He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He was born in 1816/17 (3 (44 in 1861)).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and grey hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 1 October 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Dye (3). He was a private in company F (1, 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) (Joseph Harrison)
2 company F, register of deserters, #4 (Joseph Harrison)
3 company F, descriptive roll, #47 (Joseph Harrison)
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Harrison)