91st PA in January 1864

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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. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

?John Somerville (C) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Philadelphia PA
1 regiment was camped at Warrenton Junction
at least some people who reenlisted on 1 Jan, perhaps because they had been detached from the regiment, were incorrectly mustered in company A
John Barnes (A) returned to duty
John McGinnis (C) reenlisted as veteran volunteer
William Chandler (D) reenlisted as veteran volunteer
Walter W Widdifield (D) reenlisted as veteran volunteer
John Hammil (D) returned to duty
Isaac Goodman (A/F) reenlisted as veteran volunteer
Charles Leipold promoted to sgt maj [Bates has 15 Jan]
Henry Erdman (I) promoted to sgt
Isaac Thomas (D) promoted to 5th sgt vice Mooney (promoted)
Josiah Huntsenberg (D) promoted to corp vice Thomas (promoted) [possibly 1 Mar 64]
William Chaptman (F) promoted to sgt
Stephen Whinna (H) promoted to corp effective 1 Jan
Edward Garden enlisted in 62nd PA
James Nugent (A) reenlisted as veteran volunteer
William Vance (A) reenlisted as veteran volunteer
David Weiss (A) reenlisted as veteran volunteer
James Nugent (F) reenlisted as veteran volunteer
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
2 regiment was camped near Warrenton Junction
the following men, who were not eligible for veterans' leave, were transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania, by special order 177, division headquarters:

co.A: Francis Faries, Edward Fox, Charles France, James Luffberry, Jacob Geisenhoffer, Johnson Agnew, Edward Wood

co.B: Edwin Burr, Samuel Edwards, Alex McDermott

co.C: Charles Higgins, Salathiel Cox, William Beal, Joseph Bowman, Patrick Campbell, John Connelly, Michael Drew, William Hooven, Louis Kuert, Alex Keely, Charles Lowry, Thomas O Neil, John Reynolds

co.D: Thomas Taylor, Henry Sinex, William Harvey, James Nelson, Israel Lazarus

co.E: Samuel Burns, Francis Harrigan, Jacob Aflerbach, David Baird, John Keever, William Dorsey, William Dougherty, Stephen Kelly, Joseph Rementer, Augustine Montgomery, John Stotzenburg

co.F: David Mansfield, James Smith, John Dennning, George Fleming, William Mooney, Robert Wilkinson, Harry Zane

co.G: John Bender, George Kite, Francis Higgins, Daniel Wolf, John Lloyd, Daniel Folz, William Rookstool, William Collins

co.H: Harry Angel, William Dyke, Louis Happy, Hugh McLaughlin, Robert Rowan, Jacob Keesey

co.I: Alexander Mollock, Charles Armstrong, Henry Largay, Elisha Butt

co.K: Thomas Marple, Daniel Leidheiser, Michael Kane, John McCarty, William Johnson

Dyer, v.3, p.1604;
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
3 Veterans on furlough. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
regiment was camped near Warrenton Junction
Edward Wood (A) returned to company from being transferred
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
4 The regiment left Warrenton Junction for Philadelphia, in the middle of a snowstorm. (Bates, Walter, and Welch all claim the regiment left on 2 January, but this seems to be a mistake.) They rode to Alexandria on common platform cars. After Alexandria, they went by steamer to Washington, where they were served with coffee at the Soldiers' Rest, and stayed for the night. They were expected to arrive in Philadelphia on the 5th or 6th.

