Muster Roll of the Slifer Guards

The Slifer Guards were assigned Company “D” of the 5th Pennsylvania Reserves,
and were primarily recruited from the Lewisburg area, Union County, Pennsylvania.

NAME.RANK.IN DATE.REMARKS.
Chamberlain, ThomasCaptainJune 21, 1861Promoted to Maj., 150th reg. P. V., Sept. 23, 1862, wounded at Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, no record was found for “Chamberlain, Thomas” and his service with Company D, 4th Reserves. However, a record does exist for his service with the Field and Staff of the 150th reg. P. V. that states he was wounded on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, commissioned Lt. Col. on Mar. 6, 1864, and discharged on May 3, 1864, by Special Order.
McCall, William Henry HarrisonCaptainJun. 21, 1861Promoted from Priv. to Sgt., date unknown, to 2nd Lt., Sept. 18, 1862, to Capt., Mar. 5, 1863, mustered out with the company, June 11, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for this officer has the surname as “McCall.”
Schaffle, Charles D.CaptainJun. 21, 1861Promoted from 2nd Lt. to Capt., Sept. 18, 1862, wounded and taken prisoner, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, died, Jan. 13, 1863, at Richmond, Va.
Wolf, Jonathan E.1st LieutenantJune 21, 1861Promoted to Capt., Company G, 5th Reserves, Jan. 17, 1862.
McFadden, Theodore H.1st LieutenantJune 21, 1861Promoted to 1st Lt., Jan. 20, 1862, discharged, Oct. 30, 1862, for wounds received in action, June 30, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “M’Fadden, Theodore H.” gives the date on which he was wounded in action but does not identify the engagement. Given that the 5th Reserves was engaged at Charles City Cross Roads on June 30, 1862, it is likely that it was at this engagement that this officer was wounded. In addition, it is to be noted that the record spells the surname as “McFadden.”
Reed, Thomas B.1st LieutenantJun. 21, 1861Promoted to 1st Lt., Mar. 5, 1863, to Bv. Capt., Mar. 13, 1865, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Dayton, John B.2nd LieutenantJun. 21, 1861Promoted to 2nd Lt., Mar. 5, 1863, to Bv. 1st Lt., Mar. 13, 1865, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Stack, R. H.1st SergeantThis man is not found in either Bates nor Sypher. The only mention of “1st Sergeant R. H. Stack” is by Capt. McCall, in a letter of recommendation, which was seconded by Lt. Col. George Dare, Maj. Alfred M. Smith and Col. J. W. Fisher. See regimental papers, PA State Archives.
Kelley, George C.SergeantJune 21, 1861Promoted from Priv. to Sgt., date unknown, wounded and taken prisoner, June 30, 1862, at Charles City Cross Roads, wounded, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, transferred, date unknown, from the Veteran Reserve Corps to muster out with company, June 11, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Kelley, George C.” does not mention that he had been transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps but does confirm that he mustered out with the company on June 11, 1864.
Searles, WilliamSergeantJune 21, 1861Wounded, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Doran, JamesSergeantJune 21, 1861Wounded, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Walk, Richard H.SergeantJune 21, 1861Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Schwenk, William W.SergeantSept. 19, 1861Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Fichthorn, JamesSergeantJune 21, 1861Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Essington, James M.SergeantJune 21, 1861Discharged by order of the War Department, Aug. 21, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Essington, James M.” is blank save for “Refer to Essington, John M. Co. “B” – 7th C.” This second record has the following remarks: “Trans. to Co. “D” 5th Reserves. Disch from Co. “D” to raise a new Company. Trans. to Co. “B” 7th P. V. Cav. and prom. to Capt. date unknown. Resigned See S. O. #484 dated 1866.”
Slifer, George M.SergeantJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Nov. 25, 1862.
Schofield, Hunter J.SergeantJune 21, 1861Died, Nov. 9, 1861, of disease, location unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Schofield, H. J.” is blank and is cross-referenced to the record for “Scofield, Hunter J.” This record has the details provided above.
McMichael, John C.SergeantJune 21, 1861Promoted from Cor. to Sgt., date unknown, killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Ditsworth, AmosCorporalJune 21, 1861Wounded, Sept. 14, 1862, at South Mountain, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Hafer, John B.CorporalJune 21, 1861Wounded, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Schoch, George W.CorporalJune 21, 1861Wounded accidentally, Dec. 13, 1862, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Schoch, George W.” provides no details about his accidental wounding.
Eicholtz, GeorgeCorporalJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Babb, JohnCorporalJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Sept. 25, 1861.
Mertz, Jacob K.CorporalJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Feb. 4, 1863.
