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17th Virginia Infantry Regiment

            Company H           

The Old Dominion Rifles


Contents Up Co A Co B Co C Co D Co E Co F Co G Co H Co I Co K Staff Officers

Roster of Company I personnel - O'Connell's Guards

(From "17th Virginia Infantry" by Lee A. Wallace Jr.)

Abbreviations used include:

Adjt.                                                            Adjutant

Appl.                                                     Application

Apptd.                                                     Appointed

Arty.                                                           Artillery
AWOL                                    Absent without leave

B.(b.)                                                                Born

Bn.                                                             Battalion Btry.                                                             Battery
Bur.                                                   Buried, burial Cav.                                                             Cavalry
Cem.                                                        Cemetery Co.                                              Company, county
C.H.                                                   Court House CMH                         Confederate Military History
Col.                                                             Colonel Commd.                                          Commissioned
CSR                                 Compiled Service Record Cpl.                                                            Corporal
CV                                          Confederate Veteran Det.                                            Detached, detailed
Dischd.                                                  Discharged Div.                                                             Division
Empld.                                                    Employed Enl.                                              Enlisted, enrolled
Exchd.                                                    Exchanged Hosp.                                                          Hospital
Inf.                                                              Infantry Lt.                                                            Lieutenant
Mbr.                                     Member, membership Mtn.                                                          Mountain
Occ.                                                      Occupation Prom.                                                       Promoted
Pvt.                                                               Private Res                                                           Residence
Resgnd.                                                      Resigned Sgt.                                                              Sergeant
SHSP                Southern Historical Society Papers Stn.                                                                Station

VMHB                       Virginia Magazine of History & Biography

Wded.                                                      Wounded
 

Please note: All dates are in the British system. (Day/Month/Year)

A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M       O    P    Q    R    S       U    V    W    X    Y    Z

A

None found.

 B 

BARKER, William: enl. 20/6/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Received 24/2/65, by Provost Marshal, Bermuda Hundred, as a "Rebel Deserter". Took the oath at Washington, D. C.; furnished transportation to New Orleans.

BEALE, Joel T.: farmer; age 30; Northern Dist., Halifax Co. 1860 census. Conscripted; en;. 25/8/64, at Halifax; Pvt., Co. I. Paroled at Appomatox C. H., 9/4/65.

BELL, Robert C.: age 40; railroad hand; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Sgt., Co. I. Absent sick in Culpeper hosp., 7/61. Dischd. 24/8/61, for disability.

BERRY, John: b. Ireland; age 24; enl. 24/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Killed at Seven Pines, 31/5/62.

BIRMINGHAM, Thomas: laborer, age 25, Alexandria 1860 census. Enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt. Co. I. Deserted 22/5/62.

BLISH, Henry: Cpl., Alexandria Artillery, 1859; age 30; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., O'Connell Guards. Roll for 23/5-1/7/61, noted "left in Alexandria & not since heard from."

BLUIT, William: railroad hand; age 26; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Prom. to Cpl. by end of 10/61. Deserted 19/5/62.

BOSWELL, James: railroad hand; age 38; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Det. as a blacksmith, 10/61-4/62. Det to Ordnance Dept., 1862-1863. Captured 22/12/64, and took the oath at Bermuda Hundred. Sent as a "Rebel deserter" to Washington; given transportation to Alexandria.

BURNS, Patrick: res. Campbell Co., enl. 11/1/63, at Guinea Station; Pvt., Co. I. Joined as a substitute. Captured at Farmville, 6/4/65; sent to Point Lookout. Released 23/6/65, after taking the oath.

C

CLINE, Michael: railroad hand; age 27; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Sgt., Co. I. Deserted 10/8/62.

CONDON, John L.: railroad hand; age 36; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Died of disease in Gen. Hosp., Orange C. H., 15/11/61.

CONNERS, Owen: b. Ireland; railroad hand; age 40; enl. 25/5/61, at Manassas; Pvt., Co. I. Captured at Frayser's Farm, 30/6/62; sent to Fort Columbus, N. Y. Harbor; and to Fort Warren, Mass. Released 31/7/62, for exchange. Det. to Pioneer Corps. Roll for 5-6/64: "Killed in Richmond".

