The Original Wildcats

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Name Rank Date of Muster into Service Date of Discharge Field Marker of the Wildcat Regiment
Smith, John C. Leader Oct 10, 1861 Discharged march, 1862
Strattan, John T. " " Discharged by General Order, Aug. 13, 1862
Clark, Calvin B. Musician " " " "
Fisher, John B. " " " " "
Gallagher, John S. " " " " "
Guffey, John A. " " " " "
Gravenstein, John " " " " "
Hoover, Ellis J. " Sept. 5, 1861 " " "
Leech, Lott J. " Oct. 10 1861 " " "
Loomis, O. S. " " " " "
Montelius, A. M. " " " " "
McCLelland, Jas. A. " " " " "
Mooney, James " " Discharged March, 1862
McLain, William " Oct 23 1861 Transferred to Co. K.
McGrew, George " " Transferred to Co. E.
Ross, Alvin " Sept. 5, 1861 Died on Peninsula in 1862
Redic, O. C. " " Transferred to Co. I.
Sensenheimer, S. H. " Oct. 10, 1861 Discharged by General Order, Aug. 13, 1862
Spottswood, T.C. " " " " "
Stroup, Samuel " " " " "
Sits, Charles " Oct. 10, 1861 " " "
Thompson, Jas. A. " " " " "
Taylor, Alex Ross. " Oct. 10, 1861 " " "
Wiedenboemer, John E. " " " " "
Weir, John " " " " "
Wissel, Henry C. " Oct. 10, 1861 " " "
Woodward, John H. Drum Maj " "

Mark Elrod on Little Round Top Colonel Wm. McKnight provided for the band by construction of a practicing-room, and the purchase of a new set of instruments at a cost of over one thousand dollars. The band practiced intensively and was soon receiving the admiration of its audiences. A notable reputation was soon established, and posts of honor were often assigned to them.

The band was involved in most of the regiment's operations during the Peninsular campaign. During battles the band's responsibility was to attend the wounded, removing them from the field. They were provided with stretchers, tourniquets, and bandages; providing whatever relief they could.

After the battle of Williamsburg, the City Hotel was immediately occupied by Colonel McKnight, and the band was stationed on the balcony, and treated the citizens to the strains of "Yankee Doodle".

During the Seven Days' fight, the band met with misfortune to their instruments. The Colonel ordered the band to stack instruments, knapsacks, and get the stretchers ready. The instruments were left without any special provisions for their safety, and an army wagon ran over the pile of horns, destroying approximately half of them.












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