91st PA--regimental letters and orders, 10 September 1863

Regimental letters and orders, 10 September 1863

[source: regimental letters book]

Head Quarters 91st Regt Pa Vols
September 10th 1863
Adjt Gen'l N. S. D. [???]

I have the honor to submit the following report with the accompanying papers in compliance with Orders from War Department, Washington D. C

A communication was received from Robert Clark Capt & Provost Judge Alexandria Va dated Aug 11th 1863 inquiring if one Abraham Smith did belong to the 91st Regt P.V., as no description was given, the only means of furnishing the information desired was to ascertain if the Name appeared on the descriptive Books. No such Name could be found, the answer was given accordingly & mailed to the Provost Judge, Alexandria, Sept 3rd 1863

On the receipt of the enclosed papers this day an inquiry was instituted to ascertain further and the result shows that the only Man, that enlisted in the Regt at Alex Va & now absent is one Jacob Fisher, this Mans history seems to agree substantially with the statement made concerning Smith.

He enlisted at Alex. July 3rd 1862 [Bates has 30 July 1862] & deserted Aug. 26th 1862 [Bates has 25 Aug 1862] while the Regt was at Clouds Mills.

Men who know him state that he was located in some business in Prince La. Alex., that he was in the slave pen for desertion, claimed as such by the 93rd Regt P.V., that he was proverbial for foot racing; an Enlisted Man belonging to Co "H" 91st P.V. named John Sommers, now at Camp Parole, or Convalescent Camp Alex. Va. is acquainted with this man Fisher and as he could easily be found, I respectfully request that he be used to identify the man, the following description of Jacob Fisher appears on the descriptive Book of Co "H"


Jacob Fisher Age 25 years, Height 5 feet 9 inches, Complexion Dark, Eyes Dark, Hair Black, Enlisted Alexandria Va July 3rd 1862. Mustered in by Capt. Dodge, received $29. Bounty - deserted from Camp near Clouds Mills Aug 26th 1862

The foregoing is all that can be obtained from the record of this Regt

I am Gen'l
Very Respectfully
Your Obedient Servant
Jos H. Sinex
Lt Col Commdg
[source: regimental orders book]

Head Quarters 91st Reg. P.V.
September 10nt 1863
General Orders No 6

The hours for signals at these Head Quarters are hereby changed as follows

Reveille6O clockA.M.
Breakfast6 1/2"" "
Surgeons Call7"" "
Police Call7 1/4"" "
1st Sergts Reports7 1/2"" "
Guard mounting8"" "
[the next line is inserted between and to the left of two lines]
Commissioned Officers School9"" "
Morning drill Call10"" "
Recall from drill11"" "
[the next line is inserted between and to the left of two lines]
Non Coms. Officers School2"P.M.
Battallion drill to the Colours4"P.M.
Recall from Drill5 1/4"" "
Dress Parade to the Colours6"" "
Undress Parade (in Bad weather)"
Taps8 1/2"" "

Daily inspection of Arms and accoutrements will be made under the direction of a company officer.

By Order of
Jos H Sinex
Lieut Col. Commdg
B. J. Tayman

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