97th Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers


Company H

Recruited in Chester County

Name

Rank

Date of Muster
Into Service

Remarks

Charles M'Ilvaine Captain October 17, 1861 Resigned June 10, 1863
Theo. M. Smedley Captain February 29, 1864 Promoted from 1st Sergeant to 1st Lt., November 1, 1864; to Brevet Captain, March 13, 1865; to Captain, April 5, 1865; wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864 and at Fort Fisher, N. C., January 15, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
David Jones 1st Lt. October 17, 1861 Promoted to Quartermaster, October 31, 1861
Thomas S. Taylor 1st Lt. October 17, 1861 Promoted to 1st Lt., November 5, 1861; resigned. April 29, 1862
Elwood P. Baldwin 1st Lt. November 6, 1861 Promoted from 2d Lt., April 29, 1862; resigned November 5, 1862; re-enlisted May 23, 1864; promoted to 1st Sergeant, to Adjutant, May 26, 1865
Phares P. Brown 1st Lt. February 29, 1864 Promoted from 1st Sergeant to 2d Lt., March 3, 1865; to 1st Lt., April 5, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
Geo. A. Lemaistre 2d Lt. October 2, 1861 Promoted from Sergeant Major, April 30, 1862; commissioned Captain, June 11, 1863, not mustered; wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 20, 1864
Isaac L. Dutton 2d Lt. February 29, 1864 Wounded at Petersburg, Va., July 11, 1864; promoted from 1st Sergeant, May 26,1865; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
Benjamin F. Smith 1st Sergeant January 1, 1864 Wounded at Petersburg, Va., June 30, 1864; promoted from Sergeant, July 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
Jefferson T. Massey 1st Sergeant September 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, October 8, 1862
Robert Walker Sergeant January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
Thomas E. Dutton Sergeant February 2, 1863 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
George H. Cook Sergeant January 1, 1864 Promoted from Corporal, July 19, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
Edward A. Widner Sergeant February 29, 1864 Promoted from Corporal, July 1, 1865; absent, on detached service, at muster out; Vet
Joseph H. Walton Sergeant September 23, 1861 Wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; discharged September 23, 1864, expiration of term
Thomas, John Sergeant September 30, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 20, 1862
Robert Skien, Jr. Sergeant September 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 26, 1863
Robert J. Baldwin Sergeant November 24, 1861 Wounded at Petersburg, Va., June 30, 1864; discharged November 7, 1864, expiration of term
Lewis H. Watkins Sergeant February 29, 1864 Corporal 2d Lt., May 10, 1864, not mustered; killed at Bermuda Hundred, Va. May 20, 1864; Vet
John A. Russell Sergeant January 1, 1864 Wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; killed at Petersburg, June 30, 1864; Vet
William Garver Sergeant September 23, 1861 Killed at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864
George H. Durnall Sergeant January 1, 1864 Commissioned 1st Lt., May 1, 1864, not mustered; killed at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; Vet
George HI Beniett Sergeant February 29, 1864 Died at New York, January 30, of wounds received at Fort Fisher, N. C., January 15, 1865; buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery, L. I.; Vet
William Mills Corporal September 23, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
James M'Guian Corporal October 27, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Jesse Wheeler Corporal November 22, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
William Shields Corporal November 19, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
John B. Allen Corporal October 27, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
George W. Dehoff Corporal March 4, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
William Wright Corporal October 13, 1863 Drafted; wounded May 16, 1864; promoted to Corporal, July 19, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Chris'r C. Courtney Corporal February 29, 1864 Promoted to Corporal, July 1, 1865; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
William F. Smith Corporal September 30, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, November 15, 1862
Thos. J. Henderson Corporal September 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 17, 1863
Thos. W. Durnell Corporal September 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 10, 1864
Isaac T. Massey Corporal November 7, 1861 Discharged November 7, 1864; expiration of term
William H. George Corporal September 28, 1861 Transferred to Signal Corps, February 29, 1864
James Wood Corporal September 27, 1861 Transferred Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown
George W. Burns Corporal September 28, 1861 Died at at Fortress Monroe, Va., May 26, of wounds received at Bermuda Hundred, May 20, 1864
James M'Connell Corporal September 24, 1861 Died at Hilton Head, S. C., October 2, 1862; burial record, November 2, 1862
Edward J. Hadley Musician January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
Philip Richard Musician February 28, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Allen, Robert W. Private October 2, 1863 Drafted; wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; deserted; returned; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Allison, Alfred C. Private September 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 9, 1863
Ainsworth, Rob't L. Private October 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 1, 1865
