91st PA: Edward J Doolittle

Edward J Doolittle

Before the war

He was born on 20 October 1843, in Wethersfield Springs, Wyoming County, New York, to Eli Proudfit Doolittle and Mary Jane Olds. [sources: date: 16 (Oct 1843), 17 (Oct 1844), 20 (20 Oct 1843); 11 (18 in 1861), 13 (16 in 1860), 14 (26 in 1870), 15 (37 in 1880). place: 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20. parents: 20]

In 1860, he was living in Withersfield, Wyoming County, New York. He was living with Eli and Fanny Doolittle (apparently his father and stepmother), and with James, Emma, and H[amilton] Doolittle (apparently siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 13]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 11]

Description

When he enlisted, he was five feet three inches tall, and had a fair (or light) complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [source: 11]

During the war

He also served in company H of the 9th New York Cavalry, from 5 October 1861 through 20 May 1862. On 5 October 1861, he was enlisted at Warsaw (or Wethersfield Springs), by Captain Wilbert G Bentley. [sources: 1, 2, 3 (20 May), 4 (22 May), 5, 9, 11]

On 28 November 1861, he was 'Left in Hosp[ita]l at Philadelphia'. [source: 11]

On the 31 December 1861 muster roll for company H of the 9th New York Cavalry, he was listed, but not reported present or absent. [source: 11]

On the January-February 1862 muster roll for company H of the 9th New York Cavalry, he was reported present. [source: 11]

On 14 February 1862, Captain Bentley, commanding company H of the 9th New York Cavalry, signed a certificate of disability for discharge. John Spencer, Surgeon of the 9th New York Cavalry, certified that Doolittle was disabled by nostalgia. But he was not actually discharged. [source: 11]

On 7 March 1862, he was admitted to General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He had rubeola. [source: 11]

On 28 March 1862, he was transferred to South Street General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was then a convalescent. [source: 11]

On 10 April 1862, he returned to duty. [source: 11]

He was temporarily assigned to the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, by order of Brigadier General Wadsworth (special order 37, Headquarters Military District of Washington, 11 April 1862). He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 2, 12, 21]

The March-April muster roll for Company B of the 91st Pennsylvania infantry report him as present. (None of the company's prior muster rolls include him.) The March-April muster roll for company H of the 9th New York Cavalry reports him absent, sick in US Hospital in Philadelphia. [source: 11]

On 22 May 1862, he was discharged, on surgeon's certificate of disability, at Alexandria, Virginia. The discharge was signed by A H Bowman, and by I D Knight, and E H Gregory. He was discharged because of pericarditis and physical disability; he had been unfit for duty sixty days in the last two months. [source: 11]

He also served in the Navy, as a landsman on the Princeton, the North Carolina, the Lawrence, and the Quebec City, from 4 August 1864 through 10 June 1865. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 9]

After the war

On 2 October 1867 he married Olive Adelaide Blakely, in North Java, Wyoming County, New York. She was born on 11 January 1847, in New York. They apparently had these children:

[sources: 14, 15, 16, 17 (6 children, 4 alive in 1900), 20 (Olive died 11 Oct 1898)]

In 1870, he was living in Java, Wyoming County, New York. He was living with his (apparent) wife Olive, and (apparent) child James. He was a farmer, and owned $500 in personal property. [source: 14]

In 1880, he was living in Castile, Wyoming County, New York. He was living with his wife Olive, and their children James, Harry, and Laura. He was a farm laborer. [source: 15]

On 27 June 1881, he applied successfully from New York for a pension. [sources: 1, 2]

In 1890, he was living in Hay River Township, Dunn County, Wisconsin. He had been injured in the heel of his right foot. [source: 3]

In 1900, he may have been living in two different places. An Edward J Doolittle was living with his son James B Doolittle in Eldred Borough, McKean County, Pennsylvania. He was a fireman, at a saw mill. But an Edward J Doolittle is also living in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri, with his wife Allie, daughter Emma, and son (presumably brother) Hamilton and Hamilton's family. He was a day laborer, and had been out of work for eleven months in the previous year. [sources: 16, 17]

Effective 1 February 1907, his pension was increased to $12 per month. The certificate was dated 7 March 1907. He had a disease of the heart, resulting from measles. [source: 8]

On 16 November 1907, his pension was transferred from Topeka, Kansas. [source: 8]

On 4 June 1908, he died, in Bradford, [McKean County,] Pennsylvania. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 20 (4 May 1907)]

On 11 June 1908, Olive Doolittle, his widow, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. Effective 11 June 1908, she received a pension of $12 per month, under the Act of 19 April 1908. The pension certificate was dated 20 October 1908. [sources: 1 (not successful), 2, 9]

In 1910, his widow, Olive, may have been living in Sheffield Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio. If so, she was living with her daugher Emmie B, and Emmie's family. [source: 18]

Effective 8 September 1916, his widow's pension was increased to $20 per month. [source: 9]

Effective 6 October 1917, his widow's pension was increased to $25 per month. [source: 9]

Effective 1 May 1920, his widow's pension was increased to $30 per month, under the Act of 1 May 1920. [sources: 9, 10]

Effective 4 June 1928, his widow's pension was increased to $40 per month, under the Act of 23 May 1928. [source: 10]

In 1920, his widow, Olive L Doolittle, may have been living in Collins, Erie County, New York. If so, she was living with her nephew, Orville J Blakely, and others. [source: 19]

According to one source, his widow died on 14 December 1929. I have not been able to confirm this. [source: 10]

Note on identification

According to various Ancestry family trees, Edward's wife Olive died in 1898. She is not living with him in the 1900 census; as I read it, his marital status is 'unknown' (but the FamilySearch and Ancestry indexers read it as 'widowed'). This seems very likely to have been the Edward who served in the 91st, since he died in 1908 in McKean County, Pennsylvania. But according to the pension records available online, the widow Olive of the Edward who served in the 91st received a pension after his death, and died in 1929.

