Monday, October 03, 2011

Buglers of War.

I did a page on buglers once before but this time you will find a lot more information on the names.
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Bugler Andrew R. Muller, Battery C, Fifth U. S. Artillery, deserves great credit for the extraordinary coolness and bravery shown by him while carrying orders for me, passing to and for from the front repeatedly under a heavy fire of artillery and musketry.

Jacob ( Jack ) Schlosser, bugler, of the 5th., Arkansas, company A., was wounded in battle at Murfreesborough.
Note. He was not found on any rosters of the fifth.

Francis N. Kelly, Bugler, First Missouri State Militia, Cavalry, company C, was killed by Quantill's guerrillas in Johnson County Missouri on May 28, 1864.

Enlisted February 8, 1862, at Sullivan county Missouri, Mustered in February 17, 1862, at Milan Missouri, age 19.

Anton Rang, Chief Bugler for bravery on the skirmish line.

39th., New York Infantry, companies B. & D.

Anton Rang, Age , 32 years. Enlisted, May 17, 1861, at New York city , to serve three years; mustered i n as musician, Co.I, May 28, 1861, which became Co. D, June 30, 1861; appointed chief bugler, January or February , 1862; returned to ranks, Co. H , and promoted sergeant, no dates; transferred to Co. E , March 1, 1863; to Co. B , no date; appointed principal musician , June 24, 1863; mustered out, June 24, 1864, at New York city ; also borne as Prang and Rauke.

Henry Deering, Bugler, Fourth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, company I.

Charles A. Lockwood, bugler, 4th, United States Artillery, was found to be missing after a battle at Gettsburg.

Hiram H. Swasey, bugler, 2nd, cavalry, Missouri State Militia, Co A., showed courage of the highest order in charges and pursvits, everywhere riding down and sabering his foes. Enlisted December 4, 1861, mustered in same day, discharged January 21, 1865.

Valentine Kenner or Renner, bugler, 1st, Missouri Artillery Battery D., Enlisted June 7, 1861, St Louis Mo., mustered out July 1, 1864, St Louis Mo. Died May 24, 1912, Burial Kittitas county Washington.

William Clemens Bulger, 7th, Michigan, Co. H., Killed at or near Fair Oaks, 1862.

John B. Harris, bugler, 6th, Texas cavalry Co. D., killed in a engagement at Chustenahiah, Cherokee Nation.
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A Confederate Chief  Bugler  was paid $28, dollars per month.
A Confederate Bugler was paid $20, dollars per month.
A United States Chief Bugler was paid $23, dollars per month.
A United States Bugler was paid $18, dollars per month.
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ENLISTMENT OF MINORS AS MUSICIANS.

The act of July 4, 1864, section 5, and the act of March 3, 1864, section 18, make it an offense to enlist any minor under the age of sixteen years. It is recommended that this act be modified so far as to authorize a limited number, say 100, of boys, not under twelve years, as musicians, provided the consent of parent or guardian is previously obtained. Until the passage of the act referred to a detachment of boys was kept under instruction at each of the recruiting depots. They were not only carefully trained as young soldiers and musicians-i. e., drummers, fifers, and buglers-but were well taught in the common school branches at the post school. Many of these boys have turned out good scholars and excellent soldiers, reaching, as their age matured, to the grades of non-commissioned, and even of commissioner officers.

WELLS, THOMAS M., Age, 21 years. Enlisted, November 16, 1861, at New York; mustered in as bugler, Co. I, November 16, 1861, to serve three years; appointed chief trumpeter, March 31, 1863; reenlisted, December 16, 1863; mustered in as iseoond lieutenant, Co. F, to date January 19, 1865; as first lieutenant, to date May 28, 1865; transferred to Co. C, Second New York Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865. Commissioned second lieutenant, December 24, 1864, with rank from November 15, 1864, vice Harris, not mustered; first lieutenant, May 11, 1865, with rank from May 4, 1865, vice Pierce, promoted.

Oliver J. Burnes, 13th, cavalry Co. H., Missouri State Militia, was a witness at the trail of Lewis Morris, at Rolla Mo.
Note: He was not found on any rosters.

Nicholas F. Weigle, 15th, Pennsylvania cavalry Co, E. & L., Obeyed orders to go to the front on December 26, 1862. Was mustered in August 30, 1862, mustered out June 21, 1865, with regiment.

