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History of Cambria County, V.2

HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 187
the forces under General Sheridan. On October 7, Col. Stratton was slightly wounded whereupon the command of the regiment devolved upon Capt. Skelly, which he retained until Col. Stratton's return on November 22. The regiment went into winter quarters two miles north of the James river.
    In March, 1865, Gen. R. S. Mackenzie succeeded Gen. Kautz in command of the division. The regiment was in the battle of Five Forks, was very active in the pursuit of Lee's retreating army, and was at Appomattox under Gen. Sheridan. It has a good record. Capt. Skelly was promoted to major, October 1, 1864, to lieutenant-colonel May 25, 1865, and commanded the regiment at various times. Below is its record and roster:
    Recruited in Cambria county. Mustered in, in August and September, 1861; mustered out August 13, 1865.
  • Col. Josiah Harlan: disch. by Special Order Aug. 20, 1862.
  • Col. Samuel P. Spear: prom. from lieut. col. Aug. 25, 1862; brevet brig.-gen. March 13, 1865; wounded at Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865; resigned May 9, 1865.
  • Col. Frank A. Stratton: prom. from captain Co. A to major September 1, 1864; to Colonel May 25, 1865; to brevet brig.-gen. March 13, 1865; wounded March 17, 1863 and Oct. 7, 1864; must. out with regiment Aug. 13, 1865.
  • Lieut. Col. George Stetzel; prom. from major Aug. 20, 1862; resigned Sept. 18, 1864.
  • Lieut. Col. James A. Skelly: prom. from captain Co. G to major Oct. 1, 1864; to lieut. col. May 26, 1865; must. out with regiment Aug. 13, 1865.
  • Maj. Samuel Wetherill; prom. from captain Co. H Oct. 10, 1861; brevet lieut. col. March 13, 1865; disch. Oct. 1, 1864; expiration of term
  • Maj. Noah M. Runyan: prom. from captain Co. M Oct. 5, 1861; resigned Sept. 15, 1862.
  • Maj. Geo. T. Cornog; prom. from captain Co. B Oct. 7, 1862; disch. on surg.'s cert. April 8, 1864
  • Maj. Albert J. Ackerly: prom. from captain Co. K, May 4, 1864; disch. Sept. 25, 1864; for wounds received at Staunton River Bridge, Va., June 25, 1864.
  • Maj. John Cassels: prom. from captain, Co. C Oct. 28, 1864; brevet. lieut. col. March 13, 1865; resigned April 1, 1865
  • Maj. James E. McFarlan: prom. from captain Co. B to major April 1, 1865; brevet. lieut. col. April 4, 1865.
  • Maj. John S. Nimmon: prom. from captain Co. D May 25, 1865; must. out with regiment Aug. 13, 1865.
COMPANY G.
  • Capt. James A. Skelly: prom. to major Oct. 4, 1864.
  • Capt. Arch A. Menzies: prom. from adjutant November 6, 1864; com. major May 10, 1865; wounded in action June 26.
  • 1st Lieut. A. H. D. Williams: disch. Sept. 8, 1864; expiration of term.
  • 1st Lieut. Robert E. Banks: prom. serg. Nov. 8, 1864; must. out with company Aug. 13, 1865; Veteran
  • 2d Lieut. John D. Gontz: resigned April 7, 1863.
  • 2d Lieut. John C. Murray: prom. from 1st serg. April 9, 1863; disch. Oct. 31, 1864; expiration of term.
  • 2d Lieut. Henry J. Hads: prom. to corp. Feb. 3, 1863; to serg. Aug. 27, 1864; to 2d lieut. Nov. 6, 1864; com. 1st lieut. May 10, 1865; not mustered; must. out with company Aug. 13, 1865; Veteran
  • 1st Serg. Abraham Burket: prom. from serg. Nov. 6, 1864; com. 2d lieut. May 10, 1865; not mustered; must. out with company August 13, 1865; Veteran.
  • 1st Serg. Smith Wilson: prom. from serg. April 10, 1863; disch. Aug. 27, 1864; expiration of term
  • Q. M. Serg. Henry Room: prom. from corp. to serg. Nov. 6, 1864; must. out with company Aug. 13, 1865; Veteran


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