Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

Company C of the 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

This photo was shared with me by Ron McCall.  It is from a mini-reunion of the local men who served in Co. C of the 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.   The photo was taken on June 8, 1898 in Grafton (now Hesston) in Huntingdon County, PA.  James Strong is in the front row, first on the right.  Samuel Wilson Norris is in the front row, first on the left.  John G. Garner is believed to be the third man from the left in the back row.  Samuel Watson Gill is the 4th man in the front row from the left (there is another man on the ground right in front of him).  The other men are unidentified.

History of Co. C of the 53rd PVI:

The 53rd Regiment was organized at Camp Curtin near Harrisburg in October 1861.  Col. John R. Brooke of Montgomery County was the first commanding officer.  Co. C was comprised of men from Huntingdon and Blair Counties, of which John H. Wintrode was the captain.  Men from the Woodcock Valley were recruited and started enlisting September 16, 1861, and most were mustered in October 17, 1861.  The company was known as the "James Creek Guards."  Some of the soldiers served from from 1861 until the close of the war in 1865.  In later years of the war, many men from Co. K of the 145th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, formed in Erie County, were transferred to Co. C of the 53rd P. V. I. in 1864 and 1865.
 
The battles in which the 53rd fought include:
 
 Battle Dates
 Battle of Fair Oaks May 31 - June 2, 1862
 Battle of Savage Station June 29, 1862
 Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862
 Battle of Fredericksburg December 13, 1862
 Chancellorsville Campaign April 27 - May 6, 1863
 Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3, 1863
 Battle of Bristoe Station October 14, 1863
 Mine Run Campaign November 26 - December 2, 1863
 Overland Campaign May 4 - June 12, 1864
 Opening Battles & Seige of Petersburg June 13 - July 31, 1864
 White Oak Road March 31, 1865
 
The 53rd was also present at Yorktown, Caines' Mill, Peach Orchard, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Po River, North Anna, Strawberry Plains, and Appomattox. 
 
 In total, 15 men from Co. C were killed in battle, and 18 died of disease, accidents, in prison, or from other war-related problems.  Shortly after Lee's surrender at Appomattox, the men returned home by way of Washington to Harrisburg, where they returned to their homes.
  

Members of Co. C:

Captains: 

Henry J. Smith was mustered in on October 17, 1861, promoted from 1st sergeant to 2nd lieutenant on May 9, 1862, to captain on January 1, 1863, and discharged on March 16, 1865.  Henry served as a 2nd lieutenant at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was slightly wounded. He was wounded in the arm and leg at the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862.  He was taken as  prisoner of war during the Petersburg Assault in 1864.

John Henry Wintrode was born August 24, 1823.  He was mustered in on October 17, 1861 from Huntingdon County, and resigned on December 3, 1862.  He married Lucy Skinner, and they had 3 children.  John died November 18, 1895 in Marklesburg, and is buried in the Reformed Cemetery near Marklesburg, Huntingdon County, PA. 

Lieutenants: 

Dewalt Shontz Fouse was born November 15, 1840, a son of Theobalt Dewalt Fouse and Nancy H. Shontz.  He was one of 15 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He enlisted on September 16, 1861, was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted from sergeant to 1st lieutenant on December 1, 1862, mustered out on October 8, 1864, and was discharged on October 9, 1864 at the end of his term.  He did not re-enlist due to having malaria.  He was a sergeant at the Battle of Gettysburg.  Dewalt received a degree from the Theological Seminary in Mercersburg in May 1867.  He married Sarah Ann Geissinger on January 30, 1868.   The couple had 4 children.  Dewalt died on March 13, 1912, in Lisbon, Iowa. 

John McLaughlin He was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted from sergeant to 2nd lieutenant on January 1, 1863, commissioned to 1st lieutenant on October 8, 1864, and was mustered out April 24, 1865, to date from having left service on March 14, 1865 as 2nd lieutenant.  He was a sergeant at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was captured as a prisoner of war during the Petersburg Assault in 1864.

Robert McNamara was mustered in October 17, 1861 from Blair County, and resigned May 9, 1862.

Andrew J. Merrett was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted to corporal, to first sergeant, to 2nd lieutenant on May 1, 1865, to 1st lieutenant on May 18, 1865, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg. His name appears on the Pennsylvania Memorial as Murritts. 

Samuel M. Royer was mustered in October 17, 1861 from Blair County, promoted from 2nd to 1st lieutenant on May 9, 1862, and resigned December 1, 1862. 

Sergeants:

Anthony J. Beaver was born September 27, 1832, a son of Samuel Beaver and Hannah Shultz.  He was one of 13 children born to the couple in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, PA.  Anthony enlisted in September 1861.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted to sergeant, and transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on May 15, 1864.  He fought in most of the engagements fought by the army of the Potomac:  the Seven Days Battle, Fair Oaks, Peach Orchard, Harrison's Landing, the Second Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg (where he was a corporal).  In the retreat from Rapidan, he was struck by a piece of shell, which caused the loss of his right arm, and was in the hospital at Grace Church, Alexandria, from October 14, 1863 until the following March.  He was then attached to the Veteran Reserve Corps, and remained in Washington D.C., unitl August 1865, until he was discharged and returned home.  He married Martha Shoup on April 29, 1869.  Together, they had 4 children.  Anthony died on September 22, 1899 in Marklesburg, and is buried in the Reformed Cemetery near Marklesburg in Huntingdon County, PA. 

