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Schuylkill county. During its term of service the regi-
ment was engaged in two battles — Fredericksburg and
Chancellorsville — in the former of which twelve of the
men from this county were wounded. Except these bat-
tles its principal service was guard and picket duty.

The roll of the men from this county includes Elijah
Fisher, of Company C, and the following members of

COMPANY K.

Officers. — Captain, William Fox. Sergeants — Daniel
Downey, Richard Bertolett, T. Henry Bechtel. Corpo-
rals — Lewis M. Yost, R. G. Luckenbill, Augustus Klock.
Wagoner, William J. Barr.

Privates. — Henry Aum, Samuel Bumberger,(}eo. Brown,
Paul Banks, Henry Berkheiser, Benj. Berger, Franklin
Brigel, George Ebert, Ellis Fessler, Henry Feger, Charles
Geiger, Benjamin Goebel, Charles Herbert, Elias Hautz,
Jacob Hummel, William I,. Hutton, Edward Heckman,
Christian Hay, Edward A. Heckman, Frederick Keller,
Franklin Klahr, Charles F. Kantner, George Lengel,
Amos Lehman, Reuben Lessig, Daniel Leidy, James I.
Lush, Charles Minnich, Samuei F. Martz, Reuben Moyer,
James McMarec, Charles Maberry, Isaac H. Pierman,
Samuel F. Prigel, Dr. John Rupp, Franklin E. Ri..ger,
Lewis B. Reber, George W. Reber, William Strauser,
Samuel Schreckengus, John Strouse, Charles Springer,
Jeremiah Snyder, Joseph R Thomas, Theodore F. Up-
church, Milton Wil'liams, John West, John Whittle.

The casualties at the battle of Fredericksburg were as
follows:

Wounded.— <Zoxx>oxA William A. Clock, Paul Banks.
Franklin Brigal, Ellis Fessler, Eliis Hautz, William L.
Hutton, Christian Hay, Franklin Klahr, Charles Minnig,
John Whittle.

Wounded and Missing. — Edward A. Heckman, Lewis
B. Reber.



CHAPTER XXVL



HISTORY OF THE I29TH RKGl.MF.N
15 1ST RKGIMEN ]



HE 129th regiment was organized .August 15th,
^ 1862, for the term of nine months, and on
l\ the following day it went to Washington.
It entered at once on guard and fatigue
dut) It moved to the ficKl of Antietam too late
to participate in that battle. After six weeks
spent in drill and picket duty the regiment moved
d, and in December reached the battlefield of
ricksburg, where it was severely engaged and lost
ed and wounded one hundred and thirty men.




f. ru 1
Fred.
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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH REGIMENT.



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The regiment went on the " mud march " in January,
1863, and filled the winter with drills, reviews and picket
duty.

At the battle of Chancellorsville it was again engaged,
and lost in killed, wounded and missing forty-four. Of
the con-duct of this regiment in the battle General Tyler
said in his official report: "The One Hundred and
Twenty-ninth was on our left, and no man ever saw
■cooler work on field drill than was done by this regi-
ment. Their firing was grand — by rank, by company
-and by wing in perfect order."

On the expiration of its term of service the regiment
was mustered out.

The following are the rolls of men and officers from
this county;

REGIMENT.'VL OFFICERS.

Colonel, Jacob G. Frick. Lieutenant-Colonel, J. Arm-
strong. Major, Joseph Anthony. Adjutant, D. B. Green.
•Quartermaster, William F. Patterson.



Officers. — Captain, George J. Lawrence. First lieuten-
ant, William W. (Heniens; second, Samuel Richards.
Sergeants — John S. Silver. Joseph C. Haskins, John M.
Heiner, Charles F. Falls, William E. Kline. Corporals —
John Matthews, Albert W. Sterner, William Dyer, George
W. Wyihes, Joseph Smith, George Spencer, Joseph For-
ney, Jacob Zimmerman. Drummer, Richard K. Levan.
Fifer, Samuel Achenbach. Wagoner, Peter D. Eby.
-Company clerk, Theodore P. Frazer.

