91st PA: Peter Cressline

Peter Cressline

Before the war

He was born in 1818/29 (3 (44 in 1863), 4 (44 in 1863), 7 [37 in 1860]). He was born in Baden, Germany (3, 4, 7).

In 1860, he was living in Burrell Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania (post office Blairsville) (7). He was a merchant, and owned $100 in personal property (7).

When he enlisted, he was a groc[er] (3, 4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (3, 4).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 3, 4). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 July 1863 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Greensburgh, by Lieutenant B Senter [?] or Bleater [?] (3, 4). He was mustered in as a private in company K (1, 8). His service was credited to the fifth subdivision of the 21st congressional district (3, 4).

On 30 April 1865, he was reported absent sick (5).

In June 1865, he was detailed as a nurse in the Division Hospital (6).

He was absent, in hospital, when the regiment mustered out (1). He was a private, in company K (8).

After the war

He died on 17 July 1865 (2). He was buried in Arlington Cemetery (2).

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) (Peter Cressline)

2 Veterans' cemeteries, on Ancestry (searched 31 Mar 2005) (Peter Cressline)

3 company K, third descriptive roll (Peter Cresline)

4 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Peter Cressline)

5 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Peter Cresline)

6 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Peter Crestline)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Indiana County, Burrell Township, post office Blairsville, microfilm series M653, film 1116, page 77 = 44 handwritten (Peter Cressline)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Peter Cressline)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed December 2006)
1850 US census
LDS and Ancestry indices (accessed 9 November 2009)
1870 US census
HeritageQuest, LDS, and Ancestry indices (accessed 9 November 2009)
1880 US census
HeritageQuest, LDS, and Ancestry indices (accessed 9 November 2009)
1900 US census
HeritageQuest and Ancestry indices (accessed 9 November 2009)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest and Ancestry indices (accessed 9 November 2009)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest and Ancestry indices (accessed 9 November 2009)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 9 November 2009)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Indiana County, Burrell Township, post office Blairsville, microfilm series M653, film 1116, page 77 = 44 handwritten]
line13
Dwelling number319
Family number310
NamePeter Cressline
Age37
Sexm
Color 
OccupationMerchant
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate$100
Place of birthBaden Ger
Married within year 
Attended school w+ithin 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 25 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Cressline Peter
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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