91st PA: Samuel G Dougherty

Samuel G Dougherty

Before the war

He was born in 1844/45 (8 [18, probably in 1863], 9 [16 in 1861], 14 [69 in 1911], 15 [69 in 1912], 16 [69 in 1911]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 14, 15, 16).

When he enlisted, he was an ivory-turner (9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet tall, and had a light complexion, brown eyes, and light hair (8 [5'4-1/2", probably in 1863], 9 [5']).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 September 1861 (1, 9, 13). He enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was mustered in as a musician, in company I, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17).

On 1 November 1863, he was reported regained from missing in action (6).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 7, 9). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Swan (8, 9).

On 30 July 1864 he was ordered to report to the Fifth Corp Hospital at City Point (2, 3, 5 [1 Aug], 10). The detail was to report to brigade headquarters at 8 am on 1 August 1864 (3). He was still detailed as a nurse in September (?) 1864 (5).

On 28 June 1865, he went on a furlough, which expired on 13 July 1865 (4).

He was absent, on furlough, when the regiment mustered out (1, 8 [discharged on muster-out rolls], 9, 13 [discharged 9 July 1865]). He had served for forty-five months (14, 15, 16). He was a musician, in company I (17).

After the war

On 31 January 1882, he applied successfully for a pension (11, 13).

In 1890, he was living on Charles Street, in Gloucester City, Camden County, New Jersey (12).

On 16 April 1907, he again applied for a pension (13).

On 11 March 1911, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (14, 15, 16).

On 22 June 1911, he was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (14).

In 1912, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (15).

On 17 November 1913, he was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (17). He was receiving a pension of $19 per month (17).

He died on 9 April 1917, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13).

On 9 April 1917, his widow, Rebecca S Dougherty, applied successfully from New Jersey for a pension (11, 13).

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)

2 letter, Tayman to Reed, 13 August 1864

3 special order 186, HQ 5th Army Corps, 30 July 1864

4 enlisted men's furloughs (Samuel Daugherty)

5 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Saml Dougherty)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 November 1863 (Mus Dougherty)

7 company I, list of non-commissioned officers (Samuel G Dougherty)

8 company I, descriptive roll, #8 (Samuel G Dougherty)

9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 24 March 2005 (Sam'l S Dougherty)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 1 August 1864 (Musician Dogherty)

11 pension index, by name (Samuel T Dougherty)

12 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Camden County, Gloucester City, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 191, page [2] (Samuel T Dougherty)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Samuel T Dougherty)

14 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1911. Serial Set volume 6303, Session volume 121, 62nd Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 163. Page 312 (Samuel T Dougherty)

15 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1912. Serial Set volume 6473, Session volume 107, 62nd Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1009. Page 306 (Samuel T Dougherty)

16 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1914. Serial Set volume 6875, Session volume 90, 63rd Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1363. Page 316 (Samuel T Dougherty)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel T Dougherty)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Camden County, Gloucester City, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 191, page [2]]
[line] 22
[house] 398
[family] 4
[name] Samuel T Dougherty
[rank] Chief Musician
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pennsyl
[enlistment date] 19 Sep 1861
[discharge date] 25 Jun 1865
[length of service] 4 years, 3 months, [blank] days
[post office address] " " [sc. Gloucester City] " " [sc. Charles St]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[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 28 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Dougherty, Samuel T
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Mus | Mus
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