62d Pennsylvania Volunteers

Company I: Jefferson Guards (Jefferson County)

62d  Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg

Company Origins

Recruited in Jefferson County, the company was known as the Jefferson Guards. In Jefferson County, Pennsylvania: Her Pioneers and People, 1800-1915 by William James McKnight (1917), the origins of the company are described. Evans R. Brady, editor of the Brookvillc Jeffersonian, recruited a company early in 1861, with himself to serve as its Captain. His efforts were too late for his company to be included as part of Pennsylvania's original three-month regiments, but his call was so successful that there were enough volunteers enrolled to form two companies. After Company B was organized, it elected Robert R. Means as its captain. Captain Brady's Company A of the Jefferson Guards became Company K of the 11th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserves, but Company B was rejected, since only one from Jefferson County would be accepted. Part of the company withdrew in disappointment, but the remainder of the organization held together. When Colonel Sam Black commenced to form a regiment in Pittsburgh, a partially formed company that had been recruited in and near Punxutawney united with Captain Means' recruits to form a full company and together they formed a company for Black's new regiment. On 24 July 1861, the Jefferson County volunteers left Brookville for Camp Wright in Pittsburgh, arriving on 25 July. On 29 July, the company was officially mustered in and , and Robert R. Means, Edwin H. Little, and John T. Bell were elected captain, first lieutenant, and second lieutenant.

Jefferson County was sparcely settled and the land was still being cleared when the Civil War broke out. More than a third of the officers and more than half the privates were lumbermen. Only one officer and only thirteen privates were farmers, the smallest number from any of the rural counties. The other most common occupation was carpenter, but compared to the 45 lumbermen, there were eight carpenters. There were several makers of things: wagonmakers, shoemakers, brickmakers and moulders, a millwright, and a car builder. I am not sure what kind of cars were made in Jefferson in the mid-nineteenth century. It could have been a typo for cart, or it could have been some other kind of wheeled vehicle. A couple teachers and a veterinarian represented the professional class. Only one student appears, and, surprisingly, considering the usual number found in the other companies, only one laborer was listed. The frontier nature of Jefferson County seems to have contributed to an older average age at enrollment for the company. The average age of the officers was 24.6 years, and the average age of the privates was an even 25. Fourteen of the volunteers were 30 or over. The three oldest, Philip Black, George Emrick and Frederick Nolf, were 43, and three others were only a year younger. Two of the three oldest mustered out only after their full three years service, and Emrick went on, as a veteran volunteer, to serve in the 155th P.V. The oldest officer was the original captain, Robert Means, who was 42 when he mustered in.

In February, 1862, while still drilling at Camp Bettie Black, and before they had seen any combat, several officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers signed an "Oath of Sobriety." They pledged to abstain from intoxicating liquors for the duration of the war. There is no record of how successful any of the soldiers were in fulfilling their pledge. Those signing the oath were Ed. H. Little, J. M. Steck, Prad. O. McElhoes, I. S. Osborn, E. B. Johnson, John P[?] Ready, A. M. Shaffner, Jos. M. Temple, H. C. Shuey, Simon J. Shinefelt, H. N. [or W.] Nutting, Josiah Morhead, Abraham Milliron, William Smith, Adam Smith, Noah Shells, William Orr, Samuel [?] Reynolds, C. R. Thompson, James Geer, W. Mc. Fairman, C. F. Lšubrick, Robt. R. Means, L. S. Phelps, Joseph T. Burns, C H McCracken, D 'H' Covill, Thomas H. Budlong, E. B. Cavinor, W. M. Stewart, David H[?] Hopkins, James A. Glenn, George Campbell, W. G. Randolph, Joseph Sterritt, David McKee, James McSparran. There is one signature I just can't make out. This image of the document was generously sent to me by George Wilkinson, collector and researcher of the Fourth Michigan Regiment.

Company Roster

Officers, Commissioned and Non-Commissioned

Name

Rank(s)

Remarks (All officers mustered in on 29 July 1861, except one as noted.)

Robert R. Means

Captain

Wounded at the battle of Malvern Hill and taken prisoner. He was confined in Libby Prison. He was listed on the register of Sick and Wounded Prisoners of War from Pennsylvania Delivered on Parole at City Point, Va., July 19, 1862, signed by Jas. D. Cullen, Chief Surgeon of General Longstreet's Corps, C. S. A. Remarks indicated his wound was "Thigh." General Order No. 118 of the War Department Adjutant General's Office, signed 27 August 1862, lists officers of the United States service who have been exchanged as prisoners of war for prisoners taken in arms against the United States, including Captain Robert R. Means for Captain J. M. Whitson, 8th North Carolina. After his release on 1 August 1862, he was brought to Davis Island (N. Y.) Hospital. He resigned 15 January 1863, having never recovered from the effects of his wound.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 42; Occupation: Hotel Keeper; Residence: Jefferson County.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Height: 6' Remarks: Resigned 1-15-63.

According to an 1888 History of Jefferson County, Means was one of the most prominent business men of Brookville. He was born in Mifflin county, 25 April 1819, and came to Brookville in 1846 or 1847. He, for a number of years, principally followed hotel-keeping, but during the latter years of his life was engaged in lumbering. His. record as a soldier has already been given. He was for a number of years one of the justices of the peace of the borough, and in 1870 - 75 one of the associate judges. He was married to Mrs. Sarah G. Clark, widow of Jesse G. Clark, esq., who survives him, and with four sons, George W., Thomas H., John B. and Harry G., and one daughter, Mrs. George T. Rodgers, reside in Brookville. Captain Means died October 4, 1877. 1852 Mr. Thompson again returned to Brookville, and purchased from Judge Heath, the American Hotel and Arcade building, then the finest building in the town. He engaged in the hotel business, until May, 1856, when in the disastrous fire, which then visited the town, the hotel was destroyed with nearly all its contents. This fire left Mr. Thompson almost penniless: but nothing daunted, he commenced the morning after the fire to clear away the debris from the ruins, and began preparations for rebuilding. Owing to his well known business integrity, and his indomitable energy, he surmounted every obstacle, and in the winter of 1857, he had the American Hotel again ready for the reception of guests. He continued the owner and proprietor of this popular and well known hotel, until the spring of 1865, when he sold the property to Captain R.R. Means, and removes to Portsmouth, Ohio, where he engaged extensively in the lumbering business

