91st PA--descriptive roll of company E, part 2

Descriptive roll for company E (entries 21 to 40)

Descriptive roll entries
1 to 20
21 to 40
41 to 60
61 to 80
81 to 100
101 to 120
121 to 140
141 to 160
161 to 179
180 to 197
[I have proofread and edited this file.]
[source: Descriptive book, company E, 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, National Archives and Records Administration]
[see the notes before entry 1 for information about when the descriptive roll was written, and about my transcription.]
[related file: summary of ages at enlistment]
[related file: summary of pre-war occupations]
[related file: summary of descriptions (height, complexion, eye and hair color, birthplace)]

[NO.] 21

[NAMES] Franklin Braceland

[AGE.] 25

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 6 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Grey

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Demagh Ireland

[OCCUPATION.] Bricklayer

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 28 /61

[WHERE.] Philad Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

Mustered into service By Col. Reiff

Deserted from Regt

apprehended March 7th /64

By special Order No 60 Head Quarters 1st Divison [sic] 5 Corps all Pay to Be Deducted for time absent and Returned to his Comy for Duty

Deserted again Near Peters Burg Va June 23d /64


[NO.] 22

[NAMES] George W. Bowman

[AGE.] 18

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 6 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Clerk

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 28 /61

[WHERE.] Phila Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Col. Reiff

Discharged By Reason Disability


[NO.] 23

[NAMES] Joseph Budd

[AGE.] 18

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 6 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Grey

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Gardener

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Sept 4 /61

[WHERE.] Phila Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Capt Starr

transferd [sic] in Invalid Corps By Reason unfit for Field Duty


[NO.] 24

[NAMES] James Clark

[AGE.] 42

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 8 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Talbort [sic] Co Maryland

[OCCUPATION.] Gardener

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 20 /61

[WHERE.] Phila Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Col Reiff

Died from Deise [sic] in Washington D. C


[NO.] 25

[NAMES] James C. Cartledg

[AGE.] 18

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 7 3/4 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Brown

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] stone Cutter

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 20 /61

[WHERE.] Phila Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Col Reiff

transferd [sic] into Iinto [sic] Invalid Corps By Reason unfit for field Duty

since Discharged By Reason Of expiration Of term Of service


[NO.] 26

[NAMES] William Clark

[AGE.] 20

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 3 /12 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Brown

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Coach trim

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 20 /61

[WHERE.] Phila Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Col Reiff

[This line appears to be erased:] transferd Into Invalid Corps

Wounded in hand at the Battle Of Fredericks Burg Va On the 9th [sic] Day Of December 62 [Bates has 13 December, which is more plausible, since the battle hadn't begun on the 9th.]

since Discharged haveing [sic] Lost a Portion Of his hand


[NO.] 27

[NAMES] Joseph Clowney

[AGE.] 28

[HEIGHT.] 6 Feet 3/4 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Del. County Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Teamster

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Lieut Swann

Reinlisted [sic] as Veteran Vol


[NO.] 28

[NAMES] Joseph F. Campbell

[AGE.] 37

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 6 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Dery Co Ireland

[OCCUPATION.] Teamster

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 21 /61

[WHERE.] Phila Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Col Reiff

Discharged By Reason Of Disibility [sic]


[NO.] 29

[NAMES] Joseph Campbell

[AGE.] 37

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 9 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Denigall Ireland

[OCCUPATION.] Laborer

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Sept 6 /61

[WHERE.] Phila Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Capt. Starr

transferd [sic] to Comp G 91st P.V.V the Comp Being Over the Maximum Number By Regt Order Dec /61 [It does say "PVV", although he transfered in December 1861, and the regiment was not a "Veterans" regiment until the end of 1863.]