CORNELL, William A.: enl. 17/7/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Det. as teamster, 1861-1862. Captured at Frayser's Farm, 30/6/62; sent to Fort Columbus, N. Y. Harbor; and to Fort Warren, Mass. Described as age 31, 5 ft. 8 in., brown hair, grey eyes, dark complexion. Released for exchange, 31/7/62. Captured at Williamsburg, Md., 15/9/62; sent to Alken's Ldg., and exchanged, 6/10/62. Present, 12/64. Captured and paroled at Fairfax C. H.

CREELY, Patrick; Railroad hand; age 26; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Cpl., Co. I. Prom. to Sgt., 1861. Captured at Williamsburg, 5/5/62. No record of further service.

CRITZER, Spotswood: enl. 15/10/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I.  Hospitalized at Richmond, 8/64. Present, 10-12/64.

CROIDER, William: enl. 28/5/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I.  On furlough, 8/63. Carried on rolls as a deserter.

CULLY, Michael: b. Ireland; enl. 23/5/63, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Killed at Williamsburg, 5/5/62. 

D

DAVIS, James H.: res. Halifax Co., enl. 28/8/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Captured at Dinwiddie C. H., 31/3/65; sent to Point Lookout. Released 11/6/65, after taking oath.

DEAN, Henry: enl. 24/6/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Deserted 31/7/64, near the Howlett House.

DEGRAVE, Antonio (DEGAAT, Anthony): b. France; age 32; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Prom. to Cpl. Wded., 1862. Prom. to Sgt., 1/12/63. Dischd. 10/6/64, near Cold Harbor, under conscription act, age 50. Admitted to R. E. Lee Camp Soldiers' Home, Richmond, 15/6/86; "dropped from rolls".

DOUGHERTY, Edward: age 25; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Present from first muster to 12/64. Prom. to Orderly Sgt., 1/10/62. Captured 3/4/65; sent to Point Lookout. Released 11/6/65, after taking the oath.

E

None found.

F

FLOOD, Daniel: enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., O'Connell Guards. No further record.

FREDERICK, John: enl. 29*/5/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Present, 1863-64.

G

GODSEY, Daniel L.: enl. 22/8/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Absent sick in hosp., Richmond and Farmville, fever and debility, 5-7/64. Hosp. Farmville, fever, 11/64; furloughed. Present, 12/64. Paroled at Farmville, 4/65.

GONCHAR, Adam: enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Det. as baker, 7-9/61. Wded. 31/5/62, at Seven Pines. Prom. to Cpl., 1/12/63. Accidentally killed at Howlett House, 20/6/64.

GREEN, James E.: b. 14/04/38; Cpl., Old Dominion Rifles, 01/61; clerk; enl. 17/04/61, at Alexandria in Co. H, but was not mustered in with his company. Elected 2nd Lt., O'Connell Guards, 28/05/61; 2nd Lt., Co. I. Absent in charge of regtl. baggage at Manassas, 1861-1862. Dropped 26/04/62. Died 01/01/1917. {Also in Co. H

GREEVER, H, T.: enl. 4/6/63, at Staunton; Pvt., Co. I. Deserted 8/63.

H

HAGERTY, James: b. Ireland; enl. 15/6/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Prisoner of war  on roll, 10/64. Listed in U. S. record of Deserters, 12/9/64, age 60. Took the oath, and was sent to Wash., D. C., and to Philadelphia.

HANRIHAM, Michael: enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Deserted from hosp., Richmond, 1862.

HANRIHAM, Thomas: age 19; 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Absent sick, Danville hosp., acute diarrhea, 6-8/61. Dischd., 24/1/62.

HART, John T.: Alexandria; clerk; age 23; enl. 28/5/61, at Alexandria; Sgt., Co. I. Transferred to Co. H as 1st Sgt. Reduced to Pvt., 1861. Wded. at Frayser's Farm, 30/6/62. Died in Charlottesville, 12/7/62.

HEARD, John L.: b. Baltimore; varnisher; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Dischd., 24/5/62, under conscription act (non-resident), age 26.

HERRING, Thomas: b. Ireland; occ. cooper; age 45; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Dischd., 24/10/61 for disability.