Edwin H. Little

1st Lieutenant; Captain

Promoted to Captain, 16 January 1863. Killed at Gettysburg.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 27; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Jefferson Co.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5' 8"

Litttle was born in Bridgewater, Beaver County, on the 14 August 1833. He moved with his parents to Puxsutawney in 1852, and on 26 June 1856 was married to Margaret E. (Maggie) Campbell. Before the war, he lived with his wife and two daughters in Punxsutawney. He was operating a lumbering business when the war broke out.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule lists his widow Margaret E. Little, then living in Punxsutawney. The rank listed for Ed. H. Little was Lieut.

John T. Bell

2d Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant,
Captain

Wounded and captured at Gaines Mills. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant, 16 January 1863. Promoted to Captain, 12 September 1863. Wounded at the Wilderness. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 2 July 1864. Company commanding officer of the last soldier in the Army of the Potomac to die in combat (at Appomattox Court House). Died in Punxsutauney, 1892.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 33; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Jefferson Co.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5' 8 1/2"

According to an account in The Rebellion Record, 1865, Bell's haversack was torn away by a shell before it struck and killed Private Adam Musser, the first combat death of the regiment.

Listed on the register of Sick and Wounded Prisoners of War from Pennsylvania Delivered on Parole at City Point, Va., July 19, 1862, following Gaines Mills, signed by Jas. D. Cullen, Chief Surgeon of General Longstreet's Corps, C. S. A. Remarks indicated his wound was "Knee, Slight." General Order No. 118 of the War Department Adjutant General's Office, signed 27 August 1862, lists officers of the United States service who have been exchanged as prisoners of war for prisoners taken in arms against the United States, including three lieutenants, including Second Lieutenant J.J. [sic] Bell, for Lieutenant Colonel T.S. Winston, 53d Tennessee.

Samuel W. Temple

Sergeant, 2d Lieutenant,
1st Lieutenant

Promoted to 2d Lieutenant, 16 January 1863. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant, 12 September 1863. Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 30; Occupation: Physician; Residence: Jefferson Co., Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 8"

Brother of Joseph Temple, private in Company I. Although listed in CWVCF as a physician, Temple was a veterinarian. Compare these three portraits of Sam Temple. The first was taken while he was in the regiment. The second in his Chasseur de Vincennes uniform. The third was taken long after the war while he was wearing a horse skin coat.

Thanks to Karen and Tessa Raybuck for the portraits and other information they have supplied about their ancestor.

John Michael Steck

1st Sergeant

Discharged 17 February 1862.

Commissioned at Camp Bettie Black on 20 February 1862 as Captain, Co. G, 105th Pa Infantry. Discharged for disability 12 April 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 28; Occupation: Clerk; Residence: Jefferson Co.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5' 6"

Born 2 July 1836. Died in Brookville, Pa., 13 March 1875.

Cousin of George Potter Steck of Co. A?

Isaac S. Osborn

Sergeant, 1st Sergeant

Promoted to 1st Sergeant, 17 February 1862. Killed at Gettysburg, while serving as regimental color sergeant. Buried in National Cemetery, section D, grave 82.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 32; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville., Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5' 10 "

Last name spelled Osborn in most of the records, with Osburne as one variant. Descendants of Isaac spell their name Osborne.

George Mock

Private; Corporal; Sergeant

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 27; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'8"

Last name listed as Mack in History of Jefferson County.

David W. Kerr

Private; Corporal; Sergeant

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; [no additional personal information listed]; Remarks: (Pr. to Corp. 1- -63. Sgt. 9-1-63. Bates).

Also listed as David K. Kerr

George S. Campbell

Sergeant

Mustered in 4 July 1861. Promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant of regiment, date unknown.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 30; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'6 1/2"; Remarks: Trans. from Company I. Pro. to Q.M. Sgt. (date unknown).

The 1890 Veterans Schedule indicates his home then was Punxsutawney. No disabilities are listed for him. In the remarks section is the notation "govt. Bounty 200 dollars."

W. M. Stewart

Sergeant

Not listed in Bates.

Clarence R. Thompson

Sergeant

Killed at Gaines Mills, according to a note in Kate Scott's History of the 105th Regiment of Volunteers. Clarence's older brother Albert C. Thompson was captain of the 105th. (Thanks for Gary L. Smith for this information.) Listed as "Not on Muster-out roll" in Bates.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 19; Occupation: Miller; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 11"

Thomas Anderson

Private; Corporal

Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 2 July 1864. Veteran Volunteer. Promoted to 1st Sergeant 20 March 1865. Transfered to 191th P.V. Mustered out 9 June 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Height: 6'1 1/2"; Remarks: Pr. to Corp. 5-6-62. Pr. to Sgt. (date unknown). Re-enlisted 12-28-63 at Licken Run, Va.

Listed in the Company I, 155th P.V. as Thomas C. Anderson.

Amos W. Armagost

Corporal

Died before first battle, 28 October 1861

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [under A. W. Armagost]: Age: 23; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 8"; Remarks: Died 10-28-61. Rolls show first name as Amos.

A.W. in Bates

Thomas H. Budlong

Corporal

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. Listed on the register of Sick and Wounded Prisoners of War from Pennsylvania Delivered on Parole at City Point, Va., July 19, 1862, signed by Jas. D. Cullen, Chief Surgeon of General Longstreet's Corps, C. S. A. Remarks indicated his wound was "Side."

Killed at Gettysburg, while serving as one of the regimental color-bearers. Listed in Bates as "Not on muster-out roll."

