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was no warlike field, the only object was to
form other companies, which shall be men-
tioned in their places.

In 1776 the counties of York and Cum-
berland were required each to raise four com-
panies for the forming of a regiment. Of
this regiment, Wm. Irwine, at first, was
Colonel; Thomas Hartley, Lieutenant Col-
onel; and James Dunlap, Major. Of the
four companies raised in York County, David
Grier was Captain of the first, Moses M'Lean,
of the second, Archibald M'AUister, of the
third, the name of the Captain of the
fourth we cannot give. These companies,
which were enlisted for fifteen months, left
the county to follow the fate of war in the
latter end of March. In the year J 777 this
regiment formed the 11th regiment of the
Pennsylvania line, and its officers were
Thomas Hartley, Colonel ; David Grier,
Lieutenant Colonel ; and Lewis Bush.
Major.

Early in May 1776, a rifle company, which
had been enlisted to serve fifteen months,
marched from the County of York to Phila-
delphia, where it was attached to Col. Miles'
Rifle Regiment. The Captain of the com-
pany was William M'Pherson, and the Third
Lieutenant was Jacob Stake.

In July, 1776, five battalions of militia
marched from York County to New Jersey.
Out of these five battalions there were formed
in about six weeks after their arrival, two
battalions of the Flying Camp; those who
did not belong to the camp returned home.
The reason of so many more than there was
occasion for, being called forth from all the
counties seems to have been firstly to try the
spirit of the people, and secondly to show
the enemy the power of the nation they
warred against.

As the Flying Camp is closely connected
with the honors and the sufferings of many
men in this county, we will briefly state its
history. Congress, on the 3d of June.
1776, ' "Resolved, that a Flying Camp be
immediately established in the middle col-
onies, and that it consist of 10,000 men." to
complete which number, it was resolved that



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the colony of Pennsvlvauia be required to

furnish of the militia^ 6,000

Marrland, 3,400

Delaware , 600

10,000
The militia were to be engaged until the
1st of December following, that is, about sis
roonths. The conference of committees for
Pennsylvania, then held at Philadelphia, re-
solved on the 14th of June, that 4,500 of the
militia should be embodied, which, with the
1,500 then in the pay of the province, would
make 6,000, the quota required by Congress.
The same conference on the 25th, recom-
mended to the associators of York County to
furnish 400 men.

Thus, York County furnishiug 400

The other counties, and Philadelphia city, iu

all 4,100

Troops under Col. Miles 1..500

Total., 6,000

The convention of the State, on the 12th
of August, resolved to add four additional
battalions to the Flying Camp, York County
being required to furnish 515 men toward
making out the number of 2,984, the amount
of the four new battalions. On the same
day Col. George Ross, Vice President of the
Convention, Col. Thomas Matlaek, of Phila-
delphia, and Col. Henry Schlegel, of York
County, were chosen, by ballot, commission-
ers to go to headquarters in New Jersey, and
form the Flying Camp.

The Flying Camp was accordingly soon
formed: it consisted of three brigades. The
Brigadier-General of the First Brigade was
James Ewing, of York County; his brigade
consisted of three battalions, the first of
which was commanded by Col. Swope, of
York County; the second, by Col. Bull, of
Chester County: and the third by Col. Watts,
of Cumberland Countv, father of the late
David Watts, Esq., of Carlisle. Of the
other brigades and battalions, we are not at
present able to speak with much certainty.

As the two battalions formed from the five
battalions of York County Militia which
marched to New Jersey, underwent the hard
fate of severe war, we will be somewhat par-
ticular concerning them:

Firsi Compa)uj—lslia\\B.B\ Schmeiser, Cap-
tain; Zachariah Shugart, First Lieutenant;
Andrew Ptobinson, Second Lieutenant; Will-
iam AVayne, Ensign.

Second Company — Gerhart, Graeff, Cap-
tain; Kauffman, Lieutenant.

Third Company— Jacob Dritt, Captain;
Baymil'er, First Lieutenant; Clayton, Sec-
ond Lieutenant: Jacob Mayer, Ensign.



Fourth Company — Christian Stake, Cap-
tain: Cornelius Sheriff, First Lieutenant;
Jacob Holtzinger, Second Lieutenant; Jacob
Barnitz, Ensign.

j Fifth Com2Mny— John McDonald, Cap-

I tain; William Scott, First Lieutenant; Rob-
ert Patten, Second Lieutenant; Howe, En-

; sign.

j Sixth Company — John Ewing, Captain;

\ John Paysley, Ensign.

