Company F
63rd Pennsylvania Infantry

(Roster below)

Recruited in Clarion County

In July 1861, immediately after the disaster at Bull Run, Bernard J. Reid of the Clarion bar, began to recruit a company for the war. Two companies had already gone from Clarion County, and while he was canvassing for his company nine others were in process of formation in the same territory. So much competition made the work slower than was anticipated. He was encouraged and assisted by a number of his patriotic citizens, among whom were Hon. James Campbell, Col. Thomas M'Cullough, Hon. James Sweny, Daniel Delo, Robert Thorne, John C. Reid, and John G. M'Gonagle. The last named was the county superintendent of common schools, and resigned his office to assist in the work.

Colonel Alexander Hays had received authority from the War Department to organize a regiment at Pittsburgh, and learning that Captain Reid was raising a company, he wrote on the 2d of August, inviting him to join his regiment, and the invitation was accepted.

When about sixty were enrolled, the captain fixed upon August 20th for the rendezvous at Clarion, to hold a three days' encampment on the fair grounds, and be ready to march on the morning of the 23d. The encampment was held, but when the hour for marching came, less than forty were ready to go. The courage of a few and failed them, and some were won away by canvassers for other companies.

The starting was then postponed till September 5th, with the hope that the ranks would be then nearly full. Accordingly, on the 4th of September, all the recruits, except those on or near the line of march, assembled at Clarion, and at 10 o'clock the next day fell into ranks. Judge Glenni W. Scofield, who was holding court at Clarion, swore the men in, and made them an eloquent and patriotic address. Then with “Right Face! Forward March!” the column moved off, escorted for a mile out of town by Guth's brass band and a large concourse of citizens.

When the recruits on the way were gathered in, the company numbered fifty. They were:

Bernard J. Reid, John G. M'Gonagle, Lawrence Egan, Joshua H. Delo, George W. Fox, John R. Guthrie, George W. M'Cullough, John Kuhns, James Waley, David R. Dunmire, David Irwin, Thomas H. Martin, Adam Potter, Ami Whitehill, Benjamin P. Hilliard, James Barr, Andrew Baslm, Thomas Bolton, John S. Crooks, John Cyphert, Isaiah K. Dale, James O. Delp, Jacob I. Delo, John B. Denslinger, William J. Dunlap, Isaac N. Fenstermaker, Thomas M. Frazier, Alexander Goble, William Greeawalt, William L. Hall, Charles Harpst, Henry L. Highbarger, Jonas Highbarger, John Johnson, Joseph Loll, William M'Caskey, Marcus J. M'Laughlin, John Newhouse, Daniel O'Neill, Alfred T. Rence, John Reed, Anthony P. Refner, George W. Rhees, Samuel K. Richards, Andrew E. Russell, Henry Shoup, Sylvester Straub, John A. Stroup, Abraham Wiles and David Woodruff.

At Curlsville, ten miles distant, a sumptuous out-door dinner awaited them, with scores of ladies and hundreds of citizens to welcome them and cheer them on. At Redbank, on the Allegheny River, after a march of twenty miles, the company was entertained for the night, without charge, at Captain W. P. Connor's hotel. A further march of fifteen miles next forenoon brought them to Kittanning, the then northern terminus of the Allegheny Valley Railroad.

A mile out from Kittanning, a delegation from Colonel Sirwell's regiment (Seventy-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers), then forming in Camp Orr, met the company and escorted it to their camp for dinner. Here a strong but fruitless appeal was made to the captain to join that regiment, in which there already were two Clarion County companies. Taking the afternoon train for Pittsburgh, the company reached the old Pike Street station after dark. By some mistake as to time of arriving, no one came to meet and conduct then to camp; and, uncertain of finding accommodations there for his men at so late an hour, the captain marched them to the Girard House (now the Central) for supper, lodging and breakfast. They entered Camp Wilkins the next forenoon, Saturday, September 7th.

In the afternoon Colonel Hays sent back Captain Reid and George W. M'Culloch to recruit more men, leaving those in camp in charge of John G. M'Gonagle, who, by common consent was to be First Lieutenant.

On Monday, September 9th, at Clarion, the captain issued handbills, fixing the following Monday for the rendezvous and, Tuesday, September 17th, for the march. In the interim he canvassed the northern end of the county and M'Culloch the southern, and on the 17th, according to the program, they marched with forty-four recruits as follows:

John Baumgardner, Henry Beer, William Blair, Franklin Cathers, William Campbell, Emanuel Cussins, Philip Daum, Joseph S. Elder, Robert S. Elgin, Finady Eshelman, Bernard Faroust, John Gilford, John A. Griffin, Philip D. Griffin, James Hamilton, David S. Keiser, Michael Kempf, John Lawhead, Gregory Lawrence, Joseph Lichtenberger, Jacob Mentzer, Preston H. Moodie, James M'Cammon, Francis P. M'Closkey, James M'Bride, James M'Donald, Hugh P. M'Kee, George W. M'Michael, Peter Nugent, Peter O'Neill, William A. Paup, George W. Remel, John G. Richards, James Sample, Alden Slocum, Christian Smathers, John Stewart, John Thompson, William M. Thompson, Anthony Torry, John Tyler, John Vorhauer, William Williamson, and Curtis C. Zink.

The march was overland to Redbank the first day, and the next morning the squad floated down the river on an oil flat to Kittanning, and thence by cars to Pittsburgh. At Camp Wilkins it was found that the regiment had gone off to Washington, leaving Adjutant Corts to look after in-coming recruits. The next afternoon, September 19th, Captain Reid was sent forward in charge of his own recruits and a number of other companies, and after a day's delay at Harrisburg, waiting for a troop train, rejoined the regiment at Camp Hays, in the northern suburbs of Washington, on Saturday, September 21st.

On the 23rd the company election was held:

B. J. Reid and John G. M'Gonagle were unanimously elected Captain and First Lieutenant, Lawrence Egan and George W. M'Culloch competed for the Second Lieutenancy. The choice fell on Egan. Joshua H. Delo and Curtis C. Zink were a tie for orderly, and the former was appointed. The other appointments were as follows: Second Sergeant, C. C. Zink; Third Sergeant, G. W. Fox; Fourth Sergeant John R. Guthrie, Fifth Sergeant, George W. M'Culloch; First Corporal, John Kuhns; Second Corporal, R. S. Elgin; Third Corporal, James Waley; Fourth Corporal, David R. Dunmire; Fifth Corporal, David Irwin; Sixth Corporal, Thomas H. Martin; Seventh Corporal, Adam Potter; Eight Corporal, John Stewart. Musicians, Ami Whitehill and B. P. Hilliard. Teamster: P. H. Moodie.

Here the company received its letter and place in line—the centre of the left wing, between D and H—and its arms, but no uniforms. On Saturday evening, September 28th, the regiment was ordered across the Potomac to the Virginia side. It was first assigned to Franklin's brigade and went into Camp Shields, about three miles from Alexandria, on the Leesburg turnpike, where it remained two weeks. Here the company received its uniforms, and on the 9th of October was formally mustered into the United States service by Lieutenant C. W. Tolles, Thirteenth United States Infantry.

On the 14th the regiment moved south four miles to Camp Johnson, beyond Fort Lyon, on the road from Alexandria to Mount Vernon. We were now in Jameson's brigade of Heintzelman's division, holding the extreme left of the Union line.

