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8th Illinois Cavalry

From the original painting by Mort Künstler "Hold At All Cost" © 1993 Mort Künstler, Inc.

 From the National Archives - Army of the Potomac Cavalry Corps, June 30, 1863 Muster Rolls - courtesy of J. David Petruzzi

8th ILLINOIS CAVALRY
Roster of Troopers Present for Duty on June 30, 1863
12 Troops (A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-K-L-M)
25 Officers and 536 Enlisted Men

Field and Staff
5 Officers and 11 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, dated July 1 at Gettysburg PA and signed by Major Beveridge
Major John Lourie Beveridge, Commanding Regiment
Major William H. Medill
(mortally wounded July 6)
1st Lieutenant Bradley L. Chamberlain, Commissary
1st Lieutenant James T. Berry, Quartermaster
Assistant Surgeon Theodore W. Stull
Sergeant Major Samuel W. Smith
Commissary Sergeant Philo P. Judson
Quartermaster Sergeant Robert W. Gates
Acting Chief Bugler George W. Bartholomew
(temporarily assigned from Troop E)

Saddler Sergeant William D. Hazlett
Veterinary Surgeon George E. Corwin
Hospital Steward George R. Wells
Hospital Steward Andrew Jackson Willing
Blacksmith Peter Vanderipe (temporarily assigned from Troop G)

Asst. Blacksmith Gilbert Mott (temporarily assigned from Troop E)
Private H. Mulley (temporarily assigned from Troop G)

Troop A
1 Officer and 36 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, dated June 30 at Gettysburg and signed by Lt. Lyman Pierce.

2nd Lieutenant Lyman G. Pierce, Commanding Troop
1st Sergeant Hervey A. Humphrey
Quartermaster Sergeant David H. Fillmore (wounded in action July 6)

Sergeant Thomas J. Brown
Sergeant Joseph Phillips
Sergeant Leonard Smith
Corporal John Durant, Jr.
Corporal Richard I. Gallagher
Corporal Alonzo Hall
Corporal Bernard Martin
Corporal Benton Van Dyke
Blacksmith John Lewis
Privates
Andrew Jackson Brown
Philip G. Brown
Lorenzo S. Burgess (wounded in action July 8)

Edward Caffery
Sylvester Cavanaugh
Albert Crandle (deserted July 16)

Alexander Davidson (wounded in action July 8)
Charles Fisher
Hugh C. Gallagher
Robert M. Gardner
Benjamin Grasshaber
Henry Hansladen
Edward Hilley
Valentino B. Hoffman
Luke W. Huntington
Oliver Kenyon
Owen Monroe
William R. Monroe
William Riley
William W. Roberts
Joseph Shields
Robert W. Sill
George David Smith
Arnold B. Wallace
Robert W. Wirt

Troop B
1 Officer and 48 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, no date, location, or signature.

1st Lieutenant John A. Kelly, Commanding Troop (absent sick July 8)
1st Sergeant George W. Corbit
Sergeant Adin F. Cowles
Sergeant Dyre D. Dunning
Sergeant Harrison Hakes
Sergeant James M. Maynard
Sergeant Charles Wesley Morse
Sergeant Edward B. Wright
Corporal Orris A. Bishop
Corporal Cyrus H. Cronk
Corporal James M. Howe
Corporal Dennis H. Remington
Corporal Andrew A. Reynolds
Corporal George M. Roe
Corporal William Weed
Bugler William L. Campbell
Bugler Hiram S. DeWitt
Blacksmith George McGregor
Privates
William Bailey
George Banner
Ebenezer Bassett
Charles Baxter
George H. Bell
James M. Bell
James N. Blakesley
James Brown
John Caless
Robert Close
Charles H. Collins
Benjamin Franklin Cutshaw
Oliver S. Dake
Samuel Davis
Lyman Dennis
Martin Francher
Thomas Fraser
William Herrick
Henry L. Hill
Henry Hollister
George G. Hyland (wounded in action July 1)

Wilfred D. Johnson
James MacLain
John McGregor
Aaron W. Parkhurst
Ira W. Peavey
George W. Perry
George Porter
Robert L. Reeves
Edward J. Thomas
Daniel B. Wilcox
(wounded in action July 8)

Troop C
1 Officer and 52 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, dated June 30 at Gettysburg PA and signed by Lt. Daniel Lincoln.

