History of Butler County Pennsylvania - 1883

Chapter 12 -- Butler County During War of 1861-1865

One Hundred and Third Regiment

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Because this chapter is an extensive roster of military personnel, the surnames have not been included at the front of the chapter. The following abbreviations have been made use of in compiling the several rosters:   e., enlisted; dis., discharged; disab., disability; m., mustered in service; m.o., mustered out, m.o.w.c., mustered out with company; m.o.w.b., mustered out with battery; wd., wounded; m.wd., mortally wounded; nat. cem., national cemetery; P.V., Pennsylvania Volunteers; pro., promoted; Surg. cert., Surgeon's certificate; tr., transferred; vet., veteran; V.C., Volunteer Cavalry; V.I., Volunteer Infantry; V.R.C., Veteran Reserve Corp.


CHAPTER XII

BUTLER COUNTY DURING THE WAR OF 1861-65

ONE HUNDRED AND THIRD REGIMENT

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The men comprising this regiment were recruited, chiefly, in the counties of Armstrong, Allegheny, Butler, Clarion and Indiana. Recruiting was commenced early in the autumn of 1861, but the ranks of the command were not filled until in January, 1862. Meanwhile, those of the various companies who had joined early, and were stationed at Camp Orr, the regimental rendezvous, near Kittanning, suffered many hardships by reason of the failure of [p.107] the property authorities to furnish adequate supplies of clothing, camp and garrison equipage. However, in response to an appeal for supplies, the members of the First Lutheran Church of Pittsburgh, and many people in the county surrounding the camp, sent in generous contributions promptly, and the conditions of the volunteers were made more cheerful.

On the 24th of February, 1862, the regiment was ordered to Harrisburg, where the following field officers were chosen: Theodore F. LEHMANN, Colonel; Wilson C. MAXWELL, Lieutenant Colonel; and Audley W. GAZZAM, Major. It was soon afterward ordered to Washingtron, D.C. where, upon its arrival, it was assigned to a brigade in Gen. CASEY's Division. With McCLELLAN's army it was transferred to the Virginia peninsula during the spring of 1862, and participated in the arduous, yet disastrous campaign which followed. As part of KEIM's brigade, CASEY's division, KEYES' corps, it was engaged in the battle Williamsburg, May 5, and captured one of the enemny's flags. Moving forward after the Williamsburg fight, CASEY's division, in advance of the army, the Chickahominy was crossed, the field of Fair Oaks reached, where, on the 31st of May, it became hotly engaged. Describing the performances of the One Hundred and Third in the battle of Fair Oaks, Bates says:

"A portion of the One Hundred and Third had been posted on the picket line on the previous day, and in the skirmishing which ensued had one killed and several wounded. As soon as it became evident that the enemy was present in force, the main body of the regiment was ordered forward by Gen. CASEY, to the support of the pickets, and directed to report at a picket station to the right of the Richmond road, where further orders would be received. On arriving at the designated point, Maj. GAZZAM, failing to receive orders, posted his men in rear of the clearing, back of and to the right of the station, behind a ditch partially filled with water, with the exception of Companies B and G, which were directed to take position, under command of Capt. George W. GILLESPIE, to the left of the road. Learning that the enemy's sharpshooters were felling the trees in GILLESPIE's front, he ordered that office to advance and clear them. This order was gallantly executed, and only when overpowered by numbers, and after having suffered severe loss, did Capt. GILLESPIE fall back to the main line.

"While forming these companies on the left of his command, Maj. GAZZAM was thrown from his horse and stunned by the falling of a tree crushed by a cannon ball. Recovering himself, he regained his position in line, when a volley from the enemy advancing in its front, was received, and the flag staff severed. It was now discovered that the enemy was advancing on the right. Lieut. SCHOTT was ordered to half wheel his company and protect that flank; but the enemy was coming also on the left, and was being re-enforced in front. Seeing that with his small force unsupported, it was impossible to hold his ground longer, Maj. GAZZAM gave the order to fall back slowly. Retiring through the woods, it came to a stand on a small cross-road, and poured in a steady fire; but, in heavy force, the enemy continued to press forward, his battle flags plainly visible on front and flank. To add to the horrors of its situation, the Union guns, posted in the earthworks, opened fire, and, in seeking to get the range of the enemy, threw their shot and shell full upon its ranks, doing fearful execution. Maj. GAZZAM, seeing that his men, between two fires, were fast falling, endeavored to lead back the rear rank remaining, in order; but as fast as formed they were picked off, and, yielding to a stern necessity, he was obliged to allow them to retire as best they could through the slashings.

