62d Pennsylvania Volunteers

Company M: Blair Guards (Blair County)

62d  Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg

Company Roster

Recruited in Blair County. Several officers and privates had previously served in the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry, a 3 months regiment that served from 19 April to 30 July 1861. Company M mustered in on 9 August 1861, one of two companies that were added to the 62d a month after the original ten-company regiment was formed. The 62d was quite unusual in having twelve companies. After the original ten companies' three year terms ended, the soldiers of Company L and M still had another month to complete their terms of service. On 3 July, they were transferred to the 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers in compliance with Special order 159 from the Fifth Corps Headquarters, issued on 2 July 1864. Major John D. Lentz, the 91st regiment's commanding officer, originally assigned them to company G, but after he received orders from the brigade headquarters to assign them to the smallest company, on 22 July 1864 he transferred them to company K. At the time, the 91st was in the same brigade as the 62d, so the transfer would have been an easy transition.

Details of the special order reveal that for both Companies L and M only one officer and 25 enlisted soldiers were present at the time of the transfer, with 22 enlisted men listed as absent. The only named soldiers, however, were those who had re-enlisted as veteran volunteers. Some members of the Company K, under First Sergeant John R. Garden, were ordered to report to the 5th Corps Hospital at City Point, Virginia, but that does not account for all the absent volunteers.

For most of the summer of 1864 the 91st continued its seige construction around Petersburg that became known as Fort Prescott, but before the end of its term of service, it did engage in some battles. On 30 July 1864, the 91st were held in reserve in the Battle of the Crater. On 6 February 1865 the company may have seen its last major conflict at Hatcher's Run, Va. After that battle, the regiment took part in no further engagements. One of the regiment's last activities, during the month of August 1865 until they were mustered out, was participation in the garrisoning of forts.

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.

Unfortunately for Company M, the Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 does not provides full personal information for most of the volunteers. Age, residence, and occupation is all that is provided for the majority of the members of the company. I have no idea why that should be, but it must be related to the company late admission to the regiment, since Company L has similar incomplete information.

Officers, Commissioned and Non-Commissioned

Name Rank(s) Remarks (All officers mustered in on 9 August 1861, except where noted.)

Richard J. Crozier

Captain

Resigned 7 March 1863.

Crozier had been a private in the Mexican War. His name is included on the Ebensburg (Cambria County) Mexican War Memorial.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 35; Occupation: Painter; Residence: Blair County, Pa..; [no other personal information provided].

Began his Civil War service as 1st Lieutenant of Company E, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

According to the 1890 Veterans Schedules, he was then living in Altoona. Service in the 3rd Pennsylvania is not recorded. Resignation on 7 March 1863 is confirmed.

John H. Murray

Private, Sergeant, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, Captain

Promoted to 2d Lt., 1 September 1861; to 1st Lt., 13 December 1862; to Captain, 7 March 1863. Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 27; Occupation: Machinist; Residence: Blair County, Pa..; [no other personal information provided]

A list of killed and wounded at Gettysburg found on page one of the 7 July 1863 Philadelphia Press indicates that Murray was wounded in the wrist.

Previously served as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

Stephen C. Potts

1st Lieutenant

Died 14 December 1862 of wounds received at Fredericksburg, 13 December 1862.

Previously served as 2d Lieutenant of Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Car builder; Residence: Blair County, Pa.; [no other personal information provided]; Remarks: Died 12-14-62 of wounds (received at Fredericksburg, Va. 12-13-62. [card for A 3 I (3 Mo) service indicates age as 21 in 1861 and residence as Altoona]

Robert Newton Martin

1st Sergeant, 1st Lieutenant

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Previously served as a private in Company A, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Machinist Residence: Blair County, Pa.; [no other personal information provided]; Remarks: Ledger shows discharge date as 7-13-64 for exp. of term. P. to 1st. Lt. 1-30-64. [card for A 3 I (3 Mo) service indicates age as 21 in 1861 and residence as Altoona]

Newton kept a war diary. When it was being auctioned online, some excerpts from the diary were transcribed by the auctioneer:
"(Camp Winfield Scott [near Yorktown],Virginia, April 24, 1862)...in front of the Rebel fort we have a good view of one of our masked batteries mounting five 32 pounders...we had an excellent view of the Rebels & their works....
(Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862)...at daybreak we heard the artillery at their work while we were getting our coffee...the engagement soon became general...their round shot flew in our neighborhood but did no damage...
(Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1, 1863)...a little farther we see the balloons. At the same time heavy firing on our Right & countless shells explode...My company was thrown in the woods as flankers relieving L company...we reached a point 2 miles distant from our original line when a furious cannonading commenced accompanied with terrific volleys of musketry. The Rebs cheering loudly they are making a desperate attempt to break our lines...night set in the moon shone brilliant giving the Rebs the opportunity of continuing his attack. From where I stood I could see the flash of each piece of artillery that showered the grape & canister in to the Rebel Ranks...it sounds dreadful in daylight but how unnatural it seemed at night...."

A letter Martin wrote moments before the 62d was engaged in the battle of Gettysburg has also been preserved.

Listed as Robert N. Martin, and signing himself as R.N. Martin, his full name, Robert Newton Martin is found in his diary. After the war he appears to have moved to Renovo, Pa. That was his address when he appeared as an alternate representative at the 33d National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1897 and an aide de camp at the 41st encampment in 1906. His widow Annie filed for a pension in 1907.

Andrew T. Howden

2nd Lieutenant; Quartermaster (of Regiment)

Mustered in 4 July 1861. Promoted to Quartermaster, 21 August 1861

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 28; Residence: Blair County, Pa.; [no other personal information provided]

Patrick Morris

2nd Lieutenant

Died 11 July 1863 of wounds received at Gettysburg, 2 July 1863; buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery, section A, Grave 86.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 40; Occupation: Soldier; Residence: Blair County, Pa.; [no other personal information provided]; Remarks: Pr. 2nd Lt. 12-15-62. Died 7-11-63 (of wounds received at Gettysburg. Buried in Natl. Com. Sec A Grave....

