Muster Roll of the Cookman Rangers

The Cookman Rangers were assigned Company “I” of the 5th Pennsylvania Reserves,
and were primarily recruited from Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

NAME.RANK.IN DATE.REMARKS.
Fisher, Joseph W.CaptainMay 15, 1861Promoted to Lt. Col., 5th Reserves, June 21, 1861.
Collins, Arnodt D.CaptainMay. 28, 1861Promoted from 1st Lt. to Capt., June 21, 1861, wounded, June 26, 1862, at Mechanicsville, wounded, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, transferred, Sept. 1, 1863, to the Veteran Reserve Corps, discharged Oct. 12, 1863.
Caldwell, Thomas H.CaptainMay. 28, 1861Promoted to 2nd Lt., July 1, 1862, to 1st Lt., Mar. 5, 1863, to Capt., Sept. 21, 1863, to Bv. Maj., Mar. 13, 1865, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Wright, John Loudon1st LieutenantMay 15, 1861Entered service in Company K, 5th Reserves with the rank of Priv., promoted to 2nd Lt., June 21, 1861, to 1st Lt., July 21, 1861, to Adjutant, 5th Reserves, May 28, 1863. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, there are two records for “Wright, John. L.” The first is for his service with Company K, 5th Reserves. This record is blank save for a cross-reference to a record for his service with the Field and Staff, 5th Reserves. The second card has the details provided above.
Baynes, John Thistlethwaite1st LieutenantJune 21, 1861Entered service in Company K, 5th Reserves with the rank of Cor., promoted to Sgt., June 21, 1861, to 2nd Lt., May 27, 1863, to 1st Lt., Sept. 22, 1863, dismissed, Mar. 3, 1864, by Special Order 103 of the War Department.
Carter, William H.1st LieutenantJun. 21, 1861Entered service in Company K, 5th Reserves, with the rank of Priv. and promoted to Sgt., date unknown. Re-enlisted, Jan. 1, 1864, at Manassas, Va., promoted to 1st Lt., Apr. 2, 1864, captured and taken prisoner, May 13, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House, discharged, Mar. 11, 1865.
Evans, Samuel2nd LieutenantJun. 21, 1861Entered service in Company K, 5th Reserves, with the rank of 1st Sgt., promoted to 2nd Lt., June 21, 1861, to 1st Lt. and Quarter Master, 5th Reserves, Nov. 1, 1861, commissioned Capt., 5th Reserves, May 7, 1864, but not mustered, to Bv. Capt., Mar. 13, 1865, mustered out with regiment, June 11, 1864.
Torbert, John J.1st SergeantJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Clair, Jacob S.SergeantJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Bogart, LivingstonSergeantJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Dasher, Joseph E.SergeantJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Kershner, Wellington R.SergeantJune 21, 1861Wounded, June 26, 1862, at Mechanicsville, discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 1, 1862.
Smith, Robert WirtSergeantJune 21, 1861Promoted initially to Drum Major, date unkonwn; latter promoted to Sergeant Major, see Muster Roll for Field & Staff Officers, 5th Pa. Reserves.
Bennett, ThomasSergeantJune 21, 1861Died, Sept. 22, 1862, of wounds received, Sept. 14, 1862, at South Mountain, buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md., burial record, Sept. 19, 1862.
Shreiner, Edward M.SergeantJune 21, 1861Promoted from Priv. to Cor., June 21, 1861, to Sgt., date unknown, wounded and taken prisoner, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, died in captivity, Dec. 18, 1862, at Richmond, Va., burial record, Dec. 18, 1862.
Wells, PeterSergeantJune 21, 1861Promoted from Priv. to Sgt., date unknown, died, date unknown, of wounds received, Sept. 14, 1862, at South Mountain. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Wells, Peter” states that he died at Frederick City, Md. It does not provide the date of death.
Hollands, CharlesSergeantJune 21, 1861Died, Jan. 25, 1863, of wounds received, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Faulkner, Charles E.CorporalJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Gohn, James W.CorporalAugust 8, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Albright, John W.CorporalJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Bostick, William F.CorporalJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Berntheizel, H. H.MusicianJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Hess, AbrahamMusicianAugust 8, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Allen, JamesPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill, discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, date unknown.
