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49th Pennsylvania Infantry      
Company A
Benjamin Franklin Johns - Corporal   
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Date Added:  12/7/2012
Company B
Jacob M Glant - Private   
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Date Added:  10/7/2007
Company B
Robert Simpson Westbrook - Sergeant   
Robert was born 1843 in Huntingdon Co. Pa and died 1931 in Altoona, Pa. He is buried at Rosehill Cemetery in Altoona, Pa.

He wrote a diary and compiled accurate rosters and information on all the men in the 49th Pa Infantry in 1898. This info has been very helpful to researchers.
Contact Name:  Jean Corio
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Date Added:  5/23/2007
Company D
John W. Russell - Captain   
John Russell was my gggrandfather....he enlisted as a private in company B, in May of 1861. Later advancing through the ranks to captain, in company D. He mustered out with the company in 1865. John lived most of his life in Media, Delaware County, Pennyslvania and is buried in Media Cemetery. Please contact me if you would like family history or have any information on John Russell. Linda
Contact Name:  Linda R. Duffy
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Date Added:  3/10/2009
Company E
Henry Harber - Private   
Enlisted Oct 1863.Mustered out July 1865. Died July 13th 1871 of ''Army Diarrhea'' and Heart Failure which he contracted during the war.
Contact Name:  Joe Fiffick
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Date Added:  6/16/2004
Company E
Joseph Harris - Unknown   
Died June 29, 1864
Contact Name:  Carol Ott
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Date Added:  12/27/2004
Company E
David Hays Johns - Sergeant   
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Date Added:  12/7/2012
Company F
Isaac Hamilton Getz - Corporal   
Born in the portion of Union County, PA, that became Snyder County, PA to Henry Getz, a shoemaker, and Eve Catherine Specht Getz. At 29 years of age, Isaac was drafted as a private in 'New' [1864] Co. 'F' of the 49th PA Vol. Inf.

The Regiment, formed at the start of the War, had lost many men as casualties and many more when their 3 year enlistments ended (including their Colonel who resigned his commission). The remaining men, and those who re-enlisted, were consolidated into four companies of veterans (Co. A - Co. D) and the other companies (Co. E - Co. K) were reformed with new men. [With the exception of Co. I (which was regularly enlisted), these new men were draftees. Co. K, from near Pittsburgh, arrived too late to see action.]

The 49th PA was part of the 3rd Bde, 1st Div, VI Corps. Isaac was promoted to Full Corporal on 25 May 1865, he arrived around 23 Aug 1864 at Harper's Ferry (Bolivar Heights) for service with the Regiment in the Shenandoah Valley with Sheridan and the Army of the Shenandoah. He served with the regiment on the VI Corps' return to Petersburg, VA, and was present when the regiment saw action at Hatcher's Run, the breakthrough on April 2nd, the pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia, and the Battle of Saylor's Creek. He mustered out with his Company at the end of the War.

Isaac was a charter member of the Major William H. Byers Post, No. 384 (subsequently reorganized as Post No. 612), Department of Pennsylvania, G.A.R.

He received a pension until death in 1901.
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Date Added:  12/17/2010
Company G
Sampson C Lytle - Private   
He was born 1823 in Somerset County-Died Dec,1911 On Sugarloaf Mnt,Stewart Township,Fayette County Pa.Buried at Johnson Chapel Cemetery.Confluance,Pa Drafted June 2 1864 Discharged on Surgeons cert.After wound he received at Petersburg April 3 1865. Also had a Brother Charles who served in the 85th company K.
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Date Added:  7/19/2008
Company H
Samuel Alexander Johns - Private   
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Date Added:  12/7/2012
Company H
Augustus W Snook - Private   
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Date Added:  2/3/2015
Company I
Samuel Bolig - Corporal   
Enlisted as a Corporal on 15 February 1864.
Received a disability discharge on 11 June 1864.
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Date Added:  5/7/2010
Company I
wilson duck - Private   
Pvt. Wilson Duck was mustered in 26 Feb 1864. He was killed at Spotsylvania C.H. VA. 10 May 1864. He was from Selinsgrove and left a widow (Elizabeth) and daughter (Laura).

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Date Added:  11/14/2013
Company I
Jacob C Keller - Private   
Jacob C. Keller lost his foot to frostbite at Brandy Station, VA while on picket duty. He was mustered out and fitted with a prosthetic foot. He went home to the Isle of Q on the Susquehanna River in Selinsgrove,PA and collected his family and went to Kansas to farm. Family returned to Selinsgrove, PA after a short time. He returned years later and died there on the Isle of Q. He is buried in Selinsgrove.
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Date Added:  2/19/2012
Company I
Daniel J Riggel - Private   
Name also spelled Riggle, Riegle, Riegel and Reigel. He was part of the ''New'' Co. I after the regiment was reconstituted. Died September 27, 1901 in Beavertown, Snyder Co., PA.

Wounded by gunshot twice in head on 10 May 1864 at Battle of Spotsylvania. The 49th Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. was the first unit on the right in the second line of Col. Upton''s column when he broke into the ''Mule Shoe'' at Spotsylvania when they charged at 1800 hr. This line entered the break made by the first line and took the second line of Confederate entrenchments. When ordered to leave, the 49th Penn. Vol. Inf. was the last unit to leave the Confederate works and suffered 246 casualties (including Daniel) out of 479 men in the regiment (>51%) including the death of the regiment's Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel. Daniel's head wounds would be consistent with fighting from the captured earthworks. He went to hospital and then on furlough home. When he returned
he was in convalescent camp in VA until his return to duty in time to accompany his regiment to Harper''s Ferry [West Virginia] and Winchester, Virginia. He there developed further ailments, but served until his unit was mustered out. It is likely he served with the regiment on the VI Corps return to Petersburg, VA and was present when the regiment saw action at Hatch's Run, the breakthrough on April 2nd, the pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia, and at the battle of Saylor's Creek. [Official Records of the War of the Rebellion; Pension Records for Daniel Riggle; Visit by Jay Rarick to the Fredricksburg, Chancelorsville, Spotsylvania Battlefields National Military Park on 26 Nov 2004.]

From the PA Civil War Pension Records (PA Archives web site):
REIGLE/RIGGEL, DANIEL, mustered in 26 Feb 1864, three years, mustered out with company 15 Jul 1865. Enrolled at Harrisburg Pa. aged 38, laborer, 5''8'' tall, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair. Born Union Co. Pa.
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Date Added:  4/7/2005
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