Company K
63rd Pennsylvania Infantry

"Hays Guards"

Recruited in Allegheny County

Company K, Sixth-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, was organized as follows: Charles Wesley Chapman was raising a company in Pittsburgh, Pa., the demand was so great for troops at Washington that he joined the Sixty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers at Washington, D. C., with fifty-four men; a man named Lightner also came to the regiment with fifty-two men from Mercer County.

These two squads were consolidated and elected Charles W. Chapman as captain; William Hays Brown as First Lieutenant; and Theodore Baggaley as Second Lieutenant. The officer that recruited the squad from Mercer County being well along in years, retired.

The company thus organized was given the position of left center company and designed as Company K; the colors of the regiment had position on right of company.

The majority of the company were native born; the only German being August Moots; but there were several of German parentage; four Scotch and ten Irish, and the average age was about nineteen.

The history of Company K is the history of the regiment, as they were never detached, and participated in all the engagements of the Sixty-third.

Killed or died of wounds 18

Died of disease 19

Discharged 33

Deserted 6

Dismissed 2

Transferred to other regiments 27

Mustered out 31

Total enrolled 136

Wounded in action  34

 

CHARLES W. CHAPMAN, Captain Mustered in September 23, 1861. Killed on picket, March 5, 1862.

WILLIAM HAYS BROWN, First Lieutenant Mustered in September 23, 1861. Promoted to Captain, March 5, 1862. Died at Harrisburg, Pa., May 4, 1862.

THEODORE BAGGALEY, Second Lieutenant Mustered in September 23, 1861. Promoted to First Lieutenant, March 5, 1862; to Captain, May 15, 1862. Wounded with loss of arm at Malvern Hill, Va. Discharged December 15, 1862, on account of wounds. Died since the war.

ROBERT G. MOWRY, First Sergeant Mustered in_________ , 1861. Promoted to Second Lieutenant, March 5, 1862. Dismissed July 26, 1862. Died since the war.

WILLIAM McCLEERY, Fourth Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Second Lieutenant, December 16, 1862. Discharged May 6, 1864, on account of wounds.

GEORGE B. CHALMERS, Second Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to First Lieutenant, May 15, 1862; to Captain, December 16, 1862. Wounded in upper left arm at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862, and at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Discharged on account of wounds, August 6, 1864.

THOMAS W. BOGGS, Third Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Second Sergeant, July 26, 1862; to First Lieutenant, December 16, 1862. Wounded at Bristoe Station. Dismissed March 4, 1864. Died since the war.

ROBERT STANFORD, Fifth Sergeant Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to First Sergeant, December 25, 1863, to First Lieutenant, April, 1864. Not mustered. Wounded with loss of arm at the Wilderness, May 5, 1864. Veteran Volunteer. Died August 1, 1903, at Philadelphia, Pa. Buried Westminster cemetery.

DANIEL GROSCOST, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant. Mustered out with company. Died since the war.

FREDERICK PATTERSON, Corporal Mustered in September 6, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant, 1862. Absent sick at muster out.

JAMES M. MENOLD, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged February 7, 1863, on account of wounds. Died since the war.

JAMES CLARK, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, August 1, 1862. Died since the war.

MARTIN CLARK, Captured Mustered in - . Died in prison, Richmond, Va.; date unknown.

JONAS J. PIERCE, Corporal Mustered in October 9, 1861. Discharged December 16, 1861, and appointed First Lieutenant One Hundred and Eleventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

JAMES EGGLESON, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company. Died since the war.

JOHN D. WOODS, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant. Mustered out with company. Died since the war.

JAMES PERKINS, Corporal Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company.

REUBEN BEARCE, Musician Mustered in August 1, 1861. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

GEORGE W. FITZGERALD, Musician Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863, and at Wilderness, May 5, 1864. Mustered out with company.

JOHN M. BAIR Mustered in August 10, 1861. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died January 7, 1908, at Bassett, Neb. Buried there.

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

DAVID W. BEATTY Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died February 7, 1863. Buried Soldiers Home cemetery, Washington, D. C., grave 3344.

JOHN HARVEY, Wagoner Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company.

JASPER BENTLEY Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died December 19, 1861.

JEREMIAH S. BUNCE Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Buried Soldiers Home cemetery, Washington, D. C. Grave 1729.

EDMUND BRINDLEY Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate. Died since the war.

DAVID BRAINARD Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died 1862.

JAMES CARNEY Mustered in August 10, 1861. Veteran Volunteer. Killed at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864.

