A Roster of

Pennsylvania Volunteer Artillery,

Battery C

Contributed by William F. Reed; Transcribed by James Reed

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General:

The following is the roster fort Battery C, Pennsylvania Voluneer Artillery during the Spanish American War.
 

The Roster:

Officers:

George Waters, Captain -  Phoenexville, Pa -  May 6, 1898
Francis M. Bean, 1st Lieut. - Pawling, Pa- May 6, 1898
Wm. F. Fulmer, 2nd Lieut - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Horace W. Walters 3rd Lieut - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6,1898
Alexander Wilkinson 1st Sergt - Phoenixville, Pa  - May 6, 1898
Swope, Adam D, Vet. Surg - Lancaster, Pa -  June 21, 1898

Sergeants:

Wm. H. Hays, Q.-M. Sergt - Royersford, Pa  - May 6, 1898
Irvin S. Yarnall, Sergt - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Joseph R. Jenkins, Sergt - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6,1898
Charles Swier, Sergt -  Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Charles C. Newhall, Sergt  - Mount Clair, Pa  - May 6, 1898
Charles F. Meyers, Sergt - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
John J. Byerley, Sergt -  Phoenixville, Pa - May 6,1898

Corporals:

*Bally, Charles A. H. -  Phoenixville, PA - June 18, 1898
Baker, John W  - Lancaster, Pa -  May 6, 1898
Baumgardner, Thomas   Lancaster, Pa  May 6, 1898
*Goelz, Charles W. -  Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
*Griel, Edward R -  Lancaster, Pa.-  May 6,1898
Herr, Arthur  -  Lancaster, Pa.-  May 6,1898
*Hallman William H - Phoenixville, Pa -  May 6,1898
Longacre, Benjamin P - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6,1898
*Manley, Benjamin P - West Chester, Pa -  May 6,1898
*Story, Joseph C  - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
*Shaffer, John W. -  Phoenixville, Pa -  May 6, i898
*Swier, William H. - Phoenixville, Pa -  May 6, 1898
*Swier, Frederick S - Phoenixville, Pa  - May 6, 1898
*Swier, George H -  Philadelphia, Pa  -  May 6, 1898
*Speakman, Harry P -  Phoenixville, Pa -   May 6, 1898

Other:

Curry, McClellan, Farrier - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Stoneback, Lewis S, Farrier - Aldham, Pa  -  June 18, 1898
*Walters, Nathan 0, Wagoner, - Phoenixville, Pa -  May 6, 1898
Murphy, John, Artificer - Phoenixville, Pa -  June 15, 1898
McLaughlin,Daníl H, Artificer - Lancaster, Pa - June 18,1898
Snyder, Sheldon S, Saddler  - Lancaster, Pa -  June 17, 1898
*Walker,John S,  Guidon  - Shannonville, Pa  - May 6, 1898
*Baily,Jos. P, Musician  - Phoenixville, Pa -  May 6, 1898
Stauffer, John W, Musician - Royersford, Pa  - June 17,1898

Privates:

