Monday, February 27, 2012

The Piepho's

Piepho, now that's a funny sounding name, but I shouldn't laugh too hard as this is my sister husband's last name.  I had asked about the "Piepho", name before but she had no idea were the name came from.  She was surprise when I told her there was a Colonel from the Civil War, in the her husbands family.  I told her I would look into her husband's family.

She told me that the spelling was "Piepho", although she said there were different spellings of the name.  But she had no idea if these alternate names were linked to her husband's family.  So this page will be in two parts.  The first part of this page will be what I'll call the original name "Piepho", the second part will be the alternate names.

The different spellings are: Piepho, Peipho, Phipho, Peippo, Puppe.

Carlo Piepho, 2nd., Lieutenant, 28th.,Ohio Infantry, Company C. & K., Age 38, Enlisted June 13, 1861, for 3 years; Promoted from 1st., Sergeant June 13, 1861 to 1st. Lieutenant Company K., October 26, 1861.  Resigned April 7, 1862.

Christian Piepho ( Phipho ), Private, 12th., Ohio, Infantry, Company A., Enlisted August 1, 1861, Residence CHICAGO, COOK CO, IL., Age 31, Height 5' 7, Hair BROWN, Eyes BLUE, Complexion FAIR, Marital Status SINGLE Occupation TAILOR, Nativity GERMANY. REENLISTED AS VETERAN VOLUNTEER.

Carlo Piepho ( Peipho ), Lieutenant Colonel, Company F. & S., 108th., Ohio Infantry, Age 41, Enlisted July 30, 1862, for 3 years.  Promoted from Captain, Company A., February 3, 1863.  Resigned March 13, 1864.

William Piepho, Musician, 108th., Ohio Infantry, Company A., Age 16.  Enlisted August 1, 1862, for 3 years.  Discharged May 17, 1863, at Cincinnati, by Civil Authority.

Thedore Piepho, Private, 2nd., Missouri, Cavalry, Company C., Enlisted September 8, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, mustered in September 9, 1864, Mustered out June 18, 1865, at Chattarnooga Tenn.

Louis Piepho, 7th., Missouri 7th., Cavalry Company E.
No record found.

Henry Piepho ( peippo ), 8th., Minn., Infantry, Company B.
No record found.

No. 11. Report of Captain Carlo Piepho, One hundred and eighth Ohio Infantry.

GENERAL: Allow me to state to you the part which the One hundred and eighth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry took in the battle at Hartsville, Tenn., on December 7, 1862.

The One hundred and eighth, which formed a part of the Thirty-ninth Brigade, was encamped on the west side of the brigade, forming the right flank of the battle-line. The camp of the brigade, which was situated on a rocky hill, about 1 miles from Hartsville, rested, to its left, on a very steep and rocky bank of the Cumberland, close to a ford, which ford was protected by two pieces of artillery; in front of the camp, a dense grove of beech wood; on the right, the turnpike leading from Hartsville to Lebanon. Another ford in the Cumberland, between the camp and town, was left without protection. The outposts were thrown out about a half mile from camp, and formed a line from the bank of the Cumberland about one-half mile above camp to another point of the river bank, about one-half mile below. There were no outposts or vedettes posted on the opposite side of the river, where several roads connected at the above-mentioned ford, between camp and town. The road leading from Hartsville to Gallatin was also left without protection.

Soon after reveille, on Sunday morning, December 7, a negro servant of one of the officers of the One hundred and eighth ran into camp, shouting at the top of his voice, "The rebels are coming." I ordered the long-roll to beat, formed my battalion in line, and went out in front with Companies A and B, which two companies I threw out as skirmishers. I found the enemy thrown up in line of battle on the summit of a low hill, ready to rush on us, in shooting range of our camp. The rest of the battalion (five companies) I left command of Adjutant Huhn, of the One hundred and eighth, and sent word to him to follow me as reserve, and take position on a place to the left of our regimental camp, but by mistake the order was not communicated verbally, so he took position on the extreme right, and soon was in close contact with the rebels.

