Muster Roll of the Venango Grays

The Venango Grays, of Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania,
were assigned Company C of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves.

NAME.RANK.IN DATE.REMARKS
Over, Christopher MillerCaptainJune 23, 1861Promoted to Major, February 27, 1864. Wounded in the leg and taken prisoner at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862.
Cochran “Coop”, Charles CooperCaptainJune 23, 1861Pr. fr. 2nd Lt., Mar. 18, 1864 – dis. May 1, 1864.
Mackey, Charles William1st LieutenantJune 23, 1861Dishonorably Discharged March 30, 1863. See Court Martial Proceedings.
Patton, William M.1st LieutenantJuly 21, 1861Pr. from 1st Sgt. to 1st Lieutenant, April 26, 1864 – mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
McKenzie, Samuel1st SergeantJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 14, 1862.
Pryer, Jesse L.1st SergeantDecember 19, 1863Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Singleton, Milton S.SergeantJune 23, 1861Disch. for wounds, with loss of arm, Nov. 14, 1862.
Kirkpatrick, John C.SergeantJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 14, 1861.
Hills, Preston W.SergeantJune 23, 1861Missing in action at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862. Listed in both Bates and Sypher as “Preston M. Hill.” Pension index record indicates the correct name is “Preston W. Hills.”
McQuaid, William LewisSergeantJune 23, 1861Discharged for wounds, January, 1863. Reported as having been among the missing at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862 by the Franklin Spectator (Franklin, Venango County, Pa.) dated Dec. 24, 1862, pg. 2.
McCullough, James L.SergeantJune 23, 1861Discharged for wounds, March 7, 1863.
Fogus, Walter B.SergeantJune 23, 1861Discharged for wounds, May 27, 1863. Reported as having been wounded in the leg at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862 by the Franklin Spectator (Franklin, Venango County, Pa.) dated Dec. 24, 1862, pg. 2.
Leslie, Noble F.SergeantJune 23, 1861Pr. to Sgt. – tr. to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Keener, Gillis G.SergeantDecember 19, 1863Pr. fr. Cor. – tr. to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet. Also found as “George G. Keener.”
McElwain, William C.SergeantJune 23, 1861Promoted to Corporal – to Sergeant – transferred to 191st regiment, June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Neighbor, Elihu G.SergeantJune 23, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, May 17, 1863 – wounded, absent at muster out.
Dougherty, WilliamSergeantJune 23, 1861Promoted to Corporal, April 15, 1864 – mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
McLain, George G.SergeantJune 23, 1861Died at Fredericksburg, June 17, 1862.
Agnew, Thomas W.SergeantJune 23, 1861Missing in action at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862.
Peters, George W.SergeantJune 23, 1861Discharged for wounds, March 7, 1863.
Moyer, SamuelSergeantJune 23, 1861Discharged for wounds, April 11, 1863.
Covert, James M.SergeantJune 23, 1861Captured at Bethesda Church, May 30, 1864 – transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Sutton, Robert D.CorporalJun. 23, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Alexander, Francis T.CorporalJune 23, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
White, James B.CorporalFebruary 18, 1862Transferred to 191st regiment, P. V., June 1, 1864.
Addleman, Benjamin P.CorporalJune 23, 1861Promoted to Corporal, July 15, 1863 – mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Eckenberger, MyersCorporalJune 23, 1861Promoted to Corporal, July 15, 1863 – mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Wimer, John M.CorporalJune 23, 1861Killed at Spottsylvania C. H., May 9, 1864 – Vet.
Kirkpatrick, William H.CorporalJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 14, 1861. Shown on the first muster roll of this company as mustering in as Third Corporal.
Saddler, Emory A.Musician (Drummer)June 23, 1861 Transffered to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Over, Byron M.MusicianJune 23, 1861Brother of C. Miller Over, Captain.
Brown, HiramPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Bowman, Joseph M.PrivateJuly 25, 1861Died at New York Hospital, July 15, 1862.
