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One Hundred and Sixty-Ninth Regiment, Company B

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Recruited in Clarion County, Pennsylvania

169th PA Regiment Co. B


Enlistment— Remarkable Number of Desertions— Roll.

CONCERNING this company we know little. It was recruited in Clarion county; was mustered in October 16, 1862, at Camp Howe, near Pittsburgh, and mustered out July 26 (or 27), 1863, at Harrisburg, having been in the field from December 5, 1862, to the time stated. Its service was brief and comparatively light, suffering somewhat, however, from disease.

It is with feelings of regret that we append the roll of this company, copied from Bates’s "Pennsylvania Volunteers," page 1152, of vol. IV, as it charges the company with the almost incredible number of thirty-one desertions, all of which are dated prior to the regiment’s start to the field. In justice to these men, the opinion is ventured that something was wrong in the conduct of the regiment. The thirty-one men said to have deserted from the company must have been subject to conditions different from the other Clarion county companies, whose rank and file in the aggregate represented both constancy and devotion. Company B, of the One Hundred and Sixty-ninth, must have been somewhat sinned against; otherwise, why this sinning?

ROLL OF COMPANY B, ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-NINTH REGIMENT.*

Henry J. Shortts, captain, November 20, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Johnson Mercer, first lieutenant, November 19, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Harmon Phipps, second lieutenant, November 19, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Wiliam Totten, first sergeant, October 16, 1862, nine months; promoted from private December 8, 1862; absent, sick, at muster out.

Jesse E. Hepler, sergeant, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

William A. Wilson, sergeant, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company.

John C. Shunk, sergeant, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Jacob R. Shull, sergeant, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Andrew Sippey, corporal, October 16, 1862, nine months; promoted to corporal December 1, 1862; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Moses A. Porter, corporal, October 16, 1862, nine months; promoted to corporal December 1, 1862; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Daniel Walters, corporal, October 16, 1862, nine months; promoted to corporal December 1, 1862; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Joseph Bryner, corporal, October 16, 1862, nine months; promoted to corporal December 1, 1862; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

George A. Clark, corporal, October 16, 1862, nine months; promoted to corporal December 1, 1862; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

James R. Right, corporal, October 16, 1862, nine months; promoted to corporal December 1, 1862; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

John Barker, corporal, October 16, 1862, nine months; promoted to corporal December 1, 1862; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Joseph Hank, corporal, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Henry Kalp, musician, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Allison, Harvey, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Allsbach, John, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Allsbach, Levi, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Allshouse, And. J., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 10, 1862.

Black, John R., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Black, William F., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Barger, Abraham, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Berlin, Uriah, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Birch, Besin, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Barger, Jacob, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Copp, Isaac C., October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted December 1, 1862.

Degoust, George, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Delph, Peter, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Dunklee, Daniel W., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; died at Gloucester Point, Va., March 12, 1863.

Ely, Christopher, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Edmiston, Joseph, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; died at Gloucester Point, Va., February 21, 1863.

Fey, Henry, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Farringer, William, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Fribley, Henry, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; drowned at Fort Keys, Va., June 24, 1863; buried in National Cemetery, Yorktown.

Graham, George, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Graff David, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Grants, John, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 11, 1862.

Houpt, Elias, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Hall, Henry, private, October r6, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company, July 26, 1863.

Hancock, Lewis, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Hartman, George, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Heckman, Jacob, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Hankey, John, private, October, 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 12, 1862.

Kean, John, jr., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Kittering, Adam, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Klingensmith, I., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Kepper, Reuben, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Kale, Jerome, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted October 29, 1862.

Lewis, Reuben, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Lewis, Anthony, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Linn, William, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Lillig, George, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 16, 1862.

Miller, William C., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Mong, Harrison, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Mitchell, Joseph, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Musser, John, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Myers, John, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Mong, William, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Moyer, Alonzo, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Myers, Cyrus, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Mail, Adam, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted December 1, 1862.

Mealy, Abraham, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 16, 1862.

Montgomery, John, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 12, 1862.

McCall, Robert, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

McCafferty, David, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 22, 1862.

Nolan, Charles, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted December 1, 1862.

Rigts, William D., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Rigle, David, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Rumberger, Levi G., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 12, 1862.

Rowan, David, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted December 1, 1862.

Seipe, Charles, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Sayers, Harvey, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Slatterly, Patrick, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Shoup, John A., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Saltgiver, Daniel, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Shoop, John A., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Swartz, Jacob, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 2, 1862.

Stoops, Daniel, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 22, 1862.

Sheasley, Andrew H., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 16, 1862.

Smith, John, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 12, 1862.

Shultz, Frederick, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 12, 1862.

Simmons, Oliver H., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 12, 1862.

Salts, Richard, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 14, 1862.

Shade, Joseph, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 12, 1862.

Walters, George W., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Wetzel, Aaron, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Walters,. David R., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Wairham, William, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Wolf, Lemuel S., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Weiter, Levi, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.

Wales, Alexander, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 12, 1862.

Waite, John D., private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 14, 1862.

Wallace, James, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 16, 1862.

Walker, Samuel, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted October 16, 1862.

Wright James, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 26, 1862.

Weiser, Benjamin, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 20, 1862.

Wilson, Albert, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 20, 1862.

Weller, John, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 20, 1862.

West, John, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 20, 1862.

Wright, Charles, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; deserted November 20, 1862.

Yoder, Nathan, private, October 16, 1862, nine months; mustered out with company July 26, 1863.





* Copied from Bates.


Source: History of Clarion County; Davis, A.J., Chapter XXXIV





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