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Colonial War

Samuel Dick -
Samuel Dick served as a surgeon in the Colonial army. He was present at the taking of Quebec and Fort Ticonderoga, ranged himself on the side of the patriots; refusing as he did to consider for one moment the offers made to him by the British of an exalted position, if he would remain true to the Mother County (and they retaliated by putting a price of fifty pounds on his head). He served in the New Jersey militia before and during the Revolutionary War. When the 2nd New Jersey Regiment joined the Continental Army and was assigned to cover the withdrawal after the failed Invasion of Canada (1775) he accompanied them north as a surgeon in 1776. In June, with the Canada assignment over he returned to New Jersey. Later that year he was appointed a Colonel, commanding the western battalion of the Salem County militia.

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French and Indian War



Conrad Philabaum's Encounter With the Indians

Little did Conrad Philabaum realize what lay before him when he landed at Philadelphia on September 30, 1743, with Adam, most likely his brother. Since they were emigrants from a German-speaking country, they took the oath of allegiance to the British king. Conrad first settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and having found hardship here, what with his land being sold by court order of the sheriff, he decided to move onward.

Conrad Philabaum, with his wife Salome called "Sally" although the court thought Sarah, three sons and five daughters, had settled on Buffalo Creek's Dutch Fork in 1774. Virginia Certificate No. 280 was application for 400 acres, February 18, 1780 entered June 6, 1780. The Philabaum family was one of several German-speaking families who had settled in this locality during the years 1773-1775. A few of the others being Jacob Rice (Reis), Jacob & Francis Miller (Muller), Henry Fullenwider (Vollenweider) Sr. & Jr., Jacob Leffler(Loffler) and John Hupp, along with Christopher Winter and Andrew & Henry Deeds (Deitz) and with many of these families intermarrying.

September 14, 1782 was a tragic day for "Sally" Philabaum, for early on that day her husband, Conrad, and her eldest son George, were killed by the Indians in an attack at Rice's Fort in the Dutch Fork Settlement in Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, being 10 miles east of the Ohio River. In Sarah's own words on file with the Conrad Philabaum's estate account papers are, per the following:

QUOTE: We being greatly on the frontier line - this horrid scene happened as we were all forted at Mr. Rice's and between our cabin and his blockhouse. This happened, my husband and son as they fell in the enemy's hand - my husband scalped, lying in his blood, which was to me a great surprise and affecting sight, the loss of a good husband and an obedient son. UNQUOTE

This attack by 60 Indians has been called the last battle of the Revolution. Indians, ten days later, were ordered to cease attacks. By Doddridge's account in which he mentions -

QUOTE: By the first fire they killed a boy by the name of Philabaum and his grandfather, quite an old man. The grandfather, a very old man, had gone out early in the morning to hunt cows. The Indians caught him in sight of the fort, scalping him. George Philabaum was in the blockhouse. (He was) told to take a gun and fight. Philabaum walked up to the wall and leaned his head against it in great agony. There was a small crack in the wall. A bullett passed through the crack and shot him in the head. He fell dead and the women rolled him under the bed. UNQUOTE

NOTE: Conrad Philabaum & his wife Salome/Sarah/Sally are my 6th great-grandparents. The above information was gathered through histories involving the Dutch Fork Settlement, letters from Isaac Leffler with some being on file with The Draper Manuscript Papers.





Harmonas ALKIRE - DUNMORE'S WAR 1774 - After John Connelly, the agent of John Murray, Earl of Dunmore, Royal Governor of Virginia, took possession of Fort Pitt, he named it Fort Dunmore early in 1774. He attempted retaliation for the Indian outrages and on 10 June the Governor called out the militia of southwest Virginia under the command of Gen. Andrew Lewis. In August the militia of Frederick County under Maj. Angus McDonald raided the Indian towns on the Muskingum River. Lord Dunmore came to the frontier and called on the neighboring militia to join in the expedition against the hostiles. Before his forces could join those of Gen. Lewis, the Indians attacked the latter on 10 October. The Indians were soundly defeated at the battle of Point Pleasant.
Harmonas Alkire was one of the militia called on to join in the forces against the hostiles.
The names of the soldiers on the pay rolls at Romney and Winchester: (following is taken from a copy of original handwritten list numbered 69-3220 with Lt Alkire second name on first page of two page document and signed by James Parsons.)

Capt. James Parson's Roll

Names Days Pay Advances Balances To Whom Certificates
[delvd] & when.

Hermonus Alkire, Lt. 154 57.15.0 - - . -- 57.15.0 (check mark)



Absalom LITTELL, Jr.

Absalom LITTELL, Private
December 12, 1751 - March 17, 1824 Continental Troops
Enlisted: 1777 Discharged: ----------------

Served with: Captain James Knox's Company
of Colonel Daniel Morgan's Rifle Regiment

Early in the year 1777, Absalom Littell, and this name is also shown on the payroll records as Absalom Little, became a member of the regiment raised by Colonel Daniel Morgan from the men of Virginia and western Pennsylvania. Most of the newly formed regiment, called Morgan's Riflemen, or Morgan's Sharpshooters, had prior military service. The regiment was first moved into the area near Washington's headquarters, then located near Philadelphia, shortly thereafter they marched into southern New Jersey. Referencing the 4 pay roll documents that I have copies of Absalom received 6 2/3 Dollars pay per month. Morgan's men were ordered north in August 1777 to join General Horatio Gates in opposing the army of General John Burgoyne. Captain James Knox was in immediate command of Morgan's Sharpshooters. They were an intensively trained group of frontiersmen. They readily adapted their skill to military purposes. Their roll in the Battles of Freeman's Farm and Bemis Heights and the skill of the Sharp shooteres was called to the attention of General Washington following the engagement at Bemis Heights. He requested the transfer of Colonel Morgan's regiment back to his area of encampment near Philadelphia. General Gates' reply reads in part that he could "not spare the corps of the army ------ Burgoyne is most afraid of." The military records continue as to how the Sharpshooters were designated to pursue the Tories across the Fishkill, and how on October 14, 1777 the surrender of Burgoyne was accomplished at Saratoga. The war was to continue several years. It was yet to be a hard winter for the American forces. Perhaps the most outstanding event of the War of Independence in the mind of the average American is that of General George Washington and his troops at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778. When the agony of the cold winter finally faded and spring arrived, General Washington found himself with an ill-clothed, ill-fed and shrinking army; almost totally lacking in the necessary military supplies. As summer arrived in 1778 Morgan's Riflement were moving toward the Battle of Monmouth; they being an advance scouting unit with the New Jersey militia under Philamon Dickinson. The main army remained at Valley Forge. The observation companies encountered a force under the command of Sir Henry Clinton above Monmouth. And as the war moved into the south, Colonel Morgan became a General to render outstanding service to his country at the Battle of Cowpens and many other battles.

Absalom was a son of Absalom Littell Sr. & Esther Pettyjohn. He married Mary Norris, daughter of William & Ann (nee ?) Norris on December 12, 1783 Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Absalom & Mary were the parents of five sons and 2 daughters, all born at Absalom Oak in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. In 1799 they emigrated to Clark County, Indiana where they remained.

Louis PONSLER, Jr.


John WACHTEL, a/k/a John Waughtel  (see information on his homestead & family cemetery)

December 28, 1758 ~ (prior to) September 22, 1810

Private in the German Regiment, 1776, in Capt Henry Fister's company under the command of Col. Nicholas Hussecker until discharge on July 14, 1781 (possibly meant July 24, 1779).

