Roster 2 (partial) – Regimental Band (47th Pennsylvania)

BAND 2:

Term of Service: November 1862 – December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)

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

Dachrodt, Daniel D. (see also rosters for “Band 1” and “Company K”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Dachradt, Dachrodt, Dachroth, Dackratt
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – 8 December 1865
Rank: 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)

Heckman, William A. (see also rosters for “Band 1” and “Company K”)
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)

Gachenbach, Daniel
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Gachenbach, Gachenbuck, Gechenbaugh
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 1865 (absent, sick at regiment’s muster out)
Rank: Private/Musician (Eb Tuba)
Honors/Service Distinctions: Hospitalized in August 1864, this soldier was still on the rolls, but listed as absent and “In Hosp. since 8–64. Supposed to be discharged. Still listed as sick at regiment’s muster out 25 December 1865

Gaumer, James Aaron (see also “Company G”)
Term of Service: 11 September 1862 -1 June 1865 (discharged by General Order No. 53, M.M.D.)
Rank In: Private, Company G
Rank Out: Musician, Regimental Band 2
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in as Private with Company G, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Transferred to Regimental Band, January 1863

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

Klotz, Charles A.
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 28 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Musician and Private, Company H

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

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

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