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Additions to Veterans’ List – B (Part 1 of 2)

Posted By on May 16, 2013

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  Note that in a few cases, the persons are not veterans, but have been identified with some Civil War event or are related to a Civil War veteran.  At the conclusion of the listing of these added names, the Veterans list will be updated with the new names, re-alphabetized, and presented in a new format which includes the Project File Number for each individual.

Additional information is sought on each of the individuals in the Veterans’ List.  Comments can be added to the blog post or information can be sent by e-mail.  Of particular interest are stories, pictures, military records, pension information, and genealogies.

Abbreviations:  CW#Civil War Research Project File Number.  MI = Mustered In.  MO = Mustered Out.  NARA = National Archives and Records Administration Microfilm Series and Roll Number.  POW = Prisoner of War.  AKA = Also Known As.  Months are abbreviated with the standard 3-letter abbreviation.

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[CW#B000.5] Charles H. Babb (1833-xxxx) ——– 127th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, ? (MI ? – MO ?).  20th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company F, Captain (MI ? – MO ? ).  12th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company ?  Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 1034.  Member of Post 58, G.A.R., Harrisburg.

[CW#B006] Adam Badeau (1831-1894) —— General.  Aide to Gen. Ulysses Grant.   Close friend of Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln’s assassin.  Married:  Marie Elizabeth Nils (or Elsie Niles).  Buried:   Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester Co., New York (Old Churchyard, Section D, Lot 5).

[CW#B017] Lafayette Baker (1839-1871) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private, Sergeant (MI 9 Sep 1861 – MO 30 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R4.   Enrolled: Schuylkill Haven.  MI: Harrisburg.  Reduced in ranks, date unknown.  Re-enlisted at Blaine’s Crossroads, Tennessee, 1 Jan 1864.  Buried:  Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County.  Body was exhumed from poorhouse cemetery & buried on G.A.R. Lot – see Helms Post Minutes, Schuylkill Haven. Occupation: Boatman.  Residence:  Schuylkill Haven.

[CW#B017.5] Matthias G. Baker (1845-xxxx) ——– 130th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, ?  Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 578.

[CW#B018] David Ballon (1842-xxxx) ——- 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, Private (MI ?  MO ?).  NARA M554-R4.  Captured.  Prisoner (POW) at Andersonville for 9 months.  Moved to South Dakota after war. Widow:  Wilhelmina ?  Two widows applied for pension, one from Olivet, South Dakoya.  Large pension file to resolve conflicting pension claims.  Research by Larry Birger of North Dakota. AKA:  David Bellon, Ballow, and Ballan.  Possible confusion with John Bellon or David Ballow.

[CW#B022.4] Jacob P. Barringer (1839-xxxx) ——– 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry (Anderson Cavalry), Company ?  Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 578.

[CW#B022.7] Michael Barringer (18xx-1882) ——–  18th U.S. Infantry, Company ?   Wounded at Pitsburgh Landing.  Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County,p. 578.

[CW#B024] Samuel Bartlett (18xx-xxxx) ——– 43rd U.S. Colored Troops, Company ?, Private (MI 3 Apr 1865 – MO 23 May 1865).  NARA M589-R5.  Lived in Hegins/Weishample in 1890. Buried:  United Brethren Cemetery, Weishample (Deep Creek Valley), Schuylkill County.

[CW#B025.5] William Basse (18xx-xxxx) ——– 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C,  ?  In Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 53.

[CW#B028.5] Adam Batdorf (1838-1911) ——– 3rd Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Company K, Private (MI 11 Sep 1862 – MO 24 Sep 1862).  37th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863), Company I, Private (MI Jul 1863 – MO 4 Aug 1863).  74th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E, Private, Sergeant  (MI 28 Feb 1865 – MO 29 Aug 1865).  NARA M554-R6.  Enrolled: Harrisburg.  MI: Harrisburg.  Promoted to Sergeant, 15 Mar 1865.  Born: Northumberland County.  Married:  Sarah B. Kauffman.   Buried:  Harmony Cemetery, Milton, Northumberland County.  Found in Northumberland County Biographical Annals, p. 449-450.  Occupation: Painter.  Residence: Windsor, PA.    AKA: Botdorf and Baddorf.

[CW#B029.5] George Bateman (18xx-xxxx) ——– Unknown.   In list for IOOF Cemetery, Lykens, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, as G.A.R., but not found.

[CW#B031.5] Delevan Bates (18xx-xxxx) ——– General.

[CW#B032] George Bauer (1831-1905) ——– Unknown.  G.A.R. at grave. Married:  Annie ?   Buried: Halifax United Methodist Church Cemetery, Halifax, Dauphin Co., PA.