The position he took was good, but I could not thereby accomplish my intention of charging the enemy at the point of the bayonet. By this time the two other regiments of infantry (One hundred and sixth Ohio and One hundred and fourth Illinois) formed in line, and the action began to become very lively. The enemy opened his batteries, throwing a great mass of shells and canister. Our artillery took position on the left of our line, and opened on the enemy. Soon the line of skirmishers, which protected our left, fell back behind the artillery, by which movement the artillery was exposed and soon disabled. My battalion held its position firmly for about one hour, when the commander of the brigade waved a white handkerchief and surrendered. Our left wing broke, and I came pretty near being outflanked. I now changed front toward our right, from which direction the enemy came rushing in on the Hartsville road. Under a heavy fire, the enemy demanded my surrender, which I denied; but soon I was compelled to fall back to a small creek, on the right of the Hartsville road, where I made another stand. By this time the enemy had full possession of our camps, Colonel Moore having surrendered before I knew anything about it.

The position I held on the creek above mentioned I soon found totally surrounded by the enemy. Here I was demanded the second time to surrender, and, seeing that I could not accomplish anything with the small force which was left to me, I finally consented to the demand.

My command numbered, besides myself and my adjutant, 4 captains, 7 lieutenants, and 400 enlisted men. (The rest of the officers were disabled by sickness to take part in the action.) They all showed a bravery and gallantry unexpected for new troops. The arms which were used by my command were the Austrian rifle, an army totally worthless,and condemned on different occasions, the locks of said guns having springs of so weak construction that many of the men had to snap the cock three or more times before the piece would discharge. The men also were provided with ammunition a good deal too large for the pieces; the caliber of the guns .58, and that of the ammunition .54. Notwithstanding these calamities, the men stood like veterans, and most of them fired 20 to 25 rounds. Our loss was 66 killed, wounded and missing.*

Your most obedient servant, CARLO PIEPHO, Captain, Comdg. One hundred and eighth Regiment Ohio Vol. Infty.

Note. Captain Carlo Piepho, would later be promoted to Lietenant Colonel, of the 108th., Illinois.
Following the name of Piepho can be confusing so I will give you a break down of the names.

Colonel Carlo Piepho=Peipho.
Christian Piepho=Phipho.
Henry Piepho=Peippo.

I put these alternate names through a search and this is what I found.

There is only one Peipho and that's Colonel Carlo Piepho=Peipho, his info can be found in the first part of this page.

Although Christian Piepho, has alternate spelling of Phipho, I couldn't any other Phipho's in the Civil War.

Henry Piepho alternate spelling is Peippo, I found there was only one Peippo in the Civil War and this is what I found.

Now this name of Peippo can get confusing real fast but I will try to break it down so you can follow this line.  In the roster he is under the name of Peippy but his info is recorded under the name of Puppo.  Now he also has a alternate spelling which is Puppe and I will put that informantion after his information.

P U P P O , A N D R E W . — Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Thirteenth congressional district, to serve tbree years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, June 21, 1864; transferred to Co. D, J u l y 4, 1864; to Co. D, Sixty-fifth Infantry, September 1, 1864, as Pieppo; also borne as Anders Peippy.

Ernst Puppe, Sergeant, 82nd., Illinois Ifantry, Ifantry company E.
Although he is recorded as being in company E., he was not found on any company rosters.

Ernest Puppe, 75th., Pennsylvania Infantry, Sergeant, Mustered August 9, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant, December, 1862; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, March 3, 1864.

Joseph Puppe, Private, 30th., Massachusetts, Infantry, Company K., age 30, was a weaver; Enlisted and mustered September 17, 1864.  Reported to have been killed October 19, 1864, at Cedar Creek, Virrginia.
He wasn't on the rosters as Puppe but Puppee.

I followed all the alternate names will they lead back to my sisters family she may never know, but it was fun and insteresting following the line of names.

1 comment:

Rick Piepho said...

Thanks for researching our name and posting it. There is some interesting info there.