Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Arrest Of The 15th., Pennsylvania Cavalry.

This hole page will be on the Anderson Cavalry also known as the 15th., Pennsylvania Cavalry, Anderson Troops, Buell' guards and the 160th. Pennsylvania Volunteers. I will give only one report as there are about 25 of them. After the report I will list a lot of the men involved, there were close to 500 hundred that were arrested and held at Nashville Tenn., at the prison and Jail for mutiny. Along with their names I will list some of their service records.

Note. Those of you who would like the full report will receive one upon request by writing to me at: dsegelquist1@cox.net


Note. This information comes from The official Records of the Great Rebellion, which is housed at the Ohio State University.

Report No. 1.

In the fall of 1861, a company of cavalry called the Anderson Troop was raised in Pennsylvania, of select and intelligent young men, as a body guard to General Anderson, commanded by Captain William J. Palmer. Subsequently this troop reported for duty to Major General D. C. Buell, then commanding the Department of the Ohio, and, after being equipped, well drilled, and disciplined, was assigned to duty at his headquarters, where it rendered valuable and efficient service as guards, escorts, scouts, &c., which service was appreciated and highly commended by the general commanding. The high character as soldiers gained by this company, and the want of more efficient cavalry, induced General Buell to ask authority to have raised three more companies of like class of men, all to be officered from the old troop on his selection and united with it as a battalion. This authority was granted. (See paper herewith submitted and marked A.) Accordingly a recruiting party from the old troop was detailed; their success was unprecedented, and the recruiting continued until two more battalions were enlisted, making a regiment of nearly 1,000 men. I find no official authority for recruiting the last two battalions, except the report of officers of the regiment, who say Captain Palmer had authority to raise them from the War Department. But a few officers were commissioned by Governor Curtin, all taken from the old troop, except Lieutenant G. S. Fobes, the regimental commissary and acting regimental quartermaster. A supernumerary lieutenant and the non-commissioned officers were appointed by election in the respective companies. With this incomplete organization, the regiment performed service in Pennsylvania and Maryland when the latter State was invaded by the enemy, last September. Subsequently the regiment assembled at Carlisle, Pa., where it was drilled, and partially equipped for service, arms being issued which Lieutenant Colonel William Spencer, then commanding, states were of good quality and condition. Horses were not issued until the arrival of the regiment at Louisville, Ky., about the 9th of November, 1862. While at this place, a period of some five or six weeks, horses were issued and the regiment well mounted, and, so far as practicable, drilled and prepared for active service in the field. The preparations were retarded, discipline lax, and camp or garrison duties more or less neglected from insufficiency of company officers.

The grievances complained of by the insubordinate portion of the Anderson Cavalry, are, in substance, that they enlisted to form but one battalion, to serve exclusively as body guard to General Buell; that they have not properly been mustered into service; that they have not been properly officered; that they were not well armed; that they have not been assigned to duty as promised, and, in flue, that deception has been practiced in their enlistment, organization, and service, but they are more fully stated in paper herewith submitted, and marked B. They also state that while at Carlisle, Pa., and at Louisville, Ky., they were dissatisfied, mentioned their complaints, petitioned for their discharge, and determined to refuse to do duty unless their just rights, as claimed, were awarded them, but that their decision was overruled by fair promises, and they were induced to proceed as far as Nashville, Tenn., where they determined to bring the matter of their wrongs to an issue.

