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Forty-fourth Regiment, First Cavalry Officers



Recruited in Fayette County, Pennsylvania

44th PA Regiment Field and Staff Officers

Name Rank Date of Muster Into Service Remarks
George D. Bayard Colonel August 27, 1861 Wounded at Dranesville, Va., November 22, 1861; promoted to Brigadier General, May 5, 1862; killed at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
Owen Jones Colonel August 8, 1861 Promoted from Captain, Company B to Major, August 5, 1861; to Lieut. Colonel, October , 1861; to Colonel, May 5, 1862; resigned January 30, 1863
John P. Taylor Colonel August 10, 1861 Promoted from Captain, Company C to Lieutenant Colonel, September 15, 1862; to Colonel, March 2, 1863; to Brevet Brigadier General, August 4, 1865; mustered out with regiment, September 9, 1864
Jacob Higgins Lieutenant Colonel August 2, 1861 Promoted from Captain, Company G, August 18, 1861; resigned October 8, 1861
Sylvester D. Barrows Lieutenant Colonel August 11, 1861 Promoted from 1st Lieut. Company D, to Major, November 15, 1861; to Lieutenant Colonel, May 5, 1862; resigned September 15, 1862
David Gardner Lieutenant Colonel September 27, 1861 Promoted from Captain, Company G to Major, November 23, 1862; to Lieutenant Colonel, February 10, 1863; mustered out with regiment, September 9, 1864
Thomas S. Richards Major August 5, 1861 Promoted from Captain, Company M, May 5, 1862; resigned November 22, 1862
Josiah H. Ray Major August 16, 1861 Promoted from Captain, Company F, March 1, 1862; resigned February 23, 1863
William T. McEwen Major August 10, 1861 Promoted from Captain, Company C, February 23, 1863; wounded at Brandy Station, Va., June 9, 1863; resigned October 17, 1863
Richard J. Falls Major January 3, 1862 Wounded July 28, 1864; transferred to battalion, September 3, 1864; commissioned Lieut. Colonel, November 11, 1864, not mustered; discharged January 3, 1865
James M. Gaston Major August, 1861 Promoted from Captain, Company I, March 1, 1863; mustered out, August 1, 1864
Charles C. Townsend Adjutant November 22, 1862 Promoted from Hospital Steward, November 22, 1862; resigned June 14, 1863
William P. Lloyd Adjutant September 1, 1861 Promoted from 1st Lieutenant, Company E, September 1, 1863; mustered out with regiment, September 9, 1864
C. L. Buffington B. Adjutant August 12, 1861 Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant, Company E, to Batt. Adjutant, February 19, 1862; mustered out, September I0, 1862
William S. Foster B. Adjutant September 6, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant Company K, March 1, 1862; mustered out, September 9, 1862
William Bayard B. Adjutant March 1, 1862 Discharged, September 1, 1862
Job H. Cole B. Adjutant August 5, 1861 Promoted from 1st Sergeant Company M, May 5, 1862; mustered out, September 11, 1862
Richard R. Carson Quarter Master August 8, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant Company B to Quarter Master, September 17, 1861; to Captain and Assistant Quarter Master, May 23, 1862
George H. Baker Quarter Master August 8, 1861 Promoted from Corporal Company B to Quarter Master Sergeant, September 28, 1861; to Quarter Master, May 5, 1862; mustered out with regiment, September 9, 1864
William Stadelman Commissary of Subsistence August 8, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant Company B to Quarter Master Sergeant, May 5, 1862; to 1st Lieutenant and Commissary of Subsistence, October 22, 1862; resigned January 28, 1863
Henry A. Wood Surgeon August 16, 1861 Promoted from private, Company F to Commissary Sergeant, June 22, 1862; to 1st Lieut. and C. S., January 27, 1863; mustered out with regiment, September 9, 1864
David Stanton Surgeon August 27, 1861 Promoted to Surgeon U. S. Regular Army, November 24, 1862
Gordon B. Hotchkin Adjutant December 4, 1861 Promoted from Assistant Surgeon, November 24, 1862; mustered out with regiment, September 9, 1864
J. B. Finney Assistant Surgeon August, 1861 Resigned September, 1861
Samuel Alexander Assistant Surgeon August 27, 1861 Killed at Dratiesville, Va., November 26, 1861
George W. H. Calver Assistant Surgeon June, 1861 Resigned August 2, 1862
Hiram N. Kelley Assistant Surgeon December 17, 1862 Resigned January 21, 1863
Louis E. Atkinson Assistant Surgeon January 24, 1863 Transferred to battalion, September 3, 1864; discharged September 25, 1864
R. H. Tuft Assistant Surgeon July 6, 1863 Transferred to battalion, September 3, 1864, and to 2nd Regiment Proviosnal Cavalry, June 17, 1865
J. Hervey Beale Chaplain September 1, 1861 Mustered out with regiment, September 9, 1864
Jacob Wolf Veterinary Surgeon August 13, 1861 Promoted from private Company I, May 1, 1863; mustered out with regiment, September 9, 1864
George W. Seigrist Sergeant Major August 10, 1861 Promoted from Quarter Master Sergeant Company C, to Sergeant Major, September 1, 1861; to 2nd Lieutenant Company I, November 23, 1861
Henry C. Beamer Sergeant Major August 10, 1861 Promoted to Sergeant Major, February 17, 1862; to 1st Lieutenant Company G, July 17, 1862
William McCune Sergeant Major   Appointed Sergeant Major, May 8, 1862; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 29, 1862
George J. Geiser Sergeant Major   Promoted to Sergeant Major, September 29, 1862; to 2nd Lieutenant Company G, April 12, 1863
John Hamilton Sergeant Major July 25, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant Company A, May 1,1863; mustered out with regiment, September 9, 1864
George W. Fincher Quarter Master Sergeant July 30, 1861 Promoted from private Company L, November 1, 1862; transferred to battalion, September 3, 1864; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant Company L, battalion, September 13, 1864; to 1st Lieutenant, Company F, battalion, March 19, 1865; mustered out by consolidation, June 20, 1865; Vet
John McCahan Commissary Sergeant August 28, 1861 Promoted from private Company G, February 28, 1862mustered out with regiment, September 9, 1864
Joseph Deveney Hospital Steward   Promoted from Hospital Steward, September 6, 1861; transferred; not on muster-out roll
Ernest Conzler Hospital Steward August 28, 1861 Promoted from private Company G, October, 1861; transferred to U. S. regular army, November 24, 1862
Charles Gardner Hospital Steward October 20, 1862 Promoted from private Company G, October 23, 1862; transferred to battalion, September 3, 1864
William P. Lloyd Hospital Steward September 1, 1861 Promoted from private Company G, December 18, 1862; to 1st Lieutenant, Company E, March 22, 1863
William J. Jackman Hospital Steward July 25, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant Company A, February 25, 1863; mustered out with regiment, September 9, 1864
Thomas R. Starer Chief Bugler August 21, 1861 Promoted from Corporal, Company I, October 16, 1861; discharged by order of War Dep't, October 1, 1862
James P. Landis Chief Bugler August 10, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant, Company C, May 1, 1863; wounded June 9, 1863; transferred to battalion, September 3, 1864; mustered out by Special Order, June 20, 1865; Vet
John W. Forney Saddler July 25, 1861 Transferred to battalion, September 3, 1864; mustered out by Special Order, June 20, 1865; Vet

Source: Bates, Samuel P. (Samuel Penniman), 1827-1902.: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5; prepared in compliance with acts of the legislature, by Samuel P. Bates.




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