Muster Roll of the Pollock Guards

The Pollock Guards were assigned Company “H” of the 5th Pennsylvania Reserves,
and were primarily recruited from Lycoming & Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

NAME.RANK.IN DATE.REMARKS.
McCleery, John H.CaptainJune 21, 1861Wounded in action, June 30, 1862, resigned, Nov. 25, 1862 Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record is blank save for the remark: “McCleary, John See: F&S 28 I MIL. 63.” There is, however, a completed record for “McCleary, John” who served as the first Captain of Company H, 5th Reserves. It states that his resignation was on account of the wounds he incurred in action. Although it gives the date of the action as June 30, 1862, it does not identify the action. Given that the 5th Reserves was in action at Charles City Cross Roads, it is likely that it was at this engagement that he was wounded. The record also includes the remark: “F&S 28 I MIL. 63.” This record, however, was not located digitally.
Paxton, Harry B.CaptainJun. 21, 1861Promoted from Cor. to 2nd Lt., Jan. 17, 1862, to 1st Lt., Sept. 21, 1862, to Capt., Mar. 5, 1863, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Shadman, Samuel1st LieutenantJun. 21, 1861Resigned, Nov. 30, 1861. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Shadman, Samuel” does not give the reason for his resignation.
Bogle, Thaddeus G.1st LieutenantJune 21, 1861Promoted from 2nd Lt. to 1st Lt., Dec. 15, 1861, resigned, July 15, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Bogle, Thaddeus G.” does not give the reason for his resignation.
Rhoads, John McKinley1st LieutenantJune 21, 1861Promoted from Sgt. to 2nd Lt., Sept. 21, 1862, to 1st Lt., Mar. 5, 1863, to Bv. Capt. Mar. 13, 1865, absent at muster out, in hospital. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Rhoads, John M.” states that he was wounded on May 8, 1864 at the Wilderness. The record provides a discharge date of June 11, 1864, notwithstanding that Bates has this man still in hospital when Company H mustered out of service.
McNally, John H.2nd LieutenantJun. 21, 1861Promoted from 1st Sgt. to 2nd Lt., Mar. 5, 1863, to Bv. 1st Lt. Mar. 13, 1865, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Lebard, Joseph1st SergeantJun. 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Mar. 10, 1863. This man is not listed as First Sergeant in Bates, however, after researching the Pollock Guards it has been discovered that Lebard, a Mexican War Veteran, had been the company’s orderly sergeant since it was organized in April 1861, till his discharge.
Follmer, Samuel H.1st SergeantJun. 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Follmer, Samuel H.” states that he entered service with Company H as a Private and at an unspecified date was subsequently promoted to 1st Sgt.
Paxton, CharlesSergeantJune 21, 1861Wounded, May 12, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House, absent at muster out, in hospital. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Charles Paxton” states that he entered service with Company H as a Private and at an unspecified date was subsequently promoted to Sgt. The record also states that he was wounded on May 5, 1864 at the Lacy House. Lacy House was on May 5, 1864, the headquarters of Major General Gouverneur K. Warren, commanding the Union’s 5th Corps and of which the Pennsylvania Reserves constituted one of three divisions. The 5th Reserves was part of the 3rd Brigade together with the 8th 10th and 12th Reserves.
Stroughton, Robert A.SergeantJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Blair, William F.SergeantJune 21, 1861Wounded, May 12, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House, absent at muster out, in hospital. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Blair, William F.” indicates that he was wounded at Jones Plantation on May 12, 1864. The record provides a discharge date of June 11, 1864, notwithstanding that Bates has this man still in hospital when Company H mustered out of service. The record also notes that he entered service with Company H as a Private and at an unknown date was promoted to Sgt.
Hollopeter, JosephSergeantJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Britton, CharlesSergeantJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, May 4, 1863.
Nichols, Halsey S.SergeantJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 9, 1861.
Tate, McCurdySergeantJune 21, 1861Discharged, Aug. 26, 1861.
Hayman, William H.CorporalJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Kohler, WilliamCorporalJune 21, 1861Wounded, May 12, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House, absent at muster out, in hospital. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Kohler, William” indicates that he was wounded at Jones Plantation on May 10, 1864. The record provides a discharge date of June 11, 1864, notwithstanding that Bates has this man still in hospital when Company H mustered out of service.
