91st PA--descriptive roll of company E, part 1

Descriptive roll for company E, entries 1 through 20

Descriptive roll entries
1 to 20
21 to 40
41 to 60
61 to 80
81 to 100
101 to 120
121 to 140
141 to 160
161 to 179
180 to 197

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[I have proofread and edited the entries in this file.]
[source: Descriptive book, company E, 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, National Archives and Records Administration]
[This descriptive roll seems to have been reconstructed some time after the regiment re-enlisted as veteran volunteers. Here are a few of the pieces of evidence for that conclusion. First, many of the men who originally enlisted in 1861 according to Bates, and who became veteran volunteers, are recorded as having enlisted in December 1863, when they re-enlisted as veteran volunteers. Second, according to Joseph Campbell's entry, he was transferred to company G of the 91st "P.V.V", although he was transfered in 1861, and "P[ennsylvania] V[eteran] V[olunteers]" applies to the regiment only after December 1863. Another bit of evidence comes from the entry for Andrew Flemming. According to Bates, he initially enlisted in company K, and was later transferred to company E. But the descriptive roll has him enlisted by Captain Lentz. I suspect they recorded everyone as enlisted by Captain Lentz. Interestingly, the person they were mustered in by varies; I suspect that is accurate.]
[I have made three changes to improve legibility. First, because the table takes up two pages for each person, I've re-oriented it vertically for each person, repeating the headings for each person. I have separated each entry--one line in the manuscript--by a line. Second, the first "remarks" line for each person has a name written at the right. In a few cases, the name is preceded by "Mustered into service by" or ditto marks, but in most cases the ditto marks are written over, or were never present. I have put the name on a separate line. Third, I have started new remarks on a new line; in the original they are run together, to save space.]

[NO.] 1

[NAMES] David B. Baker

[AGE.] 28

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet. 9 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Grey

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Town or Country Philad State Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Book [the inner margin seems to have a second word, perhaps beginning 'Bi'--maybe 'Binder'?]

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 20 /61

[WHERE.] Philad

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

Mustered into service By Col. Reiff

Promoted to 1st Lieut Vice Hall Promoted


[NO.] 2

[NAMES] Samuel E. Conrad

[AGE.] 27

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet. 8 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Grey

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Cooper

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lieut Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

" [sc. Mustered into service By] Lieut Swann

Renlisted [sic] as Veteran Vol.

Deserted

Returned under Presidents [sic] proclamation with loss of all Pay Due for the time absent

promoted to sergt for soldierly Conduct During the campaighn [sic] of /64


[NO.] 3

[NAMES] Theodore A Hope

[AGE.] 25

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet. 8 3/4 Inches.

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Carpenter

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt. Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

" [sc. Mustered into service By] Lieut. Swann

Reenlisted as Veteran Vol

Promoted to 1st Lieut Vice Baker Resighned [sic]

Promoted to Capt Vice Hall Discharged


[NO.] 4

[NAMES] Henry Elliott

[AGE.] 22

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet. 9 Inches.

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Butcher

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 21 /61

[WHERE.] Philad Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

" " " " [sc. Mustered into Service By] Col. Reiff

Discharged by Reason of Disability


[NO.] 5

[NAMES] Samuel C [?] Griffith

[AGE.] 40

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 7 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Vender

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 20 /61

[WHERE.] Philad Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

" " " " [sc. Mustered into service By] Col. Reiff

Discharged By Reason Of expiration Of term of service


[NO.] 6

[NAMES] Philip L. [?] Stetsberg [Bates and the list of non-commissioned officers have Stotsenberg.]

[AGE.] 23

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet. 11 1/2 Inches.

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Grey

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Black Smith

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

" " " " [sc. Mustered into service By] Lieut. Swann

Reenlisted as Veteran Vol

Promoted to sergt for Soldierly Conduct During the Campighn [sic] Of /64


[NO.] 7

[NAMES] Louis Brophy

[AGE.] 31

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 7 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Berks County Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Moulder

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

" " " " [sc. Mustered into service By] Col. Reiff

Reenlisted as Veteran Vol

Promoted to sergt for soldierly appearances [The corporals list in the list of non-commissioned officers appears to give "soldierly conduct" as the reason for his promotion.]

Promoted to 1st sergt for soldierly Conduct in Late Battle Vice Baker Promoted

Died from Wounds Receved [sic] in the head While Charging the enemys [sic] Works in front of Petersburg Va On the 23d Day of June /64


[NO.] 8

[NAMES] Michael Snyder

[AGE.] 40

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 9 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Varnisher

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 20 /61

[WHERE.] Philad Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

" " " [sc. Mustered into service By] Lieut Swann

Discharged By Reason Of Disibility [sic]


[NO.] 9

[NAMES] Joseph H. Smith

[AGE.] 30

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 6 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Grey

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Painter

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

" " [sc. Mustered into service By] Lieut Swann

Reenlisted as Veteran Vol

Reduced to the Ranks for Being absent while his Comp was engaged with the enemy at the Wilderness Va

arrested as a Deserter

referd [sic] to his Comp Commander

Returned to Duty Without trial


[NO.] 10

[NAMES] Cyrus Cartledge

[AGE.] 20

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 9 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Grey

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] stone Cutter

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 20 /61

[WHERE.] Philad Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

" " " [sc. Mustered into service By] Col Reiff

Promoted to sergt for solderly [sic] Conduct Wounded at the Battle of Gettys Burg Pa.

