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HISTORY 



-OF THE- 



Fiftieth Regiment, 



PENNA. VET. VOLS., 



1861-65. 



LEWIS CRATER, 
Adjutant, 50th Regt,, Pa. Vet. Vols. 



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50th Regiment, pa. Vet, Vol?. 

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CHAPTER I. 
Organization — Flag Presentation, Storm at Sea, &c. 

Tlie companies comprising the Fiftieth Regiment, Pennsylvania 
Volunteers, were recruited, as follows: A, C, and part of I, from 
Schuylkill County; 13, E, and part of H, from Berks; D, from 
Susquehanna; F, from Lancaster; G and K, from Bradford; part 
of H, from Chester; and part of I, from Luzerne. Rendezvous- 
ing at Camp Cnrtin, the regiment was organized on the 28th day 
of September, 1861, by the choice of the following officers: 

Colonel — Benjamin C. Christ, of Miners ville, Schuylkill County. 

Lieutenant Colonel — Thos. S. Brenholtz, of Reading, Berks 
County, (Captain of Company H.) 

Major — Edward Overton, Jr., of Towanda, Bradford County. 

Adjutant— John A. Rogers, of Lancaster County, and 1st Lieu- 
tenant of Company F. 

Quarter Master— Dr. Alfred Jones, of Schuylkill County. 

Surgeon — David J. McKibbin, of Schuylkill County. 

Assistant Surgeon — Joseph P. Vickers. 

Sergeant Major — Henry A. Lantz, of Reading, Berks County. 

Hospital Steward — Alexander H. Shaffer, private of Company G. 

On the 1st of October, Andrew G. Curtin, Governor of the 
State, presented the regiment a beautiful silk flag, which was re- 
ceived by Colonel Christ, who returned to the authorities of the 



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State his most grateful thanks. He assured the Governor that the 
confidence reposed in the men of the Fiftieth Regiment would be 
one of its incentives to prompt duty, and that while there was a 
man left standing, or an arm could be raised to strike a blow, that 
flag should be borne aloft in defiance of all the foes that might 
assail it. It was their emblem of trust and confidence, and as such 
it should be returned to the State that had reposed it to their care, 
with its stripes unmarred and its stars undimmed. 

The Harrisburg Telegraph adds: "That certainly no nobler or 
more enthusiastic set of men have yet left the State, and we confi- 
dently expect for them all a most useful and glorious service in 
suppressing the rebellion." 

After which the regiment took transportation for Washington, 
D. C, where it arrived late in the night of the second. 

On the third, it encamped on Kalorama Heights. 

On the morning of the fourth, the first detail was made for 
picket duty. After the guard was formed, Colonel Christ delivered 
a short address to the men, showing them the danger of careless- 
ness and inattention to duty, also reciting the punishment for sleep- 
ing on post, as laid down in the "Blue Book." Pointing to the 
sun, he remarked, that "As sure as yonder luminary shines, the 
picket found sleeping on his post will be shot." 

October 9th, the regiment broke camp and returned to Wash- 
ington, where it took cars for Annapolis, Md., here it was quar- 
tered in the Naval Buildings until the eleventh, when it was 
assigned to Brigadier General I. I. Steven's Brigade, of Major 
General T. W. Sherman's Corps, and encamped a short distance 
from the town, where it remained until the 19th. 

During the trip from Harrisburg to Washington, D. C, an acci- 
dent occurred at Goldsboro, Pa., in which E. S. Warner, of Com- 
pany "D," had his arm mashed between the cars. 

While quartered in the Naval Buildings, the house was filled 
with smoke from a defective flue, causing an alarm of "Fire," when 
quite an excitement took place, and during the panic several mem- 
bers of Company "B" were severely hurt. 

For some unexplained reason, the commissary stores for the 
regiment failed to reach Annapolis until after the provisions, which 
the men had in their haversacks, were exhaused. The Forty-sixth 



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New York Volunteers kindly shared their rations with the Fiftieth, 
from this generous act sprung up an attachment between the two 
regiments, which lasted during the entire four years' service. 

The regiment was armed with old flint lock Harper Ferry muskets 
changed so as to admit the use of the percussion cap. Many of 
these muskets were, as the men often remarked, made to shoot 
around a corner. 

While encamped on Kalorama Heights, every morning after the 
pickets were relieved from duty, the detail were marched out by 
the officer of the guard and ordered to fire off its guns at a large 
target. It was a very rare thing for a shot to hit the board, not- 
withstanding, some of the men were at home considered crack 
marksmen. 

These muskets were afterwards exchanged for the Austrian Rifle, 
a small gun weighing eight pounds and of great beauty, carrying 
a ball of 67-calibre, fifteen hundred yards. 

The Fiftieth being the only regiment in the Ninth Army Corps 
having guns of this calibre, it was deemed inexpedient to transport 
ammunition for one regiment, hence in 1863, it was compelled to 
exchange for the Springfield Rifle, which was done by the men 
with regret. The Springfield not being near so pretty and about 
four pounds heavier. 

While the regiment was quartered in the different camps, it was 
thoroughly exercised in squad, company and regimental drills. 

On the 19th of October, 1861, Companies A, B, C, D and E., 
under command of Colonel Christ, embarked on the Winfield Scott, 
and F, G, H, I and K, under command of Lieutenant Colonel 
Brenholtz, embarked with the 100th Regiment, Pennsylvania Vol- 
unteers, on the Ocean Queen. The vessels immediately proceeded 
to Hampton Rhoads, where they remained until the night of the 
30th, when the entire fleet, under command of Commodore Dupont 
and General T. W. Sherman, weighed anchor and proceeded to 
sea, sailing under sealed orders for some unknown point. 

A beautiful scene was presented on the morning of the 31st, as 
the sun shone brilliantly out over the world of waters, which 
seemed to be agitated by some unseen power. By night the clouds 
above and the water beneath seemed to be in angry combat, using 
our vessels as foot balls; one moment down in the hollow between 



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two great waves, the next on the summit, and then plunging down 
the dizzy height on the opposite side almost with lightning speed. 
The storm continued to increase until the night of the 1st of No- 
vember, while rounding Cape Hatteras, the Winfield Scott, an old 
vessel utterly unsea worthy, sprung a leak and the vessel was barely 
saved from foundering. The masts were cut away, guns, tents, 
knapsacks and every thing loose was thrown overboard. Signals 
of distress having been hoisted, brought the Gunboat Bienville to 
its assistance, but the severity of the gale rendered assistance im- 
possible. 

A great wave dashed the Bienville against the Scott, threatening 
the distraction of the latter, hence all that remained to be done was 
to stick to the pumps, and by almost superhuman efforts the vessel 
was kept afloat. 

The Ocean Queen carried her precious burden of 1,500 souls 
safely through the entire storm. 

On both vessels incidents occurred during the storm that fur- 
nished considerable amusement afterwards. 

Several officers on the Scott were in the cabin playing cards 
when the announcement was made that the vessel was sinking — one 
immediately fell upon his knees and began praying very earnestly 
for the salvation of his soul; another grasped him by the coat 
collar remarking, "no time for praying now, we must work or 
sink." 

When the order was given to throw overboard every thing that 
was loose, the very first thing pitched out by the men was the life 
preservers, of which the vessel had a good supply. 

Very few of the men had ever been on a vessel before, and had 
no idea "what those little round tin things were for." 



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CHAPTER II. 
Capture of Hilton Head — Beaufort, etc. 

The fleet commanded by Commodore Samuel F. Dupont, con- 
sisted of fifty vessels, of which two transports were lost and as 
many gunboats seriously damaged, losing their cargoes. 

Notwithstanding, the storm having dispersed the fleet, one vessel 
after another began to reach the harbor of Port Royal, on Sunday, 
November 3d. About four o'clock in the afternoon, five rebel gun- 
boats, hitherto concealed behind a headland, boldly ran down the 
harbor and attacked the gunboats of Dupont's fleet. But after 
three-quarters of an hour's sharp skirmishing, Commodore Tatnall, 
of the rebel "Mosquito fleet," was glad to fly back as precipitately 
as he had come forth. On Thursday following, about half past 
seven a. m., a clear calm morning, one of Commodore Dupont's 
boats firing upon a rebel steamer elicited an instant reply, and in 
an hour afterward, the Union gunboats were busily at work pep- 
pering, not only the rebel steamers, but also the batteries on the 
shore. 

At two o'clock p. M., the rebels were in utter rout, and half an 
hour after the stars and stripes floated over Fort Walker. 

As the emblem of liberty was run up the flag staff shout after 
shout burst from the soldiers and sailors who had witnessed the 
contest. 

The regiment now went into camp on the island, and was em- 
ployed in building fortifications until the 6th of December. 

On the evening of November 9th, a volunteer foraging party of 
one-hundred men, under command of Capt. Win. H. Telford, Lieuts. 
J. C. Foot and Michael McMahon, passed beyond the picket lines 
a considerable distance when the order was given to encamp for the 
night. Fires were immediately built and preparations for supper 
were progressing finely, when it was discovered that a line of gray 
coated men deployed as skirmishers, were advancing toward us, 
without a word of command, every man grasped his musket and 



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prepared for action. The clicking of the gun locks on both sides 
was distinctly heard, and had it not been for the presence of mind 
of Private M. A. Coolbaugh, of Company "K," who at this 
moment called out, " Who are youf and then said, " We are Union 
men," no doubt a fatal conflict would have taken place. The 
skirmishers belonged to the Eighth Regiment, New Hamshire 
Volunteers. Neither regiment knew of the others presence, hence 
the almost fatal conflict. 

This handful of men there exhibited the spirit that won for the 
regiment in future engagements the kindly recognition of the au- 
thorities at Washington. 

On the 6th of December, the regiment was sent by steamer to 
Beaufort, 8. C, to take possession of the island, where it arrived 
about midnight. Pickets were immediately thrown out under 
command of Captain J. B. Brandt, of Company "A." Early in 
the morning of the 7th, a company of Rebel Cavalry made its ap- 
pearance on the Shell road just beyond the town, when a short en- 
gagement took place, and Captain Barnwell, of the Rebel Army, 
was wounded. This was the regiment's first experience in com- 
bating the foe. The only casualty during the engagement was the 
wounding of Jacob Gertler, private of Company " C." 

The regiment proceeded immediately to the Port Royal Ferry 
and different points on the island to do picket duty, which was its 
principal work during its entire stay on the island. 

December 9th, three companies under Lieutenant Colonel Bren- 
holtz moved out the Shell road. Company "A" was left at the 
fork of the Shell and Seabrook roads. Companies "E"and "K" 
were taken to the Ferry. Six men were posted on the causeway to 
observe the enemy's movements. Soon after six or eight shots 
were fired by the enemy, and an effort was made, by them, to burn 
the house on the end of the causeway. • Next morning, (December 
10th, 1861,) Lieutenant Ransom's Battery opened fire upon the 
enemy and drove them from their works on the opposite side of 
the river. Privates Colter and Abrams, of Company "K," vol- 
unteered to swim over and bring back the small boat, so that we 
might send over a force to secure the ferry and flat boats. While 
they were crossing, a horseman came rapidly down" the causeway 
on the enemy's side, waving a flag of truce, and upon Lieutenant 



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Colonel Brenholtz answering the signal, rode to the water's edge 
and inquired of the swimmers as to who was in command there. 
They referred him to Lieutenant Colonel Brenholtz and offered to 
rake him over, this lie declined, but invited the Colonel over. 
Lieutenant Colonel Brenholtz, Lieutenants Lusk and Kelly, (of 
Stevens' Staff,) after the swimmers had brought the boats to our side, 
crossed over; the Colonel left the boat and advanced up the cause- 
way, and held the following conversation: 

"Your rank?" 

"Sergeant." 

"You represent whom?" 

"Captain Barnwell." 

" What is your object in coming here under a flag of truce?" 

"I was sent by Captain Barnwell to ascertain whether the 
enemy occupied that island." 

" Well, I should think that Captain Barnwell knew that by this 
time?" 

"Well, it does look like it." 

"What does this tiring mean?" 

The Colonel replied : " You have no right to demand that, but 
tell Captain Barnwell, you would not have been molested for the 
present; but for the firing upon our pickets and the wanton 
attempt to burn that building." 

" Why, I was not aware of that." 

"Yes, the evidence is still before your eyes, the house is still 
burning." 

Well, said he: " What do you intend by this war?" 

The Colonel replied : " It is not my object in coming to receive a 
Hag of truce to answer questions such as these, and it is perhaps 
worse than useless for us to discuss matters for which armies are 
now contending; but, I feel like saying to you, that when you lay 
down your arms and return to peaceable pursuits, and once more 
become loyal citizens, we will return to our homes, and not before, 
for we have come to preserve the Union." 

He rejoined: "Do you mean we are to take the oath of allegi- 
ance?" 

The Colonel replied: "No, disband your armies, and permit the 



10 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



laws of the land to be executed, and no oatli will be required of 
you." 

Rebel: "And if we do not?" 

Colonel: "But you must." 

Rebel: u Yes, we'll submit, (rather a strong expression fitted this 
space.") 

Colonel: "We intend to compel you to submit. But, if you 
have nothing of importance to communicate we will close our in- 
terview. Tell Captain Barnwell, that for the present, we intend 
occupying yonder island, the future about which you are so solicit- 
ous will speak for itself. Good morning." 

The Colonel and his party returned to the island. Soon after it 
was ascertained from negroes that the object of the flag of truce 
was to gain time to take Captain Barnwell, who had been wounded 
by our pickets, to a place of safety. 

Immediately after returning to the island, Colonel Brenholtz 
took twelve men and crossed over the ferry, and tore down the 
building on the enemy's side, which they used as a barricade. This 
was accomplished right in the enemy's presence, and more than 
four times our number; but under the terror inspired by the can- 
nonading, not daring to molest us. The negroes report that their 
masters regarded the tearing down and carrying off of their build- 
ing under their eyes, as a cool operation. 

During the morning of December 11th, 1861, the enemy were 
discovered throwing up earthworks, on the opposite side of the 
river, near the ferry. A messenger was at once sent to General 
Stevens, who immediately ordered the balance of the regiment, the 
Battery and the Seventy-ninth New York, to the ferry, where they 
arrived about four o'clock on the morning of the 12th. The bat- 
tery opened fire soon after daylight. Lieuts. Lantz and Taylor, 
with a small party, were sent over to discover the position of the 
enemy's guns. They were obliged to retreat hastily to their boats, 
without accomplishing anything more than that the enemy seemed 
to be in considerable force. The morning of the 13th being clear, 
Colonel Christ, Lieutenant Colonel Brenholtz and Major Morrison, 
of the Seventy-ninth New York, reconnoitered the enemy's works 
and found two guns had been mounted. About noon, a report was 
received from one of our outer picket posts that the enemy were 



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on tlu- island. The reserve was immediately marched to the scene, 
part of Company " K " was deployed as skirmishers and forwarded 
through the wood to the place where we expected to find the enemy. 
A party of our own men who were out without the knowledge of 
the pickets, were seen by them at a distance and were taken for 
rebels. 



Head-Quarters, District of Port Royal. 
Beaufort, S. C, December 8th, 1861. 
Lieut. Col. Brenholtz, 

Sir: — In command of three companies of the Fiftieth Regiment 
which has been assigned to you, you will move at five o'clock to- 
morrow morning, proceed to Port Royal Ferry and relieve Lieu- 
tenant Colonel Armstrong now stationed there. You will observe 
closely the ferry, the adjacent main and the shores of Port Royal 
Island on either hand. You will send small parties, each under 
the charge of an officer, to the neighboring plantations to ascertain 
the amount of transportation, forage and provisions they will sup- 
ply to the command, and will take the necessary measures to save 
them for its use. It is said the navigation of the river, separating 
the island from the main, has been obstructed, both above and 
below the ferry, by piles driven across. Ascertain the facts and 
stop further proceedings of that kind. You will take every pre- 
caution to guard against surprise, will endeavor to send daily re- 
ports, noting carefully everything you learn in regard to the several 
points to which your attention has been called. 
Truly and respectfully, 

Your most obedient, 
(Signed,) I. I. STEVENS, 

Brig. Gen' I Command i ng. 



In compliance with the above order. On the 14th, Lieutenant 
Colonel Brenholtz, Lieutenant Kellog and four men of Company 
"K," started in a small boat to sound the channel with a view of 
ascertaining whether and to what extent it had been obstructed. 
They found the channel clear and a depth of from fourteen to 



12 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

twenty feet, except at one point about two miles above the ferry 
where the enemy had driven in spiles and sunk oak logs. The 
obstruction extended about twenty feet into the channel. The 
enemy had been compelled to abandon the work before destroying 
the entire channel. They found the channel to have sufficient 
width for large boats to pass through. 

On the 21st of December, the portion of the regiment that had 
been placed under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Brenholtz, 
and stationed at the ferry, was relieved and ordered back to Beau- 
fort, here on Christmas day, the men got up a ball on the regi- 
mental camp ground, and cards of invitation were issued to the 
officers. A violin, drum and three brass horns, were the instru- 
ments used to furnish music, to which officers and men "tipped 
the light fantastic toe," and merriment and good feeling prevailed 
undisturbed. 

While this pleasant time was being had in camp, Captain Par- 
ker, of Company "H," with his company and Lieutenant J. C. 
Foot, and part of Company "D," crossed the Broad River in small 
boats from Rev. Barnwell's plantation, with the intention of cap- 
turing a picket post; who hearing the muffled dip of the oars, took 
the alarm and hastened away for re-inforcements. 

January 1st, 1862, the regiment accompanied General I. I. 
Stevens in his attack on the Rebel Fort at Port Royal Ferry. 
The part taken in this engagement will be fully expressed in 
Colonel Christ's official report, which is as follows: 

Beaufort, S. C, January 2d, 1862. 
Capt. H. Stevens, A. A. G., 

Sir: — I respectfully submit the following: According to special 

order No. , I left our encampment at Beaufort at 5h o'clock 

p. M., December 31st, 1861, with four companies of my command, 
viz : C, E, F and K, and proceeded along the Shell road in the 
direction of Port Royal Ferry to the Cross Roads, where 1 was 
joined by Companies D and H. We then proceeded along the 
Shell road to the six mile post, where we bivouacked until 2| 
o'clock A. M., January 1st, 1862, when I again took my line of 
march, under the direction of the guide, to a point on Brick Yard 
Creek. From this latter point, I was ordered by the General 



PENNSYLVANIA V KTERAN VOLUNTEERS. 13 

Commanding to a point called the " Brick Yard," on the upper 
end of Port Royal Island, and as soon as boats were furnished me, 
t<> push across Coosaw River, and landed at the "Adam's House," 
where I arrived at \'2\ o'clock P. M., and immediately formed a 
junction with Companies A, B, G and I, under command of Lieu- 
tenant Colonel Brenholtz, who had reached this point from Beau- 
fort by boats. The whole regiment then took their position in the 
centre of the Brigade, and proceeded with it, under heavy cannonading 
of the enemy, over a narrow causeway, and along a road leading to 
the Port Royal Ferry. When within three-quarters of a mile of 
the Fort, I was ordered, with the right wing ot my command, on 
the enemy's right, with a view to support Colonel Fenton, of the 
Eighth Michigan, who was gallantly leading his command in the 
face of a Battery, on the enemy's left. I accordingly moved for- 
ward, taking the precaution to throw out small skirmishing parties, 
the better to watch the movements of the enemy, and to guard 
against surprise. After moving forward about three hundred 
yards, my advance was fired upon by the enemy from the wood on 
our left. I called in my skirmishers, and immediately put my 
command on the double quick, until within good musket range, 
when I discovered from 400 to 500 of the enemy forming into 
line of battle, and evidently preparing to give us a warm reception. 
I, however, anticipated his movements, and before his line was 
completed, mine was formed and ready for action. I immediately 
commenced firing, and I believe with telling effect, for, at the third 
volley, the enemy broke and beat a hasty retreat towards the wood. 
I again rapidly pushed forward, with a view to cut off his retreat, 
and prevent a junction with their main body, when I was arrested 
in my further progress by shells from our gun boats, which now 
came pouring in among them, making sad havoc in their already 
decimated ranks. After firing one more volley at their broken 
and disordered ranks, we retired about 200 yards out of the rantre 
of the gun boats, and were subsequently ordered to take a position 
near the Fort, where we bivouacked for the night, and to-day, 
January 2d, recrossed the Coosaw and reached our encampment at 
Beaufort at 5 o'clock p. m. Although the whole of my command 
were within range of the enemy's cannon for a half hour, and a 
portion of them within one hundred yards of a detachment of his 



14 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

(the enemy's) infantry, and for sometime sustained a heavy fire, I 
have no killed to report, and none wounded, save M. Werdenham- 
mer, of Company "E," a slight wound in the right foot; and En- 
sign Herbert, slighty wounded in the leg by a spent piece of shell. 
A piece of shell also struck the flagstaff in the Ensign's hand. 

I cannot close this report without expressing my decided appro- 
bation of the conduct of both officers and men of my command — 
to the officers, for anticipating almost every order, thereby render- 
ing my portion of the work comparatively easy; and to the men, 
for their strict attention and prompt compliance with every com- 
mand. All of which is respectfully submitted. 

B. C: CHRIST. 



Head Quarters of the Army, 

Adjutant General's Office. 
Washington, January 20th, 1862. 
Brig. Gen'l T. W. Sherman, 

£fo r: — Your letter of the 4th instant, enclosing the official reports 
of Brigadier General I. I. Stevens, U. S. Vols., of his expedition, 
the object of which was to seize and destroy the enemy's batteries 
on the main opposite Port Royal Island, and to bring away the 
guns and other property, has been received. The General-in-Chief 
has read the reports with much satisfaction, and desires that his 
thanks may be conveyed to General Stevens and the troops engaged. 
In the words of that General, he is gratified at their celebration of 
New Year's day, I am sir, 

Very respectfully, 

Your obedient servant, 
(Signed,) L. THOMAS, 

Adjutant General. 

[Official.] 

Head-Quarters, E. C. 
Hilton Head, S. C, February 1st, 1862. 
(Signed,) L. H. PELOUZE, 

CapL, 15th InfL, A. A. A. G. 



pennsylvania veteran volunteers. 15 

[Official.] 

1 1 1 : a i >-( J r a rt e 1 :s, S f< o n i > Brigaj >e, E. C. 
Beaufort, S. C, February 3d, L862. 
(Signed, ) 1 1 A Z ARD STE V E X S, 

Capt. & A. A. G. 



January 26th, L862, we were again sent to the ferry, with a de- 
tachment of Cavalry and a section of Hamilton's Battery, all under 
the command of Lieutenant Colonel Brenholtz. 

On the night of February 10th and 11th, 1862, Captain Dimock 

and Lieutenant Foot repelled an attack of the enemy on Barnwell 
Island in a very creditable manner. The duties performed by the 
regiment during its term of duty at the ferry was acknowledged by 
the General in the following letter: 



Head-Quarters, Second Brigade, E. C. 
Beaufort, S. C, February 12th, 1862. 
Lieut. Col. Brenholtz, 

Commanding, 50th Regiment, P. V. 
Sir: — The Brigadier General commanding the Brigade, requests 
me to express his satisfaction with the active and vigilant manner 
with which the duties of the advanced posts have been discharged 
by your command, and to return his special thanks to Captain 
Dimock, Lieutenant Foot and their men, for their very gallant 
and handsome driving the enemy to their boats in their undertaking 
to attack our pickets on Barnwell's Island, on the night of the 10th 
and 11th instant, I am sir, 

Very respectfully, 

Your obedient servant. 
(Signed,) HAZARD STEVENS, 

Capt. & A. A. G. 



16 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

March 29th, the following communication was received by Lieu- 
tenant Colonel Brenholtz, who was in command of the Advance 
Picket Post: 

Head-Quarters, Second Brigade, E. C. 
Beaufort, S. C, March 29th, 1862. 
Lieut. Col. Brenhoetz, 

Sir: — A section of Hamilton's Battery is ordered to report to 
you in the morning. The General directs that you take this sec- 
tion and a sufficient force from your reserve, proceed to the ferry 
and put a stop to the work on the fort reported by Captain Parker 
this evening. Should, however, you find the force at your dis- 
posal insufficient for the purpose, you will report the fact to these 
head-quarters. 

Very respectfully, 

Your obedient servant, 
(Signed,) HAZARD STEVENS, 

Capt. & A. A. G. 



Head-Quarters, Second Brigade, E. C. 
Beaufort, S. C, March 30th, 1862. 
Lieut. Col. Brenholtz, 

Sir: — Your two communications are received. The General ap- 
proves your proceedings and suggestions, and has no objections to 
throwing a few shot into the house you refer to. He would like 
an examination made of the earthwork on the other side. You 
can use the flats at Seabrook for crossing, I am sir, 
Very respectfully, 

Your obedient servant, 
(Signed,) HAZARD STEVENS, 

Capt &- A. A. G. 



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Head-Quarters, Second Brigade, E. C. 
Beaufort, S. C., March 31st, 1862. 
Lieut. < '<»i,. Brenholtz, 

Sir: — Your evening report lias been received. Captain Elliott, 
in command of four companies of the Seventy-ninth Highlanders, 
will move at one o'clock and report to you for duty. They are 
sent as a reserve and to be in readiness in the event, the work 
should prove more serious than is now apprehended. You have 
undoubtedly looked well to the -position qf the Battery to cover 
your recon noissanct 1 , and have your owu troops in hand to act. 
Each detail should be thoroughly studied. The troops of your 
own regiment you have assigned to the work as well as the com- 
mand of Captain Elliott should be kept close in hand to be ready 
for any emergency. The enemy cannot be permitted to construct 
works on the site of the old fort, nor can we permit them to 
post pickets there. You will prevent both. I send to you my 
Adjutant General to confer with you about the arrangements I 
am sir, 

Yery respectfully, 

Your most obedient, 
(Signed,) ISAAC I. STEVE N T S, 

Brig. Gen'l Commanding. 



Head-Quarters, Advance Posts. 
Grey's Hill, April 1st, 1862. 
Brig. Gen'l Stevens, 

Commanding, Second Brigade, E. C. 
Sir: — I have the pleasure of reporting the complete success of 
our enterprise without the loss of a single man. I will give the 
details this evening, for the present will content myself with say- 
ing that all my arrangements made, I crossed with one hundred 
and fifty men at five o'clock, and entered the fort on a double 
quick, the enemy firing two shots as we approached, and then re- 
treating so precipitately as to leave behind a large Colt's revolver 
and a double barreled shot gun. I examined the work carefully 
and found the fort more delapidated than I supposed, and nothing- 
new in it but a picket cover in which a fire was blazing, and which 



18 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

gleaming through the crevices, undoubtedly created upon the mind 
of Captain Parker, the impression of shifting lights and work 
being done in the fort at night. Destroying the picket house and 
leaving behind our card in the following communication, which I 
had previously prepared : 

"To the Confederate Forces: — We have visited you this morning for 
the purpose of ascertaining the condition of our fort, which we have somewhat 
neglected since January 1st. Hoping you may be pleased to reciprocate, and 
pledging ourselves to give you a warm reception. 

We are, 

UNITED STATES FORCES." 

We embarked and proceeded toward Seabrook, touched at 
Stewarts, the house we shelled the other day. The enemy's pickets 
leaving just in time to avoid capture. We fired the house and all 
the out-houses, then made for Seabrook where we arrived well sat- 
isfied with our morning's adventures, and hoping you will approve 
of our acts, 

I am with great respect, 

Your obedient servant, 
(Signed,) THOS. S. BRENHOLTZ, 

Lieut. Col. Commanding. 



Head-Quarters, Advance Posts. 
Grey's Hill, April 1st 1862. 
Capt. Stevens, 

A. A. Gen'l, Second Brigade. 

Sir: — In pursuance of a desire expressed by the General to be 
acquainted with the condition of things in the fort at Port Royal 
Ferry, and particularly to learn whether the rebels had mounted, 
or were preparing to mount cannon there. I determined* to cross 
with a force sufficient to overcome the resistance the enemy was ex- 
pected to make, to penetrate into the fort and either to destroy or 
bring off the guns which it was thought the enemy might have 
placed in position there. 

To avoid giving them any intimation of the project, I had the 
flats brought up from Seabrook (by Captain Bolenins) at high tide 
last night, and being]enabled to keep close to our shore. I believe 



PENNSYLVANIA VKTKKAN VOLUNTEERS. 19 

they were brought to the terry and there moored without the ob- 
servation of the enemy. Fifteen men from Company "A," armed 
with Springfield rifles, were detailed to skirmish as far as the nature 
of the ground would permit, and to draw the enemy's fire. Fifty 
men of Captain Parker's command, led by himself, formed the 
attacking party \ and fifty men from these head-quarters, under 
Captains Herman and Telford, constituted the support. Fifty, 
from Camp Stevens, under Lieutenant Huntzinger, composed the 
reserve, who were ordered to draw up in company line along the 
causeway, intermediate between the ferry and the fort, to cover our 
retreat, and to this end, a section of Hamilton's Battery, under 
Lieutenant Gittings, had taken position along the bank of the 
river, to the left of the ferry, screened from observation. Captain 
Elliott was instructed to take position at the beginning of the cause- 
way, and as soon as could do so without danger from the enemy's 
Artillery to advance his command to the ferry, in order to make as 
great a show of strength as possible. 

At five o'clock precisely, the movement began. I crossed with 
the first boat containing the skirmishers and Captain Parker's 
Company, the other boats following up. The skirmishers immedi- 
ately advanced upon the fort, and were closely followed by Captain 
Parker's Company, moving at a double quick. Captain Herman's 
command following at the same gait. The reserve had just crossed 
when the skirmishers entered the fort, the enemy retiring as I de- 
scribed in my report of this morning. 

The conduct of the troops engaged in this affair gave me much 
satisfaction, and impressed me with the belief, that had the enemy 
resisted they would have carried out my instructions and taken the 
fort at all hazards. A determined resistance was calculated upon in 
the arrangements of my plans, and it was with pleasure, therefore, 
that I received from you the apprisal that four Companies of the 
Highlanders, under Captain Elliott, were placed under my com- 
mand as a reserve, as I had withdrawn from my command all I 
could spare without sensibly weakening the different posts. 
I am with respect, 

Yours truly, 
(Signed,) THOS. S. BRENHOLTZ, 

Lieut. Col. Commanding. 



20 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

Head-Quarters, Second Brigade, E. C. 
Beaufort, S. C, April 1st, 1862. 
Lieut. Col. Brenholtz, 

Sir: — Your report is just received, and the General says is emi- 
nently satisfactory. He directs that Lieutenant Gettings, with his 
Battery, return to Beaufort to-day and report to Captain Hamilton. 
Very respectfully, 

Your obedient servant, 
(Signed,) HAZARD STEVENS, 

Capt & A. A. G. 



Colonel Christ, having been ordered to move upon the main 
land and burn the railroad bridge at Pocotaligo, proceeded on the 
29th of May, 1862, to carry out his instructions, but with what 
success, will appear from the following official report : 

Beaufort, S. C, May 30th, 1862. 
Capt. Hazard Stevens, 

A. A. G. 
Sir: — In pursuance to order, I left Beaufort at 10 J o'clock on 
the evening of the 28th, with a portion of my regiment, one com- 
pany of the Eighth Michigan Volunteers, (Captain Doyle); and 
one company of the Seventy-ninth New York Volunteers, (Cap- 
tain Elliott.) Numbering in all about six hundred men, and pro- 
ceeded to Port Royal Ferry. We succeeded in getting on the 
main land by day light (29th), and immediately took up my line 
of march for Pocotaligo, via Gardner's Corner. About two miles 
from the ferry, we commenced driving in the enemy's pickets, and 
did so three times, before we reached Gardner's Corner. At this 
point, I left Company "E," (Lieutenant Lantz commanding), and 
at this point also, Major Higginson, (First Massachusetts Cavalry) 
reported to me with eighty men and horses. I again took up my 
line of march for Pocotaligo, via the Shelden road, and save the 
driving in of the enemy's pickets several times, which caused us 
considerable delay, we reached Pocotaligo without further interrup- 
tion. Here the enemy had chosen a most favorable position, and 
here we suffered the casualties (which I will mention hereafter), in 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 21 



a successful effort to dislodge him. As you reached Pocotaligo, 
you do so over a causeway about a quarter of a mile in length, 
flanked on either side by ;i marsh and through which passes a 
stream. (About eighty yards from the end of the causeway), over 
this stream was a bridge, about fifteen feet wide, which the enemy 
had so far destroyed as to make it impassable, save, by passing 
over the string pieces, (about six inches wide). On the opposite 
side of the march from Pocotaligo there is a narrow strip of wood. 
Through this we skirmished and then ascertained that the enemy 
was posted under cover of trees and ditches, within good rifle range 
•on either side of the causeway. Some smart firing now ensued 
with little effect on either side. It, however, became evident, that 
in order to dislodge the enemy, we must have nearer range for our 
arms. The lamented Captain Parker volunteered to take his com- 
pany across the stream, on the string pieces, and let them drop into 
a ditch on our right, where they would partially be under cover. 
This movement was successful. After some considerable time, I 
succeeded in passing about three hundred men, under command of 
Lieutenant Colonel Brenholtz, who gradually approached the op- 
posite side of the marsh, and succeeded in dislodging the enemy on 
our right, which was followed by a charge on the left, when the 
enemy commenced a rapid retreat to the wood. As soon as it could 
be done, I had the bridge relaid and immediately ordered the 
Cavalry in pursuit; but the enemy having taken refuge in a wood 
where Cavalry could not operate successfully, 1 had to pursue him 
with Infantry ; but, unfortunately, the men were so jaded and 
worn out with their long march (of some '24 miles), that they could 
not pursue him as rapidly as he retreated. At this time, Lieu- 
tenant Cam, on, with a section of the Conn-Battery, reported him- 
self, having just arrived on the ground. In my judgment, if the 
Artillery had been on the ground when the action commenced, we 
could have dislodged the enemy in a very short time, and pro- 
ceeded to accomplish the object of the expedition; but the action 
itself lasted nearly two hours, and by the time I could recall the 
companies in pursuit of the retreating enemy, and again get ready 
to move, more than three hours had elapsed, besides the men had 
so much reduced their ammunition, that I was not willing to risk 
another engagement, which I had every reason to believe, awaited 



22 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

me at the railroad, to where the enemy had retreated, and as I had 
been informed by the negroes, where they were sure to meet rein- 
forcements from McPhersonville and Grahamsville. And subse- 
quent information has proven that I was correct, and that I would 
have had to encounter an overwhelming force of Infantry rein- 
forcements, from Grahamsville, with three pieces of Artillery. 

In view of the positive orders I had received to retreat to Port 
Royal Island during the night, and to avoid, if possible, bringing 
on a general engagement, and with reduced ammunition, I deemed 
it prudent to retire, and accordingly arrived at Port Royal Ferry 
at eleven o'clock p. m. 

Small detachments of the enemy's Cavalry followed us as far as 
Gardner's Corner, where the outer pickets of Company " E" repulsed 
them by unhorseing two or three of their number. At Gardner's 
Corner, I met a detachment of the Eighth Michigan Volunteers, 
under Lieutenant Colonel Graves, and a detachment of the Seventy- 
ninth New York Volunteers, under command of Captain Moore, 
who had been ordered out as a reserve. 

As soon as we arrived at the ferry, I immediately commenced to 
cross over, and by three o'clock (this morning), the entire force was 
on this side the Coosa w River. 

Our loss during the engagement was two killed and nine wounded, 
for details of which I respectfully refer you to the accompanying 
report of Doctor Siemon, (Regiment Surgeon). What the enemy's 
loss is I am unable to say, but from all I can learn it has been 
much greater than ours. We captured two prisoners, one of which 
I have already sent to head-quarters; and the other is in the Hos- 
pital wounded. It is also difficult to state the force of the enemy, 
but it could not have been less than from six to eight hundred. 
There were six companies of Mounted Riflemen, besides Infantry, 
among which were a considerable number of colored men. 

Among the killed is Captain Chas. H. Parker, Company " H," 
Fiftieth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, who fell while gal- 
lantly cheering his men to duty. 

I cannot speak too highly of the good conduce of both officers 
and men under my command, they proved themselves soldiers, not 
only in name, but in deed. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 23 



I gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Colonel Brenholtz, 
Major Overton and Adjutant Rodgers, of the Fiftieth Regiment, 
Pennsylvania Volunteers ; Major Higginsin, of the First Massa 
chusetts Cavalry; and of Lieutenant Lyons, Aid de Camp to 
General Stevens, all of which is respectfully submitted. 
(Signed,) B. C. CHRIST, 

Col, 50th Regt, P. V. 



Casualties of the Engagement. 

Killed: 

Charles Parker, Captain, Company A. 
Man ford Stevens, Private, Company K. 



Wounded: 






Robert McClelland, of 


Company 


A. 


Harrison Wenrich, 


U 


« 


John D. Shearer, 


a 


a 


John R. Hoffmaster, 


u 


B. 


Jacob Herbst, 


u 


C. 


Collins M. Sterling, 


a 


D. 


William Fish, 


a 


a 


W. C. Rockwell, 


a 


a 


William Herbst, 


a 


E. 


John Wood, 


(i 


G. 


John Maugh, 


a 


I. 



Lieutenant Henry S. Rush, of Company "B," was wounded by 
the accidental discharge of his own revolver. 

During the burial ceremony of Captain Chas. Parker, General 
Isaac I. Stevens took occasion to compliment the regiment for its 
heroic conduct during the engagement. 

Scouting parties were frequently sent across the Coosaw River to 
destroy rebel property and ascertain the enemy's strength, which 
often resulted in daring exploits. On the 3d of February, 1862, 
Seth Milnus, of Company "D," was wounded during one of these 
reconnoissances. 



24 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



May 31st, 1862, all the troops were sent to the Edisto, except 
the Fiftieth Regiment, one company of Cavalry, and one section of 
Artillery, who were left under the command of Colonel B.-C. Christ 
to guard the island. 

Everything- went along very nicely until the morning of June 
7th, when the enemy made an attack on our picket posts along the 
Coosaw River. A cavalryman stationed at the reserve head-quar- 
ters, dashed into town reporting to Colonel Christ that the enemy 
had crossed the river in force, captured our pickets and were ad- 
vancing toward the town. Every civilian and available negro was 
now ordered out to throw up temporary earthworks, about half a 
mile beyond the town on the Shell road, while the few troops 
which had been left in camp were hurried to the front. To add to 
the excitement, the following men were brought in wounded: 

Douglass Towner, Henry Scott, Simon Russel, of Company "G," 
and Harrison Fry, of Company " H," who were on picket at the 
ferry, where the enemy made a slight effort to cross. By three 
o'clock in the afternoon, the troops returned to camp without having 
seen the enemy. 

Again on the morning of June 21st, the enemy endeavored to 
capture our picket stationed on the point near the Brick Yard, on 
the Coosaw River. This point extended quite a distance out into the 
water, and afforded an attacking party every opportunity to get in 
the rear of the picket and thus cut off retreat. Here three men 
were stationed, and in endeavoring to make their way back to the 
reserve, Christian Hartman, of Company " E," fell pierced by three 
rebel bayonets. The rebels having killed Hartman, hurried back 
to their boats and recrossed the river beyond the reach of our rifle 
balls. 

Lieutenant B. R. Lyons, of Company "D," having been detailed 
on General I. I. Stevens' Staff, accompanied the General to the 
Edisto River, and during the engagement on James Island was 
wounded. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 25 



CHAPTER III. 

Army of the Potomac. 

July 10th, 1862, the regiment left its pleasant camp at Beaufort, 
South Carolina, and proceeded north, arriving at Newport News, 
Ya., on the 12th, where it encamped, and was assigned to the 
Second Brigade, First Division, Ninth Army Corps. Its Colonel, 
B. C. Christ, having been appointed Brigade Commander. 

Company and regimental drills were constantly kept up until 
the 28th, when it was put on board the U. S. Transport Merrimac, 
and conveyed to Aquia Creek, Va., where it arrived on the 30th. 
Taking cars immediately for Falmouth, here it encamped until 
August 2d, when it was transferred to the opposite side of the river, 
and encamped on St. Mary's Heights. 

On the 13th, it broke camp north of Fredericksburg, at five 
o'clock in the morning, marched through the town and crossed the 
Rappahannock below the railroad, and filed left up the river through 
the old town of Falmouth, and on to Culpepper Court House; 
thence to Raccoon Ford on the Rapidan, where we laid until Sun- 
day night, (the 17th,) then very quickly pulled out and fell back to 
the Rappahannock River. 

Every day now seemed to have some slight skirmish in store for 
our forces, many of which the regiment participated in. The 
duties performed by the regiment were arduous, especially so at 
Kelly's Ford on the Rappahannock, where Companies "D"and 
"H"were cut off, and at one time entirely surrounded by the 
enemy, however, through the careful management of Captain 
G. Z. Dimock, who commanded the detachment, they succeeded in 
regaining our lines and joined the regiment after nearly a week's 
absence. 

As the regiment passed Manassas Junction, on the 28th of 
August, every man seemed to feel, as he looked upon the forms of 
the dead rebels laying here and there, that the time for action had 
come. Passing along one of the elevations adjacent to Bull Run, 



26 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



the contest at Gainesville could be distinctly seen. The roar of 
musketry, together with the flash of fire from the cannon's mouth, 
made impressions that can never be erased from the memory of 
those beholding the scene. 

Looking down upon the contest going on in the valley, and re- 
alizing that in a few hours at most the regiment would have to 
take part, seemed to fire every heart with a patriotism that knew 
no danger. Entering the engagement with the Drum Corps play- 
ing the tune, "The Red, White and Blue," the men took up the 
words and sang it with a heartiness that seemed to steel every 
heart, and strengthen every nerve for the conflict. 

The day ended with the following casualties : 

Killed: 

Jerry Boles, Corporal, Company K. 

Wounded : 

Ira A. Tompkins, Private, Company G. 

August 29th, the regiment again entered the battle. The con- 
test being severe, the regiment lost: 

Killed: 

Peter S. Otto, Private, Company A. 
Lewis Folk, " " " H, 

Henry C. Northrup, Private, Company K. 
Harrison M. Beardley, " " 

Wounded: 

Henry Brodt, First Sergeant, Company A. 

John D. Shearer, Private, " " 
Uriah Wenrich, 

George Seh wen k, " " C. 

George Simpson, " " " 

Lewis F. Greiff, " " D. 

Benjamin Boyer, " E. 

A. W. Bolenius, Captain, " F. 

F. R. Warner, Second Lieut., " G. 



Pennsylvania veteran volunteers. 27 



Moses Wadsworth, Corporal, Company H. 