I have only one other candidate, whom I am confident is not the Edward Doolittle who served in the 91st. An Edwin Doolittle, born in New York about 1832, was married to Olive Burnett. They lived in Minnesota. Since 'Edwin' and 'Edward' were both often abbreviated 'Edw', they could be (and were!) easily confused. The Edward who served in the 91st did live in the midwest; in 1890 he was living in Wisconsin, and in 1907 his pension was transferred from Kansas (to the Veterans Administration). But I think this is not the Edward who served in the 91st, since he applied for a pension in 1881 from New York, and Edwin was living in Minnesota in 1880. Also, according to 'Our family' (a gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect), Edwin Doolittle born 1832 (to Cyrus Doolittle born in Windsor Broome County New York, and Sally McClure), married to Olive Burnett, died in 1901 in Minnesota. See the following sources for this Edwin and Olive:

Still, the discrepancy relating to Olive's death is troubling, and I may well be missing something.

Sources

1 pension index by regiment (Edward J Doolittle)

2 pension index, by name (Edward J Doolittle)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Wisconsin, Dunn County, Hay River Township, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 85, page 1 (Edward J Doolittle)

4 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (Edward J Doolittle)

5 [deleted]

6 Find a grave, memorial 102716625, created by SRGF, added 27 Dec 2012, accessed 14 Feb 2014 (Edward Doolittle)

7 Pennsylvania death indices, 1908 (accessed 14 February 2014) ('Doolittle, Edward J.; 54967; Bradford; June 4.')

8 Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Edward J Doolittle)

9 Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Olive L Doolittle)

10 Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Olive L Doolittle)

11 compiled service record, H 9 NY Cav (Edward J Doolittle)

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

13 1860 US census, New York, Wyoming County, Withersfield, microfilm series M653, film 883, page 30 handwritten = 794 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Edward J Doolittle)

14 1870 US census, New York, Wyoming County, Java, microfilm series M593, film 1119, pages 206 verso = 50 handwritten to 207 recto = 51 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Edward Doolittle)

15 1880 US census, New York, Wyoming County, Castile, microfilm series T9, film 948, enumeration district 200, pages 92 = 23 C to 24 D handwritten (FamilySearch) (Edwin J Doolittle)

16 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, McKean County, Eldred Borough, microfilm series T623, film 1439, enumeration district 105, page 216 = 3 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Edward J Doolitle)

17 1900 US census, Missouri, Marion, Palmyra ward 1, enumeration district 94, microfilm series T623, film 874, page 53 = 22 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (Edward J Doolittle)

18 1910 US census, Ohio, Ashtabula County, Sheffield Township, enumeration district 46, microfilm series T624, film 1153, page 28 = 7 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (Olive Doolittle)

19 1920 US census, New York, Erie County, Collins, microfilm series T625, film 1099, enumeration district 277, page 218 = 7 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (Olive L Doolittle)

20 'Edward Jay Doolittle', in Anglin D 022413_2013-03-03 (a family tree, available on Ancestry.com, ownder sseigel2, accessed 17 March 2014 (Edward Jay Doolittle)

21 special order 37, Headquarters Military District of Washington, Washington DC, 11 April 1863 (Edward J Doolittle)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Bates
I did not find an entry for him in 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.
1850 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 7 March 2014)
he was not living with Eli Doolittle (28, born NY), in Wethersfield, Wyoming, New York (see microfilm series M432, film 616, 83 recto = 164 handwritten (FamilySearch)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 17 March 2014)
1940 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 17 March 2014)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 14 February 2014)
Pennsylvania death indices
1929 (accessed 14 October 2014) (no Olive Doolittle)
1928 (accessed 14 October 2014) (no Olive Doolittle)
1930 (D434) (accessed 14 October 2014) (no Olive Doolittle)
1927 (accessed 14 October 2014) (no Olive Doolittle)
Find a grave
searched for Olive Doolittle died 1929 OR buried in PA (accessed 14 October 2014)