"On reaching the line, a portion of the men were rallied to dispute the enemy's passage to the right of the road, in front of the fortifications, and others joined the Ninety-second New York. Late in the day, those of the One Hundred and Third Pennsylvania, who were fit for duty, were placed in rifle-pits to the left of the road, where they remained until nightfall. The colors came near falling into the enemy's hands, the color guard being nearly all either killed or wounded. They were finally given to Capt. McDOWELL, who brought them off the field. The loss in the engagement was eighty-four killed and wounded. Among the killed were Capt. George GILLESPIE and Lieut. George D. SCHOTT."

After this battle, the brigade was stationed at White Oak Swamp, on the extreme left of the Union army, where, exposed to the heats of summer by day and the miasma of the swamp by night, without blankets and but half clothed, it was held to serve duty. Many became sick, and so much was the command reduced that it was difficult, at times, to find men well enough to perform picket service. It finally participated in the seven days' fight, and fought its last battle in Virginia at Malvern Hill July 1, 1862. During the following night, the army commenced retiring to Harrison's Landing, Wessell's brigade (Gen. W. H. WESSELL having succeeded to the command of the brigade upon the death of Gen. KEIM), covering the retreat and repelling frequent attacks of rebel cavalry. On the 4th, it "was reviewed by the Commanding General, who was received with enthusiastic cheers by all, save CASEY's division, which remained silent as he passed, having no heart to cheer the man who had most unjustly heaped reproaches upon it for its part in the battle of Fair Oaks.

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During the Peninsular campaign, the regiment had lost, by casualties and sickness, nearly half its original strength. When McCLELLAN's army was ordered to join POPE upon the Rapidan, WESSELL's brigade was included; but, when about to depart, the order including it was countermanded, and it was directed to embark upon transports and proceed to Norfolk, whereby it was separated from the Army of the Potomac, never again to rejoin it. Arriving at Norfolk, it was hastened forward by rail to Suffolk, in expectation of meeting the enemy; but the latter, learning that the Union forces had been re-enforced, deemed it prudent not to attack. In fortifying and making occasional expeditions to Franklin, the time was passed, until December 5, when the brigade (WESSELL's), marched to the Chowan River, and thence embarking in transports proceeded to join Gen. FOSTER's forces in North Carolina. At Kingston, the regiment forced a passage through a swamp considered impassable, and assaulted and carried the enemy's work -- capturing, besides, an entire North Carolina regiment of rebels.

Returning to the vicinity of New Berne after this battle, the winter was passed in pleasant quarters. During April, 1863, the regiment assisted to raise the siege of Washington, N. C., and afterward, with the brigade, now under command of Col. LEHMANN, proceeded to Plymouth, N. C. The work of fortifying the town was at once commenced. The timber surrounding it was cut away to a distance of 1,200 yards, and alterations deemed necessary made in the works. The only avenue of supply was by water. To keep this open one company from each regiment, or five in all, was sent to Roanoke Island, in Albemarle Sound, and stationed in strong works which had been captured by Gen. BURNSIDE in 1862. On account of the low grounds, extending for many miles around Plymouth, the continuation of the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia, the avenues of approach by land were few, most of them next to impassable. These were all held by the enemy, and at Williamstown, some distance above, on the Roanoke River, he had a considerable force, and two miles higher up, at Rainbow Bluff, had erected a fort which commanded the river and effectually prevented the Union gunboats from ascending farther. At Tarboro, within supporting distance, a division of the rebel army was posted under Gen. PICKETT. The enemy had also been busy constructing a ram, the Albemarle, on the Upper Roanoke, with which he threatened the destruction of the fleet in front of Plymouth, and, as a consequence, the capture of the garrison.

"Frequent rumors had reached the headquarters of Gen. WESSELLs' of the readiness of the ram to move, accompanied by a powerful land force. The Union force at Plymouth at this time consisted of about seventeen hundred men of WESSELLs' brigade, of whom at least six hundred were in hospital or sick in camp, 120 men of the Twelfth New York Cavalry, 200 men of the Fourth New York Battery and one company of the Second Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. In March, a deserter from the enemy, a carpenter who had worked on the Albemarle, reported the guns on board and the craft ready to sail. He also reported a large land force in readiness to make an attack upon Plymouth simultaneously with the attack of the ram on the fleet. This was reported to Gen. PECK, in command of the department, and to Gen. BUTLER, in command of the army, with a request for re-enforcements, but the messages were lightly received, and no aid sent.

