Sixth Regiment of Maryland Infantry

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Company H - Muster Roll

Adam B. Martin, Captain, mustered Sept. 5, 1862; Wounded, November 27, 1863, Mine Run, Va.; died, May 6, 1864, of wounds received in action, at the Wilderness, Va. Remarks: Captain Adam Benjamin Martin, grandson of a Revolutionary War Patriot, Lt. Adam Martin, carried on a family tradition of service to his country. On April 26, 1847, he enlisted in the United States Army for service in the Mexican War. Honorably discharged at the end of the War, he returned to his home in Smithsburg, Maryland. Adam named his first-born son, Scott Taylor Martin, after two famous generals in the Mexican War, General Winfield Scott and General Zachary Taylor. Another son was named George McClellan Martin, after the Mexican War Officer and Civil War General. When President Lincoln issued a call for volunteers on July 2, 1862, Adam joined and was made Captain and Commanding Officer for Company "H" of the 6th Regiment of Maryland Volunteer Infantry. The regiment participated in a number of engagements throughout 1863 and the early months of 1864. Captain Martin was wounded in the Mine Run, Virginia Campaign on November 27th, 1863 but returned to action. On May 5, 1864, as General Grant was coordinating the Union Army in its advance from the Rapidan River to Richmond, in the battle of the Wilderness, the 6th Maryland was pushing the Confederate forces near Chancellorsville. Captain Adam Benjamin Martin was leading his company in a charge upon the enemy's works, he received two severe wounds, was evacuated to a field hospital where he died the following day during surgery. A short time subsequent to his death, the Regimental Commander, Colonel John W. Horn, remarked to Captain Martin's pastor, Rev. Dr. W. F. Eyster that "If there was a Christian in the regiment, Captain Martin was one."A large picture of Captain Martin hung in the Smithsburg, Maryland Town Hall for many years. A stained glass window dedicated to his memory remains in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, Maryland. On Saturday, October 13, 2001, Antietam Camp #3, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Frederick, Maryland and the descendants of Captain Adam Benjamin Martin held a service of dedication of a bronze Grand Army of the Republic grave marker at the grave site in the Smithsburg Cemetery, Smithsburg, Maryland.

William H. Abercrombie, Captain, mustered July 24, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865: Entered the service as First Sergeant Company B; promoted Second Lieutenant, November 1, 1862; First Lieutenant, Company H, November 17, 1864; Captain, January 28, 1865.

Melville R. Small, 1st Lieut., mustered Sept. 5, 1862: See Roster, Field and Staff.

James H. C. Brewer, 1st Lieut., mustered Sept. 5, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; See Roster, Field and Staff.

Alexander Leeds, 1st Lieut., mustered Aug. 2, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; Entered the service as private; promoted Sergeant; First Lieutenant, February 21, 1865; wounded in action, September 19, 1864, Winchester, Va.

James A. Robinson, 2nd Lieut., mustered Aug. 21, 1862 , mustered out Mar. 17, 1864; Entered the service as First Sergeant; promoted Second Lieutenant, February 11, 1863; resigned.

 

 

Adams, Jacob H. F., Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Died, June 15, 1864, while a prisoner of war, Andersonville, Ga. Remarks: Died of diarrhea and buried at Andersonville in grave no. 1928. Andersonville Code No. 11928.

Adams, John, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out April 29, 1864; Wounded in action, November 27, 1863, Mine Run, Va.; discharged for disability.

Bachtell, Lewis L., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 27, 1865; Wounded in action, November 27, 1863, Locust Grove, Va.

Barkdoll, Jno. C., Sergeant, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Died, June 15, 1864, while a prisoner of war, Andersonville, Ga. Remarks: Captured in the Loudoun Valley of Virginia on July 20, 1863. Andersonville Code No. 30004 and 300478. He was the son of John W. and Susan (Welty) Barkdoll; was born and raised in Smithsburg, Washington County, Md.

Bikle, Ferdinand H., Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out May 31, 1865; Taken prisoner, June 15, 1863, Winchester, Va.

Bonebrake, Andrew S., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; Taken prisoner.

Boward, Michael, Corporal, mustered Sept. 1, 1862; Deserted, November 20, 1862.

Brandenburg, Amos, Sergeant, mustered Aug. 14, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; Accidentally wounded, April, 1864; wounded in action, April 2, 1865; loss of leg.

Bridendolph, Harrison, Private, mustered Aug. 14, 1862; Transferred to First Maryland Volunteer Infantry.

Breitnesser, Leonard, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 26, 1865; Wounded in action, May 6, 1864, Wilderness, Va.

Brown, Talman J., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Deserted, August 15, 1864.

Chrissinger, Wm., Corporal, mustered Aug. 7, 1862, mustered out June 16, 1865; Wounded in action, April 4, 1865.

Clay, James, Private, mustered Aug. 7, 1862; Deserted, September 2, 1862.

