Ringgold Light Artillery

Recruited at Lewistown
Mustered in April 18, 1861, Harrisburg


The Ringgold Light Artillery of Reading was organized and equipped in 1850, under James M' Knight, Captain. It was armed with four six-pounder brass field pieces and caissons, with full equipments of artillerists, including sabres, and mustered over two hundred men. It was composed of good material, was well drilled, and was the pride of the city of Reading. It had participated in several volunteer encampments; one at Easton of a week's duration, where it was entertained by ex-Governor Reeder, and other leading citizens.

James M. M'Knight, Captain
Henry Nagle, First Lieutenant
William Graeff, Second Lieutenant
George W. Durell, First Sergeant
Daniel Kreisler, Second Sergeant
Henry Rush, Third Sergeant
Jeremiah Seiders, Fourth Sergeant
Levi J. Homan, First Corporal
F. W. Folkman, Second Corporal
Jacob Womert, Third Corporal
Horatio Leader, Fourth Corporal
John A. Hook, Musician
George B. Eckert , Musician


Ammon, Anthony
Ansart, Charles B.
Anthony, James M.
Ash, Solomon D.
Bechtel, Aaron
Bechtel, David
Berger, Augustus
Bickley, George S.
Bitting, Charles A
Bouse, Harrison G
Bowers, William W.
Burkhert Reuben R.
Christ, William F.
Coleman, Henry
Dickinson, Daniel M.
Drenkel, Amos
Eben, William C
Ebling, Edward G.
Eisenbeis, Henry E
Eltz, Robert
Ermentrout, Benjamin F.
Evans, Samuel
Faust, Adam
Fix, William T.
Fleck, Henry
Fox, Harrison
Fox, James A.
Frantz, Christian C.
Frees, Adam
Frees, John, Jr.
Gebhart, Charles W.
Gehry, Addison
Geiger, Henry
Gentzler, James H.
Gries, Lemuel
Haberacker, William
Hamilton, Samuel
Helms, Andrew S.
Hessler, Jacob J.
Hill, Nathaniel B.
Housel, Franklin
Huyett, Amos
Kennedy John L.
Knabb, George W.
Koch, John D.
Lantz, Peter A.
Lauman, George S.
Leaf, George D.
Leeds, Isaac S.
Leeds, Jacob
Leoser, Christopher
Levan, Aaron H.
Levan, Charles
Levan, Daniel J.
Lutz, Harrison
Mast, James L.
Miller, William M.
M'Ilvaine, Howard
M'Knight, Joseph H
M'Lenegan, John H.
Mock, William P.
Muhlenberg, Charles P.
Neihart, Henry
Pearson, Edward P., Jr.
Peck, Frederick
Pfleger, James
Phillippi, Frederick H.
Rambo, Francis
Rambo, Isaiah
Rapp, William, Jr.
Rhoades, George B.
Ritter, Ferdinand S.
Rush, Henry
Sauerbier, William
Scull, Edward
Seyfert, Albert H
Shaeffer, Franklin
Shearer, Jonathan
Sherman, Jackson
Shirey, Albert H.
Silvis, George W.
Smeck, Franklin
Smith, Edward L.
Smith, William H.
Spangler, Charles
Whiteside, Henry
Witman, Daniel
Yeager, Frederick M.
Yohn, Daniel S.
Yohn, John L.
Source: Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65.







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