91st PA--regimental letters, 1864

Regimental letters, October to December 1864

[I have finished proofreading and editing these letters.]
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List of Enlisted Men Employed as Servants [illegible word]
Name of Soldier None
Co None
Regt
With whom Serving None
In what Capacity None
Length of time the Service has been rendered None
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 4" 1864
sgd Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
Oct 4" 1864
Lieut B J Tayman
A B Insp'r
Lieut

I have the honor to Submit the following report

Command 91 P.V.V.
No of Guns 211
Kind of Arms Springfield Rifle Muskets
Calibre 58'
No of Rounds of Ammt 10550
Remarks 50 rounds per man
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I am Lieut
Very Respectfully &c
(sgd) Eli G. Sellers
Capt Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 6" 1864
Lieut B J Tayman
A B I. & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor in accordance with Special Order No 258 Hd Qrs Army of the Potomac Sept 26' 64 to submit the following Report

Discharged in May June July August Septembr Total Discharged
Present for duty when dischgd Officers " " " " 2 2
Enlisted Men " " " " 14 14
Absent when Discharged Officers " " " " " "
Enlisted Men " " " " 10 10
Total Present & Absent when discharged Officers " " " " 2 2
Enlisted Men " " " " 24 24


Months May June July August September
Organizations Joined Regiment None
Strength Officers 24 23 22 22 19
E Men 565 516 518 514 484
Recruits Joined 2 " " " 3
Organizations to go out between Oct 1st & Dec 31st 1864 Regt None
Strength Present for duty October 1st 1864 Officers
Enlisted Men
Date of discharge of Organizations to be mustered out December 4 '1864

[I have reoriented the tables from horizontal to vertical, to make them fit better.]
I am Lieut Very Respectfully &c
sgd Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 7" 1864
Lieut B J Tayman
A B. I & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to submit the following nominal report of Enlisted Men missing in action

1PrivateGeo W JusticeCo "D"Sept 30near Peebles House
2"Geo Scott" "" "" " "
3"Geo W Sweed" "" "" " "
4"Chas Bailey" "" "" " "
5"James Clarke" E" "" " "
6"Joseph Green" "" "" " "
7"John Fink" H" "" " "

I am Lieut
Very Respectfully &c
(Sgd) Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
Oct 14" 1864
Lieut B J Tayman
A. B. I & A A. A. Genl
Lieut

In Compliance with orders from Brig Hd Qr I have the honor to report The No and Kind of Blank Returns required by this command for three months as follows

NumberKind
12TwelveMonthly Returns Regimental
10Ten" " Company
10TenDescriptive List of Deserters
16SixteenField & Staff Muster Rolls
50FiftyCompany " "
250Two hundred & fiftyMuster Out Rolls
100One hundred" In "
150One hundred & fiftyCompny Clothing Returns No 51
100One hundredInvoices of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage

I am Lieut
Very Respectfully &c
(sgd) Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 15" 1864
Major D D Perkins
A A General
Major

I have the honor to report that I recieved [sic] one hundred (100) drafted men & Substitutes on the 14" inst


I am Major
Very respectfully
Yours &c
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 15" 1864
Lieut B J Tayman
A B I & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to report in compliance with orders from Hd Qrs (2" Brig) of this date as follows The Hospital Attendants of this Regt are at the Div Hospital not regularly detailed but there under the authority of Surgeon W G Keir Their names are D B Buchananan & John O Dougherty I am Lieut


Very Respectfully &c
Eli G Seller [sic]
Capt Comdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 17" 1864
Capt G M Laughlin
A. C. M
Capt

I have the honor to report that no vacancies are likely to occur in this Command "during the Month of October by reason of the expiration of the term of Service of Officers who intend leaving the Service"


I am Capt
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
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Hd. Qrs 91st Regt. P.V.V
October 18. 1864

Respectfully forwarded, Priv. J. Crazier [??] was assigned to this Regt as a deserter from the draft. According to the Statement of Capt. Patterson who had charge of the detachment, and that of the man himself, the Remarks opposite his name on the Roll are those reffering [sic] to the name next his, who was reported as a deserter from a Cav. Regt. but who subsequently proved to be a deserter from the draft. The Man also states that he was sent from dismounted Camp into the Valley at the time of Early's Raid and finding himself near home left and was arrested on the Route as a deserter and sent to Carlisle Barracks


Eli G. Sellers
Capt. Commanding
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 23rd 1864
Lieut B J Tayman
A. B I. & A. A. A. Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to request that a Medical Officer be appointed to examine the drafted men and Substitutes lately assigned to this Command


I am Lieut
Very Respcty
Your Obt Servt
(Sgd) Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa. Vet Vols
October 25 1864
Lieut B J Tayman
A. B. I. & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to report no deficiencies of Ordnance or Stores in this Command


