91st PA: Lewis D Bond

Lewis D Bond

Before the war

He was born in 1834/35 (3 (28 in 1863), 4, 7 [45 in 1880], 8 [57 in 1891], 9 [57 in 1891], 13 [57 in 1891]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 7, 8, 9, 13).

When he enlisted, he was a chair maker (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 4). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania on 13 September 1863 (1 [in 91st?], 3 [in 118th], 4 [in 118th], 5, 13). He enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (3). His enlistment was credited to the fifth congressional district (3). He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4).

He was transferred to the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry (4). He was a private in company B of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13).

A general court martial sentenced him to forfeit four dollars of his pay each month for four months (3).

He was absent on furlough at some point (3).

He may have been charged for a lost cartridge box, cross belt, and gun [?] sling [?], perhaps when the regiment mustered out (2).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 4, 5). He had served for twenty three months (8, 9). He was a private, in company B (14).

After the war

In 1880, he was living on Olive Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Mary, and children James and Joseph (7). He was a chairmaker, but had been unemployed for 12 months in the previous year (7). He had dropsy (7).

On 12 August 1890, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 6).

On 11 January 1891, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (8, 9, 13).

On 25 February 1902, he was dropped from the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (8). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month, and had rheumatism (8).

In 1903, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (9). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month, and had rheumatism (9).

He died on 25 January 1906, in the Convalescent Company Quarters at the National Soldiers Home. (5, 10, 11, 12). He allegedly died of 'heart trouble' (12). He was buried in the Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia (10). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (11).

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) (Lewis D Bond)

2 list of men who owed money [?] (Lewis D Bond)

3 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 104 (Louis D Bond)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 23 June 2004 (Lewis D Bond)

5 pension index, by regiment (Lewis D Bond)

6 pension index, by name (Louis D Bond)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 520, microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 40 A = 17 handwritten (Lewis D Bond)

8 Serial Set volume 4490, session volume 51, 57th Congress, 2nd session, House Document 54, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the Fiscal year ended June 30, 1902. Page 391. (Lewis D Bond)

9 Serial set volume 4567, session volume 3, 58th congress, 1st session, House Document 46, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1903. Page 388. (Lewis D Bond)

10 Find a grave memorial 384962, added 25 February 2000, accessed 31 December 2010 [identification is confirmed by the location and date of death] (Lewis D Bond)

11 Serial set, volume 5158, session volume 55, 59th congress, 2nd session, house document 276 (1907), Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1906. Washington: GPO, 1907. Page 326 (Lewis D Bond)

12 'Four deaths occur at the National Soldiers' Home', Daily Press [Newport News VA], 26 January 1906, page 6 (Louis B Bond)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis D Bond)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index
Philadelphia death certificates
LDS index (accessed 21 December 2009)
GenealogyBank
I did not find an entry for him in the death notices in the Philadelphia Inquirer for 26 January 1906 (page 7), 27 January 1906 (page 7), 28 January 1906 (section 1 page 10), or 29 January 1906 (page 7)

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Lewis D Bond in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 520, microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 40 A = 17 handwritten]
line1234
street nameOlive Street
house number    
dwelling visit #145   
family visit #145   
nameBond Lewis D- Mary A- James- Joseph
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
age45492320
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeSonSon
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationChair MakerKeeping HouseChair MakerTeamster
months unemployed12   
currently ill?Dropsy   
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennaEnglandPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaEnglandPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaEngEnglandEngland

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 10 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bond, Lewis D.
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 118 Pa. Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

['Four deaths occur at the National Soldiers' Home', Daily Press [Newport News VA], 26 January 1906, page 6]
[transcribed March 2012, from Chronicling America]

FOUR DEATHS OCCUR AT THE NATIONAL SOLDIERS' HOME
Louis B. Bond is Found Dead in His Room at Convalescent Company Quarters.

Louis B. Bond, 74 years old, died suddenly in his quarters at the Nationla [sic] Soldiers' Home yesterday. Mr. Bond had been a member of the convalescent company and his death is said to have been due to heart trouble. He served with Company B, Ninety-first Pennsylvania Infantry, during the civil war.


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