91st PA: Andrew J Hill

Andrew J Hill

Before the war

He was born in 1844/45 (6 (19 in 1864), 7 [18], 8, 16 [35 in 1880]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 8, 16).

When he enlisted, he was an ironworker (6, 8).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (6, 8).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 12 March 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 6, 7, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (6, 8). He was mustered by Captain Nichols (6, 8). He was due $300 bounty, and may have been paid $14.47 (6). He was a private or as a musician in company B (1 [pvt], 3 [musician], 18 [pvt]).

He was reported gained on 21 April 1864 (9).

He was promoted to musician (7).

He was admitted to hospital on 20 May 1864, and was returned to duty on 15 July 1864 (3, 11). On 5 August 1864, Lentz reported that he and the division surgeon thought Hill was able to perform his duty; Lentz suggested that "a recruit passing through the campaign of the last 90 days without any serious results can stand the fatigue of any duty in which [sic] he may be called upon to perform as musician" (3). (Sellers sent another copy of the report on 10 August 1864 [4].)

On 22 July 1864, he was detailed as a nurse in the division hospital (12).

He was discharged on 22 August 1864 by special order 277, War Department, apparently because he furnished a substitute (1, 5, 6 [28 Jan 65], 7, 8, 14). He was a private, in company B (18).

After the war

In 1880, he was living at 932 Nectarine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was a clerk (16). He was living with his wife Caroline (16).

He died on 24 January 1887 (15). The funeral was held on 27 January, from 2356 North Eighth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (his residence) (15). He was buried in Philadelphia National Cemetery (2, 10).

In 1890, he (presumably actually his widow) was living in the 12th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17).

On 23 [?] September 1890 [?], Caroline Hill, his widow, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 13).

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 Philadelphia National Cemetery, interment index (searched 2 November 2000)

3 letter, Lentz to Breck, 5 August 1864

4 letter, Sellers to Breck, 10 August 1864

5 company B, register of men discharged (A J Hill)

6 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 49 (Andrew J Hill)

7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 1 Jun 2004 (Andrew J Hill)

8 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 13 (A J Hill)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 21 April 1864 (Hill)

10 pension index, by regiment (Andrew Hill)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 15 July 1864 (Musician Hill)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 22 July 1864 (Music Hill)

13 pension index, by name (Andrew J Hill)

14 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 27 January 1865 (Mus Hill)

15 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1887 page 5 (also 27 January 1887 page 5) (Andrew J Hill)

16 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 218, microfilm series T9, film 1173, page 265 = 14 B handwritten (Andrew J Hill)

17 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 216, page 2 = image 1341 of 2610 on Ancestry and page 3 = image 1342 of 2610 (Andrew Hill)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Andrew J Hill)

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 218, microfilm series T9, film 1173, page 265 = 14 B handwritten]
line1112
street nameNecterine [sic] Street
house number932 
dwelling visit #2 
family visit #3 
nameHill Andrew J__ Caroline
colorWW
sexMF
age3538
month born if born in year  
relationship Wife
single  
married11
widowed/divorced  
married during year  
occupationClerkKeeping House
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplacePennaPenna
father's birthplaceIreland[illegible]
mother's birthplacePennaGermany

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 12, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 216, page 2, image 1341 of 2610 on Ancestry]
[This entry is crossed out]
[He is not in the 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory at that address]

[line] 19
[house] 153
[family] 167
[name] Andrew Hill
[rank] no further information to be obtained
[company]
[unit]
[enlistment date]
[discharge date]
[length of service]
[post office address] 434 Lynn St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

[page 3, image 1342 of 2610]
[line] 37
[house] 153
[family] 167
[name] Andrew Hill
[rank] no further information to be obtained
[company]
[unit]
[enlistment date]
[discharge date]
[length of service]
[post office address] 434 Lynn St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Hill Andrew J.
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1887 page 5 (also 27 January 1887 page 5)]

HILL.--On the 24th instant, ANDREW J. HILL, aged 41 years.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, at his late residence, No. 2356 North Eighth street, on Thursday afternoon, 27th instant, at 1 o'clock. Interment private.


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