William H Johnson sent a letter to his parents from Bealton Station VA, expressing pleasure with having been transferred to the 155th PA, and making various comments about food
George Ball mustered in co A (possibly 14th)
officers: 20 present, 3 on detached present, 2 on sick leave (25 total)
enlisted men: 233 present, 158 recruits, 25 in hospital (416 total)
total: 441
[Philadelphia Inquirer; Walter; Bates, p.190; Dyer, v.3, p.1604; Welch, p.504]
5 Veterans on furlough
Edwin Dyke mustered in co H
William McCoy mustered in co H
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Samuel Conrad (E) detailed for duty in ambulance corps, 1st div., 5th corps
Alvin Clark (27th Mass) promoted to corp
''The ninety-first Pennsylvania regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 5 January 1864, pages 2 and 7.
[orders]
6 231 veteran volunteers sent on furlough [letter, Gen. Geo. Meade]

William H Geary mustered out of C 20th PA Cavalry with his company
7 Veterans on furlough. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Edward Blanche (G) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate (perhaps possibly 7 Jan 63)
8 Veterans on furlough.
They were expected to arrive about 10 am, at the Broad and Prime Streets depot, and actually arrived about 4 pm. After waiting in snow for about an hour, they marched through the city, escorted by Birgfeld's Band, the Henry Guards (Captain John Spear, about 100 men), companies C, D, and K of the Second Union League Regiment, and others. They paraded up Broad Street to Walnut, then down Walnut to Thirteenth, to Chestnut, to Third, and then in front of Independence Hall. Colonel Gregory spoke for about 10 minutes, stressing that "[t]he war cannot cease until every black man is set free, and this country becomes, what God Almighty intends it to be in reality, the land of the free and the home of the brave". Lieutenant Shipley was detailed for recruiting, with headquarters on Chestnut Street, below Fifth.
[Philadelphia Inquirer; 'Arrival of the 91st regiment Pennsylvania volunteers' (Philadelphia Press 9 January 1864, page 2); 'Baltimore, Jan. 7' (Philadelphia Press, Friday 8 January 1864, page 2); Walter; mother's pension certificate file for Maria mother of Francis Cole; Bates, p.190; Welch, p.504; Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Frederick Rhoads mustered in co A (possibly 18th)
John Hamill in command of co.D
9 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
10 Veterans on furlough
Frederick Lehman (G) died in Lincoln Hosp., Washington DC, of chronic diarrhoea (had transferred to VRC)
Adam Cornwall mustered in co B (possibly 11th)
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
11 Veterans on furlough
George M Smith enlisted and mustered in co B at Philadelphia PA
Adam Cornwall mustered in co B (possibly 10th)
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604; 'The return of the veterans' (Philadelphia Press 11 January 1864 page 2)]
12 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Benjamin Davis mustered in co A
David Ginther mustered in co A
Thomas McDermot mustered in co A
['Additional list of killed and wounded', Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 May 1863, page 1]
13 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
James Earley mustered in co A
Francis Cole (C/A) was reported sick
14 Veterans on furlough.
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
George Ball mustered in co A (possibly 4th)
Col Gregory ordered Thomas Crozier dropped from the rolls (but apparently not!) and also Martin Blake (E)
John Houseman mustered in co A
William Laporte mustered in co A
Frank Miller mustered in co A
Samuel Nickel mustered in co A
John McClure mustered in co A
Barney Kelly enlisted in co A at Philadelphia PA
15 Veterans on furlough The furloughs were issued to the men; at least one (for Francis Cole) was delivered to the man's home (by Sgt John Stewart) because he was ill
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
John Whitman mustered in co B
Muster and descriptive roll of a detachment of US vols forwarded for the 91st, Philadelphia PA, including: Barney Kelly (A), George M Smith (B)
16 Veterans on furlough (This was the official date the furlough began) [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
David Faunce mustered in co B
George Ball (A) deserted
William Laporte (A) deserted
17 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
John Houseman (A) deserted
18 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Francis Cole (C) died of typhoid fever, at Philadelphia PA
Frederick Rhoads mustered in co A (possibly 8th)