[NO.] 30

[NAMES] Francis P. Donahue

[AGE.] 18

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 6 3/4 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Vender

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Mar 28 /64

[WHERE.] Warrent Junc

[BY WHOM.] Lieut Brass

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Cap Barnard

Reenlisted as Veteran Vol

Wounded at the Battle Of the Wilderness Va slight Contusion

Promoted to Corporeal [sic] for solderly [sic] Conduct

tried By Court Martial Convened at alexandria Va Monday January 23d 65

sentence to Loose [sic] all pay and allowances now Due and Make good the time Lost By absence


[NO.] 31

[NAMES] William Dougherty [something is written about 'Dougherty'; it appears to be 'Nombr 7']

[AGE.] 42

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 10 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Teamster

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton, Va

[BY WHOM.] Liet [sic] Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

Reinlisted [sic] as Veteran Vol

Musterd [sic] into service By Lieut Swann

Promoted to Corpl for Bravery On the Battle field

Killed While Chargeing [sic] the enimys [sic] works at Hatchier Crick [sic] Va On the 27t Day of October /64 Shot through thigh and Before he Could Be got Of [sic] the field he was Shot through the head


[NO.] 32

[NAMES] James Derlin

[AGE.] 22 [The first '2' seems to be written over a '3'; it could be '32', and based on the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Service cards, I believe it is]

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 6 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Brown

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Teamster

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service] By Lieut Swann

Reinlisted [sic] as Veteran Vol


[NO.] 33

[NAMES] Robert Ellingsworth

[AGE.] 46

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 6 3/4 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Brown

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Essex County Dela

[OCCUPATION.] Butcher

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Lieut Swann

Reenlisted as Veteran Vol

Wounded in thigh While Chargeing [sic] the enimys [sic] Works at Petersburg Va On the 23 Day Of June /64

Since Died Of his Wounds in Philadelpha [sic] Pa


[NO.] 34

[NAMES] Henry Fry

[AGE.] 29

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 5 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Dark [sic]

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Holland Germany

[OCCUPATION.] Wood Cutt[er] [?]

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 24 [?] /61

[WHERE.] Phila Pa

[BY WHOM.] Cap Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Col Reiff

Deserted his Regt at Philadelphia Pa February 10th /62


[NO.] 35

[NAMES] John J. Griffith

[AGE.] 24

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 9 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Brown

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Butcher

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Lieut Swann

Reinlisted [sic] as Veteran Vol

Promoted to first sergt for soldierly Conduct Wounded in Leg While Chargeing [sic] the enimys [sic] Works at Hatchier [sic] Crick [sic] Va On the 27' Oct /64

taken Prisoner at the Battle of Fredricks [sic] Burg Va On th [sic] 10t Dec /62 [The date is probably wrong; the battle hadn't begun. I suspect he was captured on the 16th, when many men from company E were captured; perhaps the transcriber misread '16' as '10'.]

Since exchanged


[NO.] 36

[NAMES] Joseph Green

[AGE.] 23

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 7 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] West Brommich England

[OCCUPATION.] Moulder

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Lieut Swann

Reinlisted [sic] as Veteran Vol

Court Martailed [sic] for Cowerdice [sic] in face Of the enimy [sic]

sentene [sic] to forfeit $10 Per Month Of his Monthly Pay for six months

slightly Wounded in the head at Peters Burg Va June 23 /64


[NO.] 37

[NAMES] William Gillmore

[AGE.] 36

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 7 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Dery Cony Ireland

[OCCUPATION.] Brick Mak

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Lieut Swann

Reinlisted [sic] as Veteran Vol


[NO.] 38

[NAMES] William Gorman

[AGE.] 32

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 3 1/4 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Grey

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Teamster

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Lieut Swann

Reinlisted [sic] as Veteran Vol

taken Prisoner at the Battle Of Fredericks Burg

since exchanged


[NO.] 39

[NAMES] George Hampton

[AGE.] 22

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 6 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Brown

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Teamster

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Lieut Swann

Reinlisted [sic] as Veteran Vol

Promoted Corporal for soldierly appearences [sic]

Wounded in Phila Pa By acidend [sic] in the shoulder Aug /61


[NO.] 40

[NAMES] George Hollick

[AGE.] 44

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 7 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Farmer

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 21 /61

[WHERE.] Phila Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Col Reiff

Discharged By Reason Of Disibility [sic]


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