91st PA: Jacob Fisher

Jacob Fisher

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37 (2 (25 in 1862), 4 (25 in 1862)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4).

When he enlisted, he was a ship [illegible] (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and black hair (2, 4 [dark hair]).

During the war

He was enlisted for three years, on 3 July 1862, at Alexandria, Virginia, by Captain Henry (4). He was mustered into service on 29 or 30 July 1862, at Alexandria, Virginia (1, 2 [3 July], 4 [29 Jul]). He was mustered in by Captain Dodge, and received $29 bounty and premium (2, 4). He was a private, in company H (5).

He deserted on 25 or 26 August 1862, while the regiment was at Clouds Mills, Virginia (1, 2 [has 26 Aug], 4 [26 Aug]). He was a private, in company H (5).

He had a business in Prince Lane, Alexandria (2). At some point, he was in the slave pen for deserting from the 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry (2). He "was proverbial for foot racing" (2).

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 Adjutant General, 10 September 1863

3 company H, register of deserters, #10 (Jacob Fisher)

4 company H, descriptive roll, #100 (Jacob Fisher)

5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob Fisher)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 11 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Fisher, Jacob.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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