Roster: Company A, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers

OFFICERS:

Graeffe, Richard A.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Graeff, Graeffe, Graeph, Graffe
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of term)
Rank: Captain
Prior Service: Captain, Company G, 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (24 April 1861 – 29 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Twice commissioned a Captain (with the 9th and 47th Pennsylvania Infantry), he also served as a Captain with the Florida Rangers (on detached duty from the 47th Pennsylvania)

Dennig, Adolph
Alternate Spelling of Given Name: Adolphus
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: 2nd Lieutenant
Rank Out: Captain
Honors: Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 16 September 1861. Following 18 September 1864 muster out at expiration of term, recommissioned as Captain on 1 November 1864.

Meyers, James F.
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Myers
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Prior Service: 1st Sergeant, Company B, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (20 April 1861 – 24 July 1861)

Stein, John H.
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Sergeant
Rank Out: 1st Lieutenant
Prior Service: Private, Company G, 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (24 April 1861 – 24 July 1861)
Honors: Promoted to 1st Lieutenant 1 February 1865

Bellis, H. William
Alternate Presentations of Name: William W. Belles, H.W. Bellis, William A. Bellis, William U. Bellus
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 9 September 1865 (died Charleston, South Carolina)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: 2nd Lieutenant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Enrolled at Easton, Pennsylvania 15 August 1861; mustered in at Camp Curtin in Harrisburg 16 September 1861. Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 December 1862. Promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant 1 November 1864. Discharged by order to accept commission as 2nd Lieutenant with the same company and regiment 31 December 1864. Re-enrolled, re-mustered and promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 1 January 1865 at Stevenson, Virginia. Died from congestive fever 9 September 1865 at Charleston, South Carolina. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 18 December 1863)

Batt, Peter
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Enrolled at Easton, Pennsylvania 15 August 1861. Mustered in at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg 16 September 1861. Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 10 June 1863. Promoted to the rank of Sergeant 3 November 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 18 December 1863)

Beck, Jacob
Term of Service: 9 January 1862 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant
Honors/Service Distinctions: Enrolled at Easton, Pennsylvania 9 January 1862; mustered in at Camp Curtin in Harrisburg the same day. Joined up with regiment at Camp Griffin, Virginia 10 January 1862. Promoted to Corporal 1 February 1862. Promoted and transferred to Quartermaster Sergeant with central regimental (“non com”) staff 1 March 1862 by Regiment Order No. 75

Brahler, Bernhard
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Bernard, Bernhard, Bernhardt, Bernhart. Alternate Spellings of Surname: Brahler, Broehler.
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of service)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors: Promoted to Sergeant 1 December 1862

Ferer, William
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Ferer, Ferrer
Term of Service: 24 September 1864 – 3 November 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Sergeant
Prior Service: Per, 1890 U.S. Veterans’ Schedule, performed Three Months’ Service with 1st Pennsylvania Volunteers (1861)

Hall, William
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors: Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 1 December 1862. Reduced from the rank of Corporal to Private 29 October 1864. Promoted from the rank of Private to Corporal 9 January 1865. Promoted to Sergeant 5 July 1865. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 12 October 1863)

Huble, Frederick
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Hubble, Hubel
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 6 November 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate; timing of discharge suggests that he was wounded during the Battle of Pocotaligo, 21-23 October 1862)
Rank: Sergeant
Prior Service: Company B, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (20 April 1861 – 24 July 1861)

Jumper, Amos
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 3 November 1864. Promoted to Sergeant 1 February 1865.

Mittenberger, Francis (“Frank”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Miltenberger, Mittenberger
Term of Service: 9 January 1862 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Sergeant
Prior Service: Private, Company G, 9th Pennsylvania Volunteers (24 April 1861 – 29 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted to Sergeant 1 February 1862. Medical Conditions Resulting from Military Service: Frozen Feet, Rheumatism. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 29 February 1864)

Reiser, Nicholas
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Sergeant
Honors: Promoted to Sergeant 10 June 1863. Promoted to 1st Sergeant 1 February 1864. Commissioned, but not mustered, as 2nd Lieutenant 10 September 1865.

