Carmany family papers  1862
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Biography

Carmany, Adam, d. 1862?

Rank : Cpl.

Regiment : 127th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Co. E (1862-1863)

Service : 1862 August 13-1862 December 13 (missing in action)

Carmany, William P.

Rank : 1st Lt.

Regiment : 127th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Co. E (1862-1863)

Service : 1862 August 14-1863 May 29

Murray, William W.

Rank : Capt.

Regiment : 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Co. C (1861-1865)

Service : 1861 October 21-1862 October 1

The Carmany brothers and William W. Murray, probably an uncle, were from Lebanon County, Pa. Murray had enlisted in 1861 as Captain of the 93rd Pennsylvania, a regiment that participated in most of the major engagements of the Army of the Potomac after 1st Bull Run, but resigned his commission due to poor health one year later. The Carmanys enlisted in August, 1862, in the Lebanon County company of the 127th Pennsylvania, a nine months' regiment recruited primarily in Dauphin County.

The 127th Pennsylvania was mustered into service in the middle of August, 1862, and nine of the ten companies had left for the vicinity of Washington by the end of the month. In the aftermath of the failed Peninsular Campaign, the 127th were posted to guard Chain Bridge, where they remained until called into Burnside's Army as it advanced on Fredericksburg. On the night of December 10th, as pontoon bridges were laid across the river, the regiment supported artillery batteries bombarding the city. When this failed to dislodge the enemy resisting the crossing, the 127th were one of the regiments called on to storm across in boats, succeeding in their efforts with comparatively few casualties, and skirmishing their way through town as evening fell. Shortly after noon on the 13th, the regiment took part in the disasterous assault on Marye's Heights, approaching within 75 yards of Confederate lines before dropping in the lee of a ridge. During the engagement, at least one company of the 127th broke and ran to the rear in panic, and regimental casualties overall were severe, with 257 reported killed, wounded, or missing. Adam Carmany was reported wounded by a fellow soldier, and was officially listed as missing in action.

William Carmany continued with the regiment through the winter, and, though wounded at Chancellorsville, remained with the regiment until it mustered out in May, 1863.