Andy, Hezekiah Private November 5, 1863 Drafted; killed at Petersburg, Va., June 30, 1864
Anderson, Geo. W. Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; died at Philadelphia, March 7, 1865
Anderson, Chas. F. Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; deserted June 8, 1865
Billins, William Private September 3, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Bills, Abraham L. Private March 2, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Boyd, William Private March 4, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Busser, Jacob H. Private September 28, 1861 Wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; discharged October 17, 1864, expiration of term
Beihler, Joseph Private October 4, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 10, 1862
Burns, Charles Private October 22, 1861 Discharged October 22, 1864, expiration of term
Bellwoar, John Private November 5, 1861 Discharged November 5, 1864, expiration of term
Bookman, Samuel Private October 15, 1861 Transferred to Regimrental Band October 24, 1861
Drubaker, Fran's L. Private October 10, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Bennett, William Private October 19, 1863 Drafted; wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; transferred to Department of the West, October 15, 1864
Brenan, John Private September 24, 1863 Drafted; deserted, August 16, 1864
Bradshaw, Thomas Private July 22, 1863 Drafted; deserted, date unknown
Brown, William Private October 17, 1861 Transferred to Company G, 80th regimnent P. V., November 4, 1861
Curtis, John Private November 21, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Carbaugh. Daniel Private February 21, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Charney, Charles Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Cross, James Private October 9, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, January 18, 1862
Cross, Jonathan Private October 17, 1861 Discharged October 17, 1864, expiration of term
Colliond, Samuel Private October 21, 1863 Drafted; wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 25, 1865
Charlton. John G. Private February 21, 1865 Drafted; discharged by General Order, May 23, 1865
Cress, Adam Private February 21, 1865 Drafted; discharged by General Order, May 23, 1865
Critchfield. James Private September 30, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
Church, Marcus K. Private September 30, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
Clark William Private January 1, 1864 Killed at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, May 20, 1864; Vet
Cavanaugh, James Private September 21, 1863 Drafted; deserted, date unknown
Dasey, Joseph Private February 29, 1864 Wounded at Petersburg, Va., June 24, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
Dawson, Robert S. Private September 23, 1863 Drafted mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Dear, Christopher Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
Davis, Isaac B. Private September 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, March 28, 1863
Davis, James K. Private October 7, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, November 17, 1862; burial record, died December 19, 1862; buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery, L. I., grave, 569
Dutton, Alfred L Private November 4, 1861 Transferred to U. S. Artillery, November 16, 1862
Davis, William P. Private November 24, 1861 Discharged November 23, 1864, expiration of term
Dunnn, Thomas Private September 24, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 29, 1865
Dunaway, Wm. H. Private September 30, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
Donahue, Michael K. Private July 11, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 11, 1865
Dalling, William Private October 10, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Dry, Mordecai Private September 24, 1863 Drafted; killed at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, May 20, 1864
Douglass, Byron Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; killed at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, May 20, 1864
Donnelly, John Private October 22, 1863 Drafted; captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., September 15, 1864; grave, 8,828
Duffy, Robert Private October 22, 1863 Drafted; deserted June 8, 1864
Davidson, Ezekiel Private October 4, 1861 Deserted October 20, 1861
Drumm, Edward Private February 14, 1865 Not on muster-out roll
Evans, Abner Private January 1, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
Everhart, James S. Private February 29, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 11, 1865
Evards, Philip Private February 21, 1865 Drafted; died at Raleigh, N. C., May 12, 1865
Entrican, Charles Private September 24, 1863 Drafted; wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; deserted October 1, 1864
England, Marsh. B. Private September, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 19, 1862
Finnegan, Owen Private September 24, 1863 Drafted; wounded at Deep Bottom, Va., May 16, 1864; discharged by General Order, July 6, 1865
Floray, Philip Private October 1, 1864 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Force, William H. Private February 28, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Fields, David F. Private February 21, 1861 Discharged by General Order, July 18, 1865
Fithian, Austin M. Private October 15, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Foard, James G. Private October 7, 1861 Transferred to Signal Corps, February 29, 1864