Ashenfelter, Mark - Trappe, Pa -  June 20, 1898
Bahner, Frank J  - Herndon, Pa  - June 21, 1898
Baker, Charles M. - Lancaster, Pa - June 21, 1898
*Bartzer, Jacob  - Phoenixville, Pa -  May 6. 1898
Bechtle, Benjamin F - Reading, Pa -  May 6, 1898
Beck, George W.  - Lancaster, Pa -  June 21, 1898
Black, Robert W Jr  - Philadelphia, Pa -  June 22, 1898
Boas, Harry D  -  Lancaster, Pa  - June 21, 1898
Boas, Michael G -  Lancaster, Pa -  June 21, 1898
Bowen, Arthur  -  Collegeville, Pa  - June 21, 1898
Boyer, W. H. -  Phoenixville, Pa -  June 21, 1898
Boyle, John J - Norristown, Pa -  June 17, 1898
*Barzel, Edward J - Philadelphia, Pa - May 6, 1898.
Bridger, Harry W. - Philadelphia, Pa. - June 20, 1898
*Brieley, Neal -  Shannonville. Pa - May 6, 1898
Brownback, Charles R. - Phoenixville, Pa. - May 6, 1898
Bruder, William -  Lancaster, Pa - June 21, 1898
Bruederly, Harry K - Lancaster, Pa. -  June 21, 1898
Byerley, Frederick Q - Phoenixville, Pa. -  June 15, 1898
Carpenter, Lem . - Paradise, Pa. -  June 21, 1898
Clark, Sherman E  - Spring City, Pa -  June 17, 1898
Clegg, James  - Easton. Pa. -  May 6, 1898
Cogley.John M  - Lancaster, Pa -  June 21, 1898
Cooper, Frank  - Philadelphia, Pa -  July 22, 1898
Crowl, John J. H - Royersford, Pa -  June 18, 1898
*Davis, Charles, Jr  - Phoenixville, Pa -  May 6, 1898
Davis, William J - Reading, Pa -  May 6, 1898
*Deery, William H. - Anselma, Pa  -  June 20, 1898
Diamond, William J -  Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Diehl, George W - Spring City, Pa - May 6, 1898
*Dietrich, Louis E  - Phoenixville, Pa - June 15, 1898
Diffenderfer, George  - Lancaster, PA -  June 21, 1898
Donnelly, Joseph   - West Chester, Pa  - June 20,1898
Donohue, Stephen  - Royersford, Pa  - May 6,1898
Dunbar, Harry L - Phoenixville, Pa -  June 18,1898
Eberhart, Irwin  - Spring City, Pa - May 6, 1898
*Elvin, Norwood G - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6 1898
Ferree, John D. - Lancaster, Pa - June 17,1898
Foehl, Philip C.  - Lancaster, Pa -  June 18,1898
Frankenfield, William G -  Philadelphia, Pa -  June 20,1878
Frecht, Harry G. - Lancaster, Pa -  June 21,1898
Fryer, Harry  - Royersford, Pa -  June 18,1898
*Fulton, Hiram B. - Pawling, Pa -  May 6,1898
Geissinger, Walter L - Royersford, Pa -  May 6, 1898
Geiger, John M, -  Reading, Pa -   May 6, 1898
Gordon, George W. - Downingtown, Pa - June 17,1898
Gray, John H. -  Williams Corner, Pa - June 18,1898
Groff, George E -  Lancaster, Pa - June 21, 1898
Grow, Philip J - Reading, Pa -  May 6,1898
*Green, Lewis  -  Phoenixville, Pa - May 6,1898
Hannah, Edgar G - Lancaster, Pa - June 21,1898
Harnish, Charles M - Lancaster, Pa - June 17, 1898
Harpster, George -  Reading, Pa -  May 6, 1898
Hartman, William W - Phoenixville, Pa - June 17, 1898
Hartman, George - Lancaster, Pa - June 21, 1898
Himes, Harry C - Chester Springs - June 21, 1898
Hack, Charles T - Philadelphia. Pa -  July 22, 1898
Himnielwright, Frank E - -Lancaster, Pa - June 17, 1898
Hinkle, John B - Lancaster, Pa - June 21, 1898
Heiner, Jesse -  Spring City, Pa - May 6, 1898
Hoak, Benjamin P - Lancaster, Pa - June 21, 1898
Holz, Louis -  Lancaster, Pa - June 21. 1898
Kavanaugh, Joseph J - Columbia, Pa. - June 21, 1898
*Kennedy, John H - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
*Kirkner, Harry M - Phoenixville, Pa -  June 21, 1898
Kline, William E - Royersford, Pa - June 16,1898
Kupp, George L - Poltstown, Pa - June 18, 1898
Leamon, George N - Lancaster, Pa - June 21, 1898
Leedom, George - Royersford, Pa - June 17, 1898
Leman, James C.  -Lancaster, Pa - May 6, 1898
*Lightcap, Da Costa - Pawling, Pa -  May 6, 1898
Lindauer, Charles - Spring City, Pa - June 18, 1898
*Longacre, Edward  - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Lowder, Harry W - Philadelphia, Pa - June 22. 1898
