Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3) 49th Regiment Infantry
Organized at Lewistown and Harrisburg September, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 22, 1861. Attached to Hancock's Brigade, W. F. Smith's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah, to August, 1864. Reserve Division, Dept. West Virginia, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah, to December, 1864, and Army Potomac, to July, 1865. SERVICE.--Duty near Lewinsville, Va., Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15.
Return to Alexandria and embark for the Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Lee's Mills, Burnt Chimneys, April 16. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Pursuit to the Chickahominy River and picket duty until June 25. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Garnett's Farm June 27. Golding's Farm June 28. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Centreville August 16-27.
In works at Centreville August 27-31. Assist in checking Pope's rout at Bull Run August 30, and cover retreat to Fairfax C. H. August 31-September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-24. Sugar Loaf Mountain September 10-11. Crampton's Pass, South Mountain, September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland until October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Consolidated to four Companies January 9, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. At White Oak Church until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Bernard House April 29. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4.
At White Oak Church until June 6. Deep Run Ravine June 6-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. At and near Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty at Hazel River until May, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 13. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21.
Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor May 31-June 12. Before Petersburg June 17-19. Siege of Petersburg June 17-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 12-13. Pursuit of Early July 14-18. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Guard duty at Winchester until October 29, and in the valley until December 1. Ordered to Petersburg, Va. Siege operations against Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6.
Detached to escort prisoners April 6. March to Danville April 23-29, and duty there until May 23. Moved to Richmond, Va., thence to Washington, D.C. Corps Review June 8. Duty at Hall's Hill until July 15. Mustered out July 15, 1865. Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 184 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 168 Enlisted men by disease. Total 361."†
PA. State Archives: WILLIAM H. KELLERMAN Enrolled PA Infantry in Bellefonte, PA. 20 Feb 1864 - Mustered In in Williamsport, PA. same day - Age at Enrollment: 26 Height: 5' 5"; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Gray; Occupation: Laborer - Discharged Hon. From U.S. Service: 30 May 1865 Washington, D.C. Residence: Centre Co. PA. Remarks: Absent Sick at Gen. Hosp. Philadelphia. PA. Trans. to 53 P.V.S.O. #137 A. of P.S. of 65
I GOT WILLIAM H. KELLERMANíS CIVIL WAR PAPERS FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES TODAY. HE WAS THE FATHER OF MARY E. KELLERMAN WHO MARRIED JONAS H. LOWERY. THEY WERE THE PARENTS OF MINNIE LOWERY TURVEY. MARY A. HOLLABAUGH WAS WILLIAMíS WIFE.
BOX 38425: CERT. #320992: MARY A. KELLERMAN: APPLICATION FOR ACCRUED PENSION WIDOWS
STATE OF PA COUNTY OF CENTRE SS; ON THIS NINTEENTH? DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1890 PERSONALLY APPEARED MARY A. KELLERMAN WHO BEING DULY SWORN, DECLARES THAT SHE IS THE LAWFUL WIDOW OF WILLIAM KELLERMAN DECEASED THAT HE DIED ON THE 5TH DAY OF AUGUST 1890; THAT HE HAD BEEN GRAANTED A PENSION BY THE PENSION AGENT AT PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA UP TO THE 4TH DAY OF JUNE 1890; AFTER WHICH DATE HE HAD NOT BEEN EMPLOYED OR PAID IN THE ARMY, NAVY, OR MARINE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES THAT SHE WAS MARREID TO THE SAID WILLIAM KELLERMAN ON THE 7TH DAY OF DECEMBER 1856 AT MARTHA FURNACE CENTER COUNTY IN THE STATE OF PA; THAT HER NAME BEFORE SAID MARRIAGE WAS MARY A. HOLLABAUGH; THAT SHE HAD OR HAD NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY MARRIED; THAT HER HUSBAND HAD OR HAD NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY MARRIED;; THAT SHE HEREBY MAKES APPLICATION FOR THE PENSION WHICH HAD ACCRUED ON AFORESAID CERTIFICATE TO THE DATE OF DEATH; AND THAT HER RESIDENCE IS CITY OF MILESBURGH COUNTY OF CENTER, STATE OF PA AND HER POST OFFICE ADDRESS IS MILESBURG CENTER COUNTY PA.: SIGNED WITH HER SIGNATURE
ALSO PERSONALLY APPEARED J. C. R. JONES RESIDING AT MILESBURG CENTER COUNTY PA AND C. H. ELSE RESIDING AT MILESBURG CENTER COUNTY PA WHO BEING DULY SWORN, SAY THAT THEY WERE PRESENT AND SAW MARY A. KELLERMAN SIGN HER NAME MAKE HER MARK TO THE FOREGOING DECLARATION; THAT THEY KNOW HER TO BE THE LAWFUL WIDOW OF WILLIAM KELLERMAN WHO DIED ON THE 5TH DAY OF AUGUST 1890; AND THAT THEIR MEANS OF KNOWLEDGE THAT SAID PARTIES WERE HUSBAND AND WIFE, AND THAT THE HUSBAND DIED ON SAID DATE, ARE AS FOLLOWS:
FROM HAVING LIVED NEAR NEIGHBORS TO THEM FOR AT LEAST TWENTY YEARS AND FROM THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE BEEN FOR THE ABOVE STATED TIME RECOGNIZED AS MAN AND WIFE IN THIS COMMUNITY AND WERE PRESENT AT THE FUNERAL OF THE DECEASED SOLDIER.
