He was born in 1821/22 (3 (39 in 1861)).
He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 18 October 1861 (1 [18 Oct], 3, 4 [14 Nov]). He was mustered in as a private, in company H (1, 3, 5-6).
He was transferred to company D on 4 December 1861 (1, 3, 4).
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) (Richard Thornton)
2 company D, register of men discharged, entry 3 (Richard Thornton)
3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 10 August 2004 (Richard Thornton)
4 company H, register of men transferred (Richard Thorton [?])
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Richard Thornton)
6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Richard Thorton)
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