Franklin Stoneback, Private, " " 

Christian Miller, " " " 

William Neider, " " " 

Samuel Souders, " " " 

Chas. H. Kellogg, First Lieut., " K. 

Edward G. Williams, Private, " " 

Captured : 

Phillip A. VViest, Private, Company A. 

Henry M. Deibler, " " C. 

Jacob Gertler, " " " 

Abram Ford ham, " " D. 

Win. Fordham, " " « 

Geo. W. Wanch, " " K. 

A. P. Hill, thus describes the fight towards evening: "The evi- 
dent intention of the enemy was to turn our left, and overwhelm 
Jackson's Corps before Longstreet came up; and to accomplish 
this, the most persistent and furious onsets were made by column 
after column of Infantry, accompanied by numerous batteries of 
Artillery. The enemy prepared for a last and determined attempt. 
Their serried masses, overwhelming superiority of numbers, and 
bold bearing made the chance of victory tremble in the balance." 
(The troops immediately in front of Hill's Division, of Jackson's 
Corps, being Hooker, Kearney and Reno. The Fiftieth composed 
part of Reno's command. 

August 30th, the regiment was temporarily attached to Schurz 
Division, of Siegel Corps. 

Jackson says of the engagement, this day: "About four o'clock, 
the Federal Infantry moved from under the cover of the wood, 
and advanced in several lines, first engaging the right; but soon 
extending the attack to the centre and left. In a few moments our 
entire line was engaged in a fierce and sanguinary struggle with 
the enemy. As one line was repulsed, another took its place, and 
pressed forward as if determined, by force of numbers and fury of 
assault, to drive us from our positions. So impetuous and well 



28 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

sustained were these onsets as to induce me to send to the Com- 
manding General for re-enforcements." 

Outnumbered and outflanked, Reno and Heitelman were falling 
back before the tierce onsets of Jackson's advance, hence at a late 
hour on the evening of the 30th, the regiment marched from the 
field with as much composure as from a drill ground. 

Its losses during this day's engagement, were: 

Killed : 

John Heisler, Corporal, Company A. 
George Hiney, Private, " C. 

John H. Buchter, " " E. 

George S. Tole, " " F. 



Wounded : 










William W. Hart, 


Private, 


Company 


B. 


Daniel Bixler, 


a 




it 


u 


Jonas W. Kramer, 


a 




it 


C 


Darius Milbey, 


it 




a 


a 


Franklin Wise, 


u 




a 


a 


Edward Marland, 


it 




u 


a 


Franklin Fox, 


a 




a 


a 


Walter L. Beebe, 


« 




a 


D 


Clayton W. Frost, 


a 




u 


G 


John S. Wood, 


it 




it 


a 


Philander Towner, 


it 




a 


a 


H. E. Cleveland, First Lieut., 


a 


H 


Henry O'Neill, Private, 




a 


I 


William Custer, Sergeant, 




it 


K. 



Captured : 

Edward Marlin, Private, Company C. 

Adam Schwenk, " " " 

Isaac Durass, " " G. 

James Morrison, " " " 

H. E. Cleveland, 1st Lieut., " H. 

A. J. Huntzinger, 2d Lieut., " I. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLtJNTEfiRS. 29 

On the 31st, a heavy storm set in; hut Jackson was pushed for- 
ward toward Fairfax to turn the Union right, and Pope sent 
McDowell, Heintzelman and Reno in that direction, intending to 
attack on the morning of the 2d of September. But the heads of 
the two forces came in contact just before dark on the 1st, at Ox 
Hill, near Chantilly. Stevens' Brigade, of Reno's Corps, being in 
the advance, was first attacked. The Fiftieth Regiment, being- 
part of Stevens' Brigade, was one of the first regiments engaged. 

During the engagement, rain descended in a deluge, the thunder 
was deafening, the lightning was blinding, yet these were surpassed 
by the more destructive fury and vengeance of the human com- 
batants. 

The regiment lost during this engagement. 

Killed: 

Daniel M. Reed, Private, Company G. 

David Herring, " " H. 

John H. Mover, " " 

Dennis Toole, " " " 

Chas. Croner, Corporal, " I. 

David W. Zehner, Private, " " 

Alva A. Kellogg, " " K. 

Wounded: 

Nicholas Adams, Private, Company A. 

Andrew Herb, 

John H. Herring, " 

Daniel Hoffa, 

Cyrene Bowman, " " " 

Henry Hover, " " " 

David J. Alspach, Sergeant, " " 

John Iiyneman, Private, " B. 

Levi Fritz, 

Peter Farrin, " " 

Benj. Robinson, Corporal, " B. 

Garret Kerrigan, Private, " C 

Peter Paul, 

John Martin, " " " 



30 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

Frank Sharon, Private, Company C. 

Samuel Hoffman, " " " 

Henry L. West, Sergeant, " D. 

Peter W. McFall, Private, " " 

Oscar B. Darrow, " " " 
Miles B. Estes, 

Michael McKune, " " " 

Abram DeTurk, " " E. 
John H. Bord, 

Maberry Swoyer, " " " 

Albert Fisher, Sergeant, " F. 

Frederick Koeth, Private, " " 

Simon Russel, Sergeant, " G. 

John S. Hendricks, Private, " H. 

Matthias Neidhammer, " " " 

N. E. Rice, Corporal, " I. 

Isaac Daniels, Private, " " 

Newton D. Mabre, Private, " " 

Captured : 

Garret Kerrigan, Private, Company C. 

After the engagement at Chantilly, it proceeded with the other 
troops, through the mud knee deep, to Fairfax Court House, where 
it arrived about four o'clock in the morning of the 2nd. Resting 
here until daylight, when the line of march was again taken up, 
arriving at Alexandria about four p. m., where it rested for a few 
days and then proceeded to Washington City. 

During the different engagements from the time the regiment left 
Culpepper, it acted with great coolness, and invariably drove the 
enemy at every point. When other regiments went rushing to the 
rear pell mell, it stood fast until marched off by its Commander. 
General Burnsides, in his report of the engagement at Chantilly, 
speaks of General I. I. Stevens' Brigade in the most flattering 
terms. 

Many interesting scenes and incidents occurred during the cam- 
paign just ended. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 31 



On the first morninerafter leavingcampat Fredericksburg, the regi- 
ment halted in a stubble field with the wheat shocks still unstacked. 
The boys, in order to quicken their fires for boiling their coffee, ap- 
propriated the sheaves of wheat. Genera] Stevens was so much 
provoked at this destruction of private property, that he ordered 
Lieutenant Colonel Brenholtz under arrest,for allowing the boys to 
do so wicked a thing. The General thought that the rebellion 
could be j)iit down without hurting the rebels, had he lived another 
year he would have learned better. 

The battle field often presents incidents ridiculous as well as sub- 
lime. At Bull Run, while the fight was most severed own along 
the old railroad, two men from "A," forgetting the danger of rebel 
bullets, laid down their muskets and settled a little difficulty by 
pummeling each other with their fists. 




32 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



CHAPTER IV. 

Maryland Campaign. 

After arriving; at Washington, the Fiftieth Regiment was placed 
in the First Brigade, First Division, Ninth Army Corps, with 
Colonel Christ, Commanding the Brigade. 

General O. B. Wilcox, Commanding the Division, General J. L. 
Reno, Commanding the Corps, and A. E. Bnrnsides, Commanding 
the right wing of the Army of the Potomac 

On the 3d of September, with the Ninth Corps, the Regiment 
moved out on the Seventh Street Road and encamped just outside 
of the line of the defences of Washington, where it remained for 
several days, and then with the right wing of the Army of the Po- 
tomac, marched on to Frederick City and took active part in the 
battles of South Mountain and Antietam. 

One of the first scenes recalled by the battle of South Mountain, 
Md., (September 14th, 1862,) is the knapsacks of the "Kanawha 
Division" (Coxe's,) strewn along the side of the road just before 
entering Frederick City, Md., where they had been cast aside, as 
they were ordered "Forward, double-quick" to enter the fight. 
Then marching down the turnpike toward the mountain, with now 
and again a rebel shell bursting immediately overhead, as much as 
to say "Come on Yanks, we are ready for you." Then filing to the 
left we ascend the mountain slope, and as each man intuitively 
realizes the situation, he examines his musket, and sends home a 
cartridge to be ready for action. 

The next thing, amid the shrieking of the bursting shells, there 
comes rushing down the mountain side a confused mass of men, with 
blanched faces, terror depicted upon their very countenances, noth- 
ing could stop them. Old soldiers only know how trying it is to 
be marched into a place which others have tried to hold, and could 
not, especially when the party driven out are known to be brave 
and true; and by deeds of heroism and valor, in former engage- 
ments had acquired a reputation to be envied. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 33 



The Fiftieth Regiment never refused to go where it was ordered, 
hence through beholding the Eighth Michigan in utter rout, and 
though it seemed like marching into the very jaws of death, it took 
the position pointed out by General Wilcox, and held it, notwith- 
standing all the time subjected to that most terribly dreaded fire — 
an enfilading artillery lire, and whilst undergoing that trying or- 
deal, it seemed as though the men were bound one to the other, arm 
in arm, and shoulder to shoulder. 

Looking to the left, litrle coils of smoke arising indicated that 
the contents of the rebel artillery were starting on their mission of 
intended destruction, as one man, the regiment fell prostrate upon 
the ground, only to rise up again with the same mechanical pre- 
cision when the missile had passed by, and so time and again the 
action was repeated. It was the cool self-possession of the regi- 
ment and its uniformity of action that saved it from annihilation. 

The conduct of the Fiftieth on this occasion may have been 
equaled by other regiments, but surpassed by none. It stood there 
enduring a galling artillery fire, without being able to return a shot. 
It simply stood as a mark for the enemy's cannon, drawing and at- 
tracting their fire, and not moving from its position until other 
parts of the division had formed and charged upon the battery and 
captured it. This action was appreciated and recognized by Gen- 
eral Wilcox, then and there, and by his order was sent to a position 
considered equally hazardous — that of protecting the left flank of 
the army. In this new and responsible position it showed too that 
it was worthy of the trust confided to it. The Commander of the 
Ten Pound Battery, sent with the Fiftieth to defend the flank, was 
not disposed to be idle while the battle was going on, so he trained 
one of his pieces, as he thought in about the right direction, and 
occasionally sent his compliments to the rebels in the shape of a 
ten-pound shell, the sequel showed that he had judged rightly, for 
about the middle of the afternoon a special delegation of two or 
three thousand rebels formed for the purpose of capturing the bat- 
tery and thus retaliate for the damage done them. They doubtless 
started upon their undertaking confident of success, but they were 
doomed to disappointment, for that battery was supported by, and 
entrusted to the care of a regiment that was not to be caught nap- 
ping. One of the skirmishers, (Private Geo. Bogardus,) of Com- 



34 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

pany " H," looking clown along the rows of standing corn, saw a 
rebel laving down behind the fence on the far side of the corn field. 
Information of this fact was at once communicated to the Battery 
Commander and Major Overton. In less than half an hour after 
this, the enemy could be distinctly seen quietly marching into posi- 
tion on the other side of the corn field. Realizing that the enemy 
were forming for a charge, word was again quickly sent to the Bat- 
tery Commander, who dispatched an orderly on horse to urge for- 
ward, with all possible dispatch, reinforcements, and in the mean- 
time training his four guns, opened upon the corn field. Major 
Overton had barely time to swing the Fiftieth into line to receive 
the charge, when the rebel yell rang out upon the air. Just at this 
moment the head of the column of reinforcements arrived, and be- 
fore they had proper time to form into line the rebels were charging 
upon the battery. The charge was a determined one, but the triple 
charges of grape and canister from those four guns and a terrific 
fire from the infantry, at short range sent the rebel column pre- 
cipitatly from the field, leaving several hundred dead and wounded 
behind. 

Judging by the loss sustained by the regiment in the engage- 
ment of September 14th, (South Mountain,) it might be supposed 
that it did very little service. Not a single man was killed, and 
only two wounded, viz: Privates — Henry Kline, of Company "E," 
and Partial Kennedy, of Company "K." 

But the efficiency or hard work which a regiment has done is not 
always to be judged of by the loss it sustained. If an object can 
be attained, or a position regained without the loss of a man, it is 
all the more credita Ae to those who accomplished it. 

Col. Overton says: "When under Cox we were in this position: 
The movements of the rebels toward our 
left was reported to me by the skirmishers 
in our immediate front, then by those at the 
45° angle, and then by those in front of the 
flankers. I put the regiment in the rear of 
the battery and reported to Cox what I had done. He sent me 
word that a regiment was coming to our assistance, and not to 
draw the enemy's fire if I could avoid it till our support arrived. 
In the meantime the rebel brigade lay in our front, not knowing 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 35 



that they were discovered. As soon as we were ready, by my 
orders, the skirmishers tired and fell back to the regimeut. 

General Cox said to me that day that we had tFie most important 
position in the army, and afterwards highly complimented the regi- 
ment for its service. 

I was present when a staff officer came to Wilcox, saying Cox 
was hard pressed and wanted two regiments immediately. Wilcox 
turned to me and said, take the Fiftieth over, it is better than two 
ordinary regiments." 

In the afternoon of the loth, the regiment, with other troops of 
the Ninth Corps, after having assisted in burying the dead, were 
marched over what is known as the Rohrersville and Sharpsburg 
Road toward the Antietam Creek. On the night of the 16th it was 
placed on picket, occupying a position on the extreme left front, and 
on the morning of the 17th had a fine view of the battle, though 
nearly four miles away. Returning to the brigade during the 
morning, it crossed the stone bridge, (Burnside's Bridge) and filed 
to the right, inarching to the crest of the hill where it formed ready 
for action. Prostrated upon the ground at the crest of the hill, 
we endured a severe tire from the enemy's artillery. In about 
half an hour after forming, the command forward was given, 
though tired and exhausted, having been on picket duty all night, 
it entered the fight with the greatest alacrity and enthusiasm, charg- 
ing upon and driving the enemy from his position. The time en- 
gaged was short, but during that time its loss was: 

Killed : 

Edward Harner, Private, Company A. 

Samuel Sellers, " " B. 

Jeremiah Helms, Musician, " C. 

Augustus Berger, Private, " " 
Daniel McGlenn, 

Richard Fahl, " " 

Wm. Hurst, " " G. 

James Bennet, " " " 

James B. Ingham, Captain, " K. 



36 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



Wounded : 

B. C. Christ, Colonel. 

E. Overton, Jr., Major. 

William Hesser, Private, Company A. 

Samuel Sehwalm, Sergeant, " " 

Franklin Forbian, Corporal, " B. 

Charles W. Barlett, " 

Henry Plucker, " 

Adam Augustine, Private, " " 

Lucian Heller, 

Peter Hartz, 

Jonathan Brenner, " ( '. 

Jacob Helm, 

John Graff, 

Frank. Fenstermaeher, Private, " " 

Samuel Agley, 

G. Z. Dimock, Captain, " D. 

Levi Garret, Private, E. 

Wm. Flemmer, " 

Samuel K. Grim, " 

Schlernitzer FJorang, Sergeant, " F. 

Frederick Keatz, Corporal, 

Thomas Kilchrist, Private, " 

John Musgrove, " " " 

John Frank, 

Edgar A. Roberts, " " G. 

James W. Birney, 

James Horton, 

F. G. Warner, 

John Baker, " " H. 

Henry Schreffler, 

Wm. Tallada, " " I. 



Chaplain Meredith says: "It was my painful duty to be Cap- 
tain Ingham's attendant during his last moments. His last audible 
words were, "Attention, Company! Aim, Fire! and then his brave 
soul passed into the Great Beyond, where battle scenes are un- 
known." 



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The regiment assisted, on the 18th, in burying the dead and 
caring for the wounded. On the 19th it marched to the Antietam 
[ron Works, where it encamped for a short time, then passing into 
Pleasant Valley, it was transferred to the Secoi d Brigade, Firs! 

Division of the Ninth Army Corps, and sent to Point of Rocks, 
Md., where it did picket duty for about two weeks. During our 
stay at Point of Rocks we feasted on fresh fish, which were caught 
in great abundance. 

The Roster of commissioned officers of the regiment, September 
12th, 1862, stood as follows: 

Colonel B. C. Christ, acting Brigadier General in Command, 
First Brigade, First Division, Ninth Army Corps. 

Lieut. Col., Thomas S. Brenholtz, absent, sick — in hospital at 
Washington, D. ( '. 

Major, Ed. Overton, Jr., in Command of Regiment. 

Quartermaster, Alfred Jones. 

Surgeon, C. J. Siemens. 

Assistant Surgeon, J. P. Viekers. 
\V. P. Book. 

Chaplain, J. F. Meredith. 

Co. A. 

1st Lieutanant, Samuel K. Sehwenk. 

2d " E. F. Weist. 

Co. B. 

2d Lieutenant, George A. Yeager, absent, siek, at Newport 
News, Va. 
Co. C. 

Captain, D. F. Burkert. 

1st Lieutenant, Geo. W. Brumm, acting Adjutant. 
Co. D. 

Captain, G. Z. Dimock. 

1st Lieutenant, J. C. Foot. 
Co. E. 

Captain \V. W. Diehl. 

1st Lieutenant, II. A. Lantz, acting Brigade Quarter Master. 

2d " Win. Herbst. 



38 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

Co. F. 

Capt. A. W. Bolenins, absent, \vd. in action, May 29th, 1862. 

1st Lieutenant, Benjamin Lichty. 

2d " H. N. Adams, absent, sick — in hospital. 

Co. G. 

Captain, Win. H. Telford. 

1st Lieutenant, Fred'k R. Warner, absent — wounded in ac- 
tion, August 29th, 1862. 

2d Lieutenant, Chas. F. Cross, absent in Signal Corps at 
Beaufort, S. C. 
Co. H. 

Captain, John A. Rogers. 

1st Lieutenant, H. E. Cleveland, absent on Parole. 

2d " R. R. Taylor, absent without leave since May 

22d, 1862. 
Co. I. 

Captain, Sam'l F. Bussard. 

1st Lieutenant, Win, Reynolds, absent in Signal Corps at 
Beaufort, S. C. 

2d Lieutenant, A. J. Huntzinger, missing in Action, August 
30th, 1862. 
Co. K. 

Captain, Jas. B. Ingham, 

1st Lieutenant, Chas. H. Kellogg, absent — wounded in Ac- 
tion, August 29th, 1862. 

2d Lieutenant, Joe S. Ingham, in Command of Co. B. 

On the 28th of October, 1862, Col. Brenholtz says, in a letter to 
his wife: "We have only four Captains with the regiment; some 
companies are without commission office. The effective strength of 
the regiment is very small, some companies cannot raise more than 
fifteen men. The entire number being less than three hundred men. 

General McClellan having decided to move his army across the 
Potomac, and either compel the enemy to give battle near Win- 
chester or retreat toward Richmond. On the 29th of October, 
1862, the regiment forded the river at Point of Rocks. Notwith- 
standing, the water was about three feet deep, and the weather 
cold and disagreeable, we waded the water. Passing on to Water- 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 39 



lord, Va., we halted for a few days, then proceeded to Gaskins' 
Mills, where another short halt was made. Owing to some trouble 
with the arrangements tor transporting the commissary stores, pro- 
visions ran short, hence this place was named "Camp Starvation." 
Alter passing through Ricketstown, Salem, White Sulphur Springs 
and Rappahannock Station, the regiment was placed on duty as rear 
guard of the army, and continued in that position until it arrived 
at Falmouth. 

General Burnsides having been placed in command of the Army 
of the Potomac, concentrated his forces in front of Fredericksburg, 
preparatory to attacking the enemy at that point, hence on the 13th 
of December we crossed the Pontoon Bridge immediately in front 
of Fredericksburg, and were placed on the extreme left of the cen- 
tre division. In our immediate front very little fighting was done. 

The regiment, however, did good service, as the connecting link 
between the left wing and centre of the army, ready to execute any 
order that might be issued by the Commander. 

On the night of the 15th it was withdrawn to the opposite side 
of the river, and went back to its former camping ground. 

The only casualty reported, was the wounding of Milo Spencer, 
private, of Company "D." 

February 13th, 1863, we were sent to Newport News, Va., via 
Aquia Creek. While at Newport News, through the efforts of 
Lieutenant Colonel Brenholtz, each man was provided with a short 
jacket, light blue pantaloons and white gloves. Orders were then 
i>sued forbidding any one to appear on dress parade without his 
full uniform, including white gloves and blacked shoes. At this 
time there was no finer looking or better drilled regiment in the 
corps. Lieutenant Colonel Brenholtz felt proud of his regiment, 
and took great pains to have it appear to good advantage on all 
public occasions, hence on the 17th of March he issued an order 
forbidding any one to appear on either Regimental or Brigade 
drill without his new suit of clothing on. During the month spent 
at Newport News the time was almost constantly employed in drill- 
ing, during which the regiment attracted much attention by its 
precision and uniformity in executing the commands. 

March 22d, 1863, it was put on board the steamboat "Coroner," 
preparatory to a new scene of action. 



40 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



CHAPTER V. 
Department of the Ohio. 

On the 22d of March, 1863, we were sent with the Ninth Corps 
to the Department of Ohio, via Baltimore, Md., and Parkersburg, 
Va., arriving at Covington, Ivy., early in the morning of the 27th. 
The trip from Newport News to Baltimore being by boat, thence 
to Parkersburg by rail, then down the Ohio to Cincinnati. All 
along the route the troops were treated very kindly. Hot coffee 
and fresh bread were issued to the regiment at Cumberland, Md., 
and Grafton, Va. After taking dinner at Cincinnati on the 27th, 
we proceeded to Nicholasville, Ky., where we arrived next morn- 
ing, and then marched to Camp Dick Robinson, where we en- 
camped until April 12th, when we moved to Stanford, here we re- 
mained until the 3(Jth, and then moved to Ustanville. May 5th 
we crossed the mountains and then encamped near Summerset. 

One remarkable fact was greatly appreciated by the regiment. 
The venders of butter, eggs, pies, &c, were either honest or had 
not learned the trick of charging soldiers extra high prices for 
everything. In comparison to the custom in Washington, Balti- 
more and other points passed in its travels, the people seemed to 
have souls, except in the item of pies. The prices were sufficiently 
low to induce the fortunate possessor of cash to buy, the want of 
lard, however, made their pies exceedingly tough. Eggs and chick- 
ens were offered in great abundance, at reasonable prices. 

June 4th we broke camp at Summerset and marched back to 
Nicholasville, where we took cars and proceeded to Cincinnati, Ohio, 
where we arrived on the 8th, thence were sent to Vicksburg, Mis- 
sissippi. The route taken was by rail from Cincinnati to Cairo, 
thence by boat down the Mississippi River to the Yazoo, then up 
the Yazoo to Haines' Bluff. 

When near Napolian, Ark., a party of rebels opened fire upon 
the vessel, fortunately no one was hurt. Landing at Haines' Bluff 
the regiment encamped about two miles from the wharf. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 41 



General Joseph E. Johnston had been assigned by the rebel au- 
thorities to the work of raising the siegeof Vicksburg, by an attack 
upon Grant's rear. To prevent this, the Ninth Corps, with other 
troops, were posted at Haines' Bluff. The duty was more of obser- 
vation than of direct contact with the enemy, hence our forces had 
a fortnight of comparative quiet. Immediately after the surrender 
of Vicksburg, (July 4th, 1863,) General Sherman, with the Ninth 
Army Corps and other troops, started in pursuit of Johnston. The 
regiment left camp toward night-fall on the 4th, and moved out 
towards the Big Black River. On the 10th the corps came in con- 
tact with the enemy near Jackson. The Fiftieth and Forty-sixth 
New York occupied a position on the Canton road. The enemy's 
defences consisted of a line of earth-work combined with the natu- 
ral strength of their position, enabled them to make a decided re- 
sistance to any attempt which we might make to dislodge them. 
General Sherman finding the enemy so strongly posted, decided to 
await the arrival of heavier artillery and supplies of ammunition. 
The next few days the two armies lay watching each other. The 
weather being excessively hot, we got what shelter we could from 
the burning rays of the sun, in the woods that bordered our posi- 
tion. " On the 16th a reconnoissance was ordered, for the purpose of 
developing the enemy's position and his forces. A gallant advance 
was made, during which the enemy's formidable batteries made free 
use of shrapnel, canister and shell upon our troops, during which 
Lieutenant Colonel Brenholtz fell mortally wounded."* The esteem 
in which he was held by the regiment, was feelingly manifested in 
what subsequently took place. Johnston having evacuated Jack- 
son, Sherman destroyed about fifteen miles of railroad and a vast 
amount of other property, and then decided to return with his 
army to the Big Black River; but Lieutenant Colonel Brenholtz's 
wound was of such a serious nature that the Medical Director de- 
cided it would not do to place him in an ambulance. He might 
survive if carefully carred on a stretcher upon the shoulders of four 
men. Volunteers were called for and at once obtained, and the 
Lieutenant Colonel was carried in that way more than forty miles, 
to the rear of Vicksburg, but subsequently died while going up the 
Ohio River. History seldom records incidents of greater love for 

* Ninth Army Corps. 



42 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



a superior officer, than was exhibited by the volunteer party, who 
carried and attended Lieutenant Colonel Brenholtz from Jackson 
to Milldale. Thus illustrating the fact, that, though surrounded with 
the horrible realities of war, men do not necessarily loose the sense 
of sympathy and love for their suffering comrades. 

The regiment arrived at its old camping ground at Milldale, on 
the 23d of July, where it remained until August 10th, when 
we marched to Haines' Bluff and embarked on the South Wester, 
bound for Cairo, Illinois, where we arrived on the 16th. Taking 
cars we proceeded to Crab Orchard, Kentucky, via Cincinnati, 
Ohio, and Xicholasville, Kentucky. 

The campaign in Mississippi was especially severe in its effects 
upon officers and men The excessive heat, the malaria that settled 
like a pall of death around the camps upon the Yazoo River, the 
scarcity of water and its bad quality, and the forced marches told 
fearfully upon all. All the accounts of the movements agree in 
their statements respecting the amount of disease and mortality 
which accompanied it. The hardships, which all were obliged to 
endure, were excessive. Water, which the horses refused to drink, 
the men were obliged to use in making coffee. Fevers, congestive 
chills, diarrhoea, and other diseases attacked the troops. Many sank 
down upon the roadside, and died from sun-stroke and sheer ex- 
haustion. 

During the pursuit of Johnston to Jackson, orders had been 
issued by the Commanding General, that the troops should subsist, 
principally, from the country through which they had passed, hence 
foraging parties were sent out, who succeeded in bringing in large 
numbers of sheep, oxen, hams, &c. These foragers were in con- 
stant danger of attack by the rebel Guerilla, who seemed to be lurk- 
ing everywhere, and whenever an opportunity offered audacious 
dashes would be made upon our trains. Captain Dimock, acting 
as Brigade Quarter Master, was pursued one day and driven almost 
into camp. On another occasion the regimental commissary team 
being out gathering fresh corn, was surrounded and would in all 
probability have been captured, but for a squad of our cavalry 
dashing up and driving the rebels away. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



43 



Head-Quarters, First Div., 16tii Army Corps. 
Jackson, Miss., July 20th, 1863. 
Ma.i. Gen'l John G. Parke, 

Commanding Ninth Army Corps. 
Sir: — Your order transferring our Division to the Sixteenth 
Army Corps is just received. Permit me, in behalf of the Division 
I command, to tender to you our thanks for your uniform kindness 
to us, and for the interest you have manifested in our welfare dur- 
ing our temporary assignment to duty with your Corps. 

1 am happy to assure you that the opportunity afforded us to 
witness the conduct of the eastern troops of your command has con- 
vinced us that they possess valor and dicipline, which we may well 
emulate. Longer associations would we doubt not, have matured 
and strengthened the friendship so auspiciously begun. Our best 
wishes for your welfare aud success will constantly attend you. 
Very respectfully, 

Your obedient servant, 
(Signed,) WILLIAM S. SMITH, 

Brig. Gen'l Commanding, 1st Division. 



[Official.] 



(S 



lulled 



NICHOLAS BOWEN, 

A. A. General. 



[Official.] 



[( )fficial.] 



(Signed,) 



(Signed,) 



HENRY \l. MIGHELS, 

( 'apt. and A. A. Gen'l. 

E. N. GILBERT, 

Lieut, and A. A. D. C. 



1 1 fa r>-( Quarters, 9th Army Corps. 
Mill-Dale, Miss., August 1st, 1863. 
General Orders, 1 
No. 33. J 

The following extract from Special Orders, No. 207, Head- 
Quarters, Dept. of the Tennessee, will be published to all the troops 
of this command. 



44 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



Head-Quarters, Dept. of the Tennessee. 
Vicksburg, Miss., July 31st, 1863. 

Special Orders, "I 
No. 207. j 

(Extract.) In returning the Ninth Corps to its former com- 
mand, it is with pleasure that the General Commanding acknowl- 
edges its valuable services in the campaign just closed. Arriving 
at Vicksburg, opportunely taking position to hold at bay, John- 
ston's Army then threatening the forces investing the city, it was 
ready and eager to assume the aggressive at any moment. After 
the fall of Vicksburg it formed a part of the army, which drove 
Johnston from his position near the Big Black River into his en- 
trenchments at Jackson, and after a siege of eight days, compelled 
him to fly in disorder from the Mississippi Valley. 

The endurance, valor and general good conduct of the Ninth 
Corps are admired by all, and its valuable co-operation in achiev- 
ing the final triumph of the campaign is gratefully acknowledged 
by the Army of the Tennessee. 

Maj. General Parke will cause the different Regiments and Bat- 
teries of his Command to inscribe upon their banners and guidions, 
" Vicksburg and Jackson." 

By order of Maj. Gen'l. U. S. Grant. 

(Signed,) F. G. BOURNS, 

A. A. A. General. 



By command of 

(Signed,) 



Maj. Gen'l Jno. G. Parke. 
NICHOLAS BOWEN, 

A. A. General. 



[Official.] 



(Signed,) HENRY R. MIGHELS, 

Capt. and A. A. Gen'l. 



[Official.] 



(Signed,) 



E. N. GILBERT, 

Lieut, and A. A. I). C. 



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CHAPTER VI. 
East Tennessee Campaign. 

September 10th, 1863, the regiment, with the Ninth Army 
Corps, took up the line of march for Knoxville, Tennessee, via 
Cumberland Gap. Less than one hundred men and officers were 
all that were fit for duty. Arriving at Knoxville on the 26th, we 
all thought that we would have a resting spell, but in this we were 
disappointed, for we had been there scarcely a week, when we were 
ordered to Blue Springs as a supporting force to a portion of the 
Twenty-third Army Corps. The enemy had taken up a strong 
position, and about four thousand of the Twenty-third Army Corps, 
under Colonel Carter, tried to drive them for about eight hours, 
and finally reported to General Burnside that they could not dis- 
lodge them. The General ordered them to make way for our Di- 
vision, (numbering less than three thousand men,) and we went at 
them with a will, and drove them right under their batteries, and 
could we have had thirty minutes more daylight, we would have 
captured at least half their force. The division won quite a repu- 
tation in the affair, and were complimented in general order. The 
regiment had two men wounded in this engagement: 

Patrick McCollough, Private, Company "C," and George De- 
vinney, Musician, Company "H." The latter died from the effect 
of his wound. After returning from Blue Springs we proceeded 
to Louden, and then falling back to Lenior Station, we erected 
winter quarters and expected a comfortable time. 

On the 14th of November, General Longstreet, with a force of 
twenty thousand men, crossed the Tennessee River at Hough's 
Ferry, when we were hurried to the front on the extreme right, 
with orders to push at once for the ferry, on the supposition that 
the enemy had re-crossed the river. But pushing to the ferry on 
a dark night through a dense wood occupied by the enemy, was no 
easy task. After pushing out beyond our advance pickets about 
one hundred yards, we threw out skirmishers to cover our front, 



46 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

and then deployed in line of battle. The skirmishers were then 
ordered to move forward cautiously, and if challenged or fired 
upon, not to reply, but to seek, cover, and if possible, hold their 
position. We had not moved over one hundred yards, when the 
whole line was almost simultaneously challenged, of course we 
came to a halt. Orders having been received not to attack, but 
hold our position until daylight, which we did. Our skirmishers 
and the enemy's were not over forty yards, apart, They were so 
close that a rebel lieutenant and several men took our line for theirs, 
and were taken prisoners. During the night it rained and stormed, 
and, notwithstanding the weather was very cold, we had to do 
without fires or tents. The regiment was ordered to charge at day- 
light, but before that time the whole programme was changed 
for wise and prudential reasons, hence we fell back to Lenior and 
assisted in holding the enemy in check, during which time we were 
obliged to burn large quantities of stores, &c, among which were 
the books and papers of the regiment. It now became a matter of 
some consequence as to who should reach Campbell Station first, 
a point where the Kingston Road intersects with the Louden 
Road. The race was an exciting one. " Colonel Hartranft, with his 
division, was only fifteen minutes in advance of the enemy."* Here 
the decisive battle of the campaign was fought. The enemy more 
than doubled Burnside's forces, and yet we held them in check for 
seven hours. The Fiftieth was in the front on the right for four 
hours, and sustained a heavy artillery fire at short range over half 
an hour. Colonel Christ says: "A portion of the Twenty-third 
Corps, on my left broke, but rallied again and came up very nearly 
to their former line, my men did not waver, although I was obliged 
to change position three times, in order to prevent a flank move- 
ment on the part of the enemy." When we finally retired it was 
under a combined infantry and artillery fire, over an open plain for 
about four hundred yards before we could get cover. Mr. Wood- 
bury, in his history of the Ninth Army Corps, says : "The attack 
commenced about 12 o'clock, by a furious charge upon our right, 
where Colonel Christ's brigade had been posted. The rebels came 
on in columns of attack, hoping to crush in our right flank by the 
momentum of their assault, Our lines wavered a little, Colonel 
* Ninth Army Corps. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 47 



Christ rapidly changed front, and though his brigade was some- 
what attenuated, it could not be broken. The desperate charge of 
the rebel host were handsomely and successfully repulsed. Never 
did troops manouvre so beautifully and with such precision. The 
conduct of the officers and men was beyond all praise, and the 
battle of Campbell's Station will always be proudly remembered by 
those of our troops who were fortunate enough to participate in its 

scenes." 

We arrived at Knoxville after a tedious night march, at three 
o'clock on tin; morning of the 17th, having been marching and 
fighting without sleep from the 14th. AVe now took a rest until 
about nine o'clock, when we went into position and commenced 
digging rifle pits. For the first day or two, work could be done 
by daylight, but after that every thing had to be done at night. 
In our immediate front the enemy were within speaking distance, 
and it was utterly unsafe for any one to sho.w his head above the 
rifle pits. The greater the danger the more reckless every one 
seemed to grow. Soon rations were cut down one-half, and then 
one-forth. Thus for eighteen days the troops patiently and he- 
roically endured the privations of the siege. 

On the 29th of November, at early dawn, the enemy charged on 
Fort Sanders; the Fiftieth held position just to the right of the 
fort, a small detail of the regiment was sent to assist the garrison 
in repelling the charge. The attack was made with great impetu- 
osity, and sustained with inflinching valor, but was repulsed with 
terrible slaughter. "The anxiety attending the siege was keenly 
visible on all countenances, but one could plainly discern the de- 
termination of holding out to the bitter end. This feeling all pos- 
sessed ; not a man in the trenches but said we would hold our posi- 
tion. All seemed to share our noble commanders idea, "If Grant 
can destroy Bragg it of no great consequence what becomes of our- 
selves." Longstreet finding it unsafe for him to remain longer, 
withdrew his forces during the night of 4th of December. 

The casualties of the regiment during the campaign from Hough's 
Ferry to the raising of the siege of Knoxville, December 5th, are : 



48 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

Killed: 

Emanuel Faust, Private, Co. A, at Campbell Station. 
Isaac Feindt, " " " " Knoxville, Nov. 22d. 

James R. Carman, " " I. " " " 19th. 

William Cole, " " " " " " " 

Wounded : 

Henry Deibler, Private, Co. A, at Knoxville, Nov. 22d. 

Enoch Fleig, " " B, " " " 23 and 27. 

M. McKuen, " " D, " Campbell Station. 

A. Gift, " " E, " 

Samuel Hess, Corporal, " F, " Knoxville, Nov. 29th. 

James Birney, Private, " G, " " " 19th. 

Harrison Gechter, Sergt., " H, " Campbell Station. 

William Cole, Private, " I, " Knoxville. 

J. Bedford, " " K, " " 

Immediately after the siege was raised, the regiment, with the 
Ninth Corps followed the enemy as far as Rutledge, then encamped 
at Blains Cross Roads. Captain O. C. Bosbyshell, of the Forty- 
eighth Penna., writing to the Miners' Journal, says : "Never were 
troops called upon to endure greater privations and hardships." 
Colonel Christ says in a letter to his son, under date of December 
24th, 1863: "I assure you we have been roughing it of late, lay- 
ing out night after night in the rain on the wet ground, sometimes 
without fire, when it was so cold that it was impossible to sleep. 
The sufferings endured while at Blaines Cross Roads and on the 
march over the mountains back to Nicholasville, Ky., were equally 
as great as those endured by our forefathers at Valley Forge." 

Nothing could more fully exemplify the patriotism of the regi- 
ment than its re-enlistment, January 1st, 1864, under the circum- 
stances in which it was placed. Having been on short rations since 
the siege of Knoxville, destitute of clothing, and many barefooted. 
Over two hundred miles from his base of supplies, in the middle of 
winter, constantly harrassed by the enemy, neither General Burn- 
side nor the Government could be blamed for this condition of af- 
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the men in a condition to inarch back to Nicholasville, Ky., the 
snow being about six inches deep and the weather extremely cold. 
To protect the feet of the shoeless on the homeward march, shoes 
were made from raw hides, many of these, however, had to be 
abandoned during the first day's inarch. The heat from within 
and the melting snow made them stretch, so as to be almost 
useless, hence many threw them away, and wrapped their feet with 
such clothing as could be spared. To add to our distress we were 
nearly perishing with hunger. The weather, part of the time, was 
so cold that the thermometer registered zero. 

When we arrived at Mount Vernon, Ky., a store was found 
with a good supply of shoes on hand. Arrangements were made 
with the proprietor to furnish all the shoes required. After our 
arrival at Camp Nelson, (at Nicholasville, Ky.,) the regiment was 
supplied with new clothing, blankets, provisions, &c. When it was 
drawn up in line preparatory to taking cars for Cincinnati, its ap- 
pearance had improved wonderfully, each man having donned his 
new suit. After arriving at Cincinnati, we were quartered in the 
Fifth Street Market House for several days, waiting for our pay, 
after which we proceeded to Harrisburg, Pa., where we arrived 
February 6th. Now for the first time in all our travels by 
railroad, we were treated to first-class passenger cars (from Pitts- 
burg, over the Pennsylvania Railroad.) The car furnished for the 
officers use was a very handsome and comfortable affair. In a few 
days after our arrival at Harrisburg, each man was given a thirty- 
day furlough and sent home. 

After the regiment arrived at Rutledge, Tennessee, Quartermas- 
ter Sergeant John S. Eckel, (acting Quartermaster,) and Com- 
missary Sergeant Lewis Crater were ordered by Colonel Christ to 
proceed to Buffalo Creek, with instructions to take charge of two 
mills there, and put the mills to work grinding rebel wheat, and 
when a wagon load was ground to send it to camp. After having 
taken possession, Eckel remained at one mill and Crater at the 
other. When about half a ton of flour had been ground at Eckel's 
mill, an officer of some Western regiment came along with a squad 
of men and ordered him away. On refusing to comply, the men 
were ordered to take possession, and Eckel placed under guard until 
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50 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



The entire brigade received a portion of the flour secured at the 
other mill. 

On the march from Knoxville to Rutledge, everything in the 
eatable line was looked upon only to be coveted. Notwithstanding, 
the troops were terribly in want of food, very little stealing was done 
Most of the men had a little money, hence where provisions, &c. 
were offered at reasonable prices, very few of the men acted dis- 
honestly. As an evidence of the vorocious appetites engendered by 
the siege, five men, connected with the commissiary department, 
purchased three large geese and about half a peck of corn meal. 
The geese and corn meal were all cooked and eaten at one meal. 

The day before Christmas, (Dec. 24th, 1863,) a report reached 
camp that a supply train had reached Corps headquarters; all were 
anxiously wishing for the morning, when it was expected that pro- 
visions would be issued. Four men from Company "C," however, 
were impatient and determined to proceed to headquarters, hoping 
that the sight of " hard tack" might do them good. Though the 
night was dark and rain falling rapidly, they soon found that the 
coveted provisions had been placed in a large tent, and a guard 
placed inside. The guard, however, had laid down and was sound 
asleep just inside the tent. One of the men stepped over the guard 
and carried out four boxes of hard bread, which they carried to 
camp. Company "C" had a good Christmas dinner, the balance 
of the regiment, however, did not receive anything until late in the 
evening, hence they had nothing to eat nearly all day. 

While crossing the Wild Cat Mountain, on the march from Blains' 
Cross Roads to Nicholasville, one of the baggage wagons upset, 
and before it could be gotten up on the mad again and loaded, 
night had set in. The men lay down upon the mountain top, on 
the frozen ground, and drawing a large tarpaulin over them for 
protection from the storm. During the night about four inches of 
snow fell, under which the men slept comfortably. 



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CHAPTER VII. 

Army of the Potomac. 

The thirty days furlough having expired on the 8th day of March, 
we rendezvoused at Camp Curtin until the 2l)th, when we were 
sent to Annapolis, Md., by steamboat from Baltimore. Our camp- 
ing ground at Annapolis was that occupied by the regiment in Oc- 
fcober, 1861. The regiment having been recruited to the minimum 
standard and fully organized and drilled, it was assigned to the. 
Second Brigade, Third Division, Ninth Army Corps on the 21st 
day of April, with Colonel B. C. Christ in command of the brigade. 
% On the 23d of April, the Ninth Corps moved from Annapolis, and 
on the 25th, it was reviewed by President Lincoln, and then en- 
camped near Alexandria. On the 27th, the line of march was again 
taken up, and on the 28th, we passed over the old Bull Run battle 
ground, resting at Warrington Junction on the 29th and 30th. 
About noon on the 5th of May, we crossed the Rapidan River at 
Germanua Ford, passing on to the front near the Wilderness Tav- 
ern, we formed line of battle a little before three o'clock. 

