Muster Roll of the Susquehanna Union Volunteers

The Susquehanna Union Volunteers were assigned Company “H” of the 4th Pennsylvania Reserves,
and were primarily recruited from Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

NAME.RANK.MUSTER DATE.REMARKS.
Gates, Elisha B.CaptainJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Sweet, Abel TaylorCaptainJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H. [Middle name supplied by the Quin Family, descendant’s of Captain Abel T. Sweet]
Crandall, George W.1st LieutenantJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Rogers, Edwin1st LieutenantJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Mills, Theodore Perry1st LieutenantJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Watmough, William N.2nd LieutenantOctober 23, 1861Joined Company H on October 23, 1861 and was promoted on October 26, 1861 to 2nd Lieutenant. Appointed during the same month to General George Gordon Meade’s staff as an aide-de-camp. Watmough was wounded in action on June 30, 1862 at the battle of Charles City Cross Roads. He was discharged on November 11, 1862.
Gay, James P.2nd LieutenantJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
McCreary, GregoryServantNot MusteredThe Rolls list McCreary as a servant for the company officers. Listed as a white man, standing 5’6″ tall, light complexion, black eyes and sandy hair.
Magee, William1st SergeantJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Ellis, HortonSergeantJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Van Scoten, Marshall H.SergeantJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H. Entered State and Federal services with the rank of Corporal. Promoted on February 25, 1863 to Sargeant. Re-enlisted on 19-Jan-64 at New Creek, West Virginia. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, Van Scoten transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. Van Scoten held the rank of Corporal during his service with the 54th and was wounded in action at the battle of Snicker’s Gap, Viriginia on July 18, 1864. He was discharged from the 54th on May 31, 1864. Nicknamed ‘Jersey’, Van Scoten was the author of The Conception, Organization and Campaigns of “Company H,” 4th Pennsylvania Reserve, Volunteer Corps, 33rd Regiment in Line 1861-65.
Gates, William E.CorporalJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Murray, Americus M.CorporalJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Blakeskee, Elbert L.CorporalJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H. Discharged on December 31, 1862, reason unknown. Bates’ History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers gives this man’s name as “Edward L.” According to his biography it was “Elbert L.”
Thompson, Theodore F.MusicianJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H, joining as the company’s drummer. Mustered out of the 4th Reserves on June 17, 1864 when the regiment was demobilized after having completed its 3-year term of service. He is reported to have subsequently re-enlisted with the United States Marines.
Ackerman, NewellPrivateApril 1, 1864Joined Company H as a recruit in April 1864. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, Ackerman transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits in order to complete his term of service. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. He mustered out of the 54th on May 31, 1865.
Ackerman, StephenPrivateApril 1, 1864Joined Company H as a recruit in April 1864. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, Ackerman transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits in order to complete his term of service. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. He died during his service with the 54th, date and circumstances unknown.
Anderson, JohnPrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H. Re-enlisted on Dec 28, 1863 at Washington, D.C. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, Anderson transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. Taken prisoner of war at Winchester, Viriginia on July 25, 1864 and incarcerated at Danville Prison, he was paroled in February 1865 and mustered out of the 54th on May 31, 1865.
Beebe, Stephen HamiltonPrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H. Discharged October 24, 1861, reason unknown. Nicknamed ‘The Babe’. [Middle name supplied by descendant, Steve Beebe.]
Bennett, AlexanderPrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H. Killed in action on June 27, 1862 at the battle of Gaine’s Mill.
Bennett, Edwin E.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H. Died in hospital at Washington, D.C. on October 29, 1861, reportedly from the over-consumption of honey and other maladies.
Brotzman, GeorgePrivateMarch 18, 1864Joined Company H as a recruit in April 1864. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, Brotzman transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits in order to complete his term of service. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was wounded at Winchester, Virginia and mustered out of the 54th on May 31, 1865.
Brown, BernardPrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H. Discharged on November 18, 1862, reason unknown.
Buchanan, JacksonPrivateMarch 29, 1864Joined Company H as a recruit in April 1864. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, Buchanan transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits in order to complete his term of service. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. He mustered out of the 54th on May 31, 1865.
Carter, Charles A.PrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Chapman, Charles M.PrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
Clapp, DennisPrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Cokely, JeremiahPrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
Conner, JohnPrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Corey, George W.PrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Corey, Isaac D.PrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Corey, John W.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Darby (Dailey), PatrickPrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Darrow, H. A.PrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Davidson, AsaPrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Ely, Anson T.PrivateAugust 20, 1861Original member of Company H. Killed in Action at the battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862.
Frink, WilliamPrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Gatens (Geatings), DanielPrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Gates, Charles S.PrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Gathany, John S.PrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H. Webmaster Note: Surname corrected by Descendant. Originally listed as “Gattery” – changed to “Gathany”.
