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Roster of
Fourth Delaware Regiment
Company G


The following Roster was complied from several sources.

1). The initial list is from the Roster of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865, Broadfoot Publishing.

2.) The information in red is from Scarfs History of Delaware.

3.) The information in blue is from The Genealogical records of the Delaware Gazette, compiled by Mary Fallon Richards, and the Delaware Genealogical Society Journals.

4.) The information in purple is from an original letter by Sarah B. Maclary to Harriett Buckson, dated June 24th, 1864, Wilmington, Delaware. Sarah's husband was Captain of the Regiment.

5.) The information in italic was found in Kent County, Delaware Cemetery Records, by Dill, Dill, and Dill

6.) All other information came from direct family descendents, or veterans records from the National Archives.

ABCD FGHJK LMNO PRST VW Other Soldiers Mentioned

Allison, Wm. J. wounded in the finger by Jun. 1864
Armitage, Thomas J.
Atkins, Charles
Benjamin, William T. Private
d. Apr. 29, 1865 , buried Arlington National Cemetery
Biddle, John
Biddle, William H.
Boulden, Sarah 4th Hosp. Matron
Brown, William
Buckson, Stephen T. 1st Sergeant
b. Aug. 6, 1829, d. Jun. 18, 1864, son of John Buckson, married Harriet Ann Muncy on Mar. 9, 1854
Burnett, James
James Burnett
1st letter reference
2nd reference
3rd reference
4th reference
1st Lieutenant, Co. G
Mustered in Sep., 1862
Promoted to Captain of Co. E Jun. 23, 1863
Discharged May 15, 1865, Disability, fever
b. Mar. 19, 1828 in Edinburgh, Scotland, d. Nov. 3, 1865, wife Ann, 1st letter reference, 2nd reference b. 1829, d. Oct. 12, 1883, both buried Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Delaware
Caperoon, Garrett wife Elizabeth, buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Delaware, no dates
Chadwix, James
Conley, Tilghman S. wife Catherine A., buried Cooper Cemetery 1891
Daniels, Clinton W. wounded in the arm by Jun. 1864
buried Bethel Cemetery, Cheswold, Delaware, no dates, GAR
Daniels, William H. Corporal
Downs, Robert S. b. Jul. 10, 1841, d. Apr. 29, 1905
wife Margaret P., daugther - Emma , buried Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington, Delaware
Ford, Edward buried at City Point, Virginia along the line of the RR between the point and defenses
Fowler, John
Fox, Robert M.
Gallagher, Charles H. 4th Infantry QM, 1st Lieutenant, mustered out May 31, 1866
married Rebecca H. Wilson on Apr. 9, 1846
Gilkey, Obediah V. Music
Graves, Mrs. Jane 4th Infantry Nurse
Green, Daniel Sergeant, lost a leg by amputation
Grimshaw, Arthur H., M.D.
A.H. Grimshaw
Colonel, wounded Jun. 18, 1864, resigned Dec. 1864
married Elizabeth A. Bailey on Apr. 10, 1850

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Hacket, Samuel
letter reference
Private, killed at Cold Harbor Jun. 4, 1864, buried in woods near Mechanicsburg, Virginia
Hall, Benjamin F.
Hall, Israel M. drowned in Denny's Mill in Duck Creek Hundred, Delaware on Dec. 7, 1866, age 25
Hamilton, Joseph
Hardy, John
Harper, Alexander
Alex Harper
1st letter reference
2nd reference
3rd reference
2nd Lieutenant
Mustered in Aug. 29, 1862 in Wilmington, Delaware by Capt. McClary, age 21, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, 5'7", occupation - Merchant
Special duty Sep. 1864 with ambulance corps
Mustered out Jun. 3, 1865

