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The 91st was attached to the defenses of Washington throughout this month, and had duty in Washington DC. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

? See a query by William C Reiff for a description of one event while guarding prisoners at the Old Capital Prison in March or April 1862.
? See Walter, v.3, #35, p.2 for a description of his sightseeing.
? Louis Brophy (E) was promoted to sgt this month
1 co E was ordered to relieve the guard at Anacostia Bridge with 1 subaltern officer, 2 noncoms, and 6 men, with food for 24 hours [orders]
James Todd (I) wrote a letter to his mother, from Washington DC
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4 Charles W Roberts detailed as Clerk, Provost Marshall's Office, Washington DC, by Brig Gen Wadsworth
William Cook (A) discharged from Franklin Barracks on surgeon's certificate (possibly 24th or 25th)
Oscar Foust (F) promoted to corp
Edward Phillips (F) resigned on surgeon's certificate
William Watkins (F) reduced to the ranks
5 Charles Brown (H) resigned (possibly 4 Mar or 22 Feb)
6 James Sulger began commanding company C
7 Edward J Doolittle (H 9th NY Cav) admitted to General Hospital, Philadelphia PA
8 Albert W Steelman detailed as Clerk, Provost Marshall's Office, Washington DC, by Brig Gen Wadsworth
Elisha Skipper (D) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate (perhaps 1 Jul 62)
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10 Edward Lake (F) deserted from Camp Chase Philadelphia PA (possibly 11th)
Henry Lampas (F) deserted from Philadelphia PA (possibly Dec 61)
James Stewart (F) deserted from Philadelphia PA
11 Edward Lake (F) deserted from Camp Chase Philadelphia PA (possibly 10th)
Adam Cooper (H) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate
William Hare (H) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate
Charles McIlvain (H) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate
William White (H) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate
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13 William Smith (C) died, reg't hosp, Camp Stanton, Washington DC, of chronic bronchitis (perhaps 14th)
14 Co. D, under Capt Sinex, was responsible for the Central Guard House [report to Congress]
William Smith (C) died, reg't hosp, Camp Stanton, Washington DC, of chronic bronchitis (perhaps 13th)
Richard Quinlan (A) deserted (perhaps 3 Apr 62 or 30 Apr 62)
15 Wadsworth was appointed Military Goveror of the District of Columbia, and took over all property and duties held by the Provost Marshal in the District
[order about Wadsworth]
16 James Clark (E) died of typhoid fever at Washington DC
a member of the 91st was allegedly shot at a drinking house in Buzzards' Point, by the proprietor, whose name was 'Luckett'
['a soldier shot']
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18 John Conor (B) deserted, at Washington DC [possibly the date he was reported deserted]
George Johnson (B) deserted, at Washington DC
Peter Kreamer (B) deserted, at Washington DC
19 Company G was stationed at Long Bridge.
Company D was stationed at the Central Guard House. The rest of the regiment was quartered at Franklin Square Barracks. [Bates, p.186]
[About the Franklin Square Barracks, see General Wadsworth's command.]
Henry Linkerman mustered in co D or transferred from 47th PA
20 Francis Clapp (D) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Isaac Strang (F) deserted from Philadelphia PA (perhaps Jan 62)
James Sweeney (F) deserted from Carroll Barracks, Washington DC
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22 Occupied the Franklin Square Barracks [Welch, p.501]
23 Hugh Martin (K) deserted from Franklin Square Barracks
24 Henry Cole mustered in co B
William Cook (A) discharged from Franklin Barracks on surgeon's certificate (possibly 4th or 25th)
Thomas Veach (D) discharged on surgeon's certificate
25 William Cook (A) discharged from Franklin Barracks on surgeon's certificate (possibly 4th or 24th)
James Ford (F) deserted from Christian Street Hospital, Philadelphia PA
John Brooks (K) discharged on surgeon's certificate
26 Joseph Campbell (F) discharged at Franklin Square Barracks, Washington DC, on surgeon's certificate (possibly 28th)
27 Commission on state prisoners examined Jesse Wharton
Patrick McDonough (H) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate
28 Joseph Campbell (F) discharged at Franklin Square Barracks, Washington DC, on surgeon's certificate (possibly 26th)
John Tucker (H) deserted at Philadelphia PA (possibly 1861)
Elias Swire (B) left Franklin Barracks, apparently with a captain who claimed he had deserted from another regiment
Edward J Doolittle (H 9th NY Cav) transferred as convalescent to South Street General Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Daniel Smith (B) arrested as a deserter by 2nd DC Volunteers
29 Jacob Vanderslice (A) discharged on surgeon's certificate (possibly 30th)
Andrew Brown (C) wrote a letter to his father and sister, from Washington DC
30 Jacob Vanderslice (A) discharged on surgeon's certificate (possibly 29th)
31 [see 'A street parade', Philadelphia Inquirer 31 March 1862 page 8 (almost certainly not about the 91st)]

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