Gay, Calvin S.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Grant, MichaelPrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Gray, William H.PrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Gunsales, Virgil P.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Gurnsey, SylvesterPrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
Hall, Aaron J.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Hathaway, Samuel C.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Hawley, Daniel E.PrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Heaps, JoshuaPrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Hickok, Thomas S.PrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
Higley, De WittePrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Hinchman, James B.PrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
Hollenback, Ezekiel M.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Kelly, JohnPrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Kinyon, James A.PrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
Knowles, John W.PrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Larney, Joeseph R.PrivateOriginal member of Company H.
LaSure, Baronett J.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Lawrence, William J.PrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Lewis, Hanford S.PrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Lewis, Llewellyn C.PrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Luce, Russell F.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
McCracken, Charles E.PrivateOriginal member of Company H.
McCracken, DanielPrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Myers, WilliamPrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Osterhout, HenryPrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Osterhout, PhillipPrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Perkins, David P.PrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
Paul, George R.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Reynolds, Joesph L.PrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Reynolds, PhilanderPrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Riley, EdwardPrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Searle, Roger S.PrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
Shaddock, Thomas E.PrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Sherman, Perry C.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Simpson, Stephen G.PrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
Smith, AlfredPrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Smith, DenmarkPrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
Smith, Franklin G.PrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
Smith, George W.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Smith, John L.PrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H.
Southworth, William E.PrivateJun. 20, 1861Original member of Company H.
Springer, TunisPrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H. Honorably discharged August 25, 1861, reason unknown, while the company was stationed at Camp Hale, Baltimore.
Stevens, JessePrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Stone, Thomas W.PrivateOriginal member of Company H.
Swackhammer, AldenPrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864.
Thatcher, John W.PrivateJoined Company H as a recruit in April 1864. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, Thatcher transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits in order to complete his term of service. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. He mustered out of the 54th on May 31, 1865.
Thompson, WilliamPrivateFebruary 15, 1864Joined Company H as a recruit in April 1864. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, Thompson transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits in order to complete his term of service. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. He mustered out of the 54th on May 31, 1865.
Treusdall, John W.PrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H. Re-enlisted on October 28, 1863 at Washington, D.C. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, Truesdall transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. Truesdall was wounded in action on July 18, 1864 at the battle of Snicker’s Gap, Virginia, resulting in a leg being amputated. He was discharged from the 54th prior to February 1865.
Tripler, William K.PrivateJun. 20, 1861Original member of Company H. Honorably discharged August 25, 1861, reason unknown, while the company was stationed at Camp Hale, Baltimore. Note: some sources give “Triple’ and ‘Tripley’ as alternative spellings for the surname.
Warner, BenjaminPrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H. Discharged during February 1861 on a Surgeon’s Certificate for rheumatism and neuralgia of the heart.
Warner, DennisPrivateJuly 6, 1861Original member of Company H. Suffered internal injuries from an accidental fall on June 29, 1862 at the battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia. Pension information suggests that he was discharged from Company H in late 1862 or early 1863. A grave registration record indicates that he died September 18, 1864 and was buried in the village cemetery of Fairdale, Jessup Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.
Warner, George L.PrivateJuly 16, 1861Original member of Company H. Re-enlisted on December 22, 1863 at Washington, D.C. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, Warner transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. Date and circumstances of his discharge from the 54th are unknown. Note: This Warner may have entered service in Company B, 3rd Reserves and then transferred to Company H, 4th Reserves.
Warner, WilliamPrivate
White, MarshallPrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H. Re-enlisted on January 19, 1864 at New Creek, West Virginia. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, White transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. White was taken prisoner of war at the battle of Snicker’s Gap, Viriginia on July 18, 1864. He was incarcerated in Danville Prison where he died, date unknown.
Woodruff, George E.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H. Wounded in action on September 14, 1862 at South Mountain. Re-enlisted on October 28, 1863 at Washington, D. C. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, Woodruff transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. He mustered out of the 54th on May 31, 1865.
Woodward, Lauriston S.PrivateJune 20, 1861Original member of Company H and nicknamed ‘Sorel Top’. Wounded in action on August 28, 1862 at second battle of Bull Run. Re-enlisted on January 19, 1864 at New Creek, West Virginia. With the 4th Reserves completing its 3-year term of service in May 1864 and demobilizing in June 1864, Woodward transferred to the Battalion Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers and Recruits. The Battalion was first attached to, and then on July 4, 1864, fully integrated into the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. He mustered out of the 54th on May 31, 1865.
Young, John B.PrivateJun. 20, 1861Original member of Company H. Wounded and taken prisoner of war at the battle of Charles City Cross Roads on June 30, 1862. Paroled on July 27, 1862 at City Point, Viriginia, Youngs died August 25, 1862 in Philadelphia, Pa. He is buried in Philadelphia National Cemetery.