"On the 17th of April, the land force and the rams were both reported in motion, and a troop of cavalry sent out to reconnoiter, returned, confirming the report. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon, an outer fort, about two miles above the main works, was attacked by the enemy's land forces. This fort was held by a detachment of the Eighty-fifth New York, which made a stubborn defense, and the enemy was driven off. On the following morning, the attack was renewed. The enemy determined to capture the work, but was again repulsed with great slaughter. During the succeeding night, a redoubt three-fourths of a mile in advance of the line of fortifications of Plymouth, was attacked under cover of darkness, and fell into his hands, and its guns at daylight were turned upon Fort Williams, the main fort below. During the day, these were silenced by the thirty-two pounders at Fort Williams. This work had been mainly constructed by Company A of the One Hundred and Third, under Capt. ALEXANDER, and was at this time occupied by that company and a company of the Second Massachusetts Artillery.

"As yet, the ram had not made its appearance, though it was reported to be lying five miles above on the river. Preparations had been made by the fort to give it a warm reception when it should make its appearance, but at 2 o'clock on the morning of the 19th it succeeded in running past the fort without discovery, and escaped without receiving a shot. It immediately attacked the Southfield, a large steamer, which was sunk. Lieutenant Commander FLUSSER, of the Miami, was killed by the rebounding of a shell which he had fired at the ram, and the gunboat Bombshell was sunk at the wharf. The force in the fort was now exposed to attack by the land force from front and flank and from the ram in the rea. Immediately throwing up a breatwork near the river, the garrison fought on the entire day, though against hope, as the place was being invested by a force of 15,000 men, under Gen. HOKE.

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"Before daylight on Wednesday, the 20th, the enemy succeeded in working his way through the swamp below Plymouth, and proceeding along the river bank, protected by the ram, threw a large detachment into the town. The troops stationed on that side found themselves surrounded and assailed from a quarter in which they had anticipated protection from the gunboats. They were compelled to fall back; but Col. LEHMANN, unaware of the force of the enemy occupying the town, taking the One Hundred and Third, which had held the center, advanced at daylight with the intention of re-taking it. He soon discovered his mistake, and returned to the fort. In the meantime, the Sixteenth Connecticut and One Hundred and First Pennsylvania had been compelled to surrender. The enemy finding that the fort could not be carried by assault, opened with his artillery upon it, the shells falling at a fearful rate among the men, and his riflemen picking off the gunners. While the ammunition lasted, the guns of the fort were able to keep the rebel artillery at bay; but that soon became exhausted. There was then but one alternative, and a 11 o'clock on the morning of the 20th of April, 1864, the remaining forces surrendered.

"Of the One Hundred and Third Regiment there were at the time of the surrender about four hundred, rank and file, many of whom had been enlisted since the organization of the regiment. One company was on duty at Roanoke Island, and a few men absent in hospital and on furlough. The officers were immediately separated from the men, not again to be united, the latter being sent to Andersonville, to starve and die by scores, the former to Macon, Ga., and subsequently those of the highest grade, including Col. LEHMANN to Charleston, S.C., where they were placed under fire of the powerful Union batteries, then engaged in bombarding the city. The wounded, of whom there were thirty-five, were left with the Surgeon at Plymouth, in the hands of the enemy. Of the men who entered Andersonville Prison, one hundred and thirty-two died while in confinement there. Many died in the prisons to which they were subsequently removed, and while on their way to and at Camp Parole at Annapolis, and many more after lingering sickness. When the regiment was mustered into the service, there were twenty-two men upward of six feet in height, of whom not one was present at the final muster out.

"The officers of the regiment, after their release from confinement at Charleston, were paroled and returned to duty, Col. LEHMANN resuming command of the district of the Albemarle. The company, which had not been included in the surrender, with the few men who were absent at the time, in all about eighty, were still on duty in the district, and was known as the One Hundred and Third Regiment. In the months of March and April, 1865, eight new companies, fully organized and officered, were assigned to the regiment. But as some of the officers of the original companies were on duty, these new companies, though serving as part of the regiment, were reported as unassigned men. The command was finally mustered out of the service, at New Berne, N.C., on the 25th of June, 1865, but eighty-one of the original men being then present."

Following are the names, etc. of those from Butler County who served in the Regiment.