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Edward Jay Doolittle in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Edward Jay Doolittle in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, New York, Wyoming County, Withersfield, microfilm series M653, film 883, page 30 handwritten = 794 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain; note that (1) Edward was mustered in in Wethersfield, Wyoming County, New York]
line1234567
Dwelling number244      
Family number232      
NameEli P DoolittleFanny W DoEdward J DoJames O DoEmma DoH. B. DoLucia Colt
Age3830161311216
SexMFMMFMF
Color      M
OccupationFarmer     Servant
Value of real estate owned4,080      
Value of personal estate700      
Place of birthNew York" "" "" "" "" "Canada
Married within year       
Attended school within year  111  
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, New York, Wyoming County, Java, microfilm series M593, film 1119, pages 206 verso = 50 handwritten to 207 recto = 51 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) his apparent wife's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension; note also (2) that Edward was mustered into service in Wyoming County, New York]
line4012
Dwelling-house number415415 
Family number409409 
NameDoolittle EdwardDoolittle Olive- James
Age26242/12
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping house 
Real estate value   
Personal estate value500  
Birthplace- - [sc. New York]N.Y.- -
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year  April
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, New York, Wyoming County, Castile, microfilm series T9, film 948, enumeration district 200, pages 92 = 23 C to 24 D handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) Olive's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension; note also that (2) James's name and age match the James in the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line48495012
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #264    
family visit #276    
nameDoolittle Edwin [sic]- Olive L.- James- Harry J- Laura J
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
age37351053
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonSonDaughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during yearFarm LaborerKeeping HouseAt School  
occupation     
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  1  
can't read     
can't write     
birthplaceN.Y.N.Y.N.Y.N.Y.N.Y.
father's birthplaceN.Y.VermontN.Y.N.Y.N.Y.
mother's birthplaceN.Y.VermontN.Y.N.Y.N.Y.

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Wisconsin, Dunn County, Hay River Township, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 85, page 1]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 9th NY Cavalry and in the Navy]

[line] 4
[house] 22
[family] 23
[name] Doolittle Edward J.

[rank] Landsman
[company]
[unit] USN
[enlistment date] Aug 4 1864
[discharge date] June 10 1865
[length of service] [blank] years 10 months 16 days

[rank] Pri
[company] H
[unit] 9 NY Cav
[enlistment date] Oct 5 1861
[discharge date] May 20 1862
[length of service] = years 7 months 15 days

[post office address] Boyersville do do [sc. Dunn Co. Wis.]
[disability incurred] Injured in heel - right foot
[remarks] Re-enlisted in U.S.N.

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, McKean County, Eldred Borough, microfilm series T623, film 1439, enumeration district 105, page 216 = 3 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[I did not transcribe the five boarders at this residence]
[identification is speculative, given the other 1900 census below; BUT (1) the pension index by regiment (entry 5 above) claims Edward Doolittle died in 1908 and the Find a grave entry (entry 6 above) claims the Edward Doolittle who served in H 9th NY Cav died on 4 June 1908 and was buried in Bradford, McKean County (see also the Pennsylvania death indices, entry 7 above); however, (2) note that the pension records (entries 1, 2, 9, and 10 above) claim that Olive received a pension after Edward's death]
line6970717273
streetSOUTH MAIN STREET
house number     
dwelling number63    
family number71    
nameDoolittle, James B.- Vinnie E.- Arthur S.- Edward J.- Arthur
relationshipheadwifesonfatherbrother
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMM
birth dateApr. 1869Jul. 1868Oct. 1896Oct. 1843Apr. 1883
age313135617
married?MMSUnS
[the FamilySearch and Ancestry indices read Edward's line as 'Wd'; it's very light--perhaps erased, or added in later, but I'm pretty confident it says 'Un']
# years married66   
mother of how many children? 1   
# of children living 1   
birthplaceNew YorkPennsylvaniaNew YorkNew YorkNew York
father's birthplaceNew YorkNew YorkNew YorkNew YorkNew York
mother's birthplaceNew YorkPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew YorkNew York
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationforeman-planing mill  fireman - saw milltelephone exchange
# months not employed00  0
# months in school     
can readYesYes YesYes
can writeYesYes YesYes
speaks EnglishYesYes YesYes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedF    
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1900 census

[1900 US census, Missouri, Marion, Palmyra ward 1, enumeration district 94, microfilm series T623, film 874, page 53 = 22 A handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative, given the other 1900 census entry transcribed above, but note that (1) his wife Allie could be Olive (especially since her parents, like Olive's, were born in Vermont), and (2) Hamilton is likely the H B (brother of Edward) living with Eli and Fanny in 1860 and 1870 (Wethersfield, Wyoming, New York, microfilm series M593, film 1119, page 382 recto = 29 handwritten)]
line323334353637
street      
house number      
dwelling number481     
family number539     
nameDoolittle Edward J- Allie B-, Emma BDoolittle, Hamilton B.- Laura J.-, Lester C.
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonDaughter in lawGrand Son
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFMFM
birth dateOct 1844Aug 1846Aug 1886Dec 1857Jan 1877Mar 1900
age55531342233/12
married?MMSMMS
# years married3333 11 
mother of how many children? 6  3 
# of children living 4  3 
birthplaceNew YorkNew YorkPennsylvaniaNew YorkNew YorkNebraska
father's birthplaceNew YorkVermontNew YorkNew YorkNew YorkNew York
mother's birthplaceNew YorkVermontNew YorkNew YorkNew YorkNew York
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationDay Laborer At SchoolElectrician  
# months not employed11  0  
# months in school  9   
can readYesYesYesYesYes 
can writeYesYesYesYesYes 
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYes 
owned/rentedR     
free or mortgaged      
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Ohio, Ashtabula County, Sheffield Township, enumeration district 46, microfilm series T624, film 1153, page 28 = 7 A handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain; note that (1) Emmie B could well be Emma B in the 1900 census transcribed above]
line2829303132
street     
house nr     
dwelling nr142    
family nr142    
nameDennis Glen A- Emmie B- Nellie L- Gertrude GDoolittle Olive
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughtermoth in law
sexmffff
colorwwwww
age332352 9/1264
marital statusM1M1SSWD
#years present marriage88   
mother of # children 2  6
mother of # living children 2  4
birthplaceNew YorkPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew York
father's birthplace-New YorkNew YorkNew YorkVermont
mother's birthplace-New YorkPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew York
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish English
occupationFarmernonenonenonenone
nature of industry etc.General Farm   Private Family [sic]
employer etc.OA    
out of work 15 Apr 1910?     
# weeks out of work 1909     
can readyesyes  yes
can writeyesyes  yes
school since 1 Sep 09     
owned/rentedR    
owned free or mortagaged     
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule142    
civil war vet     
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, New York, Erie County, Collins, microfilm series T625, film 1099, enumeration district 277, page 218 = 7 A handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative, but note that (1) Olive's birth family name was 'Blakely']
line40414243
street    
house numberFm   
dwelling visit number167   
family visit number172   
nameBlakely, Orville J- Thaddius SWillett Samantha LDoolittle Olive L
relationshipHeadFatherAuntAunt
own/rentO   
free/mortgaged (if owned)M   
sexMMFF
raceWWWW
age at last birthday50848073
marital statusSWdWdWd
year of immigration    
naturalized/alien    
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
birth placeNew YorkNew YorkNew YorkNew York
native language    
father's birthplaceNew YorkVermontVermontVermont
father's native language    
mother's birthplaceNew YorkConnecticutConnecticutConnecticut
mother's native language    
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYes
occupationFarmerNoneNoneNone
industry, businessDairy farm   
employment statusOA   
number of farm schedule91   