1st Lieutenant Daniel D. Lincoln, Commanding Troop
1st Sergeant Truman Culver
Commissary Sergeant Simon V. Hoag
Quartermaster Sergeant Alfred McCrear
Sergeant Ebenezer R. Buckley (wounded in action July 10)

Sergeant Charles S. Gilbert
Sergeant Herman Hazard
Sergeant Portus J. Kennedy
Corporal George Daniel
Corporal Charles H. Henshaw
Corporal George W. McKenzie
Corporal Clarence N. McLenmore
Corporal Ezra F. Sands
Bugler William C. Kier
Bugler Philip Riley
Farrier Harvey P. Baker
Blacksmith Freeman B. McClintock
Saddler Henry Brown
Privates
William Allen (wounded in action July 10)

Nathan Bailey
David W. Belt
Philip Bickelhaupt
Jonas C. Brown
Lucius R. Brown
John P. Cargay
Peter P. Chasey
William A. Emal
George C. Fox
Thomas Freck
William George Griffin
Albert E. Hawes
Warren Hicks
Samuel N. Houghton
Henry Hubbard
William J. Johnston
Charles H. Jones
William B. Matthews
Hiram C. Miller
James W. Miller
Joshua Patterson
William D. Pratt
Joseph Reed
Ira Sherwood (wounded in action July 14)

Jason Sinclair
John Slining
George T. B. Smith
Jeremiah Stewart
George W. Stokes
Vinson D. Vaughn
Truman G. Wilder
Ludwig V. William
Thomas Withrow
William Zimmerman

Troop D
3 Officers and 42 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, dated June 30 "In the Field" and signed by Capt. Hotopp.

Captain Henry J. Hotopp, Commanding Troop
1st Lieutenant Carlos H. Verbeck
2nd Lieutenant William Cross Hazelton
1st Sergeant Andrew Dunning
Commissary Sergeant Garrett P. Durland
Quartermaster Sergeant William E. Higgins
Sergeant Charles S. Clark
Sergeant Asa W. Farr (wounded in action July 6)

Corporal Clark R. Barnes
Corporal William Beye
Corporal Henry Englekind
Corporal Joel Albert Northrup
Corporal Anthony Plank
Corporal Herman Rehling
Corporal Perry Tanner
Bugler Dedrick Mund
Saddler Dedrick Laning
Privates
Henry Bonheimer
Henry Duneka
John George Dusold (killed in action July 10)

Otto Englekind
Lewis Fehrman
Eusbebe Fornier
Thomas Gannon
Livingston E. Gearhart (missing in action July 6)

Henry Guideman
Charles Isbell
Henry Koneka
Charles Landon
Dennis Lawrence
Frederick Levernez
Hugh McIntosh
Sylvester Meacham
Dewitt Nash
Oscar A. Pelton
August Pflager
August Rave
George Rittmiller
Frederick Schneider
Conrad Senne
Frederick Trute
Benjamin Franklin Weaber (killed in action July 8)

Henry Wedmire
Henry Weisenfelt
Henry Wilk

Troop E
3 Officers and 49 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, dated July 1 at Gettysburg PA and signed by Capt. Daniel Buck.

Captain Daniel W. Buck, Commanding Troop
1st Lieutenant Amsasa E. Dana
2nd Lieutenant Marcellus Ephraim Jones
1st Sergeant Alexander McS. S. Riddler
Commissary Sergeant Sewell Flagg (wounded in action July 6)

Quartermaster Sergeant Samuel Bend
Sergeant Frank Crosby
Sergeant Thomas S. Heines
Sergeant Edward Wayne
Sergeant Owen Whittaker
Corporal Herbert Cooley
Corporal Darwin Dense
Corporal Edgar A. Hardy
Corporal Abram A. Kinsey
Corporal William Pinches
Corporal Levi S. Shafer
Bugler Morgan Hughs
Blacksmith Lewis Strouse
Saddler George Fosha
Privates
Henry H. Benjamin
Michael Boss
Horace A. Brooks
William H. Chadwick William H. Churchill (wounded in action July 8)

Samuel Davis
Eli H. Ditzler
Horace O. Dodge
Benjamin Franks
James O. Hale
Horace Hart
John W. Havens
George Heim
Charles G. Howell
James Hyde
Herman K. Jefferson
Solomon W. Jewell (wounded in action July 8)

William Jones (wounded in action July 8)
Thomas Benton Kelley
Jacob Kochley
John H. Loser
Augustus McCauley
Franklin B. Mertz
George Pearson
(killed in action July 10)

Roswell Plant
Asbael Robinson
Daniel Robinson
George S. Sager
John Stoner
William J. Tobias
Curtis Weidman
George Whittaker
William F. Yeoman

Troop F
1 Officer and 40 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, dated July 1 at Gettysburg and signed by Lt. Edward Russell.

