Roster: Company B, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers

OFFICERS: 

Captain Emmanuel P. Rhoads (“E.P. Rhoads”)
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of term)
Rank: Captain
Prior Service: 1st Lieutenant, Allen Rifles. 1st Lieutenant, Company I, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (20 April 1861 – 27 July 1861)
Honors: Promoted to Captain 30 August 1861

Kleckner, William H.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Sergeant
Rank Out: Captain
Prior Service: Private, Company I, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (20 April 1861 – 27 July 1861)
Honors: Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant 19 September 1864. Promoted to Full Captain 4 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Minnich, Edwin G.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 19 October 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank In: 1st Lieutenant
Rank Out: Captain
Prior Service: Sergeant, F&S Company, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (April – July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted to Sergeant Major. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant 30 August 1861. Promoted to Full Captain 19 September 1864. Killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864

Balliet, Allen G.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Honors: Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 30 August 1861

Haltiman, Henry A.
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Halderman
Term of Service – Company B: 20 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (reenlisted 12 October 1863; honorably discharged 18 September 1864)
Term of Service – Company E: 4 January 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: 1st Lieutenant
Prior Service: Private, Company I, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (17 April 1861 – July 1861)
Honors: Promoted to Sergeant 12 October 1863. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 19 September 1864 (the day of the Battle of Opequan, Virginia, also known as “First Winchester”). Promoted to 1st Lieutenant 4 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer
Death: Wharton, New Jersey. Interred “with his kindred” in Allentown, Pennsylvania (source: The Iron, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey, 26 May 1905)

Hilliard, Reuben Andrew
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: 2nd Lieutenant
Honors: Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant 1 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Bachman, Charles (See also “Officers”)
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Backman
Term of Service: 20 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private, Company B
Rank Out: Regimental Commissary Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted to Corporal with Company B 6 November 1861. Promoted to Full Sergeant 1 August 1864. Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Promoted to Commissary Sergeant on central regimental staff 1 November 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 12 October 1863)

Bergenstock, Tilghman
Term of Service: 10 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant
Prior Service: Private, Company K, 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania (23 Apr 1861 – 27 Jul 1861)
Honors: Promoted to Sergeant 19 September 1864. Veteran Volunteer

Fatzinger, Franklin
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant

Fuller, Matthew R.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 1 August 1864 (deserted)
Rank: Sergeant
Prior Service: Private, Company G, 25th Pennsylvania Infantry (18 April 1861 – 26 July 1861)
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Gaumer, Allen
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 22 October 1862 (killed in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo)
Rank: 1st Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862

Hiskey, Oliver
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Hisky
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Sergeant
Prior Service: Private, Company I, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (20 April 1861 – 27 July 1861)

Houck, John
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Sergeant
Prior Service: Private, Company G, 25th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (“Allen Guards First Defender”)
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Miller, Charles E.
Term of Service: 9 January 1862 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors: Promoted to Sergeant 1 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Sauerwein, Thomas Franklin1
1 Also shown in Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 as a member of Company A. Shown on the U.S. Civil War Pension Index as a member of B Company only. Alternate Spelling of Surname: Sourwine.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: 1st Sergeant
Honors: Promoted to Full Sergeant 19 September 1864. Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant 1 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Darrohn, John A.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 12 November 1864 (died at Winchester, Virginia of wounds sustained on 4 October 1864)
Rank: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action 4 October 1864, during the lead up to the Battle of Cedar Creek. Died from wound-related complications at the Union Army’s hospital, Winchester, Virginia 12 November 1864. Veteran Volunteer

Eisenhard, John Henry (“J. Henry”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Eisenhardt, Eisenhart.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Full Corporal 21 April 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Fink, Aaron
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 5 November 1862 (died at Hilton Head, South Carolina of wounds sustained on 22 October 1862 during the Battle of Pocotaligo)
Rank: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sustained gunshot wound(s) to one or both legs below the knees while fighting at the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Provided stabilizing care in the field/at a regimental hospital before being transferred to the Union Army’s General Hospital at Hilton Head, South Carolina Died from “Vulnus Sclopeticum” (gunshot wound) while hospitalized at Hilton Head 5 November 1862

