The Venango Grays

This Company was collectively organized by Christopher M. Over, Charles W. Mackey and Charles C. Cochran, in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.  It was enrolled on April 25th, 1861 and elections to fill its officers were had, the results were as follows:

  • Christopher Miller Over, of Armstrong County, elected Captain.
  • Charles W. Mackey, of Venango County, elected First Lieutenant.
  • Charles C. Cochran, of Venango County, elected Second Lieutenant.

The company was order to Camp Wilkins, a Camp of Instruction at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County in southwestern Pennsylvania, where it reported to Col. George S. Hays on June 8, 1861.  They were mustered into service of the State of Pennsylvania on June 21 as Company C of the 10th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves. The regiment was ordered to Washington D.C., and on July 21st, 1861, it was mustered into Federal Service. By the end of the war, the muster roll of this company would number 115 officers and men.

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Organizing the Venango Grays (Co. C, 10th Pa. Reserves)

This is a initial sketch of the organization of the "Venango Grays", which was assigned as Company C, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves.

Charles W. Mackey, Co. C, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

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William L. McQuaid, Co. C, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

William Lewis McQuaid, son of William Huston McQuaid and wife Catherine Crawford McQuaid was born in Franklin, Venango County, PA on 26 Sep 1839...

Organizing the Venango Grays (Co. C, 10th Pa. Reserves)

This is a initial sketch of the organization of the "Venango Grays", which was assigned as Company C, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves.

William H. Beckman, Co. C, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

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James S. Fulkerson, Co. C, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

James Smith Fulkerson Born 19 Feb 1833 - Died 18 Feb 1900, known by his middle name, and appears on military records as Smith...