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COMPANY B

Capt. Geo. W. GILLESPIE, e. Sept. 24, 1861; killed May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va.; buried in nat. cem. Seven Pines.
Capt. Joseph RODGERS, e. Sept. 10, 1861; pro. 1st Lieut. June 5, 1862; resigned Jan. 24, 1863.
Capt. Danl. L. COE, e. Sept. 12, 1861; pro. from 2d to 1st Lieut. June 5, 1862, to Captain Jan. 25, 1863; resigned March 9, 1863.
Sergt. Robt. M. CRAWFORD, e. Sept 24, 1861; tr. to V.R.C.; vet.
Corp. Isaac SHAKELY, e. Aug. 15, 1862; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; m.o. June 24, 1865.
Corp. Saml. J. GIBSON, e. Nov. 1861; prisoner eight months; disc. by general order March 14, 1865.
Corp. Jas. H. CRAWFORD, e. Sept. 24, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., Sept. 7, 1864; grave 8,117.
Corp. Jas. M. CARSON, e. Sept 24, 1861; died June, 1862, at White Oak Swamp.
Corp. Thos. HAYS, e. Sept. 25, 1861; tr. to 4th U.S. Art'y.

PRIVATES

CAMPBELL, Alfred, e. Sept. 24, 1861; died at Newport News, Va., about April 15, 1861.
CRAWFORD, John A., e. Sept. 24, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died Sept. 8, 1864, at Andersonville, Ga.; grave 8,117.
CUMBERLAND, James, e. Dec. 10, 1861; dis. date unknown.
DOVENSPECK, David, e. Sept. 24, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet.
DUNLAP, Alex., e. Sept. 24, 1861; died at Philo, Penn., October 24, 1862.
ERWIN, John P., e. Sept. 24, 1861; prisoner for eleven months; dis. by general order June 29, 1865; vet.
GRANTZ, Lorenzo W., e. Sept. 24, 1861; killed at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862; interred in Fair Oaks Cem.
GIBSON, Gideon W., e. Sept. 24, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; absent on furlough at m.o.; vet.
HILLIARD, Peter, e. Sept. 24, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1865; absent on furlough at m.o.
HILLIARD, Jackson, e. Sept. 24, 1861; died, date unknown.
HAYES, Jno. M., e. Sept. 24, 1861; tr. to 4th Reg. U.S. Artillery Nov. 13, 1862; dis. Nov. 13, 1864.
JACKSON, Alex. C., e. Sept. 24, 1861.
KELLEY, Richard, e. Sept. 24, 1861; dis.
M'CLEARY, Robt. e. Dec. 1, 1861; dis.
NEWTON, Joseph, e. Sept. 24, 1861; killed at Fair Oaks, Va., May 3, 1862.
PETZINGER, Conrad, e. Sept. 24, 1861; prisoner eight months; dis. by general order June 12, 1865; vet.
PENBURTHEY, Wm., e. Sept. 24, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; m.o. June 12, 1865; vet.
RANKIN, James, e. Feb. 25, 1864; m.o. June 24, 1865.
RANKIN, Benj., e. Sept. 24, 1861; tr. to 4th U.S. Light Artillery Nov. 13, 1862; dis. Nov. 13, 1864.
ROBB, Hamilton, e. Sept. 24, 1861; died, date unknown.
ROSS, David, e. Sept. 24, 1861; captured; died at Andersonville, Ga., Aug. 6, 1864; grave 4,844; vet.
SLOAN, Uriah, e. Sept. 24, 1861; prisoner ten months; dis. March 1, 1865.
SHAKELY, Geo. W., e. Sept. 24, 1861; dis. March 1, 1865.
SHAKELY, Henry C., e. Sept. 24, 1861; killed at Fair Oaks May 31, 1862.
SHAKELY, Danl. K., e. Sept. 24, 1861; dis.
SLOAN, Pressley, e. Sept. 24, 1861; dis.
WOODRUFF, Wm. D., e. Sept. 24, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 16, 1864; grave 3,384.
WALLEY, David, e. Sept. 24, 1861; dis. date unknown.

