91st PA in February 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. The veterans were on furlough for the first half of the month, and the 91st spent the second half near Chester Pennsylvania. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

1 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Charles Smith (B) officially went absent without leave
Stephen Whinna (H) promoted to sgt effective 1 Jan 64
Louis Brosse discharged from a different regiment
[order]
2 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Robert Anderson mustered in co D
Thomas Christy Jr mustered in co D
George Cline mustered in co D
William Burns enlisted and mustered in co E (examined by surgeon Isaac D Knight, witnessed by William C Stackhouse (K))
Robert T Earnest enlisted and mustered in co E
Isaiah Tomlin mustered in co C
3 Veterans on furlough. Flags were presented to the Regiment in Concert Hall, with addresses by Prof. Saunders, Ex-Governor Pollock, and Colonel Gregory
[Philadelphia Inquirer report; Public Ledger report; Dyer, v.3, p.1604; 'Presentation of flags' (Philadelphia Press 4 February 1864, page 2)]
William Sutton mustered in co B
James Sutton mustered in co B
James Carberry mustered in co C
Thomas Flynn mustered in co D
Francis Ford mustered in co D
Richard McCarter mustered in co D
George W Webb enlisted and mustered in co E
Samuel Williams enlisted and mustered in co E
David A Buchanan mustered in co D
John Stackhouse mustered in co I
Christian Stauze mustered in co K
Isaac Knight was in Wheeling, WV, and unable to provide information about James Kiernan
4 Veterans on furlough
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
William Kane mustered in co H
George Watson (A) deserted
John Cox mustered in co C
Daniel Mattix mustered in co C
Thomas Morris mustered in co C
Charles Haughey (E) who had deserted, was caught
James Clark (E) re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer
Albert Walz mustered in co C (possibly 8th)
William Foote enlisted and mustered in co E
David Hewitt enlisted and mustered in co E
William Roesch enlisted and mustered in co E
Aaron Derr mustered in co F
John B Buzby mustered in co G
William Connard mustered in co F
Harry Beal mustered in co H
David McCandless (62nd PA) detailed at Div Hosp by Col Switzer
['Presentation of a suit of flag'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 4 February 1864, page 4]
5 Veterans on furlough
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
John Thompson mustered in co B (possibly 6th)
James Carberry (C) deserted
Alexander Earnest enlisted and mustered in co E
John Martin enlisted and mustered in co E by Howard W Shipley at Philadelphia PA
Joseph Reynolds mustered in co D [possibly 12th]
John Chester enlisted in co H
Jacob S Smith mustered in co I (perhaps 6th)
William Lindsay reenlisted in 62nd PA as vet
6 Veterans on furlough
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Andrew Wolf mustered in co A
John Carroll mustered in co B; enlisted by Lt Shipley, mustered by Lt Hilderburn
Philip Dailey mustered in co B
John Thompson mustered in co B (possibly 5th)
Freeman Kneedler enlisted and mustered in co E
John L Robinson enlisted and mustered in co E
John Brown (E) deserted
John Chester mustered in co H
Paul Hill mustered in co H
Jacob S Smith mustered in co I (perhaps 5th)
7 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
8 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Edward Hoskins mustered in co A
Albert Walz mustered in co C (possibly 4th)
William Kushner mustered in co D
John Schudy mustered in 118th PA
Henry Mathers (90th PA, formerly E 91st) wrote a letter to one of his sisters, which claims Joe Budd had reenlisted, and talks about the 90th PA and family and friends
9 Veterans on furlough
John Haines (E) died (after discharge)
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Hiram Early mustered in co A
William H Care mustered in co D (perhaps 10th)
William Irving mustered in co D
Joseph Reese mustered in co D
Wilbur Wampole mustered in co D (possibly 10th)
Samuel Homan enlisted and mustered in co E
William Lindsay enlisted and mustered in co E
Charles A Mellor enlisted and mustered in co E
John Braisted mustered in co G
William Andrews mustered in co H
Thomas Crozier (H) discharged (but apparently not!)
