91st PA: Lewis Brophy

Lewis [or Louis] Brophy

Before the war

He was born in 1832/33 (3 [31 in 1863], 8 (28 in 1861), 12 [28 in 1860]). He was born in Bucks [?] County [?], Pennsylvania (3, 8 [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], 12).

In 1860, he was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with Samuel Griffith and others (12). He was an iron moulder (12).

When he enlisted, he was a moulder (3, 8).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3, 8 [5'8"]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 8). He was mustered in by Colonel Reiff (3). He was a corporal, in company E (1 (pvt), 14 (corp), 15 (corp)).

In the 1861 election, he was part of a group taken to vote by Alderman Lentz, apparently on Dickerson Street, between Seventh and Eighth, in the Eighth Precinct, First Ward (13).

In March 1862, he was promoted to sergeant for soldierly appearance (3) (or perhaps soldierly conduct, 4).

On 1 January 1863, he was promoted to first sergeant for soldierly conduct in late battle, replacing Baker, who had been promoted (3, 4, 8).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg, as a sergeant (5).

He was at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 September 1863, when Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked for his return (6).

On 6 October 1863, he returned from hospital (7).

He re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer (1), on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (3, 8). He was enlisted for 3 years by Lt Carpenter [perhaps William H Carpenter, lt, co K] (3).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia (1), by being shot in the left temple while charging the enemy (2). He died on 23 June 1864 of those wounds (1, 2, 3, 8, 9). He was first sergeant of company E (14, 15).

He was buried at City Point, Virginia (1, 11).

On 26 January 1865, company E published resolutions mourning his death (and fifteen others), and sympathizing with their families (10).

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 list of deaths, company E

3 company E descriptive roll, number 7 (Louis Brophy)

4 list of non-commissioned officers, company E

5 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Lewis Brophy)

6 letter, 8 September 1863, Sinex to Marvin

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 October 1863 (Sergt Brophy)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Lewis Brophy)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1864 (Sergt Brophy)

10 'Headquarters company E', Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1865 page 5 (Lewis Brophy)

11 'Our illustrious dead', Philadelphia Inquirer 20 July 1865 page 2 (L Brophy)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 445 = 185 handwritten (Lewis Brophey)

13 'The Sheriff contested election case', Philadelphia Press Monday 23 June 1862 page 4 (Brofey)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
1890 US census, veterans schedule
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)

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Louis Brophy in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 445 = 185 handwritten]
line4567891011121314
Dwelling number1319          
Family number1510          
NameSamuel GriffithRebecca "John "Samuel "Anne "Sarah "Rebecca "William "William McIlvainLewis BropheyCharles Davis
Age42352017 [could be 14 or 19]131131502815
Sexmfmmfffmmmm
Color           
Occupationhotel keeper Butcher" "    Iron moulder"Butcher
Value of real estate owned           
Value of personal estate300          
Place of birthPenn"""""""IrelandPennN Jersey
Married within year           
Attended school within year    11     
Cannot read & write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 16 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Brophy, Lewis
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corpl. | 1" Sgt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 17 March 2014]

Brophey, Lewis
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corpl. | Sgt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Brophy, Lewis

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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