91st PA: Henry Buckley

Henry Buckley

Note

The records I've seen report him mustered in on two different days--I wonder whether that's related to the reports that he was a deserter. They also report two different results of the court martial (transferring and dropping). I will get a copy of the court-martial record, hoping to find out what really happened. Until I receive that, I'll leave the somewhat inconsistent information I have here.

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: date: 13 (27 in 1864). place: 13]

When he enlisted, he was a paperhanger. [source: 13 (some rolls report him a tinsmith, but his own statement (image 2) claims he's a paperhanger).]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had hazel eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion. [source: 13 (also reported as 5'7" tall, reddish hair)]

During the war

On 2 March 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he enlisted, and was mustered into service as a private in company I of the 91st Pennsylvania. Alex E Hark [?] was the examining surgeon who certified that he was able to perform a soldier's duties. [source: 13 (also reported as 27 Mar 64)]

He is listed on a muster and descriptive roll of a detachment of US volunteers forwarded for the 91st, dated 2 March 1864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He apparently had some connection to Upper Makefield Township, Bucks Conty, Pennsylvania--perhaps that is where his enlistment was credited. [source: 13]

On 11 March 1864, he was reported gained by enlistment. But the consolidated morning report claims that $30 was to be deducted from his pay, because he had been apprehended as a deserter. [source: 3]

On 12 March 1864, he was reported under arrest. [source: 4]

On 19 March 1864, Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked that Buckley be released from arrest, because he could not get proof that Buckley had enlisted in four different regiments, as the descriptive roll sent to him claimed. [source: 2]

He was mustered into service on 27 March 1864. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 10, 11, 12]

He is listed on a muster and descriptive roll of a detachment of US volunteers forwarded for the 91st Pennsylvania, dated 31 March 1864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was due $300 in bounty. [source: 13]

On 10 April 1864, he was reported deserted, at Warrenton Junction. On 9 June 1864, he was reported gained from desertion. He was apparently charged with desertion on the May-June muster roll. [sources: 1 (17 Apr 65), 5, 6, 7 (17 Apr 64), 13 (17 Apr)]

On the March-April 1864 company muster roll, he was reported '[d]eserted while in arrest Apl. 10 /64'. [source: 13]

He is listed on two descriptive list of deserters, one dated 1 May 1864, Ingalls Station, Virginia, and another dated 31 May 1864, Camp near Petersburg, Virginia, which also reported that he had '[s]ince joined from desertion'. [source: 13]

On the May-June 1864 company muster roll, he was reported under arrest, in Philadelphia. He was due $110 in bounty, and pay since his enlistment; he owed the US $60 for his apprenension and delivery as a deserter. [source: 13]

He was tried by court martial in June 1864, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 9]

According to the regimental records, he was dropped on 12 August 1864 by order of court martial, general order 39 headquarters Department of Susquehanna 16 July [?] 1864. [source: 8]

On the July-August 1864 company muster roll, he was reported transferred, by order of the general court martial, to work on the fortifications of Washington DC. He also forfeited all pay and allowances due him at present or in future, starting 6 August 1864. [source: 13 (citing GO 39 HQ Dept of the Susquehanna)]

When he left the regiment, he was a private, in company I. [sources: 10, 11, 12]

Sources

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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 19 March 1864 (Harry Buckly)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 11 March 1864 (Henry Buckley)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 12 March 1864 (Buckly)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 April 1864 (Buckley)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864 (Harry Buckley)

7 company I, register of deserters (Henry Buckly)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 12 August 1864 (Henry Buckley)

9 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (Harry Buckley)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Harry Buckley)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Buckley)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Harry Buckly)

13 compiled service record, I 91 PA (Harry Buckley)

[requested information about ordering a copy of the court martial record, 6 July 2015]

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Henry Buckley in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 8 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Buckley, Harry
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 11 March 2014]

Buckley, Henry
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Buckley Harry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 15 March 2014]