Frank P. Villasana, chief bugler of this battalion, who was detached with Major Owen and acted as he always has done with special gallantry and courage during the battle, at Gettysburg. Washington Battalion, Louisiana Artillery.

Daniel J. Taber, Chief Bugler, 4th, Iowa cavalry Co. L., Veteran, Age 20. Residence Monmouth Illinois, nativity of Pennsylvania. Enlisted September 22, 1861. Mustered November 25, 1861. Promoted bugler October 1, 1863. Re-enlisted and remustered December 12, 1863. Promoted Chief Bugler January 30, 1865. Killed in action April 2, 1865, at Selma Ala.

Appomattox Campain.

John Gottlieb Heydlauff,, private, Company B, Sixteenth Michigan Volunteers, who acted as color-bearer and bugler of my brigade, and who placed himself on the front line, and by constantly sounding the brigade call did much to help reorganize the troops of the brigade. I would earnestly recommend that a gold medal be granted him for meritorious conduct.

Charles Schorn, Chief bugler, West Virginia cavalry, Co. F. & S., Captured a flag, April 8, 1865.

James P. Landis, Chief bugler, 1St, Pennsylvania cavalry, Co. F. & S., Captured a flag, April 5, 1865. Mustered in August 10, 1861, for 3 years. Promoted from Sergeant, Company C, May 1, 1863; wounded June 9, 1863; transferred to Battery, September 3, 1864; mustered out by Special Order, June 20, 1865; Vet.
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William A. Worley, bugler, was in the campain from Savannah Ga. to Goldsbororugh N. C.

Thomas Wells, bugler, 6th, New York, cavalry, Co. F. & S., Captured a flag of the 44th, Georgia, October 19, 1864.

WELLS, THOMAS M., Age, 21 years. Enlisted, November 16, 1861, at New York; mustered in as bugler, Co. I, November 16, 1861, to serve three years; appointed chief trumpeter,March 31, 1863; re-enlisted, December 16, 1863; mustered in as iseoond lieutenant, Co. F, to date January 19, 1865; as first lieutenant, to date May 28, 1865; transferred to Co. C, Second New York Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865. Commissioned second lieutenant, December 24, 1864, with rank from November 15, 1864, vice Harris, not mustered;first lieutenant, May 11, 1865, with rank from May 4, 1865,vice Pierce, promoted.

Mobile Bay Campaign.

Henry Bieble ( Gieble ), bugler, Fourth Ohio Volunteer, Cavalry, Co. A., was with me during the entire action, and distinguished himself by his coolness and bravery while in discharge of his duties.

Daniel Urmey, bugler, 3rd, U. S. artillery, Co. E, had charge of the caissons acquitted himself nobly in the prompt and very manner in which he brought up the ammoniton.

Chief Bugler Nathaniel. D. Horton, Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Co. G., residence Manhattan Kansas, enlisted August 25, 1862, mustered in September 13, 1862, mustered out August 19, 1865.

Asa D. Broody, bugler, of the 7th, Indiana Battery, was severely wounded in the head by a piece of shell
Note. He was not found in any rosters.

CHARLES ERSFELDER ( Eisfelder ), Age, 19 years. Enlisted, March 24,1863, at New York city; mustered in as private in Co. M., July 18, 1863, to serve three years; appointed bugler, January, 1864; confined under charges in Provost Guardhouse, April 4, 1865; transferred to Co. C, Eighteenth New Yrork Cavalry, June 30, 1865; mustered in as John Eisfelder.

Eighteenth Cavalry.

CHARLES ERSFELDER, ( Eisfelder ), Age, 19 years. Enlisted, March 1, 1863, at New York; mustered in as private, Co. M, Fourteenth Cavalry, July 18, 1863, to serve three years; appointed bugler, January, 1864; confined in provost guard house, April 4,1865; transferred to Co. C, this regiment, June 12, 1865; died of disease, July IT, 1865, at Little Brazos River, Texas; also borne as Eisfelder, John; also borne as Eisenpelter, Charles.

I would particularly mention from personal view the following man for his brave and gallant behavior: William Willi, bugler, who kept continually in front sounding his bugle to advance. William Willi, ( Willie ), private, bugler, age 20 years, 15th, Missouri infantry Co. I, enlisted September 21, 1861, St. Louis Mo., mustered in same, mustered out September 22, 1864, Atlanta Ga.

OFFICE COMMISSARY OF MUSTERS, FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Chattanooga, Tenn., October 19, 1863.

