91st PA: William Eckard

William Eckard

Before the war

He was born in 1844/45 (3 (19 in 1864)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).

When he enlisted, he was a dealer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 January 1864 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (3). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Hildebrand (3). He was a private in company D (1, 6, 7, 8, 9).

On 28 May 1865, he went on a furlough, which expired on 12 June 1865 (2). He returned on 18 June 1865 (2).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company D (6, 7, 8, 9).

After the war

On 20 February 1888, his minor dependent Lincoln Dorsey applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).

Note on identification

Perhaps he is the William Eckard who died on 15 April 1885.

death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer Saturday 18 April 1885, transcribed 11 February 2015, from GenealogyBank
ECKARD.--On the 15th, WILLIAM ECKARD aged forty-two years.
The relatives and friends of the family, also Star of America, I.O.O.F., No. 52, Baker Post No. 8 American Star Lodge, A.O.G.F., No. 5 are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, No. 2115 Sharswood street. To proceed to Odd Fellows' Cemetery.
death certificate, FamilySearch

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) (William Eckard)

2 enlisted men's furloughs (William Eckerd)

3 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 27 (William Eckerd)

4 pension index, by name (William Eckard)

5 pension index, by regiment (William Eckard)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Eckerd)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Echard)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Eckard)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 31 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Eckerd William
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Eckard William

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[card 2, transcribed 31 March 2014]

Echard William
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Eckard William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 31 March 2014]

Eckard William
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 31 March 2014]

Ecard William
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Eckard William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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