Roster: Company K, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers

OFFICERS:

Junker, George
Term of Service: 21 August 1861 – 23 October 1862 (killed in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo)
Rank In: Captain
Rank Out: Sergeant
Prior Service: Quartermaster Sergeant, Allen Infantry (April 1861 – 23 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: As an honorably discharged Sergeant, recruited a new company of soldiers, which became Company K of the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Promoted to the rank of Captain 17 September 1861. Mortally wounded in action by a mini ball fired from a Confederate Army soldier’s rifle near the Frampton Plantation during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina on 22 October 1862, Captain George Junker died the following day (23 October 1862) at the Union Army’s post hospital at Hilton Head, South Carolina. Remains were returned to his family in Hazleton, Luzerne County for reburial

Abbott, Charles W. (see also “Officers”)
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: 1st Lieutenant, Company K
Rank Out: Regimental Lieutenant Colonel
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted to rank of 1st Lieutenant with Company K 17 September 1861. Received battlefield promotion to the rank of Captain and command of Company K 22 October 1862 when K Company’s commanding officer, Captain George Junker was mortally wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina. Promoted from head of Company K to Lieutenant Colonel on central regimental staff 3 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Miller, Mathias
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Mathias, Matthias
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Captain, Company K
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Corporal to 1st Sergeant 1 January 1864. Promoted from the rank of 1st Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant 1 August 1864. Promoted from the rank of 2nd Lieutenant and head of Company K 4 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Beisel, Franklin
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: 1st Lieutenant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Corporal to 1st Sergeant 1 August 1864. Promoted from the rank of 1st Sergeant to 1st Lieutenant 23 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Fetherolf, David K.
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 17 November 1864 (wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability upon expiration of term of service)
Rank In: 2nd Lieutenant
Rank Out: 1st Lieutenant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant 2 May 1863. Appointed Acting Quartermaster at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida in August 1863; served in that capacity through at least December 1863. Seriously wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864, he was discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 17 November 1864, and sent home to continue his recuperation; he died at home in Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19 August 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Benner, Elias F.
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: 2nd Lieutenant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 14 September 1864. Promoted from the rank of Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant 23 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Swoyer, Alfred P.
Term of Service: 27 September 1861 – 8 April 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Sabine Cross Roads/Mansfield)
Rank In: 1st Sergeant
Rank Out: 2nd Lieutenant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted upon re-enlistment from the rank of 1st Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant 27 October 1862. Killed in action during the Battle of Sabine Cross Roads/Mansfield, Louisiana 9 April 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1862)

Scherer, George J.
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: 1st Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted upon re-enlistment from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 6 November 1864. Promoted from the rank of Sergeant to 1st Sergeant 24 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 6 November 1864)

Bischoff, John
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 24 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Burger, William H.
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 5 November 1864 (wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek; died at Philadelphia from battle wound-related complications)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant at time of his re-enlistment, 27 October 1863. Suffered a compression of the brain after being struck in the head by shrapnel from an exploding artillery shell or musket ball during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864; initially received care at Union Army battlefield/regimental hospital(s) before being transferred to the Union Army hospital at Newtown, Virginia, and then transferred again to Union Army’s Satterlee General Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for increasingly advanced care. Died at Satterlee from complications related to his traumatic brain injury 5 November 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Guth, Phaon A.
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Sergeant

Kunfer, Samuel
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 9 September 1864. Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 24 January 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 20 October 1863)

Landis, William
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Landes, Landis
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek; 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 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 Corporal to Sergeant 1 October 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 5 January 1864)

Moyer, Edwin
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 November 1864 (deserted while on sick furlough)
Rank: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in initially for a three-year term of service; re-enlisted in 1863 for a second three-year term. Fell ill sometime during the Summer of Fall or 1864, and was sent home on a sick furlough to recuperate; deserted 25 November 1864 while still on this furlough. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Reinert, Samuel
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Reinerd, Reinert
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sustained gunshot wound to the right shoulder during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 August 1864.Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 7 October 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Reinmiller, Peter
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Sergeant

Volkenand, Conrad J.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Volkenwond, Volkonand
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Sergeant

Volkenwond, Conrad (see “Volkenand, Conrad J.” above)

Volkonand, Conrad (see “Volkenand, Conrad” above)

Benner, Lewis
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Corporal

Carl, Manoah Joseph
Alternate Presentations of Name: Carl Manoh, Manoah J. Carl, Manoh Carl
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Frack, Joseph
Term of Service: 2 January 1862 – 22 June 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek; mustered out from Philadelphia by order of the U.S. War Department)
Rank: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864; treated initially at field/regimental/post hospitals, he was transferred to a Union Army hospital in Philadelphia for more advanced care; mustered out from the Union Army hospital in Philadelphia 22 June 1865 by General Order of the U.S. War Department, issued 3 May 1865

