He was born in 1841/42 (2 (21 in 1863)). He was born in Scotland (2).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2).
He was drafted (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 September 1863 (1, 2). He was in company K of the 118th Pennsylvania (1, 2). He was enlisted for three years, at Scranton, Pennsylvania (2). His service was credited to the Twelfth Congressional District (2).
He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 2). He was a private in company G of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 3).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Patrick McGovern)
2 company G, second descriptive roll, [#116] (Patrick McGovern)
3 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Patrick McGovern)