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Fifty-fifth Regiment, Company G

55th Regiment
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Recruited in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

55th PA Regiment Co. G

Name Rank Date of Muster Into Service Remarks
Isaac S. Waterbury Captain August 28, 1861 Died at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 8, 1864
Levi A. Weaver Captain August 28, 1861 Promoted from 2nd to 1st Lieut., May 26, 1863; to Captain, July 1, 1864; mustered out, November 23, 1864, expiration of term
George H. Miller Captain August 28, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant to 1st Sergeant, January 1, 1864; to 2nd Lieutenant, August 1, 1864; to 1st Lieutenant, January 25, 1865; to Captain, April 20, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
John Gotshall 1st Lieutenant August 28, 1861 Promoted to Adjutant, August 3, 1863
William H. Shorb 1st Lieutenant August 28, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant to 1st Sergeant, January 10, 1862; to Sergeant Major, October 23, 1862; to 2nd Lieutenant. November 4, 1863; to 1st Lieutenant, August 1, 1864; mustered out, December 25, 1864, expiration of term
Daniel Bohanan Private August 28, 1861 Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant, January 5, 1864; to 1st Sergeant, August 1, 1864; to 2nd Lieutenant, February 15, 1865; to 1st Lieutenant, April 20, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Henry A. Eisenbise 2nd Lieutenant September 18, 1863 Promoted from private to Sergeant, July 1, 1864; to 1st Sergeant, May 1, 1865; to 2nd Lieutenant, July 2, 186; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Henry Scriminger 1st Sergeant March 28, 1861 Promoted to Corporal; to Sergeant, February 15, 1865; to 1st Sergeant, July 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
David Black Sergeant August 28, 1861 Promoted to Corporal; to Sergeant, June 5, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Thomas J. Howe Sergeant August 28, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1834; to Sergeant, September 1, 1864; mustered out with Company August 30, 1865; Vet
George Loy Sergeant February 15, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, June 6, 1864; to Sergeant. October 9, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Charles Long Sergeant August 28, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1864; to Sergeant. July 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
William Shorts Sergeant August 28, 1861 Promoted from Corporal; killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864; Vet.
Frederick Vogle Sergeant August 28, 1861 Promoted from Corporal; killed at Petersburg, June 18, 1864; Vet
James M. Lyne Corporal August 28, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, September 1, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
James E. Rople Corporal August 28, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, September 1, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Edward Looker Corporal February 15, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, September 1, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Alexander Timothy Corporal February 10, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, September 1, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
William H. Wennel Corporal February 6, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, March 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Abraham Boak Corporal August 28, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, May 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
William Cromer Corporal August 28, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, May 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
George Fisher Corporal August 28, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, July 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
William Boon Corporal August 28, 1861 Died November 12, 1862; burial record, November 2, 1862, of wounds received at Pocotaligo, S. C., October 22, 1862
Byers, Charles Private February 9, 1864 Died at New York, July 29, 1864
Berkmyer, Lewis Private August 28, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, Va., August 14, 1864; Vet
Badger, Thomas Private February 5,64 Captured; died at Petersburg, June 4, 1864
Bear, Samuel Private February 5, 1864 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., August 20, 1864; grave, 6,229
Buckson, William Private February 5, 1864 Not on muster-out roll
Carpenter, B. B. Private June 1, 1863 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Colder, Edward Private February 15, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Cole, Timothy Private February 10, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Carichner, Frederick Private February 9, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Cochran, Patrick Private February 10, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Coifrat, William Private January 25, 1865 Absent, on detached duty, at muster out
Cain, Samuel Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Carichner, Godfrey Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, November 8, 1863
Christman, Parker Private November 10, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 14, 1862
Connor, Patrick Private August 28, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864
Campbell, Patrick Private March 7, 1864 Died June 17, 1864, of wounds received at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; buried at Hampton, Va.; Vet
Carr, Joseph Private August 30, 1861 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., August, 1864
Crum, Benedict Private November 8, 1861 Deserted June 11, 1863
