91st PA: Charles Burkett

Charles Burkett

Before the war

He was born on 13 November 1837, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Charles Burkett and Rebecca D Somers. [sources: date: 17; see also 8 (24 in 1861), 9 (23 in 1861), 14 (23 in 1860), 16 (13 in 1850). place: 8, 14, 16, 17. parents: 17.

In 1850, he was living in the 2nd ward of Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Charles and Rebecca, and with his siblings Milburn, Annie, Mary, Hannah, Rebecca, and Cecelia, and with Milburn (probably an older relative). [source: 16]

In 1860, he was living in the 19th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Charles and Rebecca Burkett, and with his siblings Milburn, Mary, Hannah, and Rebecca Burkett. He was a moulder. [source: 14]

When he enlisted, he was a moulder and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 9]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 8, 9]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 October 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Zinn. He was mustered in at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as third corporal in company H. He had gun number 78. [sources: 1, 7, 8, 9, 18, 19]

He was reduced to the ranks on 20 May [1862]. [source: 7]

On 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign (probably after 11 June 1863). [source: 3]

On 9 October 1863, he was reported regained from missing in action. [source: 4]

In December 1863, he was tried by court martial. [source: 15]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863. [source: 1, 9]

He was wounded on 8 May 1864, at Laurel Hill, Virginia. He died on 19 May 1864, in Frederickburg, of those wounds. He was a private, in company H. [source: 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 17 (1865), 18, 19]

After the war

On 1 February 1875, his mother, Rebecca Burkett, successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 12, 13]

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) (Charles Barkett)

2 letter, Gregory to Marvin, 19 November 1863 (Burkett; probably not Elias Burkett)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Pri Barkett [?])

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 9 October 1863 (Private Burkett)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864 (Pri Burkett)

6 company H, register of deaths (Charles Burkett)

7 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (Charles Burket [possibly Barket])

8 company H, descriptive roll, #39 (Chas Berkert)

9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 March 2005 (Charles Burkett; rolls also have Burket)

10 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Chas Burkett)

11 'Our illustrious dead', Philadelphia Inquirer 20 July 1865 page 2 (Chas Crist [sic]; I doubt this is actually Barkett)

12 pension index, by name (Charles Burkett)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Charles Burkett)

14 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 102 = 102 handwritten (Charles Burkett)

15 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (Charles Burkett)

16 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 2, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 107 verso = 214 handwritten (Charles Burett [sic])

17 'Henry-Aulenbach-Bonn-Fiebig family tree', on Ancestry (accessed 18 August 2012) (Charles Burkett)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Burket)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Berkert)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1870 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 18 August 2012)
1880 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 18 August 2012)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
1900 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 18 August 2012)
1910 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 18 August 2012)
1920 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 18 August 2012)
1930 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 18 August 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 August 2012)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 August 2012)

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Charles Burkett in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 2, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 107 verso = 214 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1860 census entry transcribed below]
line23242526272829303132
Dwellings visited771         
Families visited888         
NameCharles Burett [sic]Rebecca "Milburn "Charles "Annie "Mary "Hannah "Rebecca "Cecelia "Milburn "
Age403916131184 [?]4155
Sexmffmffffff
Color          
Occupation of males over 15 yearsCabinet Maker         
Real estate owned 3.000        
BirthplaceN.C.PaN.J.PaPaN.J.PaPaPaScotland
Married within year          
Attended school within year          
Over 20 & can't read/write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 102 = 102 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the absence of other candidates and his occupation's matching the occupation at enlistment]
line27282930313233
Dwelling number745      
Family number817      
NameChas BurkettRebeccaCharlesMilburnMaryHannahRebecca
Age50492320181512
Sexmfmffff
Color       
OccupationCabinet Maker Moulder    
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate500      
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year      1
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 11 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Burket, Charles
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corpl. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Berket, Charles

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 12 Mar 14]

Berkert Charles
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corpl. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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