Privates. — William Atkins, Mathias Ault, Samuel
Allan, John Alexander, Richard Adams, John Allan,
"William Bannan, James Brennan, Daniel R. Bright, Har-
Tison Bright, Jacob Berger, Charles Constaniine, Samuel
•Confire, Peter Cloppier, Simon Clouser, Matthew Dorr-
••mer, William L. Davis. Abel Davis, Thomas B. Davis,
David Evans, Lewis Edwards, Edward Forney, Henry
Forney, Samuel J. Groom, Jeremiah Heckman, Stephen
Harris, (ieorge Warner Heckman, John W. Hesser,
Patrick Hughes, Rosser Howells, lohn Hollman, Joseph
Heisler, William H. Howells, Benjamin Humphrey,
•George Hoffenden, John James, Richard Jones, Johii
Jefferson, 'I'homas James, Byron A. Jenkins, John M.
Jones, William J. Jones, William D. Jones, Samuel Kun-
fare, Eli Lee, Lewis Labenburg, William Lyons, Charles
Laramy, George Lee, Mark Lyons, Henry Laudernian.
Elias Miller, John I. Miller, George Maize, John Mul-
len, Thomas Millington, Michael Mohan, Henrv Miller,
Barney McCorniick, Thomas Morgan, John Nicholas,
Joshua Nixon, 'I'homas Owens. James O'Ne.il, Henry
Parry, John Parry, William Robertson, Patrick Rooney,
James Ryan, John S. Robins, William [. Robins, Henrv
S. Robins, Charles H. Roehrig, Newsome B. Robins.
"William Schopp, John Sutton, Albert Seltzer, John
Smith. William C. Sponsler, William Sweenev, Martin
Temi.est Albert Tanner, John Taylor, Henrv C. Tav
lor, Wibiam L Williams, James S. Wythes, Thomas H.
Wythes, Edwin Webb, Jaiiies S- Weis'er, Peter S. Welsh,
AVilliam Williams, George W. Wciser, Thomas M. Wil-
liams, Jacob Youse. John P. Zimmenuan, Thomas H. B.
Zulick, Jacob Zimmerman.

CO.MP.VNY r.

Officers. — Captain, William Wren. First lieutenant,
M. V. B. Coho ; second, facob Parvin. Serge.ints— Wni
C DeTurk, A. G. Yeager, James Edwards, Daniel W



Freeman, Richard Jones. Corporals— John W. Coho,
Joseph Bodefield, Isaac B. Rich, Francis Sinclair, Evan
Humphreys, George D. Bensinger, George W. Staats,
Theo. Kock. Drummer, Win. H. Sterner. Fifer,
John Stahl. Company clerk, George W. Keiter.
Quartermaster, Theodore Thorn.

