91st PA: Charles Henry

Charles Henry

picture of Charles Henry
Thanks to Joe Fulginiti for this image

Before the war

He was born in 1833/34, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21).

During the war

He enlisted on 23 September 1861 (11, 13). He was first sergeant of company H (11, 24 (private)).

He was appointed and mustered into service as second lieutenant of company H on 25 October 1861 or 25 November 1861 (1 [25 Nov], 3, 10, 11 [25 Oct], 12 [25 Nov]).

He was promoted on 12 May 1862 from second lieutenant to captain, when Charles Brown was discharged (1, 3, 10, 23).

On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment (16).

On the September 1862 muster roll, he was reported present with his company (24).

On 1 February 1863, he left on leave for five days (4). He was declared absent without leave on 9 February 1863 (6), but had returned on 10 February 1863 (7).

On 5 March 1863, he was placed under arrest (4). He was released from arrest on 12 March 1863 (8).

On the March 1863 muster roll, he was reported present with his company (23).

He resigned on 27 or 28 April 1863, on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 3, 9 [no date], 12 [28 Apr], 13 [27 Apr], 27 [27 Apr]). He was Captain of company H (24).

After the war

On 1 May 1868, he gave a deposition, supporting the application for a pension by the widow of Adam Cooker (H) (22). Among other things, he claimed that Camp Chase was in 'a sort of Hollow[,] a low ground[,] which unfortunately had been selected for the Camp', and claimed that 'the weather during the time [the regiment camped there] was Excessively bad'.

On 6 Ocober 1868, he testified supporting the pension application of Jane Brown, widow of John Brown (H) (23).

On 19 September 1878, he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20, 21). He died of consumption (21). He was married (21). He was a ship builder (21). He died at, or was buried from, 2329 Memphis Street, 19th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21). On 22 September 1878, he was buried in Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21).

In May 1879, Post 2 of the Grand Army of the Republic had a ceremony honoring Charles Henry and others who had died (20).

On 15 April 1882, his widow, Anna E Henry, applied successfully for a pension (15, 19).

In 1890, his widow, Annie E Henry, was living at 2429 East Cumberland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13, 14).

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 entries--Charles Henry and Charles Hewy [sic])

2 Official army register

3 regimental descriptive book (Charles Henry)

4 consolidated morning report, 7 February 1863

5 consolidated morning report, 5 March 1863 (inferred, not named)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 9 February 1863 (inferred, not named)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 February 1863 (inferred, not named)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 12 March 1863 (Capt Henry)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Capt Henry)

10 company H, list of commissioned officers (Charles Henry [2 entries])

11 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (Charles Henry)

12 company H, descriptive roll, #15 (Chas Henry)

13 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 744, page 2 (image 2377 on Ancestry)

14 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

15 pension index, by name (Charles Henry)

16 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (Charles Henry)

17 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (Charles Henry)

18 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (Charles Henry)

19 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Charles Henry)

20 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 27 May 1879 page 3 (Charles Henry)

21 [death certificate], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 September 1878 (Charles Henry)

22 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 114,466, Sarah A Cooker minor child of Adam Cooker (Charles Henry)

23 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate 124,259 (Jane Payton widow of John Brown) (Charles Henry)

24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Henry)

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Charles Henry in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 744, page 2 (image 2377 on Ancestry)]
[line] 16
[house] 77
[family] 89
[name] Annie E widow of Henry Charles
[rank] Captain
[company] H
[unit] 91 P Inf
[enlistment date] 23 Sept 1861
[discharge date] 27 Apr 1863
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 2429 E. Cumberland " [sc. Phila Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
Anna E Henry wid Charles h 2429 E Cumberland
William S Boyd, inspector, City Hall, h 2429 E Cumberland
George W Forker, boxmkr, h 2429 E Cumberland

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer 27 May 1879 page 3]
HONORED DEAD.
MEMORIAL SERVICES BY POST NO 2 OF THE GRAND ARMY
The Academy of Music as a Post Room--
Impressive Military and Religious Ceremonial--Description of the Services.
...

Charles Henry, captain Company H, Ninety first Pennsylvania Volunteers, died September 19, 1878.

...

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 8 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Henry Charles
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Capt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 September 1878, Charles Henry]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Charles Henry
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 44 [second digit is unclear]
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Sept. 19th /78
7. Cause of Death, Consumption
John L. Barrett [?] M.D.
Residence, 1313 Filbert St
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Ship builder
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 19th ward
12. Street and Number, 2329 Memphis St
13. Date of Burial, Sept 22nd /78
14. Place of Burial, Monument
John A Frank Undertaker
Residence, 1441 [??] North 6th St

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