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; On 24 Dec 71, he entered the Roseburg Branch Disabled Veterans' Home in Hampton, VA, listing Chronic Diarrhea as his chief complaint; He is listed as having been a Clerk in civilian life and his wife, Mary, is his next of kin; He states he mustered out of service on 15 Feb 65 when his Organization disbanded; A note says that he was dropped [from residence in the Home] as a Deserter on 8 Jul 80, when he failed to return from furlough, although he must have been readmitted, for he was granted another furlough for 90 days on 18 Jun 92 (or is this 72?)
Edward S. Atkinson 20 (1841 - ) 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
>>>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?
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; 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 - ) 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;
Carson, William H. 24 (1837 - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61 as a Pvt; Would be promoted to Cpl on 13 Mar 63; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
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
62; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Cole, William M. 25 (1836 - ) 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; Returned 28 May 64; Mustered out 18 Jun 64
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; 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
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; 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
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
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
>>>Schall, William 15 (1846 - ) The younger brother of Christian Schall, the Musician for Co F; Mustered in at Camp Cox (Charleston), VA, on 31 Dec 61 as a Musician (Fifer) for Co G; Was sent to hospital in Louisville on 22 Nov 62 with a fracture and moved to Washington Park Genl Hospital in Cincinnati on 2 Dec 62; He deserted 15 Jan 63, so he was never at Camp Cripple Creek; He was caught and confined in the Lytle Barracks in Cincinnati on 27 Jun 64 (he was mistakenly listed as "William Shaw") and sent to Barrackks No 1 in Louisville, KY on 14 Jul 64 ("retained in service after muster-out of his Company Jun 18/64, his term of service not having expired"); The charge of Desertion was eventually removed and changed to "Absent Without Leave" from 15 Jan 63 until 27 Jun 64; Mustered out 8 Jan 65;
Schultz, James 30 (1831 - ) 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
ENLISTED MEN of COMPANY G at CRIPPLE CREEK
Able, Frederick ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Wounded at Shiloh on 7 Apr 62; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Arohea, Ezekiel ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Wounded at Shiloh on 7 Apr 62; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Ayers, Eli 23 (1838 - ) 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; There is an Eli Ayres who was born in Maine about 1836 who died in Newport, Campbell Co, KY on 1 Nov 1917, but I don't know if this is our Eli
Bohn, Mathias ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Returned 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
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* ( - 1864) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Would die at Camp Chase, OH on 19 Apr 64
Cassack, James ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Clemmons, Frank ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Cuff, James H. ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Wounded at Chickamauga, GA on 19 Sep 63; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Dailey, John ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Returned on 28 May 64; Mustered out by telegram on 15 Jun 64
Decker, Frank D. ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
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); 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)
Fayene, Henry ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Feisl, Jacob ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
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; 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 ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Returned 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
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; Around 1894, they moved to Indianapolis, IN until his death in 1899; Buried in Cincinnati's Wesleyan Cem
Hardison, John P. 22 (<1839> - ) 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
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 N ( - ) 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
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; 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 ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Taken prisoner Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Returned 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
McGowan, James ( - ) Mustered in on 6 July 61 as a Cpl; Reduced from Cpl to Pvt on 22 Jan 62; Mustered out by telegram on 18 Jun 64
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 ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
O'Harra, Frank 41 (1820 - 1878) Born in Ireland; Married Mary Jeanette Garrety in 1867; Mustered in on 5 July 61; Mustered out by telegram on 18 Jun 64; Buried in the St. Joseph's Irish Cem in Cincinnati
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
Powers, William K. B. ( - ) Mustered in on 17 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Roark, Frank ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Smith, Asa ( - ) Mustered in on 12 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Smith, Thomas ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; 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 ( - ) Mustered in on 20 Jun 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Weddon, Thomas ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
White, John R. ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
Williams, Simeon H. ( - ) Mustered in on 4 Jun 61; Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63; Returned on 28 May 64; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64; His proper name is Simeon H. Schiff
Young, Spencer ( - ) Mustered in on 10 May 61; Mustered out on 18 Jun 64
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
Oath, Michael (to 2nd KY)
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
Abby, Peter M.
Hannon, John F.
McElroy, John H. (Cpl)
Perkins, John W.
Tarvelt, Tunis C.
Williams, William J.