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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, with action at Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, at the beginning of the month. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

?Isaac Tyson (H) deserted
?Isaiah Tomlin (C) tried by court martial
1 regiment was near Petersburg VA
George Burns, draftee, mustered in co C (possibly 21 Mar 65)
John R Allen (F)'s leave ended
William Knapp (B) on leave
Simeon Zane (A)'s furlough ended
Isaac Thomas (D) returned from furlough
George Kenworthy (C) returned from furlough
John Lackey (A) on furlough
Thomas Carrick (F) on furlough
Edward Farrell (E) on furlough
Robert Ross (I) on furlough
regiment had 252 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
2 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Daniel Murphy, substitute, mustered in co K and deserted
surplus ordnance and ordnance stores: 5 springfield rifle muskets, 4 bayonet scabbards, 4 cartridge boxes and 3 plates, 3 cartridge box belts & plates, 4 waist belts and plates, 4 cap pouches, 4 gun slings
John McFarland (K) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Theodore Hope (E)'s leave expired
regiment had 250 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
3 regiment was near Petersburg VA
John Robinson (E) sentenced by court martial
John Donnell, commanding the regiment, requested a furlough for George Rodearmel to visit his sick mother [granted for 14th to 24th]
522 enlisted men were present, 12 were on furlough, none had overstayed their furlough, and no applications were pending
John Donnell was in command
Thomas Wallace (B) and Robert Earnest (C) detailed as stretcher bearers
Simeon Zane (A) returned from furlough
David McCandless (K) returned from furlough
John McGinnis (C) on furlough
John Fall (H) on furlough
Robert Wilson mustered into 118th PA
Andrew G George (G 11th Connecticut) transferred to K 22nd VRC
regiment had 254 guns
[orders and letters]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
4 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Frank P Donahue (E) sentenced by court martial
David McCandless (K)'s furlough ended
Jacob Afflerback (E)'s furlough ended
regiment had 255 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
5 Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, began.
John Graham (B)'s furlough ended
David Buchanan (D)'s furlough ended
[Bates, p.192; Dyer, p.3, v.1604]
6 Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, continued.
about 4 am. Started toward Hatcher's Run. Deployed skirmishers; about 4 pm attacked Confederate works. Made charge, which was repulsed. Sixth Corps mistakenly fired on command. Lt William H Frailey wounded. Capt George P Finney captured. Colors saved only by sgt Thomas Devereux (C) stripping from staff and hiding them on himself. Command then returned to camp near Hatcher's Run. [Dyer, p.3, v.1604; Walter; Bates, p.192; Welch, p.506; Advance the colors, p.314]

John Clark mustered in co D
William Fraley (H) wounded at Hatcher's Run
Capt John Edgar Jr killed at Hatcher's Run
Daniel Whartonby mustered in co I
George Finney (H) captured at Hatcher's Run
Joseph Lathrop (E) slight wound in head while charging enemy work at Hatcher's Creek
Alexander Mallock (I) mustered out on expiration of term
James Fitzsimmons (K) killed at Hatcher's Run by being shot in head
7 Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, concluded. [Dyer, p.3, v.1604]
effective date of assignment of William Michael to command co.G
William H Carpenter reenlisted in A 21 VRC
8 John H Douglass (G) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Philadelphia PA, because the lower part of his right leg had been amputated
9 William Dyke (H)'s furlough ended
William Cloud (K)'s furlough ended
10 [see 'Gen. Grant's recent movement', Philadelphia Inquirer 10 February 1865 p.2]