COLONEL: At the request of Major-General Rosecrans, I have the honor to make the following report of Private William J. Carson, bugler in the First Battalion, Fifteenth U. S. Infantry;

On Saturday, September 19, when the regular brigade was falling back, he behaved with most conspicuous gallantry; with a sword in one hand and his bugle in the other, he sounded constantly the "Halt," the "Rally," and the "Forward;" espying a stand of colors belonging to the Eighteenth U. S. Infantry, he rushed up to them and sounded "To the color." His conduct attracted the notice and elicited the admiration of the whole brigade. On Sunday, September 20, before our battalion was engaged, the Eighteenth, being pressed by vastly superior numbers, was falling back; Carson by some means became the possessor of a musket and constituted himself a "provost guard." One of the officers attempted to pass him, but he positively refused to allow it, stating that it was against his orders. All this time he continued to sound the various calls on his bugle. I regret to state that his fate remains a mystery; he was last seen by me late on Sunday afternoon behind the breastworks. I can only hope that he is a prisoner.

John F. Leach, bugler, Rhode Island, 1St., Light Artillery,  is especially to be mentioned for collecting 13 stragglers and disposing of them as skirmishers on the right flank of the battery.

William H. Dickerson, bugler, company B., 4th., Delaware Volunteers was accidently wounded.

Gettysburg.

Chief Bugler [Jacob K.] Schuck, 6th, U. S. cavalry, fought his way through the enemy's lines, and rendered great assistance during the engagements of the 3rd and 7th instant.

Bugler Calls.

1. Forward.
2. Halt.
3. Charge.
4. Retreat.
5. Right turn.
6. Left turn.
7. Parly.
8. Call for cavalry.
9. Rally.
10. Doublr-quick.
11. To horse.
12. To the colors.
13. Boots and saddles.
14. Lie down

Robert Mastin Smith, bugler, New York, First Light Artillery, Volunteer, who, when one of the cannoneers was wound, dismounted his horse and bravely filled the part of the wounded man.

SMITH, ROBERT M. Age, 22 years. Enlisted, October 17, 1861, at Palmyra; mustered in as bugler, Battery L, October 25, 1861, to serve three years; reduced, date not stated; discharged, October 24, 1864, in the field.

William H. Leeser, bugler, of Company B, Fifth U. S. cavalry accidentally shot himself while on picket near the ford, of Raccoon creek and, with 2 men of the same company to taken charge of him, was left at a farm-house; all three of the men have since been paroled.

Chancellorsville.

Thomas Lindsay, was murtally wounded while at his post.

Buglers Ebenezer Z. Shannon and Warren C. Thatcher for their unflinching courage and bravery in following me where none but the brave and true could have fought and lived. To them I owe my life and a never-ending debt of gratitude.
Both of these men were in the Second Cavalry, of the Missouri State Militia. Edenzer Co. D. C., Warren Co. D. H. B.

My orderly, John McKay Bugler, (a faithful soldier of the Sixty-third Pennsylvania,who was with me in all my battles on the Peninsula),was killed, and my horse was shot under me.

Murfreesborough

William Morgan, chief bugler, 9th. Indiana infantry, displayed courage and efficiency in the discharge of his duty.

I had occasion in my report of the battle of Fair Oaks to speak in terms of high praise of Private John J. Brown, of Company G, Seventh Michigan. This man was bugler again for me at this battle, and I have again to report that his conduct challenged my admiration this soldier gives constant proofs of fidelity, gallantry, and force of character which would do honor to a higher rank. I ask that he be suitably rewarded.

Battle of Antietam.

Private John Malone, Orderly bugler, Sixth Regiment Maine Volunteers company B., was with me during the day, and for his great gallantry deserves notice at my hands.

Corinth.

 Earnest Goolah, chief bugler of Ross' regiment. was under the command of Dabney H. Maury.

Report of Major Charles Banzhaf, First Missouri Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS,


Independence, Mo., May 17, 1862.

SIR: I have the honor to report to you that Second Lieutenant G. W. Nash, of Company E, First Missouri Cavalry, commanding scout these last two days, killed 2 rebels near Little Blue, west of this post; also that First Lieutenant William White, of Company C, First Missouri Cavalry, who is now out with 50 privates, composed of men of his company and of the Missouri State Militia, sent a sergeant, with a squad of his command, to a house distant about 12 miles to arrest a rebel, for the purpose of using him as a guide. When coming near the house they were fired upon by this rebel, and our chief bugler, Christ. Sanders, of Company C, First Missouri Cavalry, was seriously wounded by being shot in the breast. The rebel was nearly shot to pieces.

