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Fifty-fifth Regiment, Company D

55th Regiment
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Recruited in Bedford County, Pennsylvania

55th PA Regiment Co. D

Name Rank Date of Muster Into Service Remarks
Thomas H. Lyons Captain October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 26, 1863
Solomon S. Metzger Captain October 12, 1861 Promoted from Adjutant, August 3, 1863; wounded at Cold Harbor, Virginia,, June 3, 1864; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 2, 1864
William G. Moore Captain October 1, 1862 Promoted from 2nd to 1st Lieutenant, July 1, 1863; to Captain, October 23, 1864; discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
James Metzger 1st Lieutenant October 12, 1861 Promoted to Adjutant, January 1, 1862
John F. Schoener 1st Lieutenant November 25, 1862 Resigned June 25, 1863
John D. Horn 1st Lieutenant October 12, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant to 1st Sergeant; to 2nd Lieutenant, September 9, 1864; to 1st Lieutenant, October 24, 1864; commissioned Captain, September 27, 1864, not mustered; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
B. Francis Babcock 2nd Lieutenant April 30, 1862 Resigned July 31, 1862
John H. Barnhart 2nd Lieutenant October 12, 1861 Promoted from 1st Sergeant, August 6, 1863; killed at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864
John B. Amos 2nd Lieutenant October12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1862; to Sergeant, October 4, 1862; to 1st Sergeant, September 9, 1864; to 2nd Lieutenant, June, 1865; commissioned 1st Lieutenant, June 12, 1865, not mustered; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Thomas H. Farber 1st Sergeant October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, October 4, 1863; to Sergeant, September 26, 1864; to 1st Sergeant, June 18, 1865; commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, June 12, 1865, not mustered; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
James F. Van Horn Sergeant October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1864; to Sergeant, September 27, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
James E. Moore Sergeant February 27, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, March 15, 1865; to Sergeant, June 7, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Samuel J. Diehl Sergeant October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, May 16, 1864; to Sergeant, June 12, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
And. J. Penrose Sergeant October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, October 27, 1864; to Sergeant, June 18, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
William Bowman Sergeant October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, October 4, 1862
John Swartz Sergeant October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal; to Sergeant; to 2nd Lieutenant, 30th Regiment U. S. Colored Troops, December 30, 1864; Vet
Henry Wigaman Sergeant September 2, 1862 Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1864; to Sergeant, March 15, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
William A. Boor Sergeant October 12, 1861 Promoted from Corporal; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, 1865; Vet
Orrin G. Vickroy Sergeant October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal to Sergeant; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, October 26, 1864; Vet
Jerome Leonard Sergeant October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, October 4, 1862; to Sergeant, January 1, 1864; died June 18, 1864; burial record, August 11, 1864, of wounds received in action; buried at Hampton, Va.; Vet
Henry Diehl Corporal February 27, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, June 7, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
James Murphy Corporal October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, June 7, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Jacob Shenefelt Corporal February 16, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, June 12, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
William C. Dorsey Corporal February 27, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, June 12, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Jacob Deppen Corporal January 17, 1865 Promoted to Corporal, June 12, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Samuel Gardner Corporal October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, June 12, 1865; mustered out with conpany, August 30, 1865; Vet
Philip Leonard Corporal October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, June 18, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Jacob Peck Corporal October 12, 61 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, October 4, 1862
William Hartley Corporal October 12, 1861 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant 2nd Regiment U. S. Colored Troop
Daniel H. Edenbo Corporal September 2, 1862 Promoted to Corporal, May 16, 1864; discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Henry Har Corporal September 2, 1862 Promoted to Corporal, July 16, 1864; discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
William Arnold Corporal September 26, 1862 Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1864; discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
David W. Prosser Corporal October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, December 19, 1864; prisoner from May 16, 1864, to April 28, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 15, 1865, to date May 18, 1865; Vet
Samuel Kennedy Corporal October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1864; killed at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; Vet
Wilson Spidle Corporal October 12, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, October 4, 1862; died July 10, 1864, of wounds received at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864; buried at Hampton, Va.; Vet
Henry Gottwalt Corporal September 2, 1862 Promoted to Corporal, October 4, 1862; captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 6, 1864, grave, 2,955
Edward E. Mower Musician October 12, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
J. H. Stoutenour Musician October 12, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
H. Y. Arnold Musician December 30, 1861 Mustered out, December 30, 1864; expiration of term
Arnold, Theo. J. Private September 2, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Arnold, Henry H. Private September 26, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Adams, Solomon Private October 12, 1861 Died at Edisto Island, S. C., June 25, 1862
Aulenbach, James Private September 22, 1862 Died July 20, 1864; burial record, August 13, 1863, at Point Lookout, Md.
