2d Cavalry
Pennsylvania Volunteers

Field and Staff Officers*

Name

Rank

Date of Muster
Into Service

Term/
Years

Remarks

R. Butler Pricer Colonel September 7, 1861
3
Promoted to brevet Brigadier General, March 13, 1865; discharged January 31, 1865
Wm. W. Sanders Colonel March 26, 1865
3
Transferred to 1st Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865; regular U. S. Army officer
Joseph P. Brinton Lt. Colonel October 28, 1861
3
Promoted from Major to Lt. Col., March 1, 1862; to brevet Colonel, August 1, 1864; discharged February 28, 1865
Joseph Steele Lt. Colonel September 16, 1862
3
Promoted from Captain, Company M, to Major, May 1, 1863; to Lieut. Colonel, April 4, 1865; mustered out, June 23, 1865
Charles F. Taggart Major November 18, 1861
3
Died at Warrenton, Va., October 24, 1863, of wounds received in action, October 22, 1863
Jos. Archambault Major September 10, 1861
3
Promoted to Captain, Company A, May 19, 1862; resigned May, 1863
P. Benner Wilson Major August 18, 1861
3
Promoted from Captain, Company F, October 28, 1862; transferred to 1st Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865
Robert M. Brinton Major October 17, 1861
3
Promoted from Captain, Company H, April 19, 1865; to brevet Lt. Colonel, April 1, 1865;transferred to 1st Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865
Benj. Chambers Adjutant December 5, 1861
3
Promoted to Captain Company A, June 10, 1862
Charles Chauncey Adjutant November 8, 1861
3
Promoted to Captain Company K, April 1, 1862
Albert V. Sloan Adjutant September 14, 1861
3
Promoted to Captain Company G, September 29, 1862
Albert C. Walker Adjutant November 20, 1861
3
Promoted to Captain Company M, May 1, 1863
James C. Reed Adjutant  
3
Promoted from 2d Lieutenant Company K, January 1, 1863; discharged January 28, 1865
Samuel Rumford Adjutant October 18, 1861
3
Promoted from Sergeant Company A, February 27, 1865; discharged June 17, 1865; Vet
Chas. Middleton Adjutant June 10, 1862
3
Discharged September 24, 1862
John A. Ellison Quarter Master September 14, 1861
3
Promoted to Captain, and Assistant Quarter Master, U. S. Volunteers, May 27, 1863
Louis M. Chasteau Quarter Master  
3
Promoted from 2d Lt., Company E, June 1, 1863; mustered out, October 16, 1864; expiration of term.
Benjamin Jones Quarter Master  
3
Promoted from Quarter Master Sergeant, November 25, 1864; transferred to 1st Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865
Joseph W. Gibson Commissary of Subsistance  
3
Promoted from Commissary Sergeant, November 25, 1864; transferred to 1st Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865
Wm. H. Taggart Surgeon October 12, 1861
3
Resigned September 21, 1862
Wm. M. Weidman Surgeon October 15, 1861
3
Promoted from Assistant Surgeon, October 1, 1862; mustered out, October 31, 1864; expiration of term
Edward Donnelly Surgeon November 29, 1864
3
Transferred to 1st Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865
James J. Straum Assistant Surgeon October 2, 1862
3
Discharged July 4, 1864
Philip S. P. Walter Assistant Surgeon February 18, 1863
3
Discharged December 30, 1863
F. B. Davidson Assistant Surgeon August 18, 1864
3
Promoted to Surgeon 45th Regiment P. V., May 27, 1865
Samuel R. Nissley Assistant Surgeon April 18, 1865
3
Transferred to 1st Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865
Solomon Penrod Veterinary Surgeon August 18, 1864
3
Promoted from Saddler Sergeant, December 27, 1864; transferred to 1st Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865; Vet
R. S. Caldwell Sergeant Major October 1, 1861
3
Discharged Novernmber 3, 1862
John T. Prall Sergeant Major October 13, 1861
3
Promoted to Captain Company A, January 13, 1865; Vet
Domin'k Gallagher Sergeant Major October 1, 1861
3
Promoted from Sergeant Company M, January 30, 1865; discharged June 17, 1865
James M. Lynch Quarter Master Sergeant August 23, 1861
3
Promoted from private Company B to Quarter Master Sergeant to 1st Lieutenant Company B, October 23, 1862
John Merryman Quarter Master Sergeant February 24, 1864
3
Transferred to 1st Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865
Jacob H. Martin Quarter Master Sergeant August 23, 1861
3
Promoted to 2d Lieutenant Company K, February 27, 1864
William C. Frew Quarter Master Sergeant October 17, 1861
3
Promoted from Sergeant Company D to Quarter Master Sergeant to Captain Company G, February 27, 1865; Vet
Henry Yohrans Commissary Sergeant December 20, 1861
3
Promoted from Corporal, Company H; discharged June 28, 1865; Vet
Frank J. Walton Hospital Steward February 20, 1864
3
Discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
A. B. Porter Hospital Steward December 26, 1863
3
Transferred to 1st Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865; Vet
Aaron K. Seip Hospital Steward October 14, 1861
3
Promoted to 2d Lieutenant Company H, June 17, 1864; Vet
S. L. C. Stect Chief Bugler December 17, 1863
3
Transferred to 1st Provisional Cav'y, June 17, 1865
Jas. K. Leighton Saddler November 9, 1861
3
Promoted from Saddler Company F, date unknown; transferred to 1st Provisional Cav'y, June 17, 1865; Vet

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*Bates' Note:  There are no muster-out rolls of this regiment in the Adjutant General's office of the State, therefore the record of a large number of both officers and men are incomplete, and some, perhaps, entirely wanting.
Source:

Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg, 1868-1871.

Official Army Register of the Volunteer Forces, U. S. Army, Part III: Pa., Del., Md., D. C., Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., August 31, 1865.

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