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Throughout this month, the 91st was in the Third Brigade, Second Division, Fifth Army Corps, of the Army of the Potomac, with duty on the line of the Rappahannock. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

1 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Lt Brass (C) led a detail on picket duty
James Gordon (A) transferred to VRC
John Dougherty (F) transferred to VRC (perhaps 2nd)
229 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
2 Sinex reported that Robert Gray (C) was "present for duty"
Henry Clothier (B) discharged for disability
Samuel Griffith (E) returned from hospital
John Dougherty (F) transferred to VRC (perhaps 1st)
Ralph Montgomery (F) deserted a second time, from Alexandria VA
William Wilkinson (F) deserted from Fredericksburg MD
cos G and E provided men for detail for picket duty, led by Capt Sellers and Lt Michaels
received letter from Alpheus Bowman (B) about his reporting to the commanding gen'l of the department for duty
229 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
3 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
James Clark (E) discharged on surgeon's certificate
brigade hq issued order detailing men for the ambulance corps
Robert Ellingsworth (E) George W. Keever (E) and William Collins (G) detailed to ambulance corps
Edward W Fox (A) was serving as clerk at division hq
sentences of a general court martial: John McCoy (D) to forfeit $10 per month for 3 months, and to carry a 30-pound log six hours per day for thirty days, along with his normal duties, and D G Leidheiser (K) to forfeit $10 per month for 3 months, and to work at hard labor six hours per day for 30 days, along with his normal duties
regiment received general order from Adjutant General's Office Washington about the amount of transportation allowed in the field
hq army of potomac granted leave of absence to Henry Francis
[letters and orders]
Sinex wrote to the provost judge, Alexandria, that no Abraham Smith belonged to the regiment [see letter, 10 Sep]
229 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
4 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
the 91st supplied a sergeant to the brigade, in accordance with the circular of 30 Aug
Robert Reese (K) transferred to VRC
received letter about the retaking of the federal gunboats on the Potomac
received letter about Col Gregory's health
received order granting leave to Henry Francis
brigade modified special order 85 about calls
received order discharging Charles Roberts (G)
John Donnell (I) present sick
226 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
5 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
A picket detail was in place in front of the 146th NY at 8.20, but the lieutenant in charge did not report to the assistant adjutant general as he was supposed to
Lt Shipley led a picket detail comprising 1 corp 4 men (co B), 1 sgt, 2 corp, 3 men (co F), 8 men (co E)
Henry Largay (I) was ordered to return to his company for duty, because the pack mules had been returned
George Crouse (K) sentenced to make good time lost by desertion, to forfeit all pay and allowances due and future, except for necessary food and clothing, and to work at hard labor 10 hours a day for the balance of his term of service
91st received an order from brigade hq about a detail of a picket
226 guns
Anthony Rinehart, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
6 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Alpheus Bowman's leave expired
Henry Sinex (D) awol
Robert Reese (K) transferred to VRC
226 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
7 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Matthew Hall's leave (due to wounds) was to expire [letter, 28 August 1863]
Sinex reported on several absent officers, in response to a circular from brigade hq
Philip Toushant began acting as John Donnell's cook
Lt Carpenter led a picket detail from co D (1 sgt, 1 corp, 9 priv), I (1 corp, 3 priv), and K (3 priv)
226 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
8 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Thomas Speadman, draftee, mustered in co F
EJ Maguigan's leave was to expire
Francis Gregory (A) present sick
Henry Zane (F) returned from brigade hospital
Sinex wrote a long letter asking that 78 men in hospitals or on detached service be returned to the regiment (of 141 recorded as sick or wounded)
the 91st supplied a sergeant to the brigade, in accordance with the circular of 30 Aug
brigade issued order about transfer of pack mules and return of men in charge to their companies
brigade changed time of signals
Edward Flannigan (formerly of co.I) mustered out of 68th PA
William Foote discharged from 60th PA
226 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
9 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Joseph Buckley, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
John Dasney, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
Albert Deville enlisted and mustered in 118th PA
Lawrence Mullen, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
Robert Parks, substitute, mustered in 118th PA
John Mootheart (B) detailed for duty in brigade hospital, relieving Robert Sinex
Lt Michaels accompanied a picket detail from co C (1 sgt 2 corp 15 pvt)
last day John Donnell (I) present sick
Alpheus Bowman (B) declared awol
226 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
