Camp cripple creek
18 january - 24 june 1863
COMPANY G OFFICERS at CRIPPLE CREEK
James W. Mitchell 41 (1820 - 1890?) Born in Philadelphia, PA; Mustered in on 10 May 61 as Capt; On 12 Jan 63, he put in for a 20-day Leave of Absence in order to have his dentist repair his false teeth, stating "The reason may appear to be a very trivial one, but it is a source of great discomfort and inconvenience to the applicant."; The leave was recommended by Regimental Surgeon John Dickson ("...I do hereby certify that I have carefully examined this officer and find that in consequence of the loss of a set of Artificial Teeth he is unable to masticate the character of food he is obliged to depend on, and that in consequence thereof he is in my opinion unfit for duty until he has the same replaced."); The leave was also approved by his superior officers (Gen Cruft wrote, "...Capt Mitchell is a good officer. He cannot, however, live without eating! It is reduced to a dead certainty that he must get to a dentist soon if he expects to masticate longer. I think the application a meretorious one...", but it was marked "disapproved" and returned to him; Capt Mitchell tried again on 22 Jan to obtain a leave, stating that his Artificial Teeth had "...become so completely worn out that I am unable to masticate the food necessary for existence. The plate is broken and several of the Teeth broken off. I therefore respectfully suggest that I be granted a leave of absence for the Purpose of having them Repaired and Reffitted [sic]..." Surgeon Dickson again gives his blessing and on 23 Jan 63, Cruft again approves the request, saying, "Capt Mitchell drinks no liquor and consequently cannot keep up on stimulants. He cannot live without mastication. He is a good officer and ought to have a short leave for the purpose named within..."; However, his request was again denied on 26 Jan 63 with the notation "The General commanding has no power to grant this leave, by order of Maj Genl Rosecrans"; His ability to masticate notwithstanding, Mitchell would be promoted to Major of the 1 KY on 13 Sept 63; Finally, on 12 Dec 63, he makes application for a Leave of Absence for 10 days for the purpose of visiting his family near Louisville "...to make necessary arrangements for them during the Winter." He is at last granted his leave during December 63 (and presumably he visited his dentist, as well as his family during that time!); Mustered out 18 Jun 64; He filed an Invalid's Pension in 1874; His Pension file shows Mary A. filed a Widow's Pension filed on 26 Aug 1882; There is a James W., born ca 1819 in PA, a Moulder, living in Cincinnati in 1860 with his wife Mary A.--is this our James Mitchell? ; In 1870, there is a James Mitchell, born in Scotland ca 1822, a Ship's Carpenter, living in Louisville with his wife, Mary--is THIS our James? Also in 1870, there is a JW Mitchell, born in KY in 1823 who is a Merchant with his wife, Ellen E. Is THIS our James? Or, maybe the Jas Mitchell, 1815 England, Boiler Maker, wife Eliza, also in Louisville in 1870?
Edward Spear Atkinson 20 (1845 - 1916) Born in Brooklyn, NY; Mustered in on 6 Dec 62 as 1 Lt ; Served as Acting Adjutant of Regiment from May - Oct 63; Would be promoted to Capt on 7 Nov 63; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; He married Annette Russell in 1877; In 1880, he is a Lawyer in Regufio Co, TX; In 1880, he is an Attorney in Brazoria Co, TX; By 1910, he is retiredThere is a 1 Lt Edward S. Atkinson on the 1890 Census for Comanche, TX whose regiment is given as the 1 KANSAS Co G, but I believe this was misheard by the Census Taker; He files for an Invalid Pension in 1900 from TX, and his wife Annette files for her Widow's Pension in May 1916 from TX; He died in Galveston Co, TX on 16 Mar 1916; Interestingly, he was buried in the Confederate Cemetery in Brazoria!
>>>Harry W. Benton 25 (1836 - 1899?) Some of this bio is conjecture: I believe this is the Harry W. Benton who was born in New York City in Sep 1836; I don't know when he was mustered in or as what rank, but he was promoted to 2 Lt on 8 Dec 62; However, he was apparently suffering even then from "paroxysms of asthma" and "irritation of the spinal marrow" which caused him to be in a state of "complete prostration" and necessitated his being sent back to New York for a Medical Leave of Absence--which he was apparently granted later in Dec (?) 62; His New York doctors declared him unfit for duty and suggested a "change of air", consequently he resigned on 28 Feb 63 (which means he was never at Cripple Creek, and making him the 2 Lt of Co G in name only); He apparently recovered enough to serve in the Veterans' Reserve Corps, since there was a Harry W. Benton who served as a 1 Lt in Co A of the 13th VRC; 1 Lt Benton was buried in Denver, CO in 1899, although he did not move to this more favorable climate until sometime after 1873; (In 1873, he applied for a passport and was described as being 5' 8" tall with a high forehead, grey eyes, a prominent nose, small mouth, round chin, light brown hair, fair complexion, and a long face;) This Harry W. Benton married Mary E. Atwood after the War and lived in Rennsalear Co, NY where he worked as a Bookkeepper in a Railway Office and as a Telegrapher; Is this the same person as Henry W. Benton who was living in NY in 1850 and 1860?; Filed for an Invalid's Pension 1879; Widow's Pension filed--no date, name, or location
