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Fifty-fifth Regiment, Company F

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Recruited in Indiana County, Pennsylvania

55th PA Regiment Co. F

Name Rank Date of Muster Into Service Remarks
James S. Nesbit Captain December 4, 1861 Discharged by special order, September 28, 1864
John McElhaney 1st Lieutenant September 19, 1861 Resigned February 6, 1863
William W. Stewart 1st Lieutenant September 19, 1861 Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant, March 26, 1863; resigned September 30, 1863
Blaney Adair 1st Lieutenant September 19, 1861 Promoted from 1st Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant, March 11, 1863; to 1st Lieutenant, April 5, 1864; commissioned Captain, September 1864, not mustered; killed at Chapin's Farm, Va., September 29, 1864
John Houston 1st Lieutenant September 19, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, December 10, 1861; to Commissary Sergeant, May 10, 1862; to 2nd Lieut., April 6, 1864; to 1st Lieut., September 29, 1864; resigned March 19, 1865; Vet
Curtis McCornish 1st Lieutenant September 16, 1861 Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant, January 1, 1863; to 2nd Lieutenant, April 29, 1865; to 1st Lieutenant, May 22, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Samuel Moorhead 2nd Lieutenant September 19, 1861 Captured; promoted to Corporal, October 5, 1861; to Sergeant, March 11, 1863; to Commissary Sergeant, September 25, 1864; to 2nd Lieutenant, September 29, 1864; commissioned Captain March 21, 1865; not mustered; killed at Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865; Vet
John L. Taylor 2nd Lieutenant September 19, 1861 Captured; promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1863; to Sergeant, November 1, 1863; to 2nd Lieutenant, May 29, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Matthew Loughery 1st Sergeant September 19, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant; commissioned Captain, May 12, 1865; not mustered; discharged June 26, 1865, for wounds, with loss of arm, received in action
David Myers Sergeant September 19, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, Jan 1, 1863; to Sergeant, December 26, 1863 mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
William R. George Sergeant September 19, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1863; to Sergeant, January 3, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
William H. Long Sergeant September 19, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, November 1, 1863; to Sergeant, May 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
John Foust Sergeant September 19, 1861 Promoted to Company, November 1, 1863; to Sergeant, June 12, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Robert E. McCrea Sergeant November 5, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 6, 1863
John Kelley Sergeant November 5, 1861 Transferred to U. S. Regular Army, date unknown
Wim. J. Peddicord Corporal September 19, 1861 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Daniel Shank Corporal September 19, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, July 1, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
John Howearth Corporal September 19, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, December 26, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Alfred Slippy Corporal September 19, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, May 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Jacob Shank Corporal September 19, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, May 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
John Craig Corporal September 19, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, May 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Harrison Overdorff Corporal September 19, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, June 12, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Samuel B. Markley Corporal June 9, 1863 Drafted; promoted to Corporal, June 12, 1865; discharged by General Order, August 28, 1865
George W. Stoops Corporal September 19, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 25, 1862
Charles Gibson Corporal August 25, 1862 Promoted to Corporal, January 3, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Anderson Carbaugh Corporal September 19, 1861 Killed at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864; Vet
DoMck Kennedy Corporal September 19, 1861 Capt'd; died at Salisbury, N.C., February 19, 1865; Vet
William Cunningham Corporal November 5, 1861 Killed at Edisto Island, S. C., March 29, 1862
John Sebring Corporal September 13, 1862 Died, date unknown; of wounds received at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864
Thomas J. Davis Corporal September 19, 1861 Died at Fortress Monroe, Va., November 27, 1861
John Martin Corporal September 19, 1861 Died at Fortress Monroe, Va.; date unknown
Isaac Wike Corporal November 5, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., December 25, 1862
Chalmers, McCrea Musician September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Anderson, John Private July 30, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Altemus, Matthias S. Private April 8, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Askine, Matthew Private October 24, 1861 Died July 28, 1864; burial record, at Point Lookout, Maryland, July 28, 1863
Bridenbaugh, P. W. Private February 10, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Black, Barnabas B. Private February 20, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Bryan, Taylor Private February 19, 1864 Discharged by General Order, May 13, 1865
Brown, Joshua Private November 5, 1861 Transferred to U. S. Regular Army, date unknown
Bridenbaugh, J. H. Private February 13, 1864 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps; discharged August 28, 1865