Seventh Company — William Nelson, Cap-
tain; Todd, First Lieutenant; Joseph Welsh,
Second Lieutenant; Nesbit, Ensign.
Eighth Company — Capt. Williams.
The officers of the Second Battalion were
Col. Richard McAllister (father of Archibald
McAllister, already mentioned) Lieut.-Col.
David Kennedy, and Maj. John Clark* The
Captains were Bittinger, McCarter, MoCos-
key. Laird, Wilson and Paxton, from York
County. To this battalion were added two
companies from the countj^ of Bucks. Thus
each battalion consisted of eight companies.
The above list, as to both battalions, is
very imperfect; but there is not a document
in existence by which it can be made better.
The above information, as likewise all that
follows, has been eommucicated to us by a
few men of silvered hairs, whose memories
are still fresh with respect to the warlike
hardships and dangers of their more youth-
ful days.

The battalion of Col. Swope suffered as
severely as any one during the Revolution.

The company of Gerhart Graeff belong-
ing to that regiment was taken at the battle
of Long Island, and but eighteen of the
men returned to join the regiment. Not one
of this company is now alive.

But the place which proved the grave of
their hopes was Fort Washington, on the
Hudson, near the city of New York. The
officers belonging to Swope's Battalion, that

, was taken at that place on the 16th of No-
vember, 1776, were the following fourteen:

1 Col. Michael Swope, Maj. William Baily,

' Surgeon Humphrey Fullerton, Capt. Michael
Schmeiser, Capt. Jacob Dritt, Capt. Christian
Stake. Capt. John M' Donald, Lieut. Zacha-
riah Shugard, Lieut. Jacob Holtzinger,
Lieut. Andrew Robinson, Lieut. Robert
Patten, Lieut. Joseph Welsch, Ensign, Ja-
cob Barnitz, Ensign and Adjutant Howe, En-
sign Jacob Meyer. Of the company of Capt.
Stake, we are enabled to give the names of
those, beside the three officers already men-



*We perceive hy a number of letters, now in c
from Gen, Washington, and Gen. Greene, etc., to Maj. Clark,'
that the latter gentleman stood very high in the confidence and
esteem of the American Commander-in-Chief. He was employed
durlng»the war, in duties for which no individual would have
been selected who was not deemed true as steel.



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tioned, who were taken prisoners: They were
Sergt. Fater Haak, Sergt. John Dicks, Sergt.
Henry Counselman, Corp. John AcUum, Da-
vid Parker, James Dobbins, Hugh Dobbins,
Henry Miller, (now living in Virginia) John
Strohman, Christian Strohman, James Berry,
Joseph Bay, Henry Hof, Joseph Updegraff,
Daniel Miller, Henry Shultze, Bill Liikens, a I
mulatto, and a waiter in the company, with
perhaps some more. The company of Capt.
Stake consisted mostly of spirited and high-
minded, young men from the town of York
and its vicinity.

Though each party suffered much, and the
mutual slaughter was great, yet but two offi-
cers of the Flying Camp were wounded on
that day. The first was Capt. McCarter,
who was from the neighborhood of Hanover,
and was about twenty- two years of age. He ,
belonged to the battalion of Col. McAllister,
and commanded the Piqnet Guard, when he
was shot through the breast. His wounded
fellow-officer, who lay by his side, saw him
stiffened in death on the fifth day. The
other was Ensign Jacob Barnitz, of the town
of York. Mr. Barnitz was wounded in both
legs, and laid for fifteen months a comfort-
less prisoner without hope, his wounds still
unhealed and festering. After his return he
lived for years to enjoy the confidence and
esteem of his fellow-citizens; but, after suf-
ferings which wrung him to the soul, he was
obliged to commit himself to the skill of the
surgerm, and to suffer the loss of one of those
members which had once borne the hero and
the patriot, as he proudly waved to the winds
the ensign of the country's liberty, !