John C. Hyland 25 (1836 - ) Mustered in on as a Sgt; Promoted to 1 Sgt on 8 Jun 62; Would be promoted to 2 Lt on 3 Mar 63; Would be promoted to 1 Lt on 1 Nov 63; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
CORPORALS and SERGEANTS of Co. G at CRIPPLE CREEK
Bierbour, Abram 36 (1824 - 1890) Born in PA and returned to PA after the War; Was a Merchant in Chester Co, PA in 1860; Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Pvt; Would be promoted to Cpl on 1 Feb 63; Was recommended for a commission in the newly-forming Colored Troop regiments (by Genl Hadlock in Aug 63 and by Col Enyart in Feb 64), but he was "Examined and rejected" on 26 Feb 64; On the Mar / Apr 64 Muster Roll Card, he was charged $1.30 for a lost bayonet; Name spelled all sorts of ways (Abe, Abraham, Bierbower, etc.); Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Served in the 5 US Vet Vols Co K Invalid Pension filed 1887; His Find-A-Grave bio incorrectly lists him as being in the 1 KY Cavalry; He is buried in Union Cem, Duncannon, Perry Co, PA
Bowman, Henry S. 25 (1836 - 1910?) Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Cpl; Promoted to Sgt on 1 Oct 62; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Sent to Belle Isle Prison in Richmond, VA on 29 Jan 64 and to Andersonville, GA on 21 Mar 64, where he was treated for Scorbutus in the Prison Hospital 4 Aug 64; Paroled on 27 Nov 64 and reached Camp Clay, OH on 5 Jan 65; Mustered out in Louisville, KY on 13 Jan 65; He might be the Henry S. Bowman born in Hamilton Co., OH in 1836 who married Lydia Elva Keller by 1864 Jane ___ by 1880, and died in Decatur Co, IA in 1910
Carson, William H. 24 (1837 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Pvt; Sick and sent to Hospital in Cincinnati and returned to Company 1 Aug 62; Would be promoted to Cpl on 13 Mar 63; Mustered out on 9 Feb 64; Mustered into Veteran 14 Feb 64 Blue Springs, TN; 26 Mar 64 began 35 days Furlough (Recruiting Service); On 4 Feb assigned to 27 KY Cav, then on 8 Aug 65 to 6 KY Cav Co K
Coffee, John 22 (1839 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Pvt; Promoted to Cpl on 12 May 62; Promoted to Sgt on 2 Apr
64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Cole, William M. 25 (1837 - 1915) Born in Cincinnati in 1837 to Thomas and Clarissa Cole; Worked as a Clerk in Cincinnati in 1860; Mustered in as a Pvt on 10 May 61; Was discharged for disability, but only for the months of Sept and Oct 61; Promoted to Cpl on 27 Jun 62; Taken prisoner at Stones River on 31 Dec 62; Returned to Co G while at Cripple Creek on 9 Jun 63; Would be taken prisoner a second time near Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Confined in Richmond, VA in Sept and Oct 63 and later at Andersonville 12 Mar 64; Returned 28 May 64; Mustered out 18 Jun 64; Also served in the 25 IN Infantry, Co.H; Married a Miss Berry of Bedford, Married second Catherine Glisson in Connersville, IN in 1876; He lived the rest of his life in Connersville, IN, working there as a Store Clerk in 1880; He filed an Invalid's Pension 1896; He worked as a Laundryman in 1900 and a Laborer in 1910; He died in Connersville, IN on 7 May 1915, buried in Connersville City Cemetery; Catherine filed a Widow's Pension in Jun 1915
Cooley, William H. 28 (1833 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Sgt; Would be promoted to 1 Sgt on 13 Mar 63; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Listed in the AG's Roll as Coolery; Probably the William H. Cooley who enlisted as a 1 Sgt in Co G 182 OH on 27 Oct 64 and mustered out as a Sgt Maj on 7 Jul 65 in Nashville, TN
Dougherty, John H. 28 (1833 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Cpl; Was left Sick in Corinth, Miss, but returned to Co G on 17 Aug 62; Sick again and left in Nashville, TN on 27 Dec 62; Returned to Co G while at Cripple Creek on 29 Apr 63; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Imprisoned in Richmond, VA on 26 Sep 63; Was at Belle Isle Prison on 29 Jan 64; Transferred to Andersonville, GA on 24 Mar 64; Was vaccinated while in captivity on 30 April; Exchanged and Paroled at Savannah, GA on 20 Nov 64; Was furnished a new set of clothes at College Green Barracks, Annapolis, Md on 14 Mar 65, even though he had been mustered out 13 Jan 65; Not to be confused with Pvt John Dougherty (born 1835) in Co D
Eddy, Forace M. 29 (1831 - 1910) Born in Taunton, MA; Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Sgt; Detached on 20 Jul 61 as Commissary Sgt at Charleston, VA until 4 Mar 62; Detached as QM Clerk for the Brigade on 25 Mar 62; Would be reduced to a Pvt on 2 Apr 64--one can only speculate why (perhaps a glaring mistake in his inventory that did not result in Court Martial or Prison, but caused him to lose his stripes?); Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Spent most of his life in Massachusetts; Married Esther Randall in 1866; Invalid Pension filed for in 1891; One set of Taunton records has him born in May 35, but all other sources point to Jul 31; He worked as an Iron Moulder and as a Pattern Fitter; He died in Dighton, Mass 19 Apr 1910; Widow's Pension filed 3 Aug 1910
Hamilton, Samuel A. 20 (1841 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Cpl; Promoted to Sgt on 1 Nov 62; In Mar / Apr 64, he was charged $1.30 for a lost bayonet; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Laffey, Edward 28 (1833 - ) Mustered in as a Pvt on 1 Jun 61 as a transfer from the 2 KY; Would be promoted to Cpl on 15 Mar 63, but would be reduced back to a Pvt on 10 Aug 63; Mustered out 18 Jun 64
