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

HISTORY OF COMPANY "H"

Company H was organized and mustered into service, August 13, 1864 at Point of Rocks, Virginia, and participated in all the campaigns in which the regiment took part. It was organized by First Lieutenant Horace E. WHITFIELD, who was afterwards promoted to Captain, for distinguished conduct at battle of Fort Harrison, Virginia, September 30, 1864.

The following is a list of the officers:

Commissioned Officers

George A. BAILEY - Captain. Discharged August, 1864.

Horace E. WHITFIELD - First Lieutenant. Promoted Captain, October 19, 1864.

George W. SINGER - First Lieutenant. Appointed Adjutant of Regiment, January 1, 1865.

Waldo F. HAYWARD - First Lieutenant. Resigned August 19, 1865.

John B. ALGATE - First Lieutenant. Formerly Second Lieutenant Company I, Thirty- seventh. Promoted October 26, 1865.

Emmet CRAWFORD - Second Lieutenant. Transferred to Company F.

James C. WITHINGTON - Second Lieutenant, Promoted to First Lieutenant, and transferred to 118th United States Colored Infantry.

George A. DARKE - Second Lieutenant. Promoted to First Lieutenant, and transferred to Company G.

Non-Commissioned Officers

John MURPHY - First Sergeant. Enlisted January 18, 1864, Boston, Massachusetts. Appointed Sergeant February 1, 1864. Discharged July 14, 1865, by order of Major- General Dix.

Henry W. WHITE - Sergeant. Enlisted December 12, 1864, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant May 1, 1864. Promoted to First Sergeant July 1, 1865.

John J. THOMAS - Sergeant. Enlisted May 31, 1864, Hampton, Virginia. Appointed Sergeant June 1, 1864.

James JACKSON - Sergeant. Enlisted May 16, 1864, Hampton, Virginia. Appointed Sergeant June 1, 1864.

John GEORGE - Sergeant. Enlisted November 18, 1864, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant January 1, 1865.

Robert MARTIN - Corporal. Appointed Corporal, June 1, 1864.

John THOMAS - Corporal. Appointed Corporal July 1, 1864. Reduced July 1, 1865.

Lee JONES - Corporal. Appointed Corporal July 1, 1864.

Neno ATKINS - Corporal. Appointed Corporal July 1, 1864. Promoted to Sergeant December 1, 1865.

James PARSONS - Corporal. Appointed Corporal July 1, 1864.

James SMITH - Corporal. Appointed Corporal January 1, 1865.

Joseph CHAVERS - Corporal. Appointed Corporal January 1, 1865.

Robert PRICE - Corporal. Appointed Corporal January 1, 1864.

Privates
(When and Where Enlisted)

John H. AMES - May 19, 1864, Drummondstown, Virginia.

Joseph E. ATKINS - May 16,1864, Hampton, Virginia.

Neno ATKINS - May 16, 1864, Hampton, Virginia.

Ritson ATKINS - May 16, 1864, Hampton, Virginia.

Henry ADAMS - June 12, 1864. Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

Hillery ASHLEY - July 25, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Bolen BRADLEY - May 16, 1864, Hampton, Virginia. Died March 20, 1865.

James BOWLING - June 2, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

Brown BAILEY - June 12, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

Adam BARKIES - June 16, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

Overton BAILEY - June 25, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia. Discharged May 19, 1865. Surgeon's certificate of disability, from wound received in battle at Fort Harrison, Virginia.

John T. BUTCHER - May 20, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia. Deserted August 6, 1864.

Solomon BAILEY - June 2, 1864. Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

William BOURSE - July 21, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Alfred BELL - November 18, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

Richard BAUMBERG - November 18, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia. Discharged March 16, 1865.

Joseph CHAVERS - July 23, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Caleb CUMS - November 16,1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

John EDWARDS - November 19, 1864, Washington District of Columbia.

Gauzy FELTON - June 22, 1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Gilbert FELTON - June 10, 1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Charles FRANKLIN - July 30, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia. Deserted August 6, 1864.

