Company A



Company A
48th Pennsylvania
Descriptive Roster


Captains


Daniel B. Kauffman: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 29; Height: 5’9”; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Black; Occupation: Dispatcher; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Enlisted as Captain; Dismissed from Service: 8/1/1864; Born: 11/10/1831; Died 7/22/1899; Buried Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery, Barnesville, PA.

Daniel B. Kauffman
[Hoptak Collection] 



Henry Boyer: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 27; Height: 5’8”; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Black; Occupation: Hotel Keeper; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 10/1/1864; Notes: Enlisted as 2nd Lieutenant; Promoted from 2nd Lt. to 1st Lt.: 9/29/1862; Promoted from 1st Lt. to Capt.: 8/27/1864; Discharged at Expiration of Term of Service; Born: 8/10/1823 in Middleport, PA; Died 3/24/1915; Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford, McKean County, PA.

Henry Boyer
[Patriotic Order Sons of America] 


Albert C. Huckey: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 22; Height: 5’8”; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation: Machinist; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wounded at Spotsylvania: 5/12/1864; Enlisted as a Sergeant; Promoted from Sgt. to 1st Sgt. to 2nd Lt.: 9/3/1864; Promoted to Captain: 10/30/1864; Veteran; Died 5/14/1912 in Philadelphia; Buried Port Clinton Cemetery, Port Clinton, PA.

Albert C. Huckey
[Courtesy of Ronn Palm, Museum of Civil War Images] 



Lieutenants


Abiel H. Jackson: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 27; Height: 5’8”; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Machinist; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Enlisted as 1st Lt.; Resigned: 9/29/1862; Born: 6/22/1834; Died 11/20/1914 in South Bethlehem, PA; Buried Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, PA.


Lewis B. Eveland: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 23; Height: 5’7”; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Brakesman; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 10/1/1864; Notes: Enlisted as Sergeant; Promoted from Sgt. to 2nd Lt.: 9/29/1862; Promoted to 1st Lt.: 8/27 1864; Discharged at Expiration of Term of Service; Died 2/22/1903. Buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA.

Lewis B. Eveland
[Hoptak Collection] 

Lewis B. Eveland
[Courtesy of Ronn Palm, Museum of Civil War Images] 



William Taylor: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 30 years old; Height: 5’8”; Complexion; Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; notes: Enlisted as Sergeant; Promoted from Sgt. to 1st Lt.: 10/30/1864; Veteran.


Henry H. Price: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’10; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Chair Maker; Residence: Ashland; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wounded at Antietam: 9/17/1862; Enlisted as Private; Promoted from Pvt. to Sgt. to 2nd Lt.: 10/30/1864; Veteran; Died 3/2/1921 in Tamaqua.

Henry H. Price
[Hoptak Collection]

Henry H. Price
[Courtesy of Ronn Palm, Museum of Civil War Images] 



Sergeants


Alfred F. Seltzer: 1st Sgt.; Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 24; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Sandy; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: New Ringgold; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran.


Benjamin G. Otto: 1st Sgt.; Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 27; Height: 5’8; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Wounded in Action; Died of Wounds: 10/15/1862; Buried: Port Clinton Cemetery, Port Clinton, Pennsylvania


Henry C. Honsberger: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Teacher; Residence: McKeansburg; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Promoted to Sgt. Major; to Adjutant; See Field & Staff; Veteran; Died: 12/4/1890


Jno. Taylor: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 25; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 6/27/1865; Notes: Wounded at 2nd Bull Run; Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate


Jno. Gallagher: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Centreville; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran; Died: 11/16/1927 in Pottsville, PA


Franklin Frederici: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Auburn; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran; Born: 5/30/1845; Died: 4/29/1918 in Reading, PA; Buried: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, PA.


Jacob S. Honsberger: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 20; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Blacksmith;  Residence: McKeansburg; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran; Born: 12/5/1840; Died: 12/25/1922 in New Ringgold, PA; Buried: Frieden’s Church Cemetery, New Ringgold, PA.


Monroe Heckman: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Shoemaker; Residence: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran; Born: 1840; Died: 1905; Buried: Saint Luke’s Cemetery, Shoemakersville, Berks County, PA.


Milton B. Nice: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 43; Height: 5’10; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Sandy; Occupation: Horse Jockey; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 12/9/1862; Notes: Discharged at Fredericksburg, VA; Born: 1818; Died: 1/26/1926; Buried: Saint John’s Cemetery, Hamburg, PA.  



Corporals


Charles Brandenberg: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 42; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Mason; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 4/4/1865; Notes: Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate; Veteran.


John Cochran: Date of Enlistment: 8/5/1862; Age at Enlistment: 21; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 6/7/1865; Notes:  Discharged by General Order; Born: 11/9/1842; Died: 1/27/1920; Buried: Cedar Crest Cemetery, Trucksville, Luzerne County, PA.

