Muster Roll of the Ridgway Guards

The Ridgway Guards were assigned Company “E” of the 7th Pennsylvania Reserves,
and were primarily recruited from the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Named after State Senator, Jacob E. Ridgway; who played a significant role in getting this company accepted into state service.

NAME.RANK.IN DATE.REMARKS
Peall, Charles SnyderCaptainMay 5, 1861Resigned July 15, 1862
Hopkins, William KingCaptainMay 5, 1861Promoted to Captain July 15, 1862; resigned March 4, 1864
Hopkins, George Washington1st LieutenantMay 5, 1861Promoted 1st Lt., March 1, 1863; dismissed November 13, 1863. Name correction by Descendant, Marc Hermann
White, Henry Arthur2nd LieutenantMay 5, 1861Resigned July 23, 1861. Webmaster Note: “Resignation of an officer: Lieut. Henry A. White of the Seventh Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, has resigned for the purpose of raising a cavalry troop.”The Press (Philadelphia) August 22, 1861
Sharpe, Alexander Brady2nd LieutenantApril 21, 1861Promoted from Private, Company A, to 2d Lieut., July 23, 1861; to Adjutant, July 15, 1862
Stout, Charles M.2nd LieutenantJuly 27, 1861Promoted to 2d Lt. August 1, 1862; to Adjutant, December 2, 1862
Henderson, Richard Parker2nd LieutenantApril 21, 1861Note: Brother of Capt. Robert M. Henderson, Co. A, 7th PRVC Promoted to Corporal, June 25, 1861; to 2d Lt., March 1, 1863; to A. D. C., staff of Brig. Gen. Crawford, June 8, 1863; Bv. 1st Lt., Bv. Captain and Bv. Major, March 13, 1865; commissioned 1st Lt., March 1, 1864, not mustered; mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Donnelly, Daniel J.1st SergeantMay 31, 1861Promoted to 1st Sergeant, March 1, 1863; mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Allen, SamuelSergeantMay 31, 1861Promoted to Corporal, May 31, 1861; to Sergeant, July 2, 1861; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, January 15, 1864
Gebler, WilliamSergeantMay 31, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, May 31, 1861; to HospitalSteward, June 11, 1863
Showaker, CharlesSergeantMay 31, 1861Promoted to Corporal, July 27, 1861; to Sergeant, May 28, 1862; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 31, 1862
McCormick, DavidSergeantMay 31, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, November 1, 1862; transferred to 190th Regiment P. V., May 31, 1864; Vet
Murray, HenrySergeantMay 31, 1861Promoted to Corporal, July 27, 1861; to Sergeant, February 7, 1862; prisoner May 5, 1864; discharged February 4, 1865
Carson, Charles H.SergeantMay 31, 1861Promoted to Corporal, July 27, 1861; to Sergeant, March 1, 1863; prisoner from May 5, to December 10, 1864; discharged February 24, 1865
Faddis, VirginiusCorporalMay 31, 1861Promoted to Corporal, February 7, 1863; mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Hyneman, John K.CorporalSeptember 6, 1861Promoted to Corporal, November 1, 1861; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 4, 1863
Lare, HenryCorporalMay 31, 1861Promoted to Corporal, August 12, 1862; killed at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
Love, John W.CorporalMay 31, 1861Deserted August 27, 1862
Duff, James P.CorporalMay 31, 1861Deserted January 11, 1863
West, JosephMusicianMay 31, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 11, 1863
Armstrong, WilliamPrivateMay 31, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Abbott, ThomasPrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged January 16, 1863, for wounds received at South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Altimus, WilliamPrivateMay 31, 1861Captured at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, September 14, 1864; grave, 8,765
Armstrong, F. L.PrivateMay 31, 1861Died at West Chester, Pa., August 3, 1861
Bolen, JamesPrivateMay 31, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Brown, Robert H.PrivateMay 31, 1861Died at Washington, D. C., February 9, 1862; buried in Military Asylum Cemetery. Bates in his “History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers” states this soldier died “February 9, 1862” however, his pension record states he died on September 9, 1862.
