Muster Roll of the Duncan Guards

The Duncan Guards were assigned Company “E” of the 8th Pennsylvania Reserves,
and were recruited from Allegheny & Philadelphia Counties, Pennsylvania.

NAME.RANK.IN DATE.REMARKS
Duncan, John W.CaptainApril 1, 1861Promoted to Major, June 22, 1861
Shoenberger, Edwin P.CaptainJune 22, 1861Promoted from 1st Lt., June 22, 1861; resigned June 16, 1862
Brooks, WilliamCaptainApril 24, 1861Promoted from 1st Sergeant to 2d Lt.; to Captain, June 20, 1862; mustered out with Company, May 24,1862
Tagg, John1st LieutenantApril 24, 1861Resigned February 6, 1862
Cochrane, William H.1st LieutenantApril 24, 1861Promoted from Corporal to 1st Sergeant, July 10, 1861; to 1st Lt., March 13, 1862; mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Steel, John2nd LieutenantApril 24, 1861Promoted from Sergeant to 1st Sergeant, March 1, 1862; to 2d Lt., August 1, 1862; mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Cadwalader, Orwin1st SergeantApril 24, 1861Promoted from priv. to Sergeant, March 1, 1862; to 1st Sergeant; wounded at Spottsylvania C. H., May 12, 1864; mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Tompkins, James T.SergeantApril 24, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, July 9, 1862
Powell, JohnSergeantApril 24, 1861Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant; mustered out with Company,: May 24, 1864
Highlands, MartinSergeantApril 24, 1861Promoted to Corporal; to Sergeant, March 1, 1862; paroled prisoner; absent at muster out
Crawford, EdwardSergeantApril 24, 1861Promoted to Sergeant; transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., May 15,1864; Vet
Sweeney, JohnSergeantApril 24, 1861Promoted to Corporal; to Sergeant; mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Marmie, JohnCorporalApril 24, 1861Killed at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862
Tracy, BenjaminCorporalApril 24, 1861Died August 20, 1862; buried at Philadelphia
Kline, Philip M.CorporalJuly 11, 1861Mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Cochrane, JohnCorporalApril 24, 1861Killed at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862
Fitzsimmons, PeterCorporalJune 24, 1861Killed at South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Gray, James A.CorporalApril 24, 1861Promoted to Corporal, May 5, 1862; mustered outwith Company, May 24, 1864
Esters, AlbertCorporalJuly 9, 1861Killed at South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Evans, RudolphCorporalJuly 23, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 24, 1863
Madara, PerryCorporalAugust 23, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., May 15, 1864
Adams, David G.CorporalJune 2, 1861Mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Hawk, John H.MusicianApril 20, 1863Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., May 15, 1864
Allison, JamesPrivateApril 24, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 27, 1862
Atkinson, PeterPrivateSeptember 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 10, 1863
Byers, DanielPrivateApril 24, 1861Wounded at Spottsylvania, May 10, 1864; mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Brown, JamesPrivateJuly 1, 1861Captured May 8, 1864; recaptured; mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Barker, ElijahPrivateApril 24, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, October 21, 1862
Brady, SimonPrivateJune 24, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, March 7, 1863
Bothwell, CharlesPrivateJuly 11, 1861Discharged by sentence of General Court March, September 19, 1863
Brown, EphraimPrivateJune 1, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., May 15, 1864; Vet
Barmuth, JohnPrivateJune 26, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., May 15, 1864; Vet
Bailey, JohnPrivateApril 24, 1861Killed at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Brooks, George W.PrivateSeptember 4, 1861Killed at South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Creighton, JohnPrivateApril 24, 1861Died December 1 18,1862, of wounds received in action
Dickerhoff, MichaelPrivateJuly 9, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, August 12, 1862
Drum, PeterPrivateJune 5, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., May 15, 1864; Vet
Davis, Thomas H.PrivateJune 17, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., May 15,1864; Vet
Denning, JohnPrivateApril 24, 1861Deserted, date unknown
Evars, EdwardPrivateApril 24, 1861Died at Camp Pierpont, Va., November 8, 1861
