91st PA: Frederick Fraters (or Frates)

Frederick Fraters (or Frates)

Before the war

He was born in 1830/31 (6 (30 in 1861), 7 (30 in 1861), 10 [28 in 1860]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 10).

In fall 1859, he was living at Plum near Claiborne, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was a boilermaker (9). Anthony Frates was also living there (9).

In 1860, he was living in ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (post office Kensington) (10). He was living with Anthony, Hannah, and William Frates (10). He was a boilermaker (10).

When he enlisted, he was a machinist, and was living at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (6, 7).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 12 September 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 6, 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (6). He was a private in company A (1, 11).

On 22 March 1863, he had returned to duty, from being detached as a teamsters' cook (4).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (8).

On 5 August 1863, he was a cook for Captain Francis Gregory (2).

On 10 December 1863, he was a cook for the company (5).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 7).

On 18 March 1864, he was released from arrest and restored to duty, but the pay for the time he were absent, transportation, and the reward authorized for deserters, along with the cost of any lost property were deducted from his pay (3). (The consolidated morning reports apparently do not report him as a deserter.)

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out (1, 6, 7). He was a private, in company A (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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 5 August 1863

3 general order 3, HQ 91st PA, 18 March 1864

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 22 March 1863 (Pri Fraters)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 December 1863 (Fraters)

6 company A descriptive roll, entry 17 (Fredrick Fraters)

7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Frederick Fraters; rolls also spell name 'Fratus')

8 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Fred Fraters)

9 Biddle's Philadelphia city directory, 1860, page 324 (Frederick Frates)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, NE division, post office Kensington, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 291 = 293 handwritten (Fredk Frates)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Frederick Fratus)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
note that Anthony Fratis is in the 1850 census at microfilm series M432, film 807 page 304, with Anna and William; Frederick is not living with them
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index

city directory

[Biddle's Philadelphia city directory, 1860, page 324]
[no Fraters were present, and I have found no Fraters in the 1860 census indices]

Frates Anthony, rigger, Plum n Claiborne
Frates Frederick, boilermaker, Plum near Claiborne

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, NE division, post office Kensington, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 291 = 293 handwritten]
line16171819
Dwelling number1952   
Family number2070   
NameAnthony FratesHannah "Fredk "William "
Age92602815
Sexmfmm
Color    
OccupationWaterman Boilermaker 
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate    
Place of birthPortugalPennadodo
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
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 14 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Fratus, Frederick
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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