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Fifty-fifth Regiment, Company B

55th Regiment
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Recruited in Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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55th PA Regiment Co. B

Name Rank Date of Muster Into Service Remarks
John C. Shearer Captain October 17, 1861 Mustered out, November 7, 1864; expiration of term
Frank. Z. Deppen Captain September 17, 1861 Promoted to Corporal; to Sergeant, April 4, 1864; to 1st Sergeant; to 1st Lieutenant, April 14, 1865; to Captain, June 9, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
George M. Parsons 1st Lieutenant September 17, 1861 Mustered out, September 22, 1864; expiration of term
Elijah B. Smith 1st Lieutenant September 17, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, April 4, 1864; to Sergeant, July 1, 1864; to 2nd Lieutenant, April 14. 1865; to 1st Lieutenant, June 9, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Adam M. Parsons 2nd Lieutenant September 17, 1861 Resigned February 7, 1862
Thomas G. Hughes 2nd Lieutenant September 17, 961 Promoted from 1st Sergeant, February 10, 1862; died at Hilton Head, S. C., August 8, 1862
V. S. Bloomhall 2nd Lieutenant September 17, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant, August 10, 1862; resigned September 22, 1864
John H. Kendall 2nd Lieutenant February 3, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, July 1, 1864; to 1st. Sergeant, April 14, 1864; to 2nd Lieutenant, July 10, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
James B. Ayres 1st Sergeant September 17, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864; Vet
Samuel Klahr Sergeant September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
George L. Burkhart Sergeant September 17, 1861 Commissioned 1st Lieutenant, September 24, 1864, and Captain, November 7, 1864, not mustered; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
William Fessler Sergeant September 17, 1861 Promoted from Corporal, April 4, 1864; to Sergeant, March 20, 1865; wounded April 6, 1865; absent at mustered out; Vet
Win. Reninger Sergeant September 17, 1861 Promoted to Corporal to Sergeant, April 15, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
George Shaffer Sergeant September 17, 1861 Promoted to Corporal; to Sergeant; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, January 23, 1865; Vet
William H. Wenrich Sergeant September 17, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., July 5, 1863
William G. Smith Sergeant September 17, 1861 Died at Harrisburg, Pa., March 16, 1864
Eber Kelley Corporal September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Franklin Berger Corporal September 17, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, July 1, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 20, 1865; Vet
Joshua Howe Corporal September 17, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, April 4, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
George W. Miller Corporal September 17, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, March 20, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
M. M. Kalbach Corporal February 9, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, April 15, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
George Farenbach Corporal February 2, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, April 15, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
John Mohn Corporal February 23, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, July 23, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Jacob Reiff Corporal October 5, 1863 Drafted; promoted to Corporal, July 23, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Franklin Kern Corporal September 17, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 8. 1863
William D. Shearer Corporal September 17, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 27, 1865; Vet
E. J. Froelich Corporal February 5, 1864 Captured; died at Salisbury, N. C., November 25, 1864
Samuel Startzer Corporal September 17, 1861 Died June 16, 1865; buried in Hollywood Cemetery. Richmond, Va.; Vet
John Garber Corporal September 17, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864; Vet
Henry B. Dewald Musician September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
George W. Hackman Musician September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Althouse, Reuben Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Artz, Levi Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Auran, John Private February 27, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 6, 1865
Arnold, Jonathan Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Aulenbach, John A. Private September 17, 1861 Capt'd; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 24, 1864
Artz, James Private February 23, 1864 Deserted March 12, 1864
Beckey, Isaac Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company,August 30, 1865; Vet
Berenes, Otto Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Beirer, Fidel Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Binner, Cyrus Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Bickhart, John Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Breniser, Isaac Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Brady, Augustus Private February 24, 1864 Discharged by General Order, July 20, 1865
Burket, Peter Private September 17, 1861 Killed at Drury's Bluff, May 16, 1864; Vet
Bechtel, Benjamin Private September 17, 1861 Drowned at West Point, Va., May 29, 1864
Brown, John Private September 17, 1861 Died July 20, 1864; burial record, July 17, 1864, at Hampton, Va.
