91st PA in September 1864

September 1864

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Throughout this month, the 91st was in the Second Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps, of the Army of the Potomac. The siege of Petersburg continued. Poplar Grove Church and Peeble's Farm. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

?John Knecht (A) tried by court martial
1 Samuel C Griffith (E) mustered out because his term expired
Cyrus Cartledge (E) mustered out because his term expired
effective date of promotion to corp of Andrew Friend (C) and John O'Neil (C)
Robert Anderson (D) promoted to corp (perhaps 20 Oct 64)
Alpheus Bowman promoted to 1st lt, 3rd PA artillery
William Kilburn (G) arrested; $30 reward
Asher Manning (G) arrested; $30 reward
Eli Leach (K) detailed by Genl Warren as orderly
Leroy Abbott (K 155th PA) admitted to General Hospital, Pittsburgh PA
2 15 officers and 220 enlisted men present for duty; 15 officers and 228 enlisted men present
0 squad, company, or regimental drills
1 company and 1 regimental inspection
deficiencies: Ordnance & Ordnance Stores: 1 gun and accoutrements, 2 gun slings, 2 cartridge box belt plates, 2 cartridge box plates, 2 cartridge box tins, 3 thumb vices, 4 ball screws; Clothing: 2 forage caps, 14 blouses, fourteen pants, 26 shirts, 18 pairs of drawers, 67 (or 60?) pairs of stockings, 30 pairs of shoes, 17 woolen blankets; Camp & Garrison Equippage: 18 knapsacks, 2 haversacks, 3 canteens, 2 great coat straps, 13 shelter tents, 5 camp kettles, 5 mess pans, 9 camp hatchets & handles; No deficiency in ammunition
James Steele died in Andersonville Prison
company commanders were to report all members absent whose term did not expire before 31 Dec 64
James Finley mustered in co.D
William McKenney mustered in co D
William Moore mustered in co E
William McKain (VRC) may have been discharged
[letter and order]
3 regiment was on the Weldon Railroad, near the 6-mile house
James Gessler (C) discharged because his term expired [perhaps 20 Aug]
Thomas Kurtz (D) detailed by Col Gregory as clerk
Lewis Hamilton (D) dropped as a deserter
William McClung (F) reported gained from desertion
regiment had 207 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
4 regiment was on the Weldon Railroad, near the 6-mile house
Robert Wooden (E) arrested as a deserter
Conrad Brown (C) reported gained, having been dropped as killed in action [see the consolidated morning report for 29 June 1864]
regiment had 206 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
5 regiment was on the Weldon Railroad, near the 6-mile house
regiment reported Joseph Mayhew (A) transferred to VRC
James Howard (I) tried by court martial
regiment had 206 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
6 regiment was on the Weldon Railroad, near the 6-mile house
Frederick Rhodes (A) returned from absent in arrest
either John G Smith (A) or William Smith (A) (both wounded 18 June 1864) returned from absent sick
William Carpenter (D) wounded while on picket
John Hamill (D) received a commission as 1st lt from the PA governor, and Sellers requested that he be discharged to enable him to be mustered in as 1st lt
David G Lentz (E) mustered out when his term expired
the regiment had 22 officers and 511 men present and absent
co D had 1 officer [William H Carpenter] and 68 men present and absent, with either 42 or 52 men present
regiment had 206 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
7 regiment was on the Weldon Railroad, near the 6-mile house
John Knecht (A) discharged by sentence of court martial, by gen'l order 47 hq military governor dated Alexandria VA 7 Sep 64
John Hamill (D) promoted to 1st lt
Sellers reported that Francis Gregory (A) and Edward Maguigan (C) had not filed ordnance returns for the 2nd quarter 1864
DH Lentz, RQM, was the only officer other than company officers responsible for ordnance during December 1863
William Roesch (E), Joseph Green (E), and Elisha Butt (I) returned to duty, apparently from being absent sick
regiment had 206 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
8 regiment was camped near Six-mile house
John Hamill (D) discharged at camp near Weldon RR for promotion to 1st lt
Stephen Kelly (E) discharged when his term expired
a new camp schedule was issued [orders]
James Cartledge (VRC) discharged on expiration of term
regiment had 206 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
9 regiment was camped near Six-mile house
Charles Clime mustered in, co D [?]