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 25; Occupation: Saddler; Residence: Rockdale, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'8"

Samuel Crissman

Private; Corporal

Wounded and captured at Gaines Mill. Listed in Bates as "Not on muster-out roll."

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 18; Occupation: Student; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 5 1/2"; Remarks: Pr. to Corp. 11-3-62.

His wounding and capture is evidenced by his being listed on register of Paroled Prisoners of War Transferred to Hospital Tranport "Knickerbocker" from City Point, Va., July 22, 1862, and included on a list of sick and wounded soldiers in the Camden Street Hospital, Baltimore, recorded on 2 August 1862, in the Pittsburgh Gazette. Mistakenly listed among the dead in a report of Hon. M. B. Lowry published in the Pennsylvania Daily Telegraph (Harrisburg), 8 July 1862: "David Wells, 62nd regiment, Lycoming county [who was not in regiment nor from a 62d county] wounded in thigh, is doing well, says Thompson of Jefferson county, Samuel Cristmen and Wm. Fairman, both of Punksutawny [sic], were all killed."

Ira Felt, Jr.

Private; Corporal

Wounded at Hanover Court House. Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brockwayville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'8" Remarks: Wounded in action 5-27-62. Pr. to Corp. 11-3-61.

The 1890 Veterans Schedules lists his home as Brockwayville. Under "Disability Incurred" the note indicates "Gunshot wound right shoulder."

James Alexander Glenn

Private; Corporal

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914 (Transcribed from pages 408-412 by Rodney G Rosborough for the Armstrong County Beers Project) has a section on the Glenn family. A biography appears about James A. Glenn stating that at the Wilderness, "he was dangerously wounded in the abdomen on May 5th, 1864. Was five days in government wagons, enduring with others almost incredible suffering before a more comfortable method of transportation could be procured. For a time his life was despaired of, but subsequently he partially recovered,owing no doubt, in part to the attention shown him among others by Miss Marsh, of Massachusetts, a volunteer nurse in Armory Square Hospital, Washington, D.C. He was not able to return home till more than a month after the expiration of his time, and has never fully recovered. Prior to being wounded he was never an inmate of a hospital and seldom off duty. He was discharged a corporal." There is only one Glenn listed in the Bates roster, so my guess is that the middle initial stands for Alexander, and this description applies to this volunteer. Although hospitalized and removed from the regiment, he still might have mustered out with the company.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Punxsutawney; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'7 1/2"

The 1890 Veterans Schedules records his name as James A. Glen, his rank as Private, and his home as Dayton, Armstrong County. Under disability, "Wounded in Right side and hip" is listed.

Listed as Alexander Glenn in Bates.

William M. Fairman

Private; Corporal; Sergeant?

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Wounded and captured at Gainseville, 27 June 1862, as evidenced by Corp. C. W. Fairman being listed on register of Prisoners Received at C. S. Prison [Richmond?] on June 27th and 29th, 1862.

A Sergeant William McFairman of Company I, according to a report issued by General Griffin, received honorable mention by Colonel Hull in his battle report for his conduct during the Battle of Gettysburg. Bates lists William M. Fairman as a Private, but the CWVCF indicates he was promoted to Corporal on 17 February 1862. Name is listed as William Mc. Fairman in American Civil War Soldiers Record and 1870 Census for Young Township, Jefferson County. His wife's name was Elizabeth, or Lizzie.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Teacher; Residence: Punxsutawney; Hair: Red; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 6' 1/2" Remarks: Pr. to Corp. 2-17-62.

Mistakenly listed among the dead in a report of Hon. M. B. Lowry published in the Pennsylvania Daily Telegraph (Harrisburg), 8 July 1862: "David Wells, 62nd regiment, Lycoming county [who was not in regiment nor from a 62d county] wounded in thigh, is doing well, says Thompson of Jefferson county, Samuel Cristmen and Wm. Fairman, both of Punksutawny [sic], were all killed."

According to a biographical sketch in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania - Her Pioneers and People, by Dr. William James
McKnight (Chicago J.H. Beers, 1917), Fairman was born at Brookville, Jefferson county on 31 October 1836 but moved to Illinois at age 10 where he was raised by his paternal grandfather. He was teaching school in Illinois until the war broke out, when he returned to Pennsylvania to join the 62d. The sketch confirms that Fairman was wounded at Gaines’ Mills. After the war Fairman moved to Punxsutawney, where until 1870 he taught school during the winter season and followed lumbering in the summer time. Then he took up the study of law, entering the office of Jenks & Winslow, and was admitted to the bar in 1874. In 1876 he was elected district attorney, serving until 1880. As a defense attorney, he was also very successful: " For a number of years Mr. Fairman had the unique distinction of having defended every homicide in the county from the time he began practice, with only one conviction among his clients." He practised law into his eighties.

Fairman ran unsuccessfully for U. S. Congress in 1894 on the Democratic ticket, receiving 14,107 votes against the Republican victor's 26,671 votes. He served as a delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania in both 1912 and 1916.

After his death, a woman, aged 44, claimed that Fairman, then an 89 year old widower, had entered into an agreement of marriage with her. This created a messy legal squabble over the issue of "promise of marriage."

Watson H. Guthrie

Private; Corporal; Sergeant

Promoted to Sergeant-Major of regiment, 14 December 1863. Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10"; Remarks: Promoted to Corp. 8-10-61. Trans. from Company I. & Pro. to Sgt. Major 12-14-62.

His widow, Margaret E. Guthrie, filed a pension claim on 10 July 1890 and is listed as his widow in the 1890 Veterans Schedule with a post office address of Punxsutawney.

Thomas A. Hendricks

Private; Corporal

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7 1/2"; Remarks: (Pr. to Corp. 3----63. Bates).

The 1890 Veterans Schedules lists his home then as Brookville. The note for "Disability Incurred" indicates "Rheumatism."

