91st PA in November 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. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

? According to several affidavits in Samuel Mock's pension file, the 91st was encamped near the Yellow House at Petersburg, and many soldiers were suffering chronic diarrhea.
William Warnsley (I) tried by court martial
William B Lambright went to Hatcher's Run, disinterred the body of Francis Corle (G), and brought it back to Bedford County PA, where it was buried immediately
1 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
Samuel Mock's back was accidentally injured while he was carrying logs to build winter quarters (description)
William Warford (A) deserted
John Edgar Jr (G) promoted to 1st lt
George Rodearmel (D) promoted to corp (probably 14th)
William Letourneau (G) promoted to sgt by special order 104
effective date of promotions for William Letourneau (G) to sgt, John Langerbartel (G) to sgt, Joseph Campbell (G) to corp, John McGinnis (C) to sgt, William McNally (C) to sgt, Thomas Deveraux (C) to corp, Joseph Bowen (C) to corp, Thomas Taylor (G) to corp, Franklin Osborne (G) to corp,
effective date of restoration of William Hagerman's (D) rank
William E Michael (F) promoted to capt (possibly 31 Oct)
regiment had 256 guns
Isaac W Smith (F) later claimed he and Isaiah Collins (F) 'participated in an advance upon the Weldon Railroad'; perhaps he meant August 1864
for more information, see consolidated morning report
2 91st transferred from the 2nd to the 3rd brigade.
John Garrity (E) delivered to Provost Marshall, for desertion
John McCann (F) discharged at Philadelphia PA on expiration of term
Charles McCord (F) discharged at Washington DC on expiration of term
James Smith (F) discharged near Petersburg VA on expiration of term
Francis Higgins (G) discharged on expiration of term at camp in field near Pegram House VA
Robert Houston (G) discharged on expiration of term at camp in field near Pegram House VA
Thomas Read (G) discharged on expiration of term at camp in field, near Pegram House, VA
Robert J Rowan (H) discharged on expiration of term
Charles Armstrong (I) discharged on expiration of term
Elisha Butt (I) discharged on expiration of term
John Donnell (I)'s furlough scheduled to end
Henry Rodsheadt (I) discharged on general order
Andrew Friend (C)'s furlough scheduled to end
William Wilson (A)'s furlough ended
regiment had 255 guns
[orders]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
3 regiment was camped near Pegram's House, VA
Joseph Everhart promoted to 1st lt
Dennis McCarty (E) returned under guard
George Finney (H) promoted to 1st lt
John R Allen (F) mustered in as 1st lt (wrongly reported as promoted to adjt (probably 17 May 65))
effective date of promotions for William Frailey (H) to 1st sgt (perhaps 4th), William Dyke (H) to sgt, John Sommer (H) to corp, William Andrews (H) to corp, Albert Morgan (C) to corp
John Donnell (I) no longer reported on leave
Patrick Costello (I) reported discharged on expiration of term
court martial of Joseph Green (E) began
Martin Blake (B 24th VRC, formerly E 91st PA) died, Wisewell Barracks Hospital, DC
regiment had 250 guns
for more information, see consolidated morning report
4 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
William Frailey (H) promoted to 1st sgt (perhaps 3rd)
George S Philips (H) had a secondary hemorrhage stopped by compression
William Vance (K) admitted to hospital in Washington DC
regiment had 249 guns
Joseph Green (E) found guilty of being AWOL and of misbehavior before the enemy (possibly 19th)
for more information, see consolidated morning report
5 John Murphy mustered in co C
new schedule issued
John Graham relieved from command of co C and assigned to command of co A
promotions effective 1 Nov: William Letourneau (G) to sgt, John Langerbartel (G) to sgt, Joseph Campbell (G) to corp, John McGinnis (C) to sgt, William McNally (C) to sgt, Thomas Deveraux (C) to corp, Joseph Bowen (C) to corp, Thomas Taylor (G) to corp, Franklin Osborne (G) to corp,
promotions effective 3 Nov: William Frailey (H) to 1st sgt, William Dyke (H) to sgt, John Sommer (H) to corp, William Andrews (H) to corp, Albert Morgan (C) to corp
regiment had 246 guns