"The stars and stripes,
Tlie banner of the free heart's onl}^ home."*

On the 1st of May, 1777, Richard Mc-
Allister, Lieutenant of the coiinty, wrote from
Yorktown that they were just finishing the
dividing of the county into districts, and
should not lose an hour that can be applied
in forming the militia according to the law
provided, but how the quota will be raised
before this law is got in force he was at a 1
loss to know. That the militia of the county i
could not be brought together before the
elections of choosing their officers, at which
time he would do everything in his power to
raise the quota of volunteers and fill the |
other orders. President Wharton wrote in j
reply that the quota was to be brought out
under the militia laws and not as volunteers.
He says: "The enemy's real intentions we
are yet ignorant of; if they should be to
invade this State, which is the opinion of
many, I have no doubt from the strength of

*Glossbrenner.



our army under Gen. Washington, together
with the assistance of our militia and that of
the neighboring States, we shall make them
sorely repent of such a step."*

In Congress, on the 2"2d of August, 1777,
it was resolved, among other things, that the
State of Pennsylvania be requested to keep
up 4,000 of their militia to assist in repell-
ing the threatened attack of the enemy by
the way of the Chesapeake and Delaware
Bays; that these rendezvous at Lancaster,
Downington and Chester, as the Council of
the State shall direct, and that they be sub-
ject to the orders of Gen. Washington.

In Congress, April 24. 1777, it was
earnestly recommended to the President of
the Supreme Executive Council and the
Board of War of Pennsylvania to call out
3,000 militia of the State (exclusive of the
city militia), one-half of the said troops to
rendezvous at Chester on the Delaware, and
the other half at Bristol, Agreeable to
which resolve and with the advice of the
Board of War it was determined that the
counties of Chester, Lancaster and l''ork
should form a camp at or near Chester, York
County was to furnish 500 men with as
many arms and accoutrements as could be
procured in the county. A blanket was to be
procured for each man, to remain the prop-
erty of the State. If they could not be pur-
chased they were to be impressed and their
value paid. This order was to be complied
with with all possible expedition, as the enemy
were preparing to make an immediate attack
upon the State.

On the 27th of August, 1777, the Su-
preme Executive Council wrote to the Lieu-
tenants of the several counties that Gen.
Howe having landed an army in Maryland,
less than seventy miles from Philadelphia, it
was necessary to draw oixt more of the
militia of the State to replace those then in
the field, but whose term of two months was
passing. That Philadelphia, Lancaster and
Bucks had third classes embodied and in
service, and it was but equal to make like
calls on other counties, and it was probable
that the Council would be under the neces-
sity of ordering a second class of the militia
of each county, and perhaps a third.f And
on the 6th of September, as it was then
become certain that the intention of the
enemy was to invade the State and get pos-
session of the city, Congress, by resolution,
recommended to give orders to all the militia
of the State to hold themselves in readiness
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12th of September, as the enemy was ad-
vancing rapidly toward the city, the Council
had determined to call out the strength of
the State, and commanded the Lieutenants to
order out the militia of the third and fourth
classes and march them without loss of time
to the Swede's Ford, unless they should
receive other orders from Council or Gen.
AVashington to rendezvous elsewhere.

In the schedule annexed to this requisition,
York County was called upon for the third
3lass.*

On November 8, 1777, in the Council of
Safety, at which James Smith. Esq., was
present, it was ordered that the persons here-
inafter name;d in the respective counties be
authorized and required to collect without
delay from such of the inhabitants of the
respective counties as have not taken the oath
of allegiance and abjuration, or who have
aided and assisted the enemy, arms and
accoutrements, blankets, woolen and linsey
woolsey cloth, linen, shoes and stockings, for
the army; that they appraise the same when
taken, etc. In the county of York — Joseph
Donaldson, George Erwin, Thomas Stockton,
Frederick Gelwis, Thomas Weems, John
Nesbit, Henry Cotton, Jacob Staley, John
Andrew. Robert Smith. f

On November 12, 1777, McAllister wrote
from Hanover: "His Excellency had men-
tioned that if the fourth and fifth classes did
not turn out pretty generally, then the other
two classes should be sent forth also. The
two classes had turned out past expectation;
some parts of the class made up a company,
but for the greatest part he threw two classes
together, when they were like to be small
companies, and made one large one, and
made the ofiicers cast lots who should go.
But in the whole, he believed about one-half,
or some better, were gone in those two classes,
perhaps three parts in foiu-; the great num-
ber uf Quakers, Menonists and Dunkards in
this county occasions the companies to be so
hard to be tilled up. the others in the upper
end of the county, which is mostly Irish people
and Dutch, go pretty generally. "+



America is embarked, has the full approba-
tion of the Committee of Safety and merits
their just esteem."

