91st PA--Orders book, July to December 1864

1864 Orders, July to December

[source: regimental orders book]
[I have proofread and edited these orders]

[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vols.
July 4th 1864
Special Orders No 61

In pursuance to Orders from Brig Head Qurs the following named enlisted men are hereby detailed for duty at Brig. Head Qurs. and will report for duty at once

xCorplJohn BeidelCo "A"91st Penna. Vols
xPrivateJohn Vanderslice" "" " "
xMusicianGeorge McNeille" "" " "
x"Wm W. Widdifield" "D"" " "
xPrivateJacob S. Smith" "I"" " "
x"Patrick Costello" "" " "Pioneer
x"Wm Beal" C" " "
x"Alex O. Earnest" E" " "
x"Samuel Edwards" B" " "Pioneer
x"John Toland" "" " ""
x"William Vance" K" " "
x"Peter McCullough" F" " "Pioneer
x"George Dawson" L62nd " "
x"S. B. Tipton" M" " "

By Order of
Eli G Sellers
Capt. Commdg.
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa Vols
July 5th [?] 1864
Special Orders No 62

Capt. James H. Clossen Co "H" 91st P.V. is hereby assigned to the command of Co "C" in addition to the command of Co. "H" and will be obeyed and respected accordingly


By Order of
Eli G. Sellers
Capt. Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjutant
[edited version]

[This order is very light on the microfilm I have, and is hard to read.]
Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vols
July 5th 1864
Special Orders No 63

The following named Officers hereby constitute a Board of Survey to ascertain and report the amount of government property in Company C. Capt. Matthew Hall [?] Co E, Capt John F Casner Co. "K" and Lieut Wm E Michael Co F [?]


By Order of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjutant
[edited version]

[This order is very light on the microfilm I have, and is hard to read.]
Head Quarters 5th Army Corps
July 3rd 1864
Special Order No 160
Extract

The following enlisted men are hereby honorably discharged the [sic] service of the United States, to enable them to accept commissions in the Volunteer Service


Sergt Theodore H Hope Co "E" 91st Penna Vols. to date July [1st 1864]
x x x x
By Command of
Major Genl Warren
Signed Fred. T. Locke
Asst Adjt Genl
Head Quarters 1st Division 5th Corps
July 3rd 1864
"Official"
(Signed) C. B. Mervine
Asst. Adjt. Genl
Head Quarters 2nd Brigade 1st Div. 5th Corps
"Official" July 3rd 1864
(Signed) E. C. Bennett
A.A.A.G.
Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa Vols 2nd Brig.
1st Division 5th Corps July 3rd 1864
Official
B. J. Tayman
Adjutant
[edited version]
[This order is very light on the microfilm I have, and is hard to read.]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vols
July 10nt 1864
Special Order No 64
Capt. Eli G Sellers Co "G" 91st P.V. is hereby assigned to the command of Co. "D" and will be obeyed and respected accordingly
By order of
John D. Lentz
Major Commdg.
B. J. Tayman
Adjutant
[edited version]
[This order is very light on the microfilm I have, and is hard to read.]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa Vols.
July 10nt 1864
Special Orders No 65

The following named officers hereby constitute a Board of Survey to ascertain and report the amount of Government property in Co "D" Capt. Matthew Hall Co. "E" Capt. James H. Clossen Co "H" Lieut John S. Donnell Co "I"


By Order of
John D. Lentz
Major Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjutant
[edited version]

War Department
Adjt. Genls Office
Washington D.C.
July 11nt 1864
Special Orders No 234
Extract

20 Upon the report of a Board of Officers, convened by Special Orders No 294 July 3rd 1863, from this Office, the following Officers are hereby honorably discharged the Service of the United States, on account of physical disability, with condition that they shall receive no final payments, untill [sic] they have satisfied the Pay Department that they are not indebted to the Government:-


Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Sinex 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers
x x x x
By order of the Secretary of War
E. D. Townsend
Asst. Adjt. Genl
[edited version]

Head Quarters 5th Army Corps
July 20th 1864
Special Order No 176

5 In compliance with paragraph 9. Special Orders No 191 Head Quarters Army of the Potomac July 18nt 1864 the following named regiments and independent companies the term of service of which expires before August 25th 1864 will at once be put en route for Washington reporting on their arrival to Major Genl. Halleck chief of Staff for further instructions


18nt Mass. Volunteers
Cos L. & M. 62nd Pa Vols.

By Command of
Major Genl. Warren
(Sgd) Fred. T. Locke
A. A. Genl
Hd Qrs 1st Div 5th Corps
July 20nt 1864
"Official"
(Sgd) C. B. Mervine
A A. Genl.
Head Qurs 2nd Brig. 1st Div. 5th Corps
July 20th 1864
Official
(Sgd) E. C. Bennett
A.A.A. Genl
Head Quarters 91st Regt. Pa Vols 2nd Brig 1st Div 5th Corps
July 20th 1864
Official
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Regt Pa. Vols
July 21st 1864
Special Orders No 65 [sic; I assume they reused the number by mistake]

Independent Companies "L." & "M." 62nd Pa Vols having been transferred to this command in compliance with Special Order No 159 dated Head Quarters 5th Corps July 2nd /64 to serve the balance of their term of Service

The following named Officers & Enlisted men are hereby assigned to Co "G" Capt Sellers