Caldwell, SilsbyCorporalJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Gillespie, James M.CorporalJune 21, 1861Wounded and missing, May 10, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Gillespie, James M.” indicates that he was wounded and went missing at Jones Plantation on May 10, 1864. The record provides nonetheless a discharge date of June 11, 1864.
Craw, HenryCorporalJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, June 13, 1862.
Worman, Charles L.CorporalJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Sept. 27, 1861.
Divel, JohnCorporalJune 21, 1861Killed, May 6, 1864, at the Wilderness.
Drew, MandervilleMusicianJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Aude, Charles E.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Ault, Herman R.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Achenbaw, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 15, 1862.
Armstrong, James C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Blair, William S.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Becher, JosephPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, Feb. 17, 1864, near the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, absent at muster out, in hospital, at Philadelphia, Pa. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Becher, Joseph” indicates that he mustered out with the company on June 11, 1864.
Bobst, Thomas S.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Barnsley, SamuelPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 8, 1861.
Bent, ThomasPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Nov. 14, 1862, 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 “Bent, Thomas” does not identify the engagement during which he was wounded.
Biggars Abram R.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Feb. 5, 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 “Biggars Abram R.” does not identify the engagement during which he was wounded.
Bingaman, Daniel S.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 7, 1861.
Blue, SamuelPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Burkholder, P. D.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Barker, Cyrus J.PrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Oct. 28, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866/em>, the record for “Barker, Cyrus J.” contains the following remark: “Deserted from Camp near Berlin 10-28-62 to join 6th U.S. Cav.”
Bent Charles C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Aug. 5, 1861, at Camp Curtin, Pa.
Carothers, Adam KanePrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred, Aug. 1, 1863, to the United States Signal corps. Middle name found in regimental records, PA State Archives.
Caldwell, Jacob O.PrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, June 1, 1863, at Washington, D. C.
Craw, Richard H. L.PrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Aug. 21, 1862, at Falmouth, Va.
Divel, JacobPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Friedberger, M. B.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Ferroll, Michael W.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Fiester, Edward K.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Mar. 14, 1863, for wounds received in action.
Flanigan, MichaelPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Nov. 16, 1863, from the Western Gun Boat Service. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Flanigan, Michael” does not state when he joined from Company H, 5th Reserves, the Western Gun Boat Service.
Force, DavidPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 17, 1861.
Figgles, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Oct. 28, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Figgles, John” contains the following remark: “Deserted from camp near Berlin 10-28-62 to join 6th regiment U.S. Cav.”
Griffin, Thomas S.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Gossner, FrederickPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Girhard, John A.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Gramlich, Francis J.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred, Oct. 28, 1862, to the 6th United States Cavalry.
Harper, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
High, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Harlan, ThomasPrivateUnknownDischarged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 9, 1861.
Haynes, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Dishonorably discharged, May 3, 1863. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Haynes, John” only states that it his discharge was the result of a General Court Martial. It provides no details about the charges that it involved.
Heinlen, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, May 9, 1864, at the Wilderness.
Haynes, Jacob F.PrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Feb. 20, 1863, from hospital, in Washington, D. C.
Kayle, William M.PrivateJune 21, 1861Captured, Jan. 14, 1864, near Manassas Junction, died, June 10, 1864, at Andersonville, grave 1,824.
Kerr, John M.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Kennedy, James T.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Apr. 18, 1863.
Kyle, LewisPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Lougan, AnsonPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Laurenson, GeorgePrivateJune 21, 1861Died, Dec. 19, 1861, of typhoid fever, at Camp Pierpont, Va.
Lebo, CharlesPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Oct. 13, 1862, at Sharpsburg, Md.
Murphy, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Morchart, DavidPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Mytinger, Robert E.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Moyer, Daniel V.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, May 4, 1863, for wounds received in action.
Madara, HenryPrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill.
Mecum, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, July 27, 1862, of wounds received, June 30, 1862, at Charles City Cross Roads, buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery, Long Island.
