|View single post by Texas Defender|
|Posted: Mon Jul 23rd, 2007 07:40 am||
You are lucky to have inherited that roster of the 153rd PA from your uncle.
I have been sitting here wondering how the information from your uncle stacks up against one of my primary sources of information, the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. This database has records of several million participants in the Civil War. It gives names, ranks, units, and histories of all the units.
In your last posting, you: "Threatened" to do some serious genealogical research into your Civil War ancestors. So, just for fun, I decided to check out how many Clewells that I could find in the system. On the Union side, there were 43 listings. Of course, some are duplicate listings because people used different names and initials, and some served in multiple units. Of the 43 Union listings, 28 served in PA units. I'll list those for you:
NAME/INITIAL RANK (S) REGIMENT CO
Albert A. PVT 153rd PA Inf A
Albert N. PVT 153rd PA Inf A
Same person. His tombstone illustrated in my previous posting.
Augustus B. CPL/SGT 178th PA (Drafted Militia) H
Christian PVT 132nd PA Inf H
Daniel PVT 129th PA Inf C
Daniel (Maybe same) PVT 202nd PA Inf F
Edward 3 Cl Musician 6th PA Cav
Edwin PVT 1st PA (3 mos-1861) A
Frank A. PVT 119th PA Inf F
Franklin A. (Same person)PVT 119th PA Inf F
Joseph PVT 47th PA Inf
Joseph (Maybe same) SGT 20th PA (Emergency-1863) F
Joseph L. PVT 132nd PA Inf F
Joseph H. PVT 19th PA Cav A/F
Joseph R. PVT/CPL 82nd PA Inf E
Joseph R. (Maybe same) PVT 18th PA (3 mos-1861) F
Lawrence PVT 129th PA Inf C
Lewis B. CPL 153rd PA Inf I
Richard PVT 2nd PA Cav G
Richard (Same person) PVT 1st PA Provisional Cav G
RICHARD L CLEWELL (1819 - 1893) - Find A Grave Memorial
Robert A. PVT 129th PA Inf C
Robert A. (Maybe same)PVT/SGT 202nd PA Inf F
ROBERT A CLEWELL (1833 - 1867) - Find A Grave Memorial
Samuel PVT 153rd PA Inf I
Samuel J. (Maybe same)PVT 198th PA Inf N
Sylvester A. PVT 153rd PA Inf A
William F. PVT 153rd PA Inf I
William H. PVT 153rd PA Inf A
William H. (Maybe same)PVT 178th PA Inf H
On the Confederate side, I also found six listings, though I am sure that there are only two individuals represented in each case with three different names.
A.A. Clewell, AKA Aug., AKA Augustus A. was a PVT in Co. B of the 9th Bn of NC Sharpshooters, and also in Co. E. of the 21st NC Inf.
F.C. Clewell, AKA Frank C. was a PVT in the 1st Reg't, MO CSA Cav and the 1st/3rd Consolidated MO CSA Cavalry.
In addition, I found a gravesite of a fellow who died in NC during the war. The tombstone indicates that he was born in PA.
John David Clewell (1805 - 1862) - Find A Grave Memorial
Here is the link to the CWSS, if you wish to examine it.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
So- if you ever decide to get serious about investigating these folks, you'll have a good starting point here. History will decide if I have done you a service or an injury.