* Please read the wartime letters Anthony Beaver sent home in the Faces of the 53rd PVI photo album. 

Davis G. Enyeart was born August 31, 1837, a son of Thomas Enyeart and Mary Wilson Glasgow.  He was one of 8 children born to the couple in Lincoln Township, Huntingdon County, PA.  He enlisted in Co. C of the 53rd PVI in 1861 and was discharged on February 21, 1863 on disability.  However, after regaining his health he rejoined as a First Lieutenant of Co. K, 78th Regiment PVI and was discharged at Nashville, Tennessee, at the close of the war.   He was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  Davis was married three times:  first to Martha Frank with 9 children, second to Minnie B. Simpson with no known children, and last to Malinda Detwiler with 2 children.  Davis died on June 3, 1905, in Huntingdon County, PA and is buried in the Reformed Cemetery near Marklesburg. 

Andrew G. Fleck was born about 1841, a son of Daniel Fleck and Elizabeth Strong Bollinger.  He was one of 11 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted to corporal on May 10, 1864, to sergeant on November 2, 1864, to 1st sergeant on May 2, 1865, and he was absent with leave at muster out.  He was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded in the arm. His middle initial is sometimes seen as G. and sometimes J.

David Norris Garner was born February 28, 1840, a son of John Garner and Ellener Norris.  He was one of 11 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in on October 17, 1861, promoted to sergeant, and mustered out on November 2, 1864 at the expiration of his term.  He was wounded during the Petersburg Assault in 1864.  He was a corporal at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded too.  He married Louisa A. Smith in 1866, and they had at least two sons.  He moved to Missouri, where he died October 29, 1920.  He is buried in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem, Missouri.  His name is also seen as Daniel sometimes. 

Samuel Watson Gill was born November 22, 1838, a son of Robert Gill and Lydia Norris.  He was one of 12 children born to the couple in Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted to sergeant, captured at Reams Station, VA on August 21, 1864 and prisoner of war at Salisbury, NC until 1865, and discharged June 20, 1865 by general order.  Samuel was injured in the arm at the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862.  He was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was shot in the hip.  He married Anna Catherine Stover on August 15, 1865, and the couple had 10 children.  He was a farmer.  Samuel died February 23, 1919, and is buried at the White Church Cemetery in Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA. 

Matthew G. Isett was born in 1838, a son of James K. Isett and Elizabeth Garner.  He was one of 11 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He enlisted on September 16, 1861, and was mustered in on October 17, 1861.  He was elected sergeant and promoted to 1st sergeant.  He was wounded in the leg at the Battle of Fredericksburg.  He died on July 2, 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg.  He is buried at the National Cemetery, Section C, grave 64, in Gettysburg, Adams County, PA. 

* Please read the letter Anthony J. Beaver wrote describing Matthew Isett's death at the Battle of Gettysburg.  You can also see a photo of his tombstone.

Daniel Lightner was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted to corporal on February 25, 1864, to sergeant on September 21, 1864, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded in the shoulder.  

Michael McCall was born November 10, 1838, a son of Matthew M. McCall and Mary Garner.  He was one of 10 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted to corporal on July 1, 1864, to sergeant on May 1, 1865, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded in the leg on July 2, 1863.  He married Nancy Parks on January 17, 1867.  They were the parents of 6 children.  Michael died on March 11, 1886, and is buried in the Valley View Cemetery in Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA. 

George W. Montgomery was born about 1840, a son of John Montgomery and Susan Curfman.  He was one of 10 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861. He  was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was promoted to sergeant.  He died at the US Hospital in Philadelphia on July 1, 1864 of wounds received in action near Petersburg, VA. He is buried in the Philadelphia National Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA.

John Rodgers was born in Centre County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted to corporal on July 1, 1864, to sergeant on June 16, 1865, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He married Catherine Brumbaugh.  He died November 30, 1913, and is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Huntingdon, PA.

David B. Rothrock He was mustered in on October 17, 1861, promoted to sergeant.  He was captured near Petersburg, VA on June 16, 1864, and was a prisoner of war until April 28, 1865.   He was discharged by general order on May 29, 1865.  He was a corporal at the Battle of Gettysburg. 

Luther T. Sangree was born July 29, 1840, a son of Abraham and Maria Sangree in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, elected corporal, and promoted to sergeant.  He was wounded in the right leg and foot at the Battle of Fredericksburg, VA on December 13, 1862, and died of his wounds on January 19, 1863 at Mount Pleasant Hospital in Washington.  He is buried in the McConnellstown Cemetery in Walker Township, Huntingdon County, PA.

William D. Shontz was born January 4, 1840, a son of Christian Shontz and Mary Maria Bookwalter.  He was one of 9 children born in Huntingdon County, PA.  He married Eliza Frank on January 24, 1861.  They had 2 children.  He was mustered in October 27, 1861, promoted to sergeant, and killed at Spottsylvania Court House on May 10, 1864.  He was a corporal at the Battle of Gettysburg.  From the diary of Andrew Brumbaugh, MD dated May 10, 1864:  "Today at 2 P.M. William Shontz was killed in battle by a ball through his head, serving in the Army of the Potomac, 2nd Army Corps.  His body was left on the field and fell into the hands of the enemy.  Deeply do we mourn his fate and deplore this war!  His age was only 24 years, 4 months, 6 days." (Source:  53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Company "C" Inc. website at http://www.53rdpvi.org/)

 Corporals:

Elijah Crownover was born in 1833, the son of Thomas Crownover and Susannah Utley.  He was one of 10 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, fe-enlisted in December 1863, promoted to corporal, and killed at Spottsylvania Court House on May 12, 1864.  He was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg.  His family's last name sometimes appears as Covenhoven.