Mecum, JaredPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Oct. 28, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Mecum, Jared” contains the following remark: “Deserted from camp near Berlin 10-28-62 to join 6th U.S. Cav. Hon. Disc. from Company A 6th U.S. Cav.” The record gives the discharge date from the 6th U. S. Cavalry as June 22, 1864.
McMurtrie, John W.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
McCleery, William P.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, June, 1861, to accept promotion as Lt., in the 18th United States Cavalry. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record identifies the unit to which he was commissioned as the 18th United States Infantry.

In date and middle initial obtained by Regimental Papers, PA State Archives. Feb 2024.
McDonald, MilesPrivateJune 21, 1861Dishonorably discharged, May 3, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record only states that it was the result of a General Court Martial; it provides no details about the charges that it involved.
McCarty, AlbertPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, May 18, 1862, of typhoid fever, at Alexandria, Va.
Nesbit, RandolphPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, May 30, 1864, at Bethesda Church, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Nash, JohnPrivateJun. 21, 1861Absent at muster out, sick, illness unknown, in hospital, location unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Nash, John” does not identify either the cause or location of his hospitalization, or when he was finally discharged.
O’Neal, MichaelPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, July 8, 1862, cause unknown, in hospital, at Philadelphia, Pa. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “O’Neal, Michael” indicates that he was sent to hospital on June 6, 1862 but it does not specify the cause of death.
Painter, Thoms J.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Philips, David C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Paxton, John B.PrivateSept. 12, 1862Discharged, Dec. 15, 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 “Paxton, John B.” does not identify the engagement during which he was wounded.
Ritter, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Renn, John P.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Dec. 26, 1862, for wounds received in action.
Sattezahn, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, May 6, 1864, at the Wilderness, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Seachrist, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Strine, William, Jr.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Smith, John H.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Simmons, George W.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Sones, Ellis P.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Sones, DanielPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Shoemaker, ConradPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, May 8, 1864, at the Wilderness, and May 10, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House, mustered out of company, June 11, 1864.
Strouss, JacobPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Shaw, Joseph W.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Sticker, Charles W.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Simmons, FrederickPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Smith, George W.PrivateJune 21, 1861Captured and taken prisoner, Jan. 14, 1864, at Manassas Junction, transferred 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 “Smith, George W.” states that he had re-enlisted on Jan. 3, 1864. It does not provide the date on he was returned to the Union lines.
Smith, Franklin C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Stevenson, H. M.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Oct. 3, 1862, 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 “Stevenson, H. M.” does not identify the engagement during which he was wounded.
Stine, JeremiahPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Sullivan, JohnPrivateSept. 13, 1861Discharged, Nov. 16, 1863, from the Western Gun Boat Service.
Shively, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, Nov. 30, 1861, of typhoid fever, at Camp Pierpont, Va.
Simmons, Isaac N.PrivateJune 21, 1861Died, Dec. 23, 1862, in Libby Prison, of wounds received, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Stover, GeorgePrivateJun. 21, 1861Killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Stroucbecker, H. C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Died, July 7, 1861, at Camp Mason & Dixon. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Stroucbecker, H. C.” is blank and is cross-referenced to the record for “Strawhecker, Henry.” This second record was not located.
Travelett, DanielPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Williams, ThomasPrivateJune 21, 1861Attached to the regimental hospital as a nurse, on November 1st, but no year stated.
Probably 1862.
Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Info taken from regimental records, PA State Archives.
Waite, AlexanderPrivateSept. 6, 1861Discharged, Nov. 3, 1862, for wounds received in action, date unknown, engagement unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Waite, Alexander” does not identify either the nature of wounds or the engagement at which he incurred them.
Walton, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, June 30, 1862, at Charles City Cross Roads.
Warburton, John C.PrivateJun. 21, 1861Died, July 16, 1863, in Libby Prison, of wounds received and resulting in the amputation of a leg, June 30, 1862, at Charles City Cross Roads. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Warburton, John C.” gives the date of death as July 16, 1862, which is one year earlier than Bates.
Yeager, Henry A.PrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Yeager, EllisPrivateUnknownDischarged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 5, 1861.
Zimmerman, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Absent at muster out, sick since Aug. 20, 1862, in General Hospital, location unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Zimmerman, William” does not provide any information about his illness, the location of his hospitalization or the date of his discharge.