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Throughout this month, the 91st was in the Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps, of the Army of the Potomac. The siege of Petersburg continued. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

?Edward Sykes (B) returned to duty
?John Blum (K) tried by court martial
?Louis Selser (A) tried by court martial
?George Goodman (F) (unidentified) tried by court martial [see National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010)]
?James Stewart (F) tried by court martial
?John Blum (K) tried by court martial
?John Collins (D) tried by court martial
?William Aldredge (H) tried by court martial
1 regiment was near Petersburg VA
effective date of these promotions ordered 17 Feb 65: sgt John F Casner (K) to 1st sgt, corp William Cloud (K) to sgt, corp George H Gash (K) to sgt, corp Samuel B Tipton (K) to sgt, pvt Wilfred Bywater (K) to corp, pvt David Baughman (K) to corp, sgt James Simpson (A) to 1st sgt, pvt John T Jester (A) to corp, sgt Edwin Hause (F) to 1st sgt, corp George Flemming (F) to sgt, pvt John Denning (F) to corp, corp Wm Chapman (F) to sgt, and pvt George Keller (F) to corp
effective date of promotion of John Graham (B) to 3rd sgt
Robert Boyd (F) promoted to comm sgt
William Letourneau (G) to 1st sgt
Sellers sent paperwork for discharges "recommended by the Board instituted by S. O. 167. Div. Hd Qrs"
Sellers requested discharges for John Partenheimer (B) and William Knapp (B) to allow them to accept commissions
in regiment, present & absent: 17 officers, 514 enlisted men
in co.B: 0 officers, 52 men present & absent, 27 men present
Adam Murphy relieved from command of co.K; George Coster assigned to command co.K
George Kenworthy (C) promoted to sgt
regiment had 255 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
2 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Joseph Everhart (C) returned from furlough
Japhet Warren (B) on furlough
regiment had 254 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
3 regiment had 254 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
Ephraim Banker (I 87 PA) discharged
4 regiment was near Petersburg VA
George Finney mustered in as capt co H
William Knapp promoted to 1st lt, co B
Robert Boyd may have been promoted to comm sgt (probably 7th)
George Black (H) discharged on expiration of term
Sellers asked that William Frailey be discharged to be mustered in as 1st lt
19 officers, 512 enlisted men in regiment; 1 officer and 42 enlisted men in co.H; 29 enlisted men present in co.H
John Edgar Jr relieved from command of co.B, and ordered to turn over public property to John Partenheimer
Joseph Everhart relieved from command of co.H, and ordered to turn over public property to George Finney
John C Partenheimer promoted from commissary sgt to capt co B
regiment had 256 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
5 regiment was near Petersburg VA
effective date of promotion of Franklin Wolfinger (A) to 1st sgt
regiment had 255 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
6 regiment was near Petersburg VA
William Fraley (H) promoted to 1st lt
William Cooper (K) discharged by general order [uncertain]
regiment had 255 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
7 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Moved toward destruction of Weldon Railroad. Several enlisted men captured [Bates, p.192]
William Dorsey (E) discharged because his term expired
promotions: Edward Gamble (B) to sgt, Donald Knox (B) to sgt, John Graham (B) to sgt, Franklin Wolfinger (A) to 1st sgt, George Kenworthy (C) to sgt, Robert Boyd (F) to comm sgt (effective 1st), William Letourneau (G) to 1st sgt (effective 1st)
John Edgar (G) on furlough
John Graham (E)'s furlough expired
Joseph Bowen (C)'s furlough expired
regiment had 255 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
8 regiment was near Petersburg VA
regiment had 256 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
9 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Sellers reported that "the Patent Expansive Tompion is Considered a great improvement and far superior to the wooden one"
John Blum was either arrested or returned to the regiment as a deserter
John Flynn (E)'s furlough ended
John Fall (H) ordered to fill vacancy created by musician George Black's discharge
Richard Oliver mustered in 118th PA
regiment had 255 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
10 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Francis P Donahue (E) arrested at Philadelphia PA
Robert Wooden (E) sentenced by court-martial for being absent without leave
William McClung (F) transferred to VRC
regiment had 255 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
11 regiment was near Petersburg VA
John Graham (E) returned from furlough
regiment had 255 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
12 Japhet Warren (B)'s furlough ended
Henry Erdman (I) on furlough
Thomas Walter (A) tried by court-martial
regiment had 253 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
13 regiment was near Petersburg VA
