91st PA: William Simons

William Simons

Before the war

He was born in 1846/47 (4 (18-1/2 in 1865), 5 (18 in 1865)). He was born in Pennsylvania (4, 5).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair (4, 5).

During the war

He was a substitute for S B Gillespie (1, 4, 5). He enlisted and was mustered into service, on 21 March 1865, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania (1, 4, 5). He was enlisted for one year, by Captain Blair (4, 5). He was mustered in as a private in company K (1, 7). His service was credited to the 89th subdivision of the eighteenth congressional district (4, 5).

He deserted on 24 or 25 June 1865, while in the field, in Virginia (1, 2 [24 Jun], 3 [24 Jun], see also 6). At some point, he was probably found in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (3). He was a private, in company K (7).

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) (William Simons)

2 company K, register of deserters, entry 33 (Wm Simon [?])

3 company K, [second] register of deserters, entry 5 (Wm Simons)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (William Simmons)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (William Simons)

6 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Wm Simons)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Simons)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
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Simons William
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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