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Fifty-fifth Regiment, Company E

55th Regiment
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Recruited in Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Schuylkill Guards
55th PA Regiment Co. E

Name Rank Date of Muster Into Service Remarks
Horace C. Bennett Captain September 27, 1861 Killed at Pocotaligo, S. C., October 22, 1862
George H. Hill Captain August 28, 1861 Promoted from 1st Lieutenant to Captain, December 1, 1862; to Major, May 3, 1865
William W. Moore Captain December 31, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant Major to 2nd Lieutenant, September 25, 1864 to 1st Lieut., November 23, 1864; to Captain, May 22, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
John Slotterback 1st Lieutenant September 27, 1861 Promoted from 2nd Lieut., December 1, 1862; resigned August 16, 1864
Daniel Chester 1st Lieutenant January 1, 1864 Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant; to 1st Sergeant, March 20, 1865; to 2nd Lieutenant, April 17, 1865; to 1st Lieutenant, May 22, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Winfield Benseman 2nd Lieutenant October 23, 1862 Promoted from 1st Sergeant, October 23, 1862; commissioned 1st Lieut., August 17, 1864, not mustered; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 24, 1864
William Challenger 2nd Lieutenant January 1, 1864 Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant; to 1st Sergeant, May 5, 1865; to 2nd Lieutenant, May 25, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Henry E. Snyder 1st Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted from Sergeant; died June 4, 1864; buried at Hampton, Va.; Vet
John McLay 1st Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant; to 1st Sergeant, June 5, 1864; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, March 16, 1865; Vet
Miles Rourke lst Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant, June 5, 1864; to 1st Sergeant, June 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
John Magee Sergeant December 2,61 Promoted to Corporal; to Sergeant, March 20, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Jacob Fluge Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, April 12, 1864; to Sergeant, May 5, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Henry Hepler Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, December 26, 1864; to Sergeant, June 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Daniel McAllister Sergeant December 2, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, March 18, 1865; to Sergeant, June 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
George Slotterback Sergeant August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 22, 1863
James Miller Sergeant October 17, 1861 Promoted from Corporal, April 22, 1863; died at Beaufort, S. C., July 15, 1863
John Lawrence Corporal January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, January 8, 1864; wounded in action, April 25, 1864; absent at muster out.; Vet
Joseph F. Welsh Corporal January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, March 20, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
John Miles Corporal July 22, 1863 Drafted; promoted to Corporal, May 5, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
G. W. Rowdenbush Corporal March 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, June 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Frank Zimmerman Corporal March 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, June 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
John Wormald Corporal January 11, 1862 Promoted to Corporal, June 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Thomas Steel Corporal March 8, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, June 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
John Deitrick Corporal September 26, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 1, 1862
William Kuehn Jr. Corporal January 1, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 29, 1865; Vet
Samuel D. Watkins Corporal January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1864; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 20, 1864; Vet
Aaron Yoder Corporal January 1, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, March 1, 1864; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 8, 1865; Vet
William Fowler Corporal January 1, 1864 Died April 3, 1864; buried at Beaufort, S. C.; Vet
George Zeinehelt Corporal December 2, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, January 5, 1864; captured; died at Salisbury, N. C., June 16, 1865; Vet
W. S. Sterner Musician March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Philip Merkel Musician March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Allen, George Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Anderson, George Private September 24, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Anstey, Philip Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Adams, Dennis Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 4, 1862
Aumit, Henry Private July 21, 1863 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 7, 1865
Billman, Solomon Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Brown, Samuel C Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Baird, John Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 26, 1864, expiration of term
Beggs, Matthew Private September 5, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Benseman, H. C. Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Burger, Jacob Private September 5, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Booth, John Private January 11, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, March 20, 1865; Vet
Bannan, John S. Private January 1, 1864 Captured; died at Andersonv'e, October 10, 1864; Vet
Brown, Peter Private October 18, 1863 Drafted; transferred to U. S. Navy, April 26, 1864
Billman, Daniel Private January 1, 1864 Missing at Drury's Bluff; Va., May 16, 1864; Vet
Condron, John Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Churchfield, P. Private January 1, 1864 Captured; paroled; absent at muster out; Vet
Campbell, J. S Private October 20, 1863 Drafted; wounded in action, May 13, 1864; absent at muster out
Conway, Thomas Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Connery, Arthur Private February 1, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Campbell, James Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, November 2, 1863
Campbell, John Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Cofran, Alphonzo Private October 2, 1863 Drafted; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, October 19, 1864
Comerford, Patrick Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, August 22, 1862
Conway, Daniel Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 24, 1864, expiration of term
Caton, James Private January 1, 1864 Deserted March 1, 1864; Vet
Chambers, Hugh Private March 8, 1864 Deserted March 9, 1864
Coyle, Edward Private January 1, 1864 Missing at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; Vet
Derr, William Private January 1, 1864 Wounded at Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865; absent at muster out
Dormer, John Private April 7, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Dunlop, George Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Doll, Peter-Paul Private September 4, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, October 25, 1864
Dengler, Daniel F. Private January 1, 1864 Died July 20, 1864, of wounds received at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864; buried at Hampton, Va.
