Muster Roll of the Able Guards

The Able Guards were assigned Company “A” of the 4th Pennsylvania Reserves,
and were primarily recruited from Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

NAMERANKIN DATEREMARKS
Shoenwald, JohnCaptainJune 3, 1861Dismissed, Oct. 19, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Schoenewald, John” is blank and is cross-referenced to “Schonewald, John.” This second record includes the following notation: “Dishonorably disc. By S.O. 293 A.G.O. War Dept. Washington D.C.” Webmaster Note: Surname changed from “Schoenewald” to “Shoenwald”.See Pension File.
Riddel, AndrewCaptainJune 3, 1861Promoted from 2nd Lt. to 1st Lt., Nov. 1, 1861, to Capt., Mar. 1, 1863, to Provost Marshal, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Department West Virginia, Apr. 1, 1864, mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
O’Harra, Thomas G.1st LieutenantJune 3, 1861Resigned, Oct. 26, 1861.
O’Harra, Joseph1st LieutenantJune 3, 1861Promoted from Sgt. to 1st Sgt., Nov. 2, 1861, to 1st Lt., Mar. 1, 1863, mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Pilkington, George2nd LieutenantJune 3, 1861Promoted from Sgt. to 2nd Lt., Nov. 2, 1861, resigned, Sept. 25, 1862.
Parker, Charles H.2nd LieutenantJune 23, 1861Promoted to Cor., Aug. 10, 1861, to Sgt., Nov. 2, 1861, to 2nd Lt., Mar. 26, 1863, detached to command Veterans, May 30, 1864, mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Kane, James1st SergeantJune 3, 1861Promoted to Sgt., July 12, 1862, to 1st Sgt., Mar. 1, 1863, mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Walker, William S.SergeantJune 23, 1861Promoted to Cor., July 18, 1862, to Sgt., Mar. 1, 1863, mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Brothers, Edward F.SergeantJuly 5, 1861Promoted to Quartermaster Sgt., July 6, 1861.
Dotts, John L.SergeantJuly 17, 1861Transferred to 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet.
Feltzer, CharlesSergeantJune 3, 1861Transferred to 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet.
Thomas S. Foster, Thomas S.SergeantJuly 17, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864. Webmaster Note: Surname changed from “Faster” to “Foster” to match pension file.
Bates, AugustusSergeantJune 3, 1861Died, Aug. 12, 1862, cause unknown, in General Hospital, at Harrison’s Landing, Va.
Phillips, Peter J.SergeantJuly 13, 1861Wounded and missing, Aug. 29, 1862, at Second Bull Run.
Cobb, SamuelSergeantJune 3, 1861Deserted, Aug. 15, 1861, at Baltimore, Md.
Kephardt, HenryCorporalJune 3, 1861Promoted to Cor., July 4, 1863, mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
White, JamesCorporalJuly 17, 1861Promoted to Cor., July 4, 1863, mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Brown, GeorgeCorporalJune 3, 1861Promoted to Cor., Nov. 20, 1861, discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Mar. 21, 1863.
Slocum, George W.CorporalJune 3, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 14, 1861.
Smith, LeopoldCorporalJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Sept. 26, 1862.
Wray, WilliamCorporalJune 3, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 14, 1861.
Morris, William R.CorporalMar. 5, 1862Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864.

Died from wounds rec’d at Cloyd’s Mountain. See Informative Discussion regarding the Aftermath of the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain
Mason, Alfred B.CorporalJune 3, 1861Died, July 26, 1862, of wounds received in action, date unknown, location unknown, buried in Military Asylum Cemetery, D. C. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Mason, Alfred B.” indicates that this man died at Philadelphia, Pa.
Bryan, John L.CorporalJune 3, 1861Killed, Sept. 17, 1862, at Antietam.
Burk, GeorgeCorporalJune 3, 1861Promoted to Cor., date unknown, deserted, Aug. 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md.