Musseman, William Ernst 19 (1842 - 1924) Born in New Orleans to German immigrants, his family moved to Kenton Co, KY shortly after Williiam was born and he lived nearly all of his life there; Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Pvt; Promoted to Cpl on 10 Oct 62; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63 and imprisoned in Richmond, VA; Returned to his Company on 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; The son of a Cabinet maker, he spent his working life as a Wood Turner; He married Rebecca Mulberry in 1866 and were the parents of 8 children; Invalid's Pension filed 1891; According to a family source, he suffered a stroke about six months before he died; His death certificate shows he died of a Cerebral Hemorrhage and was buried in Highland Cemetery, but there are no records for him there (only for his son, daughter-in-law, and grandson); Name is given as Musseman on the AG's Roll; Died 14 Dec 24 in Covington, KY; Widow's Pension filed 3 Jan 1925
Pinger, Charles A. 24 (1837 - 1892) Born in OH and lived most of his life in the Greater Cincinnati area; In 1850 Census, he is living in the household of Adam and Lena Pinger--Adam was a butcher and many of the children in the family went into the grocery / butcher shop business, including Charles (who was probably a nephew); Mustered in on 24 Jun 61; Promoted to Cpl on 31 Jul 61; Appointed Brigade Butcher (how appropriate!) by order of Genl Cruft on 18 Feb 63 (some records give the date as 28 Feb or 25 Mar--in any case, he would have spent at least a few weeks at Cripple Creek); Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Apparently remained friends with William E. Mussman (see bio above), due to the fact that their friendship (and the friendship between Charles' son and William's nephew) would be mentioned in an article in the Cincinnati Post of 13 Sep 1917, along with the fact that grandsons of Charles and William were fighting in World War I (the article does not mention the fact that Charles had died in 1892, or that William was still living in Kenton Co, KY); Name appears in the AG's Roll as Pingir and as Pingar in other records; Buried in the Spring Grove Cem; Widow's Pension filed 25 Jun 92
Reilly, James T. 25 (1836 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Pvt; Promoted to Cpl on 10 May 61; Reduced to a Pvt again on 22 Jan 62; Was on some sort of medical furlough that had to be extended in Mar 62, ending in the Convalescent Barracks in Nashville, TN; On 29 Apr 62, his older brother, Joseph W. Reilly, wrote from Rochester, NY trying to find out where James was (I gather he had learned that his brother was ill--or James' medical furlough might have included his going to Rochester); On 30 Apr, James returned to Co G; He was detailed as Color-Bearer on 12 May 62; Promoted once again to Cpl on 8 Jun 62; Would be promoted to Sgt on 13 May (or Mar?) 63; Was selected to go on a recruiting trip to Newport, Campbell Co, KY between Jan and Apr 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; In Jul 1921, Miss Cordelia Reilly contacted the Kentucky Historical Society about donating a flag that had been in her grandfather's effects--the flag of the 1st KY that was made by Shillitoes (a Cincinnati department store) and presented by the Women of Cincinnati to the 1 KY--her letter states that James T. Reilly carried it in "the Peninsula Campaign and at Shiloh, Chickamauga, and Vicksburg" (however, the 1st KY was not a part of the Peninsula Campaign and was not at Vicksburg); It is not clear who Cordelia Reilly's grandfather was, her letter makes it sound like James was her grandfather; On closer inspection, I learned that her father was Joseph C. Reilly (1858 - 1947) and he was the son of Joseph W. Reilly (the brother who wrote to learn of James' whereabouts in 1862)--Joseph W. died in St. Louis in 1904, so it is possible he had been given the flag that James carried and it lay among his things for almost 20 years before his daughter, Cordelia, contacted the KY Historical Soociety; All of this implies that James probably died sometime before his brother did, but there are so many James Reillys (of various spellings) and I cannot be sure whether he followed his brother to St. Louis, remained in OH or in NY, or went elsewhere; Cordelia and her parents are buried in the Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis
OTHER PERSONNEL from Co. G at CRIPPLE CREEK
Horsfall, William Harold 14 (1847 - 1922) Mustered in at Camp Cox, (W)V as a Drummer on 31 Dec 61 (although the date of 1 Jul 62 is also given--but this is a typo for 1 Jan, since he was at the Battle of Shiloh on 7 Apr 62); At Corinth on 21 May 62 (he had just turned 15), he bravely rescued a fallen officer from the field, which would earn him the Congressional Medal of Honor in Aug 1895; Sent to Nashville ("Sick") during the period between Nov and Dec 62, but returned to his Company before Stones River; His three years had not expired when the rest of the Company mustered out in Jun 64, so he was directed to report to the Provost Marshall in Covington, KY to complete his term of service--however, someone intervened for him (perhas because of his bravery and his youth) since his file notes he was "Discharged 19 Aug 64 at Louisville, by way of favor"; After the War, he worked as a Cooper and lived most of his life in Campbell Co, KY; For more information on his Wartime acts of heroism, see Deeds of Valor, "A Youngster's Heroism" or any number of other accounts online and in print
