Roster: Company G, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers

OFFICERS:

Mickley, Charles
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 22 October 1862 (killed in action, Battle of Pocotaligo)
Rank: Captain
Honors/Service Distinctions: Commissioned a Captain upon muster in with regiment 18 September 1861. Sustained a head wound and was killed in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862

Goebel, John Joseph
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 5 November 1864 (died from wounds sustained during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank In: 1st Lieutenant
Rank Out: Captain
Honors/Service Distinctions: Commissioned Captain of Company G, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers upon re-enlistment at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida on 2 January 1863. Commissioned, but not mustered, as a Major with the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers 18 October 1864. During the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864, sustained gunshot wound to his left hip which fractured the neck and head of his left femur. Died from battle wound-related complications (“irritative fever”) at the Union Army’s general hospital at Winchester, Virginia 5 November 1864

Leisenring, Thomas E.
Alternate Middle Initials: “B”, “E”, “R”
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Sergeant
Rank Out: Captain
Prior Service: Private, Company I, 6th Pennsylvania Infantry (22 April 1861 – August 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Sergeant to 1st Sergeant 21 October 1863. Promoted from the rank of 1st Sergeant to Captain 1 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 21 October 1863)

Huntsberger, George W. (“G. W.”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Hunsberger, Huntsberger, Huntzberger
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 30 November 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank In: 1st Sergeant
Rank Out: 1st Lieutenant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of 1st Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant 13 January 1862. Promoted from the rank of 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant 18 June 1863

Steckel, William H.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded while in service, South Carolina; mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: 1st Lieutenant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted to the rank of Sergeant 1 November 1864. Promoted from the rank of Sergeant to 1st Lieutenant 1 January 1865. On 5 November 1865 at Morris Island, South Carolina, sustained a wound to his left eye, which left him with only partial sight in that eye. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 20 October 1863)

Henry, Charles A.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 31 December 1861 (resigned)
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Hackman, Charles Abraham
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 5 November 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank In: Sergeant
Rank Out: 2nd Lieutenant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Sergeant to 1st Sergeant 3 March 1862. Promote from the rank of 1st Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant upon re-enlistment at Fort Jefferson 2 May 1863. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 2 May 1863)

Crader, James W.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private; age at enrollment: 23
Rank Out: 2nd Lieutenant
Prior Service: Corporal, Company C, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteers
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 5 April 1862. Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 1 May 1863. Promoted from the rank of Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant 20 March or 14 April 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 21 October 1863)

Dennis, Henry Tilghman
Alternate Presentations of Name: Henry Tilghman Dennis, Tilghman Henry Dennis
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: 1st Sergeant
Prior Service: Private, Company I, 1st Pennsylvania Infantry (20 April 1861 – 27 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 26 April 1864. Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 1 November 1864. Promoted from the rank of Sergeant to 1st Sergeant 14 May 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Crader, James
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 9 July 1864 (died from disease-related complications at Natchez, Mississippi)
Rank: Sergeant; age at enrollment: 45
Honors/Service Distinctions: Absent on furlough 3 October 1863. Enrolled for military service at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 21 November 1863. Absent again on furlough 3 December 1863. Treated by U.S. Army medical personnel 26-28 June 1864 for diarrhea; treated again 28 June to 2 July for remittent fever (sick on U.S. hospital boat, Laurel Hill 30 June 1864); treated again from 2-9 July 1864 for chronic diarrhea; died at the U.S. Army’s general hospital at Natchez, Mississippi from chronic diarrhea. “No additional evidence of disability found.”

Deifenderfer, D. K.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Deifenderfer, Diefenderfer
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: 1st Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 1 April 1862. Promoted from the rank of Sergeant to 1st Sergeant 1 May 1863.

Glick, John W.
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 January 1865. Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 1 May 1865. Discharged 1 June 1865 by General Order No. 53, issued by the U.S. Army’s Middle Military Division

Hackman, Martin Henry
Term of Service: 8 January 1862 – 8 January 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal (date unknown). Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 26 April 1864

Helfric, John C.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Helfric, Helfrich, Helfrick
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 5 August 1864 (died at New Orleans from disease-related complications)
Rank: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from disease-related complications at the Union Army’s general hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana 5 August 1864

Mertz, Daniel V.
Term of Service: 15 December 1863 – 25 December 1865
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 November 1864. Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 1 February 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 13 January 1864)

Pratt, John
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promote from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 5 February 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 21 October 1863)

Warman, Jacob
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 1 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Becker, Solomon
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 January 1862

Coffin, Horatio Nelson (“Nelson”)
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 January 1862

Fornwald, Reily M. (“R. M.”)
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Reily, Riely
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (wounded in action, Battle of Pocotaligo; mustered out upon expiration of term)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sustained shrapnel wounds to the head and groin during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862; spent four weeks recuperating at a field hospital before returning to duty. Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 19 January 1863

Guth, Harrison
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 2 February 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 21 October 1863)

Hausler, William
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Hauser, Hausler
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 27 December 1862

Heppler, George
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Hepler, Heppler
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 21 October 1863)

