91st PA: Harry T Angel

Harry T Angel

Before the war

He was born on 5 August 1840, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Charles and Eleanor Angel. [sources: date: 19, 20; 10 (21 in 1862), 16 (10 in 1850), 17 (18 in 1860). place: 10, 16 (MD), 17. parents: 20]

In 1850, he was living in Sterling Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Charles and Elanor Angel, and with Samuel, Joseph, William, and Calak Angel (presumably his siblings). He had attended school with the year. [source: 16]

In 1860, he was living in Sterling Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Charles and Elbenor [sic] Angel and with others (presumably relatives). He was a farmer. [source: 17]

He was a farm[er] when he enlisted. [source: 10]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 10]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 6 September 1862. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory. He was mustered in as a private in company H, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff. He was paid $29.00 in bounty and premium. [sources: 1, 10, 19, 21, 22]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 13]

He was the subject of a regimental order on 22 September 1863. Unfortunately, the copy in the regimental orders book stops after his name. [source: 3]

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 30 men who had more than fifteen months to serve who were willing to reenlist. On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave. [sources: 2, 7]

On 24 March 1864, Sinex requested that Isaac Tyson and Joseph Clowney replace Angel and Charles Armstrong, apparently on a detail. [source: 4]

He was promoted to corporal on 28 March 1864, effective that date. [source: 4]

On 14 August 1864, he returned to the regiment from hospital. [source: 11]

On 6 October 1864, he was promoted to fifth sergeant. [sources: 6, 9]

He was wounded on action on 24 November 1864 at Boyndton Road. He died of those wounds on 26 November 1864, at Bates [?] Hospital, in Alexandria, Virginia. He was a sergeant in company H when he died. He was buried in Albright Cemetery, Dreher Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 1 (24 Nov 64), 8, 10 (Hatchers Run, 27 Oct), 12, 19 (24 Nov 64), 20 (27 Oct), 21, 22]

After the war

In 1870, his presumed parents, Charles and Elnore Angel, were living in Sterling Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. They were living with three presumed children (Samuel, William, and Clarke) and with a domestic servant. [source: 18]

On 7 April 1871, his mother, Eleanor Angel, applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 14, 15]

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)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

3 special order 90, HQ 91st PA, 22 September 1863

4 letter, Sinex to Fowler, 24 March 1864 (Henry T Angel)

5 special order 29, HQ 91st PA, 28 March 1864 (Harry T Angel)

6 special order 90, HQ 91st PA, 6 October 1864 (Harry Angel)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Angel)

8 company H, register of deaths (Harry T Angel)

9 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (Harry T Angel)

10 company H, descriptive list, #108 (Harry T Angel)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 14 August 1864 (Corpl Angel)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 30 November 1864 (Sergt Angel)

13 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Harry T Angel)

14 pension index, by name (Harrison T Angel)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Harrison F Angel)

16 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Sterling Township, microfilm series M432, film 835, page 121 = 241 handwritten (Harrison Angel)

17 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Sterling Township, microfilm series M653, film 1194, pages 698 recto - verso = 304 - 305 handwritten (Harriton Angel)

18 1870 US census, Wayne County, Sterling Township (post office South Sterling), microfilm series M593, film 1464, page 337 = 31 handwritten (Charles and Elnor Angel)

19 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 2 April 2012) (Harrison T Angel)