John Mufty

Corporal, Sergeant, 1st Sergeant

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 25; Occupation: Machinist; Residence: Hollidaysburg; [no other personal information provided]; Remarks: Pr. to Sgt. (12-15-62 to 1st Sgt. 7-21-64. Bates).

According to the 1890 Veterans Schedules, Mufty previously served as a private in Company A, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months). He was then living on 9th Avenue, Altoona. Under disability incurred is written: "had severe head/hand[not sure which] h??? caused bursting of shell and had small pox Badly marked."

Died 2 May 1902, according to Proceedings of the 37th Annual Encampment of the Department of Pennsylvania Grand Army of the Republic (Allentown, 1903), where his surname is spelled Mufty.

Listed as Muffty in Bates.

John R. Garden

1st Sergeant

Transferred to 91st P. V. 20 July 1864. Veteran volunteer. On 30 July 1864, he was placed in charge of a detail ordered to report to the 5th Corps Hospital at City Point, Virginia. Discharged 20 September 1864, as a first sergeant.

Previously served as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'8"; Remarks: Re-enlisted on 15 February 1864 in Rappahannock, Va.

Returned to Altoona after the war and in both the 1870 and 1880 Census is listed as a clerk in the RR office, married to Kate.

According to the 1890 Veterans Schedules, Garden previously served as a private in Company A, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months), and as a 2d Lt. in Company H, 215th Pennsylvania Infantry. A note adds "Transferred to 91st Regiment, Sgt. He was then living in Altoona. Under disability incurred, nothing is written.

Bates spells his last name Gardner.

Samuel Herr

Corporal, Sergeant

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 25; Occupation: Moulder; Residence: Hollidaysburg, Pa.; [no other personal information provided]; Remarks: Pr. to Corp. (date unknown). Pr. to Sgt. (5-1-64. Bates).

A list of killed and wounded at Gettysburg found on page one of the 7 July 1863 Philadelphia Press indicates that Herr, both misidentified as Captain S. Herr and correctly identified as Corporal in the paper, was wounded in the foot.

According to the 1890 Veterans Schedules, Mufty previously served as a private in Company A, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months). He was then living on 7th Avenue, Altoona. No disibility listed.

Joseph C. Swires

Corporal, Sergeant

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 26; Occupation: Forgeman; Residence: Anistown, Pa.; [no other personal information provided]; Remarks: (Pr. to Corp. no date, to Sgt. 6-91-64. Bates). Reg. shows last name as Swires. M.I. shows last name as Swire.

By 1880 Swires was living in Pittsburgh with his wife Anna, and five children. He was a foreman for Republic Iron Works from about 1884 to 1896.

Bates spells name Sweirs, and several variations have appeared in the history of the family, but Swires appears to be the correct spelling.

William G. Rhule

Corporal, Sergeant

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Tel. Operator; Residence: Spruce Creek; [no other personal information provided]; Remarks: Pr. to Corp. (date unknown). Pr. to Sgt. (7-21-64. Bates).

Matthew C. Wilson

Sergeant

Veteran volunteer. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V. 20 July 1864. Mustered out with company 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 34; Occupation: Surveyor; Residence: Antis Township.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Hazel; Complexion: Florid; Height: 5'8"; Remarks: Vet. re-enlisted 2-15-64 at Rappahannock, Ste. Va. (Trans. to 91st. Rgt. P.V. 7-20-64. Bates).

See also Wilson's record in Harry Ide's 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry website, which indicates that Wilson testified against Private Peter M. Abbott at Abbott's court martial.

George G. Kress

Sergeant

Killed at Wilderness, 8 May 1864; buried in Wilderness burial ground. Veteran volunteer.

Previously served as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months), where his last name was spelled Krees.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Teacher; Residence: Hankstown; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'8 1/2"; Remarks: Vet re-enlisted 2-13-64 in Rappahannock. (Killed at Wilderness Va. 5-8-64. Buried in Wilderness burial ground. Bates).

Thomas Green

Private, Corporal

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Previously served as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Blacksmith; Residence: Bells Mill; [no other personal information provided]; Remarks: Pr. to Corp. (12-15-62. Bates).

Patrick Brady

Private, Corporal

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Frostburg, Pa.; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: Rolls show last name as Braly.

Jonathan Ginter

Private, Corporal

Previously served as a musician in Company D, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months). Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Altoona [card for D 3_I (3 Mo). indicates Tyrone, Pa., as residence]; [no other personal information provided]; Remarks: (Pr. to Corp. 5-1-64. Bates).

Henry B. Fleninken

Private, Corporal

Previously served as a musician in Company D, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months). Mustered in 11 August 1861. Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 23 [card for D 3_I (3 Mo). indicates age as 24; Occupation: Law Student; Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa.; [no other personal information provided]; Remarks: Pr. to Corp. (date unknown). (Pr. to Corp. 7-1-64. Bates).

Listed as H. B. Fleninken in Bates.

Charles F. Hugo

Private, Corporal

Mustered in 11 August 1861. Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Machinist; Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa..; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'7": Remarks: Rolls spell last name Hugo.

His widow, Leonia Hugo, filed for pension on 30 June 1909.

Bates spells last name Huyo for Company M, but Hugo for Unassigned Soldiers.

Dill Blackstone

Private, Corporal

Previously served as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months). Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18 [or 19, as listed on card for Co. H, 3d P.V.]; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Hollidaysburg, Pa. [Frankstown was residence listed on card for Co. H, 3d P.V.]; [no other personal information listed].

Harrison A. Snyder

Private, Corporal

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Atty. at Law; Residence: Hollidaysburg, Pa.; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: Rolls show middle initial as H.

Snyder was a native of Hollidaysburg who moved to Junction City, Kansas, after the war, but then returned to Hollidaysburg, according to a biographical sketch of his son.

