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The Firing on Fort Sumter--Reception of the News in Wellsboro--Meeting of the Borough Council--Resolutions Adopted--Mrs. Mary H. Clymer’s Patriotic Act and Letter--The First Volunteers--Gen. Robert C. Cox’s Interesting Narrative--Rosters of Companies Raised in Tioga County--Miscellaneous Commands--In New York Regiments--In Other States--The Fourteenth United States Infantry--Soldiers’ Monument-Losses in the War

The moment the startling report of the firing on Fort Sumter reached Tioga county, the patriotism of the people was aroused, and in a few days it was at fever heat. Such a traitorous act served to quickly tear away the cobwebs of sophistry which had obscured the judgment of men, and united them in defense of the flag. The news of the assault reach Washington April 13, 1861, and on the morning of the 15th President Lincoln issued his call for 75,000 volunteers to put down the insurrection. There was a quick and noble response on the part of the people. On April 20 the council of Wellsboro met and passed the following:

Whereas, The general government having called upon the states for troops to sustain its authority, and the people of this village having manifested a praiseworthy alacrity and zeal in responding to the call, now therefore we, the burgess and council of Wellsboro, acting officially do hereby

Resolve That we will pledge the faith of this borough to provide for the families of such of our citizens, during such service, as may enlist and serve in the army of our government and our country.

Samuel R. Smith,

Clerk pro tem.

H. Sherwood,


Robert C. Simpson, Esq., on behalf of Mrs. William B. Clymer, then a resident of the village, presented to the people of Wellsboro, through the burgess and council, a United States flag, which was accepted by resolution as follows:

Resolved, That this board accept the beautiful flag presented by Mrs. William B. Clymer, and have a lively sense of gratitude for this token of her friendship towards the people of Wellsboro, and her patriotism in the hour of our country’s trial.

Resolved that the burgess transmit to Mrs. Clymer a copy of this resolution.

On receipt of the foregoing resolution of thanks Mrs. Clymer replied in the following patriotic letter:

Wellsboro, May 9, 1861.

Henry Sherwood, Esq.

Dear Sir:—I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt this afternoon of your polite note of the 4th instant, with a copy of the resolutions passed the same day by the burgess and council of Wellsboro.

I am gratified to learn that the flag which I had the pleasure of presenting to the people of Wellsboro has been accepted by them in the spirit in which it was presented. I trust that rebellion will be crushed in the land—the cause of law and order be upheld, and that the same emblem of liberty which floats over "The Green," and from the house-tops of our beautiful village, will spread its ample folds to the end of time, and with no star erased, no stripe polluted, over every sea and over the entire length and breadth of the American Union.

With sentiments of respect for the burgess and council of Wellsboro, I am, very truly yours.

Mary H. Clymer*

No county in the Commonwealth evinced a higher degree of patriotism, or was more prompt in furnishing volunteers to aid in suppressing the Rebellion, than Tioga. Gen. Robert C. Cox, in his pamphlet entitled "Memories of War," thus tells how quickly they acted on the receipt of the startling news that Fort Sumter had been taken and that our troops had been fired upon in Baltimore.

On a beautiful Sunday morning, April 21, 1861, while eating breakfast, I heard a rap at the door. ‘I immediately opened it and found standing there Julius Sherwood, of Wellsboro, and Capt. Nelson Whitney, of Charleston. They said: "We have come here to get you to go with us+ to Wellsboro." I asked: "For what purpose?" They replied: "Have you not heard the news that Fort Sumter has been fired upon and Major Anderson compelled to surrender, and that only day before yesterday our troops were fired upon while passing through Baltimore en route to protect and save the Nation’s capital?" I said I had heard the news from Sumter, but knew nothing about the firing on our troops.

They said: "You are the brigade inspector of this county and we want you to organize two companies at Wellsboro of 100 men each, and to go with us to-day, for the men will be there so that it can be done to-morrow." They then left me and went to the hotel.

After breakfast I called at the hotel, and in a short time the Liberty drum corps was on hand, and in less than one hour there was a large gathering of people in and about the hotel and on the street. Service was to be held in the Methodist and Evangelical churches at 10:30 A. M.; but the result was that no service was held in either church, for the people were all engaged in another matter.

About 3 o’clock, the same day, Gen. Josiah Harding, Col. Levi Landon, Maj. J. G. Albeck, J. H. Levegood and I myself started for Wellsboro, reaching there about 2 o’clock Monday morning. We found the town illuminated from one end to the other. Men were standing in groups on almost every corner discussing the question of enlisting for the war; there was no chance for any one to sleep. About 2 o’clock P. M., we organized a company of 100 men, who elected Julius Sherwood their captain. Immediately we organized another company of 100 men, who elected Alanson E. Niles their captain.

On the following day, Tuesday, we went to Tioga borough. I organized a company of 100 men, who elected Hugh McDonald their captain. The same evening I went to Lawrenceville and after dusk we met in a large hall and organized a company of 100 men, who elected Phil. Holland their captain. The next day, Wednesday, I went to Covington and there organized a company of 100 men, who elected A. L. Johnson their captain. The same afternoon we went to Mainesburg and there organized a company of 100 men, who elected Henry B. Card their captain—making six companies in all.

On Monday morning the two Wellsboro companies started for Troy, Bradford county, and on reaching Covington we were joined by Captains Holland’s, McDonald’s and Johnson’s companies. In this way we formed a line of march and reaching the forks of the road leading from Mainesburg to Troy, were joined by Captain Card and his company, forming a line of at least half a mile in length while we were on the march about five miles from Troy.

All of a sudden the column halted, and I never knew who gave the order. The center of the column, where our flag was being carried, was in front of a farm house, whose occupant, as I soon learned, was known to some of the boys to be a sympathizer with rebels. I saw some of the men go to the house and the old farmer came out, while others took the flag and placed it in the farmer’s door yard, when he was ordered to get down on his knees under the flag and ask God to forgive him, or his house would come down. He did it, apparently with a hearty good will. We then proceeded on our journey, reaching Troy about 8 o’clock P. M., where we met with a most cordial and welcome reception. The people opened their halls, churches and private houses to make room for us and afford us accommodations.

We were compelled to remain there about eight days for the want of transportation. After the expiration of five or six days our men became quite dissatisfied with their situation, declaring that they had left their homes to go to the front and fight rebels, and that they wanted to go on or return home. There was a meeting of the officers called, and at that meeting it was decided that General Harding should go immediately to Harrisburg and state our condition to Governor Curtin and ask that transportation be furnished at the earliest possible moment. The General left Troy the same day. The next day, on his return from Harrisburg, and on reaching Northumberland, where the train stopped for a short time, the General had occasion to step from the car a moment, and when about to step on the porch of a hotel he was seized by three men and pushed through the crowd into a room and the door locked. He wore a full regulation uniform, as required under the old militia law, consisting of a pair of large gilt epaulets and chapeau cap, which attracted attention. They took him to be a rebel spy! * * * They kept the General until they received a dispatch from Troy that he wa all right, when they released him. The General made this statement to me the next morning:

We occupied the time as well as we could while there, drilling or learning the first school of a soldier without arms. Finally transportation was furnished and we were all taken to Harrisburg, where we reported to Col. Edward Bruce, the commanding officer of Camp Curtin. Here we remained about two weeks, during which time our men suffered very much; for three days it rained almost continuously, mixed with snow. More than one-half of our men were without blankets and some without tents; many were thinly dressed, expecting to be clad with the national blues as soon as we reached Harrisburg. We made frequent calls on Governor Curtin, who finally told us that the quota that the State of Pennsylvania was to furnish was more than full, and that they did not have clothing and equipments for more than one-half of our men. Consequently, Captain McDonald with part of his company, Captain Holland with part of his company, Captain Sherwood with part of his company, and Captain Niles with part of his company, were mustered into the service. The remainder, about 300 men, were sent home.

*Mrs. Clymer, the writer of this patriotic letter, was lost, together with her son and daughter, by the sinking of the Pomerania, November 23, 1878.

+General Cox was then living at Liberty, but is now a resident of Wellsboro.


This regiment was composed of men who had responded to the call of President Lincoln issued immediately after the fall of Fort Sumter. Upon their arrival at camp Curtin, Harrisburg, finding it impossible to be accepted for the three months’ service, the quota being already full, they re-enlisted for a term of three years, the "Tioga Invincibles," commanded by Capt. Julius Sherwood, becoming Company H, of this regiment, the organization of which was completed June 22, 1861. It continued in the service until June 14, 1864, when it was mustered out at Harrisburg.

The following were the field officers selected at the time the regiment was organized: W. Wallace Ricketts, of Columbia county, colonel; William Penrose, lieutenant-colonel; Henry J. Madill, of Bradford county, major; Henry B. M’Kean, Bradford county, adjutant. The regiment was assigned to the Third Brigade of General M’Call’s Division. Its initial engagement was fought at Drainsville, December 20, 1861, and resulted in a Union victory. The principal engagements in which it afterwards participated were Malvern Hill, Gaines Mills, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania and Bethesda Church. In the last engagement, though the regiment was but 150 strong, it captured 102 and buried seventy-two dead rebels in its immediate front.

After three years’ service in the camp and on the march, in which it shared the privations and hardships, as well as the glory, of the Army of the Potomac, the regiment, on June 1, 1864, started for Harrisburg, where it was mustered out of service on the 14th of the same month.

Company H of this regiment was recruited at Wellsboro, the date of its organization being June 22, 1861. It was known as the "Tioga Invincibles." The following is a list of its commissioned, non-commissioned officers and privates:

Captains: Julius Sherwood and James Carle. Captain Carle subsequently served as colonel of the One Hundred and Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers from June 6, 1864.

First Lieutenants: Marinus N. Allen, James Carle, John W. Rose, Silas S. Rockwell and James B. Goodman.

Second Lieutenants: John W. Rose, John Hinman, Reuben M. Pratt*, Silas Rockwelland James B. Goodman. Frank A. Foster was commissioned second lieutenant September 17, 1863, but was not mustered, having died May 10, 1863, of wounds received in action. It was a post-mortem recognition of meritorious service.

Quartermaster: A. A. Scudder

Commissary Sergeant: James B. Goodman.

Sergeants: James Carle, Reuben M. Pratt*, A. A. Scudder, Silas S. Rockwell, John Hinman, A. S. Husselton, A. R. Vermilyea, Calvin Ely, Ransford B. Webb, Hiram J. Ramsdell, George W. Merrick, Frank A. Foster* and W. Frank Bailey.

Corporals: George W. Merrick, Hiram J. Ramsdell, Ransford B. Webb, Charles H. Maxwell, A. R. Vermilyea, A. S. Husselton, Calvin Ely, Oscar J. Phillips, Hobart Ripley, James S. Statts, Charles Yahn, John S. Blachard, P. R. Warren, S. P. Stacey, Abram Lyon, C. C. Cone, W. P. Christian and William D. Van Horn*.

Musicians: William Wisner and C. R. Nichols.

Privates: Erwin R. Atherton+, P. H. Blanchard, Caleb Babb, John Ballard, James N. Bickel, Patrick Brown, Lucien J. Bragg, Morgan L. Bacon, Josiah Coolidge, Thomas Conway, Edmund Carriel, Orlando V. Craus, Ira P. Curran, Campbell Cole*, James Cowden*, Wallace Codney, Simon Durlacher, Arnold Dickinson, John Doyle, George W. Emmick, John L. Emmick, Thomas L. Emmick, John Gibbony, George H. Gotchins, George L. Grinnell, John Gibberd*, Harrison C. Gusten*, James H. Hazlett, George Harbst, Darius D. Holiday, John Harrison+, William Huck*, S. S. Ives, Burke P. Ives, John D. Jones, Hannibal Jay, George Jennings, Jeremiah Jennings*, Henry Kimble, Henry J. Keeney, William Kriner, Luther J. Keeney, S. J. Losinger, Jeremiah Love, Frank Longbothum, Charles H. Maxwell, William Margraff*, James Moore*, Thomas K. McClure, Michael Macumber, Chester R. Nichols, Jerry O’Connell, Chauncey K. Palmer, Harry T. Peet, Joseph D. Ramsdall, Joseph E. Rumsey, Albert J. Russell, William Sando, Michael Smith, John Sullivan, Jacob N. Schieffelin, S. R. Seaman, Benjamin Seely, A. O. Swatswood, John Taggart*, George R. Wilson, Asa Warriner, Hiram Warriner, William H. Wisener, William Wingate, Job Wetmore, Almond Wetmore and D. W. Wetherbee+.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


This famous regiment was at first commanded by Col. Thomas L. Kane, and was organized June 12, 1861. As its history is well known it need not be repeated here. Each man wore a bucktail in his cap, which became the emblem of the regiment. After seeing much hard service the regiment was mustered out June 11, 1864, having served three years.

"The old bunting," says Bates, "which had floated over the rafts on which the original Bucktails were borne down the Susquehanna in April, 1861, and which had been carried by them in all their campaigns, was borne in procession in Philadelphia, on the 4th of July, 1866, by the scarred veterans who survived, and delivered up to the governor, amid the loud exclamations of the multitudes, as they recognized the familiar emblem that surmounted its staff."