David Baird (E) mustered out when his term expired
Samuel Burns (E) mustered out when his term expired
Samuel Conrad (E) received 10-day furlough
Andrew Flemming (E) mustered out when his term expired
Francis Harrigan (E) mustered out when his term expired
William McCartny (E) mustered out when his term expired [uncertain date]
John Stotsenburg (E) mustered out when his term expired
Sellers asked that the general commanding the army decide whether men were to be discharged because of expiration of term three years after their individual terms began, or after their companies were mustered in
John Casner (K) to issue to John Hamill (D) surplus ordnance & stores in his company
John Schwartz (K) returned from absent wounded
David Buchanan (D) detailed as hosp att vice Andrew Fleming (E)
Thomas Whelan (VRC) discharged
[letters and orders]
regiment had 206 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
10 regiment was on Weldon RR, near six-mile house
Sellers asked that musicians Thomas Coyle and John Falls be returned from duty at the corps hospital, since the drum corps was "entirely broken up"
Arthur Bloomley (A) discharged by gen'l order, by Maj Gen Ayres [?]
William W Burns (E): bones of right forearm stump 'much exposed'
Howard Shipley (G) detailed as acting adjutant
Sgt Wm Cloud (K) reduced to the ranks "for using insolent language to his superior officers"
Elisha Stoughton (K) sent to hospital in Washington
regiment had 204 guns
[letter and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
11 regiment was on Weldon RR, near six-mile house
John Wallace (A) transferred to VRC (possibly 19th)
George Sweed (D) returned from absent wounded
regiment had 205 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
12 regiment was on Weldon RR, near six-mile house
Adam Stitzman (F) relieved from duty in qm dept and returned to duty
William [?] Irving (D) detailed for duty in qm dept
[orders]
regiment had 206 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
13 regiment was on Weldon RR, near six-mile house
Sellers sent Bennett a copy of the correspondence about William Reiff's not having been detailed to the corps hospital at City Point, since the lt in charge of the detail continued to report him "detailed but not reported"
monthly inspection to be held on 14th at 2.00. Sellers called attention to various regulations and to articles of war, article 29, forbidding sutlers from selling liquor at various times
Matthew Wilson (K) sick in Point Lookout Hospt
regiment had 206 guns
Charles T Loper (formerly of co. G) enlisted in H 2nd NJ Cavalry at Trenton NJ
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
14 regiment was on Weldon RR near 6 mile house
modified schedule issued
Sellers reported deficiencies
2 recruits gained from depot in co.D
1 gained from desertion and 1 returned from absent sick in co.E
regiment had 206 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
15 regiment was on the Weldon RR near 6 mile house
Sellers requested permission for John Graham to go to Alexandria VA to collect items in storage
regiment had 206 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
16 regiment was in camp near 6-mile station, VA
Philip F Stotsenberg (E) promoted from corp to sgt, for soldierly conduct during the 1864 campaign
John J Griffith promoted to 1st sgt, co E
Montgomery Burr promoted to sgt, co E
William H Jeffries promoted to sgt, co E
present: 15 commissioned officers, 235 enlisted men; present for duty: 14 comm off and 232 enlisted men; 5 men discharged by expiration of term; 2 recruits gained from depot; 2 gained from desertion; 1 additional man gained; 1 comm off lost, William Carpenter sent to hospital
5 squad and 5 company drills; 1 company and 1 regimental inspection; 1 dress parade
no deficiencies in ordnance or ordnance stores
Sellers asked for pamphlet morning report books, since the regiment had none
Sellers asked that Thomas Coyle and John Falls be replaced by George Black and William Reiff on detached duty in the corps hospital at City Point VA
Sellers requested information about Henry Linkerman's muster in date
regiment had 206 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
17 regiment was in camp near Weldon RR
Samuel Edwards (B) sent to hospital Alexandria VA
Michael Bergin (E) tried for desertion, before general court martial at the 2nd Brig 1st Div 5th Corps (Col A L Pearson, 155th PA, President)
regiment had 208 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
18 regiment was on Weldon RR near 6 mile house
Samuel Edwards (B) returned to duty
George Hampton (E) promoted to corp for soldierly conduct in late battle or soldierly appearances (perhaps on 16th)
William Dougherty (E) promoted to corp for soldierly conduct (perhaps on 16th)
regiment had 208 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
19 regiment was on Weldon RR near 6 mile house
Andrew Gregg mustered in co K
no casualties had occurred since 9 Sep 64
company commanders were to submit requisitions for clothing etc. for October
John Wallace (A) transferred to VRC (possibly 11th)
William Carpenter (D) requested transfer from Officers' hospital, Bedloe's Island, New York, to Officer's Hospital, Philadelphia