Schultz, James 30 (1831 - <By 1892>) Mustered in on 10 May 61 as Wagoner; Reduced to the ranks on 26 Jan 62; Detached as Teamster to the Quarter Master Aug 62; Sep / Oct 62 left at Bowling Green, KY driving the Division Team; Left in Nashville (Sick) on 27 Dec 62; Transitioned to the Convalescent Camp before joining his Company at Cripple Creek on 29 Apr 63; Returned to his original position as Company Wagoner on 1 Sep 63 (Eli Ayres, who had taken his place on 26 Jan 62 was reduced to the ranks on 1 Sep 63!); Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Transferred to Navy USS Grampus, Great Western, and Texax; Invalid's Pension 1888; Widow's Pension Mar 1892
ENLISTED MEN of COMPANY G at CRIPPLE CREEK
Able, Frederick 19 (1842 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Jan/Feb 62 Sick in Hospital in Cincinnati, OH; Severly wounded in left hip at Shiloh on 7 Apr 62 and sent to hospital, first in Cincinnati, then in Louisville; Once again present on Company Muster Roll card beginning Mar/Apr 63; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Invalid Pension 1869
Archer, Ezekiel 31 (1833 - 1893) Born in IL; Married Phoebe Harding in Warren Co, OH in 1855; Mustered in on 10 May 61; Sent to Cincinnait by Enyart on 24 Nov 61 after Deserters; Present again Jan/Feb 62; Wounded at Shiloh on 7 Apr 62 (Described as "Slightly" in right shoulder, although the same Casualty Sheet also says "Severely"--could there have been two wounds?); Returned by Nov/Dec 62; Assigned as Ambulance Driver on 4 Apr 63 and absent (although, later cards indicate he was assigned in Feb 63--still he would have been at Cripple Creek for at least a few weeks); Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Surname also listed as Archie, Arohea, Archea; Invalid's Pension filed (under Archer) in 1868; Woked in Cincinnati as a Laborer/River Laborer in Cincinnati in 1870 and 1880; Entered Veterans' Home in Dayton on 1882 where he was 59, a widower,and had worked as a Drayman in Cincinnati; Died in Dayton Veterans' Home 30 Nov 1893 of Chronic Nephritis; Buried Dayton National Cemetery, Section 1, Row 21, Grave 45;
Ayers, Eli 23 (<1836> - 1917) Born in Maine (An Ancestry.com record shows him as Elijah Estes Ayre [no "s"], born to Peter and Elizabeth Swan Ayre circa 1836); Living Clermont Co, OH 1860 (Ayre); Mustered in on 10 May 61; Sent to Cincinnati, OH on 24 Nov 61, by order of Col Enyart to pick up Deserters returning to the Regiment; Detailed as Teamster to the Brigade Quarter Master on 21 Dec 63; Promoted to Wagoner on 26 Jan 62 when the original Wagoner was demoted (for some sort of disciplinary infraction?); Unfortunately, Eli was reduced from his post (again, for some breach of discipline?) on 1 Sep 63, and James Schultz was once again appointed to the post of Company Wagoner (Instead of a game of Musical Chairs, we have a game of Musical Wagon Seats!); Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; An Eli Ayre is a Farmer (wife Mary) in Washington Co, KS; Invalid Pension filed 1891; There are several Eli Ayre/Ayres in the period from 1880 - 1910--not sure which is our Eli); Died in Newport, Campbell Co, KY (or Pleasant Point, OH) on 1 Nov 1917
Bonn, Mathias 31 (1830 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Fined $3.00 by Order of Court Martial Nov/Dec 62; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Paroled and marked as a Deserter from Capt Chase on 21 Dec 63--under arrest Nov/Dec 63 card; Apparently, he was NOT a Deserter--I suspect officials confused his name (Bohn, Brown) in the process of paroling and transferring him and mistakenly thought he was a Deserter; Returned 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Name also listed as Bohn
Bombarger, John A. 25 (1836 - 1918?) Born in Lancaster Co, PA; Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Cpl, but reduced to a Pvt on 28 Jul 61--he was appointed Asst Wagon Master on the same day; He was granted a furlough in Oct 61 that was extended into Dec, then took a leave of absence in Jan / Feb 62--Was there a problem at home? Was there a medical reason? (His records don't give a clue); He was then marked as a Deserter / AWOL in Aug 62 and did not return until April 63 (the 1st? 4th? 6th?) prompted by a Presidential Proclamation of Amnesty; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Held prisoner in Richmond, VA and treated in Richmond's Hospital 21 for Necroosis on 11 Dec 63; "Sent North" on 21 Mar 64, according to his POW Records, and arrived back with his Company on 28 May 64, just in time to be mustered out with them on 18 Jun 64 (odd, since many Deserters were obliged to serve an extra stint to make up for the time they were gone); At the time of his captivity, he was described as 5' 8", with gray eyes, dark hair, and a fair complexion who had worked as a Salesman before the War; There was a John A. Bombarger who was born about 1836 in PA who worked as a Travelling Salesman living in Benton, Andrew Co, MO in 1910--he died in 1918 and was buried in Whitesville, Andrew Co, MO--is this our John Bombarger / Bomberger?
