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Throughout this month, the 91st was in the First Brigade, Third Division, Fifth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, with duty at Falmouth Virginia, until the start of the Chancellorsville Campaign at the end of the month. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

? The assistant surgeon, a sergeant, and four enlisted men were captured some time between 13 and 25 April. The assistant surgeon was probably on loan from another regiment, since no assistant surgeons were present according to the extant consolidated morning reports; he may have been Daniel D Swift (126th PA) or Otto Schittler (129th PA). The assistant surgeon was released quickly, without his horse or sidearms. [Bates, p.188]
? Francis O Dell returned from having deserted
?William Findlay (A) received gunshot wound and contracted lung disease
?Charles T Loper (G) became ill while on picket at Banks Ford
1 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA
Richard Fries (C) returned from desertion under the President's proclamation
Joseph Amer (D) returned from ambulance corps
Jesse Vance (D) may have been detailed to replace Amer
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
2 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA
the 91st's division had a grand review, by Generals Meade and Humphrey
John Lentz promoted to major effective 20 Dec 62
James Gordan (A) returned from absent sick
James P Lewis (A) transferred to VRC
Mayberry Warntz (H) awol
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
3 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA
the regiment was on picket, but Andrew Brown (C) had been left behind on guard because he was ill
John L Graham (E) returned from furlough
Charles Thompson (F) on furlough
Mayberry Warntz (H) may have returned from being awol
Isaac Tyson (H) awol
Andrew Brown (C) wrote a letter to his parents, telling them among other things that they were to have target practice twice a week and drill four hours a day
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
4 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA
Sinex's promotion to lt col reported
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
5 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA
Charles Ruhle (K) discharged at camp near Falmouth VA on surgeon's certificate (possibly 6th)
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
6 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA
Edgar Gregory commanding brigade
Philip Stotsenburg (E) returned from cattle guard
discharged on surgeon's certificate: Thomas Weygood (K), Charles Ruhle (K) [(possibly 5th)] at camp near Falmouth VA
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
7 regiment was on picket
[consolidated morning report]
8 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA
Charles Eckhardt (C) detailed as clerk in provost marshal's office, Washington DC, by order of Wadsworth
9 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA
Robert Gray (C) returned from qm dept
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
10 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA
detailed as stretcher bearers: Alex. McDougal (C), James Devlin (E), Francis Toner (E)

special muster roll, including James Dyson (A), Francis Harrigan (E), Peter Linnett (H), John Callahan (I)
the Army was to have a grand muster, to see how many men were required to bring up each regiment to 1000 men [letter, Andrew Brown to father and sister, 3 Apr 1863]