Frank FOSTER - July 27, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Benjamin GREEN - June 16, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia. Discharged April 14, 1865.

Cesar GARNETT - June 5, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

Lewis GRICE - August 3, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Charles GREEN - November 15, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

John GEORGE - November 18, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

Daniel GAUNT - November 18, 1864, Washington District of Columbia.

John W. HENRY - May 24, 1864, Drummondston, Virginia.

Owen HOLMES - June 13, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

Alexander HAMLIN - June 12, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

Theophilus HARRISON - June 17, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Olmstead HARRIS - July 30, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

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

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

Daniel JOHNSON - May 18, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Lee JONES - May 18, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

George JOHNSON - January 8, 1864, Charles City County, Virginia. Died January 11, 1865.

Joseph E. JACKSON - May 31, 1864, Hampton, Virginia.

James JACKSON - May 16, 1864, Hampton, Virginia.

Silas JONES - May 18,1864, Norfolk, Virginia. Died October 25, 1864.

Andy JOHNSON - September 16, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

George JACKSON - November 18,1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

Charles JOHNSON - November 19, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

John JACKSON - January 11, 1865, Newport News, Virginia.

William JOHNSON - March 1, 1865, Faison's Depot, Virginia.

Frederick LEMRIS - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia.

Oscar LEE - November 18, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

Joseph LOWE - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Promoted to Corporal December 1, 1865.

James MOORE - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Deserted July 28, 1864.

Robert MARTIN - May 19, 1864, Drummondston, Virginia.

Philip MILLS - June 2, 1864, Charles City County, Virginia. Deserted July 28, 1864.

George MACKEY - July 30, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia. Deserted December 6, 1864.

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

John MOSELY - March 1, 1866, Wilmington North Carolina.

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

David MERRICK - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Adam MILLER - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Deserted May 5, 1865.

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

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

John MURPHY - January 18, 1864, Boston, Massachusetts.

James NASH - July 30, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Ephraim NIXON - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Charles OLENY - November l8, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

Robert PRICE - May 28, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Henry POSTLOCK - July 30, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Isaac PREE - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Deserted July 12, l864.

James PARSONS - June 18, 1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

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

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

Albert PETERSON - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Anthony PICKETT - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Robert RAWSON - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Died January 3, 1865, from wounds.

Osborn RICKMAN - June 10, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

William RILEY - January 18, 1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

John W. ROBERSON - July 22, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Reuben REYNOLDS - November 19, 1864, Washington, North Carolina.

Caleb SIMMS - November 16, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia. Deserted December 13, 1864.

William STARKS - May l8, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Deserted August 5, 1864.

Merrit SPRADLY - June 12, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

James SMITH - July 28, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Richard SPRIGGS - November 18,1864, Washington, District of Columbia.

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

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

Andrew SWAIN - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

John J. THOMAS - May 31,1864, Hampton, Virginia.

John THOMAS - June 3, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

Robert TAYLOR - May 18, 1864, City Point, Virginia. Died May 26, 1865.

William TODD - June 17, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Joshua THATCH - June 23, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

John H. TRUSTY - November 19, 1864. Washington, North Carolina.

Henry S. WHITE - December 12, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Abram WHITE - January 13, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

Thomas WEAVER - May 28, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

George WILKINS - June 2, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia.

Hartwell WILKINS - June 2, 1864, Wilson's Wharf, Virginia. Deserted July 28, 1864.

Robert WILKINSON - June 1,1864, Hampton, Virginia.

Nathan WRIGHT - June 21, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

John T. WEAVER - July 23, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

William A. WEAVER - July 23, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia. Promoted to Corporal, December 1, 1865.

Anthony WILLIAMS - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

John WRIGHT - September 16, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Anthony WATTERN - September 15, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Frank WHITE - September 13, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

John WHITBEY - September 13, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Benjamin WATKINGS - November 18, 1864, Washington, North Carolina.

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

Amos WILLIAMS - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

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

Robert WASHINGTON - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

John WILSON - January 24 1865, Norfolk, Virginia. Appointed Sergeant, July 3, 1865.

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