And on the lith of October, 1775, it is
said: "The very public-spirited exertions in
their country's cause, which have distin-
guished the County of York leave us no room
to doubt but they will readily acquiesce in the
justness of this measure, and we are satisfied
that their views are too liberal, whilst their
county is comparatively secure, to wish to
withold from any of their countrymen the
necessary means of defense."

This was with reference to an order upon
the county for powder and lead for the pro-
tection of the counties of Northumberland
and Northampton against the attacks of in-
truders from Connecticut, who threatened to
overrun that country and settle themselves by
force on the West Branch.

In Committee of Safety, )
Philadelphia, June 14, 1776. \
Gentlemen :

From every appearance of the enemy's mo-
tions we have reason to apprehend an attack
upon this city, which has determined the
board to form a magazine of stores at Ger-
mantown, the present place of residence of
Lieutenants Boger and Ball, two Navy
otficers who have been made prisoners, from
that circumstance it is thought most advisa-
ble to remove them. Your town is fixed upon
as the most proper place, as it is likely to be
remote from the scene of action, and of
course not a ready channel either to convey
or receive intelligence' that may be injurious
to us, but more especially on account of the
virtuous and determined attachment of your
good people to the cause of American Liberty.
They will be escorted by an officer of Col.
Atlee's Battalion, who will hand you this.
They are to remain on the same footing as
the other otficers at Yorktown, who are upon
parole, to have the same allowance, and be-
fore they leave Germantown are to take the
parole of which a copy is enclosed and to be
under your care and observation.

To the Committee of York County.



associations fok defense.
By letter from the Committee of Safety,
dated Philadelphia, 29th of September, 1775,
to the Committee of York County acknowl-
edging the retm-n of the officers of the asso-
ciation, it is said: "The spirited and firm
behavior of the inhabitants of York County
in support of the righteous cause in which

*V Archives, 767.
tX Col. Eec, 340.
tV Archives, 767.



FIRST B.\TTALION OF YOKK COUNTY MILITIA.

Revolutionary Soldiers. Col. James
Thompson; Lieut. -Col, Samuel Wilson; Maj.
James Chamberlain.

First Company — Capt. William Dodd : 1st

Lieut. Nelly; 2nd Lieut. Neily;

Ensign Joseph Dodd. Rank and file 104
men.

Second Company — Capt. Daniel W^illiams ;
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Glean; Ensign, James Read. Rank and file
7S men.

Third Company — Capt. John Shaver ; 1st
Lieut. Henry Smith; 2nd Lieut. Jacob Stray-
er ; Ensign, Jacob Miller. Rank and lile 95
men.

Fourth Company — Capt. Daniel May ; 1st
Lieut. Andrew Melhom; 2nd Lieut. Henry
Yessler ; Ensign, Frederick Spaar. Rank
and file 89 men.

Fifth Company — Capt. James Parkinson ;
Ist Lieut. James Fagen; 2nd Lieut. Alexander
Nesbit ; Ensign, John May. Rank and file
206 men.

Sixth Company — Capt. Benjamin Heable ;
1st Lieut. Henry Shaver; 2nd Lieut. Lawrence
Oats. Rank and file 75 men.

Seventh Company — Capt. Fi'ancis Boner;
Ist Lieut. George Robinet ; 2nd Lieut. John
Shroeder; Ensign, "William Brandon. Rank
and file 120 men.

Eighth Company — Capt. John O'Blainess;
Ist Lieut. John Polk ; 2nd Lieut. William
Johnson ; Ensign, William. Beathy. Rank
and file 106 men. Number of men in regi-
ment 873.

SECOND B.4.TTALION.

York County Militia— Col. William Ran-
kin ; Lieut.-Col. John Ewing ; Maj. John
Morgan.

First Company — Capt. William Ashton ;
let Lieut. Michael Shelly; 2ud Lieut. James
Eliot ; Ensign, John Carroll. Rank and file
91 men.

Second Company — Capt. John Rankin ;
1st Lieut. Joseph Hunter; 2nd Lieut. John
Aston ; Ensign, Daniel McHenry. Rank
and file 88 men.

Third Company — Capt. Simon Copenbaver ;
1st Lieut. Michael Schriver; Ensign, Andrew
Smith. Rank and file 60 men.

