91st PA: William Findley alias William Campbell

William Findley alias William Campbell

Alias

According to the pension index cards, he enlisted under the alias William Campbell (7, 10). I assume he enlisted in the 192nd Pennsylvania Infantry under that alias.

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (6 (20 in 1861), 8 [44 in ?1884], 11 [44 in 1884], 13 [44 in 1884]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 7 [Ireland], 8 [Ireland], 11 [Ireland], 13 [Ireland]).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and red hair (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 18 October 1861 (1, 6, 12, 13). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lentz (6). He was a private in company F (1, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18).

On 19 April 1863, he was sent to the corps hospital (2).

He deserted on 20 or 25 July 1862 (4, 6 [20 Jul]). He returned to duty on 18 August 1862 (4, 6).

In April 1863, he received a gunshot wound in the hand, and contracted lung disease, at Falmouth, Virginia (13).

He was transferred on 30 September 1863 to the Veterans' Reserve Corps (1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13). He served for 25 months in the 91st (8, 11). When he was transferred, he was a private, in company F (14, 15, 16, 17, 18). He served in the 37th company of the 2nd battalion of the Veterans' Reserve Corps (12, 15). He deserted in November 1863 (13).

He also served in company A of the 192nd Pennsylvania Infantry (7, 10, 12, 13). He was mustered in on 12 July 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He reenlisted (13). He mustered out on 24 August 1865, at Harper's Ferry (13). He served for 13 months (7, 8).

After the war

After discharge, he lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14).

On 27 August 1877, he applied successfully for a pension (10, 12).

On 2 August 1884, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7, 8, 11, 14). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (8, 11). He was not receiving a pension (8). He had a gunshot wound in the left hand (8 [p.316 has 'head' [sic], 11). He was a laborer (14). He was a single (14). His nearest relative (or friend) was Mrs Own McBride, Philadelphia, Pennsylavnia (14).

In 1885, he was living in the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7). He received no pension (7). He had a wound in his left hand (7). He was 45 years old (7).

He was discharged from the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers on 16 March 1885, at his own request (7, 14).

On 9 October 1888, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (14).

He was present in the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in 1889 (8).

He was dishonorably discharged from the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, on 24 June 1890 (11, 14).

His application for readmission to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers was denied, apparently in 1892-1893 (9).

On 7 April 1908, he again applied for a pension (12).

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 Findley)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 24 April 1863 (Private Finley)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 29 Oct 1863 (Pri Findlay)

4 company F, register of deserters, #22 (William Findley)

5 company F, register of men transferred (William Findley)

6 company F, descriptive roll, #57 (William Finnley)

7 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1885. January 7, 1886. Serial Set volume 2415, session volume 10, 49th Congress, 1st Session, House Miscellaneous Document 38, page 173 (William Campbell alias Findley)

8 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the Board for the fiscal year 1889. Serial Set volume 2768, session volume 9, 51st Congress, 1st Session. House Miscellaneous Document 77. Pages 312, 316. (William Finley)

9 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1893. Serial Set volume 3151, session volume 1, 53rd Congress, 1st Session. House Miscellaneous Document 35. Page 167. (William Finley)

10 pension index, by name (William Campbell, alias William Findley)

11 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1890. Serial Set volume 2869, session volume 1, 51st Congress, 2nd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 38] (William Findlay)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (and second card) (William Findlay alias William Campbell)

13 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, P, transcribed from Ancestry (image 376 of 2833), transcribed 18 February 2011 (Wm Findley alias Campbell)

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

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

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

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

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

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 11 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Finnley, William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Finley William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 11 April 2014]

Finley William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also V.R.C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 11 April 2014]

Findly, William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Finley William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 11 April 2014]

Finnly, William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Finley, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 13 April 2014]

Findlay William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Finley, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, P, transcribed from Ancestry (image 376 of 2833), transcribed 18 February 2011]

Wm Findley alias Campbell
12448

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.Oct 1861
Phila Pa
 under name of CampbellJuly 12 /64
Phila Pa
Oct 20 /64 [sic]
Wheeling Pa
Company and Regiment.F 91 PaV.R.C.A 192 PaA 192 Pa
Time and Place of Discharge.Transfd Sep 30 toDeserted Nov '63Nov 11 /64 [sic]
Wheeling Pa
Aug 24 65
Harper's Ferry
Private
Cause of Discharge.   reenlistmentMustered out
Kind and Degree of DisabilityGS Wd hand and lung disease
When and Where Contracted and ReceivedApl '63 Falmouth Va


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Ireland
Age.44
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Phila Pa
Occupation.Laborer
Social Condition.Single
Number and Kind of Relatives Requiring his Assistance.sister
Mrs Owen McBride
Phila Pa
P.O. Address of Family or Nearest Relatives.
Height 5. 6 3/4
Eyes blue
Comp Sandy
Hair red


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission and Re-admissionConditions of Re-admission.Date of Discharge.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
  Aug 2' 1884   Mch 16. 1885 SO #13 At Request    
  Oct 9' 1888 See Envelope June 24. 1890Dishonorably GO 19    

GENERAL REMARKS
All papers given to himself Mch 18 /85. See L.B. Vol 56.
Certific. of service - 3 to himself June 24. 90

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