62d Pennsylvania Volunteers

Company A: Federal Guards
(Allegheny County)

62d  Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg


Company Roster

Privates


'But who among the private soldiers is named? Have the dead been mentioned except in numbers? Have the cripples been referred to except in the aggregate? Yet it was the rank and file that stood the shock of battle and that gave blow for blow. It was the columns of soldiers that charged the enemy or stood like a rock against fierce assaults. Does history do more with the name of the private soldier than bundle it up with a thousand others and call the combination a regiment?' -- Captain W. J. Patterson, 62d Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment"

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Name

Remarks (All mustered in on 22 July 1861 except where noted)

Robert Bailey

Not Listed in Bates. Listed in the Allegheny County Roll of Honor.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: [No personal information provided.]

John Bates

Deserted 15 August 1862 at Harrison's Landing. Bates indicates "Not on muster-out roll."

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 28; Occupation: Engineer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 6'2 1/2"; Remarks: Deserted 8-15-62 at Harrisons Landing.

James K. P. Boyer

Died before first battle.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Boiler Maker; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5': Remarks: Died 11-23-61 at Miners Hill, Va. (Buried in Mil. Say. Cem. D.C.) Rolls omit enitial [sic] K.P.

John Bryson

Captured at Gainseville, 27 June 1862, as evidenced by his being listed on register of Prisoners Received at C. S. Prison [Richmond?] on June 27th and 29th, 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 30; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: (Born) Pittsburgh, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'10 1/2": Remarks: (not on M.O.R. Bates)

Listed in Bates as "Not on muster-out roll."

James Cain

Discharged for disability, 2 June 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Blacksmith; Residence: Beaver County, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'6"; Remarks: Letter James Cain 5-12-80. States Dis. 6-2-62 Christian St. Hosp. Philadelphia, Pa.

Listed in Bates as "Not on muster-out roll."

Joseph Cain

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Beaver County, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'10"

Died 8 Nov 1885. Buried in Clinton Cemetery, Allegheny County.

Joseph B. Cain

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Mason; Residence: Beaver County, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'9"

William W. Cain

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Beaver County, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'7"

According to his report when filing for benefits after the war, Cain contracted the German Measles during the Peninsula Campaign and was wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness. His portrait was taken while in winter quarters in Bealton Station early in 1864.

Edward Campbell

Died before first battle

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Painter; Residence: Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'9": Remarks: Died 10-6-61 at Halls Hill, Va.

James Campbell

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 25; Occupation: Riverman; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'8 1/2": Remarks: (Not on M.O.R. Bates)

William D. Carlin

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Painter; Residence: Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Red; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'6 1/2"

Samuel Kissick Carnaghan
or Carnahan

Mustered in 26 November 1861. Wounded at Battle of Fredricksburg, 13 January 1862. Transferred to Co. F, 155th reg. P.V. Died 1 September 1864.

Samuel was the son of John N. Carnahan and Eliza Jane Clark Catherwood Carnahan of West Deer, Allegheny, Pa. They lived in Culmerville, PA. Samuel was in training for the ministry before he went to war. He is buried at the Deer Creek Presbyterian Cemetery in Allegheny Co., Pa., with a matching/double tombstone along with his brother, Robert Catherwood Carnahan, who was in the 139th PA, Company D, and died 21 April 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Student; Residence: (Born) Allegheny Co.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'6" Remarks: Wounded at Battle of Fredricksburg, 13 January 1862. Remark on the card file for Samuel Carnihan of the 155th P. V. indicates he died of disease on 1 September 1864.

He is listed as S.K. Carnaghan in the 62d P.V. roster and Samual Carnahan in 155th P.V. roster. "Carnaghan" was the original spelling from Ireland, but later "Carnahan" became standard for this family.

Thanks to Juli Jarvis of Buffalo, Wyoming, for sharing some of the information presented here.

