COMPANY  A  OFFICERS  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

Browne, Alfred J. M.   34  (<1827> - 1873)  Born in OH;  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as Capt of Co A;  Resigned 1 Mar 63 after Capt Baldwin was promoted to Maj over Capt Browne;  Browne returned to his life in CIncinnati, where he was a Merchant from a well-to-do family;  Apparently, Browne tried to exact some sort of satisfaction (in print?  through the courts?  both?) and he was arrested at the behest of a Capt Stanhope on a charge of "presenting false claims against the US for money";  It is unclear what the disposition was in the case of US vs. Browne;  At the time of his death of Consumption in Cincinnati in 1873, Browne was involved in another lawsuit in which he and his siblings were the plaintiffs in a case concerning their late father, Samuel Browne, and his estate;  The former Captain Browne died before the inheritance case was decided (again, I do not know the disposition of this case) 

 

Martin, Henry B.  27   (1833 - 1913)  Born in IN and lived most of his life in Putnam Co, IN, where he was an Attorney; Mustered in on 6 Jun 61 as 2 Lt (he had originally been enrolled as Sgt and already promoted by the time the Company was mustered in);  Slightly wounded on 13 Jul 61, which sent him to a hospital in Gallipolis for a weeks;  Promoted to 1 Lt on 25 Feb 62;  Given a Detached Duty as Commander of the 3rd Battery, Co G, of the Pioneer Corps from 26 Nov 62 until Mar 63;  During this time with the Pioneer Corps, he was suffering from an Inguinal Hernia which caused him to seek medical help, but when the Army Surgeon couldn't help him, he was given a Leave of Absence for 10 days to see a doctor in Louisville--this doctor advised that he take a longer leave in which to procure a mechanical device (a truss?) to aid in his recovery, and Lt Martin completed all the necessary paperwork to extend his leave (or so he thought);  A Disciplinary Board was convened for the infraction of overstaying his leave, but by then all the proper paperwork was found to have been submitted properly and the charges were dropped;  Promoted to Capt on 12 Apr 63 (after Capt Alfred Browne resigned);  He would be wounded at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63 when a minieball entered his left arm above the wrist and exited below th elbow, fracturing the ulna and damaging the radial nerve--nevertheless, he was back on duty by Dec 63;  He was put in command of a Convalescent Barracks in Louisville for a couple of months in early 64;  He took a short Leave of Absence in April 64 in order to apply for a position in the Veterans' Relief Corps--consequently, when he mustered out of the 2 KY on 19 Jun 64, he was mustered in as Captain of a company of VRC troops; After the War, he lived for a short time in San Benadino, CA, but he died and was buried in Putnam Co, IN 

 

Davis, Thomas N.  22?  (1839? - )  Mustered in on 6 Jun 61 as Sgt;  Age is given as 22 or 25 and his middle initial is given as "M" as well as "N";  Promoted to 2 Lt on 6 Jul 62;  Reported as sick in Bowling Green during Sep/Oct 62;  Wounded slightly at Stones River;  Acting Commander of the Comany from 1 Mar until 12 Apr 63 (Capt Browne's departure until Capt Martin's promotion);  Promoted to 1 Lt on 27 Jul 63;  Acted as Comany Commander again while Capt Martin was recovering from his wound at Chickamauga;  Would be promoted to Regimental Adjutant on 1 Jan 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64 The Thomas M Davis 1836 - 1875, who lived all of his life in KY and who had a wife named Mary, might be our Thomas

 

 

 

 

CORPORALS  and  SERGEANTS  of  Co.  A  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

 

Annan, Michael   24  (1837 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Cpl on 1 Mar 63;  Wounded in right thigh (flesh wound) at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Surname also Annon

 

Bryant, Andrew J.  27?  (1834? - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Wagoner;  Appointed Cpl on 1 Feb 62;  Promoted to Sgt on 14 Jan 64;  Would re-enlist as a Veteran Volunteer on 22 Jan 64;  He was left at Bridgeport, AL in order to report Maj Genl O. O. Howard;  At the time of his re-enlistment, he was described as 5' 10" with light brown hair, hazel eyes, and a fair complexion, aged 31 (which would mean he was born around 1833--conflicting ages for him while he was in the 2 KY, showed him being 31 in 1861)

 

Fitts, William C.  23   (1836 - 1908)  Born in NC, his family had moved to IN by the time he was 12;  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Wounded slightly on 13 Jul 61 in Barboursville, VA;  Appointed Cpl on 1 Nov 61;  By the end of Jun 63, he had been placed on Daily Duty as Color Bearer;  Slightly wounded at Chickamauga, GA on 19 Sep 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Worked as a Wagon and Carriage Maker in IN after the War;  Died in Daviess Co, IN and was buried there in Oak Grove Cemetery;  Middle initial given as "E" on the AG's Roll and the surname spelled various ways on the Muster Roll Cards (Fritz, Fitz, etc.);  The informant on Find-A-Grave apparently read his Company as "H" instead of "A"  

