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Fifty-fifth Regiment, Company A

55th Regiment
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Recruited in Lilly, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

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55th PA Regiment Co. A

Name Rank Date of Muster Into Service Remarks
James Carroll Captain October 30, 1861 Discharged April 16, 1863
David W. Fox Captain October 30, 1861 Promoted from 1st Lieutenant, May 15, 1863. February 15, 1865
Patrick F. Hodge Captain October 30, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant to 1st Sergeant, January 1, 1863; to 2nd Lieutenant, August 8, 1863; to 1st Lieutenant, November 9, 1863; to Capt., April 1, 1865; muster out with Company, August 30, 1863
John Lynch 1st Lieutenant October 30, 1861 Promoted from Quartermaster Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant, November 8, 1863; to 1st Lieut., April 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
John Porter 2nd Lieutenant October 30, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate November 1, 1862
Abram Alstead 2nd Lieutenant October 30, 1861 Promoted from 1st Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant, January 23, 1863; commissioned 1st Lieutenant, April 16, 1863, not mustered; resigned August 29, 1863
Celestine McMullen 2nd Lieutenant January 1, 1864 Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant to 1st Sergeant, February 15, 1865; to 2nd Lieutenant, April 29, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
James Driskel 1st Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, May 10, 1862; to Sergeant, January 1, 1863; to 1st Sergeant, January 1, 1864; to 1st Lieutenant and Quarter Master, February 14, 1865; Vet
John Harlin 1st Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant, January 1, 1864; to 1st Sergeant, April 29, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Richard P. Sharp Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant, January 1, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Patrick F. Hughes Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted to Sergeant, February 1, 1865; wounded in action, March 3, 1865; absent at muster out; Vet
Peter Shoffer Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, February 15, 1865; to Sergeant, April 29, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
James A. Wharton Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, November 1, 1864; to Sergeant, July 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
August. Flanagan Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1864; to Sergeant, September 1, 1864; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 16, 1865; Vet
Samuel Herter Sergeant October 30, 1861 Killed at Pocotaligo, S. C., October 22, 1862
Michael A. Kline Sergeant .January 1, 1864 Killed at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864; Vet
James C. Fagana Corporal January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1864; wounded in action, May 16, 1864; absent at muster out-Vet
Casper Flaugh Corporal January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, November 1, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
G. P. Barnacle Corporal January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, March 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Leopold Baker Corporal March 23, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, May 7, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Theodore F. Devlin Corporal February 23, 1864 Prisoner from May 16, to November 19, 1864; promoted to Corporal, June 6. 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Francis O'Neal Corporal February 24, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, June 6, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
John Keating Corporal March 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, July 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
John W. Long Corporal February 23, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, August 12, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Robert McCombie Corporal October 30, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, December 1, 1861; mustered out, October 31, 1864, expiration of term
Michael P. Short Corporal October 30, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., December 1, 1862
Richard P. McGuire Corporal January 1, 1864 Killed at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; Vet
Henry Bennett Corporal January 1, 1864 Wounded and prisoner at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; died at Petersburg, Va., May 18, 1864; Vet
Ber'd McAtamany Corporal January 1, 1864 Wounded and prisoner at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; died at Richmond, Va., May 31, 1864; Vet
Peter McGuire Corporal January 1, 1864 Captured; died at Millen, Ga., October 15, 1864; Vet
Franklin Billings Musician October 30, 1861 Died at Hilton Head, S. C., April 15, 1862
John Masoner Musician February 13, 1864 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, November 13, 1864; Vet
Attig, James H. Private February 23, 1864 Mustered, out with Company, August 30, 1863
Amigh, Ressler Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Bender, Englebert Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1864; Vet
