91st PA: Thomas McCoyer [also McCozer]

Thomas McCoyer

Before the war

He was born in 1824/25 (2 (38 in 1863), 7 (77 in 1890)). He was born in New York (7).

Description

In 1890, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion (7).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 July 1863 at Scranton, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 7 [enlisted 10 Jul 63]). He was in company F of the 118th (3, 4, 5 [co. B], 7 [co. B], 8 [co. B]).

He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry to the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry on 1 June 1865 (1, 2 [according to 91st co.F's records; no record in 118th regiment's records]). He was a private in company F of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 3 [also in co.E], 4 [also in co.E], 5, 8 [also in co.E], 9).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 7). He was a private, in company F (9).

After the war

On 15 May 1888 he applied successfully from California for a pension (3, 4, 8).

On 8 October 1890, he was admitted to the Pacific Branch of the National Soldiers Home (7). He had chronic rheumatism (7). He was a laborer (7). He was a protestant (7). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (7).

On 30 March 1906, he was readmitted to the Pacific Branch of the National Soldiers Home, in California (7).

On 26 February 1907 he again applied for a pension (3, 4). His pension certificate was reissued, and he received $20 per month, effective 26 February 1907 (5). The pension certificate was dated 20 May 1907 (5).

On 9 December 1908, he died, in the Pacific Branch of the National Soldiers Home, in Sawtelle [now Los Angeles], California (5, 7). He died of bronchial pneumonia (7). He was buried in the Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California (6). He had $0.40 in cash, and personal effects appraised at $9.25, which were turned over to the National Home's treasurer on 16 July 1909 (7).

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) (Thomas McCozer)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Thomas McCozer)

3 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Thomas McCoyer [sic])

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Thoma McCoyer [sic])

5 Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, Thomas McCoyer, FamilySearch (Thomas McCoyer)

6 Find a grave, memorial 80897405, created by Marvin & Samme Templin, added 23 November 2011 (identification confirmed by grave location listed in the National Home register) (Thomas McCoyer)

7 Registers of the National homes for disabled volunteer soldiers, 1866-1938, Sawtelle, California, page 767 (Thomas McCoyer (B 118th PA))

8 pension index, by name (Thomas McCoyer)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 15 December 2010)

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Thomas McCoyer in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 January 2015, from Fold3]


McCoyer, Thomas
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

National home register

[Registers of the National homes for disabled volunteer soldiers, 1866-1938, Sawtelle, California, page 767, Thomas McCoyer (B 118th PA)]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 18 January 2014]

767
Thomas McCoyer B 118" Pa Inf

MILITARY HISTORY.
Time and Place of each Enlistment. July 10" 1863 Philadelphia Pa
Rank. P
Company and Regiment. B 118 Pa Inf
Time and Place of Discharge June 10" 1865 Philadelphia Pa
Cause of Discharge. Close of War
Kind and Degree of Disability. Chronic Rheum
When and Where Contracted. [blank]

DOMESTIC HISTORY.
Protestant
WHERE BORN. New York
Age. 77
Height. 5 - 6 1/2
Complexion. Dark
Color of Eyes. [blank]
Color of Hair. [blank]
OCCUPATION. Laborer
Residence Subsequent to Discharge. [blank]
Married or Single. Wid
P.O. Address of Nearest Relative. None

HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension. [crossed out: 12] 20.00
Date of Admission and Re-Admission Ad. Oct 8" 1890 March 30. '06.
Condition of Re-Admission. [blank]
Date of Discharge. Aug 1" 1899.
Cause of Discharge. His request
Date of Death. Dec. 9. '08.
Cause of Death. Bronchial Pneumonia.

GENERAL REMARKS.
PAPERS.
Admission Paper, 1
Army Discharge, -
Certificate of Service, 1
Pension Certificate, #865,464. Sent to Agt at San Francisco, Dec 10" 1908.

Location of Grave
Section 15.
Row. G
No. 7.

EFFECTS.
Labor Money, Cash, $0.40
Pension Money, $--
Personal, Appraised at $9.25 sold for $[blank]
Total, $--
How Disposed of, Turned over to E. W. Moore Treas. July 16. 1909

Veterans administration pension payment card

[Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, Thomas McCoyer, FamilySearch]
[transcribed 18 January 2014]

S26
NAME: McCoyer Thomas
Certificate No 865 464
ARMY INVALID.
Law: ACT FEBRUARY 6, 1907
Service: Priv - B - 118 and F. - 91 Pa. Vol Inf
Disability: [blank]
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
Reiss.2026 Feb 190720 May 1907

Fees: Reiss Nefer [??]
Transferred from: San Francisco.
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: Dec 9. 1908
Bureau notified: DEC 12 1908
Remarks: S. H Cal
Former Roll No. 1043/3 - 606/13 13488
Home: [blank]

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