The declarations of the officers of the regiment state that no deception was practiced in their enlistments; that they were told their duties would be the same as those of the old troop, viz, scouting, secret expeditions, escorts, guards, service of a daring and dashing character, and that they would probably be kept at or about the headquarters of the commanding general, and under his orders; that authority was given to raise a regiment, and the men were so informed; that companies B, C, D, E, F, and G were mustered into the United States service by Captain Hastings, of the First U. S. Cavalry, and the other companies by Captain Bush, of one of the new regiments of United States infantry, and that possibly there may be 20 men who have not been mustered into the United States service; that the regiment was well armed and mounted; that no complaints were made of false enlistments, of inexperienced or incompetent officers, of poor arms, or of different organization and duty from what was promised, until arriving at Nashville, Tenn., but that when at Carlisle, Pa., meeting with delay in getting off for Louisville, there was manifested some dissatisfaction because it was reported the Governor wished to retain the regiment for service in the State and the men were anxious to join the army in the West; and while at Louisville, Ky., some complaints were made for fear the regiment would be brigaded, uniformed, and discharge the duties of regular cavalry. It is also stated that while at Louisville, and en route thence to Nashville, squads of the men visited disloyal families, and reported to them their grievances, and exhibited a disposition to refuse or avoid doing a soldier's duty. They were advised of the impropriety of such practices, and admonished that, if they persisted in a refusal to do duty, they would be arrested and punished, to which they replied they dared any general in interfere with their rights; that they had money and influence, which would secure them their rights, discharge, &c. On the march from Louisville to Nashville, they generally performed very well their duty, which, from the circumstances and inclement weather, was somewhat arduous and disagreeable. The regiment arrived at Nashville December 24, 1862. On the next day a foraging party was sent out, which had a skirmish with the enemy, in which 1 man was lost. That night there was considerable excitement, and complaints made that their officers were inexperienced and incompetent. Officers who have had experience in the service state that the officers of this regiment will compare favorably with any in the volunteer service. There was at this time evidently much disaffection and demoralization, and a decided objection to do duty, and a determination to be disbanded or discharged, and pretexts sought to justify acts which their dispositions prompted. Insufficiency of officers and incomplete organization were given as reasons for disobeying orders; also that they had been so often and much deceived they did not know who to believe. Their mode of complaint and redress, instead of being through the ordinary military channels, was by caucuses and committees, &c.

On the morning of December 26, 1862, Major General W. S. Rosecrans, commanding the Department of the Cumberland, moved his forces to the front from Nashville, Tenn., to attack the enemy. Some 200 of the Anderson Cavalry, more or less, and all the officers, except Lieutenant G. S. Fobes, acting regimental quartermaster, left in charge of regimental property and the camp, obeyed the order, and moved with the army.* The remaining portion of the regiment refused to go. Brigadier General R. [B.] Mitchell, commanding at Nashville, Tenn., on the 27th of December, 1862, addressed a communication to Lieutenant Fobes, urging the Anderson Cavalry to the front, to assist their comrades in conflict with the enemy in this (their) our country's hour of peril, but without avail. (See papers herewith submitted and marked C and D.) The portion refusing to go to the front objected upon the ground of insufficiency of officers and incomplete organization On the 28th of December, 1862, General Rosecrans issued an order appointing 23 officers temporarily, until others could be regularly appointed, and on the 29th of the same month directed General Mitchell to send the Anderson Cavalry to the front, saying he would not submit to their whims, &c. (See papers herewith submitted and marked E and F.)

December 29, 1862, General Mitchell ordered to Anderson Cavalry to the front. (See papers herewith submitted, marked G and H.) Some 200 refused to move. (See paper herewith submitted and marked I.) December 29, 1862, General Mitchell directs the officer commanding Fourth Division, Fourteenth Army Corps (General J. D. Morgan), to move early next morning with a sufficient force to the camp of the Anderson Cavalry, to compel them to march to the front, and report to General Rosecrans.

On the morning of the 30th December, 1862, Captain Tinstman left with 30 men of the regiment, and reached General Rosecrans' headquarters, where he reported. (See paper herewith submitted and marked K.) About 70, more or less, left subsequently, on the same morning under command of Captain Atkinson, assistant adjutant-general to Brigadier-General Smith (now at Memphis, Tenn.). Balance of regiment refused to obey the order and go to the front, but finally were prevailed upon to march, in obedience to orders, conditionally. This portion of the regiment overtook the command of Captain Atkinson near La Vergne, and the whole command, then under Lieutenant Colonel M. F. Wood, Tenth Illinois Volunteers, was forced by the enemy's cavalry to fall back. About 70 of the number, being those that were with Captain Atkinson, encamped some 6 miles from Nashville, to protect, with other troops, a wagon train. The balance of the command, refusing to go into camp here, returned to their old camp, promising to move again to the front whenever ordered. They were ordered to move the next morning, December 31, at 1 o'clock, with other troops, to escort supplies to the army in front, but, with the exception of a few, they positively refused to obey the order. (See papers herewith submitted and marked L and M, also N, being a list of the names of those men who marched under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Wood, conditionally, on the 30th December, 1862, and were subsequently imprisoned.)

On the night of 31st of December, 1862, and on January 1, 1863, the Anderson Cavalry that had gone to the front were ordered back to Nashville. (See paper herewith submitted and marked O.)

