91st PA: Edward Gamble

Edward Gamble

Before the war

He was born about 1835, in Ireland. [sources: date: 11 [45 in 1880], 17, 18, 19 [23 in 1861], 21 [23 in 1860], 22 [35 in 1870], 26 [59 in 1888], 27 [59 in 1888], 28 [59 in 1888], 29 [59 in 1905], 30 [60 in ?1888], 31 [59 in 1888], 32 [59 in 1888], 33 [59 in 1888]. place: 11, 19, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33]

He married Elizabeth [unknown family name]. She was born about 1838/39, in Delaware. They apparently had these children: [source: 11, 21, 22, 23 (5 children, 3 living in 1910)]

In 1860, he was living in the 26th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Elizabeth Gamble (presumably his wife), and James and William Gamble (presumably their sons). He was a day laborer, and owned $50 in personal property. [source: 21]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. He was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when he was enrolled. [sources: 17, 18, 19]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 17, 18, 19]

In 1888, when he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and gray hair. [source: 31]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 22 November 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Bowman. He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 16, 17, 31 [21 Jul 61], 32 [21 Jul 61], 33 [21 Jul], 36, 37]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 24]

He was detailed as teamster on 22 September 1863, and had not returned on 25 September 1863. [sources: 4, 7, 12]

On 6 October 1863, he went on furlough. [source: 13]

He became Morris Kayser's cook on 23 October 1863, and was still his cook on 14 November 1863, and 30 December. [sources: 5 [28 Oct], 6 [28 Oct], 14]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia. He was enrolled for three years by Lieutenant Carpenter, and was mustered by Lieutenant Swan. [sources: 1, 17, 18 [25 Dec], 19 [25 Dec], 31 [26 Dec], 32 [26 Dec], 33 [26 Dec]]

He was promoted to corporal on 13 March 1864. [sources: 8, 15]

He was wounded in the foot on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia, while carrying the 91st's flag. Lieutenant Colonel Sellers said he deserved a medal of honor "for conspicuous gallantry" while carrying the flag, which he apparently did not receive. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 17, 18, 19, 32 [16 Jun 84, gunshot wound left arm]]

On 7 January 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, perhaps effective 1 January. [source: 9]

He was discharged on 25 January 1865, at Washington, DC, on surgeon's certificate of disability. He had served for 42 months. He was a sergeant, in company B. [sources: 1, 17, 19 [by order of Maj Gen Augur [?], 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37]

After the war

He successfully applied for a pension on 17 February 1865. [sources: 10, 20]

In 1870, he was living in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Elizabeth, and children Edward, William, Maria, and Mary. He was a farmer, who owned $700 in personal property. [source: 22]

In 1880, he was living at 1812 Harlan Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a car driver. He was living with his wife, Elizabeth Gamble, and his children Edward, William, and Maria. [source: 11]

On 21 July 1888, he was admitted to the Northwestern Branch of the National Soldiers Home. He was admitted from Pennsylvania. He had a gunshot wound in his left arm and piles. He was receiving a pension of $8 per month. He was a Protestant. He listed his nearest relative as his son Edward, of 2423 Philadelphia Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 26, 27, 28 ['wnd o'], 29 [21 July 1882], 30 [27 Jul 1888], 31 [piles, 27 Jul 88], 32 [27 Jul 88], 33 [27 Jul 88]]

On 21 March 1889, he was transferred to the Central Branch (in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio), of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He (apparently) arrived there on 25 March 1889 [sources: 31, 32, 33 (25 Mar)]

On 29 April 1890, he was transferred to the Marion (Illinois) Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers He was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and gray hair. [sources: 31, 32, 33]

In 1890, he was present at the Marion Branch of the National Soldiers' Home. He was receiving a pension of $8 per month. He had a gun shot wound in his arm. [source: 30]

On 24 July 1891, he was transferred to the Northwest Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. [sources: 32, 33]

On 21 June 1893, he was transferred to the Central Branch (in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio) of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. [sources: 31, 33]

In 1893, he was present at the Central Branch. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [source: 28]

