Roster of Company A, 61st Pennsylvania Volunteers


Note:  Company A was recruited in Indiana County. These records originally prepared by Vernon Cook from information available in the Indiana County Historical Society and other sources. Additional information may be available on birth dates, death dates and burial locations. There are other names in Cemetery Records which state military service in Co A or B which are not included on this list. Additional names have been added from information submitted by interested persons who have viewed the page. Comments and suggestions are welcome; see the contact list on the home page.


Soldier's Roster  [Check Co. B list too for similar surnames. First and last dates are enlistment and discharge.]

  • A. B. Allison, Pvt; died near Alexandria, Va, Feb 11, 1862
  • J. E. Allison; wounded Fair Oaks; wounded Wilderness, May 6, 1864; served to EOT
  • Fulbert Alteband; wounded Fredericksburg; trans to Veteran Reserve Corps
  • Thomas Anderson; wounded Fair Oaks and discharged
  • John C. Armor, vet; wounded Wilderness; prom Commissary Sgt, Sep 4, 1864. Served through the war.
  • James M. Ayers, Cpl; wounded Wilderness; served to EOT 
  • Samuel Barr; died in hospital near Providence, R.I.
  • Daniel H. Bee; wounded Fort Stephens, D.C.; leg amputated
  • J. K. Black, vet; served to close of war
  • George Washington Brady, 2d Lt; wounded Fair Oaks; resigned
  • Hugh Brady; wounded Fair Oaks; discharged
  • Isaac V. Brady; wounded Fair Oaks; killed Wilderness May 6, 1864
  • Lemuel Brady, Cpl; wounded Fair Oaks; prom Sgt; wounded Fredericksburg May 3, 1863; killed Spottsylvania May 8, 1864. "Best tactician in the Regiment - Drill Sergeant"
  • A. T. Brewer; Sgt; wounded Fair Oaks ; served 3 years
  • C. M. Brewer; discharged June 1862
  • J. M. Brewer; wounded Fair Oaks; discharged
  • T. H. Brewer, Cpl; wounded Antietam; discharged
  • Frank M. Brown, 1st Sgt; prom 1st Lt; wounded Wilderness, died of wounds
  • William L. Buchanan, Sgt; prom 1st Sgt; wounded Fort Stephens, arm amputated
  • John C. Cameron; discharge date unknown
  • Eli J. Campbell; wounded Rappahannock Station; served to EOT
  • C. W. Cessna; killed Fair Oaks May 31, 1862
  • J. M. Chambers, vet; prom Sgt and 1st Sgt. Served through war.
  • Zach T. Chambers, vet; prom Cpl and Sgt. Served through war.
  • Robert Cravan; discharged 1862
  • Robert Craig; died near Alexandria, Va, Nov 1862
  • J. L. Crawford; wounded Fair Oaks; discharged
  • Jacob Creps, Capt, wounded Fair Oaks and Bansford; served to EOT
  • Abram Davis, vet; wounded Spottsylvania; prom 2d Lt Co. G. 1865
  • Marion M. Davis; wounded Fair Oaks; discharged
  • E. D. Daymond; died Apr 1862
  • William S. Derby; wounded Malvern Hill; served to EOT
  • Peter W. Dilts Cpl; POW on skirmish line Gettysburg; served to EOT
  • Frank Donahue, Sgt; wounded Fredericksburg; served to EOT
  • James Donahue; wounded Fair Oaks; discharged
  • William Donahue; wounded Fair Oaks, died on the field
  • James Donnahy, Pvt; enlisted Indiana, Pa., June 6, 1861; Disability discharge February 6, 1863 from Convalescent Camp in Virginia
  • Asaph A. Ellis, vet; served through war
  • Orlando A. Ellis, Private; wounded Fair Oaks, POW 3 months; wounded Fredericksburg, May 3, 1863; wounded Wilderness 5 May 1864; arm amputated
  • Elijah W. Fairbanks; killed Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862
  • Richard W. Fairbanks; killed Fort Stevens, Jul 12, 1864. Buried Arlington Cemetery.
  • Isreal Gray, Cpl; prom Sgt; wounded Fredericksburg May 3, 1863; wounded Spottsylvania; prom to Sgt Major; served to EOT
  • Alexander Harman; wounded Wilderness; died of wounds, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Perry E. Horn; wounded Wilderness; served to EOT. Afterwards, served one year as 2d Lt, Co B, 74th PVI 
  • John Herbison; wounded Spottsylvania and discharged
  • Peter S. Justice; wounded Spottsylvania and discharged
  • T. W. Kinter; wounded Fair Oaks; missing in action
