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Ti?K Boys who FoyoHr m'
GETTYSBURG,



LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.



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UNITED STATES OF AMEEICA.



HISTORY



OF





Copyright, 1891.

BY

Henry N. Minnigh.



TO

WIVES,

DAUGHTERS,

FATHERS & MOTHERS,

WHO GAVE THEIR LOVED ONES

TO THE UNION CAUSE,

THIS LITTLE VOLUME IS
RESPECTFULLY
DEDICATED,

BY

THE AUTHOT^,



AUTHOR'S PREFACE.

TyE have sought to gather into this little volume,
a few of the incidents that are prominent in the
History of Company K, as they have presented them-
selves to us, after the facts related have passed almost
beyond recall. We have been obliged, for the sake of
brevity, to omit much that might have been recorded,
and to give only that, which we think should be pre-
served m some way.

Our Children, and Children's children, as they scan
these pages in the days to come, may proudly boast
of ancestors, who were among "The Boys who fought
at Gettysburg their own home."

We are aware that inaccuracies and imperfections
will be found in the book, for while the collecting of
material has bee a in progress for quite a while, the edi-
ting and compiling, has come upon us in the midst of
other cares and duties, in our chosen walk of life.



Preface.

We trust our labor will not be in vain, but that our
little volume will be appreciated and preserved, by
those still in life, who remember the scene and expe-
rience so imperfectly set forth, as well as by their pas-
terity, through all time to come.

We have already commenced the revision of this
volume, and propose soon to publish a larger and re-
vised edition ; and, therefore, I ask all comrades who
may find errors in the present edition, to acquaint me
at once of the fact, that such errors may be corrected.

H. N. M.



TEANSCRTPT

of the

IWIJSTER OUT ROI.I.

Of Co. K. First Penn'a Reserves.



^J VV E give ouly a Transcript of Dam^s, as
they appear on the Muster Out Roll, referring
our readers to the Historical Record, tor the
date of Muster in and Muster out, and all other
interesting data. This Roster includes the names
of all the members of the company, that ever ap-
peared on any muster roll.




Present.



1. Henry N. Minnigh, Captain.

2. George E. Kiizmiller, 1st Lieut.

1. Samuel A. Young, 1st Sergeant.

2. John C. Brandon, Sergeant.

3. James McGonigle, do

4. M. Murray Miller, do



1. Henry H. Beamer,

2. James Culbertson,

3. George C. Carson,

4. John F. Mackley,

5. Andrew A. SlagK',



Corporal,
do
do
do
do



Muster Out Roll.



1. Beaks Charles W, Private.

2. Bingaman Samuel, do
3 Blocher Andrew H, do

4. Caufman Henry W, do

5. Cox George W, do

6. Danner H. Knox, do

7. Dixon Samuel, do

8. Gibbs George W, do

9. Jacobs John H. K, do

10. Johns David E, do

11. Jobe William T, do

12. Mackley Jacob, do

13. Megary William R, do

14. Robison D. Webster, do

15. Rouzer James M, do

16. Riggs William, do

17. Reramel David E. H, do

18. Stewart David M, вАҐ do

19. Stouffer Jacob, do

Discharged.

1. Edward McPherson, Captain.

2. J. J. Herron, 1st Lieut.



Muster Out Boll.
[Discharged, continued.]

1. Philip L. Houck, Sergeant.

2. Peter H. Henry, do

3. Alex. L. C. Woods, do

1 Charles Z. Tawnej, Corporal.

1. (Jaufman Charles E, Private.

2. Ejster Samuel H, do

3. Devine Bernard, do

4. Dixon Samuel, do

5. Fanus Hiram J, do

6. Hart Levi J, do

7. Hollinger Philip, do

8. Hortkins Henry, do

9. Lady Hiram, do

10. Myers John J, do

11. Pierce James Shaw, do

12. Khoads Andrew H, do

13. Shaffer David, do

14. Siplinger Mathias J, do

15. Trimmer William, do



Muster Out Roll.



