He was born in 1824/25 (3 (38 in 1863)). He was born in Scotland (3).
When he enlisted, he was a painter (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and grey hair (3).
He was a substitute (1, 3, 4). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 September 1863 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Palmer, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He was in company I of the 118th Pennsylvania (4).
On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 4). He reported for duty on 3 June 1865 (3). He had last been paid by Major Holman on 31 August 1864, and had drawn clothing to the amount of $31.22 (3). He was a private in company D of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 5).
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) (Robert Parks)
2 company D, register of men transferred (Robert Parks)
3 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 103 (Robert Park)
4 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment', volume 3, page 1338. (In the roster) (Robert Park)
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert Parks)