91st PA--origins--birthplaces


About one-quarter of the men were foreign-born.

Since the regiment was initially recruited in Philadelphia, it's unsurprising that the most common birthplace in company E is Philadelphia (40%). About half of the men were born in Pennsylvania.

However, about one-quarter were born outside the United States. The most common birthplace outside the United States was Ireland. Others include Germany, England, Scotland, Canada, France, and Wales.

For more information list of birthplaces

QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED: What was the overall composition of the Union Army? (check Dyer) What percentage of Philadelphians were foreign-born in the 1860 census?

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