He was born in 1830/31 (2 (33 in 1864). He was born in Cheltenham England (2).
When he enlisted, he was a gardener (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and grey hair (2).
He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years, as a recruit, on 2 March 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Gregory, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Hilderburn (2). He was a private in company E (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)
2 descriptive roll, company E, entry 143 (Charles Poulson)
3 company E, register of men discharged, number 43 (Charles Poulson)
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Poulson)