Muster Roll of the Douglas Guards

The “Douglas Guards” of Philadelphia County. Formerly known as “Company A, Second Regiment, Scott Legion.1

Directly after Fort Sumter fell, this company was raised in Philadelphia, and initially it was supposed to be part of another regiment…this regiment was the Second Regiment, Scott Legion. They were referred to as Company A, Second Regiment, Scott Legion. This was the name they were actually going by at this time…it’s a mouthful but its true. For some reason, before this regiment could get into service, it was disbanded. Capt. Martino’s company (along with Capt. Peall’s and Capt. Chapman’s whose companies were ALSO in the Second Regiment, Scott Legion) banded together, and were accepted for 3 years by the State of Pennsylvania for the new “Reserve Corps”. These three companies went to Camp Curtin in Harrisburg, where they were officially mustered into state service…and from that point they were forwarded to Camp Wayne in West Chester, Pa., where they were to be the final pieces of a regiment there waiting to form…(this is the 7th Reserves). Between the time Company A, Second Scott Legion and the other two philly companies went to Camp Curtin, and the time they arrived at Camp Wayne – and interesting event took place that shook much of the union. Senator Stephen Douglas had died. At some point, Capt. Martino’s men realizing they were no longer part of this “Scott Legion” group – changed their name to the “Douglas Guards” in honor of Senator Douglas. Which is very ironic since Senator Douglas was usually against Abe Lincoln – if I recall, I think it was Douglas who debated Lincoln, defending slavery, etc. Research provided by August Marchetti.

NAMERANKIN DATEREMARKS
Martino, CasperCaptainJune 4, 1861Dismissed January 27, 1862
Rice, James M.CaptainJune 4, 1861Promoted to Captain, February 13, 1862; dismissed July 11, 1862
Zinn, Edward PaxtonCaptainMay 28, 1861Promoted from 1st Lt. Company I, to Captain Company K, March 1, 1863; mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Shoemaker, Frederick M.1st LieutenantFebruary 30, 1862Resigned July 11, 1862
Sanders, Daniel L.1st LieutenantUnknownKilled at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Neher, William H.1st LieutenantJune 4, 1861Promoted to 1st Sergeant, May 1, 1862; to 1st Lt., September 17, 1862; to Bv. Captain, March 13, 1865; captured at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; discharged March 11, 1865
Meeser, Henry C.2nd LieutenantJune 4, 1861Resigned February 19, 1862
Wright, Joseph L.2nd LieutenantJune 4, 1861Promoted to 1st Sergeant, June 6, 1861; to 2d Lt., February 20, 1862; resigned July 15, 1862
Keen, John2nd LieutenantJuly 27, 1861Promoted to 1st Sergeant, September 15, 1862; to 2d Lt., November 25, 1862; missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Bermingham, John1st SergeantJune 4, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, January 5, 1864
Mifflin, HenrySergeantJune 4, 1861Promoted to Sergeant; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, July 19, 1862
Baldwin, Griffin L.SergeantMarch 17, 1862Transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864
McManus, WilliamSergeantJune 4, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, April 1, 1863; captured May 5, 1864; discharged February 4, 1865. Note: Sgt. McManus is listed as leading a prison detail at Andersonville Prison, click here to read more.
Moody, James A.SergeantJune 4, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, June 1, 1863; missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864. Other Info States: “Old Point Comfort Va./Jul 24” c.d.s., with original enclosure datelined “Danville Va. May 14/64” and James Moody signature “Prisoner of War, Danville Va., Prison No. 3”. Moody was captured at Lynchburg on May 5 and transported to Danville and Building #3 which was for officers who were “confined in a Large Tobacco Warehouse”
Chapman, HowardSergeantJune 4, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, June 1, 1863; captured May 5, 1864; discharged January 31, 1865
McCready, FrederickSergeantJune 4, 1861Killed at White Oak Swamp, June 30, 1862
McDonald, AlexanderSergeantJune 4, 1861Deserted December 9, 1861
McBride, HenrySergeantJune 4, 1861Deserted May 1, 1863
Herr, WilliamCorporalJune 4, 1861Promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1862; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, date unknown.
