Sixth Pennsylvania Regiment of Militia

blue black thin line divider

"On the 4th of September Governor Curtin issued a proclamation calling on the people to arm and prepare for defense....In September, 1862, two companies of men from Washington (many of them past the military age) marched to the front, and as a part of the Sixth Regiment of Pennsylvania militia, encamped at a point about two miles west of Chambersburg, PA., awaiting orders to move against the Confederate army, which had crossed the Potomac into Maryland with the evident intention of invading Pennsylvania. "

"Of the field and staff officers of the Sixth Regiment, Col. James Armstrong, Quartermaster David Aiken, and Chaplain William P. Aldrich were residents of Washington. The rolls of the two Washington County companies are here given, viz:

Mustered into service on the 13th of September, and mustered out on the 29th of September; in defense of the State of Pennsylvania."

Company A

Officers

Capt. Norton McGiffin (Washington); 1st lieut. Samuel M. Templeton Washington); 2nd lieut. Henry H. Alter (Washington); 1st sergt. James B. Wilson (Washington); sergts., Charles B. McCollum, David Brady, John W. Wolf, James C Acheson (Washington); corps., Joseph M. Spriggs, Harvery B. McCollum (Washington), John Steck (Greenburg), John Wiley, Thomas G. Wolf, James R. Thompson, Henry M. Aiken, John W. Dinsmore (Washington); musician, Charles White, Washington

Privates

(all from Washington, unless otherwise noted)

Henry H. Arnold, John C. Alrich, William Allen, Isaac N. Bane, John B. Beatty, William S. Beatty, Norton Braddock, William Burke, Samuel Cooke, John L. Cooke, Samuel A. Clarke, George W. Driver, George L. Gow, William Greer, Charles Glaun, John Hainer, John N. Hainer, George Hammond, John B. Hallam, George O. Jones. Thomas C. Kerr, Joseph C. Keiser, Aexander Litle, George O. Lindsey, Gustavus A. Loukert, Jeremiah Marshall, George W. Murphy, William McClane, James McCreary, John E. McCullough, Jacob B. McKennan (Brownsville), Archibald B. McAllister, William Paul, Samuel H. Rial, James Goodrich Ruple, George Rods, John P. Reimund, Anthony D. Rickey, James Seaman, John W. Seaman, Robert F. Strean, John H. Scott, Alex. M. Todd, Theodore Turner, Robert L. Thompson, Dan. C. Vallentine, William C. Vance, Ferdinand J. P. Varro, Thomas M. Wiley, John W. Wiley, Francis J. L. Wiley, John C. S. Weills, David T. Watson, John G. Windworth, Samuel K. Weirich, James S. Wolf, Frederick F. Wotring

Company F

Officers

Capt. John H. Ewing (Washington), 1st lieut., Alfred Creigh (Washington); 2nd lieut., Samuel O. Williams (Washington); 1st sergt., James M. Byers (Washington); sergts., William F. Fleming, William Hart, Thomas D. O'Hara, George W. Reed (Washington); corps., Samuel W. Griffith, James Brown, Robert Baird Patterson, James R. Ruth, Matthew P. Linn, William Phillips, William
W. Smith, Frank Gabby (Washington)

Privates
(all from Washington, unless otherwise noted)

David Aiken, William Amon, Alexander Agnew, Robert W. Andrews, Andrew J. Buffington, Nathan F. Brobst, John Baird, Hugh J. Cunningham, George W. Clark, Matthew H. Clark, Boyd Crumrine, John R. Donehoo, Richard R. Forest, Samuel Foster, Henry Foster, John Gregg, David Guinea, John J. Guinea, Charles Grier, Joseph Henderson, Joseph Holmes, Samuel Hazlett, George S. Hart, William P. Hart, Samuel Hutson, Joseph A. Jones, James E. Lucas, John P. Linn, John Lowe, William Mathews, Jacob Metzler, George Mitchel, John H. Marshall, John A. Marchand, T. M. T. McKennan, Thomas McKean, John McElroy, William Post, Colin M. Reed, Sr., Jacob F. Shafer, Samuel Straller, Thomas Stewart, John W. Scott, John Scott, Sample Sweeney, John R. Sweeney, James Smiley, R. J. Schaffer Thompson, John Wilson, Edward Wilkins, William Wiley, Tappan Wright Wiley, John Westley, John A. Wills, James S. Young

 

Crumrine, Boyd, "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches" (Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co., 1882), pp 363-364 in a section entitled "War of the Rebellion". Transcribed by Karen Souhrada of Pittsford, NY.

 

 

 

Return to Home Page

This is the Washington County Genealogy Project of PAGenWeb

Site Map

 

Website updated by current webmaster from 2005 continuously through current year; See Site History

To submit material for the website or to report a broken link, start your subject line with "WCPA" followed by specific subject and email me at:  Washington.Co.Pa.Webmaster AT gmail.com     ( washington.co.pa.webmaster "AT" gmail.com ).   I spend most of my time adding new material so please allow at least 14 days for a reply.

2006, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Judith Ann Florian, all rights reserved.  Website is updated weekly or monthly, as I receive submissions or when I complete a transcribing project. The materials (files) located on this website are the property of the webmaster and the contributors. Material is for personal research and may not be included in any for-fee collection or publication.

History of this website - The first PAGenWeb Washington County coordinator was Jean Suplick Matuson [who developed Chartiers.com. She was followed by Georgeann Malowney [who took over Chartiers.com], then Peggy Tebbetts, and lastly, Christina Hunt who each held prior copyrights over this website.  Each coordinator has contributed much to the preservation of Washington County genealogical information/history.

This Washington County PA website is a current member of PAGenWeb and the USGenWeb.