He was born in 1819/20 (3 (41 in 1861)). He was born in Waterford, Ireland (3).
When he enlisted, he was a printer (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (3). He was a private in company A (1, 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) (Joseph Wright)
2 Register of men discharged, co.A (Joseph Wright)
3 company A descriptive roll, entry 59 (Joseph Wright)
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Wright)