91st PA--Silas Charmelia

Silas Charmelia

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (3 (19 in 1861), 7 (19 in 1861)). He was born in Cape May County, New Jersey (7).

When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (7).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 September 1861 (1, 3, 6, 7). He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 7). He was mustered in at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 3). He had gun number 68 (5) or rifle number 19 (7). He was a private, in company D (1, 10, 11).

He was transferred to company H on 31 October 1861 (1, 2, 3, 6).

He was promoted to corporal (3, 5, 6).

He died of smallpox, in Washington DC, on 22 May 1862 (1--the co.H entry records this date and 26 May, 3 [26 May], 4 [22 May], 5 [22 May], 7 [no date]). He was a corporal, in company H (10, 11). He was buried in the "Mil Asy Cem'y" (1).

After the war

On 6 February 1883, his father, Silas Charmelia, applied successfully for a pension (8, 9).

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) (Silas Charmelia)

2 company D, register of men transferred, entry 4 (Silas Charmelia)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 27 July 2004 (Silas Charmelia)

4 company H, register of deaths (Silas Charmelia)

5 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (Silas Charmelia)

6 company H, register of men transferred (Silas Charmelia)

7 company H, descriptive roll, #19 (Silas Charmelia)

8 pension index, by name (Silas Charmelia)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Silas Charmelia)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Silas Carmelia)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Silas Charmelia)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
1850 US census
LDS index (accessed November 2009)
1860 US census
LDS, HeritageQuest, and Footnote indices (accessed November 2009)
1870 US census
LDS and HeritageQuest indices (accessed November 2009)
1880 US census
LDS and HeritageQuest indices (accessed November 2009)
1900 US census
LDS and HeritageQuest indices (accessed November 2009)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed November 2009)
1920 US census
LDS and HeritageQuest indices (accessed November 2009)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed November 2009)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed November 2009

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]


Carmelia, Silas
Co. D, H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Corp.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Charmelia, Silas

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 20 March 2014]

Charmelia Silas
Co. D, H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Corp.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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