Alanson E. Niles, who entered the service as captain of Company E, which was recruited at Wellsboro, was promoted to major March 1, 1863, and to lieutenant-colonel, May 15, 1863. William T. Humphrey, of Osceola, who went out as assistant surgeon of the regiment, was promoted to surgeon of the One Hundred and Forty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, November 1, 1862. Lucius Truman, who went out as first lieutenant of Company E, was promoted to quartermaster March 1, 1863.

Company A of this regiment was recruited at Lawrenceville, the roster being as follows:

Captains: Philip Holland* and John G. Harrower.

First Lieutenants: John G. Harrower, Neri B. Kinsey and Edwin B. Leonard.

Second Lieutenants: Neri B. Kinsey, Edwin B. Leonard and Daniel Orcutt*.

Sergeants: Edwin B. Leonard, Ariel K. Sayles, Edmund J. Hunt, John Hawe, Daniel S. Boardman, Andrew Godfrey, John M. Steele, A. V. Vanarsdale, William N. Rumsey, Orrin M. Stebbins*, and Samuel O. Millsworth*.

Corporals: John B. Wakeley, Almond J. Smith, Horace A. Stevens and Albert A. Seeley*.

Privates: Eli S. Arnold, Francis Buck, Albert Baker, Uriah Brimer, George W. Bowman, Wallace Bogart*, Thaddeus Babcock*, Edwin T. Bruce*, Seymore Beeman, Simon B. Card, Orner Colegrove, Norman K. Cobel, Alpheus Cady, Henry S. Cowells, Washington Counselman, Charles W. Clark, William H. Chase, Joseph Conklin*, James Cole, Jr.+, John Crockett, George K. Doyle, Levi Durkes, George Dougherty, Samuel S. Davis, James K. Davidson, Henry S. Dorcy, R. B. Drummond, Solomon Dreifuss, Leroy P. Davis*, Eben B. Drummon*, Charles Drier, Wilton Edgarton, Michael Evans, Samuel Freeland, Freedom Freeman, Reuben S. Grover, Farnsworth Gorton, Abner Goodel, Willard Goodnough*, Charles Guyer*, George H. Gee*, Frederick M. Heyler, Pierce Herrick, Hiram W. Harvey, John Hill, Gabriel F. Harrower, Michael Hardy*, Benjamin E. Impson, Joseph C. Impson+, George Kemball, Niles V. Kinsey, Joseph Kriner+, William J. Lewis, George E. Lyon, Lewis O. Lewis*, Alexander G. McFall, Perry McClure, Hugh J. Magee, Patrick McCort, Joseph Miller, James H. Miller, Adon Moorehouse, A. Newcomer+, Henry O’Dell, Edward Olin, Benjamin F. Phinney, S. D. Phillips, Seeley B. Rowley, Silar Roher*, Tip Reed*, John R. Rowley, Eli B. Seaman, William E. Self, Cornelius J. Smith, Aser Sweet, William R. Seeley, Richard B. Sullivan, Henry H. Taggart, James C. Turner, Isaac Van Vlet*, James Vastbinder, Allison Wiles, William D. Wright, James Walker, Homer D. Webster, Luther Wiles, Samuel S. Wakeley, James Webster, G. W. R. Willoughby+ and Mortimer S. Wakeley.

Company E of this regiment was recruited at Wellsboro. Its roster is as follows:

Captains: Alanson E. Niles, and Samuel A. Mack.

First Lieutenants: Lucius Truman, George A. Ludlow, Samuel A. Mack, and William Taylor.

Second Lieutenants: Samuel A. Mack, George A. Ludlow and William Taylor.

Sergeants: George W. Sears, George O. Derby, George A. Ludlow, William Taylor, Jonathan V. Morgan, Lemuel Foss, Robert G. Christenot, Peter D. Walbridge, Jacob Huck, Alfred G. Bardwell, and Caleb Fenton*.

Corporals: Gilbert R. Christenot, Benjamin B. Potter, Jonathan V. Morgan, Robert Kelsey, Edwin Roughton, Wallace M. Moore, James A. Christenot, and John C. Potts.

Musicians: Caleb Graves, Peter Spanogle and Walton Williamson.

Privates: Edward R. Allen, Thomas L. Anderson+, Orsamus P. Borden, John J. Bassett, William S. Boatman, Bela Borden, Daniel Bacon, Morgan L. Bacon, Wesley Burrell, William Blackwell, Washington Campbell, Stevenson Campbell, Lorenzo Catlin, Simon S. Carney, Martin Crossett, Jacob Cole, Samuel W. Campbell, Martin V. Cleveland, Daniel Corbin, George Cook*, George W. Champlin*, Isaac Decker, Daniel G. Davis, Brazilla K. Dewey, John English, Julius A. Eichholtz, William English, John B. Emery, Horace H. Grow, Samuel Huck, George Huck, John C. Horn, Lewis Happy, Charles Hoadley*, Richard Hagar+, Melvin R. Horton, Alonzo A. Johnson, Henry Jackson*, Andrew J. Kriner, George A. Kinney, Charles Kimball, James C. Kriner, Chester F. Kimball, Henry J. Kriner+, George W. Kriner+, DeWitt C. Lampman, Parish Mosier, Thomas Martin, James McCabe, Philip Meiner, Amos C. Metzger, W. Manderville, William Morrison, Lewis Margraff, William M. Morgan*, Henry H. McCarty+, John W. Mathers, Stephen E. Nott, James Olmstead, Joseph R. Ogden, Edward Osborn, Benjamin B. Potter, William S. Pitts, James M. Patterson, Henry C. Roland, Edwin Roice, Ethial H. Roice, Frederick Roberts, John Reddington, Henry I. Rote*, Peter Rothweiler*, Jacob Snyder, Albert D. Simmons, Robert H. Steele, Samuel D. Satterly, Gustavus A. Sweet, William Smedley, Eugene H. Stone, Orrin B. Stone, Thomas R. Smith+, Abisha Sheeley+, Charles H. Sweet*, Joel Starkweather*, Asbury F. Spicer, Aaron B. Torpy, John L. Vogan, Charles Vallance, Henry Varner, James M. West, Edwin S. Waterman, Andrew J. Walters, Hiram Weeks, William H. Walters, Philetus A. West, John H. Weidley, Abel S. Warriner, James N. Warriner, Edwin Wilcox, Cyrus D. Whitmore+.

Company F of this regiment was recruited in Carbon county. John A. Wolff, of Tioga county, served as sergeant of Company G; promoted to second lieutenant April 22, 1862; promoted to first lieutenant of Company F, February 1, 1863, and to captain May 4, 1863. He was transferred to the One Hundred and Ninetieth Pennsylvania Volunteers, June 6, 1864; commissioned major; wounded at Petersburg, June 1, 1864, and mustered out with the regiment June 28, 1865.

Company G was recruited in Elk county, and was commanded by Capt. Hugh McDonald, of Tioga county, from May 29, 1861, until mustered out June 11, 1864. Capt. McDonald was brevetted major March 13, 1865. Jesse B. Doan, of Tioga county, served as first lieutenant of this company from May 29, 1861, to January 11, 1862, when he resigned. Seth Keyes served as sergeant and was mustered out with the company. John McNeil served as a corporal and was transferred to the One Hundred and Ninetieth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Among the privates who served in this company, the following were from Tioga county: Harrison C. Bailey, S. P. Benson, Marcus Cline, Edward Doane, John F. Daily, George W. English, Joseph Farley, Benjamin Ireland, H. Kilbourn, John Rinehart, August Reinwald, Willard Sylvia*.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


THIS REGIMENT WAS ORGANIZED October 21, 1861, with the following field officers: Thomas Welsh, of Lancaster county, colonel; James A. Beaver, of Centre county, lieutenant colonel, and J. M. Kilbourne, of Potter county, major. It saw service both in the eastern and western armies, and was engaged in the battles of James Island, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Blue Springs, Campbell Station, Siege of Knoxville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, North Anna, Mine Explosion, Weldon Railroad, Poplar Spring Church, Hatcher’s Run and capture of Petersburg. The regiment was noted for its discipline and the splendid bravery of its men. After Lee’s surrender it took part in the grand review at Washington, D. C., May 22, and 23, 1865, and July 17, 1865, was mustered out of the service.

Among the field and staff officers of this regiment, the following were from Tioga county: Francis M. Hill, promoted from captain of Company I to lieutenant colonel, March 1, 1863; John F. Trout, promoted from captain of Company C to major, March 31, 1865; Decatur Dickinson, promoted from sergeant major to first lieutenant and adjutant, November 30, 1864.

Company F of this regiment, which was recruited in Wayne and Tioga counties, contained the following named officers and privates from Tioga county:

First Lieutenant: George P. Scudder*.

Second Lieutenants: J. E. Woodmansee and Adolph D. Campbell.

Sergeants: Gilbert Van Dusen, John W. Hughes, Jonas G. Kilburn, George Palmer, John H. Bush, and Francis Seely.

Corporals: Nathaniel Bloom.

Privates: John Arnold, Samuel Anderson, Thomas J. Butler, John Carl, Ellis B. Houghtaling, James Kennedy, Solomon Kilburn, Wheeler O. Merrick, and Austin D. Rice,

Company G, which was recruited in Tioga county, was composed of the following commissioned officers and privates:

Captains: Nelson Whitney and Rees G. Richards.

First Lieutenants: A. L. Ensworth, William T. Fitzgerald, Samuel Haynes and John J. Rogers.

Second Lieutenants: John J. Rees, Ephraim Jeffers and Thomas J. Davies.

First Sergeants: Rees G. Richards, Jasper R. White, David L. Bacon and David E. Bowen.

Sergeants: Thomas J. Davies, John J. Rogers, Ephraim Jeffers, David H. Belcher, Eugene Beauge, Charles T. Kelley, Lyman W. Thompson, T. C. Cruttenden*, David Wilcox, William L. Reese and John H. Robbins.

Corporals: Lyman Thompson, J. R. White, D. L. Bacon, W. W. Owens+, John H. Robbins, David W. Rees, John J. Johnson, Thomas J. Rogers, William E. Peck, David H. Updyke, William F. Willard, Samuel R. Rogers, James K. Tillotson, Joseph R. Jennings+, Charles H. Wilday*, Ebenezer Peet*, Henry Fenton* and Richard E. Smith+.

Musicians: John H. Rill, John W. Fenn and Adam Dockstader.

Privates: Horatio W. Ames+, Eleazer Bockus, Joseph Bockus, Daniel Brown, Frank Bell, Thomas J. Butler, Peter Bellinger, Morgan D. Burleigh, Andrew Bockus, Josiah L. Butler*, Frank Brown, George W. Brewster*, Joseph Bollinger+, George L. Bartlett*, George H. Bockus+, Alonzo Bockus, William Bixby+, Orson A. Benedict, George Bacon, Jacob Bopp, Archibald Curpsman, Charles D. Cook, John Cook, Max Van Caspus, Jacob Campfester, Thomas Coyle, V. S. Culver, Patrick Consadine, James Carr, Alexander Caldwell, Nelson Carpenter+, Charles Clemens, John Conly, James Dickinson, John E. Dunn, Patrick Daugherty, James Douglass, Hiram D. Deming, William Downing*, George R. Derbyshire+, Charles Edwards, Daniel A. Evans, James S. English, Magnus Fideal, Herman Filmore, Leroy F. Fuller, James Franklin+, Lafayette Godfrey, Henry Griffin, George Gettings, Henry N. Gill, Abram V. Gill*, Joseph Gronden, Darius H. Hotchkiss, Frank Hoefner, Simon L. Hakes, James Hoy, Joseph Humphrey, John T. Hauber*, Henry G. Hilkert, William Iseminger, George Jenkins, Edward P. Jones, William H. Jones+, Herman Jennings+, Alonzo Johnson, Nelson Knapp, Francis R. Kelley, Patrick Kelley, Paul Kray, Simon L. Kinney, Adolph-- Kegrise, Elijah S. Kelsey, Andrew J. Kephart, Alexander F. Losliere, Almon Lewis, William J. Marshall, John Morrison, James Monaghan, Evans Moyer, John Martin, James Morse, Martin Morgan, George S. Marvin*, William A. Mickle+, Washington Munn+, Conrad Miller, John McMahon, Henry McIntosh, Michael McMaety, Michael McEnty, Stephen Nott+, Thomas Nolan, Mark O’Connor, Edwin Ormsby, Adam Price, John Pettis, R. F. Patterson, Carl Precit, Erwin E. Porter, William W. Peterson+, Sumner W. Pettis, Almon D. Pitts, John H. Packard, Joseph Parke, Emory Pollard, John M. Rosebrock, Alexander Rarah, Henry T. Rice, Noah H. Robbins*, Thomas J. Reese+, Charles H. Rogers+, Josiah C. Reese, Orville Soule, Eli Smith, Ezra Smith, George Sanders, James S. Smith, Jerome Scott, Morris Smith, Philander P. Smith, Jacob Saxe, Vincent M. Smith, Philemon Sloat*, William Smith, J. Starkweather, Alvan Smith, Jacob Squires*, Horace M. Stratton, Charles H. Terbell, Brice Twigg, Allen Thompson, Almon Thornton, Edward L. Thornton, Moses Thompson+, Thomas Townsend, Jacob Westbrook, Joseph Willard, Daniel J. Williams, William P. Wood*, Delmar Wilson+, Charles White, John Williams, Hiram Wilcox*, Chester Wetmore* and George C. Wilday.

