91st PA: William Watson

William Watson

Before the war

He was born in 1832/33 (3 (28 in 1861), 5 (31 in 1861)). He was born in Ireland (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet tall, and had a sandy complexion, light eyes, and sandy hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 30 September 1861 (1, 3). He was mustered in as a private, in company D (1, 3, 6).

He was transferred to company H on 31 October 1861 (2, 3 [from H to D], 4).

He was either not on the muster-out roll when the regiment mustered out (1 [co.D]), or was not accounted for (1 [co.H]). (The index to the compiled service records reports him a private in company D (6).)

According to the company H descriptive roll, he "deserted [and was] transferred by order of Col Reiff [?] USA" (5). Perhaps this means that he was transferred out of the 91st to another regiment, because he had deserted. Unfortunately, I have no other information about the transfer or the desertion.

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) (William Watson)

2 company D, register of men transferred, entry 21 (William Watson)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 10 August 2004 (William Watson)

4 company H, register of men transferred (William Watson)

5 company H, descriptive roll, #29 (William Watson)

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

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 May 2015, from Fold3]


Watson William
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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