Guth, Martin Luther
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Corporal

Handwerk, Nathan
Term of Service: 7 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 1 October 1865

Hinkle, William
Term of Service: 29 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 21 April 1865

Kerr, William
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 1 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Corporal

Knuck, George
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Knuck, Kruck
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Corporal

Kruck, George (see “Knuck, George” above)

Person, Edwin
Term of Service: 9 February 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 26 September 1864 (days after the Battles of Opequan and Fisher’s Hill, Virginia)

Saylor, John
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Sailor, Saylor
Term of Service: 23 February 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 1 July 1865

Schuhard, William (see “Schubard, William” below under “Enlisted Men”)

Slutter, Amos
Term of Service: 29 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 1 October 1865

Weidenbach, Christian L.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Weidenbach, Wiedenbach
Term of Service: 17 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 19 September 1864 (the day of the Battle of Opequan, Virginia). Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Dachrodt, Daniel Lewis (see also rosters for “Band 1” and “Band 2”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Dachradt, Dachrodt, Dachroth, Dackratt
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – 8 December 1865
Rank In: Musician and Drummer
Rank Out: Principal Musician and Drummer
Honors: Mustered in with Regimental Band, 14 August 1861; honorably discharged when regimental bands were deemed an unnecessary expense by the federal government in September 1862; remustered as a Musician and continued to serve with the regiment; promoted to Principal Musician, 1 September 1863. Veteran Volunteer (reenlisted with Company K 10 December 1862)

Fritz, Daniel H.
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 29 July 1862 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Musician (drummer)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sometime in June or July 1862, Company K drummer Daniel Fritz contracted typhoid fever; also losing his eyesight, he was honorably discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 29 July 1862

Heckman, William A. (see also rosters for “Band 1”and “Band 2”
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – 8 December 1865
Rank In: Musician and Fifer
Rank Out: Principal Musician and Fifer
Honors: Mustered in with Regimental Band, 14 August 1861; honorably discharged when regimental bands were deemed an unnecessary expense by the federal government in September 1862; remustered as a Musician and continued to serve with the regiment; promoted to Principal Musician, 1 September 1863. Veteran Volunteer (reenlisted with Company K 10 December 1862)

 

ENLISTED MEN:

Acher, Charles
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Acher, Acker
Term of Service: 5 November 1862 – 19 May 1865 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 19 May 1865 by order of the U.S. War Department, issued 3 May 1965

Amend, Valentine
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Amey, Benjamin
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Bachman, Joseph
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Bachman, Backman
Term of Service: 21 October 1861 – 16 December 1861 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Suffered a ruptured hernia sometime in November or December 1861; discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 16 December

Barber, William Harrison
Term of Service: 26 August 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

Barr, William
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Barr, Barre
Term of Service: 8 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service:

Berkmoyer, Peter
Term of Service: 10 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Berliner, Lewis
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Berlina, Berliner
Term of Service: 17 September 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 27 October 1863)

Boger, Francis (see “Boger, William Francis” below)

Boger, Tilghman
Term of Service: 16 August 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

Boger, William Francis
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 5 January 1864)

Bornschier, Martin
Alternate Given Names: Martin, Michael
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Bornscheir, Bornschier
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Bornschier, Michael (see “Bornschier, Michael” above)

Bower, Charles
Term of Service: 15 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Bower, John
Term of Service: 2 December 1863 – unknown service end date (not on regiment’s muster-out roll)
Rank: Private

Brecht, William
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 11 March 1864 (transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred 11 March 1864 as a Private to Company I, 20th Veteran Reserve Corps (also known as the “invalid corps”)

Breinig, Henry A.
Term of Service: 21 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company D, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry (13 August 1862 – 19 May 1863)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 21 February 1865; mustered out with regiment at close of war 25 December 1865

Breisch, Tilghman
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Carl, William A.
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 23 October 1863)

Cope, Peter
Term of Service: 21 March 1864 – 22 June 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek; discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Although the Union Army’s Registers of Deaths of Volunteer Soldiers stated that Private Peter Cope of K Company was killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864, historian Samuel P. Bates and the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives indicated that this soldier was discharged 22 June 1865 by General Order of the U.S. War Department

Dackratt, Daniel D. (see “Dachrodt, Daniel D.” in “Officers” above and rosters for “Band 1” and “Band 2”)

Dankel, Francis
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Dankel, Dankle
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 5 January 1864)

