He was born in 1838/29 (2 (24 in 1863)). He was born in Toronto, Canada (2).
When he enlisted, he was a machinist (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a brown complexion, gray eyes, and black hair (2).
He was '[f]ormerly in [the] "Rebel Army"' (2, 3).
He was a substitute (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 1 August 1863 (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Frankford, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yardley (?) (2, 3).
He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry to the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry by special order 138, headquarters, Army of the Potomac (1 June 1865) (2). He was a private in company A of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 4, 5).
He was transferred to detached service at Camp Chase, Ohio, in July 1865 (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) (James Henesey)
2 company A descriptive roll, entry 185 (James I [?] Henesey)
3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (James Henesey)
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James F Henssey)
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Hennesy)