91st PA--Jacob S Smith

Jacob S Smith

Before the war

He was born in 1822/23 (8 (41 in 1864)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8).

When he enlisted, he was a but[cher] (8).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (8).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 5 or 6 February 1864 (1, 8 [5 Feb]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lane [?] (8). He was a private in company I (1, 9).

On 2 March 1864, Colonel Gregory detached him for duty with the recruiting service in Chester, Pennsylvania (2, 4). On 27 April 1864, Sinex asked that he be returned to the regiment (3).

On 8 June 1864, he was detailed for duty in Brigade headquarters (5). On 4 July 1864, he was detailed for duty at Brigade headquarters, as a hostler (6, 7). He was still there in September (?) 1864 (7).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company I (9).

Researcher

Eric Kent Kessler is interested in Jacob S Smith. Contact him at ekkessler@aol.com.

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, 7 March 1864

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 27 April 1864

4 special order 14, HQ 91st PA, 2 March 1864

5 special order 41, HQ 91st PA, 8 June 1864

6 special order 61, HQ 91st PA, 4 July 1864 (Jacob S Smith)

7 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Jacob S Smith)

8 company I, descriptive roll, #29 (Jacob S Smith)

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

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, Jacob S
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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