Brown, Peter* 19 (1842 - 1864) Born in Germany; Mustered in on 10 May 61; Sent to Hospital in Cincinnati on 25 Nov 61 from Camp Cauley; Was back with his Company by Sept/Oct 62; Taken Prisoner 10 Sep 63 near Graysville, GA; Paroled and sent to Camp Chase, OH, but would die there on 19 Apr 64 of Tonsilitis; On 28 Apr 64, an overcoat, a pair of drawers, and a pair of shoes were returned to Private Brown's father; Brown was 5' 6" (or 5' 4"?), Light complexion, Blue eyes, Light hair, and a Farmer
Clemmons, Frank 22 (1839 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; 9 Feb 62 fined one month's pay by Order of Court Martial; Nov/Dec 62 Fined $5.00 by Order of Court Martial; 1 May 63 Sick in Hospital at Murfreesboro; 2 Feb 64, returned from Convalescent Camp; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Served in 4 US Inf Co A; Invalid Pension 1896; Pension file listed under the name Clemmens and an alias William Willis
Cuff, James Hoath 24 (1837 - 1904) Born in Ireland; Arrived in US around 1856; Mustered in on 10 May 61; Wounded (GSW Left shoulder) at Chickamauga, GA on 19 Sep 63; Sent to Hospital, returned 27 Dec 63; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Invalid Pension 1869; Married Margaret Hart in 1869; In 1870, he was a Hack Driver, in1880, he was a Baker; in 1900 he was "At Home"Admitted to Soldiers' Home in Dayton on 30 Jan 1902, but discharged at his request on 19 Feb 1902; At the time of his admission, he was 63, 5' 7", Fair complexion, Grey eyes, Brown hair, Able to read and write, Catholic, and working as a Hostler in Cincinnati; suffering from Irritable heart, Alcoholic, Somewhat nervous; Died 19 Dec 1904 of Pneumonia and buried Cincinnati in St. Joseph's New Cemetery; Widow's Pension filed--no date, name, or location
Cusack, James 24 (1837 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Name given as Commissary Teamster 1 Mar 62--Still listed as Present in Company Muster Roll cards; 19 Aug 63 Sick in Hospital McMinnville, TN; Returned to Company 11 Sep 63; Absent since Nov 63 as Regimental Teamster; Mar/Apr 64 Muster Roll card notes he is fined $16.40 for 1 Austrian rifle and 1 set of Accoutrements; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Name also given as Cassack, Cussack, etc.; Invalid Pension 1876
Dailey, John D. 19 (1842 - 1914) Born in Ireland; Mustered in on 10 May 61; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63, sent to Richmond, VA, then to Hospital in Louisville and then to Nashville; Returned to Company 27 Dec 63; Returned on 28 May 64; Mustered out by telegram on 15 Jun 64; Served in Navy; Also listed as Daley; Invalid Pension filed under Daily 1891; In 1900 and in 1910, he lived in the Iowa Veterans' Home in Marshalltown; Died 2 Feb 1914 Marshalltown, IA; Find-A-Grave record shows he died 6 Feb 1914 and is buried in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa; Mahaska Co, IA
Decker, Frank D. 35 (1826 - <1890>) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Mar/Apr 64 Charged with one Bayonet lost $1.30; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Served in 193 OH Co I; Invalid Pension filed 1890; Is this the Frank Decker born in Oldenburg circa 1819, living in Kenton Co, KY in 1860 as a Master Stone Mason? Also, a Laura Decker, widow of Frank D. Decker lives in Cincinnati in 1890, and she says he was with the 2 KY, but she did NOT have his paperwork--is THIS our Frank?; If so, then it is probably Francis Decker who married Laura Hart or Hard in 1853 in Hamilton Co, OH, yet in 1860, 1870, and 1880 she is living with her father, Chester P Hart/Hard; Laura and Francis apparently had a child, Ida F. Decker, born circa 1857;
Egan, Terrance 42 (<1820> - 1891) Born in Ireland and is possibly the Terence Egan, a Laborer born about 1821 in Ireland, who arrived at New Orleans in 1850; Mustered in on 10 May 61; Sent to hospital on 8 Mar 63, due to being "sick"--first to a hospital in Murfreesboro then to one in Nashville, eventually sent to the Convalescent Camp in Nashville and became a member of the 20th Co of the 2nd Independent Battery of the Veterans' Reserve Corps (it was from this unit that he was mustered out on 18 May 64 in Madison, IN); Filed for an Invalid's Pension 1868; He appears in the 1890 Veterans' Census twice--both listings in "June" with no further date given: in one listing, he lived at 156 Lock St, Cincinnati, and his only war-related medical complaint was a wounded right eye from the flash of gun (was this the reason for his long recuperation?), at the time of the second listing, he was living in the Disabled Veterans' Home in Dayton, OH, which he entered on 10 Nov 83 as Terrence Eagan, born in Tipperary, Ireland, age 60; He is listed in the Cincinnati City Directories of the 1880s (along with a John Egan, Laborer--his son?), He is also listed as a Laborer earning 30 cents a day at the Veterans' Home in Dayton during the same period--I suspect his wife, Catherine, continued to consider him a resident of their home on Lock St); He died 22 Aug 91 and was buried in the St Joseph's New Cemetery in Cincinnati, (burial records show he died aged 70 on 23 Aug 91, but this must be the burial date); Name spelled variously (Terrence Eagan, Terence Egan, etc)
