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Additions to Veterans’ List – E

Posted By on May 22, 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#E004.5] Daniel Ebert (1845-1864) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 22 Feb 1864 – KIA 9 May 1864).  NARA M554-R32.  Enrolled: Reading.  MI: Reading.  Killed in action (KIA) at Wilderness, Virginia, 9 May 1864.       Buried: Arlington Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County.  Occupation: Boatman.  Residence: Berks County

[CW#E009] John S. Eckel (1841-xxxx) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, Headquarters, Private, Quartermaster Sergeant, 1st Lieutenant, Quartermaster (MI 1 Apr 1862 – MO ?).  Joined 50th Pennsylvania Infantry.  Promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant, 1 Apr 1862.  Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, 17 Mar 1864.  Promoted to 1st Lieutenant & Quartermaster, 15 Jan 1865.  Found in news article:  “Some Locals Served with Confederates.”

[CW#E012] Isaac Eckert (1843-xxxx) —— 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private, 5th Corporal (MI 9 Sep 1861 – MO 30 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R32.  Enrolled:  Schuylkill Haven.  MI:  Harrisburg.  Re-enlisted at Blaine’s Crossroads, Tennessee, 1 Jan 1864.  Promoted to 5th Corporal, 20 Mar 1865.  Mother:  Rebecca ?.  Father:  Benneville Eckert.  Brother William Eckert also served in Civil War.  Buried:  Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County.      Occupation:  Boatman.  Res:  Schuylkill Haven.

[CW#E013] John Eckert (1846-xxxx) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 22 Feb 1864 – MO 30 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R32.  Enrolled:  Reading.  MI: Reading.  Residence: Schuylkill County.  Occupation:  Boatman.  Appears to be a different person than John N. Eckert who is in same regiment & company.

[CW#E014] John N. Eckert (1845-1925) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 19 Feb 1864 – MO 30 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R32.  Enrolled:  Pottsville.  MI:  Pottsville.   Buried: Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County.      Occ:  Laborer.  Res:  Schuylkill County.  Appears to be a different person than John Eckert who served in same regiment & company.

[CW#E014.5] Levi H. Eckert (1836-1931) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private, Corporal, Sergeant (MI 9 Sep 1861 – MO 30 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R32.  Enrolled: Schuylkill Haven.  MI: Harrisburg.  Re-enlisted at Blaine’s Crossroads, Tennessee, 1 Jan 1864.  Promoted to Corporal to Sergeant, 26 Nov 1864.  Married: Aquilla ?   Buried: Leverington Cemetery, Roxborough, Philadelphia. Occupation: Boatman.  Residence: Schuylkill Haven.

[CW#E015] Marks E. Eckert (1830-1906) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 27 Feb 1865 – MO 30 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R32.  Enrolled:  Pottsville.  MI:  Pottsville.  In 1890 he state his Civil War disability as “wounded ankle.”  Buried:  Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County.    Occupation:  Blacksmith.  Residence:  Schuylkill Co.   AKA:  Marks C. Eckert, and Marks G. Eckert.

[CW#E016] William Eckert (1841-1929) ——– 50th Pensylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 7 Apr 1864 – MO 30 Jull 1865).  NARA M554-R32.  Enrolled:  Pottsville.  MI:  Pottsville.  In 1890 he stated the following Civil War disabilities:  “wounded in hand at Wilderness, Virginia, 6 May 1864” and “shot in left knee.”             Married:  Pauline ?  Brother Isaac Eckert also in Civil War.  Buried:  Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County.  Residence:  Schuylkill County.  Occupation:  Boatman.  Possibly the same person who was in  Berks County Prison in 1890 for allowing gambling in his saloon and whose wife filed adefamation suit against a newspaper.

[CW#E016.3] Emanuel Eckle (1843-1864) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 9 Sep 1861 – Killed 4 Jun 1864).   NARA M554-R32.  Enrolled: Schuylkill Haven.  MI: Harrisburg.  Re-enlisted at Blaine’s Crossroads, Tennessee, 1 Jan 1864.  Killed at Cold Harbor, Virginia (KIA), 3 Jun 1864.      Sister: Matilda N. Jones. Father: Anthony Rist.  Occupation:  Moulder.  Residence: Tremont.

[CW#E016.4] Edmund Edward (18xx-xxxx) ——— 18th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Company B, ? (MI ? – MO ?).    Found in Trevorton Civil War veterans’ list, p. 53.

[CW#E016.5] Charles Eiler (18xx-xxxx) ——— 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 6 Apr 1865 – MO 30 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R38.  Enrolled: Pottsville.  MI: Pottsville. Married: Emma R. ?   Buried: Reformed Church Cemetery, Cressona, Schuylkill County.  Residence: Schuylkill Co.  Occupation: Farmer.

[CW#E016.8] Henry Eilerding (1817-xxxx) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 9 Sep 1861 – SCD date unknown).  16th U.S. Infantry, Company D, Private (MI 23 Aug 1864 – MO no further records).  NARA M554-R33.  NARA M233-R29.  MI:  Harrisburg.   Born: Germany (Immigrant).   Occupation: Farmer.  Res: Dauphin Co.  AKA:  Heinrich Allerding or Ellerding.

[CW#E023] David W. Eldridge (18xx-xxxx) ——–   No known military service. Married: Louisa Harcourt, aka “Aunt Louisa” Eldridge (1829-1905).  Son Presston “Press” Eldridge was actor.   Occupation:  Shipping Merchant in Philadelphia.  Louisa, member stock company at Cincinnati about 21 Apr 1865 and said Laura Keene told her of bloody dress. See:New York Dramatic Mirror, 2 Jan 1897.