We were heavily engaged on the 6th, and at one time the rebels 
were around us in the form of a horse shoe, then we were double- 
quicked to a part of the field where our forces were stampeding. 
Our presence had the effect of infusing new energy into the disor- 
dered and broken ranks. The enemy were driven backward until 
our ammunition was nearly exhausted, when Lieutenant Colonel 
Overton sent Sergeant J. V. Kendall back to the Brigade Com- 
mander, Colonel B. C. Christ, to ask for a fresh supply of ammu- 
nition, but there was none to be had. The request was made the 
second time, when word was sent back, "Hold your ground at the 
point of the bayonet." Colonel Overton did hold his ground, but at 
the cost of seventy men killed and wounded. During the night of 
the 6th, the regiment lay within fifty yards of the enemy's line. Mr. 
Woodbury, in his history of the Ninth Corps, says: "Col. Hart- 
ranft having found himself confronted by so strong a force as to 



52 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

make further progress impracticable. He did, however, succeed in 
maintaining his position close by the enemy's intrench ments, where 
he was bravely supported by the brigade of Colonel Christ." 

Captain S. K. Schwenk, of Company "A," in a letter to the 
Miners' Journal, a few days after the engagement, says: ''The regi- 
ment was engaged in the hottest of the fight at the Wilderness, and 
drove the enemy in good style to his rifle pits, which he was com- 
pelled to leave during the night. 

Several of the historians — viz : Woodbury, Lossing, Harpers, 
&c., say that the Ninth Corps did not arrive on the field until the 
6th. This may be true of part of the Corps. The Third Divi- 
sion, however, arrived on the field in the afternoon of the 5th. 

The casualties of the Fiftieth Regiment, are as follows: 

Killed: 

Henry Faust, Private, Company A. 
Augustus Graber, Corporal, Company B. 
Samuel Firing, Private, " " 

William Hill, 1st Sergeant, " ( !. 

Samuel Mertz, Private, " " 

Michael Riley, 
Levan J. Warner, " 

Chas. McKenzie, " " D. 

Cyrill Depue, Sergeant, " " 

Chas. W. Snyder, Corporal, " 

Wounded : 

Jackson Bixler, Private, Company A. 

Joel Kramer, 

Emanuel Sweickert, Priv., " " 

Jonathan B. Stutzman, " "• " 

Nathaniel Stutzman, " " " 

Augustus V. Schuber, " " " 

Elias T. Trautman, " 

Benjamin Focht, Sergeant, " " 

William H. Delcamp, Cor., " 

Benjamin Herman, Priv., " " 

Daniel Hoffa, 



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Jacob Henry, Private, Company A. 

Geo. Lester,' 

Gideon Wolf, 

Michael Wolf, 

Michael Wolfgang, " 

Augustus Weisner, " 

H. A. Hyneman, 1st Lieut., " 

Win. W.Hart, Sergeant, 

Thos. J. Hyneman, Cor., " 

Lucian Plucker, Sergeant, " 

Jeremiah Foeht, Corporal, " 

Wra. Weidner, Sergeant, " 

James D. Anderson, Priv., " 

John Robinson, 

Daniel Showers, 

David Berger, " " 

Adam Loyd, 

George W. Loyd, 

Wm. Eckert, 

Irwing Tyson, 

Josiah Wright, 

Peter Fritz, 

Wm. Hoffman, " " 

Charles Sheppel, 

Jonathan McHargue, " 

Thos. F. Foster, 2d Lieut., " 

Theodore F. Brown, Priv., " 

Thomas Day, 

Hiram Dolloway, 

William H. Fordham, " 

C. E. Fessenden, 

Edgar F. Krause, 

Rufus Messenger, 

Milo Spencer, " " 

John Westbrook, 

Levi Garret, Sergeant, 

John H. Kelcher, Corporal, * 

William Herbst, Private, * 



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54 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

Solomon Stoudt, Priv., Company E. 
George F. Turner, " 

Jeremiah Fees, " " " 

Andrew Wolshier, Corporal, " F. 

Lewis A. Young, Private, " G. 

Harvey H. Mace, " " 

John J. Powers, " " " 

Moses Vanderpool, " " " 

James Duncan, Corporal, " H. 

Captured : 

George Lester, Corporal, Company A. 

In pursuance to an order given by General Mead to General 
Burnside, to select two of his best regiments to protect the rear of 
the army, in moving from the field, the Fiftieth was selected as 
one of the two, and was closely followed by the enemy's cavalry. 

On the 9th of May, while moving along the Fredericksburg 
Road, it came upon the enemy at Ny River, and was immediately 
engaged. General Wilcox's (Third) Division drove the enemy 
across the river. 

"Colonel Christ's brigade with Romer's and Twitchell's batteries 
of artillery, was immediately thrown across the river and posted on 
a slight eminence about a quarter of a mile beyond." "The bri- 
gade was attacked while there by a considerable force of dis- 
mounted cavalry and a brigade of infantry, during which the Fif- 
tieth charged up a steep ascent and routed a force of the enemy, 
greatly their superior in numbers. Mr. Woodbury says: "The 
Third Division, and especially Colonel Christ's Brigade, won this 
position in a very creditable manner, but at a cost of one hundred 
and eighty-eight killed, wounded and missing." Though the loss 
of the division was comparatively light, that sustained by the Fif- 
tieth was extremely heavy in killed and wounded. The killed are : 

Simon R. Ricgle, Private, Company A. 

John Robinson, " " B. 

Daniel Evert, " " C. 

Anthony Christ, " " F. 

Jacob Steffe, 



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Wounded: 

Nath. Rickert, Private, Company A. 
Cornelius Schlegel, " " ". 

Abraham V. Starr, " 
Abr. K. Schwenk, " 
roelW.Strohecker," 
John D. Shearer, " 
Eman'l Trautman, " 
Conrad Carl, 
Daniel Delcamp, " 
Philip Dietrich, 
Peter Fox, 
Benj.F.Pinkerton, " 
Samuel 15. Wiest, " 
Lewis Zimmerman, " " " 

Geo. Zimmerman, " " " 

John II. Zimmerman, " " " 

John Baker, " " B. 

John Flickinger, " " " 

John Folk, 
Patrick Morris, 

Henry Deese, " " " 

James Wise, " " " 

William Wummer, " " " 

Henry Plucker, 
Joseph W. White. " 
Christian Gulliver, " " C. 

Augustus Mellon, 1st Sgt., " " 

Henry M. Diebler, Corp'l, " 
Chas. Oswald, 
Win. Wildermuth, " 
Daniel F. Bnrket, Captain, " 
Hugh Mitchell, Sergt., " D. 

Edwin S. Howell, Sergt., " " 

Theodore F. Brown, Priv., " " 

Samuel A. Kelsey, " 
Joshua D. Mallison, " 
Andrew J. Moore, " " " 



56 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

Sylvester Snyder, Priv., Company D. 

Edwin D. Spencer, " 

Dan'l H. Stephens, " 

Theodore F. Warner, " 

Thos. Savior, " " E. 

Daniel H. Sell, 

Samuel Hess, Corporal, " F. 

Henry Becker, Private, " " 

Robert Ehrentraut, " " " 

Franklin Hummel, " " " 

Franklin Lambert, " " " 

Joseph Yeager, " " " 

William Hensler, 

Elijah C. Powers, " " G. 

Henry Blend, 

Henry S. Francis, Corporal, " H. 

John R. Davis, Private, 

Benj. H. Frederick, Cor., " '' 

James Stetzler, Private, " " 

During the engagement of May 9th, a most touching incident 
took place at the hospital. Theodore Warner, of Company "D," 
having been mortally wounded, was carried by a few of his com- 
rades to the field hospital. His uncle, who was a surgeon of the 
Twentieth Michigan Regiment, having been called, and examined 
the wound, announced the fact that life could not continue long, 
and that in a few hours, at most, death would ensue. With tearful 
eyes, Theodore replied, "Uncle, tell mother, I died at my post." 
Soon after death threw its dark pall over his brave soul. 

The Fiftieth Regiment, with the Ninth Army Corps, on the 12th 
of May, 1864, encountered the enemy at Spottsylvania Court House. 
The Ninth Corps occupied a position immediately on the right of 
the Fredericksburg Road. In our immediate front was a thick 
wood, into which we charged when the enemy succeeded in getting 
upon our flank and rear, then a most desperate hand to hand conflict 
took place. The bayonet and butt end of the muskets were freely 
used. Sergeant James Levan, of Company "C," writing to his 
brother under date of May 21st, 1864, says: " The first I knew of 



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our being surrounded was when I heard some one say, 'Surrender 
yon Yank, its all up with you.' I looked up and saw a terrible 
big officer swinging his sword over my head. It was now every 
man for himself, however, I found the captain of Company "B," 
and the Lieutenant Colonel with some eight or ten men. We hail 
just taken position when Captain Brumm came up with both our 
nags, both Color Sergeants having been captured and the flags were 
in the rebels' hands. Captain Brumm deserves great credit for re- 
taking them. Just then General Wilcox saw us there and said, 
4 Boys, you have done nobly,' and proposed cheers for us." Our 
loss during the engagement was: 

( hptured: 

Henry T. Kendall, Adjutant. 
Hiram Straw, Corporal, Company A. 
Uriah Wenrich, " 

David Bolton, " " " 

Isaac Artz, Private, " " 

Edward Bixler, " " " 

Daniel Burkley, " " " 

Edward W. Clark, " « " 

Jacob Dressier, " " " 

Joel Gottsehall, " " 

Josiah Saltzer. " " " 

Daniel Stein, " < ; " 

Hiram K. Wiest, " " " 

Fred'kEidel, Sergt., " B. 

Robert Gerlach, Corporal, " " 

Frank Boyer, Private, " " 

Henry Bingaman, " " " 

Robert Gerlach, " " " 
Cyrus Sofia, 

David Raudenbush, Sergt., " C. 

Levi Eckert, " " " 

Henry M. Diebler, Corp'l, " " 

John Doudle, " " 

Elias Berger, Private, " " 

Samuel Agley, " " " 



58 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

John Eckert, Private, Company C. 

Wm. D. Gertler, " « " 

Jacob Hehn, « « « 

Henry Hehn, " " 

William Hain, " " " 

Daniel Sullivan, " " " 

William Williams, " " 

Amos B. Baldwin, Sergt., " I). 

Daniel R. Day, Corporal, " ' 

William C. Avis, Private, " " 

Alonzo H. Beebe, " " " 

Levi S. Blasdell, " 

Charles Bodine, 

Martin V. Brown, " " " 

Wm. Bursma, " " " 

James H. Corey, " " " 

Andrew Estes, " " " 

Vel. V. Leonard, " " " 

Darius Marsh, " " " 

James A. Mulkey, " " 

Ebenezer Owens, " " " 

Philip Ryan, " " 

Mark Smith, " 

Edwin H. Sloat, 

James Tallon, " " " 

Horatio M. Wells, " 

Rich. Herbert, 1st Lieut., " E. 

Geo. M. McConnell, Sergt., " " 

Solomon K. Grim, " " " 

James Butler, Private, " " 

Gabriel Boyer, " " " 

David R. Buchter, " " " 

David Bierd, 

Adam Fisher, ". " " 

Justus Garret, " " 

Howard W. Gift, " 

Isaac High, 

James Huey, " " " 



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John Hickens, Private, Company E 

John Herst, 

John Keller, " " 

Benjamin Koch, " " 

John Kerney, " " 

Chas. Kendall, 

John W. Larish, " 

William Maxton, " " 

Alonzo H. Rapp, " " 

William Smith, 

Israel Walmer, " " 

Isaac Weisner, " " 

Jacob Christ, Sergeant, " F. 

Albert Fisher, " 

Samuel Gross, Corporal, " 

John Laner, " " 

Jeremiah Layser, " " 

Lawrence Kearney, Priv., " 

Henry Worrel, " " 

Wm.H. Telford, Captain, " G 

Charles D. Forbes, Sergt., " 

H. C. Alderson, 

Charles Allen, Private, " 

Asa B. Bennett, " " 

Newton Birney, " " 

George Chaffee, " " 

Samuel Duell, " " 

William Gannon, " 

J. W. Johnston, " 

Theodore Lewis, " " 

Patrick Nayland, " " 

Henry Scott, " " 

Nath. L. Spalding, " 

C. B. Vandermark, " " 

J. V. Kendall, Sergeant, " 

Henry Anthony, " " 

John S. Hendricks, " 

Jul. Kurkovvski, Corporal, " 



60 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



Harrison Briel, Private, Company H. 

Web. Brownback, " 

Ferdinard Meinhart, " 

Moses Mattis, " " 

John S. Wenner, " 

Matthew Berkley, " " I. 

Levi Doutrick, " 

Andrew Jackson, " 

Geo. V. Myer, 2d Lieut., " 

Wm. Campbell, Private, " K. 

Gabriel Davis, 

G. R. Hopkins, 

John O. Sanford, " 

Wounded: 

Isaac Artz, Private, Company A. 

Franklin Bressler, " 

Edward Bixler, " 

Wm. H.Clark, " 

Jno. Hearther, " (13th,) " 

Patrick Joice, 

Harrison Walton, " 

Aaron Ossman, " 

Wm. Ptothermel, Corporal, 

James Wise, Private, 

Gutlieb Burket, " 

Levi Eckert, Sergeant, 

Henry Hill, " (May 18,)" 

John Eckert, Private, " 

Christian Gulliver, " 

Garret Kerrigan, " 

Josiah D. Lehman, " 

Daniel Sullivan, " 

G. Z. Dimock, Captain, " D. 

Chas. F. Carter, Private, 

Elvin Mainard, " 

James A. Mulkey, " 

Chancey Price, 



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.Ino. D.Pickering, Priv., Company I). 

Horatio M. Wells, " " " 

Aug. N. Rhoads, Sergeant, " E. 

David W. Boyer, Corporal, " 

Jacob Good, Private, " " 

('has. 8. Kline, 

Samuel Rice, " " " 

Daniel K. Sell, 

Jacob Paul us, Sergeant, " F. 

Lorenzo Lattner, Corporal, " 

Solomon Hoffner, Priv., 

Henry Worrell. " " " 

John Frank, 

.Jackson Hoffman, " " " 

Nathan Kaseman, " " " 

Robert S. Martin, " " G. 

H. E. Cleveland, Captain, " H. 

Harrison Fry, Corporal, " " 

Daniel Fritz, " " " 

Aza. Broadstone, Priv., " " 

Michael Neider, (May 11,)" " " 

Henry Schrefner, Priv., " 

George V. Myer, 2d Lieut., " K. 



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James Stroud, Private, Company G. 

Henry Spalding, " " " 

Pinion Vanderpool, " " " 

Franklin Stoneback, Sergt., " H. 

John Steckley, Private, I. 

JohnNacy, (May 15,) " " 

Edwin H. Steel, Corporal, " K. 

The regiment continued in its entrenchments near Spottsylvania, 
until the 18th, when it moved (with the Second Brigade, Third 
Division, Ninth Army Corps) about four miles farther to the left, 
near the Poe River. Now the real hard work of the campaign be- 
gan. Almost a continuous line of breastworks were thrown up, 
from which the troops on the right were withdrawn only to con- 
tinue the line farther to the left, thus night and day until June 
12th, was this work continued. Captain H. A. Lantz, in a letter 
to his wife, dated June 1st, says: " We are moved from three to 
five times a day and night, when we throw up breastworks or dig 
rifle pits, which means work, march and fight, day and night." 
Though the work required of officers and men was the most ardu- 
ous, it was performed without a murmur. Notwithstanding, the 
regiment had lost fully three hundred and thirty men killed, 
wounded and captured during the month, the very best feeling was 
exhibited, from the fact that all felt that some progress was being 
made, and that the end of the rebellion was prospectively drawing 
near. On the 25th of May the regiment was detailed to do picket 
duty, along the bank of the North Anna River, when John Reed, 
of Company "C " was killed, and John Lamont, of Company "B," 
and John Mackey, Sergeant, of Company "I," were wounded." 
Next morning the Fiftieth Pennsylvania, Sixtieth Ohio, First, Sec- 
ond and Twentieth Michigan regiments with a battery, were left at 
Ox Ford, on the north side of "the North Anna River, while the bal- 
ance of the army endeavored to effect a crossing at other points. 

On the 1st of June, near Bethesda Church, the rebels made an 
attack upon our lines, during which Lieutenant William H. Hiney 
and Corporal George W. Cake, of Company "C " were wounded. 

Almost continual skirmishing was kept up on the 1st and 2d of 
June. The sharp-shooters on both sides were busily employed. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 63 

The Ninth Corps having been moved from the centre to the 
right, bore the brunt of the battle on that part of the field on the 
third. General Wilcox's (Third) division entered the fight at an 
early hour, recapturing a line of rifle pits that had been lost the 
previous night. During this engagement our regiment lost four 
men killed and seven wounded. 

On the 7th of June, Captain Y eager, of Company "B," writing 
to his mother, says : " It is now one full month since we first met 
and fought the enemy, we have been under fire every day since 
the 6th day of May." Picket fighting, skirmishing and shelling 
were almost continual occurrences. Captain Lantz says: "When 
ever we think we can lay down for an hour or two, the pickets 
commence firing at each other, when we must get into our breast- 
works ready for action. Mr. Woodbury, in reviewing the moments 
of the five weeks ending with June 12th, says: "Almost every 
hour witnessed a combat at some point. It is true, the advance 
was slow, and that every mile was marked with brave blood. Posi- 
tions which could not be successfully assailed without vast expendi- 
ture of human life, were turned by those flank marches in the face 
of an enemy, which, under the lead of unskillful men, are sure to 
result disasterously, but which, when made by a man of genius, are 
as successful as great battles won." In all these operations, the 
Fiftieth participated in a manner to reflect honor upon its officers 
and men. 

The casualties of the different engagements at Cold Harbor, were: 

Killed : 

Albert Bertolet, Private, Company C, June 3d. 

Emanuel Eckel, " " " " " 

Fred. A. Holbrock, " 

Samuel Peffer, " 

William Herbst, " 

Cady Sherlock, 

Thomas Toolan, " " 



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64 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

Samuel K. Schwenk, Captain, Company A, June 3d. 

Joel Howenstein, Private, " 

Daniel Showers, " " 

Jacob R. Eidel, Corporal, " 

Lafayette Becker, Sergeant, " 

A. P. Garrett, " " 

Josiah Lehman, Private, " 

Benjamin S. Huey, " " 

James Haines, " " 

James H. Birney, " " 

John Mackey, Sergeant, " 

Solomon Rudisill, Corporal, " 

Captured: 

Jacob Zimmerman, Sergeant, Company A, June 7th. 

The officers present for duty as shown by the Adjutant's report of 
June 1st, 1864, were as follows: 

Colonel — B. C. Christ, commanding the Second Brigade, Third 
Division, Ninth Army Corps. 

Lieutenant Colonel — E. Overton, Jr., sick. 

Adjutant — H. T. Kendall, prisoner of war since May 12th. 

Captain — S. K. Schwenk, Company A, commanding the regi- 
ment. 

1st Lieuienant — E. A. Weist, Company A — Present. 

2d Lieutenant — H. J. Alspach, Company A, absent, sick. 

Captain — George A. Yeager, Company B — Present. 

1st Lieutenant — H. A. Hyneman, Company B, absent, wounded 
since May 6th. 

2d Lieutenant — Daniel H. Snyder, Company B. 

Captain — D. F. Burket, Company C, absent, wounded. 

1st Lieutenant — Wm. H. Hiney, Company C, absent, wounded. 

2d Lieutenant — John S. Eckel, Company C, acting Regimental 
Quartermaster. 

Captain — G. Z. Dimock, Company D, on detached service. 

1st Lieutenant — J. A. Corn well, Company D, absent, sick. 

2d Lieutenant — Thos. F. Foster, Company D, absent, wounded. 



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Captain — H. A. Lantz, Company E — Present. 

1st Lieutenant — Richard Eerbert, Company E, prisoner of war 
since May 12th. 

Captain — G. W. Brumm, Company F — Present. 

Captain — \V. H. Telford, Company (1, prisoner of war since 
May 12th. 

1st Lieutenant — F. R. Warner, Company G, on detached ser- 
vice. 

1st Lieutenant — EL Gechter, Company II — Present. 

1st Lieutenant — William H. Reynolds, Company I, on detached 
service. 

2d Lieutenant — -Richard Rahn, Company I — Present. 

Captain — A. J. Huntzingcr, Company K, on detached service. 

1st Lieutenant — S. R. Ormsby, Company K, absent, sick. 

2d Lieutenant — George V. Myer, Company K, prisoner of war 
since May 12th. 

When the flank movement was made in the night from Cold 
Harbor, trouble was apprehended, and it was supposed the enemy 
would follow us up. The Fiftieth alone was selected for the rear 
guard. Fortunately we succeeded in getting out of the rifle pits 
about nine o'clock p. m., without being discovered, and had no 
special work to do. It was regarded, however, as an honor to be 
designated for this important, and as it was then supposed, danger- 
ous place. 

On the loth of June, the regiment, (with the Ninth Corps,) 
crossed the -James River on a pontoon bridge, above Fort Powhat- 
tan, and immediately pushed on to Petersburg, where it arrived 
about noon on the 16th, and formed in line of battle about four 
o'clock P. M., on the extreme left. Our division, under command 
of General Wilcox, was formed on the 17th, in three lines. The 
Twenty-fourth New York dismounted cavalry, Forty-sixth New 
York Infantry, and the Fiftieth Pennsylvania, formed the third 
line. We had not advanced far before the first and second lines 
wavered and gave way to the right and left, the third line, now the 
first, steadily advanced until a few men of the Forty-sixth New 
York, and the Fiftieth Pennsylvania, had reached, and were on 
the enemy's works. The Twenty-fourth having been compelled to 



66 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

fall back, the Forty-sixth and Fiftieth were recalled to the rifle 
pits, which the skirmishers had occupied. By Colonel Christ's 
order the Forty-sixth was then withdrawn, and the Fiftieth in- 
structed to hold its position at all hazards, which order was carried 
out. 

Mr Woodbury says: "Colonel Christ's brigade secured a po- 
sition about midway between our first position of attack and the 
enemy's line. From this point all efforts of the enemy could not 
push our tenacious troops. They held on in the midst of a mur- 
derous fire, which sadly thinned their ranks, but could not break 
their spirit." * 

Mr. Lossing says: (Vol. III. page 337.) "That night the 
enemy drove back the Ninth Corps." Mr. Swinton asserts the 
same fact. (Page 510.) Whatever may have been done on other 
parts of the line, the Third Division retained the advance position 
it had gained. The Fiftieth regiment was noc moved one step 
backward. 

A correspondent of the New York Herald, writing from the 
battle field, says: "I cannot help paying a passing compliment to 
the gallantry and coolness of Colonel Christ, who handled his men 
in the most admirable manner. His quick eye scoured the battle 
field, and where the enemy seemed the most determined, and where 
our men needed assistance, he quickly despatched his regiments. 
He amply redeemed the fortunes of the Third Division, and it is 
to be regretted that his success was purchased at the price of a 
painful wound. A bullet struck him in the side of the head just 
behind the left ear, and traversed about three inches of his scull." 

On the 18th the regiment was divided, Companies A, B and C, 
were put under the command of Captain Yeager, and placed on 
duty to protect our flank, hence that part of the regiment was not 
engaged. Lieutenant Colonel Overton having recovered his health, 
was in command of the regiment, and led it during the charges of 
the 17th and 18th. Captain H. A. Lantz, of Company "E," was 
killed during the second charge, while gallantly leading his men. 

The severity of this day's engagement will be appreciated from 
the fact that our brigade changed commanders three times, and 
that next day, (19th of June,) it was discovered that only one hun- 

* Woodbury's Ninth Army Corps, page 410. 



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dred and fifty men and six officers, (the Lieutenant Colonel, one 
Captain and four Lieutenants, i were left for duty. The killed and 
wounded during the two days, were: 

Killed : 

Charles Beach, Private, Company A, June 17th. 

Peter Fox, " 

Jacob Gertler, " " 

Henry A. Lantz, Captain, " 

Win. Dray her, Private, " 



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Joseph Walmer, " 

Kieth Gilmore, " " 

Daniel Hulbert, 

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Beuj. C. Christ, Colonel, June 17th. 

Jacob Boyer, Private, Company A, June 17th. 

Philip Boyer, " " " " " 

A bra. F.Starr, 

Jeremiah Focht, " " 

Edward Reiger, " " 

Wm. J. Koch, " 

Samuel Hoffman, " " 

Chas. A. Hoag, " 

Wm. H. Wilcox, Sergt,, 

James Jackson, Private, " 

Jos. Kanaway, " " 

Levi Garret, Sergeant, " 

G. W. Brumra, Captain, " 

Wm. Souders, Corporal, " 

Thos. P. Davis, Private, 

Fred. Koeth, 

Edgar Roberts, Sergeant, " 

Abriel Lewis, Private, " 

George Trumpe, " " 

Geo. Kunsman, " " 

Aaron Oxrider, Sergeant, " 

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68 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH EEGIMENT, 



The regiment was relieved about two o'clock in the morning of 
the 19th of June, and marched back a short distance from the front 
into a wood where we rested until the 21st, when we were as- 
signed to a position on the front line a little to the left of Burn- 
side's mine, from which position we moved to the left flank on the 
27th of July. About nine o'clock in the evening of the 29th, we 
moved to General Warren's Head-quarters, and next morning at 
three thirty we started to the front to participate in the engage- 
ment subsequent to the explosion of the mine. 

On the 23d of June, the " Morning Report," stood as follows : 

Field Officers for duty, one — E. Overton, Lieutenant Colonel. 

Captains for duty, one — George A. Yeager. 

1st Lieutenants for duty, two — E. A. Wiest, Company A, and 
H. Gechter, Company H. 

2d Lieutenants for duty, one — Richard Rahn, Company I. 

Enlisted men for duty, 178. 

That the men might be more conveniently handled, the regiment 
was divided into four temporary companies. From the 21st of 
June to the 27th of July, we were constantly under fire, and it was 
never safe for any one to show his head above the breast-works. 

Notwithstanding, the utmost caution having been used, the en- 
emy's sharp-shooters killed and wounded quite a number of men, 
viz.: 

Killed: 

James Tobias, Private, Company E, June 19th. 



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Wounded : 

Augustus Weisner, Private, Company A, June 27th. 
H. J. O'Connell, 1st Sergt., " B, " 23d. 

A. P. Garrett, Sergeant, " C, July 3d. 



Pennsylvania vetkran volunteers. 69 



James H. Levan, Sergeant, Company C, June 22d. 

Josiah Wright, Private, " " " 24th. 

Win. K. Surles, " " " " 29th. 

David Berger, " " " July 4th. 

Edward Heebner, " " « " 8th. 

David P. Martz, Corp'l, " F, June 19th. 

John C. Dehart, Private, " H, " 29th. 

Daniel Schmehl, " " " July 2d. 

Immediately after the explosion of Bnrnside's mine, on the 
morning of .Inly 30th, we pushed forward with Wilcox's division, 
until we reached the crater, but were unable to proceed any far- 
ther. For several hours, with other troops of the corps, we en- 
dured a most remarkable shower of shot and shell, during which 
our loss was: 

Killed: 

George S. Tole, Private, Company F. 

Wounded : 

David J. Alspach, Sergt., Company A. 

George Lester, Corporal, " '' 

Sinary Erdman, Private, " " 
John Fuller, 

Henry Howenstein, " " " 

Philip F. Kaufman, A " " 

Philip A. Wiest, " " " 

Geo. A. Yeager, Captain, " B. 

Henry A. Beyer, Corporal, " " 
Jacob G. Endy, 

Orlando Fry, Private, " " 

Isaac Steinrock, " " " 

Lucian Heller, " " " 

Rufus Messenger, " " D. 

Thos. P. Davis, " " F. 

John P. Kenney, Corporal, " G. 



70 HISTOEY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

Captured, : 

Alfred Jones, 1st Lieutenant and Quartermaster, acting Aid de 
camp to General Wilcox. 

Henry B. Miller, Private, Company C. 

A-fter the engagement of the 30th, we remained in the entrench- 
ments immediately in front of the crater, commonly known as the 
Horse Shoe, until August 7th, when we moved back a short dis- 
tance to the rear, where we received six months' wages, and then 
on the 14th took position again on the front line, from there we 
moved at four o'clock in the morning of August 19th, and imme- 
diately marched off toward Ream's Station, on the Welden Rail- 
road. Early in the afternoon we stacked arms near the Yellow 
Tavern, and were told to take rations. This being the first oppor- 
tunity offered after leaving the rifle pits in the morning. Rain 
having fallen during the greater part of the day, and was then 
falling in torrents. Some of us were soon after wood, while others 
commenced building fires, and our Regimental Commissary Ser- 
geant issued a ration of salt mackerel, which caused considerable 
amusement among the men. Instead of putting them in pans, as 
we did at home, we threw them into holes filled with rain water, 
to soak. Just at this juncture the long roll was heard, and the 
cry, "Fall in Men" rang along the line. Without further thought 
of our mackerel, the line was quickly formed, not however without 
the realization that the enemy were near. The sharp rattle of mus- 
ketry, and that old familiar yell, told plainly that the enemy were 
in our immedate front. Pushing from the wood, in which we had 
formed, to an open plain, we could plainly see the enemy's lines 
advancing, we were at once ordered to charge, and the enemy fell 
back under cover of the wood. 

Lossing says: "When the brigades of Wilcox and White came 
up, Hill hastily withdrew.* However, not without making a des- 
perate effort to hold his ground. The rifle pits built by the Fifth 
Corps were in the hands of the enemy in our immediate front, and 
to retake these was now the duty of our troops. 

The command " Forivard, Double Quick!" having been given, 
our line wavered for a minute or two, and then like a mighty wave 
* Vol. III., Page 355. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 71 



of the ocean, swepf every thing before it. The rifle pits were re- 
taken after a desperate hand-to-hand struggle. In our immediate 
front we found the Forty-seventh Virginia Regiment, the colors of 
which were captured by Sergeant Charles E. Brown, of Company 
"C"* The number of prisoners captured by us considerably ex- 
ceeded our own number. 

That night we occupied the pits captured from the enemy. A 
more uncomfortable night was rare. The pits were ful lof mud 
and water, in which we were compelled to lie, in order to 
keep out of the range of the enemy's constant tire. An in- 
cident occurred during the night, which will never be forgot- 
ten by the witnesses. Two men from Company "F," (Patrick 
McManus and Samuel Winger,) were on the vidette line. By some 
means Winger got beyond the line pretty far, and by a Hash of 
lighting, McManus mistook him for a rebel and fired, hitting him 
in the forehead. Corporal Losch, who was in command of the 
line in our front, had Winger carried back of the pits and covered 
with a gum blanket, thinking him dead, no further attention was 
paid to him until morning, while the men were eating their break- 
fast, suddenly the gum blanket raised up, and Winger asked for 
coffee and hard-tack. The effect was almost like one raising from 
the grave. After giving him something to eat, he was sent to the 
hospital, where he afterward died. During the 20th, details of men 
were sent out to slash timber, and put up a new line of earthworks 
in our rear, just outside of the wood. During the night of the 20th 
we leveled down the pits captured from the enemy, and then fell 
back, leaving Company "C" on the picket line. On the morning 
of the 21st the enemy advanced driving our line back, and had it 
not been for the artillery, massed near the Yellow House, opening 
fire with grape and canister, Company. "C" could not have pre- 
vented being captured. Our loss during the engagement, was: 

Killed: 

Win. F. Clark, Sergeant, Company A. 
Aug. F. Miller, Private, " " 



* For which he received a medal with the following inscription : " Presented 
to Sergeant Charles E. Brown, Co. C, Fiftieth Penna. Vet. Vol., for meritorious 
services, August 19th, 1864." 



72 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

Chas. Burket, Private, Company C. 
William Wagner, " " " 

Frederick Koeth, " " F. 

Hiram Miller, " " 

Wendall Struhler, " 
Amos B. Gratton, Corporal, " K. 

Wounded : 

John H. Man re r, Priv., Company A. 
Benj. F. Pinkerton, " 

Jacob G. Endy, Corparal, " B. 

Daniel Martz, Private, " C. 

Israel Oswald, " " " 

Daniel Kaufman, " " E. 

John B. Kline, " " " 

Samuel Winger, « " F. 

James W. Birney, " " G. 

Captured: 

Philip A. Wiest, Priv 7 ., Company A. 

Jacob Boyer, " " E. 

Frederick Harp, " 

Before proceeding further, I cannot refrain from stopping to no- 
tice Company " F." Very little has been said of it heretofore, not 
however, because there were no brave men in its ranks, but because 
the opportunity for special action had never been presented. From 
the date of organization in 1861, it was always prompt and ener- 
getic in the discharge of its duties, ever ready to follow where its 
commander might lead. During the campaign of 1864, its losses 
were proportionately greater than any other company of the regi- 
ment. Entering the engagement of May 6th, (the Wilderness,) 
with about fifty men. Under its brave Commander, Captain G. 
W. Brumm, (who was wounded June 18th, while leading his men 
in the charge on the enemy's works,) its number had so diminished 
that on the 19th of August, but five men were left to enter the 
battle, three of whom were killed and one wounded, leaving one 
man, (Patrick McManus.) 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 73 



From August 22d to September 30th, we were almost constantly 
employed in building fortifications. On the 25th of August a forced 
march was made toward Hatches Run, to support the Second Corps. 

The engagement, however, had ended before our arrival. Dur- 
ing the 26th we returned to our former camping ground. All the 
men on detached service were now ordered to return to the regi- 
ment, and preparations were made to muster out those who had not 
re-enlisted. On the morning of September 30th, forty-six men, 
and all the officers except Captain Brumm and Lieutenants Gech- 
ter and Foster, were mustered out and returned home; their term 
of enlistment having expired. After which we proceeded, under 
command of Captain Brumm, with the Corps toward the Pegram 
Farm, where we met the enemy. Our brigade occupied a position 
on the extreme left of the line. The enemy's line overlapped ours, 
and broke in between the Ninth and Fifth Corps, throwing Gen- 
eral Potter's line in confusion, and at the same time their (the en- 
emy's) cavalry charged down on our left flank, creating quite a 
panic, during which several of the non-commissioned officers of the 
regiment, aided very materially in restoring order. 

Captain Brumm, in his report of this engagement, says: "I can- 
not pass over the valor displayed by the men of our regiment. 
Having but a single commissioned officer with them, being out- 
flanked by the enemy, Sergeant Brown and Commissary Sergeant 
L. Crater, who rallied quite a number of the men, and holding 
their position until ordered back by an Aiddecamp. The greater 
part of the regiment was rallied by myself, and withdrew in good 
order." Our loss during this engagement, was: 

Killed: 

Jacob Shade, Private, Company A. 
Nathan Leininger, " " E. 

Wounded: 

Win. Weidner, 1st Sergt., Company B. 
Wm. D. Bolles, Corporal, " D. 
Humphry Brown, Priv., " I. 



74 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

Captured: 

Orlando Fry, Private, Company B. 

Henry B. Miller, " " C. 

Thomas Rupp, " 

Adam Schwab, " 

Patrick Williams, " 

M. Higgins, Sergeant, " G. 

Mat. Xeidhammer, Priv., " H. 

The next morning, (October 1st,) we threw up earthworks, and 
then on the 2d advanced about one mile, when the enemy were 
found to be again in our front. After dark we fell back a short 
distance, and immediately began building a line of works to pro- 
tect our flank and rear. On the 4th, orders were received from 
Brigade Headquarters, to be ready to move at once. Tents were 
packed, and the line was about being formed, when the order was 
countermanded. We then put up our tents in regular order, and 
during the next fifty-six days rested in comparative idleness. 







PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 75 



CHAPTER VIII. 

Fort Stedman — Capture of Petersburg, &c. 

On the 12th of October, one hundred and forty-seven men, 
principally drafted men and substitutes, were assigned to the regi- 
ment. There being only four Commissioned Officers with the regi- 
ment, two Lieutenants of the 17th Michigan Regiment, (Knight 
and Herman,) were assigned by General Wilcox to our regiment, 
to assist in drilling the recruits. Hospital Steward A. H. Shaffer, 
who was the only Medical Officer with the regiment after Septem- 
ber 30th, was ordered to appear before a Board of Surgeons, then 
in session at Harrisbnrg, Pa., hence an Assistant Surgeon of the 
Eighth Michigan Regiment was temporarily assigned to our regi- 
ment. The work of disciplining the recruits was vigorously carried 
forward in squad, company and regimental drill, until November 
29th. 

On the 27th of October, while out on a reconnoitering expedi- 
tion, with the brigade, on the left flank, the enemy opened lire upon 
us with their artillery, and wounded the following men, viz.: 

Alpheus Combs, Private, Company C. 
Sam'l Schwenk, " " " 

W. C. Rockwell, " " D. 

E. A. Wilbur, Sergt., " I. 

In order to improve the discipline of the regiment, Captain 
Brurara had all the men who skulked during the reconnoisance of 
October 27th, exhibited on the drill ground in rather a novel way. 
Each man had a placard on his back, with the following: 

" 'I am a volunteer skirmisher in the rear'. 'I skulked' — 'So 
did I,' and a too.'" 

Much has been said and written about the unfairness of the elec- 
tion held in the army. There may have been, and no doubt were, 
instances where injustice was done, and perhaps fraud, but, so far 



76 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

as the writer's experience is concerned, it was conducted quietly and 
much more fairly than is usual at home. It has also been asserted 
that a Democrat was not allowed to vote. Of the fifty votes at the 
poles (of the Fiftieth Regiment,) for Berks, Chester, Lehigh, Lan- 
caster and Northumberland counties, fourteen were for George B. 
McClellen, the Democratic candidate. About thirty per cent, of 
the entire vote poled by our regiment, was Democratic. 

Orders were issued from Brigade Headquarters on the 10th of 
November, to build winter quarters, which were just completed 
when we were moved to Fort McGilvery, (November 29th,) on 
the banks of the Appomattox, in the immediate front of the city of 
Petersburg, where we remained until the 24th of March, 1865, 
when 473 recruits, (principally drafted men,) were assigned to the 
regiment, and in order to drill them, we were sent to the rear. 

On the 27th of November, (1864,) a lot of Second Lieutenant 
Commissions were received from the Governor of the State of 
Pennsylvania, for a number of the non-commissioned officers. The 
numerical strength of the different companies was below the stand- 
ard entitling" them to Second Lieutenants, hence the parties receiv- 
ing the commissions could not be mustered. First Lieutenant 
Commissions were sometime afterward received. Thus eight Ser- 
geants acted as Lieutenants for about two months, without receiv- 
ing proper compensation for their services. 

January 1st, 1865, the Adjutant's report stood as follows, viz : 

Return of the 50th Regt., P. V. V., for Jan. 1st, 1865. 

Adjutant— H. T. Kendall, prisoner of war since May 12th, 1864. 
R. Q. M. — Alfred Jones, prisoner of war since July 30th, 1864. 
1st Lieutenant — Henry Brodt, Company A, Present. 
Captain — George A. Yeager, Company B, absent, wounded. 
1st Lieutenant — Frank H. Barnhart, Company B, Present. 
1st Lieutenant — Charles E. Brown, Company C, Present. 
2d Lieutenant — John S. Eckel, Company C, acting Regimental 
Quartermaster. 

Captain — Thos. F. Foster, Company D, Present. 

1st Lieutenant — Wm. H. Wilcox, Company D, Present. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 77 



1st Lieutenant — Richard Herbert, Company E, prisoner of war 
since May 12th, 1864. 

Captain — G. W. Brumm, Company F, Commanding Regiment. 

1st Lieutenant — L. Crater, Company F, Present. 

Captain — Win. H. Telford, Company G, prisoner of war since 
May 12th, 1864. 

1st Lieutenant — H. J. Christ, Company G, Present. 

1st Lieutenant — John A. Snyder, Company H, Present. 

Captain — James H. Levan, Company 1, " 

1st Lieutenant— Edward A. Wilbur, Company I, " 

1st Lieutenant — William K. Taylor, Company K. " 

2d Lieutenant — George V. Myer, Company K, prisoner of war 
since May 12th, 1864. 

Through the autumn and winter we were not called upon to do 
any severe service. We were subjected to constant annoyance from 
the enemy's sharp-shooters. The picket line in front of the fort, 
which was guarded by the First Michigan and our own Regiment, 
was constructed so as to be comparatively free from danger from 
the sharp-shooters. 

The great danger in the fort was from the enemy's mortar guns, 
especially from one of their forts on the opposite side of the Appo- 
mattox River, the guns of which were remarkably well handled. 
To shelter the occupants of our fort, bombproofs were erected by 
digging deep trenches in the ground, and covering them over with 
logs, these were then covered with ground several feet in depth. 
Whenever the enemy opened fire, all who were off duty had the 
privilege to go into the Bombproofs. 

Notwithstanding all the precautions two men were killed, viz : 

Joseph Long, Private, Company C, December 1st, 1864, and 
John Alwein, Private, Company E, February 3, 1865, and four 
wounded, viz : 

Francis Star wick. Private, Company B, March 9th, 1865. 
Rolandus Correll, " " C, Dec. 19th, 1864. 

Augustus Mellen, 1st Sergt., " " Jan. 17th, 1865. 

John B. Martz, Private, " " Feb. 26th, " 



78 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

During February and March the artillery duels were almost con- 
stant. January 29th a shell exploded in the quarters of Company 
"F," destroying nearly every tent and several muskets. On an- 
other occasion a shell made its way through the roof of the bomb- 
proof, when about fifty men were in it, when the shell dropped on 
the floor the scramble to get out was exciting, fortunately the shell 
did not explode, however, several men were slightly hurt during 
the panic. 

Captain Samuel K. Schwenk, who was discharged October 12th, 
1864, on account of the wound received at Cold Harbor, was com- 
missioned major, and assumed command of the regiment on the 
28th day of February, 1865. 

When the engagement at Ford Stead man took place, we were 
doing picket duty along the Appomattox, some distance to the 
right of Fort McGilvery. Immediately upon receipt of orders from 
Brigade Headquarters, Major Schwenk left a thin skirmish line in 
his front, and with the balance of the regiment proceeded to the 
scene of conflict. The promptness of the Major's action, and the 
propitious position secured by us enabled the regiment to take a 
part that drew forth the praise of the Brigade and Division Com- 
manders. 

Our loss during the engagement was only two men wounded, 
viz. : 

Francis Starwick, Private, Company B, and William Paulus, 
Private, Company F. 