Buckly, Harry
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Buckley, Harry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

compiled service record

[compiled service record, I 91 PA, Harry Buckley]
[transcribed 5 July 2015, from 7 images, obtained from National Archives and Records Administration]


[image 1]

356
Buckley Harry
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private | Private
CARD NUMBERS.
1 22037440
2 22057085
3 22037548
4 22039497
5 22039501
6 22057096
7 22057157
8 22057691
[the rest of the card numbers are blank]
Number of personal papers herein 1
Book Mark: [blank]
See also [blank]


[image 2]

Upper Makefield

VOLUNTEER ENLISTMENT.
STATE OF Penna TOWN OF Phila

I, Harry Buckley born in Phila in the State of Penna aged 27 years, and by occupation a Paper Hanger DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have volunteered this Second day of March 1864, to serve as a Soldier in the Army of the United States of America, for the period of THREE YEARS, unless sooner discharged by proper authority: Do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law for volunteers. And I Harry Buckley do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.


Harry Buckly x his mark
Sworn and subscribed to, at Phila
this 2nd day of March 1864
BEFORE Jacob S Stretch [?]
Capt + Prov Marshal 3d [?] Dist Pa


Mustered into the service of the United States, for three years or during the war, from date of enlistment in Company I, 91 Regiment of Penna Volunteers, on the 2d day of March, 1864, at Phila

Jacob L Stretch
Capt + Prov Marshl 3d Dist Pa
Mustering Officer

I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have carefully examined the above-named Volunteer, agreeably to the General Regulations of the Army, and that, in my opinion, he is free from all bodily defects and mental infirmity, which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier.


Alex E Hark [?]
EXAMINING SURGEON.
3rd dist Penna

I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have minutely inspected the Volunteer H. Buckley previously to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that, to the best of my judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service. This soldier has Hazel eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion, is 5 feet 7 1/2 inches high.

Capt S Stretch
Capt + Prov Marshl 3d Dist Pa
RECRUITING OFFICER.

Fisher


[image 3]

DECLARATION OF RECRUIT.

I, Harry Buckley, desiring to VOLUNTEER as a Soldier in the Army of the United States, for the term of THREE YEARS, Do Declare, That I am 27 years and - months of age; that I have never been discharged from the United States service on account of disability or by sentence of a court martial, or by order before the expiration of a term of enlistment; and I know of no impediment to my serving honestly and faithfully as a soldier for three years.


GIVEN at Phila
the 2d day of March 1864
Harry Buckley X his mark
Witness: [blank] [sic]


No. 427
Harry Buckley
Volunteered at Phila
March 2nd 1864.
By Capt Jacob S Stretch
Prov Marshl
3rd Dist Pa

91


[the previous enlistment information is blank]


[the "consent in case of minor" is blank]


[image 4]

Buckley Harry
[blank],Co. I, 91 Reg't Pa. Inf.
1 Enclosures.
[all the lines are blank except this one:]
Enlistment Papers 1

Other papers relating to--
[all the lines are blank]


[image 5, which consists of two cards]

[card 1]

B | 91 | Pa.
Henry Buckley
Prvt, Co. I, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Age 27 years.
Appears on Co. Muster-out Roll, dated
Camp In the Field Va. July 10, 1865.
Muster-out to date [blank]
Last paid to [blank]

Clothing account:
Last settled [blank]; drawn since [blank]
Due soldier [blank]; due U.S. [blank]
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd [blank]

Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., [blank]
Bounty paid [blank]; due [blank]
Remarks; Deserted Apl 17 /65 from Warrenton Va

Book mark: [blank]
Cottrell Copyist.


[card 2]

B | 91 | Pa.
Harry Buckley
Pvt, Co. I, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for July + Aug, 1864.
Present or absent [blank]
Stoppage, [blank]
Due Gov't, [blank]
Remarks: Transferred by Order of a G.C.M. to work on the Fortification, Washington D.C. + to forfeit all pay + allowance now due or that may become due from Aug. 6 /64. Gen. Order No. 39 since from Hd. Qrs. Dep. of the Susquehanna

Book mark: [blank]
Fethers Copyist.


