HISTORY OF THE
Thirty-Seventh Regt. U.S.C. Infantry

HISTORY OF COMPANY "G"

This company was organized in May, 1864, at City Point, Virginia, by Lieutenant James M. MELLON. Its first Captain, James G. MILLER, was discharged November 22, 1864. This Company took an active part in all the battles the regiment was engaged in, doing most efficient service throughout; and in point of drill and discipline may be called the crack Company of the regiment. Its present able Captain, Samuel E. DAY, is an old soldier, and has seen hard service during the war.

The following is a list of the officers:

Commissioned Officers

Samuel E. DAY - Appointed Captain; was formerly Private in 1st Massachusetts Volunteers, and appointed First Lieutenant of Company A, 37th U.S.C.I. Promoted to Captain.

James G. MILLER - Captain. Appointed October 19, 1863; discharged on Surgeon's certificate of disability.

George A. DARKE - First Lieutenant. Entered this regiment as Second Lieutenant December 6, 1865; was promoted First Lieutenant in October, 1865; transferred to this Company January 12, 1866, and detailed Post-Adjutant and Post-Quartermaster of the Post of Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in April, 1866.

James M. MELLON - First Lieutenant. Appointed October 19, 1864; killed during a mutiny at Camp Hilton, North Carolina, September 23, 1865.

James M. MONROE - Second Lieutenant. Appointed April 30, 1864; dismissed the service for absence without leave May 8, 1865.

Charles DRAYTON - Second Lieutenant. Appointed June 30, 1865; promoted First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster February 26, 1866.

Non-Commissioned Officers

Nathan WILKINS - Appointed Sergeant July 1, 1864; First Sergeant June 30, 1865.

Benjamin YORK - Appointed Corporal April 1, 1865; promoted Sergeant June 30, 1865.

Randall BAILEY - Appointed Corporal April 24, 1865; promoted Sergeant June 30, 1865.

Milton HARRIS - Appointed Corporal November 1, 1865; promoted Sergeant February 1, 1866.

William B. TAYLOR - Appointed Corporal June 30, 1865; promoted Sergeant February, 1866.

Elisha TAYLOR - Appointed Corporal July 5, 1865.

John CLAIBORN - Appointed Corporal February, 1866.

John COBBIN - Appointed Corporal February, 1866.

Matthew RANDALL - Appointed Corporal February, 1866.

Henry CURTIS - Appointed Corporal February, 1866.

Privates
(When and Where Enlisted)

David ADAMS - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Christopher ARCHER - May 25, 1865, City Point, Virginia.

Robert ASHMAN - March l,1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Peter BATES - May 18, 1865, City Point, Virginia.

Isam BEASLEY - May 18, 1865, City Point, Virginia.

Stephen BLOUNT - May 18, 1865, City Point, Virginia.

Jordan BOTTS - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Discharged.

Farrington BIRD - May 18, 1865, City Point, Virginia. Died October 22, 1865.

Shadrach BROWN - May 18, 1865, City Point, Virginia. Deserted July 5, 1865 at Fortress Monroe, Virginia.

Richard BATES - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Drummer.

Charles BROWN - November 12, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

Jerred BROWN - Drafted November 19, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia. Deserted June 19, 1866.

Frank BINGHAM - February 8,1865, Newport News, Virginia.

William H. BROOKS - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Deserted May 14, 1865.

Charles BOWDEN - March l,1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Edward BENNETT - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Anderson BROWN - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Deserted June 5, 1866 from Fort Fisher.

Samuel BOWDEN - March l, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Daniel CHEEVERS - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Died October 22, 1865 of Typhoid Fever.

David COOLEY - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Merritt CORSON - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Henry COTTON - Drafted, Washington, District of Columbia, November 17, 1864. Deserted April 15, 1865.

James CARROLL - Drafted, Washington, District of Columbia, November 17, 1864. Discharged.

John COOPER - Drafted, Washington, District of Columbia, November 17, 1864. Discharged.

Edward CONEGA - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Henry CURTIS - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

John CLAIBORN - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

James CAPOT - February 11, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

John COBBIN - February 21, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

George DOVER - November 17, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

George DAVIS - November 14, 1865, Washington, District of Columbia.

Henry DAVIS - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Samuel DAWSON - March l,1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

William EDWARDS - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Charles EADY - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal April 1, 1865; promoted Sergeant June 30, 1865; reduced to ranks June 1, 1865.

Warrenton FORD -May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Nelson FRINK - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Philip FLOWERS - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

John GORSE - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Robert H. HALL - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Robert HOPPIN - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

James HOWARD - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

William HOWARD - May 18, 1864 City Point, Virginia.

James HOLMES - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Robert HICKS - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Deserted April 10, 1865.

William HANDY - November 15, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

Leroy HARTSON - November 17, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

John HUGHLIN - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

William JACKSON, 1st - May 18, 1864, City Point Virginia.

William JACKSON, 2nd--May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Robert JACKSON - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Deserted May 26, 1865, at Camp near Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Edmund JOHNSON - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

John JONES - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Samuel JAMES - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

George JONES - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Larry JONES - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Aaron JOHNSON - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Charles JAMES - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Gilbert JOINER - August 24, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

George JOHNSON - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Fielding LUCAS - November 15, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

John LEWIS - August 10, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Peter LOVE - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Wesley LANEY - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Edmund LAWSON - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Discharged June 8, 1865.

John MARSHALL - November 17, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia. Discharged.

William MURPHY - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Joseph MONROE - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Samuel MOORE - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Henry MORSE - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Peter McINTYRE - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Timothy MALLORY - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Charles MODEN - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Aaron MUMFORD - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Isaac McMURRIAN - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Ambrose MITCHELL - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Archer PARKER - November 18, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

Solomon PEDWAY - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Joseph PEDWAY - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Daniel POMPEY - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Matthew ROBINSON - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

William H. ROBINSON - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Matthew ROBINSON - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Mattew RANDALL - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Wilber RACE - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Jacob REED - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

John W. SIMMONDS - November 15, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

William SAYLES - November 16, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

John SWAN - November 14, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

Henry P. SMITH - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

George SMITH - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Douglass SMITH - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

George W. THOMAS - November 16, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

Henry THURSTON - November l7, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

William B. TAYLOR - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Walter TAYLOR - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Elisha TAYLOR - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Lemuel WHITE - November 15, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia. Died February 1, 1865 at Fort Fisher.

Edward WELLS - November I6, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

William WASHINGTON - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

John S. WEEKS - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Edward WILSON - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Nathan WILKINS - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Appointed Sergeant July 1, 1864; promoted First Sergeant June 30, 1865.

Archer WILSON - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

John WITCH - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Deserted June 21, 1864.

Benjamin YORK - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Appointed Corporal April 1, 1865; Promoted Sergeant June 30, 1865.

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