Dickinson, BenjaminCorporalJune 4, 1861See Notice in Philadelphia Inquirer’s Nov. 27, 1861 edition.
Cummings, Thomas J.CorporalJune 4, 1861Deserted September 12, 1862
King, Peter G.CorporalJune 4, 1861Deserted October 11, 1862
Garman, GeorgeCorporalJune 4, 1861Promoted to Corporal, April 1, 1863; captured May 5, 1864; discharged January 31, 1865
Sparks, HenryMusicianJune 4, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Mangar, Henry W.MusicianJune 4, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Alexander, RichardPrivateJune 4, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Ashley, FrancisPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, date unknown
Armstrong, JamesPrivateJun. 4, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Adams, Charles F.PrivateJune 4, 1861Killed at South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Baird, JohnPrivateJune 4, 1861Absent, sick, at muster out
Bartholamew, FredPrivateJune 4, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Banard, JosephPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, May 12, 1862
Bowman, Chas. W.PrivateMarch 3, 1862Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, March 13, 1863
Bartholamew, P. K.PrivateJune 4, 1861Prisoner from May 5, to December 13, 1864; discharged March 15, 1865
Butterfield, Geo. H.PrivateJune 4, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Bartholamew, P. HPrivateJuly 17, 1861Killed at White Oak Swamp, June 30, 1862
Branson, WilliamPrivateJune 4, 1861Deserted June 7, 1861
Collins, John J.PrivateJune 4, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, October 7, 1863
Carr, JamesPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged June 25, 1861; minor
Carroll, JosephPrivateJun. 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, May 20, 1863
Cooper, JeremiahPrivateJun. 4, 1861Discharged December 3, 1862, for wounds received in action
Campbell, WilliamPrivateJune 4, 1861Not on muster out roll
Davis, John W.PrivateJune 4, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Dickson, William H.PrivateJune 4, 1861Absent, sick, at muster out
Durkin, ThomasPrivateJune 4, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Dager, CharlesPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 29, 1863
Diddlebaugh, FredPrivateJuly 1, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, August 26, 1862
Davis, EdwardPrivateJune 4, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Essick, George L.PrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged April 4, 1863, for wounds received in action
Elfry, SamuelPrivateJune 4, 1861Prisoner, May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, September 21, 1864; grave, 10,009
Ehrman, JacobPrivateJune 4, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Evans, William H.PrivateJune 4, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
English, ThomasPrivateJune 4, 1861Died at Alexandria, Va., November 20, 1862; grave, 452
Gorham, Willet E.PrivateFebruary 22, 1862Transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864; Vet. Captured, date unknown; possibly May 5, 1864. Died in Salisbury Prison, North Carolina on November 22, 1864. Although Samuel P. Bates’ gives the spelling of this man’s name as “Willet E. Gorham”, I have found significant evidence bearing proof that his name was actually “Willard E. Gorham.”
