Muster Roll of Co. G, 2nd Pa. Reserves (Replacement Company)

Replacement Company, Company “G” of the 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves.

 This company replaced the old Taggart Guards, which originally composed Company G before it was disbanded. This company was sent to replace it sometime in July 1862. It was made up of men primarily from the Lancaster County area.

Contributor Simon Losinger’s Notes:

1. No muster-out rolls for Companies B, F and G of the 2nd Reserves were on file in the office of the Adjutant General of the State.  As a consequence, the rolls for these companies were chiefly sourced by Samuel P. Bates for his History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 from “Our Campaigns; The Second Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers” by Major E. M. Woodward.

2. Samuel P. Bates states in his History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, that Company G, together with Companies B, F, and I, were ordered by General Banks to be disbanded on or about August 16, 1861 “on the ground of their numbers being below the standard of acceptance – all the companies having been greatly reduced by the withdrawal of disaffected men – the officers to be mustered out and the men to be transferred to other companies” (Bates, Vol. 1, page 576).

3. Although not explicitly stated by Bates, but based on the dates given for men having mustered into the company, the roll presented in History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 is for the reconstituted Company G.  Bates, however, does not provide the date on which Company G was formally reconstituted.

4. For Company G, Bates does not provide the muster out date(s) for those men who “mustered out upon expiration of term.”  As the 2nd Reserves mustered out of service on June 16, 1864, it would seem reasonable to assume that those men of Company G, who did muster out for the reason that their term of service had been completed, did so on or before June 16, 1864.

5. For Company G’s men who transferred to the 191st Regiment P. V. to either continue their service beyond their original 3-year term or to complete their term of service, Bates does not provide the date of transfer.  It is noted that May 31, 1864 is the earliest date given by Bates for the transfer to the 191st Regiment by men from other companies of the 2nd Reserves.

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Rhoads, John L.Lieutenant26N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ACambridge
Witmer, Abraham H.First Sergeant215′ 5″FairDarkBlackProf. Math.Landisville
Woodward, Elihu P.Sergeant235′ 11″FairBlueDarkTeacherWaynesburg
Ort, Frederick K.Sergeant225′ 6″DarkBlueLight BrownBlacksmithLandisville
Hostetter, Hiram C.Sergeant195′ 7″FairHazelBlackClerkLancaster City
Devine, MartinSergeant225′ 7″FairBrownBrownFarmerLancaster City
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Lippoldt, CharlesPrivate455′ 10″LightBlueGreyReiss?
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Paine, Samuel J.Private195′ 5″FairGreyDarkLaborerColumbia
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Price, Lyman S.Private195′ 5″FairBrownDarkNail MakerWaltham
Rambo, William H.Private185′ 5″FairBlueDarkPrinterChester County
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Shivers, JamesPrivate415′ 8″FairGreyGreyBrickmakerMillville
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