1st LieutR. N. MartinCo. "M"  PrivateRainard AnthonyCo. "M"
1st Sergt.John R. Garden" "  "John Clark" "
2nd "Matthew C Wilson" "  "Benjamin Frederick" "
MusicianEdward J. Garden" "  "James Fitzimmons" "
PrivateJohn Blumm" L  "John Hamilton" "
"Reuben Chafee" "  "William Norton" "
"Phillip Demmil" "  "Oscar T. K. Trintzler" "
"George Dawson" "  "William Rumbaugh" "
"John Doring" "  "William Spade" "
"Henry Miller" "  "John Shaffer" "
"Robert Morley" "  "Elisha Stoughton" "
"Peter Wilson" "  "Samuel W. Seybert" "
 Absent   "Fredrick Stolla" "
"Adolph Bankers" "  "Samuel B. Tipton" "
"Martin Kniter" "   Absent 
"Francis Kerer" "  "Jacob Appell
"John S. McFarland" "  "Reuben Berger
"John Swartz" "  "David Baughman
"Amos W. Savage" "  "Jonathan Durrell
"William Tucker" "  "James Freeman
"Sylvester Jordan" "M"  "Matthew Hanna
"William Lindsay" "  "Martin J. Murray
"David McCandless" "  "William McIntyre
"Samuel Nicodemus" "  "William O. Conner
"James B. Steelle" "  "John Baker

By Order of
John D. Lentz
Major Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjutant
[edited version]
[Except for McCandless's, the assignments listed below are above the name of the person detailed]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vols
July 22nd 1864
Special Order No 66

In compliance with instructions from Brig. Hd. Qrs dated July 21st 1864 directing that the Officers and Enlisted men late of Cos. L. & M. 62nd Pa. Vols. and left with his [sic] command be assigned to the smallest company

The following named Enlisted men are hereby transferred from Co. "G" Capt. Sellers to Co. "K" Capt. Casner who will give the nescessary [sic] receipts for Ordnance and Ordnance Stores

 Present
1st. Sergt.John R. GardenCo. "M"on duty at Brig. Hd. Qrs
2nd "Matthew C. Wilson" "
MusicianEdward D. Garden" "
PrivateJohn Blumm" "L"
P "Reuben Chafee" "
"Phillip Demmill" "Teamster in Brig. Commsry
"George Dawson" "Provost Guard at Brig. Hd. Qrs.
"John Doring" "
"Henry Miller" "
"Robert Morley" "
"Peter Wilson" "
"Absent
"Adolph Bankers" "Private Martin KnitterCo. "L"
"Francis Kerer" "John S. McFarland" "
"John Swartz" "Amos W Savage" "
"William Tucker" "
 
"Rainard AnthonyCo. "M" on duty at Corps Hospital
Private Benjamin FrederickCo "M"
on duty at Brig Commsryon duty at Brig Qr Mr Dept.
"John Clark" " " James Fitzimmons" "
Provost Guard at Brig. Hd. Qrs
"John Hamilton" "" William Norton" "
"Oscar T. K. Printzler" "" William Rumbaugh" "
"William Spade" "" John Shaffer" "
"Elisha Stoughton" "" Samuel W. Seybert" "
"Frederick Stolla" " Pro Guard Brig. Hd Qrs.
" Samuel B. Tipton" "
"David McCandless" [illegible word] "On duty at Div Hd. Hospital
Absent
"Jacob AppellCo. "M" Private Reuben BergerCo. "M"
"David Baughman" " " William O'Conner" "
"Jonathan Durrell" " " James Freeman" "
"Matthew Hanna" " " Sylvester Jordan" "
"William Lindsay" " " Martin J. Murray" "
"William McIntyre" " " Samuel Nicodemus" "
"James B. Steelle" " " John Baker" "

By Order of John D Lentz
Major Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjutant
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa Vols
July 22nd 1864
Special Orders No 67

1st Lt. R. N. Martin late Co. "M" 62nd Pa. Vols is hereby relieved [written over another illegible word] from duty in Co. "G" and will report for duty to Capt. John F Casner Co "K"


By Order of
John D. Lentz
Major Commdg.
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg Pa. Vols
July 24th 1864
Special Orders No 68

Private Wm K Geary Co. "D" 91st Pa. Vols is hereby promoted to Coporal [sic] to Rank as such from this date


By Order of
John D Lentz
Major Commandg.
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vols
July 24th 1864
Special Orders No 69

Private James Fitzzimmons Co "K" 91st Pa. Vols is hereby promoted to Corpl. to Rank as such from this date


By order of
John D. Lentz
Major Commdg.
[edited version]

Head Quarters Army of the Potomac
July 23rd 1864
Special Orders No 196
Extract

4:- First Lieutenant R. N. Martin 62nd Pa. Vols. will proceed to join his Company now serving at Washington


x x x x
By Command of Maj. Genl. Mead
(Sgd) S. Williams A. A. Genl.
Head Quarters 5th Army Corps
July 23rd 1864
"Official"
(Signed) Fred. T. Locke
A A Genl
Head Quarters 1st Div 5th Corps
July 24th 1864
"Official"
(Signed) C. B. Mervine
A. A. Genl.
Head Quarters 2nd Brig. 1st Division 5th Corps
July 24th 1864
"Official"
(Signed) E. C. Bennett
A. A. A. Genl.
Head Quarters 91st Reg Pa Vols 2nd Brig. 1st Div 5th Corps
July 24th 1864
"Official"
B. J. Tayman
Adjutant
[edited version]