Lowder, Nelson W -  Philadelphia, Pa - June 22, 1898
*March, Edward P - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898 .
McAfee, Alien F - Pottstown, Pa - June 15, 1898
McLaughlin, Charles - Phoenixville, Pa - June 18, 1898
McKeever, John J - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898 .
McMahon, Michael-  Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Meisenbeiger, Charles A - Lancaster, Pa - June 21, 1898
Merringer, Adam - Lancaster, Pa - June 21, 1898
Maculley, Frank - Newport News, Va - July 23, 1898
Metzler, Herman P - Royersford, Pa - June 18, 1898
*Mosteller, Alien J - Phoenixville, Pa. - May 6, 1898
*Mull, Joseph L - Phoenixville, Pa - June 26, 1898
Mullin, George W - Kaolin, Pa -  June 18, 1898
Nelson, Martin L - Phoenixville, Pa - June 15, 1898
Nettles, Elmer - Royersford, Pa - June 17, 1898
Nix, Clifford J - Royersford, Pa - May 6, 1898
O'Bryon. William B - Lancaster Pa -  June 21,1898
O'Donnell, James - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Ottinger, Albert P -  Phoenixville, Pa - June 21, 1898
Ottinger, Daniel W - Royersford, Pa -  June 21, 1898
Pickle, Roscoe W - Millersville, Pa - June 21, 1898
*Pinkerton, Harry W - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898 .
Philips, Robert H  - Phoenixville, Pa -  May 6, 1898 .
Pontius, Pierce B -  Royersford, Pa  - May 6, 1898 .
Raysor, Joseph M  - Phoenixville, Pa - June 18, 1898
Reese, Herman F - York Springs, Pa - June 21, 1898
Reifsnyder, Joseph - Reading, Pa -  May 6, 1898 .
*Rhoades, Albert M - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Roberts, Daniel - Phoenixville, Pa -  June 18, 1898
Rodney, George F - Philadelphia, Pa - June 22, 1898
Ruckel, John, Jr - Royersford, Pa - June 17, 1898
Sassaman, George - Palm, Pa -  May 6, 1898
Schaum, David M - Lancaster, Pa - June 2r, 1898
Schryver, Percy - Poughkeepsie, N. Y - June 15, 1898
*Sechler, Clyde S - Danville, Pa - June 16, 1898
*Seitler, Joseph - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Shevlan, Thomas - Pittsburg, Pa - July 1, 1898
*Showalter, Benjamin P - Pawling, Pa -  May 6, 1898
*Smith, Arthur H - Philadelphia, Pa - May 6, 1898
Smith, J. Kirk - Downingtown, Pa - June 16, 1898
*Speakman, Evan G - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Stephen, John J - Philadelphia, Pa  -June 21, 1898
Stitler, William - Reading, Pa  - May 6, 1898
Strouse, Lloyd B  - Royersford, Pa - June 17, l8o8
Sullivan, Daniel - Scranton, Pa - May 6, 1898
Tomlin. Robert E. L - Lancaster, Pa - June 18, 1898
Tremer, Irwin T - Pawling, Pa -  May 6, 1898
*Trunk, Frederick G - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Turner, Richard L - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Tyson, John F  - Royersford, Pa - May 6, 1898
Ubry, Joseph G - Royersford, Pa - June 18, 1898
Walters, Englebert J - Phoenixville, Pa - June 18, 1898
*Walters, Isaac N  - Phoenixville, Pa -  May 6, 1898
Wagner, William H  - Royersford, Pa - June 17, l898
Ward, William  - Williams Corner, Pa - June 18, 1898
Wayne, John H -  Norristown, Pa  - June 16, 1898
Wescott, William B - Royersford, Pa - June 17, l8o8
Wescott, George D -  Royersford, Pa - June 20, 1898
Whitesides George B - Phoenixville, Pa -  May 6, 1898
*Williamson, Lewis - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
*Widmayer, Carl - Mount Clair, Pa - May 6, 1898
Wein, John B  - Spring City, Pa - June 17,1898
Wein, Samuel B  - Spring City, Pa  -  June 20,1898
*Wier, John C - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
*Williamson,John P - Phoenixville, Pa - May 6, 1898
Yingling, George W - Lancaster, Pa -  June 21, 1898
 

* denotes member of the National Guard



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