Muster Roll of the Iron Guards

The Iron Guards were assigned Company “A” of the 6th Pennsylvania Reserves,
and were primarily recruited from Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

NAME.RANK.MUSTER DATE.REMARKS.
Ricketts, William WallaceCaptainApr. 22, 1861Entered State service as Capt., Company A, 6th Reserves, promoted to Col., 6th Reserves, July 27, 1861 upon being mustered into Federal service.
Ent, Wellington H.CaptainApr. 22, 1861Entered Federal service as Capt., Company A, 6th Reserves, promoted to Maj., 6th Reserves, Sept. 21, 1862.
Waters, SamuelCaptainApr. 22, 1861Promoted to 2nd Lt., July 27, 1861, to 1st Lt., Nov. 14, 1861, to Capt., Mar. 1, 1863, to Bv. Maj., Mar. 13, 1865, wounded, May 30, 1864, at Bethesda Church, Va., absent at muster out, in hospital, at Washington, D. C. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Waters, Samuel” indicates that he entered State service in Company A, 6th Reserves, with the rank of 1st Sgt. The record does not indicate when he was mustered out of service.
Seesholtz, Isaac H.1st LieutenantApr. 22, 1861Resigned, Oct. 15, 1861, reason not given. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Seesholtz, Isaac H.” does not give the reason for his resignation.
Jamison, Albion Bomboy1st LieutenantApr. 22, 1861Promoted from 1st Sgt. to 1st Lt., Apr. 24, 1863, to Bv. Capt., Mar. 13, 1865, 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 “Jamison, Albion B.” indicates that he entered State service in Company A, 6th Reserves, with the rank of Cor. He was subsequently promoted to Sgt. on July 22, 1861, to 1st Sgt., date unknown, and to 1st Lt. on Sept. 21, 1862 (versus the Apr. 24, 1863 Bates has in his roll). The record also includes the following notation: “See S. O. W. D. #91 dated 4-21-85 .”
Knorr, Samuel2nd LieutenantApr. 22, 1861Resigned, Oct. 25, 1862, reason not given. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Knorr, Samuel” indicates that he entered State service in Company A, 6th Reserves, with the rank of Priv. He was subsequently promoted to Sgt. on Apr. 22, 1861 and to 2nd Lt., date unknown. The record does not give the reason for his resignation.
Conner, Harrison J.2nd LieutenantApr. 22, 1861Promoted from Sgt. to 2nd Lt., Mar. 1, 1863, to Bv. 1st Lt., Mar. 13, 1865, 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 “Conner, Harrison J.” indicates that he entered State service in Company A, 6th Reserves, with the rank of Cor. He was subsequently promoted to Sgt., date unknown, and to 2nd Lt. on Oct. 29, 1862. The record also includes the following notation: “See S. O. W. D. #91 dated 4-22-85 .”
Stanley, James1st SergeantApr. 22, 1861Promoted from Sgt. to 1st Sgt., Apr. 15, 1863, 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 “Stanley, James” indicates that he entered State service in Company A, 6th Reserves, with the rank of Priv. and was promoted to Sgt. on Apr. 22, 1861.
Morgerum, W. S.SergeantApril 22, 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 “Morgerum, W. S.” is blank and cross-referenced to the record for “Margerum, Winfield S.” This second record indicates that he entered State service in Company A, 6th Reserves, with the rank of Priv. He was promoted to Cor. on Apr. 22, 1861 and then to Sgt., date unknown.
Mears, George W.SergeantJul. 8, 1861Wounded at New Hope Church, Nov. 27, 1863, absent at muster out, in Fairfax Hospital, Virginia. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Mears, George W.” indicates that he entered State service in Company A, 6th Reserves, with the rank of Priv. and was promoted to Sgt., date unknown.
Gensel, George R.SergeantApr. 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 6, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Gensel, George R.” indicates that he entered State service in Company A, 6th Reserves, with the rank of Cor. and was promoted to Sgt. on Apr. 22, 1861.
Bowman, R. W.SergeantApril 22, 1861Discharged, Mar. 9, 1863, for wounds received in action, date and engagement unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Bowman, R. W.” states that he entered State service in Company A, 6th Reserves with the rank of Priv. and was promoted to Sgt., date unknown. The record does not identify the engagement in which he was wounded. It also notes that his first name is given as “Righter” in the rolls.