I am Lieut
Very Respct, &c
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V. Vols
October 31st 1864
Lieut B J Tayman
A B I & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to request that Sergt Joseph Everhart Co "C" 91st P.V.V. be dischgd to enable him to be mustered as Lieut of Said Company, he having rec'd a Commission from the Governor of Penna Oct 30" 64 dated [sic] This Company has thirty three (33) enlisted men "Present" and a total of "Present" and "Absent" of forty seven (47)

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No of Officers in Regt16
" " Men " "567
" " Officers " Companynone
" " Men " "47

The Commission of Sergt Joseph Everhart is here with enclosed


I am Lieut. Very Respecfy &c
(Sgd) Eli G Sellers
Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt P.V.V.
October 31st 1864
Lieut B J Tayman
A B I & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to request that John R Allen 1st ['1st' is written over: be] Sergt Co F 91st P.V.V. be discharged to enable him to be mustered as 1 Lieut of Said Compy he having received a Commission from the Governor of Penna Oct 30" 1864 dated [sic]

This Company has thirty-five (35) enlisted men "Present" and a total of "Present" and "Absent" of fifty two (52)

No of Officers in Regt16
" " Men " "567
" " Officers " Compy1
" " Men " "52

The Commission of 1st Sergt John R Allen is here with enclosed


I am Lieut Very respectfully &c
Eli G Sellers
Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt. Pa V Vols.
Oct 31st 1864
Lieut B J Tayman
A B I & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to request that Sergt John Edgar Jr of Co "G" 91st P.V.V. be discharged to enable him to be mustered as 1st Lieut of Said Company he having received a Commission from the Governor of Penna Oct 30 64 dated [sic]

This Company has thirty four (34) enlisted men "Present" and a total of "Present" and "Absent" of forty Six

No of Officers in Regt16
" " Men " "567
" " Officers " Company1
" " Men " "46

The Commission of Sergt John Edgar Jr is herewith enclosed


I am Lieut &c
Eli G Sellers
Commdg
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Hr Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 31st 1864
Lieut B J Tayman
A B I & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to request that George P Finney 1st Sergt Co H 91st P.V.V. be discharged to enable him to be mustered as Lieut of Said Company he having recd a Commission from the Governor of Penna October 30" 64 dated [sic]

This Company has thirty four (34) enlisted men "Present" and a total of "Present" and "Absent" of forty Six (46)

No of Officers in Regt16
" " Men " "567
" " Officers " Compy1
" " Men " "46

The Commission of 1st Sergt Geo P Finney is herewith enclosed


I am Lieut &c
Eli G Sellers
Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 31st 1864
Lt. B J Tayman
A B I & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to Submit the following report.-

Comm'd'No of GunsKind of Arms CalibreRounds of Ammunition per man
91'P.V.V257Springfield R. Muskets5850

I am Lieut Very &c
Eli G Sellers
Lt. Col Commdg
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Hd. Qrs. 91st Regt Pa. V. Vols
October 31. 1864
Lieut B. J. Tayman
A. B. I. & A. A. A. G
Lieut

In Compliance [previous two words partly written over something else] with orders from your Hd. Qrs. I have the honor to report Six (6) men have throw [sic] away their KnapSacks. A Requisition will be made to supply the deficiency


I am Lieut
Very Respectfully
Your Obedient Servt
Eli G. Sellers
Lt. Col. Comdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt P V V
Oct - 1864
Lieut B J Tayman
A B I & A A A Genl
Lieut

In Compliance with Circular I have the honor to submit the following report

No not properly Armed and equiped [sic]none
" " " provided with good Shoes60
" " " " " " Knapsack55
" " " " " " Haversack55
" " " learned in the Manual of Arms103[could be 105]
" who never fired a Shot in the Service96


I am Lieut
Very Respect &c
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V. Vols
November 7" 1864
Lieut Chas H Hand
A A A Genl
Lieut

In compliance with Circular No 150 [could be No. 50] Par 2nd Hd Qrs 5 Army Corps I have the honor to report that this Command has never lost its Colors


I am Lieut
Very Respectfuly [sic] &c
Lt. Col. Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V. Vols
November 8" 1864
Capt. G. M Laughlin
A C M
Capt

I have the honor to report that no officers in this Command expect to leave the Service by reason of Expiration of term during this month


I am Capt.
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 8" 1864
Lieut Bartlett
A. D. C & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to request that 1 Lieut John Hamill now under arrest for Drunkness [sic] on duty be released and return [sic] to duty. Blieving [sic] the same thing will not occur again and that he will be prompt to perform his duty as he always has been heretofore.


