88th Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers

Company A


Recruited in Berks County


Name


Rank

Date of Muster
into Service


Remarks
George W. Knabb Captain August 23, 1861 Resigned July 28, 1862
Benezet F. Foust Captain September 10, 1861 Promoted from Adjutant, November 28, 1862; to Major, December 31, 1862
Henry Whiteside Captain August 23, 1861 Promoted from priv. to Sergeant; to 1st Sergeant; to 1st Lt., November 23, 1862; to Captain, July 1, 1863; wounded at Antietam, September 17, 1862; mustered out, September 1, 1864, expiration of term
Thos. J. Koch Captain August 23, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant to 1st Lieut., November 24, 1864; to Captain, January 6, 1865; killed at Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865; Vet
Fred'k. R. Fritz 1st Lt. August 23, 1861 Resigned November 23, 1862
Jacob Ninesteel 1st Lt. August 23, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant, Company E, to 2d Lt., December 22, 1862; to 1st Lt., March 16, 1863; commissioned Captain, October 4, 1864, not mustered; mustered out, December 3, 1864, expiration of term
Daniel W. Ney 1st Lt. August 23, 1861 Wounded at Chancellorsville, May 4, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa., July 4, 1863, and at Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865; promoted from priv. to 1st Sergeant; to 1st Lt., March 17, 1865; commissioned Captain, June 14, 1865, not mustered; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865; Vet
Albert H. Seyfert 2d Lt. August 23, 1861 Discharged October 9, 1862
Jacob S. Kramn 2d Lt. August 23, 1861 Promoted from Commissary Sergeant, January 1, 1863; commissioned 1st Lt., October 4, 1864, not mustered; mustered out, November 22, 1864, expiration of term
George H. Reiff 1st Sergeant September 18, 1861 Promoted from priv. to Corporal; to Sergeant, June 1, 1865; to 1st Sergeant; commissioned 1st Lt., June 14, 1865, not mustered; absent, with leave, at muster out; Vet
George Shirey 1st Sergeant August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Jacob P. Becker 1st Sergeant August 23, 1861 Prisoner from May 24, to November 24, 1864; promoted to lst Sergeant, May 1, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 12, 1865; Vet
Joseph H. Kline Sergeant August 23, 1861 Promoted from private to Corporal; to Sergeant, June 1, 1865; commissioned 2d Lt., June 14, 1865,not mustered; absent, with leave, at muster out; Vet
A. J. Scheeffier Sergeant August 23, 1861 Promoted from private to Corporal; to Sergeant, June 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865; Vet
George Beaumont Sergeant August 23, 1861 Wounded at Fredericksburg. Va., December 13, 1862; promoted from private to Corporal; to Sergeant. June 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865; Vet
John L. Kennedy Sergeant August 23, 1861 Promoted from priv.; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 10, 1862
Thomas Kinsley Sergeant August 23, 1861 Promoted from priv.; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 16, 1862
Gabriel Hill Sergeant August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Joseph Hock Sergeant September 10, 1861 Prisoner from August 19, to December 3, 1864; promoted to Corporal, January 1, 1864; to Sergeant, May 1, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 12, 1865; Vet
Conrad Strahle Sergeant August 23, 1861 Wounded at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, November 15, 1863
David Whitaker Sergeant August 23, 1861 Died April 20, 1865, of wounds received at Five Forks, Va.; buried in National Cemetery, Arlington; Vet
John Whitaker Corporal August 23, 1861 Promoted to Corporal; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865; Vet
Franklin Estes Corporal March 25, 1865 Substitute; promoted to Corporal, June 15, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Chauncey Davis Corporal March 4, 1865 Drafted; promoted to Corporal, June 15, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Henry Drum Corporal February 22, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, June 15, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Samuel Griffith Corporal March 11, 1865 Drafted; promoted to Corporal, June 15, 1865; mnustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
William Heller Corporal August 23, 1861 Promoted to Corporal, June 15, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Charles Matthews Corporal February 24, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, June 15, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
William Clark Corporal April 4, 1865 Substitute; promoted to Corporal, June 15, 1865; absent, without leave, at muster out
Russell Miller Corporal August 23, 1861 Promoted from private; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 21, 1864
Emerson Kline Corporal August 23, 1861 Promoted from private; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 9, 1863
David Davis Corporal August 23, 1861 Promoted from private, December 1, 1864; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865; Vet
W. J. Hutchinson Corporal September 24, 1864 Drafted; promoted to Corporal, May 1, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865
Lewis Briggs Corporal September 25, 1864 Substitute; promoted to Corporal, May 1, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 10. 1865
