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Throughout this month, the 91st was in the First Brigade, Third Division, Fifth Army Corps, of the Army of the Potomac. They moved to Washington DC during the first half of the month. [Dyer, v.3 p.1604]

?After 4th: Move to Bailey's Cross Roads, near Alexandria. Made camp. [Bates, p.193]
?Charles Neide (D) tried by court martial
? Camped near Alexandria until 10 July [Welch, p.507]
? Rinard Anthony (K) discharged on general order [perhaps 1 Jun 65]
1 Move to Washington DC began [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
effective date of these promotions: Simeon Zane (A) sgt, Samuel Peberdy (A) to corp, Franklin Clough (A) to corp, Thomas Hannon (A) to corp, John McClure (A) to corp, Benjamin Yeager (A) to corp, William Volkmar (A) to corp
William C Reiff (H) promoted to sgt (perhaps effective date)
John Sommers (H) promoted to sgt
Archibald Nimmo (qm sgt) promoted to qm
Henry Erdman (I) promoted to 1st lt
Edwin Blake (K) deserted (perhaps 31st)
John Bell appointed capt, co F, 118th PA
John Donnelly appointed 1st lt (H)
William Letourneau assigned to command co.A, and receipt to John L Graham for all property
John L Graham assigned to assume command [order ends here]
James Aarons (F) discharged by general (possibly 29 June)
Zachariah Schaffer (F) discharged by general order (possibly 15th)
[letters and orders]
2 regiment was near Sutherland Station, SSRR
Move to Washington DC continued. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Charles Peterman (D) admitted to McClellan US General Hospital
George Baker (B) transferred to 19th Massachusetts as a deserter
regiment had 237 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
3 Move to Washington DC continued.
John Clutterbuck (E) died at City Point Hospital of diptheria
[Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
4 Move to Washington DC continued. Marched to Richmond Virginia. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604; Bates, p.193]
5 Move to Washington DC continued. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Benjamin Shriner (A) admitted to Campbell Hospital, Washington DC
Alonzo Garshall (D) transferred to 16th Michigan Volunteers
s.o. 109 HQ 5 AC discharged Archibald Nimmo (F&S) for promotion
6 Move to Washington DC continued. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
7 Move to Washington DC continued. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Henry Ache was assigned to the 118th PA by GO 123 HQ A of P, without a descriptive list
Benjamin Shriner (A) wrote his wife [letter]
8 Move to Washington DC continued [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
David Ginther (A) died, David's Island, New York Harbor, of typhus fever
9 Move to Washington DC continued [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Samuel Oster (B) discharged on surgeon's certificate at Washington DC
10 Move to Washington DC continued [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
David Ginther (A) buried
William Chandler (D) promoted from 1st sgt to 2nd lt [possibly on the 26th]
Francis H Gregory (A) certified various facts about the death of Francis Cole
11 Move to Washington DC continued. [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Jacob Leedy discharged by general order
12 Move to Washington DC concluded [Dyer, v.3, p.1604]
Richard Welsh (I) died at Armory Sq Hosp, of pleurisy and pneumonia
13
14 Michael Stufft (G) treated for int[ermittent?] fever
15 Montgomery Burr (E) discharged by special order [? either Bates or the discharge register has switched Burr and Hugh Mullen; see 18th]
William C Reiff (H) promoted to sgt (perhaps effective 1 May)
John Cline (F) discharged by special order (possibly 29 Apr 65)
Christian Eppleman (F) discharged by special order (possibly 29 Apr 65)
Michael Heavener (F) discharged by special order (possibly 29 Apr 65)
Jesse Peters (F) discharged by special order (possibly 29 Apr 65)
Theodore Jones (F) discharged by special order (possibly 29 Apr 65)
Amos Yeatts (F) discharged by general order (possibly 29 Apr 65)
Zachariah Schaffer (F) discharged by general order (probably 1st)
Samuel Reed (G) discharged from USA Hospital, York PA, by general order, War Dept
William Letourneau (A) certified that Joseph Andrews served in company A and was killed in action
16 regiment was near Fort Albany
Robert Gray (A) discharged on surgeon's certificate
William Hewitt (C) discharged by general order
William Harvey (D) discharged by general order, at Philadelphia PA
James Nelson (D) discharged by general order, at Philadelphia PA
Jacob Kaeplinger (K) discharged by general order (perhaps 17th)
regiment had 238 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
17 regiment was near Fort Albany
James Simpson (A) reported regained from desertion
descriptive list for William Unkert (D) sent to Campbell Hospital
John Gibhart, substitute, mustered in 118th PA
Joseph Goovier, substitute, mustered in 118th PA
Edward Rivert, substitute, mustered in 118th PA
John Allen promoted to adjutant (F&S) (possibly 3 November 1864)
George Coster promoted to capt
Jacob Kaeplinger (K) discharged by general order (perhaps 16th)
Andrew Strong (45th PA, formerly co. I 91st PA) promoted to 2nd lt
John R Allen mustered in as adjutant, near Washington DC, by Captain Chamberlain
regiment had 238 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
18 regiment was near Fort Albany
descriptive list for David Lingenfelter (B) sent [where?]