Bryson, JohnPrivateMay 31, 1861Died October 24, 1863, of wounds received at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Barger, HenryPrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted August 27, 1862; afterwards joined 121st Regiment Penn’a Volunteers
Boyle, JohnPrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted June 6, 1861
Burgess, HenryPrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted June 6, 1861
Conway, JohnPrivateMay 31, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Conway, PatrickPrivateMay 31, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Chenowith, RixtonPrivateJuly 8, 1861Mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Clark, PeterPrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged July 3, 1861; minor
Cline, George G.PrivateJuly 19, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Daily, FranklinPrivateSeptember 4, 1861Transferred to Company F, November 18, 1861
Daily, Thomas H.PrivateSeptember 4, 1861Transferred to battery K, 5th U. S. Artillery, date unknown
Devlin, Stewart H.PrivateJuly 23, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Dougherty, JohnPrivateMay 31, 1861Prisoner May 5, 1864; died July 26, 1864, at Andersonville, grave, 3,985; Vet
Duggan, JohnPrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted July 2, 1861; afterwards joined 27th Regiment Penn’a Volunteers
Eaton, Thos. F.PrivateMay 31, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown
Edwards, ThomasPrivateJuly 19, 1861Absent, sick, at muster out
Earles, JohnPrivateMay 31, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; Vet
Forsyth, James I.PrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 17, 1862
Fee, TerrencePrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 12, 1863
Gibson, William H.PrivateMay 1, 1861Promoted to Hospital Steward, June 27, 1861
Grahams, ThomasPrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted June 23, 1861
Haines, CharlesPrivateMay 31, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, January 15, 1864
Huff, DavidPrivateMay 31, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, November 13, 1863; mustered out with Company, June 16, 1864
Hall, IsaacPrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 5, 1863
Hays, Leonard A.PrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 29, 1863
Haverstock, Wm. I.PrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted June 7, 1861
Hansburg, MartinPrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted March 28, 1864; Vet
Isard, Henry C.PrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, April 29, 1862
Jones, WilliamPrivateMay 31, 1861Transferred to battery K, 5th U. S. Artillery, date unknown
Jack, James B.PrivateMay 31, 1861Prisoner May 4, 1864; died at Andersonville, December 24, 1864; grave, 12,331-Vet
Kelly, ThomasPrivateMay 31, 1861Prisoner at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; died, date unknown
Kelly, SamuelPrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted June 6, 1861
Knowles, John G.PrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted March 28, 1864; Vet
Lippencott, LeviPrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged, date unknown
Love, JohnPrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 31, 1862
Logue, John J.PrivateMay 31, 1861Note: Samue Bates’ lists Logue as “Deserted August 27, 1862”. However, in the Microfilm group at the PA State Archives, it states specifically that Logue did NOT desert; in fact he was discharged as of August 27, 1862.
Losey, DanielPrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted June 10, 1861
McNicholl, BernardPrivateMay 31, 1861Mustered outwith Company, June 16, 1864
Mansfield, WilliamPrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, September 24, 1861
Mason, SamuelPrivateMarch 7, 1862Discharged September 30, 1862, for wounds received at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862
Magee, WilliamPrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 17, 1862
Moore, JamesPrivateMay 31, 1861Missing in action at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; discharged February 9, 1865
McDonald, FrancisPrivateMay 31, 1861Killed at Mechanicsville, June 26, 1862
Miley, NicholasPrivateMay 31, 1861Died July 28, 1862, of wounds received at Gaines’Mill, June 27, 1862
McGann, JohnPrivateMay 31, 1861Killed at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
Mellon, John L.PrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted February 6, 1863
Mellan, PatrickPrivateFebruary 12, 1862Deserted March 22. 1864; Vet
McVeigh, FrancisPrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted July 21, 1861
Niblock, John A.PrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted August 27, 1862
Park, JamesPrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 4, 1862
Phillips, Isaac H.PrivateSeptember 24, 1861Transferred to Company F, November 8, 1861
Proctor, John G.PrivateMay 31, 1861Captured May 5, 1864; discharged February 11, 1865
Russell, John A.PrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted June 23, 1861
Rhoades, JohnPrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted June 21, 1861
Sheetz, Henry A.PrivateMay 3, 1861Discharged June 1, 1861; minor.
Sequine, ValenePrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged January 20, 1863, for wounds received atAntietam, September 17, 1862
Stewart, JamesPrivateMarch 19, 62Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, November 3, 1862
Smith, Albert H.PrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, February 14, 1863
Steelman, John A.PrivateMay 13, 1861Prisoner at Wilderness, May 5, 1864; died at Andersonville, September 2, 1864; grave, 7,632
Stuard, George WashingtonPrivateMay 31, 1861Discharged May 24, 1865
Suthard, WilliamPrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted August 27, 1862
Suthard, Edward I.PrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted March 27, 1864; Vet
Trexler, TilghmanPrivateMay 31, 1861Killed at Mechanicsville, June 26, 1862
West, JacobPrivateMay 31, 1861Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, January 15, 1864
Weaver, Jacob B.PrivateMay 31, 1861Note: Samuel P. Bates lists Jacob B. Weaver as having died December 14, 1862 of wounds rec’d at South Mountain, MD. However, contemporary newspaper sources state he actually died October 21, 1862. Public Ledger (Phila.) Nov. 14, 1862 pg. 2 – Research by Eileen Campos. See file here.
Whitner, JamesPrivateMay 31, 1861Deserted June 26, 1861