Cummins, William Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Coy, John S. Private October 14, 1862 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Coy, Abraham S. Private September 19, 1861 Captured; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Campbell, Samuel Private September 19, 1861 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Cochran, William Private August 24, 1862 Wounded in action; absent at muster out
Crytzer, Robert Private September 19, 1861 Captured; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Costello. Patrick Private July 29, 1863 Drafted; captured; joined the rebel army
Craig, William L. Private January 9, 1865 Absent, sick, at muster out
Cameron, Wesley Private November 5, 1861 Captured; transferred to United States Regular Army, date unknown
Cramer, Nicholas Private September 19, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864; Vet
Cameron, Nicholas Private September 19, 1861 Captured; killed at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3, 1864; Vet
Clawson, Daniel Private February 20, 1864 Died June 23, 1864, of wounds reeived at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864; buried in National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Coy, Abraham D. Private June 8, 1863 Died October 2, 1864
Cramer, Ephraim Private September 19, 1861 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., September 18, 1864; grave, 9,134; Vet
Davis, Frank Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Dick, John Private September 27, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Devlin, Samuel Private August 31, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Donahue, Hugh Private August 11, 1863 Drafted; died at Petersburg, Va., June 28, 1864
Davis, Jerry Private October 9, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 10, 1864
Diviney, Benjamin F. Private February 10, 1864 Not on muster-out roll
Everett, Joseph Private August 21, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Eckman, Sarn'l B. Private February 10, 1864 Died, date unknown, of wounds received at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864
Empfield, Isaac Private November 5, 1861 Died at MIorris Island, S. C., date unknown
Fetterman, John Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Farren, Andrew Private September 19, 1861 Captured; absent, on detached duty, at muster out; Vet
Fisher, Noah Private November 5, 1861 Captured; transferred to United States Regular Army, date unknown
Fowler, James Private September 29, 1861 Discharged May 25, 1862
Fry, Moses Private February 10, 1864 Died near Petersburg, Va., date unknown
Fetterran, Henry Private November 5, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., October 26, 1863
Fetterman, SoloMcn. Private October 27, 1862 Killed at Chapin's Farm, Va., September 29, 1864
George, Daniel Private September 19, 1861 Wounded at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864; absent at muster out; Vet
Glass, John D Private September 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Green, John Private February 22, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Hileman, David Private January 5, 1863 Mustered out with Company. August 30, 1865
Hendrickson, A. Private February 13, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Hadden, George J. Private February 10, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Hice, William F Private August 25, 1862 Discharged by General Order, May 15, 1865
Houston, Joseph Private February 22, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Huber, Lewis F. Private November 5, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., January 6, 1863
Hamilton, Thomas Private August 26, 1862 Killed at Petersburg, Va.. August 25, 1864
Isenburg, Eli Private March 2, 1864 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown
Jacoby, John Private February 10, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Jamison, John T. Private February 12, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 18, 1865
Judson, George Private   Deserted June 2S, 1864
Jones, Joshua Private February 6, 1864 Mlissing at Cold Harbor, Va., June 16, 1864
King, William Private February 15, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Kerr, David S. Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Keller, John Private September 13, 1862 Killed at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864
King, Samuel Private February 10, 1864 Died June 11, 1864, of wounds received at Cold Harbor, Va.. June 3, 1864; buried in National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Lydick, William Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Lydick, Andrew Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Lloyd, Win. H. Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Lemmon, Jackson Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Lohr, Noah Private February 12, 1864 Discharged, date unknown, for wounds, with loss of leg, received in action
Lydick, John Private September 19, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, Va, June 18, 1864; Vet
Long, David Private March 28, 1862 Died at Hilton Head, S. C., August 1, 1862
Laird, Alexander Private July 27, 1863 Drafted; deserted May 10, 1864
Montromery, John Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Marshall, Ebenezer Private July 30, 1863 Drafted; wounded at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864; absent at muster out
McDermott, William Private February 13, 1864 Absent, in hospital, at muster out
Murphy, Edw. D. Private February 9, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Muller, Joseph Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
McClain, William Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Myers, William B Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Myers, Henry Private February 22, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Mundshower, H. Private February 10, 1864 Discharged by General Order, May 15, 1865