Fisher, Valentine
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 16 October 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Geiger, Harrison
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Promoted to Corporal 1 November 1864. Veteran Volunteer

Gerhard, Daniel G. (see “Gerhart, Daniel G.” below)

Gerhart, Daniel G.
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Gerhard
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 16 October 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Knauss, Charles Henry 
Term of Service: 4 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Promoted to Corporal 4 October 1865

Kramer, Henry H.
Term of Service: 10 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Prior Service: Private, Company I, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (20 April 1861 – 27 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Promoted to Corporal 24 June 1864. Veteran Volunteer

Miller, Thomas
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 October 1864 (died at Winchester, Virginia of wounds sustained on 19 October 1864 during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted to Corporal 19 September 1864. Died from Cedar Creek battle wound-related complications at the Union Army’s hospital, Winchester, Virginia 25 October 1864. Veteran Volunteer

Reinhard, Allen J.
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Corporal

Reinsmith, Tilghman
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private and Field Musician (bugler)
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 9 April 1864. Promoted to Corporal 1 October 1864. Veteran Volunteer

Remmel, Jesse
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 29 March 1863 (died at Key West, Florida)
Rank: Corporal

Sanders, Francis2
Alternate Spellings of Name: Francis Xander; Francis Xandres.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 8 April 1864
Rank: Corporal
Honors: Veteran Volunteer
2 Record Correction: There were two soldiers named “Francis Xander” reported to have served with the 47th Pennsylvania, according to Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. The soldier shown on this roster for Company B was reported by Bates to have been killed on 8 April during the Battle of Sabine Cross Roads/Mansfield, Louisiana. His status was further confirmed in the obituary of his widow, Henrietta Susan (Balliet) Sanders, in the 15 May 1916 edition of Allentown’s Morning Call newspaper, which reported that Francis Sanders “enlisted in the Forty-seventh regiment and saw service for two enlistments until the battle of Sabine Cross Roads, La., where he was wounded and carried to the rear by his brother.  From that day to this not a word was heard from him and the supposition was that he died from his wounds….” The obituary goes on to say that Francis Sanders of Company B most likely rests in an unknown, unmarked grave. Francis Sanders’ widow, Henrietta, was the sister of Allen G. Balliet, a 2nd Lieutenant under whom Francis served in Company B.

The second soldier identified by Bates as “Francis Xander” was actually Francis Xander, a Wagoner who was eventually promoted to the rank of Teamster. He served with Company I, returned to his home state of Pennsylvania, and was interred, when he died in 1904, at the Fairview Cemetery in West Catasauqua, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Schwartz, Henry A.
Term of Service: 16 October 1862 – 15 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Corporal

Seip, Lewis H. 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Sabine Cross Roads/Mansfield; although reported as having been dishonorably discharged on 4 October 1865 in Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5, per other records, he mustered out with his regiment on 25 December 1865)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Sabine Cross Roads/Mansfield, Louisiana 8 April 1864. Promoted to Full Corporal 19 September 1864. Veteran Volunteer

Straehly, Francis H.
Term of Service: 16 October 1862 – 15 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Corporal
Prior Service: Musician, Company G,  5th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (11-27 September 1862)

Storch, Henry 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 13 January 1862 (discharged to enlist in Regular Army)
Rank: Corporal

Xander, Francis
3 Record Correction: See above under “Sanders, Francis.”

Weiss, George J.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 26 October 1864. Veteran Volunteer

Eisenbraun, Alfred
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Eisenbraum, Eisenbraun, Eisenbrown
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 October 1861 (died from disease at a Union Army hospital in Georgetown)
Rank: Musician (drummer)
Honors/Service Details: Contracted typhoid fever sometime in late September or early October 1861, and was initially treated at Camp Griffin, Virginia. Transported with other ailing members of his regiment to Union’s General Hospital at the Union Hotel in Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia on 22 or 23 October, he received more advanced care, but ultimately succumbed to typhoid fever there on 26 October 1861; he was then buried at the Military Asylum Cemetery (now known as the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home Cemetery)

Garrecht, Adam
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Garrocht
Term of Service: 9 January 1862 – 19 June 1864 (mustered out)
Rank: Musician (drummer)
4 Record Correction: His U.S. Civil War Pension Index listing (filed from New York in 1916) apparently contradicts his description by other resources as a deserter.

