Muster Roll of the Myerstown Rifles

The Myerstown Rifles were assigned Company “I” of the 7th Pennsylvania Reserves,
and were primarily recruited from Reading, Berks County and Lebanon and Myerstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

NAME.RANK.IN DATE.REMARKS
Myers, JeromeCaptainMay 10, 1861Resigned November 3, 1861. Note:Joined Company C, 149th Pennsylvania in August/September 1862.
Holmes, Joseph G.CaptainMay 10, 1861Promoted to 1st Lt., June 14, 1861; to Captain November 7, 1861; dismissed April 12, 1862. Note: Capt. Holmes is listed to have been dismissed from the service April 12, 1862. However, this is obviously wrong as he was in command of the 7th Regiment at the Battle of Second Bull Run, in August of 1862. Correct method of discharge, at present, unknown.
Harvey, William J.1st LieutenantOctober 15, 1861Promoted to Adjutant, November 20, 1861
Zinn, Edward P.1st LieutenantMay 28, 1861Promoted to 2d. Lt., April 7, 1862; to 1st Lt., July 5, 1862; to Captain, Company K, March 1, 1863
Zeigler, Aaron1st LieutenantMay 28, 1861Promoted to 1st Sergeant, July 1, 1862; to 1st Lieut., March 1, 1863; brevet Captain, March 13, 1865; captured May 5, 1864; discharged March 12, 1865
Marquette, J. H. G.2nd LieutenantMay 20, 1861Dismissed March 11, 1862
Harmon, William2nd LieutenantJune 1, 1861Promotedto 2d Lt., July 1, 1862; dismissed September 16, 1862
Rainier, David Van Buren2nd LieutenantJune 13, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, July 1, 1862; to 2d Lt., March 1, 1863; mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Rusk, Thomas A. B.1st SergeantJune 13, 1861Promoted to Sergeant September 1, 1862; to lst Sergeant, November25, 1862; Captured at Wildnerness Battle, May 5, 1864. Died in captivity at Florence, S.C., February, 1865.
Smith, Edward F.1st SergeantMay 26, 1861Wounded June 10, 1862; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, March 5, 1863
Smith, William R.SergeantJuly 7, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, July 1, 1862; wounded at South Mountain, September 14, 1862; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February, 1863
Haintz, Peter S.SergeantJuly 7, 1861Promoted to Corporal, May 1, 1862; to Sergeant, December 13, 1862; missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Vancamp, WilliamSergeantMay 26, 1861Promoted to Corporal, August 6, 1862; to Sergeant, December 13,1862; captured May 5, 1864; discharged June 16, 1865
Miller, SamuelSergeantJuly 5, 1861Promoted to Corporal, August 30, 1862; to Sergeant, December 13,1862; prisoner from May 5, to December 16, 1864; discharged March. 15, 1865
Westfield, CharlesSergeantNovember 10, 1861Died at Philadelphia, August 5; 1862, of wounds received June 30, 1862
Guyer, Edward C.CorporalMay 26, 1861Promoted to Corporal, September 14, 1862; mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Taylor, George W.CorporalJuly 7, 1861Promoted to Corporal, June 13, 1862; wounded June 30, 1862; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 10, 1862
Housum, Henry C.CorporalMay 26, 1861Promoted to Corporal, July 14, 1862; wounded at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 14, 1863
Miller, HenryCorporalJuly 28, 1861Promoted to Corporal, February 12, 1863; prisoner from May 5, 1864, to March 3, 1865; discharged April 1, 1865
Fagley, ChristianCorporalJune 13, 1861Promoted to Corporal, February 12, 1863; missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Anthony, WilliamCorporalMay 10, 1861Promoted to Corporal February 12, 1863; missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Saeman, Peter F.CorporalJuly 7, 1861Promoted to Corporal, February 12, 1863; prisoner from May 5, 1864, to February 27, 1865; discharged April 3, 1865; Vet. [See Article on PensionStatutes of the United States of America, Passed at the First Session of the Forty-Ninth Congress, 1885-1886, and Recent Treaties and Executive Proclimantions. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1886. See page: 74.]
Vondrock, JosephCorporalMay 26, 1861Died at Point Lookout, Md., July 25, 1862
ondrock, OliverMusicianJuly 15, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 15, 1862
Arnold, PeterPrivateJune 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, July 19, 1861
Ash, Harry J.PrivateJune 13, 1861Discharged October 25, 1862, for wounds received at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Alkel, JohnPrivateJune 14, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 13, 1863
Auberdine, AloysiusPrivateMay 26, 1861Missing n action at Wilderness, May; 5, 1864. Webmaster Note: Bates’ has this man’s name spelled as “Alonzo Auberton”, however, his Pension File gives his name as “Aloysius Auberdine”.
