He was born in 1843/44 (5 (20 in 1864)). He was born in Camden, New Jersey (5).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer, and was living in Camden, New Jersey (5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (5).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 12 February 1864 (1, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Burke (4). He was mustered in at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5). He was a private in company G (1, 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) (William Burton)
2 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1864 (Pri Wm Burton)
3 company G, register of deserters (William Burton)
4 company G, second descriptive roll, entry  (William Burton)
5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 February 2005 (William Burton)
6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Burton)