Muster Roll of the Carlisle Fencibles

The Carlisle Fencibles were assigned Company “A” of the 7th Pennsylvania Reserves,
and were primarily recruited from Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

NAME.RANK.IN DATE.REMARKS
Henderson, Robert MillerCaptainApril 21, 1861Wounded at Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862, and at Bull Run, August 30, 1862; promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, July 4, 1862
Colwell, James SmithCaptainApril 21, 1861Promoted from 1st Lieutenant to Captain, July 4, 1862; killed at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Beatty, ErkuriesCaptainApril 21, 1861Wounded at Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862; promoted from 2d to 1st Lieut., July 4, 1862; to Captain, September 17, 1862; Bv. Major and Bv. Lt. Colonel, March 13, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Ruby, Samuel Vernon1st LieutenantApril 21, 1861Promoted to 1st Sergeant, March 15, 1862; to 2d Lt., August 1, 1862; to 1st Lt., September 17, 1862; Bv. Captain March 13, 1865; captured at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; discharged March 11, 1865
Burkholder, David W.2nd LieutenantJune 10, 1861Promoted to Corporal, August 9, 1862; to 2d Lt., September 17, 1862; brevet 1st Lt., March 13, 1865; captured, May 5, 1864; discharged March 12, 1865
Holmes, William1st SergeantApril 21, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, December 7, 1861; to lst Sergeant, July 4, 1862; captured May 5, 1864; died at Annapolis, June 3, 1865
Henderson, William Henderson1st SergeantApril 21, 1861Promoted to 1st Sergeant, January 1, 1862; died at Carlisle, Pa., March 12, 1862
Eby, Van Buren1st SergeantApril 21, 1861Promoted to Sergeant December 7, 1861; to 1st Sergeant, July 4, 1862; prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, August 12, 1864; grave 5,392
Adair, John DunlapSergeantApril 21, 1861Promoted to 2d Lieut Company G, December 18, 1861
Burkholder, John A.SergeantApril 21, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, March 18, 1862; wounded and prisoner at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, March 5, 1863
Spottswood, Wilson LeeSergeantApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 6, 1862Webmaster Note: Born in 1840 at Carlisle, PA. Died April 20, 1879 in Carlisle.
Cart, JacobSergeantJune 8, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, March 5, 1863; transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864; Vet
Harper, William WylieSergeantApril 21, 1861Promoted to lst Sergeant, Company G, March 5, 1862. Wounded at Great Falls, Maryland during a skirmish with Rebel Artillery, September 5, 1861. In a letter written by another member of Company A, 7th Reserves, states “Our gallant and heroic townsman, Sergeant Harper of Co. A, 7th Regt. was wounded by the bursting of a shell thrown by the enemy into our picket lines while on duty in that dangerous service.” This letter was writen September of 1861.Shippensburg in the Civil War, Pg. 145.
Faller, John J.SergeantAugust 21, 1861Promoted to Corporal, March 3, 1862; to Sergeant, September 1, 1862; prisoner from May 5, 1864, to March 5, 1865; discharged April 3, 1865
McCune, David MaclaySergeantJune 29, 1861Promoted to Corporal, September 27, 1861; to Sergeant, September 1, 1862; missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet. Webmaster Note: Sgt. McCune is listed as leading a prison detail at Andersonville Prison, click here to read more.
Kenyon, John R.SergeantJune 6, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, March 3, 1862; died at Washington, D. C., May 28
Zimmerman, WilliamSergeantApril 21, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, June 1, 1862; died at Baltimore, August 22, 1862, of wounds received in action
Humer, John S.CorporalApril 21, 1861Wounded at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862; promoted to Corporal, August 1, 1862; mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Hays, Edgar W.CorporalApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, September 17, 1861
Henderson, Richard ParkerCorporalApril 21, 1861Note: Brother of Capt. Robert M. Henderson Promoted to Corporal; to 2d Lt., Company E, March 1, 1863
Hubly, William B.CorporalJuly 10, 1861Promoted to Corporal, June 1, 1862; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 24, 1862
McBeth, Samuel A.CorporalApril 21, 1861Promoted to Corporal, March 15, 1862; wounded at Antietam; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 1864
Parker, Isaac B.CorporalApril 21, 1861Transferred to cavalry Regimentiment, July 23, 1861
Elliott, SamuelCorporalAugust 21, 1861Promoted to Corporal, September 1, 1862; prisoner from May 5, to December 11, 1864; discharged June 23, 1865
Harris, John T.CorporalJune 4, 1861Promoted to Corporal; prisoner from May 5, 1864, to February 27, 1865; discharged April 1, 1865
Landis, Jr., JacobCorporalApril 21, 1861Promoted to Corporal, May, 1862; missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Morrison, John F.CorporalMay 12, 1861Promoted to Corporal, March 1, 1863; prisoner from May 5, to December 11, 1864; discharged March 21, 1865
Sites, SamuelCorporalSeptember 2, 1861Promoted to Corporal, March 5, 1863; prisoner from May 5, 1864, to March 4, 1865; discharged April 3, 1865
Culp, William M.CorporalJuly 10, 1861Promoted to Corporal, September 1, 1862; died of wounds received at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Kistler, WilliamMusicianJuly 9, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Monyer, William A.MusicianApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 4, 1862
Adams, John F.PrivateJanuary 13, 1864Captured May 5,1864; died at Annapolis, March 10, 1865
Bosh, LewisPrivateApril 21, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Bratton, WilliamPrivateApril 21, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Bixler, Andrew HPrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, September 27, 1861
Bliss, CharlesPrivateApril 21, 1861Detailed for Signal Duty August 1861 at Georgetown, D.C. Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, Department of the Cumberland, on January 6, 1862. Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, April 22, 1862. Died Jan. 23, 1889.The Signal Corps in the War of the Rebellion by J. Willard Brown
Barton, JamesPrivateApril 21, 1861Detailed to Signal Corps from 7th Pa. Res., Aug., 1861; Georgetown, D. C. Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, May 14, 1862The Signal Corps in the War of the Rebellion by J. Willard Brown
Bentz. JamesPrivateJuly 25, 1862Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, date unknown
Brannin, PatrickPrivateJuly 8, 1861Prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, August 23, 1864; grave 6,551. An article in the NY Times lists Brannin (or Bryan) as being amongst the wounded in a hospital train coming in from the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, see the New York Times, September 2, 1862.