John Cochran
[Hoptak Collection] 



Richard B. Perry: Date of Enlistment: 8/19/1862; Age at Enlisment: 18; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 6/7/1865; Notes: Discharged by General Order; Born: 4/27/1844; Died: 3/14/1928 in Shoemakersville, Berks County, PA; Buried: Birch Hill Cemetery, Berks County, PA.


James Eveland: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 20; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation: Blacksmith; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran; Born: 12/7/1840; Died: 12/11/1912 or 1913; Buried: Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA.


James Meck: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlismtent: 19; Height: 5’9; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran; Born: 3/30/1842; Died: 12/22/1884; Buried: Saint John’s Church Cemetery, Auburn, PA.

James Meck
[Hoptak Collection] 



Thomas B. Boyer: Date of Enlistment: 9/19/1861; Age at Enlistment:19; Height: 5’10; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran. 


Charles Krueger: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 23; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wounded at Antietam, 9/17/1862; Veteran; Born: 6/6/1837; Died: 5/3/1924 in Tamaqua, PA; Buried: Frieden’s Church Cemetery, New Ringgold, PA.


Samuel B. Boyer: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran.


John Little: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 42; Height: 5’9; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Not On Muster Out Roll.


William J. Huckey: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’10; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Hazel; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wounded at Petersburg, 6/17/1864;  Promoted to Cpl., 6/8/1865; Born: 1845; Died: 1933; Buried: Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA.


George Bond: Date of Enlistment: 3/3/1864; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’6 ¾; Complexion: Medium; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Blacksmith; Residence: Pottsville; Date of Discharge: 7/171/1865; Notes: Promoted to Cpl., 6/8/1865; Born: 11/1845 in Philadelphia; Died: 3/20/1920 in Roseburg, Oregon; Buried: Roseburg National Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon.


Jacob Kershner: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 22; Height: 5’9; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Died: 2/26/1925 in Tamaqua, PA.


John S. Bell: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 25; Height: 6’0; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Drehersville; Notes: Not On Muster Out Roll; Died: 5/23/1885


Joseph B. Carter: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 22; Height: 5’9; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Overseer; Residence: Tamaqua; Notes: Mortally Wounded at Fredericksburg, 12/13/1862.


John Brobst: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 23; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Berks County; Notes: Mortally Wounded at Antietam, 9/17/1862.



Musicians


James W. Sterner: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 20; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wounded at Petersburg, 6/17/1864; Veteran; Born: 12/7/1840; Died: 11/26/1931 in South Bethlehem, PA; Buried: Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA.


Jabez McFarland: Date of Enlistment: 2/22/1864; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’10; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Gunsmith; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Guilford, North Carolina; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Also Known as Harry Doyle; Died: 10/13/1914 in the Veteran’s Home, California.


William H. Hinkley: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Sandy; Occupation: Bar Keeper; Residence: Tamaqua; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran; Died: 10/1/1904; Buried: Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA.

William H. Hinkley
[Hoptak Collection] 




Privates


John Adams: Date of Enlistment: 3/9/1864; Age at Enlistment: 22; Height: 5’3 ½; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Cigar Maker; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865


George Airgood: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 27; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Landingville; Notes: Wounded at Fredericksburg, 12/13/1862; Wounded at Petersburg; Died of Wounds


George Albright: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 36; Height: 5’10; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Tamaqua; Notes: Discharged, Date Unknown; Re-enlisted: 1/26/1864; Transferred to Company B on 4/26/1864; See Company B; Died: 7/20/1899; Possibly: Buried: Presbyterian Cemetery, Pottsville, PA.


James Ash: Date of Enlistment: 2/29/1864; Age at Enlistment: 24; Height: 5’5; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Shoemaker; Enlisted in Pottsville; Date of Discharge: 5/24/1864; Notes: Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate; Born: 10/28/1839; Died: 2/8/1891 in Reading, PA; Buried: Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale, Berks County, PA.

James Ash
[Hoptak Collection] 


William Bachman: Date of Enlistment: 3/3/1864; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’10; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Germany; Notes: Deserted: 3/15/1864.


James Baker: Date of Enlistment: 6/16/1863; Age at Enlistment: 22; Date of Discharge: 10/28/1865; Notes: Transferred to Veteran’s Reserve Corps; Died: 5/17/1891; Buried: Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, OH.


Daniel M. Bankes: Date of Enlistment: 2/7/1864; Notes: Transferred to Company B, 4/22/1865; See Company B.


James Becker: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’9; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Deserted, Returned: 10/15/1864;  Born: 1845; Died: 1890; Buried: Frieden’s Church Cemetery, New Ringgold, PA


George Bensinger: Date of Enlistment: 3/13/1865; Age at Enlistment: 43; Height: 5’8 ½; Complexion: Medium; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Black; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Pottsville; Notes: Absent, Sick at Muster Out;  Born: 1/6/1824; Died: 4/21/1905; Buried: Drehersville Evangelical Cemetery, Drehersville, PA.  


