91st PA: Joseph Donnelly

Joseph Donnelly

Before the war

He was born in 1844/45 (3 (19 in 1864), 7 [50 in ?1896], 10 [62 at death in 1907], 11 [50 in 1896]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 7, 10). He was born to Michael and Rose Donnelly (10?).

When he enlisted, he was a butcher (3).

Description

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

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 February 1864 (1, 3, 4 [4 Feb 63], 9). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (3). He was mustered by Lieutenant Burke (3). He was a private in company D (1, 11, 12, 13, 14).

He was wounded on 10 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (1, 8).

On 26 October 1864, he was reported returned from absent sick (5).

He was discharged at Washington DC, on 22 March 1865 on surgeon's certificate of disability, by Major General Auger (1, 2, 4 [25 May 65], 9). He had served for thirteen months (7, 11). He was a private, in company D (12, 13, 14).

After the war

On 13 June 1865, he successfully applied for a pension (6, 9).

In 1890, he was living in Holly Beach City, Cape May County, New Jersey (4). He had a gunshot wound of the right foot (4).

On 19 August 1896, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (7, 11). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (7). He had a gunshot wound in his right foot (7). He was receiving a pension of $10 per month (7).

In 1897, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers' Home (7).

On 7 March 1907, he again applied for a pension (9).

He died on 5 April 1907, in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, of carcinoma of the carotid glands (9, 10, 11 [11 Apr 1907]). His last residence was the Soldiers' Home in Norfolk, Virginia (10). He was buried on 8 April 1907, at Holy Cross Cemetery (10). He was receiving a pension of $10 per month (11).

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) (Joseph Donnelly)

2 company D, register of men discharged ("reorganization" page) (Joseph Donnelly)

3 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 26 (Joseph Donnelly)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Cape May County, Holly Beach City, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 20, page 1 (Joseph Donnelly)

5 consolidated morning report, 91 Pennsylvania, 26 October 1864 (Jos Donnelly)

6 pension index, by name (Joseph Donnelly)

7 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1897. Serial Set volume 3664, session volume 36, 55th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 27. Page 750. (Joseph Donnelly)

8 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Joseph Donnelly)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Joseph Donnelly)

10 removal permit, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 6 April 1907, #9805, Joseph Donnelly; and undertaker's certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, April 1907 (Joseph Donnelly)

11 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1907. Serial Set volume 5290, Session Vol. No.21, 60th Congress, 1st Session, House Document 210. Page 350. (Jos Donnelly)

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

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

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Donnelly)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Cape May County, Holly Beach City, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 20, page 1]
[line] 9
[house] 2
[family] 2
[name] Joseph Donnelly
[rank] Private
[company] D
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 4 Feb 1863
[discharge date] 25 May 1865
[length of service] 1 year, [blank] months, [blank] days
[post office address] Joseph Donnelly
[disability incurred] Gunshot wound right foot
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 29 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Donnelley Joseph
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Donnely Joseph

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 29 March 2014]

Donnely Joseph
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 30 March 2014]

Donnelly Joseph
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Donnely Joseph

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[removal permit, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 6 April 1907, #9805, Joseph Donnelly; and undertaker's certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, April 1907, Joseph Donnelly]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed October 2008)]

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
9805
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
BURIAL OR REMOVAL PERMIT.
County, Bucks
Township, [blank]
Borough, Doylestown
City, [blank]
Date of Death, APR 5 1907
Full name, Joseph Donnelly
Age, 62
Sex, Male
Color, White
Disease causing death, Carcinoma of carotid glands
Place of burial, Philadelphia
Removal to, Philadelphia via Train
Undertaker, H. W. Atkinson Address, Doylestown

A certificate of death having been filed in my office in accordance with the Laws of Pennsylvania, I hereby authorize Removal of the body of said deceased person as stated above.

C D Hotcher [?] (Registrar's name.)
Dated APR 6 1907
District No. 262

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE.
Occupation [blank]
Place of Birth Philadelphia
Birthplace of Father, Ireland
Birthplace of Mother, Ireland
Maiden Name of Mother, Rose (not known)
Last place of Residence, Soldiers Home Norfolk Va
Buried from, Street and No. 6037 Spruce St.
Date of Burial April 8, 1907
Place of Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery
John P Donahue Undertaker.
Residence, 3400 Alacket [?] St

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