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