91st PA: George Watson

George Watson

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (2 (21 in 1864), 3 (21 in 1864)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, dark eyes, and brown hair (2, 3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 30 January 1864 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Burk (2). He was a private in company A (1, 5).

He deserted on 4 February 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3 [30 Jan 64]). He was dropped as a deserter on 3 July 1864 (4). He was a private, in company G (5).

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) (George Watson)

2 company A descriptive roll, entry 135 (George Watson)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 9 May 2004 (George Watson)

4 consolidated morning report, 4 July 1864 (Pri Watson)

5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Watson)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed Nov 05)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 May 2015, from Fold3]


Watson George
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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