Pennsylvania Sloans in the Civil War
We have long known that William John Sloan, son of John Sloan and Nancy Agnes Daugherty, was involved in the Iron City Guards and Thompson's Battery. I am in posession of 2 Documents of his: his promotion to Sargeant in Thompsons and his promotion to 2nd Lt. in "Park Battery"...Digging into the Civil War has been quite revealing!
I found a picture of Captain Thomas S. Sloan, of Knap's Battery [from Pittsburgh] labeled "unknown Sloan" at Frank Mitchell's Sloan Connection. To me it's the spitting image of our Sloans! Compare it to my Sloan pictures (big file, be patient) and see for yourself.
From the muster rolls at PA-Roots.com I found that there was also a John Daugherty in the unit with Thomas. Interesting! Here are the men from the unit with names we've seen associated with Sloans. I've noted the Campbells as we know of Sloan-Campbell connections in Allegheny County that may or may not have a connection to this family.
Independent Battery E (Knap's Battery), Light Artillery, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Recruited at Pittsburg:
|Thomas S. Sloan||Captain||21 Sep 1861||Promoted to 2d Lt.; July 16, 1863; to 1st Lt., March 12, 1864; to Captain, September 11, 1864; mustered out with battery, June 14, 1865|
|John Daugherty||Artificer||6 Jul 1861||Mustered out with battery, June 14, 1865; Vet|
|James Campbell||Private||24 Aug 1864||Mustered out with battery 14 Jun 1854.|
|Henry S. Campbell||Private||not shown||Wounded at Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 29, 1863; promoted to 2d Lieutenant 25th regiment United states Colored Troops, March 16, 1864.|
Jim Owston ID'd the Iron City Guards for me (38th Regiment, 9th Reserves, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company C). and added that James (He says James Washington) and Samuel Sloan of this unit are William John's brothers and Archibald Dougherty (also in the unit) was their uncle. And there's even another Dougherty in this unit: I did not recognize any of the other names from the muster list. William John's pension papers say he helped recruit for this unit.
38th Regiment, 9th Reserves, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company C (Iron City Guards), Recruited at Pittsburgh:
|Samuel Sloan||Corporal||1 May 1861||Discharged January 14, 1863 for wounds received in action|
|James W. Sloan||Private||1 May 1861||Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, May 5, 1863|
|Archy Dougherty||Private||1 May 1861||Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, Jan 23, 1862|
|R. J. Dougherty||Private||20 Jul 1861||Died at Harrison's Landing, VA 10 Jul 1862|
And yet more neat finds by searching the unit William John's spent most of his military time in: Note the McClelland(s); William John's wife was Rebecca Jane McClelland. She did have a brother Robert.
Independant Battery C (Thompson's Battery), Light Artillery, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Recruited at Philadelphia:
|William J. Sloan||1st Sgt.||6 Nov 1861||Promoted to 2d Lieut. Captain Tyler's Independent Battery, Pa. Artiilery, August 24, 1863; discharged January 28, 1864.|
|Robert M'Clelland||1st Sgt.||6 Nov 1861||Commissioned 2d Lt., October 11, 1862, and 1st Lt., November 4, 1862; not mustered; discharged by Special Order July 20, 1863|
|John M'Clellan||Pvt.||25 Mar 1864||Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, February 12, 1865|
|James Thompson||Captain||24 Aug 1861||Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863; Brevet Major and Lt. Colonel, March 13, 1865; mustered out with battery, June 30, 1865|
|Hugh Thompson||Sgt.||10 Mar 1864||Promoted from Corporal. June 9, 1865; mustered out with battery, June 30, 1865|
|John P. Thompson||Pvt.||24 Feb 1864||Not accounted for.|
|Walter Campbell||Pvt.||6 Sep 1864||Transferred to Battery I, 204th reg. P. V., January 12, 1865|
Fascinating...all of it worthy of a much closer look. Just a note: PA-Roots.com nets 417 results searching the Civil War for M'Clelland. Here are the rest of the Sloans found at the site:
1st Light Artillery, Battery B, 43rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers,
Recruited in Lawrence Co.:
Sloan, George Private September 10, 1864, Transferred to battery I, March 25, 1865
3d Heavy Artillery/152d Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company C: Recruitment location not shown:
Sloan, John Private September 23, 1862 Discharged, date unknown
8th Cavlary / 37th Sergeant Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company C, Recruited at Philadelphia:
Sloan, Joseph Private August 19, 1861, Wounded at Trevilian Station,Va., June 11, 1864; transferred to Company F, 161st reg. P. V., July 24, 1865; Vet
18th Cavlary Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company C, Recruitment location not shown:
Sloan, James Private December 7, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, February 8, 1864
21st Regiment Cavalry/182d Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company I (6 Months' Service), Recruitment location not shown:
John R. Sloan Corporal August 1, 1863 Transferred to Company C, 182d, 3 years' Regiment P. V., January 26, 1864
22d Regiment Cavalry/185th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company C, Recruitment location not shown:
John Sloan Corporal July 7, 1863 Promoted to Corporal, January 5, 1864; mustered out with company, February 5, 1864
116th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Organization and Service:
...The regiment arrived at Cold Harbor on the 2d of June, where it was immediately employed in throwing up works. On the following morning it moved to the front, and joined in the charge on the enemy's entrenchments, but suffered a grievous repulse, losing Captains Crawford, Cosslett, Leib, and Sacriste, and Lieutenants Forest, and Sloan, wounded..."
9th Reserves/38th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company K, Recruited at Pittsburgh:
Sloan, William Private July 18, 1861 3 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, March 10, 1863
Company E, 62nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Recruited in Clarion County:
Sloan, John S. Private July 25, 1861 3 Discharged November 27, 1861
205th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company D, Recruited in Huntingdon County:
James D. Sloan Corporal September 1, 1864 Mustered out with company, June 2, 1865
127th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company F, Recruited in Dauphin County:
Sloan, David Private July 31, 1862 Mustered out with company, May 29, 1863
...more to come...
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