He was born in 1842/43 (4 (18 in 1861)). He was born in Allsburg, Germany (4)
When he enlisted, he was a labor[er] (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (4).
He enlisted on 30 September 1861 (4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sinex (4). He was mustered into service on 20 September 1861 (1). He was mustered in service by Captain Dye (4). (One of the dates is obviously wrong!) He was a private in company D (1, 6, 7).
He was dropped as a deserter on 3 September 1864 (5). He was a private, in company D (6, 7).
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, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863
3 company D, register of deserters (Lewis Hamilton)
4 company D, descriptive roll, entry 8 (Lewis Hamilton)
5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 3 September 1864 (Lewis Hamilton)
6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis Hammilton)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis Hamilton)