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A newspaper article from 1893 has been transcribed which provides a brief chronicle of the 100 PA Volunteers of Co. E from the “Recent Unpleasantness” aka Civil War. Enjoy.

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The Washington, Pa. Reporter, Friday, April 21, 1893, page 4


ROSTER & RECORD OF CO. E.
Brief Chronicle of the Soldier Life of Each Volunteer.

On the 22d of April, 1861, in Pittsburg, an election of field officers of the 12th regiment, three months' volunteers, was held. Captain Norton McGiffin was chosen lieutenant colonel, serving as such the three months. Col. McGiffin had previously served his country as a private soldier in Co. K, 1st regiment, Pa. Vo., during the war with Mexico. After serving the three months, he assisted in recruiting the 85th regiment, Pa. Vol., to serve three years. He was chosen lieutenant colonel and served through the peninsular campaign. Owing to disease contracted while serving his country, he was compelled to resign May 12, 1862. He is now serving his country as U.S. consul at Port Hope, Canada.

After the promotion of col. McGiffin an election was held in the old post-office building at Pittsburg, Pa. James Armstrong, one of the editors of the Reporter and Tribune, also a Mexican veteran, was elected captain, serving as such three months; recruited Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol., for three years; was promoted to major of regiment, September 10, 1861; to lieutenant colonel October 9th, 1861; resigned July 12, 1862; died in Greensburg, Pa., several years ago.

Wm. F. Templeton, first lieutenant, served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol., first lieutenant; promoted to captain, September 11, 1861; killed at Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862.

Samuel F. Griffith, second lieutenant, served three months; afterward served as captain of provost guard at Pittsburg, Pa.; died in the spring of 1887 at Washington, Pa.

O.R. McNary, appointed first sergeant, served three month; acting post quartermaster at Pittsburg from October 1st, '61, to March 1st. '62; commissioned quartermaster of 103d regiment, Pa. Vol., taken prisoner at Plymouth, N.C., April 20th, 1864; was a prisoner nine months; wounded three times; resides at Leavenworth, Kansas.

David Brady, second sergeant: served three months; died at his home in Washington, Pa., date not known.

John Q. A. Boyd, third sergeant; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. I, 1st West Va. Vol. Infantry.

David Acheson, fourth sergeant; served three months; recruited Co. C, 110th regiment Pa. Vol., captain; kill at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2d, 1863.

John D. McKaban, first corporal; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. H, 46th regiment Pa. Vol.; died July 25th, '61 of wounds received at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20th, 1864.
Henry Brown, second corporal; served three months; resides in Allegheny county.

Robert B. Elliott, third corporal, served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment, Pa. Vol.; discharged with Co. July 24th, 1865; resides in Pittsburg, Pa.

Geo. B. Caldwell, fourth corporal; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A., 100th regiment, Pa. Vol.; discharged to receive promotion; commissioned adjutant of the 12th W. Va.

Wm A. McCoy; served three months; re-enlisted in first West Virginia cavalry, Co. B.; first sergeant; promoted to first lieutenant; then to captain of Co., C, same regiment; resigned Nov. 11th, 1864, on account of wounds received at Warrington Junction, Va., May 3d, 1863; resides at Triadelphia, W.Va.

Simon W. Lewis , served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; was killed by falling from top of a car, near Paris, Kentucky, in 1863.

John W. Acheson; served three month; re-enlisted in Co. C, 85th regiment, Pa. Vol.; first lieutenant; promoted to captain February 29th, 1864, as assistant adjutant general; dead date unknown.

H. H. Atter; served three months; re-enlisted as assistant surgeon, 52d regiment, Kentucky mounted infantry, April, 1861, to February 1865; resides in Watseka, Ill.

Jas. Barr; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; mustered out with company July 24th, 1865; resides in Wheeling, W. Va.

Ed. W. Bausman; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; sergeant; promoted to second lieutenant; resigned March 16th, 1864; resides in Pittsburg, Pa.

Peter Blumberg; served three month; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; died of heart disease at Beaufort, S.C., February 16th, 1862.

Hugh P. Boone; served three months; re-enlisted in first W.Va. cavalry; captain of Co. B; wounded at Wythville, Va.; mustered out with his company, end of war in 1865.

John V. Brobst; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; discharged for disability November 29th, 1863; resides in Pittsburg, Pa.

John A. Byers; served three months; re-enlisted in first W.Va. cavalry; captain of Co. G; transferred as aid-de-camp on Gen. Averil's staff; served during the war; died at his home in South Strabane township; date not known.

John L. Cook; served three months; record and place of residence not known.