Privates. — William Atkins, Israel Anspach, Francis
Binder, George Bedford, Peter Brown, Edward Bernsteel,
Henry W. Betz, Conrad Bobb, Franklin Clark, Edward
Cake, Daniel B. Crawshaw, Joseph Daddow, Griffith
Davis, John H. Davies, Thomas Davis, Augustus A.
Dauflinger, Shadrack R. Davis, John Davis, Charles F.
Dei vert, John Dudley, Richard Edwards, Edward
Edwards, John Egalf, Clay W. Evans, Anthony Feruuson,
John Fredericks, Patrick F. Ferguson, Eli R. Fisher,
George W. Gartley, William F. Gressang, Anthony Gal-
lagher, John George, William Gotloab, Dominick Gilles-
pie, William Y. Glime, James Grimer, William D. Guert-
ler, William Haeffer, Edward A. Hodgson, Daniel D.
Hart, William A. Helms, Constantine Hess, Jame- Hirsch,
William Hoffman, Solomon Homer, John James, John
Jennings, Reuben Kline, John Knowles, Charles Kleiner,
David Lewis, Daniel H. Laughlin, Thomas H, Lewis,
John Major, William H. iMatter, Ephraim Mattern, John
McBarron, Charles McLaughlin, William W. Mortimer,
John Mitchell, John Mullen, William McElrath, Lames
.Martin, David Morgan, John W. Moyer, Daniel Miller,
Jokn Miller, John Nole.», Benjamin Neiinan, Edward
Parensteel, Francis Pinter, Jacob Powells, Thomas Pro-
ber!, Isaac Purnell, Jonas M. Rich, Edward Raber, John
Rigg, Thomas Riley, Samuel Rowley, Samuel Rushworth,
Franklin Spohn, Francis H. Smith, Robert Smith, Fred-
erick Sheck, ."Vugust Shiotman, John F. Shoemaker, Henry
Stable, Willianrstodd, J. Benton Saylor, John C. Triese,
.Alexander Thompson, Thomas 'I'hornton, Thomas
Tracey, John S. Thomas, Richard Uren, Daniel W.illace,
John Weise, George Watkins, Eli Yerger. Emil Zimmer.

CO.MP.\NY E.

C^'(r;-.c.— Captain, E. (Godfrey Rehrcr. First lieuten-
ant, Wiliu-.m S. AlUbach; bftoiid, Robert L. Leyl.inn.
Sergennti— Jacob II. Martz, Elijah 'P. Bodry, \Villiam
Shotmiker, John T. Bond, Webster D. Drcher. Cor-
porals — Ltwis S. Boner, Jacob Roberts, Jrreniiah Mes-
sersmith, Charles H. Snealh, Ahsalom K. WhelsKme,
Leonard Bowers, Pierce Bousiiian, George F. Becker.
Dnininier, Albert Moyer.

Privates. — Thomas Allen, Wi'.liam Allen, James Bea-
cher, Clarence E. Bailey, Jacob T. Brown, Franklin
Becker, John Bear, Nathan Becker, Solomon Billm.in,
Cristopher N. Blum, lames Boner, WilHam M. Brown,
|ohn Bond, Henry Becker. James Becker, Jacob S.
Hishop, Dr. George Bond, William B'loth, .Augustus Dor-
llinger, Jiilin Ditinger, |ose|)h Dunnegin, Samuel Day,
William "\V. Davis. S. F. Donaldson, |ohu Eynon, Sanuuil
Faust, Edward Gallagher, Einst Giover, Edward Gal-
lagher, William H. Haldeinan, Daiiitl Harlimg, Amos
Heine, Elias Hoppes, Benjamin Houser, F. W. Iloiiser,
C. H. Hendricks Gideon Hartung. Joins llile. Mr. jnim
Horn, Jo-eph Houser, S. Huntzmger. W iHiam W. ]ohn-
son, E. KaulTman, Gidjon K.cher. Jo.haa Kleckner,
Henrv Klo kn.r, Adam Kra.ise. Willi, 1,1 Loize, J. S.
I.ong'icre, Harrison L. Lit/, Lewis Moyer, Dmicl .M.
Mover, Albert W. Mny.'r, Alexander Mille:, D.nihl H.
Moyer, MicIku-1 McMihon, George Nut/, M.)sl-s Ne\er,
lames Oswald, Wiikuighl.y, Reinh.iil, Willi. iiu K. x,
William Rei,part. Da\ id Rill, William II. Kecsgrr. August
Raegart. D. Ru\ hcl.leiler, Willi un H. N. R. b,n-on,
l';iias Sassainan, Willi. Ill) Scliu tz, Daniel Shc.ener, Is lac
SnigK-y, Conrad Spechi, I lenry Scnultz, John Sheaffer,
Francis H. Shoener, Elias Snyder, Juliii L. Speece,



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HISTORY OF SCHUYLKILL COUNTY.