On the 4th of January, 1863, a portion of the men who had returned from the front refused to obey orders, and were confined in the yard of the country jail. Confined December 31, 1862, and January 1, 1863, 315 in city work-house; on January 4, 1863, 95 in the jail-yard, and 5 in the penitentiary; making a total of 415. For information respecting the places of confinement, the treatment of these prisoners while in confinement, and the liberties and privileges granted them, see papers marked P and Q. The statements made in these papers are corroborated by reports from other sources, and, in part, by my own observation. Far greater privileges and liberties were extended to these prisoners than is customary in the military service for offenses of a much less criminal character. For some time (days) they were allowed to go about town and board at hotels and private boarding-houses. Their friends were allowed to visit and take them such articles as they pleased. If sick, they were allowed to be removed to hospitals or private houses. Medical officers visited the prison. They were as well supplied with rations and fuel as the other troops at the post; had their clothing, blankets, &c., and were less restricted and better cared for than the other prisoners in confinement. Those in the jail-yard were a few days without their tents. In consequence of the inclement weather, scarcity of fuel and a portion of the ration, they no doubt felt uncomfortable and may have suffered; but in this respect the troops about the city on duty fared no better, and considered the Anderson Cavalry in confinement were so much better off that they preferred confinement to duty, exposure, and the disagreeables of camp life.

The work-house was smoky, and the police in both places of confinement was not what it should have been. Proper police would have kept them in order, and not made them uncomfortable or unsuitable as places of confinement. I called the attention of those concerned to the state of police, and an improvement was soon manifest in this respect.

January 19, 1863, General Rosecrans authorized General Mitchell to release from confinement all those men of the Anderson Cavalry who would go to duty, and allowing them to elect six in each company from whom he would nominate the most suitable for appointment as commissioned officers, directing also that, in case they accepted his proposition, to have the regiment re-equipped and fitted for the field, and sent to report to his headquarters, where he would assign them to duty.

On the 20th of January, 1863, General Mitchell, in pursuance of instructions from General Rosecrans, issued an order releasing all of the Anderson Cavalry, then in confinement, who would go to duty, and accept the terms offered by General Rosecrans. (See papers herewith submitted and marked R and S.) All those in the jail-yard were released, and about 40 of those in the work-house, leaving then in confinement 208. (See papers submitted and marked T.) Since that time 4 had been confined in the jail for refusing to do picket duty.

For a list of the names of those who were in the battle of Murfreesborough, see paper herewith submitted and marked U. Those names marked C are still in confinement, and those marked R are released.

For information of the commendations bestowed upon those of the Anderson Cavalry who were in the battle of Murfreesborough, and the reproof to those who failed their country in her hour of peril and need, see paper herewith submitted and marked V.

I saw a communication to General Morgan of the 24th January from the officer commanding Anderson Cavalry, then in camp and for duty, complaining that the men would not do duty, or did it with great reluctance, and very loosely and improperly. General Morgan reported to me the same thing.

CONCLUSION.
From all the facts I have been able to collect in my investigations relative to the Anderson Cavalry, I am impressed with the convictions that some of the men, probably, have been deceived with regard to their organization and the nature of the duty they would have to perform, but not to the extent claimed, nor does it appear that those on recruiting duty, who enlisted them, intentionally deceived them. That, with very few exceptions, they have been properly mustered into the United States service. That as a class they are very intelligent young men, but have been unfortunate in not having their organization completed by the appointment of a sufficient number of company officers, in consequence of which, and other causes, such as the interference and influence of friends at home, they have become demoralized, and wanting in discipline. That they have become tired of the service, are determined

to get out of it, and, therefore, unreasonably magnify their grievances, and seek pretexts for neglecting their duty and disobeying orders. That they have set the authority of the Government at defiance, and have been assured that money and influence will not be spared in their behalf in their course of conduct, and that if they hold out a little longer their discharge will be granted. They say they have the legal opinion of eminent lawyers in Philadelphia that they cannot be held in the service. That the 208 who refused to come out of confinement and go to duty were induced to this course by the action of one or more of a committee who visited them from Philadelphia, and from letters received from friends. That they have allowed their personal feelings and conceived private grievances to outweigh the dictates of patriotism and a just sense of duty to their country in her most trying hour of peril and need. That, in a military sense, all reasonable means have been exhausted to induce them to return to duty, and awaken in them a feeling of pride and a proper sense of their sacred obligations to their Government and country without avail. That after making concessions to them, forgiving their past conduct, and giving them what they have claimed, a large number positively refuse all terms offered by their commanding general, and a large portion of those who did partially accept the terms offered, which were those they had claimed as their rights, did so, apparently, not in the right and proper spirit. That there is no good excuse for their mutinous and disobedient conduct, and that hundreds if not thousands of other troops in the Department of the Cumberland are closely watching the action of Government in this case, upon which their future action will be shaped. That the discipline, interests, and well being of the Army of the Cumberland depend materially upon the result of governmental action with regard to this regiment. It is an important case to the army, as affecting its efficiency and success. That there are leading spirits among the mutinous portion of the Anderson Cavalry, I have no doubt, who influence and control the others to a great extent. That there is a want of harmony of feeling between different portions of the regiment is manifest. There are many of those who have been confined who appear to be well meaning, and whom I believe would never have been guilty of such conduct but for the action of others who have influenced and urged them to it. That the good of the service requires an example to be made of a portion of this regiment, I have no doubt.
Most respectfully submitted.
N. H. DAVIS,
Assistant Inspector-General, U. S. Army.