Burket, Jacob Private October 12, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Bose, John Private October 10, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Bollman, David R Private February 27, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Bright, Lewis Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Bennethum, J. Private September 26, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Billman, Adam H. Private September 26, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Betz, Franklin Private September 26, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Brant, Shannon Private February 27, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 9, 1865
Bessie, Adolph Private March 11, 1862 Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 3d Regiment U. S. Colored Troop, July 7, 1863
Buxton, George W. Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, January 29, 1863
Boughter, David Private November 18, 1861 Transferred to 50th Regiment P. V., date unknown
Burket, Philip Private February 29, 1864 Died April 18, 1864; burial record, March 11, 1864, at Harrisburg, Pa.
Bennett, Jacob Private October 12, 1861 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., September 11, 1864, grave, 7,477; Vet
Benethum, George Private September 2, 1862 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., August 5, 1864, grave, 4,752
Bechtel, Daniel Private September 22, 1862 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga. July 23, 1864, grave, 3,821
Boyle, John Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 4, 1864
Croil, James A. Private February 27, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Cain, John Private October 15, 1863 Drafted; wounded in accident, June 3, 1864; absent at muster out
Crouse, Henry Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, January 24, 1863
Cole, John Private October 15, 1863 Drafted; deserted September 3, 1864
Diehl, John Private February 27, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Dibert, David Private February 27, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 14, 1865
Diehl, Espy Private February 27, 1864 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., October 23, 1864, grave, 11,350
Diehl, Daniel Private February 27, 1864 Died July 30, 1864; burial record, July 20, 1864, at Hampton, Va.
Dagenfelt, Joseph Private October 15, 1863 Drafted; captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., August 28, 1864
Derrimer, Henry Private October 12, 1861 Deserted October 14, 1861
Engle, Charles Private October 12, 1861 Died November 7, 1862; burial record, at Beaufort, South Carolina, November 11, 1862
Fisher, Andrew Private February 27, 1864 Deserted October 2, 1864; arrested October 4, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Furlong, Edward Private October 15, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Fidler, Lewis W. Private September 2, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Fidler, Isaac M. Private September 2, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Fidler, James Private September 2, 1862 Died at Beaufort, S. C., April 15, 1864
Gardner, John Private October 12, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Gillcum, Michael Private February 27, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Good, George Private February 9, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Gramas, John Private September 30, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Gardner, Adam Private February 27'64 Discharged by General Order, May 26, 1865
Gibson, James W. Private February 27, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 3, 1865
Gordon, Jeremiah Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, August 2, 1862
Gladwell, George W. Private February 27, 1864 Died June 20, 1865; buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pa.
Hartzell, Frank Private February 18, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Hammond, Oliver Private October 17, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Hogan, James Private November 17, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 27, 1864
Harbaoh, John Private October 12, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., September 27, 1863
Hull, Samuel Private October 16, 1863 Drafted; missing at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864
Hogan, John Private October 12, 1861 Deserted February 29, 1864; Vet
Holt, William Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; deserted April 28, 1864
Ingoldsby, Lawr'ce Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; deserted April 27, 1864
Johnson, Edward Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; transferred to battery E, 3d Regiment United States Artillery, May 4, 1864
Koontz, George Private October 12, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Kapp, James M. Private September 26, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Knox, Otho S. Private October 12, 1861 Mustered out, October 18, 1864, expiration of term
Keeffe, Joseph Private November 5, 1861 Mustered out, October 18, 1864, expiration of term
Kegg, Jacob Private February 12, 1862 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown
Kenyon, Matthias Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; deserted April 27, 1864
Lyberger, Henry G. Private October 12, 1861 Wounded in action, May 15, 1864; absent at muster out; Vet
Lininger, Albert Private February 23, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Lashley, Henry C. Private October 12, 1861 Mustered out, October 26, 1864, to date October 12, 1864, expiration of term
Lashley, Daniel Private October 12, 1861 Mustered out, October 22, 1864, expiration of term
Little, David Private September 2, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Lair, Moses Private November 12, 1861 Transferred to 1st Regiment U. S. Artillery, 1863
Linninger, Win. P. Private September 22, 1862 Captured; died at Richmond, Va., date unknown
Long, Levi Private October 12, 1861 Died July 27, 1862, of wounds received accidentally, buried at Beaufort, S. C.