Datzius, Philip W. (see “Detzius, Philip W.” below)

Delp, George Haines
Term of Service: 11 August 1863 – 25 December 1865 (drafted; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Possible Prior Service: Corporal, Company D, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry (12 September 1862 – 25 September 1862)

Detzens, Philip W. (see “Detzius, Philip W.” below)

Detzius, Philip W.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Datzius, Detzens, Detzius
Term of Service: 29 February 1864 – 9 November 1864 (died from disease-related complications at Portsmouth Grove)
Rank: Private
Possible Prior Service: Private, Company G, 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry (10 October 1862 – 24 July 1863)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died 9 November 1864 from diease-related complications at the Union Army’s Lovell General Hospital in Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island

Diehl, Alfred
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 28 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Dipple, Lewis
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 27 April 1862 (died from typhoid at Fort Taylor)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Contracted typhoid fever sometime during April 1862; died from typhoid fever at Fort Taylor in Key West, Florida 27 April 1862

Dottery, John
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Dottery, Duttery
Term of Service: 2 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Druckenmiller, Elenois B.
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 August 1864 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged due to disability 18 August 1864 on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Duttery, John (see “Dottery, John” above)

Eastman, William
Term of Service: 14 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 at close of war

Erbe, Werner
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 11 March 1864 (transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred 11 March 1864 to Veteran Reserve Corps (also known as the “invalid corps”)

Fegely, Harrison
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Fegeley, Fegely
Term of Service: 2 December 1863 – 17 January 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek; transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company I, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry (15 August 1862 – 3 May 1863, declared missing in action during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Transferred 17 January 1865 to Company E, 21st Regiment, 1st Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps (also known as the “invalid corps”)

Ferg, Paul
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 20 January 1862 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill due to exposure to the cold sometime during the Winter of 1861-1862, and suffered loss of his hearing as a result; discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 20 January 1862

Fersch, John F.
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 11 March 1864 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 11 March 1864

Fiesel, Gottlieb
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 9 November 1862 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; died at Hilton Head from battle wounds)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Left side of head damaged and skull fractured by shrapnel from exploding artillery shell during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862; physicians at the Union Army’s post hospital at Hilton Head, South Carolina were hopeful that he might recover since surgeries to remove bone fragments from his brain had been successful, but he contracted meningitis while recuperating and died at Hilton Head on 9 November 1862

Fisher, Charles B.
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Fisher, Rudolph V.
Term of Service: 17 September1861 – 29 July 1862 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability; died from disease-related complications in New York 19 August 1862)
Rank: Private (Teamster/Wagoner)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill while serving with his regiment; initially treated by regimental physicians, he was discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 29 July, and sent north for further treatment with the expectation that he would then be sent home to Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania; however, still ailing, he died from disease-related complications at a hospital in New York 19 August 1862

Freas, Joseph
Term of Service: 10 March 1865 – 14 September 1865 (mustered in for one-year term. discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 10 March 1865. Discharged 14 September 1865 by General Order of the U.S. Office of the Adjutant General, issued by telegraph 4 May 1865

Frederick, Edward
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 16 February 1863 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; died from battle wound-related complications at Fort Jefferson)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862; died from the battle wound-related complication of brain fever at the post hospital at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 16 February 1863

Frey, William
Term of Service: 2 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Geesey, Jacob Barnhart
Term of Service: 12 October 1864 – 11 October 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out upon expiration of term of service)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 12 October 1864; mustered out 11 October 1865 upon expiration of service term

Gerrett, Matthias
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Garrett, Gerrett
Term of Service: 2 December 1863 – 24 May 1864 (died from typhoid fever at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from congestive fever at a Union Army hospital in New Orleans. Note: Although various historical sources place this soldier’s death as 22 May 1864 or 30 October 1865 and his cause of death as congestive fever, his entry in the U.S. Army’s Register of Deaths of Volunteer Soldiers indicates that he died from typhoid fever at the Union Army’s Barracks Hospital at New Orleans 24 May 1864. Additionally, while this register indicates that he served with Company E, his entry in the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives indicates that he served with Company K

Glichler, Benedict
Term of Service: 8 February 1864 – 19 May 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 19 May 1865 by General Order of the U.S. Office of the Adjutant General and the U.S. War Department, issued by telegraph 3 May 1865

Grimm, Charles
Term of Service: 23 February 1864 – 11 July 1864 (deserted at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Deserted 11 July 1864 at New Orleans, Louisiana