The following members of the Anderson Cavalry will act temporarily as officers until appointments are made, and will be obeyed and respected in the positions assigned them:

1. Thomas S. Maple, major-2d Lt. muster in November 3, 1862, Mustered out with Company, March 26, 1863.

2. William Domer, first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster- Private, muster in November 30, 1862, Mustered out with Company, March 26, 1863.

3. Joseph Anderson, captain Company A.,Sergeant, muster in November 30, 1862, Promoted from Corporal, January 16, 1863; to Captain, Company I, 160th regiment P. V., March 1, 1863.

4. Henry O. Tinstman, captain Company F, Muster in November 30, 1864-Promoted from Corporal, Anderson Troop, October 13, 1862; resigned February 27, 1863.

5. James B. Curtin, captain Company G-Not on the rolls.

6. John A. Stevenson, captain Company H-Private, muster in February 18, 1864, Mustered out with Company, March 26, 1863.

7. J. Cresson Bradford, captain Company E-was captain of the 160 th. Penn. Volunteers, muster in November 30, 1861-Promoted from private, Anderson Troop, March 1,1863; discharged May 8, 1863.

8. James Quinn, first lieutenant Company A-Sergeant, muster in November 30, 1862, Promoted from Corporal, November 6, 1862- to Captain Company G, 160th regiment P. V., March 1, 1863.

9. Allison McDowell, first lieutenant Company B, Muster in November 30, 1861-promoted from Corporal, Anderson Troop, October 3, 1862; resigned February 27, 1863.

10. Edward Marshall, first lieutenant Company D-Sergeant, muster in November 30, 1862, Promoted to 1st Lt. Company E, 160th Regiment P. V., March 1, 1863.

11. Bruce Lambert, first lieutenant Company E-Private, muster in November 30, 1862, Mustered out with Company, March 26, 1863.

12. John E. Skillen, first lieutenant Company F-Private, muster in November 30, 1862, Mustered out with Company, March 26, 1863.

13. Eldrige Enoch Locke, first lieutenant Company G-Private, muster in November 30, 1862
Discharged as 1st Lt. 160th Regiment P. V., May 8, 1863.

14. Isett J. Henry, first lieutenant Company H-Private, muster in November 30, 1862, mustered out with Company, March 26, 1863.

15. Rolland C. Allen, first lieutenant Company K-Private, muster in January 31, 1862, Captured at Perryville, Ky.,October, 1862; mustered out with Company, March 26, 1863.

16. Coleman H. Watts, second lieutenant Company A-Private, muster in November 30, 1862, mustered out with Company, March 26, 1863.

17. James C. Sproul, second lieutenant Company B-Private, muster in November 30, 1861, mustered out with Company, March 26, 1863.

18. Marcelin L. DeCoursey, second lieutenant Company C-Private, muster in November 30, 1861, Promoted to 1st Lt. Company D, 160th Regiment P. V., March 1, 1863.

19. William S. Monyer, second lieutenant Company D-Private, muster in November 30, 1862
Absent, on detached service, at muster out.

20. William F. Prosser, second lieutenant Company E-Private, muster in November 30, 1862
Mustered out,with Company, March 26, 1863.

21. William G. McClure, second lieutenant Company G-Sergeant, muster in November 30, 1862
Promoted.frorn Corporal, November 6,1862; to 1st Lieutenant Company A, 160th Regiment P. V. March 1, 1863.

22. Edward B. Imhoff, second lieutenant Company H-Quarter Master Sergeant, muster in November 30, 1862, Promoted from private, January 1, 1863; mustered out with Company, March 26, 1863.

