Faces of the 5th Pennsylvania Reserves

Robert M. Alexander

Corporal, Co. G

Alexander served as a Corporal in Co. G, 5th Reserves, and rose to the rank of 2nd Lt in 1863. Surived the war.

John W.Bigler

2nd Lieutenant, Co. C

Bigler was a commissioned officer in the Washington Cadets,Co.C., 5th Pa. Reserves. He was the son of former PA Governor Bigler.

Henry H. Brown

Private, Co. F

Brown served as a Private in the Bradford Union Guards from Bradford county. He was killed in action at the Battle of 2nd Bull Run in August 1862.

Henry H. Brown

Private, Co. F

Brown served as a Private in the Bradford Union Guards from Bradford county. He was killed in action at the Battle of 2nd Bull Run in August 1862.

Thomas H. Caldwell

Captain, Co. K

Caldwell was from Northern Pennsylvania, but served in Company K, the Cookman Rangers.

John T. Carpenter

Surgeon

Doctor Carpenter served as Surgeon of the 5th Pa. Reserves. He was transferred to another unit in September 1861.

John T. Carpenter

Surgeon

Doctor Carpenter served as Surgeon of the 5th Pa. Reserves. He was transferred to another unit in September 1861.

George W. Chase

Private, Company E

Chase was a member of the Centre Guards, Co. E, 5th Pa. Reserves. He was discharged in 1862.

James P. Covert

Private, Company F

Pvt. Covert served throughout the war with the Bradford Union Guards, Co. F, 5th Pa. Reserves.

George Dare

Lt. Colonel

George Dare began his service as Captain of Company I. He was later commissioned Lt. Col. of the 5th Regiment, and was killed leading his men at the Wilderness Battle in May 1864.

George Dare

Lt. Colonel

George Dare began his service as Captain of Company I. He was later commissioned Lt. Col. of the 5th Regiment, and was killed leading his men at the Wilderness Battle in May 1864.

George Dare

Lt. Colonel

George Dare began his service as Captain of Company I. He was later commissioned Lt. Col. of the 5th Regiment, and was killed leading his men at the Wilderness Battle in May 1864.

John B. Dayton

2nd Lieutenant, Co. D

Dayton was a commissioned officer in the Slifer Guards, Co. D, 5th Reserves from Union County.

Samuel Evans

Quartermaster

Samuel Evans was originally a member of Company K, but was appointed Quartermaster of the 5th Reserves.

Joseph W. Fisher

Colonel

Fisher was originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He served as Colonel of the Regiment after the death of Col. S. G. Simmons.

Joseph W. Fisher

Colonel

Fisher was originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He served as Colonel of the Regiment after the death of Col. S. G. Simmons.

Robert J. Fry

Private, Co. K

Fry served as a member of the Cookman Rangers, Co. K, 5th Pa. Reserves until he was discharged in January 1864.

David H. Geissinger

Private, Co. G

Geissinger served throughout the war as a member of the Huntingdon Infantry, Co. G, 5th Pa. Reserves.

James W. Gohn

Corporal, Co. K

Gohn served as a member of the Cookman Rangers, Co. K, 5th Reserves throughout the war. He reenlisted and was transferred to Co. D, 191st Pa Veteran Volunteers.

Frederick Gossner

Private, Co. H

Gossner served throughout the term of service with the Pollock Guards, Co. H, 5th Pa. Reserves. He reenlisted in the 191st Pa. Vet. Vols.

John I. Gregg

Colonel

Gregg was the first Colonel of the 5th Pennsylvania Reserves. His rank was based on an election which took place June 21, and he left the regiment 24-hours later to accept a commission in the regular army.

William H. Grier

Sergeant, Co. A

Grier was a member of the Jersey Shore Rifles, Company A, 5th Pennsylvania Reserves.

Charles M. Hildebrand

Captain, Co. G

Hildebrand was a commissioned officer in the Huntingdon Infantry, Company G, 5th Pennsylvania Reserves.

David Housel

Private, Co. A

Housel was killed at the Battle of Spottsylvania Court House in May 1864.

John Huidekoper

Sergeant, Co. C

Huidekoper began his service with Company C, 5th Pa Reserves in 1861 as a Corporal and Sergeant. He transferred to serve in the 150th Pa. Vols.

Alexander B. Hughes

Sergeant, Co. C

Hughes served throughout the war as a member of the Jersey Shore Rifles, Co. A, 5th

Samuel G. Lane

Surgeon

Dr. Lane was the regimental surgeon until March of 1864; eventually became Assistant Surgeon General of Pennsylvania.

James H. Larrimer

Major

Larrimer was originally a Captain in both Company C & E, of the 5th Reserves. He was killed in an ambush in 1864.

James H. Larrimer

Captain, Co. E

Larrimer was originally a Captain in both Company C & E, of the 5th Reserves. He was killed in an ambush in 1864.

James H. Larrimer

Major

Larrimer was originally a Captain in both Company C & E, of the 5th Reserves. He was killed in an ambush in 1864.

James H. Larrimer

Major

Larrimer was originally a Captain in both Company C & E, of the 5th Reserves. He was killed in an ambush in 1864.

Thomas B. Lucas

Private, Co. E

Lucas served as a member of the Centre Guards, Co. E, 5th Pa Reserves until he was discharged in December of 1862.

