Roster: Company I, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers

OFFICERS:

Keck, Coleman A. G.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 22 February 1864 (resigned due to disabling liver condition)
Rank: Captain
Prior Service: 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 9th Pennsylvania Infantry (24 April 1861 – 29 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted to the rank of Captain 30 August 1861. Resigned from service on 22 February 1864 due to disabilities caused by enlarged liver, developed while in service to the nation; died from liver disease at home in Allentown, Pennsylvania 23 January 1866

Stuber, Levi (see also “Officers”)
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: 1st Lieutenant, Company I
Rank Out: Regimental Major
Prior Service: Company D, 9th Pennsylvania Infantry (April-July 1861)
Honors: Promoted to Captain of Company I on 1 August 1864. Promoted from head of Company I to Major on central regimental staff 22 May 1865. Assigned additional duties and title of Assistant Provost-Marshal, Headquarters, Military District of Charleston, Charleston South Carolina, August 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Mink, Theodore
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Sergeant
Rank Out: Captain, Company I
Honors/Service Distinctions: Appointed 2nd Lieutenant 19 September 1864 (the day of the Battle of Opequan, Virginia). Promoted from the rank of 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant 3 November 1864. Promoted from the rank of 1st Lieutenant to Captain, Company I, 22 May 1865. Veteran Volunteer (reenlisted 8 October 1863)

Lawall, Allen D.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Sergeant
Rank Out: 1st Lieutenant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Appointed as 2nd Lieutenant 1 January 1865. Promoted from the rank of 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant 30 May 1865. Honors/Service Distinctions: According to an affidavit filed by Allen Lawall on behalf of the widow of Private William Radeline/Redline, both Lawall and Radeline fell ill with fever sometime around 10 October 1865 while serving on detached duty at Ball’s/Bull’s Plantation roughly six miles from Charleston, South Carolina. awall attributed their illness to “the area where we did said detached duty being a marshy & swampy place – and being entirely surrounded by swamps.” Lawall recovered, but Radeline/Redline, who had been confined to the U.S. Army’s Roper Hospital at Charleston, South Carolina, died at Roper Hospital from congestive intermittent fever 25 October 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 18 February 1864)

Stuber, James
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Prior Service: Private, Company I, 1st Pennsylvania Infantry (20 April 1861 – July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant 30 August 1861. Commissioned but never mustered as a 1st Lieutenant 20 May 1864

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

Haltiman, William H.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Haldeman, Halderman, Haltiman
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 21 July 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, died from sunstroke at Pineville)
Rank In: Sergeant
Rank Out: 2nd Lieutenant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 9 April 1864; recuperated from his wounds and returned to duty. Promoted from the rank of Sergeant to 1st Sergeant 1 July 1865. Promoted from the rank of 1st Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant 27 May 1865. Felled by sunstroke while on duty in mid-July 1866, he died in Pineville, South Carolina 21 July 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Mayers, William H.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Mayer, Mayers, Meyers, Moyers. Shown on regimental muster rolls as “Mayers, William H.” and “Meyers, William H.”; listed in Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 and various other records as “Moyers I, William H.”
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action twice; mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: 1st Sergeant (commissioned, but not mustered as 2nd Lieutenant)
Prior Service: Private, Company D, 9th Pennsylvania Infantry (24 April 1861 – 29 July 1861
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 9 April 1864. Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 19 September 1864 (the day of the Battle of Opequan, Virginia). Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Promoted from the rank of Sergeant to 1st Sergeant 27 May 1865. Commissioned, but not mustered, as a 2nd Lieutenant 25 July 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Burke, Thomas N.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 19 September 1864 (the same day as the Battle of Opequan, Virginia). Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 11 July 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Keiser, Edwin
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Sergeant
Prior Service: Private, Company D, 9th Pennsylvania Infantry (24 April 1861 – 29 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant (date unknown). Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Kemp, Edwin
Term of Service: 30 August 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 19 September 1864 (the day of the Battle of Opequan, Virginia). Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Kuder, Owen
Term of Service: 16 October 1862 – 15 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 2 June 1865. Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 11 July 1865

Nolf, Jr., Charles
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 9 June 1862 (killed accidentally by friendly fire near Fort Taylor)
Rank: Sergeant
Prior Service: Corporal, Company D, 9th Pennsylvania Infantry (24 April 1861 – 29 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: While out with his friends gathering shells near Fort Taylor in Key West, Florida, Sergeant Nolf was accidentally killed during a friendly fire incident in which he was shot through the brain by a member of the 90th New York Infantry who had, despite the prohibition on carrying loaded rifles, been carrying and inappropriately playing with his loaded gun