During the fall six new recruits entered the company, viz: Stewart W. Fulton, Eliphas Highbarger, Anthony Greenawalt, and Jacob Rinard, from Clarion County, and Joseph B. Kiddoo and David Shields, from Sewickley, Allegheny County. When these latter two reported to Colonel Hays as recruits for his regiment, he assigned them to Company F, which they joined a privates. The roll of the company shows an exceptionally honorable record for both. Shields was discharged in 1864, with the rank of captain, at the age of 20, for wounds received in action; and Kiddoo rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the Regular Army.

The first man in the regiment “wounded in action” and pensioned for it, was Private John Lawhead, of this company. He was order by the sergeant of the guard to assist in arresting Private Connolly, of Company H, who was drunk and disorderly. In the struggle, Connolly kicked him in the eye so severely that he was sent to the hospital and finally lost his eye.

 

First Picket Duty

Company F was the first of the regiment detailed for picket duty. On the last night of October, Captain Reid was ordered to report in the morning to General Jameson with three Lieutenants, 100 men and two days' rations, to be sent to relieve a company of Colonel Lujeane's regiment, on the picket lines, near Accotink Creek, eight miles out. Lieutenant Taylor, of Company C, volunteered as the third lieutenant, and some men were borrowed from other companies to make up the one hundred. In the morning General Jameson furnished the captain with printed grand-guard instructions, and said that in the afternoon the brigade officer of the day would visit the lines to give the countersign and other special instructions.

The day was beautiful and the march out was like going on a picnic. The eleven posts to be relieved covered about a mile of front. The officers and men were distributed among the posts as directed, with a lieutenant, sergeant, and sixteen men as a reserve at the headquarters' post. Night came, but no brigade officer or countersign, so a countersign was improvised for the emergency, and the captain made the rounds, to give it, with other cautions, to the men. The darkness was intense, a cold rain began to fall in torrents and the wind blew a furious storm. He had hardly returned from the rounds when a shot was fired at the first post on the right, occupied by some of the borrowed men. Going to learn the cause he was told that a man was seen in front who did not halt when challenged. He doubted the story, knowing that with green men, on such a night, a waving bush, a ghost-like stump or a falling twig might be mistaken for an enemy. Renewing his cautionings he returned to headquarters, and soon heard two shots at the same post. Again he went to investigate. The story of seeing men in front was repeated. He repeated his cautions, with hints of a court-martial if there were any more false alarms. In another half hour four shots in rapid succession were heard at the same place. The reserves were put under arms, but the silence that ensued was proof that it was only another false alarm, and they were dismissed to sleep, if sleep were possible without shelter in such a night. The mischief had now been done, and began to bear its dreaded fruit. As all the men were alike, raw and untried, other posts caught the contagion, and the firing became pretty general. In the morning the captain relieved the borrowed men at the post where the firing started, distributing them among other posts, and on the second night there was no false alarm. After one night's experience the men of Company F became veterans on picket. The next company sent out from the regiment had a much worse experience. In consequence of a similar panic, they brought back a private killed and a sergeant wounded.

About the middle of November Second Lieutenant Egan resigned, and on the 22nd, Sergeant George W. M'Culloch was promoted to fill the vacancy.

On November 28th Company F was again sent out on picket to the same place. The farm houses of Pollman and Cash were just inside the picket line. These families were suspected of being in correspondence with the enemy on the Occoquan, a few miles beyond our lines. On this occasion Captain Reid had special instructions to let nobody out without a pass of even date, signed by General M'Clellan. Towards evening two ladies and a boy drove up on their return from Alexandria, having gone in that morning. They presented a pass signed by General Montgomery, in command, at Alexandria, “good for the month of November”. The captain refused to pass them. They expostulated, but to no purpose. They put for the night at Cash's, and in the morning sent for the captain and renewed their eloquent pleading to be allowed to proceed to their homes. One of them said she had left an infant at home and that it was inhuman thus to keep a mother from hew child. The captain replied that as he had left five infants at home, he could sympathize with her, but could not disobey orders. He offered, however, to have her baby brought to her if she would write an order for it, but she rejected the offer with disdain. In making it he strongly suspected that the alleged babe was a myth. The prisoners were detained at Cash's until Major Dick, of the One Hundred and Fifth, the brigade officer of the day, came along in the afternoon, and were then turned over to him.

In the evening of that second day, with all his caution, Captain Reid was thrown off his guard and surprised on picket. Returning from his rounds to the central post at dusk, he was told by the sergeant that a farmer living across the fields, outside the lines, had called an hour before and left word that he wanted to see the officer in command, that evening, on important business. He had declined to disclose anything to the sergeant or to any one but the commanding officer in person. It was growing dark and the captain had not yet had supper. Over his coffee his mind kept running on the mysterious message of the farmer. To go see him might be to fall into a trap and be captured; yet not to go might be to reject proffered intelligence of vital importance to our army. Tomorrow might be too late. He decided to take the risk and go. In the dim starlight he took with him a sergeant and fifteen men fully armed, and crossed the fields to the orchard near the farm house. Here he stationed the sergeant and nine men, as a reserve. He left four at the gate, and remaining two on the porch, with orders to burst the door in on a given signal. Close to the house yawned the wooded ravine of Accotink, dark and gloomy,--just the place for an ambuscade. Adjusting his revolver belt, he knocked and was admitted. No one was visible inside but the farmer, his wife and children. Declining an offered seat, the captain said he preferred to receive standing any communication his host had to make eyeing, at the same time, an interior door that stood ajar. Then said the farmer: “The company that was here before you'uns, borrowed my axe and didn't fetch it back. I want you to see General Heintzelman and ax him about it, as I need it bad.”

With a promise to “ax about it” the captain gravely bade good night, and marched back with his detachment without the loss of a man—but never made any official report of how he was surprised on picket.

Skirmish drill in the fine fall weather created a demand for buglers. Company F proved to have a first-class one in the person of Private Joseph Lichenberger, whose proficiency attracted notice, and he was soon promoted to brigade bugler. In this capacity he rendered valuable services, not only as a bugler, but also as an efficient aide or orderly, as occasion required.

Early in December, as the weather grew colder, this company set the example of converting their A tents into comfortable winter quarters, by means of an underpinning of poles built log-cabin fashion, and by fire places and chimneys of brick, sticks and mortar. With snug raised berths and other ingeniously contrived fixtures, their quarters became quite cozy and home-like.

The last days of December, Company F picketed on the extreme left, near Mount Vernon. The house of Mr. Wright, a Quaker and staunch Union man, who had suffered much at the hands of the rebels before our lines were extended, was near headquarters, and the officers go their meals there. While picketing here, a man giving his name as Planchet came to the lines asking protection. The captain suspected him to be a spy, but Mr. Wright vouched for him as a true Union man who had escaped from a Richmond prison. He was turned over to General Heintzleman and became very useful as a guide.

 

1862

January 11, 1862, the whole regiment went on picket for three days, covering seven miles of front. A detail of twenty-five men from Company F, under Orderly Delo, with similar details from other companies, went on a midnight scout nearly to the rebel camps on the Occuquan, and brought in twelve prisoners.

On the 20th of January, 1862, Captain Reid, of this company; Sergeant R. Howard Millar, of Company E, and Sergeant William M'Leary, of Company K, were ordered to report at Harrisburg to Captain R. I. Dodge, Eighth United States Infantry, superintendent of recruiting service for Pennsylvania. By Captain Dodge's order they established a recruiting station at Clarion, and Captain Reid sent the sergeants to establish branch stations in Allegheny and Mercer Counties.