Company H, which was also recruited in Tioga county, embraced the following roster:

Captains: Edward G. Schieffelin, Edgar F. Austin and Luke D. Seely.

First Lieutenants: Enoch G. Howard, Edgar F. Austin and Hiram Pickering.

Second Lieutenants: Reuben H. Close, John F. Trout, J. D. Greenfield, Levi R. Robb* and Nathan Edwards.

Sergeants: James I. Cady, Benjamin C. Hymes, J. D. Greenfield, Levi R. Robb*, Charles A. Ferguson, George W. Tremain+, Amasa Clark, Benjamin J. Dobbs, Truman Gilbert, Ovid P. Webster, Deruyter Avery, James McGee and James N. Briscoe*.

Corporals: L. Avery, Horace B. Seymour, Milton G. Holiday*, James E. Horton, Nathan Edwards, H. W. Bullock, George W. Hastings+, M. O. Sutton, Benjamin J. Dobbs, Truman Gilbert, Ovid P. Webster, Ellison Moore, James O’Riley, James McGee, Albert W. Grove, Thomas E. Hill, John Howard, Matthew Wise, Michael Lawler, Nathan R. Shappee, Reuben Daniels, Isaac H. Sherman*, Jesse K. Wilcox+, William E. Parker+, Thomas Dingman*, Robert A. Lovejoy* and Charles Merritt+.

Musicians: Harvey Sawyer and George Sawyer.

Privates: William Avery, Judson Avery, Elijah Ames, Orsamus Andrews, A. E. Amesberry+, Edward Aspinwall*, Clark Ames*, Robert Anderson, James Anderson, William Archer, Alonzo H. Bryant, Joseph Butterworth, Thomas Broughton, George W. Buckbee, Henry W. Bullock, Charles D. Blanchard, Henry F. Bowen*, Irwin W. Blanchard*, Albert T. Bryant+, Jacob Bump, Belfonzo Burrows, John L. Bennett, John Barry, Aaron Burr*, Aaron Benson*, William Brockway, Van R. W. Ballard+, John Colgrove, Abraham Cassel, Daniel Church, Jr.+, William Cahill+, John Clark, George Couch, Henry C. Collony, Elias P. Coon, Alvin H. Camfield, John Cline, Charles Dawson, Hiram Davis, James F. Dewey, William M. Dunham, Horace A. Dean+, Amasa Dodge, George W. Dickinson+, Joseph Ery, Xerxes Feirstine, Charles Foster, William Foote, George E. Furgeson+, George W. Freeland+, Stephen L. French, David French*, Rodolphus Fuller, William R. Gee, Daniel H. Green, George L. Grinnell, Charles M. Goodwin, William Greene, Lewis N. Greene, William Gore, Charles Gains, William H. L. Gee+, Joseph Geary, John Gillespie, Thomas E. Gills*, George S. Gardner, Q. D. Greenfield, J. H. Hardenburgh, Van B. Holiday, James Hills, Casper Hain, John Homan, Albert Hahn, William Hayhurst, Eugene Herring, George W. Hoppus, John N. Hotchkiss+, Nelson Hacket+, William Harris, N. F. Hammond, Thomas M. Jobe*, U. Kleinschmidt, Elliott A. Kilbourne+, Michael Kelley*, Truman King, martin King, Calvin t. Knapp, James M. Lovee+, Harvey Latteer, John Letler, Levi L. Lay, Andrew Mock, William Mosher, Robert Martin*, Peter Mericle*, John Miller, Michael Morris, Nathan Mericle+, Cyrus Mann+, Daniel Mix, Lewis Mead, William R. McFall, Daniel McNamara, James P. McCarns, James A. McGrew, B. McCollum+, Ira Odell, Michael Roberts, Charles Reynolds+, John C. Roosa, William Stinson, Morris N. Sackett, Henry Sheakley, William A. Shaff, Thomas Soule, james R. Soule*, Omar L. Soule, George Sylvia*, Jerome Seymour+, James Smith, James Stevenson, Thomas Summers, John Smith, George H. Saxton*, William Stevenson, Francis Stratton*, Joel E. Smith*, Charles Stanton+, Darwin Sutton, Lewis Sawyer, Charles E. Tremain, Charles Taylor+, Thomas Turner, Henry Thomas, James R. Tremain*, Guy Tuttle+, William Utter+, Jasper Van Riper, William Van Dusen, Charles Williams, Robert Williams, Charles Weaver, Frank Walker, George Wilson, Henry S. Webster*, Charles West, James Wilson and Charles Walton+.

Company I, the third complete company of this regiment recruited in Tioga county, had the following roster of officers and privates:

Captains: Francis M. Hills, William Chase and Charles M. Hart.

First Lieutenants: George Dwight Smith*, James E. Catlin, William Chase, Charles M. Hart.

Second Lieutenants: George M. Ackley, James M. Cole*, Charles M. Hart, Dewitt C. Hoig*, James E. Catlin and Andrew Strong.

First Sergeants: Samuel Haynes, James E. Catlin, Edward B. Carvey, Decatur Dickinson, John B. Emery and Martin G. Clark.

Sergeants: William Hoffman, John Hancock, Justus D. Strait, Philo Carle, John B. Emery, Alonzo Bordon*, Malcom A. Royce+ and Solon S. Dartt+.

Corporals: Warden E. Tyler, Walter E. Marsh, Manning C. May, Albert Saxbury, Abram C. Ellsworth, John L. Johnson, Seyman Hancock, Charles F. Reed, John H. Buckley, Wright Redington*, Darius Kriner and Ovid H. Andrews+.

Musicians: Washington Larrison, Emanuel E. Hipple and Charles H. Strait.

Privates: James Adams, henry Albright, John S. Button, Peter Boyle, James A. Buck, Lewis Baker, John Barr, Dwight Blackmore, Seth D. Baxter, S. J. Barnes, Warner Button*, John S. Beach+, Jasper Bowker*, Zadock Butler, Burton Brown+, William V. Borden, Lewis Bacon, John W. Carle, Newberry Cloos, Joseph Cahn, Joseph Cowden, John Cleary, Jehial Case*, Ransford Campbell+, Robert Cooper, Amasa Dodge, Seldon B. Dimmick, Samuel M. Donley, john Dietrich, James S. Donley, Eli Dickens+, George Duncan, Thomas Degan, Alva Dickens, Charles C. Edson, Harrison D. Eastman, James English, Joseph O. English, Lewis Elliott+, Henry A. Elliott, Chester Ellis, George C. English, George English*, John A. Fletcher, Charles Francis, Joseph Finney, Charles Fosk+, John Gillespie, Albert M. Handy, Charles H. Howell, Abram E. Hahn, Henry Humphrey, Theodore Helter, Levi H. Hahn, Francis Handy, William H. Hardy, Harvey Hayes, Ellis P. Hotelling*, Charlton Handy*, Alexander Henry*, Absalom Hunsinger, Charles Hurlburtson, James Hampson, Allen Hotelling, John Huch, Sylvester Houghton, George Hawks, Amos Jillison, James E. Johnson+, Darius Johnson+, John J. Johnson+, James E. Jones+, Stephen F. Kennedy, John Kirkpatrick+, Thomas Lawton, Warren Lawton, Dominick Lynch, Lewis E. Long, William Lloyd, David Langdon, Washington Larrison, Thomas Lanning, Thomas D. Marsh, John P. Miller, Patrick Maney, Edwin E. Mills, Lewis Myers, James Morton, George S. Mattison+, Thomas Mulvaney, Noah C. Morton*, Marshall M. Maynard+, William Mores, Christopher Miller+, Charles McGhee, Spencer Newberry, Hiram Niver*, Silas Niver+, James Naval*, Jeremiah Overdurf, Robert S. Orr*, Warren Owens+, John Phillips, William Parry, Levi Pritchard, C. O. Pemberton, Eugene B. Root, John Rowland, George M. Rexford, Frederick Ross, William Rollier, John Reily+, Joseph Reibsam+, Rhesa J. Reynolds, Edwin Royce, Jason Remington, Daniel M. Shelley, James Summerville, Charles Sands, Porter R. Sherman, Charles E. Sewell, Horace S. Sawyer, Harmon H. Sawyer, Henry Smith, Samuel Stumpff, Harry Schmidt, Warren D. Stone*, Cornelius Saxbury*, Michael Smith, Stephen Strait, Charles B. Sofield, Henry W. Traverse, Jacob M. Traver, William H. Thompson, Charles H. Townsend, Samuel J. Vanhosen+, Albert Waters, Robert A. Williams, Alexander Wands, William H. Watrous, Erastus Wilson, Jehial H. Wood, Frederick Williams, Palmer B. Watkins, John Wilkinson+, Rook Wilkinson+, Robert Williams, Francis L. Wilcox, Milon D. Wilson, Samuel Young and William Zimmerman.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


This regiment was organized at Camp Curtin in December, 1861, and was officered as follows: William Maxwell, of Mercer county, colonel; Elbannan W. Woods, of Mercer county, lieutenant-colonel, and Jeremiah Culp, of Bradford county, major. It participated in the siege of Yorktown and the battles and skirmishes of Fair Oaks, Charles City Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run, Fairfax Court House, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Auburn Creek, Kelly’s Ford, Locust Grove, Wilderness, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Hatcher’s Run, Weldon Railroad, Fort Steadman and Sailor’s Creek.

Over two-thirds of this regiment re-enlisted December 24, 1863. In January, 1865, having been greatly reduced in strength by the severity of the summer campaign, it was consolidated into a battalion of six companies, and the Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers consolidated with it. It was mustered out of the service at Alexandria, Virginia, June 22, 1865.

Company D of this regiment was recruited in Tioga county. Its roster is as follows:

Captains: H. W. Caulkins, James D. Moore.

First Lieutenant: Charles O. Etz*.

Second Lieutenants: William O. Mattison, Cyrus P. Slavin.

Sergeants: Joseph S. Sharp, Perry C. Bristol, William Brooks, Levi Christ, Albert Hayne, Albert P. Pew, John Hay, Samuel Shields+, John T. Labar, H. F. Westbrook*, Richard P. Managan, Daniel Holmes.

Corporals: Adam McCormick, Jacob Lutes, Charles B. Kennedy, John Torner, Somerville Hill, George W. Harrison, Louis Barzoni, Marion King, S. H. McCartney, Harry W. Babcock, Baker D. Ellis, Henry R. Douglass, Edwin C. Goodrich, Seymour Ingalls, Charles Maynard, Robert C. Hill.

Musicians: Henry Crull, Daniel Downey, W. S. Lambacks+.

Privates: John W. Anderson, Milton M. Andrews+, David Brest, Jackson Breakman, Lewis F. Brest, William Bostwick, William A. Burns, Stephen S. Beeman, Jones Brobst, John Brooks, James H. Break, John Booth, David Baddif, E. Brannon, Albert Bailey+, David Bowman, Charles Butler, Elias Christ, Joseph Christwell, William J. Creighton, Harvey T. Christ, John Cubbison, Hiram Clair, Patrick Coyle, Joseph Clouts, H. A. Conger, David A. Cox, Philemon Catlin, William Christ, Harvey L. Cubbison*, William H. Curtis, Perry Childs, Benjamin Card, P. Culver, Joseph Christwall, Theodore F. Dewey+, John Dobson, John Dunmire, Bruce Dickey, Hiram Delong, Henry Dewald, George W. Douglas, Jacob Derr, John Daugherty, Harrison Davidson+, John S. Donohue, William W. Davidson+, Robert Davidson, John Drake*, Addison Dimmick, Thomas Dickey, Evan Evans+, James Evans+, Jonas Furl, John Forrest, Lewis C. Fesser, Dubois Freear+, William Ginher, Joseph Gaston, Robert S. Gitchell, Miles S. Green, George T. Granger, Winfield Guish+, James Grant, Thomas Gibbons, Jr., Abram Gaskill, Elias Gearhart, Washington Hood, Alexander Hamilton, Jesse Harrison, Washington P. Hill, James Hill, William Hagey, S. M. Howard, C. W. Humison, John J. Harrison+, Isaac Hollabaugh+, Alexander R. Hunter, Arthur Hanna, David Hay*, Henry Jones, Richard Johnson, William K. Johnson, George Johnson*, W. P. Johnson+, Oliver G. Johnson, Henry N. Kellogg, A. H. Kelts, Henry Kent, Anthony Knox, Morris S. Kentch, Merrit Lillie, Jason Lemon, C. Love, William E. Lightcap, A. G. Lytle, William J. Little+, Miles Luton, Robert H. Martin, Benjamin Mattison, Lafayette Mattison, Silas B. Mattison, Nathaniel Markel, James Medows, William Magner, Michael Magner, James F. Mateer+, David Millison, Charles Maxiona+, Thomas B. McLain+, Henry McCloud*, Patrick O’Keefe , John R. Parks, George Patton, John W. Piper, Joseph V. Pew, Joseph W. Parker, Amos Raybuck, Edward Riley, William T. Richards, Elias Rogers, Henry Row, Lewis Redman, Charles W. Scott, John Spear, E. D. Scott, Christian Shick, John Shouts, John Schenck, Charles E. Smith, Joseph Sticker, Walker Slaven, James Sharp+, Elijah B. Silliman, Aaron Stage+, George Stage, George D. Streeter, Samuel Simon*, William Snow, Thomas D. Thomas, Elijah Thompson, John Thompson, James M. Tyler, Edward Thatcher, William Vanderpool, James Vanderpool, 2d, Jerry Vanderpool, Francis Vanaman+, Henry Vanderpool*, John Vangilder, James Vanderpool, 1st, Samuel Williams, Joel E. Wilsoncroff, George Weiser, Henry Weiser, Samuel M. Woods, Thomas Waltz, Robert M. Wells, Joseph Woods+, Thomas C. Wykoff+, Marion Young, Valentine Zalmizer+.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


This regiment was recruited in the fall of 1861, principally from Philadelphia and from the counties of Crawford and Tioga. It was organized at Camp Patterson, near Philadelphia, with the following officers: Richard Butler Price, of Philadelphia, colonel; Joseph P. Brinton of Philadelphia, lieutenant-colonel, and Charles F. Taggart and J. Archambault, majors. It entered active service in April, 1862, in Virginia, and was assigned to the brigade of General Cooke, First Reserve Army Corps, commanded by General Sturgis. It participated in numerous skirmishes and the following general engagements: Second Bull Run, Chantilly, Gainesville, Gettysburg, Culpepper, Mine Run, Parker’s Store, Wilderness, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Malvern Hill, Charles City Cross-Roads, Ream’s Station, Wyatt’s Farm, Boydton Plank Road, McDowell’s Hill, Five Forks, and was present at the surrender at Appomattox. It participated in the grand review in Washington, D. C., May 23, 1865. On June 13, 1865, it was consolidated with the Twentieth Pennsylvania Cavalry, forming the First Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry, and was finally mustered out of service July 13, 1865.