Bodicher, Daniel Private January 1, 1864 Died at Hampton, Va., June 28, 1864, of wounds received in action; Vet
Baker, Jeremiah Private September 17, 1861 Died August 7, 1864; Vet
Brady, William Private October 2, 1863 Drafted; deserted June 1, 1864
Blacher, Andrew Private March 2, 1864 Prisoner from September 29, 1864 to March 9, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 13, 1865
Carr, William Private February 15, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Caten, Peter Private October 7, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Clouse, John M. Private February 9, 1864 Killed at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864
Devil, Charles Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Dewald, Elijah Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Dillen, James Private January 28, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Darnbach, Anthony Private March 4, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Daumiller, George Private July 26, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 12, 1865
Decrone, John Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 24, 1863
Davis, Thomas. Private October 5, 1863 Drafted; died at Hampton, Va., August 30, 1864
Ely, James Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 26, 1863
Eick, John Private September 17, 1861 Transferred to 1st reg. U. S. Artillery, May, 1863
Fry, William H. Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Feather, William R Private February 2, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Foucht, William J. Private September 17, 1861 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Fink, John Private August 13, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 12, 1865
Fry, Isaac S Private February 27, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 12, 1865
Fink, William Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Grimes, Peter Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Gregg, Thomas Private February 9, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Groff, Adam Private February 12, 1864 Mustered. out with Company, August 30, 1865
Grime, Cyrus W Private February 2, 1864 Discharged by General Order, May 24, 1865
Granger, Edward H. Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Grimes, John Private February 4, 1864 Died May 11, 1864; burial record, May 17, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C.
Gay, Nathaniel Private   Deserted September 8, 1861
Grimm, Charles Private January 19, 1865 Discharged by General Order, May 3, 1865
Hine, Jacob S Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Hoffner, William Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Hickey, Patrick Private October 2, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Howe, Elias Private February 27, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Hackman, Abraham. Private October 12, 1861 Killed at Cold Harbor, Va., June 4, 1864
Heft, Samuel Private February 23, 1864 Died June 11, 1864, of wounds received at Cold Harbor, Va., June, 1864
Hawk, William Private September 16, 1861 Died July 26, 1864, of wounds received in action; buried at Hampton, Va.
Hughes, Joseph W. Private April 15, 1862 Promoted to Hospital Steward, June 3, 1862
Idle, William Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Jones, John J. Private September 17, 1861 Died at Beverly, N. J.. August 27, 1864
Katen, James Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30.1865; Vet
Kline, Martin. Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Kenney, John Private February 22, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Kintzey, Augillia Private February 23, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Kissinger, Joseph Private February 4, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Kemmerer, Frank Private February 27, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Keller, John C. Private February 3, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Keiffly, John Private September 17, 1861 Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, June 6, 1865; Vet
Kern, Franklin Private February 24, 1864 Discharged on surgeon's Certificate, March 24, 1865
Katterman, George Private September 5, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 12, 1865
Kline, Abraham F. Private February 15, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 21, 1865
Koons, Jacob Private February 13, 1864 Died June 12, 1864, of wounds received at Cold Harbor, Va., June, 1864
Katterman, Benjamin Private September 17, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, July 27, 1864; Vet
Kinard, Abraham Private July 21, 1863 Drafted; died at Philadelphia, Pa., July 21, 1864
Klopp, Benneville Private September 17, 1861 Not on muster-out roll
Lorah, Martin H. Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Layman, John Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Langton, John Private October 2, 63 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Legg, John W. Private October 5, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Leonard, Robert Private October 7, 1863 Drafted; deserted June 1, 1864
Madary, William H Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Muck, Barney Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Manderbach, William Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Moyer, John G. Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Mohn, Richard. Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Mathew, John A Private February 12, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Moyer, George N Private February 5, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Moroney, John Private October 29, 1861 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Machmer, Isaac Private September 17, 1861 Died June 11, 1864; burial record, June 6, 1864 of wounds received at Bermuda Hundred, Va.; buried at Hampton, Va.; Vet
Miller, Franklin J. Private February 23, 1864 Died June 26, 1864; of wounds received at Cold Harbor, Va., June, 1864; buried in National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Minder, Jacob Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; died June 10, 1864, of wounds received at Cold Harbor, Va., June, 1864
Menderbach, Morris Private February 16, 1864 Died at Point of Rocks, Va., November 14, 1864
Mahonay, Cornelius Private October 7, 1863 Drafted; deserted September 7, 1864
Miller, William R. Private September 5, 1864 Promoted to principal musician, November 1, 1864
Nicholas, John K. Private September 17, 1861 Died July 11, 1864, of wounds received in action, June 17, 1864; buried at Hampton, Va.