Glenn, John Private February 21, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Griffith, Oliver A. Private February 29, 1864 Wounded at Petersburg, Va., June 24, 1864; absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Gallagher, James S. Private September 24, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, July 28, 1862
Garrett, George F. Private September 28, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 18, 1862
Gaffany, Terrence Private September 24, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
Goold, Payne A. Private November 9, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Graham, Alexander Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; died at Fernandina, Fla., April 26, 1864
Griffith, Hanford T. Private August 25, 1863 Drowned in Kiawah Creek, S. C., June 4, 1863
Hamm, Conrad Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Haley, Martin Private October 24, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Hennessy, John Private October 25, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Harrison, Charles Private November 28, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Heeley, Hugh Private November 16, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Hoxendofel, Fred'k. Private November 4, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Horr, John Private February 21, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Hazel, Andrew Private October 1, 1864 Drafted; wounded at Fort Fisher, N. C., January 15, 1865 mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Harvey, Marshall Private September 23, 1861 Discharged onSurgeon's Certificate, September 19, 1862
Headley, Amos B. Private August 24, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
Harbours, Alfred N. Private August 25, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
Hart, Thomas Private September 29, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
Harding, Wm. W. Private September 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, December 9, 1862
Hesson, John Private September 23, 1861 Discharged October 17, for wounds received at Strawberry Plains, Va., August 17, 1864
Humphrey, Sam'l. Private January 6, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, October 1, 1862
Hemphill, Wm. C. Private October 15, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Hosmer, John L/ Private October 10, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Heed, Harmon Private October 3, 1861 Promoted to Hospital Steward, October 28, 1861
Hunter, Samuel Private October 12, 1861 Died at Morris Island, S. C., September 4, 1863
Hughes, John G. Private September 27, 1861 Died at Fernandina, Fla., October 15, 1863
Hartman, August's. Private 5, 1863 Drafted; died at Fortress Monroe, Va., July 29, of wounds received at Petersburg, July 6, 1864
Hanson, John Private September 23, 1861 Deserted October 25, 1861
Jones, John Private August 1I, 1864 Mustered out with conpany, August 28, 1865
Jones, Charles Private July 29, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Jones, Owen Private October 22, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Jackson, Milton Private October 24, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, January 24, 1863
Jones, Peter T. Private October 9, 1861 Deserted March 16, 1862
Jones, Thomas Private February 14, 1865 Not on muster-out roll
Kimes, James H. Private October 13, 1861 Discharged on writ of habeas corpus, October 26, 1861
Kerchner, George Private October 16, 1863 Drafted; died at Point of Rocks, Va., May 5, 1864; buried in National Cemetery, City Point, section D, division 4, grave, 167
Kurl, Albert Private October 15, 1861 Transferred to Company G, 80th Regiment P. V., November 4, 1861
Lamory, Henry Private November 25, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Landers, Oscar Private October 22, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Loud, Henry Private February 29, 1864 Wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 18364; absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Loud, James Private February 29, 1864 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, September 20, 1864; Vet
Lathrup, Eugene Private February 27, 1865 Substitute; discharged by General Order, August 8, 1865
Lovell, Richard M. Private October 15, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Lovell, William T. Private January 1, 1864 Died at Point Lookout, Md., July 28, of wounds received at Petersburg, Va., June 30, 1864; Vet
Malone, James Private July 21, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 29, 1865
Montgomery, David Private February 27, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Moore, Jonas Private October 1, 1864 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Moore, Charles Private February 27, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Miller, Abia C. E. Private February 29, 1864 Wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Murphy, William Private November 22, 1864 Absent, sick, at muster out
Mulholland, H. Private February 29, 1864 Discharged March 22, 1865 for wounds, with loss of arm, received at Cold Harbor, Va., June 6, 1864; Vet
Mulholland, David Private October 22, 1861 Wounded at Petersburg, Va., July 17, 1864; discharged October 21, 1864, expiration of term
Martin, Job H. Private February 21, 1865 Drafted; discharged by General Order, May 28, 1865
MAyers, George M. Private October 10, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Moore, Samuel Private September 28, 1861 Died at Hilton Head, S. C., May 19, 1862
Mlaloney, Daniel Private February 29, 1864 Died at Portsmouth Grove, R. I., October 10, 1864; Vet
Marshall, Samuel Private February 14, 1865 Not on nuster-out roll
