91st PA--Cyrus C Cartledge

Cyrus C Cartledge

picture of Cyrus in uniform picture of Cyrus
Thanks to Matt for sending me these pictures!

Before the war

He was born in 1841, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Mary Ann Cartledge. [sources: date: 10; 2 (20 in 1861), 8 (37 in 1878), 9 (20 in 1861), 15 (19 in 1860), 16 (29 in 1870), 17 (40 in 1880), 22 (37 in 1878), 23 (9 in 1850), 24 (37 at death in 1878). place: 2, 15, 16, 17, 23, 37. parents: 22]

His parents were well-to-do. He had four brothers, and at least one sister. His brother James Cartledge also served in the 91st Pennsylvania. [source: 9]

In 1850, he was living with his father, siblings, and several other people, in the fourth ward of Moyamensing, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He had attended school within the year. [source: 23]

In 1860, he was living with his parents and siblings in the first ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a stone cutter. [source: 15]

When he enlisted, he was a stone cutter. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9-1/2 inches tall, had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service in company E on 20 August 1861, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania, for 3 years. He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered in by Colonel Reiff. After enlisting, company E marched by his house, going to Independence Square. He was appointed corporal in company E on 10 September 1861. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 9, 12 (16 Oct 61), 33 (corp)]

He took care of his younger brother, James Cartledge. James later remembered him arranging to be in the same squad for various duties, taking care of cooking and finding water, and ensuring he was warm. On 3 May 1863, during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Cyrus wanted to search for James when the regiment was outflanked and driven out of the woods. The captain saved him by telling him that James had gone to the right with a squad, and Cyrus then found him reforming on the regimental colors. [source: 9]

He was promoted to sergeant on 1 January 1863, replacing Elliott. [source: 3]

He fought, as a sergeant, at the battle of Gettysburg. He was wounded there on 2 July 1863. A ball passed under a rib, and became "imbedded between the back bone and wall of the stomach"; it could not be removed. [sources: 1, 2, 5]

His brother James accompanied him as he was sent to Baltimore to recover. He was then sent to Philadelphia, where he was "allowed home comforts". [source: 9]

He returned to the regiment, but was in pain. [source: 9]

On 1 March 1864, Colonel Gregory detached him to collect conscripts, at Philadelphia. He returned from detached service on 16 April 1864. [sources: 6, 11]

He mustered out on 1 September 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when his term of service expired. He was a sergeant in company E. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 12 (16 Oct 64), 14, 33]

After the war

He was married to Emma. They apparently had five children, including these:

[sources: 10, 18 (5 children, 1 living, in 1900), 19 (5 children, 1 living, in 1910), 29, 30, 31, 32]

In 1870, he was living in the second ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Emma, his son J Lincoln, and three other people. He was a milk dealer. [source: 16]

On 11 September 1871, he applied successfully for a pension. [source: 21, 25]

His brother records:

He died as he lived, bravely and uncomplainingly. When asked, "Cy can I do anything for you," he said: "No, I'm only waiting."

[source: 9]

He died on 5 March 1878, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of pulmonary consumption (or of the wounds he had received at Gettysburg). The funeral was from 612 Federal Street (his residence). The services were held at Olivet Baptist Church. Nearly 500 men attended his funeral. He was buried at Sixth Street Union Vault or Haddinfield Vault. [sources: 8, 9, 10, 22, 24]

His widow, Emma, apparently received a pension of $8 per month, effective 6 March 1878. (The pension certificate was dated 4 June 1880.) [source: 27]

In 1880, his widow Emma was living at 612 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her children J Lincoln and George, and three other people. She was in the milk businesss. [source: 17]

Effective 19 March 1886, Emma's pension was increased to $12 per month. [source: 27]

In 1890, his widow, Emma Cartledge, was living at 612 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George Clegg--a salesman, who served in the US Navy in the Civil War--was also living there. [sources: 12, 13]

On 5 December 1898, his widow, Emma Cartledge, applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 21, 25]

