91st PA: John Perkins

John Perkins

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (8 (18 in 1861), 9 (20 in 1863)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 9).

When he enlisted, he was a weaver (8, 9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (8, 9).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 22 October 1861 (1, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Gilbert (8). He was a private in company G (1, 11-12).

On 23 February 1863, he returned to the regiment from duty at Windmill Point Hospital (3).

He was initially listed on the plaque recording men who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg, but his name was later deleted (10).

On 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign (probably after 11 June 1863) (4).

On 1 November 1863, he was reported regained from missing in action (5).

He was released from arrest on 25 December 1863 (2).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 9). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Swan (9).

He deserted on 16 February 1864 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania while on veterans' furlough (1, 6, 7, 8, 9). He was a private, in company G (11-12).

Sources

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)

2 special order 121, HQ 91st PA, 25 December 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 Feb 63 (Private Perkins)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Private Perkins)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 November 1863 (Priv Perkins)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1864 (Pri Perkins)

7 company G, register of deserters (John Perkins)

8 company G, descriptive roll, #60 (John Perkins)

9 company G, second descriptive roll, entry [23] (John Perkins)

10 card, with the original version of the 91st PA plaque on the Pennsylvania memorial at Gettysburg (from the papers of William C Reiff; thanks to Susan Stickles!) (John Perkins)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Parkins)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Perkins)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 16 February 2015, from Fold3]


Parkins John
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Perkins John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 19 Feb 15]

Perkins John
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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