8th Cavalry
Pennsylvania Volunteers

Company A

Recruited in Chester County

Name

Rank

Date of Muster
Into Service

Term/
Years

Remarks

Wm. H. Forrest Captain September 19, 1861
3
Commissioned Major, September 21, 1862; not mustered; discharged August 28, 1863
Chas. E. Fellows Captain September 4, 1861
3
Promoted from 2d Lt. Company L, June 21, 1862; to Captain, December 23, 1863; mustered out with Company, September 22, 1865
Alex. M'Callum 1st Lt. September 10, 1861
3
Promoted to Captain company E, March 7, 1862
Henrv Gailen 1st Lt. September 18, 1861
3
Promoted from 2d Lt. company H, March 19, 1862; resigned June 23, 1862
Fred'k J. R. Collin 1st Lt. September 17, 1861
3
Promoted from 2d Lt., August 31, 1863; discharged September 26, 1864
Edwin P. Dace 1st Sergeant August 21, 1861
3
Promoted from Sergeant, January 8, 1864; mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Benj. H. Taylor Quarter Master Sergeant August 28, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Hiram C. Strunk Commissary Sergeant August 30, 1861
3
Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant, October 4, 1861; to Commissary Sergeant, August 26, 1862; mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Sam'l R. Steward Sergeant August 21, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Wm. A. White Sergeant August 30, 1861
3
Promoted from Corporal, August 26, 1862; mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Wm. C. Nolan Sergeant September 4, 1861
3
Promoted from Corporal, August 26, 1862; to Sergeant, April 14, 1863; mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Charles H. Cooper Sergeant August 21, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, September 10, 1862
Wm. M'Millan Corporal August 28, 1861
3
Promoted to Corporal, November 1, 1861; mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Robert M'Bride Corporal September 6,, 1861
3
Promoted to Corporal, February 20, 1862; mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Andrew J. Hoover Corporal August 30, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, December 6, 1862
Wm. C. Rumford Corporal September 3, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, August 1, 1862
Jacob Sirncox Corporal October 18, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, March 5, 1862
Henry M'Micken Corporal September 16, 1862
3
Promoted to 1st Lt. company M, December 31, 1863
Felix Tomany Farrier September 16, 1861
3
Died at Acquia Creek, Va., Juine 6, 1863
Milfred Green Blacksmith October 18, 1861
3
Promoted to Blacksmith, November 5, 1861; mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Atkins, James Private August 28, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Bush, Eugene Private February 9, 1865
3
Discharged by General Order, July 12, 1865
Brockley, Bernard Private August 1, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Bailey, Jacob Private October 18, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Byrley, John B. Private August 21, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, October 14, 1862
Boozer, Vernon T. Private August 21, 1861
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Bogmyre, Henry Private February 5, 1864
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Barnes, Edward Private December 30, 1863
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Buckley, George Private May 10, 1864
3
Not accounted for
Butler, John F. Private May 10, 1864
3
Not accounted for
Bostick, William Private September 2, 1861
3
Deserted September 2, 1861
Burton, George W. Private September 9, 1861
3
Transferred to company K, date unknown
Curran, Peter Private August 28, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Canly, Arthur Private August 1, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Collins, John Private August 19, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Curtz, David H. Private October 18, 1861
3
Not accounted for
Cramini, And. J. Private August 28, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, December 25, 1862
Carr, M'Lees. Private September 6, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, August 12, 1862
Cooper, Edwin W. Private October 26, 1863
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Crosby, John Private September 2, 1864
1
Not accounted for
Conness, John Private May 10, 1864
3
Not accounted for
Carter, John Private August 21, 1861
3
Died at Philadelphia, Pa., March 7, 1862
Carr, Michael Private September 2, 1861
3
Deserted September 2, 1861
Carr, James W. Private August 31, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, July 21, 1863
Copeland, Russell Private September 5, 1861
3
Discharged October 10, 1864, expiration of term
Charles, John Private September 2, 1864
1
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Collins, Frank Private October 5, 1864
1
Not accounted for
Donnelly, John Private September 19, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, March 6, 1863
Davis, Thomas H. Private September 16, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, June 24, 1862
Edwards, John H. Private October 18, 1862
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Fager, Theodore H. Private September 9, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, August 2, 1862
Fisher, Charles Private March 11, 1864
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Firth, Joseph Private September 6, 1862
3
Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, April 15, 1863
Fitzpatrick, Ter'ce. Private August 28, 1861
3
Deserted September 2, 1861
Gantt, Peter Private October 18, 1862
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Gantley, John Private March 1, 1864
3
Not accounted for
Gutschall. Wm. T. Private September 4, 1862
3
Died at Point Lookout, Md., August 6, 1862
Griffin, William Private  
3
Deserted September, 1861
Gregory, Samuel Private August 21, 1861
3
Not accounted for
Glenn, John Private September 1
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, February 19, 1863
Gleich, August Private September 29, 1861
3
Transferred to company K, date unknown
Givens, James Private September 3, 1861
1
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Hays, John B. Private August 28, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, May 30, 1862
Hughes, Patrick H. Private September 9, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, September 10, 1862
Heiser, James H. Private August 21, 1861
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864; Veteran
Hays, David B. Private September 6, 1861
3
Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, March 15, 1864
Hamilton, Henry B. Private September 4, 1861
3
Deserted September, 1861
Henry, Roseberry Private September 3, 1864
1
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Higins, Henry Private September 2, 1864
1
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Hamilton, Peter Private July 19, 1864
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Hardy, John Private February 9, 1864
1
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Hardy, Thomas Private February 5, 1864
3
Deserted February 12, 1864
Hines, Thomas Private February 22, 1865
1
Transferred to Company L, 161st Regiment P. V., July 24, 1865
Ingram, Robert L. Private October 18, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, May 28, 1865
Johnson, William Private October 18, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, May 28, 1865
Jones, Charles F. Private September 6, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, September 5, 1863
Jackson, James Private March 10, 1864
3
Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, March 15, 1864
Jenkins, John C. Private August 28, 1861
3
Died December 24, 1862, buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pa.
Johnson, James K. Private September 7, 1861
3
Transferred to company K, date unknown
Kennedy, Orlando Private September 3, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Keyser, Samuel Private August 30, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Kerr, Robert A. Private August 28, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, July 6, 1862
Kerrigan, James Private March 1, 1864
1
Not accounted for
Kepner, Robert B. Private August 28, 1861
3
Not accounted for
Kennedy, Thos. J. Private October 18, 1862
3
Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, March 15, 1864
King, Samuel Private October 27, 1864
3
Not accounted for
Kelly, John P. Private September 3, 1864
1
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Kelly, Patrick Private September 7, 1864
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Kines, William Private September 3, 1864
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Lobb, Isaac Private August 12, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, March 5, 1862
Lewis, Benjamin B. Private March 8, 1864
3
Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, March 15, 1864
Lewis, Samuel Private May 4, 1864
 
