91st PA: Henry Dunn

Henry Dunn

Before the war

He was born in 1839/40, in Tyrone, Ireland. [sources: date: 4 (23 in ?1863), 5 (21 in 1861), 9 (28 at death in 1869), 12 (1841). place: 4, 9, 12]

He married Fannie [unknown family name]. She was born in 1840/41, in Ireland. They had three children:

[sources: 8, 13, 14]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [source: 5]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair. [sources: 4, 5]

During the war

He was mustered into service on 20 December 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 5 (24 Dec), 11]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 6]

He began working as cook for John Donnell on 18 December 1863, and was still his cook on 30 December. [source: 2]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863. He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Swan. [sources: 1, 4, 5]

He was detailed as an officer's cook on 15 April 1864. [source: 3]

The regiment forwarded his descriptive list to Satterlie Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 17 June 1865. [source: 4]

He was absent, sick, at muster out. He was a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 5 (in hospital), 11]

After the war

He died on 9 January 1869, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of consumption. He was then married. He was a laborer. He died at, or was buried from, Haverford Road and 66th Street. On 11 January 1869, he was buried at Haddington Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 9, 12 (8 Jan 69)]

On 8 April 1869, his widow, Fannie Dunn, applied successfully for a pension, under the Act of 14 July 1862 and the Act of 25 July 1866. She received a pension of $8 per month, and $2 additional for each child less than sixteen years old, retroactive to 8 January 1869. The pension certificate was dated 28 February 1870. [sources: 7, 10, 13]

In 1870, his widow, Fannie Dunn, was living in the 24th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with their three children Martha, Henry, and John. [source: 8]

On 13 December 1875, the Pension Office told the pension agent to suspend the pension, but on the same day they also told him to resume payment. Most suspensions I have seen were caused by attorneys' executing documents improperly. But her attorney, R S League + Company (Philadelphia), isn't one of the firms who apologized for improper execution. Perhaps that is why her pension was resumed so quickly. [source: 13]

On 29 March 1882, his widow, Fanny Dunn, died. She died of carcinoma of breast. On 31 March 1882, she was buried, at Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 14]

On 6 April 1883, the Pension Office apparently told someone that since Fannie was dead, a 'formal app[licatio[n] for [a] minor's [?] pen[sion] should be filed through [the] guardian'. [source: 13]

On 20 September 1884, his minor dependent, Margaret Weldon, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 7, 10]

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, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 15 April 1864 (Priv Dunn)

4 company I, descriptive roll, #11 (Henry Dunn)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 24 March 2005 (Henry Dunn)

6 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Henry Dunn)

7 pension index, by name (Henry Dunn)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 24th ward, 80th division, microfilm series M593, film 1411, page 491 = 9 handwritten (Fannie Dunn)

9 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 Jan 1869 (Henry Dunn)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Henry Dunn)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Dunn)

12 Find a grave, memorial 70184827, created by lwiley, added 21 May 2011, accessed 24 August 2014 (Henry Dunn)

13 abstract of dependent's pension certificate file, certificate WC 140,351 (Fannie Dunn widow of Henry Dunn)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia PA, 29 March 1882 (Fanny Dunn)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed January 2007)

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Henry Dunn in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 24th ward, 80th division, microfilm series M593, film 1411, page 491 = 9 handwritten]
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Dwelling-house number61   
Family number63   
NameDunn Fannie- Martha J- Henry - John E
Age29542
SexFFMM
ColorWWWW
OccupationKeeping House   
Real estate value    
Personal estate value200   
BirthplaceIrelandPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born11 11
Mother foreign born1111
Birth month if born within year    
Marriage month if married within year    
Attended school past year    
Can't read    
Can't write1   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 30 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Dunn Henry
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 Jan 1869, Henry Dunn]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 24 Nov 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Henry Dunn
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 28
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Jan 9 1869
7. Cause of Death, Consumption
J. E. Whiteside M.D.
Residence, 66 + Haverford
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation Laborer
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 24 [?]
12. Street and Number, Haverford Road + 66 St
13. Date of Burial, Jan 11 1869
14. Place of Burial, Haddington [?] Cem
Jos [??] P Tankenf [???] UNDERTAKER
Residence, 53 + Vine St W.P.

pension certificate file

[abstract of dependent's pension certificate file, Fannie Dunn widow of Henry Dunn, certificate WC 140,351]
[abstracted from 3 pages on Fold3, 14 September 2014]
Feb 1870
certificate 140,351 (p.2)
Fannie Dunn widow of Henry Dunn pvt I 91 PA: pension of $8 per month starting 8 January 1869, with $2 additional per month for children under 16, starting 8 January 1869: Martha J (26 Nov 1880 [?]), Harry (26 May 1882), John E (28 Mar 1884) (p.2)
certificate was dated 28 Feb 1870, and sent to R S League + Co Philadelphia PA (p.2)
under the Act of 14 July 1862 (p.2)
13 Dec 1875
the pension agent was instructed to suspend the pension, but apparently on the same day was instructed to resume payment (p.3)
6 April 1883
the Pension Office told (?) someone [F W Paul (?)] that since the widow was dead, a 'formal app[licatio]n for [a] minor's [?] pen[sion] should be filed through [the] guardian' (p.3)

death certificate, Fanny Dunn

[death certificate, Fanny Dunn, Philadelphia PA, 29 March 1882]
[transcribed 14 September 2014, from FamilySearch]


RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Fanny Dunn
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Female
4. Age, 41 Years
5. Widowed
6. Date of Death, March 29, 1882
7. Cause of Death, Carcinoma of Breast
Thomas D. Dunn M.D.
Residence, 3400 Spruce St
W. Phila

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, -
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, -
11. Ward, 7nd
12. Street and Number, 1123 Lombard
13. Date of Burial, Friday March 31st at 3 o clock
14. Place of Burial, Woodlands Cemetery
Thomas Graham + Son, Undertaker
Residence, No 1123 Lombard st

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