After the engagement we again returned to camp, where we re- 
mained until April 2d, when we moved to the front a little to the 
left of Fort McGilvery. The plan of attack was for General Wil- 
cox to make a feint on his front. At four o'clock in the morning 
our artillery opened fire along the entire line. Colonel Ely's Bri- 
gade carried the picket line, and about two hundred yards of the 
main works near the Appomattox. The right wing of the Fiftieth 
was engaged and participated in the charge, during which John 
Fritz, of Company " C " was killed, and Franklin Fisher, of the 
same company was wounded. 



PENNSYLVANIA VKTERAN VOLUNTEERS. 79 



At half-past four o'clock, on the morning of tlif 3d, the flag of 
the First Michigan Regiment was placed on the Court House — the 
Fiftieth was either the second or third regiment to enter the city, 
soon after we were sent across the Appomattox to take charge of 
everything in that section. Scouts were at once sent out, who se- 
cured quite a number of prisoners, cannon, &c. Major Sehwenk, 
who commanded the regiment during the engagement, reported 
having captured twenty-two cannon, three flags and about one 
thousand prisoners. 

('amp 50th Regt., P. V. V., May 11, 1865. 
L. Crater, 

Adjutant. 
Sir: — In compliance with orders from Regimental Headquarters, 
I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of 
Company "G," in front of and about Petersburg, Va., from the 
25th day of March, 1865, to the 5th day of April, 1865 : " On the 
morning of the 25th of March, during the attack and capture of 
Fort Steadman, by the enemy, a detachment of Company "G," 
consisting of all those in camp who had arms and accoutrements re- 
ported to Captain Charles E. Brown, of Company "C," and were 
marched on a double-quick to the scene of action. When we ar- 
rived there they discovered that the enemy had penetrated our 
lines, and were pushing for the railroad. They were posted on the 
enemy's flank, and delivered several well directed volleys, doing 
good execution. After the enemy had been repulsed and quiet re- 
stored, they returned to camp without the loss of a man, having 
done all that was required of them, with credit to themselves, and 
satisfaction to their commander. After the affair of Fort Stead- 
man, we continued to do picket duty along the Appomattox River, 
until the morning of the 2d of April, when we received orders to 
fall in and report with the regiment at Brigade Headquarters, where 
we arrived sometime before daylight. Just at daylight we were 
assigned to a position in the pits on the left of Fort Steadman, 
where we remained until nine o'clock, when we were ordered to 
Garrison Battery No. 9. We remained in the battery until seven 
o'clock that evening, (April 2d,) and then marched to the rear of 
the works, and stacked arms between the battery and the City 



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80 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



Point Railroad, and rested for the night. Early on the morning 
of the 3d we again took position in the pits, from which we ex- 
pected to charge, but soon after our arrival there we learned that 
the enemy had been compelled to evacuate the city of Petersburg 
and its defences. At daylight we left our works and marched 
over those of the enemy, and entered with the brigade, the city of 
Petersburg. We halted in front of the Court House, where we 
stacked arms until ten o'clock A. m., when we crossed the Appo- 
mattox River, and again halted on the Richmond and Petersburg 
Railroad. At eleven o'clock I received orders from Major Schwenk 
to proceed with Company "G," on a scout down the Appomattox 
River. We followed the Fort Clifton Road about five miles, 
picked up eleven prisoners, took possession of Fort Clifton and 
two Minor Forts, containing ten large gun-;, viz.: 

Two 100ft) Parrots. 

Three 32ft) Rifled Parrots. 

Three 24ft> Smooth-bore. 

One 10ft) Rifled and one small brass Howitzer. 

The magazines were well stored with ammunition. At three p. 
m. we retured to the regiment. We remained on the railroad until 
the evening of the 5th of April, when we broke camp and marched 
to Browder's Crossing, a distance of fourteen miles, arriving there 
on the morning of the 6th of April. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed,) H. J. CHRIST, 

1st Lieut, Compel Co. G. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 81 

The report of Lieutenant Christ covers the actions of the left 
wing of the regiment during the 2d and part of the 3d of April. 

Adjutant's Report, April 1st, 1865. 

Lieut. Colonel — William H. Telford, absent with leave. 

Major — Samuel K. Schwenk, in Command of Regiment. 

Quartermaster — John S. Eckel. 

Surgeon — J. M. Kolloch. 

Ass't Surgeon — Frank P. Wilson. 

Chaplain— Halleck Armstrong. 

Captain — Henry Brodt, Company A. 

1st Lieutenant — John H. Herring, Company A. 

2d Lieutenant — AVm. H. Blanchford, Company A. 

Captain — Frank H. Barnhart, Company B. 

1st Lieutenant — A. J. Stephens, Company B. 

2d Lieutenant — Lucian Plucker, Company B. 

Captain — Chas. E. Brown, Company C. 

1st Lieutenant — S. A. Losch, Company C. 

2d Lieutenant — Augustus Mellon, Company C. 

Captain — Thos. F. Foster, Company D. 

1st Lieutenant — W. H. Wilcox, Company D. 

2d Lieutanant — Hugh Mitchell, Company D. 

1st Lieutenant — Richard Herbert, Company E, prisoner of war 
since May 12th, 1864. 

Captain — George W. Brumm, Company F, acting Major since 
March 3d, 1865. 

1st Lieutenant — L. Crater, Company F, acting Adjutant since 
March 8th 1865. 

1st Lieutenant — Henry J. Christ, Company G. 

1st Lieutenant — John A. Snyder, Company H. 

Captain — James H. Levan, Company I. 

1st Lieutenant — E. A. Wilbur, Company I. 

1st Lieutenant — Wm. K. Taylor, Company K. 

2d Lieutenant — Geo. V. Myer, Company K, prisoner of war since 
May 12th, 1864. 



82 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

The total strength of the regiment at this time was 1013 en- 
listed men and 25 officers, including all absentees, making the total 
strength of the regiment 1038. 

Captain William H. Telford, of Company " G," who was cap- 
tured at Spottsylvania, May 12th, 1864, escaped from the rebel 
prison, at Charleston, S. C, was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, to 
date from the 8th day of February, 1865, returned to, and took 
command of the regiment on the 3d of April, a few hours after we 
crossed the Appomattox. 

On the 5th we proceeded to Browder's Crossing, on the South 
Side Railroad, where we did picket duty until after the surrender 
of General Lea, when on the 21st of April we marched via Peters- 
burg to City Point, and thence by boat to Washington, D. C, 
where we arrived on Sunday morning, April 23d, and then pro- 
ceeded to Alexandria, Va., where we remained for a few days, and 
then proceeded to Fort Gaines, near Georgetown. 




84 history of the fiftieth regiment, 

50th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers. 

They will be placed en route, so as to reach Gettysburg by the 
3d of July, and upon arriving will report to Major General John 
W. Geary. Having completed their duties, they will return to 
their respective stations. 

The Quartermaster's and Subsistance Department will furnish 

the necessary transportation and supplies. 

***** 

By command of 

MAJ. GEN. HANCOCK, 
(Signed,) A. E. KING, 

A. A. General. 



[Official Copy.] 

A. H. NICKERSON, 

A. A. General. 



After returning from Gettysburg the regiment encamped for 
a few days near the Capitol buildings in the city of Washing- 
ton, and assisted in quelling a riot at the Baltimore and Ohio depot, 
when Geo. W. Boyer, of Company " E," was mortally wounded. 
On the 30th of July, 1865, the regiment was mustered out, having 
served three years, ten months and five days as an organization. 

In compliance to the following recommendations, Major Schwenk 
was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on the 15th day of May, and 
Captain Brumm to Major, May 19th, 1865. 



pennsylvania veteran volunteers. 85 

Camp 50th Regt., Penna. Vet. Vols. 
Fort McGilvery, Va., March 20th, 1865. 
To his excellency, 

ANDREW G. CURTIN, 

Gov. of Pennsylvania. 
Governor: — The regiment having been filled to the number re- 
quired to authorize the full number of Field Officers, we, the Line 
Officers have the honor to recommend Major Samuel K. Schwenk, 
for the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel and Captain George W. 
Brumm for Major. Both of these officers have served with honor 
to themselves, and satisfaction to the command, and in forwarding 
their names for your favorable consideration, we have no other aim 
than the good of the service, and the discipline and efficiency of the 
regiment. Hoping that our petition may receive the notice, which 
it in our opinion justly deserves. 

We remain very respectfully, 

Your most obedient servants, 
(Signed,) 
JAMES H. LEVAN, CHARLES E. BROWN, 

Capt., Co. I, 50th P. V. V. Capt, Co. C, 50th P. V. V. 

FRANK H. BARNHART, HENRY BRODT, 

J st Lieut. Com. Co. B. Capt., Co. A, 50th P. V. V. 

LEWIS CRATER, JOHN H. HERRING, 

1st Lieut, and Act. Adft. 1st Lieut. Co. A, Com. Co. H. 

HENRY J. CHRIST, SAMUEL N. LOSCH, 

1st Lieut, Co. G, 50th P. V. V. Lieut, Co. C, 50th P. V. V., 



Com. Co. E. 



JOHN S. ECKEL, 

Lieut, and A. R. Q. M., 50th P. V. V. 



Headquarters, 2d Brig., 1st Div., 9th A. C. 

March 20th, 1865. 
Respectfully approved, believing the within recommendations 
just, and for the best interests of the service. 

(Signed,) RALPH ELY, 

Brevet Col, U. S. V., Com. Brig. 



86 HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 

Headquarters, 1st Div., 9th A. C. 
March 20th, 1865. 
I have the honor to approve of the above. Captain Brumm 
having command of the regiment without any line officers for a 
long time, and a most valiant officer. 

(Signed,) O. B. WILCOX, 

Brevet Major General. 



Headquarters, 3d Div., 9th A. C. 

March 21st, 1865. 
I am well acquainted with the action of Major Schwenk, under 
the most trying circumstances under which any officers or regiment 
may be placed in battle, and I cannot say too much in his favor as 
a cool, brave and temperate officer, he is clearly entitled to this 
promotion. Captain Brumm was in command of the regiment 
when it was under my orders at the battle of Poplar Spring Church, 
September 30th, 1864, and was in fact the only officer with the 
regiment during the engagement, all the officers present, having 
mustered out of service the day before, except Lieutenant Gechter, 
who left the regiment during the battle. Captain Brumm has been 
in command of the regiment from September 29th, 1864, to Feb- 
ruary 27th. 1865, and, although the regiment, but a short time un- 
der my orders, yet I know from the short time as well as from re- 
ports since, that he is an able Commander, and in every way worthy 
and entitled to promotion, he is also very temperate. 

(Signed,) J. F. HARTRANFT, 

Brig. General U. S. V. 



Headquarters, 9th A. C. 
March 21st, 1865. 
I hereby heartily endorse the foregoing statements, and earnestly 
recommend the within named officers to the favorable consideration 
of his excellency. 

(Signed,) JOHN G. PARKE, 

Maj. Gen'l Commanding. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 87 



Sacketts Harbor, December 11th. 
My Dear Crater: — I send you an epitoraiside tribute to the old 
Fiftieth, after so much delay and difficulty overhauling my papers 
for reports. If there be anything in particular that you find I 
have riot alluded to, please inform me, and with kind regard to 
old comrades of the regiment. 

Believe me, 

Truly yours, 

O. B. WILCOX. 



Madison Barracks, Sacketts Harbor, N. Y. 

October 11th, 1883. 

The Fiftieth Pennsylvania Volunteers first came conspicuously 
under my notice at the Battle of South Mountain, 14th of Septem- 
ber, 1862. It had just come out of the scathing fire of Chantilly, 
and the Second Manassess, as a part of the Second Brigade of the 
First Division, Ninth Army Corps. On this day, Septem- 
ber 14th, Major Overton Commanded the Regiment, and Colonel 
Christ the Brigade, and here was performed the double feat of 
changing front under a heavy fire, and checking an incipient panic. 
This was done well and gallantly, under the cool bravery and good 
management of Colonel Christ and Major Overton, and during the 
rest of the fight supporting General Cox's Kanawa Division, from 
that day forward the regiment was known at my Headquarters, as 
" Old Reliable." 

At Antietam when the long impatiently expected orders to ad- 
vance were brought, the regiment dashed forward in the most gal- 
lant style, and deeply shared with the whole Division, the orders 
for recall, after we had cleaned our own front, and thought we 
were in sight of Lee's Headquarter wagons. 

Again in the battle of the Wilderness, Ny River and Spottsyl- 
vania, the long siege of Petersburg, and the fight for the Weldon 
Road at Globe Tavern, the Fiftieth shone conspicuously. 

The success of Ny River was one of the brilliant little episodes 
of the war. Our Division, mainly Christ's Brigade, had gained a 
position, overlooking the road by which the rebels in large num- 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



bers, supposed to be Longstreet's Corps, were moving. It was at 
once a saucy and imprudent position, with a river behind us, and 
was twice charged, and the chargers repulsed with great determi- 
nation. In this affair Captain Samuel K. Schwenk, with four 
companies of the Fiftieth, made a fine bayonet charge, at a critical 
moment, which probably saved the day, as the enemy had almost 
gained the crest of the hill. It was an honor, however, which the 
Seventeenth and Twentieth Michigan, and Seventy-ninth New 
York came in to share, although not at the point of the bayonet. 
This, the bayonet charge, was the peculiar glory of Schwenck and 
his little batallion of the Fiftieth. 

At Spottsylvania, when the enemy made their grand charge on 
the left of the army, which my Division had the honor to hold, 
the Fiftieth had to fight their way hand to hand through over- 
whelming numbers, in order to save their colors, which they did 
successfully though with bloody losses. 

On the 18th of June, 1864, in the charge in the Suffolk Railroad 
Cut in front of Petersburg, the brave old Roman, Colonel Ben 
Christ, was severely wounded, at the head of his Brigade, but all 
through the rest of the war as up to this time, the officers and men 
of " Old Reliable " maintained the enviable reputation they gained 
in the fight of South Mountain, Brenholtz, Overton, Schwenk and 
Adjutant Crater, particularly distinguishing themselves. 
Very respectfully, 

O. B.' WILCOX, 

Brevet Maj. Gen., U. S. V. 



FIELD AND STAFF OFFICERS 



-OF THE- 



50th Regiment, pa, Vet. Vol?. 



DATE OF MUS- 



Benjamin C. Christ.. Colonel July 27, '61, 



Wm. H. Telford. 



Aug. 8, '61. 



Thos. S. Brenholtz... Lt. Col. iSept. 10, '61, 



Ed w'd Overton, Jr... " Sept. 
Sam'l K. Schwenk... " Feb. 
George W. Brumm.. Major. Sept. 



John A. Kodgers... 
Henry T. Kendall. 

Lewis Crater 



Adjut't. Sept. 

Sept. 



30, '61, 

28, '65, 

9, '61, 

28, '61, 
10, '61, 



Sept. 10, '61, 



Wounded May 29th, 1862, Sept. 17, 1862, 
and June 17, 1864 — promoted to Brig. 
Gen'l, Aug. 1, 1864 — mus. out Sept. 30, 
1864 — expiration of term. 

Promoted from Capt. company G, to Lieut. 
Col., Feb. 8, 1865— to Col., May 15, 1865— 
captured May 12, 1864 — mus. out to date, 
July 30, 1865— Veteran. 

Promoted from Capt. company H, Sept. 30, 
1861— wounded July 16, 1863, at Jack- 
son, Miss. — died at Mounds City, Illinois, 
Aug. 19, 1863. 

Wounded, Sept. 17, 1862 — pr. from Major, 
Dec. 15, 1863— mus. out, Sept. 30, 1864— 
expiration of term. 

Promoted from Capt. company A — Bv. Brig. 
Gen'l, June, 1865 — mus. out with regi- 
ment, July 30, 1865— Veteran. 

Promoted from Capt. company F, May 19, 
1865 — mus. out with regiment, July 30, 
1865 — Veteran. 

Promoted from 1st Lt. company F — pr. to 
Capt. company H, August 1, 1862. 

Promoted from 1st Lt. company H, May 3, 
1864— captured May 12, 1864— com. Capt. 
of Co. H, Jan. 19, 1865 — not mus'd — disch. 
by special order, Feb. 11, 1865 — Veteran. 

Promoted from 1st Lt. company F, April 
16, 1865 — mustered out with regiment, 
July 30, 1865— Veteran. 



Note. — The following abbreviations have been used in the preparation of remarks. 

Ab. absent. Cor. Corporal. Fr. from. PI. principal. 

Asst. Assistant. Com. commissioned or Furl, furlough. Priv. private. 

Adj. Adjutant. commissary. Hos. hospital. Reg. regiment. 

Bu. buried. Cert, certificate. Lt. Lieutenant. Red. reduced. 

Bv. brevet. Dis. dismissed. Mus. mustered. Res. resigned 

Bd. band. Dis'y. disability. Mac. musician. Rem. removed. 

Capt. Captain. Disch. discharged. Mis. missing. Sen. sentenced. 

Chap. Chaplain. Exp. expiration. Pr. promoted. Serv. service. 



Surg. Surgeon. 
Sgt. Sergeant. 
Sub. substitute. 
Stew, steward. 
Tr. transferred. 
Vet. vet'n vol'r. 
Wd. wounded. 
Wds. wounds. 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



DATE OF MCS- 



Alfred Jones Q. M. Sept. 30, 

John S. Eckel " April 1, 



'61, 

'62, 



David J. McKibbin Surg'n. Sept. 14, '61, 



C. J. Siemans 

John M. Kolloek. 



Mar. 

July 



Joseph P. Vickers... As. Sur. Aug. 
William P. Book....j " |Aug. 

Frank P. Wilson " Mar. 

John F. Meredith... Chapl'n. April 
Halleck Armstrong. '' Feb. 
Henry A . Lantz Sr. Maj. Sept. 



Thos. F.Foster 

Frank H. Barnhart, 

Alfred J. Stephens., 

Alex'r P. Garrett.... 

John S. Eckel Q. M.S. 

Frank H. Forbes.. 



Simon Clouser. 
Lewis Crater..., 



Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

April 

Sept. 



Jonas Faust 

Alfred W. Gift. 



Feb. 
Com. St. Sept. 

Sept. 

|Sept. 



25. 

30, 
1, 
31, 
22 
24,' 
30, 

6, 
9, 

6, 

9, 

1, 
13, 

25, 
10, 

9, 
13, 



Reed W. Dnmfee... 



'62, 
'62, 

'61, 
'62. 
'65, 
'62, 
'65, 
'61, 

'til. 

'61, 



Alex. H. Shatter Hos. Std Sept., 



Henry A. Hoffman.. PI. Muc Sept. 
Wm. K. Schuckert.. " Sept. 



'61, 

'61, 

'62, 

'61, 

'64, 
'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 



Sept. 9, '61, 



Captured July 30, 1864 — discharged by spe- 
cial order, March 22, 1865. 

Veteran — promoted from 1st Lt. company 
C, Jan. 15, 1805 — mustered out with regi- 
ment, July 30, 1865. 

Promoted to Brig. Surg., U. S. Volunteers, 
Oct. 21, 1801. 

Resigned March 16, 1864. 

Promoted from Asst. Surg., 118 regt., P. V., 
Sept. 3, 1864— resigned June 20, 1865. 

Resigned July 18, 1864. 

Mustered out, Sept. 30, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Mustered out with regiment, July 30, 1865. 

Discharged January 13, 1863. 

Mustered out with regiment, July 30, 1865. 

Promoted to 1st Lt. company E, Jan. 18, 
1862— Veteran. 

Veteran — promoted from Cor. company D — 
pr. to 2oV Lt. company D, April 8, 1864. 

Veteran — promoted from Cor. company A, 
March 1, 1864 — promoted to 1st Lt. com- 
pany B, November 26, 1864. 

Veteran — promoted from Sgt. company D, 
Nov. 21, 1804 — promoted to 1st Lt. com- 
pany B, March 21, 1865. 

Veteran — promoted from Sgt. company C, 
March 20, 1X04— mustered out with regi- 
ment, July 30, 1865. 

Veteran — promoted from private company 
A, April 1, 1862— promoted to 2d Lt. 
company C, March 17, 1864. 

Veteran — promoted from private company 
E, July 1, 1864 — promoted to 2d Lt. com- 
pany E, May 10, 1865. 

Promoted from Sgt. company K, May 9, 
1865 — mus. out with regt., July 30, 1865. 

Veteran — promoted from private company 
H, May 1, 1862 — promoted to 1st Lt. com- 
pany F, October 1, 1864. 

Veteran — promoted from private company 
A, December 4, 1864 — discharged on Sur- 
geon's certificate, March 20, 1865. 

Veteran — promoted from private company 
E, March 21, 1865 — mustered out with 
regiment, July 30, 1865. 

Veteran — promoted from private company 
G, Sept., 1861 — mustered out with regi- 
ment, July 30, 1865. 

Discharge by General Order, August, 1862. 

Veteran — promoted from musician company 
A, Oct. 25, 1864 — mustered out with regi- 
ment, July 30, 1865. 

Veteran — promoted from musician company 
K, April 13, 1865 — mustered out with 
regiment, July 30, 1865. 



I'KNNSVLVANIA YETKRAN VOLUXTBBRS. 



COMPANY A. 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



Jeremiah B. Brant.. Captain Aug. 
Sam'l K. Schwenk... " Aug. 



19, '61, 

Hi, 'CI 



Henry Brodt. 



Aim-, lit, '61, 



Benjamin Focht 

Samuel Schwalm.... 
Jacob Zimmerman... " 
Wm. W. Snyder j " 



19, 


'61, 


19, 


'61, 


19, 


'61, 


19, 


'61, 



Edward Wiest. ...... 1st Lt. Aug. 

John H. Ilirring.... " Aug. 

Henry .1. Alspach... 2d Lt. Aug. 

W. H. Blanehford... " Aug. 



Uriah Wenrich 1st Serg. Aug. 19, '61. 

David Ballon Serg'nt. Aug. 19, '61. 

John Raber 

Phillip F. Kaufman 
Wm. Rothermel 



Aug. 


19, 


'61, 


Aug. 


19, 


'61, 


Aug. 


19, 


'61, 


Aug. 


19, 


'61, 


Aug. 


19, 


'61, 


Aug. 


19, 


'61, 


Aug. 


19, 


'61, 



Resigned July 26, 1S62. 

Veteran — promoted from 1st Lt., Sept. 17, 
1862 -wounded dune :!, 1864 — discharged 
• let,, her 12, 1864. 

Veteran- wounded Any. 2'.*, 18(12 promoted 
from Sgt. t" 1st Sgt., Sept. 17, 1862 to 2d 
Lt., Sept. 30, lsill— to 1st Lt., Dee. 4, 
1864— to Capt., March 18, 1865— mustered 
out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Promoted from 2d Lt., Sept. 17, L862 — mus. 
out, Sept. 29, 1864 — expiration of term. 

Wounded Sept. 1, 1862 — promoted to Cor., 
Sept. 7, 1862— to 3d Sgt., March 1, 1864— 
to 1st Sgt., Dee. 4, 1864— to 1st Lt., March 
2, 1865 — Veteran. 

Promoted from 1st Sgt. to 2d Lt., Sept. 17, 
1862— to 1st Lt., Sept. 30, 1864-com. 
Capt., Oct. 2, 18(14 — not mustered — mus. 
out Dec. 4 — expiration of term. 

Promoted to Cor., March 1, 1864— to Sgt., 
Dec. 4, 1864— to 1st Sgt, March 18, 1865 
—to 2d Lt., March 20, 18(15— wounded 
.lime •'>, 1864 — mustered out wiih com- 
pany, July 30, 1865 — Veteran. 

Wounded May 29, 1862 — promoted to Cor., 
April 8, L863— captured May 12, 1864— 
promoted to Sgt., Dec. 4, 1864 — to 1st Sgt., 
April 16, 1865 — mustered out with com- 
pany, July 30, 18(15 — Veteran. 

Promoted to Cor., April 1, 1864 — to Sgt., 
April 16, 1865— captured May 12, 1864— 
mustered out with company, July 30, 1865 
— Veteran. 

Veteran — promoted to Cor., April 1, 1864 — 
to Sgt., April 16, 1865 — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 18(15. 

Veteran — promoted to Sgt., April 6, 1865 — 
wounded July 30, 1864 — mustered out 
with company, July 30, 1865. 

Veteran — wounded May 12, 18(54 — promoted 
Cor., Dec. 4, 1864— to Sgt,, March 18, 1865 
— mus. out with company, July .SO, 1865. 

Wounded May 6, 1864 — disch. for wounds, 
Oct. 18, 1864— Veteran. 

Wounded Sept. 17, 1862 — mustered out Sept. 
29, 1864 — expiration of term. 

Captured June 7, 1864 — mustered out Feb., 
1865— expiration of term. 

Died of disease at City Point, Va., Sept. 6, 
1864 — Veteran. 



IV 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 




DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



David J. Alspach... Sergn't. jAug. 19, '61 



Chas. Biehl 'CorporM Auj 



Elias Bixler 

JacobStarr 

J. H. Zimmerman. 
Patrick Joice 



John D. Shearer., 



Jacob Stark... 
Edward Carl. 



Wm. J. Hesser 

Jonas P. Riegle 

Frank H. Barnhart. 

Wm. H. Delcamp... 

George Lester 



John Shreffler 

Hiram Straw 

John Heisler 

Solomon C. Wiehry. 
Wm. J. Schuckert... 

Jacob Lehman 

Adams, Nicholas 



Artz, Isaac... 
Bixler, John. 



Bressler, Martin. 
Boyer, Jacob 



Mucs'n. 



Private. 



Bressler, Franklin.., 

Boyer, Philip 

Bixler, Jackson 



Sept. 
Aug. 
Feb. 
Aug. 



Bowman, Wm. F.... 

Bower, John 

Blessing, Chas 

Bretz, Franklin 



19, 
19, 
19, 
25, 
30, 



Aug. 30, '61 



Sept. 


9. 


'61 


Sept. 


9, 


'61 


Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 


9, 
9, 
9, 


'61 

'61 
'61 


Sept. 


9, 


'61 


Sept. 


9, 


'61 


Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 


9, 
9, 
9, 
9, 
9, 


'61 
'61 
'61 
'61 
'61 


Sept. 
Sept. 


9, 
9, 


'61, 
'61 


Feb. 


27, 


'64, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Feb. 


29, 


'64, 


Feb. 


29, 


'64, 


Feb. 


29, 


'64, 


Mar. 


7, 


'64, 


Mar. 


7, 


'64, 


Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 


9, 

9, 

16, 

1, 


'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'64, 



Veteran — wounded Sept. 1, 1862, and July 

30, 1864— died at Portsmouth Grove, R. 

I., August 15, 1864. 
Promoted to Cor., Dec. 4, 1864 — mustered 

out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., Dec. 4, 1864 — Veteran — 

mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., Dec. 4, 1864 — Veteran — 

mustered out, July 30, 1865. 
Veteran — wounded May 9, 1864 — promoted 

Cor., Dec. 4, 1864— mus. out July 30, 1865. 
Wounded May 12, 1864 — promoted to Cor., 

March 18, 1865— mustered out, July 30, 

1865 — Veteran. 
Wounded May 29, 1862 and May 9, 1864— 

promoted to Cor., March 18, 1865 — mus- 
tered out, July 30, 1865 — Veteran. 
Promoted to Cor., April 16, 1865 — Veteran 

— mustered out, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., April 16, 1865 — Veteran 

— mustered out, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Promoted to Sgt. Major, March 1, 1864— 

Veteran. 
Wounded May 6, 1864— died May 7, 1864— 

Veteran. 
Veteran — wounded May 6 and July 30, 

1864 — captured May 6, 1864 — died Aug. 

30, 1864, of wounds. 
Died March 31, 1864, near Kingston, Ky. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — died while a pris'r. 
Killed August 30, 1862. 
Discharged for disability, Dec. 29, 1862. 
Promoted to principal musician, Oct. 25, 

1864— Veteran. 
Discharged on Surg, certificate, Oct., 1862. 
Wounded Sept. 1, 1862 — eye out — Veteran — 

mustered out with com'y, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded and captured, May 12, 1864 — 

died while a prisoner. 
Wounded Sept., 1862 — Veteran — mustered 

out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded June 17, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded May 12, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Woundetl June 17, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded May 6, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Transferred to company " J," May 3, 1864. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



Buck. Miles 

Bixler, Edward 

Binkley, Daniel.... 

Beach, Cbas , 

Bliler, Win. H 

Brenies, Joseph 

Bowman, Cyrene... 

Carl, Daniel , 

Chubb, Wm. H 

Christ, Henry J.... 

Clouser, Joseph 

Clonser, Simon , 

Carl, Conrad , 

Clark, Wm. H 

Clark, Edward W. 

Dietrich, Phillip... 

Dory, John W 

Degnan, James 

Donbert, Win 

Derker, Isaac 

Delcamp, Joseph..., 
Delcamp, Daniel.... 

Dautrick, Levi 

Darnsife, Isaac H.. 
Darnsife, Jer. W... 
Dressier, Jacob 

Deibler, Henry 

Dun, James 

Doubert, Jonathan 
Dawson, Thos 

Eiselman, Henry.... 

Erdman, Sinary 

Ellenbaum, Jas. F. 

Engle, Elias 

Erdman, August.... 

Eckel, John IS 

Engle, Samuel 

Faunce, Chas. E 

Fuller, John 

Faust, Jonas 




Private. 



Mar. 14, 
April (J, 

Feb. 25, 



30, 



Feb. 29, '64, 
Mar. 7, '64 
Mar. 8, '65, 



Mar. 
Feb. 



9, '61, 



9, '65, 



'64, 



Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


13, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


April 


1, 


'62, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Feb. 


10, 


'64, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 



Sept. 9, '01 



Transferred to company " K," May 3, 1864. 

Captured and wounded, May 12, 1864 — died 
while a prisoner, at Salisbury, N. ( '. 

Captured May 12,1864 — died while a priso- 
ner, at Salisbury, N. C. 

Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 17, 1864. 

Deserted May 11, 1804— Veteran. 

Substitute— deserted July 3, 1865. 

Wounded Sept. 1, 1862 — discharged on ac- 
count of wounds. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mustered out with company, 
July 30, 1865. 

Transferred to company "K," May 3, 1864. 

Transferred to company " K," May 3, 1«64. 

Transferred to company " K," May 3, 1804. 

Wounded Mav 9, 1864— died May 10, 1864. 

Wounded May 12— killed Aug. 19, 1864— 
Veteran. 

Captured May 12, 1804 — died while a priso- 
ner. 

Wounded May 9, 1804 — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mustered out with company 
July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — deserted. 

Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Transferred to company "K," May 3, 1864. 

Wounded May 9, 1864 — transferred to Vet. 
Reserve Corps, January 10, 1865. 

Transferred to company " I," May 3, 1864. 

Transferred to company ''I," May 3, 1864. 

Transferred to company " I," May 3, 1864. 

Captured May 12, 1864 — died while a priso- 
ner, at Salisbury, N. C. 

Wounded — died Jan. 14, 1863, of wounds 
received in action. 

Substitute — deserted June 20, 1865. 

Deserted. 

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, June 28, 
1862, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Substitute— mustered out with company, 
July 30, 1865. 

Wounded July 30, 1864 — discharged by 
Gen'l Order, May 24, 1865. 

Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 

Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Killed at Spottsylvania, Va.. May 12, 1864. 

Promoted to Quarterm'r Sgt., April 1, 1862. 

Died Dec. 16, 1803, at Blaus' Cross Roads, 
East Tenn. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Wounded July 30, 1864— mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865 — Veteran. 

Promoted to Coin. Sgt., Dec. 4, 18(14 — Vet. 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 




Foclit, Hiram 

Faust, Henry 

Fox, Peter 

Farree, Jacob F... 

Frankhauser, C 

Feindt, Isaac ' 

Faust, Emanuel 

Geist, Noah \ 

Gottshall, Joel 

Goertz, Chas 

Grow, Peter 

Greenawalt, Joshua. 

Hearther, Jonathan. 



Herb, Andrew. 
Hoffa, Daniel.. 



Private. 



Hertzog, Benjamin.. 
Howenstein, Henry. 

Henry, John 

Horning, Martin 

Hantz, Isaac 

Harman, Ben) 



Henry, Jacob. 



Howenstein, Joel. 
Herb, William.... 
Huyer, Henry 



Harner, Edward. 

Juda, Gabriel 

Kramer, Joel 



Kitchen, James E... 

Kelly, Wm 

Lucus, Peter F 

Lat'y, (ieo. B 

Eogue, Tolby 

Laudenschlager, J. J 
Laublasser, Jacob... 
Morgan, Israel 



Maurer, John II. 



Myers, Henry 

Minsker, Wm 

Murphy, Martin.... 
Mayberry, Reuben. 

Miller, Albert 

Michael, Hiram 



DATK 


OF MUS- 


TER. 




Mar. 


1, 


'64, 


Feb. 


IS, 


'64, 


Feb. 


25, 


'64, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


Mil, 


Mar. 


4, 


'62, 


Feb. 


29, 


'64, 


Feb. 


27, 


'64, 


Mar. 


11, 


'65, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Mar. 


7, 


'64. 


Mar. 


7, 


'65, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


April 


6, 


'64, 


Feb. 


29, 


'64, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Mar. 


/, 


'65, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Mar. 


10, 


'65, 


Mar. 


6, 


'65, 


Feb. 


27, 


'64, 


Mar. 


8, 


'65, 


Mar. 


14, 


'65, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Feb. 


27, 


'64, 


Mar. 


10, 


'65, 


Feb. 


10, 


'65, 


Mar. 


10, 


'65, 


Feb. 


10, 


'64, 


Feb. 


1, 


'64, 


Feb. 


29, 


'64, 



REMARKS. 



Transferred to company " I," May 3, 1864. 

Killed May 6, 1864, Wilderness, "Va. 

Wounded May 9, 1864— killed June 17, 
1864, Petersburg, Pa. 

Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Jan. 3, 1863. 

Died Oct. 23, 1863, Crab Orchard, Ky. 

Kd. Nov. 22, 1863, Siege of Knoxville, Tenn. 

Killed Nov. 16, 1863, Campbell Sta'n, Tenn. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Captured May 12, 1864 — died while a priso- 
ner, at Salisbury, N. C. 

Substitute — deserted July 3, 1865. 

Transferred to Battery " E," 5th U. S. Art'y, 
October 13, 1862. 

Died of disease, Sept. 23, 1863, at Crab 
( )rchard, Ky. 

Wounded May 12, 1864 — Veteran — mus- 
tered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Wounded Sept. 1, 1862 — Veteran — mus- 
tered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Wounded Sept, 1, 1862 and May 6, 1864— 
Yet, — mus. out with comp'y, July 30, 1865. 

Mus. out with comp'v, Julv 30, 1865 — Vet. 

Wd. July 30, 1864— mus. out, July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Wounded May 6, 1864— died Oct. 17, 1864, 
of wounds. 

Wounded May 6, 1864, Wilderness, Va. — 
died same day. 

Wd. June 7, 1864 — deserted — date unknown 

Died of disease, July 30, 1863. 

Wounded Sept. 1, 1862 — discharged on acct. 
of wounds. 

Killed Sept. 16, 1862, Antietam, Md. 

Substitute — discharged July 6, 1865, by G. O. 

Wounded May 6, 1864 — Veteran — mustered 
out, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Substitute -mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Deserted — date unknown. 

Deserted — .date unknown. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865 
— Veteran. 

Wounded Aug. 19, 1864— mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Transferred to company " I," May 3, 1864. 

Transferred to company "I," May 3, 1864. 

'Transferred to company " I," May 3, 1864. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETEPAN VOLUNTEERS. 



VI 1 




DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



REMARKS. 



Manning, John D... I'riv 

Muench, Elias 

McDonald, Timothy 
McLaughlin, Alex... 

McClellan, Robert... 



Nov, Paul 

O'Brien, Edward. 
< tasman, Aaron. . 



< )ssnian, Levi 

Otto, Peter S 

( >tto, Joseph 

Pepper, John R. 
Pinkerton, B. F. 



Phillips, A brain 

Rickert, Nathaniel.. 

Ritchey, Melan. M.. 

Reigel, Daniel 

Beigle, Simon R 

Run von. Harrison... 
Starr, Abraham F... 

Shadel, Henry 

Schlegel, ( iornelius.. 

Stutzman, Jon. B.... 

Schwenk, Ab'm K... 

Stoop, Daniel 

Seifert, John 

Strohecker, Joel W 

Saltzer, Josiah 

Snyder, Daniel H... 

Shewell. Jesse 

Sainharrv, Samuel... 

Sperry, Asa 

Spicher, Franklin... 

Smith, John 

Strohecker, Jno. W. 
Schwenk. Aaron K.. 
Swickert, Emanuel.. 

Steckley, John 

Schaher, Augustus... 

Stutzman, Nathan'l.. 



ate. 



Sept. 

Sept. 
Mar. 

Sept. 



9, 'til 




Feb. 29, '64 

Feb. 29, '64 

Feb. 29, '64 

Feb. 29, '64 

|Feb. 25, '64 

Mar. 1, '64 



Feb. 


6, 


'65 


Mar. 


10, 


'65 


Oct. 


3, 


'64 


Dec. 


8, 


'64 


Mar. 


7, 


'65, 


Mar. 


15, 


'65 


Feb. 


25, 


'64 


Feb. 


2"), 


'65, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Feb. 


29, 


'64, 


Feb. 


29, 


'6.4, 



Feb. 2! I, '64, 



Murdered at Annapolis, Mil., April 14,1864. 

Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Jan. 28, 1863. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Transferred to Battery " K," 2d l". S. Artil- 
lery, October 13, 1862. 

Wounded Mas- 29, 1862, Pocolaligo, S. C— 
died June 1, 1862, Beaufort, S. C. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute— mus. out with Co., July •">(>. 1865. 

Wounded May 1 "J, 1 864 — discharged Febru- 
ary 27, 1865 — Veteran. 

Miis'ered out at expiration, Sept. 29, 1864. 

Killed Au-ust 29, 1862, Bull Bun, Va. 

Died Aug. 18, 1864, at Beverly Hosp'l, N. J. 

Drafted— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1 *<>•">. 

Wounded May 9 and Aug. 19, 1864 — trans- 
ferred to Vet. Res. Corps, March 24, 1865. 

Transferred to company " I," May 3, 1864. 

Wounded May !•, 1864 — mustered out July 
30, 1865. 

Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30,1865. 

Mustered out at exp. of term of service. 

Killed Mav 9, 1864, Nv River, Va. 

Died Nov. 27, 1862. 

Wounded May 9 and June 18, 1864 — mus- 
tered out July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Wounded May 9, 1864 — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Wounded May 6, 1864 — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Wounded May 9, 1864 — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Wounded May 9, 1864 — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Wounded May !), 1864 — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Captured Mav 12, 1864 — returned May 11, 
1865— mustered out July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30,1865. 

Drafted— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Drafted — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July .".0, 1865. 

Discharged by Oen'1 Order, June 30, 1865. 

Wounded May (i, 1864 — Veteran — trans- 
ferred to Vet. Res. Corps, May 17, 1865. 

Transferred to companv " K," May 3, 1864. 

Wounded May 6, 1864— died June 9, 1864, 
of wound. 

Wounded May 6, 1864— died May 19, 1864, 
of wounds. 



VI 11 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



DATE OF MUS- 
TKR. 



REMARKS. 



Stein, Daniel Private. Feb. 

Shade, Jacob Feb. 



Snyder, Abraham... 

Shoffstall, Aaron 

Thomas, Fdward 

Trautman, Flias T.. 

Trautman, Daniel... 

Trautman, Emanuel 



Unger, John 

Wiest, Philip A. 



Wiest, Francis K.... 
Wiest, Samuel B.. .. 

Walton, Harrison... 

Wolf, Gideon 

Wolfgang, Michael.. 

Wolf, Isaac 

Weisner, August 



Wiehry, Franklin.. 
Wiest, Hiram K.... 



Weaver, Daniel D... 
Williams, Andrew... 

Zerbe, John K 

Zeluff, Eznua 

Zimmerman, Lewis. 
Zimmerman, George 



Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
| Feb. 

Sept. 

i 
Feb. 

iSept. 
Sept. 

Feb. 

jFeb. 

iDec. 

Jan. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept, 

-Sept. 
Feb. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Dec. 

Feb. 
Feb. 



9, 

27 

9, 

9, 

29 



'6 I 

'64 

'61 
'61 
'61 

'64 

'61 

'64 

'61 
'61 

'64 
'64 

'62 

'65, 

'61 
'61 

'61 

'61 
'64 

'ill 
'61 
V,4 
'64 

'(14 
'64 



Captured May 12, 1861 — died at Anderson- 
ville, Geo. 

Killed September 30, 1864, Poplar Grove 
Church, Va. 

Disch.on Surgeon's certificate, Sept. 16, 1861. 

Deserted. 

Veteran — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Wounded Mav 6, 1864 — disch. by General 
Orders, May 12, 18G5. 

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, Dec. 28, 
1864— Veteran. 

Wounded May 9, 1864 — transferred to Vet. 
Res. Corps. 

Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 

Wounded July 30, 1864— captured Autj. 19, 
1864— Vet.— mus. out to date, July 30, '65. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Wounded May 9, 1864 — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Wounded May 12, 1864 — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Wounded May 6, 1864 — disch. by General 
Orders, July 11, 1865. 

Wounded May 6, 1864— disch. Dec. 18, 1864. 

Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864. 

Wounded May 6 and June 27, 1864 — mus- 
tered out, Sept. 29, 1864. 

Died Sept. 28, 1864. 

Captured Mav 12. 1864 — died while a priso- 
ner, Oct. 30, 1864. 

Disch. on Surgn's certificate, Mar. 28, 1862. 

Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Jan. 2, 1863. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865 
— drafted. 

Wounded May 9, 1864— disch. June 14, 1865. 

Wounded May 9, 1864— died Sept. 22, 1864. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



COMPANY B. 



DATE OF Ml'S- 
TER. 



Hervey Herman Captain Sept. 

Geo. A. Yeager " Sept. 



Frank II. Barnhart.. 

Henry S. Rush 1st Lt. Sept. 

Joseph S. Ingham... " Sept. 

H. A. Hynemaa " Sept. 

A. J. Stephens " Sept. 

Chas. II. Gresh 2d Lt. Sept. 

Daniel II. Snyder... " Sept. 

Lucian II. Plucker.. " Sept. 

I 
Frederick 1!. Eidel.. 1st .Serg. Sept. 

Wm. M. Weidner... " Sept. 

