He was born in 1834/35 (3 (26 in 1861)).
In 1850, he was living in East Nantineal [?] Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living on a farm (4).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 September 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania, by Captain Dye (3). He was a private, in company A (1, 5).
He was transferred on 4 December 1861 to company I (1, 2, 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) (Newton Collins)
2 register of transfers, company A (Newton Collins)
3 company A descriptive roll, entry 7 (Newton Collins)
4 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Nantineal [?] Township, microfilm series M432, film 766, page 227 (J Newton Collins)
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Newton Collins)
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