Daeufer, Francis S.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Daeufer, Daeuffer, Deifer
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of term of service)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Just over one month after the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina (21-23 October 1862), this soldier was promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal on 29 November 1862

Dankle, Charles H.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Dankel, Dankle
Term of Service: 26 January 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term, mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Possible Prior Service: Private, Company G, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry (8 August 1861 – unknown muster out date); Sergeant, Company H, 27th Pennsylvania Militia (19 June 1863 – 31 July 1863)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service. Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 11 July 1865

Dankle, Charles H. (see “Dankel, Charles H.” above)

Dech, Tilghman H.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Dech, Desch, Desh
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 1 June 1865 (deserted)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 21 April 1865. Deserted 1 June 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Diehl, John William Henry
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of term of service)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 17 May 1863

Fitzgibbon, Michael
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Fitzgibbon, Fitzgibbons
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 31 May 1865 (discharged)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Possible Prior Service: Private, Company A, 1st Pennsylvania Infantry (20 April 1861 – 27 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 21 April 1865. Although Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 alleged that this soldier deserted, his entry in the admissions and death ledgers for the network of U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, U.S. Civil War Pension Index, etc. indicate that he was discharged on 31 May 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 29 December 1863)

Fitzinger, Tilghman W.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of term of service)
Rank: Corporal

Frack, William
Term of Service: 24 September 1861 – 9 April 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 May 1862. Declared missing in action and “supposed dead” during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 9 April 1864; ultimately declared killed in action.

Hartzel, Israel Frank (“Frank”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Hartzel, Hartzell
Term of Service: 15 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 2 June 1865

Hartzell, Alvin J.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Hartzel, Hartzell
Term of Service: 23 November 1863 – 25 December 1865 (transferred within the regiment, from Company B, mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Prior Service: Private, Company B, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers (23 November 1863 – 16 April 1864)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in as a Private with Company B, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers 23 November 1863. Transferred within the regiment to Company B 16 April 1864. Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 11 July 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Hartzell, Israel F. (see “Hartzel, Israel Frank” above)

Hettinger, Joseph
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Prior Service: Private, Allen Guards (1861); Private, Company G, 25 Pennsylvania Infantry (also known as the “Allen Guards”; 18 April 1861 – 23 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 11 July 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Hettinger, Stephen
Term of Service: 15 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 2 June 1865

Huntzberger, Benjamin
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Huntsberger, Huntzberger
Term of Service: 16 January 1864 – 1 June 1865 (discharged)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 21 April 1865. According to Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, this soldier deserted 1 June 1865; however, his entry in the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives states that he was discharged 2 June 1865; upon further investigation, regimental muster out rolls show a handwritten notation in red ink indicating that the charge of desertion was removed from this soldier’s record by order of the U.S. War Department, effective 31 January 1893.

Kerr, Thomas J.
Term of Service: 1 July 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 2 July 1865

Knauss, Allen
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 7 September 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek; discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 19 September 1864 (the same day as the Battle of Opeuan, Virginia). Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 7 September 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Kramer, Joseph
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 21 April 1865. Mustered out 1 June 1865 by General Order No. 53, issued by the Middle Military Division, U.S. Army 30 May 1865

Kunkle, Jefferson (see “Runkel, Jefferson” below; this soldier appears to be different soldier than the “Kunkle, Jefferson” listed on the “Company G” roster; however, both men had the same dates of service with the 47th Pennsylvania and this 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)

Miller, Henry
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of term of service)
Rank: Corporal

Nunnemacher, Daniel H.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Nonnemacher, Nunemacher, Nunnemacher, Nunermacher
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of term of service)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 January 1862

Wieser, Gideon
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Weiser, Wieser
Term of Service: 29 October 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 18 September 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 17 October 1863)

Bankhardt, Julius
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Bankhardt, Bankhardt, Bankhart, Benkert, Benkhard, Benkhardt, Benkhart
Term of Service 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Musician
Prior Service: Musician, Company I, 1st Pennsylvania Infantry (20 April 1861 – 24 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer

Bankhardt, Hyppolite
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Hypolite, Hypolyte, Hyppolite, Hyppolyte, Wippolett, Wippollett. Alternate Spellings of Surname: Bankhardt, Bankhardt, Bankhart, Benkert, Benkhard, Benkhardt, Benkhart
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 1 May 1865 (transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Musician
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (also known as the “invalid corps”) 1 May 1865

