Field & Staff
78th Pennsylvania Infantry

Name

Rank

Date of Muster
Into Service

Term/
Years

Remarks

William Sirwell Colonel October 12, 1861 3 Resigned November 17, 1863; re-commissioned March 9, 1864; discharged November 4, 1864; expiration of term
August B. Bonnaffon Colonel September 17, 1861 3 Promoted from Major to Lt. Colonel, July 25, 1864; to Colonel, March 26, 1865; discharged December. 14, 1865
Archibald Blakeley Lt. Colonel September 17, 1861 3 Resigned April 8, 1864
Henry W. Torbett Lt. Colonel September 10, 1861 3 Promoted from Captain Company A, March 26, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, September 11, 1865
Robert M. Smith Major September 11, 1861 3 Promoted from Captain Company B, March 15, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, September 11, 1865
Joseph W. Powell Adjutant October 18, 1861 3 Discharged November 4, 1864; expiration of term
Abram W. Smith Adjutant April 29, 1865 3 Absent, with leave, at muster out
Adam Lowry Quarter Master October 18, 1861 3 Died at Chattanooga, Tenn., September 28, 1863
Thos. G. Blakeley Quarter Master October 12, 1861 3 Promoted from Hospital Steward, November 1, 1863; discharged November 4, 1864; expiration of term
William B. M'Cue Quarter Master February 29, 1864 3 Promoted from 1st Lieutenant Company A, December 4, 1864; mustered out with Regiment, September 11, 1865
John I. Marks Surgeon October 15, 1861 3 Resigned August 30, 1862
John M'Grath Surgeon April 14, 1862 3 Resigned June 23, 1863
Joseph B. Downey Surgeon August 2, 1862 3 Promoted from Assistant Surgeon, 77th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1863; resigned April 5, 1864
William D. Bailey Surgeon March 14, 1863 3 Promoted from Assistant Surgeon, July 26, 1864; discharged November 4, 1864; expiration of term
John T. Walton Surgeon June 19, 1865 1 Mustered out with Regiment, September 11, 1865
William M. Knox Assistant Surgeon October 15, 1861 3 Accidentally killed at Louisville, Kentucky, April 27, 1862
Elijah W. Ross Assistant Surgeon May 16, 1862 3 Resigned January 13, 1863
Victor D. Miller Assistant Surgeon August 1, 1862 3 Resigned March 9, 1863
W. P. M'Cullough Assistant Surgeon April 11, 1863 3 Discharged November 4, 1864; expiration of term
Oliver P. Bollinger Assistant Surgeon April 3, 1865 3 Resigned June 22, 1865
Florrilla B. Morris Assistant Surgeon April 18, 1865 3 Resigned July 1, 1865
Thos. P. Tomlinson Assistant Surgeon July 24, 1865 3 Died September 7, 1865
Richard C. Christy Chap'n October 18, 1861 3 Discharged November 4, 1864; expiration of term
Henry A. Miller Sergeant Major October 12, 1861 3 Promoted from Sergeant Company H, February 18, 1863; discharged November 4, 1864; expiration of term
Franklin Mechling Sergeant Major October 12, 1861 3 Promoted to 2d Lieutenant Company B, December 26, 1862
Samuel Edwards Sergeant Major February 16, 1865 1 Promoted from Sergeant Company I, July 1, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, September 11, 1865
Samuel M. Dumm Sergeant Major September 13, 1862 3 Promoted from 1st Sergeant Company B, May 1, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 19, 1865
Lewis Martin Quarter Master Sergeant October 12, 1861 3 Promoted from private Company E, March 1, 1862; discharged November 4, 1864; expiration of term
George J. Reese Quarter Master Sergeant February 1, 1864 3 Promoted from Corporal, Company B, April 1, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, September 11, 1865; Vet
Jos. M. Lowry Comnissary Sergeant October 12, 1861 3 Promoted from private, Company D, April 25, 1864; discharged November 4, 1864; expiration of term
John N. M'Leod Comnissary Sergeant October 12, 1861 3 Transferred as private to Company G, March 1, 1862
Wm. J. Williams Comnissary Sergeant October 18, 1861 3 Promoted from Quarter Master Sergeant to Commissary Sergeant, May 1, 1862; to 2d Lt. Company G, April 24, 1864
Peter Keck Comnissary Sergeant February 8, 1864 3 Promoted from Sergeant, Company B, August 27, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, September 11, 1865; Vet
John Miller Comnissary Sergeant September 20, 1862 3 Promoted from Corporal, Company A, May 1, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 19, 1865
Benjamin F. Dean Principal Musician October 12, 1861 3 Promoted from private, Company H, February 1, 1864; discharged November 4, 1864; expiration of term
Gus. Wickenhacker Principal Musician October 12, 1861 3 Promoted from private, Company K, March 17, 1864; discharged November 4, 1864; expiration of term
William H. Jack Principal Musician October 18, 1861 3 Discharged February 22, 1863
Henry Dresher Principal Musician February 15, 1865 1 Promoted from private, Company E, September 1, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, September 11, 1865
A. G. Nixon Principal Musician February 21, 1865 1 Promoted from private, Company E, April 1, 1865; reduced and transferred to Company E, June 15, 1865
A. M. Barnaby Hospital Steward October 12, 1861 3 Promoted from private, Company E, November 1, 1863; mustered out, November 4, 1864; expiration of term
Wm. A. Coulter Hospital Steward March 9, 1865 1 Promoted from private, Company B, May 1, 1865; absent, on furlough, at muster out
Source:  Bates, Samuel P.   History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg, 1868-1871.

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