91st PA--regimental letters and orders, 23 March 1864

Letters and orders, 23 March 1864

[source: National Archives, record group 94, 91st Pennsylvania, regimental letter, order, furlough, and guard report book]
[related file: veteran volunteers]

Head Quarters 91st Regt. P.V.V.
March 23rd 1864
Lieut Wm Fowler
Actg Asst. Adjt Genl

I have the honor to make the following Report in Compliance with Orders from Brig. Hd Qrs. of this date of the number of Com Officers & Enlisted Men present for duty & also of the number absent.

Com. Officers present for duty13
Enlisted Men " " "207
Total present for duty220
Com Officers Absent10
Enlisted Men "222
Total absent232

I am Captain
Very Respectfully
Jos H. Sinex
Lt Col. Comdg
[source: regimental letters book]
[related file: veteran volunteers (problems returning from leave)]

Head Quarters 91st Regt. P.V.V.
March 23rd 1864
Lieut William Fowler
Actg Asst. Adjt Genl

I have the honor herewith most respectfully to report in Compliance with Instructions from your Hd Qrs of this date that the Regiment under Command of Col. E. M Gregory left Phila on the 16th day of February for Chester Barracks Pa and that the command was verbaly [sic] given up to me on the 20th day of February but that I never really had Command until the day the Regiment left the Barracks. that Col. Gregory made all the details without my knowledge up to March 1st 64. I received the Order from the Sup. Vol. Rec. Ser. dated February 16th 1864 on the 20th ult. from Col. E. M. Gregory and I immediately gave orders for the Command to be supplied with Knapsacks, Haversacks, Canteens, Shelter Tents, & qq which they were entirely deficient in. the new Recruits had no Arms or Clothing, the former were not supplied until our arrival in the field, the latter was supplied on the 29th ult. The order from Hd. Qrs. Army of Potomac of February 20. 64 (Copy enclosed) ordering the Regt. to the front was received on the 25th day of February 1864 this also through Col. Gregory. The Order from Sup. Vol. Rec. Serv. of February 25th (Copy also Enclosed) ordering the Regt to proceed to the Army of Potomac on the 29th ult. was received through the mail on the Afternoon of the 26th ult. The next day transportation was applied for and was not received until the 1st inst. though dated the 27th ult Signed by Capt. Craig A. Qr. Mr. this also was received through Col. Gregory. I immediately applied at the Office of the Phila. Wilmington & Balt. R. R. for a Train which arrived at Chester at 12 O'clock M. on the day following (March 2nd) The Regiment arrived in Baltimore at 12 O'Clock P.M. I applied for transportation but could get none until 10 O'clock A.M on the 3rd inst. The Regiment arrived in Washington at 4 O'clock P.M the same day. After applying for transportation I found I was too late for the boat of that day. I left for Alexandria at 3 O'clock PM the next day (4th inst) and arrived at Warrenton Junction at 11 A.M. on the 5th inst having left Alexandria at 7 O'clock that Morning.

I am Lieut
Very Respectfully
Jos. H. Sinex
Lieut Col Commdg
[source: regimental orders book]

Head Quarters 91st Regt P.V.V
March 23rd 1864
Special Order No 24

Private Henry McKane Co "C" is hereby detailed as Hospital Nurse & will report to Surgeon Knight for duty

By Command of
Jos. H. Sinex
Lt. Col. Commdg
H. W. Shipley
Lt. & actg Adjt

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