William A. Berger: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861


George Betz: Date of Enlistment: 8/19/1862; Age at Enlistment: 18; Notes: Wounded at Antietam, 9/17/1862; Mortally Wounded at Petersburg, 6/17/1864; Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, Section: 13, Site: 6304

George Betz
[Hoptak Collection] 


William Betz/Beltz/Betts: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Light; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: New Ringgold; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wounded at 2nd Bull Run, 8/29/1862; Discharged Because of Wounds, 10/31/1862; Reenlisted, 2/17/1864; Died: 1881 in Catawissa, PA.


William Booth: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’5; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation: Moulder; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: England; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes:


George Briggle: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 23; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Auburn; Notes: Died in Philadelphia: 1/4/1863.


Elias Britton: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 25; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Miller; Residence: Auburn; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wounded 2nd Bull Run, 8/29/1862; Wounded at Petersburg, 6/17/1864; Absent; Sick at Muster Out; Veteran;  Born: 10/1/1832; Died: 5/21/1892; Buried: Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA.

Elias Britton
[Hoptak Collection] 


Israel Britton: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 20; Height: 5’5; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Tamaqua; Notes: Wounded at 2nd Bull Run, 8/29/1862; Deserted, 3/15/1865; Veteran


William R. Brooks: Date of Enlistment: 2/19/1864; Notes: Transferred to Company B, 4/9/1864; See Company B. 


John Brown: Date of Enlistment: 3/8/1864; Notes: Transferred to Company B, 4/9/1864; See Company B; Died: 5/25/1916 in Brookston, Indiana.


Thomas Carter: Date of Enlistment: 3/1/1864; Age at Enlistment: 20; Height: 5’11; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Machinist; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865.


John Cochley: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861


John Cochran: Date of Enlistment: 2/1864; Notes: Died: 6/1864 near Cold Harbor, VA.


Benjamin F. Cummings: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 29; Height: 6’0; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Conductor; Residence: Tamaqua; Notes: Never Joined Regiment.


Patrick Daly: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 35; Height: 5’11; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Not On Muster Out Roll.


Henry Davis: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Wheelwright; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Residence: Ashton or Ashland; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Missing in Action at 2nd Bull Run, 8/29/1865; Veteran.


James Day: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 41; Height: 5’10; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Grey; Occupation: Miller; Residence: Schuylkill Haven; Notes: Discharged Because of Disability.


William Demmorce: Date of Enlistment: 6/18/1863; Notes: Transferred to Company C, 4/8/1864; See Company C.


Jacob Dietrich: Mustered In:; Born: 6/19/1831; Died: 1/3/1912; Buried: Zion Stone Church Cemetery, New Ringgold, PA.

Charles Dintinger: Mustered In:; Also served in Company C, 48th PA.

Benjamin F.C. Dreibelbeis: Date of Enlistment: 5/25/1863; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’4 ½; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 6/22/1865; Notes: Born: 3/25/1846; Died: 1/23/1879; Buried: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, PA


Benjamin Dreibelbeis: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: New Ringgold; Notes: Wounded at Antietam, 9/17/1861; Discharged by General Order.


Joseph Dreibelbeis: Date of Enlistment: 5/25/1863; Age at Enlistment: 17; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Black; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wounded at Petersburg, 6/17/1864; Died: 1/3/1909


William H. Dreibelbeis: Date of Enlistment: 7/7/1863; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’9; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Black; Hair: Black; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wounded at Petersburg, 6/17/1864; Born: 10/1/1848; Died: 7/13/1914 in Cleveland, Ohio; Buried: Harvard Grove Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

Samuel Eckroth: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: New Ringgold; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran; Born: 1841; Died: 2/4/1889; Buried: Stairville Cemetery, Luzerne County, PA.


William Eddinger: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1862; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Sandy; Occupation: Farmer; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Residence: New Ringgold; Notes: Deserted, Date Unknown; Returned; Absent, Sick at Muster Out;  Died: 10/27/1930 in Tamaqua, PA.

Frederick Ely: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1862; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Brakesman; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Died: 7/31/1869; Buried: Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA.


Christian Ferg: Date of Enlistment: 3/30/1864; Age at Enlistment: 27; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Moulder; Residence: Cressona; Born: Germany; Date of Discharge: 7/13/1865; Notes: Discharged by General Orders.


Edward Gallagher: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 20; Height: 5’; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation: Miner; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Residence: Schuylkill County; Notes: Captured; Died in Andersonville Prison, 8/21/1864 from diarrhea; Buried: Andersonville National Cemetery, Grave: 6859

Charles Goodman: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 26; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Boatman; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Residence: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 9/28/1864; Notes: Discharged Upon Expiration of Term of Service.


