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Fifty-fifth Regiment, Company C

55th Regiment
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Recruited in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

55th PA Regiment Co. C

Name Rank Date of Muster Into Service Remarks
Michael O'Connell Captain September 12, 1861 Resigned April 20, 1862
James Metzger Captain October 12, 1861 Promoted from Adjutant to Captain, November 25, 1862; to Lieutenant Colonel, May 10, 1865
John O'Neil 1st Lieutenant December 4, 1861 Promoted to Captain Company I, September 10, 1864
John C. Geyer 1st Lieutenant October 2, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant Maj., March 1, 1865; commissioned Adjutant, November 14, 1864; not mustered; resigned July 11, 1865
Patrick O'Connell 2nd Lieutenant December 4, 1861 Commissioned 1st Lieutenant, September 14, 1864, and Captain, December 21, 1864, not mustered; mustered out, March 14, 1865, expiration of term
George P. Parry 2nd Lieutenant January 1, 1864 Promoted from Sergeant to 2nd Lieut., May 15, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Edward Johnston 1st Sergeant September 13, 1861 Promoted from private to Sergeant, May 1, 1863; to 1st Sergeant; commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, September 14, 1864, and 1st Lieutenant, December 21, 1864, not mustered; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, March 25, 1865; Vet
Samuel Gordon 1st Sergeant November 22, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, January 5, 1864; to Sergeant, April 1, 1864; to 1st Sergeant, May 1, 1865; commissioned 2nd Lieut., March 21, 1865, and 1st Lieut., March 25, 1865, not mustered; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
James Burke Sergeant September 13, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, August 1, 1863; to Sergeant, January 5, 1864; commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. December 21, 1864, 1st Lieutenant, March 21, 1865, and Captain, March 25, 1865, not mustered; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
John P. Vanlier Sergeant September 23, 1861 Drafted; promoted to Corporal, December 12, 1863; to Sergeant, May 16, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
William Waters Sergeant September 13, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, May 1, 1865; to Sergeant, August 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Albert Hart Sergeant October 6, 1863 Drafted; promoted to Corporal, May 1, 1865; to Sergeant, August 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Peter Ryan Sergeant September 12, 1861 Drowned at Ladies' Island, S. C., September 4, 1862
Thomas Lewis Sergeant September 25, 1861 Deserted June 10, 1863
John Heveran Sergeant September 13, 1861 Promoted to Sergeant, January 5, 1864; deserted February 12, 1864; Vet
William McLaughlin Corporal September 12, 1861 Wounded in action, June 3, 1864; mustered out September 19, 1864, expiration of term
Timothy Mahoney Corporal September 18, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, November 5, 1863; wounded June 18, 1864; mustered out, September 19, 1864, expiration of term
Thomas Morrissey Corporal November 12, 1862 Promoted to Corporal, August 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
George Grant Corporal July 22, 1863 Drafted; deserted; returned; promoted to Corporal, August 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
John Feeny Corporal September 12, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Charles Duffy Corporal September 18, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 26, 1864
Cornelius McLugh Corporal September 5, 1862 Promoted to Corporal, December 12, 1864; discharged by General Order, June 13, 1865
William H. Connelly Corporal October 23, 1861 Captured; died at Andersonville, Georgia, August 21, 1864; grave, 6,395
Casper Honnegar Corporal October 10, 1863 Drafted; promoted to Corporal, December 9, 1863; capt'd; died August 21, 1864; burial record, at Andersonville, Ga., August 19, 1864; grave, 6,175
John Rementer Corporal July 22, 1863 Drafted; promoted to Corporal, April 19, 1864; deserted October 29, 1864
Joseph L. Ettla Musician February 13, 64 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Peter McDermott Musician September 12, 1862 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Arnold, John Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Adams, Charles Private September 24, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 26, 1864
Allen, Thomas Private September 24, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 30, 1864
Boyle, John Private September 13, 1864 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Baker, Charles Private October 12, 1863 Drafted; discharged by General Order, May 26, 1865
Boyle, Manus Private September 12, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Boner, Cornelius Private September 12-, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Bulger, Patrick Private October 15, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 30, 1864
Brenneman, Edward . Private July 14, 1863 Drafted; deserted July 25, 1864
Campbell, Anthony Private September 13, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Clanick, Samuel Private July 25, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Conrad, George Private October 6, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Cummings, Henry Private October 7, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Corcoran, Daniel Private September 12, 1861 Wounded inaction, May 16, 1864; mustered out, September 19, 1864, expiration of term
Conner, John, 1st. Private September 25, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Conner, John, 2nd. Private September 25, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Connell, Patrick Private October 23, 1861 Mustered out, October 23. 1864, expiration of term
