91st PA--orders, 6 March 1864

Orders, 6 March 1864

[sources: regimental orders book, and company E orders book. They differ only in minor ways, which I have not recorded.]

Head Quarters 91st Regt P.V.V.
March 6th 1864.
Special order No 15

In Compliance with orders from 5th Corps Head Quarters of Feb. 21st 64 Prvt. John McConnell of Co "E" is hereby detailed to report to Lt Rittenhouse 5th U.S. art. at Bristow without delay. he will be borne on the rolls as on Detached Service.

By Command of
Joseph H. Sinex
Lt Col Command.

Howard H. Shipley
Lt & Act. Adjt.
[source: regimental orders book]

Hd. Qrs. 91st Regt. P.V.V
March 6th 1864
Special Orders No 16

A Board of Survey to consist of Capt. John F Casner Co "K" Lieut Henry Francis Co F & Lieut John S. Donnell Co "I" 91st P.V.V will convene to morrow at 9. A. M or as soon thereafter as possible for the purpose of investigating & reporting upon the deficiency of certain articles for which Lt. D. B. Baker Co E & Lt. John G. Brass Co B is [sic] responsible

By Command of
Jos. H. Sinex
Lt Col Commdg
H. W. Shipley
Actg Adjt
[source: regimental letters book]
[related file: veteran volunteers]
[note: Thomas Walter claims that men continued to leave without permission because they had no duty, poor food, and uncomfortable quarters (number 44 pages 1-2)]

Hd Qrs 91st Regt. P.V.V
March 6th 1864
Capt. A. S. Marvin Jr
Asst Adjt Genl

I have the honor to report in compliance with Orders from your Hd. Qrs. of March 6th 1864 as follows

No Enlisted Men Jan 4. 64.233
[The regiment left for veterans' furlough on 4 Jan 64]
" Officers20
" Recruits158
" reported from Hospital25
" Off. on detached Service3
" " on Sick Leave2
No Enlisted Men March 6th 1864204
" Officers " " "14
" " on detached Service8
[For a list of men on detached service then, see letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 Mar 64. It includes 8 officers, but does not mention Edgar Gregory, who was in charge of the Rendezvous at Chester Hospital, in Pennsylvania]
" " Sick absent1
" " without leave1
" Enlisted Men " "156
" " " absent Sick17
" " " Died3
[These include Louis Bender, co H (died 20 February); and James Dougherty, co D (died 27 January); the third may be Matthias Korkoff (who died on the 7th, when this report was written), or one of the men whose date of death Bates doesn't record]
" " " Deserted1
[I don't know how Sinex was distinguishing deserters from men absent without leave; Bates records 22 men as having deserted between 4 January and 7 March 1864]
" Off. Resigned1
[Morris Kayser resigned on 16 February 1864]
" Enlisted Men on detached service35
[For a list of men on detached service then, see letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 Mar 64; it lists 35 enlisted men]
I am Capt
Very Respectfully
Your Obd't Servant
Jos H. Sinex
Lt Col Commdg

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