91st PA: Paul G Hill

Paul G Hill

Before the war

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He was born in 1842/43 (3 (21 in 1864)).

When he enlisted, he was a brick [the rest is lost in the binding] (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He also served in company I of the 52nd Pennsylvania Militia Infantry (6, 7).

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 6 February 1864 (1, 3, 4 [6 Feb 62], 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (3). He was mustered in as a private in company H by Lieutenant Boorke (1, 3, 8).

On 3 July 1864, he and four other men in company H asked their captain, James Closson, to be transferred to a newly forming battalion of sharpshooters (2). Closson passed their request on to the regimental adjutant (2), but none were transferred.

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 4, 7). He was a private, in company H (8).

After the war

In 1890, he was living at 2332 Sharswood Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5). He was a driver (5).

On 17 August 1892, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).

On 15 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (7).

He died on 25 December 1918, at Quakertown, [Bucks County,] Pennsylvania (7).

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 letters, Fraley et al. to Closson, and Closson to Tayman, 3 and 4 July 1864 (Paul G Hill)

3 company H, descriptive list, #114 (Paul G Hill)

4 1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (25th division [ward not listed]), supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 689, page 1 (image 2225 on Ancestry) (Paul G Hill)

5 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Paul G Hill)

6 pension index, by name (Paul G Hill)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Paul G Hill)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Paul G Hill)

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Paul G Hill in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (25th division [ward not listed]), supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 689, page 1 (image 2225 on Ancestry)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 12
[house] 206
[family] 219
[name] Hill Paul G
[rank] Private
[company] H [?]
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 6 Feb 1862 [sic]
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 5 months, 4 days
[post office address] 2332 Sharswood St Philada
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
Paul G Hill, driver, h 2332 Sharswood
Ellen Vandergrift, wid Horatio, h 2332 Sharswood

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 Paul G.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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