Bates (1) has 'Alberter', while the list of non-commissioned officers (2) and descriptive roll (3) have 'Alberto'. Later records have 'Albert' (7, 8).
He was born in January 1837 (11 (1838), 12 (Jan 1837); 3 (27 in 1863), 6 (24 in 1861), 11 (72 at death in 1910), 12 (63 in 1900), 14 (13 in 1850), 15 (23 in 1860), 16 (35 in 1870). He was born in Canada (3, 6 (Philadelphia), 11 (France), 12 (France), 14 (Lower Canada), 15). He was born to Levi Girard and Mary Letourneau (11).
He immigrated to the United States in 1837 (8 , 12 ). He was a naturalized citizen by 1900 (12).
In 1850, he was living in ward 4, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his parents Levi and Mary Girard, and with Josephine, Charles, and Francis (presumably siblings) (14). He had attended school within the year (14).
In 1860, he was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his parents Levi and Mary, with Josephine, Cadwalader, and Frank (presumably siblings), and with Rebecca Letorman [?] (15). He was a painter (15).
When he enlisted, he was a painter, and was living in Philadelphia (3, 6).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 1 inch tall, had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (3, 6 [dark eyes, brown hair]).
He also served in company D of the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry (10).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 August 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 6, 10). He was mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann (this may relate to his re-enlistment) (3). He was in company E (1, 18, 19, 20).
He was appointed drummer, 10 September 1861 (2, 6, 18 & 19 (mustered in as drummer)).
He fought at the battle of Gettysburg (4).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 6, 10). He was a musician, in company E (18, 19, 20).
In 1870, he was living in ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his parents Levi and Mary A, and with Frank and George (presumably siblings) (16).
In 1879/80, he married Florence [unknown family name] (12). In 1900, she had had one child, who was still living (12).
In 1900, he was living at 5628 Morton Street, ward 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Florence and daughter Amanda (12). He was a sign painter, and had been out of work for five months in the previous year (12).
On 20 September 1900, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 17).
In October 1907, he fell from a scaffold, landing on his feet, and breaking both heels (13). Physicians at Germantown Hospital predicted he would not be able to walk for many months (13).
In 1910, he was living at 5634 Morton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He had been married twice (8). According to the census, he was married (and had been married for 32 years); his wife was not living at the same residence (8). He was a naturalized citizen (8). He was a house painter (8).
On 1 November 1910, he died of a fracture of the base of the skull, caused by an accidental fall on pavement, in Germantown Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 11). He was a sign painter (11). He was (allegedly) single (11). On 5 November 1910, he was buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery (11).
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 list of non-commissioned officers, company E
3 descriptive roll, company E (Alberto Girard)
4 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Albertus Girard)
5 enlisted men's furloughs (AS Girard)
6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (Alberter S Girard)
7 obituary, dated 4 November 1910 (Albert S Girard)
8 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 22nd ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 407, microfilm series T624, film 1395, page 114 A = 5 handwritten (Albert Girard)
9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 13 March 1865 (Mus Girard)
10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Albert S Girard)
11 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 November 1910, #26706 [?] (Albert S. Girard)
12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 488, microfilm series T623, film 1463, page 271 = 8 B handwritten (Albert Girard)
13 'Fractures both heels', Philadelphia Inquirer 10 October 1907, page 4 (Albert Stephen Girard)
14 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 819, page 75 verso = 150 handwritten (Alfred Gerard)
15 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, precinct 5, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 327 = 229 handwritten (Alfred Girard)
16 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, microfilm series *, film *, page 5 = 9 handwritten, second enumeration (Alfred Girard)
17 pension index, by name (Albert S Girard)
18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alberter S Gerard)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alberter A Girard)
20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alberter S Girard)
|Name||Levi Gerard||Mary do||Alfred do||Josephine do||Charles do||Francis do|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Carpenter|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||Lower Canada||Pa||Lower Canada||do||do||do|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Levi Girard||Mary "||Alfred "||Josephine "||Cadwalaer "||Frank "||Rebecca Letorman [?]|
|Occupation||Carpenter||Painter||Guitarbinder [?]||Errand Boy||Nurse|
|Value of real estate owned||700|
|Value of personal estate|
|Place of birth||Canada||Penn||Canada||"||Penn||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Girard Levi||" Mary A||" Albert||" Frank||" George|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|name||Girard Albert||- Florence||- Amanda F|
|birth date||Jan 1837||Aug 1857||Nov 1880|
|# years married||20||20|
|mother of how many children?||1|
|# of children living||1|
|father's birthplace||France||New Jersey||France|
|mother's birthplace||Phila.||New Jersey||New Jersey|
|# years in USA||63||42||19|
|# months not employed||5|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|dwelling nr||[79 [?]]|
|family nr||[80 [?]]|
|#years present marriage||32|
|mother of # children|
|mother of # living children|
|father's birthplace||France French|
|nature of industry etc.||House|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
While at work painting a house at Germantown avenue and Armat street yesterday Albert Stephen Girard, 70 years old, of 5628 Morton street, fell from the scaffold upon which he was standing, fracturing the bones in the heels of both his feet.
Physicians at the Germantown Hospital, where he was taken, pronounce the injuries as the most peculiar in all their experience. While not of a serious character, the injured man will be unable to walk for many months.
Girard fell about twenty feet, and landed squarely on his feet, the soles striking a stone pavement with such force as to break the heel bones of both legs.[obituary, transcribed by Gene Stackhouse, on the "Pa-Civil-War" Archives, at Rootsweb, message dated 27 July 2005]