Ephraim B. Johnston

Corporal

Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 2 July 1864. Veteran Volunteer.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Wagon Maker; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'9 1/2"; Remarks: Pr. to Sgt. (date unknown). Re-enlisted 12-2-63 at Licken Run, Va. (Trans. to Company I 155th P. V. 7-3-64. Bates). [Card from I 1555 I adds: V.V. M. O. supernumerary N. C. O. Trans. from 155yh. P.V. S.O. # 137 Hdqrs. A. of P. Va. 6/1/65 to 191st. P.V. discharge furnished.

Christopher F. Laubrick

Corporal

Discharged 3 June 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 37; Occupation: Baker; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7 1/2"

Last name listed as Leibrick in History of Jefferson County.

Ephraim Myers

Corporal

Died before first battle, 21 October 1861

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 30; Occupation: Wagon Maker; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Red; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'11"; Remarks: Died in Hosp. 10-21-61.

Arr Neal

Private; Corporal

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 27; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 6' Remarks: Pr. to Corp. 9- -63.

Last name listed as Neil in History of Jefferson County.

John Shannon

Corporal

Discharged 19 August 1861.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Cool Springs, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7"

William Smith

Corporal

Captured, date unknown. Held at Belle Isle Prison for 3 months. Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Shoemaker; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10"; Remarks: (Pr. to Corp. 3- -63. Bates).

The 1890 Veterans Schedule indicates his home then was Grange, Jefferson County. In the disabilities line is the notation: "Prisoner Bell Isle 3 mo."

Sylvenus Covel

Corporal

Mustered in as Corporal 13 August 1862. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 2 July 1864. Mustered out 2 June 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [under Sylvanus T. Covil in I - 8 I (3 Mo)]: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Sawyer; Residence: Jeff. County,, Brookville; [No other personal information provided]; Remarks: Company M.O. 7-29-61; [under Sylvanus F. Covill in I - 155 I]: Age at Enrollment: 24; [No other personal information provided]; Remarks: Trans. from 62nd P.V. 7/2/64.

Not listed in Bates. Not sure of the spelling of of his name, but there was also a Harrison Covel in Company I. His name, however, was also variantly spelled.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule indicates Covel's service in Company I, 62d, but not for the the 8th or 155th. He was then residing in Sigel, Pa. No disabilities were listed.

Musicians

William R. Depp
portrait of Wm. Depp, Band

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 26; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 10"

Died 27 July 1898, according to Proceedings of the 31st Annual Encampment of the Department of Pennsylvania Grand Army of the Republic (Wilkes-Barre, 1899), where he is listed as a private.

John Ready

Slightly wounded at Yorktown by an artillery shell. Absent, in hospital, at muster out.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Blacksmith; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 5" Remarks: Sent to Hosp 4-11-62. (Absent at M.O. Bates).

Described as a drummer boy in The Rebellion Record, 1865, in an account of his being bruised by a shell at Yorktown.

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"

Last Name

First Name

Remarks (All mustered in on 29 July 1861, except where noted.)

Andrews

Dennis

Substitute. Mustered in 16 July 1863. Wounded at the Wilderness, 5 May 1864. Transferred to Company G, 155th P. V., 2 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from 155th P. V. card]: Age at Enrollment: 18. [No additional personal information provided.]

Not in Bates. Listed in the National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System as Andrewis.

Berger

George E.

Promoted to Commissary-Sergeant, 4 August 1861, then to 1st Lieutenant, Company K, 9 February 1864. Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 28; Occupation: Shoemaker; Residence: Pittsburgh; Hair: Gray; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'10" Remarks: Enlisted in Company I. Pro. to Com. Sgt. 8-4-61. Trans to Company K. & Pro. to 1st Lt. 2-9-64.

Born in 1833, he was living with his wife in Pittsburgh in 1910. Died 21 January 1913. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wilkinsburg. His widow was Hannah M. Berger.

Black

Philip

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 43; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'5" Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Bouch

John

Died before first battle, 24 October 1861

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 26; Occupation: Brick Maker; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10" Remarks: Died 10-24-61.

Brady

Israel O.

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864. Not listed in Caldwell.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 30; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Indiana County, Pa.; Hair: Auburn; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'8 1/2"

Broadhead

Paul

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Car Builder; Residence: Reynoldsville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'5"

The 1890 Veterans Schedule indicates his home then was Reynoldsville. No disabilities are listed for him.

Burket

David

Died before first battle.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Punxsutawney; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'9 1/2"

Also spelled Burkell. Burkett in Register, Burket in M. I. Roll. Burkell in CWVCF.

Burley

Joseph L.

Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Transfered to Company H, 191st P. V., 2 June 1865. Veteran volunteer.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from 191st P. V card]: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Farmer; Born: Jefferson Co., Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'8 1/2"

Burns

Joseph T.

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. Listed on the register of Sick and Wounded Prisoners of War from Pennsylvania Delivered on Parole at City Point, Va., July 19, 1862, signed by Jas. D. Cullen, Chief Surgeon of General Longstreet's Corps, C. S. A. Remarks indicated his wound was "Arm." Listed in Bates as "Not on muster-out roll." Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia also indicates that he was discharged on account of a gunshot wound received in the right arm.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7"

Moved to Jackson County, West Virginia after the war. He claimed to be a direct descendent of Scottish national poet Robert Burns.

Caldwell

Fleming

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10" Remarks: (Not on M. O. Roll. Bates).

Caldwell

James

Discharged April 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 31; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 6' 1/2"

Cavinor

Edwin B.

Wounded and left on field at Gaines Mill. Died before or after being captured?

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 28; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5' 11 1/2"; Remarks: Rolls show last name: Cavenor.

Last name spelled Cavenore in Caldwell and History of Jefferson County.

Listed in a report of Hon. M. B. Lowry published in the Pennsylvania Daily Telegraph (Harrisburg), 8 July 1862: "Edwin Cavenar [sic] of Brookville, was wounded and left on field."

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

Cavinor

James C.

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [as Cavenor]: Age: 24; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 11 1/2"

Last name spelled Cavenore in Caldwell and History of Jefferson County.