Kneller, John
Term of Service: 19 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 February 1865

Kunkle, Jefferson
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Kunkel, Kunkle, Runkel, Runkle
Term of Service: 31 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal: Date TBD
* Note: This soldier appears to be different soldier than the “Kunkle/Runkel, Jefferson” listed on the “Company I” roster; however, both men had the same dates of service with the 47th Pennsylvania. The Jefferson serving with the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers’ Company I has a pension record which indicates that he also served as “Kunkle, Jefferson” with the 176th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Further adding to the confusion, I Company’s Jefferson has three entries in the Civil War Veterans Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives – one as “Kunkle, Jefferson” for his service with the 17th Pennsylvania, one for his service with the 47th Pennsylvania’s I Company as an index card redirect (“Kunkle, Jefferson see Runkel, Jefferson”), and one for his entry for his I Company service as “Runkel, Jefferson”; however, there appears to be no entry in the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Burial Index Card File for a “Kunkle, Jefferson” or “Runkel, Jefferson” having service with the 47th’s I Company. Conversely, there appears to be no Civil War Veterans Card File for any “Runkle, Jefferson” as having served with the 47th Pennsylvania’s G Company, but, there is an entry for a “Runkle, Jefferson” from G Company in the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Burial Index Card File, which is apparently what the data on the gravestone for this G Company soldier at Mickleys (Saint John’s UCC Cemetery in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania) was based on).

Losch, Constantine F. (“Constant”)
Term of Service: 17 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 14 May 1864

Swartz, Benjamin Franklin
Term of Service: 31 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 November 1864

Weider, Solomon (see “Wieder, Solomon” below)

Wieder, Solomon
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Weider, Weidner, Wieder
Term of Service: 17 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 1 June 1865 by General Order of the War Department

Wilt, Frederick
Term of Service: 2 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Prior Service: Private, Company H, 5th Pennsylvania (11 September 1862 – 24 September 1862)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 February 1865

Wolf, Allen
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 May 1863

Guidner, James
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Musician
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer

Smith, William N.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Musician

ENLISTED MEN:

Ansbach, Daniel
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 4 March 1862 (discharged from Fort Taylor on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged from Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 4 March 1862

Ambrum, Richard (see “Arnbrunn, Richard” below)

Arnbrunn, Richard
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Ambrum, Arnbrunn
Term of Service: 17 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (mustered out by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered out 1 June 1865 by General Order No. 53, issued by the U.S. Army’s Middle Military Division

Backman, Adam
Term of Service: 23 March 1865 – unknown service end date (mustered in for one-year term; not on muster out roll)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Not accounted for on the muster out roll for the regiment 25 December 1865

Barber, Joseph
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 28 July 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Reduced to the rank of Private 31 December 1862. Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 28 July 1864

Barton, John
Term of Service: 25 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; absent, sick at muster out)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term. Absent, sick at regiment’s muster out 25 December 1865

Becher, John
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 19 October 1864 (killed in action, Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 20 October 1863)

Beidleman, Jacob
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Beidleman, Beiderman
Term of Service: 31 October 1861 – 3 July 1864 (died from disease-related complications at Natchez, Mississippi)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Admitted from the Union’s Laurel Hill Hospital boat to the U.S. Army’s general hospital at Natchez, Mississippi on 26 June 1864 for disease-related complications; died from disease-related complications at that hospital in Natchez 3 July 1864. (Note: Although the offices of the U.S. Adjutant General and U.S. Surgeon General presented differing dates of death for Private Beidleman’s Civil War Orphans’ Pension file – 3 July 1864 vs. 30 July 1864, it is clear from payroll records that he died 3 July 1864 since all pay was stopped by the U.S. Army on that date.) Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 20 October 1863)

Bernd, Peter H.
Term of Service: 24 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in as a Corporal 24 September 1861. Reduced in rank to Private 17 September 1863. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 21 October 1863)

Bernhard, Jairus R.
Term of Service: 17 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Bernhard, Jeremiah
Term of Service: 17 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Blank, Jacob
Term of Service: 31 October 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 21 October 1863)

Bollinger, Jacob C.
Term of Service 26 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company K, 54th Pennsylvania Infantry (entered at Sir John Run, Virginia 25 April 1862)

Bortz, Benjamin
Term of Service: 15 December 1863 — 6 July 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Absent at muster out due; sick in hospital. Discharged 6 July 1865 by General Order, issued by the U.S. War Department 3 May 1865

Bortz, Jeremiah
Term of Service: 18 December 1863 – 6 July 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 6 July 1865 by General Order, issued by the U.S. War Department 3 May 1865

Bowman, Jacob H.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Boynton, Alfred
Term of Service: 18 February 1865 – 2 March 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; deserted from Camp Fairview)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term. Deserted from Camp Fairview, Charlestown, West Virginia 2 March 1865