Brown, LymanPrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate Dec. 30, 1862.
Brown, Freeland H.PrivateJuly 25, 1861Discharged for wounds, February 25, 1863. Originally listed by Bates in his “History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers” as “Freeling Brown.”

Brown was badly wounded in both legs at the Battle of Groveton, August 29, 1862.
Cramer, ChristopherPrivateJune 23, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Cross, Aaron T.PrivateJune 23, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Camp, Benjamin F.PrivateJuly 25, 1861Transferred to 191st regiment, P. V., June 1, 1864.
Crispan, GeorgePrivateFebruary 29, 1864Wounded at Wilderness, May 9, 1864 – transferred to 191st regiment, P. V., June 1, 1864.
Coulter, RobertPrivateJune 23, 1861Killed at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862.
Crawford, John H.PrivateJuly 25, 1861Killed at Groveton, August 29, 1862.
Conver, George W.PrivateJuly 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, May 7, 1863.
Dempsey, EphraimPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Dorland, DavidPrivateJuly 25, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Nov. 7, 1861.
England, John T.PrivateJune 23, 1861Appears on the first muster roll of the Venango Grays. Described as 18 yo, 5′ 6″, dark complexion, grey eyes and dark hair. He is listed as “John England” in Sypher’s “History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps” but not found at all in Bates’ “History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers.”
Elliott, GeorgePrivateFebruary 26, 1864Transferred to 191st regiment, P. V., June 1, 1864.
Fitzsimmons, Robert H. (Fitsimons)PrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Reported as having been a Sergeant at the time, he was listed among the missing men at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862 by the Franklin Spectator (Franklin, Venango County, Pa.) dated Dec. 24, 1862, pg. 2.
Fulkerson, James SmithPrivateMay 31, 1862Transferred to 191st regiment, P. V., June 1, 1864.
Galbraith, James B.PrivateFebruary 19, 1864Transferred to 191st reg P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Glenn, John B.PrivateJune 23, 1861Appears on first muster roll of the Venango Grays. He is listed as “John England” in Sypher’s “History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps” listed as “John B. Glen” but not found at all in Bates’ “History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers.” Listed as being 22 yo, 5′ 8″, fair complexion, dark eyes and dark hair. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps.
Grable, William J.PrivateJune 23, 1861Wounded (date and place not stated), Absent at muster out.
Griffin, JohnPrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 20, 1862.
Heigle, FrederickPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Note: General Orders No. 307 dated September 12, 1863; gives Heigle’s transfer date to the V.R.C. as September 1, 1863.
Horten, William A.PrivateJuly 25, 1861Discharged for wounds, April 11, 1863.
Jones, Thomas J.PrivateJune 23, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Jourdon, JohnPrivateFebruary 23, 1864Transferred to 191st regiment, P. V., June 1, 1864.
Jourdon, JohnPrivateJuly 25, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct., 1862.
Keith, HiesterPrivateFeb. 23, 1864Captured at Wilderness, May 9, 1864 – transferred to 191st regiment, P. V., June 1, 1864.
Kreckle, WilliamPrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged for wounds, January 20, 1863. Found as “Kreekel, William” according to his Pension Index Record.
Lockroat, MarcusPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Leslie, SamuelPrivateJuly 25, 1861Killed at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862.
Lovell, DavidPrivateJuly 25, 1861Killed at Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862.
Loose, WilliamPrivateJuly 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 7, 1862. Also found to be spelled “William Luce.”
Morgan, GilbertPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
McCool, GeorgePrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
May, John S.PrivateJuly 25, 1861Transferred to 191st regiment, P. V., June 1, 1864.
McFadden, Thomas M.PrivateJune 23, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
McQuaid, John H.PrivateAugust 27, 1861Transferred to 191st regiment, P. V., June 1, 1864.
Moore, Annis J.PrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Jan. 29, 1863.
McCurdy, AlexanderPrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged for wounds, March 3, 1862.
