I Troop, 7th Cavalry Regiment Muster Roll


Muster Roll of Captain Henry J. Nowlan’s Troop I of the Seventh Regiment of Cavalry, Army of the United States, (Colonel James W. Forsyth,) from the 31st day of October, 1890 to the 31st day of December, 1890. [Names in bold are believed to have been present at the battle of Wounded Knee.  Those annotated with * were wounded in action, those annotated with § were killed in action or died of wounds, and those annotated with ¥ were awarded the Medal of Honor or the Certificate of Merit.]

Captain Nowlan, Henry J.: Absent with leave from Oct. 10, 1890 to Nov. 11, 1890 for one month.  Commanding troop since Nov. 11, 1890.

First Lieutenant Nicholson, W. J.: Commanding troop from Sept. 11, 1890 to Nov. 11, 1890.  On duty with troop since Nov. 11, 1890.

Second Lieutenant Waterman, J. C.: On duty with troop since Sept. 11, 1890.

¥ Sergeant Trautman, Jacob: Enlisted on January 4, 1886, at Fort Totten, Dakota Territory, by Lt. Russell. A.G.O. Granted a Medal of Honor.

¥ * Sergeant Loyd, George: Enlisted on April 15, 1889, at Fort Riley, Kansas, by Lt. McCormick. Absent sick in General Hospital, Pine Ridge, S. D., since December 29, ’90. Wounded in action at Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak. Dec. 29, 1890. Shot through right lung.

Sergeant Crowley, Edward B.: Enlisted on March 15, 1887, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, by Lt. Andrews.

Sergeant Connelly, James F.: Enlisted on February 8, 1887, at Saint Louis, Missouri, by Lt. Wilson.

Sergeant Smith, Frederick: Enlisted on March 7, 1886, at Fort Meade, Dakota Territory, by Lt. Wilkinson. On detached service since Nov. 24, ’90 at Fort Riley, Kansas, in charge troop property.

§ Sergeant Howard, Henry: Enlisted on April 25, 1888, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by Capt. Drum. Absent sick in General Hospital at Pine Ridge, S. D., since Dec. 29, ’90. Wounded in action at Wounded Knee Creek, S. D., Dec. 29, ’90. Shot through left shoulder.

Corporal Kriege, Henry E.: Enlisted on June 4, 1888, at Saint Louis, Missouri, by Capt. Morgan.

Corporal Ebemann, Henry J.: Enlisted on June 1, 1888, at New York, New York, by Capt. Jackson.

Corporal Phelan, James: Enlisted on April 12, 1888, at Newark, New Jersey, by Lt. Carter.

Trumpeter Dumont, Frank: Enlisted on October 14, 1889, at Baltimore, Maryland, by Capt. Hamilton.

Trumpeter Griffin, Edward F.: Enlisted on January 17, 1890, at Cleveland, Ohio, by Capt. Carpenter.

¥ * Farrier Nolan, Richard J.: Enlisted on September 8, 1886, at Fort Totten, Dakota Territory, by Lt. Waterman. Absent sick in General Hospital, Pine Ridge, S. D., since Dec. 30, 90. Wounded in action at engagement near Catholic mission, six miles north of Pine Ridge, S. D., Dec. 30, ’90. Shot in right foot.

Saddler Clauss, Antonie: Enlisted on October 17, 1888, at Buffalo, New York, by Capt. Drum.

Wagoner Woodruff, Fred W.: Enlisted on March 22, 1888, at Newark, New Jersey, by Lt. Carter.

Private Bradley, Henry S.: Enlisted on September 1, 1888, at Saint Louis, Missouri, by Capt. Morgan.

Private Broady, Charles: Enlisted on December 28, 1888, at Chicago, Illinois, by Capt. Kennedy.

Private Brose, Wilhelm: Enlisted on November 14, 1887, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by Capt. Drum. Absent with leave since Nov. 14, ’90 for 3 mos.

Private Crickett, Walter R.: Enlisted on April 10, 1889, at New York, New York, by Capt. Montgomery.

Private Crowley, Joseph: Enlisted on July 24, 1888, at New York, New York, by Capt. Jackson.

Private Davis, Alfred A.: Enlisted on October 11, 1890, at Cleveland, Ohio, by Capt. Carpenter. Due U.S. Laundry Jeff. Brks. Mo. 47¢. Recruit from Depot, jointed troop Dec. 6, ’90.

