91st PA: George H Howell

George H Howell

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37 (2 (26 in 1863)). He was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (2).

When he enlisted, he was a carpenter (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair (2).

During the war

He was drafted (3). He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years in the 118th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on 24 July 1863, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 5). He was a private in company K of the 118th Pennsylvania (3, 5).

He was wounded at Peeble's Farm, Virginia, on 30 September 1864 (3).

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to company E of the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 2, 3, 6). He had received an advance bounty of $25, and was due $75 (2). He had drawn $37.58 in clothing since his enlistment (2). He had last been paid, by Major Holman, on 31 December 1864 (2).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5). He was a private, in company E (6).

After the war

On 14 February 1871, he applied successfully for a pension (4, 5).

Note on possible identification

Perhaps he is the George H Howell who died on 7 October 1877 in Philadelphia.

death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday 10 October 1877, page 4 (transcribed 22 Feb 15, from GenealogyBank)
'HOWELL.--On the 7th instant, GEORGE H. HOWELL, the oldest son of Catharine and the late George W. Howell, in the fortieth year of his age.
'The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from his mother's residence, No. 1017 Malborough street. To proceed to Hanover Street Vault.'
death register, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 7 Oct 1877, George H Howell (abstracted 22 Feb 15, from FamilySearch)
George H Howell, 39, single, ship carpenter, died 7 Oct 1877, 1030 Marlborough, buried 10 Oct 1877, Hanover St Vault

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 Company E descriptive roll, entry 195 (George H Howell)

3 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment', volume 3, page 1340. (In the roster) (George H Howell)

4 pension index, by name (George H Howell)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (George H Howell)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George H Howell)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 22 Feb 15)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 Feb 15)
a George H Howell died on 4 October 1900, in the National Military home at Leavenworth, Kansas--but he served in the 7th Missouri Infantry
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 Feb 15)

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George H Howell in the 91st PA database

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]


Howell, George H.
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 118 Pa. Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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