Company L of this regiment was recruited in Tioga county. Its roster is as follows:

Captains: Robert T. Wood, Charles R. Taylor and Robert B. Perry.

First Lieutenants: Charles R. Taylor and Martin V. Hallett.

Second Lieutenants: Daniel Bacon, William A. Faulkner, Robert B. Ferry and Martin V. Hallett.

Sergeants: Robert B. Ferry, William A. Faulkner, William D. Bellows, Lester E. Wood, George H. Benedict+, Nathaniel Clark, William C. Trim, William E. Pierson, Harvey A. Baxter, Thomas O. Johnson and John Hawe.

Corporals: Elias Bullock, Erastus Chappel, L. J. Thompson, Jarvis K. Aaron, John Brimmer, James Kiser, Theodore Smith and Lewis W. Fenton.

Buglers: Gardner S. Harry and Alva Weeks.

Saddler: Andrew Wells.

Blacksmiths: William Green and Albert Newman.

Farrier: Robert B. Howland.

Privates: Franklin Aiken, Wallace Aiken, James P. Beckwith, David C. Buck, Jacob Bullen*, Edward Brown, Jackson Butler, Isaac Bullock*, Oscar Beach*, William Brown, Robert J. Borden, Charles Costley, James Costley, George Costley, Horace Q. Cilley, Egbert Cooke, Henry Creeley, Silas Corse+, Sanford Clark, Edwin Dickinson, Shure Downing, Vincent Daily*, George J. Davis, James Davis, Leman F. Dawson, Henry Dibble, Charles Denny, Thomas Eldridge, John Finch, Aaron Finch, Leander Finch, Alexander Finch, Charles Fay, Amasa Gee, Warren Gleason, Justus Green, David Gardner, Lorenzo Gleason, Almon Gifford+, William Green, Thomas Harden, John Hunter, Joseph B. Howe, George W. Harry, Samuel B. Harvey, George Heysham, Timothy H. Ives, Joel Kizer, Charles Keeney, James Kennedy, William Morgan Kizer, James Kay, James Labar, Alfred Labar, Andrew J. Labar, James H. Lockery, John Maynard, Richard J. Marks, Charles Mattison, Harvey B. Metcalf, Seth Mattison, Eli Mead, Henry Mumford, G. C. Newman, John Newman, Albert Newman, Richard Odell, Thomas O’Conner, Freeman D. Price, George W. Pierson, Henry Pierce, A. B. Porter, Martin V. Purple, Richard Quick*, John P. Rushmore, David W. Rathbone, William I. Radicker, John Rose, Jackson A. Roe, George Reeves, Winfield Scott, Adelbert Seeley, Judson Slade, Stewart Stevens, Theodore Stewart, Omar H. Soule, Perry R. Soule+, Samuel Sullivan, john H. Stoner, Cephas Smith, Robert M. Steele, Myron D. Stewart, William Smith, Eli D. Teller, Thomas Vancise*, Andrew J. Vanzile, George J. Whitmore, John B. Wakeley, George Walker, William R. Wells, Nelson Wildrick, Philo Wilcox, Matthew M. Young.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


This regiment was organized in December, 1861, with the following officers: George C. Wynkoop, of Pottsville, colonel; William B. Sipes, of Philadelphia, lieutenant-colonel; James J. Seibert, of Philadelphia, James Given, of West Chester, and John E. Wynkoop, of Pottsville, majors. It was assigned to service in Tennessee, participating in a number of sharp engagements during 1862, also in the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Shelbyville, Chickamauga, the Atlantic Campaign, Lovejoy Station, Rome and Plantersville.

Company B of this regiment had the following members from Tioga county:

Quartermaster Sergeant: Holland J. Marvin.

Sergeant: William H. Albeck.

Corporal: Henry R. Sechrist*.

Privates: John Albeck, Charles Ault, George Freer, Nelson Fulkerson, Henry Hutchenstine, Joel

Sechrist and Henry Schwenck.

Company C of this regiment was recruited in Bradford and Tioga counties. The following named officers and privates were from Tioga county:

First Lieutenant: A. J. B. Darrtt and Charles C. Hermans*.

Second Lieutenant: Henry D. Calkins.

First Sergeant: Charles H. Van Dusen.

Sergeants: J. P. Wilcox, Noah J. Wheeler, Henry D. Calkins, Lyman L. Sperry, Jonathan L. Moore and James H. Howe.

Corporals: D. M. Rose, A. J. B. Dart, Charles H. Hertel, Henry B. Morrison, Rozel Gile, Thomas S. Gillet, J. Scott Howe and John D. Ruggles.

Privates: George W. Ayres, Adam E. Cleveland, Robert Calhoun, Charles Clark, Philander Hall, Martin V. Lovel*, Fordyce S. Morgan, Charles M. Rumsey, Lyman J. Reynolds, Porter D. Rumsey, Waldo Spear, William Warters, Merritt Woodward and C. D. Warner.

Company G was recruited in Chester, Lycoming and Tioga counties. Among those from Tioga county were the following:

First Lieutenant: James W. Childs.

Corporal: Ira M. Warriner.

Privates: Samson Babb, Samson W. Babb+, John W. Childs and Henry Moyer*.

Company L had the following from Tioga county:

First Lieutenant: Otis G. Gerould.

Corporals: James Seibert+, Lloyd B. Husted.

Privates: Horace Dartt, Henry Emberger*, Sidney A. Hoagland, Jacob Hartman, William S. Hoagland, David S. Ireland, Alonzo L. Johnson, Henry J. Levalley, Charles A. Marvin, Isaac Marvin, H. B. Marvin, E. W. Maynard, Nathan Moyer, Richard C. Videan, James Walker+, Isaac D. Walker+.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


This regiment was organized in October, 1861, at Camp Curtin, with the following officers: Joseph H. Wilson, of Beaver county, colonel; David B. Morris, of Pittsburg, lieutenant-colonel, and Joseph S. Hoard, of Tioga county, major. It participated in the Peninsula Campaign, and Fair Oaks, in Virginia, and at Kingston, Goldsboro, Little Washington, and Plymouth, in North Carolina. At the last place, April 20, 1864, the entire regiment, save those on furlough and detached service, were taken prisoners, and were confined in Andersonville, Macon, Florence, Savannah, Charleston and Charlotte. They were finally exchanged at Wilmington, North Carolina, in March, 1865.

Company B of this regiment was raised in Tioga county. the roster of its officers and men is as follows:

Captains: Joseph S. Hoard, Victor A. Elliott and Melvin L. Clark. Captain Clark was commissioned lieutenant-colonel May 18, 1865.

First Lieutenants: Abram Young and Franklin P. Wylie.

Second Lieutenants: George G. Gaylord, Melvin L. Clark and Harvey S. Horton.

Sergeants: Melvin L. Clark, Frank P. Wylie, Harvey S. Horton, Francis M. Shaw, Dyer J. Butts, Justus B. Clark, George Hollands and Byron M. Shaw+.

Corporals: Zerbino H. Young, Stephen G. Mudge, Ezra Ripley, Solon H. Dewey+, Perry Hill+, Phineas V. Clark, George E. Catlin, Burr R. Bailey, John Kiley.

Musicians: John W. Brown, Israel M. Dair+, Oliver H. Perry+, Seely Johns, James E. Young.

Privates: A. P. Benjamin, William Bailey, A. H. Bacon, Ebenezer Burley+, Albert A. Bodine+, John J. Beach*, S. W. Cochran, C. C. Connelly, Wallace Codney, Gideon A. Cornell, Silas Cummings, H. W. Clark*, (2d), William R. Cameron+, Edwin B. Clark+, H. W. Clark+, (1st), Ora L. Cleveland+, William Dair, Patrick Delaney, Stephen Dickinson, James Debtman, Reuben B. Dair+, Elisha Fanning, F. T. Fairman+, Charles S. Fish+, Henry Gaylord, Jonathan Greeley, Francis Hagar, George W. Hubbard, John L. Johnson, Horace Jaquish, Samuel W. Jerould*, Thomas Jones+, Oliver M. Kelley, Edward Lewis+, David Latterell, Elam Morehouse, Martin Moore, Edwin A. Morley, Daniel E. Morley, Stephen M. Miles, Purington Maryott, Omer Morehouse, John W. Mapes+, John D. Miles, Frank M. Murdock+, George Mudge, Stephen R. Peters, Francis Peters, Ester Palmer, George W. Pickens, Artemus Rumsey, Dwight Ripley, John Rourke, Andrew J. Reeder, John W. Sweet, Orson F. Spurr, Samuel W. Smith+, Elisha Smith+, Warren St. John, George W. Vance, Andrew J. Watkins, Reuben Wood, Alonzo S. Warren, James Wilson+, Jacob Wilds, Oscar F. Young.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


This regiment had the following officers and men from Tioga county:

Company B—Captain: John Irvin.

Company C—Privates: Orson C. Cole, Almon Cure and Richard Vandyke.

Company D—First Lieutenant: John Irvin.

Sergeants: William Irvin, Samuel Irvin, Henry C. Veil+ and James H. Hall*.

Corporals: Israel Riddle, Ichabod S. Jones, David Irvin, Robert Mathews, Giles M. Coons and Daniel L. Foster*.

Musician: Charles T. Whitcomb.

Privates: Andrew B. Bassett, Jr., John B. Biser+, Fidelo Biddle, James Budson, James G. Carey, Henry Davis+, Thomas Doud*, John S. Elter, Darius Griswold, Peter B. Herrington, Henry Herrington*, Robert M. King*, Abram King*, James Landon, Edward Mathews*, Thomas Mathews, William Myers, George G. Mason*, Thomas Nestor, Ambrose Reeder, Frederick Schambacher, George W. Schambacher+, Eurotas F. Sparks, Peter Schick, Charles F. Schambacher, George E. Tripp, Darius R. Terry, John Wilber, Lewis N. Wilber+ and William Werline.

Company H—Privates: Orlando Dann, Cornelius King and James Thompson.

Company I—Privates: Eugene Budson and James R. Watts.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


This regiment, originally known as "Harlan’s Light Cavalry," was raised during the months of August and September, 1861, as an independent regiment, by Col. Josiah Harlan, of Philadelphia, under special authority from the Secretary of War. The companies were from different states, A being from Iowa, portions of E and F from New York and Pennsylvania. Congress having only authorized the raising of regiments by states, it was finally mustered in as the Eleventh Cavalry, with the following officers: Josiah Harlan, colonel; Samuel P. Spear, lieutenant-colonel; George Stezel, Samuel Wetherell and Noah M. Runyan, majors. It was assigned to duty in the Army of the Potomac, and participated in numerous engagements and skirmishes, doing a large amount of scouting duty. It was mustered out of the service August 13, 1865.

Company F of this regiment was raised in Bradford and Tioga counties, and across the line in New York state. The following named officers and privates were from Tioga county:

Captain: B. B. Mitchell.

Second Lieutenant: John V. Pickering.

First Sergeants: Victor A. Elliott, promoted to captain of Company B, One Hundred and First Pennsylvania Volunteers, March 1, 1862, and William C. Lamb*.

Quartermaster-Sergeant: Andrew Klock.

Commissary Sergeants: W. H. Hancock and Chancy C. Ackley.

Sergeants: Richard M. Ross, Maurice D. Bailey, Jacob Vannoy, Oliver P. Barden and Henry E. Wheeler+.

Corporals: W. C. Lamb*, R. Weeks, Charles T. Austin, Roland Sanders, Martin Gleason, Ira V. Williams, Chester W. Fenton and Herman Inscho+.