19 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Isaac Knight appointed assistant surgeon of volunteers (accepted 16 April 1864)
James Donnelly (118th PA) promoted to sgt
[see ad]
20 Veterans on furlough.
recruiting ad appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Joseph Baker mustered in co A
John Brittain mustered in co A (possibly 25th)
William Mathews mustered in co A (possibly 28th)
Charles Thomas mustered in co A
George Scott enlisted in co D [?]
John Dollaway enlisted and mustered in co E [possibly 26 Jan]
John Eisenberger mustered in co A
Michael McCartney enlisted and mustered in co E
[see 'Head-quarters Ninety-first regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer, 20 January 1864, page 6]
[see ad]
21 Veterans on furlough. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Henry Clothier mustered in co B (reenlistment); enlisted by Lt Shipley
Jacob Clothier mustered in co B
William Young mustered in co D
John Brown enlisted and mustered in co E
James Gleason enlisted and mustered in co E
Charles Leonard enlisted and mustered in co E
Charles Yost enlisted and mustered in co E
George Rodearmel may have mustered in co D [possibly 26th]
William Eckard mustered in co D
Henry Mathers (90th PA, formerly E 91st) wrote a letter to one of his sisters
[see ad]
22 Veterans on furlough. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
John Brander enlisted and mustered in co E
Joshua Wood enlisted and mustered in co E
William Morris enlisted and mustered in co E
[see ad]
23 Veterans on furlough. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Charles Leipold (A) may have been promoted to Sgt Maj (possibly 1st)
24 Veterans on furlough. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Dennis McCarty, who had deserted, was caught in Philadelphia, in civilian clothing
James Dougherty (D) died of disease, at Philadelphia PA (possibly 27th, probably 25th)
25 Veterans on furlough. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
John Brittain mustered in co A (possibly 20th)
John Baird mustered in co B
Herman Kurtz mustered in co B
James Dougherty (D) died of disease, at Philadelphia PA (possibly 27th, or 24th)
George Scott mustered in co D [?]
26 Veterans on furlough. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Howard Shipley was the recruiting officer, and Isaac Knight examined at least one volunteer
Edward Hart mustered in co A
Merritt McCann mustered in co B
George Kenworthy mustered in co C
George Rodearmel mustered in co D [possibly 21st]
Charles Thompson enlisted and mustered in co E
John Dollaway enlisted and mustered in co E [possibly 20 Jan]
William Carson mustered in co H
Patrick O'Malley mustered in co K
John Falls mustered in as a veteran volunteer [?] in co A
William Volkmar mustered in co A
27 Veterans on furlough. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
John Beaver mustered in co A
John Jester mustered in co A
JP Kochersperger mustered in co A
Preston Hoops mustered in co D
John Flynn enlisted and mustered in co E
John Scanlan mustered in co G (perhaps 28th)
George Werkizer mustered in co G
James Dougherty (D) died of disease, at Philadelphia PA (possibly 24th, probably 25th)
Charles A Smith mustered in co I
28 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
William Mathews mustered in co A (possibly 20th)
James McAuliff mustered in co A
George McClary mustered in co B
George Bayley mustered in co D (perhaps 28 Jan 65)
Jefferson Bayley mustered in co D (perhaps 28 Jan 65)
James Hutchings enlisted and mustered in co E
Edward Farrell enlisted and mustered in co E
John Scanlan mustered in co G (perhaps 27th)
John Scanlan (G) deserted at Philadelphia PA
Thomas Crozier (H) transferred to Veterans' Reserve Corps
29 Veterans on furlough. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Joseph Cohen enlisted and mustered in co E
Bernard Vanhorn mustered in co K
Jesse Conard (formerly co. C) enlisted and was mustered in co. C 2nd New York Heavy Artillery
30 Veterans on furlough. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Jones Urwiler mustered in co A (possibly 31st)
John Wallace mustered in co A
George Watson mustered in co A
Charles Hamilton mustered in co B
Japhet Warren mustered in co B
Charles Baird mustered in co I and deserted at Philadelphia PA
Henry Cooper mustered in co I and deserted at Philadelphia PA
David Hampton mustered in co I and deserted at Philadelphia PA
31 Veterans on furlough. Lt Col. Joseph H Sinex was in command of the regiment (organization table) [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Jones Urwiler mustered in co A (possibly 30th)

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