Muster Roll of the Mercer Rifles

The Mercer Rifles, of Mercer County, Pennsylvania,
were assigned Company G of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves.

NAME.RANK.IN DATE.REMARKS
Warner, Adoniram JudsonCaptainJune 19, 1861Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, May 14, 1862
Smith, John ParkerCaptainJune 19, 1861Promoted from 1st Sergeant to 1st Lt., May 10, 1862; to Captain, May 17, 1862; died January 6, 1863, of wounds (wounded in right breast) received at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862. Details of wounding from N.Y. Times, December 19, 1862.
Shipler, Peter E.CaptainJune 19, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, July 21, 1861; to Quarter Master Sergeant, April 25, 1862; to 2d Lieut., May 10, 1862; to 1st Lieut., May 17, 1862; to Captain, April 28, 1863; to Brevet Major, March 13, 1865; mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Rodgers, Thomas B.1st LieutenantJune 19, 1861Resigned May 8, 1862
Marquis, Joseph S.1st LieutenantJune 19, 1861Promoted from Sergeant to 2d Lieut., May 17, 1862to 1st Lieut., April 28, 1863; to Brevet Captain, March 13, 1865; mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Whistler, Charles W.2nd LieutenantJune 19, 1861Resigned May 10, 1862
McQuillan, Nathan G.2nd LieutenantJune 19, 1861Promoted to Corporal, July 21, 1861; to Sergeant, January, 1862; to 1st Sergeant, May 10, 1862; to 2d Lieut., May 9, 1863; mustered out with Company, June 11, 1864
Reznor, George1st SergeantJuly 4, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, December, 1861; to 1st Sergeant, May 10, 1863; mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Bean, Milton J.SergeantJune 19, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, January 1, 1863; mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Bogardus, John M.SergeantJune 19, 1861Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant, May 10, 1862; mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Sykes, George T.SergeantJune 19, 1861Promoted to Corporal, September 1, 1862; to Sergeant, May 10, 1863; mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Forker, John H.SergeantJune 19, 1861Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1862; to Sergeant, August 10, 1863; mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Robison, J. BoydSergeantJune 19, 1861Discharged December 18, 1862, for wounds received at Bull Run,, August 30, 1862
McCracken, George W.SergeantJune 19, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, July 1, 1862; to 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, February 22, 1863
Rowland, William H.SergeantJune 28, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, May 1, 1862; killed at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862
Emory, John B.CorporalJune 28, 1861Promoted to Corporal, May 10, 1862; mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Paden, WilliamCorporalJune 19, 1861Promoted to Corporal, April 1, 1863; wounded at North Anna, May 23, 1864; died June 26, 1864; buried in National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Wright, Joseph H.CorporalJune 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 6, 1862
McLaughry, Thomas S.CorporalJune 19, 1861Promoted to Corporal, July 21, 1861; discharged January 12, 1863; for wounds received at Bull Run, August 30, 1862.
Graham, SamuelCorporalJuly 15, 1861Promoted to Corporal, July 21, 1861; discharged September 29, 1862, for wounds received at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862
Hanna, James W.CorporalJune 19, 1861Promoted to Corporal, October 1, 1862; discharged January 26, 1863, by order of Secretary of War
Kirk, Isaac D.CorporalJune 19, 1861Promoted to Corporal, October 1, 1862; discharged March 16, 1863, for wounds received at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
Nevin, JohnCorporalJul. 15, 1861Nevin buried fellow Company G man, Private Albert Pearson when he died in captivity. Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet. Source: Loveland, J. B., Freemont, O., Genealogy of the Loveland Family in the United States of American from 1635 to 1894 Containing the Descendants of Thomas Loveland of Wethersfield, now Glastonbury, Conn., Pg. 167, Volume II, L.M. Keeler & Son, Printers, Fremont, Ohio, 1894.
Weaver, JosephCorporalJune 19, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet
Galloway, WilliamCorporalJune 19, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet
Houston, HamiltonCorporalJuly 15, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet
Pew, John W.CorporalJune 19, 1861Died July, 1862
Sawhill, Hugh L.CorporalJune 19, 1861Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1862; killed at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862
Henderson, Harvey H.MusicianJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Madge, Oscar DowningMusicianJune 1, 1861Promoted Sergeant Major, September 1, 1862
Albin, John R.PrivateJune 28, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Andrews, John A.PrivateJuly 15, 1861Transferred to gunboat service, February 18, 1862
Arnold, John M.PrivateFebruary 27, 1864Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864
Alexander, John J.PrivateJune 19, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet
Beaver, ValentinePrivateJuly 8, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Boies, Henry HarrisonPrivateJune 19, 1861Note: Bates’ History of PA Volunteers lists this soldier as “Boies, Henry G.”; the ancestor of this soldier corrects his name to “Boies, Henry Harrison.” Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Bodle, William J.PrivateJune 17, 1861Absent, on furlough, at muster out
Bush, AaronPrivateJuly 8, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Bond, Joseph A.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, May ??, 1862
Bush, Henry H.PrivateJuly 8, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet
Brown, Samuel M.PrivateJuly 8, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet
Bloomer, Edw’d W.PrivateJune 19, 1861Died January 18, 1863, of wounds received at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
Bohen, Benj. H. E.PrivateSeptember 9, 1861Deserted August 31, 1862
Comstock, Asa.PrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Cheny, J. CharlesPrivateJun. 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Caldwell, Jos. R.PrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Cummings, Jos.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, date unknown
Craig, William H.PrivateJune 19, 1861Died June 3, 1864, of wounds received at Wilderness, May 9, 1864; buried in National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Cowan, John W.PrivateJune 19, 1861Transferred to company D, date unknown
Dentler, Charles W.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, May 24??