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

Cohler, Jacob
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 5 July 1865

Fraunfelder, Levi
Term of Service: 10 December 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Prior Service: Private, Company B, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteers (20 April 1861 – 27 July 1861)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Captured during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864; held by Confederate forces until 1 February 1865; promoted to Corporal on the day of his release.

Glasser, Charles F.
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 1 December 1862

Haney, James
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 5 July 1865

Kageley, Frederick
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 1 April 1862

Lawrence, Adam
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 6 March 1865 (transferred to Company B, 10th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Corporal

Rice, George
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 September 1865 (discharged by Order of War Department)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 5 July 1865

Rader, Reuben Edwin
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Raeder, Ralder, Reader
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 14 May 1865

Sandt, Amandus
Term of Service: 22 December 1861 – 3 July 1865 (stuck in the hip by a bullet during the Battle of Cedar Creek Virginia, 19 October 1864; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors/Service Distinctions: Promoted to Corporal 1 July 1864. Struck in the hip during the early fighting in the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864, Corporal Sandt was carried to safety at the rear of the Union lines by his brother, Private Edwin Sandt, and other members of the regiment – several of whom reportedly were felled by fire from the attacking Confederate troops. Upon reaching the rear, Corporal Amandus Sandt was then carried by his brother and the other surviving 47th Pennsylvania litter bearers to the cellar of a nearby house. He was cared for by his brother there until battle lines shifted and his brother was taken prisoner and marched off by Confederate troops. Left behind by those Confederate soldiers, the critically wounded Corporal Amandus Sandt continued to fight for his life while awaiting rescue, which finally happened later that afternoon. Following surgery to remove the bullet at a Union Army field hospital, and a lengthy convalescence under the care of Union physicians, Corporal Sandt was ultimately, honorably discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability on 3 July 1865

Slemmer, Max
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Slimmer
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 29 October 1864. Later served in the Veteran Reserve Corps.

Savits, John
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Savitz
Term of Service: 10 December 1861 – 6 December 1864 (died from wounds received in action)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 1 November 1864

Sweitzer, William
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 24 June 1864 (died at Morganza, Louisiana)
Rank: Corporal

Younkin, Samuel
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Yonkins
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Honors: Promoted to Corporal 1 November 1864

Daub, Jacob
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Musician

Williamson, William
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Musician

ENLISTED MEN:

Adams, Robert
Term of Service: 2 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Enrolled and mustered in at Norristown, Pennsylvania 2 February 1865. Joined regiment at Camp Fairview, Charlestown, West Virginia 10 February 1865 from recruiting depot. Mustered out with regiment at Charleston, South Carolina 25 December 1865

Alder, John
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private (Teamster)
Service Distinctions: Enrolled at Easton, Pennsylvania 15 August 1861. Mustered in at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg 16 September 1861. Mustered out at Berryville, Virginia 18 September 1864 upon expiration of three-year term of service

Andrew, Sr., Michael
Alternate Spellings of Name: Andrew, Andrews
Term of Service: 16 December 1861 – 14 July 1864 (died at New Orleans, Louisiana)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Enrolled at Easton, Pennsylvania 4 December 1861. Mustered in at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg 13 December 1861. Joined regiment at Camp Griffin, Virginia 16 December 1861 from recruiting depot. Died 14 July 1864 from chronic disease-related complications while in the Union Army General Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana

Baker, Martin
Term of Service: 13 February 1865 – 15 July 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Enrolled and mustered in at Easton, Pennsylvania 13 February 1865. Joined up regiment at Camp Fairview, Charlestown, West Virginia via a recruiting depot