Enlisted: July 30, 1776
Company Pay Roll December 1, 1776 to March 1, 1777 received L 20
Company Pay Roll March 1 to June 1, 1777 received L 20
with remarks: May 22, 1777 ~ wounded
Company Pay Roll July 1, 1777 to September 1777 received L 10
Company Pay Roll October 1777 received 6-2/3 Dollars
Company Pay Roll November 1777 received 6-2/3 Dollars
Company Pay Roll December 1777 - January 1778 received 6-2/3 Dollars
Company Pay Roll February 1778 received 6-2/3 Dollars
Company Pay Roll March 3- 5, 1778 ~ Sick/Absent ~ Valley Forge
Company Pay Roll March 1778 at Valley Forge received 6-2/3 Dollars
Company Pay Roll April, May 1778 at Valley Forge received L 10
Company Pay Roll June 1778 at Second River received (not indicated)
Company Pay Roll July 1778 to August 1778 at Camp White Plains received L 10
Company Pay Roll September 1778 & October 1778 at Fish Kill received (not indicated) but stated in Remarks: on Detachment towards New England.
Company Pay Roll November, December 1778 & January, February 1779 received L 10
Company Pay Roll March, April, May, June 1779 received L 10
Company Pay Roll July, August, September, October 1779 received L10
with remark under Casualties ~ Discharged July 24
Buried: Family cemetery in Maryland ~ recently being turned into a landfill over much controversy.




WAR of 1812


Pvt., 7th U.S. Inf., Capt Jas. S. Waide,
Enlisted Feby 22, 1813;
Discharged April 30, 1815
(I. R. Lt St Phillips., New Orleans)

The Role of the 7th Infantry in the War of 1812

The 7th Infantry was recruited from Kentucky. In their early existence they
were posted to New Orleans under the poor command of General Wilkinson,
where almost half their number died of disease (Wilkinson was later found
out to be a Spanish agent).

Later the 7th fought with General Harrison in 1813 at Tippicanoe in Indiana,
and in 1814 at Prairie du Chine in Wisconsin. Historically they were made
famous at the Battle of New Orleans in January 1, 1815. At this battle they
held the American right flank at the Jackson Line. They also fought in
skirmishes prior to this major battle.

Note: Courtesy of Murray McCombs.

Thank you Murray.

A. W. S.


Prettyman M. Burton, 4th Corporal
November 30, 1790 ~ April 4, 1886
a/k/a Preteman Burton
Enlisted: August 20, 1813 at Shelbyville, Kentucky
Capt. Samuel Harbison's Kentucky Militia
9th Kentucky Mounted Volunteers
Discharged: November 6, 1813 at Maysville, Kentucky


HEAD-QUARTERS, Maysville, Nov. 3, 1813.
AGREEABLY to Orders of the above date from his Excellency Isaac Shelby, Governor and Commander in Chief of Kentucky, discharging the Kentucky Mounted Volunteers from the service of the United States, after a severe, and an honorable campaign against the Enemy in the Provice of Upper Canada:- I therefore certify that Prettyman Burton 4th Corpl in my Company, and the Regiment of Mounted Volunteers, commanded by Colonel James Simrall, hath performed the TOUR of said campaign, in the service of the United States, and by an act of the General Assembly of Kentucky is entitled to a credit for Three Months Tour of Duty and is therefore honorably discharged. Given under my hand this 24 day of June 1814.

signed ~ Saml Harbison Capt.
approved ~ James Simrall Col.
[Note: 24 June 1814 could possibly be 24 Jan 1814 but paper is smudged and the month is hard to read] - Buried: Ninevah, Johnson County, Indiana

From his tenure of service in the War of 1812 he made application for Bounty Land under the Act of September 28th 1850 and received a Land Warrant No. 2573 for 40 acres, which he later legally disposed of.  He then made a declaration for purpose of obtaining the additional bounty land to which he might be entitled under the act approved 3d March 1855.

James Senix, Private - Served with Capt. Michael Petree's Co. of Inf., 2 Regiment Pennsylvania Militia.  Appears on the War of 1812 Company Muster Roll at York, PA.
Commencement of service: September 1, 1814
Expiration of service: October 28, 1814
Place of residence, Lancaster County
Place of rendezvous, York, PA
Pay per month, 8 dollars, ----- cents.
Amount of pay, 15 dollars, 24 cents.
Served with Capt. Michael Petree's Co. of Light Inf., 2 Reg't Pennsylvania Militia
Enlisted - October 28, 1814
Expiration of service: March 6, 1815

Rodney Senix, Pvt. - Served with Captain David Altemus' (6) Co. of Vol. Inf. in Reg't Pennsylvania Mil. commanded by Col. John Thompson. Appears on Company Muster Roll for Sept 11 to Nov 9, 1814 dated at Marcus Hook.

Served with Capt. David Altemus' (5) Co. Volunteer Light Infantry in Battalion Pennyslvania Militia commanded by Capt. James W. Sproat, Acting Maj. Appears on Company Muster Roll for Nov 10, 1814 to Jan 2, 1815.

Commencement of service September 11, 1814 with expiration of service January 2, 1815. Term of service charged, 2 months 22 days. Pay per mont, 8 dollars ---- cents. Amount of pay 29 dollars, 67 cents.

Thomas Sinex, Pvt. - 1 Regiment (Biddle's), Pennsylvania Vols. (War of 1812.)
Served with Captain John Swift's Company, 1 Reg't Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. Appears on Abstract of Payments dated Philadelphia, PA Aug 8, 1814 - July 10, 1815. Commencement Aug 27, 1814, Expiration Jan 4, 1815. Amount of pay 34 dollars 32 cents.

Appears on Company Muster Roll for August 27 to Sept 26, 1814 at Camp Brandywine with Capt. John Swift's Co. of Infantry, called 2d Co. of Washington Guards, 1 Reg't Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Appears on Company Muster Roll for Sept 26 to Nov 24, 1814 at Camp Cadwalader with Capt. John Swift's (2) Company of Washington Guards, 1 Reg't Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Appears on Company Muster Roll to Jan 4, 1815.


Abraham Waughtel, Private, a/k/a Abraham Walktell, Private.  Born circa 1827 - Date of death ?, Capt. Dennis' Co. D 2 Reg't Indiana Infantry, Joined for duty June 23, 1846, New Albany, Indiana, Muster-out:  June 23, 1847, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Died December 13, 1884 from injuries sustained in rail road accident.

Joshua Sinex, Pvt. - Company K, 3 Regiment Indiana Mexican War Volunteers, Enrolled: 17 June 1846 New Albany, Indiana.  On Rolls from enrollment to February 28, 1847 (last on file) Present.  Muster Out: 27 June 1847 New Orleans, Louisiana



James Harvey KEITH, Sr. - April 24, 1831 - August 2, 1863, Iowa Co. H 35th Infantry Regiment, enlisted:  August 9, 1862 Mechanicsville, Iowa, Discharged: Died U.S. Hospital, Jefferson Barracks, Ward K, Missouri, Served: Thirty-Fifth Infantry Company H.