Pallet, JamesCorporalJune 23, 1861Promoted to Cor., date unknown, deserted, Sept. 6, 1862, at Upton’s Hill, Va. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Pallet, James” indicates that this man deserted at “Uptonsville, Va.” It is believed that this should read as “Upton’s Hill, Va.” as a search for an “Uptonsville” in Virginia did not locate a locale with this name.
Stryker, Jr., John B.MusicianJune 3, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Sept. 21, 1862.
Heaps, JosiahMusicianJune 3, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, May 11, 1863.
Armstrong, RobertPrivateJune 3, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Bird, GeorgePrivateJune 3, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Beidegheimer, C.PrivateJune 3, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Bauer, NicholasPrivateJune 3, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet.
Clymer, Levi L.PrivateJune 3, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 10, 1862.
Crowers, RobertPrivateJune 3, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Apr. 25, 1863.
Creider, AlexanderPrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged, June 3, 1863, upon expiration of term.
Campbell, DanielPrivateJune 3, 1861Discharged, Sept. 16, 1863, by sentence of General Court Martial, reason unknown.
Cox, FrancisPrivateJune 3, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet.
Carroll, ThomasPrivateJuly 12, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864.
Cox, TerrancePrivateJune 23, 1861Died, May, 1863, cause unknown, in General Hospital, at Philadelphia, Pa.
Carbaugh, DavidPrivateJuly 17, 1861Deserted, July 20, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa.
Daily, JamesPrivateJune 3, 1861Deserted, Feb. 13, 1863, at Upton’s Hill, Va. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Pallet, James” indicates that this man deserted at “Uptonsville, Va.” It is believed that this should read as “Upton’s Hill, Va.” as a search for an “Uptonsville” in Virginia did not locate a locale with this name.
Dithmar, JamesPrivateJune 3, 1861Deserted, Aug. 18, 1862, from hospital, at Alexandria, Va. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Dithmar, James” is blank and is cross-referenced to “Dettman, James.” The details to be found in this second record are as above.
Finley, JohnPrivateJune 3, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, May 28, 1862.
Friel, JamesPrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Jan. 25, 1863.
Fox, JacobPrivateJune 3, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet.
Fox, HenryPrivateJune 3, 1861Wounded and missing, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill.
Fren, JosephPrivateNot GivenDied, Oct. 15, 1861, cause unknown, buried in Military Asylum Cemetery, D. C. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, no record has been located for a “Fren, Joseph”
Gahagan, VincentPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Gorman, HenryPrivateJuly 17, 1861Deserted, July 20, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa.
Hanson, JamesPrivateJune 3, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Hamilton, JohnPrivateJune 3, 1861Discharged, Nov. 16, 1862, by order of the War Department.
Hunter, DavidPrivateJune 3, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, May 17, 1862.
Heller, FrederickPrivateJune 3, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet.
Holmes, JosephPrivateNot GivenDied, Oct. 14, 1861, cause unknown, buried in Military Asylum Cemetery, D. C. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Holmes, Joseph” is blank and is not cross-referenced to any other record.
Heidrick, GeorgePrivateJune 3, 1861Deserted, July 30, 1861, at Baltimore, Md.
Hoffman, FrankPrivateJune 3, 1861Deserted, July 20, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa.
Keiffer, ThomasPrivateJune 3, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Lockwood, AlexPrivateJune 3, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864.
Lauerman, HenryPrivateJuly 17, 1861Note: Listed on the current rolls as “Deserted, Mar. 13, 1862, at Camp Pierpont, Va.” Letter from the war department says “Charged with desertion of Mar. 13, 1862 and Sept. & Oct 1862. Letter goes on to clarify that Lauerman died in Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington D.C., July 3, 1862.
Longbatherro, R.PrivateAug. 14, 1862Deserted, Sept. 23, 1862, at Baltimore, Md.
Murphy, EdwardPrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged, Aug. 23, 1861, on writ of habeas corpus, minor.
Mingo, CharlesPrivateJuly 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Mar. 13, 1863.
Mays, JohnPrivateJuly 26, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet.