Barnet, James Opp
Term of Service: 16 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company H, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (21 April 1861 – 23 July 1861); Private, Company A, 5th Pennsylvania Militia (11 September 1862 – 27 September 1862)

Battaglia, Daniel
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (discharged at Berryville, Virginia upon expiration of term)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Subsequent Service: Private, 4th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry (30 December 1864 – 9 July 1865)

Bauer, Jacob M.
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Bower
Term of Service: 29 May 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Enrolled and mustered in at Easton, Pennsylvania 1 January 1864. According to muster rolls, joined as Veteran Volunteer at Morganza, Louisiana 29 May 1864 from recruiting depot

Bauer, Tobias
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Bower
Term of Service: 27 March 1864 – 25 January 1865 (died at Philadelphia from wounds received in action)
Rank: Private

Bauman, Samuel
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 7 January 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability from Camp Griffin)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Enrolled at Easton, Pennsylvania 15 August 1861; mustered in at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg 16 September 1861. Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability from Camp Griffin, Virginia 7 January 1862

Beliheimer, Jeremiah
Term of Service: 28 March 1864 – 31 July 1864 (died at the Union’s Columbia General Hospital, Washington, D.C. of complications related to disease)
Rank: Private

Bellis, Amandus
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Bellas, Belles, Bellis, Bellus
Term of Service: 22 February 1864 – 30 June 1864 (died at Natchez, Mississippi)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Enrolled and mustered in at Easton, Pennsylvania 22 February 1862. Assigned to regiment at Berryville, Virginia 18 September 1864. Died at Natchez, Mississippi 30 June 1864 (cause unknown). Muster roll states: “Dropped as dead by order Feb 22 1865”

Bellis, Andrew R.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Bellas, Belles, Bellis, Bellus
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 23 February 1862 (died at Key West, Florida)
Rank In: Fourth Sergeant
Rank Out: Private (reduced in rank)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Enrolled at Easton, Pennsylvania 15 August 1861; mustered in at Camp Curtin in Harrisburg 16 September 1861. Demoted when unable to perform duties due to illness; reduced to ranks (as Private) by regimental court martial 21 December 1861. Died from Erysipelas at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida 23 February 1862

Berlin, Elias
Term of Service: 9 February 1864 – 29 March 1864 (died 29 March 1864 of disease, or possibly was killed in action or otherwise fatally injured during the opening days of the Red River Campaign)
Rank: Private

Bills, David K.
Alternate Middle Initial: R
Term of Service: 4 September 1864 – 1 June 1865 (discharged)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, 159th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers/14 Pennsylvania Cavalry). Transferred to 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers 13 March 1865

Bohn, George
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 27 June 1864 (died at New Orleans, Louisiana)
Rank: Private

Bollan, George
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 28 June 1864 (died at New Orleans, Louisiana)
Rank: Private

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

Bower, Joseph B.
Term of Service: 24 September 1861 – 12 March 1864 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Private

Bower, Lewis
Term of Service: 19 September 1864 – 1 March 1865 (died while prisoner of war)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Captured by Confederate forces during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864. Held as a prisoner of war (POW); died in a Confederate prison, 1 March 1865.

Bower, Thomas J.
Term of Service: 27 May 1864 – 19 October 1864 (killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Killed during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864

Bransinger, John*
Alternate Surname Spellings: Brensinger, Brinsinger
Term of Service: 22 February 1864 – 25 December 1865
Rank: Private
* Note: John Bransinger appears not to have been a member of Company A but, instead, was a member of the 47th Pennsylvania’s Company G. (The rosters of Samuel Bates’ History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 are confusing on this point, indicating that a “John Brinsinger” enlisted in Company A, but was not on A company’s muster-out roster. However, this soldier’s pension record and Pennsylvania Veteran’s Burial Card show that he was a member of Company G at the time of muster out. Bates’ rosters also indicate that this soldier was a Veteran Volunteer. So, it is possible that John Bransinger enlisted with Company A, but transferred to Company G – or that Bransinger initially enlisted with an entirely different regiment, and then transferred to the 47th. (There is a John Brensinger shown on the Bates’ rosters as having enlisted in Company H, 176th Pennsylvania Infantry on 3 November 1862. That John Brensinger mustered out 2 June 1863.) What is certain is that a John Bransinger mustered out with one of the 47th’s companies when the entire 47th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers mustered out at Charleston, South Carolina on 25 December 1865.