Norris, John Private September 17, 1861 Accidentally killed at Edisto Island, S. C., June 21, 1862
Oberdorf, Henry Private September 17, 1861 Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
Putt, Frederick Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Price, Moses Private February 12, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Putt, Franklin Private February 27, 1864 Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
Paffenberger, A. Private March 3, 1864 Died August 31, 1864; buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery, L. I.
Rittenhouse, Josiah Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1864; Vet
Reifsnyder, James Private February 12, 1864 Absent, sick, at muster out
Rathman, John Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Rudy, Charles Private February 19, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Reisher, Theodore Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 16, 1863
Reifsnyder James Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 2, 1863
Reisher, Charles T. Private September 20, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 12, 1865
Rambo, Joseph Private October 12, 1861 Mustered out, October 6, 1864; expiration of term
Ruby, George Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out, August 29, 1864; expiration of term
Rich, Daniel Private October 12, 1861 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, July 1, 1863
Robinson, James C. Private September 29, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Ryan, Thomas Private October 2, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Reichert, Samuel Private September 17, 1861 Died September 12, 1862; burial record, September 23, 1862, at Beaufort, S. C.
Ruth, Michael K. Private February 12, 1864 Killed at Petersburg, June 18, 1864
Reifsnyder, William Private September 17, 1861 Died July 30, 1864, of wounds received in action; Vet
Rohrer, Henry F. Private February 3, 1864 Died near Richmond, Va., July 9, 1865
Rhotenberger, H. Private   Deserted September 17, 1861
Stamm, John T Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Strickler, George Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Swarlens, John Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Showalter, H. A. Private February 20, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Steffey, Benjamin Private February 16, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Steffey, John Private February 16, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Snyder, Henry Private September 17, 1861 Deserted; returned; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Sheppard, John Private December 14, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Smith, Joseph Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 16, 1863
Shearer, George Private   Transferred to another Company, at Camp Curtin, Pa., October 1, 1861
Salada, Francis Private February 3, 1864 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown
Summers, Joseph Private October 2, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C, April 27, 1864
Spicher, Moses Private September 17, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., July 22, 1863
Strawbridge, Israel Private July 21, 1863 Drafted; died December 18, 1863; burial record, March 22, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C.
Seidle, James A Private February 23, 1864 Died at Beaufort, S. C., April 10, 1864
Stutzman, Wm Private September 17, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, June 18, 1864; Vet
Schoeneck, Jacob Private October 20, 1861 Died July 9, 1864, of wounds received in action; buried in National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Snyder, Jacob A Private February 23, 1864 Captured; died at Salisbury, N. C., February 5, 1865
Stout, Amos R. Private February 9, 1864 Captured; died at Salisbury, N. C., February 22, 1865
Steffy, Amos Private   Deserted September 10, 1861
Steffy, Christian Private August 6, 1864 Not on muster-out roll
Tyson, Thomas Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Tole, Philip Private February 23, 1864 Discharged by General Order. June 25, 1865
Tyson, William Private September 17, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 2, 1863
Tyson, James Private January 25, 1864 Captured; died at Salisbury, N. C., December 13, 1864
Ulrich, Cyrus Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Valentine, George H. Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Wiggins, James Private January 23, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Wartman, Jonat'n Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Wood, Sylvester Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Wilhelm, John Private February 20, 1864 Absent, sick, at muster out
Williams, W. S Private February 17, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Weiant, David S. Private February 25, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Weidner, John Private February 23, 1864 Wounded June 19, 1864; absent at muster out
Weike, Joseph Private September 17, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Williams, William Private September 17, 1861 Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, June 6, 1865; Vet
Walters, Frederick Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, January 9, 1863
Weinberger, Peter Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 7, 1863
Weike, Levi A. Private March 1, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 23, 1865
White, Joseph Private September 17, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June, 1864
Walton, Thomas Private July 24, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C., April 27, 1864
Wilson, George Private October 3, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company C., April 27, 1864
Weike, Adam Private September 17, 1861 Killed at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864
Weidner, James Private September 17, 1861 Died September 3, 1864, of wounds received in action; buried at Hampton, Va.
Weinhill, Peter Private September 17, 1861 Not on muster-out roll
Young, Jacob S. Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865

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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