William Estep was born about 1845.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was promoted to corporal before 1863.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg, but was not on the muster out roll.  He had at least one daughter.

William Fornwalt was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted to corporal on July 1, 1864, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was wounded in the arm at the Battle of Fredericksburg.  He was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg.   He was married to Jane, and had at least one daughter.  His name sometimes appears as Fernwalt.

Reuben T. Fouse was born July 17, 1844, a son of Theobalt Dewalt Fouse and Nancy H. Shontz.  He was one of 15 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted to corporal, and died June 28, 1862 at the Battle of Fair Oaks.  He contracted what was described as a "low form of typhoid" but he refused to leave the company.  They had to wade flood waters during the Battle of Fair Oaks, and his condition deteriorated leading to his death.  He is buried in the Reformed Cemetery near Marklesburg in Huntingdon County, PA.  His middle initial sometimes appears as I. 

Henry B. Geissinger was born in 1838, a son of John and Jane Geissinger.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was promoted to corporal.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He did not reenlist and was not on the muster out roll.  He died in 1910, and is buried in the Grove Cemetery in Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA.  His last name is sometimes seen as Geisinger.

George Washington Isett was born March 7, 1844.  He was a son of James K. Isett and Elizabeth Garner, and was one of 11 children born in Huntingdon County, PA.  He enlisted September 16, 1861, was mustered in October 17, 1861, and promoted to corporal.  He was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded at the Wheat Field.  He was discharged on September 4, 1864 for wounds received at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863.  George married Sarah Anne Householder, and the couple had 6 children.  He died June 14, 1915 in Marklesburg, Huntingdon County, PA, and is buried in the Old Stone Church Cemetery near Marklesburg.  From The Huntingdon Globe on June 17, 1895:  "George was seriously wounded while fighting in the wheat field.  He was brought to his home in Marklesburg shortly afterwards.  It was ten years after the battle that the bullet was extracted from his leg (causing) T. B. of the bone and for the last nine years the injured veteran's suffering was intense, most of the time he being confined to his bed."  From the Huntingdon Daily New Era on June 13, 1915:  "George W. Isett, an esteemed and respected resident of Marklesburg, died at his home yesterday morning of a complication of diseases, which resulted from a wound in the right leg which he received in the battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863.  He was buried in the Stone Church Cemetery."  (Source:  53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Company "C" Inc. website at http://www.53rdpvi.org/)

John Keiter was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was promoted to corporal in 1864.  He was sick and absent at muster out.  His last name is sometimes seen as Keiser.   

* In Africa's History, it says John Keiser was mustered in September 1, 1863.  

Samuel Kinney was mustered in January 16, 1864, promoted to corporal in 1864, and discharged by general order on June 20, 1865.  

Charles Nash was mustered in March 25, 1864, promoted to corporal on May 1, 1865, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was injured at Cold Harbor in June 1864.

Thomas Luden Norris was born October 24, 1844, a son of Thomas Norris and Nancy Snyder.  He was one of 13 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA. He was mustered in February 3, 1864, promoted to corporal on November 2, 1864, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. He married Anna M. Yocum on November 1, 1866.  To them, 8 children were born.  Thomas died on February 15, 1920, and he was buried in Riverview Cemetery in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, PA.  His name sometimes appears as Luden B. Norris.

Jacob W. Prough was born in 1835, a son of Jacob Prough and Margaret Moyer.  He was one of 9 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  Jacob was mustered in October 17, 1861, and promoted to corporal, and mustered out on November 2, 1864 at the expiration of his term.  He was a corporal at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded in the shoulder.  He married Catherine Lininger, and the couple had 3 children.  Jacob died in 1912, and is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Huntingdon, PA. 

Mathias Querry was born in August 1836, a son of John and Hannah Querry.  He was one of 8 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in February 15, 1864, promoted to corporal on September 21, 1864, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded in the knee.  He was married four times:  first to Sarah Ann with 3 children, next to Annie Miller with 2 children, then Rose A. Lynn with no known children, and last Henrietta M. Hughes with 4 children.  Mathias died on April 21, 1910, and is buried in the Entriken Cemetery in Lincoln Township, Huntingdon County, PA. 

*According to the PA Memorial, he was at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, but Africa's History says he was not mustered in until 1864.  Perhaps he re-enlisted in 1864 and was part of the October 17, 1861 muster to start with.

William Reed was born February 11, 1826 near Rainsburg, Bedford County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, elected corporal, and then transferred to Co. C of the US Engineer Corps on November 24, 1862.  He married Nancy, and they had 6 children.  He died July 19, 1908, and is buried at the Reformed Cemetery near Marklesburg in Huntingdon County, PA. 

David A. Sias He was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted to corporal on September 4, 1864, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg. 