H.M. Dougan; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. a, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; promoted from private to adjutant of regiment, November 26th, 1864; mustered out with regiment, July 24th, 1865.

H.B. Durant; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; promoted from private to assistant surgeon of regiment, March 23d, 1864; resigned March 17th, 1865; resides in Philadelphia, Pa.

T.A. Durant; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment, Pa. Vol.; mustered out with company, July 24th, 1865; shortly after returning home was killed near Claysville, Pa., at the raising of a building.

Henry Eardman; served three months; we have been unable to learn his record; know he is dead.

Hardman Gantz; served three months; re-enlisted to Co. B, 22d regiment, Pa. Vol. cavalry; taken prisoner August 4th, '63; exchanged and died at Annapolis, Md., April 5th, 1864.

John L. Gettys; served three months; record unknown.

James Greer; served three months; died in Washington, Pa., date unknown.

John. B. Griffith; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. K, 8th Pa. reserve; transferred to Co. G, 191st regiment Pa. Vol.; lost an arm in front of Petersburg, Va.; discharged at expiration of term of service, now deceased.

Charles Hallam; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. F, 22d regiment Pa. Vol. cavalry; discharged with company, July 19th, 1865; resides in Canton, Ohio.

Wm. T. Hamilton; served three months; resides in Wheeling, W.Va.

Alex. C. Hamilton; served three months; died June 24th, 1886.

Wm. Hart; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. K, 8th Pa. reserve; discharged on surgeon's certificate, July 17th, 1862; died in the spring of 1890.

Wm. H. Horn; served three months; re-enlisted in 85th regiment Pa. Vol.; capt. of Co. D; resigned July 6th, 1862; resides in Washington, D.C.

Robert P. Hughes; served three months; re-enlisted in 85th regiment Pa. Vol.; first lieutenant of Co. B; promoted to captain Co. C, August 21st, 1862; to lieutenant colonel 199th regiment Pa. Vol. November 28th 1864; brevet colonel, April 2d, 1865; mustered out with regiment, June 28th, 1865; an officer in regular army; residence unknown.

A.J. Hyde; served three months; removed to Texas after the war, where he died of yellow fever about 1867.

J. R. Kennedy; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; fourth sergeant; promoted to fist sergeant; wounded at Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., November 29th, 1863; discharged at expiration of term of service.

John W. Kendall; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; wounded at Wilderness, May 6th, 1864; mustered out with company, July 24th, 1865; died in Pittsburg, Pa.

Philip P. Kuntz; served three months; died in Washington, Pa.

John Lawton; served three months; record unknown; learn that he is dead.

Matthew P. Linn; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. F, 1st regiment West Va. veteran cavalry; discharged June 3d, 1865, by reason of end of war.

Joseph Lane; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. C, 22d regiment Pa. cavalry; promoted from fist sergeant to second lieutenant, May 15th, 1864; discharged June 1st, 1865; resides in Ohio.

Charles L. Linton; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. C, 110th regiment Pa. Vol.; second lieutenant; promoted to captain Co. D, same regiment; wounded at Petersburg, Va.; discharged on surgeon's certificate, May 17th, 1863; resides at Junction City, Kansas.

John Loughman; served three months; died since war; date unknown.

Taylor McFarland; served three months; re-enlisted to Co. K, 8th reserve; transferred to Co. G, 191st regiment, Pa. Vol.; discharged June 28th, 1865, expiration of term of service; resides in Monongahela, Pa.

Thomas McKeever; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; wounded on James Island, June 3d, 1862, being the first man wounded in Co. A; was drowned by sinking of transport on Potomac river, in winter of '62 '63.

Caleb J. McNulty; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. C, 22d regiment Pa. Cavalry; first lieutenant; promoted to Captain May 13th, 1864; wounded at Burlington, W.Va., February 1st, 1864; discharged June 1st, 1865.

James Montford; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; sergeant; promoted to fist lieutenant September 9th, 1862; wounded at South Mountain September 11th, 1862; discharged on surgeon's certificate September 3d, 1864; died at Burgettstown, Pa., since the war, date unknown.

Wm. M. Morrison; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. F, 2d Md. Vol. infantry; mustered out with company, end of war; died at Cumberland, Md., date unknown.

Henry C. Odenbaugh; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; killed at South Mountain, Md., September 14th, 1862; No of grave in National cemetery at Sharpsburg, Md. 805, Sec. 26.

George A Perritte; served three months; re-enlisted in Regimental Band, 8th reserves; discharged by general order August 8th, 1862; re-enlisted in Co. F, 1st W.Va. veteran cavalry; discharged 3d day of June, 1865, by reason of end of war; died at his home in Canonsburg, Pa.

