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

? See Walter, v.3 #35 p.2, for a description of some leisure activities at Alexandria.
? Peter Sloan (B) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Christian Ehler (B) discharged on surgeon's certificate
William English (B) discharged on surgeon's certificate
?John Mootheart (B) tried by court martial
1 Samuel Conrad (E) deserted
Francis O Dell (E) deserted
Francis D Harrigan (E) promoted to corp, replacing Brophy
Hiram Ashton (G) promoted to corp
Nathan Heyser (G) promoted to 5th sgt
Patrick Gallagher (B) and Joseph Keen tried by court martial for being drunk on post
2 James McGhee (G) discharged at Indiana Hospital, Washington DC on surgeon's certificate (possibly 21st)
Elias Swire (B) returned from desertion
3 Brigadier General L Thomas inspected the 91st's arms, which were "in fine order"
James Banni (B) enlisted at Alexandria VA (not mustered in?)
[see report, Brig Genl L Thomas, 4 May 1862]
4 Lentz and co E were ordered to report to Gilbert at Old Capital Prison, with four days rations and all their camp equippage; perhaps this is related to the shooting of Jesse Wharton
Thomas Veach (D) received pay due him at discharge
weapons inspected by R Jones [letter, 4 May 1862, R Jones to Brig Gen'l L Thomas]
[orders]
5 Joshua Johnson (A) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate
Homer Stewart (A) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate
Edward Flanigan (I) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate
Samuel Chambers (K) promoted to sgt
Theodore Snyder (K) promoted to sgt
Andrew Brown (C) wrote a letter to his father and sister from Alexandria, which among other things warns them about an ongoing scam
6 Benjamin Strang (F) discharged at Carroll Hill Barracks Washington DC on surgeon's certificate
William Waltman (F) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate
John Solomon (A) may have deserted (perhaps 2 Apr 62)
7 William Thaworth (H) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate
Enoch Brewster (D) promoted to 2nd lt (F) (possibly 8th)
8 Elbert Noblet (A) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate (perhaps 18th)
James Banni (B) deserted, at Alexandria, VA
Gregory issued orders about training and other requirements
Enoch Brewster (D) promoted to 2nd lt (F) (possibly 7th)
Mary B Roberts was attached to the 91st's hospital, as Matron
John N Hawks alias James Clark (D) treated for gonorrhea
Peter Linnett (H) assigned extra duty at colonel's headquarters beginning this date
[orders]
9 James Hoock (C) discharged at Military Hospital, Baltimore on surgeon's certificate
10 Daniel Doster detailed as Orderly in Provost Marshall's Office, Washington DC, by order of Brigadier General Wadsworth [letter, Sinex to Marvin (13 June 1863)]
James Devine (B) discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability
Frederick Deininger (I) discharged on surgeon's certificate
William Lockhart (I) discharged by special order
11 John Harkinson (C) died at Alexandria VA of consumption
Elias Lever (I) died
12 Charles Henry (H) promoted from 2nd lt to capt
13 Ambrose Baker was arrested by order of General Wadsworth, and held at the Central Guard House, probably for shooting Jesse B Wharton [Register of prisoners, Central Guard House, National Archives, Record Group 393, part IV, entry 2086, volume 313, page 294]
Enoch Brewster appointed 2nd lt, co.F
Ralph Montgomery (F) reduced to the ranks
14 William Kintzle (A) paroled by order of Robert E Lee CSA at Richmond VA
Stephen Eastwick (H) promoted from 1st sgt to 2nd lt (perhaps 18th)
15 John Valtz (H) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate
16 Elias Swire (B) tried by court martial
Andrew Culbertson (I) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Henry A M Jacobs (B) discharged on surgeon's certificate
17 George Ehn (G) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Indiana Hospital, Washington DC
Daniel Shultz (D) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate
18 Cornelius Dougherty (F) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate (possibly 18 June)
Franklin Braceland deserted, at Washington DC
Francis Manniess deserted, at Washington DC
Stephen Eastwick (H) promoted from 1st sgt to 2nd lt (perhaps 14th)
James Thompson (H) reduced to the ranks
Elbert Noblet (A) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate (perhaps 8th)
19 John Carson (I) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Robert H Sinex Sr detailed as superintendent of contrabands
Peter Olheiser (H) discharged (according to pension index only)
20 James Smith (D) discharged at Alexandria, VA, on surgeon's certificate
George Finney (H) promoted to 1st sgt, vice Stephen Eastwick
Joseph Jones (H) promoted to 2nd sgt, vice George Finney
William Frailey (H) promoted to 3rd sgt
Andrew Steinmetz (H) promoted to 4th sgt
John Wood (H) promoted to 5th sgt
John Goodwin (H) promoted to 2nd corp
Thomas Crozier (H) promoted to 5th corp, vice John Wood
David Campbell (H) promoted to 3rd corp, replacing Charles Barkett
Charles Barkett (H) reduced to the ranks
John Brown (H) promoted to 4th corp
Malachi Davis (H) may have been reduced to the ranks
Stephen Whinna (H) may have been promoted to 6th corp
21 James McGhee (G) discharged at Indiana Hospital, Washington DC on surgeon's certificate (possibly 2nd)
22 Silas Charmelia (D/H) died, Washington DC, of smallpox
Joseph Gebler (F) promoted to corp
Ralph Montgomery (F) returned from desertion (probably an error)
Stephen Eastwick (H) resigned
Edward J Doolittle (H 9th NY Cav), temporarily assigned to B 91st PA, was discharged on surgeon's certificate, because of pericarditis and physical disability
23 Charles Sherman (H) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate
Major Laidley was requested to examine samples of the "Justice arms", including some returned by the 91st or 88th PA
[see letter, Commission on Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, 23 May 1862]
24 John Q Dyke promoted to 2nd lt, co H
25 Philip Elberti (hospital steward) probably discharged to enlist in the regular army
Thomas B Scott promoted to commissary sergeant
First Battle of Winchester; Colonel Gregory prepared railroad cards for reinforcements to be sent to General Banks, and William H Johnson (K), who was on duty at the slave pen, posted guards along the railroad for three miles, to protect the tracks from secessionists
26 Philip Elberti enlisted in the regular army as a hospital steward
27 William Gorman was in Douglas Hospital
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29 Edward Mansfield (C) deserted at Alexandria VA
Alexander Greer (I) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Charles Parker (I) discharged on surgeon's certificate
30
31 serving in the Military District of Washington, as Infantry, under Brigadier General James S Wadsworth (statement of troops)
William Campbell (H) died by drowning, Alexandria VA
Henry Mathes (E) reported being paid

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