He was born in 1842/43 (3, 5 (18 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (3). He had his name in blue on his left arm (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 18 September 1861 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (3, 4). He was a private in company C (1, 5).
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) (Edward Carney)
2 company C, register of deserters, number 5 (Edward Carny)
3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 21 (Edward Carney)
4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 104 (Edward Carney)
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Carney)