McKenzie, WilliamPrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 8, 1861.
McMillan, Daniel B.PrivateJune 23, 1861Deserted August 2, 1862.
Morrison, David P.PrivateJuly 21, 1861Deserted July 2, 1863.
McChesney, SamuelPrivateJune 23, 1861Died at Camp Pierpont, Va., November 16, 1861.
Meager, George M.Private (Teamster)June 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Found also on the rolls to be spelled “George Mager.”
Nellis, Christopher D.PrivateFebruary 10, 1864Transferred to 190th reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Nellis, Robert B.PrivateFebruary 19, 1864Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Nellis, IsaiahPrivateFebruary 10, 1864Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Nickelson, JamesPrivateFebruary 18, 1862Deserted February 7, 1863.
Oldridge, JamesPrivateJune 23, 1861Killed at Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862.
Pollock, Thomas H.PrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged for wounds, February 12, 1862.
Powell, William B.PrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged for wounds, March 7, 1862.
Ross, Thomas J.PrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Ross, Joseph D.PrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Ross, Samuel B.PrivateJuly 25, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 8, 1861.
Ross, GeorgePrivateJune 23, 1861George Ross is not listed in Bates’s “History of Pennsylvania Volunteers,” but is found in Sypher’s history. His pension record is also found at NARA as belonging to Co. C, 10th Reserves. Out date and method unknown.
Remley, WilliamPrivateJune 23, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864 – Vet.
Smith, AbsalomPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. First muster document for this company shows Absalom Smith mustering in as 4th Sergeant.
Stewart, SamuelPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Stover, George W.PrivateJune 23, 1861Stover is not listed in either Bates or Sypher as being a member of Co. C, 10th Reserves. He is listed on the first original muster roll, however. There is a notation remarking to “Refer to Co. H, 8th P.R.V.C.”
Showers, AnthonyPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Shattuck, George S.PrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Scott, George W.PrivateFebruary 18, 1862Transferred to 191st reg, P. V., June 1, 1864.
Seibert, JohnPrivateJuly 25, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 1, 1864.
Sheffier, Daniel K.PrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 1, 1862.
Sawhill, Alexnder F.PrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, December 7, 1863.
Sallinger, AlexPrivateJuly 18, 1861Deserted November 7, 1862.
Skeel, Samuel M.PrivateJune 23, 1861Deserted July 2, 1863.
Shaw, James D.PrivateJuly 21, 1863Deserted July 2, 1863.
Templeton, Thomas H.PrivateJun. 23, 1861Discharged for wounds, December 22, 1862.
Tracy, Ezekiel N.PrivateJuly 25, 1861Discharged for wounds, October 22, 1862.
Taylor, RobertPrivateJuly 21, 1861Deserted July 2, 1863.
Varner, William A.Musician (Fifer)June 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. First muster document for this company shows William Varner mustering in as a Musician.
White, William P.PrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11,1864.
Wilhelm, John H.PrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Welsh, William J.PrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. First muster document for this company shows Welsh mustering in as First Corporal.

Reported as having been a Sergeant at the time, he was listed among the missing men at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862 by the Franklin Spectator (Franklin, Venango County, Pa.) dated Dec. 24, 1862, pg. 2.
Wilson, BradfordPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Wilde, Henry J.PrivateJuly 25, 1861Transferred to 191st regiment, P. V., June 1, 1864.
Wallace, EdwardPrivateJuly 21, 1861Died January 1, 1863, at Belle Plain Hospital.
Winkleman, WilliamPrivateJune 23, 1861Killed at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862.
Wilson, JohnPrivateJuly 25, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, May 7, 1862.
Wolfkill, JohnPrivateJune 23, 1861Killed at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862.
Wonzor, James S.PrivateJuly 21, 1861Discharged for wounds, January 3, 1863.
Walters, JohnPrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Mar. 3, 1863.
Yingling, JohnPrivateJuly 21, 1861Discharged for wounds, April 11, 1863.