COMPANY E

Capt. Samuel MARTIN, m. Dec. 7, 1861; died at White House, Va., June 8, 1862.
Capt. Eli G. CRATTY, m. Dec. 7, 1861; pro. from 2d Lieut. Oct. 28, 1862; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to March 7, 1865; m.o.w.c. June 25, 1865.
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First Lieut. Christopher M. OTTO, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis. Oct. 28, 1862.
First Lieut. Robert R. BRYSON, m. Dec. 7, 1861; pro. from 1st Sergt. Oct. 28, 1862; prisoner from April 20, 1864 to March 1, 1865; m.o.w.c. June 25, 1865.
Second Lieut. Peter WEISENSTINE, m. Dec. 7, 1861; pro. from private to 2d Lieut. Oct. 28, 1862; dis. Dec. 9, 1863.
First Sergt. Wm. B. SEDWICK, m. Dec. 7, 1861; pro. to 1st Sergt. May 1, 1865; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to May 15, 1865; m.o.w.c. June 25, 1865; vet.
First Sergt. Chas. H. MCCLUNG, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Florence, S. C., Oct. 16, 1864; vet.
Sergt. J. N. MCCARRIER, m. Dec. 7, 1861; pro. to Sergt. Jan. 2, 1864; prisoner from April 20th to Dec., 1864; absent on furlough at m.o.; vet.
Sergt. Henry A. WAGNER, m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to March, 1865; dis. May 16, to date March 4, 1865.
Sergt. Wm. H. MARTIN, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis.
Sergt. Samuel LOGAN, m. Dec. 7, 1861; killed at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet.
Sergt. J. L. MCCANDLESS, m. Dec. 7, 1861; died.
Sergt. Fred'k A. MONDY, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Florence, S.C., Dec. 5, 1864.
Corp. Robert J. THOMPSON, m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20 to Dec. 10, 1864; dis. April 14, 1865, to date Dec. 17, 1864.
Corp. Henry C. CROUP, m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20 to Dec. 10, 1864; absent on furlough at m.o.; vet.
Corp. Lewis WOLFORD, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis. Jan. 30, 1865, to date Dec. 7, 1864, expiration of term.
Corp. Jefferson BURTNER, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis. April 19, 1865; vet.
Corp. Nathaniel N. STEVENSON, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis.
Corp. James H. SCOTT, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864.
Corp. James M. BYERS, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet; died a prisoner at Florence, S.C., the 6th of the following November.
Corp. Samuel ROTH, m. Dec. 7, 1861; died.
Musician Aaron B. HUGHES, m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864 to March 1, 1865; m.o.w.c. June 25, 1865; vet.
Musician John MYERS, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet.

