91st PA--Samuel E Conrad

Samuel E Conrad

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37 (2 [27 in 1863?], 12 [2 in 1850], 16 [42 in 1880], 20 [24 in 1861], 28 [50 in 1887], 31 [50 in 1887], 32 [50 in 1887]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 12, 16, 20, 28, 31, 32).

In 1850, he was living at Girard College, Penn District, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (12).

When he enlisted, he was a cooper, and was living in Philadelphia (2, 20).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2, 20 [5'7", light complexion, blue eyes, brown hair]).

During the war

He also served in company D of the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry (11, 17, 28, 30, 31, 32). He enlisted on 18 April 1861 (32). The company was mustered in on 25 April 1861 (17). He was mustered out of service, with his company, on 2 August 1861 (17, 32). He served for four months (28, 31).

He enlisted and was mustered into service in company E on 20 August 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 20 [1st lt!], 21, 22, 30, 31, 32). (Bates (1) has '1864', but this seems to be an error for '1861'.) He was mustered in by Lieutenant Swann (2--perhaps this is about his reenlistment). He was appointed a sergeant on 10 September 1861 (3, 33 (sgt at muster in)).

He deserted on 1 May 1862 (2, 3, 4).

He also served in company I of the 115th Pennsylvania Infantry (11, 18, 30, 33, 34). He was mustered into service on 21 June 1862 (18, 34 (corp)). He was transferred to another regiment on an unknown date (18). When he was transferred, he was a private, in company I (34). According to Bates, he was transferred to the 95th Pennsylvania, but Bates' roster doesn't list him there (18).

He returned to the 91st Pennsylvania under the presidential proclamation, with loss of rank and of all pay due him during the time he was absent (2, 3, 4).

On the morning of 16 December 1862, he heard Lieutenant Bonsall (126th Pennsylvania Infantry) order Acting Second Lieutenant Baker to withdraw. He also heard someone tell Baker that Captain Lentz had been notified. He testified in both of Baker's court martials.

On 22 April 1863, he was captured, while on duty at United States Ford (15).

He was at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 September 1863, when Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked for his return (13).

On 26 September 1863, he was reported returned from hospital for duty (19).

He was re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer (1) on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lt Carpenter (2, 20 [26 Dec], 32).

He was detailed for duty in the first division ambulance corps on 5 January 1864 (8).

He was promoted on 23 June 1864 from private to sergeant, for soldierly conduct during the 1864 campaign (1, 2, 3, 5, 20).

He received a 10-day furlough on 9 September 1864 (25). He was apparently late returning, and was reported absent without leave on 20 September 1864 (26). He had returned from leave by 23 September 1864 (24).

He was arrested on 22 October 1864, by order of the officer commanding the picket (6), and was released on 25 October 1864 (7). He was released from arrest on 26 October 1864 (27).

On 30 December 1864, Sellers proposed him to fill a vacancy in the ambulance corps (14).

He was promoted from sergeant to first sergeant effective 26 May 1865 (1, 10, 20). On 29 May 1865, he was relieved from duty in the ambulance corps of the 1st division, 5th corps, to allow him to accept the promotion (5).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 20, 21, 22, 30, 32). He was first sergeant of company E (31 (pvt), 33 (1 sgt)). He served for 47 months (28, 31).

After the war

In 1880, he was living at 744 McKean Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his wife Sarah, his children Alfred, Samuel, and Catharine, and his mother-in-law (16). He was a cooper (16).

On 12 November 1887, he was admitted to the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (28, 31, 32 [10 Nov]). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (28). He had rheumatism (28) or lumbago (32). He was not receiving a pension (28). He was a cooper (32). He was married (32).

In 1887, Mrs S E Conrad (presumably his wife) was living at 1035 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (32). She later moved to 1643 Broadway, South Camden, New Jersey (32).

He was present in the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in 1888 (28).

He applied successfully from Virginia for a pension on 11 February 1888 (11, 30).

The 1890 census records him as living in two places (21, 22). He was living in the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (21). He had kidney disease (21). He was also living at 1035 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (22, 23). He was a cooper (23). He had Bright's disease of the kidneys (23). At least five other people were living at 1035 Snyder Avenue: Anna Conrad (boarding), Alfred Conrad (a brakeman), Samuel E Conrad Jr (a segarmaker), John Johnson, and John B Thomas (a driver) (23).

On 16 [?] February 1907, he again applied for a pension (30).

On 8 July 1907, he was dropped from the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (32). He was readmitted on 18 August 1907 (32).

In 1908, he was present in the Southern Branch of the National Military Home (31).

He died on 27 January 1919, at Phoebus [?], Virginia (30).

His widow, Sarah A Conrad, applied successfully from Virginia for a pension on 5 February 1919 (11, 30).