2nd Lieutenant Edward Russell
1st Sergeant Joseph Clapp
Commissary Sergeant Charles W. Sprague
Quartermaster Sergeant Giles Buskirk
Sergeant Jesse C. Allen
Sergeant George B. Hewes (wounded in action July 1)

Sergeant George W. Huntoon
Sergeant Harry A. Pearsons
Corporal Joseph W. Cook
Corporal Abraham Haner
Corporal Alvey P. Searle
Corporal William H. Shepherd
Corporal William E. Smith (killed in action July 9)

Bugler Otis Alford
Bugler Thomas J. Lett
Blacksmith George Ellis
Farrier Henry C. Smith
Saddler John W. Doolittle
Privates
Alfred R. S. Bailey (mortally wounded in action July 6)

George Washington Cass
Robert Cave
John W. Cole (mortally wounded in action July 14)

Horace E. Elwell
Henry Ely
Oliver Hawley
Orland Hewes
Charles A. Hill
John Horn
Albert W. Kelly
Walter J. Kennicott (mortally wounded in action July 14)

Willard S. Kile
Charles O. McLain
Jonas Messinger
Benjamin C. Morris
George H. Reed
Peter Schultz
Levi A. Sinclair
James A. Snyder
William H. Thatcher
Alba H. Wheeler
Willard S. Wood

Troop G
2 Officers and 53 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, dated July 1 at Gettysburg and signed by Capt. Dennis Hynes.

Captain Dennis James Hynes, Commanding Troop
2nd Lieutenant George Franklin Warner
1st Sergeant Louis H. Rymer
Commissary Sergeant Charles Schriber
Quartermaster Sergeant Harvey J. Sheldon
Sergeant Marquis W. Cassidy
Sergeant William Goudy
Sergeant Sheldon Morgan
Sergeant William N. Palmer
Corporal A. Judson Annis
Corporal Thomas J. Clute
Corporal James C. Edminton
Corporal Jesse B. Grassford
Corporal Michael E. Wright
Bugler Dennis Delaney
Blacksmith James Morris
Saddler Lewis C. Pray
Privates
James Barfoot (wounded in action July 8)

Herman J. Bechlinberg
William Blain
John H. Bowman
John W. Breed
John Gale Carter
(killed in action July 6)

Harvey H. Chappell
Silas B. Chatfield
Isaac Coquillett
Peter H. Deno
William S. Donnelly
Lucius R. Fitch
Lawrence Flarie
Patrick Haley
Abram M. Hallenbeck
Chalmers Ingersoll
George R. Johnson
Lewis P. Justy
Richard H. Kennedy
John C. Ketcheson
Nathan T. Kimball
John W. Lear
James Luther
Sebastian H. Miller
John M. Pestena
John Rardin
James Reed
George P. Sherman
Joseph B. Spatford
Harry Stowell
Morris C. Stull (wounded in action July 8)

Charles Thurston

Hiram A. Watrous

John Welch

William Westapher

Lester J. Weston

Royal S. White (deserted July 1)

Troop H
1 Officer and 34 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, dated June 30 "In the Field" and signed by Lt. Edmond Dowd.

1st Lieutenant Edmond DeWitt Dowd, Commanding Troop
1st Sergeant John W. Delaney (wounded in action July 9)

Sergeant Silas M. Finch
Sergeant Charles Goodspeed (wounded in action July 1)

Sergeant John C. Smith
Corporal Francis E. Hubbard
Corporal John Kewley
Corporal Addison V. Teeple (wounded in action July 8)

Blacksmith William B. Pierce
Farrier Charles L. Sullivan
Saddler George McCollom
Privates
Chauncey Alberty
James A. Bayard
Almon Coats
John L. Dunn
Delos Hull
Tidd Hull
George W. James
Addison Johnson
Joseph Labrec
Lewis W. McCannon
Clarence H. Murphy
Rolla D. Pope
Warren E. Pricket
DeGraff Serviss
Franklin B. Smith
William C. Smith
Marcus Stevens
George Sutton
William Sutton
Charles G. Teeple
Earl Denison Thomas
James Thompson
John Vasey
Ira M. Vaughn

Troop I
3 Officers and 40 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, no date, location or signature.

Captain A. Levi Wells, Commanding Troop (wounded in action July 14)
1st Lieutenant Azor W. Howard (wounded in action July 8)

2nd Lieutenant Thomas Grimley
1st Sergeant Zaccheus Hays
Commissary Sergeant Willard Cummins
Quartermaster Sergeant Henry A. Sheldon
Sergeant James A. Bell
Sergeant Francis M. Gregory
Sergeant John M. Williams
Corporal Oscar Bowdish
Corporal Loren Carver
Corporal Aaron W. Chase
Corporal Appollos S. Fuller
Corporal William Henry Harrison Halburt
Corporal Roswell C. Humphrey (wounded in action July 9)

Corporal Michael J. Kelly
Corporal Joseph Pfifer
Bugler Lester W. Folsom
Bugler Henry F. Marks
Blacksmith Albert Cool
Saddler Oscar L. Gardner
Privates
John Akin
William Boots
Sydney Bradford
Charles Brash
Lafayette M. Butts
Lemuel M. Chase
Norris A. Fink
Albert Gortz
John J. Gosper
Augustus Johnson
Charles H. Kidder
John G. Kribbs
William Marshall
George C. Mathewson
Franklin Meacham
James A. Soule
Francis R. Stanton
Ira Van
Henry H. Walker
Harry S. White
Solomon White
Erastus Wright

Troop K
1 Officer and 38 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, dated July 1 at Gettysburg and signed by Lt. Darius Sullivan.