Head Quarters 5th Army Corps
Camp near Petersburg Va July 28th /64
Special Orders No 184

The following named Officers having tendered their resignation are honorably discharged from the Military Services of the United States

On Surgeons [sic] Certificate of disability

With Conditions that they shall receive no final Payment untill [sic] they shall have satisfied the Department [written over an illegible word] that they are not indebted to the Government


Chaplain A. Brittain 91st Pa Vols

By Command of Major Genl. Warren
(Signed) Fred T Locke
Asst. Adjt Genl
Head Quarters 1st Div 5th Corps
July 28th 1864
"Official"
(Signed) C. B. Mervine
Asst. Adjt. Genl.
Head Quarters 2nd Brig 1st Div 5th Corps
July 28th 1864
"Official"
(Signed) C. C. Bennett
A A A Genl.
Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vet. Vols
July 28th 1864
"Official"
B. J. Tayman
1st Lt & Adjutant
[edited version]

Head Quarters Middle Department
Eight [sic] Army Corps
Baltimore July 25th 1864
Special Order No 184
(Extract) x x x x x x

VI 1st Lieut. James B Diehl Company "D" 91st Regt Penna Vols Infantry, and Aide-de-Camp to Brig Genl E B Tyler having tendered his resignation on account of Surgeon's certificate of disability, is hereby honorably discharged the Service of the United States with condition that he shall receive no final payment until he has satisfied the pay Department that he is not indebted to the Government


x x x x x
By Command of Major Genl Wallace
(Signed) Samuel B Lawrence
Asst Adjt Genl
Head Qrs 1st Separate Brigade 8th A.C.
Relay House Md July 25th 1864
Official (Signed) Francis J D Webb
Capt & A.A.A.G.
Head Quarters 91st Regt PV
August 1st 1864
Official (Signed) B J Tyman [sic]
1st Lieut & Adjt
[edited version]

Head Quarters 5th Army Corps
July 30th 1864
Special Order No 186

1--The following Non-commissioned Officers and musicians are detailed for duty in the Hospital of the 5th Army Corps at City Point

Each detail under the non-commissioned Officer in charge will report without delay to Surgeon Dalton U.S.V. Senior Medical Officer at City Point


1st Sergt John R Garden Co "K" 91st Pa Vols in charge
x x x x x
Jos Widdifield Co "D" 91st Penna Vols
Wm Coyle " "G" " " "
Jno Falls " "H" " " "
Samuel Daherty " "I" " " "
Wm Kilpatrick " "K" " " "

By Order of Maj Genl Warren
(Sgd) Fred T Locke A A. Genl (over)
[continued on next page]
Head Quarters 1st Div. 5 Corps
July 31st 1864
Official
Sgd C B Mervin
A A Genl
Hd Qrs 2nd Brig 1st Div 5 Corps
July 31 1864
Official; The above named detail will report at these Hd Qrs at 8 A.M. Aug 1.64
By order of
Col E M Gregory
(Sgd) E C Bennett
A A A G
Hd Qrs 91st Regt P.V 2nd Brig 1st Div 5 Corps
August 1st 1864
Official S. B J Tayman
Adjt
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Regt. Penna Vols.
August 2nd 1864
Special Order No 69

Until further orders the officer of the day will see that a guard of one man is placed over Peter M. Abbott 62nd Pa Vols. until called for by Genl Court Martial


By order of
John D Lentz
Major Commdg
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[edited version]

Head Qrs 91st Regt. Pa. Vols
Aug 9nt 1864
Special Order No 70

Lieut J. A. Gregory actg. Regt. Qr. Mr. 91st Regt. Pa. Vols will take charge of all surplus Ordnance and ordnance Stores and turn them in at the nearest Post


By Order of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commanding
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[edited version]

Head Quarters Army of the Potomac
August 3rd 1864
Special Orders No 207
(Extract)

2 Leave of absence is granted to the following named officers


Surgeon William G Kier 91st Penna Vols for Seven (7) days
x x x x
By command of Major Genl. Meade
(Signed) S. Williams
Asst Adjt. Genl.
Head Quarters 5th Army Corps
August 3rd 1864
"Official"
(Signed) Fred. T Locke
Asst. Adjt. Genl.
Head Quarters 1st Division 5th Army Corps
August 3rd 1864
"Official"
(Signed) E. B. Mervine
Asst. Adjt. Genl
Head Quarters 2nd Brig. 1st Div 5th Corps
August 4th 1864
"Official"
(Signed)
E. C. Bennett
A.A.A. Genl.
Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa Vols 2nd Brig 1st Div
5th Corps August 6th 1864
"Official"
B. J. Tayman
Adjutant
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg Pa Vols
August 13nt 1864
Special Orders No 71

Capt. William H. Carpenter Co "D" having reported for duty, will assume command of his company; And will give the necessary receipts for Ordnance and Ordnance Stores


By Order of
Eli G. Sellers
Capt Commanding
B. J. Tayman
Adjt
[edited version]

War Department
Adjutant Genls Office
Washington DC Aug 8th 1864
Special Orders No 202
(Extract)

