91st PA--John L Evans

John L Evans

Before the war

He was born to Thomas J and Ruth Ann Evans (17; 7 (30 in 1861), 8 [32 in 1863], 9 [65 in ?1896], 13 [68 (?) at death in 1891], 17 [68 at death], 18 [65 in 1896]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 8, 9, 13, 18).

When he enlisted, he was a labo[rer] (7, 8).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (7, 8 [5'9"]).

In 1896, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and gray hair (18).

During the war

He also served as a private in company I of the 20th Pennsylvania Infantry (18). He enlisted on 26 March 1861, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). He was discharged at the expiration of his term, on 6 August 1861 (18).

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 September 1861 (1, 6, 7, 18). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Dye (7, 18). He was a sergeant, in company G (1, 18, 20).

On 26 June 1862, he was in Prince-Street Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia (15). He was wounded (15).

He was wounded on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia (1, 4, 10, 11, 14 [wounded in arm], 16 [arm], 18 [head and left arm]).

On 6 October 1863, he returned from hospital (5).

He was promoted from sergeant to sergeant [sic] on 26 December 1863 (2).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton Station, Virginia (1, 8, 18). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Swan, for three years (8).

He was wounded on 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania, Virginia (1).

On 17 November 1864, Sellers included him in a report "[i]n compliance with S.O. 59 dated Hd Qrs 5 Army Corps November 15" 1864" (3).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 18). He had served for fifty-six months (9). He was a sergeant in company G (6, 18, 20).

After the war

On 7 July 1866, he applied successfully for a pension (12, 19).

On 13 August 1896, he was admitted to the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Hampton, Virginia (9, 18). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (9). He had gunshot wounds of the head and left arm (9, 18). He was receiving a pension of $8 per month (9, 18). He was a bricklayer (18). He was a Protestant (18). He was widowed (18). His nearest relative was his son Samuel H Evans, of 2410 North Moore [?] street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18).

He was discharged at his own request from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers on 9 April 1897 (9, 18).

He died of acute [illegible word] tuberculosis, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1898 (12, 13, 17). He was widowed (13). He was a bricklayer (13). He died at, or was buried from, his brother-in-law's residence at 3610 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13, 17). Invited to the funeral were members of ED Baker Post number 8 Grand Army of the Republic, ED Baker Circle number 89 Ladies of the GAR, and members of company I 20th and company G 91st Pennsylvania Infantry (17). On 25 May 1898, he was buried at North Cedar Hill Cemetary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13, 17).

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) (John L Evans)

2 special order 5, HQ 91st PA, 26 December 1863
[Although the order is dated 26 Dec 63, it is between orders dated 16 Feb 64 and 22 Feb 64, and the order number fits in the 1864 sequence, but not in the 1863 sequence. It was therefore probably issued in February 1864.]

3 letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 17 November 1864

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Sergt Evans)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 October 1863 (Sergt Evans)

6 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (John L Evans)

7 company G, descriptive roll, entry 4 (John L Evans)

8 company G, second descriptive roll, entry [1] (John L Evans)

9 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1897. Serial Set volume 3664, session volume 36, 55th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 27. Page 750. (John L Evans)

10 'Further from General Hooker's army', Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 May 1863, page 1 (Sergeant J Lbans)

11 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (John L Evans)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (John L Evans)

13 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 May 1891, #23157 (John L Evans)

14 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (John L Evans)

15 'The sick and wounded Pennsylvania soldiers in Washington', Philadelphia Press Saturday 28 June 1862, page 1 (John Evans)

16 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (John L Evans)

17 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 May 1898, page 13 (George [sic] L Evans)

18 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, H, transcribed from Ancestry (image 892 of 2832), transcribed May 2011 (John L Evans)

19 pension index, by name (John L Evans)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John L Evans)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)

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John L Evans in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Evans John L
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | Sgt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, H, transcribed from Ancestry (image 892 of 2832), transcribed May 2011]

John L Evans
M
12302

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each EnlistmentMch 26 61
Phila
Sept 24 61
Phila
Dec 26 63
Bealton Sta
RankPvtSgtSgt
Company and RegimentI 20 PaG 91 PaG 91 Pa
Time and Place of DischargeAug 6 1861Dec 25 63
Bealton Sta Va
July 10 1865
Phila
Cause of DischargeEx of termRe EnlistmentG.O. War Dept
Kind and Degree of DisabilityGS wounds head and left arm
When and Where Contracted1863
Spottsylvania Va


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where BornPhila
Age65
Height5-8
ComplexionDark
Color of EyesHazel
Color of HairGray
Can Read and WriteYes
ReligionProt
OccupationBricklayer
Residence Subsequent to DischargePhila Pa
Married or SingleWidower
Name and Address of Nearest RelativeSaml H Evans
2410 N Moore [??]
Phila Pa
Son


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of PensionDate of Admission and Re-admission Conditions of Re-admissionDate of DischargeCause of DischargeDate of DeathCause of Death
$8 Aug 18 96   April 9 97 At own request    

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission PaperGen Wm J Sewell
Army Discharge3 I 20 Pa + G 91 Pa
Certificate of Service 
Pension Certificate77977
EFFECTS
[all blank]

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 May 1891, #23157, John L Evans]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

23157
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, John L Evans [the certificate seems to list his middle name, but it is too light for me to read]
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 68 [??] years
5. Widower
6. Date of Death, May 21st 1891
7. Cause of Death, Acute [illegible world] tuberculosis [the middle word looks like it could be 'mihaw', but it could begin 'nu', the middle letter could be 'l', and the last letter could be 'n' or 'm'; I haven't been able to assemble the options into a word I knew]
J. Allen Harrison M.D.
Residence, 3703 20th [?] St

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Bricklayer
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 33rd
12. Street and Number, 3610 North 7th st
13. Date of Burial, May 25 1898
14. Place of Burial, North Cedar Hill Cemty
Tiblen Bros Undertaker.
Residence, 391 Richmond St

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 May 1898, page 13, George L Evans]
[identification is confirmed by reference to the 91st, despite the different personal name]

EVANS--On May 21, 1898, George [sic] L. Evans, son of the late Thomas J. and Ruth Ann Evans, of Philadelphia, aged 68 years. At rest. The relatives and friends of the family, also Company I, No. 20, Scott Legion; Company G, No. 91, P.V.; E. D. Baker Post, No. 8, G.A.R.; E. D. Baker Circle, No. 89, Ladies of the G.A.R., and G.A.R. in general are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Matthew Reese, No. 3610 North Seventh street, Franklinville. Interment at North Cedar Hill Cemetery.


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