Gross, Edwin
Term of Service: 15 December 1863 – 30 October 1865 (died from fever at Charleston)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Allen Infantry (1861); Private, Company G, 25th Pennsylvania Infantry (formerly known as the Allen Infantry/Allen Guards, 16 April 1861 – 23 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Contracted congestive intermittent fever sometime while serving with his regiment in Charleston, South Carolina during the Summer or Fall months of 1865, and was confined to the Union Army’s post hospital at Charleston, South Carolina; died from congestive intermittent fever at that Charleston hospital 30 October 1865. Initially interred at Charleston’s Magnolia Cemetery, his remains were later exhumed by the federal government and reinterred at the Florence National Cemetery in Florence, South Carolina

Gulty, John
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (27 October 1863)

Hagelgans, Nicholas
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 9 April 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 9 April 1864. Veteran Volunteer

Handwerk, Harrison (see also “Regimental Band 2”)
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private and Musician
Honors/Service Distinctions: Enrolled for military service at Lehigh County, 21 September 1862; mustered in as a Private with Company K, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2 October 1862. Connected with regiment via a recruiting depot, 13 October 1862. Shown on regimental records as receiving pay in August 1864 for service as a member of the 47th Pennsylvania’s regimental band. Honorably discharged at Charleston, South Carolina upon expiration of term of service, 1 October 1865

Hantz, Henry
Term of Service: 18 October 1864 – 17 October 1865 (mustered in for one-year term of service; mustered out upon expiration of term of service)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 18 October 1864; mustered out 19 October 1865 upon expiration of service term

Hartzog, Jacob F. (see “Hertzog, Jacob Franklin” below)

Heckman, William A. (see “Officers” above and also rosters for “Band 1” and “Band 2”)

Heiney, Charles
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Heller, William P.
Term of Service: 26 August 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

Hertzog, Jacob Franklin
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Hartzog, Hertzog, Herzog
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 24 February 1863 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sustained gunshot wound (“Vulnus Sclopet”) to his right elbow joint while fighting with his regiment during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862; treated initially in the field and at his regiment’s hospital before being admitted to the U.S. Army’s Hospital No. 1 at Beaufort, South Carolina for more advanced care; underwent surgery of his right arm 26 October 1862, his sutures were removed 15 November; by December 15 1862, he was dressed and walking around the grounds of the Beaufort hospital; sent north via the steamer Star of the South 28 December 1862; discharged from Fort Wood in the New York Harbor via a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 24 February 1863

Hinderer, John
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 11 March 1864 (transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred 11 March 1864 to Veteran Reserve Corps (also known as the “invalid corps”)

Hoffman, George
Term of Service: 29 October 1861 – 21 February 1865 (died at Annapolis)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died at Annapolis, Maryland 21 February 1865. Veteran Volunteer

Houser, Edward
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Houser, Paul
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 or 2 June 1864 (drowned near Cape May during the sinking of the U.S.S. Pocohontas)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: While en route home from Louisiana to Pennsylvania on a furlough, died near Cape May, New Jersey during the sinking of the U.S.S. Pocohontas 1 or 2 June 1864

Huhn, Elias
Term of Service: TBD – 1 October 1863 (died from anasarca at Hilton Head)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Developed anasarca, a form of edema common to those suffering from malnutrition or heart or kidney disease; treated initially by regimental surgeons, he was ultimately confined to the Union Army’s post hospital at Hilton Head for more advanced care; succumbed to complications from anasarca at Hilton Head 1 October 1863

Hull, Jacob
Term of Service: 2 May 1865 – 25 December 1865 (transferred from 159th Pennsylvania Volunteers; mustered out with 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Transferred as Private, 159th Pennsylvania Volunteers to Company K, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers 2 May 1865

Kase, George
Term of Service: 2 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Keiser, John
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Kaiser, Keiser
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Keiter, Abraham
Term of Service: 15 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term of service; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 16 February 1865; mustered out with regiment at close of war 25 December 1865

Keiter, William S.
Term of Service: 16 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term of service; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 16 February 1865; mustered out with regiment at close of war 25 December 1865

Keller, Edward
Term of Service: 16 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term of service; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 16 February 1865; mustered out with regiment at close of war 25 December 1865

Kentzler, Jacob (see “Kingsley, Jacob” below)

Killmer, George (see “Kilmore, George” below)

Kilmore, George
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Kilmer, Killmer, Kilmore, Killmore
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 5 September 1865 (wounded while on duty; killed near Berryville)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sustained fatal gunshot wound to the abdomen near Berryville, Virginia 5 September 1864 (the day after the Battle of Berryville)

Kingsley, Jacob
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Kentzler, Kingsley, Kinsley
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Klotz, David
Term of Service: 5 November 1862 – 1 March 1864 (transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Transferred 1 March 1864 to the Veteran Reserve Corps (also known as the “invalid corps”)