Benkhart, Julius and Wippolett (see “Bankhardt” listings above)

 

ENLISTED MEN:

Acher, George (see “Acker, George” below)

Acker, George
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Acher, Acker
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 31 May 1865 (deserted from Washington, D.C.)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Deserted from Washington, D.C. 31 May 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Allenspach, Frank
Term of Service: 24 March 1865 – unknown service end date (mustered in for one-year term; absent since 10 August 1865; still sick at regiment’s muster out 25 December 1865)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service. Fell ill 10 August 1865; absent since that time, remained sick at regiment’s muster out from Charleston, South Carolina 25 December 1865; no discharge was given, according to his entry in the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Anderson, Theodore
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 2 September 1861 (deserted)
Rank: Private
* Note: Several Company I soldiers who were classified as deserters in Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 (mustered in 30 August 1861, allegedly deserted 2 September) were later found to be wrongly classified as deserters, having been mustered in with other companies within the 47th Pennsylvania and their given and/or surnames having been duplicated and then misspelled on I Company muster rolls and/or by Bates or Pennsylvania State Archives personnel during their transfers of the data from these rolls to their respective record keeping systems. Additional research needs to be done on this soldier

Baker, Theodore
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of term of service)
Rank: Private

Baker, William F.
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Barre, William (see “Barr, William” in “Company K”)*
* Note: Several Company I soldiers who were classified as deserters in Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 (mustered in 30 August 1861, allegedly deserted 2 September) were later found to be wrongly classified as deserters, having been mustered in with other companies within the 47th Pennsylvania and their given and/or surnames having been duplicated and then misspelled on I Company muster rolls and/or by Bates or Pennsylvania State Archives personnel during their transfers of the data from these rolls to their respective record keeping systems. Private William Barr appears to have been one of those soldiers incorrectly classified; he served with the 47th Pennsylvania’s K Company from 8 February 1864 until the regiment’s muster out on Christmas Day 1865

Bartholomew, 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. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Baumeister, William C.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Bannister, Baumeister
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 12 May 1864 (transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company D, 1st Pennsylvania Infantry (24 April 1861 – 29 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (also known as the “invalid corps”) 12 May 1864

Bayne, William
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. Mustered out with regiment

Bondenschlager, J.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Baudenschlager, Bondenschlager
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 29 October 1862 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; discharged from Beaufort on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Discharged for disability from Beaufort, South Carolina on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 29 October 1862

Bullard, John (see also “Company D”)
Term of Service: 5 April 1864 – 25 December 1865 (enlisted with Company D; transferred to I Company; mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Undercook
Rank Out: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Joined by enlisting as an Undercook, 5 April 1864. Officially mustered in at Morganza, Louisiana 22 June 1864. His entry in the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives lists the rank as “Col. Cook” (Colored Cook). Served with Company D; then, per regiment Final Order No. 70, transferred to I Company (same regiment) at Cedar Creek, Virginia 23 October 1864

Burger, William S.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Burns, John H.
Term of Service: 7 March 1865 – 1 June 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; deserted)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 7 March 1865; deserted just under three months later on 1 June 1865

Bush, John
Term of Service: 5 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Clemons, John
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 2 September 1861 (deserted)
Rank: Private
* Note: Several Company I soldiers who were classified as deserters in Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 (mustered in 30 August 1861, allegedly deserted 2 September) were later found to be wrongly classified as deserters, having been mustered in with other companies within the 47th Pennsylvania and their given and/or surnames having been duplicated and then misspelled on I Company muster rolls and/or by Bates or Pennsylvania State Archives personnel during their transfers of the data from these rolls to their respective record keeping systems. Additional research needs to be done on this soldier

Cole, James B.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 15 November 1862 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; discharged from Beaufort on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862; discharged for disability on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability at Beaufort, South Carolina 15 November 1862

Colvin, Augustus (see also “Company C”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Colvin, Colvine
Term of Service: 15 February 1865 – 20 March 1865 (mustered in for one-year term with Company I; transferred to Company C; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service with Company I 15 February 1865; transferred to Company C (within the same regiment) 20 March 1865. Mustered out with regiment