Finnesey, MorrisPrivateJune 28, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., May 15, 1864; Vet
Grindal, WilliamPrivateJune 27, 1861Mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Graham, FrancisPrivateJune 24, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, December 21, 1862
Girty, JohnPrivateJune 1, 1861Discharge4 on Surgeon’s Certificate, June 8, 1863
Gibbins, JamesPrivateNovember 28, 1863Wounded at Spottsylvania C. H., May 10, 1864; transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., May 15, 1864
Hoffman, AugustusPrivateApril 24, 1861Mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Hall, HenryPrivateMay 15, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, November 12, 1862
Hand, LawrencePrivateJuly 8, 1861Killed at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Harker, WilliamPrivateSeptember 5, 1861Killed at South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Higgins, FrancisPrivateJuly 9, 1861Deserted April 10, 1862
Hessom, Charles H.PrivateApril 24, 1861Transferred to 6th U. S. Cavalry, October 29, 1862
Keirn, TurbettPrivateApril 24, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, March 21, 1863
Kelly, MichaelPrivateJune 1, 1861Killed at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Kernan, PatrickPrivateJuly 9, 1861Killed at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
Kimerly, JohnPrivateJune 26, 1861Died, date unknown
Kelly, JohnPrivateApril 24, 1861Deserted December 13, 1862
Lewis, ThomasPrivateJune 21, 1861Mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Leslie, MarkPrivateJuly 9, 1861Died March 17, 1864; buried in Allegheny ceMcy, Pa.
Le Grande, WilliamPrivateApril 24, 1861Deserted September 7, 1862
Mulvey, Patrick J.PrivateApril 24, 1861Wounded at Spottsylvania C. H., May 8, 1864; absent at muster out
Moss, CharlesPrivateApril 24, 1861Killed at South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Moore, JamesPrivateApril 24, 1861Died of wounds, January 19, 1863; buried in Military Asylum Cemetery, D. C.
Madara, HenryPrivateAugust 23, 1861Killed at South Mountain, September 14, 1862
McCluskey, EdwardPrivateJune 26, 1861Died July 16, 1862; buried at Philadelphia
Neely, JosephPrivateJune 28, 1861Wounded at Spottsylvania C. H., May 8, 1864; mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Nickle, B.PrivateDied October 20, 1864; buried at Beverly, N. J.
Oldham, William H.PrivateJune 24, 1861Killed at South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Pheasant, ZachPrivateApril 24, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, March 6, 1863
Parker, ThomasPrivateApril 24, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, March 13, 1863
Piper, JohnPrivateJune 5, 1861Transferred to 6th U. S. Cavalry, October 29, 1862
Reising, ConradPrivateApril 24, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, September 24, 1862
Reese, WilliamPrivateApril 24, 1861Wounded and missing at South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Robinson, JohnPrivateApril 24, 1861Died at Fredericksburg, May 14, 1864, of wounds received in action
Richards, John M.PrivateApril 24, 1861Deserted December 13, 1862
Simmons, Chas. H.PrivateMay 28, 1861Mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Scott, JohnPrivateApril 24, 1861Prisoner from May 5, to December 6, 1864; discharged December 12, 1864
Stoner, WilliamPrivateJune 10, 1861Mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Shaw, JamesPrivateJune 27, 1861Transferred to 6th U. S. Cavalry, October 29, 1862
Spencer, JamesPrivateApril 24, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., May 15, 1864; Vet
Staubs, George C.PrivateNovember 17, 1861Accidentally killed, March 6, 1864; buried at Alexandria, grave, 1,442
Shinton, ThomasPrivateApril 24, 1861Deserted April 23, 1863
Thompson, JohnPrivateJune 15, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, January 17, 1863
Taylor, GeorgePrivateJune 24, 1861Discharged by sentence of General Court Martial, September 19, 1863
Workman, JohnPrivateApril 24, 1861Mustered out with Company, May 24, 1864
Wagoner, JohnPrivateApril 24, 1861Discharged January, 1863
Winkleman, WilliamPrivateApr 24, 1861Transferred to 191st Regiment P. V., May 15, 1864; Vet
Warner, CharlesPrivateJuly 4, 1861Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, August 16, 1861
Zook, Charles W.PrivateAugust 23, 1861Wounded, with loss of leg, at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862; discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate, November 15, 1863