91st PA--William H Chandler

William H Chandler

Before the war

He was born in January 1842, to Edwin and Hannah S Chandler (27, 34; 21 (21 in 1861), 22 [23 in 1864], 26 [33 in 1880], 27 [58 in 1900], 35 [8 in 1850], 38 [19 in 1860], 39 [64 in 1906]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21, 22, 26, 27, 34, 35, 38).

In 1850, he was living in ward 3, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (35). He was living with his parents Edwin and Hannah Chandler, and with Edwin (presumably his brother) (35). He had attended school within the year (35).

In 1860, he was living in Lower Chicester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (38). He was living with Edwin and Henriett Chandler (presumably his parents), and Edwin B Chandler (presumably his brother) (38). He had attended school within the year (38).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk (21, 22).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (21, 22).

During the war

He also served in company K of the 22nd Pennsylvania (24, 25, 33). He enlisted in April 1861 (24). He was discharged in 1861 (24).

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 September 1861 (co.D) or 24 September 1861 (co.A) (1, 22 [25 Sep], 24). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sinex (22). He was mustered in service by Captain Dye (22). He was in company D (1, 43 (sgt)).

He was promoted to corporal on 8 October 1861 (18).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (29). He was then a sergeant (29).

On 23 August 1863, he returned to duty from corps headquarters (15). Sinex reported, on 26 August 1863, that he had been on duty as Provost Guard at Corps Headquarters, and had returned (4).

He was promoted to sergeant on 26 October 1863 (17).

On 13 December 1863, he was detailed to replace John Hamill in the ambulance corps (5). Colonel Gregory revoked the brigade order the same day (6), and Chandler returned to the regiment on the 15th (7).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 1 January 1864 (1, 22). He was reenlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Swan (22).

In 1863 or 1864, he married Margaret L [unknown surname] (28, 39). In 1900 and 1910, she had had four children, none of whom were alive (28).

He was transfered from company A to company D on 16 February 1864 (10, 19). He may have been mustered in company A when he reenlisted, perhaps because he was detached (19?).

On 22 February 1864, the Superintendent of the Volunteer Recruiting Service detached him for duty in the recruiting service, in Philadelphia (8, 11). On 26 February 1864, he witnessed the Declaration of Recruit by John Lackey (A) (45). On 27 April 1864, Sinex reported that he had been relieved, but had not yet reported to the regiment for duty (9). On 7 April 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he witnessed the Declaration of Recruit by Frank Mackey (B) (44). On 29 April 1864, he was reported returned from detached service (23).

He was wounded on 8 May 1864 at Laurel Hill, Virginia (1, 32).

On 18 March 1865, he was promoted from sergeant to first sergeant, effective 1 March 1865 (12, 17, 22, 30).

He was promoted on 10 May 1865 (1) or 26 May 1865 (2, 16, 20, 22) from first sergeant to second lieutenant, by special order 115, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac (22, 31).

On 31 May 1865, he went on a leave, which expired on 10 June 1865 (13, citing SO 118 HQ 5th Corps). He returned on 11 June 1865 (13).

On 6 July 1865, he was relieved from duty as acting regimental quarter master by quartermaster Archibald Nimmo (13). Chandler was also authorized to receive and issue ordnance and ordnance stores (13).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 2, 24). He was second lieutenant of company D (43).

After the war

On 3 November 1865, he certified that Edward Ogden had 'served as a faithful and obedient soldier', and was always well before contracting consumption of the lungs, in camp at Sharpsburg VA in September 1862 (41).

On 9 March 1866, he certified that William Lutz served in company D, and died on 8 May 1864 (40). Chandler was living in Philadelphia then (40).

In 1880, he was living at 208 Federal Street, Camden, New Jersey (26). He was living with his wife Maggie and son Wilson [?] (26). He was a fish dealer (26).

He attended the 1884 meeting of the 91st's Survivors' Association (3).

