Civil War Veteran
William H Dennell, 1st Lt.
2nd Great Grandfather
- Born and lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Lived in Hancock, Washington Co, Md.
- Lived in New Castle Co., DE.
- Died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Civil War Soldier – signed up for 6 years.
- United States Marine Corp. (Sailor)
- Railroad Engineer (Trolley)
- Machinist at Mill
Seventy-Third Regiment originally known as the Pennsylvania Legion, 45th of the line, was recruited in the city of Philadelphia, during the months of June and July, 1861
- Mustered in: 8 Aug 1861 for 3 yrs.
- Reenlisted as Veteran Volunteer: 1 Jan 1864 for 3 more yrs.
- Promoted – 1st Sergeant to 1st Lieutenant 26 May 1865
- Mustered out with Co., 14 July 1865 – Vet. at Alexandria,Virginia
Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corp. 5 July 1866 (Sailor)
73rd Regiment of Penna. Volunteers 73rd Regiment of Penna. Veterans Volunteers Battles
- 28-30 August 1862 – Second Bull Run (Manassas). Prince William Co, VA.
- 30 April – 6 May 1863 – Battle of Chancellorsville. Spotsylvania Co, VA.
- 1-3 July 1863 – Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA.
- 25 November 1863 – Battle of Missionary Ridge. Chattanooga, TN.
VETERAN VOLUNTEER ENLISTMENT
State of Tennessee Town of Lookout Valley
I, William Dennell born in Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania aged 23 years, and by occupation a Sailor Do HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have voluntary re-enlisted, this First day of January 1864, to serve a VETERAN VOLUNTEER, in the Army of the United States of America, for the period of THREE YEARS, unless sooner discharged by proper authority: Do also agree to accept such bounty, pay rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law for volunteers. And I, William Dennell do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.
Sworn and subscribed to, at Lookout Valley Tenn } William Dennell this First day of January 1864. BEFORE 1st Lieut. Henry Hess 73rd P. V.
I CERTIFY ON HONOR, That I have carefully examined the above-named Veteran Volunteer, agreeably to the General Regulations of the Army, and that in my opinion he is free from all bodily defects and mental infirmity, which would, in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier. J. S. Treyles (?) Examining Surgeon.
I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have minutely inspected the Veteran Volunteer, previous to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that, to the best of my judgement and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able- bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service.
This soldier has Gray eyes, Brown hair, Dark complexion, is 5 feet 11½ inch high
Seventy-third Regiment of Penna Volunteers, 1stLt. Henry Hess 73′ Reg P.V., Recruiting Officer. Mustered into Comp E Seventy Third Regt Penns Veteran Volt Regiment this first day of January 1864 Robt E Beicher
Reach out and touch your Elders,
talk to them and take many notes, even if what they say doesn’t make sense to you. Where did they, their parents, grandparents live, work, etc. Ask about customs, foods, trades, don’t forget to include the hearsay (it might come in handy). Write everything they say down, it may come into play later.
Have Fun -OmaEagle
I hope you join me on my journey, as I recount many things from my past, and explore the many other creative possibilities in my future. – OmaEagle