He was born in 1842/43 (2 (21 in 1864)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (2).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 3 February 1864 (1, 2). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (2). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Hildebrand (2). He was a private in company D (1, 6).
On 31 March 1865, he entered hospital, at Alexandria Virginia (2). His descriptive list was forwarded to Auger Hospital (2).
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) (Francis Ford)
2 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 28 (Francis Ford)
3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 13 July 1864 (Frank Ford)
4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 20 July 1864 (Frank Ford)
5 'Roster of U.S. Army SIgnal Corps. 1861-1865'. (searched 27 December 2005) (Frank Ford)
6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Frank Ford)