91st PA: Preston H Hoops

Preston H Hoops

Before the war

He was born in 1844/45 (6 (19 in 1864)). He was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania (6).

When he enlisted, he was a student (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 January 1864 (1, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (6). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Burke (6). He was a private in company D (1, 7, 8).

On 2 March 1864, Colonel Gregory detached him for duty with the recruiting service in Chester, Pennsylvania (2, 4). He may be one of the people whom Sinex asked on 27 April 1864 be returned to the regiment (3).

On 3 July 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 July 1865 (1, 5).

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

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, 7 March 1864

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 27 April 1864 [uncertain; the name is almost illegible]

4 special order 14, HQ 91st PA, 2 March 1864

5 special order 39, HQ 91st PA, 3 July 1865 (Preston H Hoops)

6 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 36 (Preston H Hoopes)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Preston H Hoops)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Preston H Hoopes)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1860 US census
Could he be the Preston H Hoopes (25, law student, born PA) living in ward 15 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with George and Debrah G Hoopes in 1860? (See the 1860 census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 44, page 477 = 97 handwritten, image 381 of 2294 on the LDS pilot site (accessed 24 Dec 2009)?
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 10 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Hoops Preston H.
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hoopes Preston H.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 14 Jun 14]

Hoopes Preston H.
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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