Thomas Irving mustered in co D

muster and descriptive roll of a detachment of US volunteers forwarded for the 91st Regiment Pennsylvania infantry, Philadelphia PA, included: Solomon Parker (C) [before he enlisted!?]
10 Veterans on furlough
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
William McVeigh mustered in co B
William H Care mustered in co D (perhaps 9th)
Joseph Summers mustered in co D
Wilbur Wampole mustered in co D (possibly 9th)
Hugh Mullen enlisted and mustered in co E (possibly 15th)
Louis Bender mustered in co H
William Dawson mustered in co H
11 Veterans on furlough
Aaron Varnasdale mustered in co D (possibly 12th)
Reuben Auman mustered in co G
Franklin Wolfinger mustered in co H
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
12 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Philip Hertzig mustered in co A
George Wyman mustered in co B
Joseph Reynolds mustered in co D [possibly on the 5th]
Frederick Reese mustered in co D
Aaron Varnasdale mustered in co D (possibly 11th)
William Burton mustered in co G
Patrick Toner mustered in co I
13 Veterans on furlough
Edgar Gregory elected to the Board of Managers of the Homeopathic Infirmary
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Jesse Rex mustered in co A
William Smith mustered in co A
George Souders mustered in co I
George Sweed mustered in co D
David Baughman (62nd PA) reenlisted as veteran volunteer
James Fitzimmons (62nd PA) reenlisted as veteran volunteer
Matthew Wilson (62nd PA) reenlisted as veteranl volunteer
['Annual meeting at the homeopathic infirmary', Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 February 1864, page 3]
14 Veterans on furlough
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Charles Young enlisted and mustered in co E
15 Veterans on furlough [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Thomas Simpson mustered in co A
Henry Budge mustered in co A
William Hewitt mustered in co C
William Michiner mustered in co D
Aaron Varnasdall mustered in co D by Howard Shipley
Hugh Mullen enlisted and mustered in co E (possibly 10th)
John McClintock mustered in co H
Jeremiah Derr (F) transferred to the VRC
Jacob Bender (G) transferred to the VRC
David Baughman (62nd PA) mustered in as veteran volunteer
John Garden (62nd PA) mustered in as veteran volunteer
Samuel Nicodemus (62nd PA) mustered in, probably as veteran volunteer
16 Allowed the freedom of the city until the 16th, after their 30 days were up. Then they went by train from the Baltimore Railroad Depot to Chester, ordered to Upland (just beyond Chester), where the general rendezvous for re-enlisted veterans in eastern PA was, with Col Gregory in command of the post, and the adjutant as post adjutant. Since they were there for some time, many of the soldiers took informal leaves.
Solomon Parker enlisted and mustered in co C at Philadelphia PA
William Aldridge mustered in co H
Sup Vol Rec Serv issued orders relating to the 91st (Sinex claimed he received them on the 20th)
these men transfered from co.A: John Walsh to F; James Nugent to F; Isaack Goodman to F; William Vance to K; John Falls to H; David Wiess to I; Francis Cole to C; John Maginnes to C; William Scheiffer to C; John Scott to E; William Chandler to D; Walter Widdefield (perhaps William W Widdefield) to D
Jesse Rex (A) deserted
William Burton (G) deserted at Philadelphia PA

muster and descriptive roll of a detachment of US volunteers forwarded for the 91st Regiment Pennsylvania infantry, Philadelphia PA, included: Solomon Parker (C)
[Walter; Dyer, v.3, p.1604; Bates, p.190; Welch, p.504]
Hugh Callahan (E) deserted while home on veteran's furlough
John Perkins (G) deserted at Philadelphia PA
Thomas Kurtz mustered in co D
an order promoting George Souder (I) to sgt was apparently not issued
['Homeopathic infirmary' (Philadelphia Press 16 February 1864, page 4)]
[orders]
17 Near Chester
Gregory issued a new camp schedule
Robert Stewart (D) probably placed in arrest
John Brass transferred from co.A to command of co.B
Justus Gregory (B) detached to recruiting service
William Hagerman (D) reported deserted
William Carpenter (D) transferred
John Rusk (D) reenlisted as veteran volunteer
205 men were awol
135 men had enlisted