[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
11 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA
Stephen Kelly (E) and Robert Ellingsworth (E) returned to duty from ambulance corps
Patrick Lanahan (F) discharged at camp near Falmouth VA, on surgeon's certificate
John Gould (G) returned to duty
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
12 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA
Philip Peltz (E) returned from brigade teams; sick in quarters
Albert Rutter (F) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate (?)
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
13 The right wing of the regiment, under command of Colonel Gregory, was ordered to United States Ford. The left wing, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Sinex, was ordered to Banks' Ford. Both wings picketed the crossings and the approaches. According to Walter, they seldom saw the Confederates, and didn't ever fire.
[Bates, p.188; Walter v.3 #38 p.2]
James McGuire (I) discharged on surgeon's certificate
14 remained in positions taken on 13th [Bates, p.188]
15 remained in positions taken on 13th [Bates, p.188]
John Gould (G) discharged on surgeon's certificate at camp near Falmouth VA (possibly 17th)
James McFarland deserted from Camp Parole
16 remained in positions taken on 13th
Henry Lour (D) discharged on surgeon's certificate, from Camp Convalescent
[Bates, p.188]
17 remained in positions taken on 13th
John Gould (G) discharged on surgeon's certificate (possibly 15th)
William Spangler (G) discharged on surgeon's certificate at camp near Falmouth VA
[Bates, p.188]
18 remained in positions taken on 13th
Franklin Pearce (F&S) sent to corps hosp (possibly 19th)
[Bates, p.188]
19 remained in positions taken on 13th
Franklin Pearce (F&S) may have been sent to corps hosp (probably 18th)
Henry McKane (C) sent to corps hosp
Adam Stutzman (F) sent to hospital in Washington DC
sent to corps hospital: John Eagan (F), William Findley (F), Augustus Flicker (F), James Nugent (F), Charles McCord (F), Daniel O'Connell (F), Samuel Lamb (F)
[Bates, p.188]
20 remained in positions taken on 13th [Bates, p.188]
21 remained in positions taken on 13th [Bates, p.188]
22 remained in positions taken on 13th
Samuel Conrad (E) and George Kulp (E) taken prisoner while on duty at United States Ford
[Bates, p.188]
23 probably relieved by the 155th PA and returned to camp
(Bates' claim that they remained in position is probably based on misreading '23' as '25'; see the morning report for the 24th [Bates, p.188])
William Davis (D) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate (possibly 28th)
24 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA (morning report; not Bates; letter)
wet weather for three days delayed a projected move, which was going to require carrying 8 days rations, 100 rounds of cartridge, and very little clothing
Franklin Pearce (F&S) still in corps hosp
John Smith (A), Albert Quick (A) returned to duty
John Mootheart (B) returned from desertion under presidential proclamation
Josiah Huntzenburg (D), ret'd from brigade bakery
William Cox (G) returned from absent sick
Robert J Armstrong (H) wrote a letter to his family
Hugh McLaughlin gained from desertion
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
25 regiment was camped near Falmouth VA
Patrick Costello (I) may have been discharged (but probably not)
[Bates, p.188]
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
26 John Weeks (F) discharged on surgeon's certificate [perhaps 25th]
Henry Cooper (I) gained from desertion; in arrest at Fort Delaware
3 men from each company detailed for fatigue duty, with 3 days rations in haversacks
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
27 Start of the Chancellorsville Campaign.
The Third Division (including the 91st PA) marched from their camp, which was near Falmouth.
Charles Henry (H) resigned (perhaps 28th)
[Humphreys' report, p.545; Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Mayberry Warntz (H) deserted while on march to Chancellorsville
General Tyler, the Brigade Commander, ordered the 91st to provide a wagon to carry the Brigade Pioneers' knapsacks and provisions; Benjamin Tayman detailed William Carpenter, but when Carpenter requested relief, no one was detailed to replace him, and the wagon stayed in camp when the Brigade moved. Carpenter later picked up the wagon, but perhaps after the wagon returned to camp, some of the knapsacks were lost [Tayman's court martial]
[for more information, see the consolidated morning report]
28 They packed up (only what was absolutely necessary for a short campaign). They were issued six days' rations, but according to Walter couldn't carry that much, and many of them left some behind. They left camp early in the afternoon, and marched north a short distance.
[Bates, p.188; Walter v.3 #38 p.2; Welch, p.501-2; Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
William Anderson (D) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate
William Davis (D) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate (possibly 23rd)
Harry H Dunham (G) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Philadelphia PA
WHH Hopkins (G) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Philadelphia PA
Charles Henry (H) resigned (perhaps 27th)
Michael Connelly (K) was with regiment
29 Chancellorsville campaign continued.
They arrived at Kelly's Ford on the Rappahannock near the middle of the afternoon. The Third Division crossed last, after headquarters trains and supply wagons. Humphreys (commanding the third division) was in charge of the crossing after the 1st and 2nd division crossed. His division finished crossing about 8 p.m. About 11.30 the pontoon trains were ready, and the third division began marching for Ely's Ford. They moved very slowly, because of the length of the wagon trains, the roads, and the heavy rains. Even worse, the guide realized at about 3 a.m. that he was on the wrong road, at the same time as it became so dark that they couldn't see anything. They bivouacked there for the night. Walter suggests they moved continuously through the night--perhaps they had to continue moving to reach the bivouac.
[Humphreys' report, pp.545-546, 549-550; Walter v.3 #38 p.2; Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Peter Alhister (H) may have deserted (perhaps 11 July 63)
John Groff (K) deserted while on march near Chancellorsville VA
30 Chancellorsville campaign continued.
About sunrise, the division began marching. At 7 am, all but one regiment of the division left the wagon trains, with that one regiment guarding them. They reached Ely's Ford between 12.00 and 1.00. But they were exhausted, and Humphreys had them bivouack on Hunting Creek, 3 miles from Chancellorsville. They had marched at least 18 miles. Walter says they had coffee and several hours' nap before crossing the Rapidan at Ely's Ford. [Humphreys' report, p.546; Walter v.3 #8 p.2] Dyer, v.3, p.1604]

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