Cumberland County

Muster Rolls of the Civil War

Below is the muster roll of the Fifth Illinois Calvary, Company A. The original source is the Adjutant General's Report, copies of which were sent along to Illinois Trails by Bruce Cox. All transcription errors are mine, and you are advised to check my interpretations against the original. Names are in the original order with the original terminology and abbreviations


Read the history of the 5th Calvary
here. This tells in what battles this unit fought and tracks their movements throughout the Civil War.

Name & Rank

Residence

Date of rank or enlistment

Date of muster

Remarks

Captains

Edward W. Pierson

Prairie City

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug 31, 1861

Resigned Jan. 27, 1863

Jacob M. Cullers

Cumberland Co

Jan. 10, 1863

June 2, 1863

Mustered out Jan. 9, 1865

Gordon Webster

"

Jan. 9, 1865

--

Mustered out Mar. 7, 1865

Joshua Tuthill

Buckhart

Oct. 27, 1865

not must'r'd

M.O. Oct. 27, '65 as Adjt.

First Lieutenants

Charles Nisewanger

Greenup

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug. 31, 1861

Resigned July 27, 1862

Gordon Webster

Cumberland Co

July 27, 1862

-- 

Promoted

John D. Rawlings

Coles Co

Jan. 9, 1865

-- 

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Second Lieutenants

Gordon Webster

Cumberland co

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug. 31, 1861

Promoted

Jacob M. Culle[n?]s

"

July 27, 1862

Aug. 19, 1862

Promoted

Lyman Clark

"

Jan. 10, 1863

June 2, 1863

Promoted Company H

Warren Harper

"

Oct. 26, 1865

Not must'r'd

M.O. Oct. 27, '65, as Serg't

First Sergeant

DeWitt C. Robertson

Cumberland Co

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug. 31, 1861

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Q.M. Sergeant

Harrison Jones

Cumberland Co

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug. 31, 1861

Disch. Dec. 28, '62: disabil.

Sergeants

James M. Ferguson

Cumberland Co

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug. 31, 1861

Disch. Mar. 14, '61; disabil

John D. Rawlings

 "

"

"

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Francis M. Easton

Coles Co

"

"

Captured Oct. 17, 1863

Lyman Clark

Cumberland Co

"

"

Promoted 2d Lieutenant

Corporals

Reuben Beals

Cumberland Co

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug. 31, 1861

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Jacob H. Mumper

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

William [T?]. Reynolds

"

"

"

Re-enlisted as Veteran

William B. Phillips

"

"

"

Disch. Mar. 9, '63; disabil.

Marcus Davis

"

"

 

 --

Levi Schooley

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

James M. Humphrey

"

"

"

Disch. Sept. 23, '62; disabil

Wilson Farmer

"

"

"

Priv. died at Pocahontas, Ark., Apr. 29, 1862

Bugler

John W. Childers

Coles Co

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug. 31, 1861

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Farrier

Robert Cleghorn

Cumberland Co

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug. 31, 1861

Disch. July 7, '63; disabil

Blacksmith

Joel Smith

Cumberland Co

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug. 31, 1861

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Saddler

Matthew Hurst

Cumberland Co

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug. 31, 1861

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Wagoner

James A. Cook

Cumberland Co

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug. 31, 1861

Disch. July 21, '63; disabil

Name & Rank

Residence

Date of rank or enlistment

Date of muster

Remarks

Privates

Abraham, Alexander

Cumberland Co

Aug. 31, 1861

Aug. 31, 1861

Deserted in 1861

Adkins, Rodney

"

"

"

Disch. Feb. 26, '63; wounds

Browning, Asbury J.

 "

 "

"

Died at Helena, Ark, Apr. 20, 1863

Bolin, George

"

"

"

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Bartlow, Jacob

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Bolin, Henry

"

"

"

Died, Vicksburg, Nov. 13, ' 64

Barden, Lewis

"

"

"

Discharged for disability

Barnum, Presly E.

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Brown, Nicholas

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Ballard, John L.

"

Nov. 4, 1861

"

Disch Feb. 13, '63; disabil

Cleghorn, Lorenzo D.

"

Aug. 31, 1861

"

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Cook, Joseph W.

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Carrell, Henry

"

"

"

Disch. Feb. 21, '63; disabil

Coleman, Elias

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Cory, William C.

"

"

"

Died at Helena, Ark., Nov. 22, 1862

Cullers, Jacob M.

"

"

"

Promoted 2d Lieutenant

Duncleberger, James

"

"

"

Died at Helena, Ark. Apr 9, 1863

Estes, Joseph W.

"

"

"

Died at Helena, Ark. June 3, 1862

Fulfer, William S.