PRIVATES

ALLISON, James R., m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis.
ALLISON, M. K., m. Dec. 7, 1861; missed in action at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862.
ALBERT, John, m. Dec. 7, 1861; died May 27, 1862; bu. Mil. Asy. Cem., D.C.
BAUNER, Adam, m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to March 1, 1865; m.o.w.c. June 25, 1865; vet.
BLACK, John M., m. Feb. 29, 1864; m.o.w.c. June 25, 1865.
BURNS, Henry J., m. March 1, m 1864; m.o.w.c.
BARR, George, m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20 to December, 1864; absent on furlough at m.o.; vet.
BRACKEN, James M., m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864 to Dec., 1864; absent on furlough at m.o.; vet.
BLACK, Robert P., m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to February 27, 1865; dis. by general order June 22, 1865; vet.
BYERS, Thomas S., m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Florence, S.C., Oct. 23, 1864.
BARKMAN, Edward, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet.
BEIGHLY, Wm., m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864.
BURNS, John, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., Oct. 3, 1864; grave 10,260; vet.
BENKER, Martin W., m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864.
CROUP, Cyrus, m. Feb. 23, 1864; m.o.w.c.
CUPP, John, m. Dec. 7, 1861; m.o. Jan 16, 1865, expiration of term.
CAMPBELL, John B., m. Dec. 7, 1861; died at Annapolis, Md., Dec. 20, 1864; bu. rec., died at Andersonville, Ga., May 31, 1864; grave 1,498.
CHRISTY, Dickson, m. Dec. 7, 1861; died at Annapolis, Md., Jan. 6, 1865; vet.
DUFFY, Gabriel, m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20 to Dec., 1864; absent with leave at m.o.; vet.
DAVIS, Samuel, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet.
DAVIS, Moore M., m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 24, 1864; grave 3,875; vet.
DICKSON, Wm. S., m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Florence, S.C., Nov. 21, 1864.
DAVIS, Wm. W., m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Florence, S.C., Oct. 28, 1864; vet.
DANIEL, Wm. W., m. Dec. 7, 1861; not on m.o. roll.
ESHENBAUGH, Emanuel, m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, to December, 1864; dis. by general order June 9, 1865; vet.
FRICK, W., m. Dec. 7, 1861; died July 13, 1862; buried in Cyp. Hill Cem., L.I.
GALLAGHER, Peter J., m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis.
GROSSMAN, Benj. C., m. Dec. 7, 1861; tr. to Vet. Res. Corps.
GORDON, John, m. Dec. 7, 1861; tr. to 8th Regt. N.Y. Art.
GOLDINGER, Joseph, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Florence, S.C., Oct. 16, 1864.
GOLD, Walter, m. Dec. 1861; died.
GROSSMAN, Adam, m. Feb. 29, m 1864; not on m.o. roll.
HOCKENBURY, J., m. March 3, 1864; m.o.w.c.
HESS, Thomas, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis.
HOUTON, Richard J., m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis.
HALL, Westen, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Annapolis, Md., Dec. 20, 1864; vet.
HENSHEW, George W., m. Dec. 7, 1861; died Aug. 4, 1862; buried in Cyp. Hill Cem., L.I.
HUSSLETON, John, m. Dec. 7, 1861; died March 8, 1862; buried in Mil. Asy. Cem., D.C.
JOHNSTON, Andrew, m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to Feb. 24, 1865; dis. March 15, 1865, to date Dec. 16, 1864, expiration of term.
JAMISON, John K., m. Feb. 29, 1864; died April 6, 1864; buried in Allegheny Cem., Penn.
KENNEDY, John, m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to Feb. 27, 1865; dis. by general order June 12, 1865; vet.
KENNEDY, H. C., m. Dec. 7, 1861; died.
LEPLY, Charles, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., Sept. 11, 1864; grave 8,405.
MECHLING, Wm. S., m. Dec. 7, 1861; m.o. April 10, 1865, expiration of term.
MANGEL, Joseph, m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to February, 1865; dis. May 26, 1865.
MORRISON, Andrew, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis.
MILLER, William, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis.
MORROW, Perry O., m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet.
MARTIN, Isaac A., m. Dec. 7, 1861; died at Suffolk, Va.
MARTIN, James, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., Aug. 8, 1864; grave 5,068.
MAYER, Thomas, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga. June 9, 1864; grave 1,747.
MUSHRUSH, George W., m. Dec. 7, 1861; died at Roanoke Island, N.C., Nov. 2, 1864; burial record Dec. 9, 1864; buried in Nat. Cem. New Berne, Plot 7, grave 63.
MYERS, Milton, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 13, 1864; grave 3,259; vet.
MOSER, Sol, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., Aug 30, 1864; grave 7,305.
MCBRIDE, Samuel F., m. Dec. 7, 1861; tr. to U.S. Army, date unknown.
MCELROY, Hugh, m. Dec. 7, 1861; missing since June 29, 1862.
MCCANDLESS, S. B., m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet; died at Charleston, S.C., Oct. 29, 1864.
NORRIS, Patrick, m. Dec. 7, 1861; missed in action at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862.
PUGH, Harrison, m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864 to April, 1865; absent with leave at m.o.; vet.
PROSSER, Charles, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis., date unknown.
PORTER, Bredin, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis., date unknown.
PERKINS, J. H., m. Dec. 7, 1861; died at Annapolis, Md., Mar. 8, 1865; vet.
RUTTER, James B., m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, to December, 1864; absent with leave at m.o.; vet.
RALSTON, James E., m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864 to March, 1865; died at Annapolis, Md., March 21, 1865.
RANSEY, David S., record unknown.
STEVENSON, Wm. E., m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, to December, 1864; m.o.w.c. June 25, 1865; vet.
STEVENSON, John D., m. Dec. 7, 1861; absent, sick, at m.o.
SHIRLY, John B., m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis., date unknown.
SIPE, Jacob, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis., date unknown.
SHANNON, John, m. Dec. 7, 1861; died at White Oak Swamp, Va., June 25, 1862.
SANDERSON, James, m. Dec. 7, 1861; died at Washington, D.C., April 12, 1862; buried in Mil. Asy. Cem.
TAYLOR, Jonathan, m. Dec. 7, 1861; absent on detached service at m.o.
TROUTMAN, George, m. Dec. 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to Feb. 23, 1865; dis. by general order June 13, 1865.
THOMPSON, Samuel, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis., date unknown.
TAGGART, Jno. D., record unknown.
TAYLOR, David, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis., date unknown.
VARLEY, Jno., m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured; died at Charleston, S.C., Feb. 26, 1865; buried record Sept. 26, 1864.
WEBB, Jno. M., m. Dec. 7, 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to Feb. 25, 1865; dis. April 13, to date March 2, 1865.
WISE, Henry A., m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; dis. by general order May 15, 1865.
WISE, Oliver J., m. Dec. 7, 1861; absent on detached service at m.o.
WHITENER, Valentine, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis. date unknown.
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WEBER, Henry, m. Dec. 7, 1861; died at Washington, D.C., March 29, 1862; buried in Mil. Asy. Cem.
WALLACE, Thos., m. Dec. 7, 1861; died at Harrison's Landing, Va., in July, 1862; burial record Aug 3, 1862; buried in Poplar Grove nat. cem. Petersburg, Va., Div. E, Sec. E, grave 392.
WALLACE, Seth, m. Dec. 7, 1861; died at Chesapeake Hospital, Va., Oct. 18, 1862.
WICK, Richard, m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., Aug. 25, 1864; grave 6,808.
WILSON, Jno., m. Dec. 7, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Florence, S.C., Oct. 10, 1864.
ZIEGLER, Andrew, m. Dec. 7, 1861; dis., date unkown.

