He was in 1839/40 (2 (25 in 1865)). He was born in Pennsylvania (2).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2).
He was drafted (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 March 1865 (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lloyd (2). He reported for duty on 15 March 1865 (2). His service was credited to the seventeenth congressional district (2). He was a private in company D (1, 5).
He was absent, in hospital, when the regiment mustered out (1, 3 [discharged 10 Jul 65]). He was a private, in company D (5).
On 2 November 1889, he applied successfully for a pension (4).
In 1890, he was living in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (post office: Shybeaver) (3). He had had chronic diarrhea (3).
He died on 22 March 1892, at Shy Beaver, Pennsylvania (4).
His widow applied successfully for a pension (4).
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) (John Russell)
2 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 88 (John Russel)
3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 171, page 1 (John W Russel)
4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (John H Russell)
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Russell)