Boger, JuliusPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Betts, FlemingPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 7, 1861.
Bailey, Jacob B.PrivateJuly 25, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Buchanan, RobertPrivateMarch 29, 1864Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Buchanan, Robert” is blank and cross-referenced to a record for Company D, 191st reg. P. V. This second record is also blank.
Bouffter, Jacob C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Sept., 1862, at Sharpsburg, Md. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Bouffter, Jacob C.” is blank and cross-referenced to a record for “Buffter, Jacob.” This second record has the details provide above.
Carpenter, Daniel L.PrivateJune 21, 1861Attached to the regimental hospital as a nurse, on July 1st, no year stated, probably 1862. Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Info taken from regimental papers, PA State Archives.
Caley, William E.PrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, absent at muster out, in hospital, location unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Caley, William E.” does not identify either where he was hospitalized or when he was discharged from service.
Cole, ThomasPrivateApril 10, 1862Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Carney, ThomasPrivateAugust 8, 1861Discharged, Aug. 19, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Carney, Thomas” does not explain how he mustered out of Company K on Aug. 19, 1864 when the Company was mustered out on June 11, 1864.
Carnes, WilliamPrivateApril 10, 1862Wounded, June 26, 1862, at Mechanicsville, transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864.
Crusan, IsaacPrivateJuly 25, 1861Deserted, Dec. 16, 1862, from Fredericksburg, Va.
Dysinger, MichaelPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, May 4, 1863, for wounds received in action, engagement unknown, date unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Dysinger, Michael” does not indicate either the engagement in which he was wounded or when he was discharged from service.
Desch, AugustusPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, died, Apr. 19, 1863, at York, Pa.
Dyer, GeorgePrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill.
Eisenhart, ChristianPrivateJune 21, 1861Killed accidentally, Aug. 9, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Eisenhart, Christian” states that he was killed by railroad cars at Harrisburg, Pa.
Finley, George W.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 4, 1861.
Fry, Robert J.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Jan. 28, 1864, by order of the War Department. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Fry, Robert J.” states that he was discharged to serve in the Adjutant General’s Office.
Farley, JamesPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Froiley, Jacob J.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Feagley, HenryPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 15, 1862.
Fackler, GeorgePrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, Mar. 30, 1862, at Alexandria, Va., burial record, June 14, 1864, grave 1,311. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Fackler, George” states that he was shot and killed by the Provost Guard at Alexandria, Va. on June 30, 1862.
Gohn, George F.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Gohn, Daniel F.PrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded at the Battle of South Mountain, Sept. 14, 1862 – sent to hospital to recover at Newark, NJ. Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Info related to his wounding taken from regimental papers, PA State Archives.
Gaigan, PatrickPrivateJune 21, 1861Dishonorably discharged, Sept. 18, 1863, by sentence of General Court Martial. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Gaigan, Patrick” includes the following remark: “Sentenced to G.C.M. To be drummed out of service for cowardice before the enemy.”
Gibble, Reuben H.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Gish, AddisonPrivateAugust 8, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Gabriel, William C.PrivateAugust 8, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 8, 1862.
Gude, Lawson H.PrivateAugust 22, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Gude, Lawson H.” is blank and cross-referenced to a record for Company D, 191st reg. P. V. This second record is also blank.
Hoops, Benjamin F.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Jan. 19, 1862.
Habecker, JohnPrivateFebruary 18, 1864Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864.
Hougendobler, Amos R.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Surname also spelled “Hougendobler.”
Hougendobler, John AndrewPrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, Sept. 14, 1862, at South Mountain. Surname also spelled “Hougendobler.”
High, MichaelPrivateNot GivenNot on muster-out roll. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “High, Michael” states that he deserted June 19, 1861 before he could be mustered into Federal service.
Jones, GomerPrivateAugust 13, 1861Wounded, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, absent at muster out, location unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Jones, Gomer” states that he went missing at Fredericksburg, Va. It makes no reference to either his having been wounded or when he was discharged from service.
Kercher, HermanPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, absent at muster out, in hospital, location unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Kercher, Herman” neither identifies the location of his hospitalization nor when he was discharged from service.