Deitrick, Elias Private January 19, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Dunger, Joseph Private February 3, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 16, 1864; Vet
Ellet, James Private February 15, 1864 Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864
Feig, George Private February 19, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Fields, Charles B. Private February 2, 1864 Deserted; returned November 11, 1864; absent, sick, at muster out
Fetter, Henry Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864; expiration of term
Fitz, Thomas Private September 4, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Fisher, Adam Private August 30, 1861 Discharged December 11, 1864, for wounds received in action; Vet
Fry, John Private October 19, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company E, April 1, 1864
Gruber, Isaac Private February 4, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Grishaber, William Private February 5, 1864 Killed at Petersburg. Va., June 16, 1864
Hogantogler, George Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Hughs, John Private August 28, 1861 Absent, in hospital, at muster out; Vet
Hooper, Pembroke Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, November 8, 1862
Hooper, Alfred Private August 29, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Hatz, William Private August 29, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Hendrickson, E. S. Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Hollabaugh, John Private January 24, 1865 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 12, 1865
Hull, Stitt Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company E, April 1, 1864
Hatz, Henry Private August 29, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., October 17, 1862
Hurshberger, S. Private August 28, 1861 Killed at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; Vet
Ironspoon, Harmon Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Irvin, William J. Private August 2, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, August 19, 1862
Jackson, Cyrus B. Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Johnson, John Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Jones, John Private October 15, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company B, April 1, 1864
Kichieshong, A. Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Kise, George W. Private July 21, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company E, April 1, 1864
King, Jerome Private February 9, 1864 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, May 15, 1865
Keffer, Henry Private January 29, 1864 Not on muster-out roll
Lawyer, Jacob Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Lough, David Private February 15, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Leonard, Joseph L. Private February 9, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Lichty, Moses Private February 15, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Lundy, Benjamin F. Private December 25, 1861 Discharged December 21, 1864, for wounds received at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864
Lawyer, Joseph Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Lane, Samuel Private October 8, 1861 Mustered out, October 8, 1864, expiration of term
Lukins, Charles Private October 8, 1861 Mustered out, October 22, 1864, to date October 8, 1864, expiration of term
Loucy, Daniel Private August 28, 1861 Transferred to 42nd Regiment P. V., November 16, 1861
Lodge, Daniel Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company E, April 21, 1864
Lightner, Peter Private January 25, 1865 Promoted to Hospital Steward, May 1, 1865
Miller, Jerome P. Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Minich, Jeremiah Private August 28, 1861 Absent; on detached duty, at muster out; Vet
Minich, Henry Private February 3, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Messinger, Lewis Private February 15, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
McCollum, Malcolm Private February 20, 1864 Absent, sick, at muster out
Millhouse, August J. Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
McClintock, John Private February 22, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Matter, William H. Private January 19, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Mott, Joseph Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 2, 1863
Macker, James F. Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
McCabe, Samuel Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
McAdams, John F. Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 19, 1864, expiration of term
Mercer, Abner Private February 15, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 18, 1865
Moran, Richard Private August 28, 1861 Transferred to battery M, 1st Regiment U. S. Artillery, February 22, 1862
Myers, George Private August 28, 1861 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, July 1, 1863
Morgan, Charles Private September 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company E, April 1, 1864
Miles, John Private July 22, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company E, April 1, 1864
Mack, John Private August 28, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., August 6, 1862
Norris, Jesse K. Private August 28, 1861 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Nole, Johnson B. Private February 13, 1864 Wounded at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; absent at muster out
Nelly, Thomas Private August 28, 1861 Captured at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864; escaped March 19, 1865; mustered out, May 4, 1865, to date March 24, 1865, expiration of term
Oswald, Stephen Private August 28, 1861 Captured; died June 20, 1864; burial record, at Andersonville, Ga., June 28, 1864; grave, 2,589; Vet