Hugh Mullen (E) discharged by general order [? either Bates or the register of discharges has Mullen and Montgomery Burr; see 15th]
regiment had 238 guns
Simon Shannon (I 118th PA) discharged by general order
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
19 regiment was near Fort Albany
Richard McCarter (D) discharged by general order 94, War Dept, at Philadelphia, PA
Joseph Lathrop (E) discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability (or by order of War Dept)
Samuel Stauffer (K) discharged on general order
George McMullin (D)'s leave expired
Charles Manning (118th PA) returned from desertion
Patrick O'Malley (K) sent to Mower Hospital, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia PA
regiment had 241 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
20 regiment was near Fort Albany
John R Allen relieved from the duties of acting reg't quartermaster, and ordered to turn over all public property to Archibald Nimmo
qr mr Archibald Nimmo authorized to receive & issue ordnance & ordnance stores
Charles Powell (C) detailed as clerk in regt qr mr dept
Zachariah Barnhart (C) died, Washington DC
William Lofft (C) discharged at Washington DC by general order
Michael Gallagher (D) discharged
Charles Yeatts (G) discharged at Washington DC by general order
regiment had 241 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
21 regiment was near Fort Albany VA
David Buchanan (D) detailed as regimental hospital attendant
regiment had 241 guns
[letters and orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
22 regiment was near Fort Albany VA
Donald Knox (D) began furlough
James McCullough (C) began furlough
Patrick O'Malley (K) examined by Dr Edward A Smith for disability (who found complete disability because the head and four inches of the left humerus had been resected)
regiment had 241 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
23 Participated in Grand Review, in Washington DC, with 14 officers and 234 men (full strength 600)
[Bates, p.193; Dyer, v.3, p.1604; Welch, p.507]
Jones Urwiler (A) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Francis Carrigan was accidentally killed, by being run over by a railroad train, which cut off his left arm and leg
William Gilmore (E) deserted
Charles Poulson (E) discharged by general order
Thomas Crozier discharged at Philadelphia, PA, by general order
John Wood (H) discharged on surgeon's certificate
Henry Zane (F) discharged near Washington DC by general order (probably 1 June)
Thomas Stineman (B) discharged by general order, on surgeon's certificate
Alexander McDonald (H) discharged at hospital, Washington DC, by general order, War Dept
Winchester Myers (K) discharged at hospital, Philadelphia PA, because of wounds, by order, War Dept
['Home from the wars!', Philadelphia Inquirer, 24 May 1865, pages 1 and 8 [91st on page 8]]
24 regiment was near Fort Albany VA
regiment had 242 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
25 regiment was near Fort Albany VA
William Beaver (A) promoted from sgt to 1st lt
Jacob Barclay (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 30th)
William Berkheimer (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 30th)
John Feighter (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 30th)
Alexander Ickes (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 30th)
Adam Imled (or Imler) (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 6 June)
Martin Imled (or Imler) (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 30th)
William Imled (or Imler) (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 30th)
David Lingenfetter (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 2 Jun 65)
Samuel Mock (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 30th)
Daniel Stoner (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 30th)
regiment had 241 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
26 regiment was near Fort Albany VA
Archibald Nimmo (F&S) went on leave
Philip Elberti (F&S?) discharged
John Baird (B)'s descriptive list sent (where?)
