91st PA: Robert C Fletcher

Robert C Fletcher

Before the war

He was born in 1816/17 (6 (44 in 1861), 7 (44 in 1861), 10 [52 in 1870], 12 [44 in 1860], 13 [65 in 1880], 14 [67 at death in 1883]). He was born in Little Washington, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (6, 10, 12, 13, 14). He was born to John and Susan Fletcher (14).

In 1860, he was living in the 15th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Sarah, and children John, Mary, Lizzie, Howard, and Anna, along with Robert H Lout (head of household) and Newton Lout (12). He was a carpenter (12).

When he enlisted, he was a carpenter, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (6, 7).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 18 October 1861 (1, 7). He enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was mustered into service at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a private in company I (1, 7, 15).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (8).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer at 25 December 1863 (1, 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Swan (6, 7).

He was promoted to corporal on 7 March 1864 (1, 5) or 7 April 1864 (2).

On 15 April 1864, he was one of seven men in the regimental pioneer corps (3).

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" (4).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5, 6, 7). He was a corporal, in company I (15 (cpl)).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was a carpenter, and owned $1,800 in real estate, and $600 in personal property (10). He was living with his wife Sarah, and with Jacob, Mary, Elizabeth, Howard, Emma, and Susan (presumably their children (10).

In 1880, he was living at 1207 Heath [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Sarah A, children Mary, Elizabeth, Howard, Emma, and Susie, and a grandson, Charles Druckenmiller (13). He was a carpenter (13).

He died on 18 December 1883, of injuries received by a fall down stairs (11, 14). He died at (or was buried from) 124 South Eleventh Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). He was married (14). He was a carpenter (14). On 21 December 1883, he was buried at Fernwood Cemetery (14).

On 28 July 1890, his widow, Sarah A Fletcher, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 11).

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 special order 35, HQ 91st PA, 7 April 1864

3 general order 8, HQ 91st PA, 15 April 1864

4 letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 17 November 1864

5 company I, list of non-commissioned officers (Robert C Fletcher)

6 company I, descriptive roll, #4 (Robert C Fletcher [?])

7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 24 March 2005 (Robert C Fletcher)

8 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (R C Fletcher)

9 pension index, by name (Robert C Fletcher)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, microfilm series M593, film 1406, page 92 (Robert Fletcher)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Robert C Fletcher)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1165, pages 122-123 = 122-123 handwritten (Robt C Fletcher)

13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadlephia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 387, microfilm series T9, film 1179, page 70 = 11 C handwritten (Robart [sic] Fletcher)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 December 1883 (Robert C Fletcher)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
LDS Pilot index (accessed May 2009)
1890 US census, veterans schedule
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
1900 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed May 2009)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1165, pages 122-123 = 122-123 handwritten]
line383940123456
Dwelling number766        
Family number714        
NameRobt H LoutRobt C FletcherSarah "John B FletcherMary "Lizzie "Howard "Anna V "Newton Lout
Age30443414875222
SexMMFMFFMFM
Color         
OccupationCarpenter" Errand Boy    Carpenter
Value of real estate owned         
Value of personal estate         
Place of birthPenna""Penna"""""
Married within year         
Attended school within year    11   
Cannot read & write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, microfilm series M593, film 1406, page 92]
line1617181920212223
Dwelling-house number1302       
Family number1392       
NameFletcher, Robert- Sarah- Jacob- Mary- Elizabeth- Howard- Emma- Susan
Age524422181714122
SexMFMFFMFF
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationCarptKeep houseCarpt [illegible word--perhaps 'journy']Dress mkrAt homeAt schoolAt school 
Real estate value1800       
Personal estate value600       
BirthplacePennPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year        
Marriage month if married within year        
Attended school past year     11 
Can't read        
Can't write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...        

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadlephia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 387, microfilm series T9, film 1179, page 70 = 11 C handwritten]
line3233343536373839
street nameHeath [?] St
house number1207       
dwelling visit #93       
family visit #107       
nameFletcher Robart [sic]- Sarah A.- Mary M.- Elizabeth- Howard R.- Emma D.- Susie L.Druckenmiller Chas.
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMFFM
age655427262422128
month born if born in year        
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterSonDaughterDaughterGrand Son
single  1 1111
married11 1    
widowed/divorced        
married during year        
occupationCarpenterKeeping HouseDress MakerVest MakerLaborerAt HomeAt SchoolAt School
months unemployed        
currently ill?    Sprained   
blind        
deaf/dumb        
idiotic        
insane        
disabled        
school this year      11
can't read        
can't write        
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceOhioPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 13 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Fletcher, Robert C.
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Cpl.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 December 1883, Robert C Fletcher]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
CORONER'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Robert C. Fletcher
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 67 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, December 18th 1883 [?]
7. Cause of Death, Injuries Recd by a fall down stairs
Wm S Janney MD Coroner.
Per Donal

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Carpenter
9. Place of Birth, Little Washington Lancaster Co Pa
10. When a Minor, Name of Father, John Fletcher
Name of Mother, Susan Fletcher
11. Ward, 8th
12. Street and Number, 124 South Eleventh St.
13. Date of Burial, December 21st 1883
14. Place of Burial, Fernwood Cemetery
Joseph A. Markle Undertaker.
Residence, S.W. cor 7th & Buttonwood St

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