Thomas Maloy

Corporal

Mustered in as private. Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 18 October 1862

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 38; Residence: Hollidaysburg, Pa.; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: Pr. Sgt. (date unknown). (Disch. on S.C. of D. Bates). Alph. Roll age 29. [Age on H - 3 - I card also 38]

Previously served as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

Thomas Connelly

Corporal

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 12 October 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 29; Residence: Port Matilda, Pa.; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: (Dis. S. C. of D. Bates) Rolls spell last name Coverly.

Probably wounded and captured at Gaines Mill or Malvern Hill. Listed on register of Sick and Wounded Received on Floating Hospital Tranport "State of Main" [sic] from City Point, Va., July 25, 1862. (Listed in Company B, but only other Thomas Connelly in regiment was a private in Company I.)

Henry S. Devine

Corporal

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 18 November 1862

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Clerk; Residence: Hollidaysburg; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: Pr. to Corp. (date unknown). Pr. to Sgt. (date unknown). (Discharged on S.C. of D. Bates).

Samuel McKinney

Corporal

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 22 October 1862

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Residence: Altoona; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks:Pr. to Corp. (date unknown). (S.C. of D.)

Thomas Conden

Corporal

Mustered in 1 November 1861. Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 10 November 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 29; Occupation: Soldier; Residence: Louisiana; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates). Rolls spell last name Condon.

Henry S. Galloway

Corporal

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 5 February 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 22; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Hollidaysburg; [no additional personal infomation provided]; Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates).

William J. Blain

Corporal

Deserted December 1862.

Began his Civil War service as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months). Returned to the army after his desertion, first serving in Company F, 20th Cavalry (6 months), which served from June to August, 1863, and in Company G, 6th Heavy Artillery (212th Volunteers), which served from 15 September 1864 to 13 June 1865.

On pension card, filed by his widow Nancy, he appears to have died in Pennsylvania in February 1891.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 31; Occupation: Printer; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Brown; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'6" Remarks: Pr. to Sgt (date unknown). Deserted (12----62.).

The 1860 Census indicates he had been born in Pennsylvania, but was working as a printer and living in Marion, Virginia, near Fairmont [now West Virginia] with wife and three children.

Listed in Bates as William J. Blair.

Thomas Hensly

Corporal

Missing at Spottsylvania Court House, 12 May 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: Reg. shows name as Henshey. (Missing at Spottsylvania Court House 5-2-64. Bates).

Musicians

Name Remarks

James Curran

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, June 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 44; Occupation: Tailor; Residence: Hollidaysburg; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates). Rolls spell last name Curren.

Richard P. Brunker

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 9 January 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates).

According to the 1890 Veterans Schedules, Brunker was then living on 16th Street, Altoona, and suffered from heart affiction.

Edward D. Garden

Mustered in 1 January 1864, having enrolled at Lancaster, Pa.. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V. 20 July 1864. Mustered out with company 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Phila., Pa. (born); Hair: Auburn; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'6 1/2"

Returned to Lancaster after the war where he worked as a slater. His wife's name was Mary.

Privates

Name Remarks (Mustered in on 9 August 1861, except where noted.)

Peter McCarty Abbott

Enlisted in Company F., but transfered to Co. M. 1 November 1862. Court-martialed. Transferred to Company K, 91st P.V. 20 July 64 to serve out time.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Beaver Co.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: [blank] Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'9". Remarks [from card for K- 91 - I]: Enlisted in Co. F. 62 P.V. Trans. to Co. M. 11-1-62. Trans. to Co. K. 91st P.V. 7-20-64. Dishonorable discharge.

According to a descendent, Abbott was wounded at Fredericksburg 13 December 1862 and suffered from malaria at Petersburg.

Abbott was court-martialed for being absent without leave from 16 June to 16 July 1864. According to details found on the 91st P. V. website, before his General Court Martial, he testified: "I left with the Companies "L" & "M" for City Point July 19th in the afternoon Capt Murry gave me a pass to visit my father at Corps Hospital to return by 9 A.M. 20th Stating that the boat would not leave before that time. on my return at 9 A.M. found the boat had left for Washington. went to the Pro Marsl City Point Stated that I was left and he directed me to return to the Regt* was assigned to when my Statement must be made to enable me to get the necessary pass to join my Company at Washington." Found guilty on 2 August 1864. Sentenced to forfeit all pay and allowance from then on and to make good the time lost by serving time in the 91st PA. He was dishonorably discharged on 20 October 1864.

Abbott's father was Squire Abbott, who served as a teamster and private in the 155th P.V. He was 45 when he mustered in. Based on his son's testimony, Squire Abbott was hospitalized following the Battle of Cold Harbor.

Abbot's conviction and dishonorable discharge seem to have been overturned, based on the fact that his wife, Margaret Jane Doyle Abbott, received a pension, and the government paid for his tombstone. He died on 22 October 1890, in West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and was buried in the Salem Church Cemetery in Westmoreland County.

Abbot's granddaughter, Vera Elsie Jones, became president of the GAR and president of the Pennsylvania Department of the GAR.

Rinard S. Anthony

Substitute; mustered in 26 August 1863; transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Discharged May 1865 by general order.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K - 91 - I card]: Age at Enrollment: 23; Residence: [not listed, but mustered in at Armstrong County]; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Disc. by G.O. War Dept.

Listed as Rayn'd S. Anthony in the 62d P.V. roster. Spelling confirmed by pension index card. His wife Mary filed for a widow's pension in 1899.

Jacob Appel

Drafted. Mustered in 10 July 1863. Captured, date unknown. Died of starvation at Andersonville. Listed as absent when he was transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864, but he had already died. His date of death was listed as 12 May 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K -91 - I card]: Age at Enrollment: 31; Residence: [not listed, but mustered in at Allegheny, Pa.]; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: Captured 5-12-64 never returned. Trans. from Company M. 62nd. Regt. Rolls7-20-64 while missing.