23. James N. Rea or James M. O. Rea, second lieutenant Company K-Private, muster in November 30, 1862, Promoted to 1st Lt.. Company M, 160th Regiment. P. V., March 1, 1863

List of the names of men of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, on Anderson Cavalry, who started for headquarters of Major-General Rosecrans, with Colonel Wood and Captain Atkinson, on the 30th December, 1862, and were ordered back, on account of the position of the enemy near La Vergne, and subsequently imprisoned:

Company B: Privates.

1.Thomas H. Myers, muster in August 22, 1862, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

2. Benjamin F. Keyser, muster in August 22, 1862, Promoted to 1st Lt. 6th Regiment U. S. Colored Troops, December 22, 1864; mustered out, April 15, 1866.

3. Lewis Selgrade, muster in August 22, 1862, Transferred to Company D, date unknown, Commissary Sergeant, Promoted from private, January1, 1864; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

4. William F. Staker, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company D , date unknown, Died at Murfreesboro, Tenn., May 1, 1863; buried in National Cemetery, Stone River, grave, 236.

5. William Rule or William Ruil, and William Rull. muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company K, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

6. Aubrey Henry or Aubry Henry, muster in August 22, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, March 5, 1863.

7. Robert M. Garrett, muster in August 23, 1862 Transferred to Company F , date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, March16, 1865 mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

8. Nathaniel B. Briggs, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company K, date unknown, found no record of him being in this company.

Company C: Privates.

9. Walter G. Wilson, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company G, date unknown, found no record of him in this company.

10. Nathan King, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company F, June 21, 1865, Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 13, 1863.

11. Thomas D. Willis or Thomas G. Willis, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company F, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

12. John McKee or John McGee and M’Kee, muster in September 6, 1862 Transferred to Company E, date unknown, Wounded near Lynchburg, Va., April 6, 1865; discharged by General Order, August 9, 1865.

13. Charles H. Fritz or Charles I. Fritz, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, January 21, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

14. John Huey, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company B, date unknown, found no record of him in this company.

15. George W. Eckert, muster in September 6, 1862 Transferred to Company B , date unknown, Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 14, 1863

16. Joseph K. Pierce, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company K, date unknown, Discharged by General Order, May 20, 1865.

17. Charles McGinley or Charles M’Ginley, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Quarter Master 32d Regiment U. S. Colored Troop, March 10, 1864; mustered out, August 22, 1865.

18. A. W. Thomas or Abra’m W. Thomas, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company M, date unknown, Prisoner from May 10, 1863, to April 21, 1865; discharged May 31, to date May 18, 1865

19. William Benner, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company M , date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal November 11, 1864; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

20. Jonathan O. Stokes, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company B, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.


21. David Harkinson, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company A, date unknown, Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 6, 1863.

22. H. De Silver, found no record of him in this company.

23. Joseph S. Wright, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company A, date unknown, 1st Sergeant, Promoted from private to Quarter Master Sergeant, September 1, 1863; to 1st Sergeant, June 1, 1865; discharged June 21, 1865.

24.Edward Ferry, muster in October 20, 1862 Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

25. John F. Faucett, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company M, date unknown, Discharged by General Order, June 7, 1865.

26. Joseph G. Hneais or Joseph G. Haines, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

27. Alvin Haines, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company M, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, November 1, 1864; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

Company D: Privates.

28. William Bardsley or William Bardsiey, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company A, date unknown, Discharged June 21, 1865.

29. E. W. Anderson or B. W. Anderson, muster in October 9, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, found no record he was in this company.

30. Samuel L. Ennis, muster in August 22, 1862 Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

31. J. G. Henvis or Jacob G. Hennis, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company G , date unknown, found no record he was in this company.

32. L. Leedum or Isaac Leedom, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, found no record he was in this company.

33. B. Palmer, found no record of this man in this company.

34. H. H. Davis or Henry H. Davis, muster in October 9, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 6, 1863.

35. G. P. Louder or George B. Louder, muster in August 22, 1862 Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

36. S. Knight or S. N. Knight, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, March 16, 1865; discharged June 21, 1865

37. J. W. Sausser or John N. Sausser, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company A, date unknown, Saddler, Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 10, 1863

38. Isaac I. Worrell or Isaac J. Worrell, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company F, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

39. W. S. Johnston or Valter S. Johnston or Walter S. Johnston. muster in September 6, 1862 or September 3, 1862, Transferred to Company F, date unknown, Promoted to 1st Lt. Company G, 184th Regiment P. V., April 29, 1864.