  • Robert Jamison; died near Alexandria, Va , Jan 10, 1862
  • William Johnston; cannot get record; musterd-out from hospital
  • Peter Keel; prom Cpl; wounded at (?) Fort Stephens
  • Josiah Kortz (Kurtz); enlisted Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, Apr 22, 1861; assigned Co A Jul 27, 1861 in Washington, D.C.; medical discharge May 1862
  • Thomas Lemmon; wounded Seven Pines; POW at Savage Station; wounded Spottsylvania May 10, 1864; again wounded May 12, 1864; died at Fredericksburg, VA
  • George R. Lewis, Surgeon; prom from Asst. Sur. 54th PVI, Sep 18, 1863. Served to Jun 28, 1865
  • Davis A. Lukehart, vet, wounded Fair Oaks and Fredericksburg; prom Cpl; wounded Spottsylvania; prom 2d Lt, 1st Lt and Capt. Served through the war
  • Frank L. Lydick; POW at Banks Ford, paroled and served three years
  • D. McCullough; discharged Aug 1862
  • A. B. McQowan; killed Fair Oaks
  • W. L. McQowan; discharged
  • Alexander Moore; wounded Fort Stephens, foot amputated and died. Buried Gilgal, Indiana Co.
  • Thomas M. Moore; wounded Fair Oaks; served to EOT
  • G. B. Mott; wounded Fair Oaks; killed Fredericksburg, May 3, 1863
  • William H. Mott; vet; wounded; prom Sgt; Served through the war
  • Benjamin Neal; killed Fair Oaks
  • J. S. Neal; wounded Fredericksburg , May 3, 1863; trans to Veteran Reserve Corps
  • A. P. Neff; discharged Jun 1862
  • Andrew Pearce; wounded Fair Oaks; discharged
  • J. T. Pearce; wounded by accidental discharge of pistol by comrade; discharged
  • Hugh S. Pollock; wounded Wilderness; mustered out at hospital
  • John Pollock, 1st Lt; wounded Fair Oaks; died Portsmouth, Va
  • David Price; died Point Lookout, Md, Aug 1862
  • Isaac N. Price, Cpl; prom 2d Lt; wounded Cold Harbor; mortally wounded Charlestown, Va on last day of service.
  • David Riddle; wounded Malvern Hill; died in hospital
  • Joseph Rager, vet; wounded Fair Oaks and Spottsylvania; promoted to Cpl
  • Luther Richards; wounded Fair Oaks; prom Cpl; wounded Spottsylvania
  • John W. Row; transferred to Co. B; served to EOT 
  • B. F. Rowland, Sgt; wounded Fair Oaks; POW 3 months; killed Spottsylvania
  • James Short; "good record"; served to EOT
  • John Short; killed Fair Oaks May 31, 1862
  • James S. Smith; discharged Aug 1862
  • William Smith, vet; wounded Wilderness; absent at muster-out of Regiment
  • John Snyder, Musician and Regimental Postmaster; served to EOT
  • Isreal D. Spencer, vet; wounded Fair Oaks, First Cedar Creek and Wilderness; discharged
  • William M. Stahl. (Also see Company B roster)
  • William H. Stanley; wounded Fort Stephens; served to EOT
  • H. V. Stewart; wounded Fair Oaks; prom Cpl; POW at Banks Ford; paroled; killed at Wilderness, May 5, 1864
  • J. H. Stewart, vet; wounded Spottsylvania; killed Petersburg
  • J. A. Streams; prom Cpl; wounded Spottsylvania; served to EOT
  • A. T. Stuchel; killed Fredericksburg, May 3, 1863
  • John R. Stumpf; wounded Spottsylvania; musterd-out from hospital
  • Henry Sylvis; killed Fredericksburg, May 3, 1863
  • John P. Thomas; detailed for work at regimental hospital; served to EOT
  • Thomas C. Thompson; prom Cpl; wounded Wilderness
  • Nathaniel S. Tozer, vet; prom Sgt; served through the war
  • Thomas Tozer; discharged in Fall of 1861
  • Alexander Walker; wounded Fair Oaks and discharged
  • George R. Walker; trans to Co. B; killed Wilderness
  • Johnson Walker; wounded accident and died in hospital
  • George F. Weaver; wounded Spottsylvania and discharged
  • William Weaver, Cpl; wounded Fair Oaks; died of wounds
  • Samuel Wissinger; served to EOT
  • William Wissinger; wounded Malvern Hill and discharged
  • Calvin J. Work; prom Cpl; killed Spottsylvania
  • Harvey J. Work; wounded Fair Oaks, Fort Stephens; served to EOT
  • J. A. Work; killed Williamsport, Md, Sep 20, 1862
  • James T. Work; teamster; served to EOT 
  • W. A. S. Work, Cpl; wounded Fair Oaks; served to EOT

    List prepared by Vernon Cook (November, 2000).


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