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Fifty-fifth Regiment, Field and Staff Officers

55th PA Regiment Officers

Name Rank Date of Muster Into Service Remarks
Richard White Colonel December 4, 1861 Mustered out, March 23, 1865, expiration of term
Frank T. Bennett Lieutenant Colonel December 4, 1861 Mustered out, December 4, 1864; expiration of term
James Metzger Lieutenant Colonel October 12, 1861 Promoted from Captain, Company C, May 10, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, August 30, 1865
John H. Filler Major December 4, 1861 Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel, December 21, 1864, and Colonel, March 25, 1865, not mustered; mustered out March 23, 1865, expiration of term
George H. Hill Major August 28, 1861 Promoted from Captain, Company E, May 3, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, August 30, 1865
James Metzger Adjutant October 12, 1861 Promoted from 1st Lieutenant, Company D to Adjutant, January 1, 1862; to Captain, Company C, November 25, 1862
Solomon S. Metzger Adjutant October 12, 1861 Promoted from 2nd to 1st Lieutenant, Company D, January 1, 1862; to Adjutant, November 25, 1862; to Captain, Company D, August 3, 1863
John Gotshall Adjutant August 28, 1861 Promoted from 1st Lieutenant, Company G. August 3, 1863; commissioned Captain, Company G, December 1, 1864, and Captain, Company C, May 10, 1865, not mustered; mustered out with Regiment, August 30, 1865
Frederick M. George Quarter Master December 4, 1861 Mustered out, December 14, 1864, expiration of term
James Driskel Quarter Master January 1, 1864 Promoted from 1st Sergeant, Company A, February 14, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, August 30, 1865; Vet
David Merritt Surgeon November 1, 1861 Resigned August 16, 1864
Jer. B. Brandt Surgeon September 17, 1864 Promoted from Assistant Surgeon, 110th Regiment P. V., September 17, 1864; mustered out with Regiment, August 30, 1865
J. Sylv'r Ramsey Assistant Surgeon November 1, 1861 Promoted to Surgeon 130th Regiment P. V., October 14, 1862
Jer. B. Brandt Assistant Surgeon September 16, 1862 Promoted to Surgeon 175th Regiment P. V., January 31, 1863
Henry C. Christy Assistant Surgeon August 1, 1862 Promoted to Surgeon, 58th Regiment P. V., October 3, 1863
Charles F. Lauer Assistant Surgeon June 12, 1863 Resigned September 26, 1864
Ovid M. Johnson Assistant Surgeon January 2S, 1864 Resigned August 17, 1864
John Noetling Assistant Surgeon September 26, 1864 Resigned June 17, 1865
Samuel S. Boyer Assistant Surgeon February 11, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment, August 30, 1865
John McCosker Chaplain December 6, 1861 Died at Philadelphia, June 4, 1862
Henry W. Fox Sergeant Major October 11, 1861 Promoted from private, Company H to Sergeant Major, December 4, 1861; to 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, October 23, 1862
William H. Shorb Sergeant Major August 28, 1861 Promoted from 1st Sergeant, Company G to Sergeant Major, October 23, 1862; to 2nd Lieutenant, Company G, November 4, 1863
William W. Moore Sergeant Major December 31, 1861 Promoted from private, Company E to Sergeant Major, November 4, 1863; to 2nd Lieutenant Company E, September 25, 1864; Vet
John C. Geyer Sergeant Major October 2, 1862 Promoted from private, Company H to Commissary Sergeant, April 1. 1864; to Sergeant Major, September 25, 1864; to 1st Lieut., Company C, March 1, 1865
William A. Gilbert Sergeant Major September 24, 1863 Drafted; promoted from private, Company H, May 1, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, August 30, 1865
John Lynch Quarter Master Sergeant October 30, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant, Company A to Quarter Master Sergeant, January 4, 1862; to 2nd Lieut., Company A, November 8, 1863
Martin V. Sorber Quarter Master Sergeant September 20, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant, Company I; to Quarter Master Sergeant, November 11, 1863; to 2nd Lieutenant, Company I, September 16, 1864; Vet
Daniel M. Wonders Quarter Master Sergeant October 2, 1862 Promoted from private, Company H, September 15, 1864; mustered out with Regiment, August 30, 1865
John H. Kennedy Commissary Sergeant August 28, 1861 Promoted from private, Company A, September 15, 1863; reduced and transferred to Company A, May 10, 1862
John Houston Commissary Sergeant September 19, 1861 Promoted from Corporal. Company F to Commissary Sergeant, May 10, 1862; to 2nd Lieut., Company F, April 6, 1864; Vet
Samuel Moorhead Commissary Sergeant September 19, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant, Company F to Commissary Sergeant, September 25, 1864; to 2nd Lieut., Company F, September 29, 1864; Vet
William M. Walker Commissary Sergeant October 11, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant, Company H, May 1, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, August 30, 1865; Vet
Joseph Keeffe Hospital Steward November 5, 1861 Promoted from private, Company D, November 19, 1861; reduced and transferred to Company D, June 3, 1862
Joseph W. Hughes Hospital Steward April 15, 1862 Promoted from private, Company B. June 3, 1862; mustered out, April 15, 1865, expiration of term
Peter Lightner Hospital Steward January 25, 1865 Promoted from private, Company G, May 1, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, August 30, 1865
William R. Miller Principal Musician September 5, 1864 Promoted from private, Company B, November 1, 1864; discharged by General Order, June 13, 1865
Alexander C. Mower Principal Musician October 12, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant, Company D, to Drum Major, February 24, 1863; reduced and transferred to Company D, May 12, 1863; promoted to Principal Musician, December 27, 1864; died at Point of Rocks, Va., January 28, 1865; Vet
Neal S. McLay Principal Musician March 1, 1864 Promoted from private, Company B, May 1, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, August 30, 1865
John C. Smith Principal Musician February 29, 1864 Promoted from private, Company F, June 24, 1865; mustered out with Regiment, 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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