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Enoch Messinger [or Messenger]

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37 (3 (24 in 1861), 5 (24 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (3, 5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 November 1861 (1, 2, 3, 5). He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (3, 5). He was mustered in as a private in company H, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 6-7).

He was transferred to company K on 4 December 1861 (1, 2, 3).

He deserted on 29 December 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 4). He was a private (6-7 (co.H)).

Sources

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) (Enoch Messenger, Enoch Messinger)

2 company H, register of men transferred (Enoch Messinger)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 13 March 2005 (Enoch Messinger [rolls also have 'Messenger'])

4 company K, register of deserters, entry 10 (Enoch Messenger)

5 company K, descriptive roll (Enoch Messinger)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Enoch Messenger)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Enoch Messinger)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (searched March 2007)
Find a grave
accessed 25 September 2010
1860 US census
Could he be the Enoch Messenger, 26, cooper, born PA, in ward 3 (East Division) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (page 68 = 68 handwritten) in the 1860 US census? (That's the only Enoch Messenger in Philadelphia in the LDS Pilot index (accessed 21 September 2010). He's living with Charles 26 [?] (H carpenter), Cathrine Johnson 74 (tailoress) and Sarah Messenger 54 Tailoress born PA.

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 January 2015, from Fold3]


Messenger Enoch
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 18 January 2015]

Messinger, Enoch
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Messenger, Enoch

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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