"

"

"

Deserted July 25, '62. Killed in attempt to escape from guard

Freeman, William

"

"

"

Died May 12, 1864

Gressel, Gabriel

"

"

"

Disch. Jan. 22, '63; disabil

Glazener, Asa H.

"

"

"

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Glazener, Jesse P.

"

"

"

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Havens, Joseph

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Harper, Warner

"

"

"

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Horton, Richard J.

"

"

"

Died at Jefferson Barracks, Dec. 24, 1863

Howard, John W.

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Hill, George J.

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Harper, William B.

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Harding, Berry

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Harding, John

"

"

"

Died at Helena, Ark. Nov. 27, 1862

Jobe, Daniel

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Kilgore, LeRoy P.

"

"

"

Died at Helena, Ark. Oct. 29, 1862; wounds

Lookabill, Frederick

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Lloyd, William

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Lloyd, James M.

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Larne, Robert T.

"

Oct. 31, 1861

"

Corp'l. Shot by guerrillas at Little Cypress, Ark. Aug. 15, 1862

Munholland, Robert

"

Aug. 31, 1861

"

Discharged for disability

Merriwether, William

"

"

"

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Misner, Robert

"

"

"

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Miller, William

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864 as Corp'l

McMillen, Charles

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864 as Co. Q. M. Serg't

Norman, Alexander

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Niccum, Isaac

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Niccum, Ethelbert

"

Oct. 31, 1861

"

Died Oct. 1, 1863; accidental wounds

Orr, George M.

"

Aug. 31, 1861

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864 as Serg't

Oakes, Thomas

"

"

"

Disch. Dec. 28, '63; disabil

Phelps, Henry S.

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Pickering, Thomas B.

"

"

"

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Phillips, David

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Pitcher, Lyman G.

"

"

"

Discharged for disability

Pitcher, Charles E.

"

"

"

Disch. Dec. 28, '63; disabil

Phipps, William

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864 as Corp'l

Phillips, John A.

"

"

"

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Page, James R.

"

"

"

Serg. Died at Milldale, Miss., July 26, 1863

Powell, Rees

Marengo

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864 as Corp'l

Ray, Alonzo

Cumberland Co

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Reese, Levi

"

"

"

Died, Keokuk, Iowa. Oct. 2, '62

Rhoades, Samuel A.

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Robins, Benjamin S.

"

Oct. 31, 1864

"

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Smith, William A.

"

Aug. 31, 1861

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Snodgrass, James T.

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864 as Corp'l

Seeley, John W.

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864 as Serg't

Shiplor, Thomas J.

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Whittington, Joseph

"

"

"

Died at Helena, Ark. Nov. 14, 1862

Wyat, James R.

"

"

"

Died at Helena Ark. Dec. 14, 1862

Wright, Elijah

"

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Wilder, George H.

Greenup

"

"

Farrier. Died at Helena, Ark. Sept 28, 1862

Wickizer, Elijah C.

Greenup

"

"

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Wickizer, John

Cumberland

Oct. 31, 1861

"

Disch. Dec. 8, '63; disabil

York, S. Francis

"

"

"

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Name & Rank

Residence

Date of rank or enlistment

Date of muster

Remarks

Veterans

Bolin, George

Prairie City

Jan. 1, 1864

Feb. 2, 1864

Died, Cairo, Ill., Nov. 8, 1862 (this is probably a typo)

Cleghorn, Lorenzo D.

Greenup

"

"

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Glasener, Asa H.

Woodberry

"

"

Deserted Aug. 2, 1865

Glasener, Jesse P.

"

Mar 1, 1864

Mar. 10, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Harper, Warner

"

"

"

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865 as 1st Sgt. Com. 2d Lt but not must'd

Merriwether, William

"

"

"

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865 as Co. Com. Serg't

Misener, Robert

Prairie City

Jan. 1, 1864

Feb. 2, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865 as Serg't

Nisewanger, John A.

Farmington

"

"

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Phillips, John H.

Greenup

"

"

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865 as Serg't

Reynolds, William F.

"

"

"

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Rawlings, John D.

"

"

"

Prom. Serg't then 1st Lt.

Rawlins, Benjamin S.

"

"

"

Prom. Com. Serg't Died at Vicksburg, Nov. 12, '64

York, S. Francis

Farmington

"

"

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865 as Corp'l

Name & Rank

Residence

Date of rank or enlistment

Date of muster

Remarks

Recruits

Brown, Chester

Neoga

Nov. 23, 1863

Dec. 31, 1863

Deserted Jan. 20, 1864

Bolton, David

--

Nov. 7, 1863

Nov. 30, 1863

Deserted July 26, 1865

Bell, Henry H.