Private Davis, John C.: Enlisted on September 6, 1889, at Memphis, Tennessee, by Lt. Cornish. Released from confinement, Nov. 12, ’90 by reason of expiration of sentence.

Private Dencker, Charles W.: Enlisted on July 20, 1888, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by Capt. Drum.

Private Feltmann, John: Enlisted on October 27, 1890, at Fort Riley, Kansas, by Lt. McCormick.

Private Frain, James: Enlisted on March 6, 1889, at New York, New York, by Capt. Waner.

Private Girrbach, Louis: Enlisted on August 9, 1888, at Newark, New Jersey, by Lt. Carter.

Private Hagenbranch, Frederick: Enlisted on January 17, 1886, at Fort Totten, Dakota Territory, by Lt. Waterman. On detached service since Nov. 24, ’90 at Ft. Riley, Kans. In charge of Post garden.

* Private Hipp, Gottlob: Enlisted on November 16, 1886, at Fort Buford, Dakota Territory, by Capt. Wallace. Absent sick in General Hospital Pine Ridge, S. D., since Dec. 29, ’90. Wounded in action at Wounded Knee Creek, S. D. Dec. 29, ’90. Shot in right knee.

Private Hoover, Charles A.: Enlisted on April 9, 1890, at Buffalo, New York, by Capt. Van Ordale.

Private Hutchings, Adrian: Enlisted on July 24, 1888, at Boston, Massachusetts, by Capt. Miller.

Private Jordan, Arthur S.: Enlisted on August 1, 1887, at Camp near Fort Yates, Dakota Territory, by Capt. Nowlan.

Private Keen, Frederick: Enlisted on October 10, 1890, at Rochester, New York, by Lt. Brush. Due U.S. Laundry Jefferson Baracks, Mo., 60¢. Recruit from Depot. Joined troop Dec. 6, 1890.

Private Keeton, Walter: Enlisted on February 18, 1889, at Baltimore, Maryland, by Capt. Huggins. Absent in confinement since Nov. 24, ’90 at Ft. Riley, Kans. Waiting trial by General Court Martial. Due U.S. $4 of his pay per sentence of summary Court Martial Order# 245, Ft. Riley, Kans. Absent without leave one day, from Nov. 1 to 2, ’90.

Private Keister, Henry: Enlisted on September 6, 1886, at Fort Totten, Dakota Territory, by Lt. Waterman. Absent sick since Nov. 12, ’90, at Army & Navy Hospital Hot Springs, Ark. Disease “muscular rheumatism” both hips. Contracted in line of duty.

Private Kerly, John R.: Enlisted on August 13, 1890, at Camden, New Jersey., by Capt. Rodgers. Due U.S. Laundry, Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 44¢. Recruit from Depot. Assigned to troop per paragraph I Order#88, to date Nov. 28, ’90, Headquarters, 7th Cavy in the field camp at Pine Ridge Agency, S.D. Joined troop Dec. 6, 90.

Private Lochboehler, Frank R.: Enlisted on August 15, 1890, at Washington, District of Columbia, by Capt. Gibson. Due U.S. Laundry Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 52¢. Recruit from Depot, assigned to troop per paragraph I Order#88 to date Nov. 28, 90, Headquarters, 7 Cavy in the field camp at Pine Ridge Agency, S.D. Joined troop Dec. 6, ’90.

Private Manahan, James P.: Enlisted on March 28, 1888, at Newark, New Jersey, by Lt. Carter. On extra duty as painter in Quartermaster Department per paragraph II Order#230 dated Oct. 18, 1890. Relieved from aforesaid duty per paragraph V Order#257 dated Nov. 16, 90.

Private Marthens, Alfred: Enlisted on July 11, 1890, at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, by Capt. Heiner. Due U.S. Laundry Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 67¢. Recruit from Depot, assigned to troop per paragraph I Order#88 dated Nov. 28, ’90, Headquarters 7th Cavy, in the field camp at Pine Ridge Agency, S.D. dated Dec. 6, 90. Joined troop Dec. 6, ’90.

Private McCombe, Wilfred R.: Enlisted on October 31, 1890, at Detroit, Michigan, by Lt. Lockett. Due U.S. Laundry Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 37¢. Recruit from Depot, assigned to troop to date Nov. 28, 90, per paragraph I Order#88 Headquarters 7th Cavy in the field camp at Pine Ridge Agency, S.D. dated Dec. 6, 90. Joined troop Dec. 6, 90.