Abraham Greenawald/Greenawalt: Date of Enlistment: 3/2/1864; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’3; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Pottsville; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Died: 2/16/1916 in Philadelphia; Buried: Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA.

Thomas Griffith: Date of Enlistment: 3/3/1864; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’4 ½; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Blacksmith; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: England; Notes: Transferred to Company B, 4/18/1864; See Company B.

John Haker: Date of Enlistment: 3/2/1864; Age at Enlistment: 22; Height: 5’3 ½; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Miner; Residence: Pottsville; Notes: Transferred to Company B, 4/18/1864; See Company B.

Franklin Haldeman: Date of Enlistment: 3/3/1864; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’4 ¼; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Bar Tender; Residence: Pottsville; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Died: 1897

Philander Hause/Haus: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 22’ Height: 5’6; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Miner; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Born: 11/12/1839; Died: 10/22/1901; Buried: Union Cemetery, Catawissa, Columbia County, PA.

Jordan C. Hause/Haus: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Saddler; Residence: Ashland; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Discharged from Hospital; Veteran; Born: 4/19/1842; Died: 10/18/1926 in St. James, Missouri; Buried: Bower’s Cemetery, Dent County, Missouri.

John Hegg/Hoegg/Heck: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 34; Height: 5’5; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Yeoman; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Residence: Ashland; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran.

William F. Heiser: Date of Enlistment: 1862; Age at Enlistment: 16; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Brown; Hair: Black; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Schuylkill County; Notes: Wounded at Fredericksburg, 12/13/1862; Not On Muster Out Roll; Died: 6/6/1922 in Mifflin, PA

George Hendricks: Date of Enlistment: 1/18/1864; Age at Enlistment: 38; Height: 5’5; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Sandy; Occupation: Brakeman; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Date of Discharge: 7/13/1865; Notes: Discharged by General Order; Born: 3/7/1825 in Juniata County, PA; Died: 8/8/1886 in Bethlehem, PA; Buried: Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA.

Lewis Hessinger: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: New Ringgold; Notes: Killed in Action at Petersburg, 6/22/1864; Buried: Poplar Grove National Cemetery, Petersburg, VA.

Hiram Hile/Heil: Date of Enlistment: 2/13/1864; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’9; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Schuylkill County; Notes: Born: 12/29/1844; Died: 5/23/1925 in Mahonoy City, PA; Buried: German Protestant Cemetery, Mahonoy City, PA.

Charles W. Hillegas: Date of Enlistment: 3/1/1864; Age at Enlistment: 22; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Cabinet Maker; Residence: Pottsville; Date of Discharge: 6/27/1865; Notes: Discharged because of wounds received in action; Died: 6/17/1927 in Tamaqua, PA; Buried: Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA.

William J. Hine: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Notes: Transferred to Company C, 4/22/1864; See Company C; Veteran.

Willoughby Hine/Hein: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Farmer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Born: 1842; Died: 12/8/1926 in Allentown, PA; Buried: Frieden’s Cemetery, Stony Run, Berks County, PA.

Silas Hoffman: Date of Enlistment: 2/29/1864; Age at Enlistment: 40; Height: 5’5 ¾; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865;  Born: 1819; Died: 1895; Buried: Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Summit Hill, Carbon County, PA.

John Holman: Date of Enlistment: 3/1/1864; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’10 ¼; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: England; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wounded at Petersburg, 6/17/1864;  Born: 1842; Died: 12/11/1927 in Mahonoy City, PA; Buried: German Protestant Cemetery, Mahonoy City, PA.  

Martin T. Honsberger: Date of Enlistment: 3/16/1862; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Brown; Hair: Light; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Schuylkill Haven; Date of Discharge: 3/16/1865; Notes: Discharged at Expiration of Term of Service; Buried: Mount Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Zion Grove, Schuylkill County, PA.

David Houser: Date of Enlistment: 4/7/1864; Age at Enlistment: 24; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Schuylkill County; Notes: Died: 7/4/1864; Buried: City Point National Cemetery, Hopewell, VA.

John Hummel: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861  

Jno. T. Huntzinger: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 23; Height: 5’10; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Auburn; Notes: Killed in Action at Spotsylvania: 5/12/1864. 

Charles Jones: Date of Enlistment: 12/4/1862; Age at Enlistment: 44; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865.  

W.K. Jones: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861

William Kaufman: Date of Enlistment: 2/19/1864; Height: 5’10 ¼; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Farmer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865.


Benjamin Keller: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Blacksmith; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Residence: Ashland; Date of Discharge: 9/17/1864; Notes: Discharged At End of Term; Died: 6/29/1916

Henry Kerst: Date of Enlistment: 8/24/1862; Age at Enlistment: 21; Date of Discharge: 6/7/1865; Notes: Discharged by General Order; Died: 7/28/1912 in Alden, PA.