1st Lieutenant Darius Sullivan, Commanding Troop (wounded in action July 6)
1st Sergeant John A. Kinley
Commissary Sergeant Charles D. Brown
Sergeant Joseph Bushnell
Sergeant Richard Duckworth
Sergeant Sylvester B. Freelove
Sergeant Richard C. Vinson (mortally wounded in action July 6)

Corporal John Beckwith
Corporal Charles Greenville
Corporal Harley J. Ingersoll
Corporal Alfred Van Fleet
Blacksmith Samuel Pettingill
Privates
Matthew Bailey
William Bates
William Beal
John Bockman
Alden Brown
Peter Falvey
Francis H. Fenton (wounded in action July 8)

Abram George
Jacob M. Hall
Lafayette Halliday
William H. Heaton
George A. Heintzelman
Ira Kennicott
Orlando King
Henry Kitzmiller
Mason J. Leonard
Franklin Mitchell
Henry S. Osborn
Ira Pettys
Peter Pomeroy
Dewitt C. Stockham
Simon Suydam
Peter A. Triem
John J. Vinson
Peter Vorhees
Warren B. Warner
William Willard

Troop L
2 Officers and 48 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, dated June 30 at Gettysburg and signed by Capt. John Waite.

Captain John M. Waite, Commanding Troop
2nd Lieutenant Judson A. Stevens
1st Sergeant Charles Bradley
Quartermaster Sergeant Rodger S. Horton
Sergeant Josiah E. Richardson
Sergeant Aaron W. Rundle
Corporal George Archer
Corporal Arick H. Burzell
Amos R. Cole
Joseph E. Dixon
William A. McHenry
Samuel G. Workman
Bugler James H. Ewing
Bugler Warren A. Washburn
Blacksmith Charles L. Dunham
Privates
Henry Aiken
Peter Beechler
Philip C. Bettys
Luke Burke
Thomas L. Butler
Albert Callies
Charles M. Carr
James H. Carr
Winslow A. Carr
John C. Colby
James Countryman
James A. Crosby
George Dunning
David Evans
George Fish
Charles L. Hall
Peter Hawn
Jeremiah Jordan
John McGuire
Artemus C. McKinney
Sherwood H. Moss
John Noonan
William D. Nourse
James J. Peasley
Daniel B. Perkins
Augustus Platt
Wallace H. Rasbach
Titus H. Rogers
Henry Sheldon
William R. Snively
Henry H. Stein
Henry A. Strail
Asa W. Weldon
Calvin Welty
Walter W. Young

Troop M
1 Officer and 46 Enlisted Men
From Muster Roll, April 30 - June 30, 1863, dated June 30, no location or signature.

2nd Lieutenant John Sargent, Commanding Troop
1st Sergeant Adam C. Fowler
Sergeant Benjamin Franklin Cook
Sergeant David A. Fisher
Sergeant L. John Himber
Sergeant Isaac R. McCulloch
Sergeant Reuben T. Prentice
Sergeant Ralph B. Swartout
Corporal Frank H. Campbell
Corporal Mervin D. Overacker
Corporal William C. Wilson
Bugler Abel E. Crooker
Bugler Albert Gifford
Blacksmith Ezra A. Perry
Privates
John Bartlett
John G. Blair
William Bolts
Frederick Brown
George Y. Cook
Alonzo E. Crawford
Chester H. Dean
Silas F. Dean
Aiken Delair
John Delair
Vasco Denay
Christopher Eggert
Michael J. Fancher
Edwin B. Fuller
Daniel A. Gifford
Edward Hoges
Luke T. Hulett
Frederick Kohn
Henry Koolman
William Makepeace
Granville M. Pickering
Charles William Preston
Nathan H. Putnam
William M. Putnam
Alonis Schlund
Lyman Swan (killed in action July 8)

John Thompson
Wellington Tafflemire
Edward Way
John Williams
(wounded in action July 1)

Jared Wilson
Lawrence Wren
Alexander Young

Note: Private David Diffenbaugh of Troop G was assigned as orderly to Brigade Commander Colonel William Gamble.
Diffenbaugh was killed on July 1, the regiment's only fatality at Gettysburg.
Being assigned to brigade staff, he does not appear on this roll.