Listed as Jacob Apple in the 62d P.V. roster.

May be the Jacob Appel listed in the 1860 Census as a 30-year old Bavarian born blacksmith living in Birmingham, Pa.

John Baker

Drafted. Mustered in 16 July 1863. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Listed as absent at time of transfer. Mustered out with company 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; [no other personal information listed]

David Baughman

Mustered in 10 February 1862. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Listed as absent at the time of the transfer. Promoted to corporal on 1 January 1865. Mustered out with company 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Lumberman; Residence: (Born) Union County, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'3" Remarks: Reenlisted 2-25-64 in Rappahannock Station. Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Pr. Corp. 1-1-65.

John Beales

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 22 October 1862

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Machinist; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; [no other personal information listed]

Previously served as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months), where is name is listed as John T. Beales.

George Bell

Mustered in 4 July 1861. Wounded and captured at Spottsylvania Court House, 8 May 1864; enprisoned; mustered out 2 June 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Beaver County; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: Exp. of term. (Wounded and taken prioner 5-8-64. Bates).

Reuben Berger

Drafted. Mustered in 17 February 1864. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. List as absent at time of transfer. On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 April 1865. His surname was crossed out on the order, which may mean that the promotion was cancelled. On 31 May 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 31 May. That may have been cancelled or he may have been demoted, but he was promoted again on 6 June 1865 to corporal. Mustered out with company 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Residence: [not listed, but mustered in at Armstrong County; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Pr. Corp. 6-6-65.

Peter Burtram

Died 5 May 1863, of wounds received at Chancellorsville, 3 May 1863

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 28; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Galitzen, Pa.; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: (Died 5-5-63 of wounds recd. at Chancellorsville, Va. 5-3-63. Bates). [See reference from Peter Bertren]

Listed in Bates as Peter Bertren.

Charles Biddle

Died before first battle, at Minor's Hill, 28 October 1861

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 37; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: (Discharged at Minors Hill, Va. 11-28-61. Bates).

Michael Brannon

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 5 February 1863

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 38; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Altoona; [no other personal information listed].

Patrick Brannon

Killed at Gaines Mill, 27 June 1862

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 29; Occupation: Boot Maker; Residence: Hollidaysburg; [no other personal information listed].

William Brannon

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 13 March 1864

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Altoona; [no other personal information listed].

According to the 1890 Veterans Schedules, Brannon was then living in Altoona. Under disability incurred is written: "shot through left leg."

Emanuel Brindle

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 15 October 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Hollidaysburg; [no other personal information listed]; Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates).

William Brown

Mustered in 19 February 1862; deserted 10 July 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 27; Occupation: Shoemaker; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'8" Remarks: Deserted 7-10-63

Listed in Bates as deserting 1862.

James Burke

Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, 1 November 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 29; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Altoona; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Light; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'8" Remarks: (Trans. to Vet. Res. Corps. 11-1-63. Bates).

William Burkhire

Substitute; mustered in 29 August 1863; transferred to 91st P. V., 20 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: [No personal information provided]; Remarks: Dis. S.C. of D. (All information on this card is taken from Bates) No further record available.

Walter P. Byers

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

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Printer; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Wounded at Gettysburg abset in Hospital at M. O. Bates).

Began his Civil War service as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

A list of killed and wounded at Gettysburg found on page one of the 7 July 1863 Philadelphia Press indicates that Byers was wounded in the leg.

John Campbell

Died before first battle, at Fort Corcoran, September 1861.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Clerk; Residence: Bells Mills, Pa.; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Discharged at Fort Corcoran, Va. 9---61. Bates).

Lawrence Campbell

Absent, sick, at muster out.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 31; Occupation: Miner; Residence: Hollidaysaburg; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Absent sick at M.O. Bates).

Listed in Bates as L. Campbell.

Michael Cassiday

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Machinist; Residence: Altoona; [no additional personal information provided].

John Clark

Veteran volunteer. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. At the time of the transfer he was present on duty at the brigade commissary. Mustered out with company 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 - I card]: Age at Enrollment: 19; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Sarah Furnace, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Brown; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'3 1/2"; Remarks: Re-enlisted 12-28-63 at Licken Run, Va. Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-22-64.

Previously served as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

Thomas Comelie

Deserted 30 June 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Student; Residence: Barrer Forge, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'5" Remarks: Deserted 7-1-63 at Union Mills, Md. Rolls spell last name Cornely.

Levi A. Cox

Drafted; mustered in 15 July 1863; discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 19 November 1863

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

John A. Davis

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 19 February 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 30; Occupation: Brick Moulder; Residence: Pittsburgh; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'10"; Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates).

Died 10 January 1896. Buried in Union Dale Cemetery, Pittsburgh.

Robert Davis

Mustered in 22 November 1862. Killed at Gaines Mill, 27 June 1862

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 35; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; Hair: Light; Eyes: Light; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7"; Remarks: (Killed at Gaines Mill, Va. 6-27-62. Bates).

Jonathan Durnell

Drafted. Mustered in 16 July 1863. When transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864, he was listed as absent. Wounded in action. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps. Discharged 22 July 1865 by general order.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 21. [No additional personal information provided.]

Bates spells last name Dernell. Listed as J.K. Durrell in the transfer orders and in CWVCF. Pension file spells last name Durnell. His widow, Elizabeth Durnell, filed for pension on 3 March 1903.

Franklin Dunlap

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 24; Residence: Sarah Furnace, Pa.; [No additional personal information provided.]; Remarks: Promoted to wagoneer, date unknown.

Re-enlisted and mustered into Company D, 192 P. V. 11 February 1865 for one year service. Promoted to Corporal, 21 February 1865. Mustered out with company 24 August 1865.

Hannibal V. Eaton

Died 8 October 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Printer; Residence: Hollidaysburg; [No additional personal information provided.]; Remarks: (Died 10-8-62. Bates).