55 Leave of Absence for thirty days, on Surgeon's Certificate of disability; is hereby granted 2nd Lieutenant Joseph T. Jones, 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers


By Order of the Secretary of War
E. D. Townsend
Assistant Adjutant General
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vols
August 16nt 1864
Special Order No 72

Private Peter M Abbott of Co. "M" 62nd Pa. Vols. having been sentenced by Court Martial to make good his time lost "by being absent without leave" in 91st Pa. Vols is hereby assigned to Co. "K" of said Regt


By Order of
Eli G Sellers
Capt. Commanding
B J Tayman
Adjt

Sentence of Court Martial

To forfeit to the U.S. of America all pay and allowances which are now due or may hereafter become due to him, as a Soldier; to make good the time lost by desertion by serving in the Armies of the United States in such positions as may be assigned him by the General Commanding the 1st Division 5th Corps for a period equal to the time of his absence and then to be dishonourably discharged from the service of the United States


[edited version]

Head Quarters 5th Army Corps
August 14nt 1864
Special Orders No 201
}Extract}

1:-The following enlisted men are hereby honorably discharged the service of the United States, to enable them to accept commissions in the Volunteer Service


Sergt John L. Graham Co "E" 91st Penna V. Vols
to date August 8th 1864

By Command of Maj. Genl Warren
(Signed) Fred T. Locke
Asst Adjt. Genl.
Head Quarters 1st Division 5th Corps
August 14nt 1864
"Official"
(Signed)
W. S Davis
A. A. A. Genl.
Head Quarters 2nd Brig. 1st Division 5th Corps
August 18nt 1864
"Official"
(Signed) J. D. McFarland
Asst. Adjt. Genl.
Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vet. Vols. 2nd Brig.
1st Division 5th Corps August 15nt 1864
"Official"
B. J. Tayman
Adjt.
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
September 2nd 1864
Circular }

Company Commanders will furnish tho [sic] these Head Quarters without delay a list of all officers and men absent from their respective companies whose term of Service does not expire previous to December 31st 1864

These lists will show where they are and when they left the Command


By order of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
(Sgd) B J Tayman
Adjt.
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
August [the date seems to be left out; there is a squiggle that may have been a number, but I can't read it] 1864
Special Order No 73

Corpl James Fitzsimmons Co "K" 91st is hereby promoted to Sergeant. to rank as such from this date


By order of
E. G. Sellers
Capt Commdg
(Sgd) B J Tayman
Adjt
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
September 8" 1864
General Order No 10

The following calls will be observed by this Command untill [sic] further orders

Suregon's Call7 A. M.
Police "7 1/2 " "
Squad or Company drill9 to 10 " "
Commiss' Officers School2 P.M.
Company or Battalion drill4 1/2 to 5 1/2

Revellie Retreat Tattoo & Taps to be taken up from the Brigade Bugle


By order of
Eli G. Sellers
Capt. Commdg
(Sgd) B J Tayman
Adjt
[edited version]

Hd. Qrs 91st Regt P.V.V
September 9. 1864
Special Orders No [blank]

Capt J. F. Casner Comd. Co. K. will issue to Lieut John Hamill Comd. Co. D the Surplus Ordnance & Stores on hand in his Compy


By Command of
Eli G. Sellers
Capt. Commandg
H. W. Shipley
Lt. and A.A.
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa Vet. Vols
September 9nt 1864
Special Order No 74

Private David Buchanan Co. "D" is hereby detailed as Hospital Attendant vice Andrew J Flemming discharged


By Order of
Eli G. Sellers
Capt Commdg
B J. Tayman
Adjutant
[edited version]

Hd Quars 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
September 10th 1864
Special Order No 75

2nd Lieut Howard W Shipley Co "G" 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols is hereby detailed for duty at these Head Quarters as Actg Adjutant and will report without delay


By order of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
B J Tayman
Adjutant
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa Vet Vols
September 10nt 1864
Special Orders No 76

Corporal William Cloud Co "K" 91st Reg. Penna Vet. Vols is hereby reduced to the Ranks; for using insolent language to his superior officers


By order of
Eli G Sellers
Capt. Commdg
Howard H. Shipley
Lieut & Actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st P.V.V Sept 12" 1864
Special Order No 77

Musician Stitzman Co "F" 91st Regt P.V.V. is hereby relieved from duty in the Qr Mr Dept and will report to his Company for duty without delay


By order of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Comdg
Howard W Shipley
Actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
Sept 12" 1864
Special Order No 78

Private Irving Co "D" 91st P.V.V. is hereby detailed for duty in Quarter Masters Dept


By order of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
(Sgd) Howard W Shipley
Act'g Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
Sept 13" 1864
Circular

Company Commanders will send in to the Reg'l Qr Mr without delay requisitions to supply all deficiencies. This not [sic] to be construed so as to dublicate [sic] the Clothing Camp & Garrison Equipage sent to Alexandria April 1864


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
(Sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut & Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qurs 91st Regt Penna Vet Vols
September 13" 1864
Spec Circular

