Johann Conrad Hofstetter


 

John Conrad Hofstetter was born May 6,1823 , Native of Gais Appenzell , Switzerland,and came to America. In May 1858 he applied for citizenship in New Jersey and ended up in Cincinnati where he gained citizenship in 1868.

In 1860 Census John C. Hofstetter was resident of Dearborn County Indiana.

From Aug 22,1861-Aug 31,1864 was private in 3rd calv. Company D. out of  Indiana. Records say his residence was in Dearborn County, Indiana.

John and Catherine Lang(b.Nov.30,1841-Aug.13,1903 ) were married in 1865 in Cincinnati and raised two children, John and Cath'e, above their store Hofstetters Grocery and saloon. Listed in the business directory from 1865-1891.

  JC Hofstetter died on October 6, 1887  and is buried in Vine St.Hill Cemetary but I have found no record of that yet.

 Roots in Switzerland

 3rd Regiment Cavalry "Hooker's Horse Marines" (45th Regiment Volunteers)

Right Wing (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D," "E" and "F") organized at Madison, Ind., August 22, 1861, for 1st Cavalry. Moved to Washington, D.C., September, 1861. Designated 3rd Cavalry October 22, 1861. Attached to Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Lower Maryland, Middle Department, to May, 1862. Geary's Independent Brigade, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to July, 1862. Farnsworth's 2nd Brigade, Pleasanton's Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865. Louisville, Ky., to August, 1865.

The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

1861
August 22Right Wing (Cos. A, B, C, D, E and F) organized at Madison, Ind. for 1st Indiana Cavalry
SeptemberMoved to Washington, D.C.
October 22Designated 3rd Cavalry; Attached to Hooker’s Division, Army of the Potomac under the command of Colonel Scott Carter and Major George Chapman; Duty at Budd’s Ferry, Md.
November 8Capt. Jacob S. Buchanan of Company A becomes lieutenant colonel.
DecemberAssigned to duty in Lower Maryland by Detachments
December 15Capture of Sloop Victory
DecemberCompanies A, B and F in St. Mary’s County, Company E at Maryland Point and Port Tobacco
1862
MarchLower Maryland, Middle Department
Charles Chase becomes major
MayAttached to Geary’s Independent Brigade, Dept. of the Rappahannock
May 3Regiment moved to Washington, D.C.
May 25To Thoroughfare Gap, Va.
May 28Action at Wardensville
JuneAttached to Shields’ Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock
June 16Joined Shield’s Command at Luray and movement to Front Royal
JulyAttached to Farnsworth’s 2nd Brigade, Pleasanton’s Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac
JulyAt Bristoe Station
July 7At Falmouth, Va.
July 19Major Chase resigns, and is replaced by Robert Klein
July 23Action at Mt. Carmel Church
July 24-26Reconnaissance to Orange Court House
August 5-8Expedition to Frederick’s Hall Station and Spottsylvania Court House
August 5-6Thornburg’s Mills and Massaponax Church
August 26Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia. Centreville
August 29-30Battle of Bull Run
August 31Centreville and Chantilly
September – OctoberMaryland Campaign
September 7-8Poolesville, Md.
September 9Nolansville
September 9Barnesville and Monocacy Church
September 10-11Sugar Loaf Mountain
September 13Catoctin Mountain and Middletown
September 14South Mountain
September 16-17Battle of Antietam
September 19Shephardstown Ford
October 1Reconnaissance to Martinsburg and Shephardstown, W. Va.
October 9-12Pursuit of Stuart into Pennsylvania
October 12Mouth of Monocacy
October 24Lt. Colonel Buchanan resigned and was replaced by George Champan; Captain William S. McClure of Company E become major.
NovemberAttached to 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac
November 1-2Philomont
November 2-3Union
November 2-3Upperville and Bloomfield
November 5-6Barber’s Cross Roads
November 7Waterloo Bridge
November 8Little Washington
December 12-15Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.
1863
January 20-24“Mud March”
FebruaryAttached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 11Colonel Carter resigned; George Chapman become colonel, Robert Kline lieutenant colonel and Captain Charles Lemon of Company C was promoted to major.
April 14Rearguard at Freeman’s Ford. Lost 26 casualties withdrawing under attack across the rising Rappahannock River
April 27 – May 6Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 8Stoneman’s Raid
May 1Rapidan Station
May 29William Patton becomes major
June 9Brandy Station and Beverly Ford
June 21Upperville and Middleburg
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel George H. Chapman, and was combined for the Gettysburg campaign with the 12th Illinois Cavalry. The 3rd brought 313 men to the field, of whom 6 were killed, 21 wounded and 5 missing, including Major Charles Lemon, who was mortally wounded on July 1st.