Poist, Alexander Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 19, 1864, expiration of term
Posey, Mordecai Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 19, 1864, expiration of term
Paffley, Charles Private August 28, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864; Vet
Pfiefler, Frederick Private August 28, 1861 Captured; died August 19, 1864, of wounds received in action; buried at Richmond, Va.; Vet
Rush, Christian Private August 28, 1861 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Raudebaugh, Isaac Private February 5, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Roush, Daniel S. Private January 11, 1865 Mustered out with company, August 30, 1865
Ritner, William Private September 3, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Ruggles, Alexander Private February 9, 1864 Discharged by General Order, May 24, 1865
Reed, James G. Private August 28, 1861 Captured; died at Andersonville, Georgia, October 1, 1864; grave, 10,174
Swartz, John Private August 28, 1861 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Stees, John Private February 3, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Sheets, Charles P. Private February 2, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Steiner, Peter Private February 2, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Sweger, James Private February 19, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Sants, Martin Private February 6, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Snoddy, Calvin S. Private February 20, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Sullivan, John H. Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 17, 1863
Shaner, Jacob V. Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 21, 1863
Shiffler, John Private February 15, 1864 Discharged June 1, 1865. for wounds received at Chapin's Farm, Va., September 29, 1864; Vet
Sagle, John H. Private March 2, 1862 Mustered out, April 22, 1865, expiration of term
Shorts, Henry Private February 13, 1864 Prisoner from September 29, 1864, to March 4, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 12, 1865
Smith, Andrew Private February 27, 1864 Prisoner from May 16, 1864, to April 17, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 20, 1865, to date June 9, 1865
Stewat, Alexander Private February 10, 1864 Discharged by General Order, July 22, 1865
Stewart, Alexander Private February 10, 1864 Discharged by General Order, July 22, 1865
Smith, John Private October 19, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company E, April 1, 1865
Stephens, Roswell Private September 2,, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company E, April 1, 1865
Strong, Henry Private July 22, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company E, April 1, 1865
Steiner, Jacob Private February 1, 1864 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown
Sanno, George Private August 28, 1861 Died at Beaufort, S. C., August 11, 1862
Saline, Leonard Private February 15, 1864 Killed at Petersburg, Va., July 18, 1864
Shaffer, Martin Private October 15, 1863 Drafted; died June 23, 1864, of wounds received at Petersburg, Virginia, June 18, 1864
Shaner, Jacob V. Private February 4, 1864 Died at Hampton, Va., January 21, 1865
Shane, Robert Private February 15, 1864 Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864
Smith, William H. Private October 8, 1861 Died October 22, 1864, of wounds received at Chapin's Farm, Va., September 29, 1864; buried in U. S. General Hospital Cemetery, Annapolis, Md.
Steiner, John Private August 28, 1861 Deserted August 30, 1861
Sweeney, Edward Private March 7, 1865 Not on muster-out roll
Taylor, David Private February 10, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Toomy, James Private February 5, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865
Taylor, Samuel B. Private August 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 26, 1862
Tunis, Edwin F. Private August 28, 1861 Discharged by General Order, June 29, 1865; Vet
Troxal, Arthur Private October 15, 1863 Drafted; transferred to Company E, April 1, 1865
Thompson, Thomas Private February 15, 1864 Died June 18, 1864, of wounds received at Petersburg, Va., June 16, 1864; buried at Hampton, Va.
Van Horn, Charles H Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Van Riper, Christ. C. Private December 27, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 8, 1863
Waterbury, Kd'n L. Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Weitzel, George W. Private February 13, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 30, 1865; Vet
Wright, George Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Wilson, John T., Jr. Private August 28, 1861 Mustered out, September 9, 1864, expiration of term
Wolf, William Private February 20, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, January 24, 1865; Vet
Winters, Ephraim A. Private January 24, 1865 Discharged by General Order, May 30, 1865
Woodall, A. C. Private February 3, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 7, 1865
Willis, Samuel Private September 4, 1861 Deserted November 21, 1861; returned May 1, 1862; transferred to batt'y M, 1st Regiment U. S. Art'y, November 1, 1862
Warden, Samuel Private September 4, 1861 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, July 1, 1863
Waters, William Private August 28, 1861 Deserted October 20, 1861; returned January 13, 1862; deserted again August 29, 1864; Vet
Wilders, Joseph Private August 28, 1861 Missing at Chapin's Farm, Va., September 29, 1864; Vet
Zorger, Jacob Private August 28, 1861 Killed at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 19, 1864; Vet

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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