91st PA: Thomas Donahue

Thomas Donahue

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (2 [19 in 1861], 3 [20 in 1861], 4 (22 in 1864)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 4).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 3, 4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (2, 3 [5'4"], 4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 September 1861 (1, 2, 3, 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sinex (2, 3). He was mustered in service as a private, by Captain Dye (2, 3). He was a private in company D (1, 8, 9, 10).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (5).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer at Bealton, Virginia, on 26 December 1863 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Swan (4). He was mustered on 27 December 1863, by Lieutenant Swan (4).

He was wounded on 21 June 1864 (1, 3).

He was absent, in hospital, when the regiment mustered out (1, 3). He was a private, in company D (8, 9, 10).

After the war

On 25 November 1865, he applied successfully 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 Donahue)

2 company D, descriptive roll, privates, entry 3 (Thomas Donahue)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 30 July 2004 (Thomas Donahue)

4 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 25 (Thomas Donahue)

5 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Thomas Donahue)

6 pension index, by name (Thomas Donahue)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Thomas Donahue)

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

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 28 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Donahew Thomas
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Donahue Thomas

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 28 March 2014]

Donohue Thomas
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Donahue Thomas

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 29 Mar 2014]

Donahue Thomas
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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