48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Field & Staff

Name

Rank

Date of Muster into Service

Term/
Years

Remarks
James Nagle Colonel October 1, 1861
3
Promoted to Brigadier General, September 10, 1862; resigned May 9, 1863
Joshua K. Sigfried Colonel October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from Major to Lt. Colonel, November 30, 1861; to Colonel, September 20, 1862; to Bevet Brigadier General, August 1, 1864; mustered out, October 11, 1864, expiration of term
George W. Gowen Colonel September 11, 1861
3
Promoted from Captain Company C to Lt. Colonel, December 20, 1864; to Colonel, March 1, 1865; killed at Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865
Isaac F. Brannon Colonel October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from Captain Company K to Major, December 20, 1864; to Lt. Colonel, March 1, 1865; to Colonel, May 11, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865
David A. Smith Lt. Colonel  
3
Commissioned August 20, 1861, not mustered; resigned November, 1861
Henry Pleasants Lt. Colonel September 11, 1861
3
Promoted from Captain Company C to Lt. Colonel, September 20, 1862; to Brevet Brigadier General, March 13, 1865; mustered out, December 18, 1864, expiration of term
Richard M. Jones Lt. Colonel October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from Captain Company G to Major, May 11, 1865; to Lieut. Colonel, June 3, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865; Vet
Daniel Nagle Major September 23, 1861
3
Promoted from Captain Company D, November 30, 1861; resigned July 26, 1862
James Wren Major September 19, 1861
3
Promoted from Captain Company B, September 20, 1862; resigned May 20, 1863
Joseph A. Gilmour Major September 19, 1861
3
Promoted from Captain Company H, July 28, 1863; wounded in action, May 31, 1864; died June 9, 1864
O. C. Bosbyshell Major October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from Captain Company G, July 23, 1864; mustered out, October 1, 1864, expiration of term
Jacob Wagner Major September 19, 1861
3
Promoted from Quarter Master Sergeant to Quarter Master, December 27, 1862; to Major, June 21, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865
John D. Bertolette Adjutant October 1, 1861
3
Promoted to Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, September 25, 1862
Daniel D. M'Ginnes Adjutant September 19, 1861
3
Promoted from 1st Sergeant to Adjutant, September 26, 1862; resigned March 18, 1864
Charles Loeser Adjutant October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from 1st Lieut. Company C, June 25, 1864; mustered out, October 1, 1864, expiration of term
H. C. Honsberger Adjutant September 17, 1861
3
Promoted from Sergeant Major, December 17, 1864; mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865; Vet
James Ellis Adjutant October 1, 1861
3
Resigned December 20, 1862
Thos. Bohannan Adjutant October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from 1st Lieut. Company E, June 23, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865
David Minis, Jr. Surgeon October 1, 1861
3
Died at Roanoke Island, N. C., February 14,1862
Charles T. Reber Surgeon October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from Assistant Surgeon, February 14, 1862; resigned February 23, 1863
W. R. D. Backwood Surgeon April 28 1863
3
Promoted from Assistant Surgeon 149th Regiment P. V., April 28, 1863; mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865.
Medal of Honor winner: Entered service at Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 12 May 1838, Ireland.
Citation: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865, removed severely wounded officers and soldiers from the field while under a heavy fire from the enemy, exposing himself beyond the call of duty, thus furnishing an example of most distinguished gallantry.
Date of Issue: 21 July 1897
Israel Bushong Assistant Surgeon August 1, 1862
3
Resigned September 29, 1862
C. P. Herrington Assistant Surgeon September 13, 1862
3
Promoted to Surgeon 138th Regiment P. V., October 30, 1862
Alvah H. Moloney (Molony) Assistant Surgeon October 22, 1861
3
Resigned December 5, 1862
Jas. M. Morrison Assistant Surgeon November 29, 1862
3
Discharged August 19, 1863
John M. Huston Assistant Surgeon March 17, 1863
3
Resigned June 25, 1863
John B. Culver Assistant Surgeon January 1, 1864
3
Mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865
Eugene M. Smyser Assistant Surgeon April 8, 1864
3
Mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865
Sam'l A. Holman Chap'n October 1, 1861
3
Resigned January 2, 1863
Levi B. Beckley Chap'n April 11, 1864
3
Mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865
Charles Loser Sergeant Major October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from priv. Company G, to Sergeant Major; to 2d Lieutenant Company C, September 26, 1862
David B. Brown Sergeant Major October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from Corporal Company H, to Sergeant Major; to 2d Lieutenant, Company H, June 21, 1864; Vet
George Farne Sergeant Major October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from Corporal Company G, to Sergeant Major, December 22, 1864; to 2d Lieutenant, Company G, June 11, 1865; Vet
John Dechant Sergeant Major September 19, 1861
3
Promoted from Sergeant Company K, June 16, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865; Vet
Alex. S. Bowen Quarter Master Sergeant October 1, 1861
3
Promoted to 2d Lieutenant, Company H, October 11, 1861
Chas. W. Schnerr Quarter Master Sergeant October 1, 1861
3
Promoted to 2d Lt., Company E, March 16, 1864; Vet
Henry Krebs Quarter Master Sergeant September 10, 1862
3
Discharged to accept commission in U. S. Colored Troop, September 25, 1864
Joseph Gould Quarter Master Sergeant October 1, 1861
3
Mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865; Vet
Jacob Wagner Quarter Master Sergeant September 19, 1861
3
Promoted from priv., Company H, to Quarter Master Sergeant, October 4, 1861; to Quartermaster, December 21, 1862
Jacob F. Werner Commissary Sergeant September 23, 1861
3
Promoted to 2d Lt., Company D, September 12, 1864; Vet
John C. Berger Commissary Sergeant October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from Corporal, Company K, September 15, 1864; mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865; Vet
Wm. H. Hardell Hospital Steward October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from Corporal, Company G, to Hospital Steward, October 1, 1861; to 2d Lt., Company G, September 15, 1864; Vet
Charles B. Evans Hospital Steward October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from Sergeant, Company G, September 17, 1864; mustered out with Regiment, July 17, 1865; Vet
Source:  Bates, Samuel P.   History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861; 1865 , Harrisburg, 1868-1871.

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