Willis Kerst: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran.

James Kleckner: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’5; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation: Carpenter; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes:

Benjamin Kline: Date of Enlistment: 1/30/1865; Age at Enlistment: 23; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Boiler Maker; Residence: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865.

William Knapp: Date of Enlistment: 10/29/1862; Age at Enlistment: 43; Enlisted in Pottsville; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Absent, Sick in Hospital at Muster Out.

Daniel H. Koch: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Born: Brunswick; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Born: 1845; Died: 4/1/1927 in New Ringgold, PA; Buried: Frieden’s Church Cemetery, New Ringgold, PA.

William H. Koch: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’9; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Painter; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Residence: New Ringgold; Date of Discharge: 9/17/1864; Notes: Discharged At Expiration of Term of Service; Born: 7/4/1841; Died: 4/27/1922 in Ringtown, PA; Buried: Saint John’s Cemetery, Ringtown, PA.


Franklin Koenig: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation: Yeoman; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Residence: Hecker Forge; Date of Dicharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran; Died: 5/25/1928 in Lockland, Ohio.

Adam Koodhart/Goodhart: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 35; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Engineer; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Discharged from Hospital.  

Coleman Kramer: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 28; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Horse Jockey; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Residence: Tamaqua; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Deserted, Returned, 12/6/ 1864; Veteran; Born: 1823; Died: 5/16/1893; Buried: Union West End Cemetery, Allentown, PA.  

Newry Kuret: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Notes: Not On Muster Out Roll.

Richard Lee: Date of Enlistment: 10/17/1863; Age at Enlistment: 38; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Teamster; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: England; Notes: Died in Pottsville, 8/21/1864.

Daniel Leiser: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’9; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: New Ringgold; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865 with Company C; Notes: Transferred to Company C, 2/17/1864; See Company C.

John H. Leiser: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 20; Height: 5’5; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Yellow; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: New Ringgold; Notes: Killed in Action at 2nd Bull Run, 8/29/1862.

Elias Lins: Date of Enlistment: 1/12/1864; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’3 5/8; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Black; Occupation: Boatman; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Born: 3/7/1845; Died: 12/30/1919in Hamburg, PA; Buried: Saint John’s Cemetery, Hamburg, PA.

Franklin S. Lins: Date of Enlistment: 2/6/1865; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Died: 6/8/1908


Joel Lins: Date of Enlistment: 1/16/1864; Age at Enlistment: 20; Height: 5’4 ½; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865.  

Nathan Lins: Date of Enlistment: 2/6/1865; Age at Enlistment: 22; Height: 5’3; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865.


Daniel Liser/Leiser: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Notes: Wounded at 2nd Bull Run; Transferred to Company C, 8/21/1864; See Company C; Born: 11/29/1844; Died: 4/2/1927 in New Ringgold, PA; Buried: Frieden’s Church Cemetery, New Ringgold, PA. 

Morgan Liser/Leiser: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 25; Height: 5’10; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Brakeman; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes:  Born: 1841; Died: 12/11/1903; Buried: Highland Cemetery, Parker, Linn County, Kansas.


George Livingston: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 25; Height: 6’2; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Born: 1836; Captured; Died in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA, 2/4/1864; Buried: Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond, VA.

Lewis R. Loye: Date of Enlistment: 2/22/1864; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Died: 4/8/1875; Buried: Saint John’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, Orwigsburg, PA.

Bernard McGuire: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age: 21; Complexion: Sandy; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Black; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Pottsville; Notes: Not On Muster Out Roll.

John McLain/McClain: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’5; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wounded at Petersburg, 6/17/1864; Died: 4/23/1920 in Gaylord, Kansas

Robert McLain/McClain/McClean: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Born: 5/1845; Died: 1/30/1929 in Osage, Iowa; Buried: Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.  

Marcus Mallard: Date of Enlistment: 2/1864; Deserted: Date Unknown.

Joel Marshall: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 22; Height: 5’6”; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: New Ringgold; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wounded at 2nd Bull Run: 8/29/1862; Veteran; Born: 12/17/1841; Died: 10/13/1915 in Tamaqua, PA; Buried: Frieden’s Church Cemetery, New Ringgold, PA.

Joseph Martin: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 34; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Boatman; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Resided: Berks County; Notes: Not On Muster Out Roll.


William Martin: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 42; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Car Builder; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Resided: Clinton County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Wagoner; Veteran.

David Meck: Date of Enlistment: 3/30/1864; Age at Enlistment: 23; Height: 5’2 ½; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: West Brunswick; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Born: 7/3/1841; Died: 2/19/1906 in Pinedale, PA; Buried: Zion’s Red Church Cemetery, Orwigsburg, PA

William Meck: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Notes: Not On Muster Out Roll.

