Muster Roll Project
Muster Roll Honor Roll
The Shippensburg Historical Society recognizes the generosity of the individuals and family members that contributed to our goal of raising $500 to conserve the Civil War muster roll of the 130th Regiment, Company D. With the support of those listed below the Society has accomplished its goal & the muster roll will be conserved!
We appreciate your support!
Jim & Aletha Baumgardner
Kevin & Nancy Bender
Steven, Erica, Samuel, & Lucille Burg
Ken & Nancy Byers
Tom Carano & Kelly Peck
Margaret Crenson & Family – In Memory of James Kelso
Fred & Rose Dillner
Jeane Eschenmann – In Memory of Lewis Eschenmann
John & Treva Fague
Elizabeth Ann Angle-Freeland
Keith & Sharon Freeman
Paul & Donna Gill
Trisha Grace & Dustin Shull
Lee & Anne Hockersmith
Albert & Doris Parshall
Bob, Jan, & Ellen Rose
John & Lorraine Stark
Wayne & Kathy Wachsmuth
Tiffany, Lisa & Emily Weaver
In Memory of Mai Baltimore
Donations made on behalf of:
March to Destiny
Locust Grove Cemetery Association
Shippensburg Civil War Roundtable
Shippensburg University History Department
Save a Piece of Shippensburg’s Civil War History
In the spring of 1862, James Kelso helped to raise a regiment of one hundred and two men from the Shippensburg area that became Company D of the 130th Pennsylvania Regiment. Those Shippensburg men served bravely in several of the bloodiest battles of the war, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, & Chancellorsville. Eight of those men never returned from the unit’s nine months of service. The official record of their service, the regiment’s Muster-Out Roll, is one of the most important documents preserving information about the men who served in Company D.
Unfortunately, time has taken its toll on the document which has been used so heavily over the last 150 years that it now is badly worn and it has fallen apart along its creases. Before a researcher can use the document, an archivist must assemble the document’s fragments like a jigsaw puzzle.
As part of our community’s commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the Board of the Historical Society has agreed to “adopt” the muster roll and pay for its restoration by a professional conservator and its encapsulation in mylar so that it may be preserved for use and appreciation for future generations. The cost of this labor-intensive process is $500.
In the spirit of the brave Shippensburg men of Company D, the Historical Society is seeking 102 individuals willing to each donate $5 to this worthy project. The names of all donors will be printed in an honor roll in the Shippensburg Historical Society newsletter when the total has been reached. Any extra funds raised will be donated to the State Archives and earmarked to assist with the restoration of other Pennsylvania muster rolls. Donations may be sent to the Historical Society c/o Company D Muster Roll Project, or donations may be dropped off at the Historical Society.
Company D Muster Roll Preservation Project
__ Yes, I would like to join the 102 Shippensburg residents helping to restore and protect the Company D Muster Roll so that it may be used and appreciated by future generations. I am enclosing five dollars to be used for muster roll preservation.
__ You may list my name on the Honor Roll
__ List me as “anonymous donor”
Make checks payable to the Shippensburg Historical Society, and please note “Company D Muster Roll Fund” in the memo area. The Shippensburg Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations to the Shippensburg Historical Society are tax deductible.