HORAN, Timothy: b. Ireland; railroad hand; age 44; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Captured 6/62; sent to Fort Columbus, N. Y. Harbor; and to Fort Warren, Mass. Released 31/7/62, for exchange. U. S. doc. shows he was 54 yrs. Dischd., 10/6/64, in trenches near Cold Harbor, age 50.

HURLEY, Cornelius: b. Ireland; laborer; age 41; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Wded. 31/8/62, at Manassas. Dischd., 11/6/64, in trenches near Cold Harbor, age 50.

HYATT, Joseph E.: enl. 25/9/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Paroled at Appomatox C. H., 9/4/65.

I

None found.

J

None found.

K

KELLEHER, Thomas: railroad hand; age 38; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Cpl., Co. I. Reduced to Pvt., 1861. Dischd., 17/2/63.

KENDRICK, J. W.: enl. 17/8/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Present through to 12/64.

KENNY, Jeremiah: b. Ireland; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Dischd., 24/5/62, under conscription act, being a Marylander.

KING, John W.: Leesburg; shoemaker; age 36; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Cpl., Co. I. Captured 12/9/62, at Frederick, Md., admitted to U. S. Gen. Hosp., 18/9/62. Exchd., Aiken's Ldg., 2/10/62; declared exchd., 10/11/62. Captured at Suffolk, 15/5/63; paroled until exchd., 21/4/63. Captured at Harper's Ferry, 23/7/63, a "rebel deserter". Sent to Fort Delaware, where he took the Oath of Allegiance, 5/65; stated res. Jefferson Co.

KINNIRY, William: enl. 23/5/61,  at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Deserted, Bermuda Hundred, 17/2/65; sent Wash., d. C. where he took the oath. Furnished transportation to Cincinnati.

KIRBY, Thomas: railroad hand; age 21; enl. 23/5/61,  at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Absent sick, and on detail at hosp., Richmond and Huguenot Spgs., 1861-1865. Took the oath at Richmond, 13/4/65, at Richmond; sent to Wash., D. C., and furnished transport to 72 Boyd St., Baltimore.

KLINE, Joseph: enl.15/6/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Deserted in fall of 1863.

L

LEARY, John: age 33;enl. 23/5/61,  at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Wded. 30/6/62, Frayser's Farm. Captured 6/2/63, and sent to Old Capitol Prison, Wash., D. C. as a "deserter from the 17th Va."

LOW, E. B.: enl. 14/9/63, in Orange Co.;

LYONS, Thomas: age 43; enl. 23/5/61, at

M

McBRIDE, Michael: b. Ireland; railroad hand; age 40; enl. 23/5/61, at  Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Wded. 1862, near Richmond. Dischd., 11/6/64, in trenches near Cold Harbor, age 48.

McCORMICK, Patrick: age 27; enl. 23/5/61, at  Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Dischd. late in 1862.

McGUIRE, Owen: railroad hand; age 40; enl. 23/5/61, at  Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Deserted at Sharpsburg. Paroled 27/9/62, at Office of the Provost Marshal Gen., Army of the Potomac.

McMAHAN, Michael: age 32; enl. 23/5/61, at  Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Captured at Sharpsburg, and reported to have taken the oath.

McSHERRY, Michael: age 27; enl. 23/5/61, at  Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Captured near Suffolk, 4/63, never heard from since.

MILLER, A.: enl. 14/11/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Deserted in late 1863.

MAHAR, Edward: b. Ireland; age 23; enl. 23/5/61, at Manassas; Pvt., Co. I. Left at Williamsburg, died of wounds received 5/5/62.

MURPHY, Dennis: age 21; enl. 23/5/61, at  Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Wded. 18/7/61, at Blackburn's Ford; rt. arm amputated. Enrolling conscripts, 11/62-4/63. Guard, C. S. Laboratory, Richmond, 1863-64. Ret. to Invalid Corps, P. A. C. S., 3/8/64. Paroled at Appomatox C. H., 9/4/65.

MURRAY, William: b. Ireland; railroad hand; age 22; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Captured 26/6/62, at Savage Stn., sent to Fort Columbus, N. Y. Harbor; and to Fort Warren, Mass.; exchd., 55/8/62, at Aiken's Ldg. Dischd., 16/1/63.