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

JAMES CONNOLLY Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal. Prisoner from June 22, 1864, to November 26, 1864. Discharged February 16, 1865. Died since the war.

ELIPHALET CROW Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed at Yorktown, Va.

JOSEPH COXEN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Killed at Hatcher s Run, Va., October, 1864.

WILLIAM DRAKE Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on account of wounds, March 26, 1863.

JAMES DAVIS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company.

WILLIAM DAVIS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died of wounds, February 16, 1864.

DAVID A. DAVIS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company. Died at National Military Home, Milwaukee, Wis., June 17, 1906. Buried there.

PATRICK DELANEY Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Absent wounded at muster out.

ROBERT DUNHAM Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on account of wounds received November 27, 1862. Died since the war.

SAMUEL DUNHAM Mustered in August 10, 1861. Mustered out with company.

JOHN DOUGAN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, July 1, 1863. Died since the war.

WILLIAM EVANS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, account blindness, April 13, 1863. Died since the war.

HENRY W. EBERMAN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died May 3, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. Buried in National cemetery there, grave 228.

MORGAN EATON Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died at Harmony Hospital, September 8, 1862. Buried National cemetery, Arlington, Va. Grave 11,999.

I. HAYS DEAN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died December 29, 1900, at Beaver Falls, Pa. Buried Grove cemetery, New Brighton, Pa.

ROBERT FERGUSON Mustered in August 10, 1861. Discharged September 15, 1862, on account of wounds received March 5, 1862.

JOHNSON FULLER Mustered in August 1, 1861. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died since the war.

HENRY FRITSCH Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with with company. Died at National Military Home, Ohio, July 5, 1899. Buried there.

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

JAMES O. FLOWER Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, March 22, 1862. Died Pittsburgh, Pa., November 8, 1906.

JOHN G. GREEN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862.

JAMES GRACE Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, December 18, 1862. Died since the war.

REUBEN GEORGE Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged November 4, 1862, on account of wounds. Died since the war.

ROBERT GASKILL Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed at Petersburg, Va., January 18, 1864.

HENRY HARRIS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company. WTounded at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862.

NATHAN P. HOFFMAN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company.

ROBERT HODGE Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862.

JAMES Q. HODGE Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Absent sick at muster out.

THOMAS HOLLABAUGH Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died December 19, 1861, at Camp Johnston, Va. Buried Soldiers Home cemetery, Washington, D. C. Grave 4262.

STEWART HODGE Mustered in August 10, 1861. Deserted December 13, 1862.

GEORGE W. HILDERBRAND Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded. Discharged February 24, 1862, on account of wounds. Died since the war.

ANDREW JONES Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on account of disability.

JACOB KEITH Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862.

FREDERICK LATHERS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864. Promoted to Corporal, July, 1863. Mustered out with company. Died at New Castle, Pa., October 4, 1906. Buried Oak Park cemetery.

JAMES KENNEDY Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, January 2, 1863. Died since the war.

EDWARD KELLY Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died at Yorktown, Va., May 13, 1862. Buried in National cemetery there. Grave 352.

JOHN P. LINN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Discharged November 27, 1863, on account of wounds.

MICHAEL MURRAY Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, February 25, 1863. Died since the war.

MICHAEL MURRAY Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died 1862.

WILLIAM MYERS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, February 19, 1863. Died since the war.

JOHN MULLIN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company. Died since the war.

JAMES MORAN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed at Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1864.

ALFRED MITCHELL Mustered in August 1, 1861. Buried National cemetery, Fredericksburg, Va. Grave 4144.

JAMES McKELVY Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company.

MART McGRAW Mustered in August 1, 1861. Deserted.

HIRAM MITCHELL Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died at Yorktown, Va., June 2, 1862. Buried National cemetery there, grave 1133.

ALEXANDER MITCHELL Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864.

JAMES M. MITCHELL Mustered in August 1, 1861. No record.

ROBERT H. MARTIN Mustered in Augusr 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, September 25, 1862. Died since the war.

AUGUSTUS MOOTZ Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862.

GEORGE MULHOLLAND Mustered in October 9, 1861. Deserted December 13, 1862.

WILLIAM M. McGRANAHAN Mustered in 1861. Promoted to Sergeant Major, May 12, 1862; to Adjutant, November 12, 1862. Died May 30, 1863, of wounds received at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863.

HUGH McCANN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died at Yorktown, Va., June 16, 1862.

SAMUEL McDOWELL Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company. Died since the war.