Davis, Amos, Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; Taken prisoner; wounded in action, June 1, 1864, Cold Harbor, Va. Remarks: Cited in reports by Bvt. Brig. Gen. J. Warren Keifer, commanding Second Brigade - "I have the honor, as required in orders, to forward the names of enlisted men, who, by their gallantry and good conduct, deserve rewards at the hands of those in authority. The above-named enlisted men of the Sixth Maryland are each reported by their company and regimental commanders as having been conspicuous for bravery in the charge on the 2d instant, and in the battle of the 6th instant at Sailor's Creek, Va." Among those specified was Corpl. Amos Davis.

Ditlow, William, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Deserted, November 1, 1863.

Doyle, Daniel, Private, mustered Jan. 4, 1864, mustered out July 21, 1865.

Eakle, John C., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Fishhack, Henry F., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; Taken prisoner; wounded in action, April 2, 1865.

Fishhach, Jeremiah, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; Taken prisoner.

Fisher, Frisby T., Corporal, mustered Aug. 11, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Fleckenstine, John, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Killed in action, September 19, 1864, Winchester, Va.

Flory, Columbus, Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out July 2, 1865; Transferred to First Maryland Volunteer Infantry.

Flory, Daniel W., Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Flory, John J., Sergeant, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Flory, Lewis, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Deserted, January 18, 1863.

Flory, Benjamin, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Fogler, Luther, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Wounded in action, September 21, 1864, Fisher's Hill, Va.; died, April 21, 1865, of wounds received in action, April 2, 1865.

Fogler, Geo. W., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Died, May 24, 1864, of wounds received in action, May 5, 1864.

Gans, George W., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Garrish, Jos. H., Private, mustered Aug. 8, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Gossard, Geo. F., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Deserted, January 18, 1863.

Gouker, Elias, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; Taken prisoner; wounded in action, March 25, 1865.

Gouker, Jos. W., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out Nov. 10, 1863; Disability.

Grim, George W., Private, mustered Aug. 14, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; Taken prisoner.

Grove, Abraham, Private, mustered Aug. 14, 1862, mustered out July 19, 1865; Transferred to V. R. C., April 15, 1865.

Hanes, James, Private, mustered Aug. 11, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Harne, James H., Private, mustered Aug. 14, 1862, mustered out July 2, 1865; Transferred to First Maryland Volunteer Infantry.

Henneberger, Dewitt C., Private, mustered Sept. 5, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; Taken prisoner. Notes: He was given 25 cents per day for the 39 days that he spent in Libby, Castle Thunder and Belle Isle prisons. He was a carpenter from Hagerstown and lived out his years after the war in nearby Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. He died on November 9, 1916 and is buried in Burn's Hill Cemetery,Waynesboro, PA.

Hickman, Freeland, Private, mustered Aug. 22, 1862; Died, April 8, 1863, of disease contracted in service.

Hovis, Jacob, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Houser, Samuel, Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865. Remarks: born November 24, 1831 in Cavetown, Washington Co., Md.; married May 21 1857 to Caroline Catharine Burkhart, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Bigler) Burkhart. Died November 2, 1901. Internment at Smithsburg Mausoleum, Smithsburg, Washington County, Md. His Father was John B. Houserand his Mother was Rebecca (Yeakle) Houser.

Ingram, Thomas, Private, mustered Sept. 5, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Irvin, Hezakiah, Private, mustered Aug. 20, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Jackson, Daniel, Private, mustered Aug. 14, 1862: Deserted, November 1, 1863.

Jennings Geo. B., 1st Sergt., mustered Aug. 14, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Jennings, Patrick H., Sergeant, mustered Aug. 14, 1862, mustered out June 21, 1865; Wounded in action, April 6, 1865.

Jonas, William, Private, mustered Aug. 20, 1862, Dec. 26, 1863; Disability.

Justice, Jno. J. B., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Keizer, Peter E., Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out April 29, 1864, Disability.

King, John R., Sergeant, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out May 16, 1865; See Roster, Company C.

King, Patrick, Private, mustered Aug. 7, 1862; Deserted, September 2, 1862.

King, Wm. H., Private, mustered Aug. 14, 1862, mustered out Aug. 9, 1865; Taken prisoner; wounded in action, April 2, 1865.

Koontz, Thos. E., Sergeant, mustered Aug. 8, 1862; Died, November 20, 1862, of disease contracted in service.

Kough, George, Private, mustered Aug. 20, 1862; Deserted, May 20, 1863.

Lowry, Charles Andrew, Private, mustered Aug. 19, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865. Notes: Son of George M. Lowry and his wife Anna Matilda Ruch. Born November 26, 1842 in Washington Twp. Franklin County, PA. Married Susan Ann Hines, November 11, 1866. He passed away at his residence at Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland March 29, 1918, with his wife he is interned at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.

Lowry, James Madison, Private, mustered Aug. 19, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865. Notes: Son of George M. Lowry and his wife Anna Matilda Ruch. Born September 13,1832 in Washington Twp., Franklin County, PA. Married Mary Catherine Hoover, April 11 1853. He passed away at his residence at Mapleville, Washington County, Maryland, March 6, 1908, with his wife is interned at the Mount Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery, Mapleville, Washington County, Maryland.

Martin, John M., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Deserted, May 20, 1863.