Deitrick, Conrad
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Deiterich, Deitrick
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 31 May 1865 (deserted from Washington, D.C.
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted from Washington, D.C. 31 May 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Diaz, John
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Dias, Diaz
Term of Service: 25 January 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: A native of Spain (possibly Cuba), this soldier mustered in for a one-year term from a recruiting depot at Norristown, Pennsylvania, and mustered out with his regiment on Christmas Day 1865. The 1890 U.S. Veterans’ Schedule confirms this service, and notes that he was residing in Philadelphia as of 1890

Dillingham, Samuel
Term of Service: 18 November 1862 – 11 April 1865 (transferred from 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry by General Order; discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Per General Order No.119, issued by the Office of the U.S. Adjutant General, Washington, D.C. on 23 March 1864, transferred from service as Private with Company H, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry 18 November 1862.
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged for disability from the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 11 April 1865

Doptstadt, Peter
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Dafstold, Dapstold, Dopstadt
Term of Service 7 March 1865 – 2 June 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; deserted)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service. Deserted just under three months later on 2 June 1865

Draubaugh, Tempest T.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Draubaugh, Drawbaugh
Term of Service: 1 July 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Possibly contracted tuberculosis (phthisis/consumption) while serving with the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers (filed for his U.S. Civil War Pension 20 April 1866; died from tuberculosis at home in Pennsylvania 4 January 1874)

Dreisbach, Edwin
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Dreisbach, Driesbach
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 17 October 1863)

Drester, Frederick
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Dressler, Dresster, Drester
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 22 December 1862 (discharged from Fort Taylor on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged for disability from Fort Taylor in Key West, Florida on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 22 December 1862, which signals that he may have been wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 21-23 October 1862

Driesbach, Edwin (see “Dreisbach, Edwin” above)

Driesbach, William H.
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 August 1865 (discharged by Special Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service: Discharged in compliance with Special Order No. 77, issued 28 April 1863 by the  Office of the U.S. Adjutant General, Washington, D.C.

Druckenmiller, Lewis
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 22 October 1862 (killed in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862

Eckhart, Enos
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Eckert, Eckhard, Eckhardt, Eckhart
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. Mustered out with regiment

Ellis, William
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 2 August 1862 (died from congestive fever at Beaufort)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from congestive fever at the Union Army’s General Hospital at Beaufort, South Carolina 2 August 1862

Farrell, Francis
Term of Service: 10 March 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. Mustered out with regiment

Fenstermaker, Willoughby
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Willoughby, Willophy. Alternate Spellings of Surname: Fenstermacher, Fenstermaker
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Fetzer, Owen
Term of Service: 31 August 1861 – 19 April 1864 (died from disease at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Prior Service:
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from disease-related complications at the Union Army’s St. Louis Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana 19 April 1864, signaling that he contracted one of the diseases which plagued men from the regiment at this time (and/or was wounded in action) during the Red River Campaign. Veteran Volunteer

Fetzer, Walter P.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Foy, Isaiah C. (see “Company C”)*
* Note: Although Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 lists an Isaiah Foy as having mustered in with Company I on 30 August 1861 only to desert four days later, this is an error. Isaiah Foy mustered in with Company C, and served honorably for the duration of the war; he re-enlisted for a second three-year tour of duty, and mustered out with his regiment on Christmas Day 1865

Freeman, Joseph
Term of Service: 10 March 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. Mustered out with regiment

Gensenleiter, Adam
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Genstenlichter, Gensenleiter
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Gilbert, Allen P.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Gildner, Francis
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Gildner, Guildner
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. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Gotthardt, J. Henry
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Gotthard, Gotthardt, Gutthard
Term of Service: 13 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. Mustered out with regiment

Great, Alexander
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Additional Service: Company I, 19th U.S. Infantry
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Gross, Charles
Term of Service: 29 February 1864 – 18 September 1864 (absent, sick at muster out; no discharge awarded)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Absent sick since 18 September 1864. Whereabouts unknown. Discharge not given

Gross, George Tilghman
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 30 July 1862 (discharged at Beaufort on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged for disability at Beaufort, South Carolina on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 30 July 1862

Gross, Solomon
Term of Service: 8 February 1864 – 2 June 1865 (discharged)
Rank: Private

Guth, Samuel
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 20 July 1864 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged for disability on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 20 July 1864

Gutthard, Henry (see “Gotthardt, J. Henry” above)

Hangen, Granville D.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Hartzell, George W.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Hartzel, Hartzell
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Hauk, David C.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Hawk, Hauk, Houk
Term of Service: 1 April 1864 – 28 July 1865 (died from disease at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill while his regiment was serving in Louisiana; described on muster rolls as “absent sick left in U.S. General Hospital of New Orleans since 9-20-64”; died from disease-related complications at the Union Army’s General Hospital at New Orleans, Louisiana 28 July 1865

Hawk, David C. (see “Hauk, David C.” above)

Hawk, Joseph
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Hawk, Houk
Term of Service: 25 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Henry, Charles E.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Henry, Uriah S.
Term of Service 9 February 1863 – 2 January 1865 (deserted)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Although Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 indicates that this soldier deserted on 2 June 1865, his entry in the Civil War Veterans Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives states that he deserted 2 January 1865 at Washington, D.C.