Christy

George

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'8 1/2" Remarks: Rolls spell last name Christie.

Christy appears to be the correct spelling, based on his pension file card and cemetery records. His pension file index card suggests additional service, but I can't make out the writing to determine what regiment.

He died 6 Oct 1914 and was buried in Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA.

Collins

John

Mustered in 5 February 1862. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7" Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Resided in Blythesdale, Pa. after the war.

Connell

Thomas

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brockwayville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'5" Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Conway

John

Mustered in 21 March 1864. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Moved to Yale, Kansas, after the war. Listed in Bates as John Conoway among Unassigned Soldiers.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from I- 155 I card]: Enrolled 21 March 1864 at Carlisle; Mustered in 21 May 1864 at Carlisle; Age: 42 [no additional personal information provided] Remarks: M.O in comp. with G. O. War Dept. Dated 5/3/65. [no mention of transfer from the 62d]

Listed in Under the Maltese Cross as having transferred from Co. I, 62d P.V., mustering in on 21 March 1864.

Conway

James O.

Mustered in 16 March 1864. Wounded at Spottsylvania Court House. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Discharged by General Order, date unknown.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from I- 155 I, card for James G. Conway]: Age: 18; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Greene Twp., Pa. (Born) Indiana County; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5' 4 "; Remarks: Wounded at Spottsylvania Court House, Va. 5-12-64. Trans. from Company I. 62nd. Regt. 7-2-64. Disc. by G. O. #77 W. D. (date unknown)

Covill

Harrison

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [under Coville, Harrison]: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Shoe Maker; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7" Remarks: Sent to Hospital, 5-19-62. Register spells last name: Covell.

Cunningham

William

Mustered in 16 March 1864. Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 34; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Greene Twp. (Born) Indiana County; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Brown; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5' 11"; Remarks: No further record available.

Denny

Samuel J.

Wounded at Malvern Hill. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Veteran Volunteer. Killed at Petersburg Farm, Va., 30 September 1864. Buried in Poplar Grove Cemetery, Petersburg, div. C., sec. B, grave 54.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'9 1/2" Remarks: Re-enlisted 12-28-63, at Licken Run, Va. (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates). Rolls spell last name as Denney.

Listed on Company I, 155th P.V. rolls as Samuel J. Deming.

Early

Andrew J.

Mustered in 27 June 1864. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Transferred to Company H, 191th P. V., 2 July 1865. Returned to Rimersburg after the war. In Bates as Unassigned.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: [See reference from Unassigned - 62 to B- 155. See reference from B - 155 to E - 191, but that card is blank.]

Edmonds

Thomas

Not on muster-out roll

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

Emrick

George M.

Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864, where he served as Corporal and was promoted to Sergeant. Veteran volunteer.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [under George McEmerick]: Age at Enrollment: 43; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'6 1/2" Remarks: Pr. to Corp. (date unknown). (Trans. to Company I 155th Rgt. P.V. 7-2-64. Bates). Vet. Card File for I - 155th, under George M. Emrick, has no additional personal information, but has this on Remarks: V.V. M.O. as supernumerary N.C.O. Trans. from 155th P.V. pr. S.O. #137 Hdqrs. A.of P. 6/1/65 to 191t P.V. discharge furnished.

George M. Emrick was the spelling of his name on his pension index card and on the 155th M.O rolls. He was listed in the Co. I, 62d roll by Bates as George M. Emerick, but in the CWVCF as George McEmerick for his service in Company I, 62d P.V.

Eshbaugh

Frederick C.

Discharged by Surgeon's Certificate of Disability, 16 February 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 30; Occupation: Teacher; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'9 1/2" Remarks: Sent to Hosp. 4-5-62. Disc. for physical disability by S. O. 76 W.D. dated 2-16-64.

Fairman

James A.

Died 4 September 1862. Buried in Cyprus Hill Cemetery, L. I.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Teamster; Residence: Punxsutawney; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 10 1/2"

Farley

William

Died 8 April 1862. Not listed in Cunningham.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Brockwayville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'6 1/2" Remarks: Died 4-8-62.

Frost

John W.

Captured at Mine Run. Prisoner from 27 November 1863 to 18 November 1864. Mustered out 27 November 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: [not listed]; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7"

The 1890 Veterans Schedule indicates his home then was Brockwayville and that he was a prisoner at Andersonville.

Geer

James

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 31; Occupation: Millwright; Residence: Broookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'7 1/2" Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Griffith

Matthew

Wounded at Gettysburg and the Wilderness. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Transferred to Company H, 191th P. V., 2 July 1865. Veteran volunteer.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: [See reference from I - 62 to B- 155. See reference from B - 155 to E - 191, but that card is blank.]

Heimes

Solomon

Captured at Gaines Mill or Malvern Hill as evidenced by his being listed [as "Wein, Solomon"] 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: 22; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Broookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7" Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Name spelled Heim in Bates and listed as "Not on muster-out roll."

The 1890 Veterans Schedule, spelling his name Heimes, or possibly Himes, indicates his home then was Brookville. No disabilities are listed for him.

Hendricks

Isaac

Not on muster-out roll. Mustered in to Company F, 105th P.V. (Infantry), 28 February; mustered out 11 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 35; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'9 1/2" Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates). Card File record for Company F, 105th P.V. provides contradictory personal information: Age at Enrollment: 37; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa. Born: Indiana Co., Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Sandy; Height: 5'10 1/2" Remarks: Vet. served over 9 month in 62 P.V.

Hopkins

David

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 28; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10" Remarks: Sent to Hospital 5--15-62. (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Jordan

James B.

Not on muster-out roll. Mustered in to Company F, 105th P.V. (Infantry), 9 April 1864; mustered out 11 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [F 105th record]: Age at Enrollment: 29; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Jefferson Co., Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Sandy; Height: 5'10" Remarks: Wounded 10-2-64 at Poplar Grove Church, Va. Pro. o Corp. 6-9-65.

Pension index card confirms Jordan served in both the 62d and the 105th.

