91st PA: John Fink

John Fink

Before the war

He was born in 1818/19 (3 (42 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).

When he enlisted, he was a pain[ter] (3).


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-3/4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and mustered into service on 7 October 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Zinn (3). He was mustered in for three years, by Colonel Zinn, as a private in company H (1, 3, 7 (mus)). He had gun number 104 (3).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (4).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1), probably on 24 December 1863 (6).

He was wounded in 1864, by 30 May 1864 (1, 5).

On 7 October 1864, Sellers reported that he was missing in action on 30 September 1864 near Peeble's House (2).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 6). He was a private, in company H (7).

After the war

On 5 July 1866, he successfully applied for a pension (6, 8).


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)

2 letter, Sellers to Tayman, 7 October 1864 (John Fink)

3 company H, descriptive roll, #31 (John Fink)

4 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (John Fink)

5 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (John Fink)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (John Fink)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Fink)

8 pension index, by name (John Fink)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 1 February 2015)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 1 February 2015)


John Fink in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 11 Apr 2014, from Fold3]

Fink, John
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Mus. | Pvt.
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