In 1900, his widow Emma was living at 612 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with two boarders. [source: 18]

In 1910, his widow Emma was living at 1926 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with the same two boarders as in 1900. [source: 19]

Effective 8 September 1916, Emma's pension was increased to $20 per month. [source: 27]

Effective 6 October 1917, Emma's pension was increased to $25 per month. [source: 27]

Effective 1 May 1920, Emma's pension was increased to $30 per month, under the Act of 1 May 1920. [source: 27]

In 1920, his widow Emma was living at 1926 South Fifteenth Street. She was a lodger. [source: 20]

Effective 4 June 1928, Emma's pension was increased to $40 per month, under the Act of 23 May 1928. [source: 27]

His widow Emma died on 10 May 1929, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 10, 26, 27]

Researcher

Ross Johnson is researching Cyrus Cartledge. Contact him at Ross54@aol.com.

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 company E descriptive roll, number 10 (Cyrus Cartledge)

3 list of non-commissioned officers, co E

4 company E, register of men discharged, number 21 (Cyrus C Cartledge)

5 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Cyrus C Cartledge)

6 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 March 1864

7 special order 13, HQ 91st PA, 1 March 1864

8 e-mail, 11 September 2003

9 James Creighton Cartledge, 'Touching recollections of a brother who gave his life that his country might live'

10 tombstone Emma and Cyrus Cartledge (Thanks to Matt for the picture!)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 16 April 1864 (Cartlege)

12 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 54, page [blank] (image 254 on Ancestry, searched January 2005), line 5 (Cyrus Cartlidge)

13 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Cyrus C Cartledge)

14 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 10 September 1864 (Sergt Cartledge)

15 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, first ward fifth precinct, microfilm series M653, film 1151, pages 302-303 = 204 handwritten (Silas Cartledge)

16 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, sixth district, second ward, microfilm series M593, film 1388, pages 195-196 = 78-79 handwritten (C C Cartledge)

17 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 178 C = 15 handwritten (Emma Cartlege)

18 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T623, film 1452, page 293 B = 9 handwritten (Emma Cartledge)

19 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26 division 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 597, microfilm series T624, film 1401, page 192 B = 1 handwritten (Emma Cartledge)

20 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 812, microfilm series T625, film 1629, page 177 A = 6 handwritten (Emma Cartledge)

21 pension index, by name (Cyrus C Cartledge)

22 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 8 March 1878, page 5 (also published on 7 March 1878 page 5) (Cyrus C Cartledge)

23 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Moyamensing, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 809, page 442 (Cyrus Cartledge)

24 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 March 1878 (Cyrus C. Cartledge)

25 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Cyrus E Cartledge)

26 Pennsylvania death indices, 1929 ('Cartledge,Emma;--51360;Phila;May 10.')

27 Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933, (2 cards), FamilySearch and FamilySearch (Emma Cartledge)

28 Gale M Roberts family tree, a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (accessed 26 January 2014) (Cyrus Cartledge)

29 abstract of birth record (William C Cartledge, born 8 Nov 1870 Philadelphia to Cyrus and Emma W Cartledge), available on FamilySearch (accessed 26 January 2014)

30 abstract of birth record (Cyrus C Cartledge, born 26 Jan 1876, Philadelphia to Cyrus C and Emma Cartledge), available on FamilySearch (accessed 26 January 2014)

31 [not transcribed] death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 14 July 1876, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Cyrus C Carteldege, available on FamilySearch (accessed 26 January 2014)

32 abstract of birth record (Jos Lincoln Cartlege, born 2 June 1866, Philadelphia, to Cyrus and Emma Cartlege), available on FamilySearch (accessed 26 January 2014)

33 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Cyrus C Cartledge)


[The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has this entry on their web page: "Cartledge, Sgt. Cyrus. Civil War letters and discharge papers pertaining to Cartledge, Joseph Wallens, and William H. Miller Co. "E" 91st Pennsylvania Infantry. Doc Box 15". I have not seen this.]