On 11 August 1894, he was transferred to the Northwest Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. [source: 31, 33]

On 13 May 1895, he was transferred to the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. [source: 31, 33 (11 May)]

In 1895, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [source: 26]

In 1905, he was receiving a pension of $12 per month. He had a gunshot wound in his left arm. He was at the Central Branch of the National Home. [source: 29]

He died on 21 July 1904, apparently at the Central Branch (in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio) of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He died of carcinoma of the lungs. He was buried in the Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. [sources: 29, 31, 34]

On 24 July 1904, his son, Edward Gamble, of 2736 Hick Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was notified of his death. [source: 31]

On 24 September 1904, his widow, his money ($112.47) and effects were turned over to Elizabaeth Gamble, of 2708 Sydenham Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 31]

On 3 April 1907, his widow, Elizabeth Gamble, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 10, 20]

In 1910, his widow, Elizabeth Gamble, was living at 1920 West Oxford Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son William. She was a washerwoman. [source: 23]

In 1920, his widow, Elizabeth Gamble, was living at 1706 North Lambert Street, ward 47, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son William. [source: 35]

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, Sellars, 24 December 1864

3 Advance the colors, p.314.

4 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 25 September 1863

5 letter, Gregory to Marvin, 14 November 1863

6 letter, Sellers to Marvin, 30 December 1863

7 special order 88, HQ 91st PA, 22 September 1863

8 special order 21, HQ 91st PA, 13 March 1864

9 special order 3, HQ 91st PA, 7 January 1865

10 pension index, by name (Edward Gamble)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 29th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 621, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 139 A = 1 handwritten (Edward Gamble)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 September 1863 (Ed. Gamble)

13 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 October 1863 (Pri Gamble)

14 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 October 1863 (Priv Gamble)

15 list of non-commissioned officers, co.B (Edward Gamble)

16 company B, descriptive roll, entry 26 (Edward Gamble)

17 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 May 2004 (Edward Gamble)

18 company B, [second] descriptive book, entry 14 (Edward Gamble)

19 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 49 (Edward Gamble)

20 pension index, by regiment (Edward Gamble)

21 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 26th [?] ward, microfilm series M653, film 1175, page 559 = 196 handwritten (Edward Gamble)

22 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Hatfield Township (post office Line Lexington), microfilm series M593, film 1377, page 411 = 4 handwritten (Edward Gamble)

23 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 47, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1211, microfilm series T624, film 1414, page 163 B = 7 handwritten (Elizabeth Gamble)

24 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Edward Gamble)

25 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 28 February 1865 (Sgt Gamble)

26 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1895. Serial Set volume 3412, session volume 45, 54th Congress, 1st Session. House Document 42 (in 3 parts). Part III, page 131. (Edw Gamble)

27 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. Page 312. (Edw Gamble)

28 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 717. (Edw Gamble)

29 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1905, page 433. Serial Set volume 4992. Session volume 52, 59th Congress, 1st Session. House Document 81. (Edward Gamble)

30 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] (Edw Gamble)

31 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, S, transcribed from Ancestry, 11 April 2011 (Edward Gamble)

32 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Marion, Registers, G, transcribed from Ancestry, 11 April 2011 (Edward Gamble)

33 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Milwaukee, Registers, G, transcribed from Ancestry, 11 April 2011 (Edward Gamble)

34 Find a Grave, memorial 680111, added 25 February 2000, imported from US Veteran's Affairs, accessed 12 April 2011 [identification is probable, given the date of death in 29 above, and the burial place] (Edward Gamble)

35 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 47, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1807, microfilm series T625, film 1646, page 265 = 7 A handwritten (Elizabeth Gamble)

36 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edmond Gamble)

37 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Gamble)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census: FamilySearch index (accessed 30 April 2011)

1890 veterans' census: Ancestry index (accessed November 2005) (as expected, since the Illinois entries have been lost)

1900 US census: FamilySearch index, HeritageQuest index (accessed 30 April 2011)

1930 US census: Footnote index (accessed 30 April 2011)

death notice for spouse (searched GenealogyBank, 29 April 2011)

