91st PA: Henry C Bozier

Henry C Bozier

Before the war

He was born in Burlington, New Jersey (5, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16 [Germany]). He was born in May 1845 (7; 4 (12 in 1860), 5 (32 in 1880), 9 (18 in 1864), 10, 12, 13, 15 [23 in 1868], 16 [40 in 1867? 1884?]).

In 1860, he was living in Clayton Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey (4). He was 12 years old (4). He was living with John and Eliza Bozier (presumably his parents), and Ann, Rebecca, Charles, Thomas, and John Bozier (presumably his siblings) (4).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer and was living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (12, 13).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 February 1864 (1, 8, 10, 12, 13). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Stretch (8, 10, 12, 13). He was mustered in as a private, by Captain Stretch, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 8, 10, 12, 13). He was a private in company I (22, 23, 24, 25).

If so, he was transferred at some point to company K.

(According to some sources, Henry Bozher deserted on 27 April 1864 or 25 February 1864, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1 [co.I], 11 [27 Apr], 12 [27 Apr 64]).)

In May or June 1864, he lost one Springfield rifle musket and accoutrements (2).

On 19 June 1864, he was injured (20). On 24 June 1864, he was admitted to a hospital in Washington, DC (20). On 21 July 1864, Surgeon N.R. Mosely amputed his right arm (15, 16, 20). Part of the bones was donated to the United States Army Medical Museum (20--see that for a description).

On 30 April 1865, he was reported absent sick (18).

He was discharged on 27 May 1865 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 10, 19). He served for fifteen months (15, 16). He was a private in company I (22, 23, 24, 25).

After the war

On 8 June 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (3, 17).

He was admitted to the National Soldiers Home on 26 February 1868 (15, 16 has 10 Oct 67?). He had lost his right arm, and was receiving a pension of $18 per month (15, 16)

On 21 March 1868, he was discharged from the Western Branch of the National Soldiers Home (15).

In 1880, he was living at 45 Woodword Street, Baltimore, Maryland (5). He worked in a glass factory (5). He had lost his right arm (5). He was living with his sister and her husband, Thomas and Rebecca Tyler (5).

In 1880 or 1881, he was readmitted to the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (14).

He was discharged from the Eastern [!?] Branch on 11 July 1883 (16).

By 1884, he was receiving a pension of $30 per month (16).

In 1890, he was living in Bridgeton, New Jersey (6).

In 1900, he was living in the City of Bridgeton (ward 2), Cumberland County, New Jersey (7). He was living at 67 Willow Street, with his sister Rebecca and her husband Thomas Tyler (7). He was a laborer (7). He had been out of work for twelve months (7). He was still single (7).

On 20 February 1906, he died, in Bridgeton, [Cumberland County,] New Jersey (17, 21). He was buried at the Broad Street Cemetery (presumably Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery) (21).

On 22 [?] May 1906, his sister, Rebecca Tyler, applied unsuccessfully from New Jersey for a pension (3, 17).

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)

2 letter, Lentz to Bennett, 16 July 1864

3 pension index, by name (Henry Bozier)

4 1860 US census, New Jersey, Gloucester County, Clayton Township, page 44 (Henry Bozier)

5 1880 US census, Maryland, Baltimore (4th precinct, 16th ward), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 147, page 23 handwritten = 111C stamped, line 37 (Henry Bozier)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Bridgeton, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 27, page [3] (Henry Bozier)

7 1900 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, City of Bridgeton, ward 2, 21st precinct, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 119, page 47A stamped = page 6 handwritten (Henry Bozarth [sic])

8 company K, second descriptive roll (Henry Bozier)

9 company K, third descriptive roll (Henry Bozier)

10 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 13 May 2005 (Henry C Bozier)

11 company I, register of deserters (Henry Bozher)

12 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 March 2005 (Henry Bozher; rolls have 'Bozier')

13 company K, descriptive roll (Henry Bozher)

14 Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1881. January 11, 1882. Serial Set volume 2042, session volume 8, 47th Congress, 1st session, House Miscellaneous Document 24, page 37 (Henry Bozier)

15 Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Soldiers Home, 30 December 1882 [for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1882]. Serial Set volume 2115, session volume 1, 47th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 13, page 378 (Henry Bozier)

16 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1. 48th Congress, second session. House Miscellaneous Document 11. Page 317 (Henry Bozier)

17 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Henry Bozier)

18 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Henry Bosier)

19 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Henry Bozier)

20 Catalogue of the United States Army Medical Museum. Prepared under the direction of the Surgeon General, U. S. Army. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1866. (H.B.)

