91st PA: William G Stewart

William G Stewart

Before the war

He was born in 1831/32 (3 (29 in 1861)). He was born in Monmouth County, New Jersey (3).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (3). He had a scar on his left arm (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 4) or on 21 September 1861 (3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith or Lieutenant Colonel Reiff (3 [Smith], 4 [Reiff]). He was a private in company C (1, 5).

He deserted at Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 October 1862 (1, 2, 3, 4). He was a private, in company C (5). The company C register of deserters reports that his "whereabouts [were] not known" (2).

Sources

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) (William G Stewart)

2 company C, register of deserters, number 16 (William G Stewart)

3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 70 (William G Stewart)

4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 127 (William G Stewart)

5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William G Stewart)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 19 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stewart, William G.
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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