91st PA: William P Graham

William P Graham

Before the war

He was born in 1824/25 (3 [38, probably when he reenlisted], 9 [48 at death in 1874]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet 0 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, black eyes, and black hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 September 1861 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (3). He was a private in company C (1, 10).

On 8 September 1863, Sinex reported that he was in Philadelphia and able to rejoin the regiment, and requested his return (2).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg Virginia (1).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 4). He was a private, in company C (10).

After the war

On 9 July 1872, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 8).

He died on 8 November 1874, of exhaustion (9). He died at, or was buried from, 515 St John Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was married (9). He was a tailor (9). He was buried on 12 November 1874, at American Mechanics Cemetery (9). He was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (7).

On 2 [?] January 1875, his widow, Mary J Graham, applied successfully for a pension (6, 8).

In 1890, his widow, Mary J Graham, was living at 515 St John Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5). Also living there were Samuel A Graham, William P Graham, and John W May (5).

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, 8 September 1863

3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 35 (William P Graham)

4 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [203], page [2], line 20 (image 1299 on Ancestry) (William P Graham)

5 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (William Graham)

6 pension index, by name (William P Graham)

7 West Laurel Hill Cemetery (William Graham)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (William P Graham)

9 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, William P Graham, 8 November 1874 (William P Graham)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William P Graham)

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1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [203], page [2], line 20 (image 1299 on Ancestry)]
[line] 20
[house] 176
[family] 199
[name] Mary J Graham wd of William P. Graham
[rank] Private
[company] C
[unit] 91st inf Penna
[enlistment date] Sep 2 1861
[discharge date] July 10 1865
[length of service] 4 years, 9 months, 8 days
[post office address] 575 St John St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription at Ancestry, February 2005]
Mary Graham, wid William h 515 St John
Samuel A Graham, clerk, h 515 St John
William P Graham, clerk, h 515 St John
John W May, salesman, h 515 St John

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Graham William P.
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, William P Graham, 8 November 1874]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, William P. Graham
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 48 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Nov. 8, 1874
7. Cause of Death Exhaustion
J. A. Lippincott M.D.
Residence, Pennsylvania Hospital

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Tailor
9. Place of Birth, Philad
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 11th Ward
12. Street and Number, 515 St John St
13. Date of Burial, Nov 12th 1874
14. Place of Burial, American Mechanics Cemetary [sic]
Franks + Underwood, Undertaker
Residence, 441 North 6th St

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