During February there were newspaper rumors of impending movements, and Captain Reid made repeated requests to be relieved from recruiting service. The order finally came just in time to enable him to rejoin his company at Alexandria when embarking for Fortress Monroe, on the 17th of March.

Among the recruits thus obtained for this and other regiments, William Minser, Jonanthan M'Curdy, Barney M'Cunn, Martin Castner and Andrew M'Donald, off from Clarion County, were assigned to Company F. Alpheus A. George, also from Clarion, joined a month later.

 

The Peninsula Campaign

In the Peninsular campaign this company had its full share of hardships and casualties. On a reconnaissance made on the 9th of April, in front of Yorktown, by six companies of the Sixty-third, led by General Jameson, Colonel Hays and Lieutenant Colonel Morgan—Sergeant David Irwin of Company F, was killed—the first of our regiment to fall on the Peninsula.

On the 11th of April the regiment was on picket, holding a line of three miles, in front of the enemy's works. At 3 o'clock, while Colonel Hays was gallantly repulsing an attack on the right wing at the Peach Orchard, a bold dash was made on the left, against that part of the line occupied by Companies H and F, opposite the enemy's earthworks at Wynn's Mills, about one thousand five hundred yards distant across cleared fields. The rebel skirmishers came across the field on the run, supported by reserves who opened a brisk fusilade on the pickets. This brought the reserves of those two companies to the front, and in a short time their well-directed fire drove the enemy back to cover. At sundown the assault was repeated with the same result. On both occasions our picket line was vigorously shelled from the earthworks in front. During the second attack, observing a body of skirmishers approaching under cover of intervening clumps of bushes, Captain Reid improvised a signal station by climbing a small tree at the edge of the field, to get a bird's eye view and to direct better the fire of his men. We had no casualties on the left. On the right, at the Peach Orchard, two of the regiment were killed and two wounded.

On the night of May 3rd, Companies B, D, F and H were detailed for the perilous duty of digging rifle pits, to be occupied by sharpshooters, at a spot selected within about 500 yards of the enemy's principal fort, to silence their heavy guns during the bombardment about to open. On two previous nights the details for the work had been driven off. Soon after dark General Jameson and Lieutenant Colonel Morgan led the little band in the causeway over Wormsley's Creek and halted it there till the mooon should set, near midnight. During those three hours a fierce shelling from the rebel works filled the air with screaming missiles. The luminous track of the shells and their bursting overhead or plunging into the pool nearby, was a grand sight. When the moon went down, the expedition moved up to the head of the creek, nearest the fort, passed our picket line and halted just under the crest, within 200 yards of the spot selected. Here Companies D and H were left as a reserve. Company B was furnished spades and shovels for the work, and to Company F was given the post of honor. It was deployed to clear the way and hold the ground one hundred paces beyond the pits until completed. When it moved off General Jameson said: “My God! It is hard, but it must be done;” so sure was he that a bloody encounter was inevitable. Captain Reid, by whispered orders, marched his men to the point indicated, and directed them to lie low and watch.

By 3:30 o'clock the pits were completed. Meanwhile the guns in the fort furiously swept the horizon with shot and shell. The fort was so near that the ramming of the guns and the orders to the gunners were distinctly heard. The pits were masked with pine boughs, and the sharpshooters, with their provisions and ammunition, placed in them and left to their fate. The four companies silently withdrew, and when once more sheltered in the ravine of Wormsley's Creek they received General Jameson's warmest congratulations on the success of their expedition. The camp was reached near daybreak, and shortly after the men had lain down for a nap vociferous cheering was heard through the camps. Yorktown was evacuated! The guns during the night had been worked by a small rear guard left in the fort as a blind, to cover the retreat which was going on all night.

Company F was the only company of the regiment that had supper or breakfast on the battlefield of Williamsburg the night of the 5th, and morning of the 6th of May. It had rained for twenty-four hours, and the passage of both armies had left the road in a dreadful condition. On the afternoon of the 5th, while marching to the music of the roar of battle, three miles distant, the regiment was halted and ordered to unsling knapsacks, haversacks, canteens, and blankets, and double-quick into action. After a run or two miles it was sent on a detour to the left, as part of a flanking column, and then countermarched to the front again on a double-quick, and pushed forward, arriving at the front just as night was falling. With the darkness the firing slackened and soon ceased, and we lay on our arms in line of battle, ready to reopen the fray at daybreak.

With the men's rations three miles in the rear, the road an almost bottomless stream of mud and water, the night wet and cold, and the men worn out by double-quicking, the problem was, how they were to be refreshed for the impending battle of tomorrow? To solve it, Captain Reid called for volunteers to go with him to bring the haversacks and canteens. Ten of his men responded, and he led them through the deep mud and pitch darkness to the spot where three men of each company had been left to guard the cast-off rations and equipments. Here, after refreshing themselves with hot coffee, the little band loaded themselves up with the haversacks and fresh filled canteens of themselves and their comrades in the front, and, each armed with a long staff to steady himself through the holes and pools of the treacherous road—toiled slowly back, reaching their hungry comrades about 2:00 a.m. (For more information, see Captain B. J. Reid's letter, describing the trek to retrieve the haversacks and canteens.)

At Cumberland Landing, on May 17th, seven of this company were reported present sick and eighteen absent sick. On the 22nd, at Baltimore Cross Roads, fourteen were reported present sick and sixteen absent sick.

At the Battle of Fair Oaks, May 31st, only forty-seven all told, officers and men, were able to endure the double-quick march of four miles that took us into battle. Orderly J. H. Delo, Sergeant R. S. Elgin and Private G. W. Rhees were killed; Privates James M'Cammon, Peter O'Neill, Peter Nugent and Frank M'Closkey were wounded, the latter mortally; and James M'Donald, Andrew M'Donald and Jonathan M'Curdy were taken prisoners.

On June 15th, out of a total of 93, there were 3 present sick, 59 absent sick and wounded, 3 on permanent and 7 on temporary detached duty, and only 19 men and 3 officers present for duty. But on the 19th, 11 returned from hospitals, and with better weather the health of the men improved considerably.

On the death of First Lieutenant John G. M'Gonagle, at Division hospital, near Meadow Station, Va., June 21, 1862, Second Lieutenant George W. M'Culloch was promoted to First Lieutenant, and Sergeant George W. Fox to Second Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Colonel Morgan having been severely wounded at Fair Oaks, and Major Kirkwood being absent sick, Captain Reid served as major through the battle and movements that transferred the army from the Chickahominy to the James River. Lieutenant George W. M'Culloch taking his place of command of Company F.

In the advance of the Third Corps on the 25th of June, (the first of the “Seven Days Battles”), this company had Private William Greenawalt killed and Private Philip D. Griffin, John Johnson, and Anthony Greenawalt wounded, each of the last two losing an arm. There were no more casualties till the Battle of Glendale, June 30th, when Privates Charles Harpst, John Thompson and Jacob I. Delo were wounded, the latter mortally.

When the army lay at Harrison's Landing, Captain Reid was honorably discharged on the 1st of August 1862. First Lieutenant M'Culloch was promoted to Captain, Second Lieutenant Fox to First Lieutenant. Under Captain M'Culloch and his lieutenants, this company sustained its reputation for bravery, and discipline and endurance.