I am Lieut
Very Respet &c
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Penn Vet Vols
November 9" 1864
Lieut Bartlett
A. D. C & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to request that 1st Sergt Adam Murphy Co "I" 91st Regt Pa V Vols be discharged to enable him to be mustered as 1st Lieut of Said Company. he having received a Commission from the Governor of Pennsylvania [crossed out word: August] Oct 30" 1864 dated September 30" 1864

This Company has thirty three (33) enlisted men Present and a total of "Present and Absent" of forty-Six 46

No of Officers in Regt20
" " Men " "544
" " Officers " Company1 (one)
" " Men " "46

The Commission of 1st Sergt Adam Murphy Co "I" is here with enclosed


I am Lieut Very Respect &c
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 10" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A D C & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor in Compliance with Genl Order No 55 Hd Qrs 5 A C Nov 8" 1864 to report as follows.

[Note: the following list is in two columns in the manuscript]
 AntietamSept 17"1862
 FredericksburgDec 13"
 ChancellorsvilleMay 31863
 GettysburgJuly 2 & 3"
 Bristoe StationOct 14""
 Rappahannock StNov 7"
 Mine Run" 27"
 WildernessMay 51864
 Spottsylvania" 8 to 19"
 North Anna" 23 
 Tolopotomy Creek" 30 
 Bethesda ChurchJune 1 & 2 
 Cold Harbor" 3 
 Petersburg  
 [crossed out: Peebles Farm]  
 Weldon RRAug 18" 19 & 21'64
 Peebles FarmSept 30""
 Chapel HouseOct 1st"
18Hatchers Run" 27"

I am Lieut.
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 13 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A. D. C & A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to submit the following report

ArticlesName of Soldier to whom ChgdCo Name of Officer responsible
KnapsackJohn H KennedyICapt John S Donnell
Gun & accoutrements - completeWilliam RoeschE" Theo A Hope

I am Lieut
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Eli G Sellers
Lt Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 14" 1864
Lieut Joseph Ashbrook
Ord Officer
Lieut

I have the honor to report the deficiencies in Ordnance & Stores as follows:--

3.200 Rounds E B' Cartridge Cal 58'


I am Lieut
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Eli G Sellers
Lt Col. Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V. Vols
November 15" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lieut

In Compliance with orders from your Hd Qrs I have the honor to send in the following names of men Suitable for duty in the Brig Pioneer Corps

PrivateSamuel EdwardsCo"B"
"Peter McCullough""F"

I am Lieut
Very Respect &c
(Sgd) Eli G Sellers
Lt Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 17" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lieut

In Compliance with S.O. 59 dated Hd Qrs 5 Army Corps November 15" 1864 I have the honor to Submit the following report.

SergtJohn L EvansCoG
CorplRobt C Fletcher"I
PrivateRobert Grey"A
"John Coster""
"Thomas Wallace"B
"William T Hoovan"C
"Peter McCullough"F
"Nicholas Evarts"H
"John ODougherty"I

I am Lieut
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
Nov 18" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lieut

In Compliance with orders from your Hd Qrs of this date I have the honor to submit the following report of deficiencies in Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage and Ordnance & Ord Stores

[Note: the following table is horizontal in the manuscript]
Caps8
Dress Coats12
Blouses25
Pants60
Shirts20
Drawers42
Stockings58
Shoes22
Great coats12
Grt Coats Straps40
Blankets (Woolen)10
Blankets Rubber8
Shelter Tents (pcs)14
Knapsacks10
Haversacks23
Canteens19
Ammunition500

I am Lieut
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt. Pa V. Vols
November 19" 1864"
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lieut

In Compliance with orders from your Hd Qrs of this date I have the honor to recommend that the following be appointed by Brevet

Capt. John F Casnerto dateOct 27" 1864
Capt. James H Closson" "" 28" 1864
for meritorious conduct during the engagement at Hatchers Run Va

Color Sergeant Archibald Nimmo to date June 18" 1864 for meritorious conduct in carrying the colors during the two Charges on the day he being wounded in the latter


I am Lieut
Very Respectfully &c
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 20" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lieut

In compliance with orders from your Hd Qrs dated Nov 19" '64 I have the honor to submit the following report


[crossed out: One (1)] Three Wall Tents & Flys [?] in good condition occupied by Act Regt Qr Mr as Office and Quarters Lt Col Commdg Regt & Asst Surgeon
No of Officer and men in Qr Mr Dept 1 officer & 2 men viz.
Lieut Justus A Gregory Act Reg Qr Mr by order of Col Gregory
Private Edwin J Burr Clerk " " " Lt. Col Sinex
" Thomas Irvin Regt Butcher " " " " " Sellers
Sutler William B Robinson By order of War Dept
I am Lieut &c
Eli G Sellers Lieut Col Commdg.
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Volunteers
November 20" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Gen
Lieut

I have the honor to report that there are (8) Eight Picket Shovels on hand. I do not know the number required.