21 death notice, Bridgeton Evening News, 22 February 1906, page 4 AND 21 Feb 1906 page 4 (Henry Bozier)

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

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Boozher)

24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Bozier)

25 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry C Bozier)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Find a Grave
accessed 8 April 2011

1860 census

[1860 US census, New Jersey, Gloucester County, Clayton Township, page 44]
line1718192021222324
Dwelling number309       
Family number315       
NameJohn BozierEliza"AnnRebeccaChasThomasJohnHenry
Age5045302523181612
SexMFFFMMMM
Color        
OccupationLaborer   """ 
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate10       
Place of birth        
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[I have not found him in the 1870 census. Rebecca and Thomas Tyler are living in Clayton Township, Gloucester County (page 74, lines 32-36), with Mary, Amanda, and Francis Tyler]

1880 census

[1880 US census, Maryland, Baltimore (4th precinct, 16th ward), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 147, page 23 handwritten = 111C stamped]
line323334353637
street nameWoodward St     
house number45     
dwelling visit #173     
family visit #225     
nameTyler Thomas D_ Rebecca_ Mary E_ Amanda V_ Ella JBozier Henry
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFFM
age46452013432
month born if born in year      
relationship wifeDaughterDaughterDaughterBro in law
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationGlass BlowerKeeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeWorks Glass Factory
months unemployed      
currently ill?     lost Right Arm
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled     1
school this year      
can't read      
can't write      
birthplaceNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey
father's birthplaceN.J.N.J.N.J.N.J.N.J.N.J.
mother's birthplaceN.J.N.J.N.J.N.J.N.J.Md

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Bridgeton, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 27, page [3]]
[line] 36
[house] 245
[family] 253
[name] Henry Bozier
[rank] [blank]
[company] can't find out
[unit]
[enlistment date]
[discharge date]
[length of service]
[post office address] Do [sc. Bridgeton New Jersey]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, City of Bridgeton, ward 2, 21st precinct, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 119, page 47A stamped = page 6 handwritten]
line121314
streetWillow Street  
house number67  
dwelling number119  
family number123  
nameTyler Thomas_ RebeccaBozarth [sic] Henry
relationshipHeadWifeB. in Law
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateApr 1830Dec 1833May 1845
age706655
married?MMS
# years married5050 
mother of how many children? 16 
# of children living 3 
birthplaceNew JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey
father's birthplaceNew JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationBottle blower Laborer
# months not employed12 12
# months in school   
can readyesnoyes
can write yesnono
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 8 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bozher, Henry
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 March 2014]

Boozher, Henry
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Bozher, Henry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 16 March 2014]

Bozier, Henry
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Bozher, Henry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 16 March 2014]

Bozier, Henry
     Henry C.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

National Home

[Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1881. January 11, 1882. Serial Set volume 2042, session volume 8, 47th Congress, 1st session, House Miscellaneous Document 24, page 37]
READMISSIONS TO SOUTHERN BRANCH.
The following-named soldiers heretofore discharged were for sufficient reasons readmitted unconditionally, viz:
...
Henry Bozier, late Company C [sic], Ninety-First Pennsylvania Volunteers.

death notice

[death notice, Bridgeton Evening News, 22 February 1906, page 4 AND 21 Feb 1906 page 4]
DIED

BOZIER--In Bridgeton, Feb. 20, Henry Bozier.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the residence of his brother-in-law, Thomas Tyler, 27 Grove street, on Friday morning at 10.30. Services at residence. Interment private at Broad street cemetery.


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