4th REGIMENT,

PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER

CAVALRY

 

PAGES 635 & 636

 

 

This company, in which most of the men were from Carbon County, was during the first two years of the war commanded by officers from other counties.  Subsequently the company produced some splendid and dashing officers.  Nearly all of the men served three years or to the end of the war.

 

Company A

 

 

Andrews, Joseph                 Captain

Enlisted Aug. 7, 1861 as 1st Sergt; promoted to 2nd lieut. Oct. 18, 1861, to 1st lieut. Sept. 1, 1862; to captain on Oct. 5, 1863; mustered out of service Sept. 29, 1864.

 

Hyndman, William             Captain

Enlisted as private May 1, 1862; promoted to Sgt. July 31, 1863; to 1st Lt. Dec. 13, 1864; to Capt. March 8, 1865.  Served to end of the war.

 

Moss, George W.                 Captain

Enlisted Aug. 7, 1861 as Sgt.; promoted to 1st Sgt. Dec. 1, 1864; to 2nd Lt. Dec. 21, 1864; to Capt., Co. F., March 8, 1865.  Served from the beginning to the end of the war.

 

Horn, Herman          1st Lieut.

Appointed 1st Lt. Aug. 15, 1861.  Resigned Dec. 21, 1861.

 

Freeby, Christian     2nd Lieut.

Enlisted as private Aug. 7, 1861; promoted to Sgt. Oct. 1, 1861; to 1st Sgt. Dec. 4. 1861; to 2nd Lt. Sept. 1, 1862.  Mustered out Nov. 19, 1864.

 

 

SOLDIER                        RANK         MUSTERED    MUSTERED

                                                                        IN                   OUT

           

Walton, Alfred

1st Sgt.

1861/08/15

 

Died in rebel prison in Andersonville, Ga., Aug. 31, 1864.  Captured at Sulphur Springs, Oct. 12, 1863.

 

Smith, James

Sgt.

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

Re-enlisted after term and served to end of war.

 

Raw, Albert G. W.

Sgt.

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

Re-enlisted after term and served to end of war.

 

Brelsford, Nathan

Sgt.

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

Re-enlisted after term and served to end of war.

 

Boston, Robert

Sgt.

1861/08/15

1863/07/20

Discharged at Harrisburg by order of the Secretary

of War.

 

Keefaber, Philip

Sgt.

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

Re-enlisted after term and served to end of war.

 

Kain, William, Jr.

Sgt.

1862/03/01

To war’s end.

Re-enlisted after term and served to end of war.  Wounded Culpepper Sept. 13, 1863.  Wounded Grant Hill Farm Aug. 16, 1864.

 

Cunning, Neal

Cpl.

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

Re-enlisted after term.

Wounded Dinwiddie Court House March 31, 1865.

 

Rinker, John

Cpl.

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

Re-enlisted after term.

 

Ash, Tilghman

Cpl.

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

Discharged Aug. 15, 1864, re-enlisted and served to end of the war.

 

Kent, George

Cpl.

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

Re-enlisted after term.

 

Moyer, Marcus

Cpl.

1861/08/15

1864/08/15

Discharged at Prince George Court House, Va. having served enlistment of three years.

 

Brown, Merrit A.

Bugler

1861/08/15

1862/10/15

Discharged at Philadelphia on disability.

 

Campsie, Alexander

Bugler

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

 

 

Guth, John

Blacksmith

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

 

 

 

PRIVATES

                                         MUSTERED    MUSTERED

SOLDIER                                IN                    OUT

 

Arner, Reuben

1864/02/29

To war’s end.

 

 

Bobst, Charles

1865/01/03

Served until company’s disbandment.

 

 

 

Bloss, Martin

1861/08/15

 

Died Dec. 7, 1862 at Weissport while at home on furlough.

 

Bartholomew, George W.

1864/02/16

To war’s end.

Wounded Gravel Hill Farm Aug. 16, 1864.

 

Brown, Charles W.

1865/02/20

To war’s end.

 

 

Banks, Jacob

1865/02/20

Served until company’s disbandment.

 

 

 

Brown, Miller H.