N

NOLAND, John: age 37; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Absent sick, 6-8/62. Dischd. 22/1/63.

O

O'BRIAN, Patrick: railroad hand; age 29; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Reported, 1/7/61, as AWOL since 30/5/61.

O'HAIR, Michael: enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Deserted 22/5/62.

OLD, Robert E.: enl. 17/8/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Prom. to Cpl., 1/12/63. Separated from regt., 2/4/65, and with Ben Sims, decided "to go home", which was near Lynchburg. Died 5/1/85, age 42. Bur. Presby. Cem., Lynchburg.

P

PARISH, Nelson J.: enl. 25/9/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Paroled at Louisa C. H., 17/5/65, and given permission to go home to Goochland Co.

PHALIN, James: b. Ireland; railroad hand; age 36; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Captured 30/6/62, at Frayser's Farm; exchd. Mortally wded. at Sharpsburg, 17/9/62. Died in hospital at Israel Smith's Farm.

PRESSTMAN, Stephen Wilson: engineer; age 31; enl.  23/5/61, at Alexandria; Capt., Co. I. Wded., badly, 18/7/61, at Blackburn's Ford. Det. in charge of working party on roads, and in locating railroad from Manassas to Centreville, 1861-62. Apptd. Capt. of Engineers, 15/2/62. Ordered in 5/62, to report to Gen. Beauregard at Corinth, Miss., and served thereafter with the Western Army, as Chief Engineer, Army of Tenn., on staffs of Generals Hardee, Bragg, and Johnston. In 1/64, he received a furlough to Va. to recover his health. On 30/1/64, at a stop on the Piedmont Railroad, about 8 miles from Danville, he was killed while attempting to cross the tracks in front of the engine and tender returning from a water tank. Bur. Epis. Cem., Alexandria.

Q

QUIGLEY, Patrick: b. Ireland; age 28; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Captured at Frayser's Farm, 30/6/62; sent to Fort Columbus, N. Y. Harbor; and to Fort Warren, Mass. Released 31/7/62, for exchange. Wded. (neck), admitted to Gen. Hosp., Petersburg, 9/12/64; ret. to duty, 12/4/64. Deserted 16/2/65; received at Hdqrs. Provost Marshal, Army of the James; sent to Wash., D. C. Took the Oath of Allegiance.

R

ROACH, John: b. Ireland; enl. 15/8/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Captured 1865; sent to Point Lookout, where he took the oath, 30/6/65. Admitted to U. S. hosp., Point Lookout, 2/7/65, with intermittent fever; transferred to Wash., D. C., where he died 3/8/65, at U. S. Gen. Hosp., Armory Square. Bur. Mt. Olivet Cem. Inventory of effects: 1 hat, 1 pr. Trousers, 1 cotton shirt.

ROSA, Frederick: b. Molthousen, Germany; age 20; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Dischd., 24/5/62, under conscription law, "having come from Maryland to Virginia to enlist."

RYAN, John: age 29; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Wded. 31/5/62, at Seven Pines. AWOL, "supposed to be dead", 4/63.

RYAN, Timothy: b. Ireland; farmer in Mass.; removed to Madison Co., Va., where he assisted in the construction of a county turnpike; moved to Alexandria; empld. in construction of Orange & Alexandria Railroad; severely injured in a railroad accident. Age 21; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Wded. (neck), probably at Seven Pines, admitted to hosp., Charlottesville, 6/6/62; ret. to duty, 29/7/62. On U. S. register, 16/2/65, Bermuda Hundred, as a "deserter from the enemy." Sent to Wash., D. C., where he took the oath. Postwar occ. street delivery freight clerk, Orange & Alexandria Railroad. Acquired a good education, and was "one of the best mathematicians in the city". Died 29/11/93. Bur. St. Mary's Cem., Alexandria.

S

SALE, Philip: farmer; age 28; P. O. Aylett's, King William Co. 1860 census. Enl. 25/9/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Captured, 6/4/65; sent to Point Lookout; released 19/6/65, on taking the oath.