July 6Williamsport, Md.
July 8Boonsboro
July 9Benevola (or Beaver Creek)
July 10-13Funkstown
July 14Falling Waters
July 21-22Chester Gap
July 31-August 1Kelly’s Ford
August 1-3 and 4Brandy Station
September 13-17Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan
September 13Culpeper Court House
September 14-16Raccoon Ford
September 21-23Reconnaissance across the Rapidan
September 22Jack’s Shop, Madison Court House
September 22Raccoon Ford
October 9-22Rapidan Campaign
October 10Raccoon and Morton’s Fords
October 11Stevensburg, near Kelly’s Ford, and Brandy Station
October 12Brandy Station, or Fleetwood
October 15Oak Hill
October 25-26Near Bealeton
November 1Catlett’s Station
November 7-8Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 8Muddy Run, Culpeper
November 26Mine Run Campaign
November 29Parker’s Store
1864
January 20Scout from Culpeper to Madison Court House
February 6-7Demonstration on the Rapidan; Barnett’s Ford
February 28 – March 4Kilpatrick’s Raid to Richmond
March 1Fortifications of Richmond, Hanover Junction and Ashland
AprilAttached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 4Captain Benjamin Q. A. Gresham of Company B promoted to major
May-JuneRapidan Campaign
May 4Near Chancellorsville
May 5Craig’s Meeting House
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8Alsop’s Farm, Spotsylvania
May 9-24Sheridan’s Raid to the James River
May 9-10North Anna River
May 11Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern
May 12Brook Church (or Richmond Fortifications)
May 26Demonstration on Little Run
May 26-28On line of the Pamunkey
May 27Salem Church
May 28-31Totopotomoy
May 31Mechump’s Creek
June 1-12
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 2Totopotomoy, Gaines’ Mill, Salem Church and Haw’s Shop
June 3Haw’s Shop and near Via’s House
June 12Long Bridge
June 13Riddell’s Shop
June 13White Oak Swamp
June – AugustSiege of Petersburg
June 22Ream’s Station
June 22-30Wilson’s Raid to Southside & Danville R. R.
June 23Nottaway Court House and Black and White Station
June 24Captain George H. Thompson of Company E and Alfred Gadis promoted to major
June 25Staunton River Bridge (or Roanoke Station)
June 28-29Sappony Church (or Stony Creek)
June 29Ream’s Station
June 30Jarrett’s Station
June 30 – July 3Ream’s Station
July 7 and 22Ream’s Station
July 21Colonel Chapman is promoted to Brigadier General
August 7 –
November 28
Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign; Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division
August 17Winchester
August 25Near Kearneysville
September 7Near Brucetown and Winchester
September 19 Third Battle of Winchester (Battle of Opequan)
September 20Near Cedarville
September 21Front Royal
September 22Milford
September 29
and October 2
Waynesboro
October 7Back Road, near Strasburg
November 10Near Kernstown
November 12Newtown
November 22Cedar Creek and Rude’s Hill, near New Market
December 19-22Expedition from Kernstown to Lacey Springs
December 21Lacey Springs
1865
February 27 –
March 25
Sheridan’s Raid from Winchester
March 2Waynesboro
March 15Ashland
March 28Appomattox Campaign
March 30-31Dinwiddie Court House
April 1
Battle of Five Forks
April 3Deep Creek
April 5Sailor’s Creek
April 8Appomattox Station
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 23Grand Review at Washington. D.C.
JuneMoved to Louisville, Ky.
August 7Mustered out

 

COMPANY

NAMES AND RANK

RESIDENCE

DATE OF COMMISSION

DATE OF MUSTER

REMARKS

D

Captain

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel B. Keister

Aurora

Aug. 22, 1861

Aug. 22, 1861

Resigned July 1, 1862

 

Matthew B. Mason

Aurora

July 2,  1862

July 2, 1862

Discharged Oct. 3, 1862 as 1st Lieutenant

 

Henry F. Wright

Aurora

Oct. 4, 1862

Feb. 25, 1863

Resigned March 6, 1863; re-entered as Capt. 7thCav.

