THE BUCKTAIL RIFLES –

 

 

This company, in the First Pennsylvania “Bucktails” (of the Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps), was originally intended for the campaign of three months, but when it reached Harrisburg no companies were accepted for a shorter term than three years.  It was the first three-years’ organization at the State capital, and was mustered into service May 15, 1861.  The first severe action was the battle of Dranesville, Dec. 20, 1861.  Subsequently the company fought in the Seven Days’ battle on the Peninsula, in the battles of Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness, and all through the long struggle to the front of Petersburg and Richmond in 1864.

 

COMPANY F

(Mustered in May 15, 1861; mustered out, June 11, 1864)

 

OFFICERS

McGee, Dennis, Capt.

Disch. in 1863 & subsequently reinstated, and resigned 1865

Bitterling, Charles, 1st Lt.

Comm. 5/29/1861. 

Swartz, Henry E., Sgt.

Disc. on disability

Vogel, Conrad, Sgt.

Killed South Mt. 9/14/1862.

Seiwell, George, Sgt.

 

Rauch, W. Harry, Sgt.

Served 3 years

Shelly, Joseph, Corp.

Enlisted Aug. 16, 1861

McIntosh, George

Disch. September, 1862

 

 

PRIVATES

Armbruster, Fidel

Re-enl. Jan. 3, 1864, taken prisoner June 26, 1862 & May 3, 1864; exchanged and served to the end of the war

Bott, George

Enlisted Aug. 6, 1861

Beer, Philip

 

Brannon, John

 

Bierlingmeyer, George

Enlisted Dec. 16, 1861

Brislin, Dennis

Enlisted April 29, 1861

Caden, John

 

Connaghan, Andrew

Enlisted April 29, 1861

Curtis, William

 

Carr, Patrick

 

Carroll, John

Disch. on account of disability

Deahn, John

Enl. Dec. 16, 1861; re-enl. and served to the end of the war.

Davis, Richard W.

Disch. October 1862 for disability

Dugan, John

 

Eirly, Joseph

 

Ehman, Frederick

Disch. May 1862

Eickoff, George

 

Eickoff, Ferdinand

 

Fenstermacher, John

 

Fell, Stephen

 

Grieshaber, Anthony

Taken prisoner and exchanged

Hanlin, Patrick

 

Hawk, Lynford

 

Hollenbach, Samuel

Enl. July 21, 1861

Higgins, Edward

Disch. on account of disability

Hooker, John W.

Enlisted Aug. 16, 1861

Henah, Michael

Discharged

Hettinger, Wm.

 

Hills, John

 

Hollenbach, John

Enl. July 21, 1861; re-enlisted, ans served to the end of the war

Herman, Albert

 

King, Martin

Enlisted Aug. 6, 1861

Keiser, William

 

Kennedy, Patrick

Served two years and five months; re-enlisted in another regiment

McFadden, Charles

 

Matthews, James

 

Meyer, John

 

McCue, Michael

 

Mangold, Peter

 

Middler, Charles

 

Munson, Henry

Enlisted Dec. 16, 1861

McCafferty, John

Disch. on account of disability Dec. 11, 1861

Marshall, William

 

Osmun, John

Enlisted July 21, 1861

Quinn, Andrew

Re-enlisted and served to the end of the war

Rhodes, Moses

Disch. on account of disability Dec. 11, 1861

Robins, William D.

 

Schofield, Courtland

 

Rehr, William F.

 

Sutter, Frederick

 

Schlaffley, Christian

 

Shiry, Stephen

 

Shannon, Philip

 

Sellinger, Frank

 

Shultz, Charles

Enlisted Dec. 16, 1861

Sullivan, Daniel

 

Scott, Thomas

Re-enlisted and served to the end of the war

Trout, Charles

 

Vogel, Charles

Enl. Nov. 12, 1861; disch. on account of disability

Yanke, Theodore

Disch. on account of disability

Zundel, Henry

Pro. to chief bugler

 

 

 

LIST OF KILLED

 

Bitterling, Charles, 1st Lt.

Com. May 29, 1861; killed in battle of South Mountain Sept. 14, 1862

Vogel, Conrad, Sgt.

Enl. May 15, 1861; killed in battle of South Mountain Sept. 14, 1862

Shelly, Joseph, Corp.

Enl. Aug. 16, 1861; killed in battle of South Mountain Sept. 14, 1862

Brannon, John

Enl. May 15, 1861; killed in battle of Fredericksburg Dec. 13, 1862

Brislin, Dennis

Enlisted April 29, 1861; killed near Fredericksburg

Connaghan, Andrew

Enlisted April 29, 1861; killed at battle of Bethesda Church May 30, 1864

Fenstermacher, John

Enl. May 15, 1861; killed at battle of Gaines' Mill June 27, 1862

Hanlin, Patrick

Enlisted May 15, 1861; killed at battle of Bethesda Church May 30, 1864

Hooker, John W.

Enlisted Aug. 16, 1861; wounded at Dranesville Dec. 20, 1861; killed at Antietam Sept. 17, 1862

King, Martin

Enlisted Aug. 6, 1861; killed at battle of the Wilderness May 3, 1864

McFadden, Charles

Enl. May 15, 1861; killed in battle of South Mountain Sept. 14, 1862

Mangold, Peter

Enl. May 15, 1861; killed in battle of South Mountain Sept. 14, 1862

McCue, Michael

Enl. May 15, 1861; killed at Bull Run Aug. 29, 1862

Munson, Henry

Enlisted Dec. 16; 1861; killed at the Wilderness May 3, 1864

Osmun, John

Enlisted July 21; 1861; killed at Kelly's Ford Aug. 26, 1862

Robins, William D.

Enl. May 15, 1861; killed at Charles City Cross-Roads June, 1862

Schlaffley, Christian

Enl. May 15, 1861; killed at Antietam Sept. 17, 1862

 

 

DIED

 

Fell, Stephen

Enl. May 15, 1861; taken prisoner and died in April, 1864

Hollenbach, Samuel

Enl. July 21, 1861; wounded at Fredericksburg Dec. 13, 1862; re-enlisted; captured and died prisoner of war

Schofield, Courtland

Enl. May 15, 1861; died in Camp Pierpont December, 1861

Shiry, Stephen

Enl. May 15, 1861; Wounded at Bull Run Aug. 29, 1862, and died in rebel prison

Shultz, Charles

Enlisted Dec. 16, 1861; captured and died in rebel prison in 1864

 

 

 

 

END

 

 

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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 October 2003

by

Jack Sterling