Bransinger, John
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Bransinger, Brensinger, Brinsinger
Term of Service: 22 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Brobst, Hiram
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 January 1862 (discharged from Camp Griffin on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: While marching from Washington City to Virginia in damp conditions (rain and slushy roads), contracted a severe cold sometime around 18 October 1861. Forced to sleep in his regular tent since no hospital was near their march route, his cold worsened. Upon arrival at Camp Griffin, Virginia, Private Brobst was taken to the 47th Pennsylvania’s regimental physician, Elisa Baily, M.D., who determined that Brobst’s lungs had been affected, and also diagnosed Brobst with a case of diarrhea. Dr. Baily determined that Private Brobst’s case was fatal, and discharged him on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability effective 18 January 1862. Upon his arrival in late January 1862 at his home in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Private Brobst was diagnosed by his longtime family physician as having an advanced case of consumption; Brobst died at his home in Allentown from consumption on 26 February 1862

Burger, William L.
Term of Service: 3 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Buskirk, David
Term of Service: 26 February 1864 – 26 May 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 26 May 1865 by General Order, issued by telegraph 3 May 1865 by the U.S. Office of the Adjutant General

Buskirk, William
Term of Service: 15 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Butz, George P.
Term of Service 29 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Carter, Charles
Term of Service: 20 February 1865 – 4 March 1865 (deserted from Camp Fairview)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted from Camp Fairview, Charlestown, West Virginia 4 March 1865

Clewell, Joseph*
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Clervell, Clervill, Clewell
Term of Service: 4 November 1863 – 18 June 1864 (initially part of unassigned men’s roster; captured and held as a prisoner of war; died from disease while in captivity at Shreveport)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Initially listed on unassigned men’s roster for the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers, this soldier was ultimately assigned to Company G. Captured by Confederate forces sometime during the Red River Campaign of March-Mary 1864; held as a prisoner of war (POW); per records of Confederate Regiment No. 59 and an entry in the U.S. Army’s Register of Deaths of U.S. Volunteer Soldiers, died in captivity as a POW from disease-related complications at the Confederate Army hospital at Shreveport, Louisiana 18 June 1864

Crader, Edwin K.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 11 September 1863 at time of re-enlistment. Reduced to rank of Private 17 February 1864. Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 11 September 1863)

Crader, Thomas Kemmerer
Term of Service: 5 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Curran, John
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 28 October 1861 (deserted from Camp Griffin)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted from Camp Griffin, Virginia 28 October 1861

Daison, Henry
Term of Service: 19 April 1865 – 18 May 1865 (transferred from 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry; deserted)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, 14 Pennsylvania Cavalry (19 April 1865 – 19 April 1865)

Daisor, Henry (see “Daison, Henry” above)

Dech, Alfred
Alternate Presentations of Name: Alfred Dech, Alpheus Deck
Term of Service: 19 December 1863 – 3 June 1864 (died from disease-related complications at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company H, 27th Pennsylvania Militia (19 June 1863 — 31 July 1863)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from disease-related complications at the Union’s Marine Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana 3 June 1864

Dennis, Lewis
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Private
Service Distinctions: Reduced in rank from Corporal to Private 1 January 1862

Deterline, Timothy
Term of Service: 16 January 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service

Diehl, Benjamin
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 22 October 1862 (killed in action, Battle of Pocotaligo)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action at the Frampton Plantation during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862

Diehl, Jacob
Term of Service: 15 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Doll, Henry
Term of Service: 17 December 1863 – 1 June 1865 (deserted at Camp Brightwood)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted from Camp Brightwood, Washington, D.C. 1 June 1865

Donahue, Timothy
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Eberhart, William
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 9 May 1863 (died from consumption at Fort Jefferson)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from consumption at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 9 May 1863. Initially interred on the Fort Jefferson parade grounds

Eckert, Charles
Term of Service: 29 December 1863 – 25 September 1865 (mustered out by General Order)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company H, 27th Pennsylvania Militia (19 June 1863 — 27 July 1863)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered out 25 September 1865 by General Order, issued 16 September 1865 by the U.S. Office of the Adjutant General

Eisenhard, Amandas
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Amandas, Amandes, Mantes. Alternate Spellings of Surname: Eisenhard, Eisenhart
Term of Service: 6 February 1865 – 29 July 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; deserted at Charleston)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service. Deserted from Charleston, South Carolina 29 July 1865

Eisenhart, Mantes (see “Eisenhard, Amandas” above)

Engleman, Milton A.
Term of Service: 17 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 1 June 1865 by General Order No. 53 of the U.S. Army’s Middle Military Division

Eschbach, William L.
Term of Service: 21 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Everett, Francis
Term of Service: 15 September 1862 – 27 May 1864 (deserted at Allentown)
Rank: Private

Fegeley, Peter G. (see “Fegley, Peter G.” below)

Fegley, Peter G.
Term of Service: 2 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company H, 27th Pennsylvania Militia (19 June 1863 — 31 July 1863)

Fisher, Ferdinand
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Fisher, Joseph
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 4 March 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate 4 March 1862