Company Commanders are hereby notified that the regular Monthly Inspection will take place to morrow at 2 O'clock PM They will be careful to have their Streets thoroughly policed to beyond the R.R. bank. Attention is called to Pp. # 116.125. 126. 171. 220. 234. 235. 236. 253. 256. 257. 782. 996, 1027. 1167 Army Regulations, and the 29th Article of War The "A.B.I. call notice to the, [sic] in some instances that but little restraint is had on the Committal of Nuisances in and around Company grounds," Officers will see that the above is strictly complied with


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Act Adt
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
September 14" 1864
General Orders No 11

Genl Orders No 10 from these Hd Qrs are modified as follows

Police Call7.00AM.
Guard Mount7.15"
Surgeon's Call7.45"
1st Sergeant's Report8.00"
Squad or Company Drill9 to 10"
Dinner12.M
Commd Officers School3.00P.M.
Company or Battln Drill4 to 5"
Dress Parade5.30"

Reveille Retreat. Tattoo & Taps will be taken up from the Brig Bugle


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
(sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Act Adjt
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vet. Vols
September 16nt 1864
Special Orders No 79

The following promotions are hereby ordered in Co. "E" to take effect from this date

PrivateJohn Griffithto be1st Sergt.
CorplMontgomery Burr" "Sergt
"Philip Stotzenburg" ""
"William Jeffries" ""
PrivWilliam Dougherty" "Corpl
"George Hampton" ""

By Command of
Eli G. Sellers
Capt Commdg
Howard W. Shipley
Lieut & Actg. Adjt.
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vet. Vols
September 19nt 1864
"Circular"

Company Commanders will send into these Head Quarters immediately requisitions for Clothing &c for the Month of October


By Command of
Eli G. Sellers
Capt. Commanding
Howard W. Shipley
Lieut & Actg. Adjt.
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vet. Vols
September 20th 1864
General Orders No 12

General Orders No 11 from these Head Quarters are modified as follows

Surgeons [sic] Call6.30A.M.
Non Commissioned Officers Drill8 to 9A.M.
Company or Battalion Drill10 " 11" "
1st Sergt Reports7.45" "

By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
Howard W. Shipley
Lieut & Actg. Adjt
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa. Vet. Vols.
September 21st 1864
Special Orders No 80

In accordance with S.O. no 62 [could be 60] from Brig. Hd. Qrs. Private Isaac Tyson [? the name is written over another name] Co H is hereby detailed as Teamster and will report to Capt. Saml. J. Wright A.Q.M. 2nd Brig. for duty without delay


By Order of
Eli G. Sellers
Capt. Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Actg Adjt
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. P.V.V.
September 23rd 1864
General Orders No 13

The attention of Company Commanders is called to Paragraph 234 Revised Army Regulations; and Orders relative to Daily Inspections


By Command of
Eli G. Sellers
Capt. Commanding
Howard W. Shipley
Lieut and Actg. Adjt
[edited version]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. Pa Vet. Vols.
September 23rd 1864
Special Order No 81

In accordance with Special Orders No 63 from Brig. Hd. Qrs. of this date. Privates Peter Herdenbaugh and Thomas Young are hereby detailed for duty with Brig. Provost Guard and will report to Lieut Bell A.P.M. without delay


By Order of
Eli G. Sellers
Captain Commandg
Howard W. Shipley
Lieut and Actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd. Qrs. 91st Regt. P.V.V.
Sept. 23 1864
Sp. Order No 82

The following promotions are hereby ordered in Co. C. to take effect from Sept 1st 1864

Priv.Andrew J. Friendto beCorp.
"John O. Neil" ""

By Command of
Eli G. Sellers
Capt. Comdg.
H W Shipley
Lt. & Act. Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st P.V.V. Sept 24 1864
Special Order No 83

The following promotions are here by ordered in Cos B & K to take effect from this date

PrivateDonald KnoxCo "B"to beCorporal
"William Vance" K" ""
"Samuel B Tipton" "" ""

By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
(Sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut & A Adjt
[edited version]

Head Quarters Army ['Army' is written over: 91st Pa] of the Potomac
September 23rd 1864
General Orders No 257
"Extract"

10 Leave of Absence is granted to the following named officers


Lieut J A Gregory R.Q.M 91st Penna Vols for ten (10) days
x x x
By Command of
Maj. Genl. Meade
(Signed) S. Williams
Asst. Adjt. Genl.
Head Quarters 5th Army Corps
September 23rd 1864
"Official"
(Signed) Fred T. Locke
Asst. Adjt. Genl.
Head Quarters 1st Div 5th Corps
September 23rd 1864
"Official"
(Signed) Geo. Monteith
Asst. Adjt. Genl.
Head Quarters 2nd Brig. 1st Div. 5th Corps
September 24th 1864
"Official"
(Signed) E. C. Bennett
A.A.A. Genl.
Hd Qrs 91st Reg. Pa. Vet. Vols
September 24th 1864
"Official"
Howard W. Shipley
Lieut and Actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
September 24" 1864
Special Order No 84

The following named Officers hereby Constitute a Board Of Survey to Ascertain and Report the Amount of Government property in Co D for which Lieut John Hamill is responsible

CaptJames H ClossonCo. H
LieutTheo A Hope" E
"Edwd J Maguigan" CRecorder

By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
(Sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut & A Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
Sept 24" 1864
Special Order No 85

The following named Officers here by constitute a Council of Administration

CaptJohn F CasnerCo "K"
"Matthew Hall" E
"F H Gregory" A

By command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg.
(Sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut & A Adjt
[edited version]