Not accounted for
Lewis, Samuel Private May 4, 1864
3
Not accounted for
Myers, Philip Private October 18, 1861
3
Not accounted for
Moore, Washington Private August 21, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, April 7, 1863
Miller, Christian Private 1864
3
Not accounted for
Maxey, Alfred Private August 21, 1861
3
Transferred to company E, date unknown
Myers, Joseph L. Private October 18, 1864
3
Captured July 4, 1863; died at Richmond, Va., September 22, 1863; buried in Nat. Cemetery, section B, division 1, grave, 4
Medara, Joseph Private August 21, 1861
3
Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, May, 1864
Moore, Charles F. Private .September 2, 18621
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, April 7, 1863
Mooney, Bernard Private September 6, 1864
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Murphy, Wm. P. Private October 18, 1864
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
M'Carty, Jerry Private October 18, 1861
3
Not accounted for
M'Lane, Wiliam Private August 28, 1862
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
M'Dougal, Alex'r. Private August 28, 18621
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, September 10, 1863
M'Williams, Edw'd. Private September 3, 1861
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864-Veteran
M'Williams, James Private August 30, 1861
3
Deserted March 1, 1862
M'Lees, William Private August 28, 1862
3
Deserted September 2, 1861
Owen, James Private May 2, 1864
3
Transferred to company C, date unknown
Ottmer, Peter Private August 28, 1862
3
Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, March 15, 1864
Palterer, Stephen R.. Private September 10, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Printz, George Private August 21, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, Mach 5, 1862
Robinson, Claud H. Private August 30, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Rivis, Leonard Private September 3, 1861,
3
Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, March 15, 1864
Roser, John Private September 2, 1861
3
Transferred to company K, date unknown
Rice, James E. Private September 17, 1861
3
Not accounted for
Reinert, Henry F. Private August 29, 1864
1
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Rauch, Charles Private September 3, 1864
1
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Riley, John Private October 18, 1864
1
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Spang, Andrew J. Private October 18, 1861
3
Not accounted for
Smith, Philip Private August 30, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Swift, James A. Private August 28, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Searles, John M. Private  
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, April 15, 1862
Shoemaker, Robert Private October 18, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, March 5, 1862
Stokes, Patrick Private October 18, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, January 31, 1864
Smiley, Jonat'n M. Private September 6, 1861
3
Prisoner from June 30, 1864, to April 29, 1865; discharged June 14, 1865
Smith, Henry Private September 9, 1861
3
Captured June 30, 1864; discharged December 28, 1864
Surch, John Private July 23, 1861
3
Deserted, date unknown
Sinclair, Wm. B. Private August 31, 1861
3
Transferred to company K, date unknown
Stevenson, John Private September 5, 1861
3
Transferred to company K, date unknown
Smith, Daniel P. Private September 9, 1861
3
Deserted September 9, 1861
Shaffer, David Private September 2, 1864
1
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Sheehan, James Private October 13, 1864
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Stevens, Charles Private February 16, 1865
1
Transferred to company F, 161st Regiment P. V., July 24, 1865
Tonney, Mahlon Private September 7, 1861
3
Transferred to company K, date unknown
Thomas, Evan Private September 11, 1861
3
Transferred to company K, date unknown
Thornton, Thomas Private February 16, 1865
1
Transferred to company F, 161st Regiment P. V., July 24, 1865
Vanholt, Thomas Private September 1861
3
Discharged on writ of habeas corpus, October 2, 1861
Winner, Edwin W. Private August 28, 1861
3
Mustered out with company, September 22, 1864
Williams, Geo. W. Private September 3, 1861
3
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, April 27, 1863
Yeager, Theo. Private September 9, 1861
3
Not accounted for
Young, Benjamin Private September 2 1864
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Young, Daniel Private September 2 1864
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Young, Nelson Private September 2 1864
3
Transferred to company F, November 15, 1864
Yartley, John M. Private February 29, 1864
3
Not accounted for

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

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