Klotz, Moses F.
Alternate Grave Site or Cenotaph for Moses F. Klotz
Term of Service: 15 December 1863 – 19 October 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sustained fatal head wound and died during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Veteran Volunteer

Knell, Frederick
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 9 May 1863 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; discharged 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 on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 9 May 1863

Knerr, James E.
Term of Service: 15 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term of service; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: A native of Illinois, James E. Knerr joined the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers from a Recruiting Depot 2 March 1865; he officially mustered in for one-year term of service 16 February 1865, and mustered out with regiment at close of war 25 December 1865

Knerr, John W. H.
Term of Service: 15 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term of service; serving on detached duty when regiment was mustered out)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company K, 129th Pennsylvania Infantry (11 August 1862 – 18 May 1863)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 16 February 1865. Was serving on detached duty when regiment was mustered out at close of war 25 December 1865

Koffler, John
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 7 September 1863 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 7 September 1863

Kolb, Hiram
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Kolb, Kolp
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 27 November 1864 (wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek; deserted from Union’s hospital at York)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Seriously wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864; treated initially at field/regimental/post hospitals, Private Kolb was sent north for more advanced care, ultimately settling at the Union Army hospital at York, Pennsylvania; deserted from that York hospital just over a month later on 27 November 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Kolb, John
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Kolb, Kolp
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 21 October 1864 (died from typhoid fever and hemorrhoid-related complications at Baltimore)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Contracted typhoid fever sometime in September or October 1864; died from typhoid fever and hemorrhoid-related complications 21 October 1864 at the Union Army’s Jarvis General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland

Koldhoff, John
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Krause, Anthony (see “Krauss, Anthony” below)

Krauss, Anthony
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Krause, Krauss
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Landes, Abraham
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Landes, Landis
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 23 October 1862 (wounded in action by gunshot during the Battle of Pocotaligo; died from battle wounds the following day at Hilton Head)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action via “Vulnus Sclopet” (gunshot) during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862; died from battle wounds the following day, 23 October, while being treated at the Union Army’s post hospital at Hilton Head, South Carolina

Landrock, Julius
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Leh, Elias
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Leibensperger, William A.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Leibensberger, Leibensperger
Term of Service: 15 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Leonhard, George
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Leonard, Leonhard
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 19 April 1862 (died from typhoid at Fort Taylor)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Contracted typhoid fever sometime during the month of March or April 1862, and was confined to the post hospital at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida for treatment. Died from typhoid fever at Fort Taylor 19 April 1862

Leonhard, William
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Leonard, Leonhard
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Lewis, Joseph (see “Louis, Joseph” below)

Long, Amandus
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 29 March 1862 (died from typhoid at Fort Taylor)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Contracted typhoid fever sometime during the month of March 1862, and was confined to the post hospital at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida for treatment. Died from typhoid fever at Fort Taylor 29 March 1862

Long, Daniel H.
Term of Service: 4 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company H, 128th Pennsylvania Militia (Nine Months’ Service)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Although this soldier’s entry in the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives, indicates that he mustered in with the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers on 2 December 1863, this entry also states that he joined the 47th Pennsylvania by re-enlistment 4 January 1864
Long, Lewis
Term of Service: 2 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Long, Solomon H.
Term of Service: 15 March 1864 – 21 August 1864 (died from typhoid fever at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Contracted typhoid fever while stationed with his regiment in Louisiana, and was confined to the Union’s Marine Memorial General Hospital in New Orleans for treatment; died from typhoid fever and disease-related complications 21 August 1864 at the Union’s Marine Memorial General Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana

Louis, Joseph
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Lewis, Louis
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 23 October 1862 (wounded in action via gunshot during the Battle of Pocotaligo; died from battle wounds the following day at Hilton Head)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action via “Vulnus Sclopet” (gunshot) during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862; died from battle wounds the following day, 23 October 1862 while being treated at the Union Army’s post hospital at Hilton Head, South Carolina

Madder, Jacob
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 9 April 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 9 April 1864

Madder, Samuel
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

McConnell, John
Term of Service: 12 September 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

McFarland, Patrick
Term of Service: Unknown muster-in date – 16 September 1862 (died at Fort Jefferson)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died 16 September 1862 at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida

Metzger, Harrison
17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 28 February 1864)

Metzger, Jonas (see “Metzger, Jonathan” below)

Metzger, Jonathan
Alternate Given Names: Jonas, Jonathan
Term of Service: 29 October 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 5 January 1864)