Hamilton, James 
Term of Service: 26 January 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Musician

Strominger, Henry 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 19 September 1861 (transferred to Company G)
Rank: Musician

UNIDENTIFIED RANK (possibly officer or enlisted as private):

Koch, Barry
Term of Service: To be determined and verified
Rank: To be determined and verified
Service Distinctions: Identified only as a member of “Co. B 47th PA. INF.” via a military headstone at the Christ Lutheran (Stone Church Cemetery) in Allenwood, Brady Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

ENLISTED MEN: 

Acker, Cornelius5
Term of Service: 14 January 1862 – 27 August 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate after suffering inguinal hernia on sentry duty)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant (from 3rd New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry)
Prior Service: Company K, 6th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Company D (21 April 1861 – July 1861).
Subsequent Service: 3rd New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry (February 1864 – August 1865
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 1 September 1864. Promoted to Sergeant 1 November 1864
5 Record Correction: Incorrectly reported as deserter on muster roll while away from camp on official duty.

Albright, John D.
Term of Service: 21 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company D, 41st Pennsylvania Volunteers (1 July 1863 – 4 August 1863)

Apple, Jacob 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 15 September 1864 (died from apoplexy at regimental hospital at Berryville, Virginia per 47th Pennsylvania’s assistant surgeon, William F. Reiber, M.D. )
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Apple, John
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 22 May 1862 (Union burial ledger and other sources indicate Apple’s death at the regimental hospital at Key West, Florida was due to typhoid; alternate death date shown on 1879 index card entry in U.S. Headstones of Union Veterans: 12 March 1862)
Rank: Private

Assenheimer, Godfrey
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Arsenheimer, Arsonheimer, Assenheimer, Assenhimer, Asunheimer, Osenheimer, Ossenheimer. Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Godfrey, Gottfeit, Gottfried
Term of Service: 2 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company B, 38th Pennsylvania Infantry

Barry, James 
Term of Service: 24 January 1865 – 8 September 1865 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Bast, Jacob
Term of Service: 18 January 1864 – 21 August 1865 (mustered out at New York City by order of the U.S. War Department)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company G, 5th Pennsylvania Infantry (11-27 September 1862). Private, Company B, 176th Pennsylvania Volunteers (7 November 1862 – 18 August 1863)
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Beiber, William 
Term of Service: 24 January 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Beltz, Henry
Term of Service: 31 August 1861 – 1 March 1862 (died from disease at Fort Taylor)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Contracted typhoid and then pneumonia (while being treated for typhoid at the regimental hospital at Fort Taylor, Key West Florida; died 1 March 1862 from pneumonia resulting from typhoid at the regimental hospital; death certified by 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers’ Regimental Surgeon, E. W. Baily, M.D.)

Bergenstock, Henry
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Blumer, Alexander
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Bohlen, Frederick
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Brader, Josiah
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Braden
Term of Service: 9 February 1864 – 9 July 1864 (died at Union hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana from typhoid)
Rank: Private

Brong, Lewis H.
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (mustered out; chronic medical condition developed during Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 1864)
Rank: Private

Cashner, Milton P.6
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Kashner, Kershner
Term of Service: 2 January 1864 – 1 November 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private
6 Record Correction: Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 describes Milton Kashner as a deserter on 1 November 1865; however, his Pennsylvania Veteran’s Burial Index Card and U.S. Civil War Pension Index listing, and other records indicate that he mustered out as a Private on 1 November 1865, and that the confusion over his status may simply have been due to incorrect spellings of his surname on military records. (His main pension filing was under “Cashner, Milton P.”, and a second “alias” name is listed for his on this same card: “Kershner, Milton”.)

Chamberlain, Granville
Term of Service: 2 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Clader, Ephraim 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term), and  14 March 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with company)
Rank: Private

Cope, Thomas
Term of Service: 29 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Darrohn, Joseph
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 24 October 1863 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Diehl, George
7 Record Correction: See “Diehl, George” below.

