The 91st PA was formed from volunteers in Philadelphia. Most of
its men were born in Pennsylvania. They wore an Americanized Zouave Uniform
that consisted of a dark blue Zouave jacket with yellow trimming, dark blue
Zouave vest with yellow trimming.
Nearly 10 percent of the regiment died in service, 114 of them were killed or mortally wounded in battles, including Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. At the end of their service, 654 men were mustered out with the regiment. Only 128 were original members.
The 91st also guarded several famous Confederate female spies and shot a prisoner who was the boyhood friend of John Wilkes Booth.
WILLIAM C. STACKHOUSE, born in 1835 in Bucks County, PA, enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on September 27, 1861, at Philadelphia. He was appointed teamster in October of that year. He was a private in Co. K. Stackhouse fought at Gettysburg. Apparently wounded there, he was hospitalized and detached from service but later returned. He was mustered out on November 6, 1864, when his term expired.
Offering two documents, the first being the Return of Captain John Casner as of September 30, 1862 -- 10” x 16” containing routine information about the number of enlisted men, commissioned officers, along with a wonderful inclusion of notes detailing, in part, the travels of Stackhouse, probably as the company’s teamster, from August 22, through Sept. 13, 1862. In part, “…Left camp Wade September 5, 1862; left Camp Whipple Sept. 8, 1862…Left Rockville 5:15 am and marched to Clarksburg; Left Clarksburg Sept. 16 at 5 am, arrived at Frederick 4 pm; Left Frederick Sept. 17 3 pm. Arrived at Boonsboro at 8 am…” Also includes notes about specific soldiers. In part, “…William Cook sick in hospital at Washington, April 25th, 1862; George Whistler sick in hospital at Alexandria on July 21st, 1862; Orderly sergeant left Camp Whipple sick Sept. 8, 1862…”
Second document is 16” x 23” contains nearly 30 signatures with the designation of each soldier along with clothing distributions.
Toning and folds to both documents with some archival tape reinforcement. Else very good and a nice additional to any Civil War collection
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