Henry, William F.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Hiller, Albert
Term of Service: 7 March 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. Mustered out with regiment

Hunsberger, Eli K.
Term of Service: 16 January 1864 – 8 August 1864 (under arrest at Fort Delaware)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Arrested 8 August 1864, this soldier was confined to the Union Army’s prison at Fort Delaware, and was still being held there as a prisoner by the Union Army at the time of his regiment’s muster out 25 December 1865

Kaucher, Charles
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Keiper, Edwin H. 
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Keiper, Kiper
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Kiper, Edwin (see “Keiper, Edwin H.” above)

Klotz, Charles A. (see also “Company H”)
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 28 October 1865 (transferred from Company I, mustered out upon expiration of term)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered into Company I, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers 29 October 1862; transferred to the 47th Pennsylvania’s H Company 7 December 1862

Knauss, Elvin or Elwin/Ellwin (see “Kneuss, Elvin” below)

Knerr, David Frank
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, issued by the U.S. Army’s Middle Military Division 30 May 1865

Kneuss, Elvin
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Ellwin, Elvin. Alternate Spellings of Surname: Knauss, Knouse
Term of Service: 31 August 1861 – 3 August 1864 (died from disease-related complications at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill while serving with his regiment in Louisiana; died from disease-related complications at the Union’s Marine Memorial Hospital at New Orleans, Louisiana 3 August 1864. (Note: While his entry in the Civil War Veterans Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives states that he died at this same hospital on 30 June 1864, his entry in the Union Army’s official Register of Deaths of Union Volunteers stated that he died on 3 August 1864.) Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Kraff, Xaver
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Kraft, Levi
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 12 March 1864 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Possible Additional Service: Company E, 202nd Pennsylvania Infantry
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged for Disability on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 12 March 1864

Krechlo, Solomon
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Krachlow, Krechlow, Krechlo
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 27 November 1862 (transferred at Beaufort to the 1st U.S. Artillery)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred to Captain Langdon’s Company, 1st U.S. Artillery at Beaufort, South Carolina 27 November 1862. (Note: Although Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1865-5 indicates that this soldier transferred to Captain Snyder’s company with the 1st U.S. Artillery, his entry in the Civil War Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives states that he transferred to Captain Langdon’s Company with the 1st U.S. Artillery.)

Lawall, John J.
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 30 May 1865

Lefler, Franklin
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 30 October 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Lewis, Ogdon
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Losch, David
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Lasch, Losch, Lost
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 29 October 1861 (died from typhoid fever at Camp Griffin)
Rank: Private
Prior Service:
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill with typhoid fever, and was confined to the 47th Pennsylvania’s regimental hospital at Camp Griffin, Virginia; died from Pneumonia Typhoides at Camp Griffin, Virginia 29 October 1861. (Note: Although Der Lecha Caunty Patriot, a German language newspaper in Allentown, Pennsylvania, reported that this soldier died at a Union Army hospital in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., this information was incorrect. The entries for this soldier in the Union Army’s official Register of Deaths of Union Volunteers, which was completed for this soldier by Elisha W. Baily, M.D., the 47th Pennsylvania’s own regimental surgeon, and the Civil War Veterans Card File for this soldier at the Pennsylvania State Archives both confirm that he died at Camp Griffin in Virginia. His remains were returned to Pennsylvania for burial at a local cemetery in his community.)