[CW#B040] Robert M. Bechtel (1842-1898) ——- 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Corporal (MI 9 Sep 1861 – MO  – not on MO Roll because discharged U.S. Army 21 Aug 1865).  NARA M554-R7.   Enrolled:  Schuylkill Haven.  MI:  Harrisburg.  Detached to Signal Corps by Special Order as Sergeant in U.S. Army.  Discharged (according to pension), 21 Aug 1865.  Applied for pension from NJ, 29 Feb 1864.  Occupation:  Engineer.

[CW#B041.5] William Beckler (1840-1899) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 22 Feb 1864 – MO 30 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R7.  Enrolled: Reading.  MI:  Reading.   Married:  Susan ?    Residence: Schuylkill Co.  Occupation: Laborer.    AKA:  Beeker.

[CW#B041.7] Henry Beckler (1823-xxxx) ——– At State Arsenal during Civil War.   Born:  Lorraine, France (Immigrant).  Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 531.

[CW#B044.5] Adam Beinhower (1828-xxxx) ——–  127th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, ?   Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 1035.

[CW#B060.3] John Bell (18xx-xxxx) ——- 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company G, ? (MI ? – MO ?).  127th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, ? (MI ? – MO ?).  20th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company I, ? (MI ? – MO ?).  194th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company ?, ? (MI ? – MO ?).  77th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company ?     Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 479.  Member of Post 58, G.A.R., Harrisburg.

[CW#B060.5] Louis Bell (1837-1865) ——– General.

[CW#B060.7] Thornton A. Bell (1850-xxxx) ——– 30th Pennsylvania Infantry (1st PA Reserves), Company ?, Fife Major (MI ? – MO ?).  Later served in 8th Regiment of City Grays (1880).    Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 579.

[CW#B061] Volney Bell (1815-1873) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 23 Feb 1864 – MO by G.O. 11 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R7.  Enrolled: Reading.  MI:  Reading.                   Buried:  Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County.  Residence:  Berks County.  Occupation: Laborer.

[CW#B065.3] Jacob M. Bender (1838-xxxx) ——– 129th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, ?   Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 409.  Member of Post 58, G.A.R., Harrisburg.

[CW#B066.5] Jacob Benedict (1829-1864) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 19 Feb 1864 – KIA 12 May 1864).  NARA M554-R7.  Enrolled: Pottsville.  MI: Pottsville.  Killed in action (KIA) at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, 12 May 1864.   Residence: Pottsville.  Occupation: Boatman.

[CW#B066.8] Henry Washington Benham (1813-1884) ——- General.

[CW#B066.9] Luther Stedman Bent (1829-xxxx) ——– 4th Massachusetts Infantry, Company H, Private.  Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 253.

[CW#B068] Augustus Berger (1836-1862) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 9 Sep 1861 – KIA 17 Sep 1862).  NARA M554-R8.  Enrolled: Schuylkill Haven.  MI: Harrisburg, PA.  Killed in action at Antietam (KIA), 17 Sep 1862.   Buried:  ? Antietam National Cemetery ?   Residence: Schuylkill Haven, PA.  Occupation: Boatman.    AKA:  Burger.

[CW#B068.5] David Berger (1830-1870) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 19 Feb 1864 – MO 30 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R8.  Enrolled:  Pottsville.  MI: Pottsville.  Married: Mary A. ?   Guardian:  Samuel Hoffman.   Buried:  Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County.  Occupation: Laborer.  Residence: Pottsville

[CW#B068.8] Elias Berger (1843-1892) ——–50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 9 Sep 1861 – Discharged 12 May 1865 to date 9 Mar 1865).   NARA M554-R8.  Enrolled: Schuylkill Haven.  MI: Harrisburg.  Re-enlisted, probably 1 Jan 1864.  Captured at Spotsylvania Court House, 12 May 1864 & held prisoner (POW) to 4 Mar 1865.  Obituary says he was held at Andersonville and Libby.  Married:  Elizabeth “Eliza” Knarr.  Brother-in-law of Benjamin Knarr, same regiment & company.   Buried:  Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County.

[CW#B068.85] John Berger (18xx-xxxx) ——– 184th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, ?  In Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 53.

[CW#B068.87] George Bergner (1818-xxxx) ——– 1st Pennsylvania Infantry, Company ?  Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 338.

