Roster 1 – Regimental Band (47th Pennsylvania)

BAND 1:

Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862 (discharged by General Order)

Coates, Thomas
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Band Leader

Dachrodt, Daniel D. (see also rosters for “Band 2” and “Company K”)
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)

Heckman, William A. (see also rosters for “Band 2” 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)

Alele, John
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Bissell, Gilbert M.
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Brotzman, William Q.
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Eichman, Charles
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862 (discharged by General Order)
Rank In: Musician
Rank Out: Corporal, Musician Third Class
Prior Service: 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteers (20 April 1861 – 27 July 1861)

Garrecht, Peter
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Heusner, Henry H.
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank In: Musician
Rank Out: Corporal, Musician Third Class

Jacobs, Frederick L. (see also “Regimental Band 2” 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

McNeal, Henry H.
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Nagle, William Henry
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank In: Musician
Rank Out: Corporal, Musician 2nd Class

Peterson, Aaron
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Pomp Jr., William H.
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Pomp Sr., William H.
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Rupp, John (see also “Regimental Band 2” and “Company A”)
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician
Honors/Service Distinctions: Mustered out with other members of the ensemble in September 1862 when regimental bands were deemed an unnecessary military expense by the federal government and ordered dismantled. Second term of service as Musician and Private with Regimental Band 2 and Company A, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers (19 November 1863-25 December 1865). 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

Schwentzer, Franz Henry
Alternate Given Names: Francis, Frank, Franz, Henry. Alternate Spellings of Surname: Schwentzer, Schwenzer
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Schwentzer, Peter (see “Schwenzer, Peter” below)

Schwenzer, Henry (see “Schwentzer, Franz Henry” above)

Schwenzer, Peter
Alternate Spellings of Surname: Schwentzer, Schwenzer
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Seigfried, Edward F.
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Seigfried, Levin
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Solomons, Mitch. J.
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Tarrant, James
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – September 1862
Rank: Musician

Walter, Joseph Eugene (see also “Company E”)
Alternate Presentations of Name: J. E. Walter, J. Eugene Walter, Joseph Eugene Walter, Joseph E. Walters
Term of Service No. 1: 14 August 1861 – September 1862 (joined as Musician with Regimental Band, 47th Pennsylvania; mustered out from the 47th Pennsylvania when regimental bands were deemed an unnecessary expense by the federal government)
Term of Service No. 2: Regimental Band Leader, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteers (6 October 1862 – 24 July 1863; mustered out with regiment)
Term of Service No. 3: 19 November 1863 – 25 December 1865 (joined from recruiting depot as Private with Company E, 47th Pennsylvania; mustered out with regiment)
Rank In: Musician
Rank Out: Private
Honors/Service Distinctions: Veteran Volunteer, serving two service terms with the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers and one with the 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteers

Young, John Boulton (“Boltie”)
Term of Service: 14 August 1861 – 17 October 1861
Rank: Musician (drummer)
Of Note: First member of the entire 47th Regiment to die, Boltie was claimed by smallpox while his regiment was stationed in Washington, D.C.

 

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