Bender, Gebhart Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Bender, David Private February 3, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Bender, Demet's A. Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Brown, William D. Private March 8, 1864 Deserted; returned' mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Bart, Peter Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Butler, James Private January 27, 1865 1 Absent, sick, at muster out
Byerline, George Private February 25, 1864 Captured September 18, 1864; absent at muster out
Behey, Nicholas Private February 23, 1864 Discharged by General Order, May 15, 1864
Baker, Charles Private October 12, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Brennenan, Edward > 1 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 3, 1863
Hutcher, George Private September 19, 1864 1 Discharged by General Order, June 13, 1863
Howell, William Private February 27, 1864 Discharged by General Order, August 16, 1863
Honeger, Casper Private October 10, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Holieron, James Private October 6, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Hart, Albert Private October 6, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Howard, William Private February 23, 1864 Died November 28, 1864; buried in United States General Hospital Cemetery, Annapolis, Maryland
Hite, Samuel C. Private February 23, 1864 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., September 15, 1864; burial record, July 16, 1864; grave, 3,379
Hurd, Paul Private February 23, 1864 Died at Philadelphia, August 19, 1864
Howard, Michael Private February 25, 1864 Deserted March 12, 1864
Ingham, William H. Private July 27, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Johnson, William B. Private January 1, 1864 Absent, on detached duty, at muster out-Vet
Jordan, Edward Private February 25, 1864 Deserted March 12, 1864
Kaylor, Charles Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, Aug 30, 1865; Vet
Krise, William G Private October 30, 1861 Mustered out, October 31, 1864, expiration of term
Kerigan, Michael Private October 30, 1861 Mustered out, October 31, 1864, expiration of term
Krouse, Henry Private October 30, 1861 Promoted to Corporal Company I, November 15, 1861
Kaylor, Lewis Private August 12, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1863
Kaylor. Robert Private January 1, 1864 Killed at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; Vet
Kline, James Private January 1, 1864 Died August 17, 1865; buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia; Vet
Kennedy, John H. Private August 28, 1861 Not on muster-out roll
Lingerfelt, Abram Private January 1, 1864 Absent, on detached duty, at muster out; Vet
Lingerfelt, Aaron Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Lingerfelt, Josiah Private February 25, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Long, John F. Private February 27, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Lynch, Joseph H. Private February 26, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Litzinger, James Private October 30, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 2, 1863
Leary, William A. Private February 23, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 7, 1863
Lauffer, Valentine Private February 23, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 17, 1865
Laugham, Samuel Private February 16, 1864 Prisoner from May 16, 1864, to April 29, 1865; discharged by General Order, May 20, 1863
Lammers, William Private October 12, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Leonord, Anthony Private October 10, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Lance, Jacob J. Private February 23, 1864 Died July 15, 1864; burial record, at Beaufort, South Carolina, August 16, 1864
Martz, Henry Private February 23, 1864 Wounded in action, May 16, 1864; absent at muster out
Marts, Rufus O. Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
McCloskey, John Private March 8, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
McAlear, John Private February 23, 1864 Absent, sick, at muster out
Merryman, John Private October 4, 1864 1 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
McConnell, Thomas Private October 30, 1861 Discharged by special order, January 23, 1863
Mills, James Private October 30, 1861 Discharged by Special Order, January 23, 1863
McCombie, William Private March 22, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 11, 1863
McMullen, Alex Private October 30, 1861 Mustered out, October 31, 1864, expiration of term
McKim, Robert Private October 30, 1861 Mustered out, November 15, 1864, to date October 30, 1864, expiration of term
Marlett, Harry Private October 30, 1861 Mustered out, November 4, 1864, expiration of term
McGuire, John P. Private October 30, 1861 Mustered out October 31, 1864, expiration of term
McGirr, Philip S. Private September 27, 1864 1 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 13, 1865
Mouse, John Private February 23, 1864 Wounded at Hatcher's Run, Va., March 30, 1865; discharged by General Order, May 27, 1863
Moore, John Private October 9, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Markley, Charles H. Private August 10, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
McDowell, John. Private October 30, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., September 28, 1862
McAtamany, Hugh Private October 30, 1861 Killed at Pocotaligo, S. C., October 22, 1862
McCombie, George Private April 22, 1862 Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864
McGough, William D. Private February 25, 1864 Died July 21, 1864; burial record, July 2, 1864, of wounds received at Petersburg, Va., June 15, 1864; buried at Hampton, Va.