Peninsular campain.

Bugler John Malone, Company B, Sixth Maine Volunteers.

Privates Robert Mannle and Charles Guyer, Seventeenth New york Volunteers, musicians, accompanied me during the engagements as buglers. Their devotion and courage deserve special commendation.

MANNLE, ROBERT. Age , 20 years. Enlisted, June 13,1861, at New York city ; mustered in as private, Co. C, same date, to serve two years; promoted drum major, July 1, 1861; reduced and transferred to Co. C, July 18, 1862; mustered out with company, June 2,1S63; also borne as Manley.
Note. Charles Guyer was not found on the roster.

Peninsular campain.

Private John J. Brown,of Company G, Seventh Michigan Volunteers, who served with me as a bugler, was particularly cool and brave.

Peninsular campain.

During the second day Bugler Frederick Pfaff, of Company A, Sixth U. S. Cavalry, the moment when the forces of the enemy in my front outnumbered me very considerably, reported a body of the enemy's infantry in our rear.

Peninsular campain.

 Chief Bugler S. R. Steele, First Virginia Cavalry.

Peninsular campain.

Private John Malone, Company B, Sixth Maine Volunteers, my orderly bugler, for his gallantry on this occasion.

Pea Ridge.
First Choctaw and Chickasaw Regiment.

The officers and men under my command behaved throughout the engagement at Chusto-Talasah on the 9th of December, my young bugler, Nathaniel J. O. Quine.

West Virginia.

George W. Freed, Bugler First Virginia Cavalry, Co. E. F. S.

List of these refusing to go to the front December 26, 1862.

Camp O. Byron, 15th, Pennsylvania cavalry Co. C. B., mustered in August 22, 1862, Promoted to Lieutenant 15th, U. S. Colored troops August 17, 1863; mustered out as Captain April 7, 1866.

Nicholas F. Dager, 15th, Pennsylvania Cavalry Co. C. E., mustered in August 22, 1862, mustered out with regiment June 21, 1865.

List of names of those who obeyed orders to go to the front December 26, 1862.

Francis J. Koesterer, bugler, 15th, Pennsylvania cavalry, company D., Mustered in August 22, 1862, discharged on surgeon's certificate January 30, 1863.

Henry Helling, bugler, 15th, Pennsylvania cavalry company D. B., Mustered in August 22, 1862, mustered out with regiment June 21, 1865.

Appomattox Campaign.

Bugler Andrew R. Muller, Battery C, Fifth U. S. Artillery, deserves great credit for the extraordinary coolness and bravery shown by him while carrying orders for me, passing to and for from the front repeatedly under a heavy fire of artillery and musketry.

Gettysburg Campaign.

John Albert, bugler Company A, Ninth New Jersey, seriously wounded in the face.

6 comments:

cjb said...

Enjoyed your site as I was looking for the "bugler of co. L (7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry) killed" during the civil War. I have my ancestors's CW letters and will have to look for that one to see WHEN & where he was killed. Just wondering if you know the NAME of the bugler of that Co. L-7th O.V.C.
Thanks-cjb

Dennis Segelquist said...

I have the roster of the 7th., O. V. C., but they show no rank of Bugler. More then likely he was a private and did both duties,when this happens his rank would be listed as a private or some other rank. If I had his name I could look him up.

Anonymous said...

Hope you can help find an answer for me. My great-grandfather was Edwin G. Howard although he joined up under the name of John E. McKingsley in NY,NY on 10 Feb 1862. Enlisted in Company E, NY 11th Cavalry Regiment, later in Company B. Promoted to Full Bugler. Mustered out on Sept 30, 1865 at Memphis. I'm on Ancestry and found enlistment record and pension records, even read about his company known as Scott's 900. How or who might be able to find any additional military information on him, if any?
Thank you,
Janet Chandler

Dennis Segelquist said...

I have the history, of the 11th.,Cavalry"Scott's 900", and although he is on the roster, noting is said about him in its history.

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James Wagner said...

My great grandfather Edward Lennox from new castle Delaware was a bugler in civil war not be certain what side he was on any information would be appreciated.james wagner