Corcoran, Philip Private September 12, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Clark, Thomas Private September 12, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Crawford, John Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, December 31, 1864
Cunningham, Ed. Private September 12, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 15, 1864
Cole, William Private October 6, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 4, 1864
Campbell, James Private October 2063, 1863 Drafted; deserted April 30, 1864
Donovan, Jeremiah Private September 18, 1861 Wounded in action, May 16, 1864; mustered out, September 17, 1864, expiration of term
Duffy, John Private September 13, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Dufer, John Private August 14, 1863 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 23, 1865
Dorien, James Private September 13, 1861 Killed at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; Vet
Dermounday, Thos Private September 18, 1861 Deserted October 20, 1861
Dull, Nathan Private August 14, 1863 Drafted; deserted November 7, 1864
Davis, George Private October 9, 1863 Drafted; deserted November 7, 1864
Estead, John Private October 6, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Early, Patrick Private September 18, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Eagen, James Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., September 3, 1864; grave, 7,657
Eahl, Anthony Private October 7, 1863 Drafted; mis. at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864
Fitzgerald, John Private September 13, 1861 Wounded in action, June 3, 1864; absent at muster out; Vet
Folks, William Private September 12, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Freil, Daniel Private September 13, 1861 Captured; died at Andersonville, Georgia, October 24, 1864; grave, 11,378
Franklin, W. M. Private October 12, 1863 Drafted; deserted October 29, 1864
Grant, Edward Private September 13, 1861 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Gordon, Thomas Private September 13, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Gillian, James Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; wounded in action, May 3, 1864; absent at muster out
Gooddell, Putnam A. Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; wounded in action, June 19, 1864; died at Hampton, Virginia, February 20, 1865
Grey, William Private September 24, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Grosshoff, Nicholas Private October 1, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Griffin, James Private September 18, 1861 Prisoner from May 16, 1864, to April 21, 1865; discharged by General Order, May 29, 1865
Granger, Edward H. Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; captured; died at Andersonville Ga., September 24, 1864; burial record, September 2, 1864; grave, 7,589
Glass, William Private July 14, 1863 Drafted; captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., August 31, 1864; grave, 7,352
Hogan, Patrick Private September 12, 1861 Wounded in action, May 16, 1864; mustered out, September 19, 1864, expiration of term
Horan, Patrick Private September 18, 1861 Wounded in action, June 3, 1864; mustered out, September 19, 1864, expiration of term
Hollowell, Charles K. Private July 23, 1863 Drafted; wounded in action, June 2, 1864; absent at muster out
Holloron, James Private October 6, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Battery E, 3d Regiment United States Artillery, May 14, 1864
Heveran, Andrew Private September 18, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Hassy, Robert Private September 12, 1861 Mustered out, August 19, 1865; Vet
Harrington, John Private November 5, 1861 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 12, 1864; burial record, September 13, 1864; grave, 3,201
Hamor, T. Waren Private September 24, 1863 Drafted; deserted October 29, 1864
Ingham, William H. Private July 27, 1863 Drafted; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February, 1865
Jackson, William Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 17, 1865
Jones, William Private September 13, 1861 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 24, 1864; grave, 3,885; Vet
Kelly, William Private September 13, 1861 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Kahler, Louis Private .. August 12, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Lammers, William Private October 12, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Light, John Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; killed at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 9, 1864
Leonard, Ernest Private October 10, 1863 Drafted; captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 27, 1864
Leach, Edward Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 30, 1864
Legg, John Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 30, 1864
Moore, John Private October 9, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Mulholland, James Private September 13, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
McConnell, Hugh Private September 12, 1861 Prisoner from May 16, to November 19, 1864; mustered out, January 27, 1865, to date November 24, 1864, expiration of term
Mason, Edward Private September 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, August 31, 1862
McGuicken, Henry Private September 12, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
McLaughlin, B'd. Private September 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 7, 1862
Mahoney, Patrick Private September 18, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Montgomery, James Private September 18, 1861 Transferred to U. S. Artillery, May, 1863
