Records of Captain Francis M. Guss, 97th Regt. PA Volunteers - Chester County History Center

RECORDS OF CAPTAIN FRANCIS M. GUSS, 97TH REGT. PA VOLUNTEERS

Collection Title: Records of Captain Francis M. Guss, 97th Regt. PA Volunteers

Collection Number: 144

Dates of Collection: 1861-1864

Box Numbers: 1-2

RepositoryChester County Historical Society

Project Archivist: Joseph L. Weber

Abstract:

This collection consists of accounting records of military stores, hospital records, and miscellaneous correspondence during the Civil War.

Collections Contents:

Records of Captain Francis M. Guss, 97th Regt. PA Volunteers, 1861 – 1864

Manuscript  Collection 144

Arranged and described by: Joseph L. Weber 2005

Collection Title:

Records of Capt.Francis M. Guss, 97th PA Vols.,1861-1864

Donor: Unknown

Table of Contents:

Biographical Notes:…………………………………………………………….. 3

Scope and Content:……………………………………………………………… 5

Arrangement:……………………………………………………………………….. 5

Biographical Notes:

97th Regiment

Pennsylvania Volunteers

Near the close of July, 1861, Henry R. Guss, a citizen of West Chester, who had

commanded a company in the Ninth Regiment of the three months’ service, received authority from the Secretary of War to recruit a regiment for three years.

Ninth Regiment, Company A PA National Guards West Chester, Chester County

Mustered in April 24, 1861 9th Regiment

Captain

Henry R. Guss

First Lieutenant

Francis M. Guss

Enrolling in the 97th was immediately commenced, and in two months’ time its ranks were full.

Companies D and I were principally from Delaware county. The remaining companies were from the county of Chester. A large proportion of officers and men had served in the three months’ campaign, and militia organizations. The companies rendezvoused at Camp Wayne, near the borough of West Chester, where an organization was effected by the selection of the following field officers:                            ·

Henry R. Guss, Colonel 7/28/1825 – 4/25/1907

Great Grandfather Charles was born in Baden Germany (emigrated to Montgomery County).

Grandfather; Samuel

Father; Samuel and Mother; Sevenia Ruhl

 

Brother; Francis M.

July 1861 – Colonel in gyth Regiment – resigned in June of 1864 Proprietor of Green Tree Hotel in West Chester

Owned a brick yard

 

Had a corn field on Bradford Ave as a hobby Home on corner of South Church St. and Dean St. Related to William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody.

Member of George A. McCall Post #31 GAR Buried in Oaklands Cemetery.

 

Augustus P. Duer 1 Lieutenant Colonel

Galusha Pennypacker 1 Major

 

Clothing, arms, and equipments were furnished from the arsenal in Philadelphia, and the drill and discipline of the command was commenced. An excellent Band, consisting of twenty-two members, was attached to it. A school for commissioned officers, conducted by Colonel Guss, was established, and also one for non­ commissioned officers, conducted by line officers. The citizens of Chester County contributed freely of whatever could add to the health and comfort of the men.

 

Francis M. Guss: Captain of 9ih PAV Company “A” 10/12/1861.

4/7/1831-3/15/1902

 

Wife Mary C. Pugh; married 4/17/1853 Home on East Gay St.

Entered military service 4/22/1861- 3/29/1861 (3 month enlistment in PA 9th) as 1st Lieutenant.

 

Wounded at Foster’s Place, Bermuda Hundred VA. 5/18/1864. Discharged at Annapolis 10/3/1864 for wounds of right knee.-

 

Owned a livery Stable on Market St. near Walnut St

Scope and Content:

 

This collection consists of accounting records of military stores, Hospital records and miscellaneous correspondence during the Civil War.

 

Arrangement:

Type of record by date

Box Number 1 Folder

  • Clothing received by troops 1861
  • Clothing received by troops 1862
  • Pay Clothing accounts of individual troops 1862 – 1864
  • Clothing and Ordnance Requisitions and Return Accounts 1861
  • Clothing and Ordnance Requisitions and Return Accounts 1862
  • Clothing and Ordnance Requisitions and Return Accounts 1863
  • Clothing and Ordnance Requisitions and Return Accounts 1st Quarter 1864 8 Clothing and Ordnance Requisitions and Return Accounts 2nd Quarter 1864 9 Clothing and Ordnance Requisitions and Return Accounts 3rd Quarter 1864 10 Clothing and Ordnance Requisitions and Return Accounts 4th Quarter 1864 11 Return of Clothing 1861
  • Return of Clothing 1st Quarter 1862
  • Return of Clothing 2nd Quarter 1862
  • Return of Clothing 3rd Quarter 1862
  • Return of Clothing 4th Quarter 1862
  • Return of Clothing 1st Quarter 1863
  • Return of Clothing 2nd Quarter 1863
  • Return of Clothing 3rd Quarter 1863
  • Return of Clothing 4th Quarter 1863
  • Return of Clothing 1st Quarter 1864
  • Return of Clothing                     2nd Quarter 1864
  • Return of Clothing 3rd Quarter 1864
  • Return of Clothing  4th Quarter 1864

24ReturnofClothing                                                    1865

  • General Orders 1861 – 1862
  • General Orders 1863
  • General Orders 1864
  • Hospital Records 1861-1864

 

BoxNumber2

 

Folder

1 Muster Rolls 2 Muster Rolls 3 Muster Rolls 4 Muster Rolls

5 Muster Rolls 6 Muster Rolls

7 Return of Ordnance 8  Return of Ordnance 9 Return of Ordnance 10 Return of Ordnance 11 Return of Ordnance 12 Return of Ordnance 13 Return of Ordnance 14 Return of Ordnance 15 Return of Ordnance 16 Return of Ordnance 17 Return of Ordnance 18 Return of Ordnance 19 Return of Ordnance

20 Return of Ordnance Captain Galusha Pennypacker 21 Miscellaneous letters

1861

1/1862 –   8/1862

9/1862 – 12/1862

1/1863 –   6/1863

7/1863 – 12/1863

1864

4th Quarter   1861

1st Quarter 1862

2nd Quarter 1862

3rd Quarter 1862

4th Quarter 1862

1st Quarter 1863

2nd Quarter 1863

3rd Quarter 1863

4th Quarter 1863

1st Quarter 1864

2nd Quarter 1864

3rd Quarter 1864

4th Quarter 1864 3rd & 4th Quarter 1864