compiled service record

[compiled service record, Edward J Doolittle, H 9 NY Cav]
[transcribed March 2014, from copy received from the National Archives and Records Administration]


[image 1 of 41]
Doolittle, Edward J.
Co H, 9 N.Y. Cav.
Private Private
CARD NUMBERS
1 4588544
2 4588616
3 4588689
4 4588753
5 4588845
6 4590012
7 22042479
8 22042584
9 3158-C-1883
10 33485138
11 36858369
[the rest of the numbers are blank]
Book Mark: 3158 C 83.
See also [blank]

[image 2 of 41]

Westfield
H H Wendtz [?]

[image 3 of 41]

5-1038789 - P C mtm [?]
51085049 p.o of + [?]
02209753 S [?] O aff
S. 2702790 And. W. D.
S 2809398 A W D

[image 4 of 41]

DEATH AND DISABILITY RECORDS.
Mr Hammond.

Is the name Edward J. Doolittle borne on rolls of Co. "B" 91st Penna (enlisted Oct. 5 /61 + dischg'd May 22 62 at Alexandria, Va.

Cert. of Disab'y is signed by A. H. Bowman Captain 91 Pa Vols
also by I. D. Knight Surgeon 91 Pa.
It is supposed that this man properly belonged to Co H 9 N.Y. Cav

Resp'y Scott
2/25/81

[image 5 of 41]

DEATH AND DISABILITY RECORDS.
Mr Bingham.
There is a Cert. of Disab'y on file for Edward J. Doolittle, Co. "B", (Capt. A. H. Bowman, 91st Penna vols., enlisted by Capt. Wilbert G. Bentley, 9th N.Y. Cavy, at Warsaw, Oct 5/61 +c. + dischg'd at Alexa Va May 22 /62.
Please examine Register of 9 N.Y. Cav'y whether this man was transferred (temp. or permanent) to 91 Pa.

Resp'y
Scott
2/21/81.
over

[image 6 of 41]

Registry shows no record of this man ever serving in 91' P.V.
Resp
J. S. [?]

[image 7 of 41]

Alleged discharged Aug. 9. + 30. 62 Washington, + Phil.
M Ellerbrook [?] will [illegible] Reg. of discharge covering above places give any evidence of discharge + date + cause
Resp
H D

1st ser if in Index V.RC.
Name not on index to VRC JVM

Discharge Register Mil. Dist. of Washington Ed. J. Doolittle, Pvt. Co. "H" 9" N.Y. Cav. ordered to be discharged May 9", 1862 for "Paricarditis." [sic] Papers found by Medl Ex'ning Board, Mil. D. of W. Surgeon "Stewart", + recd at Hd Qrs May 9" 1862.
D. D C 11.6.80 T.H. E. [?]

Mr. Scott
This man was discharged at Washington May 9. 62 or about that time
Have you not a Cert. of Dis.
Resp
HT [?]

[images 8 through 11 of 41 are duplicates of images 4 through 7]

[image 12 of 41]

WAR DEPARTMENT,
Surgeon General's Office,
RECORD AND PENSION DIVISION,
Washington, D.C., October 23d, 1880

(TRANSCRIPT FROM RECORDS.)

It appears from the records filed in this Office, that Priv. Edw'd Dolittle [sic], Co. H, 9th N.Y. Cav., was admitted to G.H., Philadelphia, Pa., March 7, '62, with Rubeola, and transferred March 28 '62 Was admitted to South street G.H., Philadelphia, Pa., March 28, '62, (as Edw'd Doolittle,) as Convalescent, and returned to duty Apr. 10, '62.


