91st PA: George S Dawson

George S Dawson

Before the war

He was born in 1847 (12; 7 (19 in 1863), 8 (19 in 1863), 11 [4 in 1850]). He was born in Venango County, Pennsylvania (7, 8, 11).

In 1850, he was living in Allegheny Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with James and Elizabeth Dawson (presumably his parents), and with Elizabeth, John, Phil, Jos., Nancy, and Isabella (presumably his siblings) (11).

When he enlisted, he was a labor[er] (7, 8).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (7, 8).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 7, 8). He enlisted and was mustered into the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry, on 28 August 1863 (1, 7, 8, 12, 13). He served in company L (1, 2, 9). His service was credited to the 19th congressional district (7, 8).

On 4 July 1864, he was detailed for duty in the provost guard at brigade headquarters (2, 3, 6).

On 20 July 1864, he was transferred to the 91st PA (1). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (4). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (5). He was then present, assigned as provost guard at brigade headquarters (5). He was a private, in company K (1, 12, 13).

He was still detailed as provost guard in September (?) 1864 (6).

In June 1865, he was detailed in the provost guard at Division Headquarters (10).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 12). He was a private, in company K (13).

After the war

In 1876, he died (12). He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania (12).

On 9 April 1884, a minor dependant unsuccessfully applied for a pension (9).

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, Sellers to Bennett, 4 July 1864

3 special order 61, HQ 91st PA, 4 July 1864 (George Dawson)

4 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (George Dawson)

5 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (George Dawson)

6 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (George Dawson)

7 company K, third descriptive roll (George Dawson)

8 company K, fourth descriptive roll (George R [?] Dawson)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (George L Dawson)

10 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Geo S Dawson)

11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Venango County, Allegheny Township, microfilm series M432, film 832, page 208 recto = 415 handwritten (George S Dawson)

12 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (George S Dawson)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George S Dawson)

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1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Venango County, Allegheny Township, microfilm series M432, film 832, page 208 recto = 415 handwritten]
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Dwellings visited921        
Families visited951        
NameJames DawsonElizabethElizabeth IJohn AlexPhilJos. HNancyIsabellaGeorge S
Age654217151312974
SexMF"M""F"M
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFar        
Real estate owned2000        
BirthplaceIrelandPa"""""""
Married within year         
Attended school within year  111111 
Over 20 & can't 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 26 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Dawson George S
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 62 Pa Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Erie County
NAME DAWSON, George S
DATE OF BIRTH 1847
DATE OF DEATH 1876
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 8/28/63 - 7/10/65
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. K, 91 Pa. Inf.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY NAME Oak Hill
[CEMETERY] LOCATION North East, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION A LOT 14 Grave No. 10
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Cem.--Bates
DATE Sept. 12, 1936
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