Kilburn, FrancisPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to the Western Gun Boat Service, Feb. 18, 1862.
Linfield, Levi E.PrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, June 26, 1862, at Mechanicsville, died, July 22, 1862, at Baltimore, Md.
Lewis, David R.PrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Dec. 6, 1862, from Fredericksburg, Va.
Moran, Michael H.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Miller, Jacob D.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Mullen, HenryPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Marsh, Joseph M.PrivateAugust 13, 1861Transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, Aug. 1, 1863. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Marsh, Joseph M.” neither states the cause for his transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps nor the date of his discharge from service.
McLaughlin, JamesPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “McLaughlin, James” is blank and cross-referenced to a record for Company D, 191st reg. P. V. This second record is also blank.
Nicely, AlexanderPrivateApril 10, 1862Transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, May 5, 1863. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Nicely, Alexander” neither states the cause for his transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps nor the date of his discharge from service.
Omer, RobertPrivateFebruary 25, 1864Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864.
Poll, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864
Pitts, Daniel H.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out, June 29, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Pitts, Daniel H.” indicates that he mustered into State service on June 21, 1861 but it has no date for his mustering into Federal service. The record also does not explain how he mustered out of Company K on June 29, 1864 when the Company was mustered out on June 11, 1864.
Potts, Francis A.PrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, died, Dec. 18, 1862.
Rothwell, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Reese, George V.PrivateJun. 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Roads, JohnPrivateAugust 8, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Rinehart, Jared C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Roat, GeorgePrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 4, 1861.
Ressler, Daniel M.PrivateFeb. 18, 1864Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864.
Roat, Charles G.PrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded and taken prisoner, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill, died, July 2, 1862, in captivity.
Roody, LewisPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded and taken prisoner, June 26, 1862, at Mechanicsville, died, July 6, 1862, in captivity. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Roody, Lewis” is blank and cross-referenced to the record for “Rudy, Lewis.” This second record states that he was wounded and taken prisoner at Beaver Dam on June 26, 1862. “Beaver Dam” and “Ellerson’s Mill” are two aliases by which the battle of Mechanicsville is also known.
Rambo, Joseph C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, June 1, 1863, from Washington, D. C.
Sheridan, JohnPrivateJun. 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Sommers, MichaelPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Souders, Benjamin F.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 4, 1861.
Smith, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Smedley, William L.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Smith, George W.PrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, June 30, 1862, at Charles City Cross Roads.
Saylor, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded and taken prisoner, June 26, 1862, at Mechanicsville, died, July 6, 1862, in captivity. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Saylor, John” states that he was wounded and taken prisoner at Beaver Dam on June 26, 1862. “Beaver Dam” and “Ellerson’s Mill” are two aliases by which the battle of Mechanicsville is also known.
Speaker, JosephPrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Stokes, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Nov., 1863, from U. S. Hospital, at Baltimore, Md. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Stokes, John” is blank and cross-referenced to the record for “Stocks, John.” This second record has the details provided above.
Sommers, PatrickPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Nov., 1863, from Fort Trumbell, Conn. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Sommers, Patrick” states that the charge of desertion was removed by the War Department on Feb. 2, ’87. The discharge date on the record is given as Feb. 14, 1863.
Saylor, Peter W.PrivateJune 21, 1861Absent at muster out, sick, in hospital, at Alexandria, Va. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Saylor, Peter W.” only indicates that he had been sick in hospital since Apr. 29, 1864. It provides no information about either the reason for his hospitalization or when he was discharged from service.
Troast, BenjaminPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 7, 1861.
Torbert, William P.PrivateAugust 7, 1862Transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, Jan. 20, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Torbert, William P.” does not provide any information about either why he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps or when he was discharged from service.
Williams, JacobPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Welsh, WhitefieldPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
White, Eri D.PrivateFebruary 28, 1864Missing in action, May 13, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House, transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “White, Eri D.” is blank and cross-referenced to a record for Company D, 191st reg. P. V. This second record is also blank.
Wilson, Thomas G.PrivateJune 21, 1861Captured and taken prisoner, died, Feb. 9, 1863, at Richmond, Va. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Wilson, Thomas G.” does not indicate either when or where he was captured and taken prisoner.