applications for furlough must be made to company commanders, who will forward only urgent cases, where "the applicant can be recommended for punctually good conduct and soldierly qualities"
regiment had 253 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
14 regiment was near Petersburg VA
John Garrity (E) sentenced by court martial
George Lathrop mustered in co E
regiment had 254 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
15 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Sellers issued orders about sentinels' saluting officers
inspection ordered for 19th
William Haines discharged (C) on surgeon's certificate at Frederic City, MD (possibly 13 Jan 63)
regiment had 253 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
16 regiment was near Petersburg VA
men were not allowed to leave camp
John Allen relieved by Adam Murphy as acting adjutant
regiment had 253 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
17 regiment was near Petersburg VA
John R Allen (F) on furlough
Simeon Zane (A) on furlough
Isaac Thomas (D) on furlough
regiment had 253 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
18 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Joseph Lathrop enlisted and mustered in co E
Thomas Moore enlisted and mustered in co E (possibly 16th)
Theodore Hope (E) went on leave
Michael Deveraux (=Thomas Deveraux (C)?) on furlough
regiment had 253 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
19 regiment was near Petersburg VA
John Huret enlisted and mustered in 118th PA
inspection [orders, 15 Jan]
the only officers in the reg't with brevet appointments were Edgar Gregory (brig genl) and John Casner (maj)
regiment had 253 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
20 regiment was near Petersburg VA
George Kenworthy (C) on furlough
John L Graham (E) certified that Charles Mellor (E) died on 19 June 64 of wounds received in battle
George Gordan (G) discharged at Washington DC on surgeon's certificate
David McCandless (K) on furlough
regiment had 252 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
21 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Edward Johnson mustered in co G
James Carreck (F) transferred to VRC
John Graham (B) on furlough
regiment had 253 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
22 regiment was near Petersburg VA
John Edgar (G)'s leave expired
regiment had 253 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
23 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Jeremiah Derr may have enlisted in 1st US Veteran Volunteers (possibly 18 Oct 64)
regiment had 253 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
24 regiment was near Petersburg VA
regiment had 253 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
25 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Sellers issued camp orders about pits (presumably latrines), wood, and policing company areas
new schedule issued
[orders]
Stephen Godfrey mustered in co A (possibly 26th)
Edward Gamble (B) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Jacob Afflerback (E) on furlough
William Dyke (H) on furlough
William Cloud (K) on furlough regiment had 252 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
26 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Stephen Godfrey mustered in co A (possibly 25th)
Joseph Everhart (C) wrote about the death of Edward Shinkle (C)
David Buchanan (D) on furlough
[see 'Headquarters company E', Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1865 page 5]
regiment had 253 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
27 regiment was near Petersburg VA
the officers held a meeting and adopted a testimonial to Capt Closson, who had died on 22 November
James H Closson (H) memorialized by the officers of the 91st PA
Henry Erdman (I)'s furlough ended
Isaac Thomas (D)'s furlough ended
regiment had 253 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
28 regiment was near Petersburg VA
George Bayley mustered in co D (very probably 28 Jan 64)
Jefferson Bayley mustered in co D (perhaps 28 Jan 64)
Andrew Hill (B) discharged by special order having provided a substitute (perhaps 22 Aug 64)
Peter Buck (H) died by shooting himself while on picket, at Petersburg VA
Michael Deveraux (=Thomas Deveraux (C)?)'s furlough ended
regiment had 252 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
29 regiment was near Petersburg VA
John Donnell assumed command while Eli Sellers was temporarily absent
Eli Sellers began leave
William Letourneau (B? G?) on furlough
regiment had 252 guns
[order]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
30 regiment was near Petersburg VA
George Kenworthy (C)'s furlough ended
John Nevill (D) mustered out, near Petersburg VA, on expiration of term
regiment had 254 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
31 regiment was near Petersburg VA
William Faust mustered in co H
John Donnell was in command
only one company had a cook; the others were organized in messes
regiment had 254 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]

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