91st PA: Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (4 (18 in 1861)). He was born in Allsburg, Germany (4)

When he enlisted, he was a labor[er] (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (4).

During the war

He enlisted on 30 September 1861 (4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sinex (4). He was mustered into service on 20 September 1861 (1). He was mustered in service by Captain Dye (4). (One of the dates is obviously wrong!) He was a private in company D (1, 6, 7).

He deserted on 20 March 1863 (1, 3).

According to the regimental records, he was at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 September 1863, when Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked for his return (2).

He was dropped as a deserter on 3 September 1864 (5). He was a private, in company D (6, 7).

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 Marvin, 8 September 1863

3 company D, register of deserters (Lewis Hamilton)

4 company D, descriptive roll, entry 8 (Lewis Hamilton)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 3 September 1864 (Lewis Hamilton)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis Hammilton)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis Hamilton)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 12 May 2014, from Fold3]


Hammilton, Lewis
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hamilton, Lewis

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 1 June 2014]

Hamilton. Lewis
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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