40. James A. Murray, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company A, date unknown, Discharged June 21, 1865.

41. S. Knight, See No. 36.

42. Robert D. Coombs, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company F, date unknown, August 22, 1862 Capt'd; date unknown; discharged by General Order, July 5, 1865.

43. Jesse R. Locke, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company G, date unknown, found no record this man was in this company.

44. Thomas J. Whipkey or Thomas K. Whipkey, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company A, date unknown, Sergeant, Promoted to Corporal, August 7, 1864; to Sergeant, June 1, 1865; discharged June 21, 1865

45. Henry D. Overholt, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company A, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, August 7, 1864; discharged June 21, 1865.

46. William S. Young, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company A, date unknown, Discharged June 21, 1865.

Company E: Privates.

47. Paul A. Scheerer, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company B, date unknown, Died at Nashville, Tenn., September 25, 1863; buried in National Cemetery.

48. William A. Hartley, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company B, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, November 10, 1864; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865

49. Benjamin Hough, muster in September 6, 1862 Transferred to Company D, date unknown, no record this man was in this company.

50. Edwin W. Hough, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company D, date unknown, Died at Philadelphia, Pa., April 30, 1863.

51. Francis O'Brien, muster in October 10, 1862 Transferred to Company M, date unknown, Died at Murfreesboro, Tenn.. May 23, 1863.

52. W. H. Davis, no record of him being in this company.

Company F: Privates.

53. George H. Lawton or George E. Lawton, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company C, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, June 6, 1864; discharged by General Order, May 21, 1865.

54. Daniel Fisher, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date known, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

55. William E. Reppert, August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company, date unknown.

56. Daniel M. Milligan, muster in August 29, 1862 Transferred to Company A, date unknown, Sergeant, Promoted to Corporal, June 24, 1864; to Sergeant, November 10, 1864; wounded and captured, date unknown.

57. Findley M. Shaner, August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company A, date known, Died at Nashville, Tenn., July 1, 1863; buried in National Cemetery, sec. B, grave, 689.

58. William Guffey or William H. Graff, muster in August 22, 1862 Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

59. Samuel Livengood, No record of him being in this company.

60. W. J. Marion or William Jr. Myrion, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company A, date unknown, Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 26, 1862.

61. P. G. Wallace or Peter G. Wallace, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date known, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

62. J. H. Metzler, no record of this man being in this company.

63. James K. Lewis, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 30, 1863.

64. John G. Farrer, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to company K, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

65. Lindley McVey, no record of this man being in this company.

66. James R. Martin, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company H, date unknown, Discharged for promotion, July 5, 1864.

67. T. N. Harthaway, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Saddler, Promoted to Saddler, July 1, 1864; mustered out, with Company, June 21, 1865.
68. Bowman Herbert, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company B, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

69. John M. Davis, August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company B, date unknown, Transferred to Signal Corps, October 22, 1863.

70. Milton E. Shaw, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Sergeant, Promoted to Corporal, July 23, 1864; to Sergeant, January 21, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 21,1865.

71. William Wassell, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company B, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

72. H. Fry or Henry C. Fry, muster in August 22, 1862, Transferred to Company B, date unknown, Corporal, Discharged by Special Order, May 16, 1864.

73.James C. McDonald or James C. M’Donald, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company C, date known, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, November 10, 1864; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

74. Harry H. Vance, August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company B, date known, 1st Sergeant, Promoted to Corporal, May 14, 1863; to Commissary Sergeant, June 4, 1863; to Quarter Master Sergeant, November 10, 1864; to 1st Sergeant, March 16, 1865; commissioned 2d Lt., May 29, 1865; not mustered; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

75. David Coogle, muster in August 23, 1862 Transferred to Company D, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

76. Sayers B. Euwer or Sayers L. Enwer, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, March1 5,, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

Company G: Privates.

77. George M. Petty, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company C, date unknown, 1st Sergeant, Promoted to Corporal, May 13, 18633; to Commissary Sergeant, June 5, 1863; to 1st Sergeant, November 10, 18634; commissioned 2d Lt., May 29, 1865, not mustered; absent, on furlough, at muster out.

78. Joseph L. Hammell, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company A, June 21, 1865, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, July 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, July 18, 1865.

79. Richard W. Hammell, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company F, date unknown, Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 1, 1863.