Fonst, Malrai (incorrect spelling listed in Bates)
Term of Service: 16 January 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Frame, William G.
Term of Service: 24 September 1861 – 4 November 1864 (transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Allen Guards (prior to Civil War); Private, Company G, 25th Pennsylvania Infantry (18 April 1861 — 23 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted to the rank of Sergeant 5 March 1863; reduced in rank to Private 25 April 1864. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps (also known as the “invalid corps”) 4 November 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 4 January 1864)

Frick, William
Term of Service: 15 February 1865 – unknown end service date (mustered in for one-year term; absent, sick at regiment’s muster out)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company F, 129th Pennsylvania Infantry (13 August 1862 — 18 May 1863)
Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service. Absent, sick at regiment’s muster out 25 December 1865; no discharge given at regimental muster out

Gaumer, James Aaron (see also “Regimental Band 2”)
Term of Service: 11 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank In: Private, Company G
Rank Out: Musician, Regimental Band 2
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in as Private with Company G, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Transferred to Regimental Band, January 1863

Geisinger, William
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 9 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 9 June 1865 by General Order No. 77 of the U.S. Office of the Adjutant General

Gelter, Henry
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – unknown end date (absent, sick at regiment’s muster out)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Absent, sick at regiment’s muster out 25 December 1865; no discharge given at regimental muster out. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 21 October 1863)

Good, Franklin T.
Term of Service: 8 September 1862 – 5 August 1864 (discharged)
Rank: Private

Good, Preston B.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Graceley, Henry C.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Graceley, Gracely
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 13 March 1864 (transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred for disability to Veteran Reserve Corps (also known as the “invalid corps”) 13 March 1864

Grath, John
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Graeth, Grath, Great, Greath, Greth
Term of Service: 31 October 1861 – 16 April 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 16 April 1864

Great, John (see “Grath, John” above)

Guptill, William H.
Term of Service: 30 January 1865 – 15 May 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service. Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 15 May 1865

Hallmeyer, Max J.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 28 October 1863 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 28 October 1863

Harte, John J.
Term of Service: 25 February 1864 – no discharge furnished (absent, in arrest, at muster out)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Under arrest, he was absent from the muster out rolls for the regiment 25 December 1865. His entry in the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives notes that no discharge was furnished to this soldier

Hay, Jacob
Term of Service: 15 February 1865 – 10 October 1865 (mustered in for one-year term of service; died from disease at Charleston)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service. Fell ill and was confined to the Union Army’s post hospital at Charleston, South Carolina; diagnosed with congestive intermittent fever; died at the Union Army’s post hospital at Charleston from congestive intermittent fever 10 October 1865

Heil, John J.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Heil, Hile
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 2 November 1862 (wounded in action, Battle of Pocotaligo; died at Hilton Head)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sustained a gunshot wound (“Vulnus Sclopet”) during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Died from gunshot wound-related complications 2 November 1862 at the Union Army’s post hospital at Hilton Head, South Carolina

Heist, Cornelius
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private
Other Service: Company G, 198th Pennsylvania Infantry

Heller, Jonathan
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864* (expiration of term)
Rank: Private
* Honors/Service Distinctions: Bates, in his History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5, presents two different service end dates for this soldier. The first (18 September 1864) indicates that the soldier mustered out upon expiration of his three-year term of service. The second (7 June 1864, based on an entry in the U.S. Army’s Register of Deaths of U.S. Volunteer Soldiers) indicates that the soldier died three months earlier from disease-related complications at the Charity Hospital at New Orleans, Louisiana on 7 June 1864.)

Henn, Henry
Term of Service: 2 February 1865 – 15 May 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service. Discharged 15 May 1865 by General Order, issued via telegraph 4 May 1865 by the U.S. Office of the Adjutant General, Washington, D.C.

Henry, George T.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Hertz, William
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 21 October 1863)

Hillegass, Levinus Zellner
Alternate Given Names: Levinus, Lewis. Alternate Spellings of Surname: Hillegas, Hillegass
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 1 June 1865 by General Order No. 53 of the U.S. Army’s Middle Military Division

Hillegass, Lewis (see “Hillegass, Levinus Zellner” above)

Hillegass, Solomon Z.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Hillegas, Hillegass
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 1 June 1865 by General Order No. 53 of the U.S. Army’s Middle Military Division

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

Hoffman, Josiah
Term of Service: Unknown entry date – 21 February 1865 (died from disease at Annapolis)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from scurvy and general debility at the Union’s Division No. 1 General Hospital at Annapolis, Maryland 21 February 1865

Hornbeck, Henry Jacob (“H. J.”; see also “Officers” and “Letters Home and Diaries Kept”)
Term of Service: 18 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order No. 53)
Rank In: Private, Company G
Rank Out: Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant
Honors: Promoted from service as a Private with Company G to Quartermaster Sergeant on central regimental staff 16 April 1864. Honorably discharged 1 June 1865 per General Order No. 53, issued by Headquarters of the U.S. Army’s Middle Military Division. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 22 February 1864)

Hower, Phillip
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 21 April 1864 (died from Variola and related complications at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Contracted Variola (smallpox) while serving with the 47th Pennsylvania in Louisiana; then developed pneumonia. Died from combined complications at the Union Army’s barracks hospital at New Orleans, Louisiana 21 April 1864