Fourth Company — Capt. Jacob Hiar (Hyar)
1st Lieut. Adam Ban; 2nd Lieut. Jacob Com-
fort ; Ensign, George Hias. Rank and file
66 men.

Fifth Company — Capt. Emamxel Haman ;
1st Lieut. William Momer; 2nd Lieut. John
Brodrough ; Ensign, Harman Hoopes. Rank
and tile 81 men.

Si.xth Company — Capt. John Mansberger ;
1st Lieut. Henry Mathias: 2nd Lieut, George
Mayers ; Ensign, Jacob Hepler. Rank and
file 73 men.

Seventh Company — Capt. William Walls ;
1st Lieut: Hemy Liphart; 2nd Lieut. John
Jordon ; Ensign, Jacob Shultz. Rank and
file 60 men.

Eighth Company — Capt. Yost Harbaugh ;
1st Lieut. Peter Sholtz ; 2nd Lieut. Jacob



Rudisil ; Ensign, Michael Ettinger. Rank
and file 56 men. Whole number of men iu
regiment 514.

THIRD BATTALION.

York County Militia— Col. David Jameson;
Lieut.-Col. Albright; Maj. William. Scott.

First Company — Capt. Jacob Beaver ; 1st
Lieut. Nicholas Baker; 2nd Lieut. John Bare ;
Ensign, George Lafever. Rank and file 106
men.

Second Company — Capt. Gotfried Fry ; 1st
Lieut. John Bushong ; 2nd Lieut. George
Spangler ; Ensign, James Jones. Rank and
file 65 men.

Third Company — Capt. Peter Frote ; 1st
Lieut. Christ. Stear; 2nd Lieut. Andi-ew
Hartsock; Ensign, Jacob Welsbans. Rank
and file 66 men.

Fourth Company — Capt. Christ. Lauman ;
1st Lieut. Ephian Pennington ; 2nd Lieut.
John Fishel ; Ensign, Charles Barnitz.
Rank and file 72 men.

Fifth Company — Capt. Alexander Ligget;
1st Lieut. Robert Richey, 2nd Lieut. Robert
Stewart ; Ensign, Peter Fry. Rank and file
75 men.

Sixth Company — Capt. George Long ; 1st
Lieut. Samuel Smith ; 2nd Lieut. Conrad
Keesey ; Ensign, Samuel Mosser. Rank and
file 62 men.

Seventh Company — Capt. Michael Halm ;

1st Lieut. JohnMimm; 2nd Lieut. ;

Ensign, Christian Zinn. Rank and file 75
men. Number of men in regiment 521.

rOUETH BATTALION.

York County Militia. — Col. John Andrew;
Lieut.-Col. William Walker; Maj. Simon
Bonorsdal.

First Company. — Capt. First

Lieut. William Hamilton; 2nd Lieut., Jo-
seph Pallack: Ensign, Adam' Heaver; rank
and file 58 men.

Second Company.— Capt. John King; 1st
Lieut. James Eliot; 2nd Lieut. Battzer
Hetrick; Ensign, William Niely; rank and
file 64 men.

Third Company. —Capt. William Gilli-
land; 1st Lieut. Matthew Mitchell; 2nd
Lieut. William Helmery; Ensign, Nicholas
Glasgow; rank and file 67 men.

Fourth Company. — Capt. Samuel Morri-
son; 1st Lieut. Peregin Mercer; 2nd Lieut.
John Armstrong; Ensig-n, Stephen Gilpin;
rank and file 64 men.

Fifth Company— Capt. John McElvain;
1st Lieut. John Range; 2nd Lieut. Francis
Clapsaddle; Ensign, James Geary. Rank and
file 74 men.



mSTOEY OF YORK COUNTY.



Sixth Company. — Capt. John Stockton;
1st Lieut. John Anderson; 2nd Lieut. David
Stockton; Ensign, Elisha Grady. Kank and
ble 64 men.

Seventh Company. — Capt. Samuel Erwin;
1st Lieut. Wm. Hougtelin; 2nd Lieut. Heni-y
Forney; Ensign, Wiliiam Read. Rank and
file 79 men.

Eighth Company. — Capt. Thomas Stock-
ton; 1st Lieut. Jacob Cassat; 2nd Lieut.
Daniel Montieth; Ensign, Andrew Fatter-
son. Rank and tile 59 men. Whole num-
ber of men in regiment 529.

FIFTH BATTALION.

York County Militia. — Col. Joseph Jef-
fries; Lieut. -Col. Michael Ege; Maj. Joseph
Spangler.