By order of the Surgeon General:

J. J. Woodward
Surgeon U.S. Army.

VOL --
NO 18.796
Per J Fiech

[image 13 of 41]

Treasury Department,
SECOND AUDITOR'S OFFICE,
Jan 6th, 1880.

Sir:

Please give the last payment, when and by whom made, to Edward J Doolittle, late Private, Company H 9th Regiment N.Y. Cavalry Volunteers, who was discharged on the 9th day of May, 1862 at Philadelphia for Disability

Very respectfully,
E. B. French
Auditor.
By J E S [?]

H. L. S. ROOM NO. 77.

To the Paymaster General.

Paymaster General's Office,
Feby 9, 1880.

Sir:

No record

Very respectfully,
B [illegible]
Paymaster General By EG

To the Second Auditor of the Treasury.

[image 14 of 41]

Treasury Department,
SECOND AUDITOR'S OFFICE,
Nov. 12, 1878.

Sir:

Please give the last payment, when and by whom made, to Edward J. Doolittle, late Priv., Company H, 9 Regiment, NY Cav Volunteers, who was discharged on the 9 or 30 day of May, 1862.


Very respectfully,
E. B. French Auditor.
By [illegible initials]
J. E. M. ROOM NO. 77

To the Paymaster General.


Paymaster General's Office,
Mch. 13, 1879.
No record
Very respectfully,
B. Alvort
Paymaster General. By EG

To the Second Auditor of the Treasury.

[image 15 of 41]

[handwritten note:] See outside.

ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES.
CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE.

Edward J Doolittle of Captain A H Bowman's Company, (B) of the Ninety first Penna. Regiment of United States Vol. Infantry was enlisted by Capt. Wilbert G Bently of the Ninth Regiment of New York Cavalry at Warsaw on the Fifth day of October 1861, to serve three years; he was born in Wethersfield [?] Springs in the state of New York, is Eighteen years of age, Five feet three inches high, Fair complexion, Blue eyes, Light hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty sixty days.


STATION: Alexandria
DATE: May 1862

A H Bowman
Capt Commanding Company.

I CERTIFY, that I have carefully examined the said Edward Doolittle of Captain Bowman's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of Pericarditis + Physical disability

I. D. Knight Surgeon.

DISCHARGED, this twenty Second day of May 1862, at Alexandria Va
E M Gregory
Col Commanding the Post.

[image 16 of 41]

[crossed out] 733
[crossed out] M 66
D [crossed out] 196 of 1862
CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE
my D of W Dupl
In the case of
Ed J Doolittle
a Private Co. B H
See Endorsement hereon
91st Reg't of P. V.
File with 9th New York Cavalry

Jona. [?] Letterman [?]
Asst. SURGEON [illegible]
Medical Director
MILITARY DIST OF WASHINGTON
Dupl sent Pen Office, July 2 /62

HEAD QUARTERS,
MILITARY DIST OF WASHINGTON
Discharged MAY 20 1862.
BY COMMAND OF BRIG GEN WADSWORTH
J S Conrad [?]
AAAG

Received (A. G. Office) [blank]
22 May

[image 17 of 41]

A.G.O., Mch. 10", 1881

This is accepted as referring to Edward J. Doolittle, Private, "H", 9th N.Y. Cavalry, who was temporarily attached to Co. "B", 91st Penna. Vols, by order of Gen'l Wadsworth Apl. 15 /62 and discharged at Alexandria, Va., May 22nd, 1862, on Surg's Certificate of Disability.

This is accepted as the Cert. of Disability upon which he was discharged.

See incl reports from Rolls +c

HCC
Ass't Adjt Gen'l
by DHC
Wm H Atg [?]

Dupl. Cert. for Pens. Office (recalled Nov 10/8[illegible]
Corrected + returned to Pens. Office Mch 11/ [illegible]
nondonreg [??]
3. 14. 81 B

[image 18 of 41]

War Department,
Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D.C., Septr 28th, 1878.

Sir:

I have to inform you that Edward J. Doolittle Private, Co. "H", 9th Reg't N York Cavy Volunteers, is reported on the muster-roll of that Company for the month of May and June, 1862, as follows:

Discharged by order of Gen Wadsworth May 9. 1862.
M.O. Roll of Company reports him discharged May 30 /62 at Phila. Pa. for disability.

and to request that you furnish this Office with such information relative to date of final payment for this soldier as the records of your office may afford.

Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
C W Benjamin
Assistant Adjutant General.

Second Auditor
Treasury Dept

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WAT. 77
Treasury Department,
SECOND AUDITOR'S OFFICE,
June 1st, 1880.

Respectfully returned to the Assistant Adjutant General, with the information that there is no record of final payment, nor evidence of discharge in case of the within-named soldier, on file in this office.

O Ferriss
[crossed out:] E. B. French
Auditor.
By [illegible]

H.S.S. 77.

RECEIVED ADJUTANT GEN'LS OFFICE JUN 3 1880
RECEIVED ADJUTANT GEN'LS OFFICE OCT 25 1880 [?]

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Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, June 5", 1880.
Respectfully referred to Surgeon General U.S.A.

WAR DEPARTMENT,
Surgeon General's Office,
Record and Pension Division,
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 23, 1880

Respectfully returned to the Adjutant General, U.S. Army.

An examination in connection with the data submitted, of all records on file likely to afford the information desired, has failed to elicit any evidence in this case, additional to that contained in the enclosed report.

