91st PA: Edwin Blake

Edwin Blake

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43, in St John. [sources: date: 4 (22 in 1865), 5 (22 in 1865). place: 4, 5]

When he enlisted, he was a lab[orer]. [sources: 4, 5]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [sources: 4, 5]

During the war

He was a substitute for J K Knapp. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yerkes. He was mustered in as a private in company K. His service was credited to the 6th congressional district (15th subdivision). [sources: 1, 2, 4, 5 (1st subdivision, 7th congressional district), 8, 9]

The regiment reported gaining him on 27 April 1865. [source: 6]

On 30 April 1865, he was reported absent sick. [source: 7]

He deserted on 1 or 31 May 1865, while in the field, in Virginia. He was a private, in company K. [sources: 1 (1 May), 2 (31 May), 3 (1 May), 8, 9]

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) (Edwin Blake)

2 company K, register of deserters, entry 29 (Edwin Blake)

3 company K, [second] register of deserters, entry 1 (Edwin Blake)

4 company K, second descriptive roll (Edward [?] Blake)

5 company K, third descriptive roll (Edward Blake)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 27 April 1865 (Edwin Blake)

7 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Ed Blake)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Blake)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014) had no Edwin Blake's born in the Virgin Islands, none born 1841-44 living in Philadelphia, and many living in the US
1860 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014) had no Edwin Blake's born in the Virgin Islands, none born 1841-44 living in Philadelphia, and many living in the US
1870 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014) had no Edwin Blake's born in the Virgin Islands, none born 1841-44 living in Philadelphia, and many living in the US
1880 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014) had no Edwin Blake's born in the Virgin Islands, none born 1841-44 living in Philadelphia, and many living in the US
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014) had no Edwin Blake's born in the Virgin Islands, none born 1841-44 living in Philadelphia, and several living in the US
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014) had no Edwin Blake's born in the Virgin Islands, none born 1841-44 living in Philadelphia, and one living in Maine
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014) had no Edwin Blake's born in the Virgin Islands, none born 1841-44 living in Philadelphia, and none living in the US
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014) had no Edwin Blake's born in the Virgin Islands, none born 1841-44 living in Philadelphia, and none living in the US
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014) had no Edwin Blake's born in the Virgin Islands, none born 1841-44 living in Philadelphia, and none living in the US
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 January 2014)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 11 January 2014)

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Edwin Blake 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 9 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Blake Edward
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Blake Edwin

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 15 March 2014]

Blake Edwin
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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