THIRTY-FIFTH INFANTRY, under command of Lieut. Col. Rothrock

COMPANY H, under command of First Lieut. Wm. Wetherell

Second Lieut. Philip Hyde, Second Lieut. Mortimer Rice


This regiment was mustered into service Sept. 18, 1862 and November 22d left Muscatine, Iowa, for Cairo, Ill., where it arrived on the 24th. Five companies were ordered to Columbus, Ky., under command of Lieut. Col. Rothrock, the balance of the regiment being relieved from duty at Cairo by the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Regiment, December 29th; the balance of the Thirty-fifth Regiment was ordered to Columbus Feb. 3, 1863; a part of the regiment was ordered to proceed to Island No. 10, but returned on the 5th. April 12, 1863, the regiment was ordered to report at Duckport, La., where they arrived April 18, and left May 2d under the command of Gen. Sherman. On May 14th, participated in the battle at Jackson, Miss., thence marched on Vicksburg, where they were hotly engaged most of the time during the seige of that place. July 5, 1863, left camp in on Black river for Jackson, Miss., after the evacuation of which by the enemy on the 16th, the regiment was engaged destroying the railroads in and around Jackson. Left Jackson July 20, for Clinton, Miss., escorting 600 prisoners of war, and went into camp at Bear Creek, Miss., July 26th. On the 15th of October the regiment left camp on a scouting expedition under Gen. McPherson returning to camp within eight miles of Vicksburg Oct. 20, 1863. Left here November 7th, and reached La Grange, Tenn., November 21. Jan. 25, 1864, the regiment repaired to Memphis to take part in Sherman's raid to Meridian, but on account of delay in transportation, reached Vicksburg to late to join Sherman. Remained in camp there till March 16, when they took boats to join Banks' expedition into Upper Louisiana. March 21 and 22, 1864, the regiment engaged in a sharp fight at Bayou Rapids, twenty-two miles from Alexandria, Louisiana. April 9th, the regiment was engaged at Pleasant Hill, and showed great coolness and bravery. Their loss in killed, wounded and missing was sixty-four. May 18, 1864, the regiment again met the enemy at Bayou de Glaize., La., and on June 6th they fought at Old River Lake, Ark., and later they were in the battles before Nashville, and served their country nobly to the end of the war, and were mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa, Aug. 10, 1865.  (NOTE: James Harvey KEITH (Sr) was my great-great-grandfather and although he served in this regiment and at Vicksburg where he was taken ill, hospitalized, sent to the hospital ward at Jefferson Barracks where he died on August 2, 1863, leaving his young wife, the former Susannah VANTREESE, to care for their five young children. Their eldest child and only daughter, Eliza Ann KEITH, was my great-grandmother).

William Samuel WALKER, Jr., Private July 25, 1839 - January 6, 1914, Company A, 9th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Enlisted: Drafted October 13, 1864, Discharged: Charged as Deserter**, Served at: Nashville, Tennessee.

** William S. (amuel) WALKER was my great-great grandfather. He had been removed to a hospital and dropped from the rolls as being a Deserter. In my hands is a letter written for his wife and signed by her - as follows:

New Albany, IN
Jan 13th/ 65

Col. R. C. Wood
Ast Smg Gen USA


My husband William S. Walker A Privt of Company A, 9th Ind Vet Vols ins in Hospital No 14 Nashville Tenn Sick and if consistent with orders I would Respectfully ask that he be transferred to a Hospital in this City where I can help nurse him and furnish him with some of the necessities of life which it is impossible to get in Hospital at the front-

I am very Respectfully & c (rest does not show)

/s/ Malissa Walker

Attached to this is the following & evidently from the Military and states:

New Albany Ind.
Jan. 14, 1865
Malissa Walker

Ask transfer of Wm. S. Walker her husband from Nashville to & his place


Charge of Desertion removed by War Department July 26, 1866.


Starling WAUGHTEL, Private March 18, 1844 - July 7, 1863, Company C, 93rd Regiment Indiana Volunteers **see below Enlisted: August 20, 1862 Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana. Discharged: Died at Adams Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, of Typhoid Fever Buried family plot Scipio, Indiana Served at Vicksburg, Mississippi Company Descriptive Book of Co. C. 93 Reg't Indiana Infantry shows Starling Waughtel appearing of record as: Age 20 years; height 5 feet 10-1/2 inches, Dark Complexion, Blue Eyes, Dark hair, born Indiana, occupation Farmer.  Enlisted August 20, 1862 at Madison, Indiana by Capt. Shepherd for a term of 3 years.  Company Muster Roll: May 1863 ~ Absent left in march May 4/63 June & July 1863 Absent left sick at rear of Vicksburg, Miss. June 22, 1863 Aug 1863 Absent dated Watery houses Battery (Co C 1 Ill Light Artillery) Sept 1863 to July 1865 Absent left sick at Vicksburg, Miss. June 22 1863 by Ord. Surg. Sept & Oct, 1863 Present or absent: Absent Remarks: Sick in hospital Vicksburg Miss since June 22/63 Nov & Dec, 1863 Present or absent: Absent Remarks: Left sick at Vicksburg Miss June 12"/63 Jan & Feby, 1864 Present or absent: Absent Remarks: Left sick at Vicksburg June 12" 63 Mch & Apl, 1864 Present or absent: Absent Remarks: Left sick at Vicksburg since June 12/63 May & June, 1864 Present or absent: Absent Remarks: Left sick at Vicksburg Miss since June 22"/63 July & Aug, 1864 Present or absent: Absent Remarks: Left sick at Vicksburg Miss since June 22"/63 Sept & Oct, 1864 Present or absent: Absent Remarks: Left sick at Vicksburg Miss June 22" - 1863 Nov & Dec, 1864 Present or absent: Absent Remarks: Left sick at Vicksburg Miss since June 22 - 63 Jan & Feby, 1865 Present or absent: Absent Remarks: Left sick at Vicksburg June 22/ 63 Mch & Apl, 1865 Present or absent: Absent Remarks: Left sick at Vicksburg since June 22 - 1863 May & June, 1864 Present or absent: Absent Remarks: Left sick at Vicksburg Miss since June 22/63 Co. Muster-out Roll dated Memphis, Tenn Aug 10, 1865 Last paid to Feby 28, 1863 Bounty paid $25./100; due $75./100 Remarks: Sick at Vicksburg, Miss. since June 22/63 descriptive roll furnished. No discharge or muster out of organization.

Hospital Muster Roll: May & June 1863 he was attached to hospital June 28, 1863 as a patient. July & August 1863 he was attached to hospital June 28, 1863 as a patient. Remarks: Died in this hospital from disease July 7.

**A brief history of the 93rd Indiana, Ninety-third Infantry INDIANA Courtesy of Bart Johnson, 49th Indiana

Ninety-third Infantry. -- Cal., De Witt C. Thomas, Lieut.-Cols. George W. Carr, John W. Poole, Samuel S. Crowe, Majs., James F. McCurdy, John W. Poole, Samuel S. Crowe, Charles A. Hubbard.

This regiment was organized at Madison and was mustered in Oct. 31, 1862. It left the state Nov. 9 for Cairo, IL., then went to Memphis, where it was assigned to Buckland's brigade.

It moved with Sherman's army to Hurricane Creek, near Oxford, Miss., and during December operated in the vicinity of LaGrange, Tenn. In January it moved to Corinth and then back to Memphis, where it performed railroad and blockhouse guard duty from Feb. 22 to Mar. 13.

It was then ordered to Helena, Ark., and thence to Duckport, La., where its division was transferred to the 15th army corps. On May 2 it crossed the peninsula in the opening movement of the Vicksburg campaign, crossed the Mississippi at Grand Gulf on the 7th with its corps and entered Jackson on the 14th, after a sharp artillery duel.

It moved on Vicksburg on the 16th, crossed the Big Black River, reached the rear of the city on the 18th, and participated in the assaults upon the defenses. It was actively engaged in the siege until June 22, when it moved with its division to intercept Johnston's army and threw up works at Little Creek. It was in the siege and capture of Jackson in July and then went into camp near the Big Black, where it remained until Sept. 5.