Kaylor

John

Wounded at Hanover Court House. Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Brick Moulder; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'6 1/2" Remarks: Wounded near Hanover 5-27-62. (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Kelley

William H.

Killed at Gettysburg 2 July 1863. [Not in Bates.]

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

Kelly

Hughes

Not on muster-out roll

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

Lambing

Robert

Drafted. Mustered in 16 July 1863. Wounded 5 May 1864 at the Wilderness. Transferred to Company I, 155th P.V., , 3 July 1864. Transfered to Company I, 16th Regiment., Vet. Res. Corp., 1 January 1865. Discharged G.O. War Dept. #77, 14 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [for Co. I, 155th PV]: Age at Enrollment: 21; [No other personal information provided. Residence not listed, but mustered in at Fayette County.]; Remarks: In Hosp. wounded 5/5/65 [sic]. Trans. from 62nd. P.V. 7/2/64.

Not listed in Bates, and record is full of errors and contradictions among official records. Because of the discrepancies in paperwork, his story is more than a bit confused. The family account of his service is that he fought in the battle of the Wilderness, was captured on a skirmish line in Deep Bottom Creek, Va., but escaped to return to his regiment. There is confirmation that he not only fought, but was wounded at the Wilderness, but I can find no record of his being captured on a skirmish line in Deep Bottom Creek -- there were two battles of Deep Bottom, and both occurred after the 62d had mustered out, so his capture would have to have occurred while he was part of the 155th. In order for him to have been transferred into the 16th regiment, VRC, he would have to have been declared too fit to be discharged and sent home, but not fit enough to serve in a fighting regiment, he must have been officially mustered into the 16th, perhaps on 1 January 1865, as one source indicates. However, that date may have been a clerical decision, not necessarily based on the true date of transfer.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule lists him as Robert M. Lambing. Private, Company I, 62 PV Infantry for service between 13 July 1863 to 14 July 1865, 2 years, 11 months, 29 days, but the 62d didn't serve as long as that. Under "Disability Incurred," "Wounded Thigh" is noted. His address in 1890 was Rochester Mills, Indiana Co., Pa. The Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Card also lists only service in the 62d. It lists 1841 as his birth year and 1907 as his year of death. He was buried at Marion Center, Pa.

He is listed in the 155th Company I roster as Robert Lambine.

Thanks to Dorothy Lambing for informing me about this volunteer, her great grandfather, who would have otherwise remained missing.

Leech

George

Died 18 August 1863. Cause not listed. Buried in Military Asylum, Washington, D. C.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 42; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Punxstawney, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'9" Remarks: (Died 8-18-62. Buried in Military Asylum Washington, D.C. Bates).

The 1890 Veterans Schedules lists his widow's home then as Big Run, Pa.

Love

John H.

Discharged 19 March 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'8".

Lyman

Francis

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brockwayville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'5"; Remarks: (Not on M.O.Rolls Bates).

Maginniss

John

Mustered in 1 February 1862. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Enrolled at Broookville, Pa. Age at Enrollment: 23; No additional personal information listed; Remarks: A Hospital, Phila., Pa. Exp. of term of service.

Last name spelled Maginnis in Caldwell and History of Jefferson County. Listed in 155th PA roster as Robert.

McCracken

Charles H.

Wounded and taken prisoner at the Wilderness. He was first confined in Andersonville, Ga., and then Salisbury Prison in North Carolina, where he died in October 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 26; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brockwayville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'6"; Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates)

Charles may have been born in Warren County, NJ., son of Thomas and Rachel (Baird) McCracken, according to a genealogical source no longer available on the Web.

McIntosh

John W.

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brockwayville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'11 1/2 "

The 1890 Veterans Schedule indicates his home then was Brockwayville. "Vericose Veins in leg" is listed as a disability.

McKay

Neal

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brockway, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'5"

McKee

David

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'11 1/2"

McKee

James L.

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 6'

McKinley

George W.

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Clarion County; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 6'

McSparran

James

Wounded at Hanover Court House. Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 27; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'5 1/2"; Remarks: Wounded at Hanover, 5-27-62, (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Last name listed as McSparrin in Caldwell and History of Jefferson County.

Meeker

William F.

Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Transferred to Company H, 191th P. V., 2 July 1865. Veteran volunteer.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: [See reference to H 191 I, but that card is blank.]

Milliron

Abraham

Captured at Mine Run. Prisoner from 27 November 1863 to 23 November 1864. Mustered out 25 November 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 28; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10 1/2"

Morehead

Josiah

Prisoner from 27 November 1863 to 24 November 1864. Mustered out 26 November 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brockwayvill; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'10 1/2" Remarks: Rolls show last name as "MOORHEAD".

In signature on Oath of Sobriety, the last name appears to be "Morhead."

Morehead was a charter member of the Capt. George Stowe Post, No. 274, G. A. R., when it mustered in 9 August 1882 at Tionesta, Forest County.

Musser

Adam W.

Died of wounded received at Yorktown. The first soldier from the 62d killed in action.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'8 1/2"

Musser's death is described this way in The Rebellion Record, 1865: "The regiments of Gen. Morell's brigade, although saluted occasionally by the dropping in of shells among them, showed no signs of fear. A shell passed over the Ninth Massachusetts regiment, and struck in the pioneer corps of the Sixty-second Pennsylvania regiment. It first tore away the haversack of Jacob Bell, of company I, then struck ____ Musser, of company I, tearing away his cartridge-box, causing it to explode. After this it hit Jacob Rombaugh, of company D, on the left foot, inflicting a severe wound; slightly bruised John Reddy, a drummer-boy, and then hopped into the air and came down without exploding. Musser subsequently died of his injuries. He lived in Jefferson County, Pa., and was a single man."

Nolf

Frederick

Wounded in action [at Siege at Yorktown(?) [sent to hospital 6 May 1862]. Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 43; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 5 1/2 "; Remarks: Sent to Hospital 5-6-62.