11 Charles Thompson, co E, discharged on surgeon's certificate [perhaps on 9th?]
John Lackey (A)'s furlough ended
Thomas Carrick (F)'s furlough ended (he returned 19 [?] Mar)
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13 Francis Colkitt mustered in co H
John Gentner mustered in co H
Albert Hill mustered in co H
Robert T Earnest (E), detailed for duty in ambulance corps, 1st div
Eli Sellers' leave expired
William Letourneau (B? G?)'s furlough ended
Joseph Rementer (E) on furlough
John Kennedy (I) on furlough
[orders]
14 George Rodearmel (D) left on furlough for Philadelphia PA, to visit his sick mother
15 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Carl Czerny, substitute, enlisted in co C
regiment had 253 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
16 regiment was near Petersburg VA
William Knapp (B)'s leave expired
John Partenheimer (B) began leave
Carl Czerny, substitute, mustered in co C
William Roberts (D) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Washington DC (perhaps 15 Feb 62)
John L Graham (D) certified various facts about William Wolf (for his widow's pension application)
Robert Ross (I)'s furlough ended
regiment had 255 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
17 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Sellers was in command
Sellers asked that William Carpenter be returned from being detailed as a member of a court martial, because his company had no commissioned officers
promotions ordered, effective 1 Jan 62: sgt John 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
James Rulon (B) on furlough
Joseph Amer (D) returned from missing in action
William Faust (H) gained as recruit from depot
John Casner (K) on furlough
regiment had 249 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
18 regiment was near Petersburg VA
John McGinnis (C)'s furlough ended
John Fall (H)'s furlough ended (returned 25th))
John McClintock (H) on furlough
regiment had 250 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
19 regiment was near Petersburg VA
John Langerbartel (G) on furlough
regiment had 249 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
20 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Joseph Gilbert (C) received commission from PA governor
Adolph Bankerd discharged from 62nd PA
regiment had 251 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
21 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Sellers asked that Joseph Gilbert (C) be discharged to allow him to be mustered in as captain
reg't had 18 officers and 510 enlisted men present & absent
co. C had 1 officer and 43 enlisted men present & absent, and 27 enlisted men present
Harold Partenheimer enlisted in co.B
John Donnell (I) began leave
Alberto Girard (E) began furlough
John O'Neill (C) began furlough
Thomas Carrick (F) awol
regiment had 250 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
22 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Hosea Stansbury, substitute, mustered in K
regiment had 251 guns
[letter]
['Promotions and confirmations of Pennsylvania officers', Philadelphia Inquirer, 20 February 1865, page 3]
"Imler of Co. B" treated in regimental hospital for constipation on 22-26 Feb (summary of Martin Imler's service, pension file, Maria E Imler, widow of Martin Imler)
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
23 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Jacob Simmer, substitute, mustered in co G
Charles Harmer (H) deserted (possibly 28th)
Sellers told the commander of the 93rd PA that James Cleveland, who claimed to belong to the 93rd, had been sent to the 91st under guard
Joseph Rementer (E) returned from furlough
regiment had 251 guns
[letter]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
24 regiment was near Petersburg VA
George Rodearmel (D) returned from furlough; transportation from Philadelphia to Baltimore (furnished by the army) cost $2.06
Michael Heavener, draftee, mustered in co F
GR Heckenluber, substitute, mustered in co F
William Knouse, substitute, allegedly mustered in co F (but apparently really 24 March 1865)
Reuben Little, substitute, mustered in co F
Gerhard Schmall, substitute, mustered in co K and deserted
the regiment (or at least company E?) was paid, but only for four months (which is apparently less than they were owed) (letter, John Flynn to parents, 25 Feb 65)
regiment had 252 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
25 regiment was near Petersburg VA
David Butler mustered in 118th PA
Abel Johnson, draftee, mustered in co A
John Flynn (E) sent two letters to his parents, enclosing $20 in each
George Walter, draftee, mustered in co G (perhaps 28th)