Denhard, Edward
Term of Service: 14 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Diehl, George8
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Deal
Term of Service: 4 April 1865 – 23 May 1865 (mustered out)
8 Record Correction: Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 listed a “George Deal” on the Company B roster. The Pennsylvania Veteran’s Burial Index Card for the same soldier mustering in for the dates shown above indicates the spelling of the name was “George Diehl.”

Diehl, Solomon J.
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 18 June 1863 (died from disease-related complications at Key West, Florida)
Rank: Private

Detrick, Ambrose
Term of Service: 2 March 1864 – 7 October 1864 (died from disease-related complications at the Union’s hospital at Armory Square in Washington, D.C.)
Rank: Private

Dingler, John (also see roster for Company E)
Term of Service No. 1: Private, Company E, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 16 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill; mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of term)
Term of Service No. 2: Private, Company B, 47th Pennsylvania, 13 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Enrolled as Corporal 2 September 1861. Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 2 December 1862. Reduced from the rank of Sergeant to Private 5 March 1863. Wounded in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 9 April 1864. Re-enlisted with Company B of the same regiment (47th Pennsylvania), mustering in as a Private on 13 February 1865 and mustering out with regiment on 25 December 1865

Egge, Perry
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Eggye
Term of Service: 9 January 1862 – 15 January 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Ferber, Peter
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Fink, Edward 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 9 April 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 9 April 1864

Fleming, John 
Term of Service: 30 January 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Fries, John 
Term of Service: 18 November 1863 – 29 June 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Sabine Cross Roads/Mansfield, Louisiana 8 April 1864

Funk, George 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 24 November 1862 (discharged to reenlist in Regular Army)
Rank: Private

Gangwere, William 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Geidner, Evan
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Veteran Volunteer

Geist, William 
Term of Service: 4 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

George, Nathan
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 14 November 1862 (died at Hilton Head, South Carolina of wounds sustained during the Battle of Pocotaligo on 22 October 1862)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from Pocotaligo battle wound-related complications at the Union Army’s post hospital, Hilton Head, South Carolina 14 November 1862

Ginkinger, William H.9
9 Also see regimental officers.
Term of Service: 14 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Regimental Commissary Sergeant
Prior Service: Member, Allen Rifles; Private, Company I, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (April – July 1861)
Honors: Promoted to Full Regimental Commissary Sergeant 18 September 1861. Promoted to Full Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant 23 June 1865

Graver, John 
Term of Service: 11 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Halderman, Peter (see “Haltiman, Peter H.” below)

Haltiman, Peter H.
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Halderman, Peter
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 20 November 1864 (died at Baltimore, Maryland of complications related to wounds sustained on 19 October 1864 during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from Cedar Creek battle wound-related complications – possibly paemia/septicimia – at Union Army’s hospital in Baltimore, Maryland 20 November 1864

Hartzell, Alvin J. 
Term of Service: 23 November 1863 –16 April 1864 (transferred to Company I)
Rank: Private

Hausman, Joseph P.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Hausman, Houseman
Term of Service: 23 August 1864 – 1 June 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Heckroth, Thaddeus (“Thad”)
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Heckrote
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 9 July 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Hedrick, Levenas10 
10 Record Correction: See below under “Hettrick, Levinas.”

Heebner, Francis Z.11
11 Also see regimental officers.
Term of Service: 14 September 1861 – 14 September 1861 (promoted to Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant)
Rank In: Private

Hettrick, Levinas 12
12 Alternate Spellings of Name: Levenas Hedrick, Gevinus Hettrick, Levinas Hetrick, Sevinas Hettrick
Term of Service: 12 October 1863 – 27 June 1864 (drowned in the Mississippi River at Morganza, Louisiana)
Rank: Private

Hilyard, William H. 
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Hilliard
Term of Service: 14 September 1861 – 18 August 1862 (died from gunshot wound at Key West, Florida)
Rank: Private

Hilyard, William H. (“Bob”)
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Hilliard
Term of Service: 14 January 1862 – 15 January 1865 (expiration of term)
Prior Service: Private, Company I, 1st Pennsylvania Infantry (20 April 1861 – 27 July 1861)
Rank: Private

Hiskey, Franklin
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Hittle, Daniel E. 
Term of Service: 10 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Horn, John 
Term of Service: 9 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Houseman, Joseph (see “Hausman, Joseph P.” above)

Jackson, James A. 
Term of Service: 16 February 1864 – 2 September 1865 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Jacobs, George
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Jacobs
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

James, Thomas 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 6 August 1864 (deserted)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Johnson, John
Term of Service: 11 January 1864 – 27 July 1864 (died from typhoid at the Union hospital at Fortress Monroe, Virginia)
Rank: Private

Kashner, Milton13 
13 Record Correction: See “Cashner, Milton P.” above.

