NP: June 27, 1864 Philadelphia Inquirer: 1st PA Cav at Skirmish at White House, June 20-21 1864

   

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in June 1864

THE PENNSYLVANIA RESERVE CAVALRY.

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Correspondence of the Inquirer.

WHITE HOUSE, Va., June 22, 1864.

From a late issue of your paper, many of its readers will think that the entire Pennsylvania Reserve Corps has returned to the State and enjoyed the ovation so justly given that worthy body of men on their return.  But the list appended below will show that the cavalry regiment of the Reserve Corps [1st Pennsylvania Cavalry] is still doing most active service in General GREGG’s Division [2/Cav/AotP], under General [Philip H.] SHERIDAN, whose manoeuvring and exploits have become the admiration of the army and the people, and a terror to the Rebel cavalry. We had just returned the evening before [June 19, 1864] from a long and exhausting raid of fourteen days in the direction of Gordonsville, and we were looking forward to at least one day’s rest when we would arrive at the White House, but before we reached this place Monday evening [June 20, 1864], we heard heavy cannonading at the place we looked for rest; it was the Rebel cavalry after our wagon train lying at White House. The gun-boats, however, and a small force inside of the entrenchments kept the off until we came up.1 Yesterday morning [June 21, 1864], at two A. M., the cavalry was ordered out to meet the enemy we have so frequently met and defeated during the last two months. The enemy retired before the steady aim of our carbineers until four P. M., the First Pennsylvania [Cavalry] being in the advance. This morning [June 22, 1864] we found the enemy gone, and we rest until one P. M.

The casualties are as follows:—

FIRST PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY—KILLED,

Corp John Kreamer [sic, Kramer], L.2

Rob[er]t W Jackson, L.3

John [H] Doyle, L.4

Corp H[enry] C Portner, G.5

 

WOUNDED.

Serg W[illiam] S Miller, A.6

W[illiam] A [or R] Bair [or Bear], A.7

Harry [Henry F.] Howard, A.8

Serg W[illiam] H Edler, B.9

[Fleming] W Lucore, D.10

W[ilia]m Shafer, E.11

W[ilia]m [N.] Esworthy, E.12

A[lfred] M Harn, F.13

Merser Gray, G.14

David Algeo, H.15

Serg Jno [Jonathan] Mustard, I.16

H H Brownmiller, L.17

 

MISSING.

Capt R[obert] J McNitt, C.18

Capt W[illiam] A Sands, L.19

Lieut. D[avid] S Buxton, L.20

Sergt [?] [sic, John H] Fertig, A.21

Corp S[ilas] S Mairs, A.22

Corp W[illiam] A Patterson, A.23

Corp Jacob [Q] Ely, A.24

Joseph E Nutt, H.25

Albert H Arnold, M.26

Corp John M Boyce, K.27

Thomas Jones, K.28

Serg’t John [sic, Daniel] Howder, L.29

Joseph Buck, L.30

Corp John J [H] Johnson, L.31

Corp Tho[ma]s Wending, L.32

Isaac Bobst, L.33

Frank[lin] Brenizer, L.34

Daniel Geiger, L.35

Samuel Hendricks, L. 36

George W James, L.37

Daniel [sic, Samuel P.] Reed, L.38

John Stoltz, L.39,40

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Source/Notes:

  1. SOPO Editor’s Note: This paragraph describes the Skirmish at White House Landing on June 20, 1864. As noted, a combined arms Union force of infantry, cavalry and gunboats drove off Confederate cavalry looking to capture Sheridan’s wagon train.
  2. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  3. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  4. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  5. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company G, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcog.html.
  6. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company A Muster Roll, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.htmlwww.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.html.
  7. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company A Muster Roll, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.htmlwww.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.html.
  8. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company A Muster Roll, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.htmlwww.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.html.
  9. 1st Pennsylvania Cavalary/44th Regiment, Company B Muster Roll, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcob.htmlwww.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcob.html.
  10. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company D, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcod.html.
  11. 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company E Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoe.html.: This source shows his wounding as occurring on June 22, 1864.
  12. 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company E Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoe.html.: This source shows his wounding as occurring on June 22, 1864.
  13. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company F, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcof.html.
  14. SOPO Editor’s Note: I could not find a source for this name.
  15. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company H, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoh.html.
  16. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company I, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoi.html.
  17. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  18. 1st Pennsylvania Cavalary/44th Regiment, Company C Muster Roll, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoc.html.
  19. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  20. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  21. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company A Muster Roll, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.htmlwww.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.html.
  22. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company A Muster Roll, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.htmlwww.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.html.
  23. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company A Muster Roll, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.htmlwww.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.html.
  24. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company A Muster Roll, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.htmlwww.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoa.html: The cited web site lists the last name as Bby, which seems like a mistake.  In addition, the Inquirer image seems to clearly read as “Ely.”  I went with the latter.
  25. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company H, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoh.html.
  26. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company H, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcoh.html.
  27. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company K, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcok.html.
  28. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company K, http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcok.html.
  29. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  30. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  31. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  32. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  33. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  34. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  35. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  36. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.: Hendricks must have turned up soon after this was published.  His roster shows no absence in June 1864.
  37. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  38. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  39. 1st Regiment Cavalry/44th Regiment, Company L Muster Roll, www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/1stcav/1stcavcol.html.
  40. “The Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA). June 27, 1864, p. 2 col. 1-2

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