John Harris Corporal September 25, 1864 Substitute; promoted to Corporal, May 1, 1863; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865
William P. Fisher Corporal August 23, 1861 Prisoner from August 19, to December 17, 1864; promoted from private, June 1, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 12, 1865; Vet
Isaac Madison Corporal February 28, 1864 Prisoner fiom May 24, to November 20, 1864; promoted to Corporal, May 20, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 12, 1865
Jeremiah Boyer Corporal August 23, 1861 Died September 14, of wounds received at Bull Run, Va., August 28, 1862; buried in Military Asylum Cemetery, D.C.
John W. Hoffman Corporal August 23, 1861 Killed accidentally, at Weldon Railroad, Va., August 24, 1864; Vet
William L. Hawk Musician August 23, 1861 Wounded June 27, 1864; deserted January 15, 1865; returned June 21, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865; Vet
John F. Nagle Musician August 22, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 1, 1862
Manoah Metz Musician October 4, 1861 Wounded at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 28, 1865; Vet
Albright, John H. Private March 29, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company. June, 20, 1865
Ackeman, Chaun'y. Private March 29, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 20, 1865
Arnold, Henry Private August 23, 1861 Prisoner from August 19. 1864, to March 1, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 21, 1865; Vet
Altimon, Spearing R. Private September 25, 1864 Substitute; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865
Arrington, Frank Private August 23, 1861 Deserted April 11, 1862
Adams, George Private August 23, 1861 Deserted June 18, 1863
Beatty, William E. Private March 23, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Barnet, Abraham B. Private April 5, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Barkley, Josiah L. Private March 29, 1865 Substitute; discharged by General Order, August 7, 1865
Bell, Alexander Private September 25, 1864 Drafted; wounded at Hatcher's Run, Va., February 6, 1865; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865
Buckley, Franklin Private August 23, 1861 Discharged on writ of habeas corpus, September 5, 1861
Bishop, Henry Private August 23, 1861 Discharged April 1, 1863, for wounds received at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862
Bechtel, Aaron Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Boston, Elida Private September 25, 1865 Substitute; discharged by General Order, June 3, 1865
Berkleypile, Joseph Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; discharged by General Order, July 1, 1865
Beaumont, William Private August 23, 1861 Killed at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863; buried in National Cemetery, section B, grave, 73
Beaumont, John Private August 23, 1861 Killed at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864; Vet
Becker, Charles Private August 23, 1861 Deserted May 1, 1863
Coleman, Peter Private March 27, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Cresswell, Isaac P. Private August 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 31, 1861
Clingman, Geo. W. Private March 4, 1864 Discharged, date unknown; for wounds received in action
Clouser, Daniel Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1861, expiration of term
Callahan, Daniel F. Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to Company I, November 1, 1861
Carter, Andrew J. Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to Company G, April 2, 1862
Clickett, Patrick. Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to Company K, November 1, 1861
Dempsey, Samuel Private March 11, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Dyer, George Private September 25, 1864 Substitute; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865
Dautrich, Alfred Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to Company H, February 6, 1864; Vet
Dautrich, Mayb'v. Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to Company H. February 6, 1864; Vet
Drexel, Reuben Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to Company H, February 6, 1864; Vet
Derr, Martin Private August 23, 1861 Deserted June 18, 1862
Eshelman, George Private February 25, 1865 Drafted; discharged by Special Order; date unknown
Eppinger, John Private August 23, 1861 Died at Alexandria, Va., November 17, 1862
Evrich, Isaac Private August 23, 1861 Captured; died at Salisbury. N. C., February 8, 1865; Vet
Frech, John Private March 30, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Fredline, Abraham Private March 29, 1865 Substitute; discharged by General Order. June 23, 1865
Fagan, James Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Fisher, Amos Private February 22, 1864 Killed at Laurel Hill, Va., May 9, 1864
Fullmer, George Private August 23, 1861 Deserted September 1, 1862
Fox, Harrison T. Private August 23, 1861 Deserted Docember 13, 1863
Frantz, Henry Private March 9, 1864 Not on muster-out roll
Gardner, Hiram Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Grim, John A. Private August 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 27, 1862
