91st PA: Joseph Clowney

Joseph Clowney

Before the war

He was born in 1835/36 (2 (25 in 1861), 2 (27 in 1863), 3 (28 in 1863), 9 (25 in 1861)). He was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania (3, 9 [Philadelphia]).

When he enlisted, he was a teamster, and was living in Philadelphia (3, 9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet 3/4 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3, 9 [6'1"]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 August 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 9). He was a private, in company E (1, 11).

He was on the company muster rolls for 31 October and 31 December 1861 (2).

He was present on muster rolls from January/February 1862 to September/October 1862 (2). On the November/December 1862 roll, he was marked absent: "Brigade teamster since [the sentence ends here]" (2). He was present from 1 November 1862 to 10 May 1863, and on the May/June through November/December 63 muster rolls (2). It was not stated whether he was present on a special muster roll, of 10 April 1863 (2).

He fought at the battle of Gettysburg (5).

On 28 July 1863, he was detailed for duty with the brigade train (6).

He re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer at Bealton Virginia on 24 December 1863, for 3 years (1, 2, 3, 9 [26 Dec]). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter (3). He was mustered in on 26 December, by Lieutenant Swann (2, 3).

When he re-enlisted, his description was: blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6'1" tall; residence Philadelphia PA, born Delaware County PA; occupation teamster; 27 years old (2). He was due $6.70 for clothing not drawn in kind, $60 in bounty, Adv Pay $13 [?], and premium $2 (2).

He was present on the January/February and March/April 1864 muster rolls, having received 1 months pay in advance (2).

On 24 March 1864, Sinex requested that Clowney and Isaac Tyson replace Harry Angel and Charles Armstrong, apparently on a detail (7). On 26 March 1864, they were detailed by Colonel Jenkins as teamsters (4, 8, 10). From May/June 1864 through May/June 1865 he was present, detailed as a Brigade Teamster (2, 8 re Sep 1864).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 2, 9). He was a private, in company E (11). He was due $16.85 for clothing, and owed $6.00 for arms retained; he had been paid $210 bounty and was owed $190 (2).

After the war

It is tempting to think he is the Joseph Clowney who married Ellen Haughey, widow of Charles Haughey (E), and (apparently) died on 21 November 1869.

Researcher

Dennis Clowney is studying him. Contact Dennis at dsclowney89@comcast.net.

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 compiled service record, Joseph Clowney [supplied by Dennis Clowney]

3 descriptive roll, company E, entry 27 (Joseph Clowney)

4 special order 25, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 26 March 1865

5 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Joseph Clonner [sic]

6 special order 42, HQ 91st PA, 28 July 1863

7 letter, Sinex to Fowler, 24 March 1864

8 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Joseph Clowney)

9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (Joseph Clowney; rolls also have 'Clouney')

10 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 27 March 1864 (Priv Clowney)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-2012
Ancestry index (accessed 13 June 15)
Records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Feb 12)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Feb 12)
pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed Jan 07)

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Joseph Clowney in the 91st PA database

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[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 22 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Clowney Joseph
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Philadelphia city directories