It then moved to Oak Ridge and encamped until Oct. 14, when its brigade moved in an expedition to Brownsville. Returning to Memphis in November, it was engaged until May 10, 1864, on picket and provost guard duty, in several expeditions into Mississippi, and in occasional skirmishes.

In June it took part in the Guntown expedition, and was in the battle near Brice's cross-roads, in which the Union forces were driven from the field, the regiment losing 13 killed, 56 wounded and 184 prisoners, a total of 253. The remainder of the regiment reached Memphis on the 12th, moved to Moscow on the 22nd and then proceeded to Harrisburg, Miss., where it assisted in repelling the assault on July 15.

It then returned to Memphis, having several skirmishes on the march, and moved on another expedition on the 28th, crossing the Tallahatchie on driftwood and skirmishing with the enemy, then moved to Oxford and back. Early in September it moved to Devall's Bluff, Ark., thence to Cape Girardeau Mo., from there to Little Santa Fe, Kan., and then to St. Louis, which place was reached Nov. 14.

It then embarked for Nashville, arriving there in time to take part in the battle in December, and then joined in the pursuit of the enemy to the Tennessee River. At Eastport, Miss., it went into winter quarters, but left on Feb. 6, 1865, for Dauphin Island Ala., which place was reached March 3.

It moved up the river on the 19th, took position at Spanisf Fort, was active in the siege until the evacuation, when it moved to Fort Blakely and took part in the storming of that position. It moved to Montgomery on the 20th, and there it remained until May 10, moving thence to Selma and Gainesville, where it was stationed until ordered home in August.

It was mustered out at Memphis, Aug. 10, 1865, but Cos. I and K and the remaining recruits were kept in service until discharged the following October.

The original strength of the regiment was 952; gain by recruits, 200; total 1,152. Loss by death, 279; desertion, 47, unaccounted for, 22.

Source: Union Army, vol. 3, p. 169

Also, it appears as if the spelling is different then you have,
Starling Wangtel Residence Scipio, IN; Enlisted on 8/20/1862 as a Private.

On 8/20/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. IN 93rd Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/10/1865 at Memphis, TN

He was listed as: * Absent, sick (date and place not stated)

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:  - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com

Hope this helps,
Bart Johnson
49th Indiana

Samuel Roley, Private - April 10, 1842 ~ January 7, 1926
Enlisted: December 18, 1863 at Shelbyville, Illinois, Company I, 54th Reg't
Illinois Infantry - Mustered in: April 2, 1864 at Camp Butler, Illinois -
Mustered out: October 15, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas - Resident of:
Holland, Shelby County, Illinois - Memorandum from Prisoner of War Records
indicate he was captured at Jones Station, Arkansas on August 24, 1864; that
he was paroled near Batesville, Arkansas on August 30, 1864; reported at
B. B. Mo. September 8, 1864; was exchanged and sent to his Regiment. Buried:
Union Cemetery

To all whom it may Concern:
Know ye, That St. Clair F. Burton, Corporal, of Captain Thos. W. Bailey's
Company, ( ), First Regiment of Engineers Missouri VOLUNTEERS who was
enrolled on the Fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty
one to serve three years during the war, is hereby DISCHARGED from the
service of the United States, this first day of November, 1864, at
Chattanooga, Tennessee by reason of Expiration of term of Service. (No
objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist). Said St. Clair F.
Burton was born in Johnson County in the State of Indiana, is Thirty years
of age, Six feet 3/4 inches high, Fair complexion, Blue eyes, Dark hair, and
by occupation, when enrolled, a Laborer.

Given at Chattanooga, Tenn., this first day of November 1864.
signed ~ W. C. Ida

Thos. W. Bailey
Capt. Comdg. Company


Jacob Sinex, Sergeant
To all whom it may Concern:
Know ye, that Jacob Sinex, Sergeant, of Captain Thomas Moses' Jr Company (M) 2d Regiment of Cavalry, Colorado Volunteers who was enrolled on the second day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty four to serve three years or during the war is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States this Eighth day of August, 1865, at Fort Riley, Kansas by reason of the muster out of Company M under S. O. 155, Dist Upper Act 2 1863. (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist*)

Said Jacob Sinex was born in Wayne County in the State of Indiana, is twenty eight years of age, five feet eight three/fourths inches high, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a __________.

Given at Fort Riley, Kans this Eighth day of August 1865.
/s/ U. B. Holloway,
Capt 2d Colorado Cavalry
Asst. Com. Musten

*This sentence will be erased should there be anything in the conduct or physical condition of the soldier rendering him unfit for the Army.
[A.G.O. No. 99]

Records and Pension Office War Department
Commissioner of Pensions

Jacob Sinex of Ford's Co. Reg't. Colo. Vols. was enrolled Nov 18 1861 and designation chge Mar or Apr 1862 to Co. G4 Max Vols [a few illegible words, then] and during that period the rolls show him present except as follows: Apr 3 of '62 absent with leave furlough granted by Col. G. R. Pasul? for 14 days from Apr 5/62. Union Roll for May & June 62 not on file. Feb 2/63 absent sick in quarters. As Jacob Sinex Corpl &c Mch 2 & 3 '63 Constipation. returned to duty: as Sgt &c Wounded in cheek. Spent ball at Battle of Honey Springs, C.N. July 17 '63. Also shown wounded in Face at Battle of Honey Springs, Creet Nation, July 17 '63; (he re-enlisted as a Vet Jan'y 2/64); as Jacob Senix Sergt Co. I 2 Col. Cav. March 7 to 31, '65 Bronchitis. returned to duty: as Jacob Sinex Serg't Co. M 2 Colo. Cav. April 30 to (month not given) 1865. Int. Febr returned to duty. Nothing additional found.

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington D.C. July 16, 1896

Respectfully referred to the Chief of the Record and Pension Office, War Department, requesting a full military and medical history of the soldier.
Please examine all records likely to affording information as to diseases, wounds, or injuries incurred by him while in the service. No other report on file.

Widow's Orig. Claim No. 452,809
Pamelia D. Sinex, widow of Jacob Sinex, Pvt, Co. A & M 2, Colo. Vol. filed for a widow's pension under Act of June 27, 1890 and although many people testified for her behalf, none could prove her husband was dead, and therefore she was denied a widow's pension. She was the mother of nine children from her statement with six living. Jacob's brother Charles A. Sinex along with his wife Hettie Sinex, his brother Joseph Sinex, his daughter's Jennie Young and Sadie Morgan, his son Elmer F. and Charles & Hettie's son Frank Sinex but the claim was still denied. It was also noted he had a brother Isaac Sinex in Cincinnati, Ohio and a sister Mary (wife of John) Seaman in Indiana. In a letter dated March 6, 1906 she was still denied a pension on the ground that she is unable to prove the fact of his death and presumption of death is not warranted by the evidence. He has never filed a claim for pension.

