91st PA--official regimental orders

Regimental orders, 15 August 1863

[see letters received, #11, from Lt Bell commanding Brigade Pioneer Corps, about reorganizing the Brigade Pioneer Corps]
[source: regimental orders book]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa Vols
Camp near Beverly Ford Va. August 15nt /63
Special Orders No 48

James Simpson Sergt Co. "A" on duty in charge of Pioneers is hereby relieved and will report to his Company for duty


By Order of
Joseph H. Sinex
Lieut Col. Commdg.
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[source: regimental orders book]

Head Quarters 91st Regt Pa. Vols.
Camp near Beverly Ford Va. Aug 15nt /63
Special Order No 49

Elisha Butt Sergt. Co "I" is hereby detailed to take charge of the Pioneer Corps he will relieve Sergt Simpson and enter upon his duties at once


By Order of
Joseph H Sinex
Lieut Col. Commdg.
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[source: regimental orders book]

Head Quarters 91st Regt Pa. Vols
Camp near Beverly Ford Va. Aug 15nt 1863
Special Order No 50 [note: '50' appears to be written over something]

Anthony Toland Private Co. "B" is hereby detailed for duty in Pioneer Corps and will report to Sergt. Butt Co. "I" without delay


By Order of
Joseph H. Sinex
Lieut Col. Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[source: regimental orders book]

Head Quarters 91st Reg Pa Vols
Camp near Beverly Ford Va. Aug 15nt 1863
Special Order No 51

Charles Smith private Co "B" is hereby relieved from duty in Pioneer Corps and will report to his Company for Duty


By Order of
Joseph H Sinex
Lieut Col. Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[source: regimental orders book]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vols
Camp near Beverly Ford Va. Aug 15nt /63
Special Order No 52

Peter McCullough private Co. "F" is hereby detailed for duty in Pioneer Corps to relieve Wm. Kritzer Co. "F"

Wm Kritzer will report to his Company for duty


By Order of Joseph H Sinex
Lieut Col. Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[source: regimental orders book]

Head Quarters 91st Reg Pa. Vols
Camp near Beverly Ford Va Aug 15nt /63
Lieut Bell 158th [?] Reg. Pa. Vols.
Commdg. Pioneer Corps 3rd Brig.
Lieutenant

I am directed by the Lt. Col. Commdg. to inform you that Sergt James Simpson Co. "A" of this Regiment (in charge of Pioneers) is this day relieved and Elisha Butt Sergt Co. "I" has been detailed to report to you. this change is rendered necessary owing to the want of Sergts in the above named company

I am Lieut
Yours &c
B. J. Tayman Lieut &
Adjt
[source: regimental orders book]
[see consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 15 August 1863]


Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vols
Camp near Beverly Ford Va. Aug 15nt 1863
Special Orders No 53

H. W. Shipley 2nd Lieut Co "G" is hereby assigned to the command of Co. "B" and will be obeyed and respected accordingly


By Order of
Joseph H Sinex
Lieut Col. Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[source: regimental orders book]
[related file: camp rules]


Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vols
Camp near Beverly Ford Va Aug 15nt /63
"Circular"

1 Company commanders will ascertain what clothing, Camp and Garrison Equippage is required in their respective commands for the remaining portion of this month - and send their estimates to the Regt Qr. Mr without delay

Hereafter requisitions for Clothing Camp and Garrison Equpage [sic] will be made semi-monthly instead of monthly

2 Company commanders will see that their men are supplied with three (3) days rations = ready to move at a moments [sic] notice

3 They will see that the mens [sic] cartridge Boxes are opened and exposed to the sun that they may be dried = the daily inspection of arms will be made in the interval of calls as directed in Genl Orders No 4


By Order of
Joseph H. Sinex
Lieut Col. Commdg
B. J Tayman
Adjutant
[source: regimental orders book]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vols
Camp near Beverly Ford Va. Aug 15nt /63
"Circular"

For the information of Company commanders the following directions are published with reference to the Pioneers

On the March and for fatigue purposes and inspections when in Camp the Pioneers will be under the command of the Lieut detailed [note: the 'il' may be written over 'ch'] to take charge of them when any detail is required from the Pioneer Corps the Lieut in Charge will give his Order direct to the Sergt. But as they are under the command of the Regt commander (except on the occasions above specified) when any detail is made the Sergt will report the fact to the Regt Commander in order that he may know how many are absent and for what purpose.

The Pioneers not on detail from the regiment will be used By the Regt commander to dig Sinks, Load Police Wagon, and in any way he may have occasion to use a working party for the General good of the Camp

They will encamp by themselves either in front or rear of the column of companies or divisions. they will attend Dress parade, and Inspections with their tools, and form in two (2) Ranks six (6) paces on the right of the music.

They will be equiped [sic] one half axes, the other half at the rate of two (2) shovels or spades to one (1) pick. they will be borne on all Rolls under the [a word is crossed out here] head as if they carried arms (that is present for duty)

At the signal to strike tents the Sergt will report to Brig Head Quarters leaving a detail of four (4) men to strike tents at Regt Hd. Qs.

When arriving at Camp they will report Back to their Regt. and the Sergt. will detail at least four (4) men to report to Regt. Hd. Qr. for such duties as may be required of them


By Order of
Joseph H Sinex
Lieut Col. Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[source: regimental orders book]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vols
Camp near Beverly Ford Va Aug 15nt 1863
Special Orders No 54

Thos Johnson private Co "C" is hereby detailed as driver in Ambulance Corps and will report for duty to Lieut York chief of Brig. Ambulance Corps


By Order of
Jos H. Sinex
Lieut Col. Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[source: regimental orders book]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vols.
Camp near Beverly Ford Va Aug 15nt 1863
Special Orders No 55

John O. Dougherty Private Co "I" is hereby detailed as Regt. Hospital Attendant and will report to Asst. Surg. Kier for duty without delay


By Order of
Joseph H Sinex
Lieut Col. Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjt

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