14th United States Infantry, Company "A".
On 21 December 1856, Walter Moll married Sarah A. Deett (b: abt 1837). They had the following children:
Franklin Moll (b: 7 Jan 1858, d: 17 Jan 1858). Buried at Shoerersville Cemetary, Lehigh County.
Charles JJ Moll (b: 22 Jan 1859, d: 1930's ?)
Clarisse Moll (b: 8 Apr 1861, d: 20 Sep 1862). Buried at Whitehall Cemetary.
The 1860 census shows him as being married, living in Catasauqua, and he was employed as a laborer. According to his enlistment papers, Walter Moll was 5' 9" tall, blue eyes and black hair. He had a dark/olive complexion.
Walter Moll enlisted in the Regular United States Army on 28 Jan 1862. He enlisted in Allentown and was recruited by a Captain George D. Horton for a period of three years. He was assigned to the 14th Infantry. The 14th was one of nine new infantry regiments authorized on 14 May,1861, when President Lincoln issued an executive order, directing an increase of the regimental organizations of the Regular Army. The regiment was hastily formed in the fall of 1861 and Walter Moll was sent to Camp Stone, MD, northwest of Washington along the Potomac River near Poolesville, MD. for training.
From all accounts, it appears that the health of the regiment was not good at Camp Stone. This was attributed to bad water and a lack of fresh vegetables. From the time of his enlistment, though early March, the regiment was devoted to drills and instruction.
On March 7th, 1862, Camp Stone was abandoned and the regiment proceeded under orders, first to Washington and thence to Fairfax, Va., where they joined the Regular Brigade under General Sykes, in the Army of the Potomac, on March 13th. However they were not at Fairfax for long, as in a few days the regiment marched back to Alexandria, Va., and made their preparations to embark on transports for Newport News, to take part in the Peninsula Campaign.
On March 27th, the 14th Infantry embarked on a steamer at Alexandria and on the 29th debarked at Hampton, Va. From thence they marched into a camp near Yorktown, Va. on April 4th. On April 30th, Company "A" was assigned to the 2d Battalion of Syke's Division.
On May the 8th the Confederates evacuated Yorktown, and for the next six weeks the history of the regiment was as uneventful. It took no part in the battle of Williamsburg, but marched slowly up the Peninsula with the Army of the Potomac, finally encamping at Harrison's Landing, VA.
On July 1 1862, Private William Moll took part in the Battle of Malvern Hill, near Richmond Virginia. After the battle, the regiment stayed at Malvern Hill until July 3rd, and was visited by a number of pre-Civil War army officers who had joined the Confederacy: Hill, Anderson, Whiting, Stewart, and Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson himself. All spoke with admiration of the firmness of the Regulars.
From Malvern Hill, the regiment returned Harrision's Landing and on August 13th, proceeded to Aquia Creek, marching with the 5th Corps north to Warrenton, Va., where it engaged the Army of Northern Va., under General Pope at the Battle of 2nd Bull Run - Manassas on the 30th of August.
Sometime betwen 4:00 and 6:00 pm on the battlefield, Walter Moll was wounded in action, and was transported to a hospital in Arlington, VA.
According to his military record, Private Walter Moll died from his wound at Manassas on 26 September 1862 at the General Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia. He was buried at the Soldier's Home National Cemetery, Washington DC, in site 2572.
After Walter Moll's death, his wife Sarah moved to Hockendaqua, presumeably to live with her family. She filed for Widow's benifits in November 1862, recieving $5/month.
On 11 November 1866, Sarah Moll remarried, wedding James W. Young (b: abt 1835 d: May 1879). James W. Young was born in Little Genesee, New York. He was a laborer according to the 1870 census. He was also a veteran of the Civil War, serving in Company G, 7th US Infantry, enlisting on 29 Sep 1864.
Upon her marriage to James W. Young, Sarah Young terminated her Widow's benifits, however her son Charles continued to recieve Orphan's benifits of $5/month until his 18th birthday on 21 Jan 1875. After her remarriage, James and Sarah Young lived in Catasauqua.
In May, 1879 James Young died. Sarah A. Young filed for widow's benifits based upon her 2nd husband's Civil War service. There were no children from her 2nd marriage.
Charles J. Moll (1859 - 1930s?, 6th Generation) married Rose J. Moll (b: abt 1861) about 1894. They had two known children:
Ruth W. Moll - (b: abt 1895)
Mabel M. Moll - (b: abt 1901)
In the 1910 Census, Charles Moll is living in Catasauqua (728 4th street) - Works at Livery Stable Hosteler. In the 1930 Census, he lives at the same address, working at the Post Office.
About 1913, Ruth W. Moll married Samuel T. Dougherty (B: abt 1896) Samuel Dougherty was a World War I Veteran. In the 1930 Census it shows them living in Harrisburg at 1634 Paxton Street. He was listed as a manager - Radio Broadcasting
Samuel and Ruth Dogherty had the following known children:
Eleanor R. (b: abt 1919)
Richard S. (b: abt 1920)
Leona E. (b: abt 1924)