Ellsworth, Wm. H.PrivateJuly 15, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, Date Unknown.
Forbes, WilliamPrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Fruit, John W.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged September 10, 1862, for wounds received at Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862
Fell, Aurelius L.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged February, 1863, for wounds received at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
Filson, Alfred B.PrivateJun. 18, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 5, 1863
Foulk, Charles W.PrivateJuly 8, 1861Discharged March 24, 1864, by order of Secretary of War
Fisher, Samuel F.PrivateOctober 26, 1862Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864
Gibson, W. FrankPrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Grace, JamesPrivateJuly 4, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Graham, Wm. D.PrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Graham, George R.PrivateJuly 7, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
George, J. NewtonPrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 12, 1862
Goodrich, Wm. H.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, date unknown
Garvin, Edward L.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged August, 1861, to accept promotion as 2d Lieutenant in 52d Regiment N. Y. V.
Grace, Samuel C.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, June 3, 1862
Germer, Albert H.PrivateJune 19, 1861Transferred to 1st Penn’a Reserve Artillery, September 1, 1861
Gilbraith, Felix G.PrivateJune 19, 1861Transferred to Vet. Reserve Corps, April 23, 1863
Gibner, Chas. W.PrivateJune 19, 1861Deserted November, 1861
Gardner, JohnPrivateJune 19, 1861Deserted June 30, 1862
Howard, Jas., Sr.PrivateOctober 3, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, November 20, 1862
Humphrey, C. P.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate,December 14, 1861
Howard, JamesPrivateJune 19, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet
Houston, JosephPrivateJune 19, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet
Houston, Wm. H.PrivateFebruary 18, 1862,Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864
Hines, MiltonPrivateDecember 14, 1863Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864
Kirk, Baldwin C.PrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Keck, James M.PrivateJuly 15, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, August 26, 1861
Kitch, David C.PrivateJune 19, 1861Died July 6, 1862
Laferty, Geo. W.PrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Legore, WilliamPrivateJuly 28, 1862Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 13, 1862
Lowry, JohnPrivateJune 19, 1861Killed at Bull Run, August 30, 1862
Miller, EdwardPrivateJuly 4, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Mossman, Oscar A.PrivateJuly 12, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 21, 1861
Maguire, Walter S.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 30, 1863
Morrison, Jos. S.PrivateSeptember 29, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, May 7, 1863
Meals, Daniel S.PrivateFebruary 27, 1864Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864
Mahood, Jos. C.PrivateFebruary 27, 1864Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet
Meals, ChristopherPrivateFebruary 27, 1864Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864
McKnight, RobertPrivateJuly 4, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
McKean, ThomasPrivateUnknownIt is unclear whether McKean began his service with Company G first, or if he first was part of the Regimental Band. He served as the Band Leader of the Regimental Band, 10th Pa. Reserves until the band was disolved in 1862. He then returned to Company G, or was transferred to Company G, to serve out his enlistment. HIs pension can be found with this company. See the Thomas McKean Letter Collection.
McDonald, William P.PrivateJuly 4, 1861Also served in the Regimental Band. Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
McPherran, Samuel J.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged, date unknown, for wounds received at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
McClure, WallacePrivateFebruary 10, 1862Missing at Wilderness, May 8, 1864; transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864
McCracken, R. W.PrivateDecember 14, 1863Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864
McClain, JohnPrivateJun. 19, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet
McWilliams, S. R.PrivateJune 19, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet
Nickum, Jos. B.PrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Nunamaker, Jas. G.PrivateOct. 2, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864
Nelson, Jonas M.PrivateOctober 2, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864
Nunamaker, Jos. H.PrivateMarch 12, 1862Killed at South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Perry, Joseph G.PrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Patterson, Wm. F.PrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Pew, James G.PrivateJuly 8, 1861Killed at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
Pearson, AlbertPrivateJune 20, 1861Killed at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862
Pearson, HenryPrivateJune 19, 1861NOTE: According to Henry Pearson’s family genealogy, he “mustered out at the close of the war”. Bates’ of course, states he “Deserted July 2, 1863”.
Runkle, Peter E.PrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Rose, Henry G. C.PrivateJune 19, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, May 4, 1863
Roberts, GeorgePrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Shipler, Joseph E.PrivateJune 19, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Stranahan, RobertPrivateJune 19, 1861Note: Samuel P. Bates’ in “History of Pennsylvania Reserves” shows Stranahan as being “Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. However, according to the Surgeon’s Book of McCall’s Division, it lists Stranahan as being approved for discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate due to Deafness on February 8, 1862 at Camp Pierpont. Source: Surgeon’s Book of McCall’s Division, PA STATE ARCHIVES
Stull, LesterPrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 13, 1861
Stewart, SamuelPrivateJun. 19, 1861Discharged January 24, 1863, for wounds received January 27, 1862
Stevenson, John M.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged November, 1861, to accept promotion as 2d Lt. Company M, 4th U. S. Artillery
Stevenson, Samue1 B.PrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged December 6, 1861, by order of Secretary of War
Shannon,Thompson.PrivateOctober 23, 1862Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864
Shoup, Joseph A.PrivateOctober 2, 1862Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864
Sedwick, John W.PrivateJuly 8, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., June 1, 1864; Vet
Sheehan, DavidPrivateJune 19, 1861Killed at Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862
Shannon, GeorgePrivateJuly 15, 1861Killed at Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862
Tanner, GeorgePrivateJune 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, August 13, 1861
Taylor, David C.PrivateJune 19, 1861Died June 3, 1862; buried in Military Asylum Cemetery, D. C.
Waugh, John R. E.PrivateJune 19, 1861Killed at Bristoe Station, October 14, 1863.