George C. Caruthers

Wounded at Gettysburg. Absent, in hospital at muster out.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 27; Occupation: Bricklayer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'7"

Harrison Casey

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Beaver County; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10 1/2" Remarks: Rolls show last name as Carey

William A. Charlton

Discharged 19 May 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 44; Occupation: Cigar Maker; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'11"

Orin Clark

Date of mustering in, unknown. May have been killed or died of wounds received in battle.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: [no card]

Not in Bates. Pension index card filed by his widow, Sarah J. (Jennie) Clark, on 11 February 1865, is only evidence I have found to indicate his service in Company A, but his service in Company A has long been part of his family's story. The record for Orin Clark in the 1860 Census for Cherryhill Township, Indiana County indicates he was then a 21-year old "Manufacturer of Shooks." He had been married within the last year to Jenny, aged 19. According to the Census, he was born in Maine.

William Clawson

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Blacksmith; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'10 3/4"

Died 13 December 1901. Buried in Homewood Cemetery.

Sanford W. Clemmens

Wounded and captured at Malvern Hill. After he was included in a prisoner exchange, he was discharged on a surgeon's certificate.

Sanford Clemmens took a mini ball in the knee at Malvern Hill, and he remained crippled, carriying the ball in his knee for the remainder of his life. The doctors feared surgery to remove the ball might cause him to lose his leg.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Engineer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa..; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'6"

Died 9 November 1901. Buried in Allegheny Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Pa. Listed as Sanford Clemens on muster roll, but Sanford W. Clemmens on tombstone.

Listed in Bates as "Not on muster-out roll."

Thanks to David Clemans for additional information about his great great grandfather. He also informs me that Sanford spelled his name Clemmens, but his son changed the spelling to Clemans.

John R. Cowling

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864. Mustered in as Drummer; mustered out as Private, according to "United States National Archives. Civil War Service Records [database on-line]."

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 19; Occupation: Mason; Residence: (Born ) Allegheny Co.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'3 1/2"; Remarks: Rolls show last name as Cowling.

Listed as John R. Crowling in Bates. Listed as John K. Cowling in "United States National Archives. Civil War Service Records [database on-line]."

Clark Davis

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'11" Remarks: (Not N.O.R. Bates) [???]

John Dollins

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Mason; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'8 1/2" Remarks: Rolls show last name as Dollins

Listed as Dollinds in Bates, but John Dollins in Allegheny County Roll of Honor.

Holland W. Fletcher
portrait of Hollad Fletcher

Discharged for disability, May 1862

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'9". Remarks: Died 10-16-61 at Georgetwn Hosp.

From the proceedings of the American Railway Bridge and Building Association Convention, Convention (1910) is the portrait an dthis biographical information following his death in Allegheny City, Pa., 26 April 1910:

"Mr. Fletcher was born at Whiteston, Butler County, Pa., October 14, 1838. He moved with his parents to Allegheny City when about twelve years of age, and attended school at that place until he began his trade as a carpenter. He enlisted in Company A, 62nd Pa. Volunteers, in 1861, and served until he received an honorable discharge on account of sickness. Shortly after returning from the war, and while yet a young man, he became connected with the bridge department of the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago Ry. He erected the well known lattice truss iron bridge, spanning the Allegheny River at Pittsburg. Later he became connected with the Iron City Bridge Works, as superintendent of erection, and served in that capacity 24 years. During his connection with the bridge company, he built the Smithfield Street bridge, spanning the Monongahela River, at Pittsburg; the Mt. Oliver passenger and freight incline; the Junction bridge at 33rd Street, Pittsburg; and the first building of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company. In 1886 he accepted a position as general bridge inspector for the Chicago & Northwestern Ry., with headquarters at Chicago, which position he held for fifteen years. Since resigning from that position he has lived a retired life. Mr. Fletcher was a member of Davage Lodge No. 374, F. & A. M., of Allegheny City. He was a man who was always congenial, and it was a pleasure to meet him. He had a smile and a kind word for all with whom he came in contact."

Joseph Frew

Died before first battle.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Steelheater; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'9": Remarks: Died 10-16-61 at Georgetown Hosp.