80. James S. Woodwell, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company F, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

81. A. Hitchins or Alonzo G. Hitchens, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to company F, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

82. James A. Forseman or James A. Foresman, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company E, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

83. Hugh I. Jones, muster in October 10, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

84. Daniel Scull, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

85. David Dunseath, jr., muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company E, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

86. C. C. De Granges or C. Des Grangers or C. C. Des Granges, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company B, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

87. H. N. Oliver, could be James M. Oliver?, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company H, date unknown, Drowned in Tennessee River, at Chattanooga, Tenn., November 22, 1863.

88. Elwood H. Hunt, muster in October 10, 1862 Transferred to Company C, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

89. Frank M. Crawford, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company C, date unknown, Promoted to Lieut. 101st Regiment U. S. Colored Troop, November 4, 1864; mustered out as Captain, January 21, 1866.

90. Hampton Wilson, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, March16, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

91. H. Biggert or Henry Bigrert muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date unknown, Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 15, 1864.

92. Charles R. Jenkins, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, November 10, 1864; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

93. Augustus Markley, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

94. John P. Anderson, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, March16, 1865;mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

95. A. O. Gaw or Alexander O. Gow, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company M, date unknown, Discharged for promotion, November 15, 1863.

96. Thomas W. Dyott, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, June 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

Company H: Privates.

97. John H. Harrison or John W. Harrison, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company E, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

98. W. Glendinning or W. S. Glendenning, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company E, date unknown, Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown; discharged by General Order, June 30, 1865.

99. Joseph D. Price muster in October 10, 1862 Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

100. Newton B. McNay or Newton B. M’Nay, muster in August 30, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, November 13, 1863.

101. Edmund B. Jones, muster in October 18, 1862 Transferred to Company C, date unknown, Transferred to Company A, June 21, 1865, Quarter Master Sergeant, Promoted from private, July, 1865; mustered out with Company, Julyl8, 1865.

102. James W. Sanford or James T. Sanford, muster in October 10, 1862 Transferred to Company A, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, July 18, 1865.

103. C. T. McCarter or Court. T. M’Carter, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Died at Nashville, Tenn., November 20, 1863; burial record, November 12, 1863; buried in National Cemetery.

104. William H. Newman, muster in September, 1862 Transferred to Company K, date unknown, Prisoner from May 2, to May 10, 1865; discharged June 16, to date May 21, 1865.

105. Edwin L. Hiltner, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company E, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, March 16, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

Company I: Privates.

106. Samuel A. Abbey or Samuel A. Abby, muster in October 10, 1862 Transferred to Company B, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, March 16, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

107. John Walter, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company K, date unknown, Discharged by General Order, July 5, 1865.

108. Robert C. Geddes, muster in September 6, 1862 Transferred to Company B; date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

109. William H. Lush or William I. Lush, muster in October 10, 1862 Transferred to Company C, date unknown, Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, April 30, 1864.

110. Alfred D. Woolston, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company M, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

111. Samuel Barr, muster in October 10, 1862 Transferred to Company E; date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

112. Smith Cozzens or Smith D. Cozens, muster in September 6, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, November 10, 1864; discharged by General Order, July 5, 1865.

113. W. H. McDonald or W. H. H. M’Donald, muster in October 10, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date unknown, Discharged by General Order, July 1, 1865.

114. Albert Super, muster in September 6, 1862 Transferred to Company M, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, March 16, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

115. Joseph C. Squires, muster in October 10, 1862 Transferred to Company D, date unknown, Prisoner from September 20, 1863, to March 22, 1864; discharged by General Order, June 21, 1865.

116. W. T. Johnston, Not on rolls.

117. Joseph R. Burke, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company K, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

118. Albert M. Price, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company L, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

119. Samuel Gyger or Samuel Geiger, muster in September 6, 1862 Transferred to Company D, date unknown, Died at Miurfreesboro, Tenn., June 27, 1863; buried in National Cemetery, Stone River.

120. Howard M. Sands, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company C , date unknown, Died at Louisville, Ky., July 11, 1863.

121. Samuel A. Topham, muster in September 16, 1862 Transferred to Company C, date unknown, Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, October 31, 1863; discharged by General Order, June 26, 1865.

122. James A. Wilt, muster in August 22, 1862 Transferred to Company M, date unknown, Transferred to Signal Corps, October 22, 1863.

Company K: Privates.

123. Josiah Lewis, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company G, date unknown, Died at Nashville, Tenn., August 23, 1863; burial record: July 27, 1863; buried in National Cemetery, sec. D, grave, 416.

