He was born in 1818/19 (3 (42 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 6 November 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by C L Zinn (3). He was a private in company H (1, 4). He had rifle number 56 (3).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Thomas W Crouse)
2 company H, register of men discharged, #20 (Thomas W Crouse)
3 company H, descriptive roll, #56 (Thomas W Crouse)
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas W Crouse)