R. O. Phillips; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. D, 85th regiment, Pa. Vol.; first lieutenant; promoted to captain July 6th, 1862; mustered out with company November 22d, 1864, expiration of term of service; resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Harry A. Purviance; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. E, 85th regiment Pa. Vol.; captain; promoted to lieutenant colonel May 15thm 1862; killed at Fort Wagoner, S.C., August 31st, 1863.

Alex. Rankin; served three months; re-enlisted in the Regimental Band of 8th regiment Pa. reserve; leader; discharged by order of Secretary Stanton June 14th, 1862; re-enlisted in Co. F, 1st regiment West Va. veteran cavalry; discharged June 3d, 1865, by reason of expiration of war.

George W Reed; served three months; resides in Pittsburg, Pa.

Samuel D. Rickey; died while the company was stationed at Milvale Station, Md., on N.C.R.R.; body brought home and buried at Claysville, Pa.

John B. Ritner; served three months; further record unknown.

Alex. W. Scott; served three months; further record unknown.

Cephas D. Sharp; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. D, 110th regiment Pa. Vol.; as sergeant; died August 2d, 1863, of wounds received at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2d, 1863.

David Shephard; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; discharged for disability; re-enlisted in Co. E, 61st regiment Pa. Vol.; die died in hospital, near Petersburg, Va., June 11th, 1864.

James S. Stocking; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; promoted from sergeant to first lieutenant, October 16th, 1864; wounded, with loss or arm at Hatcher's Run, Va., Oct. 27th, 1864; discharged on surgeon's certificate, September 19th, 1864; resides at Amity.

John R. Sweeney, served three months.

Samuel Templeton; served three months.

Joseph H. Templeton; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; wounded at Bull Run, August 29th, 1862, and in front of Petersburg, Va., July 30th, 1864; mustered out with company, July 24th, 1865; resides near Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Robert H. Thompson; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. F, 22d regiment Pa. cavalry; mustered out with company, July 19th, 1865; resides at Burgettstown, Pa.

Robert L. Thompson; served three months; resides in Washington, Pa.

Wm H. Underwood; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; promoted from corporal to first sergeant, May 12, 1863, wounded at Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., and at Coal Harbor, Va., June 2d, 1864; mustered out with company July 24th, 1865.

Isaac Vance; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. C, 110th regiment Pa. Vol.; promoted from first lieutenant to captain September 23d, 1863; wounded with loss of hand at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2d, 1863; discharged on surgeon's certificate January 12th, 1864.

George J. Walker; served three months; re-enlisted in Knap's Independent Battery E, at Pittsburg, wounded at Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 27th, 1863; mustered out with battery June 14th, 1865.

Andrew W. Wilson; served three months; record unknown.

J. B. Wilson, on account of death of his father, was called home; Alex W. Acheson served as substitute the balance of three months.

Robert T. Wishart; served three months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 85th regiment Pa. Vol.; sergeant; promoted to second lieutenant, August 29th, 1862, resigned November 20th, 1862.

Wesley Wolf; served three months; re-enlisted in Battery F, 20th regiment Pa. Vol., fifth artillery; mustered out with battery June 3d, 1865; died in Washington, Pa.; date unknown.

Alex. W. Acheson; substitute for J.B. Wilson; afterward re-enlisted in Co. C, 140th regiment; promoted from sergeant to first sergeant July 2d, 1863; to first lieutenant September 22d, 1863; to captain January 30th, 1864; wounded at Spottsylvania, C.H., Va., May 12th, 1864; discharged on surgeon's certificate December 9th, 1864; resides in Dennison, Texas.

THOSE DROPPED AT HARRISBURG.

Following are the names and records of those who were dropped at Harrisburg, Pa. for the reason that seventy-seven men constituted, under the law, a full company:

John P. Charlton; re-enlisted in Co., K, third Pa. artillery regiment; mustered out with the battery November 9th, 1863.

W. Ed. Butts; re-enlisted, command not known; discharged for wounds received in battle.

Geo. W. Dye; re-enlisted in Co. K, 8th Pa. reserves, died September 1st, 1864, at Washington, D.C.

J.M. Dye; re-enlisted in Co. C, 110th regiment Pa. Vol.; transferred to Independent battery C, Pa. artillery; promoted from private to corporal; to first sergeant February 28th, 1865; discharged June 8th, 1865; living; residence unknown.

James L. Boardman; re-enlisted in Co. K, 8th Pa. reserve; discharged on surgeon's certificate, December 17th, 1862; resides in Allegheny City, Pa.