regiment had 208 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
20 regiment was on Weldon Railroad, near the six-mile house
Salathiel Cox (C) mustered out near Petersburg VA when his term expired
Charles Higgins (C) discharged near Petersburg VA when his term expired
Louis Kuert (C) discharged near Petersburg VA when his term expired
Charles Lowery (C) discharged near Petersburg VA when his term expired
John Reynolds (C) discharged near Petersburg VA when his term expired
Samuel Simpson (C) mustered out near Petersburg VA on expiration of term (perhaps 5 Dec 64)
William Simpson (C) discharged near Petersburg VA when his term expired
Joseph E Smith (C) discharged near Petersburg VA when his term expired
Thomas O'Neill (C) discharged near Petersburg VA when his term expired
William McNally (C) 10-day furlough
Samuel Conrad (E) awol (late returning from leave)
John Garden (K) discharged
camp schedule modified
Josiah Feathers (G) arrested
Andrew Steinmetz (H) sent to division hospital
John Hamill certified various facts about Joseph Johnson's service and death
regiment had 209 guns
[order]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
21 Jacob Barclay, draftee, mustered in co B
William Berkheimer, draftee, mustered in co B
John Feighter, draftee, mustered in co B
John Stineman, draftee, mustered in co B
Thomas Stineman, draftee, mustered in co B
Alva Bowen draftee, mustered in co C (possibly 24th)
John Weiser, draftee, enlisted and mustered in co E
Daniel Stoner drafted, mustered in co B
Alexander Ickes drafted, mustered in co B
Adam Imler, draftee, mustered in co B
Martin Imler, draftee, mustered in co B
David Lingenfetter, draftee, mustered in co B
William Imler, draftee, mustered in co B
Samuel Mock, draftee, mustered in co B
Samuel Oster, draftee, mustered in co B
William Lechron, draftee, mustered in co C
Charles Smaltz, draftee, mustered in co C
Abner Smoure, draftee, mustered in co C
James Aarons, draftee, mustered in co F
George Bennett, draftee, mustered in co F
Joseph Bennett, draftee, mustered in co F
James Browning, draftee, mustered in co F
Isaiah Collins, draftee, mustered in co F
Adam Deihl, draftee, mustered in co F
Thomas Jay, draftee, mustered in co F
Asa Johnson, draftee, mustered in co F
Emanuel Johnson, draftee, mustered in co F
John J Johnson, draftee, mustered in co F
William P Johnson, draftee, mustered in co F
John Lashly, draftee, mustered in co F
John Leasure, draftee, mustered in co F
George Martin, draftee, mustered in co F
Andrew Pennell, draftee, mustered in co F
Hiram Perdue, draftee, mustered in co F
Zachariah Schaffer, draftee, mustered in co F
Isaac W Smith, draftee, mustered in co F
Joseph Snyder, draftee, mustered in co F
George Tewell, draftee, mustered in co F
John Aemigh drafted, mustered in co G
Elias Burkett, draftee, mustered in co G
Francis Corle, draftee, mustered in co G
Jonathan Corle, draftee, mustered in co G
Daniel Garn, draftee, mustered in co G
George Gordan, draftee, mustered in co G
Michael Stufft, draftee, mustered in co G
Joseph Whitaker, drafted, mustered in co G
Henry Bennett, draftee, mustered in co I
Phillip Clark, draftee, mustered in co I
Otho Elbin, draftee, mustered in co I
Thomas Hymes, draftee, mustered in co I
Elisha McGregor, draftee, mustered in co I
George Miller, draftee, mustered in co I
Samuel Mock, draftee, mustered in co I
William Mock, draftee, mustered in co I
John Pitman, draftee, mustered in co I
Bartly Smith, draftee, mustered in co I
Lewis Smith, draftee, mustered in co I
David Stackman, draftee, mustered in co I
Thomas Walker, draftee, mustered in co I
George Sewell, draftee, msutered in, at Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA
Michael Burgin sentenced
Isaac Tyson (H) detailed as teamster & ordered to report to brigade AQM
[order]
22 Robert Ellingsworth (E) died in US General Hospital (Broad + Cherry St), Philadelphia PA of wounds received in action (flesh wounds in thigh)
Henry Francis (F) discharged by general order because of physical disability from wounds received in action
[order]
23 regiment was camped on Weldon Railroad near Six-Mile Station, VA
Hamill reported that he hadn't heard about John McGeehan (D), wounded 6 May 1864
Sellers drew company commanders attention to para 234 army regs & orders re daily inspections
Peter Herdenbaugh (K) and Thomas Young (K) detailed for duty with brig. provost guard
Andrew Friend (C) and John O'Neil (C) promoted to corp effective 1 Sep 64
Justus Gregory (rqm) granted 10 days leave
Joseph Jones discharged by general order because of physical disability from wounds received in action
Samuel Conrad (E) returned from furlough by this date
Samuel Tipton (K) returned to duty from provost guard
Daniel Ickes mustered in co I
John Hamill certified that Samuel Steel (D) was killed on 3 May 1863
regiment had 207 guns
[see 'Deaths of soldiers', 23 September 1864 Philadelphia Inquirer p.2]
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
24 regiment was in camp on Weldon Railroad near Six-Mile House, VA
General Griffin recommended consolidating the first division into a brigade.