[image 6, which consists of three cards]

[card 1]

B | 91 | Pa.
x Henry Buckley
Pvt, Co. I, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for May + June, 1864.
Present or absent [very hard to read--looks like 'Pasent']
Stoppage, [blank]
Due Gov't, [blank]
Remarks: pay Due since Enlistment
Bounty due $110 in arrest in Phila
Due US $60 for his apprehension + Delivery as Deserter

Book mark: [blank]
Fethers Copyist.


[card 2]

B | 91 | Pa.
Harris [sic] Buckley
Pvt, Co. I, 91 Reg't Pa. Infantry.
Appears on
Descriptive List of Deserters
dated Camp near Petersburg Va. May 31 1864
Age 27 years; height 5 feet 7 inches.
Complexion Light; eyes Brown; hair Reddish
Where born Phila. Pa.
Occupation Tinsmith
When enlisted Mch 27, 1864
Where enlisted Phila. Pa.
When mustered in Mch 27, 1864.
Where mustered in Phila. Pa.
For what period mustered in 3 years.
When deserted Aprl. 10, 1864.
Where deserted Warrenton Junction
When apprehended [blank]
Where apprehended [blank]
Remarks: Since joined from desertion.

Book mark: [blank]
Rosafy Copyist.


[card 3]

B | 91 | Pa.
Harry Buckley
Pvt, Co. I, 91 Reg't Pa. Infantry.
Appears on
Descriptive List of Deserters
dated Ingalls Sta. Va. May 1 1864.
Age 27 years; height 5 feet 7 1/2 inches.
Complexion Light; eyes Brown; hair Reddish
Where born Phila. Pa.
Occupation Tinsmith
When enlisted Mch. 7 [sic], 1864.
Where enlisted Phila. Pa.
When mustered in Mch. 2 [sic], 1864.
Where mustered in Phila.
For what period mustered in 3 years.
When deserted Aprl. 10, 1864.
Where deserted Warrenton Junct.
When apprehended [blank]
Where apprehended [blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
Rosafy Copyist.


[image 7, which consists of three cards]

[card 1]

B | 91 | Pa.
Harry Buckley
Appears with rank of Pvt. on
Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of U.S. Vols. forwarded
for the 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Roll dated
Rendezvous for drafted men Phila., Pa. Mar. 31, 1864.
Where born Phila. Pa
Age 27 years; occupation Paper hanger
When enlisted Mar. 2, 1864.
Where enlisted Phila
For what period enlisted 3 years.
Eyes Hazel; hair Brown
Complexion Light; height 5 ft. 7 1/2 in.
When mustered in Mar. 2, 1864.
Where mustered in Phila
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $300 [blank]/100
Where credited [blank]
Company to which assigned I
Remarks: [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
B. E. Smith Copyist.


[card 2]

B | 91 | Pa.
Harry x Buckly
Pvt, Co. I, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Mch + Apl, 1864.
Present or absent [blank]
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: Deserted while in arrest Apl. 10 /64

Book mark: [blank]
Fethers Copyist.


[card 3]

B | 91 | Pa.
Harry Buckley
Appears with rank of Private on
Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of U.S. Vols. forwarded
for the 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Roll dated
Phila, Mar. 2, 1864.
Where born Phila Pa
Age 27 years; occupation Paper hanger [sic]
When enlisted Mar 2, 1864.
Where enlisted Phila Pa
For what period enlisted 3 years.
Eyes Hazel; hair Brown
Complexion Light; height 5 ft 7 1/2 in.
When mustered in Mar 2, 1864.
Where mustered in Phila
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $[blank]
Where credited [blank]
Company to which assigned I
Remarks: Upper Makefield Twp., Buck Co. 5 Cong. Dist. Pa.

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