Gensel, AmosSergeantApril 22, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., May 31, 1864, Vet.
Burket, Uriah R.SergeantJuly 8, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., May 31, 1864, Vet.
Hayhurst, B. R.SergeantApr. 22, 1861Promoted to Sgt. Maj., 6th Reserves, May 31, 1862. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Hayhurst, B. R.” states that he entered State service in Company A, 6th Reserves, with the rank of Sgt. on Apr. 22, 1861. Upon entering Federal service, he was promoted to Sgt. Maj., 6th Reserves, on May 31, 1861 (and not on May 31, 1862 as Bates states in his rolls). It is to be noted that the record for his service with the Field and Staff, 6th Reserves, is blank and cross-referenced back to his record for Company A, 6th Reserves. It is also to be noted that the back side of the record for his service with Company A, 6th Reserves, is not posted on-line (in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866).
Brockway, Charles B.SergeantApr. 22, 1861Transferred, date unknown, to Battery F, 1st PA Light Artillery
Snyder, William H.CorporalJuly 13, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Hess, Joseph R.CorporalApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Hayman, RandolphCorporalJuly 13, 1861Transferred, date unknown, to the Veteran Reserve Corps. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Hayman, Randolph” indicates that he transferred at an unknown date back to Company A, 6th Reserves, from the Veteran Reserve Corps in order to muster out. The date of his muster out is unknown. The record also does not identify when or why he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in the first place. The record does state that he joined Company A, 6th Reserves, with the rank of Priv. and was promoted to Cor., date unknown.
Hughes, Mark B.CorporalApr. 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Sharpless, Benjamin FranklinCorporalJuly 13, 1861Wounded at the Battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862.
Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
McNeal, WilliamCorporalApr. 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Sept. 6, 1861. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record’s spelling of the surname is “McNeal.” The record also states that he entered State service in Company A, 6th Reserves, with the rank of Priv. and was promoted to Cor., date unknown.
Clark, John C.CorporalApr. 22, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., May 31, 1864, Vet.
Whitesides, GeorgeCorporalJuly 8, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., May 31, 1864, Vet.
Furman, Chester S.CorporalJuly 13, 1861Transferred, Oct. 28, 1863, to the United States Signal Corps.
Patterson, Daniel M.CorporalApril 22, 1861Died, Mar. 31, 1862, of disease, at Orangeville, Pa. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Patterson, Daniel M.” states that he joined Company A, 6th Reserves, with the rank of Priv. and was promoted to Cor. on June 22, 1861.
Demorest, George M.CorporalApril 22, 1861Died, Sept. 23, 1862, of wounds received, Sept. 14, 1862, at South Mountain.
Shuman, Harrison A.CorporalApril 22, 1861Died, Mar. 10, 1863, of disease, at Catawissa, Pa. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Shuman, Harrison A.” states that he entered service with the rank of Priv. and was promoted to Cor., date unknown.
Achenbach, CharlesPrivateApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Achenbach, CalvinPrivateJul. 13, 1861Discharged, June 6, 1862, for wounds received in action, date and engagement unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Achenbach, Calvin” does not identify the engagement in which he was wounded.
Abbott, John H.PrivateNov. 30, 1861Dishonorably discharged, Apr. 10, 1863, by sentence of general court martial, reason unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Abbott, John H.” states only that he was dishonourably discharged by sentence of general court martial. It also notes that the rolls give the spelling of the surname as “Abbett.”
Bowman, Henry C.PrivateApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Bruner, NelsonPrivateApr. 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Berger, JeremiahPrivateApr. 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Sept. 6, 1861.
Boltz, John K.PrivateApril 22, 1861Deserted, Mar. 21, 1863, location unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Boltz, John K.” is blank save for a cross-reference to “Beltz, John K.” This record states that he was honorably discharged on Dec. 12, 1861. The record makes no reference to his having deserted.
Coleman, JohnPrivateApril 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 23, 1862.
Coleman, George S.PrivateApril 22, 1861Promoted, Aug. 11, 1862, to Adj., 6th Reserves.
