He was born in 1842/43, in Pennsylvania.
date: 2 (22 in 1865).
When he enlisted, he was a blacksmith.
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had grey eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion.
During the war
On 22 March 1865, he enlisted and was mustered into service as a private in the 91st, at Reading, [Berks County,] Pennsylvania.
He was a substitute for Adam Gerhart, of the 20th subdistrict of the 8th Congressional District in Pennsylvania.
[sources: 1, 2]
He is listed on a Muster and descriptive roll of a detachment of drafted men and substitutes forwarded for the 91st Regiment Pennsylvania infantry, dated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25 March 1865.
But he is not listed on any of the regiment's company muster rolls.
1index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania
[compiled service record, 91st PA, Charles Ott]
[transcribed 4 August 2015, from three images, obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration]
Co. -, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private | -
[the rest of the card numbers are blank] Number of personal papers herein 0
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O | 91 | Pa.
Appears with rank of Pvt on
Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of Drafted Men and Substitutes forwarded*
for the 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Roll dated
Phila Pa, Mch 25, 1865.
Where born Pa
Age 22 y'rs; occupation Blacksmith
When enlisted Mar. 22, 1865.
Where enlisted Reading, Pa
For what period enlisted 1 years.
Eyes Grey; hair Bro.
Complexion Lt.; height 5 ft. 8 in.
When mustered in Mar. 22, 1865.
Where mustered in Reading
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $[blank]
Where credited [blank]
Company to which assigned [blank]
Remarks: Sub. for Adam Gerhart 20 Sub Dist 8. Cong. Dist.
Name not taken up on Co Rolls of Regt
* This roll of Drafted Men and Substitutes was made on the form intended for Volunteer Recruits.
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