I am Lieut C [sic]
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
November 23rd 1864
J G C Lee
Capt & A. Q. M.
Captain

I have the honor herewith to enclose receipts for goods Stored in Warehouse No 33 & 35 Union St Alexandria and to request that they be forwarded to us

I am Capt
Very Respectfully &c
Eli G Sellers
Lt Col Commdg
91st Regt Pa Vt Vols
3rd Brigade
1st Division
5 Army Corps
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 29" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lieut

In Compliance with Circular #156 from 5 Corps Hd Qr I have the honor to report that no tax has been paid by the Sutler for permission to bring goods to this Command


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lt Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 30" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lt

I have the honor to report the deficiencies of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores in this Command as follows

Six (6)Non Com Officers Waist Belts & Plates
Ten (10)Wipers
Two (2)Ball Screws
440Rd of Ball Cartridge Cal 58'
[Note: 440 appears to be crossed out, but nothing is written over or near it]
I am Lieut
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Eli G Sellers
Lt. Col. Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 31" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to report that there are no enlisted men employed as Officers [sic] Servants in this Command


I am Lt
Very Respectfully &c
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg


Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
December 16" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to request that George G Coster 1st Sergt Co "K" 91st Regt Pa V Vols be discharged to enable him to be mustered as 1st Lieut of Said Company he having received a commission from the Governor of Pennsylvania December 14th 1864 Dated December 1st 1864 This Company has 38 enlisted men "Present" and a total of "present and absent" of 63.

No of Officers in Regiment16
" " Men " "530
" " Officers " Company2
" " Men " "63

Both Officers of this Company are absent the Captain wounded; the 2nd Lieut on detached Service whose term of Service expired December 4" 1864 and although no Official notice has been received there is reason to believe that he has been mustered out: he having signified his intention not to be re mustered

The Commission of George G Coster 1st Sergt Co "K" is here with enclosed


I am Lieut
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
(Sd) Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
December 19" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to report that there are twenty men in this Command who have boots but no booties


I am Lieut &c
(Sd) Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt P V Vols
December 20" 1864
Capt Joseph Ashbrook
Ord Officer
Capt

I have the honor to report the deficiencies of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores in this commd [sic] as follows

Seven (7)Sprig. [sic] R. Muskt [sic] and Accoutrements Complete
One (1)Baynet [sic] and Scabbard
Rds of Ammunition (58 Calibre) 3370

I am Capt
Very Respectfully &c
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V V
December 20 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to report that there were no Casualties in this Command from the 9" to 19" inst


I am Lieut
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt P. V. V.
December 23rd 1864
Lt L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to report that the requirements of S O 252 (US) from Hd Qrs. A of P. have been complied with


I am Lieut &c
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd. Qrs 91st Regt P. V. Vols
Decr 25" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
[erased: Lieut] A A A Genl
Lieut

I have the honor to request that Thomas F Walter 1s Sergt Co "A" 91s Regt P.V.V. be discharged to enable him to be mustered as 1s Lieut of said Company he having received a Commission from the Governor of Penna. December 14" 1864 dated October 10" 1864

The Company has thirty six (36) enlisted men present and a total of "present and absent" of Sixty five (65)

No of Officers in Regiment15
" " Men " "529
" " Officers " Companynone
" " Men " "65

The Commission of Thomas F Walter 1s Sergt Co "A" is herewith enclosed


I am Lieut Very Respectfully &c
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91st Regt P V V.
December 25th 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett A A A Genl
Lieut

In Compliance with S. O #346 from Hd Qrs Army of Potomocac [sic] dated December 22" 1864 I have the honor to Submit the following names of men who in my Judgment are entitled to Medals of Honor

Color bearers Archibald Nimmo Sergt Co "C" & Edward Gamble Corporal Co "B" for conspicuous gallantry in Carrying the Colors in the two charges made on the enemy's works in front of Petersburg, on the 18" of June 64 in the latter of which both were wounded

also--Franklin G Wolfinger Sergt Co "K" for taking the Colors after the color bearers were wounded and waving them defiantly in face of the enemy. Carried them safely through under a heavy fire


I am Lieut Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
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Hd Qrs 91s Regt P. V Vols
Decr 30" 1864
Lieut L C Bartlett
A A A Genl
Lieut

In Compliance with S. O. #180 from Div Hd Qrs I have the honor to forward the following names of enlisted men to Supply deficiencies in Ambulance Corps

Samuel E ConradSergtCo "E"
John B BusbyPrivt" "G"

I am Lieut
Very Respectfully &c
Eli G Sellers
Lt Col Commdg

Hd Qrs 91st Pa V Vols
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