Joshua Sinex, Pvt. - Company "B" 97 Regiment Indiana Inf. Volunteers, Enrolled: 10 August 1862 Sullivan County, Indiana, On Rolls to June 30, 1864 Present.  Same to April 30, 1865.  Muster Out: Washington, D.C., June 9, 1865


Henry C. Sinex, Private - Enlisted: September 3, 1862 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Company D of the 91st Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. Muster Rolls for September & October 1862; November & December 1862; January through June 1863 ~ Detailed as Assistant in Brigade Commissary; July & August ~ Wounded, in Hospital since July 3rd, 1863; September through December 1863 shown only as Present; January & February 1864 he was Transf'd by G.O. to 155th Regt PA Vols on Jany 2, 1864; March & April 1864 shown as Present; May through October 1864 ~ Detailed at Div Hd Qtrs from June 17, 1864; November & December 1864 on Extra duty at Div. HdQtrs; January through May 1865 ~ Present; Discharged in the field G.O. no. 26 War Dept June 2, 1865 near Washington D.C.  Date of Death: May 8, 1902

Robert H. Sinex Jr, Sergeant Major - Enlisted: September 21, 1861 as a Sergeant in Company D, 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, transferred to 9th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps as a Sergeant Major.  Discharged: November 27, 1865 at Washington, D. C.  On or about the month of December 1861 at Camp Chase near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was accidentally cut with a sword across the left leg below the knee, lost several pieces of bone from the leg by said wound. Also, about December 13, 1862 at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia he received a gun shot wound in the right hip, the ball not extracted.

From the Adjutant General's Office it states from the Rolls on file that he served in Company D, 91st Regiment and mustered into service as 1st Sgt on the 7th day of October, 1861 at Philadelphia. The shell wound on the right hip occurring at the Battle of Fredericksburg rendered him helpless at the time and confined to hospital for 2 to 3 months.

Pension Rate of $10.00 commenced April 8, 1907
Pension Rate of $12.00 commenced May 1, 1907
Date of Death: November 17, 1910; buried November 21, 1910 in Vine Street Cemetery, Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

Robert H. Sinex, Sr., Private - Company D, 91st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
Enlisted: August 20, 1861 by Captain John D. Lentz of the 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to serve three years.
Company Muster Roll indicates that he was present in Philadelphia on September 9, 1861; October 31, 1861; transferred from Company E, 91st Reg't & promoted from the ranks December 4, 1861.

January & February 1862 ~ Present; March & April 1862 ~ Present; May & June 1862 ~ Detailed as superintendent of Contrabands May 19, 1862 by regiment order; July & August ~ Present; September & October ~ Detailed in Brigade Commissary Department; November & December 1862, January & February 1863, February 28 through May 10, 1863 ~ Present; July & August, 1863 ~ Detailed as Hospital Nurse; September & October 1863 ~ Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of disability September 10, 1863 at Camp Beverly Ford, Virginia. Company Muster Roll indicated he was at Camp in the Field, near Washington D.C., July 10, 1865
Date of Death: May 5, 1870 in the Medical Ward at Blockley Alms House

Thomas F. Sinex, Private - Company I, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery
Enlisted: January 30, 1864 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Discharged: November 9, 1865 at Ft. Monroe, Hampton Roads, Virginia
From the War Department Record and Pension Office it states he held the rank of Private from January 30, 1864 to November 9, 1865; and during that period the rolls show him present except: ~ : June 30, 1864 on gun boat since May 11, 1864; August 31, 1864 shown as sick at Fort Powhattan, Virginia.
Pension Rate of $14.50 per month commenced April 24, 1912

Charles A. Sinex, Corporal - Born: December 6, 1844 Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana.  Died: February 14, 1923 Burns, Marion County, Kansas Enlisted as Private in Company "K" 124th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry commanded by Capt. John Messick on December 2, 1863. Served at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee. Other battles fought in which he participated were at Dalton, Resacca, Altoona, Chatahoochie River, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Columbia, Franklin & Kinston.

Discharged as Corporal August 31, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.
Pension approved April 29, 1907 at $10.00 per month.  Charles A. Sinex married (1) Hettie A. Starbuck on February 9, 1871 and to this union was born four sons, namely: Frank J. Sinex; Sherman R. Sinex; William H. Sinex; Charles Earl Sinex. Hettie A. (Starbuck) Sinex passed away June 7, 1911. On March 18, 1917 Charles A. Sinex married Mrs. E. A. Macklin at McCune, Kansas.

James R. Sinex, Private - Enlisted September 12, 1862 at New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana as a private in Company "I" of the 66th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, commanded by James M. Paton. He served at Corinth, Mississippi during August 1863 and then at/near Collierville, Tennessee in October 1863. He was discharged June 3, 1865 (location not stated). Invalid pension application filed May 16, 1888 and paid to May 10, 1893. Date of death May 11, 1893. Declaration for widow's pension was filed on May 24, 1893. This was rejected due to death of pensioner not being military related; then re-opened and found Elizabeth A. Sinex was entitled to $20.00 commencing September 8, 1916 since she was "wife during Civil War".   Regimental Flag of the 66th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (Photo courtesy of the Indiana War Memorials)

Charles Sinex, Private - Co. "A" 26th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Enlisted by Lt. Hall at Philadelphia on the Second day of September 1862 to serve three years.  Private Sinex was wounded in the right arm at Gettysburgh July 4th, 1863 resulting in amputation at shoulder joint.  His Certificate of Disability for Discharge states the following:  I certify, that I have carefully examined the said Private Charles Sinex of Captain Wm. B. Fish's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of Amputation of right shoulder, at joint.  Disability complete.  Signed by R. S. Sevis, AA Surgeon, USA ~ Discharged this twenty-fourth day of August 1864, at U. S. Gen'l Hosp'l, Christian St., Philadelphia.  Charles Sinex, late a Private in Co. A of the 26th Regt Pennsylvania vols. is inscribed on the Pension List, Roll of the Philadelphia Agency, at the rate of Eight dollars per month, to commence on the Twenty-fourth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four.  Charles Sinex died June 11, 1888 and his widow Martha Sinex (nee Krewson) received $12 per month, commencing June 12, 1888.  On June 29, 1895 a statement was issued that the name of Martha Sinex, widow of Charles, who was a pensioner on the rolls of the U.S. Pension Agency, Philadelphia, under Certificate No. 299360 and who was last paid at $12, to November 4, 1891, has been dropped because of Section 4719.


Charles F. Sinex, Quarter Master Sergeant  - Enlisted by Lt. J. McComb at Woodbury, N.J. on the 21st day of August 1862 to serve 3 years. He held the rank of Private; Sergt; and Q. M. Sergt. June 30, 1863 he was detailed as clerk in Brig. Gen. Dept. Same to June 30, 1864. Sent to hosp'l October 10, 1864. Chronic Rheumatism, furloughed October 18, 1864 for 25 days, returned November 15, 1864 and discharged from service December 30, 1864 at Washington, D. C. by reason of rheumatism in back, shoulder, and hand, and poor eyesight, cataract forming on left eye. Charles F. Sinex died December 20, 1910. His widow Eugenia Celestine (nee Boon) Sinex received a pension of $20 per month commencing September 8, 1916 and for $50 commencing August 4, 1926.

John W. Sinex, Private - Enlisted at Rock Island, Illinois on July 14, 1862 in Co. A, 93rd Regiment of Illinois Infantry under Capt. William M. Morris. Injury to spine in Rail Road accident involving a collision of trains while being transported with troop July 1864 near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Discharged June 2, 1865 and pensioned at $12 per month under Act of Feb. 6, 1907, with increase to $18 per month commencing June 12, 1912; $24 per month commencing August 1, 1914 and $30 per month commencing August 1, 1919 and $50 per month with increase to $72 per month commencing February 16, 1926. John W. Sinex died March 28, 1939 at Modesto, Stanislaus County, California.

