91st PA--Thomas Conroy

Thomas Conroy

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (3 (19 in 1861), 4 [21 in 1863], 5 [21 in 1863], 10 [33 in 1880]). He was born in New York (9, 10).

He moved to Pennsylvania "in early manhood" (9).

When he enlisted, he was a boatman, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and red hair (3, 4, 5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 14 October 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Bowman (2). He served as a private in company B (1, 12).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (8).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 3, 4 [25 Dec], 5 [25 Dec]). He was enlisted for three years by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered by Lieutenant Swan (4, 5).

Beginning 2 March 1864, he was absent sick, in the hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania (11).

His descriptive list was sent on 19 April 1864; unfortunately the descriptive roll does not say to where it was sent (4). At some time (perhaps when his list was sent?) he had one knapsack, one haversack, and one canteen (4).

He was still absent sick in May 1864 (11).

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out (1, 3). He was a private in company B (12). He served for four years (4).

After the war

He married Kate Musser, who was born in Sacramento, California (9). Their children include:

They moved west, when their son Joseph was one year old (9). Their son Joseph was raised in Allen and Adam Counties, Indiana (9). He "spent his last days in Allen county, Indiana, where he died in 1883" (9).

In 1880, he was living at 25 Allan Street, Monroeville, Allen County, Indiana (10). He was living with his wife Kat eand son Joseph (10). He was keeping a store (10).

He died in 1883 (9) or on 26 August 1887 (6).

On 16 September 1890, his widow, Kate Conroy, applied successfully from Indiana for a pension (6, 7).

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) (Thomas Conroy)

2 company B, descriptive roll, entry 22 (Thomas Conroy)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 May 2004 (Thomas Conroy)

4 company B, [second] descriptive book, entry 9 (Thomas Conroy)

5 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 37 (Thomas Conroy)

6 pension index, by regiment (Thomas Conroy)

7 pension index, by name (Thomas Conroy)

8 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Thomas Conroy)

9 JOSEPH H CONROY. From T H Ball, editor, Encyclopedia of genealogy and biography of Lake County, Indiana, with a compendium of history 1834-1904. (New York: The Lewis Publishing Group, 1904.) Transcribed inUSGenWeb Archives. Contributed by Joy Fisher. (viewed 27 January 2008) (Thomas Conroy)

10 1880 US census, Indiana, Allen County, Monroeville, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 112, microfilm series T9, film 264, page 383 = 24 C handwritten (Thomas H Conroy)

11 monthly return, company B, May 1864 (Thos Conroy)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas Conroy)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed January 2008)

1880 census

[1880 US census, Indiana, Allen County, Monroeville, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 112, microfilm series T9, film 264, page 383 = 24 C handwritten]
line121314
street nameAllan Street
house number25  
dwelling visit #25  
family visit #25  
nameConroy Thomas H- Kate- Joseph H
colorWWW
sexMFM
age33258
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeSon
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationKeeps [illegible; looks like 'Badea'] ShopKeeping houseAt school
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year  1
can't read   
can't write   
birthplaceNew York Penn
father's birthplaceIreland New York
mother's birthplaceIreland  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Conroy Thomas
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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