Grant, Joseph Private September 24, 1864 Substitute; discharged by General Order, June 14, 1865
Green, John Private September 24, 1864 Transferred to 107th Regiment P. V., December 1, 1864
Hoffman, Ross Private February 24, 1864 Wounded at Laurel Hill, Va., May 8, 1864; absent. in hospital, at muster out
Howard, David Private August 23, 1861 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Hagan, Barnet Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Haberacker, Wm. Private August 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Haywood, Henry Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Himmelright, H. Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
HIagan, Daniel Private September 3, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Hoffnman, Geo. W. Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864; expiration of term
Hughston, Meltzer Private August 27, 1861 Mustered out, November 21, 1864, expiration of term
Hilliard, Obediah Private September 5, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 10. 1865
Hilliard, Isaiah Private September 5, 1864 Substitute; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865
Hatlon, Jerome Private September 5, 1864 Substitute; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865
Harp, James P. Private September 24, 1864 Substitute; discharged by General Order, June 5, 1865
Hughes, John J. Private February 24, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 14, 1865
Hanlon, John O. Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to Company K. November 1, 1861
Hoffman, Wm. H. Private September 24, 1864 Substitute; transferred to 10th Regiment P. V., December 1, 1864
Hemuoinger, John Private August 23, 1861 Killed at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862
Hoffman, Wm. G. Private August 23, 1861 Killed at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862
Hawk, Albert Private August 23, 1861 Captured; died at Salisbury, N. C.; burial record, died at Richmond. Va., March 23, 1864
Haller, Ebenezer Private September 9, 1861 Captured; died at Andersonville, Ga.; burial record, died at Salisbury, North Carolina, December 20, 1864; Vet
Hetrick, Joseph Private September 3, 1861 Deserted June 7, 1865
Hoffman, Wm. J. Private September 9, 1861 Deserted J ul 21, 1863
Johnson, Peter Private March 28, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Johnson, Wm. M. Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Jesse, Joseph Private September 24, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865
Kline, William Private March 30, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Kaylor, Charles Private March 30, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Keen, Albert Private August 27, 1861 Discharged by General Order, June 21, 1865; Vet
Kelley, John Private August 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certiiicate, February 27, 1863
Kelchner, Isaac C. Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Kieffer, Valentine Private March 1865, Drafted; died at Alexandria, Va., June 2, 1865, grave, 3, 101
Lohr, Zach. T. Private March 30, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Lohr, Jeremiah Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; absent, in hospital, at muster out
Livingston, W. L. Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Lantz, Austin Private March 27, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Lake, Jonathan Private March 27, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Leaves, Jacob Private September 24, 1864 Substitute; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865
Morrow, William Private February 24, 1864 Mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Miller, Daniel B. Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Mangus, Jacob Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; absent, in hospital, at muster out
Miller, Levi Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Miller, Edward Private August 23, 1861 Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862; mustered out, August 23, 1864; expiration of term
Miller, William Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1834, expiration of term
Martin, William Private September 24, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 20, 1865
Martin, Robert Private *September 24, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1863
Miles, Samuel Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to Company K, November 1, 1861
Mohr, Daniel Private August 23, 1861 Wounded at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; transferred to 2d U. S. Artillery; date unknown
Millhoff, Charles Private August 23, 1861 Killed at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; buried in National Cemetery, section 26, lot A, grave, 74
Miller, Valentine Private August 31, 1861 Deserted April 11, 1862
M'Avoy, John Private August 23, 1861 Deserted September 28, 1862
Naugle, Michael Private August 23, 1861 Deserted August 30, 1862
Ornstead, Peter Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Oliphant, Joseph Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to 15th Regiment U.S. Infantry, date unknown
Platz, Franklin Private September 10, 1861 Wounded at Laurel Hill, Va., May 8, 1864; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps; discharged by General Order, July 27, 1865; Vet
