He was born in 1816/17.
date: 2 (44 in 1861), 4 (44 in 1861)]
During the war
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 November 1861.
He enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was a private in company B.
[sources: 1, 2, 3, 4]
He is listed on the company muster-in roll dated 3 December 1861.
He deserted, apparently before 31 December 1861, since he's listed as deserted on the company muster roll dated from 7 October to 31 December 1861.
He was not on the muster-out roll when the regiment mustered out.
[sources: 1, 2]
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)
2Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 27 June 2004
(John Biddel; muster-in roll has 'Isaac Biddel')
3index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania
searched Ancestry for Isaac Biddle born 1816 +/- 5 lived in Pennsylvania in US census records; found nothing interesting (accessed 29 November 2013)
searched Ancestry for John Biddle born 1816 +/- 5 lived in Pennsylvania in US census records; found multiple candidates (e.g. three in Philadelphia in 1860)--too many to sort out given how little information I have
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index--searched for Isaac or John Biddel (accessed 6 Nov 12)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index--searched for Isaac of John Biddel (accessed 6 Nov 12)
Find a grave
searched Isaac Biddel (no entries), Isaac Biddle (11, none mentioning service in the 91st), John Biddle (262 entries; 54 in PA, none of the PA entries mention the 91st), John Biddel (0 entries) (accessed 29 November 2013)
note memorial 51848872: John Biddle 28 Jun 1814-19 Oct 1884; buried in Laurel Hill; neither the site nor the death notice mention the 91st PA
[compiled service record, Isaac Biddle, co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.]
[transcribed 3 images, 1 August 2014, obtained from National Archives and Records Administration]
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private | Private
[the rest of the card numbers are blank]
Number of personal papers herein 0
Book Mark: [blank]
See also [blank]
E. E. Doughty
[image 3, which consists of two cards]
B | 91 | Pa.
Pvt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Company Muster Roll
for from Oct 7 to Dec 31, 1861.
Present or absent [blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: Deserted. Whereabouts unknown
Not on Co. muster out roll
Book mark: [blank]
B | 91 | Pa
Pvt, Capt. Bowman's Co., 91 Reg't Pa. Inf.*
Age 44 years.
Company Muster-in Roll
of the organization named above. Roll dated
Philada, Pa. Dec 3, 1861.
Muster-in to date Nov 19, 1861.
Joined for duty and enrolled:
and mustered into service
When Nov 19, 1861.
Period 3 years.
Bounty paid $[blank]
* This organization subsequently became Co. B, 91 Reg't Pa. Inf.