Fahen, Henry 24 (1837 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Fined 9 Feb 62 by Order of Court Martial; On Muster Roll card for 30 Apr to 31 Aug 62, he is Absent as Division Teamster; Mar/Apr 63 Present; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Name also recorded as Fayene
Feist, Jacob 21 (1840 - 1924) Born in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany; Migrated to the US in 1850, Naturalized in 1868; Mustered in on 10 May 61; Detached duty as Major's Orderly as of 21 Dec 63; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; 10 TN Cav Co M where he became a Sgt; Name also,given as Feil, Feest; Married Rachel Oppenheimer in 1869; Invalid Pension filed under Feirt in 1891; He is working as a Coachman in Manhattan, NY in 1880 and in1900; Admitted to the Veterans' Home in Hampton, VA on 11 Apr 1908 and Discharged 18 Mar 1918; Admitted to the Sawtelle Soldiers' Home in Calif on 26 Apr 1918 suffering from Arteriosclerosis, Right Inguinal hernia, and Chronic Artec [?] Rheumatism; At the time, he was 59, 5' 5", Light complexion, Grey hiar, Grey eyes, Able to read and write, Protestant, Married, Living in New York, NY as a Laborer; Widow's Pension filed 1924; Died 26 Mar 1924 in Soldiers' Home Hospital California of Chronic Myocarditis, Broncho Pneumonia, and Arteriosclerosis; Buried Sec 41, Grave E - 22 in Sawtelle
Gavin, William 29 (1832 - 1887) Born in Ireland; Mustered in on 5 Jul 61; Sent to a hospital in Murfreesboro on 8 Mar 63 and then to Nashville, eventually discharged from a hospital in Louisville on 17 Sep 63 with Chorea (possibly what we would call Sydenham's Chorea) "first symptoms showing themselves 8 months ago whilst in line of duty" presumably at Cripple Creek; Because Chorea is usually a progressive neurological disorder, it was determined William was "unfit for Invalid Corps" and was sent home to Cincinnati; He was described as being 5' 4" with a fair complexion, blue eyes, and mixed gray hair; He had worked as a Boatman before the War; Filed for Invalid's Pension in 1866; The 1880 Census for Cincinnati shows him, a victim of Paralysis, living with his wife, Mary, on Cherry Lane; He is buried in the St. Joseph's New Cemetery
Gibson, Alexander 23 (1837 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Held in Richmond, VA; Returned 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Filed for an Invalid's Pension 1883 from MO
Given, Thomas William 21 (1840 - 1899) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Deserted from Louisville, KY on 2 Oct 62--returned to his company on 1 Feb 63--to be paid for all but the time he was gone, by order oof Gen Palmer; Name given variously as Given, Givens, William, William T., Thomas, Thomas W., etc.; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; He worked as a Laborer and lived with his wife, Bridget; Filed for an Invalid's Pension 1887; Around 1894, they moved to Indianapolis, IN until his death in 1899; Buried in Cincinnati's Wesleyan Cem; Pension card says he died 15 Nov 1910
Hardison, John P. 22 (1835 - 1907) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Sent to Camp Dennison Hospital on 10 Oct 61 from Camp Gauley, (W)V--returned to his Company by Jan 62; Taken prisoner near Graysville, Ga on 10 Sep 63 and sent to prison (Libby?) in Richmond, VA on 26 Sep 63; Paroled at City Point, VA on 21 Mar 64 and sent to hospital the first week of Apr 64; Discharged 19 May 64 from Columbus, OH "upon expiration of service"; He may be the John P. Hardison, aged 20, who lived in a Cincinnati Boarding House and worked as a Moulder in 1860; Invalid's Pension 1889; Widow's Pension filed--no date, name, or location; There is a record for an Ohio Veteran named John P. Hardison, b 1835, Enlisted 10 May 1861 and Discharged 10 May 64 [could the original be 19 May, instead of 10 May? In the 1890 Census for Muskingum Co, he couldn't find his discharge paper, but he WAS in the 1 KY Co G!], He died in 1907 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery Zanesville; John P. Hardison, born in Jun 1835 in MD, Iron Moulder, lived in Zanesville 1900, wife Jennie, married 1882;
Hill, John W. 21 (1840 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Sent to hospital in Nashville ("Sick") on 1 Dec 62 and returned to his Company while at Cripple Creek by the end of Apr 63; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63 (and held in Richmond for a few months?); Sent to Andersonville, 2 Mar 64 where he was hospitalized from 4 Mar until 18 Mar 64 with Laryngitis, after which he returned to the prison yard at Andersonville; Released at Wilmington, NC on 27 Feb 65; Arrived at hospital in Annapolis, MD on 8 Mar and on to Camp Chase, OH on 10 Mar 65; Granted a 30-day furlough on 13 Mar 65; He was mustered out 15 Jul 65; Filed for an Invalid Pension 1866;
Keller, Henry or Harry N. 23 (1839 - 1897) Born in Cincinnati; Mustered in on 6 Jun 61 as a Sgt; Reduced in ranks (down to Pvt) on 1 Oct 62; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Invalid's Pension 1890; Admitted to Veterans' Home in Dayton (under the name Harry Keller) in 1895 where he was 56, 5' 10", Light complexion, Hazel eyes, Grey hair, Able to read and write, Protestant, Worked as a Painter in Dayton, Married but Separated, Suffering from Rheumatism and Sciatica; Died 28 Jun 1897 AWL (Absent WITH Leave?) from Hospital--cause of death unknown; Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Campbell Co, KY; Wife's name was Annie