On 31 August 1889, he successfully applied from New Jersey [?] for a pension (25, 33).

In 1890, he was living at 51 Cooper, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey (24). He had pyles, a hernia, and heart disease (24).

In 1894, Susan Wilson, guardian of the children of John N Hawks alias James Clark (D), contacted him for help with her pension application on their behalf (42). He was living at 214 Federal Street, Camden, New Jersey (42). He apparently did not provide her with an affidavit (perhaps because he was unable to confirm that Hawks and Clark were the same person) (42).

In 1900, he was living at 42 North Second Street, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey (27). He was living with his wife Margaret (27). He was a steward (27).

He died on 8 February 1906, of phthisis pulmonalis, at 42 North 2nd Street, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey (33, 34, 37 [9 Feb], 39). He was a steward on the steamer Republic (34, 37). He resided at 42 North 2nd Street, Camden, New Jersey (34, 39). On 13 February 1906, he was buried in Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (34, 36 [12 Feb]). He was buried from his home (36, 39). Invited to the funeral were members of the 91st, and members of the following organizations: TMK Lee Jr Post, No 5; William B Hatch Post, No 37, GAR; Hatch Circle, No 2, L of GAR; Fidelity Lodge, No 138, International Order of Odd Fellows, of Philadelphia; N I [?] Lodge, No 1 International Order of Odd Fellows; and Lenni Lenape Tribe, No 2, Improved Order of Red Men of Camden, New Jersey. (39).

On 24 April 1908, his widow, Margaret L Chandler, successfully applied from New Jersey for a pension (25, 33).

In 1910, his widow Maggie Chandler was living at 218 Arch Street, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey (28).

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 roster.)
[Bates lists two William Chandler's, one in co.A [not accounted for at muster out], and the other in co. D [mustered out with the regiment]. His source obviously missed special order 4, HQ 91st PA, 16 February 1864, which transfers Chandler from co.A to co.D.]

2 Official Army Register

3 'The 91st'. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail, 20 December 1884, page 6 column 2.

4 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 26 August 1863

5 special order 113, HQ 91st PA, 13 December 1863

6 special order [number illegible], HQ 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Corps, 13 December 1863

7 special order 115, HQ 91st PA, 15 December 1863

8 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 March 1864

9 letter, Sinex to Fowler, 27 April 1864

10 special order 4, HQ 91st PA, 16 February 1864

11 special order 8, HQ 91st PA, 22 February 1864

12 special order 17, HQ 91st PA, 18 March 1865 (William H Chandler)

13 special order 40, HQ 91st PA, 6 July 1865

14 undated officers' furlough list, in regimental letter, order, guard, and furlough book (Wm H Chandler)

15 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 August 1863 (Sergt Chandler)

16 company D, list of commissioned officers (William H Chandler)

17 company D, list of non-commissioned officers (William H Chandler [in "reorganization" list])

18 company D, list of non-commissioned officers (William H Chandler)

19 company D, register of men transferred (William H Chandler)

20 company D, register of men discharged ("reorganization" page) (W H Chandler)

21 company D, descriptive roll, sergeants, entry 4 (William H Chandler)

22 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 2 (William H Chandler)

23 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 29 April 1864 (Sergt Chandler)

24 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 158, page [1] (William H Chandler)

25 pension index, by name (William H Chandler)

26 1880 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, 1st precinct, 3rd ward, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 44, microfilm series T9, film 773, page 134 A = 9 handwritten (William Chandler)

27 1900 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 30, microfilm series T623, film 957, page 3 B = 3 handwritten (William Chandler)

28 1910 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, ward 3, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 16, microfilm series T624, film 872, page 191 B = 1 handwritten (Maggie L Chandler)

29 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Wm H Chandler)

30 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 19 March 1865 (Sergt Chandler)

31 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 28 May 1865 (Sergt Chandler)

32 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Wm H Chandler)