Lost, David (see “Losch, David” above)

Lutz, James
Term of Service: 23 November 1863 – 19 October 1864 (transferred from Company B; killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in with Company B, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers 23 November 1863; transferred by Regimental Order No. 21 to Company (within the same regiment) 16 April 1864. Declared missing in action and supposed dead during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864, and then declared killed in action

Lutz, Samuel
Term of Service: 2 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (transferred from Company B; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in with Company B, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers 2 December 1863; transferred by Regimental Order No. 21 to Company I (within the same regiment) 16 April 1864; mustered out with regiment

Lynd, Peter
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Martin, William
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

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

McCabe, Sylvester (see “McCape, Sylvester” below)

McCape, Sylvester
Alternate Spellings of Surname: McCabe, McCape
Term of Service: 17 January 1862 – 17 January 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, 9th Pennsylvania Volunteers (April 1861 – July 1861)

McHose, Aaron
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

McIntire, John (see “McIntyre, John” in “Company H”)
* Note: Although Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 lists a John McIntire as having mustered in with Company I on 30 August 1861 only to desert four days later, this is an error. John McIntyre (note difference in surname spelling) mustered in with Company H, served honorably and re-enlisted for second three-year term of service, and continued to serve honorably until he was killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864

McKeever, Nicholas
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 1 June 1865 (discharged)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Deserted 1 June 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

McLaughlin, William
Term of Service: 8 March 1865 – 26 May 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; deserted from Washington, D.C.)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service on 8 March 1865. Deserted just over two months later from Washington, D.C. on 26 May 1865

Mench, William
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Mench, Mensch
Term of service: 30 August 1861 – 14 July 1864 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 14 July 1864  due to disabling health conditions, including emaciation resulting from disease-related complications

Metz, Jeremiah
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 22 October 1862 (killed in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862

Miller, Harrison W.
Term of Service: 14 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Miller, Oscar
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 20 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private
Subsequent Service: Private, Company I, 1st Pennsylvania Artillery (28 October 1864 – 1 July 1865; fell ill, and was confined to the Union Army’s Brigade Hospital from 24 May 1865 until his muster out on 1 July 1865)

Miller, Philip W.
Term of Service: 20 November 1863 – 3 April 1865 (transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps (also known as the “invalid corps”) 3 April 1865

Morrell, Leander
Term of Service: 23 October 1864 – 22 October 1865 (transferred from 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry; mustered out upon expiration of term of service)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Per General Order No. 119, issued by the Office of the U.S. Adjutant General, Washington, D.C. on 23 March 1864, transferred as Private from Company H, 14th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry to Company I, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 23 October 1864

Moyer, Jesse
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

Newhard, Jacob
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Newhard, Newhart
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Noddins, James (see “Company G”)
* 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), he 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.

Noss, Samuel
Term of Service: 1 July 1863 – 12 March 1864 (transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps (also known as the “invalid corps”) 12 March 1864

Petre, Jacob
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Peter, Petre
Term of Service: 24 November 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Pretz, Alfred C.
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 13 March 1864 (transferred to 2nd Florida Cavalry)
Rank: Private
Subsequent Service: 2nd Florida Cavalry (transferred from 47th Pennsylvania to this unit 13 March 1864)

Radeline, William
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Radeline, Redline
Term of Service: 19 February 1864 – 25 October 1865 (died from disease at Charleston)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: According to an affidavit filed by I Company’s 1st Lieutenant Allen D. Lawall, both Lawall and Private William Radeline fell ill with fever sometime around 10 October 1865 while serving on detached duty at Ball’s/Bull’s Plantation roughly six miles from Charleston, South Carolina. Lawall attributed their illness to “the area where we did said detached duty being a marshy & swampy place – and being entirely surrounded by swamps.” Lawall recovered, but William Radeline was confined to the U.S. Army’s Roper Hospital at Charleston, South Carolina, and died at Roper Hospital from congestive intermittent fever 25 October 1865

Reed, William
Term of Service: 20 March 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Reuvenbach, Samuel M.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 2 September 1861 (deserted)
Rank: Private
* Note: Several Company I soldiers who were classified as deserters in Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 (mustered in 30 August 1861, allegedly deserted 2 September) were later found to be wrongly classified as deserters, having been mustered in with other companies within the 47th Pennsylvania and their given and/or surnames having been duplicated and then misspelled on I Company muster rolls and/or by Bates or Pennsylvania State Archives personnel during their transfers of the data from these rolls to their respective record keeping systems. Additional research needs to be done on this soldier

Rhoads, George
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Robertson, James C. (see “Robinson, James C.” below)

Robinson, James C.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 27 January 1862 (disrespectfully discharged at Annapolis by General Order of the U.S. War Department)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Disrespectfully discharged 27 January 1862 for conduct unbecoming a solider where the regiment was stationed (at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland) by General Order of the U.S. War Department

