91st PA: William Wilkinson

William Wilkinson

Before the war

He was born in Donegal, Ireland (6). He was born in 1840/41 (4 (21 in 1862), 6 (21 in 1862)).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 12 August 1862 (1, 4, 6). He was enlisted for three years, by Lieutenant Gregory (4, 6). He was mustered in as a private, in company F (1, 4, 8-9).

He deserted from Fredericksburg, Maryland, on 2 September 1863 (1, 4, 5).

He was initially listed on the plaque recording men who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg, but his name was later deleted (7).

On 8 September 1863, Sinex believed he was serving as a nurse, in Frederick City, Maryland (2).

He was dropped as a deserter on 16 March 1864 (3). He was a private, in company F (8-9).

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)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 16 March 1864 (Wm Wilkinson)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 4 September 2004 (Wm Wilkison [sic])

5 company F, register of deserters, #25 (William Wilkinson)

6 company F, descriptive roll, #110 (William Wilkinson)

7 card, with the original version of the 91st PA plaque on the Pennsylvania memorial at Gettysburg (from the papers of William C Reiff; thanks to Susan Stickles!) (William Wilkison)

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

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

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 May 2015, from Fold3]


Wilkinson William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 6 May 15]

Wilkison William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Wilkinson William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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