The deaths in Company F, (other than those already mentioned) from its organization till the army was withdrawn from the Peninsula, were as follows:

Christian Smathers at Alexandria, March 18th; Thomas M. Frazier, April 15th, and Franklin Cathers, April 22d, both in front of Yorktown; Corporal Dunmire, May 31st; David Woodruff, June 11th; William A. Paup, June 12th; and John Reed, June 24th, all at hospital near Meadow Station; John Baumgardner, June 30th, near Savage Station; Marcus J. M'Laughlin, July 3d; and Sergeant Curtis C. Zink, August 10th, both at Harrison's Landing. Sergeant George W. M'Michael, who was left sick June 29th at Division hospital, near Savage Station, (along with Private Baumgardner above named), unable to be removed, was captured and died at Richmond, September 20th; and Sergeant John Kuhns, sent sick from Harrison's Landing, died at Philadelphia, Pa., September 26, 1862. Private Henry Highbarger died Septenber 3, 1862, at hospital near Fortress Monroe.

William Elder and James Truby joined as recruits from Clarion County, August 18, 1862.

At Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862, Company F suffered severely. Sergeant John R. Guthrie and Privates Henry Shoup and John Thompson were killed, and First Lieutenant George W. Fox, Sergeant James Waley, Corporal Thomas H. Martin, and Privates Martin Caster, Joseph S. Elder, Eliphas Highbarger, Daniel O'Neill, Alfred T. Rence, John G. Richards and James Sample were wounded.

At Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, Private Benjamin P. Hilliard was slightly wounded, and Private William M. Thompson taken prisoner.

 

1863

At Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, Captain M'Culloch, Lieutenant Fenstermaker, Corporals A. P. Refner and Joseph Loll and Privates Steward W. Fulton and James M'Donald were wounded.

At Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, Lieutenant Fenstermacker, Sergeant John A. Griffin and Privates Adam Porter and P. D. Griffin were wounded.

In September, 1862, twenty-five conscripts (drafted men from Western Pennsylvania in July and September) joined this company for duty, viz: Andrew Alderman, John F. Amment, Conrad Barstock, James Bryan, Robert H. Bruce, Thomas Bryant, Harrison Callen, James Curtin, John Donley, Adam Fry, Shadrach Fuller, James Gallagher, Archibald Gilchrist, George B. Hartzel, John Heffelfinger, Jonathan P. Johnson, William Klink, John Leech, James M'Geary, Joseph Orbin, Silas Shall, George Shivers, Philip Sutton, Adam Wentzel and James Wilson.

In November, 1863, Archy Jones joined as a recruit from Indiana County, and in January, February, and March, 1864, nine other recruits were assigned to this Company, viz: Michael Ferguson, John Gilchrist, John Huck, James R. London, Robert M'Bride, John M'Donald, David M'Kibben, Thomas M'Munn and James W. Shawl.

At Morton's Ford, February 6,1863, Lieutenant David Shields of this company, serving as aide to General Alexander Hays, was severely wounded.

In no battle of the war did this company suffer so severely as at the Wilderness, Va., May 5 and 6, 1864. Its late captain, George W. M'Culloch, promoted to major only a month before, succeeded to the command of the regiment in the second day's fight, and was killed while gallantly charging the enemy. The company casualties were Sergeant James Waley, Corporal James Hamilton, and Privates James Wilson and James Gallagher, killed; Sergeants A. P. Refner, John A. Griffin and William L. Hall, Corporals Joseph Loll, William Blair and James M'Bride, and Privates John Cyphert, Andrew Basim, Adam Fry, John H. Denslinger, William Elder, Harrison Callen, G. B. Hartzel, Gregory Lawrence, Archy Jones, Hugh P. M'Kee, Michael Ferguson, William M. Thompson, Anthony Torry and James R. Loudon were wounded. Of the wounded, Corporal Denslinger was missing, and Corporal Blair and Privates Basin, William Elder and Harrison Callen died soon after of their wounds. Private Jonas Highbarger was mortally wounded at Spottsylvania, May 12, 1864.
At North Anna, May 23, 1864, Privates J. O. Delp and Gregory Lawrence were wounded.

In the operations before Petersburg, in 1864, only five of this company were wounded; viz: First Lieutenant Fenstermaker, June 16; Private Joseph Orbin, June 22; Private Adam Wentzell, August 14; Private Anthony Torry, in September, losing a foot, and Private William J. Dunlap, November 1st, losing an eye.

In an engagement at Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 17, 1864, Private Andrew Alderman was wounded, and Corporal Alexander Goble and Private Peter B. Hartzell were wounded and captured.

When the five soldiers last named were wounded they were serving in Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, to which they, with thirty-two others of Company F, had been transferred. On the 7th of September, 1864, twelve members of Company F (all of the original members, who were present for duty and had not re-enlisted as Veterans) were mustered out with the regiment, their term of enlistment having expired. Those present for duty and not thus mustered out were transferred provisionally to the Ninety-ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and, on the 19th to the One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, in which they remained until finally discharged.

RECAPITULATION

Commissioned Officers on roll ---7
Non-commissioned officers on roll ---30
Privates on roll as volunteers--- 80
Privates on roll as conscripts ---25
Total officers, non-commissioned and privates ---142
Killed in action --- 13
Died of wounds received in action ---12
Wounded in action ---51
Wounded in two or more actions ---13
Discharged for wounds received in action ---23
Died in service, of sickness--- 25
Discharged for disability ---18
Missing in action and fate unknown ---1
Captured sick at hospitals ---4
Captured in battle ---10
Re-enlisted in this company as veterans ---15
Re-enlisted in other commands after discharge  --- 6
Mustered out with company, September 12, 1864 ---12
Transferred to One Hundred and Fifth Regiment,
Pennsylvania Volunteers, September 19, 1864. ---37


 

BERNARD J. REID, Captain Mustered in September 23, 1861. Honorably discharged August 1, 1862; re-enlisted June 26, 1863, as Captain of Company D, Fifty-seventh Pennsylvania Militia; commissioned Major, July 8, 1863. Mustered out with regiment. Died Pittsburgh, Pa., November 15, 1904. Buried Calvary cemetery, Pittsburgh.

GEORGE W. McCULLOCH, Captain Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant, September 23, 1861; to Second Lieutenant, November 22, 1861; to First Lieutenant, June 23, 1862; to Captain, August 4, 1862. Wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863; promoted to Major, April 5, 1864. Killed in Wilderness, May 6, 1864. Buried at Arlington cemetery, tomb 5225.

DAVID (Davis) SHIELDS, Captain Mustered in October 15, 1861. Promoted from private to Corporal, June 1, 1862; to Sergeant, September, 1862; to Second Lieutenant, to date from August 4, 1862; detailed by special order No. 9, A. G. office, January 7, 1863, as personal aid- de-camp to General Alexander Hays; commissioned Captain, April 5, 1864. Wounded in right leg at Glendale, Va., June 30, 1862; in right shoulder by piece of shell, at Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863, and through left breast and in right foot, at Morton's Ford, Va., February 6, 1864, an explosive bullet passing through the lung and pericardium, exploding immediately at its exit from the body, leaving numerous pieces of lead on outer edge of wound. Discharged June 9, 1864, on account of wounds received in action.

JOHN G. McGONAGLE, First Lieutenant Mustered in September 23, 1861. Died of typhoid pneumonia near Meadow Station, Va., June 21, 1862.

GEORGE W. FOX, First Lieutenant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant, September 23, 1861; to First Sergeant, June 1, 1862; to Second Lieutenant, June 23, 1862; to First Lieutenant, August 4, 1862. Discharged March 1, 1863, for wounds received at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862. Commissioned to First Lieutenant in Invalid Corps, September, 1863; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, 1864. Honorably discharged November, 1865.