Bridinger, Samuel E.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Birdinger, Bredinger, Breidinger, Bridinger, Brutinger
Term of Service: 16 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

Bush, Anton Benjamin
Alternate Spelling of Given Name: Anthony
Term of Service: 5 November 1862 – 18 September 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Musician/Private and Band Leader

Bush, John*
Term of Service: 5 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
* Note: John Bush appears not to have been a member of Company A but, instead, was a member of the 47th Pennsylvania’s Company I. (The rosters of Samuel Bates’ History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 are confusing on this point, indicating that a “John Bush” enlisted in Company A, but was not on A company’s muster-out roster. However, this soldier’s Pennsylvania Veteran’s Burial Card shows that he was a member of Company I at the time of muster out.)

Cassler, Jacob (see “Cosler, Jacob” below)

Cohler, John
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Kohler.
Term of Service: 4 December 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Coleman, Charles
Term of Service: 20 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: 153rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers

Cosler, Jacob
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Cassler, Cosler, Cossler, Kassler
Term of Service: 1 May 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Crawford, Daniel S.
Term of Service: 1 July 1864 – 31 May 1865 (discharged on 31 May 1865 via Surgeon’s Certificate due to loss of leg from severe wounds received during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Term of Service: Right leg amputated due to severe wounds sustained during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864. Bates listed Surgeon’s Certificate discharge date as 29 May, but Union hospital personnel wrote the date in the hospital ledger as 31 May 1864

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

Daub, William J.
Term of Service: 28 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Delaney, Michael
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 February 1863 (discharged by Order of the War Department to reenlist in regular Army)
Rank: Private

Detweiler, Charles
Term of Service: 13 October 1862 – 12 February 1865 (died at Philadelphia of wounds received during the Battle of Cedar Creek)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinction: Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864. Died at the Union Army’s hospital in Philadelphia of battle wound-related complications, 12 February 1865

Deverin, John
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – ? (not on muster-out roll)
Rank: Private

Duffert, Thomas
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 29 November 1862 (to reenlist in regular Army)
Rank: Private
Subsequent Service: Private, Company D, 1st Artillery, U.S. Army. Died from Congestive Febris (congestive fever) at the General Hospital No. 3 at Beaufort, South Carolina (a U.S. Army/Union hospital) on 21 March 1863.

Eagan, William
Term of Service: 1 April 1865 – 23 May 1865 (discharged)
Rank: Private

Eckert, Jacob
Term of Service: 17 January 1862 – 21 January 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Eichman, Emanuel
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Engle, Henry
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 29 November 1862 (discharged by Order of the War Department to reenlist in the regular Army)
Rank: Private

Eppler, John
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 30 June 1862 (died at Key West, Florida)
Rank: Private

Eppler, Martin
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 12 April 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Everett, John Henry*
Term of Service: 18 September 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company B, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (20 April 1861 – July 1861)
* Note: The roster of men from Company A of the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers, which was created by Samuel Bates for his History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5, indicated that “Henry Everett” was “Absent, on furlough, at muster out.” Two documents seem to contradict this. The 1890 U.S. Veterans Schedule indicates that Everett officially mustered out on 25 December 1865. And both Everett and his widow applied for Henry’s Civil War Pension, the collection of which would very likely have been prevented had Henry been absent without leave.