Buglers: B. B. Borden and A. H. Perry.

Blacksmith: George A. Roberts.

Farrier: E. C. Westbrook.

Privates: Lorin N. Butler, Hiram Bellinger, Andrew J. Brown, Wilbur Churchill, Jerome B. Chapman, James J. Cady, Jacob H. Colestock, Thomas E. De Pui, John M. Goodrich, James A. Hawthorn, John Hawthorn, Thomas Holiday, Valorus E. Ives, Darius Inscho, Alvin H. Ingalls, W. H. Kirkendall, Adelbert D. Keenry, Daniel A. Lamb, Hamlin B. Lamb+, Ira O. Mudge+, William M. Miles, John O’Neil, Charles C. Palmer, Charles M. Pitts, G. N. Rorenbaugh+, Frank M. Spencer, Vincent W. Swimelar*, Leander Sherman, A. H. Taylor, Frank B. Towner, Alfred Toles+, Jefferson Vannoy, C. N. Walker, Luther A. West and Benjamin F. Westbrook.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


Two companies of this regiment, A and D, were recruited in Tioga county, for the nine months’ service. A regimental organization was effected at Camp Curtin, August 20, 1862. Charles Ryon, of Elkland, was commissioned major, and was mustered out with the regiment May 29, 1863. The regiment took part in the battle of Fredericksburg and had several men killed and wounded.

Company A was recruited in Tioga county. Its roster is as follows:

Captains: John J. Hammond and John I. Mitchell.

First Lieutenant: Romanzo C. Bailey.

Second Lieutenants: John I. Mitchell and H. L. Prutsman.

Sergeants: H. L. Prutsman, Valentine W. Lewis, F. H. Garretson, Albert F. Packard, Jacob Tallman and Clark W. Barrow.

Corporals: Stephen Dickerson, Samuel L. Patterson, William Warren, Henry C. wheeler, Monroe P. Crosley, B. W. Merrick and William H. Larcom.

Musicians: Charles M. Magarcy, Philip Petty and Hiram Bixley.

Privates: Daniel E. Bacon, Henry Beckwith, Levi Bruson, J. G. Burroughs, Charles V. Bixley, Alpheus Button, Charles Button, Eli Barber, Charles S. Beach, Theodore S. Bacon*, John Burgess+, Francis M. Copp, Ralph Campbell, Oren Cline, Nathan Case, Franklin H. Clark, Charles W. Chase, William P. Cowan, Rubus Clemens, George T. Dickerson, Joseph Denton, Elmer Daggett, Jerome Daggett, Charles L. Denel, Patrick F. Donley, Charles L. Eaton, James Furgerson, John Furgerson, Miles Goodwin, Amasa Gee, Charles Goodwin, William M. Gridley*, Franklin Herrick, Vincent Hogaboom, William H. Hunter, Charles D. Hudson, Minor Jackson, Erwin Keys, William Z. Knapp, Ira Keeney, James Loughridge, William H. Lawrence, Moses Losey*, Joseph S. Merrick, Elias Merrick, Charles W. Moore, Henry J. McGowan, Philip Petty, Anson Palmer+, Chauncey Rice, Levi Rounsville, William Rounsville, Oscar H. Rounsville, James Russell+, Andrew J. Sutton, William Smith, John Shellman, John Smartwood, Daniel Smartwood, Luman M. Smith, Ezra Swope, Jr., Clinton Slocum, Stephen C. Shaff, Allen D. Seeley+, Timothy Sullivan*, Henry M. Tice, Edward Updyke, John D. Vandyke, David Williams, Henry Wood, William H. Wylie, Benjamin F. Walters and D. Whitehead.

Company B of this regiment contained thirty-nine officers and privates, who were recruited by Charles Ryon, of Elkland, who was commissioned major of the regiment. Their names are as follows:

First Lieutenants: John Seeley and Nelson Doty.

Sergeant: George L. Hurlbut.

Corporals: Norman Strait, E. D. Rutherford, Seth Leroy Love.

Musician: Orville Bress.

Privates: Sylvester Bullock, Elijah Blanchard, Horatio Chisom, Hiram B. Cameron, Henry Creeley, John Costley+, Silas S. Dingman, Austin Flanders, W. B. Hudson, John Hogencamp, Calvin Hober, Robert B. Howland, Thomas Jenkins, Charles Mattison*, Frank Miles, V. Monroe, Johial Norton, Thomas J. Richardson, Stephen Romayne, John Rose, Horace K. Rumsey, James R. Stone, Asa Spencer, Luman Stevens, Solomon Vanzile, Andrew Vanzile, Frank Vastbinder, George H. Watts, Eli White, Clark V. Worden and William R. Watkins.

Company D had the following roster:

Captain: Sylvester D. Phillips.

First Lieutenant: Albert B. Cloos.

Second Lieutenants: Alva Davidson and Martin Dodge.

Sergeants: Martin Dodge, James H. Metcalf, James C. Aldrich, Ansel B. Parker, William H. Gurnsey and Benson B. King.

Corporals: Frederick Heyler, George W. Potter, Henry W. Grantier, William G. Gilkey, William O. Wakeley, Lafayette D. Hill, Theodore F. Holcomb and John Little.

Musicians: Leroy P. Davis and Samuel Fletcher.

Privates: Charles F. Abbott, David C. Buck, Anson P. Boardman, Charles Bennett, Charles Butler, Timothy Baker, William Bloom, Ansil E. Brower, Montraville Brown, James Colman, William Chapman, James P. Cook, Jahiel Case, David Case, Hiram L. Colegrove, J. E. Chamberlain, Rufus Cook, Charles W. Chase+, Joseph F. Davis, Vincent Dodge, Henry Dibble, Joseph J. Doan, Samuel Donaly, James W. Degraw, Orville Earl, Lysander J. Earl, William Edgcomb, Lott fillmore, Morgan Heyler, Delos D. Howe, Isaac Hunt, Milton King, Stephen King+, Thomas Leanning, Delos F. Leonard, Orrin Leach, Oscar Macumber, John Metzgar, Isaac L. Metcalf, William H. H. Metcalf, James Mallory, Samuel Metcalf, Orson P. Mintonye, Charles Mulkins+, Andrew McCoy, John McCormic, Jesse McIntyre, Llewellyn Northrop, John A. Pearsol, Frank C. Pride, Charles Prouty, Eugene Pritchard, Samuel Pierce, Walter B. Pritchard, Bradley N. Parker, Merrit Potter, Sovrine Rumsey, John P. Rushmore, George N. Seely, Lyman B. Somers, Silas Taylor, John Thomas, Philip H. Taylor, Rowland B. Tooker, John C. Tanner, Isaac Watts, Daniel C. Wakeley, Jacob Whitmarsh, William R. Youngs, Dyer Youngs, Samuel Youngs+, Walter S. Youngs+.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


This regiment ("Bucktail Brigade") was commanded by Roy Stone. It was recruited in Potter, Tioga, Lycoming, Clearfield, Clarion, Lebanon, Allegheny, Luzerne, Mifflin and Huntingdon counties. It took part in the battles of Chancellorsville, Bethesda Church, Weldon Railroad, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Hatcher’s Run, North Anna and Petersburg. The surgeon was Dr. W. T. Humphrey, and the chaplain Rev. J. F. Calkins, pastor of the Presbyterian church, Wellsboro. The regiment entered the service in August, 1862, and was mustered out June 24, 1865.

Company A of this regiment was from Tioga county. Its roster is as follows:

Captains: A. J. Sofield*, Dudley A. Fish, Lewis Bodine and Benjamin H. Warriner.

First Lieutenants: Dudley A. Fish, Lewis Bodine, George Blackwell, John Walbridge, John Rexford and George D. Brooks.

Second Lieutenants: Lewis Bodine, Benjamin H. Warriner, George Blackwell, John Rexford and George D. Brooks.

Sergeants: John Rexford, A. B. Wright, J. B. Wilcox, George Blackwell, Benjamin H. Warriner, George D. Brooks, Edward Morse, Cloise L. Miller, Asher D. Cole*, Wallace W. Sofield*, Albert D. Wright, promoted to captain Forty-third United States Colored Troops, and John L. Barnes.

Corporals: John Walbridge, Albert Dale, Nathan Palmer, Austin H. Butler, William A. Smith, Jesse W. Borden+, Nathan Wilcox, John L. Barnes, Alfred Boyden, Sanford Boyden, Lyman Stowell, Henry D. Smead, Gilderoy H. Lawton, Nathaniel H. Wilcox*, William A. Smith*, Wilson D. Race*, William A. Nobles+, John L. Pond+, Daniel Butler and Frank R. Goodman.

Musicians: Lewis Culver and Cook Willard.

Privates: Freeman B. Ashley+, Hiram Bardwell, Reuben Bell, Lester H. Butler, Philander Birch, Francis M. Butler, Marion Croft, Joseph Collins, Amos Clark, Elon Culver, George F. Christian*, John Carrol, Reuben H. Carter, John Colegrove, John E. Chaffer, William Churchill, V. Champney, Aaron O. Douglas, George Dewey, Walter Dibble, James Davis, David B. Drougold, James Dunn, Edwin W. Dimmick*, Frederick O. Dalton*, Lewis Ernest, Matthew Fetzer*, Edwin Fairbanks+, James C. Farley, Curtis Gleason*, David Hart, Jr., George Hilliar, Charles Henry, Samuel Hartman, T. Haughenberry, Corwin Howe*, Toren Hemminger*, John T. Hoffman, Simon A. Hiltbolb, Joshua Ingalls, Elihu Ingalls, Oscar Jennings*, Frank Justice, Nicholas Kizer, Jacob Kiphart, Jr., Christian Koch, Alexander Kauffman, George A. Kinney, John Kennedy, Aaron King, Jr., George L. Long, Henry Lyon, Augustus Lyon+, John Lyon+, Thomas B. Midlin, Reuben H. Martin*, William Millard*, Reece Morris, Ellis L. Miller, Ira T. McIntyre, W. H. McCollum, Thomas R. Neece, William M. Nichols, George A. Noble+, Robert E. Pond, Peter Paul, Joseph Petrie, Oliver W. Phillips+, William E. Price, Reuben Palmer, Eben W. Parkhurst, Samuel Ritton, Sylvester Robertson+, Thomas H. Root+, Wilson D. Robison, John Rockey, Ely Russel+, Chandler Ronley, William B. Reese, Wilmot Ritter, Thomas Skelton, James Stryker, Charles Stroup, Reuben G. Simmons, Hiram Smith, Frederick Siegle, Thomas C. Sanderson, Lemuel W. Smedley, Miles Swope, George D. Sofield, Asa Smith, Henry Smith, Henry E. Smith, Eden B. Titus, John C. Tyler, Eugene A. Tremain+, James Van Dusen, John S. Wollcott, Charles R. Warriner, James B. Warren, Jesse K. Williams, Caleb B. Wright, Abraham Wright, Levi Wright, John Weidner, Ira Warriner, John H. Wheeler+.

Company F had the following members from Tioga county: Alonzo B. Eastman, and John Patterson.

Company G had the following officers and men from Tioga county: Thomas B. Bryden, captain; Henry J. Landrus, sergeant, promoted to sergeant major; Josiah Hughes and James Logan*, corporals, and John Davis*.

Company K had among its members Charles L. Hoyt, second lieutenant, and Isaac Bryant+, of Tioga county.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


This regiment was composed of men drafted in October, 1862, for nine months’ service. It was organized at Camp Curtin in November with the following officers: Everard Bierer, of Fayette county, colonel; Theophilus Humphrey, of Bradford county, lieutenant-colonel, and Robert C. Cox, of Tioga county, major. Its service was principally in North Carolina. It was mustered out at Harrisburg, August 8, 1863.

Company A of this regiment was from Tioga county. Its muster roll is as follows:

Captain: Anson A. Amsbry.

First Lieutenants: Lucien O. Beach and Samuel W. Love.

Second Lieutenants: Samuel W. Love, Charles Biter and William L. Keagle.

Sergeants: Samuel W. Love, William L. Keagle, Henry S. Arthur, N. M. Levegood, Gaston D. Walker, Thomas J. Barton, Lester S. Fisk, Oliver P. Babcock.

Corporals: Henry S. Arthur, Gaston D. Walker, Thomas J. Barton, Lester S. Fisk, John G. Bowman, George W. Bastian, Ora M. Kelly, Oliver M. Kelly, William E. Clark, Erastus P. Hill, Nelson Fulkerson, Ellis Merrill.

Musicians: Leonard R. Bombay and Joseph Brion.