married Eliza Chatham in Smyrna, Delaware on Apr. 14, 1864
Harrington, Peter B.
Hazel, James H. b. 1843, d. 1925, married Lida B. Stockley, b. Dec. 6, 1848, d. Nov. 9, 1883 , buried Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Delaware
Hazel, Manlove
1st letter reference
2nd reference
1st. Sergeant
Hazel, William H. Corporal, wounded in the finger by Jun. 1864
b. Apr. 29, 1842, d. Oct. 25, 1918, wife Albina A. Pratt Hazel, b. Sep. 12, 1848, d. Jul. 9, 1911, both buried Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware
Hickman, John L. buried Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington, Delaware, no dates
Higgins, John Drum
Hignut, William H. Co. G & F - Corporal
Hoffecker, Benjamin
Jackson, John W.
Jefferson, Ephraim b. Jan. 3, 1844, d. Aug. 13, 1919, GAR, wife Mary S. , b. Apr. 9, 1845, d. Dec. 4, 1916, both buried Bethel Cemetery, Cheswold, Delaware
Johnson, Daniel R. Corporal
Johnson, J. Fletcher
Jones, Charles Drum
Jones, Joseph H. wounded in the groin by June 1864
married Clara E. Pyle on Dec. 7, 1871
Keith, Francis H. Private, buried Arlington National Cemetery, d. May 9, 1865, age 20
Kenton, William B.
LaMotte, Charles Eugene Lieutenant Colonal (all of 4th Infantry) eventually Brig-General
Promoted to Colonal, Dec. 1864 after Col. Grimshaw resigned

b. 1839 in Lenni Mills, Pa, d. 1887
Learned, Adam D. Corporal
married Elzzie M.,
taught school in 1886 in Little Creek, Delaware
Maclary, G. W. buried at City Point, Virginia, along line of RR between the point and defenses by July 1865
Maclary, John W. Corporal
Maclary, Washington K.
letter reference
Corporal, worked in USA Depot Field Hospital, 5th Army Corps, June 30, 1864, City Point, Virginia - nurse.
Born approx. 1827, 5'6", dark complexion, blue eyes, light hair. Occupation - Mason, buried Methodist Episcopal Church, Leipsic, Delaware
Maclary, William Henry Captain, wounded in side by June 1864, died at Battle of Five Forks on Apr. 1, 1865
b. 1827, buried Methodist Presbyterian Church, Leipsic, Delaware, wife (Sally) Sarah Biddle Maclary, 1st letter reference, 2nd reference, 3rd reference
Magee, Louis H. Sergeant, wounded in right shoulder by June 1864
b. May 7, 1836, d. Jun. 17, 1880, buried Methodist Episcopal Church, Leipsic, Delaware - wife Alice S.
Marshall, William B. b. Jan. 6, 1845, d. Jul. 6, 1929, wife Mary E., b. May 4, 1846, d. Sept. 7, 1912 , buried Methodist Episcopal Church, Leipsic, Delaware
Mattaford, Denny
Miller, George H.