Franklin Trout, G. W. Walker, Franklin Weythel, Asher
Wommer, Jacob Wagner, John L. Werttnan, John B.Wil-
ford, David Zimmerman, Stephen Zehner, George W.
Zeigler.

COMPANY G.

Officers. — Captain, Levi C. Leib. First lieutenant,
Erastus M. Furman; second, John H. Schall. Sergeants
— Franklin KUise, George Bailey, Patrick Collier, Daniel
Leib, Henry Boughner. Corporals — Aaron Lambertson,
Stephen Reese, John Busycomer, Edward C. Murray,
Michael Shopbell, F'ranklin Bensinger, Philip Mum-
berger, Joseph Fetterman. Musician, Thomas H. B.
Zulick.

Privates. — Alfred Ayers, John B. Boyer, Francis W.
Bensinger, William F. Bensinger, Lewis Biltz, Thomas
R. Bickley, Neil Conway, Charles Conner, John B.
Chewllew, Gabriel Crow, Charles H. Conrad, Moses Col-
burn, Joseph Cobes, William Clever, Aaron Dreher,
Isaac Davis, John Darr, Mark Daniels, David D. Davis,
Lewis Driesbach, Samuel H. Dunkelberger, Henry Du-
pont, Francis Davis, John Engle, Blacious Fritz, Joseph
Fetterolf, Fllijah Fisher, Gregory Gillham, William Hull,
F^ranklin Hollister, Theodore Houser, Philip Hutzinger,
Baltes M. Hampton, Benjamin Jones, Jacob Kerr, Luke
Kelly, Andrew Kessler, Charles Krapp, John Keiper,
Thomas Leam, Richard Llewellyn, Joseph Levy, Barnard
Murray, Frederick Moyer, John Mann, Thomas Morris,
George Major, Joshua Payne, William W. Price, George
Price, John A. Philips, Samuel Pettit, Strange J. Palmer,
Augustus Reichart, William Steenhiibert, Jacob Steen-
hilbert, James Shannon, Adam S. Smith, Michael Shop-
pel, George S. Smith, Jacob Shelley, Daniel Snyder, John
Shultz, Samuel Stellfox, Charles Straub, John Trerathan,
Patrick Ward, George Williams, Jonas Wentzel, William
Walter, William Werkel, William Williams, Samuel Zim-
merman, William- Zimmerman, Henry W. Zartman.

COMPANY H.

Officers. — Captain, John A. Devers. First lieutenant,
William Lerch; second, Edward Wertley. Sergeants —
John B. Steel, John Wooley, George iMinnes, Samuel H.
Eargood, William Quoit. Corporals — John Elliott, Wil-
liam E. Webster, Jabez Woolley, William Bracefield,
James Martin, John Walsh, George H. Lerch, Martin
Tempest. Musicians — Charles H. May, Cyrus A.
Schucker.

/'/7iY7to.— Samuel Ash, John Andrews, William
Broughal, George Bracy, Charles Beaumont, Franklin
Bucher, George W. Barr, Henry Bowman, John W.
Brown, Peter Bumbersbach, Michael Cannon, Edward
Conner, James Conner, James Crawley, William Davis,
Elias Delong, Griffith Davis, John W. Dengus, Jacob
Elliott, Charles Eck, John Eldridge, Oswald Ford,
Patrick Ferguson, George Freed, Lewis H. Gorgas,
William Grove, John Harrison, Richard Hopkin, Peter
Hain, David Howard, Wellington P. Haas, John Haslem,
Joseph Halloway, Joseph Jones, Eli Lees, James Lime,
Isaiah Lime, Enoch Lambert, David Lewis, Henry Lerch,
John Mullin, John McCabe, Joseph McCabe, John B.
McCord, John Major, Isaac Neff, Henry Orman, Tobias
Oliver, William H. Osman, George H. Payne, Thomas
Roe, James Robbins, John Roe, John Richards, Robert
Reed, David Sneden, John W. Smith, William Sudden,
Richard H. Shoener, William Spang, Simon Unler, Chas.
Vemont, Jacob H. Wertley.