RootsWeb WorldConnect (accessed 30 April 2011)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 26th [?] ward, microfilm series M653, film 1175, page 559 = 196 handwritten]
line394012
Dwelling number883"""
Family number1009"""
NameEdward GambleElizabeth "James "William H "
Age232122
SexMFMM
Color    
OccupationDay Laborer   
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate50   
Place of birthIrelandDelawarePennsylvania"
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write11  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Hatfield Township (post office Line Lexington), microfilm series M593, film 1377, page 411 = 4 handwritten]
line141516171819
Dwelling-house number26     
Family number29     
NameGamble Edward- Elizebeth- Edward- William- Maria- Mary
Age353510632
SexMFMMFF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping House    
Real estate value      
Personal estate value700     
BirthplaceIrelandPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born1 1111
Mother foreign born1     
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year  1   
Can't read      
Can't write1 X   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 29th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 621, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 139 A = 1 handwritten]
line1516171819
street nameHarlan St
house number1812    
dwelling visit #5    
family visit #5    
nameGamble Edward- Elizabeth- Edward- William- Maria
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
age4542191613
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonSonDaughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationCar DriverKeeping HouseCart DriverClerk in Store 
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year    1
can't read11   
can't write11   
birthplaceIrelandIrelandPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 47, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1211, microfilm series T624, film 1414, page 163 B = 7 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other family at this residence]
line7071
streetW Oxford Street
house nr[1920] 
dwelling nr[129] 
family nr144 
nameGamble Elizabeth- William
relationshipHeadSon
sexFM
colorWW
age7430 [?]
marital statusWdS
#years present marriage  
mother of # children5 
mother of # living children3 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationWasherwomanConstructor [?]
nature of industry etc.Out 
employer etc.W[illegible]
out of work 15 Apr 1910?NoYes
# weeks out of work 1909052
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagagedH 
farm/house  
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 47, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1807, microfilm series T625, film 1646, page 265 = 7 A handwritten]
line4546
streetNorth Lambert Street
house number[1706] 
dwelling visit number[101] 
family visit number133 
nameGamble William-, Elizabeth
relationshipHeadDaughter
own/rentR 
free/mortgaged (if owned)  
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday5682
marital statusSM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placeUnited StatesUnited States
native language  
father's birthplaceIrelandUnited States
father's native languageEnglish 
mother's birthplaceUnited StatesUnited States
mother's native language  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationWatchmanNone
industry, businessNight 
employment statusW 
number of farm schedule  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 16 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Gamble, Edmond
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sergt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Gamble, Edward

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 April 2014]

Gamble, Edward
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sergt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Register of the National Military Home, Central Branch

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, S, image 1503 of 6853 on Ancestry, transcribed from Ancestry, 11 April 2011]

16145
Edward Gamble

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.July 21" 1861
Phila Pa
Dec 26" 1863
Beltin [sic] Station Va
Rank.CorpPriv
Company and Regiment.B 91" Pa InfB 91" Pa Inf
Time and Place of Discharge.Dec 26" 1863
Beltin [sic] Station Va
Jan 25" 1865
Washington D.C.
as Sergt.
Cause of Discharge.Re EnlistmentDisability
Kind and Degree of DisabilityG.S.W. L. Arm
Piles etc.
When and Where Contracted  


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Ireland
Age.59
Height.5-8
Complexion.Lt
Color of Eyes.Haz
Color of Hair.Gray
Occupation.Farmer
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Philadelphia Pa.
Married or Single.Wid.
P.O. Address of Nearest Relative.Son Edward
2423 Phila St
Phila Pa


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission and Re-Admission.Condition of Re-admission.Date of Discharge.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
$800
1200