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 company E descriptive roll, number 2 (Samuel E Conrad)

3 list of non-commissioned officers, company E

4 register of deserters, company E, entry 3

5 special order 55, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 30 June 1864

6 arrest report, officer commanding the picket, 22 October 1864

7 release from arrest, Samuel E Conrad, 25 October 1864

8 special order 3, headquarters, 5th Army Corps, 5 Jan 1864

9 special order 117 headquarters, 5th Army Corps, 29 May 1865

10 special order 31, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 31 May 1865

11 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. (Searched 13 Jan 2001, at Ancestry) (Samuel E Conrad)

12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Penn District, microfilm series M432, film 820, page 176 (Samuel E Conrad)

13 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863

14 letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 30 December 1864

15 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 24 April 1864 (Private Conrad)

16 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 353 B = 6 handwritten (Samuel E Conrad)

17 Bates (see #1), p.164 (17th PA Infantry) (Samuel Conrad)

18 Bates (see #1), p.1225 (115th PA Infantry) (Samuel Conrad)

19 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 September 1863 (Pri Conrad)

20 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (Samuel E Conrad)

21 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 192 (image 183 on Ancestry), line 41 (Samuel E Conrad)

22 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 40, page 1, line 2 (Samuel E Conrad)

23 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (transcription at Ancestry) (Samuel E Conrad)

24 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 September 1864 (unnamed)

25 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 9 September 1864 (Saml E Conrad)

26 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 20 September 1864 (S E Conrad)

27 consolidated morning report, 91 Pennsylvania, 26 October 1864 (Sergt Conrad)

28 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting his report for the fiscal year 1888. Serial Set volume 2654, session volume 1, 50th Congress, 2d Session. House Miscellaneous Document 35. Pages 201, 205. (Samuel E Conrad)

29 court-martial record, trial of James B Bonsall, 3 January 1863, and trial of D B Baker, 3 January 1863, National Archives, Record Group 153 (Judge Advocate General, Army), file KK691; and court-martial record, trial of James B Bonsall, 12 January 1863, and trial of D B Baker, 12 January 1863, National Archives, Record Group 153 (Judge Advocate General, Army), file KK664 (D B Baker )

30 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Samuel E Conrad)

31 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1908. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1908. Serial Set volume 5528, Session volume 118, 60th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 1106. Nine relevant entries. page 308 (Saml E Conrad)

32 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, S, transcribed from Ancestry, image 503 of 3251, transcribed February 2011 (Samuel E Conrad)

33 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel E Conrad)

34 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Conrad, 115th PA)

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Samuel E Conrad in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Penn District, microfilm series M432, film 820, page 176]
line25
Dwellings visited 
Families visitedGirard College
NameSamuel E Conrad
Age12
SexM
Color 
Occupation of males over 15 years 
Real estate owned 
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Over 20 & can't read/write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 353 B = 6 handwritten]
line151617181920
street nameMcKean Street
house number744     
dwelling visit #39     
family visit #44     
nameConrad Samuel E" Sarah A" Alfred A" Samuel S" Catharine LClark, Anna M
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMFF
age423620141257
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonSondaughtermother in law
single  111 
married11    
widowed/divorced     1
married during year      
occupationCooperTailoressLaborerMessenger G.A.R.At SchoolTailoress
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year    1 
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia
father's birthplacePhiladaEnglandPhiladaPhiladaPhiladaNot Known
mother's birthplacePhiladaPhiladaPennaPennaPennaNot Known

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 40, page 1, line 2]
[line] 2
[house] 7
[family] 7
[name] Samuel E. Conrad
[rank] 1st Sergt
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Aug 20 1861
[discharge date] 10 July 1865 [written above a crossed-out 'Dec 25 1863']
[length of service] 3 years, 4 months, 5 days
[post office address] 1035 Snyder Av Phila
[disability incurred] Bright's disease of the kidneys
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[transcription on Ancestry, searched January 2005]
Samuel E Conrad, cooper, h 1035 Snyder av
Alfred Conrad brakeman, h 1035 Snyder av
Anna Conrad boarding, 1035 Snyder av
Samuel E Conrad Jr, segarmaker, h 1035 Snyder av
John Johnson, h 1035 Snyder av
John B Thomas, driver, h 1035 Snyder av

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]


Conrad Samuel E
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | 1 Sgt
See also Conrad, Samuel 115 Pa Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 23 March 2014]

Conrad Samuel
Co. I, 115 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corp | Pvt
See also Conrad, Samuel E 91 Pa Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, S, transcribed from Ancestry, image 503 of 3251, transcribed February 2011]
Number6100
457.226
[crossed out:] 6 00
[crossed out:] 8=
[crossed out:] $10
[crossed out:] $12=
[crossed out:] 15
[crossed out:] 25
30
NAME.Samuel E Conrad
(Cooper.)Home Co "I"
Name and Address of Relatives or Friends.Mrs S. E. Conrad[crossed out:] 1035 Snyder Ave.
Phila. Pa.
1643 Broadway
South Camden N.J.
Where Born.Pa.
Company and Regiment.D. 17" PaE. 91" Pa.E 91" Pa.
Date of Enlistment.Apr 18 1861Aug 20-61Dec. 24.63.
Date of Discharge from Service.Aug 2" 61.Dec 25" 63July 10" 1865.
DISABILITYLumbago.
Date of Admission.Novr. 10" 1887
By order of Manager.Genl W. J. Sewell
Age.50
Married or Single.M.
REMARKS.1st Adm. H
Dropped AWS [?] July 8-1907
Readmitted August 18-1907

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