John B Garrett

Transferred to Co. F, 155th reg. P.V. -- Veteran volunteer. Transferred to Co. G, 191st reg. P.V., 2 June 1865

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: [No personal information included.]

Robert George

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Cutter; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'9 1/2": Remarks: (Not on M.O.R. Bates)

James E. Giles

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Butcher; Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'9": Remarks: (Not on M.O.R. Bates)

Name listed as James K. Giles in CWVCF.

John Gothart

Not on muster-out roll.

Died 13 February 1891. Buried in Homewood Cemetery.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Clerk; Residence: Allegheny County, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'6": Remarks: (Not on M.O.R. Bates)

Last name spelled Gotthart in Bates and CWVCF; Gothart in Cemetery record.

Joseph C. Gourley

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Coach Trimmer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'7 1/2": Remarks: (Not on M.O.R. Bates)

John Grass

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Clerk; Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'7 1/4": Remarks: (Not on M.O.R. Bates). Rolls show last name as "GRASS".

Last name spelled Gross in Bates, but listed as John Grass in an Allegheny County roll of honor.

Samuel Hamilton

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Beaver County; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10 1/2" Remarks:

Robert Hare

Mustered in 28 November 1861. Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 32; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: (Born) Pittsburgh.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'8 3/4" Remarks: Recruit.

Thomas M. Henderson

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [listed as T. M Henderson]: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Clerk; Residence: Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'9 1/2" Remarks: Rolls show first name as "THOMAS".

David Henry

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 30; Occupation: Clerk; Residence: Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Brown; Complexion: Light; Height: 6'

James N. Henry

Discharged for disability, 14 November 1861

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Stone Mason; Residence: Pittsburgh; Hair: Black; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'8 3/4" Remarks:

James A. Herbert

Captured at Spottsylvania 11 May 1864. Absent at muster out.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 31; Occupation: Coach Trimmer; Residence: (Born) New York City; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'5 1/2" Remarks: (Captured at Spottsylvania C.H. 5-11-64 absent at M.O. Bates)

Samuel F. Herr

Transferred to 155th reg. P.V. (probably Co. F), but there is no record of him in 155th P. V.'s roster. Veteran volunteer.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 26; Occupation: Moulder; Residence: Hollidaysburg, Pa.; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Pr. to Corp. (date unknown). Pr. to Sgt. (5-1-64) Bates.

Mustered in as Private, last served as 7 Corporal, according to "United States National Archives. Civil War Service Records [database on-line]."

Joseph Holmes

Died before first battle.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny. Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Light; Height: 6'2" Remarks: Died 10-14-61 at Georgetown, Hospt.

Charles F. Jones

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Clerk; Residence: (Born) Allegheny. Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'4 1/2"

Edward B. Kenly

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Clerk; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'11 1/2" Remarks: On detached service at Gen. Casey's Hd. Qrs.

John N. Boucher in History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (1906), p. 70, wrote:
Edward Barry Kenly, eldest of the children of Richard B. and Lucinda (Turney) Kenley, was reared at the county seat, attending the public schools in the winter and select schools in the summer. Early in 1861 he graduated from Iron City College, and was taking a special course in civil engineering at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, when the Civil war broke out, he being then sixteen years of age. He left his books and enlisted in the Federal Guards of Allegheny City ... which company was mustered into the United States service, July 4, 1861, as Company "A," Sixty-second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.... Before embarking for Fortress Monroe, in March, 1862, Mr. Kenly was detailed as clerk at headquarters of General Silas Casey, who commanded the Second Division of the Fourth Army Corps during the Peninsular Campaign, famous for its malaria, muddy marches and hard fought battles, and was retained in the same position by Major-General John J. Peck, who succeeded General Casey in the command of the division after the Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines, and was with General Peck during all of his services in Virginia and North Carolina. General Peck was transferred to the Department of New York city, and Mr. Kenley was directed to report to E. M. Stanton, secretary of war. Upon his arrival in Washington, D.C., he was assigned to duty as a clerk in room No. 54, war department, containing all the reports, returns and papers belonging or relating to the volunteers from the states of Ohio and Michigan, where he served until July 27, 1864, when he was honorably discharged on account of the expiration of his three years' term of enlistment. Adjutant-General Thomas offered him a civil appointment, but he refused it in order to return home and continue his studies at school. Several weeks after his return, whilst on a visit to the surviving members of his old company in Allegheny City, Captain J. W. Kirker, provost marshal of the Twenty-third congressional district of Pennsylvania, with headquarters in that city, prevailed upon him to accept a clerkship in his office, where he remained until it was discontinued several months after the war had ended. Mr. Kenly then went into the oil business in Western Virginia [for about a year], after which he entered Dartmouth College, but on account of sickness and the severity of the climate in New Hampshire he returned home before graduating. [he then read law with his uncle, but didn't like it, so he joined his father's lumber business and took it over upon his father's death. ]