CASUALTIES.

At the battle of Fredericksburg :

Killed.—]. Parvin, Co. B ; William H. Koch, Co. C ;
Joseph Felterman, Co. F ; John M. Jones, John Nicholas,



Thomas Millington, Co. A; James Edwards, John C.
Niese, Co. B; George Bidwell, Edward Wilson", Co. D;
Clarence E. Bailey, Co. E; Jeremiah Albert, Corporal
Josiah J. Trausen, William W. Price, Gabriel Crow, Co. G;.
Franklin Willauer, Co. K.

WotDided. — Captain Lawrence, Co. A; William Wren,
Co. B; J. K. Taylor, Co. C; Herbert Thomas, Co. D;
E. G. Rehrer, Co. E; L. C. Leib, Co. G; A. A. Lucken-
bach, Co. C; Joseph Oliver, Co. D; Chas. F. Falls, Co. A;
William B. McCarty, Co, C; E. F. Bodeg, Co. E; Oliver
H. Armstrong, William H. Hartrell, Co. F; William Dier,
Jacob Zimmerman, Co. A; A. R. Scholl, Co. C; J. Bach-
man, Reuben Serch, Co. D; William Aleer, Otto Wohl-
gemuth, Co. F; H. W. Zartman, E. C. Murray, Co. G;
Jabez Wooley, Co. H; George A. Simons, Co. K;
Samuel Allen, John Allen, Peter Cloppier, Patrick Hughes,.
William E. Kline, John Robbins, Peter Welsh, Jerry
Heckman, John Hohlman, William Robertson, John
Taylor, Benjamin Humphreys, Co. A; Charles F. Dei-
bert, Edward Edwards, Patrick F. Ferguson, William D.
Guertler, Richard Jones, Thomas H. Lewis, Samuel
Rushworth, Eli Yeager, Co. B; W. M. Whallon, Co. C;
Reuben Albert, Edward Alsfeldt, Burton Burrell, Paul
Dormer, Isaac Fine, Irwin Hartzell, James Moyer, Frank
Tomer, John Shififer, Co. D; Adam Krause, William John-
ston, Samuel Huntzinger, George W. Zeigler, John A.
Shaeffer, Jacob Wagner, Co. E; John Butz, Enos Dun-
bar, Robert Ellet, William Frey, David Frankenfield, Ed-
ward Fraunfelder, Joseph Geisinger, Andrew Hoffman,
Henry Hunsberger, Thomas Kelly, John Kressler, Wil-
liam Joy, John Maginnes, Christian H. Rice, Edward
Transue, Joseph Wheeler, John Wallace, Co. F; Aaron
Dreher, Isaac Davis, Blazius Fritz, Andrew Kessler, Rich-
ard Llewellyn, Adam Maury, Joshua Payne, John A.
Phillips, Thomas Richards, George Williams, Co. G;
William Grove, John Haslem, Peter Hain, David Lewis,
John W. Dunges, Henry Bowman, Co. H; Jacob R>
Weikel, George Harbst, Morris Hunsicker, Co. I; Cor-
poral George A. Simons, William Sletor, Henry Stein-
metz, Co. K.

Missing. — Samuel A. Aregood, Co. H; Michael F.
Schofield, Co. G; William J. Jones, Co. A; Peter Brown.
Co. B; Henry Benner, Samuel Bear, William W. Shelley,
Co. C; Charles Barnett, Matthew McAbee, Samuel Wil-
liams, Co. D; Christian N. Blum, Co. E; Robert Hill,
David Bruce, Derrick Atten, Co. F; Franklin Hollister,
Co. G; John W. Smith, Peter Bummerbough, John
Bracey, James Crawley, Ely Leese, William Davis, Rich-
ard Shoener, Enoch Lambert, Co. H.

