91st PA--Alexander Cowden

Alexander Cowden

Before the war

He was born in 1821/22 (2 (41 in 1863), 3 [40 in 1860]). He was born in Ireland (3).

In 1860, he was living in the 21st ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (post office Leverington) (3). He was living with Nancy Cowden (presumably his wife) (3). He was a cordwainer, and owned $25 in personal property (3).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 24 July 1863, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 4).

He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania on 1 June 1865 (1, 2). He was a private in company F in the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 4).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2). He was a private, in company F (4).

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) (Alexan'r Cowden)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Alexander Cowden)

3 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 21st ward, post office Leverington, microfilm series M653, film 1172, page 1020 = 222 handwritten (Alexander Cowden)

4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander Cowden)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)

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Alexander Cowden in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 21st ward, post office Leverington, microfilm series M653, film 1172, page 1020 = 222 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line2425
Dwelling number[1520] 
Family number1645 
NameAlexander CowdenNancy "
Age4040
Sexmf
Color  
OccupationCordwainer 
Value of real estate owned  
Value of personal estate25 
Place of birthIrelandIreland
Married within year  
Attended school within year  
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 23 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Cowden Alexander
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa. Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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