[orders]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
6 regiment was camped near Pegram's House, VA
Samuel C Homan died at Dep Hospital Va from amputation of leg, because of wounds received at Hatcher's Run Va
James Closson (H) reported absent sick
George S Philips (H) had [left] common carotid tied by N E Mosely to stop a hemorrhage
John Boyer (K) discharged on expiration of term
John McCarty (K) discharged on expiration of term
W C Stackhouse (K) discharged on expiration of term
Thomas Young (K) discharged on expiration of term
William Cox mustered out of the VRC
Jeremiah Grazier transferred to 117th PA
John R Allen (F) assigned to command K, John Edgar Jr. (G) assigned to command D, and George Finney (H) assigned to command B, in addition to their present commands
Abraham Peters (G) discharged on expiration of term (perhaps 16th)
regiment had 250 guns
[orders]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
7 regiment was camped near Pegram's House, VA
regiment had never lost its colors
George McMullen and Charles O'Connell (D) reduced to the ranks
John Donnell, William Michael and John Graham (recorder) appointed board of survey to determine property in companies D, B, and K for which John Edgar, George Finney, and John Allen were respectively responsible
William Snyder (formerly of co.K) discharged from VRC
regiment had 248 guns
[letters and orders]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
8 regiment was camped at Pegram's House VA
no officers expected to leave this month because their term expired
Sellers asked that John Hamill be released from arrest (for being drunk on duty)
regiment had 248 guns
William Vance (K)'s arm amputated
[letters]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
9 regiment was camped at Pegram's House VA
Sellers asked that Adam Murphy (I) be discharged to allow him to accept a commission
the regiment had 20 officers and 544 enlisted men present and absent; co.I had 1 officer and 46 enlisted men total, and 33 enlisted men present
Thomas Taylor (D) went on furlough
regiment had 252 guns
[letter]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
10 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
William H Kiger (or Kigert) enlisted, in co A
William Wilson (A) probably reported awol
Andrew Friend (C)'s furlough ended
William Michael (F) certified various bits of information about Patrick Cahill (F), supporting Cahill's mother's pension application
Adam Murphy (I) mustered in as 1st lt
general court martial of John Hamill began at Peeble's Farm VA
regiment had 254 guns
for more information, see consolidated morning report
11 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
Edgar Gregory's arrival in Philadelphia was announced in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Josiah Jackson mustered in co A
Robert Ross (I) promoted to sgt
order reducing to the ranks sgt McMullin (D) revoked
effective date of promotions of Henry Erdman (I) to 1st sgt, and Robert Ross (I) to sgt
general court martial of John Hamill concluded; found guilty of drunkenness on duty and sentenced to be cashiered
regiment had 254 guns
[order]
['Arrival of Colonel Gregory', Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 November 1864, page 8]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
12 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
Andrew Wolf (A) reported transferred to VRC
James Devlin (E) on furlough
regiment had 252 guns
for more information, see consolidated morning report
13 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
company commanders to report immediately lost articles charged to men in October, and to whom charged
John H Kennedy (I) had lost a knapsack, and William Roesch (E) had lost (?) a gun and accoutrements
William Kier (F&S) on furlough
regiment had 254 guns
[letter and order]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
14 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
deficiency of 3200 rounds "E B' Cartridge Cal 58'"
Adam Murphy (I) assigned to command D
promotions effective 11 Nov 64: Henry Erdman (I) to 1st sgt, Robert Ross (I) to sgt
promotions effective 14 Nov 64: Benjamin Frederick (K) to corp, William Cloud (K) to corp, George Rodearmal (D) to corp (perhaps 1st?)