At the battle of Chancellorsville:

Killed. — James Brennan, Co. A; Thomas Probers, Co.
B; John Holman, Co. E; John R. Jones, Co. C; David
Zimmerman, Co. E.

Wounded. — Major Anthony, Charles F. Falls, Co. A ;
Charles Miller, Co. A; William F. Glinne, Co. B; Wil-
liam H. Haldermin, Co. E; Charles Eck, Co. H; John
Alexander, Byron A. Jenkins, Winsome B. Robins, Jacob
Youse, William Sponsler, William Schopp, Co. A; Cor-
poral William F. Glime, George Watkins, William Mc-
Elrath, William D. Guertler, Thomas Davis, Co. B.;
Charles Luckenbach, Co. C; Arthur Davis, William
Tomer, George Oberly, Co. D; Corporal William H.
Haldeman, James Oswald, Joseph Houser, George Wal-
ker, Alexander Miller, George Bond, Co. E; Theodore
Labar, Co. F; Corporal Charles Eck, Isaac Neff, Faus-
sold Ford, James Martin, Co. H; Jacob Curry, Joseph
Kalp, John J. Hausicker, Co. I; Martin Kichline, Co.
K.

Missing. — Frederick Weldon, Co. C; William Spansler,
Co. A; Richard Jones, Co. B; Joseph Donegan, Co. E;
Samuel Ash, Co. H; Reuben Fluck, Co. C.



REGIMENTS CONTAINING SCHUYLKILL MEN.



;49



MORTUARY RF.CORD.

Killed or Died pf Wounds. — George J. Lawrence, Co.
A; J. Felterman, Co. G; John M. Jones, John NichoLis,
Thomas Millington, James Brennan, Co. A; James Ed-
wards, John C. Niese, Thomas Probert, Co. B; Clarence
E. Bailey, John Holman, David Zimmerman, Co. E;
William W. Price, Gabriel Crow, Co. G.

Died of Disease. — Edward Wertly, Co. H; Joseph
Pleisler, Co. A; John Michael, Reuben Kline, Edward
Rcber, Co. B; Asher Woomer, Co. E; George Andrew
Lerch, George H. Payne, Co. H.

ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SEVENTH.

Twenty-seven men of Company K in this regiment
were from Schuylkill county. The regiment was organ-
ized in August, 1862, for the term of nine months, and
soon went forward t-o Washington. It was under fire at
Crampton's Gap, in South Mountain, at Fredericksburg
and at Chancellorsville, but was never actively engaged.
At the expiration of its term of service it was dis-
charged.

The men from tliis county in Company K were the
following:

Michael Burns, James Ilrannan, James Bandegrast,
Patrick Cocoran, John P. Culloghan, Charles Conner,
John Cowen, Peter CuUigham, John C. Conner, James
Donahue, Edward Donahoe, Patrick Donoho, Thomas
Dorkin, Michael Farrel, John Halley, James Hannan,
Thomas T. Hoarn, John B. Haman, Thomas Joyce,
Patrick Kelly, John Lanckton, Martin D. Langton, Roger
Malarkey, Bartholomew Monahon, Captain Dennis Mc-
Laughlin, Michael Tige, Michael Tigh.

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIRST REGIMENT.

A large portion of Company I of this regiment was
recruited in Schuylkill county. It was a nine months'
regiment. It went to W^ashington in November, 1S62,
and at once entered on the duty of patrolling a region
infested with guerillas and inhabited by traitors. Here
it necessarily acquired a discipline that served it in many
trying hours. During its term of service the men expe-
rienced greater hardships than fell to the lot of many
others.

At the battle of Gettysburg the regim.ent fought despe-
rately and exhibited a coolness and courage rarely
equaled. It lost in this fight two officers and sixty-si.x
men killed, twelve officers and one hundred and eighty-
seven men wounded, and one hundred missing. The
conduct of the regiment in this battle was very highly
commended.