Head Qrs 91st Reg. Pa. Vet. Vols.
September 27nt 1864
Special Orders No 86
Extract

Lieut. E. J. Maguigan will turn over the surplus Ordnance and Stores he has on hand to the following Officers

CaptEli G SellersCo. "G"
"John F. Casner" "K"
LieutJohn Hamill" "D"

By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt. Commdg
Howard W. Shipley
Lieut and Actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd. Qrs. 91st Reg. P.V.V.
September 27nt [the '7' isn't clear] 1864
Special Orders No 87

Capt. Matthew Hall will turn over to Lieut. Theo A. Hope the Ordnance and Ordnance Stores and other property belonging to the Company (E)


By Command of
Eli G. Sellers
Capt. Commdg
Howard W. Shipley
Lieut and Actg. Adjt.
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Reg Pa. Vet. Vols.
September 28th 1864
Special Orders No 88
[crossed out: Extract]

In pursuance to Special Orders No 134 from Div Hd. Qrs. the following named enlisted men are hereby detailed for duty in the Provost Guard at Div Hd. Qrs. and will report for duty without delay

PrivateRobert C. GorbeyCo. "K"91st Pa. V. Vols
"John P. Worl" C" " " "

By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
Howard W. Shipley
Lieut and Actg. Adjt.
[edited version]

Hd. Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
September 28 1864
Special Order No 89

Lieut John Graham Co E will assume command of Co "C" and will receipt to Lieut E J Maguigan for all ordnance (& ordnance Stores) & other property in his company


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut & A Adjt
[edited version]

War Department
Adjt Genl's Office
Washington September 22 1864
Special Order No 315
Extract
x x x x

82 Upon the report of a Board of Officers convened by S O No 294 July 3d 1863 from this office the following Officers are hereby honorably discharged the Service of the United States on account of Physical disability from wounds received in action with condition that they shall receive no final payments until they have satisfied the Pay Department that they are indebted [sic] to the Government


Capt Henry Francis 91st Pennsylvania Vols
x x x x
By order of the Secretary of War
E D Townsend
Asst Adjt Genl
[edited version]

War Department
Adjt Genls Office
Washington Sept 23rd 1864
Special Order No 317
Extract
x x x x

5 Upon the Report of a Board of Officers convened by S. O. No 294 July 3rd 1863 from this Office the following Officers are hereby honorably discharged the Service of the United States on account of Physical disability from wounds received in Action with Condition that they shall receive no final payment untill [sic] they have satisfied the Pay Department that they are indebted [sic] to the Government


2nd Lieut Joseph T Jones 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers
x x x x x x x
By order of the Sec of War
E D Townsend
Asst Adjt Genl
[edited version]

Hd. Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
October 6" 1864
Special Order No 90

The following promotions are hereby ordered in this Regt to take effect from Oct 1st 1864

PrivateWm H H Dyketo beCorplCo H.
"George S Phillips" """ "
CorpHarry Angel" "Sergt" "

[no signature]
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt PVV
October 6" 1864
Special Order No 91

Private William Spade Co "K" is here by detailed as Teamster and will report to Capt Samuel J Wright A Q M 2" Brig without delay


By Order of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
(Sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut & Actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91" Regt Pa Vet Vols
Sept 28" 1864
Special Order No [blank]

Lieut John L Graham will turn over to Cap Casner all surplus ordnance & ordnance Stores belonging to Co C

Capt Closson will issue to Lieut Hope all surplus ordnance and ordnance Stores belonging to Co H

Lieut John S. Donnell will issue to Capt. F. H. Gregory the Surplus Ordnance & Stores on hand in his Company


[no signature]
[edited version]

War Department A. G. O
Washington Sept 28" 1864
Special Orders No 323
Extract
x x x x

39 Major John D Lentz 91st Pa Vols having tendered his resignation is hereby honorably discharged the Service of the US. with condition that he shall receive no final payment until he has satisfied the Pay Dept that he is not indebted to the Government


x x x x x
By Order of the Secretary of War
E D Townsend
A A Genl.
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 11" 1864
Special Order No 92

Sergeant Penrose Forsyth Co "A" 91st Pa V. Vols. is hereby reduced to the ranks for being Absent without leave and deserting from Hospital


By order of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
(sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut & A Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91" Pa Vet Vols
October 11" 1864
Special Order No 93

The following promotions are hereby ordered in this Regt to take effect from (October 11") this date

CorplJacob P Fisherto beSergtCo. "A"
PrivateEdwd Wood" "Corpl" "

By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt PVV Oct 12. 1864
Special Order No 94

Lieut William E Michaels Commdg Co "F" will also assume Command of Co A and will receipt to Capt F H Gregory for All Ordnance. Ordnance Stores and other property in his Company


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
Sgd Howard W Shipley
Lieut & A Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
Octobe [sic] 15" 1864
"Circular"

The attention of Company Officers is called to Paragraphs 234. 254. 255. 256 and 257 Revised Army Regulations

Daily Inspection of Arms and accoutrements will be made under the direction of a Company Officer

Company Officers will have their men raise bunks at least eighteen inches from the ground


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st PV Vols
October 15" 1864
Special Order No 95