Faber, Allen
Term of Service: 20 February 1865 – 7 June 1865 (died at a Union regimental hospital at Washington, D.C. from wounds received in battle)
Rank: Private

Fahey, Peter
Term of Service: 29 July 1863 – 12 April 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Finster, Adolphus or Adolph
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 15 May 1863 (committed suicide at Key West, Florida)
Rank: Private

Fleisher, Abraham
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 23 September 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Fleishhower, Isaac
Term of Service: 27 January 1865 – 19 May 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Fraunfelder, Reuben
Term of Service: 18 September 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company K, 153rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers (11 October 1862 – 23 July 1863)

Friedewald, Daniel
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1864 (died at Winchester, Virginia)
Rank: Private

Fuhrman, John W.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Fuhrman, Furman
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 February 1863 (discharged by Order of War Department to reenlist in the regular Army)
Rank: Private

Furman, John W. (see “Furhman, John W.” above)

Gatence, Lawrence
Term of Service: 12 October 1863 – 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

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

Gildner, Solomon
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Guildner
Term of Service: 26 August 1862 – 1 June 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Goltz, Hugo
Term of Service: 28 January 1865 – 21 July 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Goodyear, Clemens*
Alternate Spellings of Name: Clemens Goodear, Clements Goodyear
Term of Service: 18 September 1864 – ? (absent, in arrest, at muster out)
Rank: Private
* Note: Samuel Bates, in his Company A roster in History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5, indicates that Clemens Goodyear was “Absent, in arrest, at muster out.”

Greening, Edwin T.
Term of Service: 23 November 1862 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Transferred from 14h Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry

Gresser, Christian
Term of Service: 1 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Haffner, Charles Willoughby
Alternate Usages of Name: C. Willoughby Haffner, Willoughby Haffner
Term of Service: 13 October 1862 – 3 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Hahn, Sidney
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 8 August 1864 (died from typhoid fever at Frederick, Maryland)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Contracted typhoid fever while serving with his regiment sometime during late July or early August 1864, and was confined to the Union Army’s General Hospital at Frederick, Maryland for treatment; died from typhoid fever at that Union Army hospital 8 August 1864

Haldeman, Christian
Term of Service: 13 December 1861 – 5 March 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Hall, George W.
Term of Service: 16 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

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

Harte, Joseph
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Harle
Term of Service: 23 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Hartman, J.A.*
Alternate Names: Henry Hartman
Term of Service: 4 December 1861 – 22 March 1865 (died from rheumatism at the U.S. Army/Union General Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina)
Rank: Private
* Note: Died 21 March 1865 (per the U.S. Register of Deaths of Volunteers) or 22 March 1865 (per the online database of the National Cemetery Administration). His name was listed as “Henry Hartman” in Bates’ History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5, but is shown as “J. Hartman” or “J.A. Hartman” on various federal hospital and burial ledgers.

Hartzell, Reuben
Term of Service: 13 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

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

Hay, John Q.
Term of Service: 5 November 1863 – 11 September 1865 (died at Charleston, South Carolina)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company B, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteers (20 May 1861 – 24 July 1861)

Henkle, Peter A.
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 20 September 1861 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Herbert, Jacob
Term of Service: 5 February 1864 – 30 June 1864 (died at Natchez, Mississippi)
Rank: Private

Hoffman, Nicholas
Term of Service: 1 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Hohn, Lewis
Term of Service: 18 September 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Hohn, Reinhold
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 14 April 1865 (transferred to 11th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private

Hyde, George
Term of Service: 13 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Jones, John J.
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 12 August 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Keen, William S.
Term of Service: 27 October 1864 – 1 November 1864 (died from fever at Winchester, Virginia)
Rank: Private

Keifer, James M.
Term of Service: 9 January 1862 – 15 April 1865 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Keim, Tilghman
Term of Service: 2 January 1862 – 17 January 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Keiser, Frederick
Term of Service: 16 December 1861 – 23 December 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Kern, Peter
Term of Service: 20 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Kidd, Edwin
Term of Service: 1 February 1864 – 3 February 1865 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Kline, Henry
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 8 August 1862 (died at Beaufort, South Carolina)
Rank: Private