SIGNATURE OF WITNESS AND SWORN BORE J. MILES GREEN ON 20TH SEPTEMBER 1890.
STATE OF PA , COUNTY OF CENTER , SS: I, L. A. SCHAFFER CLERK OF THE COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS COURT OF THE COUNTY AND STATE AFORESAID DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT J. MILES GREEN IS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, DULY COMMISSIONED AND QUALIFIED; THAT HIS COMMISSION WAS DATED ON THE 1ST OF MAY 1887 AND WILL EXPIRE ON THE 1ST MONDAY OF MAY 1897 AND THAT HIS SIGNATURE WITHIN WRITTEN IS GENUINE. SIGNED BY L A SCHAFFER CLERK
SIR; I HAVE THE HONOR TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT FROM YOUR OFFICE OF APPLICATION FOR PENSION NO. 122.590 AND TO RETURN IT HEREWITH, WITH SUCH INFORMATION AS IS FURNISHED BY THE FILES OF THIS OFFICE.
IT APPEARS FROM THE ROLLS ON FILE IN THIS OFFICE, THAT, WILLIAM H. KELLERMAN WAS ENROLLED ON THE 20TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 1864 AT BELLEFONTE PA IN CO. THE 148TH REGIMENT OF PA VOLUNTEERS, TO SERVE 3 YEARS OR DURING THE WAR, AND MUSTERED INTO SERVICE AS A RECRUIT ON THE 4TH DAY OF MARCH 1864, AT HARRISBURG, PA IN CO. THE 148TH REGIMENT OF PA VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE 3 YEARS, OR DURING THE WAR. ON THE MUSTER ROLLS OF CO. H OF THAT REGIMENT FOR THE MONTHS OF MAY AND JUNE 1864 HE IS REPORTED PRIVATE WOUNDED MAY 10TH 1864, NATURE OF WOUNDS NOT STATED. ON MUSTER OUT ROLL DATED JUNE 1, 1865 REPORTED DISCHARGED AT WASHINGTON DC MAY 30, 1865 IN COMPLIANCE WITH TELEGRAM FROM A. J. MAY 31TH.
I AM VERY RESPECTFULLY, YOUR OBEDIENT SERVANT SAMUEL BRECK (HARD TO READ) THE COMMISSIONER OF PENSION WASHINGTON DC
SIR: I HAVE THE HONOR TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT FROM YOUR OFFICE OF APPLICATION OF PENSION NO. 81283 AND TO RETURN TO HEREWITH, WITH SUCH INFORMATION AS IS FURNISHED BY THE FILES OF THIS OFFICE.
IT APPEARS FROM THE ROLLS ON FILE IN THIS OFFICE THAT WILLIAM H. KELLERMAN WAS ENROLLED ON THE 20TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 1864 AT BELLEFONTE, IN 148TH REGIMENT OF PA VOLUNTEERS, TO SERVE 3 YEARS OR DURING THE WAR, AND MUSTERED INTO SERVICE AS A RECRUIT ON THE 1ST DAY OF MARCH 1864, AT HARRISBURG IN THE 148TH REGIMENT OF PA VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE 3 YEARS OR DURING THE WAR. ON THE MUSTER ROLL OF CO. H OF THAT REGIMENT FOR THE MONTHS OF MARCH AND APRIL 1864 HE IS REPORTED PRIVATE PRESENT, MAY AND JUNE 1864TO APRIL 21ST 1864, ABSENT, WOUNDED MAY 1ST 1864, COMPANY WAS IN ACTION AT SPOTTSYLVANIA ON SAID DATE, SEPT AND OCT 1864, ABSENT, MISSING IN ACTION OCT 27TH 1864, COMPANY WAS IN ACTION NEAR PETERSBURG PA ON SAID DATE, NOV AND DEC 1864 TO ARPIL 30TH 1865, SICK IN GENERAL HOSPITAL. MUSTERED OUT ON INDIVIDUAL MUSTER OUT ROLL MAY 30, 1865, ALSO BORNE AS WILLIAM KELLERMAN, AND KELLERMAN. THE RECORDS OF THIS OFFICE DO NOT SHOW THE NATURE OR LOCATION OF THE WOUND RECEIVED IN ACTION MAY 10, 1864 AND DO NOT FURNISH ANY EVIDENCE OF DISEASE OF FOOT AS CLAIMED. PRISONER OF WAR RECORDS FURNISH NO INFORMATION.
I AM SIR VERY RESPECTFULLY, YOUR OBEDIENT SERVANT, CANíT READ SIGNATURE
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WIDOWíS DECLARATION FOR PENSION OR INCREASE OF PENSION
THIS MUST BE EXECUTED BEFORE A COURT OF RECORD OR SOME OFFICER THEREOF HAVING CUSTOMER OF THE SEAL.