 

John D. R. Spencer

Aurora

March 7, 1863

Aug. 5, 1863

Mustered out Aug. 22, 1864; term expired

 

First Lieutenant

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew B. Mason

Aurora

Aug. 22, 1861

Aug. 22, 1861

Discharged Oct. 3, 1862

 

Henry F. Wight

Aurora

July 2, 1862

 

Promoted Captain

 

John D. R. Spencer

Aurora

Oct. 2, 1862

Nov. 1, 1862

Promoted Captain

 

James A. Kelsey

Aurora

March 7, 1863

Aug. 6, 1863

Mustered out Aug. 22, 1864; term expired

 

Second Lieutenant

 

 

 

 

 

Henry F. Wright

Aurora

Aug. 22, 1861

Aug. 22, 1861

Promoted 1st Lieutenant

 

John D. R. Spencer

Aurora

July 2, 1862

July 2, 1862

Promoted 1st Lieutenant

 

James A. Kelsey

Aurora

Dec. 31, 1862

Feb. 25, 1863

Promoted 1st Lieutenant

 

James Calhoun

Aurora

March 7, 1863

Oct. 17, 1863

Mustered out Aug. 22, 1864; term expired

 

First Sergeant

 

 

 

 

 

Parker, John

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Co. QM Sergeant

 

 

 

 

 

Bussell, James E.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Sergeants

 

 

 

 

 

Kelsey, James A.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant

 

Spencer, John D. R.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant

 

Cole, Daniel R.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Senior, John W.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Corporals

 

 

 

 

 

Golding, George A.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Buchanan, Pleasant

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Connell, James I. M.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Porter, George H.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Calhoun, James

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant

 

Huffman, Aaron

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Jounker, Bowman H.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Wright, Augustus

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

COMPANY

NAMES AND RANK

RESIDENCE

DATE OF COMMISSION

DATE OF MUSTER

REMARKS

 

Buglers

 

 

 

 

 

BignelRozel

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Heck, Jacob

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

Farrier & Blacksmith

 

 

 

 

 

Rea, Robert W.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Suits, Emsley

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Saddler

 

 

 

 

 

York, John W.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Wagoner

 

 

 

 

 

Howard, Benjamin, Sr.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Privates

 

 

 

 

 

Armstrong, George W.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Barrington, John

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Benson, David S.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Baskea, Joseph

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Biddell, Sanford W.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Buchanan, Cornelius

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Barrichlor, John S.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Beach, John R.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Bryan, Augustus S.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Bromley, William

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Baker, Thomas L.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Barker, Elijah

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Died at AlexandriaVA, July 8, 1862

 

Clements, Joseph

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Cooper, James M.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Connell, Thomas B.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Dorn, Josiah

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Day, George

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Green, Marmaduke

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Garrison, Henry

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Griffith, Henry

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Howard, Benjamin

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Hubbard, Silas R.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

COMPANY

NAMES AND RANK

RESIDENCE

DATE OF COMMISSION

DATE OF MUSTER

REMARKS

 

Hatten, James

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

Hoffstetter, John

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

House, James

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Howerton, Omar

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Jones, John

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

Kraus, Jacob

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Kirsh, Philip

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Kert, David

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Kennedy, George R.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Kalb, Sebastian

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Kerr, David D.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Laycock, Charles F.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Lamkin, Hudson

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Lynch, John B.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Discharged to enlist in regular army

 

Mundara, Joseph

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

Meier, Valentine

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Morgan, John W.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Porter, Gillett

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Died in WashingtonDC, June 24, 1864

 

Porter, Benjamin F.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Parmer, John W.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Powers, Franklin

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Redding, James L.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Strouce, Frederick

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

Swang, Abram

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Skirring, Andrew

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Trester, Oliver H.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Taylor, William

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Thompson, George

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Tupper, William

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Ward, Alonzo

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

Ward, James

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

White, Henry

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Wheeler, Jackson

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

COMPANY

NAMES AND RANK

RESIDENCE

DATE OF COMMISSION

DATE OF MUSTER

REMARKS

 

Wyley, Hiram S.

Dearborn Co.

 

Aug. 22, 1861

 

 

Recruits

 

 

 

 

 

Abdon, Benjamin

 

 

Mar. 6, 1862

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

Clements, Reuben

 

 

Mar. 10, 1862

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

Chance, George W.

 

 

Feb 1, 1862

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

Daniels, George R.

 

 

Feb. 1, 1862

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

Siemandel, George L.

 

 

Feb. 1, 1862

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

Shepherd, William

 

 

Dec. 2, 1863

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

White, Enos

 

 

Feb. 10, 1862

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

 

Wright, Milton

 

 

Feb. 10, 1862

Veteran; transferred to Co. A re-organized

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