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report (#1) and consolidated morning report (#2)]
18 regiment was camped near Chester PA
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
John McGonigle mustered in co D
Colonel Gregory assigned to command Chester Hospital, Chester PA, while it was a rendezvous for veteran volunteers
Henry Wilson mustered in co B
William Harvey mustered in co D
James Earley (A) deserted
William Lutz mustered in co D
Philip Peltz (VRC) discharged
175 men were awol
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
19 regiment was camped near Chester PA
Calvin Jones mustered in co A
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Benjamin Tayman detached as recruiting officer, Chester PA, by order of Sup Vol Rec Service
Thomas Kurtz (D) detailed as clerk for qm
Adam Stitzman detailed for duty in qm dept
8 men had enlisted in the regiment
150 men were awol
other detachments (at the Rendezvous under Colonel Gregory's command?): 28th: 6 commissioned officers, 157 enlisted men; 95th: 2 commissioned officers, 85 enlisted men; invalids [??]: 1 commissioned officer, 54 enlisted men; Battery [F 1st PA Artillery?]: 2 commissioned officers, 21 enlisted men
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report, and consolidated morning report--detachments]
20 Near Chester [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Winchester Myers mustered in co H
regiment ordered to return to the Army of the Potomac [see letter, Sinex to Gilbert, 2 Mar 64] (Sinex claims he received this on the 25th, through Gregory)
command given "verbally" to Sinex (who claims he didn't "really" command until the regiment left for the front)
Sinex claims he received the order of the Sup Vol Rec Serv dated 16 Feb 64 on the 20th
regiment deficient in knapsacks, haversacks, canteens, shelter tents
recruits deficient in arms (not supplied until regiment reached field) and clothing (supplied 29th)
David Hunter mustered in co C
William Lofft mustered in co C
George Bolon (or Rollin) mustered in co D
Thomas Taylor (G) reenlisted as vet
Charles Lafferty mustered in co I
Louis Bender (H) died by shooting himself at Chester Barracks PA
other detachments (at the Rendezvous under Colonel Gregory's command?): 28th: 9 commissioned officers, 173 enlisted men; 95th: 2 commissioned officers, 100 enlisted men; invalids [??]: 1 commissioned officer, 42 enlisted men; Battery [F 1st PA Artillery?]: 2 commissioned officers, 38 enlisted men
EJ Maguigan (C) AWOL
160 enlisted men AWOL
1 man had enlisted in the regiment
[for more information, see consolidated morning report, and consolidated morning report--detachments]
21 Near Chester [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
EJ Maguigan (C) returned from being AWOL
164 enlisted men were AWOL
other detachments (at the Rendezvous under Colonel Gregory's command?): 28th: 17 commissioned officer, 206 enlisted men; 95th: 2 commissioned officers, 104 enlisted men; Battery: 2 commissioned officers, 46 enlisted men; Inv: 1 commissioned officer, 42 enlisted men;
[for more information, see consolidated morning report, and consolidated morning report--detachments]
22 Near Chester
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Henry Crice mustered in co H
detached for duty in recruiting service, Philadelphia, by sup vol rec service: William Chandler (D), William Stackhouse (K), Wilbur Wampole (D), John Jester (A); at Chester PA, under B Tayman: Walter Widdefield (D) [perhaps William Widdefield (D)], Patrick Byrne (B)
other detachments (at the Rendezvous under Colonel Gregory's command?): 28th: 7 commissioned officers, 204 enlisted men; 95th: 3 commissioned officers, 120 enlisted men; Battery: 2 commissioned officers, 49 enlisted men; Inv: 1 commissioned officer, 42 enlisted men
163 enlisted men AWOL
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report, and consolidated morning report--detachments]
23 Near Chester [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
other detachments (at the Rendezvous under Colonel Gregory's command?): 28th: [not listed]; 95th: [not listed] Battery: 2 commissioned officers, 52 enlisted men; Inv: 1 commissioned officer, 42 enlisted men
Michael Gallagher (D) mustered in as veteran voluteer, at Philadelphia PA
William Geary mustered in co D
