He was born in 1847/48 (3 (18 in 1865)). He was born in Pennsylvania (3).
When he enlisted, he was a clerk (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (3).
He was a substitute (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 March 1865 (1, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by Captain Blair (3). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 6).
He died on 5 September 1865 (5).
On 4 January 1890, his mother, Louisa McPherson, applied successfully from Illinois for a pension (5, 7).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Elliott McPherson)
2 company H, register of men discharged, #52 (Elliot McPherson)
3 company H, descriptive roll, #151 (Elliot McPherson)
4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 25 June 1865 (McPherson)
5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Elliott McPherson)
6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Elliot McPherson)
7 pension index, by name (Elliot McPherson)