Kern, Phaon J.14 
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Keim, Kern
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 28 October 1865 (expiration of term; alternate dates of service: 28 October 1865 – 25 December 1865)
14 Record Correction: Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 incorrectly lists the surname spelling as “Kein.”
Rank: Private

Kern, William
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 23 October 1862 (died at Hilton Head, South Carolina from wounds sustained the day before the Battle of Pocotaligo)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sustained service-related wound the day before the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina; died from military wound-related complications at the Union Army’s post hospital, Hilton Head, South Carolina 23 October 1862

King, Howard 
Term of Service: 24 January 1865 – 14 July 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

King, John
Term of Service: 18 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Knauss, Emanuel B.
Term of Service: 18 November 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company D, 128th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (13 August 1862 – 19 May 1863)
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Knerr, Levi
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of Service)
Rank: Private

Kramer, Allen L.
Term of Service: 9 September 1862 – 26 May 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864

Labar, Alonzo
Term of Service: 25 January 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Labar, Leander 
Term of Service: 6 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Labold, Charles H.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Lausterer, John D.
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 28 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Leisenring, Martin
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Veteran Volunteer

Lentz, Josiah R.
Term of Service: 23 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Leizer, James F. 
Term of Service: 29 December 1862 –25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Lutz, James 
Term of Service: 23 November 1863 – 16 April 1864 (transferred to Company I)
Rank: Private

Lutz, Samuel 
Term of Service: 2 December 1863 – 16 April 1864 (transferred to Company I)
Rank: Private

Martin, Charles H. 
Term of Service: 1 May 1862 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant Major
Honors: Promoted to Sergeant Major 1 September 1864

Martin, Levi
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Meierknecht, Conrad
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Meyerknecht
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 30 October 1865 (died from disease-related complications at the Union post hospital at Charleston, South Carolina)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Mennig, George Philip
Term of Service: 18 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Mennig, Luther
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Mertz, Joseph 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 24 November 1862 (discharged to enlist in Regular Army)
Rank: Private

Metzger, Philip 
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Metzgar
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 11 May 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Miller, Albert
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Miller, Dennis
Term of Service: 23 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Miller, Henry 
Term of Service: 18 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Morgan, Barnett 
Term of Service: 25 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Nelson, Wilhelm (see “Wilhelm, Nelson” below)

Newhard, Allen 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 2 June 1865 (wounded in action, Battle of Cedar Creek; reportedly deserted from Washington, D.C. 2 June 1865)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Reportedly deserted from Washington, D.C. 2 June 1865; however, this assertion by historian Samuel P. Bates may have been in error or this charge may have been waived since this soldier received medical care at at the U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Illinois, and also currently has a military headstone on his grave in Illinois. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 1863)

Nixon, John T. 
Term of Service: 25 January 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Nonnemacher, George
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Nunemaker
Term of Service: 18 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Osmun, Andrew J.
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Osman
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Pammer, Edwin P.
Term of Service: 9 January 1862 – 27 August 1862 (died from yellow fever at Fort Taylor)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Hospitalized due to illness while stationed at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida during the Summer of 1862, he was left behind at the post hospital with seven other ill men plus one man (Private John Powell, Jr.) who served as their nurse; the vast majority of the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers had been shipped north to South Carolina. Contracted yellow fever while confined to the hospital; died at the Post Hospital, Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 27 August 1862. Initially interred in a marked grave at the Post Cemetery, Fort Taylor, his remains were mishandled and placed among the unknowns when the remains of soldiers at the Post Cemetery were exhumed and transferred to the Barrancas National Cemetery, Florida

Pauly, Henry
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Pauley
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 16 April 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Pfeiffer, Charles 
Term of Service: 9 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Opequan; mustered out)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Lost forefinger of right hand in action during the Battle of Opequan/”Third Winchester”, Virginia 19 September 1864