August, CharlesPrivateJuly 18, 1861Died of wounds received at Bull Run, August 30, 1862
Burrows, WilliamPrivateJune 13, 1861Discharged; on Surgeon’s Certicate, March 20, 1862
Beiterman, FrantsPrivateMay 10, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, March 20, 1862
lBratton, James H.PrivateAugust 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, July 30, 1862
Behaney, AlphinsPrivateMay 10, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’ Certificate, May 15, 1862
Blecher, Philip K.PrivateMay 10, 1861Discharged February 25 1863, for Wounds received at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
Bonner, MichaelPrivateJune 29, 1861Discharged by Sentence of General Court Martial, March 19, 1864
Broomer, SamuelPrivateJune 26, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Bell, JamesPrivateJune 13, 1861Died at Annapolis Md., September 26 1862
Bournmanb LeisPrivateJuly 17, 1861Died May 12, 1863
Beeker, GeorgePrivateMay 26, 1861Killed at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Crosby, CarltonPrivateJune 13, 1861Captured May 1, 1864; discharged January 28, 1865
Diller, John R.PrivateJuly 21, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Dailey, MatthewPrivateJuly 7, 1861Prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, August 25 1864; grave,’6,797
Drom, JohnPrivateMay 26, 1861Missing action at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
Ford, ThomasPrivateJune 14, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May, 1864
Fay, FrederickPrivateMay 26, 1861Died August’7 1862, of wounds received June 30, 1862; buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery, L. I.
Gerhart, CorneliusPrivateMay 26, 1861Wounded at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862; discharged on Surgeon’s Certicate, January 16, 1863
Hale, Joseph W.PrivateJuly 11, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, October 7, 1863
Henry, JohnPrivateJune 13, 1861Transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864; Vet
Horner, JeremiahPrivateMay 26, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5 1864
Hoffman, Henry D.PrivateMay 10, 1861Missng in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Haines, William J.PrivateJune 1, 1863Prisoner from May 5, 1864 to February 28, 1865; discharged July 17, 1865
Hertzel, FrederickPrivateJuly 7, 1861Prisoner May, 1864; died at Andersonville, September 21, 1864; grave, 9,433
Hart, JohnPrivateJtne 13, 961Prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, October 26, 1864; grave, 11,481
Hollinger, Jacob W.PrivateJuly 28, 1861Killed at Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862
Hopkins, Ed. M. G.PrivateJune 13, 1861Died October 4, 1862
Haris, George W.PrivateJuly 20, 1861Deserted July 30, 1861
Hughs, JohnPrivateJune 14, 1861Deserted July 36, 1861
Karver, WilliamPrivateMay 10, 1861Transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864; Vet
Kissinger, Eman’l.PrivateMay 10, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
McNally, HenryPrivateJune 6, 1861Mustered out With Company, June 16, 1864
McCoy, JamesPrivateJuly 4, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Moore, James L.PrivateMay 10, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, October 7, 1863
McGonnell, Thos.PrivateJuly 11, 1861Discharged’on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 13, 1863
Martin, Gainer P.PrivateJune 14, 1861Prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, October 11, 1864; grave, 10,678; Vet
McGonnell CharlesPrivateJune 13, 1861Prisoner from May 5 1864, to March 2, 1865; discharged May 4, 1865
Meck, Alfred B.PrivateJuly 7, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet. Webmaster Note: Last name also spelled “Mack” or “Meek”, correct spelling according to his pension file is “Meck”.
Myers, LeviPrivateMay 10, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Mullen, JamesPrivateJuly 7, 1861Prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, October 11, 1864; grave, 10,684
Miller, AaronPrivateJuly 7, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Martin, George W.PrivateMarch 19, 1864Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
McAvoy, DanielPrivateJuly 12, 1861Deserted July 25, 1861
McQuiggan, CharlesPrivateJune 13, 1861Deserted June 19, 1861
Nichols, VincentPrivateJuly 5, 1861Discharged by sentence of General Court Martial, March 19, 1864
Oster, ErnestPrivateMay 10, 1861Killed at Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862
Otte, RichardPrivateJune 14, 1861Deserted June 15, 1861
Patten, WilliamPrivateMay 10, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Ritter, Henry B.PrivateJune 13, 1861Absent, sick, at muster out
Roesler, LawrencePrivateMay 23, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, October 7, 1863
Rothenberger, W. H.PrivateJuly 7, 1861Killed at Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862
Simmons, PatrickPrivateJune 13, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 564; Vet
Schively, Wm. H.PrivateJune 13, 1861Wounded at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 8, 1862
Stehle, JohnPrivateJuly 16, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, date unknown
Strohecker, Jacob T.PrivateMay 26, 1861Transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864; Vet
Schriver, David K.PrivateAugust 21, 1863Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Shappal, AlfredPrivateJuly 7, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Shullenberger, F.PrivateJuly, 7, 1861Died of wounds received at Antietam, Septemer 17, 1862
Stephenson, Jas. P.PrivateJune 13, 1861Died of wounds received at Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862
Townsley, RobertPrivateMay 10, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Ulmer, JohnPrivateJuly 16, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 1, 1862
Vandever, Enos G.PrivateJune 10, 1861Deserted August 6, 1861
Weikamp, JohnPrivateMay 26, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Weiderman, DanielPrivateJune 13, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Weiderman, FrankPrivateJune 13, 1861Wounded June 30, 1862; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 6, 1862
Wagner, HenryPrivateMay 10, 1861Transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864; Vet
Weikamp, Thos. P.PrivateJune 13, 1861Prisoner May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, November 2, 1864; grave, 11,750; Vet
Wenrick, HenryPrivateMay 15, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
Wise, Joseph P.PrivateMay 10, 1861Killed at Gaines’ Mills, June 27, 1862