Robert Gerlach Serg'nt. Sept. 

Benjamin Robinson. " Sept. 



Wm. W. Hart. 



Thos. J. Hyneman. 



Howard Potts 

H. J. O'Connell | " 

Phillip A. Huber... " 

John Paul " 

Thoedore Taggart.... 1 " 



16, '61, Resigned August 1, 1862. 

in, '61, Promoted from 1st Sgt. to 2d Lt., Feb. 15, 
1862— to ('apt., Dee. 17, 1862 wounded 
July 30, 1864— resigned Feb. 20, L865— 
Veteran. 
Sept. 16, '61, Promoted from Sgt. Major to 1st Lt., Sept. 
6, 1864— promoted to ('apt., Mar. 1, 1865— 
mws. out with company, July 30, 1865. 

16, '61, Died at Beaufort, S. C, May 28, 1862, of 

wounds received accidentally. 
9, '61, Promoted from 2d Lt. company K, Aug. 1, 
1862— resigned Nov. 4, 1862. 

16, '61, Promoted to 1st Sgt., Feb. 15, 1862— to 1st 
Lt., Dec. 17, 1862— wd. May 6, 1864— 
discharged Sept. 5, 1864— Vet. 

16, '61, Promoted from Sgt. Major, Jan. 19, 1865 — 
mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

16, '61, Resigned December 7, 1861. 

16, '61, Promoted from Sgt., Dec. 17, 1862 — disch. 
Sept. 27, 1864. 

16, '61, Wounded May 6, 1864 — promoted fr. private 
to Sgt., March, 1864— to 2d Lt., March 20, 
1865 — mus. out July 30, 1865 — Veteran. 

16, '61, Promoted from private to 5th Sgt., Mar 12, 
1864 — to 1st Sgt., May 1, 1865 — captured 
May 12, 1864 — Veteran — mustered out 
with company, July 30, 1865. 

16, '61, Promoted from private Cor. to 5th Sgt. — 
and to 1st Sgt , Mar. 14, 1864 — wd. Sept. 
30, 1864— disch. Mar. 9, 1865— Vet. 

16, '61, Promoted from private to 3d Cor., Mar. 12, 
1864 — to Sgt., May 1, 1865— cap. May 12, 
1864 — Veteran — mustered out with com- 
pany July 3, 1865. 

16, '61,' Promoted from Cor., Jan. 1, 1865 — wounded 
Sept. 1, 1862 — mus. out, July 30, 1865 — 
Veteran. 

16, '61,! Wounded Aug. 30, 1862 and May 6, 1864— 
promoted from private — Veteran — mus- 
tered out July 30, 1865. 

16, '61, Wounded May 6, 1864— promoted to Sgt. 
from Cor., March 10, 1865 — Veteran — 
mustered out with com'v, July 30, 1865. 

16, '61, Promoted from Cor., March 1, 1863— Vet — 
j disch. on Surgeon's cert., Jan. 22, 1865. 

16, '61, 'Promoted from Cor., Mar 1, 1863 — wounded 
June 23, 1864— died June 27, 1864— Vet. 

16, '61,' Discharged Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 

16, '61, Discharge Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 

16, '61, Discharged Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 



Sept. 

'Sept. 

Sept. 
,Sept. 

Sept. 

.Sept. 
'Sept. 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



Henry A. Boyers. 

Jacob R. Eidel.... 

Henry Eiler 

Joseph W. White 
Jacob G. Endy 

Henry A. Bingaman 




Augustus Graber. 
Daniel Batz 



Henrv Plucker 



Franklin Fabian. 



John R. Hoffmaster. 



Robert Smith 

Chas. W. Barlet. 



John S. Hvneman.., 



Robert Bingaman... Mucs'n. Eeb. 

Joel Hoffman " Mar. 

Samuel Shaffer " Sept. 

Solomon Rhoads Wago'r. Sept. 

Allen, James {Private. Mar. 

Anderson, Jas. D.... Feb. 



Sept. 
Sept. 



'61, 
'61, 



Sept. 16, '61, 



oth Sgt. Sept. 16, '61, 



Corpor'FSept. 16, '61, 



Augustine, Adam. 



Bartlett, Albert.. 
Boyer, Franklin. 

Baker, John 



Becker, Samuel 

Benjamin, San'd E. 
Beidleman, Geo. K. 
Borell, Henry A.... 
Bertolette, H. G. C. 

Brown, Sam'l H 

Burket, Cyrus 

Burker, Thos. P. ... 
Bodner, Jacob 



Wounded July 30, 1864— Vet.— pr. to Cor., 

Jan. 1, 1865 — mus. out with company, 

July 30, 1865. 
Wounded June 9, 1864 — pr. to Cor., Jan. 1, 

1865 — mustered out with company, July 

30, 1865— Veteran. 
Veteran — promoted to Cor., Jan. 1, 1865 — 

mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded May 9, 1864 — pr. to Cor., 1865 — 

mus. out with Co., Julv 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Wounded July 30, 1864 and Aug. 19, 1864— 

promoted to Cor., March 10, 1865 — mus. 

out with company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Captured May 12, 1864^pr. to Cor., May 1, 

1865 — mustered out with company, July 

30, 1865— Veteran. 
Killed May 6, 1864— Veteran. 
Promoted to Cor., July 1, 1865— Vet. — mus. 

out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded Sept. 17," 1862 and May 9, 1864— 

promoted to Cor., Feb. 1, 1863 — mus. out 

with company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Wounded Sept. 17, 1862 — pr. from Cor. to 

Sgt., 1862 — discharged on Surgeon's cer- 
tificate, Jan. 13, 1863. 
Wounded Mav 29, 1862— discharged Dec. 

10, 1862. 

Wounded Sept. 17, 1862 — absent without 
leave at muster out — Veteran. 

Wounded Sept. 1, 1862 — died of wounds, 
same day. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Discharged May 21, 1862. " 

Disch. on Surg, cert., Jan. 22, 1865 — Vet. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Wounded May 6, 1864 — discharged by Gen'l 
Order, June 17, 1865. 

Wounded Sept. 17, 1862— disch. on Sur- 
geon's certificate, Dec. 13, 1862. 

Mus. out with comp'y, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 

Captured May 12, 1864 — died while a priso- 
ner — date unknown — Veteran. 

Wounded May 9, 1864 — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865 — Veteran. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out at exp. of term, Sept. 29, 1864. 

Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Drafted — disch. by Gen. Order, June 2, 1865. 

Murdered at Cincinnati, June 9, 1863. 

Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, May 21, 1862. 

Transferred to Batterv " E," 2d U. S. Artil- 
lery, October 13, 1862. 



Sept. 
Sept. 



'61, 
'61, 



Sept. L6j 'HI. 



29, 
29, 

16, 
16, 
13, 

in. 



'64, 
'64, 
'61, 
'61, 
'65, 
'64, 



Sept. 16, '61, 



Sept. 
Sept. 



16, 
L6, 



'61, 
'61, 



Sept. 16, '61, 



Feb. 
Mar. 
Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 



11, 
10, 

9, 
16, 
16, 
20, 

16, 
16, 

1''., 



'64, 
'65, 
'65, 
'61, 
'61, 
'64, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



XI 



DATB OF BUS- 
TER. 



Bard, John B 

Bradford, Josiafa 

Bizler, Daniel 

Baker, David 

( looper, Joseph 

Coleman, Wm 

Correll, Wm. J 

( '(iiniid. Phillip 

Colloway, James 

Christley, Thos. F.. 
Campbell, Wash'n... 
Cordell, Martin 

Deese Henry 

Double, Henry P.... 

Eyler, Daniel 

Fehr, Jacob 

Flieg, Enoch 

Focht, Jeremiah 

Fry, Orlando 

Fisher, .lames 

Feterow, 1 Daniel 

Folk, John 

Firing, Samuel 

Flickinger, John 

Farrin, Peter 

Fritz, Levi 

G eh res, Mathiaa 

Grossman, John 

Green, William 

Girton, Peter II 

Huber, Conrad 

Hoffa, Cyrus 

Hastings, J as. W.... 
Hoadley, Casper J... 

Hagan, Geo 

Herman, Peter.. 

Hanford, Frank. B.. 
Heller, Lucian 

Heartz, Peter 

Jackson, Geo 

Keihle, Geo 



Private. 



Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 



16, 
16, 
L6, 
16, 
L6, 

13, 
9, 
9, 
L3, 
20, 
20, 
13, 



Feb. 8, 



Sept. 

Oct. 

April 
Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 



20, 
3, 

6, 

16, 

16, 
30, 



Mar. 


10, 


Mar. 


9, 


Sept. 


16, 


Sept, 


16, 


Sept. 


16, 


Sept. 


16, 


Sept. 


16, 


Sept. 


16, 


Sept. 


20, 


Mar. 


13, 


Mar. 


10, 


Feb. 


29, 


Mar. 


29, 


Mar. 


20, 


Mar. 


10, 


Mar. 


10, 


Sept. 


16, 


Mar. 


9, 


Sept. 


16, 


Sept. 


16, 


Sept. 


20, 


Sept. 


16, 



'61, Disch.on Surgeon's certificate, Dec. 31, 1862. 
'61, Discharged on Surgeon's certificate. 
'61, Deserted April 20, 1863, at Stanford, Ky. 
'61, Disch. on Surgn's certificate, Dec. 18, 1862. 
'61, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865 

— Veteran. 
'65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July .'it), 1865. 
'65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'64, Drafted— disch. bv Gen. Order, June 2, 1865. 
'61, Drafted— mus. out with Co., July 30, L865. 
'65, Substitute — disch. by General Order, June 

27, 1865. 
'6 1, Wounded May !i, 1864— mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
'64, Drafted — discharged by Special Order, June 

2, 1865. 
'61, Died of disease, Nov. 17, 1863, at Covington, 

Ky. 
'Ii4. Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'iil. Wounded Nov. 23 and 27, 1863 — Veteran — 

mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'61, [Wounded May 6 and June 17, 1864 — mus. 

out with company, July 30, 1864 — Vet. 
'64, Captured Sept. 30, 1864— wounded July- 30, 

1864 — died while a prisoner, at Salisbury, 

N. C. — date unknown. 
65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'65, Substitute- mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'61,! Wounded May 9, 1864 — mustered out Sept. 

"29, 1864 — expiration of term. 
'61, Killed May 6, 1S64— Veteran. 
'61, Captured May 12, 1864— died Aug. 12, 1864, 

while a prisoner — Veteran. 
'61, Wounded Sept. 1, 1862 — discharged Febru- 

ary 20, 1863. 
'61, Wounded Sept. 1, 1862— died Sept. 26, 1862. 
'61, Discharged Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
'64, Drafted— disch bv Gen. Order, June 2, 1864. 
'64, 

'65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'64, Captured May 12, 1864 — died in Anderson- 

ville Prison — date unknown. 
'65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'61, Discharged Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
'65, Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 29, 1865. 
'61, Wounded Sept. 17, 1862 and July 30, 1864— 

disch. June 6, 1865 by Gen. Order. — Vet. 
'61, Wounded Sept. 17, 1862 — disch. on Sur- 
geon's certificate, Jan. 15, 1863. 
'64, Drafted — disch. bv Gen. Order, June 2, 1865. 
'61, Mus. out with Co.', July 30, 1865— Vet. 



Xll 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



Kerr, John Private. 

Kepner, John H 

Kepner, Frank. W.. 

Kreider, John 

Leininger, Harrison 
Livingood, Henry... 
Landis, Benjamin... 

Lyon, Charles 

Lamont, John 

Lichty, Henry 

Long, John 

Morris, Patrick 

Miller, Jeremiah 

Machnlder, Adams.. 
Madira, Daniel 



McLafferty, Peter.. 
McKissick, Win. J. 
McFarland,Thos.D 

McMurray, Andrew 
McKinney, Saml. A 

Newman, Henry.... 

Neatman, Chas 

O' Bryan, John 

Patton, John , 

Plucker, Daniel , 

Pliillips, John 

Relier, Horace 

Reber, George 

Redman, Henry.... 

Rowe, Geo 

Rice, John 

Riddle, Samuel 

Riddle, Samuel L.. 

Robinson, John 

Reiger, John 

Reinhart, Joseph. . 
Steinrueh, Isaac G.. 

Showers, Daniel 

Swavely, Samuel B. 

Seid, Geo 

Shannon, Daniel.... 

Streeter, Gibson 

Stokes, Joseph 

Seigfreid, John 

Snvder, Samuel 

Scull, Marks B 

Sutton, Jas. J - 

Stewart, Wm.P 

Starwick, Francis... 



Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 



Julv 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept, 

Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 

|Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Feb. 
;Feb. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 



Feb. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 



16, 
20, 
20, 
20, 
16, 

10, 

14, 
15, 

20, 
16, 
16, 
11, 

11, 

•> 

16, 
16, 

20, 
20, 
16, 
16, 



'65, 
'65, 
'115. 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'65, 
'65, 
'65, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'65, 
'61, 
'61, 



jSept. 16, '61 
Feb. 29, '64 



29, '64 

8, '65! 
11, '65 

9, '65, 
10, '6o 
16, '61 
16, '61 
J 6, '61 
20, '(54 
20, '64 
20, '64. 



Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July o0, 1865. 
Substitute — deserted June 23, 1865. 
Disch.on Surgeon's certificate, Nov. 1, 1861. 

Killed May 9, 1864— Veteran. 
Substitute— deserted June 23, 1865. 
Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Mar. 14, 1863. 
Transferred to Vet. Res. Corps, by General 

Order 321, A. G. O., Washington. D. C, 

Sept. 26, 1863— wounded Sept. 17, 1862. 
Drafted — mus. out with Co.. July 30, 1865. 
Drafted — disch. by Gen. Order, June 2, 1 865. 
Drafted — disch. by Gen. Order, June 2, 1865. 
Drafted — disch. by Gen. Order, June 2, 1865. 
Discharged Sept. 29, 1864 — expiration of 

term of service. 
Substitute — deserted June 13, 1865. 
Substitute — deserted June 21, 1865. 
Substitute — discharge by Gen. Order, June 

29, 1865. 
Discharged by Special Order, June 2. 1865. 
Transferred to Vet. Res. Corps, Dec. 11. 1863. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Mar. IS, 1863. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Drafted — disch. by Gen. Order, June 2, 1865. 
Drafted — disch. by Gen. Order, June 2, 1865. 
Killed May 9, 1864. 
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate. 

Wounded July 30, 1864 — Veteran — mus- 
tered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Wounded Mav 6 and June 3, 1864 — disch. 
December 23, 1864. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Substitute - mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865- 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — deserted — date unknown. 

Discharged Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Discharged Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 

i Discharged Sept. 20, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Drafted — disch. by Gen. Order, June 2, 1865. 

Drafted — disch. bv Gen. Order, June 2, 1865. 

Drafted — wounded March 9,1865 — mus. out 

' June 2, 1865, by General Order. 



PENNSYLVANIA V HI KHAN V< H.l'NTKKKN. 



Stevenson, Win.... 
Smith, < 'lias 

Sellers, Sam'l 

Thompson, Wm.... 
Updegraff, Wm.... 
Upman, Augustus. 
Linger, Monroe 



Private. 



Vivian, John 

Vincent, .lames 
Wise, James 



Wummer, Wm. 

Warnoch, Wm... 
Wilkins, Chas... 
Wentzel, Henry, 

Walker, (ieo 

Wiend, Isaac... 



Yohe. Reuben. 
Young, John.., 



DATE 


(IF Ml-- 


TKR. 




Sept. 
Feb. 


20, 
9, 


'64, 
'65, 


Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 


i.;, 

16, 

s, 


'61, 
'61, 
'65, 


Sept. 

Feb. 


in. 


'61, 

'til. 


April 
Mar. 


23, 
9, 


'62, 
'65, 


Sept. 


16, 


'61, 


Feb. 


10, 


'64, 


Mar. 


r>. 


'65, 


Mar. 


14, 


'65, 


Sept. 
Mar. 


16, 

13, 


'til, 
'65, 


Sept. 


16, 


'61, 


Mar. 


11, 


'til, 


Mar. 


14, 


'65, 



REMARKS. 



Drafted — died of disease, Dee. 24, 1864. 

Substitute— deserted June 2. 1865. 

Killed at Antietam, Sept. 17. 1862. 

Discharged Sept. 29, 1864 -exp. of term. 

Substitute — mns. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Discharged Sept. 29, 186*1 exp. of term. 

Died of disease, Oct. 31, 1864, at Alexan- 
dria, Va. 

Mustered out with company, July ■';<>, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Wounded May 9 and 12. 1864— mustered 
out with company, July :ii», 1865 Vet. 

Wounded May 9, 1864 — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out witli Co., July 30, 1865. 

Substitute— mus. out with Co.. .Inly 30, 1865. 

Killed August 17, 1864 — Vet. 

Substitute — deserted June 17. 1865. 

Transferred to Second U. S. Artillery, Oct. 
13, 1862. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute —mus. out with ( 'o., July 30, 1865. 



COMPANY C. 



Dan'l F. Burket. 
( has. E. Brown.. 



Captain 



Geo. W. Brumm 1st Lt. 

Wm. H. Hiney | 

John S. Eckel 

Samuel A. Losch.. 



Augustus Mellon. 



2d Lt. 



DATE OF MU8- 
TF.R. 



Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 

April 

Sept. 



9, 'til. 
9, 'til. 

9, '61, 
9, '61, 

1, '62, 

9, '61, 



REMARKS. 



Sept. 9, '61, 



Wounded May 9, 1864— disch. Dec. 31, 1864. 
expiration of term. 

Promoted from Cor. to Sgt., Nov. 1, 1862 — 
to 1st Lt., Sept. 30, 1S64— to ('apt., Dec. 
31, 1864 — Veteran — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Promoted to Capt. company F, March 17, 
1864 — Veteran. 

Promoted fr. Sgt. to 2d Lt., Oct. 21. 1862— 
to 1st Lt., Mar. 17, 1864— wounded June 
1, 1864— died July 8, 1864— Veteran. 

Promoted from Quar. Sgt. to 2d Lt., March 
17, 1864— to 1st Lt. and Q. M., Jan. 15, 
1S65— Veteran. 

Promoted from 4th Cor. to 1st Sgt., Nov. 26, 
1864— to 2d Lt., Mar. 2, 1S65— to 1st Lt., 
April 1, 1865 — mustered out with com- 
pany, July 30, 1865 — Veteran. 

Promoted fr. Cor. to 2d Sgt., Nov. 1, 1862 — 
to 1st Sgt., Jan. 17, 1865— to 2d Lt., June 
15, 1865— Vet.— wounded May 9, 1804— 
mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 



XIV 



HISTOEY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



John F. Say lor 2d Lt. 

David Raudenbush.. 1st Serg. 



Win. Hill 

Levi Eckert Serg'nt. 

Henry Hill 

George Schwenk " 



Samuel Hoffman. 

James H. Levan. 
Alex. P. Garrett.. 



Jus. M. Saylor " 

Henry M. Deibler... Corpo'l 

Geo. W. Cake 

Jacob Scheck ' " 

Ch as. Oswald j " 



Isaac Eckert 

Win. Wildermuth. 

Frederick Scheck.. 
Gutlieb Burket 



John Doudle. 



Geo. H. Hoffman.., 



Robert Bechtel 

Benjamin Brown.... 

Wm. H. Guslin 

Clestine McKibbon 
Jeremiah Holmes.. 

Lucian Schwartz JWago'r. 

Agley, Samuel iPrivate. 



Mucs'n. 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



Sept. 
Sept. 



Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 



'61, 
'61, 



'61, 
'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 
'61, 



Sept. 
Sept. 


9, 
9, 


'61, 
'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 



Sept. 9, '61, 



Sept. 9, '61, 



Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Mar. 


12, 


'64, 


Mar. 


14, 


'64, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 



Resigned July 29, 1862. 

Promoted from Cor. to Sgt. — to 1st Sgt, July 

1, 1865 — captured May 12, 1861— mus. out 

with company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Promoted fr. Cor. to Sgt. — to 1st Sgt. — killed 

May 6, 1864— Veteran. 
Promoted fr. Cor., Nov. 26, 1864 — wounded 

and captured, May 12, 1864 — Vet. — raus. 

out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded May 18, 1864— promoied fr. Cor., 

March 20, 1865 — Veteran — mus. out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted fr. Cor., Mar. 20, 1865 — wounded 

Aug. 29, 1862 — mus. out with company, 

Julv 30, 1865 — Veteran. 
Promoted to Cor., Nov. 26, 1864— to Sgt., 

July 1. 1865— wd. June 18, 1864— mus. 

out with company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Promoted from private — bounded June 22, 

1864— pr. to Capt., Co. I, Nov. 26, 1864. 
Wounded Julv 3, 1864 — Vet. — promoted to 

Sgt. -Major, March 20. 1865. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Captured Aug. 29, 1862— wd. May 9, 1864— 

mus. out with Co., July 30, I860 — Vet. 
Promoted to Cor., Nov. 26, 1864 — wd. June 

1, 1864— mus. out, July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Promoted to Cor., Nov. 26, 1864 — mus. out 

with company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Wounded May 9, 1864 — promoted to Cor., 

Nov. 26, 1864 — mus. out with companv, 

July 30, 1865— Veteran. 
Promoted to Cor., March 20, 1865— Vet — 

mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded May 9, 1864 — promoted to Cor., 

May 1, 1865 — Veteran — mus. out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., July 1, 1865 — Veteran — 

mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded May 12, 1864 — promoted to Cor., 

July 1, 1865 — Veteran — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., April 30, 1863 — captured 

May 12, 1864 — diseh. by Genral Order, 

June 3, 1865 — Veteran. 
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, at Beau- 
fort, S. C 
Trans, to U. S. Signal Corps, Nov. 1, 1862. 
Died at Mill Dale, Miss., July 30, 1863. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Killed Sept. 17, 1862, at Antietam, Md. 
Died Oct. 28, 1861, at Fortress Monroe. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — died while a priso- 
ner — Veteran. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



XV 



Baker, Lafayette. 



Bousman, George. 
Berger, David 



Becker, Win 

Boyer, Lewis 

Bretz, Win 

Bloch, David 

Burns, Henry 

Burns, Franklin. 

Bryan, Win 

Brown, Geo. W.. 
Berger, Llias 



Private. 



date of m us- 



Bells, Volney 

Benedict, Jacob 

Bertolette, Albert.. 
Berger, Augustus.... 
Brocius, J. G. \\\. . 

Burket, (has 

Brenner, Jonathan. 



Combs, Alpheus , 

Correll, Rolandns.. 

Christian, Henry B 

Dilcamp, Peter 

Dupple, < S-ottlieb 

Daukle, Peter 



Eckert, John N. 
Eckert, Win 



Eckert, John. 



Eiler, ( 'has 

Eckert, Marks K. 
Eckel, Emanuel... 



Evert, Daniel 

Emerick. Win 

Ellis, Thomas 

Eilerding, Henry. 
Fisher, Franklin.. 



Fritz, Peter.. 



Fritz, John 

Eirestein, Geo 

Fitzsimnions, Peter. 

Fahl, Richard 

Fenstermaker, Fr'n. 



Feb. 

Feb. 

i 


19, 

19, 


v,i 
'64, 


Feb. 


22, 


'64, 


Feb. 


6, 


'64, 


Jan. 


26, 


'65 


Jan. 


16, 


'65, 


Mar. 


27, 


'65, 


Mar. 


27, 


'65, 


Mar. 


27, 


'65, 


Apri 


6, 


'65, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Feb. 


23, 


'64, 


Feb. 


19, 


'64, 


Mar. 


4, 


'64, 


Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 


9, 
9, 

22, 


'61, 
'61, 

'64, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


April 


1", 


'64, 


April 


20, 


'64, 


Mar. 


13, 


'65, 


Mar. 


-s. 


'64, 


Feb. 


20, 


'65, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Feb. 


29, 


'64, 


April 


6, 


•64, 


Feb. 


22, 


'64, 


April 
Feb. 


6, 

27, 


'65, 
'65, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Feb. 


22, 


'64, 


Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Jan. 


9, 

9, 

9, 

16, 


'61, 
'61, 
'61, 

'65, 


Feb. 


9, 


'64, 


Feb. 


22, 


'64, 


Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 


9, 
9, 
9, 
9, 


'61, 

'61, 
'61, 
'61, 



Sept. 9, '61,jWounded June 3, 1864— mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded .May 6 and July 4, 1864- --mus- 
tered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 186"). 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — exchanged March 

4, 1865— disch. May 12, 1865— Veteran- 
expiration of term. 
Disch. bv Special Order, July 11, 1865. 
Killed May 12, 1864. 
Killed June 3, 1864. 
Killed Sept. 17, 1862. 
Deserted Sept. 18, 1861. 
Killed August 19, 1864. 
Wounded Sept. 17, 1862, from which he 

died — date unknown. 
Wounded Nov. 27, 1864— mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded Dec. 19, 1X64— mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Discharged by Gen'l Order, Aug" 16, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, Julv 30, 1865. 
Captured May 12, 1864— died while in Rebel 

prison. 
Mustered out with company, July :!(), 1865. 
Wounded May 6, 1864— mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Captured May 12, 1864— mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, Julv 30, 1865. 
Killed at Cold Harbor, Va\, June 3, 1865— 

Veteran. 
Killed May 9, 1864. 

Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Dec. 13, 1862. 
Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Oct. 29, 1862. 
Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, May 9, 1862. 
Wounded April 2, 1865— disch. by General 

Order, June 9, 1865. 
Wounded May 6, 1864, from which he died 

— date unknown. 
Killed April 2, 1865. 
Deserted January 10, 1863. 
Died of disease, Oct. 31, 1862. 
Killed Sept. 17, 1862. 
Wounded Sept. 17, 1862— discharged on ac 

count of disability, Sept. 30, 1863. 



XVI 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



Fickensher, Peter.. 
Gulliver, Christian. 

Guertler, Wm. D... 

Garber, Mahlon 

Graff, John 

Getler, Jacob 

Gilbert, Aaron P.... 
Gilmore, Robert.... 
Hoffman, Jerome.. 
Heebner, Edward.. 

Harner, Romandes. 

Heebner, Geo 

Hans, Thos. J 

Helm, Jacob 

Haines, Win , 

Hoffman, Wm 

Helm, Henry 

He rbst, Jacob 

Hohl, Lewis 

Hiney, Geo 

Kiepner, Stoughton 

Kerrigan, Garrett.. 

Koch, Wm. J , 

Koch, Wm 

Knarr, Isaac , 

Knarr, Geo 

Kearney, Chas 

Krebs, Andrew J... 
Knarr, Benjamin... 

Knarr, Chas - 

Kramer, Jonas W.. 

Klinger, Geo 

Lloyd, Adam 

Losch, Wni. G 

Lindermuth, Jacob. 
Loyd, Geo. W 

Lehman, Josiah D.. 

Long, Joseph 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



REMARKS. 



Private. 



Sept. 
Sept. 



9, '61 
9, '61 



April 16, '64 



April 
Aug. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Feb. 

April 
Sept. 
Feb. 

Sept. 



6, '65 
14, '61 

9, '61 
9, '61 
9, '61 
4, '64. 
19, '64 

6, '64 

9, '61 

l:;, '65 

9, '61 



Feb. 

Sept. 

Feb. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 



19, '64 

9, '61 

22, '64 

19, '61 

19, '61 

19, '61 

9, '61 

9, '61 



Feb. 19, '64 
Feb. 6, '65 



Feb. 


6, 


'65, 


Jan. 


21, 


'65, 


Mar. 


13, 


'65, 


April 
April 
Sept. 
Sept. 


6, 

20, 

9, 
9, 


'65, 
'62, 

'61, 
'61, 


Sept. 
Feb. 


9, 
19, 


'61, 
'64, 


Feb. 


19, 


'64, 


Feb. 


6, 


'65, 


Feb. 


19, 


'64, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept, 


9, 


'61, 



, Disch. on Snrg. certificate, Mav 19, 1862. 
, Wounded May 9 and 12, 1864— Veteran— 

mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 
, Captured May 12, 1864— mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
, Discharged by Genl. Order, Aug. 16, 1865. 
, Wounded Sept. 17, 1862 — mus. out, Sept. 

29, 1864 — expiration of term. 
, Killed June 17, 1864— Veteran. 
, Disch. on Surg, certificate, Mav 111, 1862. 
, 'Deserted Sept. 10, 1861. 
, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
, Wounded July 8, 1S64 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
, Mus. out with Co., July 30," 1864— Vet. 
, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
, Wounded Sept. 17, 1862 — captured May 12, 

1864 — mustereH out with company, July 

30, 1865 — Veteran. 
, Captured May 12, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 3'), 1865. 
, Wounded May 6, 1864 — transferred to Vet. 

Reserve Corps, May 10, 1865. 
, Captured May 12, 1864 — died while a priso- 
ner — date unknown. 
, Wounded Sept. 19, 1861 — transferred to Vet. 

Res. Corps, Nov. 18, 1863 — Veteran. 
, I Deserted Sept. 28, 1861. 
, Killed August 30, 1862. 
, Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
,' Wounded Sept. 1, 1862, and captured— 

again May 12, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
, Wounded June 18, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865 — 

wounded June 18, 1864. 
, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
.Discharged April 19, 1865 — exp. of term. 
.[Discharged Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
, I Wounded August 30, 1862 — discharged on 

Surgeon's certificate, Jan. 17, 1863. 
, Disch. on Surg, certificate, May 19, 1862. 
, Wounded May 6, 1864— mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
, Wounded May 6, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
, Wounded May 12, 1864, from which he died, 

June 8, 1864 — Veteran. 
, Killed December 1, 1864 — Veteran. 



-wd. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



XVII 



DATE in- KUS- 

TKK. 



JLoyd, Thos Private. 

Long, Lewis 

Little, John 

I.* mile, John L 

Mart/. John B 



Machlin, Wm. E. 
Miller, Henry B. 



Mover, George 

Marlind, Edward.... 



Mercer, Wm..., 

Mart/, Daniel. 



Martz, Samuel. 
Mtisie, Daniel.. 
Melby, Dennis. 

Martin, John.., 



Molloy, Patrick 

Meckenstam, Chas. 
McHargue, Jon 



McCollough, Pat'k.. 

McGlann, Daniel 

CDonnel, Franklin. 
Oswald, Israel 



Oswald, Edward. 

Paul, Peter 

Pngh, Morgan.... 
Patten, Wm 



Reed, George.... 

Ryan, John 

Reiger, Albert... 
Reiger, Edward. 

Reber, Lewis B. 
Bupp, Thos 



Riley, Michael 

Reed, John 

Reicher, Philip 

Remheimer, Frank. 
Scheck, Paul , 



Schwenk, Samuel. 

Smith, John 

Sweney, John 

Seaman, Lewis 

Seifert, John 



Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Feb. 

Feb. 

Mar. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Feb. 
Feb. 

Feb. 
Sept. 
Sept. 



9, 
9, 
9, 
L2, 

19, 

13, 



9, 

9, 

6, 
10, 

19, 
9, 
9, 



'61, Killed May 12, 1864— Veteran. 
'61, Disch. on Surg, certificate, May 1'.', 1862. 
'61, Disch. on Surg, certificate, Oct". 1, 1862. 
'64, Disch. on Surg, certificate, Aug. 28, 1864. 
'ill. Wounded Feb. 26, 1865 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
'65, Substitute— m us. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'61, Captured Sept. 30. 1*64 — Veteran — nnis.out 

with com pan v, July 30, L865. 
'61, Mas. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
'61, Captured August 36, 1862 — nius. out with 

company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
'65, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'64, Wounded August 19, 1864— mus. out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
'64, Killed May 6, 1864. 
'61, Died November 16, 1862. 
'61, Wounded August 30, 1862 — disch. on Surg, 
certificate — date unknown. 
Sept. 9, '61, Wounded Sept. 1, 1862 — disch. on Surgeon's 

certificate. 
Sept. 9, '61, Discharged on Surgeon's certificate. 
Sept. 9, '61, Deserted April 20, 1863. 
Mar. 20, '64, Wounded May 6, 1864— mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Sept. 9, '61, Wounded Oct, io, 1863— mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865 — Veteran. 
Sept. 9, '61, Killed Sept. 17, 1862. 

Sept. 9, '61, Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Sept. 9, '61, Wounded Aug. 19, 1864— transferred to Vet. 

Res. Corps, Jan. 1, 1865 — Veteran. 
jSept. 9, '61, Died May 8, 1864. 

Feb. 21, '65, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Sept. 9, '61, Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Sept. 9, '61, Left sick at Memphis, Tenn, supposed to 

have died. 
Sept. 9, '61, Mus. out with Co., Julv 30, 1865— Vet. 
Sept. 9, '61, Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet, 
April 16, '64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Feb. 22, '64, Wounded June 17, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Feb. 13, '65, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Feb. 22, '64, Captured Sept. 30, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, Julv 30, 1865. 
Sept, 9, '61, Killed May 6, 1864— Veteran. 
Feb. 29, '64, Killed May 25, 1864. 
Sept. 9, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate, May 19, 1862. 
June 24, '64, 
July 5, '64, Substitute — discharged by General Order, 

June 30, 1865. 
Feb. 22, '64, Wounded Oct. 27, 1864— mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865 — -Veteran. 
Jan. 16, '65, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Feb. 6, '65, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
April 6, '65, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'April 6, '65, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 



XV111 



HISTOEY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



Sullivan, Daniel. 
Surles, Wm. K... 



Sheppell, Chas.. 



Sharon, Franklin. 
Simpson, Geo...... 

Tyson, Wm. H.... 

Tyson, Irving W.. 



Venable, Arthur. 
Williams, Chas.. 
Williams, Wm... 



Wesner, Samuel. 
Wright, Josiah... 



Wall, Augustus.... 
Wallisa, Thomas... 
Williams, Patrick. 



Wagner, Wm 

Warner, Levan J.. 

Williams, Alex 

Wise, Franklin 



Seifert, Wm. B Private. 

Schwab, Adam 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



April 
Feb. 

Mar. 

Feb. 

Feb. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Feb. 

Feb. 
Feb. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Mar. 

Feb. 
Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Feb. 
Sept. 
Sept. 



6, '65, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
22, '64, Captured Sept. 30, 1864— mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
'64,| Wounded and captured, May 12, 1864 — dis- 
charged on Surgeon's certificate. 
'64, Wounded June 29, 1864 — transferred to the 

Vet. Kes. Corps, Nov. 18, 1864. 
'64,]Wounded Mav 6, 1864— transferred to Vet. 

Res. Corps, Dec. 24, 1864. 
'61, Killed May 12, 1864— Veteran. 
'61, Wounded August 29, 1862, of which he died. 
'64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'64, Wounded May 6, 1864 — disch. by General 

Order, June 10, 1865. 
'65, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'61, Captured May 12, 1864 — Veteran — mus. out 

with company, July 30, 1865. 
'61, Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
'64, Wounded May 6 and June 24, 1864 — mus. 

out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'65, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'65, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'61, Captured Sept. 30, 1864 — died while in Rebel 

prison — date unknown. 
'61, Killed August 19, 1864— Veteran. 
'64, Killed May 6, 1864. 
'61, Discharged on Surgeon's certificate. 
'61, Wounded August 30, 1862 — discharged on 

Surgeon's certificate. 



COMPANY D. 







DATE 


OP MUS- 




NAME. 


RANK. 






REMARKS. 






TER. 




Gordon Z. Dimock.. 


Captain 


Sept. 


6, '61, 


Wounded Sept. 17, 1862, and May 12, 1864— 
disch. Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 


Thos. F. Foster 


a 


Sept. 


6, '61, 


Promoted to Cor., Sept. 6, 1861 — Sgt. Major, 
April 1, 1862— 2d Lt., Mar. 1, 1864— Capt., 
Oct. 1,1864 — wounded May 6, 1864 — mus. 
out, July 30, 1865 — Veteran. 


Johh C. Foot 


1st Lt. 


Sept. 
Sept. 


6, '61, Resigned February 23, 1863. 

6, '61, Promoted from Sgt. to 2d Lt., Aug. 1, 1862— 


Johns. A. Cornwall. 


a 








to 1st Lt., Dec. 13, 1863— mus. out, Oct. 








27, 1864 — exp. of term. 


Wilbur H. Wilcox.. 


a 


Sept. 


6, '61,1 Promoted from Private to Sgt. — to 1st Lt.,. 
Dec. 4, 1864— wd. June 18, 1864— mus. 
out with company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 




2dLt. 


Sept. 


6, '61, Wounded at James Island, S. C, June, 1862 










—died July 6, 1862. 



PENNSYLVANIA VKTKUAN ViH.I'NTEKK.S 



XIX 



Hugh Mitchell. 



Amos B. Baldwin. 



Fred. R. Warner... 
Luke L. Lyons 



Danl. W. Brundage. 

Edwin S. Howell.... 

Jordan Palmer 

Ed. J. Messenger.... 
Alfred J. Stephens.. 
Chas. Lung 



Cyrill Depue 

Geo. N. Doolittle.... 

E. M. Rosencrane... 
Truman G. Larabee. 

Henry L. West 

Levi S. Blaisdell 

Velosco V. Loeward 

Peter W. McFall. 

Win. H. Fordham 



Law. Terpewing... 

Peter H. Allen 

Horatio M. Wells. 




Sere'nt, 



Corpo'l 



Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Feb. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 
Sept. 
Mar. 



6, 
6, 

6, 

6, 
6, 
6, 

28, 
6, 

6, 
6, 
6, 
6, 

6, 

6, 

6, 

3, 

6, 

25, 



'61, Promoted to Cor., Sept. 6, 1861— to Sgt., 

Dec. 1, 1862 — 1st Sgt., Nov. 1, 18(54— to 2d 

Lt., April Hi, 1865 — Vet. — wounded May 

9, 1864— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., July 1, 1863 — to Sgt., Mar. 

4, 1865— to 1st Sgt., May 1, 1865— captured 

May 12, 1864— mustered out with com- 
pany, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to 1st Lt. Co. G, Feb. 15, 1862. 
61,| Promoted fr. Cor. to 1st Sgt., Nov. 1, 1862 — 

killed May 12, 1864— Vet. 
Promoted fr. Private to Cor., July 1, 186 I 

to Sgt., Nov. 1, 1864 — mustered out, July 

30, 1865— Vet. 
11, To Cor., July 1, 1864— Sgt., Dec. 4, 1864— 

wounded May 9, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
11, To Cor., July 1, 1864— Sgt., May 1, 1865— 

mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
'61, Promoted to Cor., Mar. 4, 1865— Sgt., May 1, 

'65 — inns, out with Co., July 30, '65 — Vet. 
'61, Promoted Cor., Nov. 17, 1862— Sgt., April 1, 

1864— Sgt. Major, Dec: 1864— Vet. 
'61, (Promoted to Cor., Dec, 1862— Sgt., May 10, 

1864 — transferred to Vet. Res. Corps, 
I January 25, 1865 — Vet. 
'62, i Promoted to Cor., Dec, 1862 — Sgt., Julv 1, 

1863— killed May 6, 1864. 
'61,|Promoted to Sgt., Sept. 6, 1861 — to Lt. and 

transferred to 3d Penna. Heavv Artillerv, 

June, 1863. 
'61, Promoted to Sgt., Sept. 6, 1861 — disch. on 

Surg, certificate, Dec. 1, 1862. 
'61, Promoted to Sgt., Sept. 6, 1861 — disch. on 

Surg, certificate — date unknown. 
'61, Promoted to Sgt., Sept. 6, 1861— wd. Sept. 1, 

1862 — disch. on Surg, certificate. 
'61, To Cor., July 1, 1864— cap. May 12, 1864— 

exchanged May 5, 1865 — mus. out with 

company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
'61, Promoted to Cor., Dec. 4, 18(54 — cap. May 

12, 1864— exchanged May 5, 1865— mus. 

out with company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
'61, Promoted to Cor., Dec 4, 1864— wd. Sept. 1, 

1862— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— 

Veteran. 
'61, Promoted to Cor., Mar. 1, 1865 — wounded 

May 6, 1864 — mus. out with company, 

July 30, 1865— Vet. 
64,(Promoted to Cor., March 1, 1865 — mus. out 

with company, July 30, 1865. 
'61, Promoted to Cor., May 1, 1865— mus. out 

with company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
'64, Promoted to Cor., May 1, 1865 — wounded 

and captured, May 12, 1864 — exch. May 

5, 1865— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 



XX 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 




DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



John Smith 

Walter L. Beebee.. 
Chas. W. Snyder.... 
Fred. A. Holbrook. 
Daniel R. Day 

Silas E. Leonard.... 

Hugh Lenox 

Ezra N. Dewers 

Ledyard P. Mack.. 
Joseph A. Beebee.. 
Henry C. Burgess.. 

Wm. H. Lester 

Edward J. Malone.. 
Horace P. Snyder.. 

Henry C Lines 

Allen, Henry C 

Anderson, John 

Avis, Wm. C 

Allison, Chas 

Ayers, Ashman C 
Alderson, Thos. W. 

Brubaker, G. W 

Blowers, David E.. 

Benjamin, W. S 

Brown, Theo. F 

Bolles, Wm. D 

Beebee, Alonzo H . 

Bodine, Chas 

Brown, Martin V.. 

Bursma, Wm 

Billargon, Frank.... 

Burr, Jacob 

Baldwin, Lyman M 
Baldwin, H. Scott!. 

Baldwin, Ed. S 

Backus, Saml. A.... 
Benson, Phil'r K.... 
Babcock, B. F 



Corpor' 



Mucs'n. 

u 

a 

Private. 



Mar. 7, '64, Promoted to Cor., July 1, 1865— mus. out 
with company, July 30, 1865. 

Sept. 6, '61, Promoted to Cor., July, 1863 — discharged at 
expiration of term, Sept. 29, 1864. 

Sept. 6, '61, Promoted to Cor., Dec. 1, 1862— killed Mav 
6, 1864— Veteran. 

Sept. 6, '61, Promoted to Cor., Mar. 1, 1864— killed June 
3, 1864 — Veteran. 

Sept. 6, '61, Promoted to Cor., Mar. 1, 1864— cap. May 
12, 1864— died Mar. 24, 1865, at Mon- 
trose, Pa. — Veteran. 

Sept. 6, '61, To Cor., Mar. 1, 1864— died May 12, 1864— 
Veteran. 

Sept. 6, '61, To Cor., Sept. 6, 1861— disch. on Surg, cer- 
tificate, Jan. 11, 1863. 

Sept. 6, '61, To Cor., Sept. 6, 1861 — disch. on Surg, cer- 
tificate, December 27, 1863. 

