He was born in 1841/42 (3 (19 in 1861), 4 , 7 [29 in 1870], 8 [35 in 1880]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 7, 8).
When he enlisted, he was a moulder, and he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3, 4).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 23 September 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (3). He was a private in company A (1, 11).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (9).
He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer, on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 4, 5).
He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out (1, 3, 4). He was a private, in company A (11).
He applied successfully for a pension on 19 June 1866 (2, 6).
In 1870, he was living in the 13th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was a car driver (7). He could not read or write (7). He was living with his wife Ellen, four children (presumably theirs), and three other Browning's (perhaps his brother and family) (7).
In 1880, he worked in a brickyard (8). He had been unemployed for 2 months in the previous year (8). He was disabled, and still could not read or write (8). He was living with his wife Ellen, and children George, Jacob, and Emma (8).
In 1890, he was living in New Garden, Chester County, Pennsylvania (post office Kavlin) (5). He had been wounded in his side and left arm in the battles of Gettysburg and the Wilderness (5).
He died on 6 December 1899 (2).
On 10 January 1900, his widow, Ellen Browning, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (2, 6).
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) (Jacob Browning)
2 pension index by regiment (Jacob D Browning)
3 descriptive list, company A, number 3 (Jacob Browning)
4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Jacob Browning)
5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Chester County, New Garden, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 69, page  (Jacob Browning)
6 pension index, by name (Jacob D Browning)
7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 13th ward 39th district, microfilm series M593, film 1397, page 268 = 50 handwritten (Jacob Browning)
8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, New Garden Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T9, film 1114, page 274 = page 6B handwritten (Jacob Browning)
9 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Jacob Browning)
10 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Jacob Browning)
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob Browning)
|Name||Browning Jacob||" Ellen||" Eliza||" Thomas||" George||" Jacob||Browning Eli||" Elizabeth||" Thomas|
|Occupation||Car driver||Keep House||Domestic Worker||Porter dry Good Store||Car driver||Keep House|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year||Oct|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Can't write||1||1||1||1|| ||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|| ||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||53|
|family visit #||56|
|name||Browning Jacob||- Ellen||- George H [?]||- Jacob E||- Emma J [?]|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Works in brickyard||Keeping house||At Home||At Home||At Home|
|school this year||1||1||1|