(50th) Pennsylvania Infantry in parade formation
White officers of 4th U.S. Colored Infantry at leisure, Fort Slocum.
The American Civil War begins on April the 12th 1861 at 4:30 a.m. Confederates under General Pierre Beauregard open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.
After four years of Civil War, approximately 630,000 deaths and over 1 million casualties, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, at the home of Wilmer and Virginia McLean in the town of Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
The Civil War ends on April the 9th 1865.
Records from the Civil War Muster Rolls
Name
Company
Unit
Rank in
Rank out
Allegiance
Record No
John Arthey
G
Unit:6 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private
Private
Union
1772
Dudly Arthey
E
11 W. Va. Inf.
Private
Private
Union
897
Robert Arthey
F
4 U. S. Col'd Cav.
Private
Private
Union
1274
Henry C Arthy
-
149th Regiment, Ohio Inf (Nat Guard)
-
-
Union
-
A record from the American Civil War Soldiers, also shows that John Arthey recruited at Llewellyn in Schuylkill County and Mustered on April the 22nd 1861 in the Lewellyn Rifles.
As yet research has not found any more information about these early Arthey settlers in America, it it also unknown where they came from or when they arrived in America.
Source for the photographs American Memory
Research by Margaret Masters, Mark Earthy, December 2000.