Miller, Lewis (see “Miller, Louis” below)

Miller, Louis
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Lewis, Louis
17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Possible Prior Service: Private, Company G, 10th Pennsylvania Infantry (22 April 1861 – 31 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Miller, Peter
Term of Service: 17 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Moesner, David
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Moesner, Moessner
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 21 August 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 21 August 1865 by General Order of the U.S. War Department. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 23 October 1863)

Moser, John Henry
Term of Service: 19 September 1864 – 25 December 1865 (joined by re-enlistment; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, 153rd Pennsylvania Militia (Nine Months’ Service)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Although this soldier’s entry in the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives indicates that he mustered in with the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers on 22 February 1864, this same entry also indicates that he joined the 47th Pennsylvania by re-enlistment 19 September 1864 (the day of the Battle of Opequan, Virginia). Veteran Volunteer (see 153rd Pennsylvania Militia)

Mūnch, Martin
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 22 July 1863 (died from disease-related complications at Fort Taylor)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill sometime during May, June or July 1863 while stationed with his regiment at Fort Taylor in Key West, Florida, and was confined to the Union Army’s post hospital at Fort Taylor; died from disease-related complications 22 July 1863 at Fort Taylor

Muthard, Alfred
Term of Service: 10 October 1864 – 9 October 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out upon expiration of term of service)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 10 October 1864; mustered out upon expiration of service term

Nagle, Conrad
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Nagel, Nagle, Neihl, Niehl
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 22 August 1864 (died from disease-related complications at Alexandria)
Rank: Private
Prior Service:
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill while serving with his regiment in Virginia, and was confined to the Union Army’s hospital at Fairfax Seminary near Alexandria, Virginia; succumbed to disease-related complications at that hospital on 22 August 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted)

Neihl, Conrad (see “Nagle, Conrad” above

Nessler, Frederick (see “Neussler, Frederick” below)

Neussler, Frederick
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Nessler, Neussler
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 20 August 1862 (died from typhoid fever and dysentery at Fort Taylor)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Contracted typhoid fever and dysentery sometime during the Summer of 1862 while serving with his regiment in the Deep South, and was confined to the Union Army’s post hospital at Fort Taylor in Key West, Florida; died from typhoid fever and dysentery at the hospital at Fort Taylor 20 August 1862

Niehl, Conrad (see “Nagle, Conrad” above)

Noll, William
Term of Service: 17 September 1862 – 1 June 1865 (discharged from Washington, D.C. by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged from Washington, D.C. 1 June 1865 by General Order No. 53 of the U.S. War Department

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

Ready, Elias (see “Reidy, Elias W.” below)

Reidy, Elias W.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Ready, Reidy
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 26 November 1861 (wounded during basic training; discharged from Union Army’s post hospital at Camp Curtin on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded by “friendly fire” (a pistol shot from a fellow Union Army member) while in training with his regiment at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; confined to the Union Army’s post hospital at Camp Curtin for treatment from gunshot wound, he was discharged 26 November 1861 on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability from Camp Curtin

Reifinger, Martin
Term of Service: 2 December 1863 – 3 August 1864 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 3 August 1864

Resch, Charles
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 August 1864 (died from disease-related complications at Baton Rouge)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from disease-related complications 18 August 1864 at a Union Army hospital at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 17 October 1863)

Richder, Charles (see “Richter, Charles” below)

Richter, Charles
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Richder, Richter
Term of Service: 5 November 1862 – 1 September 1864 (died from disease at Baltimore)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died 1 September 1864 at the Union Army’s Newton General Hospital at Baltimore, Maryland; the likely cause of death was dysentery

Romig, Henry
Term of Service: 2 December 1863 – 11 April 1865 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 11 April 1865

Sachsenheimer, Frederick (see “Sackeheimer, Frederick” below)

Sackenheimer, Frederick
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Sachsenheimer, Sackenheimer, Saxonheimer
Term of Service: 12 September 1861 – 1 September 1862 (injured while marching; discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Possible Subsequent Service: Company K, 29th Pennsylvania Infantry
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sustained a ruptured hernia during a serious fall while marching double-quick with his regiment sometime during the Summer of 1862; treated by Union Army physicians until he was well enough to be discharged 1 September 1862 on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability

Savitz, Henry F.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Savits, Savitz
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Saxonheimer, Frederick (see “Sackenheimer, Frederick” above)

Schearer, William
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Schearer, Scherer, Shearer, Sherer
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 15 December 1864 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 15 December 1864 on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Schick, William D.
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 4 July 1865 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 4 July 1865 on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability). This soldier’s entry in the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives indicates that he suffered a disability while in service, but does not specify what that disability was

