91st PA: Andrew Bloom

Andrew Bloom

Before the war

He was born in 1830/31 or 1836/37. [source: date: 4 (24 in 1861; muster-out roll has '30')]

When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 4]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. [source: 4]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 24 November 1861. He was mustered in as a private in company K. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 (H), 8 (H)]

He deserted on 25 November 1861 at Camp Chase, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 8 (H)]

He was transferred on 24 December 1861 to company H. [sources: 1, 4, 5, 6; see also 7, 8]

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) (Andrew Bloom)

2 company H, register of deserters, #13 (Andrew Bloom)

3 company H, descriptive roll, #85 (Andrew Bloom)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 9 March 2005 (Andrew Bloom)

5 company K, list of men transferred, #1 (Andrew Bloom)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Andrew Bloom)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Manuel Bloom)

8 compiled service records, co. H 91 Pennsylvania Infantry (Manuel Bloom)

Note on identity

I have tentatively identified Andrew Bloom (K/H) and Manuel Bloom (H). The only evidence I have for Manuel Bloom is the compiled service record, which claims he appears on the company H muster-out roll as enlisting on 24 November 1861 and deserting the next day. His appearing on the muster-out roll but not in Bates (or the Pennsylvania Archives ARIAS cards) is odd, since Bates' roster was derived from the muster-out roll. That leads me to guess that Bates read his name as 'Andrew'--at least, I don't have a plausible explanation of Manuel's absence otherwise.

Note also the odd transfer from company K to company H a month after he deserted, which I don't understand.

I am not at all confident that Manuel is Andrew.

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1880 US census
Andrew Bloom, 50, born Germany, farm worker, with wife Susan Hanah Bloom (45, born Germany) et al., microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 230 C, FamilySearch
Andrew Blum 48, born Germany, tailor, with wife Cecelia Blum (37, born Pennsylvania) et al., microfilm series T9, film 1181, page 375 B, FamilySearch
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
1900 US census
Andrew Blum, at 1921 Venango Street, ward 25, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, born Germany, November 1829, with wife Susanna (66, born Germany), et al., enumeration district 606, microfilm series T623, film 1467, page 186 = 5 A handwritten, FamilySearch
Philadelphia death certificates
Andrew Blum, died 3 April 1905, Wheat Sheaf Lane near Chalkley Lane, Philadelphia, 75, born Germany, laborer, widowed, buried 6 April 1905 in National Cem, Philadelphia PA, FamilySearch
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
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.
Manuel Bloom is not in the roster
Pennsylvania archives, ARIAS, Civil War Veterans' card file, 1861-1866
searched for Manuel Bloom in accessed 1 August 2014
pension index, by unit
searched for Manuel Bloom in Fold3 index, accessed 1 August 2014
pension index, by name
searched for Manuel Bloom in Ancestry index, accessed 1 August 2014
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
searched for Manuel Bloom in Ancestry index (accessed 1 August 2014)

Display



Andrew Bloom 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 12 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bloom, Andrew
Co. K, H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bloom, Manuel
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Compiled service record


[compiled service records, co. H 91 Pennsylvania Infantry, Manuel Bloom] [transcribed 2 images 1 August 2014, received from National Archives and Records Administration]


[image 1]

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Bloom, Manuel
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private | Private
CARD NUMBERS.
1 22056139
[the rest of the card numbers are blank]
Number of personal papers herein 0
Book Mark: [blank]
See also [blank]


[image 2]

E E Doughty [?]


[image 3]

B | 91 | Pa.

Manuel Bloom
Pri, Co. H, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Age 30 years.
Appears on Co. Muster-out Roll, dated
Camp in the Field, July 10, 1865.
Muster-out to date [blank]
Last paid to [blank]

Clothing account:
Last settled $[blank]; drawn since $[blank]
Due soldier $[blank]; due U.S. $[blank]
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $[blank]

Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., $[blank]
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $[blank]
Remarks: Deserted Camp Chase Phila. Pa. Nov. 25 /61

(Enrolled + mustered in Nov. 24. 61. Phila
Not on previous rolls

Book mark: [blank]
H. L. Arnold Copyist.

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