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John Coffield - Charleston occupation hospital muster roll, 1867
Posted by: Joy (ID *****1364) Date: January 09, 2003 at 07:37:02
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I am a document trader and collector and recently purchased a muster roll/payroll of the U.S.A. Post Hospital in Charleston, S.C. during reconstruction (sometimes called the
Charleston occupation). The roll is dated October 31, 1867. This muster roll is unusually interesting because it also lists women - the only muster roll that I have ever seen that does.

I am very interested in corresponding with descendants of the nurses, cooks, matrons and patients listed on the roll. Please e-mail me directly at softdsign@aol.com

The roll is entitled: MUSTER ROLL OF STEWARD, WARDMASTR, COOKS, NURSES, MATRONS & DETACHED SOLDIERS, SICK IN THE USA POST HOSPITAL OF CHARLESTON, S.C. Army of the United States, from the thirty-first day of August, 1867, when last mustered, to the thirty-first day of October, 1867

Persons listed on the roll who were to receive pay had to sign for their pay and many of them could not write. An (X) after the following information indicates this his how the person so noted signed for his pay. Many of the names included interesting notations. I am transcribing below the most interesting notes. The names included are:

C.B. Stockton - hospital steward. Mustered at Hilton Head, C.S.

William Smith, Private, Cook, 6th infantry Co. J
John Coffield, Private, Nurse, 6th Infantry Co. A (X)
James Murray, Private, Nurse, 6th Infantry Co. B (X)
William Rumpf, Private, Nurse, 6th Infantry, Co. B
John Dwyer, Private, Nurse, 6th Infantry, Co. A
John Woodruff, Private, Nurse, 6th Infantry, Co. B
James Stephens, Private, Cook, 40th Infantry, Co. D, mustered at Norfolk, VA (X)
Alfred Remond, Private, Nurse, 40th Infantry, Co. D, mustered at Norfolk (X)
Daniel Brown, Private, Nurse, 40th Infantry, Co. D., mustered at Boston, Mass. (X)

Sophia C.W. Merz, Matron
Maria Small, Matron (X)
Lydia Hayne, Matron (X)
Diana Simons (Simmons), Matron (X)
Margaret Taylor

Patients listed were:
John Connell, Sergent, Co. B 29th Infantry, Mustered at St. Louis, Mossouri
John J. Clark, Corporal, Co. B, 29th Infantry, Mustered at Philadelphia, PA
Patrick Dolan, Private, Co. D 6th Infantry, Mustered at Portland, Maine (X)
John F. Gerdes, Private, Co. D, 6th Infantry, Mustered at Brooklyn, New York (X)
William Maloney, Private, Co. H., 6th Infantry, Mustered at Boston, Mass. (X)
Andrew Peters, Private, Co. B, 29th Infantry, Mustered at St. Louis, Mo. (X)
John Crowley, Private, Co. G, 6th Infantry, Mustered at New York
John Ingram, Private, Co. G, 29th Infantry (Listed as a Prisoner)
Joseph E. Andrews, Private, Co. B, 29th Infantry, Mustered at Minneapolis, MN A note
with this name says “Application for discharge on ground of minority made in May, 1867
and payments stopped by order of War Department”
Phillip Clark, Private, Co. B, 29th Infantry, Mustered at New York
John Cavanagh, Private, Co. B, 29th Infantry, Mustered at New York
Daniel McCann, Private, Co. B, 29th Infantry
John Smith, Private, Co. B, 29th Infantry
Robert Hoyt, Private, Co. H, 6th Infantry (listed as a Prisoner)
Martin Murray, Private, Co. H, 6th Infantry
Charles Brady, Private, Co. K, 8th Infantry (listed as a Prisoner)

Toby Godine, Private, Co. F, 40th Infantry

William Callahan, Private, Co. A, 6th Infantry
William Finnegan, Private Co. A., 6th Infantry
Henry Brown, Private, Co. I or J, 6th Infantry

J.S. Kinsbury Private, Co. B. 5th Artillery
J.W. Boone, Private, Co. E, 3rd Artillery
James H. Kelly, Private, Co. E, 16th Infantry (listed as a Prisoner)
Hubert Schutzler, Private, Co. G, 29th Infantry (Discharged 10/18/1867)
David Harrigan, Private, Co. G, 29th Infantry (Discharged 10/18/1867)
Mathew Garan, Private, Co. G, 29th Infantry

Horace Sheppard, Private, Co. D, 40th Infantry
Banner John Tillis, Private, Co. D, 40th Infantry
Daniel Brown, Private, Co. D, 40th Infantry

Adolphus Harrington, Private, Co. F, 5th Cavalry (Listed as a deserted prisoner)

Signed by a Rector (surgeon) and

E.S. Sudington (Assistant Inspector General, U.S.A.)




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