Pryor, Thomas Private September 24, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865
Pope, John Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to Company K, November 1, 1861
Peiffer, Levi J. Private August 31, 1861 Died at Philadelphia, Pa., December 10, 1863; burial record, December 10, 1865
Pugh, William Private August 23, 1861 Died at City Point, Va., August 1, 1864; burial record, July 25, 1864; Vet
Phillips, James Private September 24, 1864 Drafted; killed at Hatcher's Run, Va., February 7, 1865
Riffle, Samuel T. Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Rifile, Josiah Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Raymon, George Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Rhodes, John J. Private March 31, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Rock, Isaac Private March 30, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1864
Roddy, Jacob Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 23, 1865
Ross, Giles Private September 24, 1864 Substitute; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865
Roland, Lucian Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Roland, Charles A. Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Reedy, William Private August 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 3, 1865; Vet
Reilley, Henry Private August 31, 1861 Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown
Roland, Henry Private August 23, 1861 Deserted September 23, 1862
Reed, John Private August 27, 1861 Deserted November 23, 1862
Shaum, Wm. F Private March 28, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Swank, William H. Private March 11, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Spicher, Peter Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; discharged by General Order, August 2, 1865
Stahl, Jeremiah Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Seece, Emanuel Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Swoyer, Sewell Private March 27, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Sanders, Charles Private August 23, 1861 Captured at Rappahannock Station, Va., July 19, 1863
Snyder, William Private August 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, October 9, 1862
Strohecker, Cyrus Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, August 23, 1864, expiration of term
Sullivan, John Private September 24, 1864 Substitute; discharged by General Order, June 10, 1865
Stevenson, Benj. Private September 24, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 13, 1865
Stuff, Benjamin Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 15, 1865
Swoyer, Lewis Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to 2d U. S. Art'y, date unknown
Smith, George Private August 23, 1861 Died at Alexandria, Va., December 12, 1862; burial record, August 13, 1862; grave, 141
Smith, Henry Private August 23, 1861 Died at City Point, Va., June 18, 1864; burial record, July 3, 1864; Vet
Schaeffer, Henry M. Private August 23, 1864 Deserted August 31, 1862
Shefier, Henry Private August 23, 1864 Not on muster-out roll-Vet
Thomas, Peter K. Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Trout, Daniel Private February 22, 1864 Discharged by General Order, May 13, 1865
Varner, Samuel Private March 28, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Wise, Albert G. Private September 16, 1861 Mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865; Vet
Wynn, Charles Private August 23, 1861 Wounded at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865; Vet
Walters, Peter H. Private March 16, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Wringle, William Private March 29, 1865 Substitute; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Witt, Jacob Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Walters, Jacob Private March 11, 1865 Discharged by General Order, June 2, 1865
Wilson, Henry Private September 27, 1864 Substitute; absent, in hospital, at muster out
Wharton, James Private August 23, 1861 Captured at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863; discharged by General Order, February 4, 1865
Wooden, John Private August 23, 1861 Mustered out, September 27, 1864, expiration of term
Waner, Christian Private February 25, 1865 Drafted; discharged by General Order, date unknown
Waid, John Private September 24, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 13, 1865
Wallace, John M. Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to Company G, February 6, 1864; Vet
Whitaker, Henry Private August 31, 1861 Deserted November 30, 1862
Young, Frederick Private March 11, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865
Yarger, Evan S. Private August 23, 1861 Transferred to Company G, February 6, 1864
Yoder, Jefferson Private August 23, 1861 Died at Alexandria, Va., December 12, 1862
Young, Edward Private August 24, 1861 Died at Culpepper, Va., May 8, 1864; burial record, at Alexandria, February 2, 1864; grave, 1,357
Zeiber, John Private September 3, 1861 Wounded at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; mustered out, November 30, 1864, expiration of term
Source:  Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 , Harrisburg, 1868-1871.

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