Private McDonnell, Daniel: Enlisted on May 17, 1888, at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, by Lt. Fountain.

Private McLain, Jerry F.: Enlisted on January 29, 1890, at Fort Riley, Kansas, by Lt. McCormick.

Private McNiff, John: Enlisted on November 14, 1888, at Boston, Massachusetts, by Capt. Miller. Due U.S. $1.50 of his pay per sentence of Summary Court Martial Order#245, Ft. Riley, Kans.

Private Moore, Harvey: Enlisted on June 18, 1890, at New York, New York, by Capt. Montgomery. Due U.S. Laundry Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 62¢. Recruit from Depot, assigned to troop to date Nov. 28, 90, per paragraph I Order#88 Headquarters 7 Cavy in the field, camp at Pine Ridge, S.D. dated Dec. 6, 90. Joined troop Dec. 6, 1890. Due U.S. $2.00 of his pay for sentence of Summary Court Martial Cav. Depot Nov. 17, 1890.

Private Norton, John R.: Enlisted on February 17, 1890, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Capt. Dodd.

Private Paquetty, Francis J.: Enlisted on June 24, 1887, at Detroit, Michigan, by Capt. Loud. Absent with leave from Nov. 14 to Dec. 13, ’90 for 1 month per authority from Headquarters Department of Mo., dated Nov. 10, ’90.  On detached service at Fort Riley, Kans., since Dec. 13, ’90. In charge of troop property.

Private Queen, Harry D.: Enlisted on April 30, 1888, at Baltimore, Maryland, by Capt. Huggins. On Special duty as troop baker from Nov. 24 to Dec. 21, ’90.

Private Sawyer, Joseph D.: Enlisted on November 21, 1887, at Fort Meade, Dakota Territory, by Lt. Bullock.

Private Schmidt, William: Enlisted on October 1, 1888, at Ft. Riley, Kansas, by Lt. McCormick. On detached service at Ft. Riley, Kans., since Nov. 24, ’90. In charge of troop property.

Private Speer, George S.: Enlisted on April 5, 1890, at Buffalo, New York, by Capt. Van Ordale.

Private Speer, Walter V.: Enlisted on September 12, 1890, at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, by Capt. Heiner. Due U.S. Laundry, Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 54¢. Recruit from Depot, assigned to troop per paragraph I Order#88, to date Nov. 28, ’90, Headquarters, 7th Cavy in the field, Camp at Pine Ridge, So. Dak. dated Dec. 6, ’90. Joined troop Dec. 6, ’90.

Private Spring, Thomas: Enlisted on August 3, 1888, at Cleveland, Ohio, by Capt. Kellogg. Transferred as Corporal to Private from Troop E to Troop I, 7th Cavalry, to date Nov. 20, ’90 per paragraph I Order#84, Headquarters 7th Cavalry, dated Nov. 20, ’90.

Private Streble, Charles: Enlisted on May 5, 1888, at Chicago, Illinois, by Capt. Godwin. On extra duty as tinsmith in Quartermaster Department per paragraph II Orders No. 227 Headquarters 7th Cavy dated Oct. 14, ’90. Relieved from aforesaid duty per Adjutant Generals Office from Nov. 1 to Nov. 23, inclusive.

* Private Thomas, Harvey: Enlisted on October 13, 1890, at New York, New York, by Capt. Hughes. Due U.S. laundry, Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 48¢. Recruit from Depot assigned to troop to date Nov. 28, ’90 per paragraph I Order# 88, Headquarters 7th Cavy, dated Dec. 6, ’90. Joined troop Dec. 6, ’90. Absent sick in General Hospital Pine Ridge Agency, S. D., since Dec. 29, ’90. Wounded in action at battle of Wounded Knee, S. D., Dec. 29, ‘1890 shot in left shoulder.

Private Toomey, Harry: Enlisted on August 21, 1888, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, by Lt. Byrne. Due U.S. $5.00 of his pay per sentence of Summary Court Martial Order#245 Ft. Riley, Kans., deducted from Nov. pay. Absent leave one day from Nov. 1, to 2, ’90. On special duty as troop cook since Nov. 24, ’90.

Private Tully, William J.: Enlisted on June 3, 1890, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Capt. Forbes. On Special duty as troop clerk since Nov. 19, ’90.

Private Webster, Edward J.: Enlisted on April 19, 1888, at Washington, District of Columbia, by Capt. Scot.

