Muster Roll of the Jersey Shore Rifles

The Jersey Shore Rifles were assigned Company “A” of the 5th Pennsylvania Reserves,
and were primarily recruited from the Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

NAME.RANK.IN DATE.REMARKS.
Ullman, Hezekiah Charles DouglasCaptainJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 23, 1862.
Wilson, FountainCaptainJun. 21, 1861Promoted to Capt., Mar. 5, 1863, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Snay, John Henry1st LieutenantJun. 21, 1861Wounded in the hand and foot at the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862.
Promoted to 1st Lt., Mar. 5, 1863, to Bv. Capt., Mar. 13, 1865, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Info taken from regimental papers, Pennsylvania State Archive.
McMicken, David Hayes2nd LieutenantJune 21, 1861Died, July 31, 1862, at Baltimore, Md., of wounds received, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, this man’s surname is spelt as “McMicken.”
Russel, J. Woods2nd LieutenantJune 21, 1861Promoted to 2nd Lt., Mar. 5, 1863, died, May 22, 1864, of wounds received, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness.
Grier, William Hayes1st SergeantJun. 21, 1861Commissioned 2nd Lt., June 4, 1864, but not mustered, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Wounded at the Battle of Gaines’ Mill, June 1862 and at the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 1862.
Blackwell, George H.SergeantJun. 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Fisher, Harry W.SergeantJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Grier, Robert H.SergeantJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Campbell, Duncan H.SergeantJune 21, 1861Wounded, May 10, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House, 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 “Campbell, D. H.” states that he was promoted from Priv. to Sgt. on June 21, 1861 and died at Camp Pierpont, Va. on Dec. 12, 1861, cause not disclosed. The information that Bates provides above seems to be that of “Campbell, D. G.” who, according to the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, also served with Company A, 5th Reserves. See the entry below for “Campbell, D. G.”
Burton, James W.SergeantJune 21, 1861Discharged, Mar. 17, 1862, to accept promotion, unit unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Burton, James W.” states that he entered service as a Sgt. with Company A, 5th Reserves and that on Mar. 17, 1862, he was “Dis. to accept pro. by telegram from W. D. dated A.G.O. Wash. 3-17-62.” It does not identify the unit to which he was transferred following his commissioning. Furthermore, no record was located for his service after his discharge from the 5th Reserves.
Hamilton, Charles MemorialSergeantJune 21, 1861Discharged, Oct. 24, 1863, to accept promotion, unit unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Hamilton, Charles M.” states that he entered service as a Priv. with Company A, 5th Reserves and was discharged on Oct. 24, 1863 to accept a “Commission in Vol. Service.” It does not identify the unit to which he was transferred following his commissioning. Furthermore, no record was located for his service after his discharge from the 5th Reserves.
Knox, Robert Y.SergeantJune 21, 1861Discharged, Oct. 30, 1862, to accept promotion, unit unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Knox, Robert Y.” states that he entered service as a Cor. with Company A, 5th Reserves and was discharged on Nov. 11, 1862 to accept a “Commission in Vol. Service.” It does not identify the unit to which he was transferred following his commissioning. Furthermore, no record was located for his service after his discharge from the 5th Reserves.
Miller Jr., JohnSergeantJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Mar. 7, 1863.
Royce, Benjamin A.SergeantJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Jan. 15, 1863.
Russel, EvanSergeantJune 21, 1861Transferred to the United States Signal Corps, Aug. 1, 1863.
Dougherty, EdwardSergeantJune 21, 1861Killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va.
Laymon, JohnCorporalJune 21, 1861Promoted from Priv. to Cor., date unknown, wounded, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va., absent at muster out, in hospital, at Philadelphia, Pa.
Kissell, Henry M.CorporalJune 21, 1861Promoted from Priv. to Cor., date unknown, sick, in General Hospital, from Apr. 28, 1864 onward, died, May 20, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa.
Kline, William H.CorporalJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Forsyth, SamuelCorporalJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Crist, Abram L.CorporalJune 21, 1861Promoted from Priv. to Cor., date unknown, wounded, loss of right leg by amputation, Jan. 30, 1864, location unknown, 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 “Crist, Abram L.” gives June 11, 1864 as the discharge date.