10 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Patrick Condon, draftee, mustered in co A of the 118th PA (co. F of 91st according to some records)
James Gahagan (D) discharged at Camp near Beverly Ford VA on surgeon's certificate
Robert H Sinex Sr (D) discharged at Camp near Beverly Ford VA on surgeon's certificate
David Skein (D) discharged at Camp near Beverly Ford VA on surgeon's certificate
Samuel Swartz enlisted and mustered in 118th PA
Sinex suggested that Jacob Fisher might be the deserter Abraham Smith
Sinex issued a new camp schedule
John Brown, substitute, mustered in 118th PA
William Kressler drafted, mustered in 118th PA
Isaac Kressler draftee, mustered in 118th PA
Joseph Little, substitute, mustered in 118th PA
Charles Wilkins, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
received telegram about the capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg
received special order from brigade hq about recitation in tactics by regimental commanders to brigade commander
226 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
11 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Henry Francis suggested that Abel Deihl might be the deserter Abraham Smith
co A (1 sgt 2 corp 15 men) provided picket detail accompanied by Capt Faust and Lt Donnell
received letter about Col Gregory's health
5th corps hq issued order about transfering men to VRC
Thomas Smith, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
224 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
12 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
William Dorsey (E) detailed for duty in ambulance Corps, relieving George W. Keever (E) [special order 78, HQ 91st]
the 91st supplied a sergeant to the brigade, in accordance with the circular of 30 Aug
Tayman forwarded Henry Francis's letter to Alexandria (see letter of 11 Sept)
received letter about transferring officers to qm corps
received letter about Matthew Hall's (E) health
received letter about EJ Maguigan's (C) health
received order from corps hq about transferring men to VRC
received circular from brigade hq about furnishing sgts of guard for conscripts
received circular from army hq about the reconnaissance to Culpepper Court House
225 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
13 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Sinex asked company commanders to report all deficiencies, and any arms & accoutrements condemned by the inspector
Sinex reported that all men had 40 rounds of cartridges; the regiment was short 2 bayonets, 1 lead cartridge box tin, and 1 cap pouch
Isaac Knight (F&S)--leave expired
Lewis Bond, substitute, mustered in 118th PA
co E (1 sgt, 1 corp, 8 priv), H (1 corp, 4 priv), and G (3 priv) furnished picket detail accompanied by Lt Francis
received circular from brigade hq about supplying deficiences in arms & ammunition
227 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
14 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
Sinex responded to an pseudonymous letter attacking Alpheus Bowman
brigade issued order about monthly inspection by aaag
Alpheus Bowman reported for duty
227 guns
John N Hawks (Navy, formerly co. D) discharged to duty on Ohio, from Chelsea Hospital
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
15 regiment was camped near Beverly Ford VA
co I (1 sgt 1 corp 7 priv), D (1 corp 8 priv) provide picket detail, accompanied by Lt Brass
received letter about Alpheus Bowman's health
brigade issued order giving detail of surgeons in case of battle
Patrick McGovern, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
226 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
16 The regiment marched to Brandy Station, and halted for night. [Welch, p.503]
John Trotter (G) may have died in hospital in Philadelphia PA (see 11 Aug 63)
17 The regiment marched beyond Culpeper, and camped there until 10 October. [Walter; Welch, p.503]
James Closson was acting adjutant
Sinex ordered that company commanders inspect arms and ammunitions at retreat parade or dress parade, when marching, except in rainy weather
[see 'From the Army of the Potomac', Philadelphia Inquirer 17 September 1863 page [1]]
[orders]
18 regiment was camped near Culpepper VA
Joseph Budd (E) transferred to VRC
Francis Gregory (A) had returned to duty from being present sick
Benjamin Tayman (F&S) present sick
cos C (2 sgt 2 corp 19 priv), B (8 priv), and H (5 men) provided picket detail, with 3 days rations, accompanied by Lt Maguigan
James Closson was acting adjutant
lt Shipley was relieved of command of co B and ordered to report to Capt Sellers (G)
lt Brass was relieved of command of co C and ordered to report to Capt Gregory
Edward Maguigan (C) returned to duty
William Gilliland (F) reported deserted from hospital, Philadelphia
Matthew McIllvany (K) reported deserted from hospital, Philadelphia
received letter about deserters from regiments that had mustered out
received letter about Isaac Knight's health
220 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
19 regiment was camped near Culpepper VA
Lt Shipley assigned to duty as acting adjutant
Joseph Little, 118th PA, on detached duty at Camp Chase
220 guns
Alfred Dubois (118th PA) may have started detached duty at Camp Chase
John N Hawks (Navy, formerly co. D) treated (apparently onboard Ohio) for phthisis
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
20 regiment was camped near Culpepper VA
