He was born in 1837/38 (3 (25 in 1863), 4 (25 in 1863)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).
When he enlisted, he was a painter (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (3).
He was a substitute (1, 4). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 27 August 1863 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years (3). His enlistment was credited to the second congressional district (3). He was mustered in as a private (4).
He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 4). He was a private in company B of the 91st PA (1, 5).
At some point, he was a prisoner of war (4).
He may have been charged for a lost cartridge box, cross belt, and gun sling, perhaps when the regiment mustered out (2).
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) (George M Young)
2 list of men who owed money [?] (George M Young)
3 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 112 (George M Young)
4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 23 June 2004 (George M Young)
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George M Young)