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Newton, Charles A. Corporal
Osmond, Aaron P. 1st. Lieutenant
Palmatary, William H. Corporal, enlisted in Aug. 1862, died of acute dysentery in an Army Field hospital outside Petersburg, Virginia, buried at the large yard at West Parke Station, Jan. 15 1865
b. Sep. 10, 1842, son of John and Ruth Manlove Hazel Palmatary
never married
Palmer, Joseph E.
letter reference
wounded in hand at Cold Harbor May 1864
married Lida Heverin on Nov. 11, 1873
Palmer, Osborn E. Sergeant
Parker, John A. Corporal
Peregoy, David B.
Powell, Nathaniel R.
Pusey, Jacob
Rash, Daniel b. Jun. 16, 1842, d. Jun. 2, 1933, wife Harriett B.
buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Delaware
Rash, William J.
Reed, Jesse Corporal
Reeves, Thomas G.
letter reference
b. 1844, d. Feb. 3, 1863 , son of Rebecca M. and Jacob A. Reeves,
buried Bethel Cemetery, Cheswold, Delaware
Reihm, John T. b. 1842, d.1916, wife Sarah J. Reihm, b. 1849, d. 1937
buried Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware
Rich, William
Scotton, James H.
letter reference
Mustered in Aug. 18, 1862, Wilmington, Delaware by Capt. Maclary
dark complexion, dark hair, grey eyes, occupation - Farmer, nearest relative - Jolian A. Scotton, residence - Dover, Delaware, single
At General Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia by Jan. 16, 1864, sick; intermittent fever
d. Mar. 11, 1864, murdered in Alexandria, Virginia, age 27
stabbed 5 times in right of neck, body taken by friends
Sipple, Henry C.
Slaughter, James H.
Smith, Linton Surgeon
married Maggie Warner on Apr. 22, 1868
Smith, William Jack wounded in finger by June 1864
b. 1842 , d. 1907, wife Sallie W., b. 1841, d. 1902
buried Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Delaware
Smithers, Thomas J.
Sparks, William S. Corporal, wounded in the arm by June 1864
Spence, Joseph
Steel, John W. b. 1839, d.1922, wife Annie B., b. 1858, d. Feb. 28, 1881
buried Thomas Chapel Cemetery, Chapeltown, Delaware
Stevenson, Denny
letter reference
married Lizzy Kirk on Jan. 3, 1856
Tevis, Charles Carroll Lieutenant Colonel, resigned to form Cavalry regiment in Maryland in July 1863, eventually Brig-General
b. 1828 in Philadelphia, d. 1900
Thomas, John W. member of GAR, buried Methodist Episcopal Church, Leipsic, Delaware
Thomas, Samuel J. b. 1844, d. 1932, wife Mary J., b. 1851, d. 1930
buried Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Delaware
Tolen Wm. Drum
Toner, John J. QM Sergeant
Tull, William T. Chaplain
Vane, Wm. S lost his right arm to amputation
Voshell, Titus I.
Voshell, Wm. P. Sergeant
Wallace, James
White, John Leipsic, Delaware town clerk in 1886
Williams, Alexander
Wilson, Alpheus Lieutenant, died at Battle of Five Forks, 1865
Woodres, John
Woods, William H.
Wooters, Albert Private
buried Bethesda M.E. Church, Canterbury, Delaware

Other Delaware Soldiers
Forkum, H. Clay
letter reference
6th Infantry, Co. F
Marvel, James H.
letter reference
7th Infantry, Co. I
Ruth, William H.
letter reference
4th Infantry, Co. H
wounded in right breast at Cold Harbor, Virginia
Thompson, Charles
Thompson, Robert
4th Infantry, Co. I
both Sergeants
Wagner, Fred
letter reference
1st Infantry, Co. D, and 3rd Infantry
Warren, John M.
letter reference
4th Infantry, Co. D
Sergeant, killed by June 8, 1864, buried Cold Harbor National Cemetery
West, Charles T.
letter reference
4st Infantry, Co. H
Enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, discharged 1864 and transfered to the District of Florida near Jacksonville, made a Lieutenant

Woodall, Daniel
1st letter reference
2nd reference

Daniel Woodall

Daniel Woodall

1st Infantry, Co. F
Mustered in Sep. 28, 1861 at Wilmington, Delaware for 3 years, age 20 , b. 1841, d. 1880

Wounded in action on Sep. 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Virginia, shot in the arm

Promoted to Major on Dec. 24, 1862, 1st Delaware, 3rd Brigade, French's Division, 20 Corps.

Wounded in action at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, shot in left leg calf

Detached Jul. 30,1863 to command 39th New York Volunteers until Oct. 5, 1863

Promoted to Lt. Colonel, Nov. 5, 1863, Warrenton, Virginia
Special Duty Feb. 16, 1864, President of Court Martial

Wounded in action at Wilderness Campaign, May 10, 1864 , near Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, shot in the right foot

Promoted to Colonel, Dec. 22, 1864, Petersburg, Virginia

Special Duty Jan. 1865, commanding 2nd Brigade
Special Duty Feb. 1865, commanding 3rd Brigade

Promoted to Brigadier General, Jun. 15, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war

Some official requests made by Daniel:

March 11, 1863, and Dec. 15, 1863, requested 10 day leave to visit family.

October 13, 1864: "I most respectfully ask leave of absence for 15 days to visit my friends in Delaware with a view to Martimony"

January 21, 1865: "I respectfully request a leave of absence for 15 days for the purpose of visiting my Mother who is extremely ill, her recovery quite doubtful. My immediate presence would be a source of considerable gratification to her as well as to thy."

May 24, 1865: "Having received intelligence of the illness of my father I would most respectfully request a leave of absence for 5 days to visit him in Delaware."

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