Reuben Elder

Died 15 May 1864 of wounds received at Spottsylvania Court House, 12 May 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 18; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Armstrong Co. (Born: Clarion Co.); Hair: Fair; Eyes: Brown; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'10"; Remarks: (Died 5-10-64. Wounds received at Spottsylvania Court House 5-12-64. Bates).

Orrin P. Finney

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 20; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Hollidaysburg; [No additional personal information provided.]; Remarks: Rolls show first name as Owen.

James Fitzsimmons

Veteran volunteer. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Promoted to corporal on 24 July 1864 and to sergeant in August 1864. Killed 6 February 1865 at Hatcher's Run, Va. Buried in the Fifth Army Corps Burial Grounds, Petersburg, Va.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K-91-I card]: Age: 23; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Brookville, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'8"; Remarks: Re-enlisted 2-15-64 at Rappannock Station. Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Pr. Corp. Pr. Sgt. (dates unknown) Killed in action 2-6-65. (Buried in Fifth A.C. Burial Grounds, Petersburg, Va. Bates).

Benjamin F. Frederick

Transferred to 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Veteran volunteer. He was then present on duty at the Corps Hospital at the time of the transfer. On 14 November 1864 he was promoted to corporal. He was reduced to the ranks on 31 May 1865. Mustered out with company 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K-91-I card]: Age: 25 [B-3-I card lists 27]; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Blair County (Born) Huntingdon County [B-3-I card lists Williamsburg, Pa.]; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'6 1/2"; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Re-enlisted 12-28-63 at Licken Run, Va.

Previously served as a private in Company C, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

James E. Freeman

Drafted; mustered in 13 July 1863; transferred to 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Absent, sick, at muster out.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 22; Residence: [not listed, but mustered in from Armstrong County]; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Trans. from Company M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Absent ... [bottom of card cut off].

Charles Garber

Transferred to Company M from Company F, but tranferred back to Company F. Mustered out with company, 13 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 25; Occupation: Riverman; Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'8"; Remarks: Pr. to Corp. (date unknown). Trans. to Company M. 10-13-61. Re-Trans. to Company F. 62nd P.V. to be M. O.

Died 2 January 1910. Buried in Allegheny Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Pa.

Jacob Garber

Transferred to Company M from Company F. Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of Discharge, date unknown.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 38; Occupation: Undertaker; Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa.; [No other personal information provided.]; Remarks: Trans. from Company F. (Discharged on S.C. of D., date unknown. Bates).

Charles Halloren

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age at Enrollment: 18; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Hollidaysburg, Pa.; [no additional personal information provided].

Listed in CWVCF as Michael Halloren.

John Hamilton

Drafted; mustered in 16 July 1863; transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Killed 28 October 1864 at Hatcher's Run, Va.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 - I card]: Age at Enrollment: 30; Residence: [not listed, but mustered in from Butler County]; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Killed at Hutchis Run, Va. 10-28-64.

Matthew Hanna

Drafted; mustered in 16 July 1863. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Discharged 27 Dec 1864 on surgeon's certificate.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 - I card]: Age at Enrollment: 22; Residence: [not listed, but mustered in from Allegheny]; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Disc. S.C. of D.

John B. Henshey

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 24 December 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 20; Occupation: Tinsmith; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Light; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'7"; Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates). Reg. shows initial as P.

Previously served as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

Listed as John B. Henshy in Bates, but Henshey appears to be the correct spelling of his last name. John Henshey, with no initial listed, was listed in the 1860 Census as 19 years old and living in a boarding house in Altoona. He was employed as a tinner's apprentice. John P. Henshy among the Unassigned Soldiers appears to be a bureaucratic error.

Thomas Hewitt

Died, 6 January 1863

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 18; Occupation: Student; Residence: Hollidaysburg, Pa.; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Died 1-6-63. Bates).

Jacob Hirst

Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, 5 September 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 19; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Reg. shows name as Hirst. (Trans. to Vet. Res. Corps. 9-5-63. Bates).

Listed in Bates as Herst. Spelling of Hirst confirmed by pension index card. His wife Elizabeth filed for a widow's pension in 1904.

John Holder

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 16 June 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Residence: Neury [sic; should be Newry], Pa.; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates)

His wife Martha filed for a widow's pension in 187?. The 1860 Census lists John Holder, a 36-year old miner, living with his wife and three children, in Huston Township, Blair County. Ten years later the family was in Franklin, Huntington County, and John was listed as a laborer.

Levi A. Horn

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 16; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: York, Pa.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'2"; Remarks: This man went under the name of Thaddeus Winter.

Benjamin F. Hunter

Killed at Gaines Mill, 27 June 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 21; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Bells Mills, Pa.; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Killed at Gaines Mill, Va. 6-27-62. Bates). Rolls show middle initial as T.

Hugh Johnston

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 26; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: M.I. shows last name as Jonathan.

Record for National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers provides additional personal information: Born: Pennsylvania; Hair: Sandy; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Florid.

James Jones

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 30 [A-3-I card lists 31]; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Hollidaysburg [A-3-I card lists Williamsburg]; [no additional personal information provided].

Previously served as a private in Company A, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

Sylvester Jordan

Mustered in 31 March 1864; transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. He was listed as absent, sick, both at the time of the transfer and at muster out, so he may never have physically joined the 91st.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 - I card]: Age: 18; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Perry Twp., Armstrong Co. (Born) Clarion Co., Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'7"; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Absent in hospital at M.O.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule indicates his home then was Queenstown, Armstrong County. Under disabilities, "Left hand shot & crippled" is listed for him.

Last name also spelled Jordon.

Joel Landon

Promoted to Wagoner, date unknown. Deserted February 1862

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 34; Residence: Berks County; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 6'; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Pr. to wagoner (date unknown). A.R. 40 yrs. old. (Deserted 2---62. Bates).

George Lane

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 22 October 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 21; Residence: Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Occupation: Bricklayer; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Discharged on S. C. of D. Bates).