The history also indicates that he married Eleanor L. Crock in1890. They lived in Greensburg, Pa., and had two sons.

John Laverty

Captured at Gaines Mill or Malvern Hill as evidenced by his being listed on register of Paroled Prisoners of War Transferred to Hospital Tranport "Knickerbocker" from City Point, Va., July 22, 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Coppersmith; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'8 1/2" Remarks: Rolls show last name as "LAFFERTY".

Listed in Bates as "Not on muster-out roll."

Henry Lepley

Originally mustered in with Company F, 137th P.V. (a nine-month regment) on 15 August 1862. Mustered out on 1 June 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [for the 137th]: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Wagon maker; Residence: Butler Co.; [No additional information provided, and cards for the 62d, 155th, and 191st provide no information.

Mustered in with the 62d on 20 February 1864. Official records indicate he was wounded at Spottsylvania Court House on 12 May1864, transferred to Company F, 155th P.V. on 3 July 1864, then transferred to Company G, 191st P. V. on 2 June 1865. Pension records also indicate the transfers. However, family records indicate that Lepley died on 12 May 1864 of wounds received at Spottsylvania. Because of poor record keeping, transfers were occasionally made for soldiers thought to be in hospital when they were already dead.

Listed in Bates as Lepley for the 137th, but as Lepler for the 62d.

Henry Lepley was born 1 January 1827, the second of 12 children of Michael Lepley and his wife Catherine Beighley. Henry married Mary Jane Neely, 12 October 1854, and had 6 children, including twin girls. Lydia Amelia Lepley, his youngest child, was born after her fathers's death.

Thanks to Jackie Fry for additional information about her great great grandfather.

Joseph Lindsay

Injured when his horse stumbled and threw him, while acting as an orderly for Colonel Sweitzer. Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Bricklayer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10"

A resident of Allegheny City, Lindsay was a bricklayer. He married and had one child, Josephine. He died in 1907 and is buried in the GAR section of the Uniondale Cemetery.

Thanks to Dorie Hopkins for additional information about her great great grandfather.

Gottlieb Loeffler

Wounded at Fredericksburg, 13 December 1862. Absent at muster-out.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Butcher; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Brown; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'6 1/2" Remarks: Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va. 12-13-62. Alp. Roll shows name as "LOEFFLER, GOTTLOBE". Ledger shows name as "LEFFLER, GOTTLOPE".

William Magarary

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 41; Occupation: Machinist; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'6 1/2" Remarks: (Not on M. O. Roll. Bates). Rolls spell surname: McGay & Magary.

Leonard Maissaick

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Engineer; Residence: [not listed]; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'10" Remarks: (Not on M.O.R. Bates). Rolls show last name as Massaick.

James A. Maratta

Mustered in 27 July 1862. Transferred to Co. F, 155th P.V., 3 July 1864. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, September 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from F - 155 I]: Age at Enrollment: 18; [Not other personal information listed]. Remarks: Trans. from 62d P.V. 7-2-64. Trans to V.R.C. 9-64 order A.A.P.M.G. of Pa.

