Roman, Joseph Absalom

Oregon City Enterprise, Wednesday, November 9, 1921
Joseph A. Roman, Old War Veteran, Dies at Rose Farm

Joseph A. Roman died at 5:30 o’clock Friday evening at his home, Rose Farm, on the East end of Oregon City, following an illness of five weeks.
Mr. Roman was 84 years old, and a veteran of the Civil War, having served three and one-half years, beginning in 1861 when he enlisted as a private in Company “H”, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles, more popularly known as the “Bucktail Regiment,” where he served until wounded at the battle of South Mountain. After recovering, he was commissioned a first lieutenant and assigned to Company “K,” 203rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, where he served until the end of the war.
Deceased is survived by his widow, Alice Milner Roman, seven children, twenty-one grand-children and twelve great grand-children. A son, Samuel T. Roman, died in 1908 and a grand-son, George Milner Snidow, was killed at St. Mihiel, France. The surviving children are as follows; Mrs. G. L. Snidow, Willamette, Oregon; Mrs. John W. Gerber, Portland, Oregon; Mrs. William E. Boone, and William H. Roman, both of Weaubleau, Missouri; Mrs. D. F. Adcock, Willamette, Oregon and Miss Harriet M. Roman and Miss Emma A. Roman, of Oregon City.
Born near Rowlandville, Cecil County, Maryland, on August 26th, 1837, Mr. Roman moved to Hickory county, Missouri in 1883 and moved to Oregon in 1900. He was a member of Meade Post, No. 2, G. A. R.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Holman and Pace undertaking parlors. Private services for the family will be held at 11:30 at the Portland Crematorium.
Friends are requested to omit flowers.

Name: Joseph A Roman
Death Date: 8 Nov 1921
Death Place: Clackamas
Certificate: 288


MILITARY:

Civil War Pension Index:
Roman, Joseph A.
Widow: Roman, Alice H.
H 42 Pa Inf – D Batt’n Pa Mil Cavalry
K 203 Pa Inf (6 Md Inf crossed out)
D Mosons Battln Pa Cav crossed out
1879 Aug 21, Invalid, Application: 317233 Certificate: 221575, Md
1921 Nov 30, Widow: Application: 1181927, Certificate: 916792, Oregon

Summary:

1) Regiment roster: Enlisted in Co H, Pennsylvania 42nd Infantry/1st Pennsylvania Rifles August 16, 1861. Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on December 20, 1862. Mustered out December 20, 1862. Promotion to Co G, Maryland 6th Infantry Regiment on December 20, 1862. Regiment roster: Discharged December 20, 1862 to accept promotion in Co G, 6th Maryland Volunteers.

Also: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers: PRIVATE JOSEPH A. ROMAN – Mustered in as Private in Company H on August 16th, 1861. Wounded at the Battle of South Mountain on September 14th, 1862. Discharged December 20th, 1862 for promotion into Company G of the 6th Maryland Volunteers.

2) Co G, 6th Maryland Volunteers: not in roster.

3) History of Pennsylvania Volunteers: Independent Cavalry Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Richard F. Moson, Mustered in July 2-10, 1863, Discharged August 21, 1863. Co D: 1st Lieutenant Joseph A. Roman.

4) Regiment roster: Commissioned 1st Lieutenant in Co K, Pennsylvania 203rd Infantry September 12, 1864. Mustered out June 22, 1865 at Raleigh, NC.


Name: Joseph A . Roman
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Pennsylvania
Regiment: 13th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (42nd Volunteers/1st Pennsylvania Rifles)
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M554 roll 104

Name: Joseph A . Roman
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Pennsylvania
Regiment: 203rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry
Company: K
Rank In: First Lieutenant
Rank Out: First Lieutenant
Film Number: M554 roll 104

Name: Joseph A Roman
Enlistment Date: 16 Aug 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Pennsylvania
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Pennsylvania 42nd Infantry Regiment on 16 Aug 1861. Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 20 Dec 1862. Mustered out on 20 Dec 1862.Promotion to Company G, Maryland 6th Infantry Regiment on 20 Dec 1862.
Death Date: 8 Nov 1921
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 History of the Bucktails, Research by Harold Slavik. Death notices listed in National Tribune issues

Name: Joseph A Roman
Enlistment Date: 2 Jul 1863
Rank at enlistment: 1st Lieutenant
State Served: Pennsylvania
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Commissioned an officer in Company D, Pennsylvania Moson’s Cavalry Battalion on 02 Jul 1863. Mustered out on 21 Aug 1863.
Sources: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865

Name: Joseph A Roman
Enlistment Date: 12 Sep 1864
Rank at enlistment: 1st Lieutenant
State Served: Pennsylvania
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Commissioned an officer in Company K, Pennsylvania 203rd Infantry Regiment on 12 Sep 1864.Mustered out on 22 Jun 1865 at Raleigh, NC.
Sources: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865

The Thirteenth Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment, also known as the 42nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, the 1st Pennsylvania Rifles, Kane’s Rifles, or simply the “Bucktails,” was a volunteer infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was a part of the famed Pennsylvania Reserve division in the Army of the Potomac for much of the early and middle parts of the war, and served in the Eastern Theater in a number of important battles, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg.

The “Rifles” designation was a holdover from the days when soldiers who carried rifled weapons were a special outfit, and the Bucktails carried breech-loading Model 1859 Sharps Rifles, normally only issued to sharpshooters.

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