Sept. 6, '61, To Cor., June 1, 1862 — disch. on Surg. cert. 

Sept. 6, '61, To Cor., Sept. 6, 1861— died June, 1862. 

Sept. 6, '61, Promoted to Cor., Sept. 6, 1861 — transferred 
to Vet. Res. Corps, Sept. 30, 1863. 

Sept. 6, '61, 1 Promoted to Cor., Sept. 6, 1861 — mustered 
out, Sept. 29, 1864. 

Mar. 25, '64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Mar. s, '64, Mustered out, July 30, 1865. 

Sept. 16, '61,, Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Jan. 3, 1863. 

Mar. 3, '64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Feb. 27, '65, 1 Drafted— mus. out with Co"., July 30, 1865. 

'Mar. 3, '64,iCaptured May 12, 1864— died at Florence, S. 
C, Oct. 8, 1864, while a prisoner. 

Mar. 9, '65, ; Substitute— deserted July 13, 1865. 

;Sept. 6, '61, 'Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Jan., 1863. 

jSept. 6, '61, | Discharged on Surgeon's certificate. 

I Feb. 22, '65, Drafted— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Mar. 10, '65,,Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Sept. 6, '61,lMustered out, Sept. 29, 1S64— exp. of term. 

Mar. 8, '64, j Wounded May 6, 1864— discharged by Gen'l 
Order, May 3, 1865. 

April 2, '64, Wounded Sept. 30, 1864— disch. by General 
Order, May 30, 1865. 

Mar. 3, '64, Captured May 12, 1864 — mus. out bv Genl. 
Order, July 19, 1865. 

Mar. 3, '64, Captured May 12, 1864— died while a priso- 
ner, Oct. 13, 1864. 

Mar. 30, '64, Captured May 12, 1864— died at Anderson- 
ville, while a prisoner. 

Mar. 8, '65, ^Substitute— deserted July 13, 1865. 

Mar. 8, '65, Substitute— deserted May 13, 1865. 

Mar. 13, '65, Substitute — deserted April 6, 1865. 

Sept. 6, '61,|Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Dec. 11, 1862. 

Sept. 6, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate, Jan., 1863. 

Sept. 6, '61,|Trans. to Vet. Res. Corps, Sept. 30, 1863. 

Sept. 6, '61, Disch. on Surgn's certificate, Jan. 1, 1863. 

Sept. 6, '61,iDisch. on Surg, certificate, Jan. 11, 1863. 

Sept. 6, '61, Promoted to 2d Lt., Co. D, 55th Regt., Pa. 
1 Vol., April 5, 1862. 



I ■ i N N s Y I , V A X I A V ET E I : A N YOLUNTEERS. 



XXI 



DATE "I mi S- 



Bakcr, Geo. W 

Burdick, Joseph 

( lanfield, John 8 

Capman, -las. I 

Claywell, < leo 

Cornell, Judson L... 
Chamberlia, C. \\ ... 
Canfield, Lyman B.. 
Carter, Chas. T 

( lovey, Jas. H 

Carlin, Win 

Coburn, Michael ... 

Cross, Edward 

( Irosby, John 

Cross. Isiah II 

Cool, David 

Coddington, W. H... 

Day, Thomas 

1 tennis, Win. II 

Dolloway, Hiram... 

Davis, Thos. P 

Duel, Benjamin 

Darrow, Oscar B 

Estes, Joseph W 

Estes, John N 

Estes, Andrew 

Estes, Miles B 

Esterbrook, Wm. D. 
Eessenden, C. E 

Faust, George 

Fraser, Benjamin.... 

Fish, Wm. C 

Frink, Chas. C 

Ford ham, Abraham 

Foster, Chas. A 

Fisher, Joseph 

Grant, Francis 

Gannon, Jas. W 

Goodwin, Frank T.. 
Greitt', Lewis F 

Hoag, Chas. A 

Hyde, Jonathan 

Hull, Emory 

Hunter, ('has. M 

Howard, Joseph W. 

Hacket, Jas 

Hannan, Jas 

Huftlin, Palmer 



Private. 



Feb. 


25, 


'62, 


Mar. 


28, 


'64, 


Mai'. 


3, 


'64, 


April 


12, 


'64, 


Mar. 


L5, 


'65, 


Sept. 

Feb. 


6, 
28, 


'61, 
'62, 


Mar. 


■.".i. 


'64, 


Mar. 


29, 


'64, 


Feb. 


25, 


'64, 


Mar. 


7, 


'65, 


Mar. 


7, 


'65, 


Mar. 


13, 


'65, 


Mar. 


13, 


'65, 


Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
April 
April 
April 


9, 
9, 
9, 
1, 
2 
2, 


'61, 
'HI, 
'61, 
'64, 
'64, 
'64, 


Mar. 


1, 


'64, 


Sept. 
Feb. 


6, 

24, 


'61, 

'(•.2. 


April 
April 
April 


2, 
•_> 

2, 


'64, 
'64, 

'64, 


Sept. 
Sept. 
April 


6, 
6, 

2, 


'61, 
'61, 
'64, 


Feb. 


24, 


'65, 


Feb. 


-'4, 


'65, 


Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 


6, 

( >, 
6, 


'61, 
'61, 

'61, 


Sept. 
Mar. 


6, 

27, 


'61, 

'64, 


Mar. 


8, 


'65, 


Mar. 


8, 


'65, 


Sept. 
Feb. 


6, 

!7, 


'61, 

'62, 


April 


2, 


'ii4, 


Feb. 


24, 


'65, 


Mar. 


6, 


'65, 


Mar. 


*>, 


'65, 


Mar. 


31, 


'64, 


Sept, 
Mar. 


6, 

11, 


'61, 

'65, 


Sept. 


6, 


'61, 



REMARKS. 



Disch. on Surg, certificate, Jan., 1863. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered nut with company, July 30, L865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Mustered mil, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Mustered out Mar. 23, 1865 — exp. of term. 
Killed May 12, J Mil. 
Wounded May 12, 1864, of which he died, 

June 3, 1864. 
Captured May 12, 1864— died at Scranton, 

Pa., March 25, 1865. 
Substitute— deserted May 13, L865. 
Substitute— deserted July 1.",, 1865. 
Substitute — deserted June 7, 1865. 
Substitute — deserted June 7, 1865. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate. 
Discharged Mar. 21, 1863— for wds. reed. 
Wd. May 6, 1*64— mus. out, July 3(>, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July .'id, 1865. 
Wounded May <i, 1864 — disch. on Surgeon's 

certificate, June 28, 1865. 
Transferred to company F, April 30. 1864. 

Disch. on Surg l's certificate, Feb. 5, 1863. 

Wd. Sept. 1, 1862 — disch. on Surg, certificate. 
Transferred to Vet. Res. Corps, Jan. 25, 1865. 
Died in hospital, July 31, 1864. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — died at Florence, 

S. C, October 5, 1864. 
Died of wounds received Sept. 1, 18G2. 
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate. 
Wounded May (i, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Drafted— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Drafted — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Mus. out at exp. of term, Sept. 29, 1864. 
Disch. on Surg, eert., Nov. 17, 1864 — Vet, 
Captured Oct. 27, 18^3— died at Anderson- 

ville, June 26, 1864. 
'Died at Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 5, 1864. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30,1865. 
Substitute — mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Disch. on Surg, cert., Dec. 28, 1864 — Vet. 
Wounded Aug. 29, 1862 — disch. on Surg. 

certificate, February 6, 1863. 
Wounded June 17, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, i860. 
Drafted — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute— mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Discharged by Gen'l Order, May 31, 1865. 
Capt'd Oct. 27, 1863— died while a prisoner. 
Substitute — deserted July 13, I860. 
Transfe'd to Vet. Res. Corps, Sept. 30, 1863. 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 




Howard, John W... 

Jefferson, Thos 

Jackson, Jas 

Johnson, Henry 

Jenks, Geo. E 

Kirkhuff, Barney.... 
Kanaway, Joseph... 

Keller, John 

Krause, Edgar F 

Kelsey, Samuel A... 

Leary, John J 

Lints, ( )rrin A 

Lord, Franklin. 

Lindley, Geo. A 

Lines, Henry C 

Lewis, Francello 

Lee, Thomas 

Mauzer, Price H 

Mallison. Joshua D. 

Messenger, Riifus... 



Millins, Seth 

Mock, Henry 

Mentzer, Chas , 

Morgan, Enoch.... 
Mattlebon, Henry 

Miller, Elijah 

Mainard, Elom.. . 
Mooney, Eben B.. 
Marsh, Darius 



Private. 



Moore, Andrew J... 
Mul key, James A... 

Miller, Harry 

Martin, Peter 

Myer, John 

Mott, DeWolf. 

Mitchell, Geo. W 

McKune, Michael... 

McKenzie, Chas 

McDermott, John... 

McRov, John 

McMillan, Dan. F... 
Newcomb, Edgar F. 

Nichols, Jas 

Owens, Ebenezer 

Perkins, Wm. A 

Pennington, Isaac... 

Pickering, J. D 

Patterson, David 



DATE 


OF MOS- 


TER. 




Sept. 
Mar. 


6, 

11, 


'61, 
'65, 


Mar. 


30, 


'64, 


Mar. 


8, 


'65. 


Sept. 
Mar. 


6, 

7, 


''11, 
''14, 


^ept. 


6, 


'61, 


Feb. 


24, 


'65, 


Mar. 


3, 


''il, 


Sept. 
Mar. 


6, 

28, 


'61, 

'64, 


April 
Sept. 
Sept. 
^ept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 


12, 
6, 
6, 

6, 

6, 
6, 

7, 


'<i4, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'64, 


Mar. 


28, 


'64, 


Mar. 


28, 


'64, 


Sept. 
Feb. 


6, 
24, 


'61, 
'65, 


Mar. 


13, 


'65, 


Mar. 


4, 


'65, 


Mar. 


17, 


'65, 


Feb. 


24, 


'65, 


Sept. 
Feb. 


6, 
25, 


'61, 

'62, 


Mar. 


25, 


'64, 


April 
April 


2, 
2, 


'64, 
'64, 


Mar. 


11, 


'65, 


May 
Mar. 


13, 

9, 


'65, 
'65, 


Sept. 
^ept. 
^ept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 


6, 
6, 
6, 

6, 
9, 


'61, 

'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'65, 


Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 


6, 
6, 
3, 


'61, 
'61, 
'64, 


Mar. 


8, 


'64, 


Mar. 


7, 


'64, 


April 
Feb. 


2, 

27, 


'64, 
'65, 


Mar. 


9, 


'64, 


April 


2, 


'64, 



Substitute -mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Died of wounds received June 18, 1864. 
Substitute — deserted June 19, 1865. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, April 18, 1863. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded June 18, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865 — Veteran. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
[Wounded May 6, 1864 — disch. on Surgeon's 

certificate, Dec. 2, 1864. 
Wd. May 9, '64-mus. out by S. O., Jan. 17, '65. 
Mustered out to date, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mus. out at exp. of term, Sept. 29, 1864. 
Mus. out, !Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Jan. 3, 1863. 
Died Dec, 1861, at Beaufort, S. C. 
Died August, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded May 9, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded May 6 and July 30, 1864— disch. 

by Gen. Older, July 10," 1865. 
Vet".— wd. Feb. 3, '62— mus. out, July 30, '65. 
Drafted — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co.; July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. by Gen. Order, May 10, 1865. 
Wd. May 12, '64, fr. which he died same day. 
Trans, to Vet. Res. Corps, Jan. 23, 1864. 
Captured May 12, 1864— died July 1, 1864, 

while a prisoner. 
Wounded May 9, 1864— died May 13, 1864. 
Wd. May 12, 1864 and cap. — died while a 

pris'r, July 13, 1864, at Andersonville, Ga. 
Substitute — deserted May 28, 1865. 
Substitute — deserted June 5, 1865. 
Substitute — deserted June 27, 1865. 
Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Dec, 1862. 
Disch. Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 
Vet. — wd. Sept. 1, '62 — mus. out July 30, '65. 
Killed May 6, 1864. 
Substitute— deserted July 13, 1865. 
Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Feb., 1862. 
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mus. out with comp'v, Julv 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Captured May 12, 1864— d'ied Sept. 20, 1864, 

at Andersonville, Ga. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Drafted — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Died of wounds received, May 12, 1864. 
Died Oct. 13, 1864— buried 'in Cyp. Hill 

Cemetery, L. I. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



win 



Price, Chauncy Private. 

Piereon, Henry T... 
Pierson, David ('•... 

Potter, Chas. B " 

Quick, Amoa M 

Rose, Win. S 

Rockwell, W.C 

Ryan, Philip " 

Rogers, Henry R... 
Russigue, Amaca.... 

Ran, Leonhart 

Sterling, Collins M.. " 

Smith, John I' 

Smith, Wm. G " 

Strupman, Aug 

Shippey, John " 

Stanton, John 

Super, John " 

Snyder, Hiram J.... 
Spencer, Edwin D... 

Smith, Mark 

Stephens, Chandler.. 

Smith. Thos 

Smith, David " 

Sloat, Edwin H " 

Snyder. Sylvester.... " 

Spencer, Wilo A " 

Stephens, Dan'l H... " 

Street, Wm. H " 

Spafford, Milton L.. " 

Sutton, Win. A " 

Sutton, Edwin L " 

Shaw, Henry A " 

Stebbins, Wm. H.... " 

Tiffany, Alonzo M... " 

Tarbox, Saml. A " 

Tallow, James " 

Todd, Theo. L 

Turner, John W " 

Van Wye, Moore T.. " 

"Warner, Ansel L.... " 

Weaver, Wm. H " 

White, Samuel " 

Weiman, George " 

Webb, Thomas H... 

Warner, Julius " 

Westbrook, John " 

Williams, Porter S.. " 

Warner, Theo. F " 

Warner, Prison S....J " 

Watkins, Azariah... " 



DATE OF WOS- 
TEB. 



REMARKS. 



Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
April 
Sept. 



(Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Sept. 

Feb. 
Feb. 

Nov. 
Feb. 
Mar. 
Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Mar. 

April 
Mar. 
Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
April 
April 



6, 

6, 

s, 

6, 

24, 

•-'7. 

14. 

24, 

13, 

7, 

6, 

6, 

6, 

h 

6, 

24, 

7, 

6, 

7, 
7, 
r». 

6, 
6, 

o. 
6, 
6, 

27, 
2, 



'65, 



Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 


6, 
6, 

28, 


April 
Mar. 


2, 
28, 


Mar. 


9, 


Mar. 


2, 


Mar. 


14, 


Mar. 


3, 


Mar. 


7, 


Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 


0, 
6, 
6, 
6, 



'64, Wd.May 12, of which bedied,May L3, 1864. 
'HI. Died A-Ug. 2, L862, near Bealrton, \*a. 
'til. Disch. on Surg, certificate, Feb., L862. 
'61, Disch. «m Siir<{. certificate, I'd'. 18, L863. 
'Ill, Died July, L862. 

'64, Died Mar. 23, 1865, while home on furlough. 
'61, WO. May 29, L862&Oct.27, L864— disch. on 

Surg, cert., Jan. 8, 1804 — re-enlisted Mar. 

28, L864— mus.out with Co., July 30, L865. 
'61,Cap. May 12, 1864— mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
'61, Discharged on Surg, certificate. 
'61, Died at Reaufort, S. ( '., L862. 
'CI. Deserted April :;, 1864. 
'I'd. Wounded at Pocotaligo, S. <'.. May 28, 1862 

mus. nut with Co., July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Drafted — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Drafted — mus. out with Co., July .'!<), 1865. 
'64, Drafted — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'65, Drafted — mus. out with Co., Julv 30, 1865. 
'65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'65, Drafted— mus. out with Co.. July 30, 1865. 
'61, Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
'61, Wounded May '.)— died May 12, 1*04— Vet. 
'61, Captured May 12— disch. May 9, 1865— Vet. 
'64,,Disch. on Surg, certificate, Nov. 17, 1864. 
'id. Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
'65, Discharged bv Genl. Order, May 10, 1865. 
'64, Captured May 12, 1864— died July 28, 1S04, 

at Anderson vi lie, Ga. 
'04, Wounded May 9— died May 11, 1864. 
'04, Wounded May 0— died May 10, 1864. 
'04 Wounded May 0— died June lit, 1804. 
'01. Disch. on Surg, certificate, Dec. 24, 1S02. 
'01, Diseh. on Surg, certificate. 
'61. Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
'01, Died at Reaufort, S. C, Feb. 19, 1862. 
'id, Disch. on Surg, certificate, April 30, 1863. 
'til. Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
'04, Mustered out, July 30, 1865. 
'04, Disch. by Genl. Order, May 15, 1805. 
'04, Captured May 12, 1804 — died at Florence, 

S. C, Nov. "15, 1864. 
'61, Died at Newport News, Va., July, 1862. 
'01, Disch. on Surg, certificate, Jan. 28, 1803. 
'02, Deserted March 8, 1805. 
'04,!Mustered out, Julv 30, 1865. 
'04, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'05, Substitute — mustered out, July 30, 1805. 
'05, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1805. 
'05, Substitute — mustered out, Julv 30, 1805. 
'04, Died Sept. 24, 1804. 
'64, Wounded May 9— died May 10, 1804. 
'01, Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
'01, Wounded and died Mav 9, 1804. 
'01, 'Pr. to 2d Lt., Co. K, 50th P. V., Mar. 3, 1802. 
'61, Died at Reaufort, S. C, June, 1862. 



XXIV 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



COMPANY E. 



Wm. H. Diehl... 
Henrv A. Lantz. 



Richard Herbert. 




DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



Captain Sept. 
Sept. 



13, '61 
30, '61 



Sept. 13, '61 



Peter A. Lantz 1st Lt. Sept. 



Nicholas H. Sell. 



Sept. 



H. A. Flickinger |2d Lt. Sept. 

Frank H. Forbes I " Sept. 



13, '61 
13, '61 



13, '61 
13, '61 



Abrah'm H. DeTurk 1st Serg. Sept. 13, '61 



Geo. McConnell. 
Levi Garrett 



David R. Boughter. 



M. R.Thompson.. 
Wm. B. Gambler. 



Solomon K. Grim. 

Augustus N. Rhoads 
Wm. P. Mover.... 
John Rice 

Geo. Rosebury 

John B. Kline 

John P. Yoder.... 
James Huy , 



Serg'nt. 



Sept. 
Sept. 



13, '61 
13, '61 



Sept. 13, '61 



'Sept. 
Sept. 



13, '61 
13, '61 



Sept. 13, '61 



Corpo'l 



Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 



13, '61 
13, '61 
13, '61 

13, '61 

13, '61 

13, '61 
13, '61 



Resigned February 3, 1863. 

Promoted from Sgt. Major to 1st Lt., Jan. 

18, 1862— to Capt., Feb. 4, 1863— killed 
June 18, 1864— Vet. 

Promoted from 1st Sgt. to 2d Lt., Dec. 17, 

1862— to 1st Lt., Nov. 8, 1863— to Capt., 

May 9, 1865— captured May 19, 1864— 

discharged July 29, 1865 — Vet. 
Resigned January 18, 1862. 
Promoted from Private to Sgt. — to 1st Sgt. 

to 1st Lt., April 15, 1865 — to Capt.. Aug. 

1, 1865 — not mustered — mus. out with 

company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. Vol. 
Resigned January 18, 1862. 
Pr. fr. Quartermaster Sgt., May 10, 1865— 

mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Wounded Sept. 1, 1862 — pr. from Private to 

1st Sgt., April 1, 1865 — com. 1st Lt., Aug. 

1, 1865 — mus. out with company, Julv 30, 

1865— Vet. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — died while in Rebel 

Prison — date unknown — Veteran. 
Wounded Sept. 17, 1862, May 6 and June 17, 

1864 — promoted fr. Private to Sgt., April 

1, 1865 — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Promoted from Private, May 1, 1865 — cap. 

May 12, 1864 — mus. out with company, 

July 30, 1865 — mounded. 
Promoted from Cor. to Sgt., May 1, 1865 — 

Vet. — mus. out witli Co., July 30, 1865. 
Promoted from Cor., May 1, 1865 — wounded 

at Horse Shoe — mus. out with company, 

July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — died while a priso- 
ner — date unknown — Veteran — wounded 

Sept. 17, 1862. 
Wd. May 12, 1864— mus. out, Aug. 7, 1865. 
Discharged Nov. 21, 1862. 
Promoted May 1, 1865 — mustered out, July 

30, 1865— Vet. 
Promoted to Cor., May 1, 1865 — mustered 

out, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Promoted to Cor., May 1, 1865 — mustered 

out, July 30, 1865 — Vet. — Wounded Aug. 

19, 1864. 

Promoted to Cor., May 1, 1865 — mustered 

out, July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — promoted to Cor., 

May 1, 1865 — mustered out with company, 
1 July 30, 1865— Veteran. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



X X V 



John W. Seiders Corpo'l 

Thos. C. Garrett " 



Geo. Do ran. 



Francis K. Hoffman. " 

Win. P. Winters " 

David W. Boyer 

John H. Kelker " 

Frank R. Smith " 

Win. Tavlor Mucs'n. 

Walworth W. Wood " 

Adams, Win Private. 

Adams, Anthony.... " 

Annpriestcr, Wash.. " 

Ash. Wm. F 

Ahrein, Jonathan... " 

Boyer, ( reo. W " 



Butler. Jas. 



Blackburn, Thos.. 

Bean, Edward 

Berntrll, Richard . 
Baldwin, John.... 
I! 11 ins, Alfred D.. 
Bierd. David . ... 

Boyer, Jacob 

Buyer, < rabriel.... 

Biery, David 

Boor, Tobias 

Biery, Win 

Bord, John H , 



Boughton, John H. 
Boyer, Benjamin.... 



Blots, Philip 

Beale, Joshua W... 

Carpenter, A. L 

Coxe, Geo 

Christy, Wm 

Carpenter, Wm. J.. 

Carter, Robt 

Conrad, Wm 



Dieter, Chas 

Deviese, Wm. B 

Dreyher, Jeremiah. 
Drumbou, Henry... 

Drayer, Wm 

Denner, Joseph E.. 
Derrick, Wm 



DATE OK MUS- 
TER. 



Sept. 13, '61, Promoted to Cor., Mav 1, 1865— mus. out 

with Co, July .30, 1865— Vet. 
Fel>. 13, '64, Promoted to Cor., May 1, 1865 — mus. out 

with Co., July 30, 1865— wounded. 
Sept. 13, '61, Promoted to Cor., Mav 1, 1865 — mus. out 

with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Sept. 13, '61, Killed Mav 12, 1864— Veteran. 
Sept. 13, '61, Killed May 12, 1864— Veteran. 
Sept. 13, '61, Wounded May 12, 1*04— died June 19, L864. 
Sept. 13, '61, Wounded May 6, 1864, of which he died — 

Veteran. 

Sept. 13, '61, Mustered out, September 28, 1864. 
Feb. 16, 'ill, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Feb. 23. '64, Promoted to 2d Lt., 14th U. S. Army. 
Mar. 10, '64, Substitute— deserted April 3, 1865. 
Feb. 10, '64,;Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Feb. 9, '04, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 14, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July30, 1865. 
Feb. 25, '04, Killed at Fort McGilvery, Va., Feb. 3, 1865. 
Feb. 22, '04, Wounded in riot at Rait. & Ohio R. R. Depot, 

Washington, I>. < '., from which he died, 

July, 18, 1865. 
Mar. 7, '04, Captured May 12, 1864 — mustered out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 16, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 11, '65, Substitute— mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 8, '65, Substitute — mus. out, July 30, 1805. 
Mar. 10, '05, Substitute— mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 22, '64, Killed June 24, 1864. 

Mar. 4, '04, Captured May 12, 1864, died while a prisoner 
Feb. 24, '64, Captured Aug. 19, 1864, died while a prisoner 
Feb. 25, '04, Captured May 12, 1864, died while a prisoner 
Sept. 13, '61, Mus. out, Sept. 28, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Feb. 24, '65, Drafted— disch. by Gen. Order, May 9, 1865. 
Sept. 13, '01, Trans, to Co. I, at re-organization, Mar., 1864. 
Sept. 13, '61, Wounded Sept. 1, 1862 — discharged on Surg. 

certificate, Feb. 23, 1863. 
Sept. 13, '61, Killed August 30, 1862. 
Sept. 13, '61, Wounded August 29, 1862 — disch. on Surg. 

certificate, Dec. 17, 1862. 
Sept. 13, '64, | Disch. on Surg, certificate, Sept. 20, 1862. 
Feb. 9, '64, Not on muster out roll. 
Feb. 27, '64, Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Mar. 9, '65, Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Drafted. 
Mar. 6, '65, Substitute— mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Feb. 24, '65,1 Drafted— mus. out by G. O., May 9, 1865. 
Mar. 10, '65,j Drafted— deserted April 3, 1865. 
Sept. 13, '61, Drowned in the Mississippi River, August 

12, 1863, at Napolian, Arkansas. 
Mar. 27, '64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 27, '64. Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Feb. 11, '64, Mustered out, July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 14, '65, [Substitute — mus. out, July SO, 1865. 
Sept. 13, '61, Killed June 18, 1864— Veteran. 
Mar. 13, '65, Drafted— disch. by G. O., May 9, 1865. 
Sept. 13, '61, 'Disch. on Surg, certificate, Feb. 17, 1862. 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



27, 


'64,' 


9, 


'61, 


9, 


'61,! 


9, 


'61, 


7, 


'64.1 


L3, 


'61, 


13, 


'6i, 


13, 


'61, 


9, 


'65, 


22, 


'64, 


13, 


'61, 


24, 


'65, 


13, 


'61, 


13, 


'61, 


13, 


'61, 


13, 


'61, 


10, 


'61, 


1.3, 


'CI. 


13, 


'61, 


16, 


'65, 


13, 


'61, 


11, 


'64, 


24, 


'65, 


13, 


'61, 


13, 


'61, 


13, 


'61, 


13, 


'61, 


13, 


'61, 


11, 


'64, 


9, 


'»14, 


20, 


'64, 


3, 


'64, 


26, 


'64, 


13, 


'61, 


23, 


'65, 


11, 


'64, 


18, 


'64, 


13, 


'61, 


13, 


'61, 


13, 


'61, 


11, 


'64, 


24, 


'65, 


11, 


'65, 


13, 


'61, 


13, 


'61, 


22, 


'64, 


13, 


'61, 



Dewalt, Benneville.. Private. Julv 



Eckenroth, Chas. H. 
Eisenhower, Geo. D. 

Ebling, Addie 

Fisher, Franklin,, 
Forbes, Frank H.... 
Flammer, Wm 

Faaber, Theo. G 

Fielding, Joseph 

Fox, Edward 




Sept 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept 
Sept 

Sept 
Mar. 

Feb 


Fisher, Thos 


" Sept 
" Mar. 


Fenstemacher, Jon.. 
Finafrock, Daniel... 

Fisher, Edward 

Gift, Howard W 


" Sept 

" Sept 
" Sept 
" Sept 
;Feb. 
" Sept 
" 'Sept. 

" Feb. 


Good, John 


Good, Wm. H 
Gahrett, Percival.... 


" |Sept. 
Feb. 

Feb. 


Gift, Alfred W 
Geiger, Henry H.... 
Goodman, Aaron.... 

Gambler, Samuel.... 
Haines, Wm 


" 


Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Mar 


Hissner, Curtis S.... 


Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar 


Hoffman, Elias 


Feb. 
Sept. 

Feb 


Hunt, David 


Harp, Frederick 

Huy, Benneville S... 

Hiskey, Edward 

Herbst, Wm 


Mar. 
Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Feb 


Hobbs, Thomas 

Hartman, Christman 

Harvey, Franklin... 

Ireland, Alexander.. 


F^eb. 
Mar. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 



Not on muster out roll. 

Mas. out, Sept. 28, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Mus. out, Sept. 28, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Disch. on Snrg. certificate, Sept. 20, 1862. 

Mustered out, July 30, 1865. 

Promoted to Quar. M. Sgt., July 1, 1864. 

Wounded Sept. 17, 1862 — mustered out,. 

July 30, 1865— Veteran. 
Mustered out, July 3'), 1865 — Veteran. 
Substitute— mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Killed May 12, 1864. 

Cap. May 12, 1864 — died while a prisoner. 
Veteran — drafted — disch. by Genl. Order, 

May 9, 1865. 
Wounded Mav 6, 1864 — transferred to 16th 

Regt., V. R. C, Dec, 64. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Sept. 20, 1862. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Nov. 24, 1862. 
Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Dec. 6, 1861. 
Cap. May 12, 1864— mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Mus. out with ( :o., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

— -Vet. — wounded Mav 12, 1864. 
Drafted— mus. out, July' 30, 1865. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Mav 23, 1862. 
Mustered out, July 30, 1865. 
Drafted — mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Transferred to company I, March, 1864. 
Promoted to Com. Sgt., Sept. 21, 1865— Vet. 
Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Feb. 28, 1862. 
Died at Knoxville, Tenn., Dec, 1863, of dis- 
ease. 
Deserted June, 1865 — Vet. 
Cap. May 12, 1864— mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out, Julv 30, 1865. 
Cap. May 12, 1864— mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Cap. May 12, 1864 — mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out, July 30, 1865. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — mus. out, July 30,. 

1865— Vet. 
Drafted— mus. out, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded June 3— died June 23, 1864. 
Captured Aug. 19, 1864 — died at Salisburv, 

N. C, Dec. 9, 1864. 
Mus. out, Sept. 28, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term — 

wounded June 3, 1864. 
Mustered out, Sept. 28, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate — wd. May 6, 1864. 
Drafted— disch. by Gen. Order, May 8, 1865. 
Substitute— deserted May 21, 1865. 
Killed on Picket at Beaufort, S. C, June 

21, 1862. 
Mustered out, Sept. 28, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Trans, to Co. I, at re-organization, Mar., 1864. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



XXV11 



Kaufman, Emanuel. Private. 

Kaufman, Daniel... " 

Kline, < lias. S 

Koch, David " 

Kul]), Peter " 

Reiser, Matthias " 

Keller, John 

Kendall, ('has " 



Kernev, John. 



Koch, Benjamin. 



Kline, Henry 

Leininger, Nathan... 

Lewis, Levi 

Larrish, John \\'.... 

Moll, Samuel 

Moser. John H 

Menard, Jacob. 

Music, ( has 

Miller, Jeremiah.... 

Miller, Wm. H 

Maxton, Wm 



Mead, Geo 

Mack, Wm.P 

Mc< ray, Wm 

Mc< lonnell, < Jasper. 

NoU, Jeremiah , 

Nester, Geo , 

Nays, John T 

Nyer, John 

Prescott, Geo 

Peffer, Samuel 



Rapp, Alonzo H.. 

Pise, Samuel 

Rahn. Lewis 

Richards, Tobias. 
Stoudt, John W... 
Baylor, Nathan.... 

Smith, Wm. S 

Smith, Lucus 

Snyder, Alfred 

Snvder, Reuben... 



Sigel, Philip 

Stoudt, Solomon. 
Baylor, Thomas.. 



.Sell, Daniel K. 



Smith, Wm. 
Scott, John.. 



DATK OF Ml'S- 
TKB. 



REMARKS. 



Feb. 
Feb. 
Feb. 
Feb. 
Nov. 
Mar. 
Feb. 



26, '64 

26, '64 

9, '64 

9, '64 

11, '64 
10, '65 

12, '64 



Sept. 19, '61 
Sept. 19, '61 
Sept. 19, '61 



Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Mar. 
Feb. 
Mar. 
Nov. 
July 
Feb. 

Mar. 

Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Sept. 

Feb. 

Mar. 
Feb. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Sept. 
Sept, 
Feb. 
Feb. 
Sept. 

Feb. 

Sept. 
Sept. 



lit, '61 
13, '61 
13, '61 

13, '61 
lis. 'ill 

7, '64 
9, '64 
7, '64 

14, '64 
5, '64 

22, '64 

11, '65 
13, '61 
10, '65 
13, '61 

7, '64 

9, '65. 

9, '64 
21, '64 

1, '65 
13, '61 

9, '64 

24, '64 
10, '64 
13, '61 

12, '64 

13, '61 
13, '61 

25, '64 
9, '64 

13, '61 

10, '64 
13, '61 
13, '61 



Sept. 13, '61 



Sept. 
Mar. 



13, '61 
16, '65 



Mustered out, Julv 30, 1865. 

Mus. out Julv 30, 1865— wd. Aug. 1!», 1864. 

Mus. out July 30, 1865— wd. May 12, 1864. 

Mustered out, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute— mus. out Julv 30, 1865. 

Substitute— mus. out, July 30, L865. 

Captured Mav 12. 1864 — died at Annapolis, 
Md., I he. 'J! I. 1864. 

Captured Mav 12, 1864 — died at Florence, S. 
C, Oct. 12, 1864— Vet. 

Captur* d May 12, 1864 — died while a priso- 
ner of war — Vet. 

Captured May 12, 1864— died while a priso- 
ner — Vet. 

Wd. Sept. 14, 1862— disch. Nov. 22, 1862. 

Deserted Sept. 30, 1864— Vet. 

Killed June 27, 1864— Vet. 

Captured May 12, 1864— Vet. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Drafted — mus. out, July 30, 1865. 

Drafted — mus. out, July 30, 1865. 

Captured May 12 — died Aug. 31, 1864, while 
a prisoner. 

Substitute — deserted April 3, 1865. 

Disch. at ex p. of term, Sept. 28, 1864. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., Julv 30, 1865. 

Died at Philada., Pa., May 28, 1864— Vet. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with companv, July 30, 1865. 

Killed June 23, 1864. 

Deserted June, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out, July 30, 1865. 

Accidentally killed at Beaufort, S. C, June 
2, 1862. 

Cap. Mav 12, 1864— mus. out, Julv 30, 1865. 

Wounded May 12, 1864— died June 7, 1864. 

Transferred to Vet. Res. Corps. 

Died at Crab Orchard, Ky., Jan., 1864. 

Mustered out by Genl. Order, May 26, 1865. 

Mustered out, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 

Mustered out, July 30, 1865— Vet. 

Mustered out, July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out, July 30, 1865. 

Captured May 12, 1864— died while a priso- 
ner — Veteran. 

Wd. May 6, 1864— died July 25, 1864— Vet. 
Wounded May 9, 1864, from which he died 

same day — Veteran. 
Wounded May 12, 1864 — disch. on Surgeon's 

certificate. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — discharged. 
Substitute— deserted June 20, 1865. 



XXV111 



HISTORY OP THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



Snyder, David. 



Sassaman, John.... 
Swoyer, Maberry.. 
Smith, Samuel B.. 

Tobias, Joseph 

Turner, Geo 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



F EM ARKS. 



Private. Sept. 13, '61, Wounded Sept. 1, 1862— disch. on Surg, 
certificate, February 14, 1863. 
Died Oct. 12, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 
Wd. Sept. 1, 1862— disch. Feb. 14, 1863. 



Thompson, Geo. 
Ulrich, Chas. L. 
Valentine, Levi. 
Wahner, Israel.. 



Weiser, Isaac R. 



Whitman, John H. 

Wentzel, Dallas 

Wynings, Leonard. 

Weiser, Wm 

Wertz, Wm 

Williams, Henry..., 

Walmer, Joseph 

Weitenhammer, M. 
Wynings, John 



Sept 
Sept 
Feb. 
Feb. 
Sept 



Sept. 
jSept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Mar. 
j Sept. 
Sept. 
'Sept. 



Mar. 


18, 


Feb. 


29, 


Sept. 


21, 


Sept. 


13, 



Sept. 13 



'61, 
'61, 
'64, 
'64, 

'61, 

'65, 
'64, 
'64, 
'61, 

'61, 

'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'Go, 
'65, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 



Killed June 19, 1864. 

Disch. on Surgeon's certificate — wounded 

May 6, 1864— Vet, 
Substitute — deserted April 3, 1865. 
Killed June 17, 1864. 
Drafted— disch. with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — rnus. out. Julv 30, 

1865— Vet, 
Captured May 12, 1864— mus. out, Julv 30, 

1865— Vet." 
Mustered out, July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Mustered out, Sept. 28, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Mustered out, Sept, 28, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Mustered out, Sept. 28, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Drafted — disch. by Genl. Order, May 9, 1865. 
Substitute — deserted May 24, 1865. 
Kilhd June 17, 1864. 
Discharged January 7, 1863. 
Died August 6, 1862. 



COMPANY F. 



A. W. Bolenius.. 
Benjamin Lichty 
Geo. W. Brumm 

Jacob Paulus 



John A. Rodgers. 
Lewis Crater 



Samuel Hess. 




Captain 



1st Lt. 



H. Nicholas Adams. 2d Lt 



REMARKS. 



Sept. 28, '61, Wounded Aug. 29, 1862— disch. April 8, 
1863, with loss of right arm. 

Sept. 28, '61, Promoted fr. 2d Lt. to 1st Lt., Dec. 2, 1861— 
to Capt., Apr. 29, 1863— died Sept. 3, 1863. 

Sept. 9, '61, Promoted from 1st Lt., Co. C, Mar. 17, 1864 
to Major., May 19, 1865 — wounded June 
18, 1864— Vet. 

Sept. 28, '61, Wounded May 12, 1864— promoted fr. Sgt. 
to 1st Sgt., Dec. 1, 1864— to 2d Lt., April 
16, 1865 — to Capt., June 18, 1865 — mus. 
out with companv, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 

Sept. 28, '61, Promoted Adjutant, Oct. 1, 1861. 

Sept. 10, '61, Promoted from Com. Sgt. to 1st Lt., Dec. 5,. 
1864 — commission dated Oct. 2, 1864 — to 
Adjutant, March 20, 1865 — Veteran. 

Sept. 28, '61, Promoted to Cor., Dec. 1862— to Sgt., Dec. 
1, 1864— to 1st Sgt., April 16, 1865— to 1st 
Lt., June 18, 1865 — wounded Nov. 29, 
1863 and May 9, 1864 — mus. out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Dec. 2, '61, Commissioned Adjutant, Aug. 1, 1862 — not 
I mustered — resigned Dec. 29, 1863. 



PENNSYLVANIA VKTF.RAN Vor.fNTKKIIS. 



XXIX 



Frederick Hoover.. 
Thomas I*. Davis... 



Henry A. Leanich... 

Wendall Kirch 

Albert Fisher 



Lorenzo Lattner. 



John Laner. 



2d Lt. 



1m Serg. 
a 

Serg'nt. 



David P. Martz. 

Jacob Christ 



Schernitzer Florang " 

Daniel Roth " 

Jeremiah Layser Corpo'l 

"Win. Souders " 

Andrew Wolshies... " 

John Shoemaker.... " 

Henrv F. Bailsman.. " 



John Hamilton 

Jonathan Sanders.. 

Joseph Reitzel 

Lorenzo Schweiger 

Win, H. Reddic 

John Kolb 

Lorenzo Messarth.. 
Chas. Maurer 

Samuel Gross 

Geo. Newmyer 

Frederick Keats..., 



DATE OK MUS- 
TEK. 



REMARKS. 



Sept. 28, '(31, Promoted from Sgt. to 2d Lt., 1863— died 

Nov. 25, 1863. 
Mar. 1. 'til, Wounded June IS and July 30, 1*64— pr. to 

Sgt., Dec. 1, 18(34— to "1st Sgt, July 1, 

1865— com. I'd Lt. to date, May 1, 1 si";.")— 

not inus. — in us. out with Co., J ul v .'In, 1 st'».j. 
Sept. 28, '61, Died at Annapolis, Md., Mar. 25, 1864— Vet. 
Sept. 28, '61, Pr. fr. Private— killed May 12, 1864— Vet. 
Sept. 28, '61, Promoted from Cor., Feb. 8, 1862 — wounded 

Sept. 1, 1862— captured May 12, 1864.— 

inns, out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Sept. 28, '61, Promoted from Cor., Mar. 1, L865— mut. out 

with company, July 30, 1865 — Veteran — 

wounded May 12, 1864. 
Sept. 28, '61, Promoted from Cor. to Sgt. — inns, out with 

Co., July 30, 1865 — Vet. — captured May 

12, 1864". 
Sept. 28, '61, Promoted from Cor., July 1, 1865 — nms.out 

with Co., July 30, 1865 — wd. June 17, '64. 
Sept. 28, '61, Promoted fr. Private, April 15, 1862— cap. 

May 12, 1864— died at Charleston, S. C, 

Oct. 5, 1864— Vet. 
Sept. 28, '61, Wounded at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862, from 

which he died. 
Sept. 28, '61, Deserted July 18, 1862. 
Sept. 28, '61, Mustered out with company, July 3d, 1865 — 

Vet.— captured May 12," 1864." 
Sept. 28, '61, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1S65 — 

Vet. — wounded June 18, 1864 
Feb. 24, '64, Promoted to Cor., June 14, 1865 — mus. out 

with Co., July 30, 1865— wd. May 6, 1864. 
Mar. 13, '65, Pr. to Cor., June 14, 1865 — substitute — mus. 

out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 13, '65, Promoted to Cor., June 14, 1865— mus. out 

with Co., July 24, 1865 — substitute — S. < > , 

No. 178, headquarters, Washington, D. C. 
Mar. 8, '65, Substitute — pr. to Cor., July 1,1865 — mus. 

out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 1 1, '65, Substitute — promoted to Cor., July 1, 1865 — 

mus. out with company, July 3*0, 1865. 
Feb. 25, '64, Promoted to Cor., July 1, 1865 — mus. out 

with company, July 30, 1865. 
Sept. 17, '64, Substitute — discharged by General Order, 

June 25, 1865. 
Sept. 20, '64, Drafted— disch. by Gen. Order, June 1, 1865. 
Sept. 22, '64, Substitute — discharged by General Order, 

June 25, 1865. 
Sept. 15, '64, Discharged by Genl. Order, June 1, 1865. 
iSept. 28, '64, Substitute — discharged by General Order, 
| June 1, 1865 - served 3 yrs. in 6th U. S. C. 
jSept. 28, '61, Captured May 12, 1864— died at Anderson- 

ville, Ga., July 4, 1864— Veteran. 
Sept. 28, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate, Feb. 24, 1863. 
Sept. 28, '61, Wounded Sept. 1, 1862 and discharged— re- 
enlisted Feb. 1864— wounded June 18, 
1 1864— killed Aug. 19, 1864. 



XXX 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



Win. Walters Coipor'l Sept. 

I Sept. 

Mucs'n. Feb. 

Feb. 

Sept. 



Andrew Gubser. 
Zachariah Snyder.. 

