Musician Sword Belonging to James A. Peiper 46th Pennsylvania Infantry: Inventory Number: SWO 162 / Sold
Enlisted on 1/5/1864 as a Private. On 1/5/1864 he mustered into "C" Co. PA 46th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 7/16/1865 at Alexandria, VA. Promotions: Corporal 3/4/1862 and Sergeant 4/8/1864
James A. Peiper:
Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 1/5/1864 as a Private.
On 1/5/1864 he mustered into "C" Co. PA 46th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 7/16/1865 at Alexandria, VA
Pennsylvania 46th Infantry (3 years)
Forty-sixth Infantry.-Cols., Joseph F. Knipe, James L. Selfridge; Lieut.-Cols., James L. Selfridge, William L. Foulke. Majs., Arnold C. Lewis, J. A. Matthews, Cyrus Strouse, Patrick Griffith. The 46th was composed of the Logan Guards of Mifflin county, Co. A of the Ist militia, Co. E of the I5th, two companies from Allegheny county, one from Berks, two from Potter, one from Luzerne and one from Northumberland. It was mustered in for three years at Harrisburg, Oct. 31, 1861, and was ordered to Harper's Ferry, where it was assigned to the 1st brigade, 2nd division of Gen. Banks' force. Three companies participated in the engagement at Kernstown in Feb., 1862, and the entire regiment in the battle at Winchester. Banks' army then joined the Army of Virginia and the 46th participated in the battles of Cedar mountain and Antietam, losing heavily. The regiment was at Fairfax during the battle of Fredericksburg and wintered at Falmouth. With the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 12th corps, the regiment fought at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg and remained with the Army of the Potomac until it reached the Rapidan, when the 11th and 12th corps were ordered to join Gen. Rosecrans in Tennessee. The 46th was posted on guard duty along the Nashville & Chattanooga railroad between Bridgeport and Chattanooga. In Jan., 1864, many of the men reenlisted and the regiment continued in the field as a veteran organization. With Gen. Sherman on the march to Atlanta, it shared in the many battles of that historic movement and continued with the army through the march to the sea and to Washington. The regiment was mustered out at Alexandria, July 16, 1865.
Inventory Number: SWO 162 / Sold