Murphy, John Private September 12, 1861 Prisoner from May 16, to November 20, 1864; mustered out, January 18, 1865, to date November 24, 1864, expiration of term
McHugh, John Private September 18, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, March 2, 1863
Morley, Bartle Private September 25, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, November 18, 1862
McKernan, John Private September 12, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Moroney, John Private October 1, 1863 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 7, 1865
McBride, Roger Private September 12, 1861 Prisoner from May 16, 1864, to May 5, 1865; mustered out, May 31, 1865, to date May 18, 1865, expiration of term
Molloy, Peter. Private September 12, 1861 Killed at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864
McCullough, Felix Private September 12, 1861 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., September 16, 1864
McIntyre, John Private September 24, 1863 Drafted; captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., December 24, 1864; grave, 12,326
Markley, Charles H Private August 10, 1863 Drafted; died June 29, 1864; burial record, July 7, 1864, of wounds received in action; buried in National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Murphy, Peter Private September 12, 1861 Deserted October 20, 1861
McCarthy, Owen Private November 5, 1861 Deserted February 12, 1864; Vet
Mitchel Rufus Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; missing in action, September 29. 1864
Norberry, Smith Private October 12, 1863 Drafted; wounded in action, May 16, 1864; absent at muster out
Nearon, John Private August 24, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 13, 1865
O'Sullivan, John Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
O'Brien, Timothy Private September 12, 1861 Wounded in action, May 16, 1864; mustered out, September 19, 1864, expiration of term
O'Neil, Manus Private October 25, 1861 Mustered out, November 4, 1864, to date October 24, 1864, expiration of term
O'Brien, John Private September 12, 1861 Missing at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864
Parfitt, Thomas Private September 13, 1861 Wounded in action, June 3, 1864; absent at muster out; Vet
Penrose, Henry Private October 10, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Parfitt, Isaac, Sr. Private September 18, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 2, 1863; burial record, died at Beaufort, S. C., July 8, 1863
Parfitt, Isaac, Jr. Private September 13, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864; Vet
Reinhardt, Rud'h. Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Rolland, Robert Private September 29, 1863 Drafted; wounded in action, June 18, 1864; absent at muster out
Rodgers, Patrick Private September 12, 1861 Mustered out, October 21, 1864, to date September, 12, 1864, expiration of term
Ryan, Thomas Private October 2, 1863 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 14, 1865
Robinson, James C Private September 29, 1863 Drafted; killed at Chapin's Farm, Va., September 29, 1864
Rush, Peter Private September 5, 1862 Deserted November 7, 1864
Russo, John Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 30, 1864
Riley, James Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 6, 1864
Reynolds, John Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; missing at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864
Shitzline, George H. Private July 26, 1863 Drafted; wounded in action, June 5, 1864; absent at muster out
Sullivan, Patrick Private September 1, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Shroyer, William Private August 24, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 13, 1865
Shields, Patrick Private October 15, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps; date unknown
Smith, John F. Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; captured; died at Andersonville, Georgia. August 28, 1864; grave, 7,106
Smith, Edward Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; deserted November 7, 1864
Samuelson, Samuel Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; deserted July 18, 1864
Smith, John B. Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 30, 1864
Smith, John Private October 9, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 3, 1864
Sullivan, John Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 30, 1864
Snipe, Abraham Private November 10, 1863 Not on muster-out roll
Snipe, Ishmael Private November 10, 1863 Not on muster-out roll
Tague, John Private October 1, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Battery E, 3d Regiment, United States Artillery, May 14, 1864
Tigue, Patrick Private September 13, 1861 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Thompson, Charles Private July 22, 1863 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 7, 1865
Thompson, John Private October 14'6, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 14, 1864
Townsend, Richard Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 30, 1864
Vance, William H. Private August 24, 1864 Captured; died at Salisbury, N. C., December 9, 1864
Waters, Patrick Private September 12, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Willets, Nathaniel Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Ward, John Private September 12, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Wilson, George Private October 3, 1863 Drafted; captured; died at Andersonville, Georgia, October 6, 1864
Wilson, John Private September 24, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 30, 1864
Yorton, William Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; deserted July 20, 1884
Young, John Private October 12, 1863 Drafted; deserted April 30, 1864

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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