91st PA: Charles E Austin

Charles E Austin

Before the war

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1838/39. [sources: date: 3 (22 in 1861). place: 3]

When he enlisted, he was a sadler, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 September 1861. He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company D. [sources: 1, 3, 4]

He deserted on 4 November 1861. [source: 1]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer, on 16 March 1864. [source: 3]

He deserted on 16 March 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a private, in company D. [sources: 2, 3, 4]

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) (Charles E Austin)

2 company D, register of deserters (Charles E Austin)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 7 August 2004 (Charles E Austin)

4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles E Austin)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
searched Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 13 July 2012)
a Charles S Austin, 19, was living in ward 6, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with Seth (Innkeeper) and Martha Austin et al. (microfilm series M432, film 807, page 425 verso = [858] handwritten]) (FamilySearch)
a Charles Austin, 6, was living in Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Jacob (roller), Hanah, et al. (microfilm series M432, film 765, page 106 recto = 215 handwritten) (FamilySearch) [see the 1890 veterans schedules below]
1860 US census
searched Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 13 July 2012)
a Charles Austin, 16, app carving, with Sarah J (28, teacher, b. MD) was living in precinct 4, ward 4, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 256 = 82 handwritten)
a Charles Austin, 23, b. PA, cordwainer was living with Gec [??] D (shoe manuf) and Margaret et al., in west division, ward 16, Philadelphia, PA, post office Kensington (microfilm series M653, film 1166, page 434 = 208 handwritten) (FamilySearch)
a Charles S Austin, 29, coach painter, was living in Philadelphia PA, with Margaretta (27 b. PA) et al. (microfilm series M653 film 1161 page 1021 = 195 handwritten (FamilySearch)
a Charles Austin, 27, b. PA, no occupation listed, was living in ward 8, Philadelphia, PA, with Ellen Gallagher et al. (microfilm series M653, film 1158, page 386 = 24 handwritten) (FamilySearch)
a Charles Austin, 17, b. PA, catcher, was living in Phoenixville, Chester, PA, with Jacob (Roller mill) Hannah et al. (microfilm series M653, film 1092, page 629 = 617 handwritten = 23 handwritten) (FamilySearch) [see the 1890 veterans schedules below]
1870 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 13 July 2012)
[no candidates emerged that were more plausible than the candidates listed above]
1880 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 13 July 2012)
[no candidates emerged that were more plausible than the candidates listed above]
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 13 July 2012)
note that Charpes P Austin lived in Phoenixville, Chester, PA; he had served in A 20 Pa Cav from 16 June 1863 until 6 Jan 1864
because of the extremely low probability of finding his service in the 91st PA listed, I did not check all Charles Austin's, but did look at all Charles E Austin's, and all Charles Austin's in Pennsylvania
1900 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 13 July 2012)
[no candidates emerged that were more plausible than the candidates listed above]
1910 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 13 July 2012)
[no candidates emerged that were more plausible than the candidates listed above]
1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 13 July 2012)
[no candidates emerged that were more plausible than the candidates listed above]
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 13 July 2012)
[no candidates emerged that were more plausible than the candidates listed above]
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 3 April 2012)
a Charles T Austin who served in the army in the Civil War was buried in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania (no other identifying information was included)
pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed September 2006)
Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificates
a Charles Austin, 61 (born ca 1836/37), shoemaker, died in Philadelphia on 21 July 1898 (FamilySearch)

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index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 5 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Austin, Charles E.
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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