William H. Meck: Date of Enlistment: 8/11/1862; Age at Enlistment: 19; Date of Discharge: 6/7/1865; Notes: Discharged by General Orders; Born: 2/25/1844; Died: 9/29/1927 in Auburn, PA; Buried: Zion’s Red Church Cemetery, Orwigsburg, PA.


John C. Medlar: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 22; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Farmer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Died: 6/24/1911

John Medlar
[Hoptak Collection] 


George Miller: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 25; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Drehersville; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Discharged, Date Unknown; Reenlisted, 2/4/1864; Veteran.

William Miller: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Died: 11/21/1861 at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.

Levi Morganrath: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Notes: Not On Muster Out Roll.

Monroe Morton: Date of Enlistment: 3/29/1864; Age at Enlistment: 24; Height: 5’5 ½; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Butcher; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes:

Benjamin Moyer: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 35; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Berks County; Notes: Not on Muster Out Roll.

Jacob M. Moyer: Date of Enlistment: 2/22/1864; Age at Enlistment: 32; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Died: 8/5/1915 in Patterson, PA.

Jacob W. Moyer: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Brick Layer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: New York; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Born: 3/4/1841; Died: 1/5/1921 in Bethlehem, PA; Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA.

Isaac Mumma: Date of Enlistment: 3/6/1865; Age at Enlistment: 39; Height: 5’10; Complexion: Medium; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Black; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Cumberland County; Died: 7/28/1874; Buried: Christ Lutheran Church, Barnesville, PA.

Andrew Neeley: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Transferred to Company C, 4/8/1864; See Company C; Veteran.

William Neeley: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 38; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Light; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Wounded at 2nd Bull Run; Transferred to Company C, 4/8/1864; See Company C; Veteran; Died: 11/8/1882

Isaac Otto: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 20; Height: 5’9; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Killed in Action at Spotsylvania, 5/12/1864.

John Peters: Date of Enlistment: 9/12/1864; Age at Enlistment: 40; Height: 5’9; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Shoemaker; Born: Germany; Date of Discharge: 6/7/1865; Notes: Died: 11/27/1887; Buried: Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA.

John Pugh: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 26; Height: 5’6 ½; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Moulder; Residence: Pottsville; Notes: Discharged for Wounds Received at 2nd Bull Run

George Ramer: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 31; Height: 6’2; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Ashland; Notes: Died in Georgetown, 9/6/1862; Buried: U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Jno. Reichelderfer: Date of Enlistment: 3/2/1864; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’0 ½; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Pottsville; Date of Dischare: 7/17/1865; Notes: Died: 1910 [?]

Lewis M. Reese: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Notes: Transferred to Company B; See Company B.

Philip Richard: Date of Enlistment: 1/5/1864; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’2 7/8; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Printer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: England; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Died: 9/11/1924 in Philadelphia, PA; Possibly: Buried: Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Charles Rinker: Date of Enlistment: 1/30/1865; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Medium; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes:  

Lewis M. Robinhold: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 30; Height: 6’3”; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Blacksmith; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Schuylkill County; Notes: Killed in Action at Spotsylvania: 5/12/1864; Born: 1/24/1843; Buried: Port Clinton Cemetery, Port Clinton, PA.   

John Ruff: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 39; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Tamaqua; Notes: Died in Washington: 12/13/1862; Possibly: Buried: U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Charles A.T. St. Clair: Date of Enlistment: 2/27/1864; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 4’11”; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Laborer; Residence: Schuylkill County; Notes: Killed in Action at Spotsylvania: 5/12/1864; Buried: Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA.  

Charles A.T. St. Clair
[Hoptak Collection] 


John H. Shaeffer: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height:  5’5; Complexion: Fair; Eyes:  Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Residence: Bucks County; Date of Discharge: 5/19/1965; Notes: Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate; Veteran; Born: 5/10/1842; Died: 12/23/1922 in Ruston, Louisiana; Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, LA.


Henry Schreyer: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 24; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 3/27/1865; Notes: Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate; Veteran.  

Francis B. Seltzer: Date of Enlistment: 3/2/1865; Age at Enlistment: 35; Height: 5’3; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation: Bartender;  Residence: Pottsville; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Born: 8/16/1834; Died: 1871 in Mahonoy City, PA; Buried: Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Pottsville, PA.

John W. Shaffer: Date of Enlistment: 3/9/1864; Age at Enlistment: 39; Height: 5’6½; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Carpenter; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Lancaster; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Born: 8/4/1834; Died: 4/29/1916 in Tamaqua; Buried: Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA.  

William Shantz: Date of Enlistment: 3/9/1865; Age at Enlistment: 17; Height: 5’1¾; Complexion: Medium; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Pottsville; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865.

