Company C
78th Pennsylvania Infantry

Recruited in Clarion County

Company C was recruited in New Bethlehem, Clarion County, by John M. Brinker and others. The occupations of the members of this company are not given in the Descriptive Book of the Regiment, but it is to be presumed that a large part of them were farmers and lumbermen. The date of enlistment is August 20th, and it is probable that this was about the date when the company came to Camp Orr. The company was organized with John M. Brinker, captain; David Mohney, 1st lieutenant, John Girtz, 2nd lieutenant; with Azel S. McCulloch, David R. Brinker, Andrew Brown, William H. Thomas and William Latimer, sergeants, and Simon Stokes, Henry S. Grey, Solomon Altman, Joseph Mohney, Samuel Lankard, B. F. Slaughenhaupt, Peter Heck and Samuel Hepler, corporals. The ages of the members of this company averaged about twenty-three years.

Name

Rank

Date of Muster
Into Service

Term/
Years

Remarks

John M. Brinker Captain September 16,1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
David Mohney 1st Lt. September 16, 1861 3 Resigned January 30, 1863
John Girts 1st Lt. September 16, 1861 3 Promoted from 2d Lieutenant, April 16, 1863; resigned June 13, 1863
David R. Brinker 1st Lt. September 16, 1861 3 Promoted from Sergeant to 2d Lieutenant, April 21, 1863; to 1st Lieutenant, July 22, 1863; mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
A. S. M'Culloch 2d Lt. September 16, 1861 3 Promoted from 1st Sergeant, July 22, 1863; mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Andrew Brown 1st Sergeant September 29, 1861 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
Win. H. Thomas Sergeant September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
John G. Wiant Sergeant September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
George D. Hamm Sergeant September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company. November 4, 1864
Bernard Keigan Sergeant September 29, 1861 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
Harrison Stahlman Sergeant September 16, 1861 3 Killed at Dallas, Ga., May 27, 1864
Reuben Mohney Corporal September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Caleb W. Allebach Corporal September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Solomon Altnan Corporal September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 27, 1862
Henry J. Gray Corporal September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 12, 1864
Wm. H. Miller Corporal September 16, 1861 3 Discharged May 14, 1863, for wounds received in action
Peter Keck Corporal February 8, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
George J. Reese Corporal February 1, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
David Goodman Corporal September 29, 1861 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
F. S. Hoffman Corporal September 29, 1861 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
James C. M'Bride Corporal August 28, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
John H. Schick Corporal August 28, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
A. G. Workman Corporal . September 16, 1861 3 Died at Nashville, Tenn., December 16, 1863
Samuel Lankard Corporal September 16, 1861 3 Died at. Chattanooga, Tenn., January 27, 1864, grave, 20
B. Slangenhaupt Corporal September 16, 1861 3 Died at Camp Wood, Ky., January 21, 1862
Jacob Shaffer Musician September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Phineas F. Hatzell Musician .September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Altman, Levi Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December. 4, 1862
Ames, James Private August 15, 1864 3 Not on muster-out roll
Brinker, William Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Baird, William Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Bartley, William Private August 28, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Burkhouse, Solo'n. Private August 28, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Bell, Leander Private February 24, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Burket, Peter Private September 30, 1864 1 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, August 5, 1865
Connell, Owen Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Crainer, Martin V. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Corenhaver, John Private February 2, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1861; Vet
Campbell, F. Private September 29, 1861 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
Curry, William B Private September 16, 1861 3 Died in Clarion County, Pa., June 22, 1863
Dervire, John Private Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Evans, Thomas Private September 29, 1861 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
Frasier, John Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Forney, Abraham Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Freasier, Wm. H Private September 13, 1862 3 Discharged October 26, 1863, for wounds received in action
Ferry, Patrick T. Private September 16, 1863 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Friel, Daniel Private January 27, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Franklin, Adam Private February 24, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Farr, George W Private March 21, 64 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Guyer, John Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Girts, John M Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Gould, Henry Private September 29, 1861 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
Girts, James R. Private September 16, 1861 3 Died at Nashville, Tenn., April 14, 1862
Girts, John B. Private September 13, 1862 3 Died September 15, 1863, of wounds received in action
Hepler, Samuel Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Hoffer, Samuel A. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Hoffer, William W. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4. 1864
Hepler, Thomas Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 27, 1863
Hilliard, Reuben Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, October 2, 1863
Himes, Levi Private August 28, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Hetrick, Adam Private August 28, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Hoffer, John Private January 15, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Himes, Joseph C. Private May 7, 1863 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Henry, Patrick Private September 13, 1862 3 Died at Chattanooga, Tenn., July 15, 1864, of wounds received in action, grave, 140
Hoffman, Zeph'h H. Private September 21, 1864 1 Discharged by General Order, August 5, 1865
Horn, John L. Private September 21, 1864 1 Not on muster-out roll
Jones, Thomas Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Keller, John H. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Kennedy, Robert E. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Keller, Samuel W. Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 12, 1864
