He was born in 1816/1817 (3 (44 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and grey hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 September 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He was a private in company H (1, 4). He had rifle number 29 (3).
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) (William Hare)
2 company H, register of men discharged, #8 (William Hare)
3 company H, descriptive roll, #16 (William Hare)
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Hare)