Foster, Daniel L.CorporalJune 21, 1861Discharged, May, 1863, by order of the War Department. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Foster, Daniel L.” does not provide the reason of discharge.
Bilby, HenryCorporalJune 21, 1861Promoted from Priv. to Cor., date unknown, died, Oct. 22, 1861, cause unknown, at Camp Pierpont, Va.
Campbell, D. G.CorporalJune 21, 1861Died, Dec. 28, 1861, cause unknown, at Camp Pierpont, Va. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Campbell, D. G” states that he was promoted from Private to Sgt. on June 21, 1861, wounded on May 10, 1864, location not disclosed, and in General Hospital at Philadelphia, Pa. The muster-out date is given as June 11, 1864. The information that Bates provides above seems to be that of “Campbell, D. H.” who, according to the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, also served with Company A, 5th Reserves. See the entry above for “Campbell, D. H.”
Ragel, Freeman H.CorporalJune 21, 1861Killed, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill.
Smead, Wilson J.CorporalJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Smith, James M.MusicianJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Mann, Freeman H.MusicianJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 29, 1862.
Attwood, Prentice C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 1, 1862.
Ashley, Jedekiah D.PrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, June 8, 1862, at Falmouth, Va.
Brooks, John O.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Buzzard, John P.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Note: Surname also spelled “Bussard”.
Brown, John C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Bennet, John F.PrivateJune 21, 1861Died, May 21, 1863, of wounds received, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Beck, GeorgePrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 23, 1861.
Brown, George M.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, Nov., 1863. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Brown, George M.” does not provide any information as to why he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. Except that he was 21 when he was mustered into Federal service, the record provides none of the usual personal details. The record also does not provide a date of discharge.
Barret, RichardPrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Buey, MillerPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Oct. 13, 1861, at Camp Tennally, Va. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Buey, Miller” indicates that this man was mustered into Federal service with the rank of Sgt. but was subsequently reduced to Priv. at an unspecified date and for which the cause is not given.
Bostian, Isaac B.PrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, May 26, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Bostian, Isaac B.” includes the following notation: “On the Alp. Roll the name is Boston, Isaac B.”
Curtis, Samuel M.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Cowden, Frank C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864.
Cranmer, HiramPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Mar., 1862.
Clifford, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 29, 1862.
Canfield, RalphPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, Jan. 28, 1862, cause unknown, at Camp Pierpont, Va.
Carpenter, Joseph L.PrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, May 4, 1863, at the Wilderness.
Conner, AbnerPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, May, 1863.
Dunn, Thomas W.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred from Veteran Reserve Corps, May 21, 1864, for the purpose of mustering out with company, June 11, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Dunn, Thomas N.” provides no details as to when and why he had been transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. Note: Middle initial is W., not N. See pension index record.
Dodge, Charles B.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Mar. 17, 1863, for wounds received in action, with loss of leg, location and date both unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Dodge, Charles B.” states that the loss of limb was the left arm by amputation. When, or during what engagement the wound was suffered, is not disclosed in the record.
Essig, JacobPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, Dec. 17, 1862, cause unknown, at Washington, D. C., buried in Military Asylum Cemetery.
Fackenthal, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Farrendsworth, A. StewartPrivateJune 21, 1861Webmaster’s Note: Sgt. Samuel Evans states “Stewart Farransworth had his leg shot off and can not live…” speaking of his company’s casualties taken at Federicksburg, Va., Dec 13, 1862. Transferred from Veteran Reserve Corps, May 21, 1864, for the purpose of mustering out with company, June 11, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Farrendsworth, A. S.” provides no details as to when and why he had been transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps.
Flook, James W.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug., 1862.
Foster, LorenPrivateSept. 1, 1862Killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Gray, Joseph, Jr.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Gudykunst, Charles H.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Garrett, William H.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred from Veteran Reserve Corps, May 21, 1864, for the purpose of mustering out with company, June 11, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Garrett, William H.” provides no details as to when and why he had been transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps.
Grier, John H.PrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill.
Ganoe, JosephPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Aug. 8, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa.