Robert Recraft, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
Joseph Johnston began acting as Horace Faust's cook
co F (1 sgt 2 corp 7 priv) and A (8 priv) provided fatigue detail, accompanied by Capt Bowman and Lt Closson
221 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
21 regiment was camped near Culpepper VA
Sinex reported deficiencies in arms and accoutrements
cos A (1 sgt 2 corp 9 priv), E (1 sgt 2 corp 12 priv), and G (9 priv) provided picket detail, accompanied by Capt Casner and Lt Jones
Army of Potomac hq ordered Benjamin Tayman to go to Dr Abbott in Washington DC for medical treatment
Capt Charles S Brown certified various facts about the death of John Walter (H)
221 guns
[letter and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
22 regiment was camped near Culpepper VA
Edward Gamble (B) and John Wharton (C) detailed as teamsters; Gamble may be a replacement for William Miller (C)
Henry Larnay (I) detailed as teamster
an order about Harry Angel (H) was issued
Lt Michael was relieved from command of co E and ordered to report to Lt Francis (F) for duty; but this entire order is crossed out in the orders book
Lt Kayser (B) was assigned to command co E; but the entire order is crossed out
regiment received order for Benjamin Tayman to go to Washington for medical treatment
hq military dist of Washington relieved Daniel Doster of duty there
223 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
23 regiment was camped near Culpepper VA
John Jamison began acting as Edgar Gregory's hostler
Justus Gregory relieved from duty with ordinance department and detached with brigade ambulance corps
John Hoffnagle (C) regained from desertion
Daniel O'Connell (F) returned to duty
Isaac Goodman (F) returned to duty from absent sick
Thomas Marple (K) returned to duty
received letter about Matthew Hall's (E) health
war department ordered Alpheus Bowman (B) discharged for dis[ability] and absence without leave
223 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
24 regiment was camped near Culpepper VA
Gregory reported that no one wanted to join the artillery
Adam Stitzman, musician, was detailed as [?] the regimental butcher and ordered to report to Lt Lentz RQM
Penrose Forsyth (A) returned from absent sick
John Barnes (A) returned to duty
Justus Gregory (B) commissioned (but not mustered in as) 1st lt
John Baker mustered in 118th PA
Edgar Miller, substitute, mustered in 118th PA
John R Smith, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
John Falls discharged from US Navy
223 guns
George W Davis discharged from 37th NJ
[letter and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
25 regiment was camped near Culpeper VA
John Barnes (A) detailed with ammunition train
Edward Gamble (B) and John Wharton (C) hadn't returned from their detail
Philip Toushant may have become John Donnell's cook [but see 7 September 1863]
brigade hq transferred men on detached service at brigade hq to division hq
received circular from brigade hq suspending all action on McClellan testimonial
Patrick Campbell (C) detailed as saddler
223 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
26 regiment was camped near Culpepper VA
regained from mia: Franklin Clough (A), George Black (H)
returned from awol: John Henry (E)
returned from duty in hospital: Jacob Geisenhoffer (A) and Charles Willis (A)
returned from hospital: Edwin Burr (B), Thomas Wallace (B), John Collins (D), Henry Sinex (D), Samuel Conrad (E), Joseph Prickett (E), George Hampton (E), George Young (E), J. W. Bender (G), Louis Happy (H), John Goodwin (H)
regiment received order discharging Alpheus Bowman (B)
224 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
27 regiment was camped near Culpepper VA
cos D (1 sgt 1 corp 10 priv), I (7 priv), and K (2 corp 3 priv) provided picket detail accompanied by Lt Kayser
received letter about Matthew Hall's (E) health
brigade hq detailed hospital attendant to report to asst surg Lord 2nd div hosp
brigade hq ordered change in hours of signals
230 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
28 regiment was camped near Culpepper VA
William Price, draftee, mustered in 118th PA
lt Carpenter co K relieved from command of co I and ordered to report to Capt Casner
Gregory issued a new camp schedule
J Jamison detailed as servant to Col Gregory [John Jamison was transferred to the VRC on 1 July 1863; perhaps this is David Jamison]
co C provided 2 noncoms and 12 privates for a picket detail, led by lt Carpenter; a note in the orders book suggests they were not used
Lewis Happy (H) detailed as nurse in div. hosp.
230 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
29 regiment was camped near Culpepper VA
Gregory reported that two enlisted men were employed as cooks, and one as a hostler
John Wharton (C) detailed as teamster
230 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
30 regiment was camped near Culpepper VA
cos C (1 sgt 2 corp 17 priv) and F (3 priv) provided picket detail, accompanied by lt Michaels
John Stephens (C) transferred to VRC
William Findley (F) transferred to VRC
William McMichaels (F) transferred to VRC
Frederick Lehman (G) transferred to VRC at Washington DC
David McNeely (H) transferred to VRC
received circular from army hq about rations in knapsacks being consumed
Eli Sellers (G) present sick
228 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]

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