History of Butler County Pennsylvania - 1883

Chapter 13 -- Butler County During War of 1861-1865 (Cont'd)

One Hundred and Sixty-Ninth Regiment

(Drafted Militia)

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Transcribed by Marcie Todd. For an explanation and caution about this transcription, please read this page.

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 XIII

BUTLER COUNTY DURING THE WAR OF 1861-65 (Cont'd)

ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-NINTH REGIMENT

(DRAFTED MILITIA)

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This regiment, of which Company E was from Butler County, was organized during the months of October and November, 1862, at Pittsburgh; and on the 28th of the latter month the following field officers were selected: Lewis W. SMITH, of Allegheny county, Colonel; Emanuel M. WICKERSHAM, of Allegheny County, Lieutenant Colonel; and William SMYTH, of Butler County, Major.

On the 1st of December, the regiment started for Washington, and, upon its arrival, was ordered to Fortress Monroe, reporting to Gen. Dix (in command of the Department) on the evening of the 5th. On the morning of the 7th, it was sent to Yorktown, and the following day to Gloucester Point. Near the close of the month, it was transferred to Fort Keyes, which it garrisoned, and in addition performed picket duty in its front.

Detachments from the regiment were repeatedly sent out into the enemy's country, and were in a marked degree successful in accomplishing the purpose for which they were sent. While out upon one of these scouts, Corp. Lewis EATON, who was afterward fearfully wounded in the battle of Laurel Hill on the 8th of May, 1864, while serving in the Eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, receiving no less than five wounds through his body, shot and wounded a rebel Colonel, and brought in his sword and trappings.

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On the 9th of July, 1863, the regiment was moved by transports to Washington, and thence marched through Frederick City and Boonsboro to Funkstown, Washington Co., Md., where it arrived on the 14th, reported to headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, and was assigned to duty with the Eleventh Army Corps. It joined in the pursuit of Lee's army after his defeat at Gettysburg, and making a rapid march to Williamsport, Md., arrived in time to receive a few parting shots, and see the rear of the rebel wagon train disappear on the Virginia side of the Potomac. On the following day, it was detached from the corps, and, moved back through Hagerstown to Monocacy, returned by rail via Baltimore and Philadelphia, to Harrisburg, where, on the 27th of July, 1863, it was mustered out of service.

Following is a roster of the officers and men of Company E:

Capt. John G. BIPPUS, e. November 20, 1862; pro. from 1st Lieutenant December 4, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
First Lieut. Frederick BURRY, e. November 20, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Second Lieut. James M. WHITE, e. October 25, 1862; pro. from Sergeant December 19, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863
First Sergt. Henry DRESHER, e. October 25, 1862; pro. from Corporal October 26, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Sergt. Hezekiah COVERT, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Sergt. William MARTIN, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Sergt. Michael M'GINLEY, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Sergt. Frederick SHAKELY, e. October 25, 1862; pro. from Corporal December 19, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863. Corp. Samuel J. PATTON, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Corp. David KIRKPATRICK, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Corp. Phillip GRUVER, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Corp. James P. SLOAN, e. October 25, 1862; absent, sick, at m.o.
Corp. Michael GRAHAM, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Corp. Michael J. KELLY, e. October 25, 1862; pro. to Corporal December 1, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Corp. Edward W. LITTLE, e. October 25, 1862; pro. to Corporal December 1, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Corp. John SMITH, e. October 25, 1862; pro. to Corporal October 26, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Corp. Henry MAY, e. October 25, 1862; dis. by special order November 28, 1862.
Musician William GILLILAND, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Musician Ezra LIKENS, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.

