He was born in 1835/36 (2 (28 in 1863?), 8 (27 (co.A), 25 (co.E))). He was born in Dengal [sc. Donegal?] County, Ireland (2).
When he enlisted, he was an engraver, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 8).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, had a light complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (2, 8).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 9 September 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 8). He was a private, in company A (8, 10-11 (E)).
He fought at the battle of Gettysburg (5).
He re-enlisted for three years as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 2, 8 [1 Jan 64 (co.A), 26 Dec 63 (co.E)]). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann (2).
He was mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company E (10-11).
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)
[Bates lists two John Scott's, one in co.A [not accounted for at muster out] and one in co.E [mustered out with the regiment]. His source obviously missed special order 4, HQ 91st PA, 16 February 1864, which transfers Scott from co.A to co.E.]
2 descriptive roll, company E, entry 71 (John Scott)
3 special order 4, headquarters 91st Pennsylvania, 16 February 1864
4 special order 37, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 24 April 1864
5 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (John Scott)
6 special order 4, HQ 91st PA, 16 February 1864
7 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (John Scott)
8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (John Scott)
9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 26 April 1864 (Scott)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Scoot)
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Scott)