33 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (William H Chandler)

34 transit permit (Camden NJ) and undertaker's death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania death records, 8 February 1906 (Wm H Chandler)

35 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 3, microfilm series M432, film 818, page 31 = 61 handwritten (Will H Chandler)

36 'Well-known Camden veteran buried', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 February 1906, page 3 (William Chandler)

37 'Old Republic's steward dead', Philadelphia Inquirer 10 February 1906, page 3 (William H Chandler)

38 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Lower Chichester (post office Marcus Hook), microfilm series M653, film 1105, page 254 = 13 handwritten (William H Chandler)

39 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 February 1906, page 7 (William H Chandler)

40 certification of service and death of William Lutz, in mother's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 79,122, (William H Chandler)

41 abstract of widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 85,315 (Mary Ogden mother of Edward Ogden) (William H Chandler)

42 Navy pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, microfilm series M1469, certificate 13952, John N Hawks [see especially page 23] (William H Chandler)

43 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H Chandler)

44 compiled service record, B 91 PA, Frank Mackey (W H Chandler)

45 compiled service record, A 91 PA, John Leckey (W H Chandler)

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Wiliam H Chandler in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 3, microfilm series M432, film 818, page 31 = 61 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other people at the boarding house, headed by David Leighton]
line38394041
Dwellings visited[412]   
Families visited[445] Boarding House   
NameEdwin ChandlerHannah S. DoEdwin V. DoWill H Do
Age3533118
SexMFMM
Color    
Occupation of males over 15 yearsNone   
Real estate owned    
BirthplaceConnecticuttMassachusettsDoPennsylvania
Married within year    
Attended school within year  11
Over 20 & can't read/write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Lower Chichester (post office Marcus Hook), microfilm series M653, film 1105, page 254 = 13 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe people with other surnames, presumably residents of the hotel]
line891011
Dwelling number94   
Family number94   
NameEdwin ChandlerHenriett "Edwin B "William H "
Age46452219
Sexmfmm
Color    
OccupationHotel Keeper   
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate1000   
Place of birthConnecticutMassachusetts"Pa
Married within year    
Attended school within year   1
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1880 census

[1880 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, 1st precinct, 3rd ward, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 44, microfilm series T9, film 773, page 134 A = 9 handwritten]
line343536
street nameFederal Street
house number208  
dwelling visit #68  
family visit #76  
nameChandler William- Maggie- Wilson [?]
colorWWW
sexMFM
age33343
month born if born in year   
relationship wifeson
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationFish DealerKeeping houseAt home
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennPennNew Jersey
father's birthplaceVermontPennPenn
mother's birthplaceMassPennPenn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 158, page [1]]
[line] 7
[house] 173
[family] 185
[name] Chandler William H.
[rank] Private
[company] K
[unit] 22 Pa.
[enlistment date] Apr 1861
[discharge date] 1861
[length of service] 3 years, [sic] 3 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 51 Cooper Camden NJ
[disability incurred] Pyles Hernia Heart disease
[remarks] -

[line] 8
[house] 173
[family] 185
[name] Chandler William H
[rank] 2d Lieut
[company] D
[unit] 91 Pa
[enlistment date] Sep 1861
[discharge date] July 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 10 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 51 Cooper Camden NJ
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] -

1900 census

[1900 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 30, microfilm series T623, film 957, page 3 B = 3 handwritten]
line6465
streetNorth Second
house number42 
dwelling number56 
family number58 
nameChandler William- Margaret
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateJan 1842Nov 1844
age5855
married?MM
# years married3636
mother of how many children? 4
# of children living 0 [?]
[the '0' might be a '2']
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceConnecticutPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceMassachusettsPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupationSteward 
# months not employed0 
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, ward 3, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 16, microfilm series T624, film 872, page 191 B = 1 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other people at this residence, headed by John H Miller]
line69
streetArch Street
house nr[218]
dwelling nr[11]
family nr[14]
nameChandler Maggie L
relationshipBorder
sexF
colorW
age65
marital statusWd
#years present marriage 
mother of # children4
mother of # living children0
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationNone
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readYes
can writeYes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house 
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vet 
blind 
deaf & dumb 

