COMPANY A OFFICERS at CRIPPLE CREEK
Christie, Samuel L. <23> (<1838> - ) Mustered in on 4 Jun 61 as 1 Lt of Co H; Promoted to Capt of Co A on 18 Oct 62; He would resign on 12 Aug 63; In 1870, he and his family lived in Cincinnati, where he worked as a Bookkeeper; His widow, Eva, filed for her pension in 1889, so he died sometime before that; There is an obituary in the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune for a Samuel L. Christie who died in Omaha (NB?) on 30 Oct 1870
Groves, Charles F. 22 (<1839> - ) Mustered in sometime in 61 (?); Promoted from Sgt to 2 Lt on 28 Mar 62; Promoted to 1 Lt on 16 Sep 62; Would become Capt on 7 Dec 63; He died before 1890, since his widow, Mary, had had time to remarry by the 1890 Veterans' Census
La Boiteaux, Legrand <25> (<1836> - 1910) Born in OH; Mustered in sometime in 61 (?); Promoted from Sgt to Sgt Maj on 11 Apr 62; Promoted to 2 Lt on 16 Sep 62; Would eventually be promoted to Capt (skipping 1 Lt?) on 7 Dec 63 (the AG's roster says 7 Dec 62, but that would make for two Captains!); Lived in Cincinnati after the War; Worked at any number of jobs: Clerk, Janitor, Watchman, Molder, and Letter Carrier; Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery
CORPORALS and SERGEANTS of Co. A at CRIPPLE CREEK
Carson, Albert B. <19> (<1842> - ) Mustered in on 4 Jun61 as a Cpl; Promoted to Sgt on 27 May 62
Clarke, John ( - ) Mustered in as a Cpl on 4 Jun 61; Promoted to Sgt on 27 May 62
Fitzgerald, James ( - ) Mustered in on 6 Jul 61 as a Pvt; Promoted to Cpl on 5 Aug 62
Mackey, James R. <26> (<1835> - ) Mustered in on 19 Oct 61 as a Cpl; Promoted to Sgt on 1 May 62 and then to 1st Sgt on 29 Aug 62; Was wounded "slightly" in the left breast during the Battle of Stones River, but he was not recorded as being absent from duty during Jan or Feb of 63; Would be reduced at his own request (back to Pvt) on 11 Jul 63
Moore, Henry ( - ) Mustered in 4 Jun 61 as a Pvt; Promoted to Cpl on 2 Feb 62; He filed a petition for his pension as an Invalid in 1892 from OH
Roberts, Charles M. <19> (<1842> - ) Mustered in 4 Jun 61 as a Cpl; Promoted to Sgt on 27 May 62; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; There was a Charles M. Roberts, son of Catherine, who lived in Cincinnati for the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 Censuses; He married a woman named Melissa (Ross? according to a family source on Ancestry) and worked as a House Painter
Schmidt, Adam <40?> (<1821?> - ) Mustered in 4 Jun 61 as a Pvt; Promoted to Cpl on 31 Oct 61; Promoted to Sgt on 18 Dec 62; Promoted to 1st Sgt on 11 Jul 63; Mustered out 18 Jun 64 from Covington, KY; He is listed as Adam Schmidt, Sr on some of his Muster Roll Cards, and an Adam Schmidt, Jr. appears in the Company briefly as a Drummer (Adam, Jr was mustered in on 31 Dec 61, but on the card for Mar/Apr it is noted that he was "Discharged"--no date given)
OTHER PERSONNEL from Co. A at CRIPPLE CREEK
Terrill, William H. <27> (<1835> - 1913) Mustered in 4 Jun 61 as Wagoner; Private Isaac Terrill was one of his 3 younger brothers and Pvt George W. Terrill was the oldest brother in the family of John and Jane Terrill of Meigs Co, OH in 1850; Mustered out 18 Jun 64; William was an Engineer (railroad or mechanical?); He is buried in the Dayton National Cemetery in Montgomery Co, OH, in Sec 1, Row 5, Site 34
ENLISTED MEN of COMPANY A at CRIPPLE CREEK
Bullard, William Henry (1839 - 1915) Born in Cincinnati, OH; Mustered in 4 Jun 61; Wages stopped in Nov / Dec 63 to pay for a replacement bayonet; Mustered out 18 Jun 64; Worked as a Painter and a Lithographer; Filed an Invalid's Pension Petition in 1881; His wife, Hannah, preceded him in death by 7 years; Died in Campbell Co, KY (across the river from Cincinnati) of heart complications; Buried Spring Grove Cem
Frick, Joseph <36> (<1825> - ) Mustered in on 4 Jun 61; He was incorrectly marked as a Deserter in 1 Oct 61 at Camp Enyart, VA; He would desert from Camp Cripple Creek (alternately listed as Fort Transit Signal Station) on 1 Feb 63; There is a Joseph Frick born about 1824 in Germany, unmarried, who worked as a Laborer in Antonia, MO--he died of an accidental gunshot wound on 28 Apr 1891--was this our Joseph? There is also a Joseph Frick 1821 - 16 Sept 1887 who is buried in St. John's Cemetery in Louisville, KY--maybe this is our Joseph? What made him run away from Cripple Creek? Where did he go? What did he do for the rest of his life?