Hunsberger, Edward H.
Term of Service: 1 January 1862 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 4 January 1864)

Jacobs, Frederick L. (see also “Regimental Band 1” and “Regimental Band 2”)
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – 18 September 1864
Rank In: Musician, Regimental Band
Rank Out: Musician and Private, Regimental Band 2
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred in September 1862 from Regimental Band 1 to Company G, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers when regimental bands were deemed an unnecessary military expense by the federal government and ordered dismantled. Served as a Private with Company G from September 1862 to January 1863 when transferred to reformed (new) Regimental Band 2

Kase, Isaac A.
Term of Service: 2 February 1865 – 1 June 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; deserted from Camp Brightwood)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service. Deserted from Camp Brightwood, Washington, D.C. 1 June 1865

Kauffman, Charles
Term of Service: 2 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service

Keck, William F.
Term of Service: 29 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company I, 81st Pennsylvania Infantry (entered 15 October 1861, muster out date unknown)

Keiper, Lewis
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Keiser, Daniel T.
Term of Service: 25 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Kemmerer, Allen P.
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 9 April 1864 (discharged by Special Order)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Discharged 9 April 1864 by Special Order No. 143, issued by the U.S. Office of the Adjutant General and U.S. War Department

Kennedy, William
Term of Service: 23 February 1864 – 25 May 1865 (died from Phthisis at Philadelphia)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill; was ultimately transported to the Union Army’s Mower General Hospital for more advanced care; died 25 May 1865 at Mower General Hospital in Philadelphia from phthisis, a chronic wasting away commonly associated with pulmonary tuberculosis; laid to rest at the Philadelphia National Cemetery

Knappenberger, Jonas
Alternate Presentations of Name: J. Knapenberger, James Knappenberger, Jonas Knappenberer
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 22 October 1862 (killed in action, Battle of Pocotaligo)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action at the Frampton Plantation during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862

Knauss, George
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Knerr, James H.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 11 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Koons, Benjamin S.
Term of Service: 2 February 1865 – 19 July 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; fell ill near Summit Point, Virginia in April 1865; discharged for physical disability)
Rank: Private
Possible Prior Service: According to an 1878 ledger entry documenting the admission of Benjamin S. Koons to the U.S. Home for Disabled Volunteers at Dayton, Ohio, this soldier mustered in as a Private with Company F of the 196th Pennsylvania Volunteers* on 15 July 1864, and served with that regiment until it was honorably disbanded at Philadelphia on 17 November 1864; however, while a listing for a “Benjamin F. Kuntz” was made on muster rolls for the 196th Pennsylvania, the surname spelling and middle initial for that soldier differ from that of the soldier shown on 47th Pennsylvania muster rolls, and no mention is made of service with the 196th Pennsylvania on Koons’ Civil War pension index listing.
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service. Fell ill with chronic liver congestion while the regiment was stationed near Summit Point, Virginia in April 1865. Discharged for physical disability on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability on 19 July 1865 at Charleston, South Carolina less than six months after mustering in with the 47th Pennsylvania due to spine disease. The 1890 U.S. Veterans’ Schedule also indicates a “liver complaint” and spine disease.

Kramer, William H.
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 1 June 1865 by General Order No. 53 of the U.S. Army’s Middle Military Division

Kremmill, John
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 28 October 1863 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 28 October 1863

Kuhns, John Henry
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Kuhns, Kuntz
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 22 October 1862 (killed in action, Battle of Pocotaligo)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action at the Frampton Plantation during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862

Lasker, Julius
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Lasher, Lasker
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 19 October 1864 (killed in action, Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 20 October 1863)

Lehr, George
Term of Service: 18 September 1864 – 11 July 1864 (deserted from New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Deserted from New Orleans, Louisiana 11 July 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 20 October 1863)

Leibensberger, D. (see “Leibensperger,  David” below)

Leibensperger, David
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Leibensberger, Leibensperger
Term of Service: 15 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Leiby, William
Term of Service: 23 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 1 June 1865 by General Order No. 53 of the U.S. Army’s Middle Military Division and the U.S. War Department

Lightfoot, George W.
Term of Service: 25 February 1864 – 25 April 1865 (transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred 25 April 1865 to Company I, 24th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps (also known as the “invalid corps”). Served until 8 May 1865

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

Lucas, Benjamin G.
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 28 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Lynn, John
Term of Service: 17 September 1862 – 30 May 1864 (died near New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Drowned in the Mississippi River near New Orleans 30 May 1864

Madden, Daniel*
Term of Service: 18 August 1863 – 11 July 1864 (captured as a prisoner of war; died at Andersonville prison camp)
Rank: Private
* Service Information: A “D. Madden” from Company G of the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers was listed on the U.S. Army’s Register of Deaths of Volunteer Soldiers as having died from pneumonia as a POW at Andersonville 11 July 1864; however, there appears to have been no soldier by that name on the 47th Pennsylvania’s muster rolls. There was a soldier by the name of “Daniel Madden” who enrolled and mustered in at Huntingdon, Pennsylvania as a 29-year-old Private with Company G of the 149th Pennsylvania Infantry who was captured by the Confederate Army, and died as a POW at Andersonville on 11 July 1864.

