25th Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers
Company H

"Washington Artillery"

Recruited at Pottsville

Mustered in April 18, 1861, Harrisburg

The Washington Artillery was organized at Pottsville, in July, 1842, under Captain (since Brigadier General) James Nagle. At the breaking out of the Mexican war, its services were tendered to the Governor, and accepted. Its ranks being immediately recruited to the maximum number, it was, on the 15th of December, 1846, mustered into the service of the United States at Pittsburg, as company " B," 1st regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. Francis M. Wynkoop, hitherto a private in the ranks of the Artillerists, was elected Colonel of the regiment. Retiring from Mexico with thinned ranks, the company was mustered out, at Philadelphia, on the 27th of July, 1848, and the scarred veterans were received at Pottsville with honors befitting the brave.

Cherishing 'esprit du corps', and proud of their history, the organization and drill of the company was studiously maintained, their ranks being continually recruited from the young men desirous of emulating their valor. On several occasions the company was called out to assist in quelling disturbances, which the civil authorities were unable to repress, and always performed this disagreeable duty in a manner to command the confidence and gratitude of all law abiding citizens.



James Wren Captain
David A. Smith  1st Lieutenant
Francis B. Wallace 2d Lieutenant
Henry C. Russell 1st Sergeant
Joseph A. Gilmour 2d Sergeant
Cyrus Sheetz 3d Sergeant
William J. M'Quade 4th Sergeant
Gressang, G. H. Quarter Master Sergeant
Delaplain J. Ridgway 1st Corporal
Samuel R. Russel 2d Corporal
Charles Hinkle 3d Corporal
Reuben Snyder 4th Corporal
Albert F. Bowen Musician
Albert F. Bowen Musician
Alspach, Henry L. Private
Auman, William Private
Bannan Frank Private
Barth, J. F. Private
Bartolett, Richard. Private
Bates, William Private
Beard, Samuel. Private
Beck, Charles E. Private
Betz, Joel H. Private
Bobbs, Henry Private
Bosbyshell, Oliver C. Private
Bowen, Alexander S. Private
Boyer, David Private
Brandt, Jeremiah B. Private
Bratton, G. Wilson Private
Brobst, Henry Private
Brown, David B. Private
Brown, William Private
Burns, Anthony Private
Christ, Frederick Private
Christian, Benjamin C. Private
Christian, Daniel Private
Christian, John C. Private
Clemens, William W. Private
Cole, William Private
Corby, Thomas Private
Curry, John Private
Degan, William Private
Dentzer, Henry Private
Dentzer, Philip T. Private
Dewees, Francis P. Private
Douglas, Lewis Private
Downing, Henry K. Private
Drake, Nelson Private
Eagan, William Private
Engle, John. Private
Evans, Charles Private
Feger, William J. Private
Fisher, Peter Private
Frailey, Peter H. Private
Fyant, Joseph Private
Glenn, Charle A. Private
Grow, Peter Private
Hammer, Thomas F. B. Private
Hanley, Patrick. Private
Hardell, William H Private
Hartman, George H. Private
Hause, Charles. Private
Hause, Frank Private
Heffner, Benjamin F. Private
Heffner, William Private
Hesser, Charles A. Private
Hetherington, James R. Private
Hetherington, John J. Private
Hill, George H. Private
Hill, Henry H Private
Hoffa, John Private
Huntzinger, Alfred Private
Irwin, Thomas Private
Johnson, Thomas Private
Jones, Benjamin F. Private
Jones, John Private
Jones, Thomas Private
Kear, Joseph Private
Leib, Edward J. Private
Leonard, Godfrey. Private
Lesher, William Private
llodgson, Richard M. Private
Loeser, Charles P. Private
Maize, William F. Private
Major, Nelson W. Private
Maurer, Charles Private
Meyers, George Private
Moser, Daniel Private
Myers, Franklin Private
Nagle, Edward Private
Nagle, John Private
Noble, John Private
Pass, John Private
Patterson, Theodore H. Private
Petherick, Thomas, Jr. Private
Pollock, Curtis C. Private
Pott, Richard Private
Potter, Robert F. Private
Potts, Charles P. Private
Potts, William Ramsey Private
Price, Richard Private
Reed, Joseph Private
Reese, Augustus Rice, George Private
Rice, Richard Snyer Private
Riley, William E. Private
Seltzer, Francis A Private
Severn, Edward L. Private
Severn, Isaac E. Private
Shippen, Edward J. Private
Shoener, Samuel Private
Silliman, James S. Private
Slingluff, Charles Private
Smith, Robert. Private
Snyder, Lewis T. Private
Spence, William Private
Stevenson, Hugh Private
Sticher, Valentine Private
Syder, Reuben Private
Thomson, Heber S. Private
Thoson, Alba C. Private
Titus, Ambrose H. Private
Van Horn, Charles Private
Weaver, John C. Private
Wernert, Victor Private
Whitfield, Albert G. Private
Williams David Private
Williams, Eli Private

Source:  Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Harrisburg, 1868-1871.






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