Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Last night I found that Ancestry had put Pennsylvania Civil War Muster Rolls on site. So I had to check them out. This image is of the "Muster-Out Roll of Captain Joseph A. Frey, Company, B, in the 153rd Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Charles Glanz called into the service of the United States by the President at Bethlehem, (the place of general rendezvous,) on the Twelfth day of September, 1862, to serve for the term of Nine Months, from the date of enrollment, unless sooner discharged; from the Seventh day of October, 1862, (when Mustered in, ) to the Twenty fourth day of July, 1863, when Mustered out. The company was organized by Captain Joseph A. Frey at Bethlehem, in the month of September, 1862, and marched thence to Harrisburg, where it arrived the 25th of September, a distance of One Hundred and Eight miles." The second page of this document shows my second great grandfather, Jerome Van Bilyard, (one of the many ways I have found the spelling of VanBilliard),and his brother, Martin.
This gives the information of when they mustered in, 12 Sept 1862, and Jerome was 25, Martin 23. When they were last paid, February 28th, and this is July? so I guess this is what they are being paid as they are leaving, Jerome received $33.70 and Martin $28.28.
I would give the citation for this record using Evidence Explained as: Muster-out roll of Co. B, 153rd Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 12 Sept 1862-July 1863, Recruits, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Ancestry.com, "Pennsylvania, Civil War Muster Rolls, 1860-1869", 2015, digital image, citing PA State Archives, Record Group 19, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg.
The citation information on Ancestry makes no mention of the Pennsylvania State Archives. When you bring up the image the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission information comes up at the bottom of the screen. I went to the web site and found what record group the microfilm is in.
I did find more on Jerome and his brothers in the muster rolls, but I will save those for another day!