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 26 January 2014)
headstone applications for US military veterans 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 26 January 2014)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 26 January 2014)

Display


Cyrus C Cartledge in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Cyrus C Cartledge in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Moyamensing, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 809, page 442]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed below]
line23242526272829303132
Dwellings visited680         
Families visited742         
NameJoseph CartledgeStephen "John "Joseph "Cyrus "James "Mary Ann "Sarah "Ann ClarkEmma Moss
Age4519141197405259
SexMMMMMMFFFF
Color          
Occupation of males over 15 yearsStone Cutter"    none Servtadopd appr
Real estate owned900         
Birthplace" [sc. Engd]"Pa"""EngdPaIrePa
Married within year          
Attended school within year  1111   1
Over 20 & can't read/write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, first ward fifth precinct, microfilm series M653, film 1151, pages 302-303 = 204 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his occupation matches the occupation listed in the company descriptive roll (source 2 above)]
line3738394012
Dwelling number1454     
Family number1657     
NameJoseph CartledgeMary A "Silas "James "Rebecca CartledgeBridgit Newgent
Age525019161522
Sexmfmmff
Color      
OccupationMaster Stone Cutter Stone Cutter  Servant
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate      
Place of birthEngland"Penn"PennIreland
Married within year      
Attended school within year    1 
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, sixth district, second ward, microfilm series M593, film 1388, pages 195-196 = 78-79 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) Emma's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension]
line383940123
Dwelling-house number565     
Family number616     
NameCartledge C.C- Emma- J LincolnWallins H. HPavey M. AHulston C. A
Age29304173019
SexMFMFFF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationMilk DealerKeep house-At School--
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
BirthplacePennPennPennPennEnglandPenn
Father foreign born1   1 
Mother foreign born1   1 
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year   1  
Can't read      
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 178 C = 15 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1870 census entry transcribed above]
line456789
street nameFederal Street
house number612     
dwelling visit #139     
family visit #140     
nameCartlege Emma- J Lincoln- GeorgeWallens HopeDavis HelenMorrison W Clinton
colorWWWWWW
sexFMMFFM
age40146271622
month born if born in year      
relationship sonsonSisterServantBoarder
single 11111
married      
widowed/divorced1     
married during year      
occupationMilk BusinessAt SchoolAt SchoolAt HomeServantMilk business
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year 11   
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvania
father's birthplaceN.J.PennaPennaN.J.Del.Penna
mother's birthplaceN.J.PennaPennaN.J.Del.Penna.

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 54, page [blank] (image 254 on Ancestry, searched January 2005), line 5]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 5
[house] 23
[family] 28
[name] Emma widow of Cartlidge Cyrus ['Cyrus' is written above 'Siras']
[rank] Sergeant
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 16 Oct 1861
[discharge date] 16 Oct 1864
[length of service] 3 years, 3 [sic] months, [blank] days
[post office address] 612 Federal St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Re-Enlisted Veteran

