1st Sergeant Company K
This transcript was generously donated by Curt Dobbs, the great-great grandson
of Daniel Carpenter.
On the ?? of May 1864 broke camp near Piny Mountain, Va. The report showing
the strength of the ?? (levee) follows:
Enlisted men 74
Prisoners of War 2
On the 7th day of May 1864 were engaged with the enemy at Todds Tavern, Va
and casualties were:
Private Wm. P. Cook Killed
Private Reed J. Edmu Wounded
Private James Toles Wounded
Private George R. Torrey Wounded
Sergeant Wm. Servis Wounded
Lieutenant O.W. West Prisoner
Private Squire L. Henick Prisoner
Private Phillip J. Whiting Prisoner
Private Wm. J. Gilboy Prisoner
Total number killed 1
Total number wounded 4
Total number prisoners 4
Reducing the aggregate to 78
Received notice that Ruel J. Edminster and James Toles died from the effects
of a GI wound received in action at Fredricksburgh, Va on the 9th and 11th of
May 1864 reducing the aggregate to 76.
On the 8th of May were engaged but no loss.
On the 9th started on the “Richmond Raid”.
Were engaged with the enemy at Beaverdam Station, VA. May 10th, 1864 and casualties
Sergeant Wm. Cramer Wounded
Corporal Aaron Y. Ritter Prisoner
Private George W. Lewis Prisoner
Private Wm. Palmer Prisoner
Was engaged on the 11th but no loss – a.m. P.M. had a heavy encounter
with the enemy – called the Battle of Yellow Tavern. No loss.
On the 12th were engaged at Meadows Bridge at Mechanicsville – no loss.
Were engaged at ?? shop on the 28th – no loss.
Engaged again on the 30th at Old Church – no loss.
Renewed the fight on the 31st at Cold Harborcan- Lost:
Private Shedrick L. Peuler Killed
Captain A.J. Leach Wounded
Showing aggregate 75
On the 1st of June at the same place were engaged – no loss. 5th received
three new recruits. Aggregate 78
While on the second raid at Trevilliam Station, Va, on the 11th of June were
engaged and loss as follows:
Sergeant Geo. Schwingle Wounded
Corporal Alonzo Shipmen Wounded
Private John J. Williams Wounded
On the 12th the fight was renewed and our loss was:
Private John Damphy Killed
Private George Demery Wounded
Privalte Jihidl Johnson Wounded
Private ?? Melonay Prisoner – Wounded
On the 28th day of July was engaged at Deep Bottom, Va and the result was:
Private George Snyder Wounded
Private John O’Brian Prisoner
On the 1st day of August took transportation (1st Div) at City Point to be
transferred to the Army of the Shenandoah to be commanded by our old Calvary
Officer General Sheridan.
Arrived at Washington on the 2nd of August. Two years ago from this I enlisted.
On the 5th received one recruit. Aggregate 78.
On the 11th of August was engaged at Newtown, Va and casualties were:
2nd Lieutenant Henry I. Sclick Wounded
Private Henry Schroeder Missing
On the 25th fought at Sheperdstoron (?) and lost:
Sergeant Shadnick Peuter Killed
Private Gonic Gover Missing
On the 6th of September at Summit Point, Va Sergeant Peter Gunther was killed
by accident in camp.
About the 9th received notice of the death of Alonzo Shipman in ?? by hospital
in Washington, D.C. from wounds received in action, August 7/64.
John B. Dorman died in ?? hospital at Baltimore, MD September 5/64.
On the 9th were engaged at Smithfield. Lt. Crittenden of Co. E wounded while
in command of Co.
September 19th the battle of Winchester was fought in which we were engaged
and captured. 93 prisoners. Two battle flags were captured by the N.Y.D. No
casualties in ‘K’.
On the 24th was engaged while following up Early’s retreat at New Market,
Va and lost in wounded John O’Hara who died on the 4th of October from
effects of wound.
Was engaged at Port Republic, Va on the 25th of September and received no loss.
Was engaged again at or near Fisher Hill with “Ross ??Cavalry ?? drove
them pell mell many miles up the pike – the fight is called New Market
races. No loss.