John Sinex, Private - Born: about 1825 at Newport, Delaware - Died: October 12, 1882 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Enlisted as a Private of Captain T. O'Brien's Company 'C' of the Eighty-Second Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers by Captain Rochler at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the Thirteenth day of August 1861 to serve Three years. He left his regiment June 3rd 1864 in consequence of a gun shot wound of right side of face received in battle at Cold Harbor, Virginia, sent to Emery Hospital, Washington D.C. & from there to the Letterbee U.S.A. Gen'l Hospital, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 22nd, 1864. He was discharged October 13, 1864. John Sinex was married to Sarah Snovell on 24 December 1845 at Philadelphia, in the County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania by Rev. Joseph Kennard. Sarah Sinex applied for a Widow's Claim for Pension December 11, 1883 and received $8 per month commencing on the twenty sixth day of January 1883 until her death at the age of 91 on January 27, 1915. She was born July 10, 1824 in Pennsylvania. There was no mention of any children born to them.

William A. Sinex, Private - Born: September 5, 1848, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana
Died: April 24, 1927, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Enlisted: May 11, 1864 at Indianapolis as Private in Company "F" 137 Regiment Indiana Volunteers with Capt Nathaniel G. Buff. Served at Tullahoma, Tennessee
Discharged: Indianapolis Pension Rate $24.00 from August 1, 1906; March 18, 1922 receiving pension of $50.00 per month


Joseph Sinex, Cpl. - Enlisted September 29, 1861 at Leavenworth, Kansas as a Private and being promoted to Corporal in Company C, of Captain James Smith in the 7th regiment, which was commanded by Colonel D. R. Anthony and was honorably discharged as a Corporal at Corinth, Mississippi December 31, 1863; Re-enlisted as a Corporal on January 1, 1864 at Corinth, Mississippi in Company C 7th Regiment Kansas Vol. Cavalry with final discharge September 29, 1865 at Leavenworth, Kansas. He saw action at Corinth, Rienzi and Swallow Bluff, Mississippi.

Joseph Sinex was born August 25, 1836 in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana to Samuel Sinex & Elizabeth Ann Sinex nee' Kinch and died February 27, 1909 in Peabody, Marion County, Kansas. He was married to Margaret Louisa Brooks on February 26, 1874 Marion County, Kansas. Joseph applied for a pension beginning July 15, 1890 at the rate of $12 per month which was increased to $15 per month on February 25, 1907. After his death Margaret applied for and received a widow's pension of $30 per month commencing March 31, 1909 with an increase to $40 commencing July 4, 1930. Margaret Louisa (Brooks) Sinex died between May 31, 1943 and July 22, 1943 according to the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensions, Washington D.C.


Organized at Fort Leavenworth October 28, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Kansas to June, 1862. 5th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, 13th Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to March, 1863. Cavalry Brigade, District of Corinth, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Corps, to February, 1864. Unattached, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to September, 1864. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865. Dept. of Kansas to September, 1865.
(Record courtesy of Michael Ruddy)


Clement H. Sinnickson, Capt.
Co. I, 4th Regiment, New Jersey Militia Infantry
Enlisted: April 25, 1861
Discharged: July 31, 1861
Pension applied for at $20.00 per month December 9, 1910; granted January 11, 1911
Pension increase granted at $21.00 per month commencing January 21, 1915
His widow, Sarah Maria (Smith) Sinnickson received an Accrued Pension payment and received $40.00 per month until her death May 24, 1931.

LT. Colonel Joseph Hill SINEX - Born near Stanton, New Castle County, Delaware on October 7, 1819 to Sineky Sinex and Sara Hill. He received a common school education; learned the trade of a house carpenter and builder.

He moved to Philadelphia where he married Mary Duffield of New Jersey in 1848. He was a member of the Philadelphia City council in 1861.

He served as Captain and Lt. Colonel of the Seventeenth Regiment and Ninety-first Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War. At Six-foot four, he made a commanding figure on his horse. He fought at the battle of Little Round Top, Gettysburg.

Wounded at battle of Spottsylvania Court House and discharged in 1864.

Later he became a hotel-keeper. He also served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1883.

He & his wife Mary were the parents of four children that survived to adulthood: Joseph H. Sinex, Jr., Franklin Pierce Sinex, Jonathan Duffield Sinex and Sarah Ann Sinex.

He died October 6, 1892 and is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Courtesy of Donald J. Sinex, 2nd gr-grandson

Thomas Sinex, Private - Company 'B' Delaware Volunteers
Mustered in:  October 15, 1861, Wilmington, Delaware by Lt. Derickson
November & December 1861 ~ not stated whether Present or Absent
January & February 1862 ~ stated as Present
March & April 1862 ~ stated as Present
May & June 1862 ~ stated as Present
July & August 1862 ~ stated as Present
September & October 1862 ~ stated as Present
November & December 1862 ~ Died of wounds recd in Action at Fredricksburg December 16th 1862.  Widow:  Maria Jane (Kelley) Sinex ~ (received widow's pension until marriage to David Lofland)  Remarks:  I, Joseph C. Nicholls, do hereby certify that I am Captain of Company "B", First Regiment of Delaware Volunteers Infantry in the War of 1861; that Capt James Leonard was killed on the Seventeeth day of September A.D. 1862 at the Battle of Antitam, Md.; that I was well acquainted with Thomas Sinnex a Private in Said Company "B"; and that the said Thomas Sinnex died at Fredericksburg, Va. on or about the Sixteenth day of December A.D. 1862 from the affects of wounds received in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia - on December 13th, 1862, while in the service of the Unted States and in the line of his duty.  June 11, 1863

/s/ Jos. C. Nicholls

Capt. Co. "B"



Private, February 14, 1875 - July 6, 1953 Co. M 4th United States Infantry.  Enlisted: December 20, 1898 Discharged: December 19, 1901  onboard the Kilpatrick en-route stateside.  Company M 4th Infantry U.S.A.  Officers: Captain William M. Bertsch, 1st Lt. Joseph W. Glidden





Adams, George I
Adams, John C
Anthony, Willard I
Bales, Harden
Ball, John
Bell, Thomas
Berry, Hewell V
Berger, John
Bracebridge, Sanford
Brurner, Joseph J
Brown, Alex V
Brown, Charles C
Bruton, Lee C
Buck, Harry
Cadoo, Charles H
Campbell, Christopher
Campbell, William H
Carman, Owsley
Cart, John H
Chapman, Louis D
Chilton, Frank H
Clune, Thomas
Cohen, Jacob G
Collins, William R
Corwin, Sylvester E
Costello, Thomas H
Cronin, Edward J
Dobbie, James C
Duschane, William
Dussault, Joseph
Ferich, Christian G
Fountain, Edward
Gehloff, Max
Gellert, Edward J
Gunneson, John A
Halloran, Michael
Henninger, James W
Hill, Clarence
Hirschberg, Max
Hoffman, Albert J
Homfield, John
Howard, Henry I
Hubbard, Winfield S
Hubbard, William G
Hudson, John W
Hunt, Oscar
Ingram, Frank M
Jennings, Josiah M
Johnson, Ray W




4th INFANTRY, U. S. A.