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[transcription at Ancestry, searched January 2005]
Emma Cartledge, wid Cyrus C, h 612 Federal
George Clegg, salesman, h 612 Federal [George Clegg, sailor, is also at that address according to the 1890 census]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T623, film 1452, page 293 B = 9 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed, by the address's matching the address she was living at in 1890]
line575859
streetFederal St
house number612  
dwelling number160  
family number179  
nameCartledge EmmaClegg [?] George- Cyrus B
relationshipHeadBoarderBoarder
colorWWW
sexFMM
birth dateSept 1840Feb 1843May 1884
age595716
married?WWS
# years married[crossed-out number]  
mother of how many children?5  
# of children living1X 
birthplacePennsylvaniaIndiaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew JerseyEnglandEngland
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyEnglandEngland
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupation ClerkAt school
# months not employed 0 
# months in school  8
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26 division 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 597, microfilm series T624, film 1401, page 192 B = 1 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line575859
streetSouth 15th Street
house nr1926  
dwelling nr13  
family nr13  
nameCartledge EmmaClegg GeorgeClegg Cyrus
relationshipHeadBoarderBoarder
sexFMM
colorWWW
age706924
marital statusWdWdS
#years present marriage   
mother of # children5  
mother of # living children1  
birthplacePennsylvaniaIndia EnglishPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew JerseyEng EnglishIndia English
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyIndia German [?]Pennsylvania
immigrated 1859 
naturalized/alien Na 
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneMeatClerk
nature of industry etc. ButcherTelephone Office
employer etc. WW
out of work 15 Apr 1910? NoNo
# weeks out of work 1909 00
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  yes
owned/rentedR  
owned free or mortagaged   
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 812, microfilm series T625, film 1629, page 177 A = 6 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1910 census entry transcribed above]
[I did not transcribe the other people at this residence, headed by John J Smith]
line42
streetS Fifteenth St
house number[1926]
dwelling visit number[101]
family visit number[105]
nameCartledge Emma
relationshipLodger
own/rent 
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexF
raceW
age at last birthday80
marital statusWd
year of immigration 
naturalized/alien 
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readyes
can writeyes
birth placePennsylvania
native language 
father's birthplaceNew Jersey
father's native language 
mother's birthplaceNew Jersey
mother's native language 
can speak EnglishYes
occupationNone
industry, business 
employment status 
number 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 19 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Cartledge, Cyrus C.
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corp. | Sergt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer 8 March 1878, page 5 (also published on 7 March 1878 page 5)]

CARTLEDGE.--On the 5th instant, CYRUS C. CARTLEDGE, son of Joseph and the late Mary Ann Cartledge, in the thirty-seventh year of his age.

The relatives and friends of the family, also Washington Lodge, No. 50, A.Y.M.; Harmony Chapter, No. 52; Apollo Lodge, No. 296, I.O.O.F., and Apollo Encampment, No. 38, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, No. 612 Federal street. To proceed to Olivet Baptist Church for services. Interment at Sixth Street Union Vault.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 March 1878, Cyrus C. Cartledge]
[source: www.familysearch.org]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Cyrus C. Cartledge
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Thirty-Seven Years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, March 5th 1878
7. Cause of Death, Pulmonary Consumption
J. J. Wright M.D.
Residence, 1336 So 4th St
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Milk Dealer
9. Place of Birth, Phil [?]
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 2nd
12. Street and Number, 612 Federal St.
13. Date of Burial, March 11th 1878
14. Place of Burial, Haddinfield Vault
D. S. [?] Kollock [?] Undertaker.
Residence 700 [?] S 2 St

Veterans administration pension payment card

[Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933, Emma Cartledge (2 cards), FamilySearch and FamilySearch]
[transcribed 26 January 2014]

NAME Cartledge Emma
Act May 22,1928
Certificate 188519
ARMY WIDOW
Law: Act of May 1, 1920
Name of Soldier Cyrus C
Service Sgt E 91 Pa Inf
ISSUES
CLASSRATEDATE OF COMMENCEMENTDATE OF CERTIFICATE
 30May 1, 1920 
 40JUNE 4, 1928 
MINORS, $__ PER MONTH ADDITIONAL [blank]
Died May 10, 1929
Reported JUN 18 1929
Remarks: [blank]


85
NAME: Cartledge Emma
Certificate No. 188.519
ARMY WIDOW
Law: ACT OF MAY 1, 1920
CIVIL WAR
Name of Soldier: Cyrus C
Service: Sgt. E 91 Pa.
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
 8Mar 6 1878June 4 1880
 12Mar 19 1886 
INC.20SEPTEMBER 8 1916 
INC.25OCTOBER 6, 1917 
Inc30May 1, 1920 
MINORS--$2 PER MONTH ADDITIONAL. [blank]
Transferred from: PHILADELPHIA
Transferred to:
Died: [blank]
Bureau notified: [blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Former Roll No. 100

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