COMPANY I

Capt. Wilson C. MAXWELL, e. Dec. 16, 1861; pro. to Lieut. Col. March 1, 1862.
Capt. Wm. FIELDING, e. Dec. 16, 1861; pro. from 1st Lieut. March 1, 1862; dis. Jan. 14, 1865.
First Lieut. Wm. C. MCCRUM, e. Dec. 16, 1861; pro. to 1st Lieut. March 1, 1862; resigned April 11, 1862.
First Lieut. Wm. H. KEISTER, e. Jan. 12, 1862; pro. from 2d Lieut. June 30, 1862; m.o. June 25, 1865.
Second Lieut. G. K. M. CRAWFORD, e. Dec. 16, 1861; pro from 1st Sergt. June 30, 1862; resigned July 17, 1863.
First Sergt. Jackson MCCOY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; commissioned 2d Lieut. July 10, 1863; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; m.o. June 25, 1865; vet.
Sergt. Michael DUFFY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; m.o. June 25, 1865; vet.
Sergt. Wm. MCBRIDE, e. Dec. 16, 1861; prisoner from April 20 to Nov. 30, 1864; dis. June 21, 1865; vet.
Sergt. Jno. S. HODIL, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis. ----.
Sergt. Jno. C. APPLEGATE, e. Dec. 16, 1861; pro. to Sergt. Maj.
Sergt. James MCKAIN, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Sergt. Wm. GORMAN, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet.
Sergt. Jacob L. Keister, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Florence, S.C., Nov. 23, 1864; vet.
Corp. Jno. KELLY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; m.o. June 25, 1865; vet.
Corp. Andrew J. MCCOY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; absent, sick, at m.o.; vet.
Corp. David MCCOY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Corp. Alpheus WALKER, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Corp. John MCANALLEN, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Corp. David S. RAMSEY. e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Corp. James RANGE, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Florence, S.C., Jan. 25, 1865; vet.
Corp. Hiram DONALSON, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Florence, S.C., Jan 25, 1865; vet.
Corp. Jas. HARPER, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Annapolis, Md., Jan. 5, 1865; vet.
Corp. A.G.C. JOHNSTON, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 4, 1864; grave 2,889; vet.
Corp. Jno. B. Porter, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died at Yorktown, Va., June 23, 1862.
Mus. James N. ELLIOTT, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; m.o. June 25, 1865; vet.
Mus. Dan. ALBRIGHT, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Mus. Oliver P. HARRIS, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Charleston, S.C., Oct. 6, 1864; vet.

