91st PA--William H Smith

William H Smith

Before the war

He was born in 1834/35 (2 (30 in 1865), 3 (30 in 1865)). He was born in Pennsylvania (2).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a blue complexion [!], dark eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 2, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 or 28 March 1865 (1 [28 Mar], 2 [28 Feb], 3 [28 Mar]). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (2, 3 [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]). He was mustered in on 28 March 1865, as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). (Note: the William H Smith in company A was mustered in on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg; could some records be confusing them?) He reported for duty on 28 February 1865 (2). His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (2). He was a private in company D (1, 4).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1). He was a private, in company D (4).

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 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 94 (William H Smith)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 August 2004 (William H Smith)

4 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
     William
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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