In accordance with orders from Hd Qrs 2" Brig 1st Division 5th Army Coprs of this date
Musician William C Reiff Co H is hereby detailed as Orderly at 2" Brig Hd Qrs and will report for duty immediately


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
(sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 16" 1864
General Orders No 12

Gen Orders No 11 from these Hd Qrs are Modified as follows

Surgeons [sic] Call7.00 A.M.
1st Sergt Call7.15
Squad Drill7.30 to 8.30 A.M.
Guard Mounting9.00 A.M.
Company Drill10 "
Recall11 "

By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg Regt
(sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 17" 1864
"Circular"

Company Commanders will send in immediately Estimates of Ordnance & Stores required to Equip their Company


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
(sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut and actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 17" 1864
Special Order No 96

Private Alvy Bowen Co "C" 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols is hereby detailed as Saddler and will report to Capt S J Wright A.Q.M. for duty without delay


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg Regt
(sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
Oct 20" 1864
Special Orders No 97

Corporal Josiah C. Hunsinberg Co "D" 91st Pa Vet Vols is here by reduced to the ranks for disobedience of orders and Conduct prejudicial to good order and Military discipline also Corporal Hagerman for Absent without leave [The 'g' in 'Hagerman' isn't clear]


By order of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
(sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut and actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91" Regt Pa VV
October 20" 1864
Special Orders No 98

The following promotions are hereby ordered in this Regt to take effect from this date

PrivateRobert R Andersonto beCorporalCo "D"
"Thomas Taylor" """ "
"Robert Boyd" "Sergeant" "F"
"George Flemming" "Corporal" "
"Thomas Carrick" """ "
[no signature]
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 21st 1864
Special Orders No 99

A regimental Court Martial is here by appointed to meet at the camp of the 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols on the day [sic; no day is mentioned] of October 1864 or as soon thereafter as is practicable for the trial of Private George W Justice Co "D" and such other cases as may be before them


Detail of Court
1 Capt John F Casner Co "K" 91st Regt Pa V Vols
2 Capt James H Clossen " H "
3 Lieut William E Michaels F Judge Advocate

No other officers than those mentioned can be assembled without manifest injury to the Service


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
(sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Actg Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
Oct 21st 1864
Special Order No 100

Private Joseph M Johnson Co "D" is here by relieved from duty as hospital Attendant and will report to his company without delay

Private John Coster Co A is here by detailed as hospital attendant and will report for duty immediately


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 22" 1864
Special Orders No 101

The following promotions are hereby ordered in this regiment to take effect from this date

PrivateRobert Rossto be CorporalCo "I"
"John H Kennedy""" "
"Charles Lafferty""" "
"George Young""" E
"John H Fenn""" "
[no signature; the extract in the company E orders book has the usual signatures]
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
October 25 1864
Special Order No 102

1st Private Wm R Irving Co "D" is hereby relieved from duty in Regt Quartermasters Dept and will report to his compy for duty without delay

2nd Private Thomas Irving Co "D" is hereby detailed for duty in Reg Qr Mr department


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Capt Commdg
Howard W Shipley
(Sgd) Lieut and act adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa Vet Vols
Nov 5" 1864
Special Orders No 103

Lieut John L Graham is hereby relieved from the command of Co "C" and assigned to that of Co "A." He will turn over the Public Property in his possession to 1st Lieut Jos Everhart taking his receipts for the Same. He will also receipt to Capt. Wm E Michaels for the Public Property belonging to Co A


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut & Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
Nov 5" 1864
Special Orders No 104

The following promotions are here by ordered in this regt to take effect from this [sic] date Set opposite their Names:-

Ist.CorplWm Letourneauto beSergtCo Gfrom Nov 1st 1864
 "John A Langerbartel" """" " " "
 PrivtJos Campbellto beCorplCo "G"" " "
 CorplJohn McGinnisto beSergtof Co C" " "
 "William McNally" """ " "" " "
 PrivtThomas Deveraux" "Corpl" " "" " "
 "Joseph L Bowen" """ " "" " "
 "Thomas Taylor" """ " G"" " "
 "Franklin B Osborne""" " "" " "
 SergtWm H Frailey" "1 Sergt" " H" 3rd "
 CorplWm H H Dyke" "Sergt" "" 3rd "
 PrivateJohn Sommer" "Corpl"" 3 "
 "Wm H Andrews" """" 3 "
 "Albert Morgan""C" 3

[no signature]
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V. Vols
Nov 5 1864
Gen Orders No 15

The following calls will be observed in this comma[nd] until further orders

Reveillie [sic]6.00 AM.
Police Call7.30 "
Surgeons [sic] Call7.45 "
1st Sergeants Reports8.15
Guard Mount8.30
Company Drill9.30 to 10.30
Non Commissd Officers School11 00 AM " 12 M
Squad Drills1.00 to 2 PM
Company or Battalion Drill3.00 to 4 P.M
Dress Parade or Retreat4.30 [erased: to]
Commissd Officers School7- to 8. PM
Tattoo8.00 ""
Taps8.30

Company Commanders will report the result of [sentence ends here; the company E orders book has: "their Roll Calls at the Retreat Roll Call"]

2nd The Lt. Col Commdg also call [sic] the Attention of Company Commanders to Gen Orders No 13 from these Head Qrs and Circular of Oct 15" Series of 1864 It is imperative that these orders are Strictly Complied with