Frederick L. Snyder was mustered in October 17, 1861, promoted to corporal, and was a prisoner from June 16, 1864 to April 9, 1865 at Andersonville, GA after being captured near Petersburg, VA.  He was discharged by general order on May 29, 1865.  He was injured in the neck at the Battle of Fredericksburg.  He was a private at the Battle of Gettysburg.  His middle initial sometimes appears as S.

John Calvin States was born in 1843 in Huntingdon County, PA, a son of Adam and Rachel States.  He was mustered in February 3, 1864, promoted to corporal on March 1, 1865, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was injured at Spotsylvania in May 1864.  He married Rachel M. Lloyd, and they had 7 children.  John died in December 26, 1922, and is buried in the McConnellstown Cemetery in Walker Township, Huntingdon County, PA.

Privates:

Amos Abbott was mustered in October 17, 1861, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. Amos was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He married Margaret Schell.  He is buried at the Old Stone Church Cemetery in Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA.

George Allen was mustered in March 28, 1864.  He was originally assigned to Co. K of the 145th PVI, but transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  He was absent and sick at muster out. 

Steele Argyle was mustered in November 18, 1864 and discharged by general order on June 20, 1865. 

John P. Baker was mustered in January 13, 1865 as a substitute and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

William Baker was mustered in August 25, 1863, and was absent and sick at muster out. 

John C. Biss was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was not on the muster out roll.

William F. Bittner was mustered in November 28, 1864 as a substitute and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  

Charles Bodenstein was mustered in August 25, 1863, and was absent and sick at muster out. 

James Bollinger was mustered in on October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was not on the muster out roll. His last name is sometimes seen as Ballinger. 

Green J. Boss was mustered in March 2, 1865. He was originally assigned to Co. K of the 145th PVI, but transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  He was discharged by general order on June 20, 1865.

Isaac Bowers was mustered in April 22, 1864 and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. He was originally assigned to Co. K of the 145th PVI, but transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.

Henry S. Boyer was born January 31, 1841, a son of Henry Boyer and Susannah Garner.  He was one of 6 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was wounded at the Battle of Fair Oaks, VA on May 31, 1862 and later died of his injuries in Philadelphia on June 20, 1862. He is buried at the Old Stone Church Cemetery in Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA.  From the Huntingdon Journal and American, June 25, 1862:  "Another Hero Gone - Henry S. Boyer.  The remains of Henry S. Boyer, a private in Captain Wintrode's Company (C), attached to the 53rd Pennsylvania Regiment, who was wounded in the battle of Fair Oaks, was brought to this place on Saturday last, and taken via the Broad Top Railroad to his home in Marklesburg.  The deceased was a brave and gallant soldier."  (Source:  53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Company "C" Inc. website at http://www.53rdpvi.org/)

Charles Brown was mustered in February 16, 1864, and was absent and sick at muster out.  He was originally assigned to Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.

James L. Brown was mustered in January 13, 1865 as a substitute, wounded in action on March 25, 1865 near Watkin's House (Petersburg front), and discharged from the hospital by general order on July 17, 1865. 

Alexander W. Campbell was born February 8, 1836 in McConnellstown, Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, and he was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was a musician, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He died on October 24, 1917.  His middle initial sometimes appears as N. 

Jacob Chilcoat was mustered in October 17, 1861, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was a musician, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  At one point, he deserted and was absent without leave; however, he did return to the company.  He married Catherine Ann Park.

Ethan Clark was mustered in February 28, 1865.  He was originally assigned to Co. K of the 145th PVI, and transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  He was discharged by general order on June 22, 1865. 

Benjamin F. Coble was born in 1835.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was mustered out with the company on  June 30, 1865.  Benjamin married Elizabeth Fleck.  He died July 4, 1914, and is buried in the Valley View Cemetery in Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA.

William Coble was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He re-enlisted and was mustered in December 24, 1863, was at the Battle of Gettysburg, and was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on April 3, 1865.  He was listed as missing or captured following fighting at Spotsylvania in May 1864.

William Craig was mustered in August 24, 1863, and was sick and absent at muster out.  He was originally assigned to Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  His last name is sometimes seen as Graig. 

Michael Cusick was mustered in January 5, 1865 as a substitute, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  His last name is sometimes seen as Cusac.

Michael Daily was mustered in December 27, 1864 as a substitute, and discharged by general order on June 16, 1865. 

Thomas Davis was mustered in September 17, 1863 and discharged by general order on July 11, 1865. He was originally assigned to Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.

Daniel Dean was the son of William Dean and Martha Bookwalter.  He was one of 6 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  Daniel became ill during the withdrawal from the Peninsula to Washington, and was hospitalize at Belleview Hospital in New York, where he died on October 27, 1862.  He is buried in the Speck Cemetery in Juniata Township, Huntingdon County, PA.  From the Huntingdon Globe on November 5, 1862:  "Daniel Dean, son of William Dean of Juniata Township was brought home and buried on Saturday last."  From the Huntingdon Journal and American on November 19, 1862:  "He is said to have been a worthy young man, a member of the German Reformed Church of McConnellstown.  His remains were brought home to his parents and interred with military honors."   (Source:  53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Company "C" Inc. website at http://www.53rdpvi.org/)

William D. Dean was mustered in March 25, 1864 and discharged April 20, 1865 for wounds received in action. 

James W. Decker was mustered into service on January 4, 1864, and died at City Point, VA on June 25, 1864.  He is buried at City Point National Cemetery in grave #1788.  His middle initial sometimes appeears as M.