ISAAC N. FEXSTERMAKER, First Lieutenant. Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal, June 30, 1862; to First Sergeant, August 30, 1862; to First Lieutenant, February 22, 1863. Wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863; at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863; at Petersburg, Va., June 16, 1864. Discharged July 23, 1864. Died at Clarion, Pa., December 27, 1877.

LAWRENCE EGAN, Second Lieutenant Mustered in September 23, 1861. Elected Second Lieutenant, September 23, 1861; resigned November 19, 1861. Died at hospital, Baltimore, 1862.

JOSHUA H. DELO, First Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Appointed First Sergeant, September 23, 1861. Killed at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862.

CURTIS C. ZINK, First Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Appointed Second Sergeant, September 23, 1861; promoted to First Sergeant, June 23, 1862. Died at Harrison's Landing, Va., August 10, 1862.

JOSEPH B. KIDDOO, First Sergeant Mustered in November 1, 1861. Promoted to Fifth Corporal, November 22, 1861; to Corporal, April 12, 1862; to Fourth Sergeant, June 1, 1862; to First Sergeant, August 10, 1862, and detailed on recruiting service. August 25, 1862, commissioned Lieutenant Colonel One Hundred and Thirty-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers; Colonel, March 15, 1863. Mustered out June 1, 1863. Commissioned Major, Sixth United States Colored Troops, October 5, 1863; Colonel, Twenty-second United States Colored Troops, January 6, 1864; wounded in action at Fair Oaks, Va., October 27, 1864; Brigadier General of Volunteers by brevet, June 15, 1865; and Major General Volunteers by brevet, September 4, 1865, "for gallant and meritorious service during the war"; Lieutenant Colonel Forty-third Infantry, U. S. A., July 28, 1866; Colonel by brevet, March 2, 1867, "for gallant and meritorious service in the assault on Petersburg, Va., June 15, 1864; Brigadier General, U. S. A., by brevet, March 2, 1867"; for gallant and meritorious service in action at Fair Oaks, Va., October 27, 1864; "retired with rank of Brigadier General, U. S. A., December 15, 1870, "for wounds received in line of duty"; Died holding that rank, at New York City, August 18, 1880.

JOHN R. GUTHRIE, First Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Appointed Fourth Sergeant, September 23, 1861; promoted to Third Sergeant, June 1, 1862; to First Sergeant, August 10, 1862. Killed at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862.

JAMES WALEY, First Sergeant. Mustered in August 1, 1861. Appointed Third Corporal, September 23, 1861; promoted to Second Corporal, April 12, 1862; to First Corporal, June 1, 1862; to Sergeant, July 15, 1862. Wounded at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862. Promoted to First Sergeant, November, 1863. Re-enlisted as Veteran Volunteer, December 28, 1863. Killed at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864.

ANTHONY P. REFNER, First Sergeant. Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal, April, 1863. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Promoted to Second Sergeant, October 31, 1863. Re-enlisted as Veteran Volunteer. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Promoted to First Sergeant, May, 1864. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

WILLIAM L. HALL, Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal, June 1, 1862; to Second Sergeant, October, 1863. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Discharged for wounds, October 25, 1864. Died in Kansas, about 1875.

MICHAEL KEMPF, Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal, 1862; to Sergeant, July 18, 1863; to Third Sergeant, October, 1863. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

JOHN A. GRIFFIN, Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Eighth Corporal, April 12, 1862; to Third Corporal, June 3, 1862; to Sergeant, November, 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863; wounded and captured at Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1864. Mustered out with company. Died at Redbank, Pa., April 25, 1866.

DAVID IRWIN, Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal, September 23, 1861; to Sergeant, November 22, 1861. Killed in a reconnoissance near Yorktown, Va., April 9, 1862. Buried at Reidsburgh, Pa.

ROBERT S. ELGIN, Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Appointed First Corporal, September 23, 1861; promoted to Sergeant, April 12, 1862. Killed at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862.

JOHN KUHNS, Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Appointed First Corporal, September 23, 1861; promoted to Sergeant, June 1, 1862. Died at hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., September 26, 1862.

JAMES McBRIDE, Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Second Corporal, October, 1863. Veteran Volunteer. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864, and at Saylor Creek, Va. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

JAMES SAMPLE, Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

JOSEPH LOLL, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal, April, 1863; to First Corporal, November 1, 1863. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Re-enlisted as Veteran Volunteer. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died June 7, 1897, at Fryburg, Clarion county, Pa.

THOMAS H. MARTIN, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Appointed Sixth Corporal, September 23, 1861, and detailed as color guard. Promoted to Fifth Corporal, April 12, 1862; to Second Corporal, June 1, 1862. Wounded at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862. Discharged on account of wounds, October 31, 1862. -Died at Minneapolis, Minn., while marching in parade, National Encampment G. A. R. Buried Washington, D. C.

DAVID R. DUNMIRE, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Appointed Fourth Corporal, September 23, 1861; promoted to Third Corporal, April 12, 1862. Died of fever in camp hospital near Meadow Station, Va., May 31, 1862.

ADAM POTTER, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Appointed Seventh Corporal, September 23, 1861. Captured near New Kent Court House, Va., June 30, 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. Transferred to Company K, Ninth Veteran Reserve Corps, December 22, 1863; to Thirty-second Company, Second Battalion Veteran Reserve Corps.

JOHN STEWART, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Appointed Eighth Corporal, September 23, 1861; promoted to Seventh Corporal, April 12, 1862 . Discharged for disability June 21, 1862. Died since the war.

HUGH P. McKEE, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Fourth Corporal, June 1, 1862. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Mustered out with company.

STEWART W. FULTON, Corporal Mustered in October 15, 1861. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863; promoted to Third Corporal, May, 1863. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

ALEXANDER GOBLE, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal, 1863. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Wounded at Hatcher s Run, Va., October 27, 1864.

JOHN NEWHOUSE, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Fifth Corporal, December 28, 1863. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Wounded and captured at Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27, 1864.

JAMES HAMILTON, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal, 1863. Killed at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864.

WILLIAM BLAIR, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal, 1863. Died at Fredericksburg, Va., May 21, 1864, of wounds received at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Buried National cemetery, Arlington, Va., grave 769.

JOHN B. DENSLINGER, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal, 1864. Wounded and missing in action at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Fate unknown.

JAMES McDONALD, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Captured at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862. Exchanged September 13, 1862. Promoted to Corporal, May 1, 1863. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Discharged August 28, 1863, on surgeon's certificate. Died Clarion, Pa., 1890.

JONATHAN McCURDY, Corporal Joined company February 27, 1862. Captured at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

JAMES TRUBY, Corporal Mustered in August 18, 1862. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Wounded at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864, and at Hatcher's Run, Va., October 27, 1864.

JOHN HUCK, Corporal Enlisted February 27, 1864. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

AMI WHITEHILL, Fifer Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company. Died 1900.

BENJAMIN P. HILLIARD, Drummer Mustered in August 1, 1861. Transferred to ranks October 26, 1861. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. Mustered out with company.

PRESTON H. MOODIE, Teamster Mustered in August 1, 1861. Transferred to ranks May 1, 1862. Discharged January 27, 1863, for disability. Died since the war.