Lewis, Franklin Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; deserted April 27, 1864
May, Daniel S. Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Mullin, Alexander Private October 12, 1861 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Mickey, Rankins Private October 12, 1861 Deserted; returned; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Miller, Nelson B. Private February 27, 1864 Discharged by General Order, May 31, 1865
McEnespy, James B. Private March 29, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown; Vet
Mower, John H. Private February 27, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 28, 1864
Murphy, Elias Private September 26, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, January 12, 1865
May, Joseph Private October 12, 1861 Mustered out, October 18, 1864, expiration of term
Mower, Abraham C. Private November 2, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, 1863
Mower, Alexander C. Private October 12, 1861 Promoted to Principal Musician, December 27, 1864; Vet
Murphy, Philip Private December 20, 1861 Died at Edisto Island, S. C., July 12, 1862
McVicker, Clay Private February 27, 1864 Died April 18, 1864; burial record, April 24, 1864; buried at Beaufort, South Carolina
Moser, William S. Private February 29, 1864 Died at Hampton, Va., July 14, 1864
Miller, Matthew Private September 26, 1862 Missing at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864
McCrossin, John Private October 6, 1863 Drafted; deserted April 26, 1864
Newman, John Private September 12, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Nottingham, William Private October 12, 1861 Prisoner from May 16, to November 17, 1864; mustered out, November 22, 1864, expiration of term
Norton, James Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, January 17, 1863
Neff, William S. Private September 26, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Oyler, William Private October 12, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Oyler, Abraham Private October 30, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 3, 1865, to date May 26, 1865
Phillips, Scott Private February 27, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Parsons, William Private September 26, 1862 Discharged by General Order. June 11, 1865
Phillips, Daniel Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, November 20, 1861
Ressler, William Private February 27, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Riley, William Private March 2, 1864 Wounded in action, June 3, 1864; absent at muster out
Ruby, Washington Private February 27, 1864 Discharged by General Order, May 31, 1865, to date May 18, 1865
Risling, John Private October 12, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate. October 29, 62
Riley, Edward Private October 12, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., September 30, 1862
Ruby, John Private February 27, 1864 Died at Gloucester Point, Va., April 29, 1864
Reed, Andrew J. Private February 27, 1864 Died November 17, 1864; buried near Bristoe Station, Va.
Ritchey, Adam Private October 12, 1861 Deserted April 21, 1862
Richards, Jeremiah Private October 3, 1863 Drafted; deserted April 26, 1864; arrested and executed by sentence of General Court Martial, March 27, 1865
Straney, Edward Private October 12, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Slickl, Nicholas Private February 18, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Stahlevy Henry Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Shenefelt, Henry Private October 12, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Smith, Henry D. Private September 26, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Smith, Isaac B. Private September 26, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Smith, Benjamin S. Private September 26, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Steckman, Levi Private February 18, 1864 Discharged by General Order, 1865
Smith, Philip Private October 12,1861 Mustered out, November 23, 1864, expiration of term
Swartz, Francis Private October 12, 1861 Transferred to 1st Regiment U. S. Artillery, 1863
Summerville, S. B Private October 12, 1861 Died October 10,1864, of wounds received at Chapin's Farm, Va., September 29, 1864; buried in U. S. General Hospital, No. 2, Cemetery, Annapolis, Md.; Vet
Summerville, A. Private October 26, 1862 Captured; died, October 31, 1864; buried at Millen, Ga., section B, grave 2
Squint, Henry D. Private September 2, 1862 Captured; died May 1.8,1864; burial record, May 27, 1864, at Richmond, Va.
Stickler, Samuel Private October 12, 1861 Captured; died June 18, 1864; burial record, May 18, 1864, at Richmond, Va.
Smith, Jasper W. Private September 26, 1862 Captured; died at Richmond, Va., May 20, 1864
Smith, Jesse Private February 29, 1864 Died May 27, 1864, of wounds received at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; buried at Hampton, Va.
Snoeberger, David Private October 12, 1861 Died January 5, 1863; buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery, Long Island
Semler, Reuben J. Private December 20, 1861 Died June 9, 1864, of wounds received at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864
Shine, James Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 3, 1864
Thompson, Jere Private October 12, 1861 Prisoner from May 16, to November 19, 1864; mustered out, January 18, 1865, to date November 24, 1864, expiration of term
Thompson, John Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; missing at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864
Warner, Pius Private October 12, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Weisel, William W. Private February 27, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Walters, David Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
White, James S. Private September 2, 1862 Died May 29, 1864; burial record, June 14, 1864, of wounds received in action; buried at Hampton, Va.
Wenrick, Daniel Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; captured; died at Salisbury, N. C., December 8, 1864
Yost, Francis F. Private September 26, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 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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