Pfeiffer, Obadiah
Term of Service: 9 January 1862 – 16 March 1865 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate on 16 March 1865 due to loss of leg from wounds sustained 22 October 1862 during the Battle of Pocotaligo)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Leg amputated after being wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Veteran Volunteer

Raubenold, J.D. 
Term of Service: 23 August 1864 – 15 May 1865 (discharged by General Order on 15 May 1865)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Opequan/”Third Winchester”, Virginia 19 September 1864

Raymond, Haldeman(?)
Term of Service: 4 September 1861 – 11 July 1864 (deserted)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions. Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Veteran Volunteer

Reichard, Edwin O.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 1 March 1864 (transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private

Reichard, George
Term of Service: 3 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Reinhard, Christian
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Reinhard, Henry
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 13 January 1862 (discharged to reenlist in Regular Army)
Rank: Private

Remmel, Edwin
Term of Service: 18 November 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Remmel, Peter
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Repsher, Joseph
Term of Service: 19 February 1864 – 19 October 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864)

Rhoads, Allen P.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Rhoads, Franklin
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 15 November 1864 (died from disease-related complications while being held as a Prisoner of War at the Confederate prison at Salisbury, North Carolina, following his capture by Confederate forces during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Captured by Confederate forces during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Died in captivity as a prisoner of war (POW) from disease-related complications at the Confederate Army’s prison, Salisbury, North Carolina 15 November 1864; burial record indicates interment date of 22 November 1864

Rice, George (see “Rich, George” below)

Rich, George 
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Rice
Term of Service: 12 January 1865 –25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Ritz, Tilghman
Term of Service: 20 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Rogers, Samuel Sadler
Term of Service: 27 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Rogers, Thomas S. 
Term of Service: 27 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Rogers, William 
Term of Service: 24 February 1865 – 3 June 1865 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Ruttman, Ernest
Alternate Surnames: Ruttman, Shuster
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Veteran Volunteer

Savitz, Charles J.15
Term of Service: 20 August 1861 – 6 September 1865 (wounded in action, Battle of Pocotaligo, 1862; reenlisted 1863; honorably discharged 6 September 1865)
Rank: Private
15 Record Correction: Listed in Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 as having deserted from Charleston, South Carolina 6 September 1865. That charge was removed from his record. Reports that he was absent without leave from 8 August 1864 until roughly 28 October 1864 were also incorrect. The potential AWOL followed the 47th’s shipment north from Louisiana to take part in Sheridan’s 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Because major battles occurred during the Fall with small skirmishes taking place before, in between and after, it is possible that poor Union records management failed to show he was away on duty or leave. His 1913 obituary indicates that he was honorably discharged, and that he was a respected member of his community, serving as a policeman following the war.
Honors/Service Distinctions: Finger shot off during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted for another three-year term of service, 10 October 1863 at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida – enrolled by Colonel Tilghman H. Good on 10 October; mustered in by Captain Bowers for an additional three-year term 12 October)

Schaffer, Hiram 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 19 September 1861 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Scherer, August C.
Term of Service: 24 November 1863 – 28 October 1864 (died at Newton University General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland from wounds sustained during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sustained gunshot wound to the right thigh during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Died from wound-related complications at the Union Army’s Newton University General Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 28 October 1864

Schimpf, John
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 19 October 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864

Schreiner, Casper
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Schwenk, Charles M.
Term of Service: 9 January 1862 – 20 June 1864 (died at Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Seegar, Franklin (“Frank”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Seegar, Seiger, Sieger)
Term of Service: 23 August 1864 – 1 June 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Seiger, Franklin (see “Seegar, Franklin” above)

Seigfield, Charles (see “Siegfeld, Charles W.” below)

Seislove, David A.
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Siselof
Term of Service: 2 February 1864 – 27 September 1865*
Rank: Private
* Note: Samuel Bates categorized David Seislove as deserter, but this appears to have been a mistake, possibly due to the misspelling of Seislove’s surname as “Siselof.”

