Co. F, 103d Regiment (Chap. 25)

HISTORY OF CLARION COUNTY

edited by A. J. Davis, 1887


CHAPTER XXV.

COMPANY P, ONE HUNDRED AND THIRD REGIMENT, P. V.

Enlistment -- To the Field -- Services -- Roll.

transcribed by
Gene Shirey

CAPTAIN McDOWELL, who recruited this company in the fall and early winter of 1861, from the counties of Allegheny and Clarion, found the same difficulty that the other recruiting officers of the One Hundred and Third did.  However, on the 7th of December, 1861, the company was mustered into the United States service with an enrollment of 107 men, many of whom were transferred from Company A. The company's history is almost identical with that of the regiment.  At the battle of Fair Oaks Sergeant Henry H. Neely, with about fifteen men, was with Company A, the remainder of the company was on fatigue duty, slashing timber, till Casey's troops were driven back.  These then discarded their axes and took to their guns.  During the fight no casualties occurred to this company.

At Plymouth, N. C., the company was commanded by Captain John Donaghy.  It numbered about fifty men all told, and all were captured.  Of these, about twenty-five died in prison, or after release.  The information relative to this company is limited, therefore this sketch is necessarily brief.

Second Lieutenant Henry H. Neely of this company is well known throughout Clarion county, having been once elected sheriff.  In 1886 he renounced his faith in the Democratic party, with which he had always acted, and united with the Prohibition party, being its candidate for member of the House of Representatives in the Legislature of Pennsylvania.

ROLL OF COMPANY F, ONE HUNDRED AND THIRD REGIMENT. (1)

Math. B. McDowell, captain, December 7, 1861, three years; resigned June 21, 1862.

Josiah Zink, captain, December 7, 1861, three years; promoted from first lieutenant June 22, 1862; resigned February 13, 1863.

John Donaghy, captain, December 7, 1861, three years; promoted from second to first lieutenant June 22, 1862; to captain May 1, 1863; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; mustered out December 9, 1864.

James H. Chambers, first lieutenant, September 16, 1861, three years; promoted from sergeant-major to second lieutenant May 1, 1863; to first lieutenant July 4, 1863; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; mustered out March 15, 1865.

Henry H. Neely, second lieutenant, December 7, 1861, three years; promoted from first sergeant June 22, 1862; resigned March 12, 1863.

Allen B. Cross, first sergeant, December 7, 1861, three years; prisoner from April 20 to November 27, 1864; promoted to first sergeant May 1, 1865; mustered out with company June 25, 1865, veteran.

David Rimer, first sergeant, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Eli Armagost, first sergeant, December 7, 1861, three years; commissioned second lieutenant July 4, 1863; not mustered; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 6, 1864; grave 2956, veteran.

Wm. R. Graham, first sergeant, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., August 14, 1864; grave 5737, veteran.

John H. White, sergeant, December 7, 1861, three years; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to April 22, 1865; discharged June 7, to date May 24, 1865, veteran.

Henry G. Reese, sergeant, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Jacob S. Delp, sergeant, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864, veteran.

Michael Hawk, sergeant, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864, veteran.

Wm. McElhany, sergeant, December 7, 1861, three years; killed at Kingston, N. C., December 14, 1862.

Samuel H. Stewart, corporal, December 7, 1861, three years; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to April, 1865; absent, with leave, at muster out, veteran.

Jacob Brock, corporal, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864, veteran.
 
Robert W. McGarrah, corporal, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., March 21, 1865; grave 12806, veteran.

Benjamin Mortimer, corporal, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864, veteran.

John Smuthers, corporal, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864, veteran.

Benjamin Edwards, corporal, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Annapolis, Md., March 9, 1865, veteran.

Collins Boyd, corporal, December 7, 1861, three years; missing, date unknown.

George E. Frill, corporal, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Yorktown, Va., July 1, 1862; section C., grave 150.

Charles Stewart, corporal, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Annapolis, Md., March 19, 1865, veteran.

William Bowstaff, corporal, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Robert G. Dill, corporal, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged for promotion in U. S. C. T. April 4, 1864.

Weldon S. Zilefro, corporal, December 7, 1861, three years; not on muster-out roll.

William D. Keefer, musician, September 24, 1861, three years         prisoner from April 20, 1864, to February 26, 1865; discharged June 12, to date May 16, 1865, veteran.

Samuel A. Mooney, musician, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

David Anderson, musician, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., June 27, 1864; grave 2547, veteran.

Anderson, Sam'l W., private, December 7, 1861, three years; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to April 21, 1865 ; discharged May 31, to date May 15, 1865.

Anderson, Samuel, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Atkins, William, private, October 5, 1863, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864.

Borts, William, private, December 7, 1861, three years; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to March, 1865; mustered out with company June 25, 1865, veteran.

Boyle, Wilder M., private, August 25, 1862, three years; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to March, 1865; mustered out with company June 25, 1865.

Boyle, Hardin W., private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Beabout, Barney, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Barr, David M., private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Bruner, John F., private, December 7, 1861, three years; transferred to Company G January 1, 1862.

Boyle, J. Rankin, private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Georgetown, D. C., August 17, 1862; buried in Military Asylum Cemetery.

Burns, James, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 16, 1864; grave 3294; veteran.

Borts, John, private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Washington, D. C., date unknown.

Bish, Jacob, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 5, 1864; grave 2913; veteran.