Private Werries, Joseph: Enlisted on April 24, 1889, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Capt. Ropes.

Private Winchester, Samuel J.: Enlisted on March 11, 1889, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lt. Dodd. On detached service at Ft. Riley, Kans., since Nov. 24, ’90, in charge of troop property.

Private Wittman, George: Enlisted on March 19, 1890, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Capt. Haines, Jr.

Discharged

Private McCutcheon, Charles: Enlisted on April 9, 1889, at Saint Louis, Missouri, by Capt. Morgan. Retained by Civil Authorities at Junction City, Kansas, from May 19, ’90 to Nov. 18, ’90. Charged with attempted rape and convicted of same. Discharged at Ft. Riley, Kas., Adjutant Generals Office Nov. 23, 1890 to date May 19, ’90, per paragraph 14, Special Order#270 Adjutant Generals Office Nov. 18, ’90.

Transferred

Private Ziegner, Herman: Enlisted on May 21, 1886, at Baltimore, Maryland, by Capt. Parke. Transferred from Troop I to Troop E 7th Cavalry per paragraph I Order#84, Headquarters 7th Cavy dated Nov. 20, 1890. Due soldier for clothing not drawn in kind as per descriptive list, $59.35.

Attached

Sergeant Dolan, John: Enlisted on January 1, 1887, at Fort Buford, Dakota Territory, by Capt. Wallace. (Troop L, 7th Cavy) Attached to troop I from Sept. 10 per paragraph I Order#67 Headquarters 7th Cavy dated Sept. 9, ’90. Transferred to Troop C 7th Cavy, Dec. 12, ’90 per paragraph I Order#90, Headquarters 7th Cavy, dated Dec. 12, ’90.

Died

§ Corporal Bone, Albert S.: Enlisted on November 5, 1888, at New York, New York, by Capt. Wagner. Promoted Corporal from Private to date Nov. 1, ’90, per paragraph I Order#83 Headquarters 7th Cavalry dated Nov. 18, ’90. Killed in action at Wounded Knee Creek, S. D., Dec. 29, ’90. Shot through breast. Buried in grave No. 15, Pine Ridge Agency, S. D. Due soldier for clothing not drawn in kind $43.45. Final statements and Inventory of effects not yet performed.

§ Blacksmith Korn, Gustave: Enlisted on June 2, 1888, at Camp at Rapid City, Dakota Territory, by Lt. Bullock. Killed in action at Wounded Knee, S. D., Dec. 29, ’90. Shot through head. Buried in grave No. 16 Pine Ridge Agency, S. D. Due soldier for clothing not drawn in kind $44.02. Final statements and Inventory of effects not yet performed.

§ Private Cummings, Pierce: Enlisted on April 22, 1889, at Chicago, Illinois, by Capt. Nowlan. Killed in action at Wounded Knee, S. D., Dec. 29, ’90. Shot through heart. Buried in grave No. 19 Pine Ridge Agency, S. D. Due soldier for clothing not drawn in kind $24.95. Final statements and Inventory of effects not yet performed.

§ Private Kelly, James E.: Enlisted on November 20, 1888, at Brooklyn, New York, by Capt. Boyle. Killed in action at Wounded Knee, S. D., Dec. 29, ’90. Shot through body. Buried in grave No. 18 Pine Ridge Agency, S. D. Due U.S. for clothing overdrawn in kind $22.06. Final statements and Inventory of effects not yet performed.

§ Private Twohig, Daniel: Enlisted on November 10, 1886, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Lt. Stunter. Absent with leave from Nov. 18, to Dec. 8, 1890, per telegraphic authority from Headquarters Department of Mo., dated Nov. 20, 1890. Killed in action at Wounded Knee, S. D., Dec. 29, ’90. Shot through breast. Buried in grave No. 17, Pine Ridge Agency, S. D. Due U.S. for clothing overdrawn $22.06. Final statements and Inventory of effects not yet performed.

§ Private Zehnder, Bernhard: Enlisted on April 4, 1889, at Louisville, Kentucky, by Lt. Forrance. Killed in action at Wounded Knee, S. D., Dec. 29, ’90. Shot through breast. Buried in grave No. 20 Pine Ridge Agency, S. D. Due soldier for clothing not drawn in kind $13.42. Final statements and Inventory of effects not yet performed.

