Detachment of Battery A, 3rd PA Heavy Artillery

onboard the U.S. Army gunboat

Bombshell

3rd PA Heavy Artillery History

BLAIR, George H. - Private. Enrolled 15 Feb 62, a 21 year old Mechanic from Delaware Co., PA. Mustered in 2 Feb 62. Re-enlisted 27 Dec 63 at Fort Monroe, VA. Captured 20 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Paroled 15 May 65. Mustered out 11 July 65. Also listed as BLARE, BLAYER & BLEYER.

BOWLING, John - Private. Married 3 Dec 1854 to Ann Bottomley in Leeds, York Co., England. Enlisted & Mustered in 26 Jan 63 at Philadelphia, PA at age 30. Captured 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Admitted 16 Sept 64 to the hospital at Andersonville, GA. Died 12 Oct 1864 of Chronic Diarrhea at Andersonville, GA. Grave 10,783. Alias John GROUNDWELL. Also listed as J. BALDWIN.

COMMONS, Benjamin - Private. Enrolled & Mustered in 1 Nov 62 at Philadelphia, PA at age 22. Captured 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Died 14 or 16 Aug 1864 of Enteritis at Andersonville, GA. Grave 5828. Marked as Benjamin Cummings.

CROZIER, Samuel E. - Private. Enlisted & Mustered in 16 July 62 at Philadelphia, PA at age 17. Missing in action 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC.

DIETZ, Rueben - Private. Enrolled & Mustered in 29 Nov 61 at Philadelphia, PA, a 42 year old Seaman from Philadelphia. Re-enlisted 4 Jan 64 at Fort Monroe, VA. Captured 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Died 28 Aug 1864 of Diarrhea at Andersonville, GA. Grave 7077. Marked as R. Deets.

FISHER, William C. - Private. Enrolled & Mustered in 11 Oct 62 at Philadelphia, PA at age 23. Captured 20 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Paroled 8 Dec 64. Mustered out 11 July 65.

FITZGERALD, Edward - Private. Enrolled & Mustered in 7 Oct 62 at Philadelphia, PA at age 24. Captured 20 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Paroled 8 Dec 64. Mustered out 11 July 65.

GILBREATH, James - Private. Enrolled & Mustered in 21 Jan 63 at Philadelphia, PA at age 26. Missing in action 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Also listed as GILBRAITH.

GRAY, Andrew - Private. Married 6 March 1843 to Ellen Harvey in the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, Philadelphia, PA. Andrew was from Baltimore, MD & Ellen from Lancaster, PA. Andrew Enrolled 29 Nov 61 in Philadelphia, PA. Mustered in 15 Jan 62. Missing in Action 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Died 15 Dec 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Unknown Grave #.

GROVE, Frank E. E. - Private. Born 17 Nov 1841 in Columbia, Lancaster Co., PA, son of Samuel & Maria (Eby) Grove. Mustered in 29 Jan 64. Captured 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Prisoner at Andersonville, GA and Charleston Race Course, SC and others. Paroled 1 March 65. Discharged 29 June 65. Died 10 Dec 1884 in Columbia, PA. Buried in Mount Bethel Cemetery. Obituary & Headstone

HOPES, William - Private. Mustered in 13 Jan `62. Captured 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Died 30 Aug 1864 of Dysentery at Andersonville, GA. Grave 7328.

HUGHES, John - Private. Mustered in 2 Feb 64. Missing in action 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC.

HUMPHREYS, John W. - Corporal. Married 2 May 61 to Margaret A. Kellie in the Presbyterian Church at Lancaster, PA; both being from Peach Bottom, PA. Enrolled and Mustered In 30 Aug 62 at Philadelphia, PA. Missing in action 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. (Also listed as being captured 18 Feb 64 at Smithfield, VA) Held captive at Andersonville, GA. Transferred in Aug 64 to Florence, SC. Died 25 Aug 1864 due to Diarrhea & Starvation in the hospital at Florence, SC. Buried as an Unknown in Florence National Cemetery. Margaret re-married 26 July 1865 to John W. Williams in York Co., PA.

HUNTER, Charles - Private. Mustered in 11 Dec 61. Captured 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Died 3 Sept 1864 of Diarrhea at Andersonville, GA. Grave 7,687.

KRAUSE, John - Captain. Mustered in 28 Feb 62 as 1st Lieutenant. Promoted to Captain 22 Sept 63. Captured 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Mustered out 11 July 65.

MAYNARD, Ambrose - Private. Mustered in 2 Feb `64. Captured 17 April `64 at Plymouth, NC. Died 17 Sep 1864 of Diarrhea at Andersonville, GA. Grave 9,071.

McCAAN, John - Private. Mustered in 18 Jan `62. Captured 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Died 15 Aug 1864 of Scorbutus at Andersonville, GA. Grave 5,723. Also listed as McCANN.

McCAFFREY, James H. - Sergeant. Son of Patrick & Elizabeth McCaffrey. Enrolled 10 Jan 62; a Sawyer from Philadelphia, PA. Mustered in 10 Jan 62 as Corporal. Captured 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Died 9 Aug 1864 of Diarrhea & Scurvy at Andersonville, GA. Grave 5139. Widowed mother, Elizabeth, moved to Massachusetts.

RODKEY, Alfred S. - Private. Son of Elizabeth Rodkey. Mustered in 19 Nov 62. Captured 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Died 14 Dec 1864 after parole at Annapolis, MD. Buried in U.S. General Hospital Cemetery. Headstone at Old Stone Church Cemetery, Marklesburg, Huntigdon Co., PA is possibly a memorial stone.

SIMPSON, Lamaigre - Private. Mustered in 4 Oct 62. Captured 20 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Held captive at Andersonville, GA. Transferred in Aug 64 to Florence, SC. Paroled 10 Dec 64. Mustered out 11 July 65.

STENTZ, John Calvin - Private. Born 26 Oct 1840 in Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA, son of Phillip D. & Lydia (Mosier) Stentz. Enrolled 21 Jan 64 at age 24 from Unionville, PA. Mustered out 1 July 65 at Camp Hamilton, Fortress Monroe, VA. Died 26 Nov 1923 in Pinehurst, Snohomish Co., Washington. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Snohomish Co., Washington. Bio | Headstone & Obit

WETTER, Henry - Private. Mustered in 15 Dec 62. Missing in action 17 April 64 at Plymouth, NC.