Charles DeCursey was mustered in June 11, 1865 as a substitute and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. His last name is sometimes seen as DeCrussy.

George F. Detrick was mustered in January 9, 1865 as a substitute and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. His last name sometimes appears as Deitrick.

Peter Detweiler was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was injured at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was severely injured in the fall of 1863 at Auburn, VA.  He was absent and sick at muster out.  His last name also appears as Tedwilder or Tetwyler at times.  It is believed he was an older brother of Anthony Tetwiler of the 84th PA Infantry.  Their father was a gunsmith, and the letter "T" was easier to engrave, so he changed his name.  Later members of the family with back to the Detweiler spelling.   

Thomas Dugan was mustered in January 22, 1864 and discharged by general order on June 22, 1865.  He was injured at Spotsylvania in May 1864.

Ira J. Eastlick was mustered in February 26, 1864 and was sick and absent at muster out. He was originally in Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  His last name is sometimes seen as Eslick or Estlick. 

James Entriken Enyeart was born April 17, 1843, a son of Thomas and Mary Wilson Glasgow Enyeart.  He was one of at least 10 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861 and died December 24, 1861 at Alexandria, VA.  He is buried in the Alexandria National Cemetery in Plot A, Row O, grave 961-12. 

* Africa's History records that James E. Enyeart died December 11, 1863, and is buried in grave #1161. 

You can read more about James Entriken Enyeart in a document written by Jim Gresham entitled, Private James Enyeart, Civil War Hero 

Henry Fair was born November 14, 1825.  He married Margaret, and they had 5 children.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, and died February 12, 1862.  He is buried in the Reformed Cemetery near Marklesburg, Huntingdon County, PA. 

John Fink was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was not on the muster out roll.

Daniel K. Fleck was born about 1833, a son of Daniel Fleck and Elizabeth Strong Bollinger.  He was one of 11 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was not on the muster out roll.

George W. Fouse was born June 29, 1844, a son of Theobald "Dewalt" Adam Fouse and Margaret Duncan.  He was one of 4 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He died from disease on December 13, 1861.

Abraham Fry was mustered in January 4, 1864, and died September 27, 1864 in the U. S. Hospital in Washington.  He is buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. 

Oscar Furst was mustered in January 3, 1865 as a substitute.  He was wounded near Hatcher's Run in March 1865.  He was absent at muster out due to his wounds. 

John G. Garner was born August 22, 1840, a son of Philip Garner and Margaret Morningstar.  He was one of 10 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was discharged for disability at Alexandria, VA on May 4, 1862.  John later served with Co. G of the 46th PVI as a corporal, and participated in the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was married twice:  first to Jane B. Showalter with 7 children, and then to Margarete Ellen Shontz with 4 children.  He died on December 19, 1922, and is buried in the Old Stone Church Cemetery in Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA.

John Michael Garner was born March 18, 1836, a son of John Garner and Mary Morningstar.  He was one of 9 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He enlisted October 3, 1861, and was mustered in October 17, 1861. He was injured in the hip at the Battle of Fredericksburg. He was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was not on the muster out roll.  At some point he transferred to Co. D of the 205th PVI, where he was a sergeant.  He died in 1924, and is buried in the Old Stone Church Cemetery in Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA.

Matthew G. Garner was born March 25, 1843 a son of John Garner and Ellener Norris.  He was one of 11 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  Matthew was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was mustered out on November 2, 1864 at the expiration of his term.  He married Octavia Plaster in 1869 in Missouri, and they had at least four children.  He died on September 19, 1924 in Missouri, and is buried in the Coloma Cemetery in Coloma, Missouri.  

John W. Geiger was mustered in August 10, 1863.  He was originally assigned to Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  He was discharged by general order on May 23, 1865.

George W. Gill was born May 24, 1840, a son of Robert Gill and Lydia Norris.  He was one of 12 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He died November 28, 1863 near Washington, and is buried in the Military Asylum Cemetery in Washington DC.

* Africa's History says that George W. Gill died in 1862, but family histories say it was 1863.

William Godfrey was mustered in February 25, 1864.  He was originally assigned to Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  He was captured on or about August 25, 1864 near Richmond and was a prisoner of war from August 25 to February 1865.  He was discharged by general order on June 15, 1865.  He was absent at muster out, having been previously discharged. 

Henry Green was mustered in December 20, 1864, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

John Gregg was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was not on the muster out roll.

Henry Gyr was mustered in December 27, 1864 as a substitute.  He was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

James J. Hammon was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was not on the muster out roll.

Patrick Hands was mustered in February 22, 1864 and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.   He was originally assigned to Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.

John Hannah was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He died from illness on November 21, 1861 in the US Hospital in Washington, and is buried in the Military Asylum Cemetery in Washington DC.  His last name is sometimes seen as Hanna.

Henry Harker was born September 3, 1833, a son of Jacob B. Harker and Catherine Beaver.  He was one of 11 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.   He was not on the muster out roll.  He married Rosanna Jackman, and the couple had 3 children.  He died July 7, 1914 in Fort Wayne, IN, and is buried in the Harlem Cemetery in IN.

Charles S. Harmon was mustered in October 17, 1864 as a substitute and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  His last name sometimes appears as Harman.