Borts, George, private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Baltimore, Md., date unknown.

Carson, James, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Copic, James W., private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Harrison's Landing, Va., date unknown.

Dearmont, Jesse, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Dahle, Evans, private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Newport News, Va., date unknown.

Dahle, Sylvester, private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Annapolis, Md., December 20, 1864; veteran.

Duncle, Harman, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864.

Emehizer, Absalom, private, December 7, 1861, three years; transferred to Company G January 1, 1862.

Emehizer, Samuel, private, December 7, 1861, three years; transferred to Company G January 1, 1862.

Friel, John H., private, December 7, 1861, three years; prisoner from April 20 to December 11, 1864; discharged May 7, 1868, to date June 25, 1865 veteran.

Fulton, John M., private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Fulton, William A., private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; discharged by general order August 15, 1865; veteran.

Fritz, Joseph, private, December 8, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Graham, Benjamin, private, March 31, 1864, three years; mustered out with company June 25, 1865.

Grant, Artemus G., private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Hartman, David, private, December 7, 1861, three years; prisoner from April 20 to November, 1864; mustered out with company June 25, 1865; veteran.

Herr, Adam, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Hunter, Robert, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Hengus, Robert, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Hough, Joseph, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Jones, Daniel, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; veteran.

Johnston, David, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Keith, Alexander, private, December 7, 1861, three years; prisoner from April 20 to December, 1864; discharged by general order June 19, 1865; veteran.

Kness, Harvey, private, December 7, 1861, three years; absent, sick, at muster out.

Kerns, Anthony, private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Annapolis, Md., March 12, 1865; veteran.

Karns, Henry, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Keth, George W., private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Kissinger, Michael, private, December 7, 1861, three years; not on muster-out roll.

Lowers, John, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; veteran.

Mohney, Franklin, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died, date unknown; buried in National Cemetery, Millen, Ga., section A, grave 107.

Mohney, Henderson, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., August 10, 1864; grave 5266.

Mayhood, John, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Charleston, S. C., December 14, 1864; veteran.

Miller, James P., private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Annapolis, Md., November 30, 1864; veteran.

Mortimer, Thomas, private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Roanoke Island, N. C., September 2 1, 1863; buried in National Cemetery, Newbern, Plot 7, grave 84.

Myers, John, private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Washington, D. C., May 22, 1862; buried in Military Asylum Cemetery.

Marsh, Adam H., private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Pittsburgh, Pa., date unknown.

Mohney, George B., private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Philadelphia, Pa., date unknown.

McNanny, Michael, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

McGregor, Joseph, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

McCoy, James, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

McPherson, David, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., August 17, 1864, grave 6014; veteran.

Oler, John, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Pence, George, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., August 17, 1864; grave 5910; veteran.

Platt, Robert C., private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Yorktown, Va., December 15, 1862; buried at Point Lookout, Md.

Platt, Robert, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Reed, William L., private, December 7, 1861, three years; prisoner from April 20 to December 11, 1864; discharged March 24, 1865, to date December 17, 1864.

Rankin, David, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Reed, Thomas, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Randolph, James, private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Washington, D. C., date unknown.

Reed, Thomas B., private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Washington, D. C., May 31, 1862; buried in Military Asylum Cemetery.

Ruff, Jacob, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., August 29, 1864; grave 7202.

Ramsey, James, private, August 28, 1862, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., June 9, 1864.

Saliards, Andrew J., private, December 7, 1861, three years; absent, sick, at muster out.

Slagle, Lemuel C., private, December 7, 1861, three years; wounded in action January 27, 1864; transferred to Company A, Eighteenth Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps; discharged on surgeon's certificate March 27, 1865, veteran.

Sloan, Theodore G., private, December 7, 186 1, three years; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to March 24, 1865; discharged by general order June 7, 1865, veteran
 
Snyder, George, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Sweeny, Patrick, private, December 7, 186 1, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Sanford, Wm. W., private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Newbern, N. C., December 28, of wounds received at Kingston December 14, 1862.

Sloan, Houston J., private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at White House, Va., date unknown.

Springer, John, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., August 28, 1864; grave 7141.

Saxton, James W., private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Philadelphia, Pa., date unknown.

Sampson, Joseph, private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Roanoke Island, N. C., September 6, 1863; buried in National Cemetery, Newbern, Plot 7, grave 89.

Smith, William B., private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Fortress Monroe, Va., date unknown.

Thompson, Milton, private, December 7, 1861, three years; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to April 21, 1865; discharged by general order June 2, 1865; vetaran.

Taylor, Robert, private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Washington, D. C., date unknown.

Thompson, Reese, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., July 7, 1864; grave 3003; veteran.

Vaughn, Joshua, private, December 7, 1861, three years; discharged, date unknown.

Watterson, William B., private, December 7, 1861, three years; prisoner from April 20, 1864, to April 21, 1865; discharged by general order June 2, 1865; veteran.

Wenner, Michael, private, August 25, 1862, three years; killed at Kingston, N. C., December 14, 1862.

Yockey, John, private, December 7, 1861, three years; died at Annapolis, Md., January 9, 1865; veteran.

Young, Loy B., private, December 7, 1861, three years; transferred to Company G January 1, 1862.

Zirl, Sebastian, private, December 7, 1861, three years; captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., August 25, 1864; grave 6818.



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