91st PA: Adolphus Smith

Adolphus Smith

Before the war

He was born in 1822/23 (5 (38 in 1861), 7 (38 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7).

When he enlisted, he was a wea[ver] (7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (7).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylavnia, on 12 October 1861 or 16 November 1861 (1 [12 Oct], 4 [16 Nov], 5 [12 Oct], 7 [12 Oct]). He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Casner (5, 7). He was mustered in as a private in company H, by Lieutenant George Murphy (1, 5, 7, 8).

He was transferred on 4 December 1861 to company K (1, 5).

He was transferred on 30 July 1863 to the Veterans' Reserve Corps (1, 3, 5, 6). When transferred, he was a private, in company K (8).

Sinex answered a query about him from the brigade, on 22 August 1863 (2)

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)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 22 August 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 August 1863 (Private Smith)

4 company H, register of men transferred (Adolphus Smith)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 13 March 2005 (Adolphus Smith)

6 company K, list of men transferred, #26 (Adolphus Smith)

7 company K, descriptive roll, entry 73 (Adolphus Smith)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Adolphus Smith)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed Apr 07)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 11 April 2015, from Fold3]


Smith Adolphus
co. H. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also V.R.C.

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