Privates: Alexander Allen, George W. Anderson, John L. Allen, Leonard J. Bradford, Henry S. Bodine, Jacob Boston, Henry O. Bliss, Daniel Boom, Daniel Barrett, Hiram Burdick, Leonard J. Bradford, Francis M. Black, Ransom W. Bailey, Jesse T. Bedell, Henry Brion, David Brion, Ezra Brees, Benjamin Babcock, Wesley C. Barnhart, Simeon Babcock, Hopkins J. Crosby, Robert W. Campbell, Lyman Copley, Charles W. Churchill+, Willis B. Daily, Hiram D. Deming, promoted to hospital steward, Thomas Eldridge, Jr., C. A. Eilenberger, Enoch Evans, Jefferson Fritz, William R. Freeman, Ferdinand Fray, Christian Foulkrod, Henry Frock+, William J. Garner, John Gleason, Uriah Golden, Daniel Hodge, Orlo J. Hamlin, George Horning, Richard W. Ham, Micajah S. Inscho, David Johnson, J. A. Knickerbocker, Garrett M. Kinner, Henry Kimball+, Gottlieb Krause, Jacob Kissinger, Samuel A. Kelsey, William Landis, John J. Lutz, John Matthews, Henry Mattison, Silas Mosier, John Newfer, Andrew A. Newton, William W. Neal, Horace Odell, John E. Osrum, Walter Phelps, Benjamin J. Powers, David Plank, George W. Rice+, Alovin D. Robbins+, Charles Snyder, Martin V. Smith, Nelson C. W. Smith, Washington Sheffer, James H. Stewart, John H. Schoonover, Henry W. Travis, Ezekiel Thomas, Charles Tillinghast, Jr., Cornelius Vanorsdale, Stephen H. Wood, Charles Wilson and Charles Zink.

Company C of this regiment had the following officers and privates from Tioga county:

Captain: William B. Hall.

Sergeants: A. M. Whittaker and Alexander Mott.

Corporals: Thomas O. Doud, Samuel D. Cudworth and William H. Palmer+.

Musician: Oscar F. Grady.

Privates: Joseph B. Austin, Jacob H. Allen, Lorenzo M. Doud, Peleg Doud, Samuel C. Gott, Ira Hakes, John M. Haverly, Sidney T. Lewis, Thomas Lewis, C. S. Moore, James McConnell, Ephraim McConnell, Russel Niles, Elisha L. Nash, George E. Orvis, Charles E. Palmer, Jacob H. Roblyer, Warren Robinson, Artemus Rumsey, Lorenzo D. Rerick, Asa Slingerland, Eugene L. Sperry, Loren Updyke, John B. Wood, Solomon L. Wood, Stephen Warters, Isaac S. Woodburn, David Welch, Amos Welch, William W. Westgate+ and Isaac I. Young.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


A body of troops known as the First Battalion, which had been organized just previous to the invasion of the State in July, 1863, for six months’ service, and which had performed guard duty at various points in the State, was upon the expiration of its term reorganized and recruited as a part of this regiment. Four new companies were added to it, and the regimental organization was completed in March, 1864, at Camp Curtin, with Joseph F. Ramsey lieutenant-colonel, and George W. Merrick major.

Company A had the following officers and men recruited in Wellsboro, Delmar and vicinity for six months’ service:

Captain: George W. Merrick.

First Lieutenant: Cecil A. Deane.

Second Lieutenant: Robert Young.

Sergeants: William A. Stone, Gerould B. Dennison, Ephraim Smith, David Dewey, Alonzo C. Mack.

Corporals: Louis Doumaux, Lyman P. Potter, Benjamin Claus, Samuel Morgan.

Privates: Tunis Bush, John Blouch, Josiah L. Butler, Thomas J. Butler, Eugene L. Bowen, Aaron A. Bacon, Washington Boetz, Charles G. Catlin, William H. Chase, James Carpenter, Edwin Campbell, Truman Chubbuck, John A. Cline, James W. Donaldson, Chauncey Dartt, John E. Dibble, Darius L. Deane, John English, Oscar F. Ellis, Charles M. Field, Allen Farnwalt, William Green, William Greiner, Martin Gleason, William H. Harrison, Nathaniel Hart, John E. Henry, Orville Henry, Richard Henry, Morgan Hart, Amos C. Hartman, Albert Ives, William D. Jones, George Kimball, Valentine V. Keller, Albert L. Lachey, David B. Leslie, Casper K. Light, Joseph Morsman, William Moore, Samuel G. Miller, John Martin, Edwin Myers, William H. Miller, Adam Naftzer, Benjamin Naftzer, Thomas Oakum, William W. Patterson, Henry M. Poorman, Joseph Palmer, David T. Robbins, Welcome Spellman, John P. Scott, George W. Sneer, Peter D. Snavely, Charles L. Shumway, Henry Sears, S. Starkweather, Samuel Spotts, Samuel W. Trull, George Ttabor, Benjamin F. Towner, Edwin Webster, Hiram Willard, Oren West, Michael Walborn, Oziah Webster and Benjamin Williams.

After its reorganization in March, 1864, for the three years’ service, the regiment was assigned to the First Brigade, First Division of the Fifth Corps. It reached the army during the progress of the battle of Cold Harbor. Its next position was on the north bank of the Chickahominy, at the extreme left of the army. On June 16, 1864, it took up a position before Petersburg, and on the 18th was engaged in the assault upon the works on the enemy’s right, the regiment being led by Major Merrick. Its loss in killed and wounded was more than one-tenth of its number, but it held its place in the most gallant manner, winning, by its good conduct, the special commendation of General Chamberlain, who, himself, received a dangerous wound. Major Merrick was in command of the regiment in the desperate assault on Fort Hell, at Petersburg, Virginia, June 18, 1864, and received a gunshot wound in the right knee, rendering amputation of the leg necessary. At the funeral obsequies of President Lincoln, in Philadelphia, this regiment was assigned to the head of the procession, on its way from Baltimore depot to Independence Hall, and was left as a guard of honor while the remains lay in state. With the First City Troop, it was detailed to escort the remains from Independence Hall to the New York depot, as they were borne away. It was mustered out of service at Harrisburg, August 3, 1865.

Company A, as reorganized, for the three years’ service, contained less than twenty of those who were members of the company in the six months’ service. The reorganized company was composed of officers and men from Tioga county. Its roster is as follows:

Captains: George W. Merrick, promoted to major May 12, 1864; Morgan Hart and Robert Young.

First Lieutenants: Robert Young and Timothy B. Culver.

Second Lieutenants: Morgan Hart, Gerould B. Dennison, Timothy B. Culver and William A. Stone.

Sergeants: Timothy B. Culver, William A. Stone, Daniel P. Dewey, David Bricker, Orville Henry, Eugene Coolidge and Charles Shumway+.

Corporals: Orville Henry, Eugene Coolidge, Henry C. Wilson, Edmund A. Carriel, Chauncey Dimmick, James W. Hancock, John W. English, Henry M. Foote, Samuel d. Francis and Albert Ives*.

Musicians: James E. Hess and Henry Hipple.

Privates: Robert J. Ayres, George Anderson, Otis L. Anderson, John Ash, John Aylesworth*, Hiram Baker, Almon Butler, L. B. Butler, Leroy S. Butler, Charles Bockus, Philander Bockus, William Bliss, Joseph W. Brewster, Artemus Borden, Alonzo Borden, Bela Borden, John L. Boetsman, Norman Bellinger, William J. Bell, William G. Bower, Leonard W. Boatman*, John Carpenter, Zenas F. Crow, John B. Caldwell, G. B. Cunningham, William Chestnut, Delanne A. Catlin+, William Chase+, Samuel Clark*, Harris Dartt, Henry M. Dartt, Orlando E. Daily, James Donovan, William E. Dales, Cyrus Dort*, Robert Eden, Thomas Everett, Delos Field, Robert Francis, Richard Fry, George Frece, Ashabel Frost+, George W. Gwynn, Thomas Godden+, Andrew Greene+, Benjamin F. Goodwin+, Richard Henry, Judson J. Hall, Edward Hanville, John E. Henry, Charles P. Hoover, William Hampton, Henry F. Hall, Stephen Hedwick, John Jackson, George Kimball, William D. Kriner, Thomas Lester, Abram Lyon, Edward O. Lawton+, Charles W. Mosier, Richard Morrow, Joseph Meembower, Charles N. Moore, Alonzo C. Mack, Francis Mullen, John Mann+, John D. Morton+, Hugh H. McGrogan, John McGuire+, John Newfer, William Oberlie*, Andrew J. Putnam, Willis J. Peak, Lyman P. Potter, Charles J. Potter+, James Phipps*, Daniel W. Ruggles, Henry C. Root, Daniel Rought, Robert H. Steele, Samuel S. Steele, Alvarius Smith, Ephraim N. Smith, Riley W. Shellman, Wesley Saxberry, Horace S. Stratton, N. J. Starkweather, James Seisen, Thomas Stulker, Samuel Simpson, William D. Sturrock+, Oliver Stark, David H. Smith, Nicholas Swerger*, Clifton Tipple, Augustine S. Torpy, Samuel W. Trull, John J. Travis*, Daniel M. Wilson, Samuel P. Wilcox, Martin C. Wilcox, Samuel Wheeler, Philip Whetmore, James Wilkinson and James J. Walls.

Company I of this regiment was made up principally of men from Bradford and Tioga counties. The names of those from Tioga county are as follows:

Captain: Ransford B. Webb.

First Lieutenant: Monroe P. Crosby.

Sergeants: Monroe P. Crosby, George W. Rice and Hiram H. Nickerson.

Corporals: Hiram H. Nickerson, Stephen V. Martin, Spencer Crittenden, Albert F. Packard and Oscar F. Gandy.

Privates: Jeremiah Aitcher, Charles W. Best, Albert C. Balfour+, Haley Cole, John C. Chappel, Ira D. Carpenter, Daniel R. Carpenter, Philip T. Christian+, George W. Dimmick, Henry Darling, Jerome B. Ford, James C. Ford, Asa B. Forest, Joseph C. Forest, Robert London, Robert G. Sheldon, Dwight F. Stone, Charles E. Smith+, William Steele+ and Moses Wingate.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


This regiment was organized in the field, in Virginia, in March and April, 1864, from veterans of the First, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth Pennsylvania Reserve Corps. It took part in engagements at Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Chapel House and Hatcher’s Run. It had officers from Tioga county as follows: John A. Wolff, major, June 6, 1864; mustered out with regiment June 28, 1865. Quartermaster, Lucius Truman, June 6, 1864; mustered out with regiment. Assistant surgeon, J. G. Chambers, July 23, 1864; mustered out with regiment.

Company C, was first commanded by Capt. Neri B. Kinsey, June 6, 1864; appointed brevet major October 1, 1864; honorably discharged March 8, 1865.

Company E had for first lieutenant R. J. Christenot, June 6, 1864; killed in action June 17, 1864, at Petersburg.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


This regiment was organized in the field, in Virginia, in May, 1864, from veterans of the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and tenth regiments, Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, and participated in the battles of Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Chapel House and Hatcher’s Run. Col. James Carle, June 6, 1864; appointed brigadier general March 13, 1865; mustered out with regiment June 28, 1865.

Company B of this regiment had for first lieutenant, Livingston Bogart, June 17, 1864; mustered out with company June 28, 1965.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


Companies A, D, H and K, and parts of B, E and G, of this regiment were recruited in Tioga county. Major Robert C. Cox was commissioned by Governor Curtin to raise the regiment. He succeeded, and, on the organization at Harrisburg was promoted from private in Company B, to colonel. The other officers were:

Lieutenant Colonel: William W. S. Snoddy.

Major: Victor A. Elliott.

Adjutant: George M. Bastian. Promoted from private Company B, September 29, 1864.

Quartermaster: William F. Weseman. Promoted from private Company B, September 9, 1864.

Quartermaster Sergeant: Darius L. Deane.

Commissary Sergeant: Chauncey F. Dartt.

Company A’s roster was as follows:

Captain: Elmer Backer.

First Lieutenant: Joseph M. Young.

Second Lieutenant: Thomas O. Doud.

Sergeant: Eugene Rich*.

Corporal: D. Houselander, Jr.+

Privates: Amando M. Andrus, Damon Allen, James A. Ashcraft, Henry Avery, Jackson Alexander, Stephen Andrews, Philander Ayres, John B. Austin, Benjamin Booth, Alonzo B. Baker, Peter Benjamin, A. J. Blakesley, William Bailey, Royal E. Baker, Franklin H. Brink, John C. Baker, James Benjamin, William Beardsley, Lewis Barrett, Henry C. Burgess, Ebenezer Bronson, Charles H. Card, Norman D. Cranmer, William Coleman, Henry B. Clink, George Collins, Simon B. Chesby+, Watson, Cary, James S. Carr, George W. Conley, Orrin E. Campbell*, Mahlon S. Cleveland, John Cunningham, David Conable, Daniel Doty, George D. Edgerton, Henry Evans, Oren P. Farr, Jason T. Fassett, George C. Fellbush, John A. Gustin, William Gordon, James Gordon, John Gordon, Samuel Gott, Benjamin F. Godshalk, Amos B. Howland, John Haines, Wallace Huntley, Jason Harris, Henry M. Hall, Orville C. Horton, Charles B. Hulslander, Charles L. Hiney, Nathaniel Hurst, Ira Knapp, Charles W. Kelly, George W. Knapp, Dennis G. Keeney, Jacob Kelsey, Abner Knapp, Joseph A. Lott*, John W. Lott, Charles H. Morgan, John J. Miller, Joseph D. Minturn, John Mansfield, Lyman McClure, Jonathan Nelson, James W. Northrop, James H. Owens, Asa Osgood, Charles Peterbaugh, Smith Palmer, David H. Phillips, Oscar H. Rounsville, Hiram M. Roblyer, Wesley B. Reynolds, A. C. Sturdevant, Benjamin Sherman, John Sutton, Charles E. Stage, Charles L. Sheppard, N. H. Smith, Zenas B. Smith, Morris G. Smith, William H. Smith, John F. Smith, Daniel Smartwood, David W. Stone, Horace Thorp, Allen J. Tickner, George VanNess, Alfred Wooster, Eugene Wood, Isaac Woodburn, William Wordon, Warren Wood, Isaac J. Young*, Reuben Yale.

