He was born in 1840/41 (3 (20 in 1861), 7 (46 in ?1888)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 7).
When he enlisted, he was a machinist (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 3, 4, 5 (July 1861)). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (3). He was a private, in company A (1, 8, 9).
On 8 August 1866, he applied successfully for a pension (4, 6).
On 12 May 1888, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (7). He was admitted from Virginia (7). He had a wound in his right side (7). He was receiving a pension of $10 per month (7).
In 1890, he was living at the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (5). He had had gunshot wounds to his right shoulder and to both legs (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) (Henry C Mason)
2 Thomas Walter, 'Personal recollections and experiences of an obscure soldier', Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail volume 3, number 38, page 2.
3 company A descriptive roll, entry 41 (Henry C Massan)
4 pension index, by regiment (Henry C Mason)
5 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 51 (image 49 on Ancestry), line 28 (Henry C Mason)
6 pension index, by name (Henry C Mason)
7 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting his report for the fiscal year 1888. Serial Set volume 2654, session volume 1, 50th Congress, 2d Session. House Miscellaneous Document 35. Page 205. (Henry C Mason)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry C Mason)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry C Masson)