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Throughout this month, the 91st was in the First Brigade, Third Division, Fifth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. The main duty before the Mud March was picketing the rear line (Bates, p.188). After the Mud March, the 91st had duty at Falmouth Virginia. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

1 Thomas Walter (A) promoted to 1st sgt vice John Brass, effective 10 Dec 62
James Simpson (A) promoted to 4th sgt
Francis P Donahue (E), detailed as orderly at Convalescent Camp, Alexandria VA, by order of Lt Col McKelvy [letter, Sinex to Marvin (13 June 1863)]
David H Lentz promoted to regimental qm effective this date
David B Baker (E) promoted to 1st lt, replacing Matthew Hall
Louis Brophy (E) promoted to 1st sgt, replacing Baker
John L Graham (E) promoted to sgt
Cyrus Cartledge (E) promoted to sgt
John R Allen (F) promoted to sgt (probably 5 Sep 62 or possibly 5 Dec 62))
Robert Boyd (F) promoted to 1st sgt
William Chaptman (F) promoted to corp (possibly 1 Jun)
Jeremiah Derr (F) promoted to corp (possibly 1 Jun)
Joseph Gebler (F) promoted to sgt
David Mansfield (F) promoted to sgt
John Walsh (A/F) promoted to corp (possibly 1 June)
George Souders (135th PA) promoted to 1st lt
2 Samuel Fordney (118th PA) deserted from Camp Parole
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5 George Haines (G) transferred to regular army (cavalry)
6 William Wiley (K) discharged on surgeon's certificate (perhaps 5 Oct 62)
wounded soldiers arrived in Philadelphia, including A. M. Mooney (D), R. MacFeeters (D), N Mallon (H), and C. T. Loper (G)
[see 'Arrival of sick and wounded soldiers' (Philadelphia Inquirer 7 January 1863 page 6)]
7 Edward Blanche (G) may have been discharged at Alexandria VA on surgeon's certificate (very probably 7 Jan 64)
8 John Davis discharged on surgeon's certificate at Washington DC or Alexandria VA
William Elder (B) died at Washington DC, of wounds received at Fredericksburg
John N Hawks alias James Clark (D) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Frederick MD for inguinal hernia
9 Nathan Koshland stole one-half of a ham, three pounds of sausage, two pounds of bologna, and one roast chicken, from four members of company D, 129th Pennsylvania Infantry
10 Eli Wallace (F&S) resigned on surgeon's certificate
Francis Young mustered in co A
Daniel Bolen (A) discharged on surgeon's certificate [possibly Dec 62]
William Elder (B) buried at Allegheny Cemetery, Allegheny County PA
Charles Bridell (F) discharged at camp in the field on surgeon's certificate
James Todd (I) discharged on surgeon's certificate
11 Thomas Fox (A) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Henry Grogan (A) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Joseph Sinex, capt (D) promoted to lt col
Horace Faust (D) commissioned capt
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13 William Haines discharged (C) on surgeon's certificate at Frederic City, MD [or Alexandria VA] (possibly 15 Jan 65)
James Bell (D) discharged on surgeon's certificate, at Carver Hospital, Washington DC
[see 'Deaths of Pennsylvania soldiers', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 January 1863 page [1]]
14 John Zehender (F) discharged at camp in the field on surgeon's certificate
15 Nathan Koshland was court-martialed for stealing food on the 9th, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to lose two-thirds of his pay and to serve the rest of his enlistment at hard labor
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17 James O'Brien (D) discharged on surgeon's certificate either at Convalescent Camp, Virginia, or at Carver Hospital, Washington DC
18 Franklin Gilbert (A) resigned on surgeon's certificate
Francis Gregory (A) promoted to capt to replace Gilbert
Samuel Worl (C) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Falmouth [?]
William E Egan (H) discharged at camp near Falmouth VA on surgeon's certificate
19 Joseph Welch (F&S) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Charles Gauze (I) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Matthew Smith (I) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Lewis Matlack (K) resigned [discharged on surgeon's certificate?]
William Wells (K) discharged at Falmouth VA on surgeon's certificate
20 Start of Burnside's Mud March. The regiment built corduroy roads and helped move artillery and trains. [Bates, p.188; Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
21 Mud March continued. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Thomas Burgess (G) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Washington DC
Frank Conyers (G) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Washington DC (perhaps possibly 21 Jun 63)
22 Mud March continued. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Sylvester Cameron (I) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Henry Krider (45th PA) discharged
23 Mud March continued. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
24 Mud March concluded. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Michael Gallagher (D) arrested at Philadelphia by Sergeant Robert H Sinex
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27 Adrian Beaugerau detailed as clerk, Discharge Dept of Convalescent Camp, Alexandria VA, by order of Lt Col Samuel McKelvie
John Tinney (C) discharged by general order at Camp near Falmouth VA, to join the US Military Telegraph
Max's Rooke (A) discharged from camp in field on surgeon's certificate (possibly 28th or 28 May 63)
28 Max's Rooke (A) discharged from camp in field on surgeon's certificate (possibly 27th or 27 May 63)
Charles Houghton, at Philadelphia, certified various facts about the death of John Walter (H)
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30 Camp near Falmouth, VA
Capt Jos Sinex, commanding regiment, signed a surgeon's certificate for John Walton (D)
Andrew Brown (C) wrote a letter to his father and sister from camp near Falmouth VA, in which he notes (among other things) that they had been paid four months salary
John R Lynch (B) discharged on surgeon's certificate, at Newton University Hospital, Baltimore MD
31 Samuel Austin (A) discharged from Convalescent Camp on surgeon's certificate, by order of General Martindale
Charles Coe (C) deserted at Falmouth VA
George Duncan (C) discharged on surgeon's certificate [perhaps 27th] at Camp near Falmouth VA

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