91st PA: Morris Sweeney

Morris Sweeney

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 1-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and chestnut hair (5).

During the war

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).

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, 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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 3 April 2012)
pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed April 2007)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 25 April 2015, from Fold3]


Sweeney Morris
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Sweeny Morris

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 25 Apr 15]

Sweeny Morris
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt| Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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