Henry Harsh was mustered in January 16, 1865 as a substitute.  He was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

Jacob Heffner was the son of Jacob Heffner and Susannah Nelson.  He married Susannah Grubb, and was the father of two children.  He was mustered in February 29, 1864.  killed at Petersburg, VA on June 16, 1864, and buried at City Point, VA.  His last name is also seen as Heifner, and there might be some confusion with a man who served with the 50th PVI by the same name, unless he changed regiments.

William Heifner was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was not on the muster out roll.

George L. Heitzel was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

John A. Heller was mustered in October 17, 1861. He was not on the muster out roll.

John Hess was born about 1842, a son of Henry Hess and Margaret Wise.  He was one of 12 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He died on September 19, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam.  He was originally buried at the "Adams Farm" but was relocated to the National Cemetery in Seven Pines, VA in section B, lot 34, plot 303. 

Wallace Hill was mustered in February 16, 1864 and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. He was originally assigned to Co. K of the 145th PVI, but transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.

Daniel Hilliard was mustered in November 16, 1864 and was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

Robert Hood was born about 1837 in the McConnellstown area of Huntingdon County.  He married Mary Prough, and the couple had 4 children.  He was mustered in January 9, 1864.  He was killed at Spottsylvania Court House on May 10, 1864. 

* The book We Might As Well Die Here states that Robert Hood enlisted on August 21, 1861, and was killed at the Second Bull Run on August 28, 1862.  However, family members have confirmed his 1864 death date.

Ezekiel J. Houck was born about 1833, a son of Lazarus Houck and Ianthe Crum.  He was one of 10 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  Ezekiel was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He died June 17, 1864, from injuries near Petersburg.

James D. Johnston was mustered in February 28, 1865 and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, and was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.

Thomas Johnston was mustered in January 25, 1865 as a substitute and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

Samuel S. Jolly was mustered in December 20, 1864 and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

Julius Joslin was musteed in April 11, 1865 and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was originally assigned to Co. K of the 145th PVI, but transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.

Albert Kamp was mustered in January 11, 1865 as a substitute and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

George W. Kessler was mustered in March 19, 1864, and was absent at muster out. 

John Kessler was mustered in September 21, 1863, and discharged by general order on June 12, 1865. 

Martin Kugan was mustered in on August 25, 1863.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  He was wounded in action at Deep Bottom (or Strawberry Plains) north of the James River in VA on August 16, 1864.  He was sick and absent at muster out.  He was discharged by general order on November 1, 1865.  His last name is sometimes seen as Kugon.

* Africa's History says he was mustered in on August 25, 1865, but that is after the company mustered out on June 30, 1865. 

Isaac Kyler was mustered in March 10, 1862.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was dishonorably discharged by general court martial.

Francis Larkins was mustered in July 30, 1863 and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

Oliver Leas was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was injured in the face.  Oliver was mustered out November 2, 1864 at the expiration of his term.  His last name also appears as Leace and Lease.

Charles Lightner was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was not on the muster out roll.

Henry Long was mustered in January 14, 1865 as a substitute. He was missing from the ranks and marked as a deserter on April 23, 1865.

Jacob Magill was born in 1838, a son of Charles Magill and Elizabeth Grubb.  He was one of 3 children born in Huntingdon County, PA, to the couple.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded in the thigh.  He was wounded at Spottsylvania Court House on May 10, 1864.  He was discharged from the US Hospital on February 16, 1865 at the expiration of his term.  His wife's name was Elizabeth, and they had 2 children.  He died in 1908, and is buried at the Old Stone Church Cemetery in Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA.

Martin Maher was mustered in September 6, 1864 as a substitute, was wounded in action at Hatcher's Run on March 31, 1865, and discharged by general order on June 20, 1865. 

Ferdinand Malyer was mustered in December 20, 1864 as a substitute, and was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

William H. McCall was mustered in February 29, 1864 and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. He was injured at Spotsylvania in May 1864.

James McCoy mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was not on the muster out roll.

John McCoy was mustered in August 7, 1863, and discharged by general order on May 27, 1865.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.

Paul McCreary was mustered in January 2, 1864 and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

John McGeegan was mustered in September 16, 1864, and was discharged by general order on May 31, 1865. 

John McIntire was mustered in December 18, 1864, and was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

John McKnight was mustered in January 5, 1864, and discharged by general order on June 7, 1865. 

Philip McLaughlin was born in Franklin County, PA and resided in Huntingdon.  He was  mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was discharged for disability on September 20, 1863.  He died August 3, 1893 and is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Huntingdon, PA.

Thomas McNamara was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Edward Mone was mustered in September 16, 1863 and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  His first name is sometimes seen as Edwin.

William G. Montag was mustered in September 19, 1864 and discharged by general order on June 16, 1865. 

James Montgomery was born about 1833, a son of John Montgomery and Susan Curfman.  He was one of 10 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was not on the muster out roll.  He married Martha Jane Corbin.  James died about July 1909.

Francis Moran was mustered in July 20, 1863, and was discharged by general order on May 31, 1865. He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  He was wounded at Petersburg on April 4, 1865.

David Morrel was mustered in February 28, 1865, and was sick and absent at muster out. He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  His last name sometimes appears as Morel or Morell.

William H. Mower was mustered in July 22, 1863 and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.

John Moyer was born March 29, 1844.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was killed at Harper's Ferry on November 14, 1862.  He is buried in the Reformed Cemetery near Marklesburg in Huntingdon County, PA.  His last name is sometimes seen as Moyers.