 

Harvey, John  24   (<1837> - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Appointed Sgt on 1 Mar 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Not to be confused with John C. Harvey, also 24, who deserted in 1862 in Louisville, KY

 

Holland, Simon     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Cpl on 1 Sep 62;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;

 

Jones, William     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Sgt;  Promoted to 1 Sgt on 6 Jun 62;  Reduced back to Sgt on 1 Mar 63;  Would re-enlist as a Veteran Volunteer on 24 Dec 63;  Left at Bridgeport, AL

 

Moore, William H.     ( - )  Mustered in on 1 Jul 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Cpl on 1 Mar 63;  Mustered out 19 Jun 64

 

Quigley,  Sylvester     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Promoted to Sgt on 1 Nov 61;  Reduced to Pvt on 1 Mar 63;  Mustered out 19 Jun 64  

 

Stephens, Joseph     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Promoted to Sgt on 6 Jun 61;  Promoted to 1 Sgt on 1 Mar 63;  Would be reduced to Pvt on 13 Jan 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Talbot, Edward H.     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Cpl on 1 Mar 63 along with Michael Annon and William H. Moore;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Teagarden, Samuel R.     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Promoted to Sgt on 1 Feb 62;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Wolf, David S.     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Promoted to Sgt on 6 Jun 62;  Would be promoted to 1 Sgt on 15 Jan 64;  Mustered out 19 Jun 64;  Any relation to Josiah Wolf in the next bio?

 

Wolf, Josiah   20   (1841 - 1924)  Born either in OH or WV;  Mustered in on 8 Jul 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Cpl on 1 Aug 62;  Would be reduced to Pvt on 17 May 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Any relation to Sgt Wolf in the bio above?;  Married Nancy

Ella Lusk in 1867;  Worked as a Bricklayer; Buried in Spring Grove Cem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       OTHER  PERSONNEL   from  Co.  A  at   CRIPPLE   CREEK

 

Barry, John  22  (1839 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Drummer;  Would be reduced to Pvt on 20 Jan 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64  

 

Reese, John   --  See his bio on the 2nd KY Field & Staff Page

 

 

ENLISTED  MEN  of  COMPANY  A  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

Anderson, Josiah      ( - )   Mustered in as a Pvt on 20 Jun 61;  Wounded at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Brown, Thomas G.  Mustered in on 13 Jan 62 as a Pvt;  Would re-enlist as a Veteran Volunteer on 2 Jan 64;  Left at Bridgeport, AL

 

Clayton, Christian      ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Couch, Henry     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Curry, Henry     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Would be appointed Cpl on 30 May 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Degeman, Patrick      ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Dutchle, Stephen      (  -  )   Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Garrell, John F.      ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

 

Hawes, Frederick J.     ( - )  Mustered in on 27 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Hospital Steward on 9 Jan 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Hendricks, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Hooper, Thomas G.    ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Would be wounded at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Howard, Henry     ( - )  Mustered in on 22 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Would be transferred to Regimental Staff as the Principal Musician on 1 Jan 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Isentrager, Thomas J.     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Lucas, Frederick     ( - )   Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

McArcus, Alexander      ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

McClenden, Jonathan     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

McDonald, Hugh     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

McGinnis, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Mack, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer on 24 Dec 63;  Would be left at Bridgeport, AL

 

McKeir, Thomas     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Would be left at Bridgeport, Al on 4 Jun 1864

 

McLaughlin, Frank     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Would ve transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 24 Dec 63 (from hospital?)

 

 

McPherson, John R.     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer on 24 Jan 64;  Would be left at Bridgeport, AL

 

McQue, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Mays, Daniel     ( - )  Mustered in on 11 Jul 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Neeley, Frank     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Newton, Thomas     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Would desert from Quincy, IL on 29 Apr 64

 

Resfield, Henry     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Ritter, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Rutherford, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Ryan, Peter     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Sadelfield, John    ( - )  Mustered in on 27 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Schmering, Andrew     ( -)  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Smith, Alfred     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Would be wounded at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Smith, John     ( - )   Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Stevenson, Benjamin F.     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Reduced to Pvt on 1 Nov 61;  Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer on 22 Jan 64;  Would be left at Bridgeport, AL

 

 

 

Sullivan, Owen     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer on 4 Jan 64;  Would be left at Bridgeport, AL

 

Terrill, James   ( - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 62;  Time not expired when the rest of the Company mustered out, so he was sent to the Provost Marshal for reassignment

 

 