Layton, William M.* 21 (1840 - 1864) Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Pvt; Would be promoted to Cpl on 11 Aug 63; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Died as a Prisoner of War in Richmond, VA on 3 Jan 64 and originally buried at Belle Isle, now in the Richmond National Cemetery in Grave 886
Leonard, Patrick 24 (1837 - 1907) Born in Ireland; Mustered in on 31 May 61; Taken prisoner at Murfreesboro on 31 Dec 62; Sent to Richmond, VA on 21 Jan 63; Paroled at City Point, VA on 3 Feb and sent to Camp Parole, MD on 5 Feb; Arrived Camp Chase between 13 and 22 Mar 63; Rejoined his company (at Cripple Creek, I presume) on 9 Jun 63; Captured again (!?) at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Brought from Atlanta to Richmond 26 Sep 63; Paroled at City Point, VA on 15 Mar 64; Sent to Camp Parole, MD on 19 Mar; Sent to Camp Chase, OH on 25 Mar and arrived there 29 Mar; Sent to his Regiment on 19 May and arrived in camp on 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Worked as a Moulder in Cincinnati and apparently never married; Admitted to Disabled Veterans' Home in Dayton, OH on 1 Feb 1889; He was 5' 6", with a dark complexion, blue eyes, and light-colored hair, Was able to read and write; Invalid's Pension filed 1890; He was "Dishonorably" discharged from the hospital on 24 Jul 1891 (Did he steal from another patient? Assault a staff member? Leave without permission? Become intoxicated?); However, he was allowed to return on 19 Jun 1903, after completing some sort of 100-day probationary period (WWOP completed 14 Sep 1903); He died 28 Sep 1907, the cause of death Hypertrophic Dilatation of the Heart; Buried in the St. Joseph's New Cem in Cincinnati, OH
McGauley, James 18 (1843 - 1874) Born Ireland; Mustered in on 10 May 61; Taken prisoner Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Held prisoner in Richmond; Returned 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; On 26 Mar 67, he was admitted to the Veterans' Home in Dayton, he was 34, a Tinner from Cincinnati, Single; He must have left there, because he shows up on 10 May 69, when he was Admitted to the Togus Veterans' Home in Maine, He was 36 and suffering from Consumption in Advanced Stage, since his discharge [date?] he had lost left leg and arm by an accident; He received a 3 month furlough 26 Jul 69, Extended 3 more months on 28 Oct 69, on 17 Feb 70 a letter is received from Dayton stating he is seeking admission there; He was apparently readmitted there, and it is noted he died there on 1 Jul 1874 of Consumption; He is buried there in grave A - 6 - 69 or in A - 6 - 73;
Maher, Michael (*?) 26 (1835 - ) Mustered in on 20 Jun 61; Broke his leg in late 61 (?) and was sent to hospital in Cincinnati for several months and eventually to the Convalescent Barracks in Nashville; Returned to his Company by Dec 62, only to be taken prisoner (for the first time!) at Stones River; Sent to Richmond, VA, but released by 3 Feb 63 and returned to Company C while at Cripple Creek on 9 Jun 63; Unfortunately, he was taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63 (and presumed dead at the time of the AG's Roll); He was taken to Richmond on 26 Sep 63 and sent to hospital there on 8 Oct 63 with Pneumonia; Paroled at City Point, VA on 28 Oct 63 and sent to hospital in Annapolis, MD; His name appears on the roll of Invalids arriving at the hospital in Annapolis on 29 Oct 63, but there is no record of his dying there or being buried in the National Cemetery there--however, there is also no record of his being mustered out, either; His peacetime occupation was listed as Laborer on one of his POW forms; Did he survive the War?
Moran, Michael 20 (1841 - 1878) Born in Ireland; Mustered in on 10 May 61; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63 and sent to Belle Isle Prison Camp, VA; Returned 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Enlisted in 5th OH Infantry on 10 Sep 64 and mustered out with them in Jun 65; Worked as a Shoemaker in Cincinnati after the War, but suffered from Chronic Diarrhea (apparently contracted at Cripple Creek in Feb 63) and from Eruptions on the Face contracted while in Belle Isle during the Winter of 64; Entered the Home for Disabled Veterans in Dayton, OH on 28 Jun 77; I don't know if he was related to Robert Moran of Co G who is listed as a Deserter, but he did list a sister, Annie Moran, who lived in the House of the Good Shepherd in Louisville in 1877 (She was born in Co Mayo, Ireland in 1847, the daughter of Thomas Moran, and married Martin Kerrigan in 1874 and died in Nashville, TN in 1908); Michael died at the Veterans' Home on 14 Sep 1878 of Paralysis (a stroke?) and is buried there in Grave A-13-26 EXCEPT: There is a record for a Michael Moran (1836 - 1866) who is buried in the St. Joseph's New Cem in Cincinnati who was a Pvt in Co G of 1 KY! Which Michael Moran is ours?