James R. Martin

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Printer; Residence: Lawrence County, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Brown; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'10 1/2"

William McCarter

Received honorable mention by Colonel Hull in his battle report for his conduct during the Battle of Gettysburg. Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: (Born) Allegheny County; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Fair; Height: 6' 1"

Prussia K. Maclean

Discharged for disability, 14 November 1861.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 28; Occupation: Salesman; Residence: (Born) Allegheny. Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'10" Remarks: (Not on muster-out roll. Bates).

Maclean was likely given a medical discharge from the 62d. On 7 March 1865 he re-enlisted, joining Company D of the 77th P. V. He didn't serve long. He was discharged by medical order on 11 July 1865 and died shortly after that. His widow, Kate, filed a pension claim, listing only the 77th P. V., 24 October 1865.

Name is variously listed as Maclean, M'Clean, and McClean.

Barnet W. McClure

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Engineer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny. Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'5" Remarks: Rolls spell first name: Barnett.

William S. McGeary

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Beaver County; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'10 1/2" Remarks: Rolls spell surname: McGarry.

Andrew J. McKindley

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864. Mustered in as Private, last served as Wagoner, according to "United States National Archives. Civil War Service Records [database on-line]."

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 30; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Beaver County, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7 1/2"; Remarks: Rolls spell surname McKindley.

Surname spelled McKinley in Bates.

E. Patterson McLean
or McLain

Mustered in, date unknown. Transferred to Company F, 155th P. V, 3 July 1864. Discharged by special order, 22 July 1864. Was a doctor after the war and died in 1906 in Alexandria, Va.

Not listed in Bates. Listed as E. Pat. McLean in the Allegheny County Roll of Honor and as Patterson McLain in Under the Maltese Cross (company unknown in Under the Maltese Cross).

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: [No personal information listed] Remarks: Dis. by S.O. #245 Dated at Washington, D.C. 7-22-64. No record of Enlistment.

His widow, Annie C. McLean, filed a pension claim in Virginia on 5 August 1905, listing both the 62d and 155th.

T. J. McWhinney

Died, 12 May 1864, of wounds recieved at the Wilderness.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Clerk; Residence: (Born) Allegheny. Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'6 1/2" Remarks: (Not on muster-out roll. Bates).

Born 2 April 1843, three years after his family had emigrated from Northern Ireland. May have worked for his father's wholesale saddlery and hardware business.

Information from A century and a half of Pittsburg and her people by John Newton Boucher (Lewis Publishing, 1908).

George Menkin or Minkin

Mustered in 29 February 1864. Transferred to Company F, 155th P.V., 3 July 1864. Transferred to Company G, 18th Veteran Reserve Corps. Discharged by general order, 14 August 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 44; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Winfield Twp. Butler County, Pa. (Born) Germany; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10" Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates). Recruit. Rolls spell surname: Menkin. No further record available.

The spelling of his name varies and I am not sure which is most correct. He is listed as George Menkin for the 62d and as George Minkin in the the 155th P. V. roster, in Bates. The 1870 Census lists him as George Minkin living as a farmer in Winfield Township, Butler County with Pennsylvania-born wife Elizabeth, three children, and two German-born laborers. The 1880 Census lists him as George Menkin living as a farmer in Winfield Township, Butler County with Pennsylvania-born wife Elizabeth and 19 year old son Henry. The 1890 Veterans Schedules lists his name Minkin.

Curthus H. Miersch

Discharged by Surgeon's Certificate, 23 February 1863.

First enlisted in Company C, 13th Pa. Infantry. Since he mustered in with the 62d on 22 July 1861, he must have left the Old 13th sooner than his three month term. He used the name Charles H. Miersch while in the Old 13th. A note in his invalid pension record, filed in 1879, indicates that "Charles H." was an alias, Curthus his real name. In Bates the name is listed in the Company A roster as "Curth's".

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Salesman; Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'16 1/2" Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Miersch first served in Company C of the 14th Pennsylvania Infantry (3 month) from 25 April to 6 August 1861

1890 Veterans Schedules indicates service in both regiments and indicates he was "Discharged from Hospital" as a disability incurred. He was living on Chartiers Street, Allegheny, in 1890. His dates of service are listed as 3 April to 17 June 1861 for the 13th P.V. and 4 August 1861 to 23 February 1863 for the 62d P.V.