John Shenk: Date of Enlistment:: 9/17/1861; NOT ON MUSTER OUT ROLL; Likely: Born: 1/15/1841; Died: 5/2/1912; Buried: Fountain Hill Cemetery, Fountain Hill, Lehigh County, PA; Grave States: CO. C, 48th PA.  

August Shickram: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 36; Height: 5’5; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light; Occupation; Carpenter; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 8/29/1864; Notes: Discharged at Expiration of Term of Service; Born: 8/11/1825; Died: 1/15/1917 in Port Clinton, PA; Buried: Port Clinton Cemetery, Port Clinton, PA.   

Samuel Schollenberger: Date of Enlistment: 2/18/1864; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’0”; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Carpenter; Enlisted in Pottsville; Resided: Berks County; Notes: Captured; Died in Salisbury Prison, Salisbury, North Carolina: 1/16/1865.

Jacob Daniel Sigfried: Date of Enlistment: 3/2/1864; Age at Enlistment: 26; Height: 5’5¾; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Horse Dealer; Enlisted in Norristown; Born: Schuylkill County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Died: 6/2/1900.

Jonas Sigfried: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 28; Height: 5’11; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Black; Occupation: Blacksmith; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: New York City; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Died: 1905.

Morgan Simon: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’5; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Wounded at 2nd Bull Run: 8/29/1862; Not On Muster Out Roll; Died: 5/27/1910

Nelson Simon: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 22; Height: 5’9”; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Port Clinton; Died in Minersville: 7/5/1864.

Franklin W. Simons: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’3; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Sandy; Occupation: Slater; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes: Absent; Sick at Muster Out; Died: 5/7/1910

Henry Simpson: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Notes: Not On Muster Out Roll.; Killed in Battle. 

Nathan Sittler: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 37; Height: 5’11; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Black; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Died: 5/31/1885; Buried; Port Clinton Cemetery, Port Clinton, PA.  

Lewis Smith: Date of Enlistment: 2/10/1864; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Reading; Resided: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Died: 6/24/1926

Thomas P. Smith: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 45; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Occupation: Blacksmith; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Resided: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 2/13/1865; Notes: Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate; Veteran.

Nicholas Snyberger: Date of Enlistment: 2/22/1864; Age at Enlistment: 19; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes:

Henry Snyder/Heinrich Schneider: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 23; Height: 5’11; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Black;  Occupation: Carpenter; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Residence: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 2/9/1862; Notes: Discharged at Fredericksburg; Died: 1909.

Simon Snyder: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 20; Height: 5’8”; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Berks County; Notes: Died: 6/16/1864 of Wounds Received in Action; Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, Section 13, Site: 6292

                                                                                                                                 
John Spreese: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 25; Height: 5’7”; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Shoemaker; Residence: West Penn; Notes: Died: 1/21/1862 at New Bern, North Carolina; Buried: New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, NC.  

Jesse Springer: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 20 years old; Height: 5’9; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Hecla; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Veteran; Died: 1/7/1924 at the National Soldiers’ Home, Ohio.

John Springer: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 24; Height: 5’9”; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Hecla; Notes: Died: 10/9/1862 from Wounds Received in Action.

John Stahlnecker: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Notes: Not On Muster Out Roll.

David Steel: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 45; Height: 5’11; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 6/28/1862; Notes: Discharged at New Bern, North Carolina.

Lewis Sterner: Date of Enlistment: 5/9/1864; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’7½; Complexion: Light Complexion; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Schuylkill County; Notes: Died 4/11/1865 in Tamaqua; Born: 3/8/1843; Died: 4/11/1865; Buried: Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA; Grave Inscription states that he died as a result of the treatment he received while in Rebel prison.  

Francis M. Stidham: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 6’0; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Chair Maker; Enlisted in Port Clinton; Residence: Tamaqua; Notes: Died 7/10/1864 of Wounds Received in Action; Buried: Annapolis National Cemetery, Annapolis, MD.

Francis M. Stidham
[Hoptak Collection] 


Frederick Wagner: Date of Enlistment: 2/17/1864; Age at Enlistment: 37; Height: 5’10½; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Black; Occupation: Miller; Enlisted in Philadelphia; Born: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes:

John Weibel: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 30; Height: 5’5; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Light; Occupation: Shoemaker; Residence: Port Clinton; Date of Discharge: 2/3/1865; Notes: Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate; Veteran.

Henry Weikel: Date of Enlistment: 3/9/1865; Age at Enlistment: 17; Height: 5’3½; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Light; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Reading; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Born: 1/1849; Died: 10/25/1906; Buried: Mauch Chunk Cemetery, Jim Thorpe, PA.

Samuel Weiser: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Notes: Not On Muster Out Roll; There was a Samuel Weiser in Company C, 48th Pennsylvania: Same (?)  

