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Alexander Scott

Before the war

He was born in 1838/39 (6 (22 in 1861)). He was born in Dutchess County, New York (6).

When he enlisted, he was a printer (6 ["printing"]).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light brown hair (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 December 1861 (1, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sellers (6). He was a private in company G (1, 9).

On 23 February 1863, he returned to the regiment from duty at Windmill Point Hospital (2).

He was wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville (3, 7 [wounded in hand], 8 [hand]).

He deserted on 29 June 1863, from camp near Frederick City, Maryland, while on the march to Gettysburg (1, 2, 6). He was a private, in company G (9).

On 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign (probably after 11 June 1863) (4).

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) (Alexander Scott)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 Feb 63 (Private Scott)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Private Scott)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Private Scott)

5 company G, register of deserters (Alexander Scott)

6 company G, descriptive roll, #76 (Alexander Scott)

7 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (John Scott)

8 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (John Scott)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander Scott)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 March 2015, from Fold3]


Scott Alexander
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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