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
(Sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 6" 1864
Special Orders No 105
Extract

The following Changes are here by ordered in this Command

1st LieutJohn R AllenCo Fto CommandCo K [the 'K' appears to be written over 'D']
" "John Edgar Jr.G" "" "D"
" "Geo P FinneyH" "" "B"

This not to be construed to relieve the Officers from their present commands


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lt Col Commdg
(Sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut & Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 7" 1864
Special Order No 106

Sergt George McMullen and Corpl Charles O'Connell Co "D" ['Co "D"' seems to be written over illegible words] 91st Regt Pa V Vols are hereby reduced to the ranks


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 7" 1864
Special Orders No 107

The following named Officers hereby constitute a Board of Survey to ascertain and report the Amount of Government property in Companies "D", "B" and "K" for which 1st Lieuts Edgar Finney and Allen are respectively responsible Capts John S Donnell Wm E Michael and Lieut John L Graham Recorder By Command of


Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut & Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V. Vols
Nov 11" 1864
Special Orders No 108

So much of Special orders No 106 from these Hd Qrs reducing Sergt McMullin Co D to the ranks is hereby revoked


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
(sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V. Vols
November 13" 1864
Circular

Company Commanders will send in to these Hd Qrs immediately Lists of Articles lost which have been charged to the men for Oct. and the names of the men so charged


By Command of
Eli G. Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
(Sgd) Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt PVV
November 14" 1864
Special Orders No 109

Lieut Adam Murphy Co "I" is here by assigned to the Command of Co "D"


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt. Pa V. Vols
November 14" 1864
Special Orders No 110

The following promotions are here by ordered in this Regt to take effect from the dates set opposite their names

SergtHenry W. Erdmanto be1s SergtCo "I"Nov 11" 64
CorplRobt Ross" "Sergt" "" " "
PrivtBenj. F Frederick" "Corporal" K" 14" 64
"William Cloud" "" " "" 14 6[4]
"George W Rodearmal" """ D" 14 6[4]

[no signature]
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91s Regt Pa V Vols
November 25" 1864
Special Orders No 111

Lieut Everhart Co "C" is hereby assigned to the Command of Co "H" to take effect from the 22nd day of November 1864. This not to be construed to relieve the Officer from his present Command


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lt Col Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lt & Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91s Regt Pa V. Vols
Novr 25" 1864
Special Orders No 112

So much of Special Orders No 106 from these Hd Qrs red[ucing] Corporal Charles O Connell Co. D to the Ranks is here by revoked


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut & Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V. Vols
November 27 [the '7' is written over a '6'] 1864
Circular

Company Commanders will send in to these Hd Qrs immediately Estimates of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores required to Equip their Commands


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Act Adjt.
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
November 29" 1864
Special Orders No 113

Corporal Edward Wood Co A is hereby reduced to the ranks for disobedience of Orders


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lt Col Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut and Act. Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91s Regt Pa V Vols
November 29" 1864
Special Order No 114

The following named enlisted men are hereby relieved from Arrest and returned to duty

Privat [sic]Geo W JusticeCo "D"
"William Tinney" "

By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut And Act adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91s Regt Pa V. Vols
November 30" 1864
Special Order No 115

I 1st Lieut John R Allen Co F is hereby relieved from the Command of Co K and assigned to duty as A.R.QM & A A

II 1 Lieut John Edgar Jr is hereby assigned to the Command of Co B he will be obeyed and respected accordingly

III 1st Lieut Adams Murphy is hereby assigned to the Command of Company "K" and he will be respected and obeyed accordingly

This not to be construed to relieve Lt Murphy or Lt Edgar of their Command


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lt. Col Commdg
Howard W Shipley
Lieut and act adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91 Regt Pa V. Vols
December 1st 1864
Special Orders No 116

Private Asher B Manning Co "G" is hereby returned to duty in his Company. he will forfeit all pay for time absent without leave. do police duty about Camp for the space of one month besides all other duties


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
John R Allen
Lieut and Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
December 2nd 1864
Special Orders No 117

The following Promotions are here by ordered in this regiment to take effect from the 1st day of Dec 1864

PrivateSamuel Leforgeto beCorporalCo "B"
--[crossed out: Daniel Shumberpw n][crossed out: to be][crossed out: Corporal][crossed out: Co "G"]

By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
(Sd) John R Allen
Lieut and Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt Pa V Vols
December 17th 1864
Special Orders No 118

William P Hagerman is here by reinstated to his former rank of Corporal Co "D" to date from November 1st 1864


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commdg
(Sd) J R Allen
1 Lieut & Act Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91s Regt Pa V Vols
December 24" 1864
Special Orders No 119

Company Commanders will see that the Chimneys of their Company Quarters are at least 18 inches above the Canvas

The Company Street will be the space next the Chimney. they will also take particular care to have the Stumps all cut off even with the ground


By Command of
Eli G Sellers
Lieut. Col Commdg
(Sgd) J R Allen
Lieut & Act. Adjt
[edited version]

Hd Qrs 91st Pa V Vols
Decr 31st 1864
S.O. 120

The following promotions are hereby ordered in this Command to take effect from the date set opposite the names


Sergt Geo McMullin to be 1s Sergt Co D" Decr 1s 1864
[no signature]

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