Harbeson, GeorgeCorporalJune 21, 1861Discharged, Apr. 6, 1863, for wounds received, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Reise, JacobCorporalJune 21, 1861Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Reber, Effinger L.CorporalJune 21, 1861Promoted to Sgt. Maj., 5th Reserves, Mar. 6, 1862.
Campbell, JacobCorporalJune 21, 1861Killed in action, June 30, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Campbell, Jacob” gives the date on which he was killed in action, but does not identify the engagement. Given that the 5th Reserves was engaged at Charles City Cross Roads on June 30, 1862, it is likely that it was at this engagement that this man was killed.
Haskins, WilliamCorporalJune 21, 1861Killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Barnhart, Jacob M.CorporalJune 21, 1861Promoted from Priv. to Cor., date unknown, deserted, Aug. 26, 1862, near Fredericksburg, Va.
Barnhart, JamesMusicianJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 6, 1862.
Clymer, JohnMusicianJune 21, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Beckley, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Bonnell, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, Sept. 17, 1862, at Antietam, transferred, date unknown, from Veteran Reserve Corps to muster out with company, June 11, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Bonnell, John” does not state either when or why he had been transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. Given, however, that he was wounded at Antietam, it is reasonable to infer that it was the result of these wounds and that the date of the transfer would therefore have been no earlier than late Sept., 1862.
Boylan, Michael B.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 24, 1863.
Barnhart, JosephPrivateSept. 17, 1861Deserted, Apr. 8, 1862, near Alexandria, Va.
Bennett, SylvesterPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Dec. 16, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va.
Crawford, ThomasPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Canfield, DavidPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Feb. 15, 1862.
Covert, DanielPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Oct. 20, 1862, for wounds received, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill.
Connell, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Dec. 10, 1862, location uncertain. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Connell, John” states that he had deserted on Dec. 10, 1861 and not on Dec. 10, 1862 (i.e., one year earlier). In addition, because the bottom of the imaged card is cut off, the location at which he deserted has been truncated at “Deserted 12-10-61 near Freder”
Dougherty, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, May 25, 1863, near Washington, D. C.
Ennis, John E.PrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, Apr. 29, 1864, at Alexandria, Va., burial record, May 3, 1864, grave 1,863. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Ennis, John E.” includes the following remark: “Killed by detective in Alexandria, Va. 4-29-64.”
Fravel, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Fry, BenjaminPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Nov. 14, 1862.
Gaskin, ThomasPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Gilbert, DanielPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Green, William C.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Sept. 27, 1864, to receive promotion in the United States Army. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Green, William C.” indicates that he was discharged to receive a commission as 2nd Lt. It does not identify the unit to which he was promoted and transferred.
Gilman, AlbertPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Hartman, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Feb. 1, 1863, for wounds received in action, June 30, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Hartman, John” gives the date on which he was wounded in action, but does not identify the engagement. Given that the 5th Reserves was engaged at Charles City Cross Roads on June 30, 1862, it is likely that it was at this engagement that this man was wounded.
Huth, NathanielPrivateJune 21, 1861Dishonorably discharged, Nov. 28, 1862, by General Court Martial. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Huth, Nathaniel” does not provide any details about the discharge.
Harper, IsaacPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Irwine, GeorgePrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Nov. 16, 1862, for wounds received in action, June 30, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Irwine, George” gives the date on which he was wounded in action, but does not identify the engagement. Given that the 5th Reserves was engaged at Charles City Cross Roads on June 30, 1862, it is likely that it was at this engagement that this man was wounded.
Jernes, Lewis W.Name as per pension recordPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Last name also spelled “Jerns” or “Jerms”.
Joll, JosephPrivateJune 21, 1861Attached to the regimental hospital as a nurse. A note appended to his record shows “Joseph Joll was taken prisoner while in the discharge of his duty on the 30th of June 1862 and was carried to Richmond where he was employed in the care of the sick, and when exchanged was sent to the Hospital at Point Lookout, and remained there until the 7th of September, when he rejoined his regiment and resumed his duty.”
Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Johnson, Albert E.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Nov. 16, 1862, for wounds received in action, June 30, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Johnson, Albert E.” gives the date on which he was wounded in action, but does not identify the engagement. Given that the 5th Reserves was engaged at Charles City Cross Roads on June 30, 1862, it is likely that it was at this engagement that this man was wounded.
Johnson, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Sept. 13, 1862, near Frederick City, Md.
Kennedy, ThomasPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Knoll, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Kyle, JohnPrivateOctober 7, 1861Killed, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill.
Kessler, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Killed in action, June 30, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Kessler, John” gives the date on which he was killed in action, but does not identify the engagement. Given that the 5th Reserves was engaged at Charles City Cross Roads on June 30, 1862, it is likely that it was at this engagement that this man was killed.