The 1860 Census for Pittsburgh's 4th Ward lists 22 year old C. H.[illegible] Miersch as living with several others surnamed Miersch, all of whom were born in Saxony. All the men were listed as confectioners.

Adam G. Milby

Discharged by Surgeon's Certificate, 4 June 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 27; Occupation: Printer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5' 6 1/2" Remarks: (Not on M. O. Roll. Bates).

Listed as "Not on Muster Out Roll" in Bates, but date of discharge is found in 1890 Veterans Schedules, where remarks indicate he had a crippled leg. He was still living in Allegheny.

Census records indicate he was born in Nova Scotia, that his parents were from Ireland, and his wife Lucinda was born in Pennyslvania. Laborer was his occupation in 1870 and 1880, both for Allegheny, Pa. His wife filed for a widow's pension on 5 July 1893.

Robert Miller

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Beaver County, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5' 11 1/2"

Alexander Moffatt

Mustered in as Wagoner, last served as Private, according to "United States National Archives. Civil War Service Records [database on-line]." Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 26; Occupation: Gas Fitter; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'5 1/2"

James Moore

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 26; Occupation: Gasmaker; Residence: (Born) Pittsburgh, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'6"

The 1890 Veterans Schedules indicate his widow Sarah was living in Hoboken then. A note indicates "Papers are lost, can't fill out dates."

William C. Myers

Discharged to enlist as hospital steward, 11 February 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Printer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'10 1/2" Remarks: Dis. to Enlist as Hospital Steward. S.O. #68 dated 2-11-64. (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Listed in Bates as "Not on Muster-Out Roll."

Thomas B. Neely

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'3 1/2"

John Ray

Died before first battle.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Bricklayer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Fair; Height: 6'1" Remarks: Died 10-24-61 at Miners Hill, Va.

William E. Ray

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Bricklayer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'11 1/2"

Lewis Rinn

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Butcher; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'10"

Algernon Robb

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Painter; Residence: (Born) Allegheny. Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 6' Remarks: (Not on M. O. Roll. Bates).

Algernon Robb appears to have been the subject of an article in American Medical Times titled "Interesting Cases of Gunshot Wounds," by De Witt C. Peters, Asst. Surg. USA. (Jarvis General Hospital, Baltimore). 2 June 1864. The patient was only identified by his initials, but Algernon Robb was the only volunteer in the 62d with initials AR who was still alive at time of Gettysburg. The listing "Not on muster out roll" was often the case when soldier was in hospital. The doctor gives A.R.'s age as 18, while the age at enrollment in CWVCF was 20. However, if A. R. was 18 in 1863, he would have been underage to join in 1861 and may have lied about his age. Age discrepancies are common for other reasons as well. Here is the section of the article that describes the nature of Robb's wound and his recovery:

Case II. Gunshot Wound of the Thigh, and Secondary Hoemorrhage. — Private A. R., 18 years of age, belonging to the 62nd Pa. Vols., was wounded at Gettysburg. July 2, 1863, and he was admitted into this Hospital about ten days afterwards. On examination it was found a conical musket-ball had entered the right thigh near the tuberosity of the ischium, and after passing about fourteen inches through the deep muscles of the thigh, emerged outside of the femur four inches above the knee-joint. He stated he bled very freely on the field; and after he was taken to a neighboring house, there was a recurrence of the haemorrhage lasting all night.

