91st PA: John Smith

John Smith

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43, in Tyrone County, Ireland. [source: date: 2 (19 in 1862). place: 2]

When he enlisted, he was a tailor. [source: 2]


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and black hair. [source: 2]

During the war

On 27 October 1862, he enlisted, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a private, in company H. He was paid a $25 bounty, and a $4 premium. [sources: 1, 2]

He was listed on a Muster and descriptive roll of a detachment of US volunteers forwarded for the 91st, dated 1 November 1862, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 2]

Apparently Eli Sellers wrote a letter about him, but I have not seen that letter. [source: 2]


1 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Smith)

[ordered compiled service record 15 Aug 15, from NARA, order G11-235492980E]

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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.
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John Smith in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 11 April 2015, from Fold3]

Smith John
Co. -, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]


compiled service record

[compiled service record, John Smith, A 91 PA]
[transcribed 4 October 2015, from 5 images received from National Archives and Records Administration]

[image 1]

Smith John
Co. -, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private | Private
1 22037349
[the rest of the numbers are blank]
Number of personal papers herein 1
Book Mark: [blank]
See also [blank]

[image 2]

W W Smith [??]

[image 3]

Smith Jno

A. 91 Pa
See letter from Col Sellers

5th, A.C.
Restorations, Ch'g's
& Specifications.
1862, 3, 4, & 5.

[image 4]

Smith, Jno.
[blank], Co. A, 91 Reg't Pa. Inf.
1 Enclosures.
[all the lines are blank]

Other papers relating to--
[all the lines are blank except:]
Misc. Information 1

[image 5, which consists of one card]

S | 91 | Pa.
John Smith
Appears with rank of Pvt on
Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of U.S. Vols. forwarded
for the 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Roll dated
Phila. Pa, Nov. 1, 1862.
Where born Tyrone Co, Ireland
Age 19 years; occupation tailor
When enlisted Oct. 27, 1862.
Where enlisted Phila. Pa.
For what period enlisted 3 years.
Eyes grey; hair black
Complexion dark; height 5 ft 6 in.
When mustered in [blank]
Where mustered in [blank]
Bounty paid $25 [blank]/100; due $[blank]
Where credited [blank]
Company to which assigned H
Remarks: $4 premium paid

Not taken up on Co rolls of Regt.
Book mark: [blank]
Fethers Copyist.

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