Daniel Lohr mustered out, 53rd PA
regiment had 254 guns
[letter and orders]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
15 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
Sellers recommended for duty in the Brigade Pioneer Corps 2 men: Samuel Edwards (B), Peter McCullough (F)
John Lott (probably) discharged from VRC
regiment had 254 guns
[letter]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
16 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
furlough for George Oldmixon (F&S) expired
John McNally (C) rejected by Board of Medical Examiners (final approval for discharge)
William Michael (F) on furlough
Abraham Peters (G) discharged on expiration of term (perhaps 6th)
regiment had 258 guns
for more information, see consolidated morning report
17 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
George Oldmixon (F&S) reported returned from furlough
Sellers issued a report "[i]n Compliance with S.O. 59 dated Hd Qrs 5 Army Corps November 15" 1864", listing the following men: sgt John L Evans (G), corp Robt C Fletcher (I), and pvts Robert Grey (A), John Coster (A), Thomas Wallace (B), William T Hoovan (C), Peter McCullough (F), Nicholas Evarts (H), and John O Dougherty (I)
Franklin Wolfinger (H) on furlough
John Bell (118th PA) promoted from 2d lt co.G to 1st lt co.B (of the 118th PA)
regiment had 257 guns
[letter]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
18 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
deficiencies: 8 caps, 12 dress coats, 25 blouses, 60 pants, 20 shirts, 42 drawers, 58 stockings, 22 shoes, 12 great coats, 40 great coat straps, 10 woolen blankets, 8 rubber blankets, 14 pieces of shelter tents, 10 knapsacks, 23 haversacks, 19 canteens, 500 ammunition
regiment had 254 guns
George Phillips (H) died, Washington DC, of wounds received at Hatcher's Run
[letter]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
19 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
John McConnell (E) detailed for temporary duty in qr mr dept, artillery brigade
Joseph Green (E) found guilty by court martial of absence without leave and misbehavior before the enemy, and sentenced to lose $10 per month of his pay for six months (probably 4th)
Daniel Foltz (G) mustered out on expiration of term at camp in the field near Pegram House VA (probably 2 Dec 64)
Sellers recommended for brevet appointments: capt John F Casner, effective 27 October 1864, and capt James H Closson, effective " 28" 1864, both for meritorious conduct during Hatchers Run; and color sgt Archibald Nimmo, effective 18 June 1864, for meritorious conduct in carrying the colors during the two charges then
regiment had 253 guns
[orders and letters]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
20 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
William Rookstool (G), mustered out on expiration of term
regiment had 3 wall tents in good condition; qm used one as office; the other 2 were quarters for the lt col and for the ass't surg
qm dept=1 officer (Justus Gregory, act rqm) and 2 enlisted men (Edwin Burr clerk and Thomas Irving butcher)
regiment had 8 picket shovels; Sellers did not know how many were required
William B Robinson was the regiment's sutler
Thomas Taylor (D)'s furlough ended
regiment had 253 guns
[letters]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
21 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
Samuel Allen, draftee, mustered in co G
John Coster (A) on furlough
Theodore A Hope (E) certified that Charles Haughey (E) had been wounded in action on 12 May 1864, and was presumed dead; his undated letter to Ellen Haughey is presumably from about the same date
regiment had 253 guns
for more information, see consolidated morning report
22 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
James Clossen (H) died of wounds suffered at Hatcher's Run
effective date of Joseph Everhart's assignment to command co H
regiment had 253 guns
for more information, see consolidated morning report
23 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
Sellers asked that goods stored in warehouses 33 and 35 Union Street Alexandria Virginia be forwarded to the regiment
William Wilson (A) probably reported returned from awol
Thomas Taylor (D) returned from furlough (late)
James Devlin (E)'s furlough ended
regiment had 249 guns
[letter]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
24 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
William Kiger (A) gained as recruit
Harry Angel (H) wounded in action (perhaps 27 Oct)
regiment had 249 guns
for more information, see consolidated morning report
25 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
Michael Bergin (E) discharged because his term expired
William Dougherty (E) discharged because his term expired
Joseph Everhart (C) assigned to command co H effective 22 Nov 64, in addition to his current command
s.o. #106's demotion of Charles O'Connell (D) revoked
regiment had 249 guns
[orders]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
26 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
William Michael returned from furlough
Harry Angel (H) died, Bates Hosp, Alexandria VA, of wounds rcvd in action
regiment had 250 guns
for more information, see consolidated morning report
27 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
comp commanders to send estimates of ordnance & ordnance stores required to equip their command
William Michael's furlough expired
Charles Coates died of wounds received in battle
regiment had 250 guns
John Blazo officially discharged from 6th NH because of expiration of term (but he had deserted from the 91st years earlier)
[order]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
28 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
Franklin Wolfinger (H)'s furlough ended
regiment had 250 guns
for more information, see consolidated morning report
29 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
sutler had paid no tax
Edward Wood (A) reduced to the ranks for disobedience of orders
George Justice (D) and William Tinney (D) released from arrest
Philip Stotsenburg (E) on furlough
Thomas Christy (D) entered Filbert St Gen'l Hosp
regiment had 252 guns
[letters and orders]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
30 regiment was camped near Pegram's House VA
deficiency of ordnance and ordnance stores: 6 non com waist belts & plates, 10 wipers, 2 ball screws, 440 [?] rounds of ball cartridges 58' caliber
John Allen (F) relieved from commanding co.K and assigned to duty as acting reg't qm & acting adjutant
John Edgar Jr assigned to command co.B, and Adam Murphy assigned to command co.K, in addition to their current commands
Adam Murphy (K) certified Lewis Lammey's service
Asher Manning (G) regained from desertion
John Blum (K) reported as deserter
regiment had 252 guns
[letters and orders]
for more information, see consolidated morning report
31 no enlisted men were serving as officers' servants
[letter]

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