dealing with LRT, and battle reports
of Union & Confederate Officers.
"Nothing Could Exceed Their Bravery,
New Yorkers in Defense of Little Round Top", by R.L. Murray, Brief History of the role played by
the 44th NY, 140th, & 146th NY on LRT. Part of a series of books by R.L. Murray on New Yorkers at Gettysburg.
"The Fredericksburg Campaign"
,by Franics Augustin O'Reilly, Fantastic Battle Study of the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862. Contains
a very insightful narrative of Humphrey's Division's Charge, in which the 155th played a costly part.