[CW#E025.5] Thomas Ellis (1836-xxxx) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 9 Sep 1861 – MO Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability (SCD) date unknown).  NARA M554-R33.  Enrolled: Schuylkill Haven.  MI:  Harrisburg.  Occupation: Puddler.  Res: Schuylkill Haven.

[CW#E028.5] William Emerick (1840-xxxx) ——– 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, Private (MI 9 Sep 1861 – MO unknown).  NARA M554-R34.  Enrolled: Schuylkill Haven.  MI: Harrisburg.  Discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability, date unknown.  Residence: Washington Township, ? Co.  Occupation: Boatman.    AKA:  Emerich or Emrich.

[CW#E039] Levi Jay Enders (1854-1906) ——–  Not in Civil War.  Found in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, p. 1182, 1097 (portrait).  Physician.

[CW#E051.5] John English (1846-1916) ——- 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, Private (MI 19 Sep 1864 – MO 30 May 1865).  Enrolled: Troy, Pennsylvania.  MI: Troy, Pennsylvania.   Died:  ? PA.

[CW#E054.5] Abraham Enty (1847-1914) ——– 43rd U.S. Colored Troops, Company E, Corporal (MI 28 Mar 1864 – MO 20 Oct 1865 ).  In Bates Volume 5, page 1093.  Enrolled: Brookfield, Pennsylvania.  Credit to Ringgold Township, Jefferson County.  Appointed Color Corporal, 1 Dec 1864. (also date of 1 Sep 1864).  “A good reliable soldier” (Military Record).  “Sick in hospital since 15 Feb 1865.”  Born:  Jefferson County.  Twin of Isaac S. Enty.  Occupation: Farmer or Laborer.

[CW#E056.3] George Enty (1830-1911) ——– 43rd U.S. Colored Troops, Company H, Private (MI 4 April or 9 Apr 1864 – MO 20 Oct 1864).    In Bates Volume 5, page 1100.  Enroled: Brookville, Pennsylvania from Eldred Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.  In 1890 he reported his Civil War disability as “deafness and rupture.”  Born: Schuylkill County.  Married: Ellen Southern.  Buried:  Private Colored Cemetery, Near Longville, Jefferson County.  On African American Civil War Memorial, Washington, D.C. (C-57).

[CW#E056.6] Isaac S. Enty (1847-1864) ——–43rd U.S. Colored Troops, Company G, Private (MI 4 Apr 1864 – Died 27 Oct 1864).  Found in Bates Volume 5, page 1098.  MI: Waterford, Pennsylvania (or Brookville).  Died at Grant General Hospital, Willets Point, New York Harbor, of Phthisis Pulmonatis Haemopysysis. Twin brother of Abram Enty.  Mother:  Mrs. Crotoni Enty.   Buried: Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.  Residence: Spankles Mills, Jefferson County.  Occupation: Farmer.

[CW#E057.2] Peter Bryce Enty (1842-1864) ——– 6th U.S. Colored Troops, Company H, ? (MI 14 Sep 1863 – MO 23 Nov 1864).   Found in Bates Volume 5, page 960.  Enrolled:  Allegheny City.  MI: Philadelphia.  Died of disease (chronic diarrhea) at Base Hospital, Point of Rocks, Virginia.  Marrie: Caroline ?  No living children (one died at birth).  Buried:  City Point National Cemetery, Hopewell City, Hopewell, Virginia.   Connected to Simmy & Crabb families.  AKA: Amty.

[CW#E057.3] Peter F. Enty (1834-1865) ——– 6th U.S. Colored Troops, Company H, ? (MI 9 Sep 1863 – Died 7 Jul 1865).  Found in Bates Volume 5, page 960.  Enrolled: Pittsburgh.  MI: Philadelphia.  Admitted to hospital, 7 Jul 1865.  Died of disease (chronic diarrhea, rheumatism, lung), military hospital, Smithville, North Carolina, 7 Jun 1865.  Born: Schuylkill County.  Married:  Elizabeth Kaler.                   Enty family connected to Simmy family & Crabb family.  Occupation:  Laborer.

[CW#E057.4] Robert Enty (18xx-xxxx) ——– 43rd U.S. Colored Troops, Company ?, Private (MI ? – MO ?).  Possibly member of Enty family, connected to Crabb family.    AKA:  Robert McGenty.

[CW#E057.5] Peter Ludwig Erb (1840-1912) ——– 79th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, 1st Sergeant (MI 6 Oct 1861 – MO 12 Jul 1865).  NARA M554-R34.  Enrolled: Lancaster, PA.  MI: Lancaster, PA.  Re-enlisted Chattanooga, Tennessee; promoted to Sergeant, 12 Feb 1864.  Born: Lancaster County.  Married 1st: Margaret Elizabeth Heiss.  Married 2nd:  Julia Ann Frecht.   Buried:  Messiah Lutheran Cemetery, Fisherville, Dauphin County. Residence: Reamstown, Pennsylvania.  Occupation: Shoemaker.

[CW#E084] Solomon Eyster (1840-1864) ——– 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, Private (MI 16 Sep 1861 – Died 15 Aug 1864).  NARA M554-R35.  Enrolled: Pottsville.  MI: Harrisburg.  Wounded at Antietam & Petersburg, Virginia, Jun 1864.  Died Mower General Hospital, Philadelphia of exhaustion from gunshot wound to left side.  Mother: Sarah Eyster Merkel.  Believed to be son of Rev. George Eyster, 1st Minister of St. John (Kimmel’s) Lutheran Church, 1816-1826.       Buried: Green’s Private Cemetery, Near Beury’s Grove, Barry Township, Schuylkill County.       Res: Barry Township, Schuylkill County  Occupation: Farmer.  Found in Tri-Valley Veterans Book, p. 14.   AKA:  Oyster or Eister.


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