Kesper, Raymond J
Kennedy, William F
Kennedy, Thomas P
Kentner, Irven E
Kershey, Thomas
Kissling, John
Kitbunde, August F
Koehler, George
Knaus, Charles A
Krantz, Paul W
Kriher, Albert J
Krome, Ferdinand H
Larson, Peter
La-her, Clemenc
L-ufle, Walter
Lucas, Harry
Maluskey, John V
McGlona, Thomas
McMullen, John P
Miller, Frank M
Mitchell, Birchard H
Picha, Mike
Pillans, William I
Quaggin, Charles
Quick, Edwin M
Rakowski, Frank A
Reeg, William
Reilly, Joseph P
Rhea, Charles A
Rich, William H
Ritt, Eugene
Roche, Michael F
Rudolph, Harry
Russell, Albert P
Russell, Claude C
Rucks, Albert J
Sauriol, Napoleon
Schaefer, Joseph G
Schmidt, Herman
Sergent, Harry B
Shea, Denis B
Sharp, Eugene
Sheldon, Howard A
Shinn, George
Slavin, John H
Snyder, Fred
Tannehill, Joseph
Veck, Frank G
Violette, Orvid
Waughtel, Rome
Yeomans, James E


Captain, William M. Bertsch
1st Lt. Joseph W. Glidden


Frank S. Otts
Frederick Madison
Seth A. Yale
Leslie C. Sheldon
Charles O. Heath
James M. Davis
Anthony A. Lorber
George E. Frost
Herman L. Boyer
Emil A. Reuter
Carleton M. Boswell
John M. Grant


John A. Kennedy
Frank F. Elmer


William G. Sieber
Bert S. Walling


John Brown

Roll of Honor

Captain, Magnus O. Hollis
Captain, Charles McQuistion
1st Sgt., Joseph Hagan
Sgt., Frank S. Dunn
Corpl., Julius Hohlfelm
Corpl., James Goldrick
Pvt., Thomas Petro
Pvt., Otto Unger
Pvt., Charles A. Randall
Pvt., William A. Bryans
Pvt., Friedrih W. Franz
Pvt., Axel Fredin


Record of Events:

Organized at Ft. Sheridan, Ills., Oct. 20, 1898. Left Ft. Sheridan Jan. 15, 1899, with regiment en route to Manila, P. I., via New York City and Suez Canal, arriving at Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 17, 1899. Embarked on the U. S. A. T. Grant, and left New York Harbor Jan.19, arriving at Gibraltor, Feb. 1, Port Said, Egypt, Feb. 11, Suez City, Feb. 12, Perim Island, Arabia, Feb. 17, Colombo, Ceylon, Feb. 25, Singapore, Malay Peninsula, March 4, and Manila Bay March 10, 1899. Disembarked at Manila March 11, when the Company did garrison duty until March 24. Participated in engagement against insurgents at San Francisco del Monte March 25. Entrenched against insurgents at Culiculi, Manila, from April 15 to June 18. Participated in engagement at Dasmarinas Road, Sept. 29, Binacuyan Road, Oct. 5 and 6; San Nicholas, Oct. 8; Anabo Nov. 18. Participated in repulse of night attack on Imus, P. I., Nov. 15, 1899. During the year 1900 the Company did garrison duty at Novaleto, Cavite Viejo, Cavite and Imus, in the Province of Cavite, assisting in the capture of arms, ammunition and men. In addition to numerous marches the Company made the following of note: From Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 1901, to San Pedro, Tunason, Laguna Province, from Imus and back, distance 34 miles; from Jan. 23 to Jan. 26 to Niac, Cavite Province, from Imus and back, distance 40 miles; from Feb. 24 to March 6 to Magallanes, through mountains to Cavite Province, from Imus and back, distance 110 miles; participating in campaign which resulted in surrender of Lieut. Gen. Trias and command, and wound up campaign in which the regiment captured over 1,500 rifles and over 2,000 men. The Company changed station from Imus to Perez Dasmarinas on March 22, 1901, which place was garrisoned until April 5, 1901. (NOTE: My grandfather, Rome Waughtel, served in this Company. After receiving his discharge he re-enlisted for a 3 year term which he served at Fort McKenzie, Wyoming. It was in Sundance, Wyoming, where he met his future wife - and subsequently my future grandmother - Antoinette Augenstein Roberts nee Ponsler).


Clem WAUGHTEL, Private, May 30, 1877 - September 30, 1935 Co. B 4th United States Infantry Enlisted: December 28, 1898, Discharged: June 29, 1900 U.S. General Hospital, Presidio, San Francisco Served in Bacoor, P. I., and Manila, P. I.


Clem Waughtel enlisted in the 4th U.S. Infantry in December 1898 and the regiment was stationed at Fort Sheridan, IL., prior to and after the Spanish-American War. In December 1898 the regiment was ordered to the Philippine Islands. Once the final batch of recruits (Clem among them) and all the sick officers and enlisted men returned the regiment was shipped by train from Ft. Sheridan to New York City. Along the way when the train would stop for water and coal the local people would greet them as heroes. Some soldiers would trade uniform buttons for a kiss from some young girl!

On 17 January the regiment arrived in New York City and immediately loaded on to the U.S. Army Transport "Grant" (shown at right).  On the 18th the ship sailed up the Hudson bay to a point opposite Grant's tomb. (General, later President, Grant began his military career with the 4th US Infantry during the Mexican war). The ship fired a twenty-one gun salute in honor of President Grant then returned to New York harbor. The following day the ship sailed for Manila. This would be the first large-scale movement of US Army troops across the Atlantic. The ship sailed across the Atlantic to Gibraltar, then down the Suez canal to the Indian ocean then to the pacific to Singapore and then the Philippines. The Grant arrived in Manila on 2 March 1899. The second battalion (with company B) landed first.

He took part in major operations with the Philippine insurgents in and around Manila and southern Luzon. Probably the most significant was the battle of Imus in June 1899. His company commander was Lt. Nicklin.

According to field returns Private Clem Waughtel was wounded by an accidental discharge of a rifle. It is not clear whether it was his own or someone else's. However, it occurred on 11 November 1899 during an action near Novaleta, P. I. (his military papers indicate he was accidentally shot by a comrade).


Company B, 4th Infantry
preparing to board "cascoes' i.e. large native canoes to Dasmarinas for garrison duty. I would not be surprised if Clem is in the picture. The time and date is correct. 1899/1900. (Picture: Imus Company B 4th Infantry (US Army photograph)
(Courtesy of Philip Logan)

Ora WAUGHTEL, Blacksmith, February 16, 1880 - June 14, 1950 Troop G, 2nd United States Calvary - Enlisted: October 10, 1900, Indianapolis, Indiana ~ Discharged: October 9, 1903, Fort Myer, Virginia - Served in Matanzas, Cuba


Robert Benjamin Sinex
(a.k.a. Richard B. "Richey" Sinex)
Co. I 6th U. S. Inf

Enlisted: November 17, 1899 at Fort Worth, Texas and assigned to Co. "L", 23rd Reg't U. S. Inf., joined January 4, 1900 from Presidio, San Francisco, California in the Philippine Islands, was transferred June 18, 1900 to Co. "C", 23rd U.S. Infantry, was transferred September 7, 1901 to the 17 U.S. Infantry, joined Co. "I", September 15, 1901, transferred February 15, 1902 to Co. "I" 6th U.S. Infantry and discharged November 19, 1902 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas by reason of expiration of term of service, an artificer. Held also the grade of Private. Married December 24, 1888 at Dallas, Texas to Mattie Stone Helm and born to this union was Charles Helm Sinex, Genevieve Helm Sinex, Mary Estelle (died young), and Nellie Mai Sinex. He has also been known as Richard B. "Richey" Sinex. September 14, 1910 - Claimant advised of reject non-military afflicted.