JOSEPH LICHENBERGER, Bugler Mustered in August 1, 1861. Enlisted as private. Appointed Company Bugler, October, 1861; soon after, Regimental Bugler; Brigade Bugler, 1862; Division Bugler, 1863. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to non-commissioned field and staff as Fife Major, August 1, 1864. Died in Clarion county, Pa., May 18, 1875.

PRIVATES.

JAMES BARR Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, December 10, 1862. Died since the war.

ANDREW BASIM Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded with loss of leg at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Died at Fredericksburg, Va., May 18, 1864.

JOHN BAUMGARDNER Mustered in August 1, 1861. Captured sick, and died near Fair Oaks, Va., June 30, 1862.

HENRY BEER Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, October 31, 1862.

THOMAS BOLTON Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged for disability, February 11, 1863. Died since the war.

WILLIAM CAMPBELL Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged for disability, September 25, 1862.

JOHN S. CROOKS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died at Potomac Creek, Va., June 3, 1863.

EMANUEL CUSSINS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged for disability, September 29, 1862. Died since the war.

JOHN CYPHERT Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Mustered out with company. Died since the war.

MARTIN CASTNER Mustered in March 14, 1862. Wounded at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862. Discharged January 18, 1863. Died March 27, 1902, at North Pine Grove, Pa.

ISAIAH K. DALE Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company.

JAMES O. DELP Mustered in August 1, 1861. Veteran Volunteer. Wounded at North Anna, Va., May 23, 1864. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

WILLIAM J. DUNLAP Mustered in August 1, 1861. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Wounded with loss of right eye at Petersburg, Va., November 1, 1864. Captured November 1, 1864. Served three months in Libby Prison. Discharged July 29, 1865.

PHILIP DAUM Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died May 10, 1863, at Potomac Creek, Va.

JACOB I. DELO Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Glendale, Va., June 30, 1862. Taken prisoner July 1, 1862. Died November 28, 1862, at Wilkinsburg, Pa.

SHUGART J. ELDER Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, November 22, 1862. Died since the war.

PINADY ESHELMAN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died at Washington, D. C., en route home on sick furlough, April 25, 1863. Buried in Military Asylum cemetery, Washington, D. C., grave 4303.

WILLIAM ELDER Enlisted September 1, 1862. Mortally wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Died May 30, 1864, and buried in National cemetery, Arlington, Va., grave 600.

BERNARD FAROUST Mustered in August 1, 1861. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, September 16, 1863. Died since the war.

THOMAS M. FRAZIER Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died in camp near Yorktown, Va., April 15, 1862.

MICHAEL FERGUSON Enlisted March 28, 1864. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

JOHN GILFORD Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company.

WILLIAM GREENAWALT Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed in action near Fair Oaks, Va., June 25, 1862.

ANTHONY GREENAWALT Enlisted November 15, 1861. Wounded with loss of arm near Fair Oaks, Va., June 25, 1862. Discharged August 8, 1862. Died at Clarion, Pa., November 17, 1892.

PHILIP D. GRIFFIN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded near Fair Oaks, Va., June 25, 1862, and at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. Transferred to Company H, Twenty-fourth Regiment, Volunteer Reserve Corps. Discharged on account of wounds, May 20, 1864. Died National Military Home, Ohio, December 15, 1903. Grave 28, section N, row 19.

ALPHEUS A. GEORGE Enlisted April 13, 1862. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, August 17, 1862.

JOHN GILCHRIST -Enlisted January 28, 1864. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

CHARLES HARBST Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Glendale, Va., June 30, 1862; discharged on surgeon's certificate, February 18, 1863. Died at Clarion, Pa., December 27, 1889.

HENRY L. HIGHBERGER Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died September 3, 1862, at hospital near Fort Monroe, Va.

JOHN JOHNSON Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded, with loss of arm, near Fair Oaks, Va., June 25, 1862. Discharged August 8, 1862. Died at Strattanville, Clarion county, Pa., February 14, 1865.

JONAS HIGHBERGER Mustered in August 1, 1861. Veteran Volunteer. Mortally wounded and missing in action at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864.

ELIPHAS HIGHBERGER Mustered in October 15, 1861. Wounded at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862. Discharged April 7, 1863, on surgeon's certificate.

ARCHY JONES Enlisted November 2, 1863. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Wounded in front of Petersburg, Va., March 25, 1865. Died April 25, 1865. Buried at National cemetery, Arlington, Va.

DAVID S. KEISER Mustered in August 1, 1861. Captured sick at hospital, near Meadow Station, Va., June 30, 1862. Released September 1, 1862. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, February 4, 1863.

JOHN LAWHEAD Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded in eye in line of duty at Camp Johnston, Va., November, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, May 28, 1862. Died since the war.

GREGORY LAWRENCE Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864, and at North Anna, Va., May 23, 1864. Mustered out with company. Died at Jamestown, N. Y., about 1884.

JAMES R. LOUDON Enlisted February 25, 1864. Wounded May 5, 1864, at Wilderness, Va. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

JACOB MENTZER Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged for disability, November 21, 1862.

WILLIAM MINSER Enlisted February 1, 1862. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died September 29, 1901, at New Rimersburg, Pa.

JAMES McCAMMON Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, September 22, 1862. Re-enlisted July 5, 1863, in Company A, First Battalion, Pennsylvania Cavalry. Discharged December 26, 1863. Re-enlisted March 28, 1864, in Company B, Second Pennsylvania Veteran Artillery. Wounded June 17, 1864, in front of Petersburg, Va. Died April 20, 1906, at Clarion, Pa.

WILLIAM McCASKEY Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate at Philadelphia, June 20, 1862. Re-enlisted in Second Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, February, 1864. Died in service, September 30, 1864.

FRANCIS P. McCLOSKEY Mustered in August .1, 1861. Wounded at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862. Died at Washington, D. C., August 1, 1862. Buried in Military Asylum cemetery, Washington, D. C., grave 2963.

MARCUS J. MCLAUGHLIN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died at Harrison's Landing, Va., July 3, 1862. Buried National cemetery, Glendale, Va., grave 5, section D.

GEORGE W. McMICHAEL Mustered in August 1, 1861. Captured sick, near Meadow Station, Va., June 30, 1862. Died at Richmond, Va., September 20, 1862.

BARNEY McCANN Enlisted January 30, 1862. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, October 2, 1862. Re-enlisted June 26, 1863, in Company D, Second Battalion, Six Months Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died in 1902 at Brookville, Pa.

ROBERT McBRIDE Enlisted February 25, 1864. Died near Brandy Station, Va., April 8, 1864.

ANDREW McDONALD Enlisted February 21, 1862. Captured at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862. Released September 13, 1862.

Transferred to Company G, Second United States Cavalry, November 5, 1862. Discharged with rank of Sergeant. Died at Black s Corners, Clarion county, Pa., March 9, 1883.

JOHN McDONALD Enlisted February 25, 1864. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died at Beverly, N. J., October 27, 1864.

DAVID McKIBBEN Enlisted February 27, 1864. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth. Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

THOMAS McMUNN Enlisted February 27, 1864. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

PETER NUGENT Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, September 26, 1862.

DANIEL O'NEILL Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862. Mustered out with company. Died in the west about 1875.

PETER O'NEILL Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Fifth Corporal and to Second Sergeant. Wounded at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, November 9, 1862.

WILLIAM A. PAUP Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died at hospital, near Meadow Station, Va., June 12, 1862.

ALFRED T. RENCE Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, April 14, 1864. Discharged August 8, 1864. Died at Duke Centre, Pa., 1885.

JOHN REED Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died in hospital, near Meadow Station, Va., June 24, 1862.

