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Recruited in Reading

Mustered on April 18, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Ringgold Light Artillery of the First Defenders
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The Ringgold Light Artillery of Reading was organized and equipped in 1850, under James Mc Knight, Captain. It was armed with four six-pounder brass field pieces and caissons, with full equipments of artillerists, including sabres, and mustered over two hundred men. It was composed of good material, was well drilled, and was the pride of the city of Reading. It had participated in several volunteer encampments; one at Easton of a week's duration, where it was entertained by ex-Governor Reeder, and other leading citizens.
James McKnight

First Lieutenant
Henry Nagle

Second Lieutenant
William Graeff

First Sergeant
George W. Durell

Second Sergeant
Daniel Kreisler

Third Sergeant
Henry Rush

Fourth Sergeant
Jeremiah Seiders

First Corporal
Levi J. Homan

Second Corporal
F. W. Folkman

Third Corporal
Jacob Womert

Fourth Corporal
Horatio LeaderMusician
John A. Hook
George B. Eckert

Ash, Solomon D.
Anthony, James M.
Ammon, Anthony
Ansart, Charles B.
Berger, Augustus
Bickley, George S.
Burkhert, Reuben R.
Bouse, Harrison G.
Bowers, William W.
Bechtel, Aaron
Bitting, Charles A.
Coleman, Henry
Christ, William F.
Drenkel, Amos
Dickinson, Daniel M.
Ebling, Edward G.
Ermentrout, Benjamin F.
Eisenbeis, Henry E.
Eben, William C.
Evans, Samuel
Eltz, Robert
Fleck, Henry
Frees, Adam
Frees, John, Jr.
Fox, Harrison
Frantz, Christian C.
Faust, Adam
Fix, William W.
Fox, James A.
Gehry, Addison
Gebhart, Charles W.
Geiger, Henry
Gries, Lemuel
Gentzler, James H.
Hamilton, Samuel
Huyett, Amos
Hill, Nathaniel B.
Helms, Andrew S.
Haberacker, William
Hessler, Jacob J.
Housel, Franklin
Kennedy, John L.
Knabb, George W.
Koch, John D.
Leeds, Jacob
Lutz, Harrison
Lantz, Peter A.
Levan, Daniel J.
Leaf, George D.
Levan, Aaron H.
Leoser, Christopher
Lauman, George S.
Leeds, Isaac S.
Levan, Charles
Maltzberger, Daniel
Muhlenberg, Charles P.
McKnight, Joseph H.
Miller, William M.
Mock, William P.
Mast, James L.
McIlvaine, Howard
McLenegan, John H.
Neihart, Henry
Pearson, Edward P., Jr.
Pileger, James
Peck, Frederick
Phillippi, Frederick H.
Ritter, Ferdinand S.
Rush, Henry
Rapp, William, Jr.
Rambo, Francis
Rambo, Isaiah
Rhoades, George B.
Sherman, Jackson
Shaeffer, Franklin
Smith, Edward L.
Smeck, Franklin
Silvis, George W.
Scull, Edward
Spangler, Charles
Shearer, Jonathan
Smith, William H.
Shirey, Albert H.
Sauerbier, William
Seyfert, Albert H.
Witman, Daniel
Whiteside, Henry
Yohn, Daniel S.
Yohn, John L.
Yeager, Frederick M.

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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