He was born in 1842/43 (5 (18 in 1861)). He was born in Londonderry, Ireland (5).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 1-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and chestnut hair (5).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 November 1861 (1, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Parris (?) (5). He was a private in company G (1, 7-8).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (6).
He was discharged at Washington DC on 19 December 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 3, 4, 5). He was a private, in company G (7-8). The regiment reported his discharge on 29 June 1864 (3). Lentz reported on 9 July 1864 that the regiment had been informed of his discharge (2).
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, Lentz to Bennett, 9 July 1864
3 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1864 (Pri Sweeny)
4 company G, register of men discharged, #37 (Morris Sweeney)
5 company G, descriptive roll, #72 (Morris Sweeny)
6 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Morris Sweeney)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Morris Sweeney)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Morris Sweeny)