The patient's general condition was very unfavorable, as he was exceedingly feeble and anaemic, and his wounds looked unhealthy. He was ordered rest, stimulants, generous diet, and mur. tinct. ferri, in divided doses. The wounds were dressed with a solution of permanganate potassa, as they predisposed to sloughing. On July 17, an alarming haemorrhage occurred from both wounds. He was seen immediately, and the bleeding arrested by the use of liq. ferri persulphatis, graduated compresses and bandages. A firm compress and roller was also applied over the femoral artery. The patient was so much prostrated by the loss of blood that he required stimulants to be administered very freely. July 19.—There was to-day a recurrence of the haemorrhage, which was as profuse as the last. The same treatment was resorted to, and was followed by the same result. July 23.—On examining the wounds it was found that a healthy reaction had been established, consequently the parts were dressed with cold water applications, while moderate pressure was continued along the course of the wound. July 28.—Another haemorrhage as copious as the former one had taken place and was controlled by the pressure as heretofore. At a consultation the propriety of ligating the femoral artery, and even amputating, was considered, but it was thought either would prove fatal, as the patient was so much prostrated. The source of the haemorrhage was a mystery, as it might come from a branch of the internal iliac instead of the profunda, and therefore ligating the femoral artery was an uncertain expedient and was not deemed advisable. The steady pressure by compresses and bandages was again resorted to, and over the femoral artery its force was increased. July 30.— The patient is rallying under the treatment, and there has been no haemorrhage. August 6.—Since the last date the patient has complained of considerable pain in the parts for the past twenty-four hours, and while examining the wounds another bleeding ensued, which was followed by a discharge of sanious pus, and which is presumed to be the contents of an aneurismal sac. The use of the permanganate of potassa dressings is to be resumed. August 27.— There has been no further haemorrhage. The wounds have been discharging healthy pus, and are healing. Sept. 20 — The patient is convalescing rapidly. The wounds are healed, and the limb is gradually strengthening and regaining its use. He goes about on crutches. Oct. 3.--The patient is now able to walk about briskly on one crutch, and he was to-day transferred to a General Hospital in his own State, with the prospect of soon being entirely cured.

Sidney Robb

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Painter; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 6'

James W. Robinson

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Beaver County, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10 1/2"

Henry Roenigk

Wounded at the Wilderness, 5 May 1864. Transferred to Company F, 155th P. V. Listed in Bates as "Not on muster-out roll."

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from F- 155 I card]: Age at Enrollment: 29; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Winfield Twp., Butler County. (Born) Germany; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'4" Remarks: (Wounded at Wilderness, Va. 5-5-64 Bates) Trans. from Company A. 62nd. Regt. 7-2-64. Disc. by G.O. #77 W.D. (date unknown). [Card for Roenigk, George of the 62d, is a see reference only]

Listed as George Roenigk by Bates for the Company A, 62d, but as Henry Roenigk on 155th P. V. rolls in in other documents. Born on 28 December 1834, he came to the US in 1847 with his parents. His full name was Henry Wilhelm Ernst Roenigk. According to the 1880 Census for Winfield Township, both Henry (still a farmer) and his wife Cathern were born in Prussia, but all of their eleven children were born in Pennsylvania after the war.

David Sample

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'

Robert Scott

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 26; Occupation: Bricklayer; Residence: Lawrenceville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'10 1/2": Remarks: No further record available.

Joseph Ritner Simmers
portrait of Joseph Ritner Simmers, date unknown

Drafted from Butler County. Mustered in on 15 July 1863. Wounded on 5 May 1864 in the Wilderness Campaign. Transferred to Company F, 155th P. V, 2 July 1864. Assigned to Company E, 9th Veteran Reserve Corps. Discharged by general order, 12 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 25; Occupation: Farmer; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'8 3/4"

He received a gunshot wound to his right shoulder (chest) on 5 May 1864. He was in the Emery U. S. Hospital in Washington DC for a time, furloughed for 30 days, and transferred to the U. S. Hospital in Pittsburgh for four months. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corp in January 1865 and mustered out with his unit on July 15, 1865. According to his pension papers he was “considerably” disabled and received a pension until his death 29 July 1897 of gangrene of the lungs, feet and legs. Dr. B. Frank Price believed it was the gunshot wound in his breast that was the true cause for the wasting away of his lungs which terminated in consumption. He is buried in Monongahela Cemetery, Braddock Pa.

Born in 1838 in Winfield Township, Butler County. Married Mary Ann Fox, a childhood sweetheart on 3 June 1857, and had three children at the time he was drafted. Joseph and Mary are listed in the 1870 census for South Buffalo Township (Worthington Post Office), Armstrong County with 5 children. His occupation is day labourer.