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

Knecht, Stephen
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Koch, Ambrose
Term of Service: 16 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

Koenig, Richard
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Kohn, Myer
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 12 August 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Kronenbitter, John
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Kronenbetter, Krouenbetter
Term of Service: 23 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Krotz, Matthias
Term of Service: 29 July 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Kutzler, Missouri
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Kretzler
Term of Service: 18 September 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Laub, Mahlon
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (mustered out at Berryville, Virginia at the expiration of his term)
Rank: Private

Laub, Owen C.
Term of Service: 11 December 1863 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Laughran, William
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 February 1863 (discharged by Order of the War Department to reenlist with regular Army)
Rank: Private

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

Lear, Charles
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 22 July 1864 (died at Natchez, Mississippi)
Rank: Private

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

Like, Albert
Term of Service: 4 March 1864 – 3 February 1865 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Lingeman, Henry
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Lingaman
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 28 November 1861 (transferred to Company H, 51st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers; served with the 51st from 28 November 1861 to 27 July 1865)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out (from51st Pennsylvania): Corporal
Prior Service: Private, Company G, 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers (24 April 1861 – 24 July 1861)

Loeffelman, August
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 5 May 1865 (discharged)
Rank: Private

Marsh, Francis
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 19 November 1864 (deserted)
Rank: Private

McCalla, Daniel
Term of Service: 16 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

McGlinn, Edward
Term of Service: 24 November 1863 – 5 July 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Meldrum, James R.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Meldrim, Meldrum
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 24 January 1863 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Messinger, Joseph E.
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 10 June 1863 (discharged for disability via Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Meyers, Frederick E.
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Meyer
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company G, 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (April 1861 – 24 July 1861)

Meyers, Joseph
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Myers
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 February 1863 (discharged by Order of War Department to reenlist in regular Army)
Rank: Private

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

Miller, Charles
Term of Service: 26 August 1863 – 23 April 1864 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Miller, Joseph
Term of Service: 20 June 1863 – 28 July 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Captured by Confederate forces during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864. Held as a prisoner of war (POW) until 12 April 1865.

Moyer, Daniel A.
Term of Service: 30 June 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Moyer, Stephen J.
Term of Service: 15 January 1862 – 17 January 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Muck, Anton
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 20 September 1861 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Muhl, John
Term of Service: 18 September 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Muller, George
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 5 March 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Myers, Joseph W. (see “Meyers, Joseph W.” above)

Newhaus, Christian
Term of Service: 13 May 1863 – 18 April 1864 (deserted)
Rank: Private

O’Donald, Thomas H.
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 5 May 1865 (discharged)
Rank: Private

Osterstock, Abraham H.
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 5 May 1865 (discharged)
Rank: Private

Patterson, Thomas C.
Term of Service: 25 March 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Transferred from 14th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry

Paulus, Jacob
Term of Service: 1 August 1864 – 1 June 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Paulus, John
Term of Service: 1 January 1864 – 4 November 1864 (died at Willard’s Point, Virginia)
Rank: Private

Paxson, John J. (see “Paxton, John” below)

Paxton, John
Alternate Middle Initials: D, J
Term of Service: 10 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Phleger, John
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 29 September 1861 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Price, John
Term of Service: 18 February 1864 – 19 December 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company F, 38th Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia (3 July 1863 – 7 August 1863)

Pucker, William
Term of Service: 12 December 1861 – 5 March 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Powell, Rarick (see “Rehrig, Paul Elias” below)

Reel, Ferdinand
Term of Service: 1 February 1864 – 27 February 1865 (died at City Point, Virginia)
Rank: Private

Rehrig, Paul Elias
Alternate Presentation of Name: Powel Rarick
Term of Service: 10 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Prior Service: Private, Company G, 128th Pennsylvania Volunteers (2 August 1862 – 2 May 1863, declared Missing in Action following the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia)