James Knox, draftee, mustered in co C (possibly 27th)
Jacob Geisenhoffer (A) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Alva Bowen draftee, mustered in co C (possibly 21st)
board of survey established to determine property in company D
Sellers listed battles the 91st had participated in
promotions: Donald Knox (B) to corp, William Vance (K) to corp, Samuel Tipton (K) to corp
reg't received notice of Justus Gregory's leave
regiment had 208 guns
Brig Genl Griffith recommended consolidating the division into a brigade
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
25 regiment was in camp on Weldon Railroad near Six-Mile Station, VA
Patrick Campbell (C) mustered out near Petersburg VA when his term expired
William Vance (K) returned to duty
regiment had 208 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
26 regiment was in camp on Weldon Railroad near 6-mile house
Henry Largay (Larnay?) (I) mustered out when his term expired
Sellers transmitted Hamill's report of the 23rd
regiment had 210 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
27 regiment was in camp on Weldon Railroad near 6-mile house
John Heisey, draftee, mustered in co C
Jacob Leedy, draftee, mustered in co C (possibly 28th)
Michael Miller (C), draftee, reported for duty
James Knox, draftee, mustered in co C (possibly 24th)
Absolam Rice, draftee, mustered in co C
James Wright, draftee, mustered in co C
Jas Troutman, draftee, mustered in co I
Hugh Green (D) wounded
Edward Maguigan to turn surplus ordnance and stores to Eli Sellers (G), John Casner (K), and John Hamill (D)
Matthew Hall to turn over to Theodore Hope ordnance and stores and other property in co E
William Carpenter (D) ordered transfered from Officers' Hospital, Bedloe's Island, NY to Officers' Hospital, Philadelphia PA
William Cloud (K) promoted to corp
Wilfred Bywater (K) returned to duty
regiment had 209 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
28 regiment was on Weldon Railroad near 6-mile house
John Beaver (A) returned to duty from absent sick
Jacob Leedy, draftee, mustered in co C (possibly 27th)
Daniel Shumber, substitute, mustered in co G
Matthew Hall (E) was discharged at the expiration of his term [could be 9th or 29th]
John D Lentz discharged by special order
Edward Maguigan (C) mustered out when his term expired
John Graham (E) placed in command of co C, and ordered to receipt to Maguigan for property
John Brander (E) returned to duty
Robert Gorbey (K) and John Worl (C) detailed for duty in provost guard at div hq
John Graham to turn over co C's surplus ordnance & stores to John Casner; James Closson to turn over co H's surplus ordnance & stores to Theodore Hope; John Donnell to turn over the surplus ordnance & stores to Francis Gregory
John Lentz discharged
George Finney (H) in arrest
"Privt Shulter"[?] (K) returned to duty [I haven't identified him yet. perhaps 'Mutter'? or Multter'?]
regiment had 210 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
29 Poplar Grove Church and Peeble's Farm began. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
30 Poplar Grove Church and Peeble's Farm continued.
Joined in movement to Peebles' Farm. Thrown into line when it arrived, and drove Confederate skirmishers.
mid-day. Division captured a fort with four guns, and prisoners.
Relieved by Ninth Corps. Division moved to left. Attacked at 4.00. General Griffin led division to help Ninth, stopping Confederate advance.
The action on this day led to Col Gregory's promotion to brevet Brigadier General [request].
Calvin Jones (A) wounded
Frederick Rhoads (A) wounded
[Bates, p.192; Walter; Dyer, v.3, p.1604; Welch, p.506]
Donald Knox (B) may have been wounded
Ambrose Baker (C) killed in action
Stephen Godfrey (A) discharged on expiration of term
missing in action: Geo W Justice (D), Geo Scott (D), Geo W Sweed (D), Chas Bailey (D), James Clarke (E), Joseph Green (E), and John Fink (H)
Edward Hart (A) wounded
Wilfred Bywater (K) wounded
PA governor signed a commission for Adam Murphy (I)
George Collins (118th PA) wounded at Peeble's Farm VA
John Lowery (118th PA) wounded at Peeble's Farm VA
George Howell (118th PA) wounded at Peeble's Farm VA
William Riley (118th PA) wounded at Peeble's Farm VA
Alvin Clark (27th Mass) died of disease at Andersonville GA
Joseph Green (E) left his company, while at or near Squirrel Level Road VA
William W Burns (E): right forearm stump painful and swollen; perhaps this is when the second amputation (above the elbow) was carried out
regiment had 207 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]

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