Murphy, Andrew 18 (1843 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; 9 OH Cav Co B; Invalid's Pension 1890
O'Hara, Frank 41 (1820 - 1878) Born in Ireland; Married Mary Jeanette Garrety in 1860; Worked as a Laborer in Cincinnati in 1860; Mustered in on 5 July 61; Mustered out by telegram on 18 Jun 64; Buried in the St. Joseph's Irish Cem in Cincinnati; Widow's Pension filed Mar 1890; Minor's Pension filed--no date, name, or location; Also listed as O'Harra
O'Neil, Henry 40 (1821 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Note on his Muster Roll for Nov / Dec 62 "Fined by order of Court Martial $2.00" (although the number might be 200--it is hard to read)--no explanation of what the infraction was, but he was not discharged from the Service, whatever it was; Would be arrested for drunkenness and put in a military prison in Nashville on 2 Jun 64; One note in his file says he was mustered out by telegraph on 15 Jun 64, but an official Medical Discharge says he is being discharged due to "Chronic Rheumatism and by reason of expiration of Service. Degree of disability = 0. Is not fit for the VRC morally. Disease contracted since enlistment." (Makes one want to know more, but, again, he was not dishonorably discharged, so was it a simple case of alcoholism?); His forwarding address is given as Pittsburgh, PA
Roarke, Frank 21 (1840 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Wounded at Stones River 31 Dec 62; Returned from Convalescent Camp 10 Apr 63; Mar/Apr 64 charged $1.30 for lost Bayonet; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Schiff, Simon H. 19 (1843 - 1919) Born in OH in Jan 44; Mustered in on 4 Jun 61; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Held at Richmond, VA; Returned on 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Name also given as Simon H or Samuel H Williams or Simeon Schiff; His proper name is Simeon H. Schiff; 1870 worked as a Baker in Indianapolis, IN; Invalid's Pension filed 1890; Entered Marion Home in Grant Co, IN in Sept 1890, where he was described as 46, 5' 8", Fair complexion, Green eyes, Black Hair; Able to read and write, Protestant, Worked as a Wheel Maker [?] in Indianapolis and Single, suffering from Heart disease, Chronic Diarrhea, and Hemorrhoids; Discharged 1 Jun 1894 to tranfer to Central Home in Dayton; Remained at Dayton Home until 26 Dec 1905 when he left at his own request; Married Mrs. Eunice Dunhan in Marion, IN 1895; Living in Harrison Co, OH with Eunice and her daughter in 1900--no occupation; 24 May 1907 Admitted to W. O. and remained there until 21 Dec 1913; Admitted to MA B. [Marion Branch again?] and remained there until 11 Apt 1914 when he left at his own request; He died on 8 Apr 1919 [at Dayton Veterans' Home?] of Lobar Pneumonia; Buried in Sec 2 - Row 13 - Grave 18
Smith, Asa 18 (1843 - 1917) Mustered in on 12 May 61; 30 Apr to 31 Aug 62 charged $10.00 for a misdemeanor [no other information given]; Sick, left in Hospital in Nashville 27 Dec 62; In Convalescent Camp in Nashville, but Present again Mar/Apr 63; Taken Prisoner 10 Sep 63 near Graysville, GA; Held in Richmoned, VA; Returned 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Invalid's Pension filed 1903; Died in San Francisco, California on 19 Jan 1917; Bur San Francisco National Cemetery, W-Side 1222-A; His will makes reference to his also being known as Frank Smith--was he, perhaps, Asa Frank Smith or Frank Asa Smith?
Smith, Thomas 38 (1823 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Nov/Dec 62 fined by Order of Court Martial $3.00; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Returned on 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Sneider, Henry 24 (1837 - 1898) Born in OH; Mustered in on 17 Jun 61; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Returned on 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Admitted to the Veterans' Hospital in Dayton, OH in Jun 1889; He was 6' 2" with a dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair; He had worked as a Laborer and was Single; He died 17 Feb 1898 of Cardiac dilatation; He was buried in the Walnut Hills Cem in Cincinnati
Walsh, Patrick 31 (1830 - ) Mustered in on 20 Jun 61; Sick, left Nashville 26 Dec 62; Wounded at Chickamauga 19 or 20 Sept 63; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Invalid's Pension filed 1890; Possibly the Patrick Walsh who died 10 Feb 1893 and buried in St. Raphael's Cemetery in Springfield, Clark Co, OH
Young, Spencer 20 (1841 - 1933) Born in Cincinnati, the son of James and Liza Young; Mustered in on 10 May 61; Became Regimental Teamster as of 30 Apr 62, but was still Present on Company Muster Roll cards until the card for 31 July - 31 Aug 63; Ambulance Driver since Dec 63; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; Married Lucinda Moore in 1868; Went to Harrison Co, Missouri about 1876, stayed for a year, then returned to Indiana before eventually returning to Missouri for good where he was a Farmer; Filed an Invalid's Pension in1888; Died 5 Feb 1933 in Blythedale, MO
MEN OF COMPANY G WHO WERE NOT AT CAMP CRIPPLE CREEK
DIED GONE HOME TRANSFERRED UNACCOUNTED FOR IN HOSPITAL
Harvey, Joseph (AG's Roll
erroneously says he died
at Chickamauga 25 Sep
63, but he died at
Chapmansville, VA on
25 Sep 61)
Robins, John W.
Smith, Frederick (Cpl)
Thomas, John H.
White, Thomas P.
Cole, William W.
Cozine, James C. (2 Lt)
Ely, Gilbert (2 Lt)
Gordon, Samuel B.
Gorin, John W. (1 Lt)
Hughes, George W.
Hunter, George (1 Lt)
Lewis, Frank D.
McGovern, Terrence (AG's Roll
lists him as McGorene and lacks
the year of medical discharge--it
Phillips, Robert E. (Musician)
Rennick, William (Cpl)
Sutton, James F. (Sgt)
Leiper, Joseph M. (to Co. B as a
McGowan, James (to Pioneer
Corps on 22 Nov 62)
Oath, Michael (to 2nd KY)
Powers, William K. B. (Detached
as Adjutant's Clerk Nov.Dec 62
then as Brigade Inspector's
Clerk from Apr 63)
Starling, Samuel M. (to 8th KY
Benton, Harry W. (2 Lt) --
Even though he was not at
Cripple Creek, I have put
his full bio in the textbox at
the top of this page, because
it is so interesting
Schall, William (Fifer) --
Another fellow who wasn't
actually at Cripple Creek,
due to being in hospital until
13 Jan 63 and being AWOL
after that until 1864, but I left
his bio above
Weldon, Thomas - In
Convalescent Camp from
1 Aug 62
White, Thomas R. - In
Convalescent Camp from
1 Aug 62
Abby, Peter M.
Hannon, John F.
McElroy, John H. (Cpl)
Perkins, John W.
Schall, William (Mus)
Tarvelt, Tunis C.
Williams, William J.