Delaney, Patrick Private August 28, 1861 Missing at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864
Frithlie, Charles Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Finerty, Owen Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 2, 1863
Finn, Francis Private January 31, 1865 Wounded accidentally, March 4, 1865; discharged by General Order, May 23, 1865
Forbes, James Private February 23, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 27, 1864
Ford, James Private October 3, 1863 Drafted; captured at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 18, 1864; escaped May 8, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 15, 1865, to date May 21, 1865
Foulke, George Private September 4, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 27, 1862
Fry, John Private October 19, 1863 Drafted; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 20, 1865
Fairlie, Alexander Private September 27, 1861 Deserted; date unknown
Gehrer, John Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Govan, Andrew Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Gahla, William Private September 27, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, January 29, 1863
Gallagher, Francis Private January 1, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 6, 1865; Vet
Guldin, Michael Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate. May 17, 1865
Haas, George Private September 27, 1861 Mustered out, September 26, 1864, expiration of term
Haas, John Private September 27, 1861 Mustered out, October 20, 1864, expiration of term
Harrigan, John Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, November 30, 1864, to date August 28, 1864, expiration of term
Hasfeld, Charles Private January 1, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 15, 1864; Vet
Hay, Robert Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, October 20, 1864, expiration of term
Hay, William Private September 4, 1861 Mustered out, September 26, 1864, expiration of term
Hughes, David Private October 31, 1861 Captured at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; mustered out, December 29, 1864, to date October 31, 1864, expiration of term
Hull, Still Private September 25, 1863 Drafted; discharged by order of War Department, date unknown
Hughes, John Private October 2, 63 Drafted; transferred to U. S. Navy, April 26, 1864
Irving, George Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Jeffries, Jacob Private May 27, 1864 Discharged by General Order. May 23, 1865
Johnson, Charles Private October 2, 1863 Drafted; transferred to U. S. Navy, April 26, 1864
Jones, John Private October 15, 1863 Drafted; deserted; date unknown
Jones, John C. Private October 3, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 4, 1864
Jeffries, John A Private May 27, 64 Missing in action, at Chapin's Farm, Virginia, September 29, 1864
Kelley, James Private March 1, 1864 Wd. in action, June 16, 1864; absent at mustered out
Kantner, Charles H. Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Killrain. James Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Kelter, James Private January 1, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate. June 6, 1865; Vet
Kise, George W. Private July 21, 1863 Drafted; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 9, 1865
Kuehn, William, Sr. Private January 1, 1864 Died February 27, 1864; Vet
Lodge, Daniel Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; wounded in action, May 14, 1864; absent at muster out
Lees, Eli Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Levi, Bernard H. Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Langton, Mortimer Private September 27, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, October 21, 1862
Lantz, John Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 4, 1862
Lynch, Patrick Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Levens, Edward Private March 1, 1864 Killed in action near Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, May 26, 1864
Lewis. Lewis Private March 1, 1864 Died August 2, 1864, of wounds received at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864; buried at Hampton, Va.