Remaly, Samuel*
Term of Service: 9 February 1864 – 29 September 1865 (wounded in action; absent, sick, at muster out)
Rank: Private
* Note: Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 indicates that Samuel Remaly had been wounded during the Battle of Cedar Creek on 19 October, and that he was “Absent, sick, at muster out.” A notation on his Find A Grave memorial confirms that he was wounded at Cedar Creek, and provides further details regarding his death, which appear to show that he had been sent home to Pennsylvania to recuperate from his injuries: “Killed in a slate quarry near Seemsville.”
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864

Rewark, Thomas
Term of Service: 24 November 1863 – 22 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Richardson, W.H.
Term of Service: 4 October 1864 – February 1865 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Roesler, Frederick
Term of Service: 22 December 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Ross, John
Term of Service: 10 December 1861 – 28 April 1865 (died at Easton, Pennsylvania)
Rank: Private

Rufe, Charles
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 17 April 1865 (transferred to 20th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps)
Rank: Private

Rupp, John (see also “Regimental Band 1” and “Regimental Band 2”)
Term of Service: 19 November 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private and Musician
Honors/Service Distinctions: Prior Term of Service with Regimental Band 1, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers (14 August 1861-September 1862). Mustered out with other members of the ensemble when regimental bands were deemed an unnecessary military expense by the federal government and ordered dismantled. Re-enlisted for military service with the 47th Pennsylvania on 19 November 1863 at Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania and re-mustered as a Private with Company A, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on 26 November; rejoined his regiment and mustered in on 11 December 1863 at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida. Shown on regimental records as receiving pay in August 1864 for service as a member of the regimental band. Veteran Volunteer

Sailor, John
Term of Service: 24 November 1863 – 21 March 1865 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Sandt, Edwin C.
Term of Service: 20 February 1864 – 25 December 1865 (captured by Confederate troops while caring for his wounded brother during the Battle of Cedar Creek, and held as a prisoner of war first at Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia before being transported to and held at the Confederate’s Salisbury POW camp in North Carolina; survived and mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Escaped being wounded in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 19 October 1864 when the cartridge box he was wearing blocked a Confederate bullet from entering his body. His brother, Corporal Amandus Sandt (also of A Company), however, was wounded during this same engagement (struck in the hip by a bullet). In order to save his brother’s life, Private Edwin Sandt and other members of the 47th Pennsylvania helped to carry Corporal Amandus Sandt from the field to the rear of the Union’s lines while under Confederate fire. Although several members of the litter group were felled by the enemy, Private Edwin Sandt and others survived, and were able to move Corporal Amandus Sandt to the safety of a cellar in a nearby house. Private Edwin Sandt then stayed with his brother, administering medical attention while the fighting raged around them until Confederate troops captured the house where they were hiding. Deeming Corporal Amandus Sandt too critically ill to move, the Confederate soldiers left him behind while taking Private Edwin Sandt prisoner. After being held initially as a prisoner of war at the Confederate Army’s Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, Private Edwin Sandt was then transferred to the Confederate prison camp at Salisbury, North Carolina, where he was held as a POW until being released. After receiving medical treatment, he then returned to his regiment, and continued to serve with his regiment until it was officially mustered out on 25 December 1865. (For details about what happened to his brothers, Amandus and Peter, see their listings elsewhere on this page.)