Schimpf, John
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; honorably discharged upon expiration of term of service)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. This soldier’s entry in the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives indicates that he suffered a disability while in service, but does not specify what that disability was

Schirer, Augustus
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Schirer, Shirer
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 5 April 1862 (died from typhoid fever at Fort Taylor)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Contracted typhoid fever in March or April 1862, and was confined to the Union Army’s post hospital at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida; died from typhoid fever at Fort Taylor 5 April 1862

Schlicher, William
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Savits, Savitz
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Schneck, Lewis
Term of Service: 15 December 1863 – 19 October 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Possible service as Private, Company E, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves (10 August 1861 – 21 December1863; discharged to re-enlisted as Veteran Volunteer)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864

Scholl, John
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Scholl, Sholl
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Schrank, William
Term of Service: 17 September 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 27 October 1863)

Schubard, William
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Schubard, Schubert, Schuchard
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 19 September 1861 (sick in hospital at Camp Curtin)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Fell ill during training at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and was confined to the post hospital for treatment; left behind to convalesce while the remainder of his regiment was shipped to Washington, D.C. for duty, he was mistakenly classified as deserter 19 September 1861

Schubert, William (see “Schubard, William” above)

Schuchard, John
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Schuchard, Schuhard, Shuchard, Shuhard
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 24 October 1862 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; died from battle wounds at Hilton Head)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1864; died from battle wounds 24 October 1862 while being treated at the Union Army’s post hospital at Hilton Head, South Carolina

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

Seigler, Josiah (see “Siegler, Josiah” below)

Seip, Lewis G.
Term of Service: 19 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company D, 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry or Company I, 191st Pennsylvania Infantry
Honors/Service Distinctions: Joined the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers by re-enlistment 30 October 1864. Veteran Volunteer (see prior service with 62nd or 191st Pennsylvania Infantry)

Semmel, David
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Shoemaker, Benjamin
Term of Service: 4 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company I, 128th Pennsylvania Militia (15 August 1862 – 3 May 1863, declared missing in action at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Joined the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers by re-enlistment 4 January 1864. Veteran Volunteer (see prior service with 128th Pennsylvania)

Shoemaker, William Henry
Term of Service: 4 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (joined by re-enlistment; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company H, 128th Pennsylvania Militia (Nine Months’ Service)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Although this soldier’s entry in the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives indicates that he mustered in with the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers on 2 December 1863, it also indicates that he joined the 47th Pennsylvania by re-enlistment 4 January 1864. Veteran Volunteer (see prior service with 128th Pennsylvania Militia)

Sieger, James
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Seiger, Sieger
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 28 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Siegler, Josiah
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Seigler, Siegler
Term of Service: 28 May 1864 – 24 January 1865 (absent and sick since enrollment; allegedly deserted)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Absent and sick since enrollment and muster in 28 May 1864 having joined from a Recruiting Depot that same day, this soldier was declared a deserter 24 January 1865

Sigle, John G.
Term of Service: 2 March 1864 – 14 November 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 14 November 1865 by General Order of the U.S. Office of the Adjutant General and the U.S. War Department, issued by telegraph 10 November 1865

Smith, Alfred
Term of Service: 3 March 1864 – 19 July 1865 (discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged 19 July 1865 on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability

Smith, Franklin
Term of Service: 10 October 1864 – 9 October 1865 (mustered in for one-year term of service; mustered out upon expiration of term of service)
Rank: Private

Snyder, Andres
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 3 June 1862 (honorably discharged from Camp Griffin due to disease-related disability on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill while stationed at Camp Griffin, Virginia; left behind by the regiment to convalesce at the Union Army’s post hospital there, he was deemed not well enough to serve and never rejoined the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers; he was honorably discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 3 June 1862

Snyder, John G.
Term of Service: 15 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term of service: mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Possible Prior Service: Private, Company C, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteers (17 April 1861 – 29 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 15 February 1865; mustered out with regiment at close of war.

