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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, finishing the Mine Run Campaign at the beginning of the month, and re-enlisting at the end. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

? James Clark (E) promoted to corp, for bravery at the Battle of Fredericksburg
? David Lentz RQM was the only officer responsible for ordnance other than company officers
?Charles Burkett (H) tried by court martial
?James Hood (H) tried by court martial
?Charles Lowery (C) tried by court martial
?William Adams (D) tried by court martial
1 Mine Run Campaign continued
Left camp about 6 pm. [Sykes' report; Walter; Welch; Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Samuel Conrad (E) returned from having deserted
2 Mine Run Campaign concluded.
Recrossed the Rapidan at Germanna Ford on the pontoon bridge. Halted after about 4 or 5 miles, and had coffee. Crossed the Rappahannock at Kelly's Ford in the afternoon. [Sykes' report; Walter; Welch; Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
3 Marched to Warrenton Junction, and to Kettle Run from there, where the regiment stayed until 10th December.
4 after Warrenton Junction: Back to Kettle Run. [Welch, p.504]
5
6
7 regiment was camped near Bealton Station
Samuel Haus (A) discharged on surgeon's certificate
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
8 received notice that James Delavan was discharged, which required refiling the monthly return for November
Joseph Sinex commanding regiment, while Col Gregory was commanding brigade
Justus Gregory (B) assigned to duty as ADC, Col commanding Brigade
Augustine Montgomery (E) reduced to the ranks for disobedience of orders
Francis Blee (D) discharged on surgeon's certificate
David Gray (D) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate
Thomas Grinder (D) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate
Samuel Wilson 2nd (D) discharged at Providence RI on surgeon's certificate [probably 8 Dec 62]
[letter and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
9 regiment was camped near Kettle Run
John McFarland enlisted, 62nd PA
Peter Wilson enlisted, 62nd PA
James Dyson (A) certified unfit for duty by Surgeon George Rex, because of phthisis pulmonalis
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
10 regiment was camped near Kettle Run. marched to Bealton, and went into camp.
[Welch, p.504]
John Goodwin (H) died at Bealton Station of typhoid fever
John Coster (A) began working as Francis Gregory's servant
Salathiel Cox (E) detailed as wagon master of div. ordnance train
Frank Toner (E) detailed as brig.teamster
Frederick Fraters (A) cook for company
John Goodwin (I) sent to division hospital
John H Weeks appointed Captain VRC
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
11 regiment was camped at Bealton Station
John Hamill (D) promoted to 1st sgt
Peter Wilson mustered in 62nd PA
James Nelson (D) returned from hospital for duty
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
12 regiment was camped near Bealton Station
corp Joseph H Smith (E) and pri Keil [??] (E) returned for duty
pri Robert Boyd (F) and John Williams (F) returned to duty from hospital
William Dyke (H) returned from hospital
3 men detailed to make roads
1 corporal and 1 man asd [??] [illegible word]
Howard Shipley was acting adjutant
[see 'Our Annapolis letter', Philadelphia Inquirer 12 October 1863, page 2]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
13 Alpheus Bowman (B) may have been discharged for the second time
John Gorman (D) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Providence RI
William H Chandler detailed in brigade ambulance corps, relieving John Hamill
Col Gregory, commanding the brigade, revoked the brigade order replacing Hamill with Chandler
Andrew G George (G 11th Connecticut) reenlisted as a veteran volunteer
224 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
14 Sinex ordered company commanders to keep their men in camp, and not to allow them to fire weapons without special permission
the regular monthly inspection started at 10 AM; the AAIG also inspected the company books & papers
5th corps granted leave of absence to Howard Shipley
John Callahan reported transfered to VRC
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
15 Sinex reported that John Hamill had been appointed 1st sgt and his appointment could not be revoked
Lt Carpenter was assigned to co D
sgt Chandler replaced sgt Hamill in ambulance corps
David Baker was acting adjutant (through 25th)
James Dyson (A) discharged on surgeon's certificate, for phthisis pulmonalis
[letter and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
16 Joseph Johnston (D) began working as Joseph Sinex's cook
Horace Faust (D) discharged on surgeon's certificate (revoked after he died)
James Diehl (D) commissioned captain, but refused commission
effective date of John Hamill (D)'s promotion to 2nd lt
pvt Bender (G) [either Jacob Bender or John Bender] was detailed as nurse for Capt Faust
received order granting leave of absence to Howard Shipley
222 guns
[order]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
17 Meade issued a circular asking how many men would and how many would not reenlist as veteran volunteers
JW Bender was received at Campbell Hospital, because of a shell injury
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
18 Horace Faust (D) died [perhaps 16th]
Henry Dunn (I) began working as cook for John Donnell
John Conely (C) returned to duty from furlough
descriptive list for John Stott (G) sent (to VRC?)
1st lt William Carpenter (K) det. on special duty with co.D
witnessed an execution of a soldier
John Conor (B) discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability, at Forrest Hill Prison, DC