124. A. Leroy Hawkins or A. Le Roy Hawkins, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, May 12, 1863; promoted to Lt., 101st Regiment U. S. Colored Troops; to Captain, September 5, 1865; mustered out, January 21, 1866.

125. George E. Stone, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Sergeant, Promoted to Corporal, November 10, 1864; to Sergeant, March 16, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

126. Alfred Stevenson, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company F, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

127. Samuel W. Gass, October 3, muster in 1862 Transferred to Company F, date unknown, Died at Murfreesboro, Tenn., April 13, 1863.

128. Benjamin B. Evans, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company F, date unknown, Corporal, Promoted to Corporal, March 16, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

129. Joseph Arvecost, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company G, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

130. J. Milligan,
Note. Could be James H. Milligan, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company G, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865. Jonas Milligan, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

131. George Brown, Not on rolls.

132. John M. Hartley, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company D, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

133. Lycurgus Grim or Lycurgus Grimm, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company F, date unknown, Promoted to Captain, 101st Regiment U. S. Colored Troops, August 2, 1864; mustered out, January 21, 1866.

134. Robert H. Jordon or Robert H. Jordan, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company H. date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.
135. John H. Bell, August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Died at Nashville, Tenn., August 23, 1863; buried in National Cemetery.

136 David D. Ross, October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company F, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

137. John D. Waychoff, muster in, October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company F, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

138. John Rex, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company C, date unknown, Bugler, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

New. Here is a rare photo of John Rex, sent to me by Larry Chenault, thanks Larry what a nice surprise.
http://www.natedsanders.com/ItemInfo.asp?ItemID=25134

Scarce 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Signed Bugler's Tintype
RARE PHOTOGRAPH Exceedingly rare Principal Musician’s tintype of John Rex, Bugler of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Full length portrait shows Rex wearing a musician’s frock coat with Cavalry shoulder straps, holding his bugle. Signed in pencil to verso, “Captain John Rex.” John Rex mustered into Company C as a Bugler on 30 August 1862 and mustered out on 21 June 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. His regiment fought at Stone’s River, Chickamauga, Mossy Creek.

139. Joseph Houston, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company H, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

140. Samuel Houston, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Not on rolls.

141. Boyd J. McCarty or Boyd J. M’Carty, muster in October 10, 1862 Transferred to Company G, date unknown, Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 8, 1863.

142. John W. Phillips, muster in October 2, 1862 Transferred to Company C, date unknown, Bugler, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

143. Joseph H. Houston, October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company H, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

144. M. E. Megonegal, Not on rolls.

145. John Adamson, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company, date unknown.

146. John Moredock or John Murdock, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company G, date unknown, Prisoner from December 24, 1863, to April 21, 1865; discharged June 2, to date May 18, 1865.

147. William H. Chambers, muster in October 10, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Not on roll.

148. Alpheus Myers, muster in August 30, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon s Certificate, February 25, 1863.

149. Jonas Milligan, October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

150. William B. Moredock or William B. Murdock, October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company G, date unknown, Died at Chattanooga, Tenn., March 31, 1865.

151. Jacob A. Reynolds, muster in August 30, 1862 Discharged March 10, 1863.

152. Amos Riggle, muster in August 30, 1862 Deserted February 19, 1863.

153. J. L. Rickey or James L. Richey, muster in August 30, 1862 Transferred to Company, date unknown,

154. Clark Denney, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company I, date unknown, Corporal, October 3, 1862 Promoted to Corporal, March 16, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

155. J. P. McNay or Jasper P. M’Nay, muster in October 3, 1862 Promoted to Corporal, March 16, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 21, 1865.

156. James Houlsworth, muster in October 3, 1862 Transferred to Company G, date unknown, Died at Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 18. 1863.

Note. The court-martial for all the Mutineers was suspended on March 31. 1863..

3 comments:

Paul said...

I enjoyed your information on the above. It seem to be correct. My wife had a Great Grandfather that was part of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry that was arrested. His name is listed Robert C. Geddes. We would like to get a copy of "The Arrest Of The 15th., Pennsylvania Cavalry" for our records. We know from family history that Robert wrote a letter to his dad that was read in Phil. during a meeting of the YMCA. It was read into the record by his dad. thanks for the post.
Ppaul

Paul said...

Question do you have any information on Obediah Smith. Killed by Quantrell in Cedar County, MO. in 1862/1863.


Thanks


Paul Stickley

Anonymous said...

Paul if you will send your request to me by my E. mial ( Which is now working ) I will see that you get it, as of now I have no where to send it? As for Obediah Smith I have no info.