He was born in 1839/40 (3 (21 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).
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, grey eyes, and dark hair (3).
He was enlisted and mustered into service on 30 September 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Dye, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (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) (Sylvester Hoskins)
2 company F, register of deserters, #6 (Sylvester Haskins)
3 company F, descriptive roll, #44 (Sylvester Haskins)
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Sylvester Haskins)