Rockel, Joseph
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Rockel, Rockell
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Roth, Marcus
Term of Service: 13 February 1865 – 2 June 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; allegedly deserted)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service on 13 February 1865. Allegedly deserted just under four months later on 2 June 1865

Rowan, Cornelius
Term of Service: 12 October 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Runkel, 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
Prior Service: Company I, 176th Pennsylvania Infantry (8 November 1862 – 18 August 1863; surname spelled as “Kunkle”)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Jointed from recruiting depot at Halltown, Virginia 9 August 1864. Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 11 July 1865
* Note: This soldier appears to be different soldier than the “Kunkle, Jefferson” listed on the “Company G” roster; however, both men had the same dates of service with the 47th Pennsylvania and this 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 176th 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.” Conversely, there appears to be no entry in the Civil War Veterans Card File for any “Runkle, Jefferson” aas 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 his gravestone at Mickleys (Saint John’s UCC Cemetery in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania was based on). There also appears to be no entry for a “Runkel, Jefferson” in the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Burial Index Card File.

Sage, Clinton
Term of Service: 31 March 1865 – unknown muster out date (mustered in for one-year term; not on muster out roll)
Rank: Private

Sasserman, Charles G.
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 2 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Scarbecker, Frederick
Term of Service: 23 November 1862 – 22 November 1865 (transferred from 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Per General Order No. 119, issued by the Office of the U.S. Adjutant General in Washington, D.C. on 24 March 1864, transferred from service as Private, Company H, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry to 47th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 23 November 1862

Schechterly, Stephen
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

Schlagle, Henry J.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Schlagel, Schlagle, Slegel, Slegle, Shlagel, Shlagle
Term of Service: 24 February 1864 – 27 or 28 December 1864 (captured during the Battle of Cedar Creek; held as a prisoner of war at Salisbury; died from starvation and disease while imprisoned as a POW)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Captured during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Died from catarrh and starvation while being held as a prisoner of war at the Confederate Army’s prison camp at Salisbury, North Carolina

Schlochter, Isaiah (see “Slochter, Isaiah” in “Company H”)*
* Note: Although Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 lists an Isaiah Schlochter as having mustered in with Company I on 30 August 1861 only to desert four days later, this is an error. Isaiah Slochter mustered in with Company H on 19 September 1861, and served honorably until he was discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability on 7 September 1862

Scholtz, Levi
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Schitz, Scholtz, Shitz, Sholtz
Term of Service: unknown muster in date – 14 May 1864 (died from typhoid fever at Philadelphia)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill with typhoid fever; transported for advanced care to the Union Army’s Turner Lane General Hospital in Philadelphia; died there from typhoid fever 14 May 1864

Schweitzer, Gottlieb
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Seber, Jacob
Term of Service: 24 December 1863 – 25 December1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Shaffer, David
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 22 October 1862 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged for disability on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 22 October 1862 (the same day as the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina)

Seigfried, Franklin W. (see “Siegfried, Franklin W.” below)

Siegfried, Franklin W.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Seigfried, Siegfried, Sigfried
Term of Service: 26 February 1864 – 31 May 1865 (deserted from Camp Brightwood)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted from Camp Brightwood, Washington, D.C. 31 May 1865

Sigfried, Frank W. (see “Siegfried, Franklin W.” above)

Smith, Charles
Term of Service: 7 March 1865 – 14 November 1865 (mustered in for a one-year term; discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for a one-year term of Service. Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 14 November 1865

Smith, Frederick
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 4 May 1864 (captured during the Red River Campaign; held as a prisoner of war at the Confederate Army’s prison camp at Camp Ford; died in captivity there as a POW)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Captured by the Confederate Army during the Union Army’s Red River Campaign; marched roughly 125 miles to Camp Ford, the Confederate Army prison camp near Tyler, Texas; died 4 May 1864 while being held in captivity as a POW at Camp Ford

Smith, Samuel H.
Term of Service: 10 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company D, 9th Pennsylvania Infantry (24 April 1861 – 29 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 1 June 1865 by General Order No. 53 of the U.S. Army’s Middle Military Division

Smith, William
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Snaveley, Henry Clay
Term of Service: 17 January 1862 – 17 January 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Snyder, Jonas
Term of Service: 29 October 1861 – 8 July 1864 (died aboard the steamer McClellan)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill and developed consumption while serving with the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers in Louisiana. Died aboard the steamer McClellan 8 July 1864 while en route to Fortress Monroe, Virginia with his regiment. Company I’s 1st Lieutenant Levi Stuber, in an affidavit filed on behalf of Jonas Snyder’s widow for her U.S. Civil War Widow’s Pension application, attested that Private Jonas Snyder was buried at sea during a ceremony from the McClellan. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 17 October 1863)

