91st PA: August 1863

August 1863

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Throughout this month, the 91st was in the Third Brigade, Second Division, Fifth Army Corps, of the Army of the Potomac, with duty on the line of the Rappahannock. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

?George Crouse (K) tried by court martial
1 Regiment remained camped near Warrenton [Welch, p.503]
Lewis Denslow, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
James Henesey, substitute, mustered in 118th PA
James Mallon, draftee, mustered in co C
John Turner, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
received circular from brigade hq about drill and tactics
Foman Sliver (I) transferred to VRC
Michael Shane, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
2 Remained camped three miles past Warrenton
[Welch, p.503; letter, Sinex to Marvin, 2 Aug 1863]
Isaac Knight relieved from duty as brigade surgeon in chief because of disability
Amos Sourbeer, draftee, mustered in 118th PA (possibly 27th)
3 The regiment marched to Beverly Ford on the Rappahannock, and went into camp there. [Welch, p.503]
4 received letter recommending extension of sick leave for Matthew Hall
Isaac Knight (F&S) ordered to Washington for medical care (by s.o. 207, hq, Army of Potomac)
William Stackhouse (D) deserted from hospital, Philadelphia PA (perhaps 6th)
5 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford, VA, or near Fayetteville, VA
the only enlisted man employed as a servant etc. was Frederick Fraters (cook for F H Gregory)
John D Lentz appointed president of a general court martial meeting at Philadelphia PA
Salathiel Cox temporarily detailed as assistant wagon master; Francis Toner, co E, replaced him as teamster
Maximullus Rooke mustered out of 33rd PA
[letter, Sinex to Marvin]
[orders]
Isaac Knight (surg) left for medical treatment at Washington DC
[see 'General court martial', Philadelphia Inquirer 5 August 1863 page 8]
6 William Stackhouse (D) deserted from hospital, Philadelphia PA (perhaps 4th)
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8 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford. 2 Negroes were employed by regimental officers as servants [letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 Aug 1863]
Alpheus Bowman (B) hadn't been heard from since he received permission to fall to the rear of the regiment on 2 July 1863
John Henry (E) hadn't been heard from since he was sent to the hospital 2 July 63; reported awol
no notice received about Edward Maguigan (C) for some time
William Roberts (H) gained from missing in action
John Spear (G) died at camp near Beverly Ford VA, of apoplexy [?]
1 corp, 8 priv (C), Samuel Sweeny (H), 4 priv (H) detailed as guards for the supply train
regiment had 221 guns
Charles Higgins (C) sent to division hospital
Thomas Walker mustered out with 171st PA
Thomas Jay mustered out with 171st PA
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
9 Jeremiah (Israel?) Grazier enlisted in B 13 PA Cav (possibly 12th or 24th)
10 Alpheus Bowman received a surgeon's certificate recommending a 15-day extension to his leave due to illness
Robert H Sinex transferred to VRC
Simeon Zane (A) returned to co. from absent sick
Francis Higgins (G) and William Rookstool (G) returned to co.
Adam Murphy (I) returned from absent sick
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
11 capt Robert Clark, provost judge Alexandria VA asked whether Abraham Smith belonged to the 91st [letter, Sinex to Adjt Genl, 10 Sep 1863]
John Trotter (G) died, Philadelphia PA (possibly 16 Sep)
12 Samuel Malcomson, draftee, mustered in co C
Robert Wilkinson mustered in co F (probably 12 Aug 1862)
cos A, D, F, H provided men for provost duty
received special order from HQ inspector general Army of Potomac about unnecessary loss of public property
John McCoy (D) found an order signed by 2nd lt Theodore A Snyder (K) for 4 lbs of sugar, 4 loaves of bread, and 1 lb of coffee, from the brigade commissary; his tentmate Thomas Taylor gave him $1 to purchase the goods, but when McCoy presented the order he was arrested and charged with forging an order
Daniel Leidheiser (K) forged an order signed by 2nd lt Theodore A Snyder (K) for bread, and was arrested when he presented the order
Jeremiah (Israel?) Grazier enlisted in B 13 PA Cav (possibly 9th or 24th)
brigade hq issued orders about duties and exercises in camp
brigade hq issued circular about resuming drills and guard mounting
[orders]
13 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA. regiment was slow in posting the guard, because, as Sinex explained, they did not hear the signal.