Goodwin, Merril Penn <22> (<1840> - ) Mustered in on 6 Jul 61; Would be promoted to Cpl on 20 Jul 63
???Hoelscher, John Henry 19 (1842 - 1918) Born in Hanover, Germany; Immigrated to the USA in 1852; Mustered in on 4 Jun 61 in Pendleton, OH; Sick in Cincinnati Hospital in Jun 62; Was again listed as "Absent sick" in Apr 63; Detached service as Division Teamster from Jul 62 until he mustered out in Jun 64; Was he truly absent from Cripple Creek during this time as Teamster or living at Cripple Creek and working outside the Camp?; Worked as a Teamster in civilian life; Married Catherine Stinning in 1877; Lived most of his life in the Cincinnati area; Buried in Walnut Hills Cem
Jones, Charles T. 24 (1837 - 1900) Born in Indiana; Middle initial sometimes given as "F"; Mustered in on 4 Jun 61 at Pendleton, OH as a Fifer, but reduced to ranks on 8 Jun because he "couldn't play a fife"; Would eventually find his niche as a Clerk (first, in the Commissary Dept, then in the Regimental Quarter Master's Dept); Mustered out 18 Jun 64; Married Wilhelmina Budke; Worked as a Printer in 1880; Charles and Wilhelmina buried together in Vine St. Cem in Cincinnati
Kenny, Patrick J. 20 (1841 - 1923) Mustered in on 20 Jun 61; Would be promoted to Cpl on 20 Jul 63; Buried in St. Joseph New Cemetery
Plunket, George W. 22 (1840 - 1884) Spent most of his life in Cincinnati, OH; Mustered in 4 Jun 61 at Pendleton, OH; Reported as a Deserter from Camp Gauley, (W)V on 18 Dec 61--originally listed as at home "on sick furlough until fit for duty" beginning 1 Dec 61, but it must have been reported that Pvt Plunket was choosing to remain in Cincinnati after his health was restored; Arrested and subjected to Court Martial--forfeited all his pay between 15 Dec 61 and 12 May 63 (the date he rejoined his company after his GCM) and was charged $10 to pay for the costs incurred by his arrest!; Passed the rest of his enlistment without further incident; Mustered out with his company on 18 Jun 64 in Covington, KY; Worked as a Machinist and a Stove Fitter for several years after the War; He was probably the George W. Plunket who married Margaret Parker in 1873; Died of bronchitis in 1884 and was buried in Spring Grove Cem
Porter, Crockett 26 (1835 - 1905) Born in Kanawha Co. (West) Virginia; I am not sure what brought him to serve in Kentucky, unless it's because the 1st KY was stationed near his home in the early months of the War; Mustered in 29 Jul 61 from Camp Gauley, VA; Mustered out 18 Jun 64; He then enlisted with the 7th WV Infantry, Co A, on 1 Mar 65 as a substitute for a man named Ferdinand F. Morris--Crockett did not receive a bounty for doing this; At the time of his enlistment in WV, he was described as 29 years old, 5' 9 1/2" tall, with fair complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair; After the War he lived the rest of his life in and around Kanawha Co, WV; In the 1890 Veterans' Census, he told the interviewer his eyes were affected (The Sore Eyes?) and he suffered from Rheumatism and was "Ruptured" (Hernia?); He filed for his pension as an Invalid in 1887; His widow filed for her pension in 1905; I cannot find a connection between Crockett and the other two Porters in Co A
Porter, David R.