Brechbill, Charles W.PrivateApril 21, 1861Died October 12, 1861
Cockley, John R.PrivateAugust 28, 1862Wounded at Antietam, September 17, 1862; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown
Curriden, David D.PrivateMay 21, 1861Transferred to Signal Corps, August 16, 1863
Constercamp, JosephPrivateJuly 8, 1861Prisoner from May 5, to December 11, 1864; discharged February 24, 1865
Cuddy, John T.PrivateJune 5, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Callio, JohnPrivateAug. 28, 1862Killed at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Dixon, William T. B.PrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 15, 1863
Dubessey, JosephPrivateAugust 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, May 16, 1862
Elliott, IsaacPrivateApril 21, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown
Ensminger, William A.PrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 16, 1862
Elliott, John W.PrivateApril 21, 1861Promoted to Hospital Steward 40th Regiment P. V., August 18, 1861
Eby, Harry J.PrivateJuly 12, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Fries, James O.PrivateJuly 8, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 27,1862
Fry, GeorgePrivateJuly 10, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 8, 1863
Faller, Leo W.PrivateApril 21, 1861Wounded at Bull Run, August 30, 1862; killed at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Greason, John H.PrivateApr. 21, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Gardner, Jacob A.PrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 26, 1861
Goddard, Charles E.PrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, date unknown
Gould, Wilson H.PrivateJune 6, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Green, Henry T.PrivateJuly 8, 1861Killed at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
Haverstick, Jos. B.PrivateApril 21, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Halbert, Joseph L.PrivateApril 21, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Harkness, Charles C.PrivateApril 21, 1861Wounded at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862; transferred toVeteran Reserve Corps, date unknown
Heiser, John G.PrivateApril 21, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps December 1, 1863
Hoffer, George W.PrivateJuly 10, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Halbert, Charles B.PrivateJuly 8, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 14, 1864
Haverstick, John W.PrivateApril 21, 1861Transferred to U. S. Marine Corps, date unknown. Note:
According to Special Orders No. 30, dated Washington, January 20th, 1864, Haverstick was, at the time of his transfer, on duty at the Headquarters of the Military Governor at Alexandria. He was discharged January 20, to enable him to accept a promotion to 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.