222 guns
[order]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
19 Morris Sweeney (G) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Washington DC
Philip Toushant (I) detailed as hospital nurse
Charles Leipold (A) returned from hospital
222 guns
[order]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
20 brigade ordered buglers to take up reveille and tattoo sequentially
received order granting furlough to reenlisting [veteran volunteers?]
222 guns
[order]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
21 Sinex reported that 232 of the 292 present were willing to reenlist (199 of 249 with less than 1 year to serve, and 33 of 43 with more than 1 year)
hq army of Potomac issued order about reenlisting as veteran volunteers
221 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
22 11 more men had decided to reenlist
regiment was camped near Bealton Station
regiment was paid (letter)
Charles Leipold (A) detailed as clerk at regimental HQ
received letter about bounties for veteran volunteers
received order extending time of enlisting veterans to 5 January
received order from hq army of Potomac about reenlisting as veteran volunteers
received circular from army hq about a paymaster's visiting the army to pay veterans
received circular from 5th corps hq about reenlisting as veteran volunteers
George Marker reenlisted and mustered into 118th PA
Robert J Armstrong (H) wrote a letter to his family, letting them know he had reenlisted (but William [Fraley] had not yet)
John Keys (H) declared awol
sgt John Wood (H) released from arrest by order of Sinex
222 guns
[letter and order]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
23 regiment was camped near Bealton Station
Lt Carpenter appointed regimental recruiting officer
received order about supernumary officers in reenlisting regiments
John Keys (H) returned from awol
230 guns
[order and letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
24 regiment was camped near Bealton Station
men were reenlisted as veteran volunteers, including:
David Lentz (F&S) absent on sick leave for 20 days
James McLoon mustered in co A
Ambrose Baker (C) enlisted at Bealton Va
Louis Brophy (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
Hugh Callahan (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
John Callahan (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
James H Clayton (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
Joseph Clowney (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
Samuel E Conrad (E), enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
James Devlin (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
William Dougherty (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
Robert Ellingsworth (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
John H Fenn (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
William Gillmore (E) enlisted at Bealton VA by Lt Carpenter
Alberto Girard (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
William Gorman (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
John L Graham (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
Joseph Green (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
John J Griffith (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
George Hampton (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
John Henry (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
Theodore A Hope (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
William Jeffries (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
George W Keever (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
John McConnell (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
Barney McNulty (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
John Null (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
Joseph H Prickett (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
Thomas D Riley (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
William Rinick (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
John Scott (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
Joseph H Smith (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
Philip L Stotsenberg, co E, enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
George Tomblin (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
Francis Toner (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
Thomas Tully (E) enlisted at Bealton Va by Lt Carpenter
Robert Wooden (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
George Young (E) enlisted at Bealton Va, by Lt Carpenter
Samuel Sweeny (H) enlisted at Bealton Va
received letter about veteran volunteers
Alpheus Bowman mustered in 3d PA Artillery
5th corps issued order revoking para. 2 of s.o. 267 5th Corps, which had dismissed Horace Faust
received circular from brigade hq about religious services on Christmas day
received circular from army hq about mustering papers of veteran volunteers
received circular from army hq about a telegraph from Washington about veteran volunteers
222 guns
William Jeffries (A) promoted to sgt
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
25 regiment was camped near Bealton Station
John Perkins (G) released from arrest
received letter about desirability of uniform system to halt command
received order about Horace Faust
Howard Shipley became acting adjutant
222 guns
[order]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
26 regiment was camped near Bealton Station
Most of the regiment re-enlisted as veterans. The remainder were transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania.
[Bates, p.190; Walter; Dyer, v.3, p.1604; Welch, p.504]
[note: some records list promotions as effective 26 Dec, when other evidence proves them effective earlier; I suspect the mistake is based on first finding the person listed as promoted in the special muster roll for veterans]
Samuel Sweeny (H) mustered in
sgt Frederick Henry (G) promoted to 1st sgt
sgt John Evans (G) promoted to sgt
corp John Edgar (G) promoted to sgt by special order 5
pvt William Letourneau (G) promoted to corp by special order 5
pvt John Langebartel (G) promoted to corp
Arthur Bloomley (A) enlisted [presumably reenlisted?]
Thomas Hannon (A) enlisted [presumably reenlisted?]
Meriners Baucker (C) mustered in
William McNally (C) enlisted and mustered in
James Tierney (C) mustered in
Charles O'Connell (D) promoted to corp
William Stackhouse (D) promoted to corp
Thomas Taylor (D) promoted to corp (perhaps 20 Apr 64),
received letter about blanks for veteran volunteers
received order about Clough's court martial
received circular from army hq about veteran volunteers
219 guns
[order]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
27 Marched to Warrenton Junction. [Welch, p.504]
John Walton (D) discharged on surgeon's certificate [possibly 1 Feb 63]
James Kiernan (I) discharged on surgeon's certificate (probably actually about 26 Oct 62)
Thomas Donahue (D) mustered as vet by Lt Swan
received circular from army hq about rendering a weekly report of remusters as veteran volunteers
28 Sinex reported that 217 of the enlisted men had reenlisted, 37 were willing to reenlist, all 20 commissioned officers were willing to reenlist, and 49 were not willing to reenlist; 303 enlisted men were present with the army
Philip Demmel enlisted, 62nd PA
220 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
29 regiment was camped near Warrenton Junction
Henry Larney (I) detailed as cattle guard
185 guns without co.C
[order]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
30 Eli Sellers, commanding, reported on enlisted men working as servants etc.
Sinex reported on reenlistments
David Mansfield (F) detailed in ambulance train, replacing sgt Hamill
George W Marriner (H) detailed for Colonel Gregory
185 guns without co.C
Henry Couch (D) discharged on surgeon's certificate at US General Hospital, Frederick, MD
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
31 regiment was camped near Warrenton Junction
Col. Edgar M Gregory was in command of the brigade; Lt. Col. Joseph H Sinex was in command of the regiment. [organization table]
John Walsh (A) reenlisted as veteran volunteer
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]

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