Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

July 1862

      1 2 3 4 5  
go back
June 1862
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 go ahead
August 1862
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  20 21 22 23 24 25 26  
  27 28 29 30 31

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

? See Walter v.3 #35 p.2 for a description of the sleeping arrangements by which they tried to make the hot weather less oppressive, and of the poor morale.
? Isaac Mattock (B) discharged on surgeon's certificate (perhaps 10 Aug 62)
1 Elisha Skipper (D) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate (perhaps 8 Mar 62)
William Henderson (B) may have deserted at Alexandria VA (probably 27 Jun 62)
2 Francis Higgins (G) reduced to the ranks "of own accord"
3 Samuel Reed mustered in co G
Jacob Fisher enlisted in co H at Alexandria VA
4 Benjamin Vaughen (B) killed accidentally
parade, receiving various dignities, and marching to Lyceum Hall, where ceremonies celebrating the Fourth of July took place, apparently including music and an oration by Senator Willey [see 'At Alexandria' ([Baltimore] Sun 7 July 1862 page 4)]
5
6
7
8
9 Isaac Goldbecker (A) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate
10 John McClarren (H) discharged on surgeon's certificate
11 Jacob Keesey mustered in co H (perhaps 29th)
reply to accusations published in the Philadelphia Inquirer
12 Garret Hogan (B) deserted
13
14 John Gravell (F) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate
James Hughes (F) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate
Francis Riley (G) discharged on surgeon's certificate at regimental hospital, Alexandria VA (perhaps possibly 14 Jul 63)
Jacob Keesey enlisted in co H at Alexandria VA
15 recruiting officers in Philadelphia were capt John D Lentz and lt Justus A Gregory; stationed at Jones' Hotel, Chestnut St above 6th; an ad promised a $100 bounty, $25, and one month's pay in advance
John Cook (A) discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate
Jacob Aflenback enlisted in co E, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania, by Lt Gregory
[see '$100 bounty', Philadelphia Inquirer 15 July 1862 page 5]
16 Ralph Welch mustered in co G
corp Robert Boyd (F) reduced to the ranks (perhaps 18 June 62)
James Howard (I) deserted
17 [report issued about weapons' inadequacies]
[law abolishing regimental bands among many other things]
18 John J Russell mustered in co E (according to Bates, but not the descriptive roll)
19 William Cook mustered in co G
Charles Blazo (D) deserted
Alexander Moffitt (I) deserted
Thomas McGroney discharged on surgeon's certificate
20 James McCartney (D) deserted at Alexandria VA
William Findley (F) deserted from Alexandria VA (possibly 25th)
21 Franklin Clough (A) deserted
Charles Loper (G) mustered in
Alexander Mallock (I) promoted to corp
22 George B Kulp enlisted in co E, at Philadelphia PA, by Lt Gregory
Jacob Bender mustered in co G
Robert Houston apparently started duty at Camp Cadwalader, Philadelphia
23 William Crosby mustered in co G
Lewis Happy enlisted in co H
John Mann (H) was absent from Battalian Drill. He returned, drunk, approximately when Dress Parade was being formed. When Sergeant Finney (H) asked where he had been Mann told Finney to go to Hell. Finney assigned Corporal John Goodwin (H) to watch him, while Finney had Lieutenant Dyke (H) sign an order confining him to the Guard House at the slave pen. While Finney was away, Goodwin left to get his sidearms, and Mann started to walk away. Lieutenant Dyke and Sergeant Finney tried to convince Mann to go without resisting, but he refused. When Sergeant Finney grabbed him, Mann struck Finney in the chest, and swung at Lieutenant Dyke. As they were going to the guard house, Mann tried to convince Finney to forgive him, but failed. (Mann's court-martial record) (Note: this may have occurred on the 25th)
24 Harry H Dunham mustered in co G
25 William Findley (F) deserted from Alexandria VA (possibly 20th)
Samuel Wilson (D) was off duty, because he fell down stairs in the dark while on a detail searching for contraband in the engine-house at Fairfax and Queen Sts, Alexandria VA
[see 23 July for an incident involving John Mann (H) that may have occurred on the 25th]
26 Long-simmering tension between Captain Alpheus Bowman (B) and Lieutenant Morris Kayser, perhaps caused by Kayser's desire to command the company, came to a head. Bowman had asked Sergeant William Elder to bring the morning report to him in his quarters for his signature. Kayser asked Elder whether taking the report to the Captain was his custom, and Elder said it was, when the Captain so ordered. Kayser insisted the Captain had no right to sign it if he was not at the company quarters, and Kayser signed it. When Elder told Bowman, this obviously infuriated Bowman, who confronted Kayser in a small room off of the provost Marshall's office in Alexandria (regimental headquarters). He told Kayser, 'You are a liar, you God damned son of a bitch'. He hit him twice in the face, knocking a pipe out of his mouth, and was about to hit him a third time when Benjamin Tayman intervened. Kayser then stepped into a doorway, and told Bowman, "Captain, you are my superior, but I'll strike you if you do it again". Bowman walked out and sat down, holding the morning report book. Kayser stood near George McNeil, who apparently was a clerk in the office, and according to McNeil said "I've got him where I want him. I've been waiting for this", and left. According to Charles King (A) [either Charles King or Charles J King], Bowman also called Kayser a "damned rascal", said he could whip him in two minutes, and said (looking King in the face) "I would put a ball through him". Francis Gregory (A) and Lt M B Ewing (1st Ohio Light Artillery) were also present.
John Mackin (K) deserted at Occequean [?] River, VA
27
28 Lewis W McChain (F) died of delirium tremens, in 91st's Hospital, Alexandria VA
George Souders enlisted in 135th PA Infantry
29 Thomas McCombs discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability
Alfred Singly discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability
William Cook mustered in co H at Washington DC by Cap Dodge
Jacob Fisher mustered in co H at Washington DC by Cap Dodge (possibly 30th)
Lewis Happy mustered in co H at Washington DC by Cap Dodge
Jacob Keesey mustered in co H at Washington DC by Cap Dodge (perhaps 11th)
30 John Eagan mustered in co F
Jacob Fisher mustered in co H (possibly 29th)
31 William Sproul (G) discharged on surgeon's certificate at regt hosp, Alexandria VA
Hugh Martin (K) returned from desertion

top of document | home
revised 16 May 15
contact Harry Ide at hide1@unl.edu with comments or questions