Addison G. Mason

Adjutant

Originally from Company F, 5th Pa. Reserves; he was promoted to Adjutant; also served on General George G. Meade's Staff.

James A. McPherran

Captain, Co. I & F

Capt. McPherran began his service with the Scott Infantry, Co. I, as a Lieutenant before being transferred to the Bradford Union Volunteers, Co. F - and commissioned Captain. He would later be promoted to Major.

David McGaughey

Captain, Co. C

David McGaughey enlisted as a Sergeant in Company C, to later rise to command the company as Captain.

David McGaughey

Captain, Co. C

David McGaughey enlisted as a Sergeant in Company C, to later rise to command the company as Captain.

David McGaughey

Captain, Co. C

David McGaughey enlisted as a Sergeant in Company C, to later rise to command the company as Captain.

David H. McMicken

Captain, Co. A

Capt. McMicken was mortally wounded at the Battle of Gaines Mill, June 1862.

James L. McPherson

Sergeant, Co. C

McPherson was a member of the Washington Cadets, Company C, 5th PA Reserves.

Harry Mullen

Quartermaster Sergeant

Mullen was originally a member of the Cookman Rangers, Co. K, 5th Reserves. Promoted to QM Sgt and transferred to F&S. ALlo served in the 191st PA Vet. Vols.

William A. Ogden

1st Sergeant, Co. C

William A. Ogden was a member of the Washington Cadets, Company C, 5th PA Reserves. He is photographed as a First Sergeant but eventxually was commissioned 2nd Lt.

John J. Patterson

Sergeant, Co. I

Patterson served in the Huntingdon Infantry, Co. I, 5th Pa. Reserves until he was transferred to the VRC in 1863.

John Pepperman

Private, Co. A

Pepperman was killed in action at the Battle of Bristoe Station, October 1863.

Benjamin R. Pitcher

Private, Co. F

Pitcher was a member of the Bradford Union Guards, Co. F, 5th Pa. Reserves. He was killed in action at the Battle of Mechanicsville, June 26, 1862.

James Porter

Captain, Co. I

Porter mustered in with the Scott Infantry, Co. I, 5th Reserves as a non-commissioned officer. Eventually rose to Captain at which rank he was mustered out of service in 1864.

John E. Potter

1st Lieutenant, Co. C

Potter mustered in with the Washington Cadets, Co. C, 5th Reserves as a private. Eventually rose to 1st Lt., at which rank he was mustered out of service in 1864.

John M. Rhoads

1st Lieutenant, Co. H

Rhoads mustered in with the Pollock Guards, Co. H, 5th Reserves as a Sergeant. Eventually rose to 1st Lt., at which rank he was mustered out of service in 1864. Hew as wounded at Wilderness, May 8, 1864.

Augustus P. Shaw

1st Lieutenant, Co. F

Shaw was a commissioned officer in the Bradford Union Guards, Co. F, 5th Pa. Reserves who was discharged as a result of a court martial in 1864.

Augustus P. Shaw

1st Lieutenant, Co. F

Shaw was a commissioned officer in the Bradford Union Guards, Co. F, 5th Pa. Reserves who was discharged as a result of a court martial in 1864.

Franklin C. Smith

Private, Co. H

Smith served throughout the war as a member of the Pollock Guards, Co. H, 5th Pa. Reserves. Reenlisted in the 191st Pa. Vet. Vols.

Robert W. Smith

2nd Lieutenant, Co. D

Smith began his service in the music corps, as Drum Major. He was subsequently promoted to Sergeant Major (as he's pictured here) and then commissioned 2nd Lt. He was mortally wounded at 2nd Bull Run in August 1862.

Charles D. Shaffle

Captain, Co. D

Shaffle was a commissioned officer in the Slifer Guards, Co. D, 5th Pa. Reserves. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862.

Charles D. Shaffle

Captain, Co. D

Shaffle was a commissioned officer in the Slifer Guards, Co. D, 5th Pa. Reserves. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862.

Edward M. Shreiner

Sergeant, Co. K

Shreiner was mortally wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg; he died as a prisoner of war in Richmond on Dec 18, 1862.

Seneca G. Simmons

Colonel

Simmons was elected Colonel following the resignation of Col. Gregg. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of New Market Crossroads in 1862.

Seneca G. Simmons

Colonel

Simmons was elected Colonel following the resignation of Col. Gregg. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of New Market Crossroads in 1862.

John H. Snay

1st Lieutenant, Co. A

Snay was a commissioned officer in the Jersey Shore Rifles, Company A, 5th Reserves.

James Taggart

Captain, Co. B

Taggart was the first Captain of the Taggart Guards, Co. B, 5th Pa. Reserves. He was killed at the Battle of New Market Crossroads.

John J. Torbert

1st Sergeant, Co. K

Torbert was the senior non-commissioned officer of the Cookman Rangers, Co. K, 5th Pa. Reserves when it was mustered out. He was commissioned into the 191st PA Veteran Volunteers in 1864.

John L. Wright

Adjutant

John L. Wright was originally from the Cookman Rangers, which was Company K of the 5th Reserves. He was appointed Adjutant and continued at that post until the regiment was discharged.