91st PA--William H Smith

William H Smith

Before the war

He was born in 1820/21 (2 (40 in 1861), 4 (40 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4).

When he enlisted, he was a carp[enter] (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and mixed hair (2, 4). He had a mole on the right side of his nose (4).

During the war

He also served in a three-months' regiment (6).

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 24 August 1861 (1, 2, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, by Colonel Reiff (2, 4, 5). He was mustered in as a private, in company C (1, 2, 6).

He deserted at Alexandria, Virginia, on 5 June 1862 (1, 5) or 30 June 1862 (2, 3, 4). The company C register of deserters reports that his "whereabouts [were] not known" (3). He was a private, in company C (6).

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 H Smith)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 May 2004 (William Smith)

3 company C, register of deserters, number 12 (William Smith)

4 company C, descriptive roll, entry 66 (William H Smith)

5 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 128 (William H Smith)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H 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, William H.
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 3 Mo's. service

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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