Seislove, John
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Siselof
Term of Service: 2 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Serfass, Aaron 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Shafer, John E.
Term of Service: 16 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Shaneberger, George
Term of Service: 19 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Sieger, Franklin (see “Seegar, Franklin” above)

Siegfeld, Charles W.
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Seigfield
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Sigman, Marcus 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 6 July 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Siselof, David A. (see “Seislove, David A.” above)

Siselof, John (see “Seislove, John” above)

Smiley, William J.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors: Veteran Volunteer

Smith, Barcley 
Term of Service: 23 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Smith, Benjamin
Term of Service: 3 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Smith, George
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 6 July 1862 (died from typhoid at the Union hospital at Key West, Florida)
Rank: Private

Smith, Isaac N. 
Term of Service: 27 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Smith, Joseph
Term of Service: 28 December 1863 – 2 September 1864 (died from disease-related complications in the Union barracks at New Orleans, Louisiana)
Rank: Private

Smith, William H.
Term of Service: 17 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Possible prior service as Private with Company B, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers (10 April 1861 – 27 July 1861)

Springer, James 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 13 January 1862 (discharged to reenlist in Regular Army)
Rank: Private

Steidley, Charles 
Term of Service: 7 March 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Steffen, David
Term of Service: 26 February 1864 – 27 December 1866 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Steffen, Thomas
Alternate Spelling of Name: Stevenson, Thomas
Term of Service: 9 June 1864 – 19 September 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Opequan)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Opequan/”Third Winchester”, Virginia 19 September 1864

Stuber, Francis
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 19 September 1861 (transferred to Company G)
Rank: Private

Stuber, William 
Term of Service: 14 September 1861 – 10 January 1863 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Tagg, David
Term of Service: 1 July 1863 – 13 August 1863 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Tice, James
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 19 October 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864

Trexler, Allen W.
Term of Service: 4 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Trexler, Charles
Term of Service: 19 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Ungerer, Christian 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Van Billiard, Martin 
Alternate Spelling of Surname: VanBilliard
Term of Service: 9 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company B, 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry (taken prisoner during Battle of Gettysburg, 1 July 1863)

Van Billiard, Oliver
Alternate Spelling of Surname: VanBilliard 
Term of Service: 20 February 1864 – 26 May 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Wagner, Charles
Term of Service: 15 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Weand, William (see “Wieand, William” below)

Weiand, Benjamin (see “Wieand, Benjamin” below)

Weiand, William (see “Wieand, William” below)

Weil, Harrison  (see also “Company I”)
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (enrolled with Company B; transferred upon re-enlistment to Company I; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Enrolled as a Private with Company B, 47th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers 30 August 1861. Transferred to Company I upon reenlistment with the regiment as a Private in 1863. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 10 October 1863)

Weiss, John W.16
Term of Service: 31 December 1863 – 6 December 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private
16 Record Correction: Although Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 indicates that John Weiss deserted on 6 December 1865, this appears to be incorrect. The 1890 U.S. Veterans’ Schedule indicates that he mustered out on 6 September 1865.

Weiss, William J.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Wieand, Benjamin
Alternate Given Name: Benneville. Alternate Spelling of Surname: Weiand
Term of Service: 10 September 1861 – 21 July 1865 (twice wounded in action; transferred to Company D; taken as a Prisoner of War; honorably discharged on 21 July 1865)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Transferred to Company D, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers 15 December 1863. Captured by Confederate forces after being wounded in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 9 April 1864. Held as prisoner of war (POW) at Confederate Army prison camp, Tyler, Texas. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Taylor, Key West 1863)

Wieand, Harrison
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Wieand, John L.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 3 December 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate following loss of leg due to wounds sustained in October 1862 during the Battle of Pocotaligo)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Leg amputated after sustaining wounds while fighting during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina, October 1862)

Wieand, William 
Term of Service: 14 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Wilhelm, Nelson
Alternate Presentation of Name: Wilhelm Nelson
Term of Service: 20 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company F, 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry (7 October 1862 – 27 March 1863, discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate)

Wolf, Abraham N.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Xander, Dallas
Term of Service: 3 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Young, Daniel
Term of Service: 27 February 1864 – 14 March 1865 (transferred to 48th Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private

Young, Franklin
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Young, Joseph 
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 13 January 1862 (discharged to reenlist in Regular Army)
Rank: Private

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