When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and black hair.
During the war
On 21 March 1865, he enlisted and was mustered into service in the 91st, as a private, at Reading, [Berks,] Pennsylvania.
He was a substitute for Daniel A Harigan, in the 4th subdistrict of the 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.
[sources: 1, 2]
He is listed on a muster and descriptive roll of a detachment of drafted men and substitutes forwarded for the 91st, dated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25 March 1865.
But he is not on any of the regiment's company muster rolls.
1index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania
(Michael S Ryon)
[compiled service record, 91st PA, Michael S Ryon]
[transcribed 3 images, 16 August 2015, obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration]
Ryon, Michael S.
Co. -, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private | -
[the rest of the card numbers are blank] Number of personal papers herein 0
Book Mark: [blank]
See also [blank]
W H[?] Hughes
R | 91 | Pa.
Michael S. Ryon
Appears with rank of Pvt on
Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of Drafted Men and Substitutes forwarded *
for the 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Roll dated
Phila, Pa., Mch. 25, 1865.
Where born Ireland
Age 25 y'rs; occupation Laborer
When enlisted Mar. 21, 1865.
Where enlisted Reading, Pa.
For what period enlisted 1 years.
Eyes Grey; hair Blk
Complexion Lt; height 5 ft. 3 in.
When mustered in Mar. 21, 1865.
Where mustered in Reading
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $[blank]
Where credited [blank]
Company to which assigned [blank]
Sub for Daniel A. Harigan 4" Sub Dist 8" Cong Dist -
Name not taken up on Co Musterd [sic] rolls of regt
This roll of Drafted Men and Substitutes was made on the form intended for Volunteer Recruits.