Amos Schmeck 

Chas. H. Littleton. 



Joseph Gander.... 

Appier, Jacob Pri 

Altgier, Geo 

Ashton, John j 

And rant, Robert i 

Bach man, Geo I 

Bover, Franklin... 
Bullman, Piatt.... 
Becker, Henry 



Bolmer, Edward 

Bertles, Frederick... 
Bradycamp, Lewis... 

Cooney, John 

Coyle, John 

Campbell, Amos 

Campbell, J as. G 

Callander, Butta'e... 
Crawford, Joseph A. 

Christ, Anthony 

Chambers, Geo 

Campbell, Geo 

Delsiet, Nicholas 

Degaraon, John 

Dukate, Eli 

Deemer, Frederick. 



Deemer, Thomas. 



Dunmire, Andrew.. 

Deets, Henry J 

Ehrentraut, Robt... 

Elmer, Wolfgang... 
Eberstatter, Joseph. 

Erb, Jesse H 

Erb, Benjamin 

Frank, John 



Fink, John 

Fox, Frank 

Frash, Henry 

Fralish, Benjamin.. 

Gildi, Jacob 

Gilmore, Henry 

Hammel, Henry... 



28, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate, Feb. 23, 1863. 
28, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate, Sept. 30, 1862. 
23, '64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
23, '64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
28, '61, Left the regiment, July 16,'l863, at Jackson, 

Mississippi, since which time nothing has 

been heard from him. 
28, '61, Died Sept., '63, of dis., at Nicholasville, Kv. 

19, '61, Drafted— disch. by G. O., April 28, 1865. 
18, '64,| Deserted August 17, 1864. 

28, '61,! Disch. on Surg, certificate, Feb. 23, 1862. 
28, '61, 

10, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
13, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

20, '64, Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 25, 1865. 
28, '61, Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, May 22, 

1865— Vet.— wounded May 9, 1864. 
28. '61, 

28, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate, April 30, 1862. 
28, 'iil, Disch. on Surg, certificate, Feb. 21, 1862. 
28, '61,iMustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

11, '65, Substitute mus. out with Co., Julv 30, 1865. 
20, '64, Drafted— disch. bv G. O., June 25, 1865. 
20, '64,! Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 25, 1865. 
20, '64, Drafted— disch. oil Surg, cert., Jan. 25, 1865. 

20, '64, Drafted — disch. on Surg, cert., Jan. 25, 1865. 
28, '61,1 Killed May 9, 1864, Ny River, Va — Vet. 
28, '61, Mustered out, July 30, 1865— Vet. 

28, '61, Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Jan. 13, 1862. 
28, '61, Mustered out, July 30, 1865— Vet. 
9, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

21, '65, Drafted— mustered out, July 30, 1865. 

21, '64,| Drafted — disch. on Surg, cert., Jan. 26, 1865, 
approved by O. B. Wilcox, Brevet Maj. 
Genl., commanding 9th Army Corps. 
Drafted — disch. Jan. 25, 1865. approved by 
O. B. Wilcox, Brev. Maj. Genl., com- 
manding 9th Army Corps. 

30, '64, Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 25, 1865. 

12, '61,: Disch. on Surg, certificate, Feb. 18, 1863. 
21, '61,iMustered out with company, July 30, 1865 — 

Veteran — wounded May 9, 1864. 
7, '65,|Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30,1865. 
28, '61,! Disch. on Surg, certificate, Jan. 8, 1863. 
28, '61,1 Disch. on Surtr. certificate, Aug. 11, 1862. 
28. '61, Deserted Oct. 1, 1861. 
28, '61, Mustered out with company, Julv 30, 1865 — 

Vet.— wd. Sept. 17, 1862 and May 12, 1864. 

13, '65, Mustered out, July 30, 1865— substitute. 
28, '61. Died of wounds received, Aug. 30, 1862. 
28, '61, i Disch. on Surg, certificate, Dec. 30, 1S62. 
28, '61, 'Deserted Oct. 1, 1861. 

10, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
13, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
9, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30 ; 1865. 
' captured a Rebel Flag, April 3, 1865. 



Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Feb. 
Sept. 



Sept. 21, '64, 



Sept. 

Oct. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



XXXI 




Holeni, Henry 

Hays, Barnhart .... 

Holem, John J 

Haverling, Win 

Hoover, John 

Hoover, John 

Hummel, Franklin. 
Hoffman, Jackson.. 



Halm, Jacob Private. Mar. 

Mai- 
Mar. 
Mar. 

Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 



Hoffer, Solomon.. 
Heritage, Albert. 

Halt, Henry 

Hensler, Win 



Hetter, Augustus.. ., 

Henry, John A 

Hoover, Francis J.. 

Huber, Francis 

Hern, < ieo 

Hauser, Frantz 

Jamison, Moses 

Kelley, ('lias 

Kane, John 

Kaseman, Nathan... 

Kingsley, James ( '.. 
Kearney, Lawrence, 

Koeth, Frederick.... 

Killchrist, Thomas.. 
Kohler, Frederick... 

Kuhn, Marks 

Kneislev, Geo. A 

Kohler, Win 

Kelley, John 



Lukens, Albert J... 

Ludwig, Paul 

Lutz, Uriah 

Lay ton, Thos. J 

Lambert, Franklin. 



Lauder, 

Leanhart, George.. 

Lnsche, Jacob 

Maroney, Stevens.. 

Metz, Jacob 

Mays, Solomon S... 

Myers, Michael 

Miller, Augustus.... 

Miller, Hiram 

Morrow, Edwin 

Munson, Edward... 
Musgrove, John 



Sept. 

Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Mar. 
Mar. 



10, 

11, 

i:;. 

13, 

13, 
20, 
19, 

2S, 

28, 

28, 

9, 

28, 

28, 

28, 
28, 
30, 
28, 
28, 
24, 
13, 
13, 
29, 
28, 



65, 
'65, 

'65, 
'65, 
'65, 
VI, 
'64, 
'61, 
'61, 

'61, 
'65, 

•61, 
'61, 

'61, 
'61, 
•61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'64, 
'65, 
'65, 
'64, 
'61, 



Substitute— mtis. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., Julv 30, 1865. 
Substitute— disch: bv G. <>., June 24, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. by G. 0., June 25, L865. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 25, 1865. 
I >isc. on Surg, cert., J ulv, '64 — wd. Mav '.I, '64. 
Transferred to Co. A, 10th V. R. C, 1864— 

wounded May 12, 1864. 
Wounded May 12— died Sept. 10, 1864. 
Substitute — deserted Mar. 29, 1865. 
Deserted Oct. 1, 1861. 
Wounded May 9, 1864 — disch. on Surgeon's 

certificate, Sept. 28, 1864. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Feb., 28, 1863. 



Disch. on Surg, certificate, Jan. 31, 1862. 
Deserted Oct. 13, 1861. 



Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Sept. 29, '64, Substitute— mus. out to date, Julv" 30, 1865. 

Sept. 28, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate, April" 25, 1865— 

wounded Mav 12, 1864. 
Sept. 20, '64, Drafted— disch. by G. <)., June 25, 1865. 
Sept. 28, '('A, Captured Mav 12, 1864— died at Anderson- 

ville, Ga., Sept. 24, 1864. 
Sept. 28, '61, Kd. Aug. 19, 1864— wd. Sept. 1, 1862— disch. 
re-enlisted Feb. 25, '64— wd. June 18, '64. 
Wounded. Sept. 17, 1862— discharged. 
Killed July 5, 1864. 



Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept'. 

Mar. 
Mar. 
'Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Mar. 

I Mar. 

'Sept. 28j 



28, 
28, 
28, 
28, 

28, 
28, 

10, 
14, 
13, 
20, 

28, 

28, 
28, 
28, 
10, 
13, 
20, 
20, 
20, 
12, 
9, 



'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 

'61, 
'61, 

'65, 
'65, 
'65, 
'64, 
'61, 

'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'65, 
'65, 
'64, 
'64, 
'64, 
'61, 
'65, 
'65, 
'61, 



Died July 5, 1864. 

Missing in action at Bull Run, Aug. 29, 1862, 

since not heard from, sup. to be dead. 
Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., May 31, 1865. 
Trans, to Vet. Res. Corps, Mav 9, 1865 — 

Vet.— wounded May 9, 1864. " 
Absent without leave at muster out. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Jan. 25, 1863. 
Disch. Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O.. June 1, 1865. 
Drafted — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. April 11, 1865. 
Killed August 19, 1864. 
Substitute — deserted April 29, 1865. 
Substitute — deserted May 28, 1865. 
Wd. Sept. 17, '62— disch. on S. cert. May, '64. 



xxxn 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



Myers, George 

McManus, Patrick... 

McHale, Robert 

McNaily, Edward... 

O'Corbin, Daniel 

Phinice, John 

Paulus, Wm 

Ritter, Isadore 

Reep, Solomon 

Rentz, Jacob 

Robinson, Chas 

Riley., Thos 

Rot hacker, Geo 

Remer, Wm 

Rineer, Samuel 

Rosney, Patrick 

Schmidt, Gerhart.... 

Shirer, Edwin 

Stoll, Gottlieb 

Shroder, Albert 

Smeltzer, Uriah 

Smehzer, Israel 

Shaler, Laban 

Smith, John 

Stochler, Conrad 

Strnliler, Wendall... 

Stefle, Jacob 

Streckenben, Jacob.. 

Smith, Emanuel 

Schmidt, Gerhart.... 
Spindler, Nathaniel. 

Tole, Geo. S 

Thiirhost, Frederick 

Turner, Richard 

Tyke, John H 

Todd, John S 

Urban, Samuel 

Vitter, Ludwig 

Vanmorman, Anton. 

Winger, Samuel 

Welter, John 

Worrell, Henry 

Warfel, Nicholas 

Weaver, Benjamin.. 
Williams, George... 

Walzer, Solomon 

Weast, Francis 

Willards, John 

Walters, John 

Yeager, Joseph 

Yost, Philip 

Zeiche, Chas 



Private. 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



Sept. 


28 


'61, 


Sept. 


28 


'61, 


Mar. 


9 


'65, 


Sept. 


27 


'64, 


Oct. 


12 


'61, 


Sept. 


21 


'64 


Sept. 


17 


'64, 


Sept. 




'64 


Sept. 


20 


'64 


Sept. 


28 


'61, 


Sept. 


21 


'64 


Mar. 


/ 


'65, 


Feb. 


17 


'64, 


Sept. 


28 


'61, 


Sept. 


28 


'61, 


Sept. 


28 


'61, 


Feb. 


8, 


'64, 


Mar. 


11 


'65 


Mar. 


11 


'65, 


Mar. 


13 


'65 


.Sept. 


21 


'64, 


Sept. 


21 


'64 


Sept. 


21 


'64 


Sept. 


3 


'64 


Sept. 


28 


'64, 


Sept. 


28, 


'61, 


Sept. 


28, 


'61, 


Mar. 


13 


'65, 


Sept. 


28, 


'61, 


Sept. 


28, 


'61, 


Sept* 


28, 


'61, 


Sept. 


28, 


'61, 


Sept. 


21, 


'64, 


Mar. 


10 


'65, 


Sept, 


28, 


'61, 


Sept. 


28, 


'61, 


Sept. 


28, 


♦61, 


Sept. 


3 


"C.4, 


Sept. 


28, 


'61, 


Sept. 


28, 


'61, 


Mar. 


10 


'65, 


Sept. 


28 


'61, 


Oct. 


12, 


'61, 


Sept. 


28, 


'61, 


Mar. 


10, 


'65, 


Mar. 


10, 


'65, 


Sept. 


28, 


'61, 


Sept. 


28 


'61, 


Sept. 


28 


'61, 


Sept. 


28, 


'61, 


Aug. 


26 


'64, 


Sept. 


28 


'61, 



Disch. on Surg, certificate, Jan. 28, 1863. 
.Mustered out with Co., July 30, 1865.— Yet. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30. 1865. 
Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Died February 21, 1864— Yet. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865 — 

wounded March 25, 1865. 
Sub. — disch. on Surg, cert., Dec. 11, 1864. 
Drafted — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Drafted — mus. out by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Substitute — deserted April 27, 1865. 
Deserted August 17, 1864. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate, June 21, 1862. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Feb. 14, 1862. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. bv G. O., June 1,1865. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Drafted — disch. by G. O., June, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Siibstitue— disch. 'bv G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Killed Aug. 19, 1864— Vet. 
Killed May 9, 1864— Vet. 
Mustered out to date, July 30, 1865. 

Mus. out at exp. of term, Sept. 29, 1864. 
Deserted Oct. 1, 1861. 
Killed July 30, 1864. 

Drafted — died Jan. 7, 1865. at Baltimore, Md. 
Substitute — deserted April 19, 1865. 
Deserted Oct. 1, 1861. 

Mustered out Sept. 28, 1864— exp. of term. 
Mustered out Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, June 21, 1862. 
Wounded Aug. 19, 1864, and died since. 
Sub.— mus. out, July 30, 1865, with the Co. 
Mus. out to date, July 30, 1865 — wounded 

and captured May 12, 1864. 
Discharged Oct. 1, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Died Feb. 7, 1864, at Harrisburg, Pa. 
Substitute — deserted May 27, 1865. 
Substitute— deserted May 31, 1865. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Mar. 2, 1863. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Jan. 13, 1863, at 

Alexandria, Va. 
Died Nov. 8, 1861, at Fortress Monroe. 
Wounded May 9, 1864 — mus. out to date, 

July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Substitute — disch. bv G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Deserted Oct. 1, 1861. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



COMPANY G. 



Wm. II. Telford Captain Aug 



{'has. Forbes. 




REMARKS. 



Michael McMahon.. 1st Lt. Sept. 
Fred. R. Warner " Sept. 



Henry J. Christ. 

(.'has. F. Cross.... 



Feb. 
Aug. 



John P. Kinney 1st Serg. Sept. 



Ethan B. Powell. 
H. C. Alderson... 
Henrv Scott 



Philip Carland. 
Henry Blend... 



Edgar Roberts 

Merwin Higgins. 



Win. Spalding., 
Simon Russell., 



Henry C. Camp 

Chauncy V. Bassett. 

A. S. Blackman 

James W. Birney... 



Theodore Lewis 

George N. Chaffee. 



Alexander Spalding 
Jas. Morrison 



Chas. M. Heilman.. 
Joseph H. Taylor.. 



" Sept. 

Serg'nt. Sept. 

" Sept. 

" Sept. 
" Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 

" Sept. 

Sept. 

Corpor'l Sept. 

" Sept. 

Sept. 

" Sept. 
| Sept. 

I Feb. 

iMar. 



Cap. May 12, 1864— pr. to Lt. Col., Feb. 8, 

1865— mus. out to date, July 30, 1865. 
Pr. from Cor. to Sgt.— to 1st Sgt. to 2d Lt., 

April 29, 1865— to ('apt., .May 12, 1865— 

cap. May 12, 1864 — Vet. — mus. out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Died at Hilton Head, S. C, Nov. 20, 1861. 
Pr. from 1st Sgt., Co. D, Feb. 15, 1862— mus. 

out, Oct. 3, 1864. 
Pr. from Private, Co. K, Dec. 11, 1864. 
Promoted to 1st Lt., U. S. Signal Corps, Mar. 

3, 1863. 
Pr.to 1st Sgt., May 1, LSlio— Vet.— wd. Julv 

30, 1864— com. 2d Lt., May 1, 1865— not 

mus. — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Discharged on Surg, certificate, Nov., 1862 — 

disability, disease. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865 — 

Vet.— captured May 12,'l864. 
Pr. from Musician — mus. out with Co., July 

30, 1865 — Vet. — wounded June 7, 1862 — 

captured May 12, 1864. 
Pr. from Private — mus. out with Co., July 

30, 1865— Vet. 
Pr. from Private, May 1, 1865 — Vet. — mus. 

out with Co., Julv 30, 1865 — wounded May 

9, 1864. 
Wounded June 18, 1864 — disch. on Surg. 

cert., Dec. 15, 1864— Vet. 
Captured May 12, 1864— died Dec. 10, 1864— 

Veteran. 
Died of disease, Kentucky, Covington. 
Transferred to U. S. Cav., Oct. 28, 1862— 

wounded Sept. 1, 1862. 
Transferred to U. S. Cav., Oct, 28, 1862. 
Disch. on Surg. cert. — disability, Nov., 1862. 
Died at Beaufort, S. C, Dec, 1861. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865 — 

Vet.— wd. Sept. 17, 1862, Nov. 19, 1863, 

June 3, 1864, Aug. 19, 1864. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865 — 

Vet.— captured May 12, 1864. 
Mustered out with company, Julv 30, 1865 — 

Vet.— captured May 12,4864." 
Mustered out to date, July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865 — 

Vet.— captured Aug. 30,' 1862. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Pr. to Cor.. May 1, 1865 — mus. out with Co., 
1 July 30, 1865. 



'61, 
6, '61, 

29. '64, 
8, '61, 

'61, 

'61, 
'61, 
'61, 

'61, 
'61, 

24, '61, 

'61, 

'61, 
'61, 

'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 
'61, 

24, '64, 

30, '64, 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



REMARKS. 



C. B. Vandermark... Corpo'l Mar. 30, '64 



Thomas Gillett 

Edgar E- Spalding.. 

James Lewis 

Daniel M.Reed 

Wm, Hurst 

Joseph H. Atkins... 

Wm. F. Carey 

David Reifsnvder... 

Jas. Gillson 

Allen, Chas. H 

Arnold, Robert 

Amnion, John 

Avery, Samuel 

Ames, Samuel 

Bennett, Asa B 

Brown, Chas. H 

Bare, Benjamin 

Buckingham, G. W. 

Brown, Chas. T 

Babcock, Asa E 

Brink, Leonard M... 

Birney, Newton 

Burton, John 

Bough ton, John S... 

Ball, Jacob L 

Bennett, James 

Bailey, Wm 

Cook, Joseph 

Carrigan, Wm 

Cannon, Thos. K 

Cowden, John 

Cramer, Chas 

Carmichael, Daniel.. 
Comstock, Alonzo... 
Coleman, Richard... 

Duroes, Isaac 

Derr, Wm. H 

Daubenspeck, C 

Daubenspeck, A 

Duell, Jamuel 

Davis, Isaac 

Develin, Barnard.... 
Delamater, Lewis... 

Evans, Wm 

Evans, Samuel 

Eiker, John 

Farrar, Geo. C 

Frost, Clayton W.... 

Fleming, Thos 



" 


Sept. 




'61, 


a 


Sept. 




'61, 


a 


Sept. 




'61, 


a 


Sept. 




'61, 




Sept. 




'61, 


" 


Sept. 




'61, 


" 


Sept. 




'HI 


Mucs'n. 


Mar. 


15, 


'64, 


" 


Sept. 




'61, 


Private. 


Mar. 


23, 


'64, 


it 


Sept. 


17, 


'61, 


" 


Mar. 


25, 


'64, 


It 


Mar. 


26, 


'64, 


a 


Mar. 


14, 


'65, 


" 


Sept. 




'61, 


a 


Mar. 


8, 


'64, 


" 


Sept. 


21, 


'64, 


a 


Mar. 


16, 


'65, 


" 


Mar. 


11, 


'65, 


" 


Sept. 


17, 


'61, 


u 


Sept. 


24, 


'61, 


a 


Mar. 


8, 


'64, 


it 


Mar. 


3, 


'65, 


a 


Sept. 




'61, 


" 


Sept. 




'61, 


(i 


Sept. 




'61, 


a 


Sept. 




'61, 


tt 


Mar. 


31, 


'64 


{< 


Mar. 


o, 


'65, 


" 


Sept. 


20, 


'64, 


it 
a 


Mar. 


26, 


'64, 


Mar. 


2, 


'65, 


u 


Sept. 




'61, 


a 


Mar. 


/, 


'64, 


a 


Sept. 




'61, 


it 


Mar. 


9, 


'65, 


u 


Sept. 


20, 


'64, 


tt 


Sept. 


20, 


'64, 


tt 


Mar. 


30, 


'64, 


n 


Mar. 


13, 


'65, 


a 


Mar. 


6, 


'65, 


a 


Sept. 




'61, 


it 


Mar. 


8, 


'65, 


it 


Mar. 


8, 


'65, 


tt 


Sept. 




'61, 


a 


Mar. 


8, 


'64, 


a 


Sept. 


17, 


'61, 


« 


Sept. 


20, 


'64, 



Pr. to Cor., May 1, 1865 — mus.out with Co., 
Jnlv 30, 1865— captured May 12, 1864. 

Killed May 12, 1864— Vet. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate, Dec. 11, 1862 — 
disability. 

Discharged on Surg, certificate. 

Killed Sept. 1, 1862. 

Killed Sept. 17, 1862. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate, Dec. 10, 1862. 

Transferred to U. S. Cavalry, Oct. 28, 1862. 

Mustered out with companv, July 30, 1865. 

Deserted Oct. 1, 1861. 

Captured May 12, 1864 — mustered out with 
company, July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate, Nov. 5, 1864. 

Deserted Aug. 19, 1864. 

Substitute — deserted April 26, 1865. 

Captured May 12, 1864 — died at Wilming- 
ton, Del., March 9, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Drafted — disch. by Gen. Order, June 1, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Snbstitue— disch. by G. O., July 10, 1865. 

Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 

Captured May 12, 1864— died Nov. 8, 1864. 

Substitute — deserted April 26, 1865. 

Went home on furlough, but forgot to return. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate, Sept., 1862. 

Killed Sept. 17, 1862. 

Deserted Oct. 20, 1861. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Drafted — disch. on Surg, cert., Feb. 14, 1865. 

Killed May 12, 1864. 

Mustered out to date, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — deserted April 2, 1865. 

Trans, to Eng. Corps, U. S. A., Oct. 28, 1862. 

Mustered out with Co., July 30, 1865. — Vet. 
Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 23, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. bv G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — died at Anderson- 

ville, Ga., Sept. 3, 1864. 
Deserted May 28, 1864 — substitute. 
Substitute — deserted May 28, 1865. 
Trans, to U. S. Cavalry, Oct. 28, 1862. 
Substitute — mus.out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — disch. by G. O., July 10, 1865. 
Deserted Sept. 28, 1861. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term — 

wounded Aug. 30, 1862. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



DATE OF Ml S- 
TKR. 



Foster, John C Private. 

Forbes. John (' 

Fox, Silas A 

Frutchey, Moses " 

Frazier. John " 

Frailev, Win " 

Gale, Eli W " 

Gannon, Win " 

Greek, Win " 

( rridley, Lewis B.... " 

Goldsboro, Eli J " 

Gannon, James " 

Core, John " 

Grippin, Benjamin.. " 

Harsh, John..' 

Hawkins, J as " 

Hill, Emery '' 

Harris, John P " 

Bicks, Orville S 

Hutehinsoii, A " 

Heller, Henrv 

Hillianl, Thos. B... " 

Ilillianl, Israel 1.... " 

Hermick, Samuel... " 

Horton, Lemuel " 

Horton, James " 



Hawkins, Jas 

Howard, Almon 

Hiney, Matthew 

Heekathon, Keuhen. 

Johnston, ('lias 

Johnston, Wm. A... 

Jones, John 

Kalioe, Michael 

Kelley, Richards 

Kelley, Saml. F 

King, Wm 

Kelley, Thos. D 

KnoKs, Wm. F 

Leonard, Simon 

Lerue, Burtis 

Lewis, Ahriel 



Lines, Wm. M 

Lines, John M 

Morrisohn, John D 

Mapes, Milton C 

Markham, Rufus A 
Martin, Robt. S 



Mace, Harvey H. 

Monroe, John 

Morris, Wm. H... 



Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

( )et. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Mar. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Sept, 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 



24, 



20, 

11, 



20, 
8, 
6, 

13, 

17. 
20, 
20, 
20, 
20, 
8, 
24, 



til. Wounded — died August 7, 1864. 
"I>1, Diseh. on Surg, eertitieate — disability. 
'61, Disch. on Surg, eertitieate, Jan., 1863. 
'61, Mustered out, Sept. 29, 18(14 — exp. of term. 
'61, Deserted Sept. 1.''., 1861. 
'61, Deserted April 11, 1863. 
'61 Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'61, Mus. out to date, July 30, 1865 — Veteran — 

captured May 12, 1864. 
'64, Mustered out with company, Jnlv 30, 1865. 
'61, Killed May 12. 1864. 
'65, Substitute— deserted May 28, 1865. 

ill, Disch. on Surjj. certificate. 
'61, Died Sept. 4, 1862, at Hilton Head, S. C. 
'61, Trans, to U. S. Cavalry, Oct. 28, 1862. 
'64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
'64, Mustered out to date, July 30, 1865. 
'65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'65, Substitute — disch. by G. O. 



15, 



20, 
19, 



'6i, Mustered out Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 
'64. Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
'64, Drafted— disch. by G. O. June 1, 1865. 
'64, Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, J.865. 
'64, Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
'65, Mustered out to date, July 30, 1865. 
'61, Deserted May 29, 1865. 
'61, Disch. on Surgeon's certificate — wounded 

Sept. 17, 1862. 
'65. Substitute— deserted May 28, 1865. 
'61, Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
'61, Trans, to U. S. Cavalry, Oct. 28, 1862. 
'64, 'Discharged by Genl. Order, June 7, 1865. 
'65, Substitute — deserted April 2, 1865. 

I Deserted June 16, 1865. 

'65,|Substitute— deserted June 28, 1865. 
'65,|Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'64,| Drafted — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
'64,| Drafted — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
'64,; Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
64, Drafted— disch. bv G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Wounded— died Jnlv 3, 1864. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., Jnlv 30, 1865. 
Wounded June 18, 1864— Tran's. to Vet. 

Res. Corps, June 19, 1865. 
Trans, to U. S. Cavalry, Oct. 28, 1862. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
Drafted — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out Feb. 20, 1864— exp. of term. 
64,jDisch. by G. O., June 3, 1865— wounded 
Mav 12, 1864. 
Mar. 30, '64,jWouiided May 6, 1864— transferred to Vet. 

Res. Corps, Jan. 7, 1865. 
Mar. 2, '6oJSubstitute— deserted April 2, 1865. 
Mar. 11, '65, Substitute — deserted May 22, 1865. 



Mar. 
Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
jMar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
June 
Mar. 
Feb. 
Mar. 



11, 
11, 
20, 
10, 
20, 
20, 
30, 
20, 
10, 
24, 



'64, 
'64, 
'65, 
'64, 

'61, 
'61, 
'64, 
•65, 

'62, 



XXXVI 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



DATE OF M US- 



REMARKS. 



Mack, Daniel 

Middaugh, Avery 
Mills, Albert W... 

Mott, Abraham... 

Macy, Hiram 

MeEhvain, Wilson.. 
McLeary, Terrence.. 

McGee, John 

Nayl on, Patrick 

Naylon, John 

O'Donnell, Chas 

O'Neal, James 

Owens, Geo. W 

Powers, John J 

Powers, Elijah C 

Porter, Samuel H... 

Porter, Amos C 

Pease, David 

Place, Jacob 

Quick, John 

Russell, Hiram W... 

Ross, Albert 

Ryan, Thomas 

Spalding, Nath. L... 

Spate, Chas. A 

Stoner, Christian 

Sullenberger, John.. 

Sloan, Thomas 

Stinson, Chas 

Shira, Wm. H 

Stroud, James 

Spalding, Henry 

Sullivan, John 

Shepherd, Albert.... 

Scully, John A 

Scriven, Edwin 

Scriven, Albert 

Scriven, Edward 

Strope, Wm 

Shaffer, Alex. H 

Smith, Geo 

Slawson, Edward.... 
Thompson, Tim. S... 

Thompson, John 

Towner, Philander.. 

Tompkins, Ira A 

Towner, Douglas 

Uncal, Jacob 

Vanderpool, Simon.. 
Vanderpool, Moses.. 



Private. Mar. 

" Sept. 
" Sept. 



Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Mar. 



Feb. 

(Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

[Mar. 

ISept. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept, 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 



14, '65 
'61 
'61 

'61 

'61 
20, '64 
14, '65 

'61 

29, '64 

26, '64 

13, '65 

8, '65 

'61 
8, '64 



Mar. 8, '64 



10, '64 
'61 
'61 
'61 

8, '64 

'61 

8, '64 

15, '6b 

8, '64 

9, '65, 
20, '64 

'61 

20, '64 

'61 

20, '64 

8, '64 

8, '64 

11, '65 
13, '65 

9, '65 

'61 

'61 

'61 

'61 

'61 

2, '61 

1, '62 

20, '64 

20, '64 

'61 

'61 

'61 
15, '65 

30, '64 

31, '64, 



Substitute — deserted June 2, 1865. 

Trans, to U. S. Cavalry, Oct. 28, 1862. 

Dishonorably disch. by order Ge.nl. C. M.. 
1862. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

Died in Mississippi, 1863. 

Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Substitute — deserted Mav 8, 1865. 

Deserted Aug. 3, 1864— Vet. 

Cap. Mav 12, 1864— died Aug. 25, 1864. 

Deserted Aug. 19, 1864. 

Substitute— rnus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

Wounded May 6, 1864 — disch. on Surgeon's 
certificate, Feb. 11, 1865. 

Wounded Mav 9, 1864— disch. by G. O., 
May 16, 1865. 

Deserted June 8, 1864. 

Deserted Oct. 8, 1861. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

Disch. on Sury. certificate. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out to date, Julv 30, 1865. 

Cap. May 12— disch. by G. O., Aug. 18, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Drafted — disch. bv G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Disch. by G. O., June 12, 1865— Vet. 

Drafted — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Deserted, 1861, before leaving Camp Curtin 

Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Killed May 12, 1864. 

Killed May 12, 1864. 

Substitute — deserted April 2, 1865. 

Substitute— deserted May 21, 1865. 

Substitute— deserted May 28, 1865. 

Died on Steam'p Ocean Queen, Oct. 28, 1861. 

Discharged on Surgeon's certificate. 

Died at Annapolis, Md., Oct. 28, 1861. 

Deserted Jan. 1, 1863. 

Promoted to Hospital Steward, Sept., 1861. 

Deserted Oct. 25, 1862. 

Deserted Aug. 13, 1862. 

Drafted — disch. on Surg, cert., Feb. 14, 1865. 

Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Disch. on Surg. cert. — wounded June 7, 1862, 
Aug. 30, 1862— disch. Jan. 15, 1863. 

Wounded Aug. 28, 1862 and captured — de- 
serted July 18, 1863. 

Wounded June 7, 1862— died June 12, 1862. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Killed May 12, 1864. 

Wounded May 6, 1864 — trans, to Vet. Res. 
Corps, Jan. 7, 1865. 



PENNSYLVANIA VKTKRAN VOLUNTEERS. 



\ \ X V 1 1 



Wood, Danl. B... 
Young, Lewis A. 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



Vincent, Wm. Private. Sept 



Weller, Geo 

Wright, Jas 

Wilcox, Freeman... 
Waid, Isaac 

Wen » Is, Geo. A 

Warner. Nelson E.., 
Warner, Fletcher G 
Williams, Geo. H... 

Wilier. Smith 

Wood, John S 



'61, 



REMARKS. 



Mar. 


23, 


'64, 


Mar. 


8, 


'65, 


Mar. 


31, 


•til. 


Sept. 
Mar. 


20, 
15, 


'64, 
'65, 


Sept. 
Mar. 


20, 


'61, 
'62, 


Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept, 




'61, 
'61, 
'61, 


Sept. 
Mar. 


31, 


'61, 

'64, 



Supposed t<> have l»een killed while going 

from Vicksburg, Miss, to Covington, Ky., 

afterwards returned home. 
Mustered out with company, July MO, 1865. 
Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Trans, to Vet. Res. Corps, Jan. 19, 1865. 
Drafted— died Oct. 27, L864. 
Substitute — deserted. 
Trans, to V. S. Cavalry, Oct. 28, 1862. 
Diseh. on Surg. cert. — wd. Sept. 17, 1862. 
Drowned in the Potomac about Aug. 1, '62. 
Died in 1802, at Crab Orchard, Ky. 
Disch. on Surg. cert. — wd. May 29, 1862 — 

discharged. 
Trans, to U. S. Cavalry. Oct. 28, 1862. 
Wounded Mav 6, 1864 — disch. by G. O., 

July 18, 1865. 



COMPANY H. 




Thos. S. Brenholtz. 
Chas. Parker 



Jonn A. Rogers 

H. E. Cleaveland... 

John A. Snvder 



REMARKS. 



Captain Sept. 
" Sept. 

" Sept. 

Sept. 



Henry T. Kendall... 1st Lt. 
Harrison Gechter... " 



Joseph V. Kendall.. 



Henry S. Francis... 



Henry Carl. 



Sept. 
Sept. 



Robert R. Taylor....; 2d Lt. Sept 



Sept. 



1st Serg. 



10, '61, 
10, '61, 

28, '61, 

10, '61, 



Sept. 10, '61, 



10, '61, 
10, '61, 



Sept. 10, '61, 



10, '61, 
10, '61, 



Sept. 10, '61, 



Promoted to Lt. Col., Sept. 30, 1861. 

Promoted from 1st Lt., Oct. 21, 1861— killed 
at Poeoudigo, S. C, May 29, 1862. 

Promoted from Adjutant, Aug. 1, 1862 — re- 
signed Sept. 21, 1862. 

Promoted from 1st Sgt. to 1st Lt., Oct. 21, 
1861— to Capt., Dec. 17, 1862— wd. Aug. 

29, 1862— cap. Aug. 29, 1862— wd. Mav 
12, 1864— died Mav 20, 1804. 

Promoted to 2d Sgt.," Feb. 1, 1863— 1st Sgt. 
to 1st Lt., Nov. 26, 1864— to Capt, April 
17. 1865 — mus. out with company, July 

30, 1865— Vet. 

Promoted from 1st Sgt., Dee. 17, 1862 — to 
Adjutant, March, 1864. 

Promoted trom 2d Sgt. to 1st Sgt., Feb. 1, 
1863— wounded Nov. 15, 1863— resigned 
Nov., 1864. 

Promoted fir. Cor. to 3d Sgt., Feb. 1, 1863 — 
to 1st Lt., May 21, 1865- cap. May 12, 
1864 — Veteran — mus. out with company, 
July 30, 1865. 

Resigned March 28, 1864. 

Promoted to 3d Cor., Feb. 1, 1863— wd. May 
9, 1864— promoted from 2d Sgt., May 18, 
1865 — mus. out with company, July 30, 
1865— Vet. 

Promoted 4th Cor., Feb. 1, 1863— from Sgt., 
May 21, 1865— Vet. — mus. out with com- 
pany July 30, 1865. 



XXXV111 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



John S. Hendricks.. 

Patrick Sullivan 

Henry Anthony 

Harrison Fry 



DATK OF MUS- 
TKR. 



Serg'nt. Sept. 10, '61, 



Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 



10, 
10, 
10, 



'61, 

'61, 
'61, 



Frank. Stonebach... 

Jas. M. Kissinger... 
Julius Kurkowski... 

Geo. Miller 

Harrison, Briel 

Harrison Neider 

James Duncan 

Michael Neider 

John R. Davis 

Benj. H. Fredericks 

David Burkhart 

Moses Wads worth . . . 

David Dam pin an 

Wni. Keller 

Geo. De vinney 

Albert, Daniel 

Adder, Jacob . 

Brownback, W. P... 

Boyer, Morris 

Baker, Albert 

Behney, Isaac 

Bogardus, Geo 

Baker, Jacob 

Boyer, Michael 

Blichner, Nicholas.. 
Broadstone, Azariah 

Barr, Win 

Batzel, Geo 



Sept. 10, '61, 



" | Sept, 
Coipor'l Sept. 

Sept. 

" iSept. 

jsept. 

jFeb. 

ISept. 



10, 
10, 

10, 

10, 

10, 

12, 

10, 



'61, 

'61, 

'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'64, 
'61, 



April 8, '64, 



Sept. 10, '61, 



Sept. 
Sept. 



Mucs'n. 



Feb. 
Feb. 
Sept. 
Private. Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 



Mar. 
Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Feb. 

Sept. 



10, 
10, 

23, 

11, 
30, 
10, 
19, 
22, 

10, 

11, 

10, 
30, 
21, 
21, 
23, 
10, 

9, 
10, 



'61, 
'61, 

'64, 
'64, 
'61, 
'61, 
'64, 
'64, 

'65, 
'65, 
'61, 
'61, 
'64, 
'64, 
'64, 
'61, 

'64, 
'61, 



Wd. Sept. 1, 1862— cap. May 12, 1864— pr. 

to 6th Cor., Feb. 1, 1863— to Sgt., May 21, 

1865— m us. out with Co., July 30, 1865— 

Vet. 
Promoted from Private to 5th Sgt., Feb. 1, 

1863 — cap. May 12, 1864 — Veteran — mus. 

out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted from Cor., May 21, 1865 — cap. 

May 12, 1864 — mus. out with company, 

July 30, 1865. 
Wounded June 7, 1862 and May 12, 1864— 

cap. May 12, 1864— promoted from Cor., 

May 21, 1865 — mus. out with companv, 

July 30, 1865. 
Promoted fr. Private, Feb. 1, 1863— Vet — 

Wd. Aug. 29, 1862 -killed May 12, 1864. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Oct. 2, 1862. 
Captured May 12, 1864 -died while a priso- 
ner — Vet. 
Promoted to Cor., April 1, 1865— mus. out 

with company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — mus. out with Co., 

July 30. 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., April 1, 1865 — Veteran — - 

mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., April 1, 1865 — wd. May 

6, 1864— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., May 21, 1865 — wd. May 

11, 1864 — mus. out with companv, July 

30, 1865— Veteran. 
Wounded May 9, 1864 — promoted to Cor., 

Mav 21, 1865 — mus. out with Co., July 

30, "1865. 
Wounded May 9, 1864 — trans, to Vet, Res. 

Corps, March 24, 1865— Veteran. 
Died May 11, 1863. 
Wounded Aug. 29, 1862 — disch. on Surg. 

cert., Nov. 26, 1862. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with companv, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded Oct. 10, 1863— died Jan. 24, 1864. 
Mustered out with Co., July 30, 1865 — -Vet. 
Drafted — mus. out by G. 0., June 2, 1865. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — mus. out with Co., 

July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Mus. out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Mus. out, Sept, 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Drafted — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Drafted — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Wounded Mav 12, 1864, of which he died, 

June 13, 1864— Veteran. 
I Died of disease, June 26, 1864. 
'Disch. on Surg, certificate, April, 1862. 



l'KNNSVI.VAMA VKTKKAN V< >U' STEERS. 



XXXIX 




KKMAKKS. 



Bolton, Benjamin... Private. 
Becker, Jolin 



Briel, Isaac. 



Cogswell, John..., 
Cully, Ebenezer... 
Cummings, Geo... 

Clay, AH>an 

Cotes, Isaac 

( lark, Jacob 

Couch, Benjamin 



Cook, Israel. 
Cole, Amos... 



(rater. Lewis 

Connelly, James. 
Donovan. John .., 



Dunlap, Win.... 
Dehart, John C. 



Dun mire, John A... 
Dibert, Andrew D... 
Drake, Thomas S.... 

Deckert, Win 

Dreber, Win 

Eagle, John 

Engleman, Julius... 

Egan, James 

Ellis, Wm 

Everdale, Joseph... 

Fritz, John 

Fritz, Daniel 



Fry, Jacob 

Finkbone, Peter. 

Folk, Lewis 

Francis, John 



Gresley, Franklin. 

Glinser, Jacob 

Grogan, Michael.. 



Gilmore, Keith 

Gerstenmoyer, Geo. 
Gross, Isaac 



Heller, Peter 

Heller, Geo 

Hummelreich, Wm. 

Haas, John 

Hayes, Robert 

Hill, John 



Sept. 

Sept. 



10, '61 
10, '61 



Sept. 10, '61 



Mar. 
Mar. 
July 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Mar. 
Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Feb. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Mar. 

Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Mar. 
Mar. 
| Sept. 
Sept. 

Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 

April 

SSept. 

'Sept. 



13, '65 

11, '65 

12, '64 
30, '61 

20, '64 

21, '61 
10, '61 

10, '61 
10, '61 

10, '61 
10, '64 
1L'65 

10, '61 
10, '61 

21, '64 
23, '65 
21, '64 
10, '61 
10, '61 

7, '65 
10, '61 

13, '65 
10, '61 
10, '61 
10, '61 
10, '61 

13, '65 
18, '64 
10, '61 
10, '61 

10, '65 

11, '65 
11, '65 

2, '64 
10, '61 
10, '61 



Sept. 


10, 


'61 


Sept. 


10, 


'61 


Sept. 


10, 


'ill 


Mar. 


7, 


'65 


Mar. 


11, 


'65 


Mar. 


13, 


'65 



Disch. on Surg, certificate, Dec. 30, 1863. 
Wounded Sept. 17, 1862 — disch. on Surg. 

certificate, Jan. 14, L864. 
Died of disease, Aug. 28, 1863, at Camp 

Park, Kv. 
Substitute — runs, out with < !o., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Drafted — mus. out to date, July 30, 1865. 
Disch. Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Captured Dec. 14, 186& — died at Anderson- 

ville, Ga., July 11, 1864. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Dec. 19, 1862. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Oct., 23, 1863, at 

Camp Dermison, Ohio. 
Promoted to Com. Sgt., May 1, 1862. 

Substitute — disch. by G. O., Aug. 16, 1865 — 

absent sick at muster out. 
Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Wounded June 29, 1864— discharged Sept. 

29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, L865. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., May 11, 1865. 
Substitute — disch. by G. O.. June 1, 1865. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Nov. 3, 1862. 
Died Nov. 4, 1862, of disease, at Knoxville, 

Maryland. 
Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Trans, to Vet. Res. Corps, Mar. 3i, 1864. 
Substitute — deserted June 20, 1865. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Sept. 30, 1861. 
Died Nov. 6, 1863, at Barbersville, Kv. 
Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Wounded Mav 12, 1864— mus. out with Co. 

July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865 
Disch. by G. O., Mav 24, 1865. 
Killed August 29, 1862. 
Died Mar. 24, 1862— of dropsy— at Hilton 

Head, S. C. 
Substitute — disch. by G. O., July 11, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — wounded April 2, 1865 — mus. 

out to date, July 30, 1865. 
Kd. in action at Norfolk, R. R., June 18, '64. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Nov. 15, 1862. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Jan. 15, 1863, at 

Philada., Pa. 
Mustered out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Mustered out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Mustered out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July' 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30. 1865. 



xl 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT 



Hickman, John 

Homan, Geo 

Holmes, Jonathan... 