At Strasburg were engaged on the 14th of October and lost in wounded Sergeant
Thomas B. Harris.
On the 19th of October at Middletown & Cedar a great battle was fought
which derived its name from the above mentioned places. We lost only on in wounded
Harmon S. Gilman.
On the 27th of October received ten (10) recruits swelling the aggregate to
On the 29th received three (3) recruits.
December 7th received five (5) recruits.
December 10th received one (1) recruit.
An order was issued dropping all men who were captured and unheard from and
reported as missing reducing the aggregate in the report to 89.
Names of men missing are:
Private Wm. W. Youngs
Private Henry Schroeder
Private George Hoover
While on a raid to Gordansville we were slightly engaged and Philetus Gratton
wounded on the 23rd of December.
The following is a summary:
Killed in action 4
Died of wounds 4
Killed by accident 1
Died of disease 1
Total loss 10
Taken prisoner 13
Recruits received 23
Report of Co. ‘K’
N.Y. Dragoons commencing the year 1865.
Sergeant Thomas A. Harris transferred to N.R.C.
Private John J. Williams transferred to N.R.C.
Private Wm. Davis died in hospital at ??.
Private Honie Hover reported as missing to be taken up on the roll.
Private Wm. Palmer died on Rebel prison
Private Geo W. Lewis died while in Rebel prison
Roster of Co. ‘K’, 1st N.Y.D.
Rank Name No.
Captain A.J. Leach
1st Lieutenant A.W. West
2nd Lieutenant H.N. Schlick
1st Sergeant Daniel Carpenter 1
Sergeant Isaac Pealer 2
Sergeant James M. Squires 3
Sergeant Peter Gunther 4
Sergeant Wm. Cramer 5
Sergeant George R. Beach 6
Sergeant Wm. Servis 7
Sergeant George Schwingle 8
Corporal Aaron G. Ritter 1
Corporal Charles Sectfin (?) 2
Corporal Joseph Weldy 3
Corporal George Street 4
Corporal George Stoddend 5
Corporal Henry Townsend 6
Corporal Thomas Harris 7
Corporal Alonzo Shipman 8
Farrier Abram Hollister 1
Blacksmith Thomas C. Thompon 2
Saddler David Langle 3
Wagoner George Demery 4
Bugler Jos. Newton 1
Bugler Henry Stout 2
Private Bradley, Jordan 1
Private Coleman ,Wesley 2
Private Cook, William 3
Private Dieter, Franklin 4
Private Dimmick, Isaac 5
Private Dorman, John 6
Private Dumming, Algernon 7
Private Dumphy, John 8
Private Ebner, Alonzo 9
Private Edminster, Ruel 10
Private Engler, Joseph 11
Private Ensign, Wm. B 12
Private Gilboy, William 13
Private Gilman, Herman 14
Private Gilman, Phillip 15
Private Gunn, Theodore 16
Private Hasler, William 17
Private Herrick, Squire 18
Private Hill, John 19
Private Hill, Nathan 20
Private Hover, Honie 21
Private Johnson, Jehial 22
Private Kelly, John 23
Private Kinney, Phillip 24
Private Lewis, George 25
Private Mastin, Phineas 26
Private McCray, John F. 27
Private McNeese, Wm. 28
Private McWhorter, Chas A. 29
Private Monroe, Martin 30
Private Monroe, William 31
Private Newsom, William 32
Private O’Brian, John 33
Private O’Hara, John 34
Private Palmer, William 35
Private Pealer, Shednick 36
Private Parkinson, Wm. 37
Private Roff, Martin 38
Private Rouber, Paul 39
Private Smith, Edwin 40
Private Snyder, George 41
Private Squries, Chas. P. 42
Private Stainbrook, Wm. 43
Private Sultin, Daniel B. 44
Private Tolls, James 45
Private Torrey, George R. 46
Private Trishler, Alois 47
Private Van Valkenburg, Wm. 48
Private Welch, Patrick 49
Private Whiting, Philip 50
Private William, John 51
Private Wampole, John 52
Total Enlisted 74
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