The 1890 Veterans Schedules lists his home then as Brookville. The note for "Disability Incurred" indicates "Wounded & Heart Palpatation."

Nutting

H. N. G.

Transferred from Company F. Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 42; Occupation: Butcher; Residence: Brownsville, Pa.; Hair: Gray; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 7 1/2 "; Remarks: Sent to Hospital 5-6-62. Rolls show first name as Henry.

Orr

William

Killed at Gettysburg. Buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery, section E, Grave 8.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Brick Moulder; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 8 1/2"

A monument in Beechwoods Cemetery, Falls Creek, Jefferson Co., Pa.honors him and Joseph Orr, also of Company I, who died at Fredericksburg. Bates, however, lists no Joseph Orr in Company I.

Oyster

John W.

Enrolled 1 February 1862 at Brookville, Pa. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Discharged on Surgeon's certificate. Died of disease in Ridgeway, Pa., 11 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Clerk; Residence: (Born) Elk County, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 8"; Remarks: Re-enlisted 2-16-64 at Licken Run, Va.

Phillips, also listed as Phelps

Lyman S.

Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Transferred to Company H, 191th P. V., 2 July 1865. Veteran volunteer.

Born 11 April 1827. Died 8 April 1886. Buried in McCune Cemetery, McCune, Kansas.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: [no personal information provided; refers to Phelps, Lyman S., Co. H. 191st Regt, but that card is blank.

Randolph

William

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 29; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 11"; Remarks: (Not on M. O. Roll. Bates).

Reynolds

Samuel

Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864, as Corporal. Veteran volunteer. Died in hospital, 18 October 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Reynoldsville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 9 "; Remarks: Pr. to Corp. (date unknown). Re-enlisted 12-28-63 at Licken Run, Va. (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates). [Remarks (from card for 155th): V.V. Died at 1st Div. 5" C. Hospital 10/18/64. Trans. from 62nd. P.V. 7/2/64.]

Richards

George W.

Discharged 29 December 1862, probably for wounds suffered at Fredericksburg.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 7 1/2 "; Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

The 1890 Veterans Schedules lists his home then as Brookville. The note for "Disability Incurred" indicates "Loss of thumb." Date of discharge comes from this schedule. Listed in Bates as Not on muster-out roll.

Richards

Joseph

Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Veteran volunteer.

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

Rodgers

Clark

Discharged 23 December 1862, perhaps for wounds received at Fredericksburg. Re-enlisted in 2nd Pennsylvania Battery 15 July [?] 1864. Mustered out 15 December 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Brick Moulder; Residence: Punxutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 7"; Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

The 1890 Veterans Schedules lists his home then as Lindsey, Pa. The note for "Disability Incurred" blank. Service in the 2nd Pa. Battery comes from this schedule. Listed in Bates as Not on muster-out roll.

Rowley

William

Sent to hosptial 19 May 1862. Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 25; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brockwayville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 9 1/2"; Remarks: Sent to Hospital 5-19-62. (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Shotts

Noah

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 26; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxutawney, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5' 11 1/2"; Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates). Reg Shows last Name as Sholts.

Last name spelled Schotts in Caldwell and History of Jefferson County.

Shaffer

Robert W.

Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864, where he served as Corporal. Veteran volunteer.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'5 1/2"; Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates). [Remarks on card for I - 155 I adds: M.O. as supernumerary N.C.O. Trans. from 155" P.V. pr. S.O. #137 Hdqrs. A.ofP. Va. 6/1/65 to 191" disc. furn.]

Shaffer

Samuel

Mustered in 31 March 1864. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Transferred to Company H, 191th P. V., 2 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from card for H - 191 I]: Age at Enrollment: 20; [no other personal information provided]; Remarks: Trans. from 62nd. P.V. 7/2/64.

Died 11 Jan 1904. Buried in Homewood Cemetery, Sec 7

Shaffner

Amos M.

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 25; Occupation: Painter; Residence: Shanondale, Clarion County; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7"; Remarks: Sent to Hospital 5-6-62. (Not on M.O. Roll Bates).

Sharer

Henry

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'5"; Remarks: M.I. Roll shows last name as Shearer. Alph. Roll shows last name as Sharrer.

Pension index card confirms "Sharer" as correct spelling of his last name. He filed for an invalid pension from Ohio in 1887, and his wife Ruth filed for a widow's pension from West Virginia in 1917.

Shields

James C.

Mustered in 16 March 1864. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Transferred to Company H, 191th P. V., 2 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: [see reference to H - 191 I, but that card not found.]

Shinafelt

Simon J.

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Auburn; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'5"; Remarks: M.I. Roll shows last name as Schenfelt. Reg. shows last name as Shenafelt.

May be same individual who is listed in 1900 Census for Porter, Clarion County, who was a farmer of the right age. His last name was spelled Shenefelt.

Shuey

Henry C.

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Blacksmith; Residence: [blank].; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'6 1/2"; Remarks: Sent to Hospital 5-6-62. (Not on M.O. Roll Bates).

Slagle

Henry

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Shoe Maker; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'5 1/2".

Smith

Adam

Wounded; discharged 1 November 1862.

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

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5' 11 1/2"; Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

The 1890 Veterans Schedules lists his home then as Punxsutawney, Jefferson County. The note for "Disability Incurred" indicates gun shot wounds of both hands. Discharge date comes from this record.

Smith

Emanuel E.

Mustered in 19 March 1864. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Transferred to Company H, 191th P. V., 2 July 1865. Listed in Bates as Manuel E. Smith in Unassigned Soldiers section.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [no additional information provided. I- 62 I refers to F- 155 I card. F- 155 I card refers to H- 91 I card, which does not exist.]

Pension index card indicates he filed for invalid pension on 17 Juy 1890. All three regiments are listed.

Smith

George L.

Veteran volunteer. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 28 December 1963 as Corporal.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'9"; Remarks: Re-enlisted 12-28-63 at Licken Run, Va. (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates). [Remarks on card for I - 155 I adds: V.V. M.O. as super Numerary N.C.O. Trans. from 155th P.V. S.O. #137 Hdqrs. A.of P. Va. 6/1/65 to 191st. P.V. Disc. furn.