McCann, John Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Manning, James Private October 20, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Morgan, Charles Private September 25, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Murray, Michael Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Martin, Henry G. Private September 22, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at Muster out
Madden, John Private September 27, 1861 Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Magee, Thomas P. Private December 2, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, March 18, 1863
Magee, William Private January 1, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, October 17, 1864; Vet
McDonough, Pat'k. Private September 27, 1861 Mustered out, December 10, 1864, to date September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Miller, John Private October 1, 1863 Drafted; discharged by General Order, August 19. 1865
Mohan, John Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Monday, Francis Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, November 20, 1861
Murphy, Peter Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 25, 1863
McFarland, James Private August 28, 1861 Captured; died at Andersonville, Georgia, July 31, 1864; grave, 4,414
McNamara, Michael. Private January 1, 1864 Killed at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; Vet
McLay, Neal S. Private March 1, 1864 Promoted to Principal Musician, May 1, 1865
Moore, William W. Private December 31, 1861 Promoted to Sergeant Major, November 4, 1863; Vet
McDonnell, James Private September 30, 1863 Drafted; deserted August 31, 1864
McGuinty, James Private October 3, 1863 Drafted; deserted November 19, 1864
Nolen, Thomas Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
O'Kane, James Private September 27, 1861 Deserted July 2, 1863; returned September 20, 1864; discharged by General Order, August 26, 1865
O'Brien, William S. Private July 23, 1863 Drafted; deserted June 13, 1864
O'Donnell, James Private January 1, 1864 Deserted March 1, 1864; Vet
Peace, Robert Private October 31, 1861 Mustered out, October, 15, 1864, expiration of term
Paden, John Private September 4, 1861 Killed accidentally at Harrisburg, Pa., October 15, 1861
Parry, George P Private January 1, 1864 Promoted to Sergeant Company C, September 27, 1864; Vet
Peterson, Lewis. Private August 28, 1861 Deserted October 2, 1861
Patton, Thomas Private March 8, 1864 Captured at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864, died, date unknown; buried at Millen, Ga., section A, grave, 130
Rheel, Frederick Private July 22, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Robinson, Joseph Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Rheel, Ferdinand Private September 27, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 1, 1863
Reed, Monroe F. Private September 27, 1861 Died January 26, 1864; buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery, Long Island; Vet
Reed, Robert Private March 1, 1864 Captured; died May 17, 1864, of wounds received at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; buried at Richmond, Va.; Vet
Reitz, Peter Private January 1, 1864 Killed at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; Vet
Rodgers, Arthur Private August 2, 1861 Died August 28, 1862; buried at Beaufort, S. C.
Roudenbush, F. Private March 8, 1864 Died June 16, 1864, of wounds received at Cold Harbor, Va., June 4, 1864
Rafferty, Patrick Private January 1, 1864 Deserted March 1, 1864; Vet
Rodgers, John Private October 1, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 4, 1864
Sneddin, David Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Sharp, Thomas Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Shultz, Frederick Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Stevens, Roswald Private September 25, 1863 Drafted; discharged by General Order, May 16, 1865
Stone, George Private October 2, 1863 Drafted; killed at Swift Creek, Va., May 9, 1864
Strong, Henry Private July 22, 1863 Drafted; captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., October 4, 1864; grave, 10,299
Smith, George Private January 1, 1864 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, January 1, 1865; Vet
Smith, John Private October 19, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, April 1, 1865
Sabus, Edward Private March 1, 1864 Not on muster-out roll
Thomas, Thomas Private March 8, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Troxall, Arthur Private October 15, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Thomas, Hiram Private January 1, 1864 Captured; died at Minersville, Pa., April 12, 1865; Vet
Tobin, James Private August 28, 1861 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., October 11, 1864; grave, 10,735
Wagner, John Z. Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Wood, James Private March 1, 1864 Wounded in action; absent at muster out
Wilson, Thomas Private March 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Wier, David Private August 28, 1861 Captured at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; escaped; mustered out May 19, 1865, to date November 23, 1864, expiration of term
Welch, John Private July 20, 1863 Drafted; killed near Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864
Williams, John Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; died May 25, 1864, of wounds received at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; buried at Hampton, Va.
Weiser, Theodore Private April 4, 1864 Captured; died at Richmond, Va., August 8, 1864, of wounds received at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 1, 1864
Wren, Holey Private March 1, 1864 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, May 15, 1865
Welsh, Luke Private January 1, 1864 Missing at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; Vet
Williamson, William Private January 1, 1864 Missing at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864; Vet
Williams, W. S. Private October 3, 1863 Drafted; missing at Drury's Bluff; Va., May 16, 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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