91st PA: William Hoffman

William Hoffman

Before the war

He was born in 1835/36 (8 (25 in 1861), 9 (25 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8).

When he enlisted, he was a fisherman, and was living in Philadelphia (8, 9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (8, 9).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 20 August 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 8, 9). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (8). He was a private in company A (1, 14, 15).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (12).

On 23 August 1863, he returned to duty from corps headquarters (5). However, on 26 August 1863, Sinex reported that he had been on duty as Provost Guard at Corps Headquarters, and had not returned (2).

He was promoted to sixth corporal, on 1 October 1863 (3, 6, 7).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 9).

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

In March 1865, he was tried by court martial (13).

On 28 March 1865, he was reduced to the ranks for being absent without leave (4).

He was wounded on 1 April 1865 at Five Forks (1).

He was absent, sick, at muster out (1, 8 [absent wounded]). He was a private, in company A (14, 15).

After the war

On 7 July 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 11).

On 16 August 1893 [?], his widow, Margaret Hoffman, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 11).

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, 26 August 1863

3 special order 99, HQ 91st PA, 1 October 1863

4 special order 23, HQ 91st PA, 28 March 1865

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 August 1863 (Private Hoffman)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 Oct 1863 (Priv Hoffman)

7 register of non-commissioned officers, co.A (Wm Hoffman)

8 company A descriptive roll, entry 29 (William Hoffman)

9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (William Hoffman)

10 pension index, by regiment (William Hoffman)

11 pension index, by name (William Hoffman)

12 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Wm Hoffman)

13 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (William Hoffman)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 14 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Hooffman William
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
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Hoffman William

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[card 2, transcribed 14 June 2014]

Hoffman William
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
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