In Company I of tliis regiment were the following:

Officers. — Captain, Wm. L. Gray. First lieutenant, H. H.
Merkle; second, C. P. Potts. Sergeants — John Cohoon,
Charles Bartolett, Joseph Kantner, Thomas Morgan.
Corporals — Elias Bartolett, John Buchanan, Jacob R.
Haertler, Frank W. Berkheiser, John Hendricks. Musi-
cian, Lewis Lebengood. Wagoner, George W. Coover.

Privates. — Jonathan Auchanbach, Daniel Bresler,
Patrick Brennan, Albert Bacon, William Delp, Daniel
Dillman, Benjamin Dillman, John C. Duncan, Elias Del-
camp, John Deitrich, Franklin Ehly, Adam Eichley,
Daniel Fesler, Michael Fessler, Jacob Fisher, Henry



Felton, William Gray, Samuel Howser, W. H. Hoffman,
Commodore Hendricks, Jacob Hohmakre, Anthony
Hummel, Daniel Hilbert, Charles Henrich, William Hen-
dricks, Isaac Jones, Levi Knabb, Jacob Louby, Harvey
McCarty,William Manning.John Maclure, William Moyer,
Anson C. Miller, William McLaughlin, Stephen Palsgrove,
John Runkle, Jeremiah Reed, Jacob Ranch, Jeremiah
Starr, Samuel Schwenk, Oliver Schwartz, Peter Schner-
ring, William Wesner, Daniel Yeik, John Zimmerman,
B. F. Zimmerman, George Zechman.




CHAPTER XXVII.



..\TER REGIMENTS i6tH AND 17TH CAVALRY 173D,

184TH, I94TH, 2I0TM AND 214TH INFANTRY.



NDER the call of December, 1864, for three
hundred thousand men, eighty-four were re-
cruited in Schuylkill county for the i6ist
regiment (i6th cavalry), and assigned chiefly
to companies A and B. These men joined
the regiment while it was in winter quarters near
Hancock's Station. In the following spring the
regiment was engaged at Hatcher's Run, Dinwiddie
Court-house, Five Forks, x\melia Springs, Sailor's
Creek and Farmville. After the surrender of Lee it
went to North Carolina to the support of Sherman ; then
it was sent to Lynchburg, where it remained till the close
of its term of service.

Schuylkill county had the following representatives in
this regiment :

COMPANY A.

Joseph S. Conrad, Thomas Canfield, Gabriel Derr,
John Fisher, Israel Kramer, Jonathan D. Moyer, William
Owens, Daniel Oswalt, Michael Roach, Charles Riland,
Robert Smith, Evan J. Thomas, William Williams,
Thomas Williams, John D. Williams.

COMPANY B.

Henry Bayler, Casper Bufflap, Edward Barr, John W.
Barr, George W\ Clark, Thomas A. Collins, Philip A.
Carr, Edward Delaney, Wilmer A. Davis, Edward Dress,
William H. Deibert, Robert Ennis, Samuel Eisenhart,
Moses Eierby, Edward Fox, George M. Forrer, John
Gray, Henry Gehret, John Hall, William Horn, John
Horn, jr., John Houck, Sassaman Hendricks, Commodore
Hendricks, Jacob E. Heatherington, John Horan, James
Harrison, Daniel W. Hand, Hiram Kimrael, Henry Keen,
Samuel Kreicher, David Levy, George W. Lengel, Wil-
liam Ley, Samuel Lindermuth, Patrick Lenahan, James
McDonald, Michael Mease, Daniel McKinsey, Isaac
Moyer, Daniel Moul, Emriguildo Marques, Samuel Min-
nich, Nathan Myer, Henry Pinkerton, Charles Phillippi,
Charles Redmond, David Rader, Joseph Reich, Levi
Rarich, George Reed, Aaron Riley, Ephraim B. Schrope,
Henry Shak, John Sagar, Lewis C. Shartel, S. W. Schwartz,
Joseph B. Saylor, Alfred M. Saylor, Adam Shuey, Fred-
erick Steahley, Daniel Warts, Nathan Wagner, John
Williams, Milton Williams, John K. Weiondt, Jacob J.
Yeager, Jacob J. Zimmerman, Frederick Zeck.