David Murphy was mustered in January 27, 1864.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd, and then to Co. E of the 9th Veteran Reserve Corps.  He was discharged by general order on July 12, 1865.

Henry Neidengard was mustered in January 16, 1865 as a substitute, and was discharged by general order on June 16, 1865. 

Henry Neresgold was mustered in December 26, 1864, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.   His last name is also seen as Nevergold.

John Noland was mustered in October 17, 1861. He was mortally wounded at Malvern Hill and died at Camden Street Hospital in Baltimore, MD on August 1, 1862.  John had one child, and at least 3 brothers who served in the war:  William, Joshua, and David.

William Noland was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was mustered out on February 8, 1864 and re-enlisted with Battery A of the 4th US Artillery, where he was promoted to sergeant.  He was mustered out on February 8, 1867.  He died on April 12, 1905 at the National Military Home in Ohio.

Samuel Wilson Norris was born November 29, 1840, a son of David E. Norris and Elizabeth Grubb.  He was one of 12 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  Samuel was captured near Petersburg, VA and was a prisoner of war at Andersonville from June 16 to November 24, 1864, when he was paroled and exchanged.  He was mustered out on February 20, 1865.  Samuel married Ruhama A. Anderson on August 16, 1866, and they were the parents of 8 children.  He died on September 30, 1919, and is buried in the Anderson Cemetery in Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA.

William Numer was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was not on the muster out roll.  William may have been the son of George Numer and Catherine Querry of Huntingdon County, PA.

Daniel Overnour was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was not on the muster out roll.  His last name is also seen as Orumer and Ovenour.

William Pannatta was mustered in October 17, 1861. He was not on the muster out roll.

Thomas Potter was mustered in February 22, 1864.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd, and then to Co. G of the 6th Veteran Reserve Corps.  He was discharged by general order on July 23, 1865.  

Obediah Prett was mustered in February 20, 1864, and was absent with leave at muster out.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd. 

William M. Prindle was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. He is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Huntingdon, PA.  His last name sometimes appears as Prin.

James Rankins was mustered in August 7, 1863, and was sick and absent at muster out.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  His last name sometimes appears as Rinkins.

John Roland was mustered in January 29, 1864.  He was missing in action, captured at Spottsylvania Court House on May 12, 1864, and was a prisoner of war from May 1864 on.  He was absent at muster out. 

George Ross was mustered in February 13, 1864. He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  He was captured near Petersburg, VA on June 16, 1864.  He was a prisoner of war from June 16 to December 16, 1864, until paroled and exchanged.  He was discharged by general order on June 21, 1865.

James J. Rough was born about 1844, a son of Solomon Rough and Hannah Geissinger.  He was one of 5 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded in the left arm, which had to be amputated.  He transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on May 1, 1864.  His last name sometimes appears as Raugh.

John H. Rough was born about 1837, a son of Solomon Rough and Hannah Geissinger.  He was one of 5 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, was at the Battle of Gettysburg, and was mustered out November 6, 1864 at the expiration of his term.  His last name sometimes appears as Raugh. 

William Rudert was born in 1839, the son of German immigrants from Saxony, and died in 1919.  He mustered in November 16, 1864.  He took part in the siege of Petersburg and was wounded in the back of the leg at the Battle of White Oak Road (Hatcher's Run) on March 31, 1865.  He was sent to Armory Square Hospital in Washington DC.  He was discharged by general order on June 22, 1865.   William married Hannah Lensner and they had six children.  He was a member of the GAR.  His last name is also seen as Ruder.

George Ryan was mustered in February 28, 1865, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.

James Sample was mustered in January 7, 1865 and mustered out June 30, 1865. 

John Schwab was mustered in January 6, 1865 as a substitute and was mustered out with the copmany on June 30, 1865. 

Henry Sem was mustered into service on December 13, 1864 as a substitute, and was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.   His last name is also seen as Sun.

Baskin H. Shaw was mustered in January 7, 1865 as a substitute and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

Henry F. Sheeder was mustered in October 17, 1861, and he was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He was injured at the Battle of Fredicksburg.  He was a musician, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg. 

William H. Shiley was mustered in April 21, 1862.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was captured at Mine Run, and a prisoner from November 28, 1863 to December 6, 1864.  He was discharged by general order on April 2, 1865.  His last name is also seen as Shyley. 

Daniel Showalter was born about 1847, a son of Jacob Showalter and Anna Beaver.  He was one of 9 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in March 25, 1864, and was sick and absent at muster out.

Edward Showalter was born about 1848, a son of Daniel and Elizabeth Showalter.  He was one of 7 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in January 2, 1864, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He married Sarah, and they had at least one child.  He died September 7, 1920, and is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Huntingdon, PA.

John Showalter was mustered in March 5, 1864, and discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability for wounds received in action on February 14, 1865.  He was also injured at Cold Harbor in June 1864.  He was killed on March 22, 1901 and buried at Cedar Grove National Cemetery in Petersburg, VA.

Joseph Showalter was born about 1844.  He was mustered in February 5, 1864.  He died June 24, 1864 at Armory Square Hospital in Washington of wounds received in action at Cold Harbor, VA.  He is buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. 

Abraham Slaglille was mustered in December 30, 1864 as a substitute, and was sick and absent at muster out. 