Deserted

Private Pierson, George W.: Enlisted on November 22, 1888, at Davenport, Iowa, by Lt. Forrance. Deserted at Fort Riley, Kans., Nov. 24, 1890. Due U.S. for Ordnance from Ordnance store $14.00. Due soldier for clothing not drawn in kind $22.33.

(Click to enlarge) The Recapitulation and Record of Events Page of Captain Nowlan’s I Troop, 7th Cavalry Regiment’s Muster Roll of December, 1891.

Record of Events Which May Be Necessary or Useful for Future Reference at the War Department, or for Present Information.

The troop performed the regular garrison duties at Ft. Riley, Kans., until Nov. 24, ’90. On Nov. 24 the troop left Ft. Riley, Kans., by rail, for Pine Ridge Agency, S. D. Arrived at Rushville the 26th. Distance travelled by rail 584 miles. Left Rushville, Neb. the 26th marched 10 miles and camped at White Clay Creek, Neb. Left Camp the 27th, marched 15 miles and camped at Pine Ridge Agency, S. D. Total distance marched 25 miles.
The troop performed the regular camp duties at Pine Ridge Agency, S. D. until Dec. 27th. On Dec. 27th the troop left camp, marched about 18 miles and camped at Wounded Knee Crossing, S. D. Dec. 28th the troop left camp, went out about 10 miles and attended the capture of “Big Foot” and [his] band of Hostile Sioux Indians, returned to camp with them the same day. Took part in the battle which resulted the morning of the 29th inst. over the attempt of the Indians to ??? away, while being disarmed, the following enlisted men of the troop being killed in the action, Corpl. Albert S. Bone, Blacksmith Gustave Korn, Privates Cummings, Kelly, Twohig and Zehnder. The following enlisted men being wounded, Sergts. Loyd and Howard, Privates Hipp and Thomas. Left Wounded Knee Crossing, S. D., the evening of the 29th, marched about 18 miles and camped at Pine Ridge Agency, S. D. Left camp the morning of the 30th of Dec., and pursued a party of hostiles, with whom the troop was engaged, about six miles north of camp, in which action Farrier Nolan was wounded and two horses killed. Returned to camp the 30th.

Other muster rolls pertaining to Wounded Knee.

Source: Adjutant General’s Officer, “7th Cavalry, Troop I, Jan. 1885 – Dec. 1897,” Muster Rolls of Regular Army Organizations, 1784 –  Oct. 31, 1912, Record Group 94, (Washington: National Archives Record Administration).

Citation for this article: Samuel L. Russell, “I Troop, 7th Cavalry Regiment, Muster Roll,” Army at Wounded Knee (Carlisle, PA: Russell Martial Research, 2018-2019, https://wp.me/p3NoJy-1GA), posted 29 Jun 2019, accessed __________.

About Sam Russell

I am a fifth-generation retired Army officer with twenty-nine years of commissioned service. I have been researching the frontier Army for over eighteen years and am interested in documenting the lives of the soldiers that participated in the battle of Wounded Knee using primarily official reports, diaries, letters, newspaper articles and other primary source documents. My interest in Wounded Knee stems from my kinship to one of the principal participants. I am the great-great-grandson of Samuel M. Whitside, who was a major and battalion commander at the battle. I welcome and encourage comments on posts and pages and am always interested in any new primary sources. If you have copies of letters, diaries, etc, from participants and are willing to share, please contact me. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog are strictly my own, and should in no way be construed as official Army or U.S. Government positons.
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9 Responses to I Troop, 7th Cavalry Regiment Muster Roll

  1. Lady Griffiths Susan Donnell says:

    Great researching. Is there going to be another action story?

    Susan

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. William R Pawson says:

    * Private Hipp, Gottlob: Enlisted on November 16, 1886, at Fort Buford, Dakota Territory, by Capt. Wallace. Absent sick in General Hospital Pine Ridge, S. D., since Dec. 29, ’90. Wounded in action at Wounded Knee Creek, S. D. Dec. 29, ’90. Shot in right knee.

    Is this the guy after whom the battle of Wounded Knee is named? LOL

    Like

  3. Lee Ann Wood says:

    Where is the best place to post a question? It is about the 7th, just another battle, or possible battle. I heard about one and have a question about it, but not sure where to post the question.

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  4. Don Caughey says:

    Sam, as luck would have it, I came across a MOLLUS picture of Nowlan day before yesterday if you don’t have one of him.
    Don

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