He was born in 1842/43 (5 (18 in 1861)). He was born in Tyrone, Ireland (5).
When he enlisted, he was a lab[orer] (5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (5).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 12 December 1861 (1, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain O Brown (5). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 9, 10). He had rifle number 37 (5).
On 26 June 1862, he was in Prince-Street Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia (7). He had chronic diarrhea (7).
He was initially listed on the plaque recording men who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg, but his name was later deleted (8).
In 1890, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (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) (Patrick Donnelly)
2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 18 May 1863 (Private Donnelly)
3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Music [sic] Donnelly)
4 company H, register of deserters, #20 (Patrick Donnelly)
5 company H, descriptive roll, #89 (Patrick Donnoly)
6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 752, page 1 [sic] (image 2398 on Ancestry) (Patrick Donnelly)
7 'The sick and wounded Pennsylvania soldiers in Washington', Philadelphia Press Saturday 28 June 1862, page 1 (Patrick Donnelly)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (P Donnelly)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Patrick Donnely)