McLaughlin, John Private October 30, 1861 Died at Point of Rocks, Va., September 15, 1864
McGuire, Felix J. Private January 1, 1864 Captured; died at Millen, Ga., October 17, 1864; Vet
Montgomery, James Private February 27, 1864 Wounded and prisoner at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; died at Richmond, Va., June 6, 1864; burial record, June 14, 1864
McCall, Michael Private - February 23, 1864 Wounded and prisoner at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; died at Richmond, Va., June 7, 1864
Martz, Alfred Private January 1, 1864 Died in Buckingham Company, Va., August 10, 1865; Vet
Moreland, John D. Private January 1, 1864 Captured; died at Florence, S. C., November 17, 1864; Vet
McDevitt, Walter Private January 27, 1865 1 Deserted May 4, 1863
Nagle, John N Private October 30, 1861 Private Mustered out, October 30, 1864, expiration of term
Noel, John C Private March 4, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 7, 1863
Norberry, Smith Private October 12, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C. April 27, 1864
Omer, John Private October 30, 1861 Wounded and prisoner at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; died at Richmond, Va., June 23, 1864
O'Neil, Patrick Private October 12, 1863 Drafted; deserted March 20, 1864
Plummer, Henry Private February 25, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Phalan, Philip Private February 25, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Porter, Thomas H Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Pittman, James. Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Plummer, Levi. Private September 29, 1864 1 Discharged by General Order, June 13, 1863
Penrose, Henry Private October 10, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Parker, David M. Private February 23, 1864 Died July 2, 1864, of wounds received at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; buried at Hampton, Va.
Plummer, Lloyd Private September 29, 1864 1 Not on muster-out roll
Rupe, Theodore Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Rainey, Joseph Private February 25, 1864 Deserted; returned; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Reniger, Jacob B. Private October 30, 1861 Discharged by Special Order, January 23, 1863
Riley, James H. Private October 30, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, March 14, 1863
Reinhard, Rudolph Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Rupe, Thomas Private February 23, 1864 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, April 12, 1863
Robinson, Thomas Private October 30, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., October 11, 1862
Renyer, David Private October 30, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., December 11, 1863
Rainey, William A. Private October 30, 1861 Deserted March 12, 1864; returned March 13, 1865; discharged by General Order, July 1, 1863
Shoffner, Augustine Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Swinehart, James Private February 22, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Stoy, Peter U. Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Shaw, Alexander Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Seymour, George Private February 25, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Seymour, Peter Private March 4, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Seymour, Nicholas Private February 25, 1864 Absent, sick, at muster out
Storm, John A. Private October 30, 1861 Discharged by Special Order, January 23, 1863
Storm, Joseph Private October 30, 1861 Discharged by Special Order, January 23, 1863
Stiffler, Henry M. Private February 23, 1864 Discharged by General Order, May 26, 1863
Smith, John Private October 9, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Smith, John F. Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Scott, Robert Private October 30, 1861 Died at Hilton Head, S. C., July 20, 1862
Simmers, George Private February 23, 1864 Killed at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 26, 1864
Sweeny, Patrick Private March 1, 1864 Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 23, 1864
Stanley, Michael Private March 1, 1864 Wounded and prisoner at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; died at Richmond, Va., May 30, 1864; burial record, June 12, 1864
Sweeny, Hugh Private February 23, 1864 Died at Hemlock, Pa., February 19, 1865, of wounds received at Petersburg, Va., June 15, 1864
Troxell, John A. Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Topper, Jeremiah Private February 25, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 28, 1865
Varley, John Private October 30, 1861 Killed at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864
Warner, Francis Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1863
Williamson, Joshua Private March 1.'64 Absent. sick, at muster out
Wilt, David H Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Wherry, Joseph M. Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Wagner, James H. I. Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Wible, Peter C. Private January 1, 1864 Wounded in action, November 18, 1864; absent. at muster out-Vet
Wills, Augustine Private October 30, 1864 Mustered out, October 31, 1864, expiration of term
Wible, Andrew Private October 30, 1861 Mustered out, October 31, 1864, expiration of term
Wilt, John H. Private February 23, 1864 Captured at Drury's Bluff, Va.. May 16, 1864; discharged by General Order, June 30, 1863
Wilhelm, D. K. Private February 23, 1864 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, April 24, 1863
Wilt, John Private February 23, 1864 Died at Hampton, Va., July 8, 1864
Wible, Paul Private January 1, 1864 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 24, 1864; Vet
Young, John Private October 12, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Zerbie, August C. Private October 30, 1861 Mustered out, October 31, 1864, expiration of term
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