He was born in 1831/32 (3 (29 in 1861)). He was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, black eyes, and black hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 17 September 1861 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (3, 4). He was a private in company C (1, 5).
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) (Sylves'r J Harvey)
2 company C, register of deserters, number 1 (Sylvester J Harvey)
3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 40 (Sylvester J Harvey)
4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 112 (Sylvester J Harvey)
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Sylvester J Harvey)