Martin, Wellington
Term of Service: 7 December 1863 – 25 December 1865
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Musician, Company G, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry (12 August 1862 — 19 May 1863)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 13 January 1864)

Martin, William
Term of Service: 30 January 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service

Mead, Daniel
Term of Service: 25 February 1865 – 31 May 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; deserted at Camp Brightwood)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted from Camp Brightwood, Washington, D.C. 31 May 1865

Meisenheimer, John
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: John, Jno
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 4 March 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 4 March 1862

Mercer, William
Term of Service: 28 April 1865 – 4 May 1865 (deserted from Camp Brightwood)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted from Camp Brightwood, Washington, D.C. 4 May 1865

Mertz, Franklin C.
Term of Service: 29 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Possible service as Private, Company H, Pennsylvania 27th Militia (19 June 1863 — 31 July 1863)

Mertz, Hiram A.
Term of Service: 15 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Possible service as Private, Company H, 27th Pennsylvania Militia (19 June 1863 — 31 July 1863)

Mertz, William H.
Alternate Given Names: Milton, William
Term of Service: 2 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service

Meyer, Henry
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 21 February 1863 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability at Beaufort)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability by Medical Board at Beaufort, South Carolina 23 February 1863

Miller, Edmund
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 9 November 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability at Beaufort)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability by Medical Board at Beaufort, South Carolina 9 November 1862

Miller, Nathan G.
Term of Service: 4 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 4 January 1864)

Miller, Orlando G.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill during his tenure; developed chronic, acute condition (diarrhea) which plagued him after his honorable discharge

Montague, Barney
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Moody, John R.
Term of Service: 19 January 1865 – 12 July 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; deserted from Savannah)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted from Savannah, Georgia 12 July 1865

Moyer, Charles H. A.
Term of Service: 31 October 1861 — unknown end date (absent without leave at regiment’s muster out; no discharge given)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Absent without leave at time of regiment’s muster out 25 December 1865; no discharge given at that time. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 21 October 1863)

Moyer, Franklin W.
Alternate Middle Names: William, Wilson
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 28 November 1862 (transferred to 1st U.S. Artillery)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred to the 1st U.S. Artillery by order of the U.S. War Department 28 November 1862

Moyer, Gideon
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 12 December 1864 (deserted at Frederick)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted at Frederick, Maryland 12 December 1864

Neur, Benjamin F.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Neuer, Neur
Term of Service: 23 November 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Neur, Benjamin F. (see “Neuer,” Benjamin F.” above)

Noddins, James*
Term of Service: 22 February 1864 – 27 August 1864 (died)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill with disease while serving with his regiment, this soldier was admitted to the Union Army’s Armory Square General Hospital in Washington, D.C. 15 July 1864, and was treated there for disease-related complications until receiving a furlough 5 August 1864. His family physician later certified that he died from disease-related complications 27 August 1864
* Records Confusion: Although in his History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5, historian Samuel P. Bates listed this soldier as having mustered in with Company G of the 47th Pennsylvania (but with an absent at muster out notation lacking a service end date), Batess also listed this soldier as having mustered in with Company A of the 47th Pennsylvania. Upon filing her widow’s pension claim, Noddins’ wife indicated that her husband had served with Company I; however, the U.S. Adjutant General’s Office, in a letter dated 24 July 1866, confirmed that Noddins served with G Company: “‘Assigned as Recruit  Sept 18 1864. Never Joined Co. [meaning Company I]. Dis List furnished at date of assignment shows that rec’d clothing at date of Enlistment, to amt $17.00. Official notice rec’d to stop for transp. $13.53. No discharged given at MO [muster out] of Organization’ His, or any similar name is not borne on any of the Rolls of Co I….”

O’Donnell, Condy
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 22 June 1863 (deserted from Fort Taylor)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted from Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 22 June 1863

Oland, Franklin
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 30 October 1862 (wounded in action, Battle of Pocotaligo; died at Hilton Head)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Died from battle wound-related complications at the Union Army’s post hospital at Hilton Head, South Carolina 30 October 1862

Peter, Aaron
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 21 October 1863)

Peter, Moses
Term of Service: 19 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Pfeiffer, Francis
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Pfeifer, Pfeiffer
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 21 October 1863)

Reber, George
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Reber, Jonathan W.
Term of Service: 29 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Allen Guards (prior to Civil War); Private, Company G, 25th Pennsylvania Infantry (16 April 1861 — 23 July 1861; mustered out with battalion); Private, Company G, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry (12 August 1862 — 19 May 1863)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 1 July 1864 at Morganza, Louisiana)

Reinhard, Israel
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Reinhard, Rienhard, Rinehard
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 1 June 1865 by General Order of the U.S. War Department

Reinsmith, William J.
Alternate Middle Initials: “C”, “J”
Term of Service: 31 October 1861 – 5 March 1864 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Rice, Henry G.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 21 October 1863)