SHENNESSY, Simon: b. Ireland; age 28; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Dischd., 3/11/62. Taken prisoner at Linden Stn., 21/7/63; sent to Point Lookout. Prison Doc. states he would like to see the Union restored. He was discharged, not strong enough for a soldier. He does not want to enter the U. S. service unless there is a great need of men, and in that case he would go. Released 21/1/64, "Simon Shonisee," citizen, on taking the oath.

SIMS, Benjamin Haggason: b. Locust Creek area, Louisa Co., 10/1/43. Enl. 1/10/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Sims, with Robert E. Old, (also of Co. I), became separated from the regiment, 2/4/65, and decided "to go home." He was paroled at Ashland, 27/4/65. Died in 1919. Bur. family cemetery on the farm, 4 miles north of Louisa. His diary is in Swank, Confederate Letters and Diaries 1861-1865. (1988)

SLEMBER, Benjamin: b. Saxony, Germany; res. Maryland; railroad hand; age 21; enl. 20/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Admitted to Chimborazo Hosp. No. 4, Richmond, 12/12/64, with typhoid fever and bronchitis. Died 2/2/65.

SMITH, R.: Pvt., Co. I. Only record of his service is a voucher for $30 made out 26/9/63, to R. R. Saunders, Co. I, 17th Va., for his arrest of R. Smith, a deserter.

SOUTHERLAND, James: railroad hand; age 25; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Sgt., Co. I. Deserted 30/5/62. George Wise noted 29/10/61, that Southerland got tight, and was put in the guard house for cursing the colonel.

SULLIVAN, Jeremiah: railroad hand; age 36; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Cpl., Co. I. Dishon. dischd. 30/11/61. Court-martialed for refusing to go on picket at Fairfax C. H., 1/9/61, and for refusing to do military duty afterwards. Sentenced to be drummed out of camp of the 17th Regt. 

SULLIVAN, Owen: conscripted; enl. 3/1/63, at Guiney's Stn.; Pvt., Co. I. Sick, in hosp., 8/63. Present, 6-12/64.

T

TIERNEY, Michael: railroad hand; age 26; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Wded., 30/8/62, at Manassas. Prom. to Cpl., 1/10/62, and to Sgt., 1863. Present 4/63. Last record.

TOWNSEND, George: b. Ireland; age 24; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Prom. to 1st Sgt., 1861. Captured, 30/6/62, at Frayser's Farm; sent to Fort Columbus, N. Y. Harbor; and to Fort Warren, Mass. Released 31/7/62, for exchange. Killed at Sharpsburg, 17/9/62.

U

None found.

V

None found.

W

WALLACE, Horatio Sidney: 2nd Lt., Alexandria Riflemen, 1859; clerk; age 26; enl. 28/5/61, at Manassas Junction; 2nd Lt., Co. I. Elected 1st Lt., 26/4/62. Wded. and captured at Frayser's farm, 30/6/62; sent to Fort Columbus, N. Y. Harbor, and to Fort Warren, Mass. Released for exchange, 31/7/62. Absent sick, 6-12/64. Paroled 5/6/65, at Richmond. Died 20/6/70, at Glen Wallace, Madison Co., age 36. (Repeated at Co. A)

WATTS, Ludwell: enl. 3/10/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Present on rolls through to 12/64. Apparently served earlier in Capt. Jacob D. Pierce's Co. Va. Heavy Arty., organized 3?62, from the 131st Regt. (Lynchburg), Va. Militia. Reported to have been a boat captain on the James River earlier in the war.

WHALAN, James: b. Ireland; enl. 23/5/61, at Alexandria; Pvt., Co. I. Captured at Frayser's farm, 30/6/62; sent to Fort Columbus, N. Y. Harbor, and to Fort Warren, Mass. Released for exchange, 31/7/62. Wded. (shoulder and neck), 16/5/64, at Drewry's Bluff. Dischd., 31/8/64, age 49, over age for conscription. In confinement, Wash., D. C., 24/9/64, as a "suspicious character," claimed to be a deserter from the 17th Va. Inf.

WILLIAMS, T.: enl. 23/6/63, at Richmond; Pvt., Co. I. Deserted, 7-8/63. 

X

None found.

Y

None found.

Z

None found.

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