PRIVATES

BELL, Patton, e. Feb. 29, 1864; m.o. June 25, 1865.
BELL, Patton, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
BLAKELY, Jos., e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; absent at m.o.
BERRINGER, Samuel, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Beaufort, N.C., Dec. 14, 1864; interred in nat. cem., New Berne, Plot 7, grave 126.
CRAWFORD, Arthur, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet.
COLLINGWOOD, Jas., e. Dec. 16, 1861; killed at Kingston, N.C., Dec. 14, 1862.
COCHRAN, Chas. e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., Aug. 4, 1864; grave 4,729; vet.
CROOP, Wm. H.; e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., Aug. 4, 1864; grave 4,682.
COWEN, James, e. Dec. 16, 1861.
DAVIS, Nathan E., e. Dec. 16, 1861; prisoner from April 20, 1864 to Feb. 28, 1865; dis. June 6, 1865; vet.
DUNLAP, Wm. P., e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; absent on furlough at m.o.; vet.
DAY, Thos. J., e. Dec. 16, 1861; died at Washington D.C., April 3, 1862; interred in Mil. Asy. Cem.
DUFFY, Simon, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died at Washington D.C., May 10, 1862; interred in Mil. Asylum Cem.
DAVIDSON, Maj. J., e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
DUNLAP, Samuel H., e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Relay House, Md., March 22, 1865.
EAKIN, David, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
FLEMING, Samuel E., e. Feb, 16, 1865; m.o. June 25, 1865.
FIELDING, John, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
GIBSON, Samuel, e. April 9, 1864; m.o. June 25, 1865.
GILMORE, William H. e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; m.o. June 25, 1865; vet.
GRIFFIN, Joseph S., e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; m.o. June 25, 1865; vet.
GRIFFIN, George W., e. Dec. 16, 1861; killed at Kingston, N.C., Dec. 14, 1862.
GRIFFIN, John, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 7, 1864; grave 2,988.
GHOST, John, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died at White Oak Swamp, Va., June 17, 1862; interred at nat. cem., Seven Pines.
GALLAHER, David M., e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., Aug. 20, 1864; grave 5,888; vet.
HILLIARD, Alexander, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet.
Oliver P. HARDY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864.
Philip B. HOVIS, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864.
Thomas C. HACKETT, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
William HAMILTON, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Christopher HENDERSON, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Md., March 16, 1865; vet.
James HAMILTON, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died July 16, 1862; interred in Cypress Hill Cem., L.I.
Henry HOBAUGH, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died at Suffolk, Va.
John S. JOSEPH, e. Dec. 16, 1861; capt. at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; burial record: L.R. Joseph, buried in nat. cem., Wilmington, N.C., grave 990; vet.
William JOSEPH, Dec. 16, 1861; died July 2, 1862; interred in Mil. Asy. Cem., D.C.
Uriah KEISTER, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis. May 11, 1865.
Samuel KELLY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Epaphroditus KEISTER, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 20, 1864; grave 3,634; vet.
James S. LYTLE, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864.
Albert G. MAYBERRY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
William MAJOR, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 22, 1864; grave 3,793; vet.
Fowler MILLER, e. Dec. 16, 1861; killed at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862.
Thomas L. MORRIS, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died at Annapolis, Md., June 24 of wounds received at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862.
James M. MAXWELL, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died at Yorktown, Va.
John W. MILLER, e. Dec. 16, 1861.
R.M. MCELPATRICK, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; m.o. June 25, 1865; vet.
Thomas MCCOY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; absent on furlough at m.o.; vet.
John MCGUIRK, e. Dec. 16, 1861; pris. from April 20 to Dec. 10, 1864; dis. April 13, to date Feb. 22, 1865.
D. MCELPATRICK, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Joseph P. MCANALLEN, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Samuel MCNEES, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Helm J. MCGILL, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis. on Surg. cert. Aug. 31, 1864; burial record: died at Andersonville, Ga., Sept. 11, 1864; grave 8,469. So says Bates, but McGill is still living.
James MCSORLY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet.
Calvin MCCOY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; killed at Kingston, N.C., Dec. 14, 1862.
Elijah H. MCDONALD, e. Dec. 16, 1861; killed at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862.
Patrick MCANALLEN, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died at Harrison's Landing, Va.
Matthew MCNEES, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died at Annapolis, Md., July 26, 1862.
James K. MCCLEARY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died at New Berne, N.C., of wounds received at Kingston Dec. 14, 1862.
James P. MCLAUGHLIN, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died June 10, 1862; interred in Military Asylum Cem., D.C.
James MCGEE, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 28, 1864; grave 4,123.
Patrick NOLAN, e. Dec. 16, 1861; killed at Kingston, N.C., Dec. 14, 1862.
Francis NATT, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Florence, S.C., Nov. 9, 1864; vet.
Thomas O'CONNOR, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died of wounds received at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862.
James W. ORR, e. Dec. 16, 1861; honorably discharged Aug. 13, 1862.
William POWERS, e. Dec. 16, 1861; killed at Kingston, N.C., Dec. 14, 1862.
Samuel P. RANGE, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died April 23 of wounds received at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; interred in nat. cem., New Berne, Plot 7, grave 40; vet.
William REED, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
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William STAFF, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Martin STAFF, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
James SHINAR, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
David STINEDURF, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet.
Milo SANKEY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; died at New Berne, N.C., of wounds received at Kingston Dec. 14, 1862.
Samuel SYLVIES, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured; died at Richmond, Va.
Robert M. SEETON, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 9, 1864; grave 3,057.
John A. THOMPSON, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
John N. THOMPSON, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
John D. TAGGART, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Paul L. TAYLOR, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; vet.
Richard WEST, e. Mar. 31, 1864; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; m.o. June 25, 1865.
Samuel A. WALKER, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis. Feb. 24 to date Feb. 22, 1865.
Richard WALTERS, e. Dec. 16, 1861; dis.
Hugh A. WEAKLY, e. Dec. 16, 1861; captured at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864; died at Annapolis, Md., Dec. 22, 1864; vet.
Alpheus WALKER, served his full term with the regiment and was honorably discharged.

[End of Chapter 12f--Butler County During War of 1861-65, 103rd Regiment: History of Butler County, Pennsylvania. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Waterman, Watkins, & Co., Chicago, 1883.]

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