Sandt, Llewellyn
Term of Service: 16 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Sandt, Samuel Peter (“Peter”)
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 21 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Sandt, Sidney
Term of Service: 3 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Schlamb, John
Term of Service: 18 September 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Schlecter, William
Term of Service: 24 September 1861 – 29 October 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Schmidt, Stephen I.
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Schmohl, Lewis
Term of Service: 30 July 1864 – 1 June 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Schnable, Charles H.
Term of Service: 13 December 1861 – 12 December 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Schofield, Ira
Term of Service: 16 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Schweitzer, Edvin
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Schweitzer, John
Term of Service: 2 January 1862 – 11 April 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Seibert, Benneville
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Seibert, Selbert
Term of Service: May 1862 – February 1863 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private
Service Distinctions: Although historian Samuel P. Bates indicated in his History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 that Benneville Seibert mustered in with the 47th Pennsylvania on 2 October 1862 and deserted from the regiment at Easton, Pennsylvania on 18 April 1864 (while the 47th Pennsylvania was fighting its way across Louisiana as part of the Union’s Red River Campaign), these dates appear to be incorrect. According to the U.S. Veterans’ Schedule of 1890, which documented Civil War soldiers receiving U.S. Civil War Pensions, Seibert mustered in during May of 1862, and mustered out 9 months later in February 1863 due to disability (“Rheumatismus”).

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

Siegfried, Nathan
Alternate Spelling of Surname: Seigfried
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of term)
Rank: Private

Sigman, Theodore
Term of Service: 24 September 1861 – 27 January 1862 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Sleath, Peter C.
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Sleeper, Josiah
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 20 September 1861 (deserted)
Rank: Private

Sponheimer, Lewis (see also “Regimental Band 2”)
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 28 October 1865 (honorably discharged upon expiration of term)
Rank: Private and Musician
Honors/Service Distinctions: Prior Service as a Musician with the 104th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (23 September 1861-11 August 1862). Honorably discharged when all regimental bands were disbanded per U.S. War Department orders. Re-enrolled for military service at Allentown, Pennsylvania on 21 October 1862; re-mustered as a Private with Company A, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on 29 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, 28 October 1865

Stem, Jefferson
Term of Service: 1 January 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

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

Stocker, Josiah
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 17 May 1864 (died at a U.S. Army/Union hospital of disease-related complications at New Orleans, Louisiana)
Rank: Private

Stortz, Matthias
Term of Service: 27 March 1863 – 30 January 1865 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Strauss, David
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Stump, Charles
Term of Service: 25 February 1864 – 15 May 1865 (mustered out)
Rank: Private

Tag, John G.
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Tag, Tagg
Term of Service: 26 January 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

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

Tice, Joseph A.*
Term of Service: 19 September 1861 – 18 September 1864 (expiration of service)
Rank: Private
* Note: Although the grave marker for Joseph A. Tice indicates that he was a member of Company A of the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers, this appears to be an error. Both the Company A roster in Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 and Tice’s Pennsylvania Veteran’s Burial Index Card indicate that Tice was a member of the 47th’s Company E.

Trabold, Jacob
Term of Service: 13 December 1861 – 27 June 1864 (died at Morganza, Louisiana)
Rank: Private

Unangst, Charles
Term of Service: 1 September 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Unangst, Enos
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 5 March 1862 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate)
Rank: Private

Unangst, John
Term of Service: 18 September 1864 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Wagner, Henry E.*
Term of Service: 1 January 1864 – 23 July 1864 (not on muster roll; died and was interred in the Arndts and Messinger Cemetery, Pennsylvania)
Rank: Private
* Note: Samuel P. Bates in his History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5, originally listed this soldier on his list of “Unassigned Men” for the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers; however, this soldier’s entry in the Civil War Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania State Archives indicates that he was assigned to the 47th Pennsylvania’s Company D (but without a muster out date)

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

Warrick, David
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – ? (absent, in hospital, at muster out)
Rank: Private

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

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

Werkheiser, John J.
Term of Service: 10 February 1865 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Werkheiser, Lewis
Term of Service: 16 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

White, John
Term of Service: 16 September 1861 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private

Williamson, F.
Term of Service: 2 September 1864 – 25 December 1865 (absent, sick, at muster out)
Rank: Private

Williamson, J.
Term of Service: 25 February 1864 – 13 July 1864 (died at Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Rank: Private

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