Company B was made up principally of officers and men from Tioga county, whose names are as follows:

First Lieutenant: J. H. Schambacher.

Sergeants: John H. Miller, Jacob R. Stout and Philander P. Burns.

Corporals: Samuel Compton, Myron B. Haight, John Fulton, Almond Baxter and Decatur Ayres.

Privates: O. M. Bonney, Frank Bodine, J. W. Bonney, George M. Bastian, Isaac A. Britton, Darius Bennett, John Burd, William Burd, William Carpenter, Robert S. Compton, Sylvester Compton, John Carpenter+, Robert C. Cox—promoted to colonel September 9, 1864—Nathan Doan, Hiram Dunn, Alfred Eddy, Edward Estel, Urbane Gregory+, Harry L. Haight, James N. Haight, R. W. Hollenbeck, Daniel L. Hollenbeck, Orlando F. Haight, Charles E. Haight, Daniel L. Horning, Thomas Horning, Thomas Johnson, Jr., H. L. Johnson, Philip Kohler, Jackson Kulp, Robert McClarin, Hiram Russell, Isaac D. Soper, Thomas Smith, Edward Soper, Charles W. Scouten, Charles Stewart, Mahlon Stevens, David Waters, B. O. Wheeler, Thomas Welch, William F. Weseman, Andrew P. Welch, Jerry Yetter and Joseph Zuber.

Company D had the following roster:

Captain: Sylvester D. Phillips.

First Lieutenant: Albert B. Cloos.

Second Lieutenant: Chancy C. Ackley.

Sergeants: James V. Learch, William G. Gilkey, Francis A. Strang, Andrew McCoy and Anson P. Boardman.

Corporal: Fred D. Woodcock.

Musicians: David W. Havens and Frank Wilcox.

Privates: Henry C. Ackley, Beniah S. Ackley, John Brown, James M. Bowers, William R. Burdic, Peleg Burdic, Joseph A. Bush, Lyman Bliss, George W. Bowman, Joseph Bliss, Aaron H. Bostwick, Franklin Buck, John W. Brown, James W. Bowell, Asa P. Bancroft*, John Butler, Joseph P. Brooks, James K. Brooks+, Henry E. Brown, James F. Carling, Stutley H. Carr, William Clossen, John C. Dean, Reuben F. Davis, Ira P. Douglass, Leander I. Earl, William R. Freeman, Silas A. Griffin, Bartlett Hammond*, Seth W. Harris, Orlon G. Hamlin, Lafayette Hill, Charles Hillman, George Hawley, Conrad Hollenbaugh, Norman I. Krusen, David O. Kilborn, Milton King, David Kilborn, Sylvester Labar, Theodore P. Metcalf+, Peter Minick, Baston Morse, John Metzgar, R. McGranahan, Samuel Nicodemus, William H. Nickles, William Owens, John A. Pearsol, Lovel Plank, Oliver Pease, Horace Pride*, Walter Pease, Calvin E. Robinson, James H. Richardson*, Amos Riggs, Sol Rosencrans, Watson R. Rushmore, Christian G. Rugaber, A. Robbins, William Robbins, James B. Rushmore, Rufus A. Stanton, John Seaman, William Striker, William Spencer, Joseph Sunderlin, John Sunderlin, O. J. Sunderlin*, Joseph Smithers, John Strong, Lyman B. Somers, George W. Sutton, Walter Thompson, Charles Taft, Ethan Taft, Henry M. Tice, Isaac C. Thompson, William Thompson, Orson A. Tremain, William O. Wakeley, Lyman Wilcox, Jeremiah Willoughby, M. W. Wilkinson, Thomas Wilkinson*, William M. Watrous, Aaron Yale and Henry M. Zearfoss.

Company E was composed largely of officers and privates recruited in Tioga county, whose names are as follows:

Second Lieutenant: William L. Keagle.

Sergeants: Joseph S. Childs, Daniel Brion and George J. Horning*.

Corporals: Elias Merrill, John Harman, Jacob E. Smith and John F. Blanchard.

Privates: Jeremiah Alexander, John Anderson, Jonathan Black, Edward Black, Charles Brion, George W. Bower, William Clark, Albert E. Comstock, O. Cartwright, Henry C. Cox, Andrew Dennison*, Charles Everly, Jacob Emick, Nicholas Fessler+, J. R. Farnsworth, Alfred Fulkerson, H. L. Farnsworth, Henry Gruver, Aaron Henry, Amos Henry, Cornelius Kimble, Elias C. Kohler, Josiah Kohler, Frantz Katzer, William King, Lewis Krise, Jacob Linck, Cornelius Lefever, Benjamin Long, Henry F. Mackey, Charles Morris, Winfield S. Mackey, John Maneval, Jacob Ribble, Frank Shaffer, William W. Seaman, Frederick Snyder, Franklin Sheffer, Theodore J. Sheffer, George A. Thomas, Benjamin Weast+, William P. Wheeland+, Charles D. Wheeland and George R. Wheeland.

Company G of this regiment was also composed principally of officers and men from Tioga county. their names are as follows:

First Lieutenant: P. H. Blanchard.

Second Lieutenant: Henry G. Stephen.

Sergeant: Charles S. Beach.

Corporals: John P. Blanchard*, Samuel P. King and William D. Lutz.

Privates: Curry Beach, Charles Carpenter, Wesley P. Cady*, George W. Curran, Samuel M. Craft, Erastus Cooper, William Diffenbaugh, Henry Erway, Wesley Ely, Hiram D. Freeborn, Daniel G. Gephard, George A. Gee, Joseph House, Chauncey Howard, Minor Jackson, George Keller, John Kulp, Henry S. Keeney, Wilson King, Albert Love, Hiram Leonard, William Miller, M. B. McBride+, Charles Sweet and Abner E. Sweet.

Company H, also raised in Tioga county, had the following roster:

Captain: Robert T. Wood, promoted to major, and mustered out with regiment with the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

First Lieutenant: John E. Parkhurst.

Second Lieutenants: Amasa C. Culver and Oliver P. Babcock.

Sergeants: John H. Carl, Abijah Kiser, Oliver P. Babcock, William Pierce and James Vandusen*.

Corporals: George Bastian, Albert D. Kemp, David Hulslander, Jesse Howe, Miles Egleston, Milton Lewis and Hiram Green.

Privates: Henry Avery, M. S. Bostwick, Henry O. Bliss, Jarvis M. Barnhart, Luther B. Bradley, Andrew K. Bullin, Alonzo G. Bullin, Olis L. Butts, Louis L. Bevier, George H. Brown, George W. Bowen, Wilbur Brown, John Baker, William Bastian, Lewis Barrett, John H. Campbell, Ira Curran, Charles H. Conklin, Uriah Conklin, Charles Crosby, Samuel Courter, George W. Champlin, James Daily, Joseph Dougherty, Franklin Freeman, Jeremiah Fogleman, William Graham, Solomon S. Grover, James Grover, C. F. Gee, Vernon Green, Cromwell H. Gridley, Aaron Herrington, William Hoyt, Daniel Hayne, Benjamin Henry, Orange G. Johnson, D. C. Kemp, Gilbert Kiser, Henry Kiser, Henry Kennedy, Willard Lewis, Thomas Lapp*, H. Lapp, Wilson Mack, Johnson Mack, Andrew J. Mack, L. B. Maynard, H. C. Manning, David Passel, Francis M. Seely, John G. Seely, James H. Seely, Perry Strait, Nicholas Slyter, Charles Starr, Eugene Sherwood, William N. Springer, Daniel Sunderland, A. C. Sturdevant, Orrin M. Taylor+, Andrew Turk*, J. C. Thompson, Joseph Upham, James Vandusen*, Byron Vandusen, Samuel Vangorder, Ebenezer Warren, James Wilson, Lawrence Watson and Jonathan F. Yost.

Company K of this regiment was recruited for the most part in Charleston and Delmar townships. Its roster is as follows:

Captain: John J. Reese.

First Lieutenant: John Karr.

Second Lieutenants: Thomas D. Elliott and William L. Reese.

Sergeants: Daniel A. Evans, Samuel A. Mack and Edson D. Mitchell*.

Commissary Sergeant: Chauncey F. Dartt.

Corporals: Michael C. Campbell and Elijah S. Kelsey+.

Privates: James H. Belling, Simeon Bacon, James H. Bockus, Martin Bennett, Richard A. Brown, William V. Borden, Frederick Campbell, Amos Campbell, Henry U. Cady+, John Cole, Edwin Campbell, Thomas Cruttenden, Luther S. Collins, Peter Champaign, James Carpenter, Charles L. Dimmick, Louis Doumaux, Jesse B. Doane, Hiram G. Davis*, Reuben Dike, John E. Dibble, Andrew J. Duryea, Darius L. Deane, (promoted to sergeant major), James E. English, Richard W. Elliston, Samuel D. Evans, Edward English, Charles V. Goodwin, William H. Harrison*, Charles Houghton, Lyman Hart, William D. Jones, Jeremiah G. Jones, Joseph B. Jaquish, Linas S. Jennings, Orlando P. Jones, David E. Johnson, Robert Kelsey, Charles E. Kelsey, Hiram Klock, Benjamin F. Kelsey, Lewis Kohler, Frederick J. Moyer, Eli Moyer*, Thomas Morris*, Joseph Morseman, Delos V. Miller, John Mosier, Elisha McCarty, Edward Osborn, Nathan Palmer*, George M. Potts, James L. Plumley, Joshua S. Phoenix, George E. Putnam, William Putnam, Arvine Reese, James L. Reese, Charles Stephens, Robert Satterlee, Alfred Schieffelin, Abram M. Sherman, John Snyder, S. Starkweather, George M. Tabor, Stephen J. Thomas, Charles Venton, Benjamin C. Van Horn, D. P. Whitehead, John Willard, Roswell I. Webster, Robert J. Wilson, H. B. Webster, George P. Wilson, Elijah Warren, Aseph Wilkinson and K. Wilson.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


This regiment was organized at Harrisburg July 4, 1863, and was mustered out August 7, 1863. It had the following officers from Tioga county:

Lieutenant-Colonel: E. G. Schieffelin.

Quartermaster: Hugh Young.

Assistant Surgeon: W. W. Webb.

Morgan L. Bacon was captain; John S. Murdough, first lieutenant, and Abram B. DeWitt, second lieutenant of Company E.

William Cole was captain; W. S. Boatman, first lieutenant, and Robert H. Steele, second lieutenant, of Company F.

Luman Stevens was captain; Giles Roberts, first lieutenant, and E. D. Rutherford, second lieutenant, of Company G.

Horace S. Johnson was captain; Romanzo C. Bailey, first lieutenant, and Henry R. Fish, second lieutenant, of Company K.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


In addition to the companies and parts of companies recruited in Tioga county, a number of her citizens were to be found as individual members of companies raised in other parts of the State. Many also served in companies raised across the line in southern New York, while still others found their way into western regiments. After the lapse of more than thirty years, it has been found impossible to ascertain the names of all serving in these various miscellaneous commands, though the list which follows will be found fairly representative.

Thomas E. De Pui, of Tioga, and George E. Harris, of Lawrence, served in the Twenty-ninth regimental band.

Dr. F. D. Ritter, late of Gaines, served as assistant surgeon of the Fourth Reserve from June until August, 1862.

Dr. Daniel S. Foster, of Mainesburg, served as corporal in Company A, Fifth Reserve, until he was discharged by reason of a severe wound received at the battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862.

Capt. Robert W. Sturrock, who served in Company K, Fifth Reserve, from Bradford county, and was killed at Gaines’ Mills, June 27, 1862, began life as a printer, and was a partner of M. H. Cobb during the earlier years of the Wellsboro Agitator’s existence. In 1860 he removed to Bradford county, and became associated with E. A. Goodrich, of Towanda, in the publication of the Reporter. D. H. Pitts, now a prominent merchant of Mansfield, also served in company K, Fifth Reserve.

Job and Almon Wetmore, of Charleston township, who enlisted as private in Company H, Sixth Reserve, were assigned to duty as members of the band of the First brigade, Pennsylvania Reserve.

The following members of Company C, Twelfth Reserve, recruited in Bradford county, were from Tioga county: Sergeants: Lyman Douglas, William Daggett and Joshua H. Graves. Corporal: Cyrus J. Spencer. Privates: George S. Borden, Cyrus D. Chapman, George D. Comfort, William A. Corzatt, Timothy Fellon, John W. Garrison, Joseph W. Inscho, Augustus Land, Volney M. Levalley, James Peters, Philip Petty, Nelson H. Robbins, David Short, James Sturdevant, Henry A. Vaughan, Seely Williams and Aaron Wilson.

Elijah J. Dartt, of Shippen, and Joshua Bernauer, of Gaines, served in Battery D, First Artillery. Mellwood C. Gillespie, also of Shippen, served as second lieutenant in same command, and afterwards re-enlisted as a private in Company G, Eighth Cavalry.