John J Griffith (E) promoted to 2nd lt
Samuel E Conrad (E) promoted from sgt to 1st sgt
William Chandler (D) promoted from 1st sgt to 2nd lt [possibly on the 10th]
George Souders (I) discharged and promoted to 2nd lt
regiment had 241 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
27 regiment was near Fort Albany VA
Henry Bozier (K) discharged on surgeon's certificate
JP Kochersperger (A) discharged by general order 77 (effective date)
Charles O'Connell (D) reduced to the ranks for being awol
George Young (E) began furlough
[letters and orders]
regiment had 241 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
28 regiment was near Fort Albany VA
Joseph Evans, substitute, mustered in co A
Joseph Gilbert was tried by court martial
William Eckard (D) began furlough
George Werkiser (G) began furlough
Monroe Bowne (F) promoted to corp
Reuben Peele discharged from VRC
regiment had 241 guns
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
29 regiment was near Fort Albany VA
Robert Mervins (C) died at Washington DC
Samuel Conrad (E) relieved from duty in ambulance corps to accept promotion
Edwin Hause (F) promoted to 1st lt
regiment had 239 guns
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
30 regiment was near Fort Albany VA
Charles France (A) discharged by general order 77
Jacob Barclay (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 25th)
William Berkheimer (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 25th)
John Feighter (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 25th)
Martin Imled (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 25th)
William Imled (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 25th)
Samuel Mock (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 25th)
Joseph Bowen (C) discharged by general order
Michael Miller (C) discharged by general order
Abner Smoure (C) discharged by general order
Joseph Green (E) discharged by general order
Joseph Rementer (E) discharged by general order [perhaps 1 June?]
Robert Mervins (C) buried at Alexandria VA
Alva Bowen (C) discharged by general order
Daniel Stoner (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 25th)
Alexander Ickes (B) discharged by general order 94, War Dept (possibly 25th)
John Heisey (C) discharged by general order
Charles Clime (D) discharged by general order 26, War Dept, in the field near Washington DC (perhaps 2 Jun 65)
William Collins (G) discharged near Washington DC, by general order 26 War Dept (perhaps 1 Jun)
George Kite (G) discharged by general order 26, War Dept, near Washington DC (perhaps 1 Jun 65)
Isacher Morgan (G) discharged by general order
Daniel Shumber (G) discharged near Washington DC by general order 26, War Dept
descriptive list of Joseph Summers (D) sent to Campbell US Hospital
William Dyke (H) discharged by general order, War Dept, near Washington DC (perhaps 1 or 3 Jun)
William Roesch (E) detailed for duty in division provost guard
John Henry (E) detailed for duty as nurse in div. hosp.
Joseph Whitaker (G) discharged near Washington DC by general order 26, War Dept (perhaps 1 Jun)
Jacob Keesey (H) discharged near Washington DC by general order, War Dept (perhaps 1 or 3 Jun)
Henry Bennett (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
Phillip Clark (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
Otho Elbin (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
Thomas Hymes (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
Daniel Ickes (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
Elisha McGregor (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
Samuel Mock (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
William Mock (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
John Pitman (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
Bartly Smith (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
Lewis Smith (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
David Stackman (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
James Troutman (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
Andrew B Hill (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
James Graham (I) deserted (perhaps 30 Apr)
James Harris (I) deserted
George Miller (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
Thomas Walker (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 31st)
forwarded descriptive list for Daniel Whartonby (I)
field officers court martial appointed to meet on 31 May to try George Sweed (D) and any other cases; the only member appointed was Major John F Casner
regiment had 232 guns
[see 'The next of kin of the following ...', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 May 1865 p.5 also 29 May 1865 p.5]
[orders]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]
31 John Horn (C) discharged
corp Thomas Carrick (F) reduced to ranks effective 31 May 85
corp Benjamin Frederick (K) reduced to ranks effective 31 May 65
priv Reuben Burger (K) promoted to corp effective 31 May 65
mus William Reiff (H) promoted to sgt effective 31 May 65
Emanuel Mack (I) discharged by general order
corp John Sommers promoted to sgt effective May 31st 1865
George Pool and John Deerr promoted to corp effective 31 May 1865
Samuel Conrad (E) promoted to 1st Sgt, effective 26 May
John L Graham (E) ordered to lead a detachment of men who had been mustered out to the Pennsylvania rendezvous
Sellers reported that he had not heard the verdict in the case of Joseph Gilbert, who had now forwarded his resignation
court martial of George Sweed (D) scheduled
William Chandler (D) began leave
Michael Stufft (G) transferred from Fifth Corps hospital to August General Hospital (near Alexandria VA)
Henry Bennett (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30th)
George Miller (I) discharged (perhaps 30th)
David D Smith (I) began furlough
Thomas Walker (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30th)
Phillip Clark (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30))
Otho Elbin (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30)
Thomas Hymes (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30)
Daniel Ickes (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30)
Elisha McGregor (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30)
Samuel Mock (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30)
William Mock (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30)
John Pitman (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30)
Bartly Smith (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30)
Lewis Smith (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30)
David Stackman (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30)
Jas Troutman (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30)
Andrew B Hill (I) discharged by general order (perhaps 30)
Edwin Blake (K) deserted (perhaps 1st)
regiment had 232 guns
[orders and letters]
[for more information, see consolidated morning report]

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