1861/08/15

 

Killed Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862, while carrying dispatches to General Hooker.

 

Boyd, William J.

1861/08/15

1864/08/15

Discharged at Harrisburg having served three years enlistment.

 

Bloss, Daniel

1861/08/15

1862/05/01

Discharged at Falmouth, Va., on disability.

 

 

Blakely, Tilghman

1864/02/08

Transferred.

Trans. to the Army of the West.

Conner, Joseph C. H.

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

 

 

Conner, Thomas

1861/08/15

 

Died May 19, 1863 at Kelley's Ford of wounds received in action.  Weissport.

 

Conner, Wilfred

1864/02/29

To war’s end.

 

 

Cochlin, Michael

1861/08/15

 

Killed Sept. 13, 1863, Culpepper, Va. Summit Hill.

 

Condon, Stephen

1864/08/20

To war’s end.

 

 

Crawford, Robert

1864/04/26

To war’s end.

 

 

Dreisbach, Simon

1861/08/15

1863/10/29

Discharged at Washington on disability.

 

Drumbore, Joseph

1864/02/16

To war’s end.

 

 

Davis, James

1864/02/16

To war’s end.

 

 

Dugan, Hugh

1864/04/26

To war’s end.

 

 

Edwards, Richard

1861/08/15

1864/08/15

Discharged at Philadelphia having served enlistment of three years.

 

Edwards, Thomas

1861/08/15

1864/08/15

Discharged at Prince George Court House, Va. having served enlistment of three years.

 

Erwin, John

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

 

 

Fritz, Nathan

1861/08/15

1864/08/15

Discharged at Philadelphia having served enlistment of three years.

 

Fidler, John

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

 

 

File, Jacob

1861/08/15

 

Killed June 21, 1864 at St. Mary's Church, Va.  Mauch Chunk.

 

Furtwangler, Constantine

1865/02/15

Served until company’s disbandment.

 

 

 

Garvey, Nicholas

1861/08/15

1864/08/15

Wounded at Sulpher Springs, Va., Oct. 12, 1863; Discharged at Prince George Court House, Va. having served enlistment of three years.

 

Gallagher, Condy

1861/08/15

1864/10/22

Captured at Battle of Sulphur Springs, Va., on Oct. 12, 1863.  Escaped from Andersonville Prison, Ga., and succeeded in getting into Union lines near Atlanta, Ga.  Discharged near Petersburg, Va., having served three years.

 

Gurlynn, Edwin

1861/08/16

To war’s end.

 

 

Graver, William A.

1865/02/15

Served until company’s disbandment.

 

 

 

Graver, Andrew

1865/02/15

Served until company’s disbandment.

 

 

 

Haren, George

1864/09/01

To war’s end.

 

 

Hoffman, Alfred

1865/02/15

To war’s end.

 

 

Hand, Joseph

1861/08/15

 

Re-enlisted.  Died April 3, 1864, at Parryville while on veteran furlough.

 

Hess, William T.

1861/08/15

 

 

Killed at Gravel Hill Farm, Va., Aug. 16, 1864.  Parryville.

Isley, John

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

 

 

Jeffries, John

1864/09/01

To war’s end.

 

 

Kettra, Abraham

1864/09/08

To war’s end.

 

 

Katzmoyer, Jacob

1864/09/08

To war’s end.

 

 

Klotz, William F.

1865/02/15

Served until company’s disbandment.

 

 

 

Knerr, Daniel

1865/02/20

To war’s end.

 

 

Kain, William, Sr.

1861/08/15

1862/10/20

Discharged on disability.

 

Kopf, Francis Xavier

1861/08/15

1864/08/15

Discharged at Prince George Court House, Va. having served enlistment of three years.

 

Keck, Charles

1862/09/29

Transferred

Trans. to Veteran Reserve Corps in Oct. 1863.

 

Leslie, John

1865/02/17

Served until company’s disbandment.

 

 

 

Lewis, John J.

1864/09/01

To war’s end.

 

 

Larish, Alfred

1865/02/20

To war’s end.