new camp schedule issued [general order 4, HQ 91st PA]
Sgt Elisha Butt replaced Sgt James Simpson in charge of the brigade Pioneer Corps, because Co. A had too few sergeants [see also 15 August]
[letter, Sinex to Marvin, 13 Aug 1863; letter, Tayman to Bell, 13 Aug 1863]
received letter dated 10 Aug recommending extension of sick leave for Col Gregory
received letter dated 11 Aug about someone supposed to be a deserter from the 91st
Benjamin Yeager (A) regained from mia
John McCoy (D) and Daniel G Leitheiser (K) in arrest
John Groff (K) absent without leave
223 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
14 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford, VA
JA Gregory was detailed by brigade HQ as Chief of Ordinance for the brigade (see circulars received, #16)
received letter dated 14 Aug requesting explanation why requested pioneers hadn't been sent
brigade hq issued order about reorganization of pioneer corps
[order]
15 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford, VA
co.C and E on picket on south of Rappahannock
James Simpson (A) relieved from duty in charge of Pioneer Corps, and replaced by Elisha Butt (I) because co A was short sergeants
Anthony Toland (B) detailed for duty in Pioneer Corps
Charles Smith (B) relieved from duty in pioneer corps
Peter McCullough (F) relieved William Critzler (F) from duty in Pioneer Corps
Howard Shipley (G) assigned to command co B
Thomas Johnson (C) detailed to Brigade ambulance corps
John O'Dougherty (I) detailed as regimental hospital attendant
2 men in co.B transferred to VRC
Sinex also issued orders relating to pioneers
received letter about reorganization of Brigade pioneer corps
223 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
16 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford, VA
act. asst. insp. gen. inspected the regiment
co B, G, H, I provided men for picket duty, led by lts Closson and Shipley
brigade hq ordered all provost guards to return to their regiments except (apparently) the 91st's
received circular about there being no drills Saturday afternoon
James McLoon (A) regained from mia
William Stackhouse (D) reported deserted from General Hospital, Broad & Cherry Sts., Philadelphia PA
223 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
17 received a circular from brigade hq about a roster of commissioned officers
Andrew Friend (C) probably left on leave
18 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Thomas Walter rejoined company
Tayman requested information about commissioned officers from company commanders, including how they had changed since the beginning of the war [Walter v.3 #41 p.1]
cos A, B, D, F on picket, with Lt William Carpenter (I) and (probably) Capt Horace Faust (D)
Thomas McGronan (formerly of co.E) mustered out of 59th PA Militia
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
19 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Matthew Hall's leave due to wounds was extended
20 days' leave granted to EJ Maguigan
Sinex ordered changes in morning reports
John Callahan (I) transferred to 1st battalion, VRC, by G.O. 365 War Dept (at Satterlee USA General Hospital, West Philadelphia)
received letter from AGO Washington about applicants for appointments in colored troops
222 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
20 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Benjamin Redheffer went to the hospital because he was drunk
companies C and K provided men for picket duty
Charles Roberts (G) discharged at Washington DC by special order of Major General Halleck
James Closson (H) transferred to co.G
William Carpenter (I) transferred to co.K
George Crouse (K) regained from desertion
trial of John McCoy (D) and Daniel Leidheiser (K)
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
21 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
co.C and 6 men from co.K were on picket duty, with John Brass (C) and John Casner (K)
George Alcorn (F) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate
James Clark (E) discharged because of illness [according to the descriptive roll; not Bates]
Sellers was in command, and reported that no enlisted men were acting as commissioned officers, replying to a circular from brigade hq
received letter dated 21 Aug about men from the 91st on duty with corps hq provost guard
received letter dated 19 Aug recommending extension of sick leave for Matthew Hall
238 guns
[letter, Sellers to Marvin]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
22 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Sinex reported that a general order had been complied with; I suspect it was about transfering men to the VRC--see circulars received, #24, from brigade hq
Sinex ordered ordnance returns completed
co E provided 1 sgt, 2 corp, 15 men; co G [?] provided 1 sgt, 10 men for picket detail, led by Capt Casner and Lt Francis
5th Corps issued general order 36, which included the sentence for Morris Kayser, and Fred Locke's comments on the sentence's inadequacy
Andrew Friend (C) reported awol
238 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
23 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
returned from duty as provost guard at corps hq: William Beaver (A), Private Brumley [?] (A) [presumably Arthur Bloomley], William Hoffman (A), Samuel Peverty [?] (A), Benjamin Redheffer (A), William Chandler (C), Theodore Hope (D)