Rinehard, Israel (see “Reinhard, Israel” above)

Scheirer, Irvin (see “Sheirer, Irvin” below)

Scherer, James (see “Scherer, Jonas” below)

Scherer, Jonas
Alternate Presentations of Name: James Scherer, Jonas Scherer, James Shearer
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Wagoner
Honors/Service Distinctions: Appointed Wagoner 22 October 1863. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 21 October 1863)

Schetz, Daniel (see “Schitz, Daniel” below)

Schimpf, Sr., John
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 4 March 1862 (discharged from Fort Taylor on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability from Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 4 March 1862

Schitz, Daniel
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Schetz, Schitz
Term of Service: 4 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Schlea, Christian (see “Schlu, Christian” below)

Schlu, Christian
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Schla, Schlea, Schlu
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 2 June 1864 (died from disease-related complications at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from disease-related complications at the Union’s Marine General Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana 2 June 1864

Schmetzer, Francis
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Schmetzer, Smetzer
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Scholl, Edmund C.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Scholl, Sholl
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 May 1862 (died from typhoid fever at Fort Taylor)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from typhoid fever and related complications at the Union Army’s post hospital Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 18 May 1862. Initially interred at the post cemetery at Fort Taylor

Seiger, William (see “Sieger, William” below)

Seip, Reuben L.
Term of Service: 15 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company H, 27th Pennsylvania Militia (19 June 1863 — 31 July 1863)

Shearer, James or Jonas (see “Scherer, Jonas” above)

Sheirer, Irvin
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Erwin, Irvin, Irwin. Alternate Spellings of Surname: Scheirer, Sheirer
Term of Service: 1 October 1862 – 18 May 1863 (died from consumption at Fort Jefferson)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died 18 May 1863 at the Union Army’s post hospital at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida from consumption and “phthisis pulmonalis,” a chronic wasting away often associated with pulmonary tuberculosis. Interred initially on the parade grounds at Fort Jefferson

Shorp, Carl
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Shorp, Shorpe
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 15 November 1861 (deserted from Camp Griffin)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted from Camp Griffin, Virginia 15 November 1861

Shultz, Ambrose L.
Term of Service: 29 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Sieger, William (see also “Regimental Band 2”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Seiger, Sieger
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 28 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Musician and Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in as Private with Company G, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Transferred to Regimental Band, January 1863

Sly, Florence
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 10 June 1865 (deserted twice, the second time from Camp Brightwood)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted, but returned 10 February 1865. Deserted from Camp Brightwood, Washington, D.C. 10 June 1865

Smetzer, Francis (see “Schmetzer, Francis” above)

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

Smith, Henry
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 30 May 1864 (died from disease-related complications at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from disease-related complications at the Union’s Marine General Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana 30 May 1864

Smith, Walter C.
Term of Service: 31 October 1861 – 29 February 1864 (transferred by Special Order to U.S. Signal Corps)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred 29 February 1864 to U.S. Signal Corps by Special Order No. 36

Stahler, Erwin S.
Term of Service: 17 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 1 June 1865 by General Order No. 53, issued by the U.S. Army’s Middle Military Division

Stangala, Jacob (see “Stengala, Jacob” below)

Stem, Charles (see “Stern, Charles” below)

Stengala, Jacob
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Stangala, Stengala
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 April 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 18 April 1864 on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability

Stern, Charles
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Stem, Stern
Term of Service: 15 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service

Straehley, Jeremiah
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Strackley, Straehley, Strahle, Strahley
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 14 May 1864 (died from disease-related complications at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from disease-related complications at New Orleans, Louisiana 14 May 1864

Strahley, Jeremiah (see “Straehley, Jeremiah” above)

Strominger, John W. Henry (“J. W. H.”)
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (transferred from Company B to G; mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Musician
Rank Out: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in at the rank of Musician with Company B, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers; transferred from Company B to G, same regiment, 10 September 1861; reduced in rank to Private. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 4 January 1864 at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida)

Stuber, Francis
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (transferred from Company B to G; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred from B Company, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers to Company G, same regiment, 19 September 1861. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 21 October 1863)

Teichman, Lewis
Term of Service: 22 March 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service:  Possible prior service as a Private, Company F, 98th Pennsylvania Infantry (entry date 22 August 1861 as “Louis Teichman”; not on muster out roll)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term

Toomy, Luther M.
Term of Service: 30 November 1863 – 31 March 1865 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 31 March 1865

Troxell, Nathan
Term of Service: 24 September 1861 – 18 April 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 18 April 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 21 October 1863)

Trumbower, W. H.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Trumbawer, Trumbower
Term of Service: 2 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Ulig, John A.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 12 August 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability from Beaufort)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability from Beaufort, South Carolina 12 August 1862

