Bates (1) has Carry, but the descriptive roll (2) has Carey.
He was born in 1839/40 (2 (23 in 1863)). He was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (2).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/4 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (2).
He was mustered into service for three years in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 20 July 1863, at West Chester, Pennsylvania (1, 2). He was enlisted and mustered into service by Captain Christman (2).
He was transferred from the 118th PA Volunteer Infantry to the 91st PA, on 2 June 1865 (1, 2). He was a private, in company E (4). He had received an advance bounty of $25, and was still due $75 (2). His account had last been settled on 31 August 1864; since then he had drawn $60.40 in clothing (2). He had last been paid by Major Holman on 31 December 1864 (2).
He was mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company E (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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 190 (John Carey)
3 special order 55, headquarters, 3rd brigade, 1st division, 5th corps, 27 June 1865
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Carey)