Bates (1) has Christian Brank (and the index to the compiled service record (7) also uses 'Brank' as the main entry). The descriptive roll (2) has Brandt. The pension index (4) has Brang.
He was born in 1838/39 (2 (26 in 1865), 3 (27 in 1865)). He was born in Germany (2).
When he enlisted, he was a miner (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (2).
He also served in company E of the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry (4, 5, 6).
He was a substitute (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private for one year, on 22 March 1865, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 4). He was enlisted and mustered into service by Captain Bowan (2). He was a private in company E (1, 7, 8).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 3, 4). He was a private, in company E (7, 8).
In 1890, he was living in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (6).
On 9 September 1890, he successfully applied for a pension, from Pennsylvania (4, 5).
He died on 12 April 1902 (4).
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)
2 Company E descriptive roll, entry 172 (Christian Brandt)
3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 17 May 2004 (Christian Brank)
4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Christian Brang)
5 pension index, by name (Christian Brang [sic])
6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill, Pottsville, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 219, page 1 (image 9 of 44 on Ancestry) (Christopher [sic] Brang [sic])
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Christian Brandt)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Christian Brank)