Upman, Augustus
Term of Service: 19 April 1865 – 10 May 1865 (transferred from 14th Cavalry; deserted at Charleston)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Possibly served as a Private with Company B, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry (16 September 1861 — 29 September 1864; occupation prior to enlistment at Reading, Pennsylvania: painter)
Service Distinctions: Enrolled and mustered in for military service at Pottsville, Pennsylvania 30 January 1865. (Occupation at time of enlistment: Bugler.) Transferred from 14th Cavalry 19 April 1865 to Company G, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Deserted 10 May 1865 from Charleston, South Carolina

Vartin, J.
Term of Service: Unknown entry date – 24 January 1864 (died at Fort Jefferson)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 24 January 1864

Vaughn, Fred (see “Vaun, Frederick” below)

Vaun, Frederick (“Freddie”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Vaun, Vaughan, Vaughn
Term of Service: 24 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (transferred to Company G, 10 December 1864; mustered out with regiment 25 December 1865)
Rank: Private

Walter, Frederick H.
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 21 October 1863)

Webster, John Eyres
Term of Service: 24 September 1861 – 24 June 1864 (died from disease-related complications at Baton Rouge)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Allen Guards (prior to the Civil War); Corporal, Company G, 25th Pennsylvania Infantry (18 April 1861 — 23 July 1861; mustered out with battalion)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill with fever and was confined to the Union Army’s general hospital at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Died from disease-related complications at the Union Army’s general hospital at Baton Rouge 24 June 1864. (Note: Although the Union Army’s entry in its Register of Deaths of Union Volunteers indicates the date of death was 21 June, his gravestone notes that it was 24 June 1864.) He was interred at the Baton Rouge National Cemetery; a cenotaph was erected for him by his family at the Old Saint David Church Cemetery in Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Weiand, Edward
Term of Service: 2 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service

Weider, David (see “Wieder, David” below)

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

Weller, Peter
Term of Service: 10 March 1865 – 1 June 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; deserted from Camp Brightwood
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company D, 41st Pennsylvania Militia (1 July 1863 – 3 August 1863; mustered out with company)
Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term. Deserted from Camp Brightwood, Washington, D.C. 1 June 1865

Westcott, Jeremiah
Term of Service: 30 January 1865 – 31 May 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; deserted from Camp Brightwood)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service. Deserted from Camp Brightwood, Washington, D.C. 31 May 1865

Wetzel, Reuben
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 17 November 1861 (fractured his leg in an accident; died from amputation-related complications at Georgetown)
Rank: Private/Cook
Honors/Service Distinctions: During early October 1861, while the regiment was marching from Fort Ethan Allen to Camp Griffin in Virginia, Private Wetzel climbed up on a horse that was pulling G Company’s wagon. As the wagon arrived at a deep ditch, the horses lost their footing; he was thrown from and then pinned under the wagon as it overturned and plunged into the ditch. Although alive when pulled from the wreckage, Private Wetzel had sustained a fractured tibia. Initially cared for by regimental physicians for three days at Camp Griffin, he was transported to the Union’s general hospital at the Union Hotel in Georgetown, District of Columbia. His leg was amputated, but inflammation set in, and he succumbed 17 November 1861 to complications from the amputation. He was interred at Military Asylum Cemetery (now known as the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery)

Wieder, David
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Weider, Wieder
Term of Service: 17 September 1862 – 11 June 1865 (deserted while in hospital)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Hospitalized sometime around June 1865. Deserted from the hospital 11 June 1865

Wolf, Simon D.
Term of Service: 21 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Wooten, George
Term of Service: 28 November 1863 – 1 March 1865 (transferred to Army of M.W.S.O.)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred to Army of M.W.S.O. #48 by order of the U.S. Army’s Middle Military Division (see S.M.O.)

Xander, George A.
Term of Service: 31 October 1861 – 3 October 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Young, Joseph
Term of Service: 17 March 1864 – 17 May 1865 (discharged at Cumberland by Order of the U.S. Adjutant General’s Office)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 17 May 1865 from the U.S. Army’s General Hospital at Cumberland, Maryland; ordered telegraphed from the Office of the U.S. Adjutant General

Young, William
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 23 November 1861 (discharged from Camp Griffin on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 23 November 1861; died from heart disease the next day at Washington, D.C.)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Treated for heart problems at the 47th Pennsylvania’s regimental hospital at Camp Griffin, Virginia; discharged from Camp Griffin on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 23 November 1861; died from valvular heart disease at Washington, D.C. the following day ( 24 November 1861). Interred at the Military Asylum Cemetery (now the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery)

Zander, Engelbert
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Zander, Zanger
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Zanger, Engelbert (see “Zander, Engelbert” aboVE)

Zeppenfeld, Heinrich (“Henry”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Zeppenfeld, Zeppenfeldt, Zeppenfelt, Zeppenfield
Term of Service: 18 September 1861 – 10 September 1862 (died from typhoid fever at Beaufort)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill with typhoid fever sometime in late August or early September 1862, and was confined to the Union Army’s General Hospital No. 2 at Beaufort, South Carolina; died there from typhoid fever 10 September 1862; remains returned to Pennsylvania by Allentown undertaker, Paul Balliet, aboard the Union transport Delaware on 29 November; interred at the Union West-End Cemetery on 30 November

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