Bernard West: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 40; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Tamaqua; Notes: Died: 5/12/1862 in New Bern, North Carolina.

Franklin Wetzel: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 23; Height: 5’1; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Schuylkill County; Notes: Died: 8/12/1862; Drowned in the Potomac River as the result of the sinking of the steamer West Point.

Simon Whetstone: Date of Enlistment: 3/3/1864; Age at Enlistment:19; Height: 5’10; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Carbon County; Date of Discharge: 7/17/1865; Notes: Died: 7/11/1912 in East Mauch Chunk, PA.  

John Whitaker: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 18; Height: 5’2; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Port Clinton; Notes:  Transferred to Company C, 48th PA: 4/8/1864; See Company C; Veteran.

James Williams: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 20; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Light; Occupation: Boatman; Residence: Berks County; Notes: Killed in Action at Fredericksburg: 12/13/1862; Possibly: Buried: Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Oliver Williams: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 21; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Light; Occupation: Teamster; Residence: Ashland; Date of Discharge: 9/19/1864; Notes: Discharged at Expiration of Term of Service.

John Youser: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 27; Height: 5’8; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Schuylkill County; Notes: Never Joined Company.

John Yunker: Date of Enlistment: 3/2/1864; Age at Enlistment: 36; Height: 5’6; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Engineer; Residence: Pottsville; Born: Germany; Notes: Transferred to Company B, 48th PA: 4/9/1864; See Company B.

James W. Zeigler: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 37; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Yellow; Occupation: Yeoman; Residence: Berks County; Date of Discharge: 6/28/1862;  Notes: Discharged at New Bern, North Carolina; Died: 6/4/1913 in Mount Penn Borough, PA.  

Joseph Zeigler: Date of Enlistment: 2/19/1864; Age at Enlistment: 22; Height: 5’4; Complexion: Light; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Occupation: Laborer; Enlisted in Pottsville; Born: Schuylkill County; Notes: Transferred to Company D, 48th PA: 4/11/1864; See Company D.

Peter Zimmerman: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Age at Enlistment: 24; Height: 5’7; Complexion: Dark; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Dark; Occupation: Cabinet Maker; Residence: Tamaqua; Notes:  Died: 4/11/1864 in Annapolis, Maryland.



Company A
48th Pennsylvania

Civil War Deaths
(32)



William Miller: Died: 11/21/1861 at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
 John Spreese:: Died: 1/21/1862 at New Bern, North Carolina
Bernard West: Died: 5/12/1862 in New Bern, North Carolina.
Franklin Wetzel: Died: 8/12/1862; Drowned in the Potomac River as the result of the sinking of the steamer West Point.
John H. Leiser: Killed in Action at 2nd Bull Run, 8/29/1862.
George Ramer: Died in Georgetown, 9/6/1862
Cpl. John Brobst: Mortally Wounded at Antietam, 9/17/1862.
John Springer: Died: 10/9/1862 from Wounds Received in Action.
Sgt. Benjamin G. Otto: Wounded in Action; Died of Wounds: 10/15/1862
John Ruff: Died in Washington: 12/13/1862
James Williams: Killed in Action at Fredericksburg: 12/13/1862
Cpl. Joseph B. Carter: Mortally Wounded at Fredericksburg, 12/13/1862.
George Briggle:: Died in Philadelphia: 1/4/1863.
George Livingston: Captured; Died in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA, 2/4/1864
Peter Zimmerman: Died: 4/11/1864 in Annapolis, Maryland.
Jno. T. Huntzinger: Killed in Action at Spotsylvania: 5/12/1864
Isaac Otto: Killed in Action at Spotsylvania, 5/12/1864.
Lewis M. Robinhold: Killed in Action at Spotsylvania: 5/12/1864
Charles A.T. St. Clair: Killed in Action at Spotsylvania: 5/12/1864
John Cochran: Died: 6/1864 near Cold Harbor, VA.
Simon Snyder: Died: 6/16/1864 of Wounds Received in Action
George Airgood: Wounded at Petersburg; Died of Wounds
George Betz: Mortally Wounded at Petersburg, 6/17/1864
Lewis Hessinger: Killed in Action at Petersburg, 6/22/1864
David Houser: Died: 7/4/1864
Nelson Simon: Died in Minersville: 7/5/1864.
Francis M. Stidham: Died 7/10/1864 of Wounds Received in Action
Richard Lee: Died in Pottsville, 8/21/1864
Edward Gallagher: Captured; Died in Andersonville Prison, 8/21/1864 from diarrhea
Samuel Schollenberger: Captured; Died in Salisbury Prison, Salisbury, North Carolina: 1/16/1865.
Lewis Sterner: Died: 4/11/1865; Buried: Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA
Henry Simpson: Date of Enlistment: 9/17/1861; Notes: Not On Muster Out Roll.; Killed in Battle. 



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