Hamilton, Alexander K.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Hughes, Alexander B.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Harbock, CyrusPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Hartman, AaronPrivateJune 21, 1861Absent at muster out, sick, in General Hospital, at Alexandria, Va. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Hartman, Aaron” indicates that this man was sick in General Hospital, at Alexandria, Va., from Apr. 28, 1864 onwards. The record provides neither details about the illness nor the date of his discharge.
Hetherlin, John T.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Feb. 2, 1862.
Harlan, JamesPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, July 16, 1862, for wounds received in action, with loss of arm, location and date both unknown.
Hall, Egbert PenningtonPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 20, 1862.
Housel, DavidPrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, May 17, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House.
Harlan, NelsonPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, Dec. 15, 1861, cause unknown, at Camp Pierpont, Va.
Hunter, GeorgePrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Dec. 10, 1862, at Falmouth, Va.
Huff, Irvin T.PrivateJune 21, 1861Died, Feb. 18, 1865, cause unknown, at Richmond, Va. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Huff, Irvin T.” states that he deserted on Oct. 6, 1863, at Bristoe Station, Va.
Jefferds, AlpheusPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Jacobs, Abram B.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to the 6th United States Cavalry, Oct. 29, 1862.
Koons, JosephPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Kline, John H.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to Battery A, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Feb. 26, 1864, Vet.
Kissel, Albert M.PrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, Sept. 9, 1861, at Camp Tennally, Va., circumstances unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the surname for this man is spelt as “Kissell.”
Kreager, Daniel B.PrivateJune 21, 1861Note: Previously listed as “Deserted, July 3, 1862, at Harrison’s Landing, Va.” New information reveals that Pvt. Kreager died in New York shortly after the Peninsula Campaign, probably after being exchanged. Although there is no information to prove the theory, but he was probably wounded during one of the battles, captured, exchanged, and later died from his wounds in a hospital somewhere in New York. Thanks to Eileen Campos for discovering this information.
Laylon, Samuel D.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, May 7, 1863.
Laylon, Hiram T.PrivateFeb. 27, 1862Deserted, Dec. 10, 1862, at Aquia Creek, Va.
Mitcheltree, Solomon B.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Miller, Samuel M.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to Battery A, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Feb. 26, 1864, Vet. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Miller, Samuel M.” is blank and is cross-referenced to the record for “Miller, James M.” The details in this second record are those provided above.
Mehring, CharlesPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to Battery A, 1st Pennsylvania Artillery, Feb. 26, 1864, Vet.
Mehring, PhilipPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 31, 1861.
Monegan, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, June 8, 1862, location unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Monegan, John” is blank and is cross-referenced to “Menagan, John.” This second record, however, was not found.
McCormick, George C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
McHenry, AlmondPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, Dec. 29, 1862, in General Hospital, Washington, D. C., of wounds received, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
McCloe, RobertPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, Dec. 20, 1861, cause unknown, at Camp Pierpont, Va.
Nufer, ChristianPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Navel, MichelPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, Nov. 12, 1862, cause unknown, at General Hospital, Washington, D. C., buried in Military Asylum Cemetery.
Phillips, Edwin C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Nov. 19, 1861.
Pepperman, John A.PrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, Oct. 14, 1863, at Bristoe Station, Va.
Rodearmel, Charles T.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Richards, T. A.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Reichart, HenryPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Robinson, RichardPrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mills.
Robinson, MosesPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Aug. 6, 1862, at Harrison’s Landing, Va.
Smith, DanielPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Smith, Isaac N.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Mar. 16, 1863.
Swartz, JacobPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, July 26, 1864, upon expiration of term of service.
Thomas, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Nov. 10, 1861.
Vanaman, RichardPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Whetzel, James M.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Wilson, GeorgePrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Young, Christian C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Note: “C.C. Young of my company was severely wounded in the thigh…” says Sgt. Evan Russell on speaking of his Company’s casualties during the Peninsula Campaign. Transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, May 2, 1863. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Young, Christ C.” does not provide the reason for his transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps. The record also confirms that his first name was spelt as “Christ” and was not an abbreviation of “Christian.”