39.555
July 27" [sic]1888 N Western Mar 21" 1889 Tr to Central July 21" 1904 Carcinoma of Lungs
Mar 25" 1889 Central April 29.1890 Tranfd to Marion Br. Grave 39
Son Edward Gamble Jr
2736 Hick St Phila Pa
notified by Telegram + Pen July 24 /04 [?]
Jun 23 1893 Fr Marion Jun 21 93 To Central
Aug 11 1894 Fr C to NW Br August 11" 1894 Transf to NW Bch
May 13 1895 Fr NW to Cent.May 11 95 To Central

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission PaperOne
Army Discharge 
Certificate of ServiceOne
Pension CertificateOne forwarded to US Pension Agt at Columbus O. Pensioned for G.S.W.l arm and piles
EFFECTS
Cash $72.97
Pension Money $36.00
Personal, Appraised at$3.50$3.50
Total $112.47
8 Sept 1904.
How disposed ofBranch Treasurer notified and directed to pay + turn over effects to Elizabeth Gamble widow 2708 Sydenham St Phila Pa Sept 3 [?] 04 Paid Sept 24. 1904

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Marion, Registers, G, image 13 of 848 on Ancestry, transcribed from Ancestry, 11 April 2011]

324
Edward Gamble

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.July 21. 1861
Philadelphia Pa
Decbr 26. 1863
Belton [sic] Station Va.
Rank.CorpPriv.
Company and Regiment.B. 91 Pa. InfB 91 Pa. Inf.
Time and Place of Discharge.December 26. 1863
Belton [sic] Station Va.
January 25. 1865
Washington D.C.
Cause of Discharge.Re-enlistmentDisability
Kind and Degree of DisabilityG.S.W. left armHemorrhoids
When and Where ContractedJune 16. 1864
Petersburg Va.
 


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Ireland
Age.59
Height.5. 8.
Complexion.light
Color of Eyes.gray
Color of Hair.gray
Occupation.Farmer
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Philadelphia Pa.
Married or Single.Widowed
Name and Address of Nearest Relative.Edward Gamble
2423 Philadelphia St
Philadelphia Pa


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission and Re-Admission.Condition of Re-admission.Date of Discharge.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
$8 00 Adm. N.W. July 27. 88        
  Transf Central Mch 21. 89          
  " Marion April 29.90   July 21" 1891 Transfd to N.W.B.    

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission Paper1
Army Discharge 
Certificate of Service1
Pension Certificate39.551
EFFECTS
[all blank]

Register of the National Military Home, Northwest Branch

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Milwaukee, Registers, G, image 186 of 1832, transcribed from Ancestry, 11 April 2011]

323
North-western Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
Register of State Org. Folio 163

Edward Gamble
Home Company C
NO. OF ENLISTMENTENLISTEDCOMPANY AND REGIMENT MUSTERED IN.DISCHARGEDCAUSE OF DISCHARGE
WHENWHERERANKWHENWHERERANK
1st,Dec. 24. 63Belton [sic] Station Va.Sergt.B. 91. Pa. Vols.Jan'y 25. 65Washington D.C.SergtSurg. Cert. of Disability
2d,July 21. 61.Philadelphia Pa.Corpl.B. 91. Pa. Vols.Dec. 26. 63Belton [sic] Station Va.Pvt.Reenlisted


Pensioner at $ [crossed out: 6] 8. 12 per month
Certificate Number 39.551
Disability Wound left arm
Born in Ireland
Resided last at Philadelphia Pa.
Age when admitted 59 years
Occupation Farmer
Religion Protestant
Married or single widower
Children under 16 years of age none
Name, kinship and address of nearest relative. Son: Edward Gamble No. 2423 Philadelphia St. Phila. Pa.

Original admission paper [blank] on file. Sent to [blank] Branch [blank]
Copy of Home Record sent to [blank]

HOME RECORD
First admitted to N.W. Branch by Col. Jno. L. Mitchell July 27. 1888. Transportation furnished from [blank]
Transfd. to C.B. March 25, 1889
" " M.B. Apr 29. 1890
" " N.W. from M.B. July 24. 1891
" " C. B. June 21/ 93
Transferred to NW Br. Aug. 11. 1894
Transferred to C Br May 11. 1895

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