Waldrip, James M.   21   (1840 - 1917)  Born in French Lick, IN;  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  In Nov 61, he was listed as "Absent --- Sick";  In Sep 62, he was on special duty as the Division Teamster;  In Jan / Feb 63, he was on special detail as Company Clerk;  Would transfer to Signal Corps on 8 Nov 63 (Perhaps all those times that the 2 KY had to guard the Signal Corps on Pilot Knob made him want to do what they were doing?);  Mustered out 19 Jun 64;  Also listed as Waldrop, Waldriss;  Married Mary Edmiston in Dubois, IN in 1874; Occupation variously described as "Machinist", "Wood Machinist" and "Woodworker";  Lived in Cincinnati after the War but was living in IN when he filed his Invalid Petition in 1887;  When he entered the Disabled Soldiers' Home in Dayton, OH in Mar 1913, he was afflicted by "defective vision, cardiac hypertrophy, arteriosclerosis, double inguinal hernia..."; varicose veins in both legs; loss of left ring finger and little finger and parts of index and middle fingers, "...chronic constipation, occasional attacks of [illegible], general condition good";  At the time of his admission, he was 5' 4", with dark complexion, hazel eyes, and gray hair;  Protestant;  Able to read and write; Occupation: Woodworker;  Wife (Mary) still living in Cincinnati;  Admitted to "C. B." [meaning?]; He was discharged at his own request on 16 Mar 1916 and "Readmitted to C. B." on 23 Jun 1916;  He died in the Soldiers' Home 7 Jul 1917 and body was sent to Cincinnati for burial in Spring Grove Cem

 

 

Ward, William     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer on 24 Dec 63;  Would be left at Bridgeport, AL

 

Welby, Ephraim     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Wilkinson, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Wisley,  John     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Would be appointed Cpl on 30 May 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Witsman, John H.     ( -)  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Captured at Chickmauga on  19 Sep 63;  Returned to Company A on 19 Jun 64, just in time to be mustered out with the rest of the men

 

Wolf, Thomas B.     ( - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

 

Wright, William H.*  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Would die at Orleans, IN on 28 Mar 64 of Chronic Diarrhea

             MEN OF COMPANY A WHO WERE NOT AT CAMP CRIPPLE CREEK

         DIED                   GONE HOME         TRANSFERRED        UNACCOUNTED FOR        IN HOSPITAL       

Calhoun, Samuel H --

   Executed for murder on

   5 Feb 62 at Bardstown, 

   KY

For more information, check out two excellent blogs:

Jim Schmidt's Civil War Medicine (and Writing)

http://civilwarmed.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-serial-murder-in-regiment-guest-blog.html

and Robert Wilhelm's www.MurderByGaslight.com

Connolly, Frank -- KIA

   Stones River

Donovan, John -- Wounds

   incurred Barboursville,

   VA Jul 61

Harrison, George W --

   Drowned 1 Oct 62

Henry, George W. --

   Drowned 1 Aug 62

Jones, James R.  (Cpl) --

    KIA Stones River

Malone, Patrick -- "Killed by

   stabbing" in an "affray"

   on 14 Oct 62 in Danville,

   KY

Roberts, William --

   Drowned 9 Jul 62

Rollin, Edward --

   Typhoid Fever 12 Oct 62

Winthrop, Martin -- Shot

   accidentally at Camp

  Joe Holt, IN 18 Jan 62

Brooks, Benjamin F

Dillen, Thomas.

Hudson, William H.

Smith, Joseph

Smith, Robert

Taylor, George W.

Blundell, Joseph M. -- To

   Regtl QM

Critten, Jacob R. -- To

   Pioneer Brigade

   (Detachment) from 11 Nov

   62 until 3 Jun 64

Eagle, John -- To 1 KY

   Indep Battery

Foster, John G. -- To

   Mendenhall's Battery

Preston, Herbert A  (QMS). --

   To Nashville on Detached

   Duty

Smith, Charles A. -- To 8 VA

   Cavalry

Thomas, Robert -- To Pio-

   neer Brig (Detachment)

   from 11 Nov 62 until

   Medical Discharge 15 Jul

   63--never at Camp Cripple

   Creek 

 

 

 

 

  

"Deserted"

Beswick, Robert H.

Callahan, Dennis

Davis, John  (after

     only 5 days!)

Gessert, William

Golden, Martin

Hall, John B.

Harvey, John C.

Henedsey, James

McLaughlin, James

Pyle, Morgan  (Cpl)

Rawson, Nessback

Ritton, Thomas

Smith, Peter

Boland, Michael -- From 1 Jun 62

   until at least Oct 63, due to

   paralysis on the left side

Eagan, John -- In Nashville

   Convalescent Camp from 26

   Dec 62 until discharge 20 May 63

Hurst, Gilbert -- Severe face wound

   at Stones River, discharged 9    

   Feb 63

Milligan, James -- Severe wound to

   leg at Barboursville, VA on 13 Jul

   61, hospitalized until discharge

   on 9 Feb 63

Murphy, Luke -- Hospitalized from

   5 Jun 61 (in "lunatic assylum,"

   later in Gen Hosp in Cincinnati)

   never discharged, still listed as

   "absent in hospital" in Jun 64 

Wolf, John K.* -- Medical

    furlough/Hospitalization from

   Feb 62 until his death of

   Consumption in CIncinnati Hosp

   on 3 Mar 63