He was born in 1816/17 (3 (44 in 1861)). He was born in Germantown, [Philadelphia,] Pennsylvania (3).
When he enlisted, he was a weaver (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 August 1861 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (3). He was a private in company A (1, 6, 7).
He also served in the 193rd Pennsylvania (7).
On 2 October 1877, he applied successfully for a pension (4, 5).
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) (Charles Guyer)
2 Register of men discharged, co.A (Charles Guyer [the 'u' is reasonably clear])
3 company A descriptive roll, entry 23 (Charles Gayer [the 'a' is clearly closed])
4 pension index, by regiment (Charles Guyer)
5 pension index, by name (Charles Guyer)
6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Gayer)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Guyer)
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