GEORGE W. REMEL Mustered in August 1, 1861. Prisoner from June 30 to July, 1862. Deserted November 16, 1862. Died in Fayette county, Pa., 1887.

GEORGE W. RHEES Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862.

SAMUEL K. RICHARDS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Transferred to Battery B, First New Jersey Artillery, September, 1862. Re-transferred to this company April, 1864. Wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. Mustered out with company.

JOHN G. RICHARDS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, January 10, 1862.

ANDREW E. RUSSELL Mustered in August 1, 1861. Detached on signal service, January 8, 1862. Mustered out with company.

JACOB RINARD Mustered in November 25, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, June 21, 1862. Died since the war.

HENRY SHOUP Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed in action at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862.

ALDEN SLOCUM Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged June 23, 1862, for disability. Died Forest county, Pa., May 5, 1867.

CHRISTIAN SMATHERS-^Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died at Alexandria, Va., March 18, 1862.

SYLVESTER STRAUB Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died at Pittsburgh, Pa., while on sick furlough, April 28, 1863.

JOHN A. STROUP Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged May 8, 1862, for disability. Died since the war.

JAMES W. SHAWL Enlisted February 27, 1864. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

JOHN THOMPSON Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Glendale, Va., June 30, 1862. Killed in action at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862.

WILLIAM M. THOMPSON Mustered in August 1, 1861. Captured at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Mustered out with company. Died September 8, 1894.

ANTHONY TORRY Mustered in August 1, 1861. Veteran Volunteer. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Wounded with loss of foot at Petersburg, Va., September, 1864. Died at Clarion, Pa., April 22, 1884.

JOHN TYLER Mustered in August 1, 1861. Transferred to First Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, September 30, 1863. Died at Washington, D. C., January 12, 1864.

JOHN VOERHAUER Mustered in August 1, 1861. Detailed for duty at Brigade Headquarters, October, 1861. Mustered out with company. Died Beaver Falls, Pa., September 22, 1890.

ABRAHAM WILES Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, February 21, 1863. Died since the war.

WILLIAM WILKINSON Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, February 3, 1862.

DAVID WOODRUFF Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died June 11, 1862, at hospital, near Meadow Station, Va.

The following conscripts, drafted in Western Pennsylvania in July and September, were assigned to this company in September, 1863:

ANDREW ALDERMAN Drafted September 9, 1863. Died of wounds received in action at Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27, 1864.

JOHN F. AMMENT Drafted July 18, 1863. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

CONRAD BARSTOCK Drafted July 18, 1863. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

JAMES BRINE Drafted September 9, 1863. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

ROBERT H. BRUCE Drafted July 13, 1863. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

THOMAS BRYANT Drafted September 9, 1863. Captured at Locust Grove, Va., November 27, 1863. Died at Richmond, Va., December 17, 1863.

HARRISON CALLEN Drafted July 18 , 1863. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Died at Fredericksburg, Va., May 17, 1864.

JAMES CURTIN Drafted September 5, 1863. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

JOHN DONLEY Drafted September 4, 1863. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

ADAM (OR ANDREW) FRY Drafted July 16, 1863. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.


SHADRACH FULLER Drafted July 16, 1863. Deserted September 27, 1863, near Culpepper Court House, Va.

JAMES GALLAGHER Drafted July 18, 1863. Killed in action at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864.

ARCHIBALD GILCHRIST Drafted July 18, 1863. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

GEORGE B. HARTZELL Drafted July 18, 1863. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Wounded and captured at Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27, 1864. Died at Salisbury, N. C., January 28, 1865.

JOHN HEFFLEFINGER Drafted July 18, 1863. Died December 10, 1863, near Brandy Station, Va. Buried National cemetery, Culpepper, Va. Grave 350.

JONA P. JOHNSON Captured 1863. Died at Andersonville, Ga., September 20, 1864.

WILLIAM KLINK Drafted - . Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

JOHN LEECH Drafted July 18, 1863. Died January 11, 1864, near Brandy Station, Va.

JAMES McGEARY Drafted - . Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

PHILIP SUTTON Drafted July 16, 1863. Transferred to Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

JOSEPH ORBIN Drafted . Wounded in front of Petersburg, June 22, 1864.. Died at Washington, D. C., July 20, 1864. Buried National cemetery, Arlington, Va., grave 5603.

SILAS SCHALL Drafted July 18, 1863. Died January 16, 1864, at Convalescent Camp, Va.
GEORGE SHIVERS Drafted - . Deserted September 27, 1863.

ADAM W. ENTZELL Drafted July 18, 1863. Wounded at Deep Bottom, Va., August 14, 1864.

JAMES WILSON Drafted July 11, 1863. Killed at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864.

 

ORIGINAL ROLL OF CAPTAIN B. J. REID S COMPANY.
MUSTERED INTO THE SIXTY-THIRD REGIMENT, PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS, AS COMPANY F.


Captain Bernard J. Reid.
First Lieutenant J. G. McGonagle.
Second Lieutenant Lawrence Egan.
First Sergeant Joshua H. Delo.
Second Sergeant C. C. Zink.
Third Sergeant George W. Fox.
Fourth Sergeant J. R. Guthrie.
Fifth Sergeant G. W. McCulloch.
First Corporal John Kuhns.
Second Corporal R. Sloan Elgin.
Third Corporal James Walley.
Fourth Corporal D. R. Dunmire.
Fifth Corporal David Irvin.
Sixth Corporal T. H. Martin.
Seventh Corporal Adam Potter.
Eighth Corporal John Stewart.
First Musician A. Whitehill.
Second Musician B. P. Hilliard.
Teamster Preston H. Moodie.

PRIVATES.

James Barr, Andrew Basom, John Baumgarden, Henry Beer, William Blair, Thomas Bolton, Franklln Gathers, William Campbell, John S. Crooks, Emanuel Cussins, John Cyphert, Isaiah K. Dale, Philip Daum, James O. Delp, Jacob I. Delo, John B. Denslinger, William J. Dunlap, Shugart J. Elder, Finady Eshelman, Isaac W. Fenstermaker,  Bernard Faroust, Thomas M. Frazier, John Gilford, Andrew Goble, William Greenawalt, Phillip D. Griffin, John A. Griffin, James Hamilton, William L. Hall, Charles Harbst, Henry L. Highberger, Jonas Highberger, John Johnston, David S. Keiser, Michael Lemp, John Lawhead, Gregory Lawrence,  Joseph Loll,  Jacob Mentzer, Francis P. McCloskey, James McCammon, William McCaskey,  James McBride, James McDonald, Hugh P. McKee, Marcus J. McLaughlin,  George W. McMichael, John Newhouse, Peter Nugent, Daniel O Neill, -Peter O Neill, William A. Paup, Alfred T. Ranee, John Reed, Anthony P. Refner,  George W. Remel, George W. Rhees, Samuel K. Richards, John G. Richards, Andrew E. Russell, James Sample, Henry Shoup, Alden Slocum, Christian Smathers, Sylvester Straub, John A. Stroup, John Thompson, William M. Thompson, John Tyler, John Vourhaur, Abraham Wiles, Wrilliam Wilkinson, David Woodruff, Anthony Torry.

KILLED.

