91st PA--John Connolly

John Connolly

Before the war

He was born in 1830/31 (7 (30 in 1861), 9 (30 in 1861), 16 [48 at death in 1878]). He was born in Tyrone, Ireland (9, 16).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (9). He had a scar on his forehead (9).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 4 October 1861 (1, 7, 9, 10, 12). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Keyser (7, 9, 10). He was mustered in as a private at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was a private, in company B (1, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21).

He was transferred to company C (1, 7).

On 16 May 1863, he was ordered to report to Lieutenant Diehl, apparently as part of the First Brigade teams (3).

On 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign (probably after 11 June 1863) (4). He had returned by 28 July 1863 (4).

On 18 December 1863, he returned to duty from furlough (5). (However, the previous reports don't list anyone in company C on furlough.)

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist (2). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (6).

He returned to duty from Brigade Headquarters on 2 May 1864 (11).

He mustered out near Petersburg, Virginia, when his term expired, on 4 October 1864 (1, 7) or 6 October 1864 (8, 9, 10, 12 [4 Oct], 14). He was a private, in company C (17, 18, 19, 20, 21).

After the war

He died on 16 February 1878, of phthisis pulmonalis (15, 16). He was married (16). He was a laborer (16). He died at, or was buried from, 1074 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). On 19 February 1878, he was buried at Cathedral Cemetery (16).

In 1890, his widow, Bridget Connelly, was living at 1135 Peel Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12).

His widow, Bridget Connelly, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 21 August 1890 (13, 15).

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, 30 December 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 16 May 1863 (John Connolly)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Private Connelly)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 18 December 1863 (Pri Conely)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Connelly)

7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 27 June 2004 (John Connolly)

8 company C, register of men discharged, number 22 (John Connolly)

9 company C, descriptive roll, entry 84 (John Connelly)

10 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 23 (John Connelly)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 May 1864 (Pri Connelly)

12 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 307, page 1 (image 602 on Ancestry), line 2 (John Connelly)

13 pension index, by name (John Connelly)

14 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 7 October 1864 (Privt Connolly)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (John Connelly)

16 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 February 1878 (John Connelly)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Connolley)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Conely)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Conly)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Connely)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Connolly)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Connelly)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 307, page 1 (image 602 on Ancestry), line 2]
[line] 2
[house] 83
[family] 82
[name] Conley Bridget widow of John Connelly
[rank] Private
Claims to be widow but no papers found
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Oct 4 1861
[discharge date] 4 Oct 1864
[length of service] 1135 Peel St
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription at Ancestry, January 2005]
[I could not find any relevant entries; no one was listed at 1135 Peel Street]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 23 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Connolley John
Co. B, C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Connely John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 23 Mar 14]

Conely John
Co. B, C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Connely John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 23 March 2014]

Conly John
Co. B, C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Connely John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 23 March 2014]

Connely John
Co. B, C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 24 March 2014]

Connolly John
Co. B, C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Connely John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 6, transcribed 24 March 2014]

Connelly John
Co. B, C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Connely John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 February 1878, John Connelly]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, John Connelly
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 48 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Feb. 16, 1878
7. Cause of Death, Phthisis Pulmonalis
S. H. Griffith M.D.
Residence, 1409 N. 12th St.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Labourer
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 16
12. Street and Number, No 1074 Frankford Ave [?]
13. Date of Burial, Feb 19 1878
14. Place of Burial, Cathedral Cem
Jos H Hooker Undertaker.
Residence, 1245 N 2d St

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