Discharged by Reason Of expiration term service


[NO.] 11

[NAMES] Francis O Dell

[AGE.] 23

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 11 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Leitchfield, Co [?] Conn

[OCCUPATION.] Mill Sawyer

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 21 /61

[WHERE.] Philad Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

Mustered into Service By Col Reiff

Died Of Deise [sic] Of the Lungs at his home in Philad Pa

Deserted from Regt at Washington D.C and Returned to Duty under Presidents [sic] Proclimation [sic] With Loss Of all Pay Due for term absent


[NO.] 12

[NAMES] John L. Graham

[AGE.] 22

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 5 1/4 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Dark

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Cincinati [sic] Ohio

[OCCUPATION.] Millinor

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Lieut Swann

Reinlsited [sic] as Veteran Vol

Promoted to Corpl [According to the list of non-commissioned officers, he was appointed corporal on 10 September 1861, as part of the first group of non-commissioned officers.]

Reduced to Ranks for Disobedience Of Orders

Reenlisted

Promoted to sergt Vice elliott Discharged [According to the list of non-commissioned officers, he replaced Theodore Hope, Cartledge replaced Elliott. Since Cartledge and Graham were promoted on the same day, there may be no real difference.]

Promoted to First sergt Vice Brophy Killed

Promoted to 2d Lieut Vice Lentz Promoted

Promoted to 1st Lieut Vice Hope Promoted


[NO.] 13

[NAMES] Montgomery Burr

[AGE.] 25

[HEIGHT.] 6 Feet 1 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Georgetown Dela

[OCCUPATION.] silver smith

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Mar 26 /64

[WHERE.] Warrenton Junction [?]

[BY WHOM.] Lt Brass

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Cap Barnard

Reenlisted as Veteran Vol

Promoted to Corpl For soldierly appearances [According to the list of non-commissioned officers, he was appointed corporal on 10 September 1861, as part of the first group of non-commissioned officers.]

Promoted to sergt Vice Hope Promoted

Wounded in action at Gettys Burg Pa

Wounded in action at Peters Burg Va


[NO.] 14

[NAMES] Alberto Girard

[AGE.] 27

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 1 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Brown

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] C Cannada [sic]

[OCCUPATION.] Painter

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Lieut Swann

Reinlisted [sic] as Veteran Vol


[NO.] 15

[NAMES] John A Henry

[AGE.] 25

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 8 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Grey

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Carpenter

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Dec 24 /63

[WHERE.] Bealton Va

[BY WHOM.] Lt Carpenter

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Lieut Swann

Reinlisted [sic] as Veteran Vol

Discharged By Reason Of Death While home On a Vet Furlough from sickness


[NO.] 16

[NAMES] Thomas Albertson

[AGE.] 25

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 6 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Farmer

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Sept 3d /61

[WHERE.] Philad [Pa]

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Capt Starr

Discharged By Reason Of Death from sickness


[NO.] 17

[NAMES] Micheal [sic] J Bergin

[AGE.] 18

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 6 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Brown

[HAIR.] Red

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Baker

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug [?] 20 /61

[WHERE.] Phila Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Col Reiff

Deserted from the Regt after the Battle Of Chancelors Ville Va and joined the Invalid Corps

Rturned [sic] By Order Of War Department to Be tried for Desertion

sentence to serve 3 Months after Orriginal [sic] term Of service and Loose [sic] all Pay and allowance for time Due him to this Date Sep 21 /64

Discharged By Reason of expiration term service


[NO.] 18

[NAMES] Samuel Burns

[AGE.] 40

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 9 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Blue

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Philad Penna

[OCCUPATION.] Brick Maker

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 20 /61

[WHERE.] Philad Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Col. Reiff

Promoted to Corpl for soldierly appearances

Wounded at the Battle of Laurel Hill the 12th /Day of May /64 in Leg

Discharged By Reason Of expiration term Of [s]ervice


[NO.] 19

[NAMES] David Baird

[AGE.] 35

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 5 3/4 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Light

[EYES.] Grey

[HAIR.] Light

[WHERE BORN.] Denngal Ireland

[OCCUPATION.] In [sic] Keeper

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Aug 20 /61

[WHERE.] Philad Pa

[BY WHOM.] Capt Lentz

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Col. Reiff

taken Prisoner at Battle of Frederick Burg [sic]

Since exchanged

Discharged By Reason Of expiration term Of service


[NO.] 20

[NAMES] Alexander Baird

[AGE.] 34

[HEIGHT.] 5 Feet 4 1/2 Inches

[COMPLEXION.] Dark

[EYES.] Grey

[HAIR.] Dark

[WHERE BORN.] Dennagal Ireland

[OCCUPATION.] Stone mason

[ENLISTMENT.]

[WHEN.] Mar 26 /64

[WHERE.] Warrent Junct

[BY WHOM.] Lt Brass

[TERM.] 3 Years

[REMARKS.]

[Mustered into service by] Cap. Barnard

Reinlisted [sic] as Veteran Vol

Killed in action at Bethsader [sic] Church Va While the the [sic] Regt Was forming a line

[two words appear to be erased at the end of the line: taken prisoner]


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