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HISTORY OF SCHUYLKILL COUNTY.



162ND REGIMENT— SEVENTEENTH CAVALRY.

Of this regiment Com])any H, consisting of 93 men
(subsequently reinforced by si.xty-one more),was recruited
in Schuylkill county. The regiment reached Washing-
ton late in November, 1862, and was soon ordered to the
front. It was engaged in the ordinary duty of cavalry
till the battle of Chancellorsville, where it did important
service and was highly complimented for its coolness. It
was again engaged at Gettysburg, and in the campaign
following it was very active. Space will not permit of
even a catalogue of the actions in which this gallant reg-
iment was engaged and of the other important services
which it rendered. A detachment was with General Kil-
patrick in his raid on Richmond, and the regiment par-
ticii)ated in the brilliant campaigns of Sheridan, and a
history of its doings would necessitate almost a history
of those campaigns. Everywhere it did efficient service
and its losses were heavy.

The following is the muster roll of

C0.MP.4NY H.

Officers. — Captain, William Thompson. First lieuten-
ant, Baird Snyder; second, William J. Allen. Sergeants
— George W. Garrett, Jacob A. Schlaseman, Charles
Simmer, Thomas Hoch, Bernard Eisenhuth, William H.
H. Brown, John Smith, John C. West. Corporals — Jos-
eph H. Weaver, George S. Herring, Charles Davis, Ben-
neville M. Harris, Franklin Rhodes, Eberhard Gressler,
Joseph H. Beadle, William Douty. Teamsters — Radiant
Riffert, Emanuel H. Bolish. Blacksmiths — John Martz,
Levi Werntz. Saddler, Philip Artz. Wagoner, Jacob E.
Fertig.

Privates. — Hugh Bradley, Joseph M. Brobst, Samuel
E. Blaber, Jonas Banker, Louis Banker, George W.
Banker, Joseph Bitler, Francis Bleckinger, Jacob Baker,
Isaac H. Blue, John P. Clauser, George Doutal, John
Doherty, Henry F. Dengler, Daniel Derr, Elias Derr,
Charles M. Eyster, Lewis Furham, James Finley, Peter
Feterolf, William Gross, Benneville Ganker, Oliver Gold-
man, Daniel Hoy, Thomas Herbert, Martin Haley, Jacob
B. Heiser, John K. Hoffa, Thomas Haley, Thomas I.
Koppenhaffer, Benjamin F. Kloch, Joel Koons, Isaac
Kobel, Zachariah Kramer, Daniel D. Kriger, Joseph Lin-
denmuth, John Ludwig, Philip Luckner, Lewis M. Lang-
don, Levi Michael, Samuel G. Miller, Daniel McDonald,
Solomon Maury, Charles G. Marwine, Charles G.
Matthews, John Mulligan, William Markle, Daniel Mc-
MuUin, Emanuel Moyer, William Michael, George Nun-
gesser, Benjamin Nungesser, John G. Norris, Solomon
S. Obenhouser, Charles Procter, John J. Ryan, Aaron S.
Rubright, Elias E. Reed, William I. Rupert, Daniel A.
Rumbel, Franklin B. Schrope, Michael Schorer, John M.
Snyder, Isaac Sell, JosejDh Simmer, James P. St. Clair,
Daniel Strausser, Charles B. Troy, Philip Troy, Thomas
White, Jacob Werner, William R. Williams, Jonas Weiss,
Hiram Yorgey, Isaac H. Yarnall, Samuel Yarnall, Jacob
Zimmerman, William B. Zimmerman.

Under the call of July iSth, 1S64, the following en-
listed in Company H :

Frank Beaver, John C. Bucher, Luke Brennan, Jacob
Carl, Thomas Casey, Michael Conley, Jesse Y. Cleaver,



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