91st PA: Joseph Whitebread, alias John Anorson

Joseph Whitebread, alias John Anorson

Alias

He enlisted under the alias 'John Anorson'. [sources: 4, 18]

Before the war

He was born in 1843, in Salem, New Jersey, apparently to George and Elizabeth Whitebread. [sources: date: 19; 10 (18 in 1861), 11, 16 (6 in 1850), 17 (15 in 1860), 20 (1844). place: 11, 16, 17, 19 (PA), 20. parents: 16, 20]

In 1850, he was living in Upper Penns Neck, Salem County, New Jersey. He was living with his parents George and Elizabeth Whitebread. He had attended school within the year. [source: 16]

In 1860, he was living in Upper Penns Neck, Salem County, New Jersey. He was living with George and Clarissa Whitebread. He was a laborer, and had attended school within the year. [source: 17]

When he enlisted, he was a waterman, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 10]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. [sources: 10, 11]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 7 October 1861 or 11 October 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Keyser. He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1 (7 Oct), 10 (11 Oct), 11 (11 Oct), 21, 22]

He was transferred to company C. [sources: 1, 10, 21 (C to B?), 22 (C to B?)]

On 16 May 1863, he was assigned as a guard at Division Headquarters. [source: 5]

He was absent on a five-day leave beginning 28 May 1863. He was reported absent without leave on 3 June 1863, because he had not returned. He was still listed as absent without leave on 4 June 1863, but not on the next extant consolidated morning report, from 9 June 1863. [sources: 6, 7, 8, 9]

On 23 June 1863, he (along with three other men) was detailed to serve in the Provost Guard at Brigade Headquarters, and was ordered to report to Lieutenant William Walker, 146th New York Volunteers, who was the Brigade Provost Marshall. [source: 3]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer. [source: 1]

He was captured at Chancellorsville, Virginia, on 5 May 1863 (probably actually 5 May 1864). He was reported missing in action on 5 May 1864. [sources: 1 (date is 1863; I suspect this is a mistake for 1864), 11, 13 (no date given), 15]

He died in Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, on 8 August 1864, of marasmus. He was buried there on 18 August 1864, grave 6,029. He was a private, in company C. [sources: 1, 2, 19, 21, 22]

After the war

On 17 September 1890, his father, George W Whitebread, successfully applied from New Jersey for a pension. [sources: 4, 14, 18]

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) (John Anorson)

2 Andersonville Prisoners of War. searched 21 February 2001, at Ancestry.

3 special order 40, HQ 91st PA, 23 June 1863

4 pension index, by regiment (Joseph Whitebread, alias John Anarsen)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 16 May 1863 (Private Anorson)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 May 1863 (John Anorson)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 3 June 1863

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 4 June 1863

9 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 9 June 1863

10 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 27 June 2004 (John Anorson)

11 company C, descriptive roll, entry 87 (John Anorson)

12 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 83 (John Anorson)

13 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864 (Pri Anorsen)

14 pension index, by name (Joseph Whitebread, alias John Anarsen)

15 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Anorson)

16 1850 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Penns Neck Township, microfilm series M432, film 462, page 182 (Joseph Whitebread)

17 1860 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Penns Neck Township (post office Pennsgrove), microfilm series M653, film 707, page 5 (Joseph Whitebread)

18 pension index, by regiment (and second card), 91st PA Infantry (John Anarson)

19 Find a grave, memorial 49967170, created by Ted Myers, added 20 March 2010, accessed 14 January 2011 (John Anorson)

20 'Swedish Longacre's and related families', a gedcom, on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Barbara, last updated 27 Oct 2011, accessed 18 June 2012 (Joseph Whitebread)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 2 April 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 June 2012)
records of headstones for Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 June 2012)
1870 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 June 2012)
1880 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 June 2012)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 June 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 June 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 June 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 June 2012)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 7 March 2014)
Veterans adminsitration pension payment cards, 1907-1933
accessed 7 March 2014

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Joseph Whitebread in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Joseph Whitebread in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Penns Neck Township, microfilm series M432, film 462, page 182]
[identification is likely, since (1) his apparent father's name matches the name of the father who applied for a pension]
line12131415
Dwellings visited113   
Families visited114   
NameGeorge WhitebreadElizabeth WhitebreadJoseph WhitebreadMary E Whitebread
Age302767/12
SexFMF
Color    
Occupation of males over 15 yearsLaborer   
Real estate owned    
BirthplacePennNJNJNJ
Married within year    
Attended school within year  1 
Over 20 & can't read/write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1860 census

[1860 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Penns Neck Township (post office Pennsgrove), microfilm series M653, film 707, page 5]
[identification is likely, since (1) his apparent father's name matches the name of the father who applied for a pension]
line678910
Dwelling number38    
Family number39    
NameGeorge WhitebreadClarissa "Joseph "Mary C "Christianna [?] "
Age424015101
Sexmfmff
Color11111
OccupationLaborerHousewifeLaborer  
Value of real estate owned300    
Value of personal estate100    
Place of birthPaNJ"""
Married within year     
Attended school within year  11 
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

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]


Anorson, John
Co. C B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[second card, transcribed 7 March 2014]

Anorsen, John
Co. C B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Anorson, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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