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

BAND 2:

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

Principal Musicians:

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: Band Leader and Musician, Regimental Band 2 and Private, Company A

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 (Drummer), Regimental Bands 1 and 2 and Member, Company K
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, Regimental Bands 1 and 2 and Member, Company K
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)

Musicians and Privates:

Dreisbach, Edwin (see also “Company I”)
Alternate Spellings of Given Name: Edward, Edwin. Alternate Spellings of Surname: Dreisbach, Driesbach
Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 25 December 1865 (wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo; mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Private and Musician, Company I
Honors/Service Distinctions: Wounded in action during the Battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina 22 October 1862. Shown on regimental records as receiving pay in August 1864 for service as a member of the 47th Pennsylvania’s regimental band. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted 17 October 1863)

Frederick, George (see also “Company E”)
Term of Service: 28 October 1862 – 1864 (exact service end date to be determined)
Rank: Musician and Private, Company E
Honors/Service Distinctions: Joined from recruiting depot 21 November  1863. Reported by Samuel P. Bates in his History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 to have deserted from the U.S. Army Hospital at Frederick, Maryland sometime in 1864; however, historian Lewis Schmidt located records more than a century later which confirmed that George Frederick was paid $60 for his prior service with the 47th Pennsylvania’s Regimental Band 2; that pay was “effective through” 31 August 1864

Gachenbach, Daniel (see also “Company H”)
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Gachenbach, Gachenbuck, Gechenbaugh
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 1865 (absent, sick at regiment’s muster out)
Rank: Musician (Eb Tuba) and Private, Company H
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: Musician and Private, Company G
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in as Private with Company G, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Transferred to Regimental Band, January 1863

Handwerk, Harrison (also see “Company K”)
Term of Service: 2 October 1862 – 1 October 1865 (expiration of term)
Rank: Musician and Private, Company K
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

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 1
Rank Out: Musician, Regimental Bands 1 and 2 and Private, Company G
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

Kern, Henry (see also “Company E”)
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 28 October 1865 (mustered out upon expiration of term)
Rank: Musician and Private, Company E
Honors/Service Distinctions: Joined from recruiting depot 21 November 1862. Shown on regimental records as receiving pay in August 1864 for service as a member of the regimental band

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

Rupp, John (see also “Regimental Band 1” and “Company A”)
Term of Service: 19 November 1863 – 25 December 1865 (mustered out with regiment)
Rank: Musician and Private, Company A
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

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: Musician and Private, Company G
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered in as Private with Company G, 47th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Transferred to reformed (new) Regimental Band 2, January 1863

Sponheimer, Lewis (also see “Company A”)
Term of Service: 29 October 1862 – 28 October 1865 (honorably discharged upon expiration of term)
Rank: Musician and Private, Company A
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

Toole, Henry S. (see also “Company K”)
Alternate Spellings of Surnme: Tool, Toole
Term of Service: 19 October 1862 – 8 July 1865 (discharged by General Order)
Rank: Musician and Private, Company K
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)

 

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