John Fall (H) returned late from furlough
regiment had 252 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
26 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Joseph Gilbert assigned to command co.C
George Souders (I) began furlough
Samuel Tipton (K) began furlough
Thomas Coyle (G) began furlough
Charles Harmer (H) began furlough
regiment had 263 guns
[order]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
27 regiment was near Petersburg VA
John Cauffman, draftee, mustered in co F
Daniel Markley, draftee, mustered in co F
Edward Boyle, substitute, mustered in co I
George Benson, substitute, mustered in 118th PA
Conrad Brown (C)'s papers sent to pension office
Henry McKane (C)'s final papers sent to pension office
John Kennedy (I) returned early from furlough
regiment had 264 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
28 regiment was near Petersburg VA
Conrad (F) [not identified] reported died in action or of wounds received in action
John Bryan, substitute, mustered in co A (perhaps 28 Mar 65)
George Cross, draftee, mustered in co A
Daniel Eck, draftee, mustered in co A
John Felix, draftee, mustered in co A
John Irwin, draftee, mustered in co A
John Knipe, draftee, mustered in co A (possibly 28 Feb 1864)
Francis McCleaf, draftee, mustered in co A
John Peddicord, draftee, mustered in co A
Isaac Peecher, draftee, mustered in co A
William Reilly, draftee, mustered in co A
William Sanders, draftee, mustered in co A
William H Smith, draftee, mustered in co A
Henry Taylor, draftee, mustered in co A
Jacob Topper, draftee, mustered in co A
Benjamin Shriner, draftee, mustered in co A
Henry Weigel, draftee, mustered in co B
Alonzo Garshall, draftee, mustered in co D
William H Smith, substitute, mustered in co D (perhaps 28 Mar)
David Adams, draftee, mustered in co F
Joseph Allabough, draftee, mustered in co F
William Blocker, draftee, mustered in co F
Francis Breghner, draftee, mustered in co F
Andrew Brough, draftee, mustered in co F
Henry Carbough, draftee, mustered in co F
David Cline, draftee, mustered in co F
John Cline, draftee, mustered in co F
Kersey Cook, draftee, mustered in co F
David Cooley, draftee, mustered in co F
Amos Crum, draftee, mustered in co F
Christian Eppleman, draftee, mustered in co F
William Freed, draftee, mustered in co F
William Heller, draftee, mustered in co F
Theodore Jones, draftee, mustered in co F
Francis Lawrence, draftee, mustered in co F
Daniel Livingston, draftee, mustered in co F
Aleysius Marshall, draftee, mustered in co F
William McClane, draftee, mustered in co F
John A Miller, draftee, mustered in co F
Zachariah Oyler, draftee, mustered in co F
Jesse Peters, draftee, mustered in co F
John Rickroad, draftee, mustered in co F
James Robinson, draftee, mustered in co F
John Roxworth, draftee, mustered in co F
Joseph Shane, draftee, mustered in co F
Charles Shilling, draftee, mustered in co F
Alexander Shrader, draftee, mustered in co F
Jerome Small, draftee, mustered in co F
Samuel Syford, draftee, mustered in co F
Henry Wiegle, draftee, mustered in co F
John Yake, draftee, mustered in co F
Amos Yeatts, draftee, mustered in co F
John Zinn, draftee, mustered in co F
Jacob Bolin, draftee, mustered in co H
Washington Brenizer, draftee, mustered in co G
Lewis Camplain, draftee, mustered in co G
Daniel Deitrick, draftee, mustered in co G
George Harman, draftee, mustered in co G
John Hersh, draftee, mustered in co G
Howard McCans, draftee, mustered in co G
David Meals, draftee, mustered in co G
Jacob C Pottenturf, draftee, mustered in co G
Solomon Starner, draftee, mustered in co G
George Walter, draftee, mustered in co G (perhaps 25th)
Jeremiah Weigle, draftee, mustered in co G
Milton Wertz, draftee, mustered in co G
George Wilkerson, draftee, mustered in co G
John Wisler, draftee, mustered in co G
Charles Yeatts, draftee, mustered in co G
Hezekiah Mullen, draftee, mustered in co H
Daniel Orner, draftee, mustered in co H
Judge Thomas, draftee, mustered in co H
Robert Shields, substitute, mustered in co I
John Hoffman, Menallen Township, Adams County, was drafted at Chambersburg (William H Knouse later agreed to become a substitute for him)
Joseph Everhart assigned to command co.H, William Michael to command co.G (in addition to his current command, effective 7 Feb), and George Coster to command co.D and to receipt for all property to Adam Murphy, effective 1 Mar 65
John Kennedy (I)'s furlough ended
John McClintock (H)'s furlough ended; he returned
Charles Harmer (H) deserted (possibly 23rd)
regiment had 264 guns
[order]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]

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