Powers, Robert <29> (1829 - 1887) Born in Ireland; Mustered in 1 Jun 61 in Pendleton, OH; Muster Roll indicates he was sent to the Convalescent Camp in Nashville on 26 Dec 62 and is not listed as "Present" until the May / June 63 Muster Roll, so I take it he WAS at Cripple Creek; Mustered out 18 Jun 64 in Covington, KY; Died in 1887 and buried in the St Joseph New Cem in Cincinnati; His next-of-kin was listed as Margaret Powers, his sister
Pratt, William 25 (1835 - 1918) Born in NJ on Christmas Day, but lived most of his life in Springdale, OH, near Cincinnati, as a Farmer; His military file is missing (misfiled?) from the Fold3 database; Married Catherine Riddle; Buried Oak Hill Cem
Reed, Joseph C.
Spence, John D. 25 (1836 - 1865) Mustered in on 20 Jun 61 at Pendleton, OH; Mustered out by telegram 15 Jun 64; died 18 Sep 65 and buried in Cincinnati's Wesleyan Cem; There are several John Spences in Cincinnati in 1850 and 1860, and it is diffcult to determine which one is ours
Terrill, George W. 30 (1831 - 1891) Mustered in 23 Jul 61 Older brother of Isaac and William H (three of the five sons of John and Jane Terrill of Meigs Co, OH 1850); He married Mary Amanda Hopkins before the War; After the War, he moved with her and their children to Wheeling, Marshall Co, WV, where he died and is buried; He worked as a Boiler; His middle name was either Walter or William (not Washington!)
Terrill, Isaac 25 (1837 - ) Mustered in on 4 Jun 61; Younger brother (there were two more even younger at home) of George W and William Terrill of Co A; After the War, he married and raised a family in Covington, KY; In 1870, his occupation is listed as "Roll Mill House" (I'm not sure what that means!); I cannot locate Isaac nor any of his children nor his wife after 1870; There is an intriguing story in the Cincinnati Enquirer of 28 Oct 1875 which tells of an Isaac Terrill of Covington who was rowing his skiff near the Suspension Bridge when a man jumed off, in a suicide attempt; Isaac was able to pull him out of the water and into his boat, but the man died a few moments later; Was this our Isaac?
Thomson, Robert 27 (1834 - ) Mustered in 4 Jun 61; Entered Bardstown, KY Hospital on 4 Feb 62; Entered General Hospital #2 in Louisville on 1 Jul 62 with rheumatism--returned to duty 4 Aug 62; Entered Convalescent Barracks Hospital in Nashville, TN on 26 Dec 62; Detailed for duty as a Nurse while in Hospital; Returned to duty (with Co A at Cripple Creek) on 13 Mar 63; Entered GH #8 in Nashville on 17 Mar 63 suffering from "ozema with caries" (ozema was a chronic disease of the nose accompanied by a fetid discharge and marked by atrophic changes in the nasal structures); Returned to duty (again, at Cripple Creek?) on 2 May 63; Entered General Field Hospital in Stevenson, AL on 14 Sep 63 with "injury to head"; Entered GH #2 in Louisville on 27 Sep 63 with "gun shot wound to left side"; Returned to duty 7 Oct 63; Treated for Tonsilitis on 27 - 28 Oct 63; Treated for Catarrh on 27 Nov 63; Sick on 11 Dec 63--diagnosis "Meanness"! (See Page 24 of his Fold3 records); Entered GH in Louisville on 24 Dec 63 with Intermittent Fever; Returned to duty 13 Jan 64; Treated in Convalescent Barracks Hospital in Louisville 25 and 27 Jan 64; Arrested 13 Mar 64 as a "Straggler"in Cincinnati, OH and delivered to Lytle Barracks; Rejoined his command in Apr 64; Entered Marine Hospital in Cincinnati on 8 Jun 64 with Jaundice; Mustered out with Co A in Covington, KY on 18 Jun 64; If you lost count, he was treated in Army hospitals 12 times (that we know of) in hia 3-year military career; Name appears variously as Thompson, Thomson, Thomason; Some records give his age as 23, making him born about 1838; There is a record for a Robert J. Thompson of Co E 1st KY Inf who filed for a pension as an Invalid in 1904 from KY--there basically was no Co E in the 1st KY--it was changed to an Artillery unit--so is this our Robert "Meanness" Thomson?