Aaron Derr (F) died of typhoid pneumonia, in Philadelphia PA
Edward J Maguigan (C) certified various facts about the death of Francis Cole (C)
Robert Gorbey mustered in co K
161 enlisted men AWOL
7 men had enlisted in the regiment
[for more information, see consolidated morning report and consolidated morning report--detachments]
24 Near Chester
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Henry Hause mustered in co F
David Hunter (C) deserted
Robert Stewart (D) released from arrest
Absalom Shell mustered in co F
John Shaeffer (62nd PA) reenlisted as vet
149 enlisted men were AWOL
1 man had enlisted in the regiment
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
25 regiment was camped near Chester Pennsylvania
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Sinex received order from HQ Army of Potomac, 20th, ordering regiment to front
Sup Vol Rec Ser ordered regiment to Army on 29th
canceled orders: John Brass to be acting adjt, and David Baker to command co B
Henry Bozher mustered in co I and deserted (perhaps 27 Apr)
Enos Hickman (F) reenlisted as veteran at Philadelphia PA
Alexander McDonald mustered in co H (perhaps 26th)
Louis Brosse enlisted in co I
Henry Bozier mustered in co K
Samuel Keen mustered in co D
Henry Gray reenlisted as vet, at Philadelphia PA
152 enlisted men were AWOL
Robert Morley enlisted, 62nd PA
John Johnson (formerly of co.B) died at Harrisburg Hospital
Charles Hannigan (E) transferred (apparently back to the 91st from the 155th PA, with the other men who were not eligible for leave as veterans)
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
26 regiment was camped near Chester Pennsylvania. absent men were ordered to report immediately to the Chester Hospital Rendezvous
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
William Harris mustered in co I
Sinex received through mail order from Sup Vol Rec Serv, 25 Feb
Alexander McDonald mustered in co H (perhaps 25th)
John Lackey enlisted and mustered in co A at Philadelphia PA; recruiting officer J A Gregory, examining physician William G Keir, witness to declaration of recruit W H Chandler (D)
George Coster reenlisted as vet
John Martin (E) reported deserted
Joseph Webb (E) transferred to I 71st PA
Henry G Mathers (90th PA, formerly co. E 91st PA) sent his mother a letter, from camp near Culpepper, Virginia; among other things, he claimed he didn't like the 90th as much as he had liked the 91st, since the officer disliked enlisted men, and that he had heard that the 91st's Lieutenant David B Baker had resigned
198 enlisted men were AWOL
['Special order, no.3', Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 February 1864, page 8]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
27 regiment was camped near Chester Pennsylvania
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Joseph Donnelly mustered in co D
James Forsythe mustered in co D
Alexander Boyd mustered in co D
Charles Neide (D) returned to regiment from desertion
Sinex applied for transportation
transportation order issued (but not received; see letter, Sinex to Vincent, 2 Mar 64) (rcvd 1 Mar 64, through Gregory)
5 commissioned officers and 221 enlisted men were AWOL
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
28 regiment was camped near Chester Pennsylvania
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Louis Boose mustered in co I
John Knipe, draftee, mustered in co A (probably 28 Feb 1865)
orders issued that 91st should go to 3rd brig 2nd div 5th corps camp [see letter, Sinex to Barstow, 5 Mar 64]
4 commissioned officers and 217 enlisted men were AWOL
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
29 regiment was camped near Chester Pennsylvania
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
James Carreck mustered in co F
recruits' deficiencies in clothing supplied
regiment was supposed to leave for the army (see 25th)
William Johnston mustered in co B
Hugh Green mustered in co D
JC Pennypacker mustered in co D
William Whitlock mustered in co D
Charles Jackson mustered in co H and deserted
George Miller mustered in co H and deserted (never reported)
3 commissioned officers and 216 enlisted men were AWOL
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]

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