He was born in 1831/32 (3 (30 in 1862), 4 [37 in ?1867]). He was born in Newburn [?], North Carolina (3, 4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and light brown hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 22 February 1862 (1, 3, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Auburn, New York, by Lieutenant Kirby (3). He was mustered into company K [?] of the 3rd New York Artillery (3, 9).
He was transferred to the 91st Pennsylvania by Special Order 67, Brigadier General Wadsworth, Washington DC, on 9 April 1862 (3). He was a private in company G (1, 9).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (5).
He was discharged at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 8 February 1865 on surgeon's certificate of disability, because the lower part of his right leg had been amputated (1, 2, 8). He served for thirty-eight months (4). He was a private, in company G (9).
On 6 March 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 8).
On 3 November 1867, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (4). He had lost his right leg (4). He received a pension of $18 per month (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 H Douglass)
2 company G, register of men discharged, #46 (John H Douglass)
3 company G, descriptive roll, #85 (John H Douglass)
4 Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Soldiers Home, 30 December 1882 [for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1882]. Serial Set volume 2115, session volume 1, 47th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 13, page 378 (John H Douglas [sic])
5 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (J H Douglass)
6 pension index, by name (John H Douglass)
7 'Civil War Soldiers buried in Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, Pa', on RootsWeb (viewed April 2007) (John Douglas)
8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (John H Douglass)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John H Douglass)