Timmer, John D. 32? (1829? - 1901) Born in OH to German immigrant parents; Mustered in on 4 Jun 61; Mustered out 18 Jun 64; He also served in Co K of the 1st (or the 19th?) USV Infantry--pension index says 1st, cemetery records say 19th); Lived most of his life in Hamilton Co, OH; He worked as a Laborer; Filed for his pension as an Invalid in 1889; His widow, Theresa, filed for her pension just a couple of weeks after he died in Oct 1901; He is buried in the St. John's Cemetery in Hamilton Co, OH; His enlistment age of 32 would put his birth around 1829, but the family records say he was born 9 Aug 1831 and the 1900 Census says he was born in Aug 1836
Veeley, Augustus <20> (<1841> - 1886) Augustus was the youngest child of Peter and Virginia Veeley of Fayette, (West) Virginia; Mustered in with his older brother, John, on 16 Sep 61 at Camp Enyart, VA; Like his brother, he became ill and was sent to a hospital in Charleston, VA on 16 Nov 61; Like John, he was eventually sent to a Convalescent Camp in Nashville, TN on 26 Dec 62; Augustus rejoined Co A on 12 Apr 63, while they were at Cripple Creek; He remained with his Unit (and with his brother) through the end of the Company's three-year enlistment; however, when the rest of the Unit mustered out on 18 Jun 64, Augustus was sent on a secial detachment to the Provost Marshall in Covington, KY until 23 Sep 64, because his term was unexpired (due to his hospitalization?); After the War, he lived in and nearby Louisville, KY; In 1880, he worked as a Car Greaser, which I assume to have been connected with the railroad; He died in Louisville in 1886 and is buried in the Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, KY
Veeley, John D. 21 (1840 - 1911) Born in West Virginia (when it was still part of VA!); Mustered in with his younger brother, Augustus, on 16 Sep 61 at Camp Enyart, VA; Like Augustus, he became ill and was sent to a hospital in Charleston, VA on 16 Nov 61; Like Augustus, he was eventually sent to a Convalescent Camp in Nashville, TN on 26 Dec 62; Unlike his brother, I do not know the date he returned to his Regiment, but he is shown Present on the Muster List for Mar/Apr 63, so he probably arrived on or about the same date as his brother (12 Apr 63); This means he was at Camp Cripple Creek; He remained with his Unit (and with his brother) through the end of the Company's three-year enlistment; however, when the rest of the Unit mustered out on 18 Jun 64, John was sent on a secial detachment to the Provost Marshall in Covington, KY until 23 Sep 64, because his term was unexpired (due to his hospitalization?); After the War, John lived in and around Louisville, KY, working as a Carpenter; According to his Army records, he was 21 in 1864, but the 1900 Census shows he was born in Jun 1840; (Family records agree with this and since they also contain the whole date of birth, I will accept 1840 as his birthyear), He died in 1911 and was buried in the St. Louis Cemetery in Louisville, KY (Listed as John D. Veeley)
Waller, John E.
MEN OF COMPANY A WHO WERE NOT AT CAMP CRIPPLE CREEK
DIED GONE HOME TRANSFERRED UNACCOUNTED FOR IN HOSPITAL
(His name is
variously spelled as
"Carl" (In hospital in
Gallatin, TN from
28 Oct 62; Dis-
charged from there
on 26 Feb 63)
(the AG's roll incor-
rectly lists him as
Fanner, John P.
Mitchell, Levi W. (Deserted
1 Oct 62; Was found,
arrested, and returned to
Co on 9 Nov 63; Demoted
from Sgt to Pvt and lost
all pay for the time
Randall, John W.
Skillings, Richard (Officially marked Deserted on 14
Feb 63, but was missing
before then, so never at
Allen, Theodore W.
Nadand, Joseph J. (Cpl)
Smith, James (Cpl)
Terrell, John W.
Crowford, William (Cpl)
Fowler, Henry C.
Harrol, Theodore (2 Lt)
Jackson, John (1 Lt)
Lenhart, John R.
Meador, Nathan B.
Nowlin, Titon L.
Patterson, Robert D. (Sgt)
Sweeny, Thomas O.
Sutor, Leonard (Cpl)
Truman, Burnett (The
AG's Roll shows him
being discharged in Jul
63,but the actual date
was 16 Jul 62)
Underhill, Byron R. (2 Lt)
Wheeler, Joseph T.
Nowlin, James (Cpl)