91st PA: Charles Coates

Charles Coates

Before the war

He was born on 18 June 1843 (12; 9 [21, probably when he reenlisted], 17 [21 at death in 1864], 18 (22 at death), 19 [17 in 1860], 20 [7 in 1850]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 17, 19, 20). He was born to N Collin Coates and Elizabeth Stewart (12, 17, 18, 19, 20).

In 1850, he was living in ward 4, Spring Garden, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (20). He was living with his parents Collin and Eliza Coates, with Martha and Mary (presumably siblings), and with Letitia Stuart (20). He had attended school in the previous year (20).

In 1860, he was living in the 20th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (19). He was living with Carlie [?] and Elizabeth Coates, and with Mathew, Annie and Sophia Coates (presumably his siblings), and Lutishia Stewart (19). He was a stone cutter's apprentice (19).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (9). He was "somewhat freckled" (9).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 September 1861 (1, 9). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (9). He was a private, in company C (1, 23, 24).

On 19 March 1863, he returned to duty from Division Headquarters (5).

He was injured in the leg in May 1863 (14, 21 [wounded in leg], 22 [leg]). On 7 May 1863, he was reported missing in action (6).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1).

On 1 March 1864, Colonel Gregory detached him to collect conscripts, at Philadelphia (2). He returned from detached service on 16 April 1864 (11).

On 18 June 1864, he rescued the body of William Miller, and brought it within the lines, while under enemy fire (4). For that "meritorious conduct" he was promoted to sergeant, on 28 June 1864, effective 18 June (4, 7).

He was wounded on 27 October 1864, at Hatcher's Run, Virginia (1, 18). He died of those wounds or of pyaemia, on 27 November 1864, near Petersburg, Virginia (1, 7, 8, 12 [22 Nov], 13, 16 [22 Nov] 17 [22 Nov, no hint not in Philadelphia], 18 [23 (?)]). He was a sergeant in company C (1, 23, 24). His Philadelphia death record was signed by Dr P D Keyser--presumably the Peter D Keyser who had served in the 91st (17).

On 26 November 1864, he was buried, in Glenwood Cemetery (17, 18). He was buried from (or died at) his parents' residence, 2484 Master Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17, 18 [2131 (?) Master]).

After the war

On 23 [or 28?] July 1891, his mother, Elizabeth Coats, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (15, 16)

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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 March 1864

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

4 special order 54, HQ 91st PA, 28 June 1864

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 19 March 1863 (Pri Coats)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Pri Coats)

7 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, sergeants (Charles Coates)

8 company C, register of deaths (Charles Coates)

9 company C, descriptive roll, entry 23 (Charles Coats)

10 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 79 (Chas Coates)

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

12 "Watkins-Jennings Family", a GEDCOM on Rootsweb.com WorldConnect, revised 10 October 2004 (viewed 9 January 2006) (Charles Coates)

13 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 28 December 1864 (Charles Coats)

14 'The Battles of Fredericksburg: further list of wounded', Philadelphia Inquirer 12 May 1863, page 4 (Charles Coates)

15 pension index, by name (Charles Coats)

16 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Charles Coats)

17 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 Nov 1864 (Charles Coats)

18 death notice, Public Ledger 25 November 1864 page 2 (Charles Coats)

19 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 280 = 282 handwritten (Charles Coates)

20 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Spring Garden, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 819, page 123 = 255 handwritten (Charles Coates)

21 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (Charles Coates)

22 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (Charles Coates)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Spring Garden, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 819, page 123 = 255 handwritten]
line345678
Dwellings visited688     
Families visited829     
NameCollin CoatesElizaCharlesMarthaMaryLetitia Stuart
Age33287510/1233
SexMFMF""
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsStone Cutter     
Real estate owned2500     
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year  1   
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 280 = 282 handwritten]
line15161718192021
Dwelling number1817      
Family number2047      
NameCarlie [?] CoatesElizabeth "Charles "Mathew H "Annie "Sophia "Lutishia [sic] Stewart
['Carlie' is written above a crossed-out 'Caroline']
Age4337171554/1243
SexMFMMFFF
Color       
OccupationStone Cutter Stone Cutter App    
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate400      
Place of birthPenna""""""
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 22 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Coates Charles
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Coats Charles

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 22 March 2014]

Coats Charles
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 Nov 1864, Charles Coats]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Charles Coats
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 21 yrs.
5. Single
6. Date of Death, Nov 22nd [sic] 1864
7. Cause of Death, Pyaemia
P. D. Keyser M.D.
Residence, 500 N. 4th St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Soldier
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, Name of Father, Collin Coates
Name of Mother, Elizabeth Coates
11. Ward, 20
12. Street and Number, No 2484 [?] Master St
13. Date of Burial, Nov 26 1864
14. Place of Burial, Glenwood Cem
Wm Strand Undertaker.
Residence, No 919 Coates

death notice

[death notice, Public Ledger 25 November 1864 page 2, Charles Coats]

COATS [sic--On the 23d [?] inst, Sergeant CHARLES COATS, of Company C, 91st P.V.V., son of Collin and Elizabeth Coats, in the 22d year of his age, of wounds received on the 27th of October, in the advance on Richmond.

The relatives, friends, and those of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Saturday, the 26th, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of his parents, No. 2131 [?] Master street, without further notice. Also the member of the 91st P.V.V. who are in the city are respectfully invited to attend.


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