[CW#B068.9] Alexander W. Bergstresser (1833-1915) ——- 79th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 21 Jul 1863 – MO unknown).  1st Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Company K, Private (MI 11 Sep 1862 – MO 25 Sep 1862).  Brigade Band, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Musician (Trans 21 Jul 1863 – Discharged 13 Jun 1865).  NARA M554-R9.  NARA M290-R27.   Enrolled: Lancaster.  MI: Harrisburg.  Born: Harrisburg.  Married:  Anna E. ?   Buried:  Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County.  Occupation: House Painter.  Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County,p. 484.

[CW#B069.5] Isaac Berkheiser (18xx-xxxx) ——-  52nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, ? In Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 53.

[CW#B069.7] Luther Bernheisel (1834-xxxx) ——– 47th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, ?   Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 601-602.

[CW#B070.5] Albert Bertold (1846-1864) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 4 Mar 1864 – Killed 3 Jun 1864).  NARA M554-R8.  MI: Reading.  Killed at Cold Harbor, Virginia (KIA), 3 Jun 1864.  Occupation: Laborer.  Residence: Reading.  Also an Albert Bertolette in 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, who did not die in the war. AKA:  Alfred Bertolet.  Alfred.                                                              .

[CW#B077] Francis Bickel (1844-1903) ——– 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, Private, Musician (MI 28 Oct 1862 – MO ?).  33rd U.S. Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 20 Feb 1864 – MO ?).  15th U.S Infantry, ?.

[CW#B082.5] William Bigler (1814-1880) ——– No known military service.  Governor of PA, 1852-1855.  U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1856-1861.  Democratic Party Politician.  Brother John Bigler served as Governor of California at same time he was Governor of  Pennsylvania.  Buried:  Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

[CW#B082.8] Daniel Billman (18xx-xxxx) ——– 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, ?   In Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 53.

[CW#B085.5] Henry Bingaman (1843-xxxx) ——– 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, Private (MI 20 Sep 1864 – MO  30 May 1865).  Enrolled: Harrisburg.  MI: Camp Curtin.   Widow survived him & applied for pension.  AKA:  Bingerman.

[CW#B090.5] William Birney (1819-1907) ——–  General.

[CW#B106.5] George Blanksby (18xx-xxxx) ——-  8th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, ? (MI ? – MO ?).  46th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, ?  In Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 53.

[CW#B108.5] William Blizzard (1822-xxxx) ——–  210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, Private (MI 21 Sep 1861 – Deserted 22 Sep 1864).  Enrolled: Harrisburg.  MI: Camp Curtin.  Deserted.

[CW#B109] David Block (1830-1910) ——– 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company L, Private (MI 7 Dec 1861 – MO Jul 1862 on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability).  50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 16 Jan 1865 – MO 30 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R10.  1st Enrolled: Reading.  MI: Harrisburg.  2nd Enrolled: Pottsville.  MI:  Pottsville.   1st Residence: Berks County.  Occupation: Mason.  2nd Residence: Middleport, Pennsylvania.  Occupation: Plasterer.   AKA:  Bloch.

[CW#B111.5] Robert E. Blyler (18xx-xxxx) ——– 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company D, ?  Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 524.

[CW#B124.5] John Bomgardner (1842-xxxx) ——– 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, ? (MI ? – MO ?).  201st Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, ? Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 706.

[CW#B127] William Edwin Bonawitz (1866-1911) ——-  Not Civil War. Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 755, 740 (portrait).  Physician.

[CW#B130] John Wilkes Booth (1838-1865) ——–  Volunteer.  Volunteered for regiment that was present at hanging of John Brown.  Of famous Booth family of actors.   Assassin of Abraham Lincoln.

[CW#B131.5] Thomas Booth (18xx-xxxx) ——– 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, ?  In Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 53.

[CW#B144.5] Francis Bower (18xx-xxxx) ——– 18th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Company B, ? (MI ? – MO ?).  In Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 53.

[CW#B151] Joseph M. Bowes (1790-1871) ——-  Unknown.  G.A.R. marker at grave.   Buried:  Halifax United Methodist Church Cemetery.

[CW#B151] Manning Force Bowes (1837-1910) ——- 51st Pennsylvania Infantry, Headquarters, Surgeon (MI 22 Jun 1865 – MO 27 Jul 1865).  209th Pennsylvania Infantry, Headquarters, Surgeon (MI 4 Aug 1863 – Transferred 14 Sep 1864, Promoted 31 May 1865).  12th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Headquarters, Asst. Surgeon (MI 4 Aug 1863 – MO 14 Sep 1864.).  NARA M554-R11.  Married 1st:  Minnie E. Gaffney (in California).  Married 2nd:  Mary B. ? (in Pennsylvania).  Married 3rd:  Harriet Wheaton Dowd.  Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California.                Physician (Medical Doctor).

 


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