Greenup

Dec. 11, 1863

Dec. 11, 1863

Corp. deserted July 5, '65

Boyd, James H.

Greenup

Jan. 4, 1864

Feb. 8, 1864

Died Vicksburg Nov. 20, '64

Badger, Richard C.

Effingham

Mar. 31, 1864

Apr. 21, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Bennett, William A.

Woodbury

Dec. 25, 1863

Jan. 31, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Bennett, John M.

"

Dec. 25, 1863

Feb. 8, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Chidster, William A.

Greenup

Dec. 11, 1863

Dec. 11, 1863

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Cleghorn, James M.

"

Dec. 26, 1863

Mar. 9, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Collins, John G.

"

Dec. 26, 1863

Jan. 31, 1864

Died, Vicksburg, Aug. 28, '64

Eggers, John G.

Woodbury

Jan. 21, 1864

Mar. 9, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Fowler, James H.

Campbell

Dec. 25, 1863

Jan. 31, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865 as Co. Q. M. Serg't

Fowler, John W.

Campbell

Dec. 25, 1863

Mar. 9, 1864

Deserted June 28, 1865

Freeman, James B.

Greenup

Dec. 26, 1863

Jan. 31, 1864

Dishon. disch. Dec. 10, '65 to date Oct. 27, 1865

Glasener, Aaron

Woodbury

Dec. 24, 1863

Dec. 24, 1863

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Gibson, John T.

Charleston

Jan. 11, 1864

Mar. 9, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Hallett, George W.

Campbell

Dec. 29, 1863

Jan. 31, 1864

Mustered out May 17, 1865

Harper, Samuel

--

June 30, 1862

--

Tr. to V.R.C. Mar. 15, '64

Harper, George E.A.

Woodbury

Dec. 24, 1863

Dec. 24, 1863

Died, Vicksburg, Nov. 12, '64

Hastings, Calvin T.

"

"

"

Died Vicksburg, Nov. 28, '64

Jones, Harrison

Greenup

Dec. 26, 1863

Jan. 31, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Jones, George M.

"

"

"

Mustered out May. 27, 1865

Kellum, Christopher C.

"

Dec. 11, 1863

Dec. 11, 1863

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865 as Serg't

Kelley, Edward

--

Oct. 18, 1864

Nov. 13, 1864

in mil. pris. at M.O. of Reg.

Lee, Zacheus H.

Greenup

Dec. 26, 1863

Jan. 31, 1864

Deserted June 28, 1865

Minio, John C.

Hazle Dell

Apr. 13, 1863

Apr. 14, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

McDowell, James

Greenup

Dec. 11, 1863

Dec. 11, 1863

Mustered out June 19, 1865

Niece, Ezekiel

Cumberland co

Aug. 31, 1861

Sept. 13, 1861

Died at Keokuk, Iowa

Nisewanger, John

"

--

--

Re-enlisted as Veteran

Porter, Samuel

Tuscola

Jan. 4, 1864

Jan. 5, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Price, Martin

Cumberland co

--

--

Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864

Patterson, Wm. (alias James Asberry)

Charleston

Dec. 24, 1863

Dec. 24, 1863

Arr'd as des'r from Co. G. 11th Ill; trans to that Reg.

Russell, George H.

Campbell

Dec. 26, 1863

Jan. 31, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Swinshart, Joseph P.

Cumberland Co

Aug. 5, 1862

Aug. 31, 1862

Mustered out June 15, 1865

Seeley, William

"

Feb. 4, 1862

Feb. 4, 1862

Mustered out Feb. 15, 1865

Starbuck, Matthew

Greenup

Jan. 4, 1864

Jan. 31, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Scholes, Joseph T.

Woodbury

Feb. 29, 1864

Apr. 11, 1864

Deserted Mar. 25, 1865

Sullivan, William

--

Sept. 16, 1864

Sept. 16, 1864

Deserted Dec. 19, 1864

Sullivan, James G.

Vandalia

Apr. 11, 1864

May 24, 1864

Deserted

Toll, William

--

Nov. 7, 1863

Nov. 30, 1863

Deserted Dec. 11, 1863

Tyler, John

Moultrie

Dec. 11, 1863

Dec. 11, 1863

Abs., sick at M.O. of Reg.

Webster, John S.

Cumberland co

Oct. 1, 1862

Oct. 31, 1862

Disch. Sept. 13, '64; wounds

Wilson, George W.

Greenup

Dec. 11, 1863

Dec. 11, 1863

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

Yaw, Isaac

Island Creek

Mar. 12, 1864

Apr. 21, 1864

Mustered out Oct. 27, 1865

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