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Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force

 of the United States Army

 for the Years 1861,  ’62, ’63, ’64, ’65.


Part VI.


Indiana – Illinois


Published by Order of the Secretary of War,

in Compliance with the Joint Resolution of the Senate

and House of Representatives, approved  March 2, 1865.


Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, August 31, 1865, pp. 1-2.




Sixteenth  Regiment.



(This regiment was organized at Richmond, Ind.,

in May, 1861, to serve one year.


It was mustered out May 23, 1862,

by reason of expiration of term of service.)


 (The official list of battles in which this regiment

bore an honorable part is not yet published in orders.)





Thomas J. Lucas

6 May, 62



Lieutenant Colonel.


Joel Wolfe

6 May, 62





(None Entered)





Thomas A. McFarland, a. w. m.


John S. Lee, a. w. m.


James Perry Gillespie, a. w. m.


John C. McQuiston, a. w. m.


John M. Orr, a. w. m.


Paul J. Beachbard, a. w. m.


Albert G. Dennis, a. w. m.


William Judkins, a. w. m.


John A. Platter, a. w. m.


Alfred J. Hawn, a. w. m.



First Lieutenants.


Robert Conover  Adj’t, a. w. m.


David B. Hill, R. Q. M., a. w. m.


David T. Sleeth, a. w. m.


Thomas Reading, a. w. m.


H. Benton Austin, a. w. m.


William H. Weyer, a. w. m.


William H. Greer, a. w. m.


John L. Grove, a. w. m.


William J. Fitch, a. w. m.


Henry L. Francis, a. w. m.


William Copeland, a. w. m.


Robert E. Smith, a. w. m.




Second Lieutenants.


William H. F. Randall, a. w. m.


John H. Finley, a. w. m.


Charles P. Williamson, a. w. m.


Conard Shomber, a. w. m.


John M. Hartley, a. w. m.


Silas D. Byram, a. w. m.


Philip Dexheimer, a. w. m.


Samuel Tull, a. w. m.


Israel Phalin, a. w. m.


Courtland C. Matson, a. w. m.






Elias Fisher, a. w. m.




Assistant Surgeon.


George F. Chittenden, a. w. m.






Edward Jones, a. w. m.







Promoted, (2.)


Colonel Pleasant A. Hackelman

May 7, 1862, to Brigadier General.


Captain John R. Mahan

May 25, 1861, to Lieutenant Colonel 14th regiment Indiana infantry.




Transferred, (1.)


Second Lieut. Balthazer B. Tremelin

May 25, 1861, to 14th regiment Indiana infantry.




Resigned, (1.)


Second Lieut. Thomas J. Powell

November 11, 1861.





This roster of officers is given as it stood on the day of muster out.


Information obtained at the National Archives, Washington, DC


Contributed by:  Mark Anderson


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