Snyder, William H.
Term of Service: 15 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term of service; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 15 February 1865; mustered out with regiment at close of war

Sourwine, Tilghman
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Tilghman, Tilman. Alternate Spellings of Surname: Saurwein, Sourewine, Sourwine
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – Unknown muster out date (absent, sick at muster out)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company K, 6th Pennsylvania Infantry (23 April 1861 – 27 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Fell ill while serving with his regiment, he remained absent from the regiment’s final muster out in December 1865 and January 1866; listed as absent, sick at muster out. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Stahley, Levi
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Stahly, Stahley
Term of Service: 1 April 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Stahly, Levi (see “Stahley, Levi” above)

Sterner, William
Term of Service: 14 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term of service; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 14 February 1865; mustered out with regiment at close of war

Stout, Charles H.
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 28 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Strauss, Daniel
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Straus, Strauss
Term of Service: 15 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company G, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry (12 August 1862 – 19 May 1863)

Strauss, Evan
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Straus, Strauss
Term of Service: 14 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term of service; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Company B, 176th Pennsylvania Drafted Militia
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service 14 February 1865; mustered out with regiment at close of war

Strauss, James
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Straus, Strauss
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek; mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in at the rank of Corporal 17 September 1861. Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 1 May 1863. Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864. Reduced to the rank of Private 14 July 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Strauss, Paul
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Straus, Strauss
Term of Service: 29 October 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action by an artillery shell during the Battle of Pocotaligo; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Sustained an artillery shell wound to his right shoulder during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862; returned to duty following successful treatment of his injuries. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Toole, Henry S. (see also “Regimental Band 2”)
Alternate Spellings of Surnme: Tool, Toole
Term of Service: 19 October 1862 – 8 July 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private and Musician
Honors/Service Distinctions: Served previously as a Musician and Private with the Regimental Band of the 104th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (23 September 1861-11 August 1862). Honorably discharged in August 1862 with other members of the ensemble when federal government deemed that regimental bands were an unnecessary expense. Re-enrolled for military service in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania on 17 October 1862, and re-mustered as a Private with Company K, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers at Camp Curtin in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on 19 October. Shown on regimental records as receiving pay in August 1864 for service as a member of the 47th Pennsylvania’s regimental band. Discharged 8 July 1865 by General Order No. 77 of 1865, issued by the U.S. Office of the Adjutant General C. S. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 24 February 1864)

Ulrich, Christopher
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Wagner, Levi
Term of Service: 4 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Walberd, William (see “Walbert,William” below)

Walbert, William
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Walberd, Walbert
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 30 April 1864 (died from disease-related complication at New Orleans)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Died from disease-related complications 30 April 1864 at a Union Army hospital at New Orleans

Wasser, Lewis
Term of Service: 21 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered in for one-year term; mustered out upon expiration of term of service)
Rank: Private
Prior Service:
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in for one-year term of service; mustered out with regiment upon close of war

Weil, James D.
Term of Service: 2 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: This soldier’s entry in the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives indicates that he was a “Vet. Vol.”, having served with prior to his enlistment with the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers on 2 March 1864, but does not specify the regiment with which he served earlier. This entry further states that he joined the 47th Pennsylvania 18 September 1864 via a Recruiting Depot

Weiland, Christian F. (also see “Officers” and “Medical”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Weiland, Wieland
Term of Service: 27 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (promoted to central regimental command staff as “Assistant Surgeon”; mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private, Company K
Rank Out: Assistant Surgeon
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted from the rank of Private with Company K 13 December 1864 to serve on the regiment’s central command staff as an Assistant Surgeon with the medical corps

Wolf, Samuel
Alternate Given Names: Samuel, Simon
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 9 April 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill)
Rank: Private
Prior Service:
Honors/Service Distinctions: Missing in action. Following the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 9 April 1864, this soldier was missing for a substantial length of time; ultimately declared as having been killed in action at Pleasant Hill 9 April 1864, his name was dropped from regimental muster rolls. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 27 October 1863)

Woodring, Samuel
Term of Service: 17 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 5 January 1864 at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida)

Zellner, Benjamin F.
Term of Service: 15 December 1863 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action four times – twice during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, twice during the Battle of Cedar Creek; captured by Confederate Army and held as a prisoner of war at two different POW camps)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company G, 167th Pennsylvania Drafted Militia (12 November 1862 – 12 August 1863)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action 4 times in 1864. Shot in the leg and lost an eye during Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 9 April 1864; also captured in that battle by Confederates and held as POW initially at Pleasant Hill and Mansfield before being moved to Camp Ford near Tyler Texas; although Camp Ford records (under surname of “Cellner”) currently state that he was released during prisoner exchange 22 July 1864, Zellner stated in multiple newspaper accounts after war’s end that he was one of a group of 300-400 men who had been deemed well enough by Camp Ford officials to be shipped to Shreveport, Louisiana and then sent by rail to Andersonville, the notorious Confederate POW camp in Georgia; released from Andersonville in September 1864, he recovered and continued to serve. Shot in leg and sustained bayonet wound during Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1964; recovered (partially, the bayonet wound never healed properly) and continued to serve until 47th was mustered out 25 December 1865. Veteran Volunteer

 

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