BY ORDER OF THE SURGEON GENERAL.
J J Woodward
Surgeon, U.S.A.
Per J. Freeh

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[Do]olittle, Edward J.
"H" 9. N.Y. Cav.

3079 OD Binny 120 B Dep [?] MO NY 206 [?]

2467 Dixon 340 A Ap 62 Sick in Hosp Phila | Enlisted Oct 5 61

174 Halsy 195 A Jan [?] 63 idem ||

9236 OO Web 215 B Det MO not borne [?]

9236 Webb 222 B Dec M O not borne

2026 Webb 0

FO0 0
[illegible] 11-13 78.
6-1-80

[image 22 of 41]

ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES.
CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE.

Private Edward J Doolittle of Captain W. G. Bentley's Company, (H) of the Ninth Regiment of N.Y. Cavalry was enlisted by Capt W. G. Bentley of the 9th Regiment of NY Cavalry at Wethersfield Springs Wyoming Co. N.Y. on the fifth day of October 1861, to serve three years; he was born in Wyoming County in the State of N.Y., is Eighteen years of age, five feet 3 inches high, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enlisted a farmer During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 days.

STATION: Camp Fenton [??] Washington D.C.
DATE: February 14th 1862
W. G. Bentley Capt Commanding Company H.

I CERTIFY, that I have carefully examined the said Edward J Doolittle of Captain W. G. Bentleys Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of "Nostalgia" [sic]. [See 'Nostalgia as a medical condition', in Wikipedia, accessed 1 March 2014.]


[see 'Nostalgia as a medical condition', in Wikipedia, accessed 1 March 2014]

Jno. Spencer Surgeon.
9th N.Y.V Cav

DISCHARGED, this [blank] day of [blank] 186[blank], at [blank]

[blank] Commanding the Post.

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CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE
In the case of
Edward J Doolittle
a private Co. H
9th Reg't of NY Cavalry

[image 24 of 41 is a copy of image 22]

[image 25 is a copy of image 23, with the following lines added:]
Complete Cert. of Disaby. on file JD
(Duplicate.)
Med Cert
6497 A ADJUTANT GEN'L OFFICE ENLISTED BRANCH. 43 (EB) RECEIVED. JUN 26 1884

[image 26 of 41]

Mr Douglas

In the case of Edward J Doolittle Co. H 9th NY Cavy or Inf or Arty there is not certificate of Disaby on file or any record of discharge other than that shown by a "Register of Discharges, 1862", which show "Edwd I Doolittle Co B. 9" N.Y.--Discharged May 22 1862 for physical Disability, at Alexandria Va, by Col. Gregory. Doctor Knight"

Duplicate sent Pen. Off. July 2. 1862
The name is not entered on the New York Discharge Register

Circular sent Pen Office this day for rec all of duplicate. Please hold up. or return case to this Div. until answer is received from Pen. Off.

D + D D Nov. 9. 1880 Then you had better hold it up until you get it back
Yours H.D.

Letter

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War Department,
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, Novbr 10", 1880

Sir:

I have the honor to request that the Certificate of Disability forwarded to your Office July 2" /62 in the case of Pvt Edward J. Doolittle, Company "B" or "H" 9th Regiment of New York (Cavalry), be returned to this Office

I have the honor to be,
Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
J P Martin
Assistant Adjutant General

To
Commission of Pensions,
Washington, D.C.

Wm H
HS

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Doolittle Edward J
Pr, Co. H, 9 Reg't N.Y. Cav
4 Enclosures.

Bed Cards [blank]
Burial Records [blank]
Certs. of Dis. for Discharge 1
C. M. Charges [blank]
Med. Certificate [blank]
Descriptive Lists [blank]
Final Statements [blank]
Furloughs [blank]
Med. Des. Lists [blank]
Orders [blank]

Other papers relating to--
Admission to Hosp'l [blank]
Casualty Sheet (Officer's) [blank]
Confinement [blank]
Contracts [blank]
Death or Effects [blank]
Desertions [blank]
Discharge from Hosp'l [blank]
Discharge from Service 1
Duty [blank]
Furlough [blank]
Med. Examination [blank]
Misc. Information 2
Pay or Clothing [blank]
Personal Reports [blank]
Rank [blank]
Transfer to Hosp'l [blank]
Transfer to V.R.C. [blank]
Tranportation [blank]

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Edward J. Doolittle is reported on Roll of Co. B. 91st Pa. Vols. for Mch. + Apl. 1862, present, "Attached by order of Genl. Wadsworth April 15 /62. May + June 1862, Discharged May 27. 1862, from Alexandria Va.--Enrolled Oct. 5/61, at Warsaw, by Capt. Bently. A. H. Bowman was Capt. of Co. and J. D. Knight, Surgeon of Regt.

Not borne on prior rolls

E.A.T. [?] 2/26/81.

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D. 9" Cav. NY.
Edward J. Doolittle
[blank], Co. H, 9" Reg't N.Y. Cav.
NOTATION.
Book mark: 3158" C. 1883
Adjutant General's Office,
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, March 14", 1883.

Discharged May 22" 1862 on Surgeons Certificate of Disability while temporarily attached to Co B. 91" Pa. Vols.

Summy Copyist.