Landis, Harry L.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Mar. 14, 1863, for wounds received, Aug. 30, 1862, at Second Bull Run.
Moody, CharlesPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Monroe, LawrencePrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Markel, LeviPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill, transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Morrison, James A.PrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, June 30, 1862, at Charles City Cross Roads, transferred to Co. D, 191st Reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Moyer, CharlesPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Feb. 17, 1863, for wounds received, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Meteer, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Apr. 21, 1863, for wounds received, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Myers, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, May 9, 1864, at the Wilderness, Vet.
Peeling, CharlesPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred, date unknown, from the Veteran Reserve Corps to muster out with company, June 11, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Peeling, Charles” provides no details as to when and why he had been transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps.
Price, John D.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 6, 1861.
Page, EliasPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Reed, Samuel A.PrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Reeder, Charles W.PrivateJune 7, 1862Attached to the regimental hospital on July 1, 1862 as a nurse.
His name is shown on the rolls of “Steward, Wardmaster, Cooks, Nurses, Matrons and detached soldiers.”
Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Info taken from regimental papers, PA State Archives.
Reber, John M.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Apr. 6, 1862, to accept promotion as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Marine Corps.
Ripple, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, May 24, 1864, for wounds received, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Ricker, Darius L.PrivateJune 21, 1861Killed in action, June 30, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Ricker, Darius L.” gives the date on which he was killed in action, but does not identify the engagement. Given that the 5th Reserves was engaged at Charles City Cross Roads on June 30, 1862, it is likely that it was at this engagement that this man was killed.
Roberts, John E.PrivateJune 21, 1861Killed in action, June 30, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Roberts, John E.” gives the date on which he was killed in action, it does not identify the engagement. Given that the 5th Reserves was engaged at Charles City Cross Roads on June 30, 1862, it is likely that it was at this engagement that this man was killed.
Roberts, PatrickPrivateJun. 21, 1861Deserted, Aug. 15, 1861, near Harrisburg, Pa.
Reed, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, June 26, 1862, at Mechanicsville, deserted, Sept. 16, 1862, near Fredericksburg, Va.
Snyder, Charles E.PrivateJune 21, 1861Wounded, June 27, 1862, at Gaines’ Mill, mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Stroup, JosephPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Smith, William H.PrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, July 20, 1861.
Smith, LeviPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Smith, PeterPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Strahan, HarrisonPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 11, 1862.
Saylor, George B.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Showers, William H.PrivateJune 7, 1862Attached to the regimental hospital May 19, 1862. This soldier appears on the muster roll of “Steward, Wardmaster, Cooks, Nurses, Matrons and detached soldiers” – he is shown as a Cook.
Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet. Info taken from regimental papers, PA State Archives.
Sticker, Andrew H.PrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, May 9, 1864, at the Wilderness, Vet.
Taylor, ThomasPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, May 13, 1864, of disease, at Philadelphia, Pa., burial record, May 14, 1864. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Taylor, Thomas” provides the same details as above save for the reference to the burial record.
Theis, HenryPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, June 28, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.
Ulrich, HenryPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Walsh, RobertPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Wheeler, LutherPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Wertz, IssacPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Feb. 9, 1863.
Wertz, JacksonPrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Washburn, CharlesPrivateJune 21, 1861Discharged, Aug. 3, 1863, for wounds received, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Woodward, York A.PrivateJune 21, 1861Taken prisoner at New Market Cross Roads, June 30, 1862.
Released August 6, 1862. Wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862. Released on Parole January 9, 1863. Discharged, Mar. 19, 1864, for wounds received at Fredericksburg. Info taken from regimental papers, Pennsylvania State Archives.
Wilson, Thomas F.PrivateJune 21, 1861Transferred to Co. D, 191st reg. P. V., June 6, 1864, Vet.
Wilkes, NewellPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, Sept. 17, 1861, of disease, location unknown.
Welsh, JohnPrivateJune 21, 1861Died, Apr. 13, 1862, of disease, burial record, died Jan. 6, 1864, Alexandria, Va., grave 1,265. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Welsh, John” provides no additional details that would add clarity to the remarks that Bates provides in his roll with respect to the dates of death.
Woodward, O. B.PrivateJune 21, 1861Died at Savage Station, Dec. 6, 1862, of wounds received, June 26, 1862, at Mechanicsville. Location of death taken from regimental records, PA State Archives.
Wertz, HarrisonPrivateJune 21, 1861Killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Whatmore, WilliamPrivateJune 21, 1861Deserted, Aug. 5, 1861, near Harrisburg, Pa.