Frank J. Sinex - March 19, 1873 - September 5, 1898
Enlisted June 18, 1898 in 1st Regt Wyoming Light Battery. The medical records show him treated as Frank J. Sinex, Pvt. Co. A, S.A. Wyoming in Reg'tl Hosp. July 20 to Aug. 10, '98, vaccination, in line of duty, returned to duty; Aug. 13 to 28, '98, Abcess left oxilla, abcess due to vaccination in line of duty, complicated with Typhoid fever. Transferred Aug. 28, '98; admitted Div. Field Hosp Presidio of San Francisco, Cal. Aug. 27, '98 Typhoid fever in line of duty, died of Typhoid fever Sept 5, '98. Mother, Hettie A. Sinex filed for pension claim under son Frank J. Sinex and approved by the Chief of the Board of Review November 8, 1900 and received final payment of $12 to May 4, 1911 and was dropped due to death of Hettie A. Sinex on June 6, 1911.


Anna Victoria Sinnickson nee' Blackwood - February 17, 1875 - July 6, 1966

Widow of Frank A. Sinnickson, December 30, 1866 - March 29, 1921

Company D, 1st Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, Enrolled:  April 28, 1898

Mustered out:  October 26, 1898.  From mustering in to mustering out he held the rank of 2d Lieut.  Widow was allowed a $15.00 pension for the services of her late husband during the Spanish American War, being effective July 1, 1933.




Elisha Ford SINEX

May 3, 1895 - January 12, 1959





Reuben Thomas Sinex
October 16, 1892 ~ November 2, 1965







George Lafayette Wilcox
March 6, 1889 ~ October 19, 1969







Earl Monroe Wilcox
August 12, 1894 ~ March 18, 1985







Kenneth George Waughtel
May 29, 1898 - November 16, 1970


LAWRENCE CHARLES PONSLER - Private, Co. F, 39 Division Born: January 9, 1893 in Holland, Shelby County, Illinois Died: January 5, 1982 Decatur, Macon County, Illinois Enlisted Shelbyville June 27, 1918; sent to Camp Taylor and assigned 54 Co., 159th Depot Brig.; transferred to Camp Beauregard, Co. F, 39 division; sailed Hoboken, Aug 22, 1918; landed Brest France; firing line Nov 9, 11/2 days, Meuse-Argonne; 64 Brig. given name "Les Terribles". Discharged Camp Grant May 18, 1919.





Orville James WILCOX
January 26, 1926 - November 24, 1990




Charles Monroe WILCOX

October 5, 1921 - February 13, 1994

Orris Glen WILCOX
Chief Petty Officer
May 5, 1914 - December 13, 1983


The USS Jason was the second such ship called Jason. This second Jason was launched April 3, 1943 by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Los Angeles, California and commissioned June 19, 1944. The Jason was commissioned as the United States accelerated its drive to push the Japanese back to their home islands. After a brief shakedown and fitting out, the repair ship arrived Pearl Harbor July 6, 1944 on the first leg of its journey to the Pacific battle area. She arrived Purvis Bay in the Solomon Islands August 17 to commence operations with Service Squadron 10. Two months later she arrived at Ulithi, where she was to spend the greater part of the war, performing the vital task of keeping the Navy's ships at peak strength and operating efficiency.

During the 7 months she was at Ulithi, the Jason was many times under enemy attack, repaired broken hulls, buckled decks and twisted bulkheads of every type of ship in the Navy. This floating shipyard turned seemingly hopeless battle wrecks into rejuvenated fighting ships to once again able to stand out gallantly in the final victorious months. As the action crept closer to Japan, the Jason sailed for Leyte arriving there May 27, 1945, where she remained for the duration of the war continuing to service ships of the Pacific Fleet.

After the Japanese surrender, she joined a convoy of units from the 7th Fleet and arrived Jinsen, Korea on September 8 with the first occupation troops. She operated out of Jinsen, Korea and Tsingtao, China until mid February 1946 performing repair services and and assisting in the evacuation of Japanese Nationals.

Classification: The JASON was completed as a heavy hull repair ship (ARH 1); later reclassified as AR 8.
Design: These ships had 20-ton capacity booms.
Guns: As built, these ships had four 5-inch DP guns and eight 40-mm AA guns.

Reuben Donald "Don" Sinex




Paul Edward Hesse

Alvin Walter Hesse

William D. Jimenez

Steven J. Jiminez

Francisco R. "Frank" Jiminez


Prosperio D. "Ribs" Jimenez

Modesto Bee
(no date given/shown)

Family wins final military salute for city's war hero
By Beth Jimenez
Special to The News

Tucked away in a battered old suitcase are a handful of medals and ribbons, an arm patch from the 32nd Infantry Regiment at Fort Ord, a few faded snapshots and some letters home -- remnants of a soldier's sacrifices and glory.

Prosperio D. "Ribs" Jimenez always knew there was one medal absent from his suitcase. Recently that delinquent decoration, along with the prestigious Bronze Star Medal, were issued in his honor.

Before joining the Army in 1941, Jimenez played semi-professional baseball with the Mexican American League and worked at the old Zerrilo cannery that later became Contadina. While in the service he earned spending money by polishing other soldiers' shoes and belt buckles so that his paychecks could be sent home to help support his younger brothers and sisters. Following an honorable discharge in September 1945, Jimenez returned to work at the cannery, married and raised a family.

He never talked much about his experiences as a machine gunner in World War II. The long-time Riverbank resident -- who survived four beach invasions in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and participated in the liberation of the Philippines -- preferred yard work and carpentry projects to reminisces of fiercer times.

His son Gilbert, however, took greater interest in those wartime recollections. As a teenager, the son elicited first-hand accounts from his dad, that, at 36, remain vivid in his memory. For instance, Prosperio Jimenez recounted the first time he was wounded in action on Leyte in 1944. Rather than be shipped stateside, Jimenez elected to return to combat with his regiment. Six months later on Okinawa, he was shot twice in the leg.

In June 1945, Jimenez was awarded a Purple Heart for that first wound on Leyte. He never received a decoration for his second wound. Prosperio Jimenez passed away in 1994 at the age of 75. Gilbert Jimenez says he often wished his dad had received that second award, but was surprised in February this year -- as a Valentine's Day gift -- his wife, Beth, initiated the process of pursuing the overdue emblem. Neither suspected the greater honor yet to come.

The couple first enlisted the aid of Congressman Gary A. Condit, who forwarded their request along with copies of Prosperio Jimenez's service record and honorable discharge to the Congressional Inquiry Division of the Army Pentagon in Washington, D.C. From there the matter was routed through appropriate channels and an official inquiry launched.

More than 50 years after Prosperio Jimenez sustained his second combat wound, Gilbert Jimenez received on his father's behalf the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, issued by the Army in recognition of an act meriting the one already received.

Jimenez was further awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic or meritorious achievement in ground combat against the armed enemy, as well as the Combat Infantryman Badge.

These latest honors join Jimenez's Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

Besides his son, daughter-in-law & family, a daughter & her family; his wife Maria; he is survived by five brothers and two sisters.


KOREAN Conflict


Robert Samuel Fry, Jr., USAF Maj., Ret.

August 3, 1932 - December 29, 1987







Donald Lawrence Westerfield,
Machine Repairman 2nd Class
U. S. S. Jason R8 Repair Ship




Arthur Joseph "Bob" White, Jr.

William James "Jim" White

Gary Lloyd Fors
nee' Gary Leroy White

Jerry Alexander
Charles Edwin Wilcox

Charles Edwin Wilcox, nee' Edwin Charles White 1966 aboard USS Topeka CLG8



Robert Ricardo JIMENEZ, Sr.






Mitchell Guy JIMENEZ





Steven Troy JIMENEZ