Herring, David. 
Hartman, John.. 

Ingram, Wm 

Jacob, Lewis .... 



DATE OF M US- 



REMARKS. 



Kissick, Samuel. 
Kunsman, Geo.. 



Kepple, Henry.. 
Kessler, Wm.... 

Keen, John 

Kugle, Gottlieb. 
Kaden, Patrick. 



Keen, Chas. 



Kotzemoyer, Peter.. 

Lowry, James 

Lambert, James 

Miller, Michael 

Meek, John 

Merkel, Christian... 

Martin, Benj. F 

Milford, Saml. F.... 

Miller, Jacob , 

Matson, Thos.S 

Markley, Jonas 

Meinhart, Ferd 



Mattis, Moses , 

Miller, Chas 

Moyer, John H... 

Moyer, Chas , 

Miller, Christian. 



Mellen, John.. 
Miller, Joseph. 



McAdams, Wm. F... 
McDonald, John 



McNabb, John 

Nagle, Henry 

Neidhammer, Matt. 

Neider, Lafayette... 



Niebling, W T m. 

Neff, John 

Neider, Wm.... 



Private. Mar. 15, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
" Sept. 10, '61, Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 
" Sept. 27, '64, Substitute— disch. bv G. O., May 31, 1865— 
No. 22. 
Sept. 10, '61, Killed Sept. 1, 1862. 
" Mar. 26, '62,!Disch. on Surg, cert., at Alexandria, Va. 
" Sept. 27, '64, Substitute— disch. bv G. O., June 1, 1865. 
" Sept. 10, '61, Died Oct. 15, 1862," of disease, at Alexan- 
dria, Va. 
" JFeb. 12, '64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
" Feb. 29, '64, Wounded June 17, 1864 — mus. out to date, 

July 30, 1865. 
" April 6, '64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
" Mar. 11, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
" Sept. 26, '61, Mustered out with Co., July 30, 1865. — Yet. 
" Mar. 13, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
" April 9, '64, Died of disease, Aug. 29, 1864, at Summit 
House Hospital, Philada, Pa. 
Sept. 26, '61, Died of disease, Aug. 19, 1862, at Freder- 
icksburg, Ya. 
" Sept. 10, '61, Disc.onSurg. cert., Nov. 14, '62, at York, Pa. 
" Sept. 21, '64, Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
" Mar. 13, '65, Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 16, 1865. 
" Sept. 10, '61, Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Yet. 
" Sept. 10, '61, Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
" Mar. 15, '65, Substitute — mus. out to date, July 30, 1865. 
" jSept. 28, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
" Sept. 28, '64, Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
" Sept. 28, '64,'Substitute— disch." by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Mar. 13, '65, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 16, 1865. 
Mar. 13, '65, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 24, 1865. 
Sept. 10, '61, Captured May 12, 1864— disch. by G. O., 

June 9, 1865— Vet. 
Feb. 19, '64, Captured May 12, 1864— died Apr. 18, 1865. 
Feb. 9, '64, Deserted Mar. 17, 1864, at Harrisburg, Pa. 
Sept, 10, '61, Killed Sept. 1, 1862, Chantillv, Va. 
Sept. 18, '61, Died Dec. 13, 1862, of disease. 
Sept. 10, '61, Wounded Aug. 29, 1862— disch. on Surg. 

certificate, Jan. 26, 1863. 
Sept. 10, '61, Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Nov. 1, 1862, 

at Fortress Monroe, Va. 
Sept. 10, '61, Disch. on Surgeon's certificate, Nov. 18, 1861, 

at Annapolis, Md. 
Feb. 23, '64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 10, '65, Substitute — wounded April 2, 1865— mus. 

out to date, July 30, 1865. 
Sept. 10, '61, Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 
Mar. 13, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Sept. 10, '61, Captured Sept. 30, 1864— died at Salisbury, 

N. C, Dec. 30, 1864— Vet, 
Mar. 25, '62, Captured Dec. 14, 1863— died at Anderson- 

ville, Ga., July 8, 1864. 
Mar. 10, '65, Deserted June 9, 1865 — substitute. 
Sept. 10, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate, Feb. 6, 1863. 
Sept. 10, '61,1 Wounded Aug. 29, 1862— disch. on Surg. 
1 certificate, Feb. 23, 1863. 



I ' I : N N S Y L VAN] A V ET E RAN Y( ) I . IT N T E E I ! S. 



xli 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



REMARKS. 



Patchen Frederick.. Private. 

Pyle, Isaac " 

Peterman, Michael.. 

Pierce, Wm. G 

Pofi'enberger, C 

Pohn, David 

Keinliart, Franklin. 
Beinard, Alexander 

Rankin, John 

Roland, John F... 

Rupert, James 

Rhoads, Mahlon.. 
Richardson, Henry.. 
I 



Roorke, John... 
Strunk, Jacob.., 
Setzler, James. 



Sear fees, Joel 

Solter, Rudolph.. 

Stark, George 

Souders, Samuel. 



Sterner, Daniel 

Schreffler, Henry.. 



Shaffer, George... 

Speer, Tatty 

Seitzinger, Hamilt'n 

Schmale, Danl 

Struhm, John 



Shager, Jacob 

Smoulder, Andrew. 

Trunipe, George 

Turner, Andrew L.. 

Trexler, Chas 

Toole, Dennis 

Thomas, Ezekiel.... 

Wall, Wm 

Watkins, Wm 

Wenner, John S 



Watson, Joseph. 



Williams, Thos 

Yeager, Wm 

Yeager, John 

Youngblood, John... 
Zumbrum, Wm 



Mar. 11, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

Sept. 10, '61, :Mus. out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 

Sept. 21, '64, Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Sept. 28, '64, Drafted— disch. on Surg, cert., Dec. 29, 1864. 

Mar. 7, '65, Substitute — deserted July 2, 1865. 

Mar. 16, '64, Deserted June 20, 1864. 

Mar. 8, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July SO, 1865. 

Sept. '64,1 Mustered out to date, July 30, 1865. 

Sept. 21, '64, Drafted— disch. on Surg, cert., Dec. 29, 1864. 

Sept. 21, '64, Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Sept. 15, '64, Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Sept. 10, '61, Trans, to Vet. Res. Corps, Mar. 3, '65— Vet. 

Sept. 10, '61,jDeserted June 20, 1864, apprehended, Court 
Martialed, and sentenced to lose all pay 
and allowance now due, to forfeit $10.0*0 
per month for the period of 18 months, 
make good all time lost by desertion, date 
of order Feb. 26, 1865, reported to the 
company for duty, March 26, and deserted 
again June 16, 1865, at Washington, D. C. 



April 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar. 

Sept. 

L 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 

Sept. 

i Sept. 

Sept. 

April 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

April 

Mar. 

Sept. 



12, '64, 
10, '61, 
10, '61, 

8, '65, 

13, '65, 

14, '65 
30, '61 

30, '61. 
10, '61, 

21, '64 

20, '64 
28, '64 
10, '61, 
10, '61 

10, '61, 
10, '61, 
27, '64 
20, '64. 
10, '61, 
10, '61, 
10, '61, 

22, '65, 
13, '65, 
10, '61, 



Sept. 10, '61, 



Vet.— Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Wounded Mav 9, 1864 — mus. out with Co., 

July 30, 1865. 
Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Wounded Aug. 29, 1862 — mus. out, Sept. 

29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Mus. out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Jan. 23, 1865 — 

Vet.— wd. Sept. 17, '62, and May 12, 1864. 
Drafted— disch. bv G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Trans, to Vet. Res. Corps, Mav, 1865. 
Wd. Julv 2, 1864— died July 17, 1864— Vet. 
Killed June 28, 1864, at Petersburg, Va — 

Veteran. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Oct. 2, 1862. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Dec. 2, 1862. 
Wd June 18, 1864— mus. out, Julv 30, 1865. 
Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 15, 1865. 
Disch. for disability, July 2, 1862. 
Killed Sept. 1, 1862, Chantilly. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Dec. 19, 1862. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Captured May 12, 1864— disch. by G. O., 

June 22, 1865— Veteran. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, July 2, 1862, at 

Beaufort, S. C. 



April 24, '64, 

,Feb. 8, '64, Mustered out with company, Julv 30, 1865. 
iSept. 10, '61, Mus. out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of terra. 
Sept. 30, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate, Oct. 19, 1864. 
'Mar. 13, '65, Substitute— deserted July 5, 1865. 



xlii 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



COMPANY I. 




Saml. F. Bossard... 
Jas. H. Levari 

Wra. Reynolds 

Edward A. Wilbur 



Al. J. Huntzinger.. 

Richard Rahn 

John Dennison 

Casper Kahle 

Burrell E. Reed 

Joseph Hedden 

Andrew Jackson.... 

John Mackey 

Aaron Oxrider 

Wm. Cole 

Geo. W. Dickenson. 

Jas. M. Wagner 

Jere. W. Darnsife.. 
Joseph Clouser 

Hiram Michaels.... 

Humphrey Brown. . 

Matthew Berkley... 

Solomon Rudisill... 
Wm. B. Michael.... 

Chas. Croner 

Stephen H. Haley.. 

John A. Bush 

Nicholas E. Rice.... 

Josiah Wright 

Alfred Fairchild.... 

Hiram Brant 

Edw. B. Woodward 



Captain Sept 

Sept 



1st Lt. 



2d Lt. Sept. 

" Sept. 

1st Serg.Sept. 



Serg'nt. 



Corpor'l 



Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Feb. 



Feb. 
Dec. 



25, 
25, 
25, 
25, 
25, 

25, 

25, 

25, 

25, 

25, 
25, 
25, 
29, 
29, 

29, 



'61, 

'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 

'61, 
'61, 
'61. 
'61, 

'61, 

'61, 
'61, 
'64, 
'64, 



'64, 

'61 
Sept. 25, '61. 



7, 



Mucs'n. 



April 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Feb. 
Feb. 
Sept. 



22, 
25, 
25, 
25, 
25, 
25, 

25, 
29, 
24, 

25, 



'62, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 
'61, 

'61, 
'64, 
'64, 
'61, 



Resigned January 28, 1863. 

Promoted from Sgt., Co. C, to Capt., Nov. 26, 

1864 — mns. out with the company, July 

30, 1865— Veteran. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Promoted from Sgt., Dec. 4, 1864 — wounded 

Oct. 27, 1864 — mus. out with company, 

July 30, 1865— Veteran. 
Captured Aug. 29, 1862 — promoted to Capt., 

Co. K, Sept. 17, 1862. 
Promoted from 1st Sgt., Sept. 17, 1862— 

mus. out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Promoted from Sgt., June 15, 1865 — com. 

2d Lt., Sept. 30, 1864— but not mustered. 
Promoted from Private — mus. out with Co., 

July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Wounded June 17, 1864 — promoted from 

Cor., Feb. 1, 1865— Vet.— mus. out with 

company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted from Cor., June 15, 1865 — mus. 

out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — mus. out, Jan. 31, 

1865, to Hate, Dec. 15, 1864— Vet. 
Wounded May 25 and June 5 — died June 7, 

1864— Vet. 
Wounded June 18, 1864 — died same day — 

V^eteran. 
Killed at Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 19, 1863. 
Promoted from Cor., Jan. 1, 1863. 
Disch. by G. O., July 27, 1865— Vet. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., April 7, 1865 — mus. out 

with company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., April 7, 1865 — mus. out 

with company, July 30, 1865. 
Wounded Sept. 30, 1864 — disch. on Surg. 

certificate, Mar. 16, 1865. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — died at Anderson- 

ville, Ga., July 26, 1864. 
Wounded June 3, 1864— died July 12, 1864. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Mar. 12, 1862. 
Killed Sept. 1, 1862. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Nov. 16, 1862. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Jan. 17, 1863. 
Wounded Sept. 1, 1862— disch. Oct. 18, 

1862, on Surg, certificate. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Dec. 3, 1862. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate, Feb. 23, 1863. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



Xllll 



DATE OP MUS- 
TER. 



Alspach, Ceo. 
Allison, Isaac. 
Ackley, Chas. 



Private. 



Armstrong, Win 

Andis, Von Henry.. 
Barringer, Christ.... 

Rretz, Franklin 

Bach, Thomas 

Butow, .John 

Biery, Wm 

Birch, Thomas 

Brighthoupt, D. J... 
Betts, Merrion D.... 

Bosse, Chas. C 

Baldwin, Wm. H. .. 
Cunningham, Jno. L 

Casey, John 

Clemans, Jacob... 

Calvert, John 

Crutchman, C 

Collier, Robt 

Cotter, Thomas 

Carman, James R... 
Carpenter, Ezra F... 

DeGraw, George 

Darnsife, Isaac H... 
Dolloway, George... 
Dennehower, Zach... 
Diflendurfer, Henry 

Dogan, Dennis 

Disliboro, Joseph.... 
Doutrick, Levi 



Daniels, Isaac, 



DeGraw, John II . 
Danner, George.... 
English, James C. 
Edwards, James.... 



Edmons, James.. 
Fuent, Frank... . 

Focht, Hiram 

Fore, John 

Fox, Samuel 

Fee, Lewis 

Fisher, Jacob 

Parley, John 

Gleville, Albion. 
Gastrins, Jas. M.. 
( rallagher, Wm., 
(iapen, Joseph... 
Gould, Hiram.... 

Goss, Thos. J 

Garrett, Justice., 



Sept. 25, '61, Mustered out with Co., July 30, 1805.— Vet. 
Feb. 22, '65, Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 23, 1865. 
Dec. 7, '61,1 Wounded — with loss of leg — disch. April 1, 

1865. 
Mar. 13, '65, Substitute— deserted Mar. 18, 1865. 
Sept. 25, '61, Discharged Mar. 5, 1862. 
Mar. 13, '65, Substitute— mus. out to date, July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 1, '64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Sept. 26, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
Sept. 21, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
Sept. 13, '61, Killed June 25, 1864. 
Mar. 6, '65, Substitute— deserted May 28, 1865. 
Sept. 25, '61, ; Died at Crab Orchard, Ky., Oct. 4, 1863. 
Sept. 25, '61,! Discharged Feb. 5, 1863. 
Sept. 25, '61, Deserted Mar. 26, 1863. 
Dec. 7, '61, Discharged Fel:. 4, 1863. 
Sept. 25, '61, Mustered out Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 
Sept. 27, '64,jSuhstitute— disch. bv G. O., June 2, 1865. 
Sept. 28, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
Sept. 28, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
iAug. 31, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
Feb. 23, '65, Drafted— disch. by G. O., June, 1865. 
Mar. 13, '65, Substitute— deserted Mar. 18, 1865. 
Sept. 25, '61, Killed Nov. 19, 1863, at Knoxville, Tenn. 
Sept. 25, '61, 

Mar. 9, '64,'Mustered out with company, Julv 30, 1865. 
Feb. 29, '64,;Mustered out to date, July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 11, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 10, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Aug. 28, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
Sept. 28, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
Feb. 23, '65, Drafted— disch. by G. O., July 5, 1865. 
Feb. 25, '64, Captured May 12, 1864— died at Anderson- 

ville, Aug. 1. 1864. 
Sept. 25, '61, Wounded at Chantilly, Va., Sept. 1, 1862— 

transferred to Vet. Res. Corps. 
Sept. 25, '61, Discharged Oct. 18, 1862. 
April 22, '62, Discharged for disability. 
Mar. 9, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Sept. 25, '61, Left sick at Newport News, Va., Aug. 4, 

1862 — never heard from afterward. 
Sept. 25, '61, Mus. out at exp. of term, Sept. 29, 1864. 
Mar. 14, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Mar. 1, '64, Mustered out with companv, July'30, 1865. 
Feb. 21, '65, Drafted— disch. by G. O., May 8, 1865. 
Sept. 28, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
Sept. 28, '64, Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
Sept. 1, '64. Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
Mar. 13, '65, Substitute- deserted May 18, 1865. 
Mar. 11, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., Julv 30, 1865. 
Sept. 25, '61, Mustered out to date, July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Feb. 29, '64, Discharged by G. O., July 10, 1865. 
Sept. 28, '64, [Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
Sept. 25, '61, 'Died at Crab Orchard, Ky., Oct. 25, 1863. 
Sept. 25, '61,1 Discharged June 25, 1862. 
Sept. 13, '61, 'Mustered out, Dec. 10, 1864— exp. of term. 



xliv 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



Hall, Geo.W 

Hoover, Jonathan... 

Hist, John B 

Hunsicker, Danl. W. 

Hoytj John C 

Haffley, Danl. S 

Hamilton, Eli 

Higgins, Jas. C 

Hartley, Alexander.. 
Heraan, Hiram, Jr.. 

Heman, Horace 

Jeffords, Henry D... 

Jeffords, Eher J 

Krebs, Lewis 

Keen, Daniel 

Keyser, Samuel 

Kern, John 

Knight, Philip 

Leberman, Francis.. 
Lockart, Obediah.... 

Luther, John 

Lettick, John G 

Mengos, Wells 

Miller, Albert 

Maberry, Reuben... 

Mayer, John 

Merrill, Chas 

Miller, James 

Miller, Samuel 

Myers, Jacob 

Miller, Augustus 

Maugh, John 



Private. 



Morg, John 

Mabre, Newton D.. 

McKnight, David.. 
McCarty, Timothy- 
Newman, Harrison. 

Nacey, John 

Oliver, Wm 

O'Neill, Henry 

Phillips, Abraham.. 
Piper, Thomas A... 
Rhoads, H. W. H.. 

Reese, Geo 

Ruth, Henry 

Rudorf, Henry 

Ruble, Jacob 

Rogler, Gotleib 

Riley, John 

Reedy, Peter 

Ross, Jas. B 

Stinerook, Jacob.... 

Sheffhour, Alex 

Steckley, John 



Julv 

Feb. 

July 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Feb. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

April 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Feb. 

Aug. 

Jan. 

April 

April 

Mar. 

Feb. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Feb. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Jan. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

April 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Jan. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Feb. 



8, '64, Drafted— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

24, '65, Drafted— mus. out with Co., Julv 30, 1865. 

29, '64, Drafted— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
13, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

25, '61, Mustered out at exp. of term, Sept. 29, 1864. 
24, '65, Drafted— disch. by G. O., May 8, 1865. 

24, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
10, '64, Discharged by Genl. Order, May 22, 1865. 

25, '61, Deserted Sept. 12, 1862. 

7, '61, Discharged May 12, 1862. 
7, '61, Deserted July 25, 1862. 

9, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
9, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
7, '64, Mustered out with company, Julv 30, 1865. 

30, '62, Mustered out, April 19, 1865— exp. of term. 

28, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 

13, '65, Substitute— died May 21, 1865. 

21, '61, Discharged February 17, 1862. 

23, '65, Drafted— mus. out to date, July 30, 1865. 

29, '64, Substitute— died at City Point," Va. 

14, '62,|Deserted Mar. 8, 1864. 

22, '62, Died at Crab Orchard, Ky., Oct. 4, 1S63. 
14, '64,1 Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

1, '64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
10, '64, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
25, '61, Mus. out at exp. of term, Sept. 29, 1864. 
25, '61, Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 

24, '65, Drafted— disch. bv G. O.. May 8, 1865. 
21, '64, Substitute— disch." by G. O., Mav 12, 1865. 

24, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
9, '61, Killed June 18, 1864. 

25, '61, 



25, '61, 

14, '62, 

13, '65, 

15, '64, 



Wounded at Pocotaligo, Mav 29, 1863— 

disch. Dec. 31, 1862. 
Discharged tor disability, 1862. 
Wounded at Chantilly, Va., Sept. 1, 1862 — 

supposed to have died. 
Drafted — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

28, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
22, '62,'Killed May 15, 1864. 

13, '65, Substitute -mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
25, '61, Wounded Aug. 30, 1862— died Sept. 3, 1862. 

7, '64, 'Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

24, '65, Drafted— disch. by G. O., May 8, 1865. 
27, '64, Mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 

8, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
10, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
10, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

3, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 2, 1865. 
1, '64, Substitute— disch. bv G. O , June 2, 1865. 
13, '65, Substitute— deserted" Mar. 18, 1865. 

25, '61, Discharged January 22, 1863. 
25, '61, Discharged February 4, 1863. 

13, '65,Substitute— mus. out with Co., Julv 30, 1865. 

29, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June2, 1865. 
29, '64,Killed at Spottsylvania, May 12, 1864. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 







DATE 


OF MUS- 




NAME. 


RANK. 


TER. 




REMARKS. 




Private. 


Mar. 


9, 


'64, 


Died at Washington. D. C. 




U 


Mar. 


13, 


'65, Substitute — deserted March 18, 1865. 


Sweenev, Win 


a 


Mar. 


13, 


'65, Substitute — deserted March 20, 1865. 


Smith, Owen K 


« 


Mar. 


11, 


'65, Substitute — deserted April 9, 1865. 


Slighter, John 


<( 


Mar. 


13, 


'65, Substitute— deserted April 29, 1865. 


Springer, Philip 


a 


Sept. 


25, 


'61, Died at Camp Denniston, Ohio, Sept. 10, 'G3. 


Springer, Tonis 


« 


Sept. 


26, 


'61, Deserted Sept. 12, 1862. 




(I 


Sept. 
Sept. 


?o, 


'61, Discharged December 18, 1862. 

'61, Wounded Sept. 1, 1862 — disch. for disability. 


Thomas, John N 


" 


25, 


Townsend, Samuel... 


tt 


Sept. 


25, 


'61, Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 


Thrasher, Henry F.. 


tt 


Sept. 


5, 


'64, Substitute— disch. by G. 0., June 2, 1865. 


Thirl, (.'has 


it 


Sept. 
Dec. 


?5, 


'61, Discharged February 4, 1863. 
'61, Wounded at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862. 
'61,!Mus. out with Co., July 3(1 1865— Vet. 
'61,:Died Nov. 2, 1861. • 


Tallada, Wm 


(i 


7, 


Vanpelt, Daniel 


tt 


Sept. 


25, 




" 


Sept. 


25 


Vanderpool, Henry. 


(( 


Jan. 


14, 


'62, 1 Deserted Aug. 23, 1863. 


Wismer, Henrv D... 


tt 


Mar. 


13, 


'65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., Julv 30, 1865. 


West, Jas 


a 
tt 


Mar. 
Sept. 


2, 
25, 


'65, Drafted — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
'61, Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 


Williams, John T... 


Wright, Culbertson.. 


tt 


Sept. 


2, 


'64, Substitute — disch. on Surg, certificate, June 












5, 1865. 


White, < ieorge 


it 


Mar. 


8, 


'65, 


Substitute — deserted March 18, 1865. 


Webster, John 


it 


Mar. 


10, 


'65, 


Substitute — deserted March 18, 1865. 


Wilev, Win 


tt 
a 


Mar. 

Sept. 


8, 
25, 


'65,iSnbst,itnte — deserted Anri! 29. 18fiS 




'61, 


Absent without leave from June 7, 1863. 


Zimmerman, Jacob.. 




Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Captured June 7, 1864 — mus. out, Jan. 30, 
1865, to date, Nov. 30, 1864— exp. of term. 


Zehner, David W... 


tt 


Sept. 


25, 


'61, 


1 Killed Sept. 1, 1862. 



COMPANY K. 



NAME. 


RANK. 


DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 


Jas. B. Ingham 

A. J. Huntzinger.... 


Captain 


Sept. 
Sept. 


9, '61, 
25, '61, 


Geo. V. Myer 


a 


Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 


9, '61, 


Chas. H. Kellog 
Stephen R. Ormsby. 


1st Lt. 

a 


9, '61, 
9, '61, 


Wm. K. Tavlor 


tt 


Sept. 


9, '61, 


Joseph S. Ingham... 
Geo. N. Merithew... 


2d Lt. 

it 


Sept. 
Sept. 


9, '61, 
9, '61, 


Jas. H. Campbell.... 


1st Serg. 


Sept. 


9, '61, 



Killed Sept. 17, 1862. 

Promoted fr. 2d Lt., Co. I, Sept. 17, 1862— 

mus. out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Promoted from 1st Sgt., May 1, 1864, to 2d 

Lt. — toCapt., M^y 1, 1865— captuted May 

12, 1864— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Wounded Aug. 29— died Sept. 1, 1862. 
Promoted fr. Cor. to 2d Lt., Aug. 1, 1862— 

to 1st Lt., Dec. 15, 1863 — mus. out, Sept. 

24, 1864— exp. of term. 
Promoted fr. Sgt. to 1st Lt., Dec. 4, 1864— 

mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Promoted to 1st Lt., On. B, Aug. 1, 1862. 
9, '61, Promoted from Sgt., May 18, 1865 — mus. 

out with Co., July 30, 1865 — Vet. 
Promoted from Sgt., May 18, 1865— mus. 

out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 



xlvi 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



Wm. M. Abrams 

John W.Wilcox 

F. N.Wilcox 

Joseph T. Prentis... 
Phil. H. McCracken 

Edwin W. Meeks.... 

Jas. M. Wilcox 

J. Dorsey Johnson.. 

W. S. Pembleson 

Joseph J. Cline.*.... 
Simon Clouser 

G. R. Hopkins 

Wm. M. Custer 

Geo. L. Bowman 

Israel Cornell 

Wm. Leibrant 

Henry Betser 

Geo. F. Bedford 

Cyrus Jewell 

John Dictrell 

J. D. Davidson 

Lathan Andrews 

Joseph Robbins 

Harry B. Cramner... 
Sevellon S. Ormsby.. 

Kami. Bair 

Wm. Fair 

John C. Gregg 

Joseph C. McMillan 
Philetus H. Wilcox. 
Amos A. Gratton. 
Edwin H. Steel... 

Chas. Keeler 

Chas. R. Owens... 

Vincent Marcv... 
R. H. Chubbuck.. 

Jerre Boles 

Miles Buck 

Reed W. Dumfee 



1st Serg. 

it 

Serg'nt. 



Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Mar. 

Mar. 



9, 
9, 

9, 
9, 
9, 

8, 
22, 



'61, 
'61, 

'61, 
'61, 
'61, 

'64, 

'64, 



a 


Sept. 


9, '61, 


u 


Sept. 


9, '61, 


u 


Sept. 


28, '64, 


" 


Feb. 


25, '64, 


" 


Sept. 


9, '61, 


K 


Sept. 


9, '61, 


" 


Sept. 


9, '61, 


Coipor'l 


Sept. 


9, '61, 


It 


Mar. 


13, '65, 


a 


Mar. 


9, '65 


it 


Mar. 


23, '65, 


a 


Mar. 


10, '65, 


a 


Mar. 


13, '65, 


U 


Mar. 


22, '64, 


a 


Mar. 


10, '65, 


« 


Sept. 


29, '64, 




Aug. 


2, '62, 


" 


Sept. 


9, '61, 


" 


Sept. 


29, '64, 


it 


Sept. 


3, '64, 


It 


Sept. 


28, '64. 




Sept. 


28, '64, 


a 


Sept. 


9, '61, 


u 


Sept. 


9, '61, 


" 


Sept. 


9, '61, 


u 


Sept. 


9, '61, 




Sept. 


9, '61, 


u 


Sept. 


9, '61, 




Sept. 


9, '61, 


it 


Sept. 


9, '61, 


Mucs'n. 


Mar. 


14, '64, 


" 


Sept. 


9, '61, 



Pr. from Private— died Oct. 7, 1864— Vet. 
Promoted fr. Private — wounded June 18 — 

died June 20, 1865— Vet. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
Mustered out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Promoted from Private, May 18, 1865 — 

mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 
Promoted from Private, June 3, 1865 — mus. 

out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., June 3, 1865 — to Sgt., 

July 1, 1865 — mus. out with company, 

July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864 — exp. of term. 
Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Promoted from Private, March 1, 1865 — to 

Quartermaster Sgt., May 9, 1865. 
Captured May 12, 1864 — died at Anderson- 

ville, Ga., Sept. 12, 1864. 
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate. 

Promoted fr. Private, June 3, 1865 — Vet. — 

mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted from Private, June 3, 1865 — sub- 
stitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — promoted to Cor., June 3, 1865 — 

mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., June 3, 1865 — mus. out 

with company, July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — promoted to Cor., July 1, 1865 — ■ 

mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — promoted to Cor., July 1, 1865 — 

mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Cor., July 1, 1865 — mus. out 

with company, July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — promoted to Cor., July 1, 1865 — 

mus. out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Discharged bv G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Wounded— disch. May 20, 1865— Vet. 
Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Disch. on Surg, cert., Dec. 14, 1864 — Vet. 
Killed August 19, 1864— Vet. 
Killed May 12, 1864— Vet. 
Discharged on Surg, certificate. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate — died Feb. 27, 

1862, at Hilton Head, S. C, after disch. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
Killed August 28, 1862. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Promoted to Principal Musician, April 13, 

1865 — Veteran. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



xlvn 



DATE OP MUS- 
TKR. 



Jas. Carr 

Alsop, Edward 

Albro, Samuel 

Adams, Isaac N... 

Adams, Lewis B I 

Annis, Wm., Jr j 

Bentley, Thomas I 

Barnhart, Martin....! 

Broomlock, D. D 

Bechtel, John K.. ..' 

Beam, Geo. E 

Beam, Chas. H 

Brown, John 

Bedford, Joseph 

Barry, Michael 

Blessing, Chas 

Limey, John B 

Bailey, Silas K 

Bailey, John 

Pabcock, Hulbard... 

Babcock, Isaac 

Brown, Jas 

Beardsley, Hill 

Bean, Joel M 

Clouser, Jacob K.... 
Cutchbertson, Robt.. 
Clawson, Danl. M... 

Christ, Henry J 

Colter, Cornelius 

Chamberlin, C. W... 
Cornell, Judson L... 

Cross, Isaiah H 

Clemmonds, James.. 



Mncs'n. 
Private. 



Cady, Sherlock. 
Campbell, Wm. 



Crofalt, Joel T 

Coolbaugh, Mon. A 

Cosby, Wm. A 

Dickenson, H. G 

Delcamp, Joseph 

Davidson, Geo. W... 

Dunham, Wm. P 

Dieffenbach, Wm. A. 

Daubert, Wm 

Derker, Isaiah 

Davis, Gabriel 



Durall, Chas 

Daniels, John 

Dike, Hiram J 

English, Curtis W.. 

Eckenroth, Chas. H. 
Ellenbaum, Jas. F.. 



Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
Feb. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 

Mar. 
Mar. 

Sept. 
ept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Feb. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 

Mar. 
Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 



9, 

9, 

9, 

9, 

9, 

9, 

29, 

25, 

25, 

9, 

9, 

9, 

29, 

9, 

22, 

16, 

9, 

9, 

9, 

9, 

9, 

9, 

9, 

9, 

25, 

28, 

29, 

29, 

9, 

28, 

6, 

9, 

13, 

18, 
22, 

9, 
9, 
9, 
9, 

25, 
9, 

27, 

26, 
9, 
9, 

22, 

10, 

10, 

9, 

9, 

9, 
9, 



'61 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'64, 

'64, 

'65, 

'65, 

'61, 

'61, 

'64, 

'61, 

'64, 

'61. 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'61, 

'64, 

'64, 

'64, 

'64, 

'61, 

'62, 

'61, 

'61, 

'65, 

'64, 
'64, 

'61, 

'61 

'61, 

'61 

'64, 

'61, 

'64 

'64, 

'61 

'61, 

'64, 

'65, 
'65, 
'61, 
'61 

'61 
'61, 



Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Mus. out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 
Deserted March 8, 1864— Vet. 
Deserted Sept., 1862. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
Mustered out to date, July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Mus. out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 
Mus. out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 
Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Mus. out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 
Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
Transferred to Co. A, Sept. 22, 1864. 
Transferred to U. S. Infantry. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate. 



Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

Died April 25, 1862. 

Missing in action at Bull Run, Aug. 29, 1862. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Promoted to 1st Lt,, Co. G, Dec. 11, 1864. 

Trans, to U. S. Signal Corps, Mar 12, 1865. 

Transferred to Co. D, Sept. 22, 1864. 

Transferred to Co. D, Sept. 22, 1864. 

Transferred to Co. D, Sept. 22, 1864. 

Substitute— wounded March 28, and died 
March 30, 1865. 

Killed June 3, 1864. 

Captured May 12, 1864— died while a priso- 
ner at Andersonville, Ga. 

Disch. on Surgeon's certificate. 

Disch. by sentence of G. C. M. 

Deserted. 

Mustered out with Co., July 30, 1865— Vet. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 

Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Transferred to Co. A, Sept. 22, 1864. 

Transferred to Co. A, Sept. 22, 1864. 

Captured May 12, 1864... died at Anderson- 
ville, Ga., 1864. 

Substitute — deserted July 1, 1865. 

Substitute — deserted une 11, 1865. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

Wounded— mus. out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. 
of term. 

Transferred to Co. E, Sept. 22, 1864. 

Transferred to Co. A, Sept. 22, 1864. 



xlviii 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



Erdman, August.. .. Private. 

English, Orlando j " 

Folig,Thos | " 

Feather, Emanuel...: " 

Filhy, Samuel | " 

Fix, Geo. W 

Fordham, Abram....! 

Geltz, Andrew 

Gill, Wm 

Gechter, Augustus... 

Greer, Humphry 

Graff, John 

Goff, Orren Wilmot. 
Howard, Saml. K... 

Hurst, Jas. H 

Hockman, D. H 

Hosack, Jas 

Hick, Francis 

Hantz, Isaac 

Hackett, Jas 

Hulbert, Daniel 

Higgins, Patrick 

Haines, Oscar L 

Hess, Albert C 

Hess, Ferdinand 

Ibuck, Albert 

Invella, John 

Jones. Wm 

Johnson, John 

Kritts, John 

Keiffeiter, Adam 

Kellogg, Delanson... 

Kellogsr, Alva A 

Kennedy, Partial..., 
Kenney, Alonzo D. 

Larah, Daniel 

Lester, Wm. H 

Lord, Franklin 

Lester, Edward 

Lutes, John 

Landon, Newton.... 
Matley, Howard .... 
Miller, Francis R.. 

Mauley, Chas 

Mishlen, John M... 

Myer, Berlin F 

Mills, James 

Metteer, Chas. W.. 
Mitchell, Geo. W... 
Mannison, James... 
Madden, Richard.. 

Martin, Wm 

Myers, Westley J.. 

Minard, Silas B 

McCarty, Vinson.... 
McGearry, Wm 



HATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Feb. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Aug. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Feb. 

Mar. 

Sept, 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

April 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

April 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Jan. 

Mar. 

Sept. 



9, '61, Killed May 12, 1864. 
9. '61, Wounded— mus. out to date, July 30, 1865. 
9, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
14, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., Julv 30. 1865. 

28, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June'l, 1865. 

29, '64,jSubstitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

6, '61, Transferred to Co. D, Sept. 22, 1864. 

2, '64,JMustered out with Co., July 30, 1865.— Vet. 
11, '65, [Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

7, '65,jSubstitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
16, '65, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
14, '61, 'Transferred to Co. C, Sept. 22, 1864. 

9, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

9, '65. 'Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

9, '61,!Mustered out, Sept, 29, 1864— exp. of term. 
29, '64,iSubstitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
29, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

24, '64, , Substitute— disch. bv G. O., June 1, 1865. 
9, '61, [Transferred to Co. A, Sept. 22, 1864. 

6, '6 i,Transferred to Co. D, Sept. 22, 1864. 

25, '64. i Killed June 18, 1864. 

10, '65, [Substitute— deserted March 20, 1865. 
9, '61, j Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
9, '61, Missing in action at Bull Run, Aug. 29, 1862. 



9, '61 
15, '65, 

8, '65, 
13, '65, 
10, '65, 
15, '65, 

6, '65, 

9, '61, 
9, '61, 
9, '61, 
9, '61, 

13, '65. 
6, '61, 
6, '61, 

8, '64 

9, '61, 
9, '61, 

27, '64, 
22, '64, 
10, '65, 



Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Substitute — deserted June 1, 1865. 
Substitute— deserted March 20, 1865. 
Substitute— mus. out with Co., Julv 30, 1865. 
Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 28, 1865. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
Killed Sept. 1, 1862. 
Wounded Sept. 14— died Oct. 18, 1862. 
Died Nov. 24, 1863. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
Transferred to Co. D, Sept. 22, 1864. 
Transferred to Co. D, Sept. 22, 1864. 
Deserted April 23, 1864. 



Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

Drafted— disch. by G. O., June 28, 1865. 

Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 

Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
3, '65,jSubstitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
9, '61,lMustered out, Sept. 29, 1864— exp. of term. 

22, '64, [Substitute— discharged June 18, 1865. 

19, '61,!Trans. to the Vet. Res. Corps, June, 1864. 
6, '61,lTransferred to Co. D, Sept. 22, 1864. 

13, '65, (Substitute— deserted July 1, 1865. 
11, ,64 jDeserted April 23, 1864. 

15, '65, Substitute— deserted March 20, 1865. 
9, '61,| 

14, '62,iDied. 

23, '64, Died July 7, 1864. 

29, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 



PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS. 



xlix 




DATE OF MUS- 
TER. 



.M.( lonnell, Abner... Private. 
McLaughlin, John. 
Nurse, Archibald J. 
Northrup, Henry C. 

( >ito, Julius ...... 

( >'Brien, Michael.... 

Peck, Geo. W 

Phinney, Andrew I'>. 

Piatt, Chris. F 

Roths, Ludwick 

Robinson, Win 

Robinson, James 

Ramich, Samuel 

Rohsbach, Henry... 

Reese, Philip 

Ryan, Michael 

Reigle, .Jonas I* 

Rockwell, I rordon... 
Ridgway, Joseph L. 
Robinson, Enoch J..| 

Rice, Lewis 1' 

Reagan, John 

Ryan, ( lias. II 

Scrivenp, Alva 

Scully, Patrick 

Stunk, Henry 

St el lings, Leroy 

Seigle, Joel 

Spotts, Jacob | 

Speigle, John W 

Sweeney, Jas 



Sanford, John O 

Stone, Solon 

Smith, Frank R 

Smith, Wm 

Sailor, James 

Scotf, John H 

Snell, Elijah C 

Sweet, J. Miles 

Shepstone, James... 
Stevens. Manford.... 

Taylor. Win. A 

Terry, Chas 

Toy, James 

Trosher, (has 

Toolan, Thomas 

Unger, John 

Vogle, Augustus 

Vorman, Horatio H. 

Vance, Robert M 

Vim Wye, Moore T. 
Vargason, Richard.. 

Wickham, ('has 

Werner, Jacob 

Wilson, Reuben 



Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Aug. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

April 

April 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Sept. 
Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

Feb. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 



REMARKS. 



29, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. <)., June 1, 1865. 

9, '61, 

9, '61, Transferred to 8th U. S. Infantry. 
19, '61, Killed August 29, 1862. 
29, "64, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, I860. 
11, '65 Substitute— deserted March 20, 1865. 

4, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
9, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

9, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

8, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30,1865. 
7, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
7, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
3, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

7, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

5, '64, Substitute — disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
'64, Substitute— disch. on Surg, certificate. 

9, '61, Transferred to Co. A., Sept. 22, 1864. 
28, '64, Transferred to Co. D, Sept. 22, 1864. 

9, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

9, '61, Transferred to U. S. Eng. Corps. 

19, '61, Died. 

8, '64, Deserted April 23, 1864. 
11, '64, 

9, '61, Mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. 
3, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

10, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, I860. 
10, '65, Substitute — mus. out to date, July .'ill, 1865. 
15, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 3(1, 1865. 
15, '65, Substitute— rnus. out with Co., July 30, 1805. 

9, '65, Substitute — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 
13, Y>o, Substitute — deserted April 19, 1805 — re- 
turned — mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

9, '61, Captured May 12, 1864— disch. May 4, 1865. 
28, '64, Substitute — disch. by G. O., June i, ISO"). 
13, '61, Transferred to Co. E, Sept. 22, 1864. 
13, '01, Transferred to Co. E, Sept. 22, 1864. 

9, '61, Transferred to Co. C, Sept. 22, 186 1. 
22, '04, Trans, to the Vet. Res. Corps, Jan. 15, 1865. 

9, '01, Died. 

9, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

9, '61, Deserted October 1, 1861. 

9, '01, Killed at Pocotaligo, S. C, May 29. 1862. 

9, '01, Mus. out with company, July 30, 1865 — Vet. 

9. '01, Mustered out, Sept. 29*, 1804— exp. of term. 

6, 'i'4, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
2(>, '114, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

9, '01, Killed June 7, 1864. 

9, '01, Transferred to Co. A, Sept. 22, 1864. 

9, '65, Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 

9, '01, Mustered out, Sept. 29, 1804— exp. of term. 

20, '04, Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 
28, '62, Transferred to Co. D, Sept. 22, 1864. 

9, '61, Deserted August 3, 1802. 
19, 'til,; Wounded — mustered out — Vet. 
22, '64, Substitute— disch. by G. (>., June 1, L865. 

9, '61, Disch. on Surg, certificate, Dec, 1864— Vet. 



HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT, 



DATE OP MUS- 
TER. 



Winters, Wm Private. 

Wolfe, Isaac j 

Wage, Leander M...I 

Walker, Geo. M | 

Washburn, J. W | 

Wilcox, Hiram W... 
Williams, Edw. G... 

West, Lorenze D 

Webster, Geo 

Wauck, Geo. W 

Yaw, Saml. D I 

Zeiber, Danl 



Aug. 


27, 


'64, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Sept. 


19, 


'61, 


Sept. 


9, 


'61, 


Mar. 


15, 


'65, 



Substitute— disch. by G. O., June 1, 1865. 

Transferred to Co. A, Sept. 22, 1864. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate. 

Wounded Aug. 29— died Oct. 18, 1862. 

Died at Philada., Pa., Dec. 11, 1862. 

Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
Disch. on Surg, certificate. 
Substitute— mus. out with Co., July 30, 1865. 



At the annual re-union of the Survivors of the Fiftieth Regi- 
ment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, held at Philadelphia, January 
30th, 1884, the Committee on the Regimental History were in- 
structed to prepare a minute to be inserted in the work, expressing 
in a suitable way the thanks of the Association for the services 
rendered by Comrade Adjutant Crater in the preparation of the 
1 listorv. 

Resolved, "That the Association of the Survivors of the Fiftieth 
Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, with pleasure, acknowledge 
the important service rendered by Comrade Adjutant Crater in the 
preparation of the History of the Regiment, and we hereby extend 
to him our hearty thanks for his indefatigable labors in preparing 
the work, feeling as we do that to him, more than to any other is 
due, the successful completion of the undertaking." 

J. V. KENDALL, 
A. JONES, 

Committee. 
May 1st. 1884. 




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