He was born in 1837/38 (4 (23 in 1861), 5 (23 in 1861)). He was born in Alegheny [?], New York (4).
When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-3/4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (4, 5 [5'7"]).
He enlisted and was mustered into service, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 10 September 1861 (1, 4, 5). He was probably transferred from another company to company H (3). He was enlisted for three years, by Charles Brown (4, 5). He was mustered in as a sergeant in company H (1, 5, 6 [pvt], 7).
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) (Peter Robinson)
2 company H, register of deserters, #1 (Peter Robinson)
3 company H, register of men transferred (Peter Robinson)
4 company H, descriptive roll, #3 (Peter Robinson)
5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 March 2005 (Peter Robinson)
6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Peter Robinson)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Peter Robertson)