He was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania (4). He was born in 1840/41 (4 (23 in 1864)).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (4).
According to Bates, he reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1). However, the information in the company I descriptive roll (4) suggests that this is a mistake.
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 January 1864 (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Brooke (4). He was a private, in company I (1, 5).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 4). He was a corporal, in company I (1, 5 (pvt)).
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) (Charles A Smith)
2 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (Charles Smith)
3 enlisted men's furloughs (Chas Smith)
4 company I, descriptive roll, #28 (Charles A Smith)
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles A Smith)