Previously served as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

John Leer

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, September 1861.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 24; Residence: Sarah Furnace; Occupation: Laborer; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Discharged on S. C. of D. Bates). Reg. Shows last name as Lear.

Nathaniel Leonard

Absent, in confinement, by sentence of general court martial, at muster out. Discharged 13 November 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 18; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Hopewell, Pa.; Hair: Red; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'4"; Remarks: Discharge by S.O. Number 599 W. D.

Leonard was granted an invalid pension in 1879, so he must have been honorably discharged upon completion of his court martial sentence. In 1902 he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Dayton, Ohio.

William Lindsay

Veteran volunteer. Transferred to 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Mustered out 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 19; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Hollidaysburg; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Florid; Height: 5'11"; Remarks: Vet. Wounded 5-12-64. Discharged for wounds, re-enlisted 2-5-64 at Licken Run, Va. (Trans. to 91st Regt. P.V. 7-20-64. Bates).

He was listed as absent, sick, at the time of the transfer and is not listed in Bates for the 91st, so he may never have joined the new regiment.

John S. Long

According to Bates, John Long died 13 January 1863, of wounds received at Fredericksburg, 13 December 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Residence: Punxsutawney; Occupation: Farmer; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Died 1-13-63 of wounds received at Fredericksburg, Va. 12-13-62. Buried at Alexandria, Va., grave 684. Bates).

Pension records indicate he was wounded by a musket ball in his knee in Fredericksburg and died as a result of his wounds on 13 January 1863 at a hospital in Alexandria, Va., after a doctor tried to remove the ball. Bates provides no middle initial. John S. Long is the listing in the pension record.

There is some confusion concerning John Long, since there were three volunteers by that name in the regiment. John Long from Company D is not listed in Bates, but a burial record at the Gettysburg National Cemetery indicates he was a member of Company D. The John Long from Company L survived the war.

Thanks to Jen West for helping clear up some of the confusion. It was she who examined the pension records. Her step-father is the great great nephew of John Long from Company D.

Edward McCabe

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 24; Occupation: Wagon Maker; Residence: Hollidaysburg, Pa.; [no additional personal information provided]

James McCall

Mustered in 25 August 1863. Died at Bealton Station, Va., 17 December 1863

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Died at Bealton Station, Va. 12-17-63. (All information on this card is taken from Bates). No further record available.

David McCandless

Drafted. Mustered in 13 July 1863. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. He was listed as present, on duty at the division hospital at the time of the transfer. Mustered out with company 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K - 91 I card]: Age: 30; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64.

John McCool

Mustered in January 1862. Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 26 January 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 43; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates). No further record available.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule indicates his home then was Howe, Jefferson County. No disabilities are listed. The muster in and out dates do not match Bates, but the muster out date of February 31 is clearly inaccurate.

Francis McCoy

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 18; Occupation: Tailor; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; Hair: Sandy; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Florid; Height: 5'5"; Remarks: Exp. term of service. Original Discharge in file with records.

William McIlwain

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 19; Residence: Spruce Creek; [no additional personal information provided]

Previously served as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

William McIntire

Mustered in 31 March 1864. Transferred to 91st P. V., 20 July 1864; Wounded. Transferred to Volunteer Reserve Corps. Discharged 13 November 1865

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card]: Age: 39; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Perry Twp., Armstrong Co.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'9" Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62nd Reg. 7-20-64. Wounded in action 6-3. Trans. to V.R.C. (date unknown). Disc. from V.R. C. by G. O.

Name spelled McIntyre in the 91st roster.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule indicates his home then was Brady Bend, Armstrong County. Under Disabilities Incurred, "Wounded in Arm" is listed. His company is listed as A, not M, and his service in the 91st is not listed. The muster in and out dates closely match Bates for overall service: 20 March 1864 to 13 November 1865.

George McKinley

Died before first battle, at Minor's Hill, December 1861

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Occupation: Painter; Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa.; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Died at Minor Hill, Va. 12- -61. Bates). No further record available.

Christian Malone

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 24 February 1863

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 29; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: East Freedom; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'5"; Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates).

Previously served as a private in Company H, 14th Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

Michael Mark

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 29; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Hollidaysburg; [no additional personal information provided]

Wilson Morrow

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, February 1862

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 27; Occupation: Butcher; Residence: Hollidaysburg; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: S.C. of D. Bates).

Martin J. Murray

Drafted. Mustered in 13 July 1863. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Promoted 1 April 1865 to corporal. Mustered out 10 July 1865 with company.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K - 91 I card]: Age: 24; [no additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Pr. Corp. 4-1-65.

Samuel Nicodemus

Veteran volunteer. Wounded 3 June 1864. The 1890 Census Veterans Schedule indicates he was wounded in the thigh. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864, but was absent in hospital and never joined the regiment.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card]: Age: 24; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Martinsburg, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'9 1/2"; Remarks: Re-enlisted 2-15-64 at Rappahannock Station. Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Wounded 6-3-64. Absent in hospital at M. O.

Nicodemus returned to Martinsburg, in Blair County, after the war and returned to farming. He and his wife Mary had six children. He outlived Mary and a second wife and married a third time. He died on 8 February 1919 in Martinsburg.

See also Nicodemus's record in Harry Ide's 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry website.

William Nolan

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 5 May 1863

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 18; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Hollidaysburg; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates).

William Norton

Substitute; mustered in 14 July 1863. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Mustered out with company 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card]: Age: 24; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. [Decriptive roll from Company K, 91st P.V. provides this personal information: Age: 24; Occupation: Laborer; Born: Ireland; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'7 1/2" ]

See also Norton's record in Harry Ide's 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry website.

William O'Connor

Drafted. Mustered in 16 July 1863. Died 10 May 1864 of wounds received in action. Transferred to 91st P. V., 20 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card, under William O'Conner, although Bates lists him as O'Connor]: Age: 32; [No additional personal information provided.]; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Died of wounds 5-10-64. Rolls spell last name O'Connor.