Kennedy, Philip Private February 4, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Keel, Henry H. Private March 31, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Keller, Elijah Private March 24, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Klutz, George Private September 16, 1861 3 Deserted December 9, 1861
Kelly, Oliver Private February 29, 1864 3 Not on muster-out roll
Latimer, William Private September 16, 1862 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Lowry, Samuel Private August 28, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Mohney, Joseph Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Mohney, Samuel Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Mohney, Adam Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Mohney, Samuel G. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Mohney, Jacob G Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Miller, Jacob Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 26, 1862
Myers, David R. P. Private September 29, 1861 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
Maitland, Alfred. Private September 29, 1861 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
Miller, Henry Private August 28, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Mohney, Lewis Private February 29, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Markle, Francis Private September 16, 1861 3 Died at Louisville, Ky., December 14, 1861; buried in National Cemetery, section A, range 2. grave, 19
Montgomery, Gil. S. Private March 31, 1864 3 Died at Nashville, Tenn., July 21, 1864, of wounds received at Dallas, Georgia
Millison, Eli Private September 16, 1861 3 Died at Camp Wood, Ky., January 11, 1862
M'Miller, James M. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
M'Clelland. Jer. C. Private January 14, 4 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
M'Cue, Martin Private October 22, 1863 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
M'Bride, Ed. H. C. Private September 22, 1863 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
M'Millan,Harvey M. Private September 16, 1861 3 Died at Louisville, Ky., November 12,1861; buried in National Cemetery, section A, range 1, grave, 5
M'Millan, William Private September 13, 1862 3 Died January 15, 1863, of wounds received at Stone River, Tennessee
Nolf, David H. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Nichols, Albert G. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Nolf, Isaac Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 17, 1863
Nichols, Andrew J. Private March 10, 1863 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Nichols, William A. Private January 12, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18. 1864
Orr, William Private September 13, 1862 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 14, 1863
Price, John Private September 16, 1861 3 Died at Nashville, Tennessee, October 19, 1864, of wounds received in action
Peoples, James Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 1, 1862
Polliard, Daniel Private September 16, 1861 3 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, October 1, 1863
Palmeter, Luman Private September 15, 1863 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Pence, Benjamin J. Private September 16, 1861 3 Died at Camp Hood, Ky., February 6, 1862
Quinn, Michael Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 4, 1862
Rothrock, R. K Private September 16, 1861 3 Prisoner from September 8, 1863, to November 25, 1864; discharged January 18, 1865, to date November 25, 1864
Reese, Lewis Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Rader, Isaac Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 4, 1862
Reese, Edward M Private August 21, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Reed, George Private February 4, 1862 3 Died at Nashville, Tenn., January 16, 1864
Roper, William B. Private September 16, 1861 3 Died at Chattanooga, Tenn., March 11, 1864
Rader, Wm. H. A Private July 2, 1863 3 Died at Nashville, Tenn., date unknown
Richards, George Private September 21, 1864 1 Discharged by General Order, May 30, 1865
Shellenberger, G.W. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Shlangenhaupt, G. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Shultz, Henry J. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Schick, Adam M. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Silvis, William Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Storvers, Simeon Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Shannon, John S. Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Schick, Reuben M. Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon Certificate, June 1, 1862; re-enlisted March 29, 1864; transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Schick, John Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 1, 1862
Shannon, James E. Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 11, 1862
Stokes, Simon Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 13, 1863
Silvis, Amos Private September 13, 1862 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 18, 1864
Schick, Adam Private September 29, 1861 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864; Vet
Silvis, Jeremiah Private September 29, 1861 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1834; Vet
Shindledecker, A. Private August 21, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Sherman, John Private August 21, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Schick, John R. Private August 21, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Slocum, A. G. C. Private August 28, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Shannon, Geo. B. Private March 29, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Schick, William F. Private March 9, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Smish, George M. Private January 23, 64 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Stone, Sylvester C. Private March 21, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Spiker, Christian Private September 16, 1861 3 Died at Nashville, Tenn., August 31, 1862
Saegers, Lewis Private September 16,61 3 Died January 5, 1863, of wounds received at Stone River, Tenn.
Shindledecker, F. Private September 21, 1864 1 Discharged by General Order, August 5, 1865
Thompson, David Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Thomas, Jacob Private September 16, 1861 3 Mustered out with Company, November 4, 1864
Turner, George W. Private October 23, 1863 3 Discharged by General Order, October 13, 1864
Thompson, M'Clain Private March 31, 1864 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Woodward, West Private September 16, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 17, 1862
Wiant, Frederick Private September 16, 1861 3 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, October 1, 1863
Wiant, Jacob Private September 16, 1861 3 Killed at M'Lamore's Cove., September 11, 1863.
Young, John P. Private August 28, 1862 3 Transferred to Company B, October 18, 1864
Source:  Bates, Samuel P.   History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg, 1868-1871.

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