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55th Regt Officers

SOLDIER RANK MUSTER IN REMARKS
WHITE, Richard Col 4 Dec 1861 Mustered out, 23 Mar 1865, expiration of term
BENNETT, Frank T. Lt Col 4 Dec 1861 Mustered out, 4 Dec 1864, expiration of term
METZGER, James Lt Col 12 Oct 1861 Promoted from Captain Co. C, 10 May 1865 -- mustered out with regiment, 30 Aug 1865
FILLER, John H. Major 4 Dec 1861 Commissioned Lt Col, 21 Dec 1864, and Col, 25 Mar 1865, not mustered, mustered out 23 Mar 1865, expiration of term
HILL, George H. Major 28 Aug 1861 Promoted from Captain Co E, 3 May 1865 -- mustered out with regiment, 30 Aug 1865
METZGER, James Adj 12 Oct 1861 Promoted fr. 1st Lt company D to Adj., 1 Jan 1862, to Captain company C, 25 Nov 1862
METZGER, Solomon S. Adj 12 Oct 1861 Promoted from 2d to 1st Lt. Co. D, 1 Jan 1862, to Adj., 25 Nov 1862, to Capt. Co. D, 3 Aug 1863
GOTSHALL, John Adj 28 Aug 1861 Pr. fr. 1st Lt. Co. G, 3 Aug 1863, com. Capt. Co. G, 1 Dec 1864, and Capt. Co. C, 10 May 1865, not mustered -- mustered out with regiment, 30 Aug 1865
GEORGE, Fred'k M. Q.M. 4 Dec 1861 Mustered out, 14 Dec 1864, expiration of term
DRISKEL, James Q.M. 1 Jan 1864 Promoted from 1st Sgt. Co. A, 14 Feb 1865 -- mustered out with regiment, 30 Aug 1865
MERRITT, David Surg 1 Nov 1861 Resigned 16 Aug 1864
BRANDT, Jer. B. Surg 17 Sep 1864 Pr. from Asst. Surg. 110th reg. P. V., 17 Sep 1864 -- mustered out with regiment, 30 Aug 1865
RAMSEY, J. Sylv'r As.Sur. 1 Nov 1861 Promoted to Surg. 130th reg. P. V., 14 Oct 1862
BRANDT, Jer. B. As.Sur. 16 Sep 1862 Promoted to Surg. 175th reg. P. V., 31 Jan 1863
CHRISTY, Henry C. As.Sur. 1 Aug 1862 Promoted to Surg. 58th reg. P. V., 3 Oct 1863
LAUER, Charles F. As.Sur. 12 Jun 1863 Resigned 26 Sep 1864
JOHNSON, Ovid M. As.Sur. 28 Jan 1864 Resigned 17 Aug 1864
NOETLING, John As.Sur. 26 Sep 1864 Resigned 17 Jun 1865
BOYER, Samuel S. As.Sur. 11 Feb 1865 Mustered out with regiment, 30 Aug 1865
MCCOSKER, John Chap'n 6 Dec 1861 Died at Philadelphia, 4 Jun 1862
FOX, Henry W. Sr.Maj. 11 Oct 1861 Promoted from private Co. H to Sgt. Maj., 4 Dec 1861, to 2d Lt company K, 23 Oct 1862
SHORB, William H. Sr.Maj. 28 Aug 1861 Promoted from 1st Sgt. Co. G to Sgt. Maj., 23 Oct 1862, to 2d Lt. company G, 4 Nov 1863
MOORE, William W. Sr.Maj. 31 Dec 1861 Promoted from private company E to Sgt. Maj., 4 Nov 1863, to 2d Lt. Co. E, 25 Sep 1864, Vet.
GEYER, John C. Sr.Maj. 2 Oct 1862 Promoted from private company H to Commissary Sergeant, 1 Apr 1864, to Sergeant Major, 25 Sep 1864, to 1st Lieut. Co. C, 1 Mar 1865
GILBERT, Wm. A. Sr.Maj. 24 Sep 1863 Drafted, promoted from private Co. H, 1 May 1865 -- mustered out with regiment, 30 Aug 1865
LYNCH, John Q.M.Sr 30 Oct 1861 Promoted from Sergeant Co. A to Q.M. Serg't, 4 Jan 1862, to 2d Lieut. Co. A, 8 Nov 1863
SORBER, Martin V. Q.M.Sr 20 Sep 1861 Promoted from Sergeant Co. I to Q.M. Serg't, 11 Nov 1863, to 2d Lt. Co. I, 16 Sep 1864, Vet.
WONDERS, Daniel M. Q.M.Sr 2 Oct 1862 Promoted from private company H, 15 Sep 1864 -- mustered out with regiment, 30 Aug 1865
KENNEDY, John H. Com.Sr 28 Aug 1861 Promoted from private Co. A, 15 Sep 1861, reduced and transferred to Co. A, 10 May 1862
HOUSTON, John Com.Sr 19 Sep 1861 Promoted from Cor. Co. F to Com. Serg't, 10 May 1862, to 2d Lieut. Co. F, 6 Apr 1864, Vet.
MOORHEAD, Sam'l Com.Sr 19 Sep 1861 Promoted from Serg't Co. F to Com. Serg't, 25 Sep 1864, to 2d Lieut Co. F, 29 Sep 1864, Vet.
WALKER, Wm. M. Com.Sr 11 Oct 1861 Promoted from Sergeant Co. H, 1 May 1865 -- mustered out with regiment, 30 Aug 1865, Vet.
KEEFFE, Joseph Hos. St. 5 Nov 1861 Promoted from private Co. D, 19 Nov 1861, reduced and transferred to Co. D, 3 Jun 1862
HUGHES, Joseph W. Hos. St. 15 Apr 1862 Promoted from private Co. B, 3 Jun 1862, mustered out 15 Apr 1865, expiration of term
LIGHTNER, Peter Hos. St. 25 Jan 1865 Promoted from private Co. G, 1 May 1865 -- mustered out with regiment, 30 Aug 1865
MILLER, William R. P'l Muc 5 Sep 1864 Promoted from private Co. B, 1 Nov 1864, discharged by General Order, 13 Jun 1865
MOWER, Alex'r C. P'l Muc 12 Oct 1861 Promoted from Sgt. Co. D, to Drum Maj., 24 May 1863, reduced and transferred to Co. D, 12 May 1863, pr. to Pl. Musician, 27 Dec 1864, died at Point of Rocks, Va., 28 Jan 1865, Vet.
MCLAY, Neal S. P'l Muc 1 Mar 1864 Promoted from private Co. E, 1 May 1865 -- mustered out with regiment, 30 Aug 1865
SMITH, John C. P'l Muc 29 Feb 1864 Promoted from private Co. F, 24 Jun 1865 -- mustered out with regiment, 30 Aug 1865


Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 (Harrisburg: B. Singerly, State Printer. 1871)

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