Millire, George Private February 26, 1864 Discharged by General Order, May 31, 1865
McCormish, Nelson Private August 25, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Magee, John A. Private March 4, 1864 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown; Vet
Marker, Stephen Private September 19, 1861 Killed at Chapin's larm, Va., September 29, 1864; Vet
Nolen. Thomas Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Nelson, John Private October 14,1863 Drafted; deserted November 30, 1864
Overdorff, Samuel Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Overdorff, Isaac Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Ow, Alexander Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Overdorff, Frank Private February 13, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Pittman, Joseph Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Parson, Nathan S. Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Powell, William Private January 4, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Patterson, W'm. P. Private November 5, 1861 Prisoner from September 29, 1864, to March 12, 1865; mustered out, May 12, 1865, to date March 17, 1865, expiration of term
Poets, Lewis L. Private October 16, 1863 Drafted; deserted June 1, 1864
Replogle, Jacob Private October 28, 1862 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Risinger, Josiah Private October 14, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 2, 1865
Roberts, James Private September 27, 1862 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, May 15, 1865
Roser, Edward Private September 19, 1861 Died March 16, 1864; buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery, Long Island; Vet
Reed, Joseph Private September 19, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, Va., July 17, 1864; Vet
Shank, Jacob L. Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Simpson, Thomas Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Steffy, John Private September 19, 1861 Captured; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Shank, Samuel Private October 27, 1862 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Siles, Tobias Private October 23, 1862 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Steffy, Abraham Private February 20, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Simpson, David Private February 19, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Sprankle, Freder'k. Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Stake, Josiah Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Sheffler, Samuel Private February 10, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Smith, Louis W. Private February 18, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Shomo, John W. Private February 12, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Sprowle, Michael D. Private April 11, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Stake, Jeremiah Private February 29, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Stewart, William A. Private August 20, 1862 Discharged by General Order. June 11. 1865
Strong, Henry Private October 17, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Swarts, Henry S. Private February 22, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Slippy, Isaac Private September 19, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown; Vet
Strong, Daniel Private September 13, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Shank, Levi Private September 13, 1862 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Stout, William Private October 20, 1862 Died at Beaufort, S. C., September 28, 1863
Snyder, David Private February 13, 1864 Died, date unknown, of wounds received at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864
Strain, John Private February 9, 1864 Died, date unknown, of wounds received at Chapin's Farm, Va., September 29, 1864
Shelby, Charles Private October 14, 1863 Drafted; deserted; April 25, 1864
Smith, John C. Private February 29, 1864 Promoted to Principal Musician, June 24, 1S865
Templeton, William M. Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company. August 30, 1865
Thompson, L. L. Private November 5, 1861 Captured; transferred to U. S. Army, date unknown
Taylor, George Private October 15, 1863 Drafted; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Willett, George S. Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Wilson, Thomas C. Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Wilson, Robert Private September 19, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Wilson, Thomas B. Private February 20, 1864 Mustered. out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Waltemire, George Private February 29, 1864 Absent, sick, at muster out
Walters, George Private October 26, 1862 Wounded in action; absent at muster out
Williams, Charles Private October 16, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Wolf, William W. Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Wolf, Samuel Private April 11, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Waltemire, David Private November 5, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Watt, James M. Private February 29, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 8, 1865
Work, James B. Private February 29, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Wike, George Private October 26, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Waltemire, Daniel Private September 19, 1861 Died, date unknown, of wounds received at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864
Williams, John Private October 1, 1863 Drafted; died December 15, 1864; buried in U. S. General Hospital Cemetery, Annapolis, Md.
Young, Joseph C. Private February 27, 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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