As an indication of the poor communication since O'Connor was transferred to the 91st after he was dead. He apparently was listed as absent when he was transferred. Alternatively 10 May 1864 could have been the date he was wounded, not the date of his death.

William Orr

Missing at Spottsylvania Court House, 12 May 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 22; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Hollidaysburg; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'5"; Remarks: (Missing at Spottsylvania Court House 5-12-64. Bates).

May have begun his Civil War service as a private in Company A, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months) -- William L. Orr is listed there.

O. P. R. [or Oscar J. K.]
Printzler

Drafted; mustered in 10 July 1863. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Promoted 7 June 1865 to hospital steward. Mustered out 10 July 1865 with regiment. Died on 16 January 1917 in Pittsburgh.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card]: Age: 28; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Trans. from Company M. 62 P.V. to Company K. 91st Regt. 7-20-64. Prom. to Hosp. Steward 6-7-65. Rolls spell first name as Oscar. Decriptive roll from Company K, 91st provides this personal information: Age: 28; Occupation: Sargean; Born: Germany; Hair: Black; Eyes: Brown; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'8 3/4"

Printzler returned to Pittsburgh after the war. Census records indicate that over the years his occuptions were barber, sargeant, and physician. He and his wife Laura had five children. He died on 16 January 1917.

See also Printzler's record in Harry Ide's 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry website.

William Rumbaugh

Drafted; mustered in 17 July 1863; transferred to 91st P. V., 20 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card]: Age: 32; [No additional personal information provided.]; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Rolls spell last name Rumbough. Decriptive roll from Company K, 91st P.V. provides this personal information: Age: 19; Occupation: Tailor; Born: Penna; Hair: Black; Eyes: Hazel; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'5"

In Census records, his name fluctuates between Rumsbaugh and Rumsbough. He moved to Queenstown Borough, Armstrong County, after the war. In 1870 he was a painter living with his wife Anna and their five children. The two oldest were born before the war.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule, which only lists his service in the 91st, indicates his home then was Queenstown, Armstrong County. No disabilities are listed for him.

See also Rumbaugh's record in Harry Ide's 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry website.

Samuel Rush

Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, 15 September 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 35; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Punxutawney [sic.], Pa.; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Trans. to Vet. Res. Corps. 9-15-63 Bates) Rolls spell last name Roush.

George Saltsgiver

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 25 May 1863. According to pension file index card, also mustered into 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry, but was unassigned.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 36; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Clarion County; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates). M.I. shows last name as Solgiver.

Listed in Bates as Saltgiver; listed in CWV as Saltsgiver. Pension file index card confirms Saltsgiver as correct spelling. His wife Martha filed for a widow's pension in 1922(?).

The 1890 Veterans Schedules lists his home then as Sandy Valley, Jefferson County. The note for "Disability Incurred" indicates "Lunar [?] ulcer in foot."

Andrew J. Scotts

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 1 February 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 22; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Hollidaysburg, Pa.; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Dis. S.C. of D. Bates) Rolls spell last name Potts.

George Sellers

Discharged 6 October 1862, for wounds received at Gaines Mill, 27 June 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 18; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Hollidaysburg; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Discharged for wounds received at Gaines Mill, Va. 6-27-62. Bates.).

Began his Civil War service as a private in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months).

Samuel W. Seybert

Substitute; mustered in 31 August 1863. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Promoted 1 July 1865 to corporal. Mustered out with company 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card]: Age: 20; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Pr. Corp. 7-1-65. [Decriptive roll from Company K, 91st P.V. provides this personal information: Age: 19; Occupation: Boatman; Born: Pennsylvania; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Florid; Height: 5'8 1/2"]

Seybert lived in Perry Township, Armstrong County, before and after the war. He and his wife Parthena had ten children. His occupations over the years ranged from laborer, brickworker to farmer. He died on 2 March 1919.

See also Seybert's record in Harry Ide's 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry website.

Henry Spade

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864. Also served in Company D, 192d P.V., according to pension file index card.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [under Henry Shade]: Age: 25; Occupation: Blacksmith; Residence: Bald Hill, Clearfield County; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Vet. Reg. shows last name as Spade.

Last name spelled Shade in Bates. Pension file index card confirms "Spade" as the correct spelling. He filed for a invalid pension in 1891 from Ohio. His wife Sarah J. Spade filed for a widow's pension in 1892 from Pennsylvania.

Is listed in 1860 Census for Hollidaysburg as a 25 year old blacksmith, living with his wife Sarah and one son, John Wesley, and an apprentice blacksmith.

Probably brother of William Spade, but I can't document it.

William Spade

Veteran volunteer. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Mustered out with company 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card, under William Shade]: Age: 18; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Bald Hill, Clearfield County; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Florid; Height: 5'7"; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Re-enlisted 12-28-63 at Licken Run, Va. Rolls spell last name: Spade.

Last name spelled Shade in Bates. Pension file index card confirms "Spade" as the correct spelling.

William Spade lived in Juniata Township, Blair County, after the war and worked as a coal miner. He and his wife Sarah had five children. After the death of his first wife, Spade remarried. His second wife's name was Louisa. He died on 20 July 1919.

Probably brother of Henry Spade, but I can't document it.

See also William Spade's record in Harry Ide's 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry website.

John Shaffer

Veteran volunteer. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864, but was detailed to the Brigade Quartermaster Department until he mustered out on 10 July 1865.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card, under William Shaeffer]: Age: 36; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Bald Hill, Clearfield County; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'6 1/2" Remarks: Re-enlisted 2-23-64 at Licken Run, Va. Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Rolls also spell last name: Shaffer.

Moved to Kansas after the war.

See also John Shaeffer's record in Harry Ide's 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry website.