Elisha S. Horton, of Westfield, served as second sergeant in Company H, Forty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Victor Leroy Kelts, of Mansfield, served in Company G, Fifty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, and died at Camp Parole, May 12, 1863. His brother, Alexander Hamilton Kelts, served in Company D, same command, and was killed at the battle of Fredericksburg, December 12, 1862.

G. W. Butterworth served as sergeant of Company G, Fifty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers from March 2, 1864 to June 30, 1865. Before enlisting he was connected with the Agitator. John E. Harvey, of Westfield, also served in the same company.

W. W. Richardson, who enlisted as a private in Company G, Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers was promoted successively to corporal, sergeant and second lieutenant. J. E. Ault, of Liberty, enlisted as a private in Company G, of this regiment, and was promoted to first lieutenant.

James Irvin, of Union township, a brother of ex-Sheriff Irvin, served in Company B, Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and died in the service.

Peter Bush, of Brookfield, served in Company D, Ninety-third; Martin V. Clemens, of Charleston, in Company A, and Lewis Moyer and Francis M. Sheffer, of Liberty, in Company D, Ninety-eighth; Henry E. Chamberlain, of Elkland, in Company C, and Daniel L. Van Dusen, of Osceola, in Company D, Ninety-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Dr. A. M. Sheardown served as assistant surgeon of the One Hundred and Seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers from June to December, 1863.

The following named citizens of Tioga county served in the Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry: Lorimus B. Ackley, of Clymer, and Lafayette Farr, of Middlebury, Company D; Benjamin J. Mann, of Tioga, Company E; Noah H. Marvin, corporal, Company H; Andrew J. Dickerson, Company M, and William Shellman, of Tioga.

Dewey Whitmarsh and James H. Metcalf, of Westfield, and Franklin B. Scudder, of Covington, served in Battery F, Second Pennsylvania Artillery.

Tracey O. Hollis served as second lieutenant of Company E, Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry, from October, 1862, to March, 1863. He subsequently served in the Second Artillery and in the United States secret service.

Dr. William B. Hartman served as assistant surgeon of the One Hundred and Sixteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers from March, 1863, to July 4, 1864, when he was promoted to surgeon. He was discharged June 3, 1865.

Tioga county was represented in Company G, Nineteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, as follows: William Zinck and Isaac F. Wheeland, corporals, and the following privates: David A. Cochran, Charles Foulkrod, Warren Phelps, Alfred Phelps, Daniel Smith and Samuel Weast, all from Liberty borough.

Roswell A. Walker, of Covington township, who died at Belle Plain, Virginia, December 7, 1862, and Chauncey W. Wheeler, of Liberty, served in Company C, One Hundred and Thirty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers.

James Labar and Benjamin F. Mulford, of Westfield, served in Company I, One Hundred and Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Tioga county was represented in the Third Artillery as follows: Richard W. Jackson and George W. Kelts, sergeants, and John Blair, Charles E. Hall, William J. Hall and A. T. Goodrich, privates, of Battery F; W. C. Marvin and H. T. Graves, Battery G, and Charles S. Kingsley, Battery L.

Charles K. Thompson served as assistant surgeon of the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth regiment from March until June, 1865.

Tioga county was represented as follows in the Sixteenth Cavalry: Thomas Bowell, corporal, and Thomas J. Archer, Charles G. Campbell, James L. Cook, Isaac P. Foster and Leroy V. Kelts, Company B; William H. Beardsley, first lieutenant, Andrew Cady, corporal, and W. J. Beecroft, William H. Garison, H. G. Smith, Ezekiel Thomas and James Walter, privates, Company D; George H. Smith and Sovrine Rumsey, Company H; George D. Beecher, second lieutenant, Company I, and M. Buchanan, Company K.

Vincent F. Sly served as a private in Company G, One Hundred and Seventy-first Drafted Militia.

Frank H. Purhen served as a private in Company H, One Hundred and Seventy-third Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Harry T. Graves, now the editor of the Millerton Advocate, served in Company E, One Hundred and Eighty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Dr. George D. Maine, of Mainesburg, served as surgeon of the One Hundred and Ninety-second Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Rufus G. Treat, of Chatham township, served as a private in Company D, One Hundred and Ninety-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

George E. Tripp, of Union township, served in Company G, Two Hundred and Third regiment.

Joseph F. Ripley, Volney Ripley, M. H. Fralic and Hollister Leach, of Richmond township, served in Company K, Two Hundred and Tenth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


As Tioga county borders on the State of New York, some of her sons joined regiments in that State. But owing to the difficulty of locating them it is almost impossible to secure the names of all.

Edward E. Rockwell served in Company K, Twenty-third regiment.

W. H. Leisenring, of Nauvoo, was color-bearer of the Thirty-third regiment. He also served in the Third and in the One Hundred and Forty-eighth regiments.

Leverne Kimball, of Osceola, and James Taft, of Knoxville, served in Company E, thirty-fourth regiment.

Floyd Ashley, Charles Rozell, Philo Tuller, of Tioga, and Samuel Welch, served in the Fiftieth regiment.

Seeley D. Green, of Osceola, served in Company G, Sixty-fourth regiment.

In the Eighty-sixth regiment were the following: Amos F. Hawkins, Company A; Asaph Johnson, of Osceola, Company B; George Vastbinder, of Osceola, Company C; William E. Seely, of Osceola, and John Cornell, of Jackson, Company E; A. N. Dunham, of Knoxville, Company F; Stephen P. Chase, of Brookfield, color-bearer, and Sylvester Hunt, of Brookfield, Company H, and Edwin B. Bulkley, of Westfield, Company K.

Orville S. Kimball, of Westfield, and Harlan P. Kimball, served in Company I, One Hundred and Third regiment.

William H. Lemger, of Osceola, served in Company K, One Hundred and Seventh regiment.

Augustus Cadugan, of Osceola, served in Company I, One Hundred and Sixteenth regiment.

In the One Hundred and Forty-first regiment were the following: Gilbert H. Tremain, of Westfield, Company D; John W. Hammond, captain, and Truman B. Foote and Sylvester Tinney, all of Osceola, Company G.

David Sherman served in Company A, One Hundred and Forty-ninth regiment.

Dr. Lewis Darling, of Lawrenceville, served as surgeon of the One Hundred and Sixty-first regiment; and Legrand G. Brant, of Lawrence township, in Company G; James Freeland, of Osceola, in Company H, and Clark K. Cameron, of Osceola, in Company I, of this regiment.

John L. Robb, of Farmington, now a resident of Wellsboro, served in Company D, One Hundred and Ninety-fourth regiment.

Thomas C. Knapp, of Lawrence township, enlisted in the First Cavalry, but was afterward transferred to the Second Cavalry.

Leroy Hoaglin, lieutenant, George Mack and Andrew Sutton, all of Osceola, served in Company G, Second Veteran Cavalry. Delos Kelts, of Lawrence township, served in Company B, and Luman M. Smith, of Lawrence township, in Company E of this regiment. Anderson Bunn served in the Twelfth Cavalry, and J. J. Brady in the Mounted Rifles. Seeley D. Green, of Osceola, after re-enlistment, served in Company G, Twenty-second Cavalry.

Rev. Stephen M. Dayton, of Osceola, served in Battery D, Thirteenth Heavy Artillery.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


Daniel Butler, of Charleston, served in the First Minnesota regiment.

Lott M. Webb served on the United States gunboat Kinea, in the Gulf squadron.

C. M. Prutsman, of Tioga, was an orderly sergeant in the Seventh Wisconsin Volunteers. Horace Johnson, of Tioga, served in the same command.

George E. Stauffer, of Sullivan, served in Company C, Second Maryland Cavalry.

John Lynch, of Osceola, served in Company F, First Connecticut Cavalry.

Dr. Lewis Darling, Jr., of Lawrenceville, served as assistant surgeon at Washington, D. C., one year, was then assigned to the Western army, and in 1864 was the operating surgeon of the Twenty-third Army Corps, and later served as surgeon in the navy.

Thomas V. Darling, a brother of Lewis, served four years in the United States Marine Corps.

Dr. Milton P. Orton, of Lawrenceville, served as surgeon from 1862 until his death at Hatteras Inlet, February 2, 1864.

Capt. H. S. Green, formerly of Wellsboro, served from Kansas, in "Jim Lane’s Brigade."

Capt. A. M. Pitts, who died in Mansfield, October 2, 1891, enlisted as a private in Company A, Seventh Kansas Cavalry, August 10, 1862, and was successively promoted until he became captain of Company D, the same year. He was honorably discharged in September, 1865.

Charles Irvin, of Union township, a brother of ex-Sheriff John Irvin, served in the Twelfth Illinois Volunteers, and was killed at Fort Donelson.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


Company C, of the First battalion, of the above regiment, had the following Tioga county men, mustered August 27, 1862, for three years:

Homer J. Ripley, commissioned first lieutenant June 3, 1865; captain September 15, 1867; resigned January 1, 1871. James B. Rumsey, hospital steward; William H. Rumsey, sergeant; Abijah S. Reynolds, corporal. Privates: Henry Slingerland, L. F. Doud, Melville L. Maine, George Clark, Charles Clarke, Charles A. Jones, B. F. Ford, Harvey Peters, Willard Compton, James Vanzile, Truman Mudge. They were mustered out in August, 1865.

Captain Ripley was mustered as captain of Company D, Thirty-second regiment, United States army, which was the Third battalion of the Fourteenth infantry, and served in Arizona and other parts of the west until his resignation in 1871. He closed his third consecutive term as register and recorder of Tioga county, January 4, 1897.

*Killed or mortally wounded. Wounded +died


West of the pagoda, on "The Green," facing the court house, is the monument erected to the memory of the soldiers and sailors of Tioga county, who gave their lives for the defense of the Union during the War of the Rebellion. This monument was unveiled and dedicated November 18, 1886, with appropriate ceremonies. It is of Green Mountain granite, which has a soft gray tinge when unpolished, very hard and enduring, and which takes a fine and lasting polish. The only polished portions are on the tablets. The one facing Main street bears the following inscription:

In Memory of


Soldiers and Sailors


Tioga county

who died

That the Nation Might Live.


The tablet on the opposite side of the monument contains the single line:

It is noble to die for one’s country.

The base and shaft of the monument is twenty-five feet high, and the base stone is eight feet square. The figure of the infantry soldier, that fittingly crowns the work, is a very finely-cut and life-like statue, seven feet six inches high. It weighs nearly a ton and cost $2,000. The cost of the whole work, including incidentals, was about $4,600. This amount was raised by voluntary contributions throughout the county.

The occasion of unveiling the monument was a memorable one. Despite the inclement weather, there was a large attendance. The opening address was by M. H. Cobb, followed by General Gobin, orator of the day. The monument was presented to George Cook Post, G. A. R., by Hon. Henry W. Williams, who referred to the fact that Tioga county contributed nearly 3,000 men to suppress the Rebellion. This, out of a population of about 31,000, was a large number—almost one in ten—and of this number probably one-fourth lost their lives, on the field of battle, in the hospital or in the prison pens of the South.

The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat

The soldier’s last tattoo;

No more on life’s parade shall meet

That brave and fallen few.

On fame’s eternal camping ground

Their silent tents are spread,

But glory guards, with solemn round,

The bivouac of the dead.


Maj. George W. Merrick, in an address made a few years ago on Decoration Day, said:

At the breaking out of the Civil War the adult male population of the county was about six thousand. Of this number two thousand enlisted in the Federal armies. The spirit of the fathers lived in the sons. Of this number, they were lost in battle: At Fredericksburg, 19, South Mountain, 16, Antietam, 6; Gettysburg, 15; Wilderness, 18; Cold Harbor, 15; Petersburg, 47; and in thirty-five other battles of the war, 182; accidentally killed, 3; died in Union hospitals, 62; died while prisoners of war, 56. Total loss during the continuance of the war, 445. Twenty-two per cent, of the whole number enlisted laid down their lives for their country! These simple figures speak volumes for the loyalty of Tioga county in the War of the Rebellion.

June 2010
Hi Joyce,
My name is Tim Kerns and I live in Tallahassee, FL. but, I'm pretty much always going to be a Tioga County guy at heart because I grew up there in the 40's to the early 60's. I was doing some Civil War research today and discovered something I probably should have known all along.

You probably already know this but, Tioga County is privileged to have a Medal of Honor recipient from there who served in the Civil War. His name is Albert D. Wright and he was born 10 Dec 1842 in the Elkland/Tioga area. He initially served as a Sergeant in the 149th PA Infantry (Bucktail Bde) and later received a commission as CPT and served as commander of Company G, 43rd United States Colored Troops. He was badly wounded at the Battle of the Crater the end of July 1864 and it was for his valor at that engagement that he later received the MOH in 1893.

Your reference to him is located at:
and, specifically under the listing of the 149th as a Sergeant.

He died 15 Feb. 1926 and, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Eustis, Florida and his marker recognizes him as a recipient of our nations highest award.

I think your site is wonderful, by the way...and, I can't even imagine how much time it must take to maintain it so, here's a thank you from way down South!

Tim Kerns
Tallahassee, FL

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 22 APR 2004
By Joyce M. Tice
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