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Sergeant Henry Pfeffer[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1837 - 1872  (35 years)


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  • Name Sergeant Henry Pfeffer 
    Title Sergeant 
    Born 1837  Hesse-Cassel, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Enlistment 18 Dec 1857  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Capt. Granger; 2 Art Co M 
    Residence 1860  Fort Brown, Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1870  Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlistment 20 Apr 1870  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Capt. DuPont; 5 Art Co F 
    Died 17 Dec 1872  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Tuberculosis 
    Buried 20 Dec 1872  Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • http://www.history.army.mil/books/R&H/R&H-2Art.htm

      In December 1856, the regiment began to move North headquarters going to Fort Hamilton [New York], then in May 1857, to Fort Monroe and in November back to Fort Hamilton. B, D and M, on their arrival from the West went, B and M to Fort Monroe, and D to Fort Hamilton. Hardly were they settled in their new stations when several of the companies were ordered West, where most of them remained until 1861. A, E, F, H and M were occupied principally in Kansas, during the troublous antebellum times in that State, with Leavenworth as a base. Headquarters were established at that post for a few months in 1859, going to Fort Monroe in November. The two light batteries started in May 1858, to march from Leavenworth to Utah. They got some distance beyond Fort Kearney when, the Mormon troubles being over, they were recalled and returned to Leavenworth. Light Battery M (Hunt) was, in April 1860, sent from Kansas to Fort Brown, Texas, and was part of the force that Twiggs tried some months later to turn over to the South. They had to leave their horses, but succeeded in getting out of the State by way of the Gulf with their guns, in spite of extraordinary efforts on the part of the Texans to get possession of them.

      http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UUR0002RA

      BATTERY "M" 2nd ARTILLERY.
      In Texas January, 1861. Moved to New York April, 1861; thence to Fort Pickens, Fla. Ordered to Washington, D.C., June, 1861. Attached to Richardson's Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army, Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Franklin's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862.

      Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Occupation of Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till March, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Near Williamsburg May 4. Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Action at Malvern Hill August 5. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria August 16-23. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Poolesville, Md., September 7. Barnesville September 9. Monocacy Church September 9. Sugar Loaf Mountain September 10-11. Frederick September 12. Catoctin Mountain September 13. Antietam September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19. Shepherdstown and Martinsburg October 1. Pursuit of Stuart into Pennsylvania October 9-12. Mouth of Monocacy and White's Ford October 12. Philomont November 1. Union, Bloomfield and Upperville November 2-3. Barbee's Cross Roads November 5. Waterloo Bridge November 7. Corbin's Cross Roads, near Amissville, November 10. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
    • http://www.history.army.mil/books/R&H/R&H-5Art.htm

      The regiment turned northward early in 1869 and took stations along the New England coast, from Fort Trumbull, Ct., to Fort Sullivan, Me., with headquarters at Fort Adams, R. I.
    • http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cwp.4a39480/ - Battery M, 2nd US Artillery near Fair Oaks, VA, June 1862
      http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004660266/ - Drawing of the battle at Hanover Courthouse, 27 May 1862
    • http://bullrunnings.wordpress.com/2008/04/13/29-%E2%80%93-bvt-maj-henry-j-hunt/ - "The behavior of the men of my battery was all that could be desired. They were cool, collected, prompt, and obedient, and not an instance of misconduct or neglect occurred during the action in the whole battery. The first sergeant, Terrence Reily, was very efficient, as were also the chiefs of pieces–Sergeants Smith, Pfeffer, Flood, and Relinger."
    Person ID I959  Our Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2013 

    Family Margaret Cecelia Sheridan,   b. 26 Feb 1846, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1912, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Henry Edwin Pfeffer,   b. 29 Apr 1867, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1943, Northfield, Atlantic, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Charles W Pfeffer,   b. 1872, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F2164  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1837 - Hesse-Cassel, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEnlistment - Capt. Granger; 2 Art Co M - 18 Dec 1857 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Fort Brown, Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEnlistment - Capt. DuPont; 5 Art Co F - 20 Apr 1870 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Tuberculosis - 17 Dec 1872 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Dec 1872 - Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Death Certificate for Henry Pfeffer
    Death Certificate for Henry Pfeffer
    Henry Pfeffer in the 1873 Philadelphia City Directory
    Henry Pfeffer in the 1873 Philadelphia City Directory
    Obituary for Henry Pfeffer
    Obituary for Henry Pfeffer
    Henry Pfeffer's 1870 Army Enlistment
    Henry Pfeffer's 1870 Army Enlistment
    He is the last entry on the page. Enlisted in Washington, DC. Discharged July 1872 for disability.
    Army Record for Henry Pfeffer
    Army Record for Henry Pfeffer
    Widow's Pension for Henry Pfeffer
    Widow's Pension for Henry Pfeffer
    Lists Margaret Pfeffer as widow.
    Henry Pfeffer's 1857 Army Enlistment
    Henry Pfeffer's 1857 Army Enlistment
    New York; Captain Granger; 2 Art Co M
    Henry Pfeffer's Passport Application
    Henry Pfeffer's Passport Application
    "Served five years in Army of the U.S. as Sergt of Col. M. 2d Regt. Artillery. Was in the Peninsular Campaign & was in the engagement at Fredericksburg under Genl Burnside." 1863
    Sergeant Pfeffer Commended
    Sergeant Pfeffer Commended
    Excerpt from report of Captain Henry Benson, July 1862

  • Sources 
    1. [S2655423085] The Descendants of Lewis Hart and Anne Elliott, Jared Sidney Torrance, (1923).

    2. [S2645886795] 1870 United States Federal Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Newport Ward 5, Newport, Rhode Island; Roll: M593_1472; Page: 553B; Image: 392; Family History Library Film: 552971.
      Name: Henry Pfeiffer
      Age in 1870: 33
      Birth Year: abt 1837
      Birthplace: Prussia
      Home in 1870: Newport Ward 5, Newport, Rhode Island
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Newport
      Stationed with Company F of the 5th Artillery at Fort Adams.

    3. [S2655423147] U.S. Civil War Soldiers.
      Name: Henry Pfeffer
      Side: Union
      Regiment State/Origin: Union Regular Army
      Regiment Name: 2 U.S. Art.
      Regiment Name Expanded: 2nd Regiment, US Artillery (Regular Army)
      Company: M
      Rank Out: Sergeant
      Rank Out Expanded: Sergeant
      Film Number: M233 roll 26

    4. [S2645886283] 1860 United States Federal Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Fort Brown Garrison Brownsville, Cameron, Texas; Roll: M653_1289; Page: 302; Image: 611; Family History Library Film: 805289.
      Name: Henry Pfeffer
      Age in 1860: 24
      Birth Year: abt 1836
      Birthplace: Germany
      Home in 1860: Fort Brown Garrison Brownsville, Cameron, Texas
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Brownsville


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