Garman, WilliamPrivateJune 4, 1861Prisoner from; May 5, 1864, to February 18, 1865; discharged\r\nApril 12, 1865
Geiler, CharlesPrivateJune 4, 1861Prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, September 4, 1864; grave, 7,773
Greenawalt, Rine’t.PrivateJul. 27, 1861Killed at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Gressinger, Fred’k.PrivateJuly 27, 1861Killed at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862
Greenawalt, WilliamPrivateJune 4, 1861Deserted, October 1, 1862
Huntley, ArthurPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, August 1, 1862
Husband, IsaiahPrivateJuly 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 2, 1862
Heath, George WPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, November 11, 1862
Hendricks, H.PrivateApril 15, 1862Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps October 7, 1863
Hunter, John A.PrivateJuly 27, 1861Captured May 5, 1864; discharged February 8, 1865
Hughes, PatrickPrivateJune 4, 1861Deserted October 19, 1861
Hutton, ThomasPrivateJune 4, 1861Deserted June 27, 1862
Harmon, JacobPrivateJune 4, 1861Not on muster-out roll
Johnson, FrankPrivateJune 4, 1861Transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864; Vet
Kile, George WPrivateJune 4, 1861Deserted September 11, 1862
Kelly, DanielPrivateJune 4, 1861Deserted September 11, 1862
Kent, Pensly, Jr.PrivateJune 4, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps August 7, 1863
Kelly, LewisPrivateJune 10, 1861Died at Philadelphia, July 13, 1864
Killian, WilliamPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged June 25, 1861; minor
Kerrigan, WilliamPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 24, 1863
Keck, ChristopherPrivateApril 15, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps September 30, 1863. Note: General Orders No. 307 dated September 12, 1863; gives Keck’s transfer date to the V.R.C. as September 1, 1863.
Long, Francis W.PrivateJune 4, 1861Absent, in arrest for desertion, at muster out
Leadbeater, JamesPrivateJune 4, 1861Prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, July 21,1864; grave, 3,734
M’Gonigal, JohnPrivateJuly 27, 1861Absent, sick, at muster out
Mayberry, DavidPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 12, 1862
Mathews, WilliamPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, March 23, 1862
Mount, Charles C.PrivateJun. 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, June 16, 1862
Matsinger, JohnPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 29, 1863
Milligan, MatthewPrivateJuly 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 4, 1863
McGuigan, Henry C.PrivateJune 4, 1861Prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, August 26, 1864; grave, 6,925
Mealy, ThaddeusPrivateJune 4, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Moore, JohnPrivateJuly 17, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Morris, William H.PrivateJune 4, 1861Captured May 5, 1864; discharged March 9, 1865
Mayberry, RobertPrivateJune 4, 1861Killed at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
Mullen, JamesPrivateJune 4, 1861Deserted July, 1861
Quinn, AndrewPrivateJune 4, 1861Deserted, date unknown
Reed, EdwardPrivateJune 4, 1861Absent, in arrest for desertion, at muster out
Rankins, James L.PrivateJuly 19, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 20, 1863
Rice, BarnardPrivateJune 4, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Severence, JamesPrivateFebruary 20, 1862Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, April 29, 1862
Styer, GeorgePrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, June 19, 1862
Scott, John C.PrivateJune 4, 1861Captured May 4, 1864; discharged February 25, 1865
Stelts, WhitfieldPrivateFebruary 20, 1862Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Speller, WilliamPrivateJune 4, 1861Killed at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Sherry, JohnPrivateJune 4, 1861Killed at White Oak Swamp, June 30, 1862
Seingley, ThomasPrivateJune 4, 1861Deserted June 7, 1861
Terry, Robert B.PrivateJune 4, 1861Prisoner from May 5, 1864, to March 1, 1865; discharged April 27, 1865
Templeton, HughPrivateMar. 1, 1862Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Tubbs, JosephPrivateMarch 27, 1862Killed at Bethesda Church, May 30, 1864; Vet
Timony, MichaelPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged June 25, 1861; minor
Verlander, Theo.PrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, November 13, 1862
Wellington, JohnPrivateJune 4, 1861Absent, in arrest, at muster out
Ward, JohnPrivateJuly 19, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps December 1, 1863
Wilson, Samuel T.PrivateJune 4, 1861Prisoner from May 5, 1864, to February 26, 1865; discharged April 10, 1865
Wilson, WilliamPrivateJune 4, 1861Prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, August 12, 1864; grave, 5,458
  1. See Philadelphia Sunday Transcript Article, “Letter from the Seventh Regiment of Pennsylvania Reserves – McCall’s Division.” January 28th, 1862.