Martin, Stephen G., Sergeant, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865. Remarks: Brother of Capt. Adam B. Martin. Born in and volunteered from Leitersburg, Maryland. Engaged in farming, milling and distilling in the Ringgold Md. area after the war. Married Anna Funk and fathered six children. In his later years he served as a rural postal carrier. Died Jan. 24,1901 and is buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Pa.

Masters, George, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865. Notes: Pvt. George P. Masters is buried at the Smithsburg Lutheran Cemetery, Smithsburg, Washington County, MD. Born Nov. 27, 1840 in Germany, and died March 6, 1919 at Ringgold, Washington County, MD. He is the son of Johann "Martin" Meister and Elizabeth Schmidt.

Masters, William, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 8, 1865; Taken prisoner, May 7, 1864. Remarks: Captured at the Wilderness and held prisoner at Andersonville, Ga. Andersonville Code No. 47808.

McKenna, James, Private, mustered Aug. 14, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Miller, Charles, Private, mustered Aug. 14, 1862; Wounded in action, May 6, 1864, Wilderness, Va.; deserted, November 10, 1864.

Miller, Levi, Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Moore, John H., Corporal, mustered Aug. 14, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Moore, Wm. W., Private, mustered Aug. 14, 1862; Killed accidentally, November 13, 1862, Williamsport, Md.

Newcomer, Jacob E., Private, mustered Aug. 14, 1862; Wounded in action, November 27, 1863, Mine Run, Va.; died, May 27, 1864, of wounds received in action, May 5, 1864, Wilderness, Va.

Norford, Jos. G., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Died, December, 1864, while a prisoner of war.

Penner, John, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Deserted, September 7, 1862.

Pickett, Geo. P., Private, mustered Aug. 16, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; Wounded in action, September 21, 1864, Fisher's Hill, Va.

Reynold, Amos, Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Reynold, Daniel B., Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Severely wounded in action, June 1, 1864, Cold Harbor, Va.; died, January 29, 1865, of disease contracted in Rebel prison, Andersonville, Ga. Remarks: Captured at Cold Harbor. Andersonville Code No. 40472.

Reynold, Geo. C., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Rife, David, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out July 3, 1863, Disability.

Robinson, Charles, Musician, mustered Sept. 5, 1862; Deserted, July 9, 1864.

Secore, George W., Private, mustered Aug. 15, 1862; Deserted, August 23, 1864.

Seidenstricker, Abraham, Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out April 29, 1864; Disability.

Shank, Adam, Sergeant, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out May 26, 1865; Wounded in action, May 5, 1864, Wilderness, Va.; discharged for disability. Remarks: Sgt. Shank was shot in the left side during the first day's fighting at the Wilderness and, unable to move, he remained on the battlefield all night. He was run over by a squadron of cavalry just before daylight and the horse's hooves did serious damage to his hips and legs. Sgt. Shank was hospitalized until several months after the close of the war and remained an invalid for the few years remaining before his death. See link on home page to the "Empty Chair".

Shields, John H., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out Feb. 3, 1865; Wounded in action, May 9, 1864, loss of arm; discharged for disability. Notes: The Text of his Union Army Discharge: To All Whom It May Concern. Know ye, That John H. Shield, a Private of Captain A. B. Martin's Company (H), 6th Regiment of Maryland Volunteers who was enrolled on the Twenty-first of August one thusand eight hundred and Sixty-two to serve Three Years or during the war, is here by Discharged from the service of the United States this Sixth day of February, 1865, at the Harewood Hospital by reason of Surg's. Certificate of Disability. No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist. Said John H. Shield was born in Frederick Co. in the State of Maryland, is Forty years of age, Five feet Eleven inches high, Fair complexion, Hazel eyes, Auburn hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a Millwright. Given at Washington D.C. this Sixth day of February 1865. R.B. Bontecou, Surg. U.S. Vols., Commanding the Hospital. Hand written in red ink along the left margin of the discharge is the following notation: This soldier is not physically suitable to enter or re-enlist in the Veterans Reserve Corps.

Sites, Andrew J., Private, mustered Aug. 6, 1862, mustered out Sept. 27, 1864; Wounded in action, November 27, 1863, Mine Run, Va.; transferred to V. R. C.

Smith, Charles, Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865.

Sterling, Samuel B., Private, mustered Aug. 20, 1862, mustered out July 2, 1865; Transferred to First Maryland Volunteer Infantry.

Stoner, Abraham, Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Deserted, January 18, 1863.

Studenwalt, Jacob C., Private, mustered Aug. 14, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; Taken prisoner.

Sweitzer, John H., Private, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out Mar. 5, 1864; Disability.

Thomas, Michael, Private, mustered Aug. 11, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; Wounded in action, May 12, 1864.

Watson, Daniel, Private, mustered Aug. 11, 1862; Killed in action, November 27, 1863, Mine Run, Va.

Weagley, Geo. A., Corporal, mustered Aug. 21, 1862; Died, February 28, 1863, of disease contracted in service.

Woodward, James F., Private, mustered June 27, 1864, mustered out July 2, 1865; Transferred to First Maryland Volunteer Infantry.

Young, Henry, Private, mustered Aug. 16, 1862; Transferred to V. R. C., April 15, 1865.

 
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