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  • Private Isaac B. Hill, Company K, Exton Guards, 4th Regiment, PRVC

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    Private Isaac B. Hill - Company K, "Exton Guards", 4th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves.

    Hill was born in 1846 making him just a little too young to join up with the rest of the men in 1861. In 1863 he enlisted in Company K of the 4th PA Reserves. He served with the company and was eventually transferred over to the 54th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers to serve out his term of service.

    Just four years after the war ended in 1869, Hill was working as a brakesman for the Pennsylvania Railroad. During the process of checking on a problem with one of the cars, he lost his footing and fell beneath one of the cars. He was killed and his remains interred near his native West Whiteland, Chester County, PA.


    Isaac B. Hill:

    Residence was not listed;

    Enlisted on 11/3/1863 as a Private.

     On 11/3/1863 he mustered into "K" Co. PA 33rd Infantry

    He was transferred out on 6/8/1864

     On 6/8/1864 he transferred into "L" Co. PA 54th Infantry

    (date and method of discharge not given)


    PENNSYLVANIA 33RD INFANTRY (4TH Reserve)

    Thirty-third Infantry -Cols., Robert G. March, Albert L. Magilton, R. H. Woolworth, Thomas F. B. Tapper; Lieut.-Cols., John F. Gaul Thomas B. F. Tapper, Frederick A. Conrad; Majs., Robert M. McClure, John Nyce, Enos L. Christman, Frederick A. Conrad, J. W. Shoemaker.  This regiment, the 4th of the reserves, was mustered in at Harrisburg in June, 1861, to serve for three years.  It left for Baltimore on July 21 and remained there until the end of August, when it was ordered to Tennallytown.  As part of the 2nd brigade, the regiment was present at Mechanicsville, closely engaged at Gaines' mill; participated in a fierce bayonet fight at Glendale, in which it was able to withstand the opposing force, though it suffered severe losses was in reserve at Malvern hill, was active at the second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg, after which it was ordered to the defenses of Washington, to recuperate.  Here it remained until Jan., 1864, when it participated in the West Virginia campaign.  From this time its fortunes were those of the 32nd regiment already described.  On June 17, 1864, it was mustered out at Philadelphia, its veterans and recruits being transferred to the 54th.


    Inventory Number: PRVC 092