 

 

Moyer, Reuben

1861/08/15

1862/03/01

Discharged due to disability.

 

McLaughlin, Robert

1861/08/15

 

Deserted March 1, 1862.

 

 

 

 

Moore, James

1864/09/08

To war’s end.

 

 

Moore, Patrick

1861/08/16

To war’s end.

 

 

Miller, Henry

1863/03/16

To war’s end.

Wounded May 13, 1863, near Dumfries, Va.

 

Moyer, Gottlieb

1861/08/15

 

Captured at Sulphur Springs Oct. 12, 1863.  Died in rebel prison at Andersonville, Ga., July 28, 1864.

 

Miller, George

1861/08/15

 

Killed May 13, 1863, at Dumfries, Va.  Summit Hill.

 

McMichael, Archibald

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

 

 

McClean, Alexander

1864/04/26

To war’s end.

 

 

McHugh, John

1861/08/16

To war’s end.

 

 

McKeever, Thomas

1864/09/08

To war’s end.

Served three years in 5th Reg. Virginia Cavalry previously.

 

McLaughlin, Joseph

1864/09/08

To war’s end.

 

 

McVay, Daniel

1865/02/17

Served until company’s disbandment.

 

 

 

McCarren, John

1861/08/15

 

Captured at Sulphur Springs Oct. 12, 1863.  Died in rebel prison at Andersonville, Ga., July 28, 1864.

 

McLaughlin, James

1861/08/15

 

Captured at Sulphur Springs Oct. 12, 1863.  Died in rebel prison at Andersonville, Ga., Aug. 20, 1864.

 

Meyer, John

1861/08/15

Transferred

Trans. to Co. B, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Aug. 24, 1861.

 

Nafts, Martzell

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

Re-enlisted.  Wounded March 31, 1865 at Dinwiddie Court House, Va.

 

Oswald, William

1861/08/15

1864/08/15

Discharged at Prince George Court House, Va. having served enlistment of three years.

 

O'Brien, Condy

1865/02/17

Served until company’s disbandment.

 

 

 

Patterson, Charles A.

1861/08/15

1862/01/01

Discharged on account of disability.

 

Powell, Samuel

1864/02/16

To war’s end.

 

 

Richards, Jonathan

1861/08/16

To war’s end.

 

 

Richards, Thomas

1864/02/16

To war’s end.

Wounded March 27, 1865.

 

Stermer, William

1861/08/15

1864/08/15

Discharged at Prince George Court House, Va. having served enlistment of three years.

 

Stahler, David

1861/08/15

 

Captured at Sulphur Springs Oct. 12, 1863.  Died in rebel prison at Andersonville, Ga., Aug. 25, 1864.

 

Schultz, John

1861/08/15

 

Captured at Sulphur Springs Oct. 12, 1863.  Died in rebel prison at Andersonville, Ga., July 30, 1864.

 

Smith, William

1861/08/15

 

Captured at Sulphur Springs Oct. 12, 1863.  Died in rebel prison at Andersonville, Ga., July 15, 1864.

 

Thomas, William W.

1864/08/20

To war’s end.

 

 

Thomas, David C.

1864/09/01

1865/05/20

Discharged on account of wounds received in action.

 

Tiful, Richard

1861/08/15

 

Died April 30, 1863, at Dumfries, Va.

 

Welsh, John W.

1861/08/15

1865/02/08

Discharged on account of leg lost on Aug. 18, 1864.

 

Wertz, Peter

1861/08/15

To war’s end.

 

 

Weaver, John

1864/09/08

 

Killed Feb. 6, 1865, at Hatcher's Run, Va.  Summit Hill.

 

Younker, Benjamin S.

1861/08/15

Transferred

Trans. to Veteran Reserve Corps on Dec. 15, 1864.

 

Zeigenfuss, Stephen

1862/09/29

To war’s end.

 

 

 

END

4th REGIMENT

PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER CAVALRY

COMPANY A

 

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From

The History of the Counties of Lehigh & Carbon, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

By

Alfred Mathews & Austin N. Hungerford

Published in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1884

 

Transcribed from the original in November 2003

by

Jack Sterling