STATE OF PA , COUNTY OF CENTRE SS, ON THIS 29TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1890 A.D. PERSONALLY APPEARED BEFORE ME PROTHONOTARY CLERK OF THE COMMON PLEAS A COURT OF RECORD WITHIN AND FOR THE COUNTY AND STATE AFORESAID MARY A. KELLERMAN AGE 53 YEARS WHO, BEING DULY SWORN ACCORDING TO LAW, MAKES THE FOLLOWING DECLARATION IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE PENSION PROVIDED BY ACTS OF CONGRESS GRANTING PENSION TO WINDOWS: THAT SHE IS THE WIDOW OF WILLIAM KELLERMAN WHO ENLISTED UNDER THE NAME OF WILLIAM KELLERMAN AT BELLEFONTE CENTER CO. PA ON THE 20TH DAY OF FEBRUARY AD 1864. IN COMPANY H 148TH REGIMENT PA VOLUNTEERS IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION WHO WAS DISCHARGED AT ATANTON GENERAL HOSPITAL ON THE 30TH DAY OF MAY 1865, AND WHO DIED OF DROPSY OF THE HEART (THE RESULT OF EXPOSURE DURING HIS SERVICE) IN THE LATE WAR OF THE REBELLION AT MILESBURG CENTER COUNTY PA ON THE 5TH DAY OF AUGUST 1890 AND THAT SHE MARRIED UNDER THE NAME OF MARY A. HOLLABAUGH TO SAID WILLIAM KELLERMAN ON THE 7TH DAY OF DECEMBER 1856 BY MICHAEL BROWN ESQUIRE AT MARTHA FURNACE PA.
THAT SHE HAS NOT IN ANY MANNER ENGAGED IN, OR AIDED OR ABETTED, THE REBELLION IN THE UNITED STATES; THAT NO PRIOR APPLICATION HAS BEEN FILED BY SAID CLAIMANT, THAT HER SAID HUSBAND THE DECEASED SOLDIER WAS A PENSIONER UNDER CERTIFICATE NO 81283 AND WAS PAID SAID PENSION TO JUNE 4TH 1890 THAT THERE WAS DUE HIM 2 MONTHS MON THIS PENSION AT DATE OF HIS DEATH WHICH OCCURRED AUGUST 5, 1890.
HER ATTORNEY TO PROSECUTE THE ABOVE CLAIM; THAT HER RESIDENCE IS MILESBURG CENTER COUNTY PA POST OFFICE IS SAME. SIGNED BY HER SIGNATURE.
ON THIS 16TH AY OF FEBRUARY 1867 PERSONALLY APPEARED BEFORE ME CLERK OF THE COMMON PLEAS COURT WITHIN AND FOR THE COUNTY AND STATE AFORESAID, AND BY LAW DULY AUTHORIZED TO ADMINISTER OATHS OF GENERAL PURPOSES WILLIAM KELLERMAN WHO, BEING DULY SWORN ACCORDING TO LAW, DECLARES THAT HE IS AGED 28 YEARS AND A RESIDENCE OF MILESBURG COUNTY OF CENTRE IN THE STATE OF PA AND THAT HE IS THE IDENTICAL WILLIAM KELLERMAN WHO WAS A PRIVATE IN COMPANY H COMMANDED BY CAPTAIN GEO. A. BAYARD IN THE 148TH REGIMENT PA VOLUNTEERS, COMMANDED BY COLONEL JERS. A. BEAVER IN THE WAR OF 1861 AND 1862; AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED AT STANTON GENERAL HOSPITAL WASHINGTON DC ON THE 30TH DAY OF MAY 1865. THAT WHILE IN SAID SERVICE AND IN THE LINE OF DUTY AT PO RIVER VA IN THE STATE OF VA ON THE 10TH DAY OF MAY 1864 HE RECEIVED WHILE IN ACTION AT THE TIME AND HERE AFORESAID HE RECEIVED A GUNSHOT WOUND IN THE RIGHT SHOULDER AND THE RIGHT EYE WHICH RESULTED IN THE LOSS OF THE EYE.
THAT SINCE LEAVING THE SERVICE SAID APPLICANT HAS RESIDED AT MILSBURG COUNTY OF CENTRE , STATE OF PA AND HIS OCCUPATION HAS BEEN A LABORER.
HE MAKES THIS DECLARATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING PLACED ON THE INVALID PENSION ROLL OF THE UNITED STATES, BY REASON OF THE DISABILITY ABOVE STATE; AND HERBY CONSTITUTES AND APPOINTS A. B. HENTRISER (HARD TO READ) OF BELLEFONTE COUNTY OF CENTRE AND STATE OF PA HIS ATTORNEY TO PROSECUTE THIS CLAIM AND PROCURE A PENSION CERTICATE. MY POST OFFICE IS MILESBURG, COUNTY OF CENTRE STATE OF PA. SIGNED BY WILLIAMíS MARK.
WILLIAM CRAFT AND HENRY MONTGOMERY WERE WITNESSES.