20 Find a grave, memorial 40567551, created by hillbillywitch, added 11 Aug 2009, Harrison T Angel (memorial, pictured, is inscribed: "HARRISON T. SON OF CHARLES & ELEANOR ANGEL BORN AUG. 5. 1840. WOUNDED AT PETERSBURG VA. OCT. 27. DIED NOV. 26. 1864") (Harrison T Angel)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Harry T Angel)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Harry F Angel)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
a Henry Angle, 10, was living in Upper Mt Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA, with Elias and Catharine Angle et al. (p.159 verso = 914 handwritten)--the fact that Eleanor Angel applied for a pension as his mother (see entry 14 above) makes it unlikely that the Harry Angel who served in the 91st is this Henry Angle
1870 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 June 2012)
a Henry B Angle, 31, farmer, was living in Montgomery Township, Franklin County, PA, with Mary N Angle (29) et al. (p.436 verso = 58 handwritten)--the fact that Eleanor Angel applied for a pension as his mother (see entry 14 above) makes it unlikely that the Harry Angel who served in the 91st is this Henry Angle, since spouses and children would have received the pension first/dd>
1880 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 June 2012)
since his mother successfully applied for a pension in 1871, he had died by 1871
a Henry Angel, married to Magdaline Angel, 39 years old, a gravel roofer, was living in Philadelphia (microfilm series T9, film 1176, page 336 A)
a Henry B Angle, 41, farmer, was living in Welsh Run, Franklin County, PA with his wife Mary N Angle et al. (microfilm series T9, film 1132, page 433 A)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed September 2006)
since his mother successfully applied for a pension in 1871, he had died by 1871
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 June 2012)
since his mother successfully applied for a pension in 1871, he had died by 1871
a Henry Angell, 60, born 1840, was living in ward 1, Sayre borough, Bradford County, PA, with his wife Hassie [? maybe Hattie?] (52, b. June 1847) (p.126 = 25 B handwritten)
a Henry J Angle, b. Nov 1841, was living in Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming County, PA, with his wife Annie et al. (pp.111 = 8 B to 112 = 9 A handwritten)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 June 2012)
since his mother successfully applied for a pension in 1871, he had died by 1871
a Henry B Angle, widowed, was living in Montgomery, Franklin County, PA (p.26)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 June 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 June 2012)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed November 2009
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 June 2012)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 June 2012)

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Harry T Angel in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Sterling Township, microfilm series M432, film 835, page 121 = 241 handwritten]
[identification is speculative; I have not found another Harry or Harrison Angel who could be the man who served in the 91st]
line34353637383940
Dwellings visited116      
Families visited117      
NameChas AngelElanorSamuelJosephWm HHarrisonCalak
Age5545242114104
SexMFMMMMM
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer Laborer"   
Real estate owned2500      
BirthplaceMaryland""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year     1 
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Sterling Township, microfilm series M653, film 1194, pages 698 recto - verso = 304 - 305 handwritten]
[identification is speculative]
note that the Henry Angel (22, b. PA) living in the 20th ward of Philadelphia in 1860 [microfilm series M653 film 1171 page 206 = 208 handwritten] was living with Sarah Angel (61), presumably his mother, and was a clerk, not a farmer]
line3435363738394012
Dwelling number2244  2245     
Family number2284  2285     
NameChas AngelElbenor [sic] "Samuel "Joseph "Wm H "Harriton [sic] "Adam C. "Mary [illegible initial] AngelElla Jane "
Age58482524221813213/12
Sexmfmmmmmff
Color         
OccupationMerchant Sawyer [???]Farmer""   
Value of real estate owned4000  1000     
Value of personal estate700  20     
Place of birthMarylandPa"""""Pa"
Married within year         
Attended school within year         
Cannot read & write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1870 census

[1870 US census, Wayne County, Sterling Township (post office South Sterling), microfilm series M593, film 1464, page 337 = 31 handwritten]
line151617181920
Dwelling-house number247     
Family number247     
NameAngel Charles- Elnor- Samuel- William- ClarkeBartteson Madona
Age746441272216
SexMFMMMF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping HouseFarmer""Domestic Servant
Real estate value5000     
Personal estate value1000     
BirthplaceMarylandMarylandPaPaPaPa
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year      
Can't read      
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 111 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 7 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Angel, Harry
     Harry T.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Sgt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[second card, transcribed 7 March 2014]

Angel Harry F.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Sgt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Angel, Harry.
     Harry T.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 2 April 2012)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
WAYNE County
NAME Angel, Harrison T.
DATE OF BIRTH 8/5/1840
DATE OF DEATH 11/24/1864 [sic]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE E.-9/6/1862 D.-Killed
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. H. 91 Pa.
RANK Serg.
CEMETERY NAME Albright
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Dreher township
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION 1 GRAVE NO 6
HEADSTONE (Marker) Yes Poor FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Miles Clark
DATE 8/3/1936
REMARKS [blank]

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