Marks, Thomas Private February 14, 1865 Not on muster-out roll
M'Henry, Harrison Private October 9, 1861 Discharged October 17, 1864, expiration of term
M'Keever, J. A. D. Private October 7, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certiiicate, December 9, 1863
M'Ilvaine, John J. Private October 28, 1861 Wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; discharged October 28, 1864, expiration of term
M'Falls, Amos Private October 15, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
M'Grinder, Joseph Private February 29, 1864 Killed at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; Vet
M'Donald, John Private November 22, 1864 Deserted April 1,1865
M'Colly, Patrick Private March 4, 1865 Drafted; deserted July 23, 1865
Nichols, Albert B. Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; deserted April 1, 1865
Nesbitt, John Private March 4, 1865 Drafted; deserted July 20, 1865
Orth, William Private March 4, 1865 Drafted; deserted; returned; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
O'Donald, Peter Private November 25, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
O'Hara, John Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 8, 1865
Pyle, Levi B. Private March 2, 1865 Discharged by General Order, July 18, 1865
Preston, Joseph Private March 2, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Printz, Frederick Private November 5, 1863 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Patterson, Benjamin Private February 29, 1864 Wounded at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
Pointer, Thomas Private September 24, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
Price, Joseph Private September 24, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
Painter, Albert P. Private September 23, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 29, 1862
Potter, George P. Private September 30, 1864 Drafted; discharged on General Order, June 28, 1865
Poulson, Isaac M. Private February 29, 1864 Captured at Deep Bottom, Va., August 15, 1864; Vet
Rider, Abner Private October 1, 1864 Drafted mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Richards, William Private October 26, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Raby, George Private February 21, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Riley, Edward Private February 28, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Rauch, George Private February 22, 1865 Drafted; discharged by General Order, May 23, 1865
Roecker, Christian Private October 10, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Rcecker, Bernard Private October 10, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Reed, Bernard Private October 10, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Snyder, Levi F. Private February 29, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865; Vet
Shuttmire, Joseph Private November 19, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Smith, John W. Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; absent, sick, at muster out
Spencer, Thomas Private March 2, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Shay, William H. Private March 3, 1865 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Steach, James Private February 21, 1865 Drafted; mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Steele, William M. Private February 29, 1864 Absent, sick, at muster out; Vet
Smith, George Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; discharged December 14, for wounds received at Cold Harbor, Va., June 4, 1864
Simpson, Milton Private August 29, 1864 Discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
Sullivan, Ezra H. Private October 12, 1861 Discharged October 17, 1864, expiration of term
Segee, James Private August 5, 1863 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 14, 1865
Shaffer, John Private September 20, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 14, 1865
Smith, John H. Private September 30, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
Shenk, Hiram Private October 15, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Stube, John Private October 10, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Smith, Samuel R. Private October 24, 1861 Killed at Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 20, 1864
Seymour, Wm. P. Private September 24, 1863 Drafted; deserted June 6, 1864
Tarleton, Robert Private October 24, 1864 Mustered out with Company, August 28, 1865
Thomas, Joseph H. Private September 30, 1864 Drafted; discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865
Taylor, Edward H. Private October 10, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 29, 1862
Taylor, Charles C. Private October 19, 1861 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 10, 1863
Taylor, John H. Private October 10, 1861 Transferred to Regimental Band, October 24, 1861
Taylor, MiltonS. Private October 9, 1861 Promoted to Principal Musician, September 18, 1864; Vet
Tinsley, Alexander Private January 1, 1864 Killed at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, May 20, 1864; Vet
Tobin, Martin H. Private October 12, 1864 Died, date unknown
Tackaberry, James Private March 2, 1865 Died at Morehead City, N. C., September 13, 1865; buried in National Cemetery, Newbern, plot 7, grave, 18
Wilson, Granville Private October 21, 1861 Discharged on writ of habeas corpus, October 26, 1861
Wagner, Felix Private September 23, 1863 Drafted; deserted February 2, 1865
Source:  Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 , Harrisburg, 1868-1871.

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