Daniel Sharrer

Discharged 6 October 1862, for wounds received at Gaines Mill, 27 June 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Brookville; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: (Discharged for wounds received at Gaines Mill, Va. 6-27-62. Bates). Rolls show last name (over) [but back of card not shown].

Isaac Smith
portrait of Isaac Smith

Severely wounded at Fredericksburg and sent to the Continental Hotel in Baltimore, which was being used as a hospital. Wounds during the war included those both on the face and arm. A family story is told that Isaac lost his sight for a few days when wounded, but was then able to return to the regiment. Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 18; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Bald Hill, Clearfield County; [No other personal information provided]. Descriptive roll from Company K, 91st P.V. provides this personal information: Hair: Dark; Complexion: Light; Height: 5'5 1/2"

Isaac was a farmer living in Girard Township, Clearfield County, when he joined in neighboring Blair County. He returned to Clearfield County after the war, married a Fannie McCorkle, with whom he had nine children. He became prosperous enough to have several farms and respected enough to become the first Master of the local Grange Hall. He is buried in the Gillingham Cemetery. Two of his brothers were killed in the war.

The portrait of Isaac Smith was taken shortly after the war at the time of his wedding. Isaac wrote many letters during the war. Thanks to David E. Smith for providing the information about his great grandfather, the portrait and two of the letters.

John Sneath

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 6 February 1863

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [under John Smath]: Age: 43; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Alexandria, Pa.; [No other personal information provided]; Remarks: (Dis. S.C. of D. Bates) Rolls spell last name Sneath.

Listed in Bates as John Smath. Pension File Index Card confirms Sneath as correct spelling of last name. Sneath filed for an invalid pension in 1879.

James B. Steele

Drafted. Mustered in 17 July 1863. Captured, date unknown. Died 2 September 1864 in Andersonville, Ga. Buried in grave 7,638. Listed as absent when he was transferred to 91st P. V., 20 July 1864, so he was a member of the 91st in name only.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card]: Age: 25; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Captured 5-7-64. Never returned. Trans. from Company M. 62nd. Regt. Rolls 7-20-64 while missing (over) [but back of card not shown].

Matthew C. Stineman

Wounded at Gettysburg; absent at muster out.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 25; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Alexander [sic], Pa.; [No other personal information provided]; Remarks: (Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. absent at M. O. Bates).

A list of killed and wounded at Gettysburg found on page one of the 7 July 1863 Philadelphia Press indicates that Stineman, spelled M. Shineman in the paper, was wounded in the thigh.

Listed in the 1860 Census for Alexandria Township, Huntingdon County, as aged 22 and living with his parents and one brother. He has no occupation listed.

Frederick Stolta

Drafted. Mustered in 10 July 1863. Transferred to Company K, 91st P. V., 20 July 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card, under Stotta]: Age: 28; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Absent, on furlough, at M.O. Rolls also spell last name: Stolte. [Decriptive roll from Company K, 91st P.V. provides this personal information: Occupation: Laborer; Born: Germany; Hair: Light; Eyes: Grey; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'4"]

Bates spells his last name Stotta. His Pension File Index Card confirms correct spelling of last name is "Stolte." His wife Barbara filed for a widow's pension in 1895.

See also Stotta/Stolte's record in Harry Ide's 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry website.

Elisha Stoughton

Drafted; mustered in 16 July 1863. Transferred to 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Absent in hospital at muster out.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card]: Age: 27; [No additional personal information provided]; Remarks: Trans. from Company M. 62 Reg. P.V. 7-20-64. Absent in hospital at M.O. [Decriptive roll from Company K, 91st P.V. provides this personal information: Occupation: Farmer; Born: Penna; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5'7"]

According to the 1860 Census for Concord Township in Butler County, he was aged 22 and farming, living with his parents as part of their family of six. He returned to Butler County after the war and continued farming. He and his wife Sarah had five children. Stoughton died on 21 June 1917.

See also Stoughton's record in Harry Ide's 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry website.

Samuel B. Tipton

Began his Civil War service as a private in Company E, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry (3 months). On 4 July 1864, Tipon was detailed for duty in the provost guard at brigade headquarters. Transferred to 91st P. V., 20 July 1864. Veteran volunteer.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 [from K- 91 I card]: Age: 19; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Height: 5'8 1/2" Remarks: Re-enlisted 12-28-63 at Licken Run, Va. Pr. Corp. (date unknown). Trans. from Co. M. 62 P.V. 7-20-64. Pr. Sgt. 1-17-65.

He returned to Blair County after the war. He and his wife Susan had nine children. He died on 22 February 1920 in Altoona.

See also Tipton's record in Harry Ide's 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry website.

Thomas Watkins

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, June 1862.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 39; Occupation: Blacksmith; Residence: Altoona; Hair: Sandy; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Sandy; Height: 5'8" Remarks: (S.C. of D. Bates).

George M. Watson

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, 15 November 1863.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 21; Occupation: Clerk; Residence: Hollidaysburg, Pa.; [No additional information provided]; Remarks: Lod. states Pro. ot Q.M. Sgt. No Record of this man in F&S.

Previously served in Company A, 3d P.V. Infantry (3 months).

Frederick Wensel

Absent, sick, at muster out.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 23; Occupation: Wagon Maker; Residence: Altoona, Pa.; [No additional information provided]; Remarks: (Absent sick at M.O. Bates).

John Widensall

Mustered out with company, 15 August 1864.

Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866: Age: 27; Occupation: Blacksmith; Residence: Hollidaysburg, Pa.; [No additional information provided]

Sources

Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Volume III. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. Now available online through University of Michigan's Making of America series

Ide, Harry. The 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Harry maintains a masterful Web site that contains the results of painstaking research he has undertaken using archival materials such as regimental order books, plus letters and diaries written by members of the 91st and newspaper accounts. There is a chronological account and pages devoted to each volunteer.

Wiley, Samuel T. and W. Scott Garner, editors. Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Gresham, 1892. Transcribed as part of the USGENWEB Project.


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