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

Spinner, Henry D.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 27 July 1863 (discharged from Beaufort on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged for disability from Beaufort, South Carolina on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 27 Jul 1863

Stein, Levi
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Stephens, Joseph
Term of Service: 5 November 1862 – 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

Stephens, Milton H.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Stick, Francis
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 20 June 1864 (died from disease at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill while serving with his regiment in Louisiana; died from disease-related complications at the Union Army’s General Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana 20 June 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Stockslager, Peter M. (see “Stockslager, Peter W.” in “Company H”)
* Note: Although Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 lists a Peter M. Stockslager as having mustered in with Company I on 30 August 1861 only to desert four days later, this is an error. Peter Stockslager did muster in with Company I on 30 August 1861, but was discharged four days later, enabling him to enlist with Company H on 19 September 1861; he served honorably until being wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina on 22 October 1862; he was then discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability

Swartz, William
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Transue, John L.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Trask, Henry
Term of Service: 6 March 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. Mustered out with regiment

Trickler, Edwin F.
Term of Service: 2 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Troxell, Israel
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

Troxell, John
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Vansickle, Daniel
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Van Syckel, Van Syckle, Vansickel, Vansickle
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Vansyckle, James
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Van Syckel, Van Syckle, Vansickel, Vansickle
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer

Walter, William
Term of Service: 4 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Wannamaker, Daniel H.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Wanamacher, Wanamaker, Wannermaker
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

Wannermaker, D. (see “Wannamaker, Daniel H.” above)

Warner, Lewis
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Lewis, Louis
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 27 November 1862 (transferred to the U.S. Artillery)
Rank: Private
Subsequent Service: By General Order No. 56, issued by the U.S. War Department, transferred from the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers to Captain Sanders’ Company, 1st U.S. Artillery 27 November 1862. (Note: Although Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 indicates that this soldier transferred to Captain Snyder’s company within the 1st U.S. Artillery, this soldier’s entry in the Civil War Veterans Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives indicates that it was Captain Sanders’ company.)

Weider, Eli (see “Wieder, Elias” below)

Weil, Harrison (see also “Company B”)
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)

Weil, Henry W.
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Weirbach, Samuel W.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Weierbach, Weirbach, Wierbach
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Weiser, Gideon (see “Wieser, Gideon” above under “Officers”)

Weiser, Henry W. (see “Wieser, Henry W.” below)

Wierbach, Samuel W. (see “Weirbach, Samuel W.” above)

Wieder, Elias 
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Eli, Elias. Alternate Spellings of Surname: Weider, Wieder
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)

Wieser, Henry W.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Weiser, Wieser
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Wipkey, William
Term of Service: 18 October 1861 – 30 October 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Xander, Francis
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Xander, Xanders, Xandres
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Teamster
Possible Prior Service: Private, Company D, 9th Pennsylvania Infantry (24 April 1861 – 29 April 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 18 October 1863)
* Note: 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 for this Company I roster, identified by Samuel P. Bates in his History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 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.

The second soldier shown on Bates’ rosters as “Francis Xander” was listed on Bates’ roster for Company B. Reported by Bates to have been killed on 8 April during the Battle of Sabine Cross Roads/Mansfield, Louisiana, his surname was spelled as “Sanders.” The status of Company B’s Francis Sanders/Xander 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

Xander, Nathaniel
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of his three-year term of service)
Rank: Private

Yeager Jr., Peter
Term of Service: 4 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company E, 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry (10 October 1862 – 23 July 1863; wounded in action during the Battle of Gettysburg 3 July 1863)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (prior service at Gettysburg with the 153rd Pennsylvania)

Yonkert, Joseph
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Yonker, Yonkert, Younkert
Term of Service: 2 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Zieg, Frederick
Term of Service: 23 October 1862 – 11 April 1865 (transferred from the 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry; discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Per General Order No. 119, issued by the Office of the U.S. Adjutant General in Washington, D.C. on 24 March 1864, transferred from service as Private, Company H, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry to 47th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 23 October 1862
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged from the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers on a Surgeon’s Certificate 11 April 1865

Ziegler, Thomas
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Ziegler, Zigler
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sustained gunshot wound to the left leg while in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 8 October 1863)