Andrew Basom Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
Corporal William Blair Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
Harrison Callen Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
Jacob I. Delo Glendale, June 30, 1862.
First Sergeant Joshua H. Delo Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862.
Corporal R. Sloan Elgin Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862.
William Elder Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
Fourth Sergeant J. R. Guthrie Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862.
James Gallagher Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
William Greenawalt Orchards, June 25, 1862.
James Hamilton Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
Jonas Highberger Spottsylvania, May 12, 1864.
David Irvin Yorktown, April 9, 1862.
Archy Jones Petersburg, March 25, 1865.
Francis P. McCloskey Fair 0aks, May 31, 1862.
G. W. McCulloch Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
Geprge H. Rhees Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862.
Henry Shoup Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862.
John Thompson Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862.
First Sergeant James Waley Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
James Wilson Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
Joseph Orbin Skirmish, June 22, 1864.

WOUNDED

Martin Castner Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862.
John Cyphert Wilderness, May 5, 1864; jaw.
John B. Denslinger Wilderness, May 5, 1864; head.
James O. Delp North Anna, May 23, 1864; left leg.
William J. Dunlap Petersburg, November 1, 1864; eye.
J. Shugart Elder Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862.
Isaac W. Ferstermaker Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.
Stewart A. Fulton Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863.
Adam Fry Wilderness, May 5, 1864; left leg.
Michael Ferguson Wilderness, May 5, 1864; right arm.
Philip D. Griffin Orchards, June 25, 1862; Gettysburg, July 3,
1863; Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
John Griffin Gettysburg, July 3, 1863; Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
Anthony Greenawalt Orchards, June 25, 1862; arm.
Andrew Noble Hatcher s Run, Va., October 27, 1864; leg.
Eliphas Highberger Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862.
Benjamin P. Hilliard Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862.
William Hall Wilderness, May 5, 1864; right arm.
George B. Hartzell Wilderness, May 5, 1864; right ankle; October 24, 1864, wounded and captured.
Charles Harbst Glendale, June 30, 1862; leg.
Archy Jones Wilderness, May 5, 1864; right foot.
John Johnston Orchards, June 25, 1862; arm.
Joseph Loll Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863; Wilderness, May 5, 1864; both legs.
Gregory Lawrence Wilderness, May 5, 1864; North Anna, May 23, 1864.
James R. Loudon Wilderness, May 5, 1864; right shoulder.
Thomas H. Martin Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862; arm.
Jonathan McCurdy Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862; captured.
James McDonald Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862; captured.
Andrew McDonald Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862; captured.
James McCammon Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862.
G. W. McCullouch Fair Oaks, May 3, 1863.
James McBride Wilderness, May 5, 1864; left leg.
Hugh P. McKee Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
Peter Nugent Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862.
Peter O Neil Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862.
Daniel O Neil Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862.
Adam Potter Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.
Corporal Anthony P. Refner Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863 ;  Wilderness, May 5, 1864.
Alfred T. Ranee Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862.
John G. Richards Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862.
James Sample Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862.
David Shields June 30, 1862, right leg; July 3, 1863, right shoulder; February 6, 1864, through body and foot.
William H. Thompson Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, captured; Wilderness, May 5, 1864, wounded.
Anthony Torry Wilderness, May 5, 1864, right hand; Petersburg, September, 1864, right arm; June 1, 1865, loss of leg.
First Sergeant James Waley Second Bull Run, August 29, 1862.
Adam Wentzell Skirmish, August 14, 1864.
Andrew Alderman Petersburg, October 27, 1864.
Thomas Bryant Mine Run, November 27, 1863; captured.

DIED OF DISEASE.

Henry L. Highberger September 3, 1862, hospital, near Fort Monroe.
John Kuhns September 26, 1862, Philadelphia, Pa.
Curtis C. Zink August 10, 1862, Harrison s Landing.
David R. Dunmire May 31, 1862, Meadow Station.
John Baumgarden June 30, 1862, near Fair Oaks, Va.
Franklin Gathers April 22, 1862, Yorktown, Va.
Thomas M. Frazier April 15, 1862, near Yorktown, Va.
Marcus J. McLaughlin July 3, 1862, Harrison s Landing.
Finady Eshelman April 25, 1863, hospital, Washington, D. C.
Phillip Daum May 10, 1863, Potomac Creek, Va.
Sylvester Straub April 28, 1863, Pittsburgh, while on sick furlough.
John P. Crooks June 3, 1865, Potomac Creek, Va.
Robert McBride April 8, 1864, near Brandy Station, Va.
John Leach January 11, 1864, near Brandy Station, Va.
William A. Paup June 12, 1862, near Fair Oaks, Va.
John Reed June 24, 1862, Meadow Station, Va.
Christian Smathers -March 18, 1862, Alexandria, Va.
David Woodruff June 11, 1862, near Fair Oaks, Va.
John Tyler January 12, 1864, Washington, D. C.
John G. McGonagle June 21, 1862, Meadow Station, Va.

DISCHARGED ON SURGEON S CERTIFICATE.

Corporal John Stewart June 21, 1862.
John Lawhead May 28, 1862.
James Barr December 10, 1862.
William Wilkinson February 3, 1863.
Henry Beer October 31, 1862.
Thomas Bolton February 11, 1863.
William Campbell September 25, 1862.
Emanuel Cussins September 29, 1862.
Alpheus George August 17, 1862.
Isaac W. Fenstermaker July 23, 1864.
David S. Reiser February 4, 1863.
Jacob Mentzer November 21, 1862.
William McCaskey June 20, 1862.
Bernard McCann October 2, 1862.
Jacob Rinard June 21, 1862.
Alden Slocum June 23, 1862.
John A. Stroup May 8, 1862.
Abraham Wiles February 21, 1863.

DISCHARGED ON ACCOUNT OF WOUNDS.

James McDonald August 28, 1863.
Charles Harbst February 18, 1863.
George W. Fox March 1, 1863.
William L. Hall October 25, 1864.
Thomas H. Martin October 31, 1862.
Joseph Loll February 6, 1865.
Adam Potter October 10, 1864.
Martin Castner January 18, 1863.
J. Shugart Elder November 22, 1862.
David Shields June 9, 1863.
Phillip D. Griffin May 10, 1864.
Anthony Greenawalt August 8, 1862.
Eliphas Highberger February 7, 1863.
John Johnston August 8, 1862.
James McCammon September 22, 1862.
Peter Nugent September 26, 1862.
Alfred T. Ranee August 8, 1864.
John G. Richards January 10, 1863.
Peter O Neil November 9, 1862.

MUSTERED OUT WITH COMPANY.
Expiration Term of Service.

Ami Whitehill, John A. Griffin, Benjamin F. Hilliard, John Cyphert, Isiah K. Dale, John Gilford, Gregory Lawrence, Hugh P. McKee, Daniel O Neil, Samuel K. Richards, Andrew E. Russell, William M. Thompson, John Vorhaur.

TRANSFERRED TO ON HUNDRED AND FIFTH REGIMENT, COMPANIES H AND K.

Michael Kempf, Anthony P. Refner, James McBride, Stewart A. Fulton, Joseph Lichenberger, William J. Dunlap, Michael Ferguson, Alexander Goble, Archibald Gilchrist, Jonathan McCurdy, Thomas McMunn, John McDonald, John Newhouse, James Sample.

TRANSFERRED TO VETERAN RESERVE CORPS

Bernard Faroust September 16, 1864.

MISCELLANEOUS.

William Mentzer Mustered out February 27, 1865.
Andrew McDonald Transferred to Company G, Second United States Cavalry, November 5, 1862.

Source:   Gilbert Adams Hays, Captain. Under the Red Patch: Story of the Sixty-third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1864. Published by the 63d Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment Association. Pittsburgh: Market Review Publishing Company, 1908.

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