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

The 1890 Veterans Schedules lists his home then as Stanton, Jefferson County. The note for "Disability Incurred" indicates "Ax Cut on ??tail Right Leg." The schedule also indicates "Reinlisted veteran."

Smouse

Adam

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 27; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 6'

Smyers

Benjamin

Must have been captured early in the war, since he is listed on the "Register of Patients Recieved on Board the Ship "Spaulding" at City Point on the 22nd day of July 1862." See Sick and Wounded Prisoners of War from Pennsylvania Delivered on Parole at City Point, Va., July 22, 1862. Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 27; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'8 1/2"

Spencer

James

Died before first battle, 1 April 1862

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brocckwayville, Pa.; Hair: Red; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'5 1/2"; Remarks: Died 4-1-62.

Sterritt

Joseph

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

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 26; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 6' 1/2"

Buried in Beechwoods Cemetery, Falls Creek, Jefferson Co., Pa., where his dates are given as 3/4/1834 - 4/19/1883.

Stoner

Absalom

Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Transferred to Company H, 191th P. V., 2 July 1865. Veteran volunteer.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: No personal information listed.

The 1890 Veterans Schedules lists his home then as Big Run, Pa. The note field for "Disability Incurred" is blank. Service in the 62d and 191st is noted for a total service of 3 years, 7 months, and 24 days.

Temple

Joseph M.

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: No personal information listed.

Brother of 1st Lt. Samuel Temple.

Trout

Jacob H.

Died 2 April 1864. Cause not listed. Buried in Allegheny Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Pa., Sec 33 GAR, Plot US126. Not listed in Caldwell.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: No personal information listed.

Vanhorn

George

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 25; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'11 1/2"

Vancampment

G.

Date of muster not listed. Captured, place and date not listed. Died at Andersonville Prison, 4 September 1864. Grave 7766.

I think Bates made a mistake, and there was no G. Vancampment in the 62d. George Vancampen of Company I, 52d P. V. [listed as G. Vancampen in Bates], however, did die at Andersonville. He is listed as G. Vancampments in A list of the Union soldiers buried at Andersonville (1866). In the remarks section of the entry for Vancampen in one Andersonville record, there is a note: "GEORGE VANCAMPMENTS, GRAVE 7716 [3]; ALSO LISTED AS GEORGE VANCAMPMENT, I 62 PA [8]."

Warner

John

Discharged 25 November 1861.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 31; Occupation: Miner; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'6 1/2"

The 1890 Veterans Schedule indicates his widow's home then was Manorville, Armstrong County.

Warnick

John

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Shanondale, Clarion Co.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'8"

Buried in Beechwoods Cemetery, Falls Creek, Jefferson Co., Pa., where his dates are given as 1841-1912.

Watt

David J.

Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [filed under Watts, David J.]: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7"

Watts

William A.

Mustered in 19 March 1864 at Brookville. Wounded at the Wilderness. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Absent, at hospital, at muster out.

Civil War Veterans' Card File [from I- 155 I card]: Age at Enrollment: 17 [no other personal information provided].

Listed in Bates among Unlisted Soldiers. CWVCF for "Unasgd. 62d. I" is blank.

Roster for Company I, 155th, in Under the Maltese Cross, does not list company in 62d from which he transferred.

Weaver

John N.

Mustered in 1 November 1861. Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 38; Occupation: Butcher; Residence: Punxsutawney, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'5" Remarks: (Not on M. O. Roll. Bates). No Further information available.

Welsh

Robert

Not on muster-out roll

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'8" Remarks: (Not on M.O. Roll. Bates).

Wensell

James

Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864. Transferred to Company H, 191th P. V., 2 July 1865. Veteran volunteer.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'5" Remarks: Re-enlisted 12-28-63 at Licken Run, Va.

Resided in Mehaffey, Pa., after the war. Not listed in Bates.

Wensell

Noah

Enrolled 23 December 1862 in Punxsutawney; mustered in 30 January 1863. Missing in action at Spottsylvania Court House. Transferred to Company I, 155th P. V., 3 July 1864, to serve as Corporal, but never joined company. Veteran volunteer.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 28; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'4 1/2" Remarks: (Vet. Not on M. O. Roll. Bates) [and from I- 155 I card: Missing in action 5/12/64. Supposed to be dead from best information. Trans. from 62nd P. V. 7/2/64 [two months after he was reported missing].]

Noah Wensell is listed in History of Reynoldsville and Vicinity Including Winslow Township, by Ward Clark (1922) among "soldiers from Winslow township, which at that time included Reynoldsville, who lost their lives while in the service during the Civil War."

Woolford

Josiah

Drafted. Mustered in 16 July 1863. Was apparently ill the entire time of his service and almost immediately after meeting up with the regiment on the Rapidan in August was sent to the hospital for Chronic Diarrhoea. He was discharged by surgeon's certificate in November 1863. Not in Bates.

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

Born on 24 January 1837 in Fayette or Bedford or Bradford County, Woolford was living in Fayette County when he was drafted. After he was discharged, he moved to Streeter, Illinios, becoming one of its first settlers. He died in 1925. Josiah never learned to read or write.

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. Company I seems to have a higher percentage listed this way than most other companies. Based on the few corrections I have found, I suspect most were killed or wounded and discharged in early battles. 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. Volume III. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71; reprinted Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1993. Also available online through Making of America .

Caldwell, J. A. Atlas of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. Condit, Ohio: J.A. Caldwell, 1878.

McKnight, William James. Jefferson County, Pennsylvania: Her Pioneers and People, 1800-1915. Beers, 1917. [Regimental history in McKnight and Scott are identical. I'm not sure of the original author.]

Scott, Kate M. History of Jefferson county, Pennsylvania. D. Mason, 1888. [Regimental history in McKnight and Scott are identical. I'm not sure of the original author.]

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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