He was born in 1840/41 (3 (20 in 1861)). He was born in Thomson Ville Connecticut (3).
When he enlisted, he was a baker (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (3).
He was mustered into service as a private in company I on 28 October 1861 (1, 3 [according to which he enlisted in company E], 9-10 (co.I)).
He was transferred to company E (1).
He fought at the battle of Gettysburg (4), and was wounded there on 3 July 1863 (1), by being hit with a shell in the side while he was charging the enemy (2, 3), and died of those wounds on 4 July 1863 (1, 2, 3). He was a private, in company E (9-10). He was buried in the National Cemetery, Gettysburg, section A grave 84 (1, 6).
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)
3 Company E descriptive roll, entry 101
4 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (James Rae)
5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 Feb 63 (James Rae)
6 tombstone (Thanks to Chris Buckingham for the picture!) (James Ray)
7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 29 Oct 1863 (Private Rae)
8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 November 1863 (Priv Rae)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Rae)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Rae)