Hecker, Henry LewisPrivateJuly 8, 1861Wounded, with loss of right arm, and prisoner at Gaines’ Mill; ; discharged September 13, 1862
Hendricks, John H.PrivateJune 3, 1861Captured at Charles City Cross Roads; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 12, 1862
Humer, John W.PrivateApril 21, 1861Deserted September 4, 1861; returned August 14, 1863; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 14, 1864
Hyte, Henry E.PrivateAugust 23, 1861Transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864; Vet
Harkness, Wm. H.PrivateApril 21, 1861Captured May 5, 1864; discharged February 9, 1865
Hefflefinger, SamuelPrivateMarch 22, 1864Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Humer, Jesse B.PrivateJuly 12, 1861Captured May 5, 1864; discharged June 16, 1865
Haverstick, DavidPrivateAugust 23, 1861Killed at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862
Haverstick, Benj.PrivateAugust 23, 1861Died near Washington, D. C., September 19, 1861
Jarmier, CharlesPrivateJanuary 26, 1864Prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, August26,1864; grave. 6,931
Kempton, SydneyPrivateApril 21, 1861Transferred to Signal Corps; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, April 30, 1863
Low, Jacob N.PrivateJuly 27, 1862Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, date unknown
Long Jr., Andrew KennedyPrivateAugust 27, 1861Promoted to 1st Lt., 13th Tennessee Cavalry
Laird, William S.PrivateJanuary 21, 1864Tranferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864
Low, William A.PrivateJuly 25, 1862Died at Camp Slough, October 10, 1863
Mullin, Charles H.PrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged by order of War Department, August 10, 1861
Moore, James H.PrivateApril 21, 1861Transferred to cavalry Regimentiment, July 23, 1861
Meloy, William M.PrivateAugust 22, 1862Transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864
Meloy, Jacob L.PrivateApril 21, 1861Prisoner from May 5, to December 11, 1864; discharged March 22, 1865
McCleaf, WilliamPrivateJuly 18, 1861Captured May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, October 10, 1864; grave, 10,620
McCroskey, J. HPrivateFebruary 29, 1864Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Miller, James A.PrivateAugust 27, 1861Died at Washington, D. C., December 24, 1862
Nevin, David R. B.PrivateApril 21, 1861Promoted to 1st Lt. Company K, 109th Regiment P. V., November 8, 1861
Neff, TheophilusPrivateJuly 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 9, 1863
Noble, Jacques WPrivateAugust 29, 1861Wounded and prisoner at Gaines’ Mill; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 3, 1863
Natcher, John A.PrivateApril 21, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Nevel, WilliamPrivateApril 21, 1861Died at Annapolis, Md., May 22, 1862
Otto, JohnPrivateApr. 21, 1861Prisoner from May 30, 1864, to February 27, 1865; discharged April 12, 1865
Phillips, Edw. WPrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 26, 1861
Patterson, AugustusPrivateOctober 10, 1862Deserted October 31, 1862
Rheem, Edward B.PrivateJul. 8, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Reynolds, JohnPrivateJuly 16, 1861Discharged by order of War Department, October 11, 1861
Robinson, JohnPrivateAugust 27, 1861Transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864; Vet
Reiff, Frederick K.PrivateJanuary 15, 1864Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Rhoads, JohnPrivateJuly 25, 1862Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Schuchman, J. C.PrivateApril 21, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Strohm, GeorgePrivateApril 22, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, December 1, 1863
Sharpe, Alexander BradyPrivateApril 21, 1861Promoted to 2d Lieut., Company E, July 3, 1861
Sharpe, ThomasPrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 16, 1861
Spicer, Charles A.PrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, May 16, 1862
Snodgrass, WilliamPrivateAugust 29, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 14, 1862
Shamberger P. H.PrivateAugust 27, 1862Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, date unknown
Sipe, Marion P.PrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 21, 1862
Sites, William B.PrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, September 27, 1861. Webmaster Note: In a letter writen by a soldier of Company A, 8th Connecticut Infantry after the Battle of Antietam, he states “There was a parade of civilians coming to the hospital looking for their sons and brothers in the army. One group of women from Carlisle appeared looking for their nephew from the 7th Pa Reserves. His name was “Billy Sykes”. He was not to be found, and as the orderly checks the ledgers, he finds Billy has been sent off, and he escorts the women to that venue.” Could this “Billy Sykes” actually be William Sites? If this is the case, and the story related is true, than William Sites discharge date is wrong.Letter from “Seth” of Company A, 8th Connecticut Volunteers. Dated September 18, 1862, near Burnsides Bridge.
Spangenburg, J. G.PrivateJun. 6, 1861Transferred to United States Cavalry, November 30, 1862
Schlusser, John A.PrivateFebruary 29, 1864Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Stoey, William W.PrivateMarch 23, 1864Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Smith, Samuel E.PrivateApril 21, 1861Died at Baltimore, August 2, 1862, of wounds received at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862
Spahr, DavidPrivateApril 21, 1861Killed at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Spottswood, Robert HornerPrivateApril 21, 1861Webmaster Note: Born Aug. 25, 1829 in Carlisle, PA. Died at Washington, D. C., November 28, 1862
Steele, Joseph UnderwoodPrivateApril 21, 1861Killed at South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Thompson, Joseph B.PrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 12, 1862
Vantilburg, George H.PrivateApril 21, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Wolf, Edgar J.PrivateJuly 10, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown
Wyre, WilliamPrivateJuly 8, 1861Wounded at Charles City Cross Roads; discharged, dateunknown
Watts, Wm. M.PrivateMay 29, 1861Promoted to 2d Lt. U. S. Cavalry, March, 1864
Waggoner, JonathanPrivateApril 21, 1861Wounded at Charles City Cross Roads; discharged onSurgeori’s Certificate, December 29, 1862
Welsh, GeorgePrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, June 30, 1861
Williams, GeorgePrivateApril 21, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, July, 1862
Wunderlick, C. A.PrivateJune 6, 1861Transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864; Vet
Walker, Edwin T.PrivateJanuary 15, 1864Prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, July19, 1864; grave 3,605
Walker, David S.PrivateFebruary 23, 1864Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Wilders, George J.PrivateApril 21, 1861Bates’s “History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers” has this soldier listed as “Missing in action at Bethesda Church, May 30, 1864.” Wilders pension record states that he was in fact killed at that place and time, and his record should indicate that.
Wise, George W.PrivateJuly 8, 1861Died at Richmond, December 21, 1862 of wounds received at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862