1861 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 168
Clowney John C., brassturner, 1213 Christian
Clowney Michael, machinist, 1213 Christian
Clowney Michael J., carpenter, 922 Vine, h 1208 Christian
Clowney Samuel S., plasterer, 808 Wharton
1862 Biddle and McElory's Philadelphia directory, page 116
Clowney John, driver, r 1331 Shippen
Clowney Samuel, coal dealer, 741 S Broad, h 4 808 Wharton
1863 Biddle and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 151
Clowney Evan, laborer, 1303 Mott
Clowney Henry, laborer, 1303 Mott
Clowney John, founder, Geiss n York
Clowney John, machinist, 1217 Market
Clowney Michael, carpenter, 1161 S 12th
CLOWNEY SAMUEL, coal dealer, 741 S Broad, h 808 Wharton
1864 Biddle and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 127
Clowney Evan, laborer, 1331 Mott
Clowney James, carpenter, 937 Suffolk
Clowney Michael, carpenter, 1161 S 12th
Clowney Sam'l, coals, 741 S Broad, h 808 Wharton
1865 Sherman's Philelphia directory, page 143
Clowney Evan, laborer, 1331 Mott
Clowney Michael, carpenter, 1161 S 12th
Clowney Sam'l, coals, 741 S Broad, h 808 Wharton
1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 148
Clowney Evan, laborer, 1331 Mott
Clowney James, carpenter, 937 Suffolk
Clowney James, carpenter, 937 Suffolk [sic; the line is duplicated]
Clowney Michael, carpenter, 1161 S 12th
Clowney Samuel, coals, 741 S Broad, h 808 Wharton
1867 Gopsill's directory, page 324
Clowney Joseph, driver, h 1518 Federal
Clowney Samuel, coal, 741 S Broad, h 808 Wharton
1868 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory page 374
Clowney Joseph, carter, h 1518 Federal
Clowney John, machinist, h 228 E Thompson
Clowney Michael, carpenter, h r 702 Carpenter
Clowney Samuel, coal, 808 Wharton
[searching the OCR-based index for '1518 Federal' yielded this entry on page 1010: McCartney John, laborer, h 1518 Federal]
1869 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 353
Clowney Jeremiah, driver, h Westminster av n N 52d, W P
Clowney Samuel, plasterer, h 808 Wharton
Clowney Sarah, wid Michael, h Westminster av n N 52d, W P
[1870 US census, based on the Ancestry index (accessed 9 July 2012)]
Margey Clowney [?], 50 at 1413 Bangor St, 20th ward, Philadelphia (microfilm series M593, film 1442, page 279 verso = 70 handwritten), with Susan Brow, Eliza McClosky, Mary Cassidy, et al.
Samuel Clowney (48), Kate (40), Sally M (18), at 808 Wharton St, ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (page 72 recto = 3 handwritten)
Samuel Clowney (47, plasterer, b. PA), Catharine (40, keeping house, b. PA), Sallie (18, umbrella maker, b. PA), in ward 1, Philadelphia (microfilm series M593, film 1387 page 616 verso = 86 handwritten)
Jn Clowney (30), 1631 Market [?] St, ward 9, district 26, with Margt Flory and many others, microfilm series M593, film 1422, page 399 recto = 5 handwritten
Ellen and Joseph Clowney (below)
Ellen Clowney (30), Jno Jr (1), at 1631 Market, ward 9, district 26, page 399 verso = 6 handwritten
Mary Clowney (28, widow, born Maryland), with Mary Collcom et al., in ward 9, district 26, microfilm series M593, film 1394, page 65 recto = 129 handwritten
Daniel (26, b. England, occupation begins with 'D'), Margaret (24, b. Ireland, ret. grocer), and William (2, b. PA) Clowney, in ward 4, district 14, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1390, page 265 verso = 28 handwritten
Emma (22, book sewer [??], b. PA), with W E King et al., Philadelphia, ward 2, district 5, microfilm series M593, film 1388, page 124 verso = 88 handwritten
Emma (19, with Wm E King et al., on S 3rd St, ward 2 district 5, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1416, page 610 verso = 31 handwritten
John (15, b. PA), in House of Refuge, ward 12, district 47, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 157 verso = 110 handwritten
William J [?] (15, b. PA, piecer in mill), with Alexander Twiggs et al., Philadelphia, ward 26, district 85, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 314 recto = 103 handwritten
Jno Clowney Jr, 1631 Market St., ward 9, district 26, microfilm series M593, film 1422, page 399 verso = 6 handwritten
1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 362
Clowney John, machinist, h 1025 Filbert
Clowney John, machinist, h 1631 Market
Clowney Joseph, driver, h 1532 Federal
Clowney Michael, carpenter, h 708 Carpenter
Clowney Samuel, plasterer, h 808 Wharton
1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 356
Clowney John, machinist, h 1025 Filbert
Clowney John, machinist, h 1631 Market
Clowney Joseph, driver, h 1532 Federal
Clowney Michael, carpenter, h 708 Carpenter
Clowney Samuel, plasterer, h 808 Wharton
1872 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 335
Clowney John, machinist, h 1025 Filbert
Clowney Joseph, driver, h 1532 Federal
Clowney Michael, carpenter, h 708 Carpenter
Clowney Samuel, plasterer, h 808 Wharton
1873 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 331
Clowney Michael, beamer, h 1224 Federal
Clowney Samuel, plasterer, h 808 Wharton
Clowny Michael, patternmaker, h 2118 Sansom
1874 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 309
Clowney John, printer, h r 1149 S 10th
Clowney Samuel, plasterer, 808 Wharton
1875 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 322
Clowney James, laborer, h 918 Auburn
Clowney James, Jr., printer, h 918 Auburn
Clowney Samuel, plasterer, h 808 Wharton
1876 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 321
Clowney James Jr., printer, h 918 Auburn
Clowney John, machinist, h 1721 Market
Clowney Samuel, plasterer, h 808 Wharton
1877 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 312
Clowney Henry, printer, h 9 8 [sic] Auburn
Clowney James, h 918 Auburn
Clowney James, Jr., printer, h 918 Auburn
Clowney James W., boilermaker, h 1927 Wharton
Clowney John, machinist, h 1721 Market
Clowney John F., compositor, h 918 Auburn
Clowney Samuel, plasterer, h 808 Wharton
1878 Costa's Philadelphia directory, page 326
Clowney John, machinist, h 1632 Filbert
Clowney Michael, carpenter, h 1007 Carpenter
Clowney Samuel, plasterer, h 808 Wharton
1879 Philadelphia directory, page 335
Clowney John, machinist, h 1632 Filbert
Clowney Michael J., carpenter, h 1011 Carpenter
Clowney Samuel, plasterer, h 808 Wharton
Clowney William J., driver, h 1449 Fitzwater

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