Not Listed in Bates. Listed in Under the Maltese Cross. Thanks to Donna M. Knechtel Paszek for informing me of this volunteer.

John D. Smith

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 32; Occupation: Shoemaker; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Dark; Height: 6'1"

Charles Snyder

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Teamster; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'11"

Samuel R. Spence

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 38; Occupation: Furrier; Residence: (Born) Waterford, Ohio; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5' Remarks: Pro. to Corp. 1-2-62 (Not on M.O.R. Bates)

Edwin Sprague

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 26; Occupation: Pattern-maker; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10"

Allen Stewart

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 30; Occupation: Plasterer; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Grey; Complexion:Dark; Height: 5'8 1/2"

Albanus L. Stroud

Wounded at Gettysburg. Absent, in hospital, at muster out.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Brown; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'6 1/2"; Remarks: (Wounded at Gettysburg, 7-2-63. Absent in hospital at muster out. Bates).

Hugh Teets

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Riverman; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'8"; Remarks: See Cir. War Dept. Washington D.C. 10-3-89.

I am not sure what the note in the remarks section means, but it likely had something to do with a pension claim to establish Teets was honorably discharged.

After the war, Teets moved downriver to Joplin, Missouri, where by 1880 with his brother William he was operating the Joplin Hotel saloon, also known as the Brick Hotel saloon. By 1900 he and his wife Kate had moved to Portland, Oregon, where he operated a grocery. He died in Portland on 8 June 1920.

James Tudhope or
Tudolphe

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Stone Cutter; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'9"; Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates). Rolls show last name as "TUDOLPHE"

His mother, Esther Tudhope, filed a pension claim on 26 December 1876.

He is listed as James Tudolphe in Allegheny County roll of honor.

William G. Turney

Mustered out with company, July 13, 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Cigar Maker; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'7 1/2"

Arthur Ward

Probably wounded at Gaines Mill or Malvern Hill or suffered from the pestilence of the Peninsula's swamps and may not have returned to the regiment. Listed in Bates as "Not on muster-out roll."

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 29; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'9" Remarks: (Not on M. O. Roll. Bates).

Evidence for his wounding comes from his inclusion on a list of sick and wounded soldiers in the Camden Street Hospital, Baltimore, recorded on 2 August 1862, in the Pittsburgh Gazette.

George Warnock

Died, 12 August 1862, of wounds recieved at Malvern Hill. Died from amputation of leg at U.S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Stone Cutter; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'8 1/2" Remarks: (Not on M. O. Roll. Bates).

Buried in Union Dale Cemetery.

Listed in Bates as "Not on muster-out roll."

Samuel Williams

Mustered in 20 February 1864. Transferred to Company F, 155th P.V., 3 July 1864. Transferred to Company G, 191st P. V., 2 June 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: [see reference to Co. G - 191st Regt., but that card is blank.]

Thomas R. Woods

Killed at Gettysburg, buried in National Cemetery, section D, grave 79

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'7 1/2"

Joseph Wright

Not on muster-out roll.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 26; Occupation: Riverman; Residence: (Born) Allegheny, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'1 1/2" Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Not on muster-out roll indicates fate had not been determined at the close of the war, at which time these rolls were made out. Those who died before first battle probably were victims of typhoid fever that became rampant during the fall and winter of 1861/62 while the regiment was stationed at Minor's Hill, Va.

The Veteran Reserve Corps, originally called the Invalid Corps, was the military body to which soldiers were transferred when they were not healthy enough to be sent back to their original unit, but not sick or disabled enough to be sent home.

Sources

Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Volumes III & VIII. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71; reprinted Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1993.

Evans, Samuel M., editor. Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in the war for the suppression of the rebellion, 1861-1865 : roll of honor, defenders of the flag, attack on Fort Sumter, S.C., April 12, 1861, surrender at Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865. Pittsburgh: 1924.

Under the Maltese cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865; Campaigns 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Narrated by the Rank and File. Pittsburg: The 155th Regimental Association, 1910.


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