Rinard Anthony mustered in 62nd PA (perhaps 26th)
reconsideration of sentence of John McCoy (D)
Colonel Gregory attended a service at the Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church (16th and Coates Sts., Philadelphia), and made the opening prayer
249 weapons
['An interesting service', Philadelphia Inquirer Monday 24 August 1863, page 2)]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
24 Isaac Knight received a medical certificate (at Philadelphia) recommending 20 days leave
private Keety [?] (probably Alexander Keeley) (C) reported deserted from hospital in Washington DC
John Groff (K) dropped as deserter
co F provided 1 sgt, 2 corp, 7 priv; co H provided 1 corp, 9 priv, for a picket detail, led by Lt Closson
received letter from provost marshal 5th corps about Hugh McLaughlin's being forwarded under guard
received general order from HQ Army of Potomac dated 21 Aug 63, about the amount of transportation allowed [perhaps see mules]
received order granting Edward Maguigan leave
Army of Potomac hq issued two orders about sutlers supplying officers' wants, and none but regularly appointed sutlers to be appointed
brigade hq issued order about sutlers
Jeremiah (Israel?) Grazier enlisted in B 13 PA Cav (possibly 9th or 12th)
215 guns without co.K
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
25 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
James McKinney (D) returned from hospital
received general order from HQ Army of Potomac, dated 25 Aug 63, about execution of members of 118th PA
co F (2 sgt, 2 corp, 7 priv) on picket
Hugh McLaughlin (H) returned to the regiment from absent sick
Army of Potomac hq issued order about disposition of drafted men
1 rifle turned over to qm
214 guns without co.K
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
26 Benjamin Redheffer released from hospital
picket detail: co B (7 men), co I (1 sgt 1 corp 6 men), co A (1 corp 2 men), Lt Michaels
Sinex reported 8 people who had been detailed as Provost Guards, Corps HQ, only 6 of whom had returned
Rinard Anthony mustered in 62nd PA (perhaps 23rd)
William Snyder mustered in 118th PA
regiment received two orders from Army of Potomac hq about sutlers
Andrew Friend (C) returned from awol
216 guns without co.K
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
27 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Bowman received an extension of his sick leave, apparently requiring him to report for light duty
John Coster returned to duty
William Dougherty (E) or William Dougherty (E) in arrest
Amos Sourbeer, draftee, mustered in 118th PA (possibly 2nd)
George M Young mustered in 118th PA
received letter from Ordnance Office War Dept about transmitting blanks
received letter dated 24 Aug about Isaac Knight's health
Jeremiah (Israel?) Grazier mustered in B 13 PA Cav
214 guns without co.K
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
28 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Sinex reported the status of various officers away from the regiment
co A provided 1 sgt, 2 corp, and 15 men for picket duty, under Lt Carpenter, relieved by Lt Jones
Sinex established a new schedule
lts Carpenter and Shipley were detailed to bring recruits from the railroad station to the camp
George Dawson mustered in co K 62nd PA
received letter dated 12 Aug about Alpheus Bowman's health
received letter from AS Marvin asking by what authority Hall et al. were absent
received letter about arrival of drafted men
brigade hq changed time of signals
regiment received order from Army of Potomac hq about disposition of drafted men
William W Burns dicharged from Navy
214 guns without co.K
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
29 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
The 91st (and the rest of the Fifth Corps) attended an execution of five deserters from the 118th PA (Walter, other texts)
Lt Kayser, Daniel O'Connell, and Thomas Marple were detailed to deal with conscripts
214 guns without co.K
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
30 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
a brigade circular required the 91st to supply a sergeant every 4 days, starting the 31st [letter, 12 Sep 63]
Sinex ordered cos C [?] & D to supply a picket detail, let by Lt Shipley
received circular from brigade hq about daily details
James McCullough mustered in co C (probably 30 Aug 61)
either William Dougherty (E) or William Dougherty (E) released from arrest
229 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
31 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
George Collins, substitute, mustered in 118th PA
Joseph Sinex was in charge of the regiment [organization table]
the 91st supplied a sergeant to the brigade, in accordance with the circular of 30 Aug
someone wrote a letter under the pseudonym 'J Burnside', accusing Alpheus Bowman of misconduct [see Sinex's response]
Samuel Seybert, substitute, mustered in 62nd PA
received order from brigade hq about sutlers
Penrose Forsyth (A), Charles King (A) + Charles Willis (A) gained from missing in campaign
229 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]

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