First Company. — Capt. John Maye; 1st

Lieut. ; 2nd Lieut. Abraham ,

Bolinger; Ensign Daniel Hamme. Rank and I
file 55 men.

Second Company. — Capt. Adam Black; 1st
Lieut. William Lindsey; 2nd Lieut. David
Jordan; Ensign, Robert Buchanan. Rank
and file 60 mea.

Third Company. — Capt. William Mc-
Cleary; 1st Lieut. David Blyth; 2ndLieut.
Benjamin Read; Ensign, William Hart.
Rank and file 64 men.

Fourth Company. —Capt. David Wilson;
1st Lieut. Robert Rowan; 2nd Lieut. John
Thompson; Ensign, John Crowan. Rank
and file 64 men.

Fifth Company. — Capt. Josejjh Morrison;
1st Lieut. James Johnston; 2nd Lieut. John
McBride; Ensign, John Buchanan. Rank
and file 59 men.

Sixth Company. — Capt. William Miller;

1st Lieat. James Porter; 2nd Lieut.

; Ensign, Barabas McSherry. Rank

and file 59 men.

Seventh Company. — Capt. Thomas Orbi-
son; 1st Lieut. Robert McElhenny; 2nd
Lieut. Joseph Hunter; Ensign, Robert Wil-
son. Rank and file 68 men.

Eighth Company. — Capt. John Paxton;
1st Lieut. James Marshall; 2nd Lieut. Will-
iam McMun; Ensign, Thomas Forgus.

SIXTH BATTALION.

York County Militia. — Col. William Ross;
Iiieut. -Col. ; Maj.

I'irst Company. — Capt. Laird; 1st

Lieut. H. William Reed; 2nd Lieut.

; Ensign, David Steel. Rank and

file 84 men.

Second Company. — Capt. Casper Reineka;
1st Lieut. Jacob Rudisill; 2nd Lieut. Simon



Clear; Ensign, Elias Davis. Rank and file
89 men.

Third Company. — Capt. ;

1st Lieut. ; 2nd Lieut.

; Ensign, . Rank and

tile 85 men.

Fourth Company. — Capt. Frederick Hurtz;
1st Lieut. Matthew Baugher. Rank and file
85 men.

Fifth Company. — Capt. Peter lekes; 1st
Lieut. John Mullin; 2nd Lieut. Jonas Wolf;
Ensign, George Harman. Rank and file 84
men.

Sixth Company. — Capt. Leonard Zenew-
ern; 1st Lieut. John Wampler; 2nd Lieut.
Jacob Newcomer; Ensign, Ludroy Wampler.
Rank and file 86 men.

Eighth Company. — Capt. Abraham Sell;
1st Lieut. Jacob Ketzmiller. Rank and file
66 men. Whole number in regiment 630
men.

SEVENTH BATTALION.

York County Militia — Col. David Kennedy ;
Lieut. -Col. James Agnew; Maj. John Weams.

First Company — Capt. Thomas Latta ; 1st
Lieut. Robert Fletcher ; 2nd Lieut. Samuel
Cobeen. Rank and file 69 men.

Second Company — Capt. Thomas White ;
1st Lieut. Robert Jeffries ; 2nd Lieut. John
Jeffries ; Ensign, Alfred Lea. Rank and
file 57 men.

Third Company — Capt. John Miller ; 1st
Lieut. Peter Smith; 2nd Lieut. John McDon-
ald ; Ensign, Quiller Wbimney. Rank and
file 60 men.

Foiurth Company — Capt. Peter Aldinger ;
1st Lieut. David Amer ; 2nd Lieut. Joseph
Baltzer ; Ensign, Anthony Snyder. Rank
and file 64 men.

Fifth Company — Capt. John Arman ; 1st
Lieut. Daniel Peterman; 2nd Lieut. Michael
Lech; Ensign, George Arman. Rank and
file 65 men.

Sixth Company — Capt. George Geiselman ;
1st Lieut. Fred Heiner ; 2nd Lieut. Henry
Simrow; Ensign, Valentine Alt. Rank and
file 63 men.

Seventh Company— Capt. Jacob Ament ;

1st Lieut. ; 2nd Lieut. Nicholas

Andrews; Ensign, Adam Klinefelter. Rank
and file 55 men.

Eighth Company— Capt. John Sherer ; 1st



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