Transferred.



1.


W. W. Stewart,


Captain.


1.


Pcttr S. Harbaugh,


Sergeant.


1.


Joseph Hamilton,


Corporal.


2.


Joseph Baker,


do


3.


Robert T. McKinney,


do


4.


Jacob Resser,


do


6.


Daniel D. Bailey,


do


6.


Brandon Isaac M,


do


1.


Gilbert Charles E,


Musician.


2.


Naylor Wilson E,


do


1.


Arendt Jacob W,


Private.


2.


Beard Obed. M,


do


3.


Chronister Amos,


do


4.


Cassatt Samuel J,


do


5.


Duey John J,


do


6.


Durboraw I. Newton,


do


7.


Elden Henry W. C,


do


8.


Gardner Amos T,


do


9.


Goutermuch Paul,


do


10.


Hamilton Calvin,


do


11.


Harbaugh Calvin,


do



Muster Oat Roll.

Transferred, [continued.]

12. Keckler Samuel E, Private.

18. Leech Elijah L, do

14. Monteer Henry R, do

15. Mumper William, du

16. Myers David M, do

17. Pittinger John F, do

18. Pensyl George W, do

19. Rosensteel John IT, do

20. Sheads Robert E, do

21. Sheets Samuel, do

22. Swisher Charles E, do
28. Woodring David H, do

24. Foutz Adam. do

25. Ogden John Q, do

Died.

1. Bailey J. Findley, Captain.

2. Sadler John D, 1st Lieut.

1. Creamer John T, Private.

2. Keim Frederick A, do

3. McKinney John W, do

4. Miller Peter M, do



Muster Out Eoll.


5. McGrew William,


Private.


6. Myers George W,


do


7. Nailor Jeremiah,


do


8. Shai k JesFe,


do


9. SbipVy J(>hr> W,


do


10. Wipotzkey Craig F,


do


Deserter?.




1. Binsaroan David.


Private.


2. Gardner Richard P,


do


3. Hart Bernard,


do


4. HiHebrand John F,


do


5. Jones Henry H,


do


6. Metcalf Wooster B,


do


7. Weber Frank,


do


Dropped.




1. Gibson John,


Private.


2. Holtzwonh Adam,


do


3. Holtz worth George,


do


4. Little George,


do


5. Rogers Zephaniah,


do


6. Zell William,


do

^^



A History
Of Company K. First (Tnft.) Penn'a Reserves.



INTRODUCTORY.




G IS our purpose, to write a briet
History of Company K. First
" ^- (Intt,) Penn'a Reserves.



The history of a Company, as
duty was performed by such com-
,mand, in the War of the Rebel-
lion, must needs be. the History
of the Regiment, Brigade and Di-
vision to which such company belonged.

It is not a part of our plan, to add laurels to those
really won by the company, or to burnish ihc charac-
of any member thereof, for the record is already made,
and this Company needs no boosting into popular favor
at this late day.



2



That the History of the company and of its heroes,
may be put into tangible form for distribution and
preservation, as well as that a book of reference may
be put in the hands of the survivors and their families,
is our only object.

Company K. First Penn'a Reserves, takes no second
place among the companies that went out from the
County of Adams, though other companies performed
good and noble service.

I wish to confine myself mainly, to Three points of
interest, in the work assumed :

I. The Organization and work of the Company.
II. A brief Record of each member.

III. Reminiscences of the Company.



CHAPTER I.



Organization of the Company.



O ISI





THE 15th day of May, 1861, a
Bill was passed by both branches
^// /; i I 1 j'x^^rr of the Penn'a Legislature, received
the Governor's signature, and be-
gi came a law of the commonwealth,
authorizing the organization of a
military corps, to be called, the
Reserve volunteer corps, to be
composed of Thirteen regiments of Infantry, One of
Cavalry and One of Artillery, to be mustered into the
State service, and to be liable to be mustered into the
service of the United States at any time. (See Bill.)

In response to orders issued to local military organ-
izations in the state, the


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