91st PA: Joseph Douglass

Joseph Douglass

Before the war

He was born in 1817/18 (4 (43 in 1861), 6 [49 in 1868 at death], 8 [42 in 1860]). He was born in Glasgow, Scotland (4, 6, 8).

Given his apparent children's birthplaces, he probably immigrated to the United States between 1842 and 1854 (8).

In 1860, he was living in the 19th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Margaret (presumably his wife) and with Margaret and Isabella (presumably their children) (8). He was a laborer (8).

Description

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

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 November 1861 (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant G Black (4). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 4, 9). He had rifle number 1121 (4).

Because of disability, he was transferred on 1 July 1863 to the Veterans' Reserve Corps (1, 2, 3, 4). When he was transferred, he was a private, in company H (9). He served in company E of the 13th Veterans' Reserve Corps (5, 7).

After the war

He died on 22 December 1868, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of chronic dysentery (6). He was married (6). He was a laborer (6). He died at, or was buried from, 2333 Almond Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was buried in Franklin Cemetery, on 24 December 1868 (6).

On 26 December 1874, his widow, Margaret Douglass, applied unsuccessfully for a pension (5, 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) (Joseph Douglass)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 August 1863 (Private Douglass)

3 company H, register of men transferred (Joseph Douglass)

4 company H, descriptive roll, #74 (Joseph Douglass)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Joseph G Douglass)

6 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 December 1868 (Joseph Douglass)

7 pension index, by name (Joseph G Douglass)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 291 = 291 handwritten (Jos Douglass)

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

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 291 = 291 handwritten]
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Dwelling number2066   
Family number2345   
NameJos. DouglassMargaretMargaretIsabella
Age4243186
Sexmfff
Color    
OccupationLabr   
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate    
Place of birthScotland""Pa
Married within year    
Attended school within year   1
Cannot read & write 1  
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 28 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Douglass Joseph
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also Inv Corps

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 December 1868, Joseph Douglass]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 2 December 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Joseph Douglass
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 49
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Dec 22nd 68
7. Cause of Death, Chronic Dysentery
J. B. Muetin [?] M.D.
Residence, Episcopal Hospital
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Laborer
9. Place of Birth, Scotland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 19
12. Street and Number, 2333 Almond St.
13. Date of Burial, Dec 24
14. Place of Burial, Franklin Cemetery
A [?] H Schuyler Undertaker.
Residence, 1827 Gent [?] Ave

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