91st PA: John Thompson

John Thompson

Before the war

He was born in 1837/38 (3 (26 in 1864), 4 (25 in 1864)). He was born in Baltimore, Maryland (3, 4 [Bath Md]).

When he enlisted, he was a waterman (3, 4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3, 4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 5 February 1864 (3) or 6 February 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (3). He was mustered by Lieutenant Hilderburn (3). He was a private in company B (1, 7).

On 27 April 1864, Sinex asked that he be sent to the regiment (2).

He was absent without leave on 31 May 1864 (6).

He was dropped from the rolls on 1 July 1864, as a deserter (1, 4, 5 [3 July]). He was a private, in company B (7).

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, 27 April 1864

3 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 29 (John Thompson)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 1 Jun 2004 (John Thompson)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 3 July 1864 (Private Thompson)

6 monthly return, company B, May 1864 (John Thompson)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Thompson)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 April 2015, from Fold3]


Thompson John
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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