PRIVATES

ALSTADT, Henry, e. October 25, 1862.
BECKMAN, Irvin, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
BARNHARD, Peter, e. October 25, absent, sick, at m.o.
BELZ, Henry, e. October 25, 1862; absent, sick, at m.o.
BECKER, Hiram, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
BYERS, john, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
BARRON, Barry, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
BISHOP, George, e. October 15, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
BREEL, Peter, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
BAUMAN, Herman W., e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
BARNHARD, John, e. October 25, 1862; dis. for disab. February 7, 1863.
BREMER, Jacob, e. October 25, 1862; dis. by special order October 28, 1862.
BAILEY, Chauncey, e. October 25, 1862.
BIGGER, William, e. October 25, 1862.
COVERT, Morris J., e. October 25, 1862; absent, sick, at m.o.
COLEMAN, George, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
CASSINER, George, e. October 25, 1862.
CARNER, Peter, e. October 25, 1862; dis. by special order October 29, 1862.
COCHRAN, John, e. October 25, 1862; dis. by special order October 26, 1862.
CARNER, George, e. October 25, 1862; tr. October 20, 1862; organization unknown.
DEITER Michael, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
DOUGHERTY, James, e. October 25, 1862; discharged.
EICHENAUER, Jno., e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
ENGLISH, Alex, e. October 25, 1862; tr. October 26, 1862.
EICHERT, Nicholas, e. October 25, 1862; tr. October 26, 1862.
ELWARNER, Frederick, e. October 25, 1862.
FRISHCORN, Adam, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
FLEMING, Gotlieb, e. October 25, 1862.
GRAHAM, John, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
GEORGE, John W., e. October 25, 1862.
HALSTEAD, Henry, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
HUBING, Jacob, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
HILL, Isaac C., e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
HULSINGER, William A., e. October 25, 1862; absent, sick, at m.o.
HARTMAN, Joseph, e. October 25, 1862; absent, sick, at m.o.
HEMPHILL, James, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
Harris, Jehu, e. October 25, 1862; dis. by special order November 15, 1862.
HEVERLING, John, e. October 25, 1862; dis. by special order November 29, 1863.
HAIT, John W., e. October 25, 1862.
JAMES, Richard, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
KISLER, William, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
KIRHLAND, James, e. October 25, 1861 [sic]; m.o. July 25, 1863.
KENNEDY, William, e. October 25, 1862.
LENSNER, Henry, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
LEISEY, Henry, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
LAMBERT, Henry, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
LLOYD, John R., e. October 25, 1862.
MICHLEY, Henry, e. October 25, 1862; absent, sick, at m.o.
MATTIER, Christian, e. October 25, 1862; absent, sick, at m.o.
MILLER, Edward, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
MOYER, Frederich, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
MILLINGER, James A., e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
MAGERSTADT, John, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
MILLER, Peter, e. October 25, 1862; tr. October 25, 1862.
MACHEREL, James, e. October 25, 1862; tr. October 26, 1862.
MILLER, James E., e. October 25, 1862.
MASS, William, e. October 25, 1862.
McGINLEY, Michael, e. October 25, 1862; dis. August 1863.
McKEEVER, John, e. October 25, 1862; absent, sick, at m.o.
McMARLIN, Thomas, e. October 25, 1862; dis. by special order November 28, 1862.
McDEVITT, John, e. October 25, 1862; dis. by special order November 28, 1862.
McGARVEY, Michael, e. October 25, 1862.
McMILLAN, Thomas, e. October 25, 1862.
NEELY, Thomas, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
O'DONNELL, Connell, e. October 25, 1862; absent, sick, at m.o.
PEOPLES, James, e. October 25, 1862.
RUBE, Job, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
RASSMAN, Christian, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
ROENICH, Augustus, e. October 25, 1862; dis. by special order October 26, 1862.
REETH, John, e. October 25, 1862.
RAPE, William, e. October 25, 1862.
SLOAN, Thomas, e. October 25, 1862; absent, sick, at m.o.
SPENCE, James, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
SLATER, Abraham, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
SWITZER, Henry, e. October 25, 1862.
SPENCER, Barry, e. October 25, 1862.
TINTSMAN, William, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
WOLF, Abraham, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
WHITE, Matthew F., e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
WILSON, George, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
WIGLE, John, e. October 25, 1862; m.o. July 25, 1863.
WARNER, Frederick L., e. October 25, 1862.
WEIGLE, Frederick, e. October 25, 1862.
YOUNG, John B., e. October 25, 1862; dis. by special order November 16, 1862.
ZEIG, Frederick, e. October 25, 1862.

[END OF BUTLER COUNTY DURING WAR OF 1861-65, 169TH REGIMENT]

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