Chamberlin, James W.PrivateJuly 13, 1861Transferred, Apr. 15, 1862, from the Field & Staff, 6th Reserves, to Company A, 6th Reserves, discharged, Nov. 21, 1862, to accept promotion to Maj., 178th Pennsylvania reg., drafted militia. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Chamberlin, James W.” states that after transferring to Company A, 6th Reserves, he was reduced to the rank of Priv., date unknown.
Coffman, William E.PrivateJuly 8, 1861Discharged, July 14, 1863, for wounds received in action, date and engagement unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Coffman, William E.” does not identify the engagement during which he was wounded.
Chamberlin, JohnPrivateJuly 13, 1861Detailed from 6th Pa. Res.; Bloomsburg, Pa.; Aug., 1861, Georgetown, D.C.; Dept. of Wash.; July 4, 1863, Court House Steeple station, Gettysburg, Pa.; Oct. 6, sergt.The Signal Corps in the War of the Rebellion by J. Willard Brown
Drinker, Francis P.PrivateJul. 13, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 8, 1861.
Eck, AlfredPrivateApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Eck, Joseph S.PrivateApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Eck, William H.PrivateApr. 22, 1861Died, May 8, 1864, near Todd’s Tavern, Va., of wounds received in action, date and engagement unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Eck, William H.” does not identify the engagement in which he was wounded.
Fornwald, Charles S.PrivateApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Griffith, ThomasPrivateApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Gottschall, Samuel G.PrivateApr. 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Gottschall, HenryPrivateApr. 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Gottschall, John Y.PrivateMarch 5, 1863Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., May 31, 1864, Vet.
Hamlin, Peter S.PrivateApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Hollingshead, WilliamPrivateApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Hause, Joseph P.PrivateApr. 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Hughes, Jonas H.PrivateJuly 13, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Hower, SylvesterPrivateJul. 8, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Harman, Henry C.PrivateApr. 22, 1861Discharged, Jan. 17, 1863, for wounds received in action, date and engagement unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Harman, Henry C.” does not identify the engagement in which he was wounded.
Hayman, Joseph S.PrivateApril 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, May 12, 1862.
Hartman, IsaacPrivateApr. 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Nov. 28, 1862.
Harder, Charles S.PrivateJuly 8, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Feb. 2, 1863.
Hagenbuch, A. H.PrivateMarch 10, 1862Discharged, May 16, 1863, for wounds received in action, date and engagement unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Hagenbuch, A. H.” does not identify the engagement in which he was wounded. It notes that the first name is given as “Abner” on the rolls.
Hoover, SebaldusPrivateJuly 8, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., May 31, 1864, Vet.
Hite, George W.PrivateApril 22, 1861Deserted, Apr. 15, 1862, at Manassas, Va., returned, date unknown, transferred by sentence of court martial to 191st reg. P. V., May 31, 1864.
Howell, JohnPrivateMar. 10, 1862Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., May 31, 1864.
Hamlin, Milton G. W.PrivateApril 22, 1861Killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Hess, John J.PrivateSept. 9, 1861Killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Jameson, Benjamin FranklinPrivateJul. 13, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864. Note: Surname also apparently spelled Jamison.
Jacoby, FlemonsPrivateApr. 22, 1861Captured and taken prisoner, May 30, 1864, at Bethesda Church, 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 “Jacoby, Flemons” states that he was captured at Mechanicsville on May 30, 1864, released at Venus Point, Ga., on Nov. 19, 1864, and discharged from service on Jan. 28, 1865 to the date of Nov. 28, 1864.
Jacoby, AlonzoPrivateJuly 8, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Kern, WilliamPrivateJuly 13, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Kortz, JosiahPrivateApr. 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, May 21, 1862.
Kramer, Julius C.PrivateApril 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Aug. 27, 1863.
Kostenbander, M. V.PrivateJuly 13, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 31, 1862.
Karns, MosesPrivateApril 22, 1861Transferred, July 18, 1862, to the United States Regular Army.
Kern, HenryPrivateJul. 8, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., May 31, 1864, Vet.
Kurtz, EmanuelPrivateApr. 22, 1861Promoted, Nov. 1, 1862, to Prin. Muc., 6th Reserves.
Kline, John R.PrivateApr. 22, 1861Died, Aug. 31, 1862, of disease, in hospital, at Davids’ Island, New York.