Wm. Houston, re-enlisted in Co., J, 1st West Va. cavalry; served three years; resides in South Strabane township.

Joseph Kerr; re-enlisted in Co. B, 1st West Va. cavalry; transferred to hospital department; served three years; died since the war in Washington, Pa.

Thomas B. Linn; re-enlisted in Co. A, 9th Pa. reserves; died at Camp Pearpoint, March 20th, 1862.

Thomas H. Marshall; re-enlisted in Co. K, 8th Pa. reserves; killed at Fredericksburg, Va., December 18, 1862.

Thomas L. Noble; re-enlisted in Co. K, 140th regiment, Pa. Vol.; promoted from private to commissary sergeant September 18th, 1862; mustered out with regiment May 31st, 1865; living; residence unknown.

Frank W. Orr; re-enlisted in Co. K, 8th regiment Pa. Vol.; mustered out with company, May 24th, 1864; dead.

Samuel Potter; re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th regiment Pa. Vol.; mustered out with company, July 24th, 1865; died at Washington, Pa.; date unknown.

Robert M. Poland; re-enlisted in Co., K, 8th Pa. reserves; discharged on surgeon's certificate, January 2d, 1862; living; resides in Ohio.

Thomas Rankin; re-enlisted in Co. B, 1st West Va. cavalry; discharged October, 1861; killed by falling from tower of Washington and Jefferson college building; date not known.

W. F. Robb; record unknown.

Robert M. Scott; re-enlisted in Co., K, 8th Pa. reserves; transferred to United States regular army; November 3d, 1862; died in Washington since war.

James L. sprigs; re-enlisted in Co. K, 8th Pa. reserves; mustered out with company, May 24th, 1864; resides in Creston, Ogle county, Ill.

Alex. Wibley; re-enlisted in Co. B, 1st West Va. cavalry; blacksmith; discharged September, 1862, for disability; died several years ago.

W. T. Minor; re-enlisted in Co. I, 8th reserves; wounded; mustered out with company, May 24th, 1864; residence unknown.

John W. Hayes; re-enlisted in Co., I, 8th reserves; mustered out with company May 24th, 1864; now deceased.

John Kelly; re-enlisted in Co. D, 140th regiment Pa. Vol.; corporal; mustered out with company, May 31st, 1865; resides in Cumberland, Md.

J. W. Hughes; re-enlisted in Co. D, 140th regiment Pa. Vol.; died at Amity, Pa., November, 1864

RECAPITULATION
Reaching rank of lieutenant colonel 4
Reaching rank of captain 13
Reaching rank of first lieutenant 5
Reaching rank of second lieutenant 5
Killed in battle 7
Killed by accident 4
Wounded in battle 20
Wounded still living 15
Total deaths from all causes to date 44
Total enlisted, April 20th, 1861 100

Co. E survivors consider it an honor and a great pleasure to state that it has not been necessary to add "Deserter" after any comrads name. A company record second to none in the State of Pennsylvania or elsewhere.

Of the original company 22 re-enlisted in Co. A, 100th Pa. Vol. and of those 22, 11 are now dead.



AN OLD TIME PRINTER

Wm. T. Hamilton, of Wheeling, Visits Washington and Renews His youth.

Among the veterans who attended the banquet and reunion of Co. E Thursday evening, was Wm. T. Hamilton, of Wheeling, who was a member of the above named company. Mr. Hamilton will be remembered by many of the older citizens of Washington. He was born in West Middletown. In 1849 he commenced his apprenticeship at the art preservative with Seth T. Hurd, who was then publishing the Commonwealth in the frame building which stood on the present site of W. W. Smith's Iron Hall. After serving three years he went to Wheeling where he set type for some time and then came back to Washington and worked for two years on the Reporter, then Edited by John Bausman in the frame building, on East Beau Street, opposite the old Fulton House Hotel Main stables. After leaving here he worked in different parts of the country, but principally on the papers of Wheeling, and up until three years ago was able to set type, when his eye sight almost completely failed him. Notwithstanding his advanced years, Mr. Hamilton is a remarkably well preserved man and of massive frame. He is an intelligent and agreeable talker, full of reminiscences of the days when the old-fashioned hand printing press was considered the acme of perfection, and when electric light and street cars, natural gas and even railroads had not invaded the quiet town of Washington. Mr. Hamilton is a brother of Mrs. Miller, wife of Julius P. Miller, Esq., of this place.

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Thanks to Lynn B for the transcription and her ongoing dedication to researching her PA roots and helping others.