91st PA: James Fitzsimmons

James Fitzsimmons

Before the war

He was born in 1838/39 (8 (23 in 1862), 9 (23 in 1862), 11 [11 in 1850], 12 [19 in 1860]). He was born in Jefferson [County], Pennsylvania (8, 11, 12).

In 1850, he was living in Union County, Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with John and Eliza Fitzsimmons (presumably his parents), and with others (presumably siblings) (11). He had attended school within the year (11).

In 1860, he was living in Union County, Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with John and Eliza Fitzsimmons (presumably his parents), and with others (presumably siblings) (12). He was a farm hand (12).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer, and was living in Brookville, Pennsylvnia (8, 9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (8, 9).

During the war

He was mustered into service on 13 February 1862 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1, 8, 9). He was mustered in as a private, at Brookville, Pennsylvania (9).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 13 February 1864 (8, 9 [15 Feb]). He was enlisted for three years, at Licken Run, Virginia, by Lieutenant Adams (8, 9 [Rappahannock Station]). He was mustered in by Captain Gentry (8).

He was transferred from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania on 20 July 1864 (1, 9, 13). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then present, as a private, on duty at the brigade quartermaster department (3). He was in company K (1, 13, 14 (sgt), 15 (sgt), 16 (sgt)).

He was promoted to corporal on 24 July 1864 (4). He was promoted to sergeant in August 1864 (5).

He was killed on 6 February 1865 at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, by being shot in the head (1, 6, 7, 9, 13). He was a sergeant in company K when he died (1, 14, 15, 16). He was buried in the Fifth Army Corps burial grounds, at Petersburg, Virginia (1, 6, 10 ["Large Yard west of Parke Station"], 13). He was later reburied at the Poplar Grove Cemetery, grave 1528, probably between July 1866 and July 1869 (6).

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) (James Fitzsimmons)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (James Fitzsimmons)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (James Fitzsimmons)

4 special order 69, HQ 91st PA, 24 July 1865

5 special order 73, HQ 91st PA, August 1864

6 Poplar Grove Cemetery records (thanks to Elizabeth Dinger-Glisan for the information!) (James Fitzsimmons)

7 company K, register of deaths (James Fitzsimons)

8 company K, third descriptive roll (James Fitzimmons)

9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 18 May 2005 (James Fitzsimmons)

10 'Our illustrious dead', Philadelphia Inquirer 20 July 1865 page 2 (Sergeant Fitz Simmons)

11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, film 786, page 38 verso = 76 handwritten (James Fitzsimmons)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Union Township, microfilm series M653, film 1118, page 368 = 160 handwritten (James Fitzsimmons)

13 Page 190. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (James Fitzsimmons)

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

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed January 2007)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed December 2009

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James Fitzsimmons in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, film 786, page 38 verso = 76 handwritten]
line12131415161718192021
Dwellings visited64         
Families visited64         
NameJohn FitzsimmonsEliza "William "Robert "John "Richard "Eliza "James "Thomas "Lucinda "
Age35381917161471153
Sex" [sc. M]FM"""FM"F
Color          
Occupation of males over 15 years" [sc. Farmer] """     
Real estate owned2000         
BirthplaceIreland"Pa"""""""
Married within year          
Attended school within year     111  
Over 20 & can't read/write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Union Township, microfilm series M653, film 1118, page 368 = 160 handwritten]
line1920212223242526
Dwelling number44       
Family number44       
NameJohn FitzsimmonsEliza FitzsimmonsJames FitzsimmonsEliza A FitzsimmonsThomas FitzsimmonsLucinda FitzsimmonsMarion FitzsimmonsTorrent Fitzsimmons
Age46481916141296
Sexmfmfmfmm
Color        
Occupationfarmer farm hand     
Value of real estate owned$5800       
Value of personal estate$1496       
Place of birthIreland"Pennsylvania"""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year    1111
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

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]


Fitzimmons, James.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt. | Sgt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Fitsimons James.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 11 April 2014]

Fitzimons, James.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt. | Sgt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Fitsimons James.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 13 April 2014]

Fitsimons, James.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt. | Sgt.
See also 62 Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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