Lewis, Hiram B.PrivateApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Linn, HenryPrivateApr. 22, 1861Died, Mar. 1, 1863, of wounds received in action, date and engagement unknown, in hospital, at Frederick City, Md. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Linn, Henry” does not identify the engagement at which he was wounded.
Mendenhall, TheoPrivateNovember 29, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Millard, AugustusPrivateApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Mann, Andrew W.PrivateApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Metz, DavidPrivateApr. 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Dec. 2, 1862.
Magargel, Dethic H.PrivateApril 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Feb. 4, 1863.
Mason, Malcomb W.PrivateApril 22, 1861Died, Feb. 22, 1864, of disease, in hospital, at Georgetown, D. C.
Monroe, RobertPrivateJuly 13, 1861Died, Jan. 2, 1863, of wounds received in action, date and location of engagement unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Monroe, Robert” does not identify either the engagement or the date associated with his wounding in action.
M’Bride, IsaiahPrivateApr. 22, 1861Killed, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record’s spelling of the surname is “McBride.”
Nolton, HenryPrivateApr. 22, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., May 31, 1864, Vet.
Palmer, William H.PrivateApril 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, June 4, 1862.
Price, William H.PrivateApril 22, 1861Discharged, June 17, 1863, for wounds received in action, date and location of engagement unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Price, William H.” does not identify either the engagement or the date associated with his being wounded in action.
Quimby, Franklin J.PrivateApril 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Feb. 5, 1863.
Raup, WilliamPrivateApril 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Ross, David S.PrivateApril 22, 1861Transferred to 191st reg. P. V., May 31, 1864, Vet.
Ramsey, James H.PrivateJuly 13, 1861Transferred, Dec. 18, 1863, to the United States Signal Corps.
Rehr, FranklinPrivateAug. 11, 1862Died, Mar. 13, 1863, of wounds received in action, date unknown, at Fairfax Court House, Va. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Rehr, Franklin” identifies the location at which he was wounded but not the date of said event.
Sterling, BaltisPrivateJuly 13, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Shortz, AbrahamPrivateApr. 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Stineman, Leonard S.PrivateApr. 22, 1861Discharged, Mar. 30, 1863, for wounds received, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Strauser, FranklinPrivateApril 22, 1861Discharged, Apr. 15, 1863, for wounds received, Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg.
Seitzinger, LudwigPrivateApril 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Feb. 13, 1863.
Slater, Henry P.PrivateApr. 22, 1861Deserted, Sept. 21, 1862, at Alexandria, Va.
Schwaderer, C. F.PrivateApril 22, 1861Deserted, Aug. 21, 1862, from Rappahannock Station, Va. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Schwaderer, C. F.” notes that the pay roll gives this man’s Christian names as “Christian Frank.”
Smith, Ashabel W.PrivateMay 28, 1861Not on the muster-out rolls. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Smith, Ashabel W.” includes the remark “Not accounted for on the M. O. Rolls.” It gives the muster-in date for State service as May 28, 1861 but its date for mustering into Federal service is blank. Although it indicates that this man was discharged, it does not provide a discharge date (which is consistent with his not being on the muster-out rolls).
Treaher, Reuben H.PrivateApril 22, 1861Discharged, Feb. 5, 1862, for wounds received, date and location unknown. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866, the record for “Treaher, Reuben H.” does not identify either the date on, or the engagement in, which he was wounded. It is also to be noted that the record gives the discharge date as being one year later that is Feb. 5, 1863.
Trimble, George W.PrivateApril 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Nov. 29, 1862. *Surname also spelled, “Tremble”
Waters, GeorgePrivateApr. 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.
Whitenight, P. C.PrivateApril 22, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s certificate, Oct. 18, 1862.
Walter, Samuel C.PrivateApril 22, 1861Killed, Dec. 20, 1861, at Dranesville.
Witman, James E.PrivateJuly 13, 1861Died, Sept. 8, 1864, of disease, at Tenallytown, D. C. Editor’s note: in the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866 , the record for “Witman, James E.” is blank save for the notation “Refer to: Whiteman, James E.” A completed record exists under the name “Whiteman, James E.” and the details are those presented above.
Young, Jermiah S.PrivateApr. 22, 1861Transferred, Aug. 21, 1861, to the United States Signal Corps.
Ziegler, AlexanderPrivateApr. 22, 1861Mustered out with company, June 11, 1864.