He was born in 1817/18 (3 (43 in 1861)). He was born in Burlin[g]ton, New Jersey [?] (3).
When he enlisted, he was a brick [illegible] (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 October 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Matlack (3). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Captain Gilbert (1, 3, 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) (John S Brooks)
2 company K, register of men discharged, #4 (John S Brooks)
3 company K, descriptive roll (John F [sic] Brooks)
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John S Brooks)