Mills, WilliamPrivateJune 3, 1861Deserted, July 20, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Mills, William” is blank and is cross-referenced to “Miles, William.” The details to be found in this second record are as above.
Mathew, MichaelPrivateJune 3, 1861Deserted, July 20, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa.
McMullin, JosephPrivateJune 3, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
McCoombs, HenryPrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 17, 1862.
McQuigan, MichaelPrivateAug. 1, 1861Discharged, Aug. 27, 1861, on writ of habeas corpus, minor.
McLaughlin, CharlesPrivateJune 23, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet.
McLeer, HughPrivateJune 3, 1861Killed, Sept. 14, 1862, at South Mountain.
McGowan, GeorgePrivateAug. 12, 1861Killed, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill.
McIntyre, PatrickPrivateJune 23, 1861Deserted, Feb. 13, 1863. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the name on the record for this man is spelled “McIntyre, Patrick.” The record also indicates that this man deserted at “Uptonsville, Va.” It is believed that this should read as “Upton’s Hill, Va.” as a search for an “Uptonsville” in Virginia did not locate a locale with this name.
McCarty, PatrickPrivateJuly 17, 1861Deserted, July 20, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the name on the record for this man is spelled “McCarty, Patrick.”
O’Hara, JamesPrivateJuly 17, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864.
O’Neil, BernardPrivateJune 23, 1861Deserted, July 20, 1862, at Harrisburg, Pa.
Porncutt, WilliamPrivateJune 3, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Pillings, WilliamPrivateJuly 15, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 10, 1862.
Porter, RobertPrivateJune 23, 1861Deserted, July 20, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa.
Reinhardt, CharlesPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Rowbottom, JohnPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Rodgers, James A.PrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 14, 1861.
Ruth, IsaacPrivateJune 27, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Nov. 19, 1862.
Rodgers, BernardPrivateJuly 17, 1861Transferred, Sept. 1, 1861, from Co. I, 4th Reserves, discharged, June 3, 1864, upon expiration of term.
Ranck, Isaac W.PrivateMar. 5, 1862Promoted to Sgt. Major, 4th Reserves, July 1, 1862.
Ronigan, JamesPrivateJune 23, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet.
Rutter, JamesPrivateJune 23, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet.
Smith, JamesPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Shenk, CharlesPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Steahr, CharlesPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.
Shock, AlonzoPrivateJuly 26, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 10, 1862.
Smith, Augustus A.PrivateAug. 1, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 14, 1861.
Sips, JacobPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out, June 3, 1864, upon expiration of term.
Senbert, ChristianPrivateJuly 26, 1861Discharged, Oct. 28, 1862, by sentence of General Court Martial, reason unknown.
Sneller, Peter O.PrivateJuly 17, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet.
Storer, BenjaminPrivateAug. 19, 1862Killed, Sept. 14, 1862, at South Mountain.
Strandt, JacobPrivateJune 23, 1861Missing in action, Aug. 29, 1862, at Second Bull Run.
Snyder, JosephPrivateJuly 17, 1861Deserted, July 20, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa.
Stoeder, WilliamPrivateJuly 17, 1861Deserted July 30, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Stoeder, William” is blank and is cross-referenced to “Stroeder, William.” The details to be found in this second record are as above.
Vogt, Gustavus J.PrivateJuly 17, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet. Webmaster Note: Surname changed from “Waught”, per Bates; to “Vogt” to match pension file.
Walker, James K. P.PrivateJune 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, July 21, 1861.
White, WilliamPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out, June 3, 1864, on expiration of term.
Wells, JamesPrivateJune 23, 1861Mustered out, June 3, 1864, on expiration of term.
Wetherstine, SamuelPrivateJuly 17, 1861Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864, Vet.
Weidenboerner, J.PrivateFeb. 8, 1864Transferred to Co. L, 54th reg. P. V., June 8, 1864.
Zeiter, CharlesPrivateJune 3, 1861Mustered out with company, June 17, 1864.