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]


Chandler, William H.
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sergt. | 2 Lieut.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[transit permit (Camden NJ) and undertaker's death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania death records, 8 February 1906, Wm H Chandler]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

TRANSIT PERMIT.
No. 3875
[Sta]te of New Jersey, County of Camden [Township or city] Camden N.J.
[1.] Certificate of Death, signed by P. Teiffer physician, having been presented to and filed with [R]egistrar of Vital Statistics for the City of Camden, in the County of Camden New Jersey [settin]g forth the following facts "Name of deceased Wm H Chandler
Date of death 2-8
[?--perhaps 'time' or 'hour'?] of death [blank]
Age 64 years [illegible] months [blank] days;
Place of death Camden
[cause] of death Phthisis pulmonalis"
[A]nd an Undertaker's Certificate, signed by WBM Burrell undertaker, having been also presented [an]d filed with me, setting forth that said body had been prepared by said undertaker for transportation in every particular as required [in su]ch cases by law and the Rules of the Board of Health of the State of New Jersey:
PE[RMI]SION is hereby granted to convey said body by Boat from Camden [in th]e County of Camden New Jersey, to Phila in the county of Phila [in th]e State of Pa. and W B M Burrell is hereby authorized to accompany said body in such transit.
[Cre]ated at Camden County of Camden New Jersey this 10 [day of] Feby A.D. 1906.
H C Kramer Registrar.
Residence Camden
County [blank]
State N.J.

8. Occupation Steward
9. Place of Birth, Philada Pa
10. Birthplace of Father, U.S.A.
11. Birthplace of Mother, U.S.A.
12. When a Minor, Name of Father, Edwin Chandler
Name of Mother, Hannah S. Chandler
13. Last place of Residence, (This need only be given when the deceased resided out of the city.) 42 N 2nd St Camden NJ
14. Place of Death, Street and No. 42 N 2nd St Camden N.J.
15. Ward, wherein death occurred, Shackamaxon Ferry [sic]
[16.] Buried from, Street and No. [blank]
17. Date of Burial, Tuesday Feby 13 1906
18. Place of Burial, Monument Cemetery
W. B. M. Burrell Undertaker.
Residence, Camden N.J.

'Well-known Camden veteran buried'

['Well-known Camden veteran buried', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 February 1906, page 3, William Chandler]
Well-Known Camden Veteran Buried

William Chandler, a well-known Camden veteran, was buried from his home, 42 North Second street, yesterday. There were present many old soldiers and members from secret societies. Interment was made in the Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia.

'Old Republic's steward dead'

['Old Republic's steward dead', Philadelphia Inquirer 10 February 1906, page 3, William H Chandler]
Old Republic's Steward Dead

William H. Chandler, aged 63 years, died yesterday at his home, 42 North Second street, Camden. For many years he was a steward aboard the steamer Republic. He was a Civil War veteran.

[death notice]

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 February 1906, page 7]

CHANDLER--On February 8, 1906, WILLIAM H., husband of Margaret L Chandler, aged 64 years. The relatives and friends, also TMK Lee Jr Post, No 5, and William B Hatch Post, No 37, GAR, and Hatch Circle, No 2, L of GAR, Ninety-first PVV of Pennsylvania, Fidelity Lodge, No 138, IOOF, of Philadelphia; also N I [?] Lodge, No 1 IOOF, and Lenni Lenape Tribe, No 2, IORM of Camden, N.J. are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Tuesday afternoon, February 20, at 1 30 o'clock, from his late residence, 42 N 2d st, Camden NJ. Interment at Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia. Remains can be viewed Monday evening.


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