James W. Sloan was mustered in December 20, 1864 and discharged by general order on June 15, 1865. 

Henry Slocum was mustered in January 3, 1865 as a substitute, and was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

Jacob W. Smith was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  His date of muster in is not known.  He was not on the muster out roll.

James Smith was mustered in August 24, 1863, and was sick and absent at muster out.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  He was discharged by general order on June 21, 1865. 

William Smith was mustered in March 2, 1865, and sick and absent at muster out.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  He was wounded in action at Sutherland Station in Petersburg, VA on April 2, 1865.  

John Sprink was mustered in September 2, 1863.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  He was discharged by general order on June 21, 1865. 

John Stahl was mustered in January 16, 1865 as a substitute, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

George H. Stains was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was captured by Rebel forces on May 2, 1863 near Chancellorsville.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg, and was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

Samuel F. Stains was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was mortally wounded in the arm on July 3, 1863.  He died from complications of his wound at Mower Hospital in Philadelphia on September 1, 1863.  He is buried in Philadelphia at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in grave 31.

Edward D. Stork served in Co. G of the 3rd PA Infantry from April 20, 1861 to July 29, 1861.  He was mustered into service with Co. C of the 53rd on October 17, 1861.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg.

James Strong was born October 1, 1842, a son of Andrew Adam Strong and Elizabeth Sarah Robb.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was mustered out November 6, 1864 at the expiration of his term.  James married Marthat Megahan, and they had 3 children.  James died June 5, 1904, and is buried in the McConnellstown Cemetery in Walker Township, Huntingdon County, PA.

Allison Swope was born October 11, 1841, the son of Moses Swope and Susan Leach.  He was one of 10 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He died at the US General Hospital in Philadelphia on August 12, 1862.  He is buried in the Trough Creek Valley Baptist Cemetery in Huntingdon County, PA.  From the Huntingdon Journal and American on August 27, 1862:  "aged twenty years and nine months.  He was in the battle of Fair Oaks before Richmond.  Since that time, he fell victim to the typhoid fever was brought to Philadelphia on the 7th of August.  His remains were brought home by some of his young friends who visited him from this county." (Source:  53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Company "C" Inc. website at http://www.53rdpvi.org/)

Lawrence S. Swope was born September 18, 1834, a son of David Swope and Isabella Wright.  He was one of 7 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 17, 1861, was at the Battle of Gettysburg, and was sick and absent at muster out.  He was discharged from service on July 24, 1865.  He was twice wounded by gunshots during his service.  He was married twice:  first to Mary M. Baker with 6 children and second to Ellen Barkley with no known children.  He died at Orbisonia, PA on November 14, 1897.  

Thomas Thawley was mustered in October 29, 1864, and was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

John Thompson was mustered in December 20, 1864.  He was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

Sandford F. Tippery was mustered in October 17, 1861.  He was at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was not on the muster out roll.  His last name sometimes appears as Sippery. 

Bernhard Todd was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was not on the muster out roll.

Jacob Topler was mustered in December 23, 1864 as a substitute.  He was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.   His last name is also seen as Tobler. 

Henry Turner was mustered in February 16, 1864, and mustered out on June 30, 1865.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  His last name is also seen as Tarno and Turno.

William Vannatta was mustered in December 27, 1864 as a substitute, and was discharged by general order on June 2, 1865. 

Casper Varner was mustered in January 6, 1865 as a substitute and was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

George Wagner was mustered in December 20, 1864, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. 

August S. Weakland was mustered in October 17, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was sick and absent at muster out.  

Francis A. Weaver was born about 1844, a son of Jacob and Mary Weaver.  He was one of at least 3 children born to the couple in Huntingdon County, PA.  He was mustered in October 18, 1861, and was at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded in the arm and side.  He was transferred to the Veteran's Reserve Corps on July 1, 1864.

John Weimer was mustered in November 18, 1864, and was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865. His last name is sometimes seen as Wimer.

Erastus Whitford was mustered in January 5, 1864, and mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.  He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.  His last name is sometimes seen as Withford.

Michael Winegardner was mustered in July 28, 1863, and discharged by general order on June 28, 1865. 

George W. Woodcock was mustered in January 29, 1864.  He was killed at Spottsylvania Court House on May 12, 1864. 

William Yokes was mustered in February 27, 1864.  He was mustered out with the company on June 30, 1865.   He originally served with Co. K of the 145th PVI, but was transferred to Co. C of the 53rd.

 

*** The family notes that are included for some of the soldiers are primarily from my own database, and may contain errors, especially as relates to the number of siblings and number of children.  I will gladly correct errors with verified information and add additional information.  Please complete a Roll Call form to submit information on a soldier, to add more details, or to correct a mistake. 

Sources:

The following resources were used to gather the information presented on this page:

  •  photograph taken by Deborah A. Riley at the Pennsylvania Memorial at the Gettysburg National Military Park on July 11, 2008
  • History of Huntingdon County Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa, Volume I, published in 1883
  • 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Company "C" Inc. website at http://www.53rdpvi.org/
  • We Might as Well Die Here:  The 53rd Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry (2004) by Irvin G. Myers
  • "Pennsylvania in the Civil War" at the PA Roots website at http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/145th/145thcok.html to gain more information on the men who transferred from Co. K of the 145th P. V. I. into Co. C of the 53rd.

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