Civil War Period Anatomy and Physiology Book Id’d to Pvt. John Beighley, 91rst Pa. Inf. – POW


Civil War Period Anatomy and Physiology Book Id’d to Pvt. John Beighley, 91rst Pa. Inf. – POW – First Book On Anatomy, Physiology And Hygiene, For Grammar Schools And Families – Revised Stereotype Edition; 1856; cloth covered boards with edge wear and some rubbing; text is tight and clean, with some foxing to opening pages. Illustrated with numerous anatomical and physiological engravings. Private Beighley’s handwritten name appears three times on frontispiece and back pages. John Beighley Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 12/28/1863 as a Private. On 12/28/1863 he mustered into “I” Co. PA 191st Infantry He was discharged on 8/1/1865 He was listed as: * POW 8/19/1864 Weldon Railroad, VA 191st PA Infantry ( 3-years ) Organized: on 5/31/64 Mustered Out: 6/28/65 at Washington, DC Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 1 Officers Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 0 Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded: 40 Enlisted Men Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 161 (Source: Fox, Regimental Losses) From To Brigade Division Corps Army Comment May ’64 Aug ’64 3 3 5 Army of Potomac Aug ’64 Sep ’64 1 3 5 Army of Potomac Sep ’64 Jun ’65 3 2 5 Army of Potomac Mustered Out PENNSYLVANIA ONE HUNDRED and NINETY-FIRST INFANTRY One Hundred and Ninety-first Infantry. – Col., James Carle; Lieut.-Cols., George W. McCracken, Milton Weidler; Maj. Milton Weidler. The 191st, the 2nd veteran reserves, was organized in the field in May, 1864, from the veterans and recruits of the Pa. reserve corps. It was composed of men from the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th and 10th reserve regiments. Col. Carle had been a captain in the 6th, Lieut.-Col. McCracken a captain in the 10th, and Maj. Weidler a lieutenant in the 1st. Lieut.- Col. McCracken was never mustered on account of wounds received soon after the command was organized. Together with the 190th it formed the 3d brigade, 3d division, 5th corps, and in the fighting at Cold Harbor lost 2 killed, 4 wounded and 1 missing. Its subsequent history is identical with that of the 190th regiment (q. v.). On March 21, 1865, the remaining members of the 157th Pa. infantry were transferred to this regiment. It was finally mustered out of service near Washington, June 28, 1865. 191st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment 191st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Active May 31, 1864 – June 28, 1865 Country United States of America Allegiance Union Branch Infantry Engagements Battle of Cold Harbor Siege of Petersburg Battle of Peeble’s Farm Battle of Boydton Plank Road Battle of Globe Tavern Battle of Hatcher’s Run Appomattox Campaign Battle of Lewis’s Farm Battle of White Oak Road Battle of Five Forks Battle of Appomattox Court House The 191st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Service The 191st Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at while in the field from veterans and recruits of the Pennsylvania Reserves[1] and mustered in May 31, 1864 under the command of Colonel James Carle. The regiment was attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, V Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, V Corps, to September 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps, to June 1865. On March 21, 1865, the 157th Pennsylvania Infantry was merged into the 191st Pennsylvania. The combined regiments then mustered out of service on June 28, 1865 as the 191st Pennsylvania Infantry. According to historian Samuel Bates, “In consequence of its consolidation, no separate muster-out rolls were made. The records of the officers and men will, therefore, be found in their places in the rolls of the One Hundred and Ninety-first, and such as left the service, or died before the consolidation, in an appendix to that regiment.” Detailed service Battles about Cold Harbor, Va., June 1-12, 1864. Bethesda Church June 1-3. White Oak Swamp Bridge June 13. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864 to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad June 21-23, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28, Warren’s Expedition to Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29. White Oak Road March 31. Five Forks April 1. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Marched to Washington, D.C., May 1-12. Grand Review of the Armies May 23. Casualties The regiment lost a total of 201 men during service; 1 officer and 40 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 161 enlisted men died of disease. Commanders • Colonel James Carle