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No. 66
Adjutant General's Office,
March 10", 1881.
Case of Private Edwd J. Doolittle, "B", 91st Penna Vols.
e
temporarily attached from Co "H", 9th N.Y. Cav'y. by order of Gen'l Wadsworth April 15 /62, and was discharged at Alexa, Va, May 22nd, 1862, on Surg's Cert. of Disab'y.

For Certif of Disab'y. see 9th N.Y. Cavalry.

WmH [?]

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D 9 Cav. N.Y.
Edward J. Doolittle
Pvt, Co, H [sic], 9 Reg't New York Cavalry.
Appears on Returns as follows:

Nov 1861 - Absent - sick. Left in Hospl at Philadelphia Nov 28 /61
June 1862 - Discharged for Disability

Book mark: [blank]
Hammer Copyist.

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D 9 Cav. N.Y.
Edward J Doolittle
Pri, Co H, 9 Reg't N.Y. Cavalry.
Appears on Co. Muster-out Roll, dated Clouds Mills Va July 17, 1865.

Muster-out to date [blank]
Last paid to [blank]

Clothing account:
Last settled [blank]; drawn since [blank]
Due soldier [blank]; due U.S. [blank]
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd [blank]

Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., [blank]
Bounty paid [blank]; due [blank]
Remarks: Discharged May 30, 62 Phila Pa [illegible] disability

Book mark: 3158 - C (EB) 83

[illegible] Copyist.

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9 N.Y. Cav
D 91 Pa.
Edward J. Doolittle
Pvt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Mch + Apr, 1862.
Present or absent not stated
Stoppage, [blank]
Due Gov't, [blank]
Remarks: Attached by order of Gen Wadsworth Apr. 15 /62.

Book mark: [blank]
Patterson Copyist.

[image 35 of 41]

D 9 Cav. N.Y.
Edward J. Doolittle
Pvt, Co. H, 9 Reg't N.Y. Cavalry.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Mch. + April, 1862.
Present or absent Absent
Stoppage, [blank]
Due Gov't, [blank]
Remarks: Sick in U.S. Hospital at Philadelphia

Book mark: [blank]
Chandler Copyist.

[image 36 of 41]

D 9 Cav. N.Y.
Edward J. Dolittle [sic]
[blank], Co H, 9 Reg't N.Y. Cavalry.
Appears on
Company Descriptive Book
of the organization named above.

DESCRIPTION.
Age 18 years; height 5 feet 3 inches.
Complexion Light
Eyes Blue; hair Light
Where born Wyoming NY
Occupation Farmer

ENLISTMENT.
When Oct 5, 1861.
Where Wethersfield Spr
By whom W. G. Bentley; term 3 y'rs.
Remarks: [blank]

Holtzman Copyist.

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D 9 Cav. N.Y.
Edward J. Dolittle [sic]
Pvt, Co. H, 9 Reg't N.Y. Cavalry.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for May + June, 1862.
Present or absent [blank]
Stoppage, [blank]
Due Gov't, [blank]
Remarks: Discharged by order of Gen. Wadsworth May 9, 1862.

Book mark: 3158. C. (EB) 83.
Chandler Copyist.

[image 38 of 41]

D 9 Cav. N.Y.
Edward J. Doolittle
Pvt, Co. H, 9 Reg't N.Y. Cavalry.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Dec. 31, 1861.
Present or absent Not stated
Stoppage, [blank]
Due Gov't, [blank]
* Mustered in Oct. 14 at Westfield [sic]
* Added by OMV Sept 6, 1911.

Book mark: [blank]
Chandler Copyist.

[image 39 of 41]

D 9 Cav. N.Y.
Edward J. Dolittle [sic]
Pvt, Co. H, 9 Reg't N.Y. Cavalry.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Jan. + Feb., 1862.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, [blank]
Due Gov't, [blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
Chandler Copyist.

[image 40 of 41]

9 N.Y. Cav
D 91 Pa.
Edward J. Doolittle
Pvt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for May + June, 1862.
Present or absent [blank]
Stoppage, [blank]
Due Gov't, [blank]
Remarks: Dischgd May 27 /62 From Alexandria, Va.

(Enrolled Oct. 5, 61 at Warsaw for 3 yrs Muster in not shown)

Book mark: [blank]
Patterson Copyist.

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D 9 Cav. N.Y.
Edward J. Doolittle
Pvt, Co. H, 9 Reg't N.Y. Cavalry.
Age 18 years.
Appears on
Company Muster-in Roll of the organization named above. Roll dated Not dated
Muster-in to date Oct. 14 1861.

Joined for duty and enrolled:
When Oct. 5, 186[blank].
Where Wethersfield Springs
Period 3 years.

Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
Chandler Copyist.

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 March 2014, from Fold3]

Doolittle Edward J
Co. B, 91 Pa Inf
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.

This man was temporarily attached to the organization named above. His cards are filed with the 9" N.Y. Cavy to which organization he belonged.


GENERAL INDEX CARD.

special order 37

[Headquarters Military District of Washington, Washington DC, special order 37, 11 April 1863]
[transcribed 21 June 2014, from a copy provided by the National Archives and Records Adminsitration]


Headquarters Military District of Washington, WASHINGTON, D.C.
April 11th 1863

Special Orders No 37

I The Battery of 3d Maine Artillery will proceed tomorrow morning (12th inst) as earlly as possible to Alexandria Va and report to Col. Viele Provost Marshall, who will assign them to temporary Quarters or Encampment, and telegraph to Genl McDowell for orders.