JOHN McKAYE Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1863.

DAVID L. McQUISTON Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Absent wounded at muster out.

ROBERT D. McKEAN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, January 27, 1863. Died since the war.

MILES McCULLOUGH Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, September 29, 1863. Died since the war.

WILLIAM A. McMILLIN- Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died May 16, 1864., from wounds received at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864.

WILLIAM C. MIMS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Transferred to Regular Army.

ROBERT ORR Mustered in August 10, 1861. Wounded at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862. Promoted to Corporal, October 30, 1862. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers,

WALTER J. REED Mustered in August 1, 1861. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863. Promoted to Corporal. Mustered out with company.

SAMUEL C. RUST Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certifiacte, March 17, 1863.

WOODS REED Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died in hospital, April 21, 1862.

JOHN M. SMITH Mustered in August 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. 

WILLIAM SMITH Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, October 10, 1863.

THOMAS SCULLY Mustered in August 10, 1861. Discharged January 21, 1863, on account of wounds received at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862.

SAMUEL R. STAMBAUGH Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company.

WILLIAM H. SHANER Mustered in September 5, 1861. Promoted to Corporal. Wounded at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Mustered out with company.

JOHN STEISTER Mustered in . Died at Chesapeake Hospital, September 12, 1862.

JOHN STOFF Mustered in _________. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, December 30, 1861. Died since the war.

ROBERT WESTERMAN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Killed at Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862.

JAMES WHALEN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company. Died since the war.

JOHN WILLIAMS Mustered in August 1, 1861. Mustered out with company. Died since the war.

AMOS F. WADDLE Mustered in August 1, 1861. Died June 13, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. Buried National cemetery there, grave 1210.

DANIEL B. YOUNG Mustered in August 10, 1861. Killed Second Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862.

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

THOMAS JACKSON Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, December 20, 1861. Died since the war.

JOSEPH JACKSON Mustered in August 1, 1861. Discharged on surgeon's certificate, January 17, 1863. Died since the war.

HENRY HETZEL Mustered in August 1, 1861. Right arm amputated. Discharged March 21, 1863, on account of wounds. Died since the war.

DEXTER GREENMAN Mustered in August 1, 1861. Transferred to Invalid Corps. Died 1908.

FRANK RAFTER Mustered in August 1, 1861 Wounded at Second Bull Run and Hatcher s Run. Re-enlisted. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

THOMAS SHANER Mustered in February 21, 1863. Killed at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864.

DARIUS ANTHONY Drafted July 18, 1863. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

THOMAS BEIL Joined February 24, 1862. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Transferred to One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

JAMES BUZZARD Drafted July 18, 1863. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died January 3, 1865. Buried in National cemetery, Annapolis, Md, Grave 276.

ELIJAH BERCE Mustered in February 22, 1864. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

JACOB BARNHART Drafted July 18, 1863. Deserted November 23, 1863.

ROBERT R. BEATTY Drafted July 14, 1863. Wounded in front of Petersburg, Va. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

H. J. CHRISTMAN Mustered in February 27, 1864. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

LUTHER L. CALKINS Drafted July 7, 1863. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred ai^d Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

ALEXANDER CAMERON Drafted September 7, 1863. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Died March 6, 1903, at San Bernandino, Cal.

REYNOLD CUMMINGS Drafted September 7, 1863. Captured. Died Andersonville Prison, September 27, 1864. Buried National cemetery, grave 9823.

FUNK FREEL Drafted September 4, 1863. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

DANIEL J. HASS Mustered in February 24, 1862. Re-enlisted. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

JOHN HECKMAN Mustered in February 24, 1862. Re-enlisted. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

LEMUEL KEMP Drafted July 16, 1863. Deserted September 23, 1863.

WILLIAM HARPER Drafted July 16, 1863. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

JOHN L. KEAGY Drafted July 16, 1863. Wounded at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth. Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

THOMAS KELLY Drafted September 3, 1863. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

GEORGE MYERS Drafted July 11, 1863. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

GEORGE H. REEDY Drafted July 18, 1863. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

DAVENPORT REILY Drafted September 7, 1863. Deserted October 14, 1863.

JAMES H. RAMESBURG Drafted July 16, 1863. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

RUSSELL WELLER Mustered in February 24, 1862. Veteran Volunteer. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

JOHN WELLER Mustered in March 7, 1864. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

ALEXANDER WALLS Drafted July 18, 1863. Transferred to Company K, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

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.

Previous Page