He was born in 1834/35 (4 (26 in 1861), 5 (26 in 1861), 7 (24 in 1860)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (4, 7).
In 1860, he was living in ward 18 (post office Kensington), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was a fisherman (7). He was living with Mary and Jacob Vanderslice (apparently his parents) and with Mary, Joseph, William, Joseph, Catherine, and Samuel (apparently siblings) (7). (Two others in the household were glassblowers (7).)
When he enlisted, he was a glass blower, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (4 [dark eyes, dark hair], 5 [blue eyes, light hair]).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 10 September 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (4). He was a private in company A (1, 9).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (6).
He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 5).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5). He was a private, in company A (9).
He was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (8).
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 special order 61, HQ 91st PA, 4 July 1864 (John Vanderslice)
3 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (John Vanderslice)
4 company A descriptive roll, entry 58 (John Vanderslice)
5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (John Vanderslice)
6 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (J Vanderslice)
7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, NE division, post office Kensington, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 151 = 151 handwritten (John Vanderslice)
8 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed March 2011) (John Vanderslice)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Vanderslice)
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