The commanding officer of this Battery will today make requisitions and obtain muskets and ammunition for his men to the amount of thirty rounds for each man.

II Private Edward J Doolittle 9th NY Vols is attached to the 91st Pa Vols until further orders and will report immediately to the comdg Officer of that Regiment

III The 4th + 6th Maine Batteries will on Monday next, the 14th inst, at an early hour proceed to Uptons Hill near Fall Church Va and garrison Forts Ramsey and Buffalo. They will relieve Col Siegle 107 Pa Vols in the Guard duly assigned to him except as regards the guard over the vacant Camps of Genl McDowells Corp which will be maintained by Col Siegle who will transmit to the commanding officer of the two Batteries above named the orders he recieved [sic] as to guarding public and private property.

The senior officer of the two Batteries will report to these Head Quarters tomorrow the 13th inst for further orders.

IV Leave of absence of seven days is granted Capt E. C. Ware 10 N.J. Vols

V 1st Lieutenant Charles E Lasher 26 N.Y. Vols. having tendered his resignation is hereby honorably discharged from the Military service of the United States.

VI The 4th Pa V. Cavalry will move from their present position to Camp Sprague N.Y. Avenue formerly garrisoned by 1st U.S. Cavalry as soon as the Camp is policed and put in proper condition.

VII 2nd Lieutenant Samuel Warbass 1st N.J. Vol. Cav. having tendered his resignation on account of sickness is hereby honorably discharged from the Military Service of the United States.

VIII 2nd Lieut. Francis I 3d Battalion NY Artillery having tendered his resignation is hereby honorably discharged from the Military Service of the United States.

IX Leave of absence for twelve days is granted 2nd Lieut B. A. Lunn [?] 2nd NY. Arty. on account of sickness in his family.

X Leave of absence for fifteen days is granted Lieut + Adjut. A. A. Plumer 1st Battal. 4 Pa Cavalry on account of sickness in his family

XI All Officers and Enlisted men belonging to the Division of Brig. Grenl Blenker will leave this city on Monday next 14th inst by railroad for Harpers Ferry and Grafton, to join the Division to which they belong. The transportation and stores remaining at the Old Encampment of the Division at Hunters Chapel Va. will be turned over to the QuarterMaster and Commissary Department. Capt Tod [illegible] A.D.C. will attend to the execution of this order.

By Command of Brig Genl Wadsworth
John P. Sherburn [?]
Capt and A.A.A.G.

Veterans administration, pension payment card

[Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 14 February 2014]

NAME: Doolittle Edward J.
Certificate No. 367351
ARMY INVALID.
Law: Civil War
Service: Pr. H. 9 NYC
Disability: Dis. of heart - res. of measles.
ISSUES
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
Reis + Inc121 Feb. 19077 Mch 1907

Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: [illegible] Order 11/14/07
Topeka Kansas 11/16/07
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: 4 June 08
Bureau notified: 2 July 08 - 3 - 798 - 6/29/08 W.
Remarks: widow Olive L
Order Comm 30 Oct 1908
Former Roll No. [blank]
Home: [blank]

Veterans administration, pension payment card, spouse

[Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 14 February 2014]
[I did not transcribe the card listing payments; the last payment listed was from the second quarter of 1924, but the card is marked 'Trans. to Mo. Payment Card.']

NAME: Doolittle, Olive L.
Certificate No. 664344
ARMY WIDOW.
Law: ACT. APRIL 19th, 1908.
ACT OF MAY 1, 1920
Name of Soldier: Edward J. Doolittle
Service: Pvt. H 9 N.Y. Cav. and Landsman U.S.S. St. Lawrence and Princeton, U.S. Navy [sic]
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
Orig1211 June 190820 Oct 1908
INC.20SEPTEMBER 8, 1916 
INC.25OCTOBER 6, 1917 
INC30May 1, 1920 
MINORS--$2 PER MONTH ADDITIONAL. [blank]
Fees: E. P. Sherman $10 Pd. 11/10/08
Transferred from: Pittsburgh
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: [blank]
Bureau notified: [blank]
Remarks: [blank]
OCT 18 1916
55 Congress St.
Bradford. Pa.
Former Roll No. [blank]

veterans administration, pension payment cards, Olive (card 2)

[Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933, Olive L Doolittle
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 14 February 2014]

NAME Doolittle Olive L
Certificate No. 664344
ARMY WIDOW
Act May 23,1928
Law: Act of May 1, 1920
Name of Soldier Edward J
Service Pt H 9 N Y Cav & Landsman USS St Lawrence & Princeton U
ISSUES
CLASSRATEDATE OF COMMENCEMENTDATE OF CERTIFICATE
 30May 1, 1920 
 40JUNE 4, 1928 

MINORS, $-- PER MONTH ADDITIONAL [blank]
Died Dec. 14, 1929.
Reported JAN 21 1930
Remarks: [blank]

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

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

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
McKean County
NAME DOOLITTLE, Edward J.
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH 6/4/08
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN [blank]
DATES OF SERVICE -5/22/62
ORGANIZATION(S) Troop H, 9th N.Y. Cav
RANK Pvt
CEMETERY NAME OAK HILL
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Bradford
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY [blank]
HEADSTONE [blank]
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Bur Allow
DATE [blank]
REMARKS [blank]

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