91st PA: James Hughes

James Hughes

Before the war

He was born in 1821/22 (2 (39 in 1861), 4 (39 in 1861), 6 [52 in ?1874], 7 [59 in 1880]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 6 [Ireland], 7 [Ireland]).

When he enlisted, he was a carpenter (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a sandy complexion, gray eyes, and sandy hair (4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 October 1861 (1, 2, 4, 8). He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Dye, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 4). He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (2). He was a private, in company F (1, 9).

He was discharged at Alexandria, Virginia, on 14 July 1862, on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 3, 4, 8). He had served for ten months (6). He was a private, in company F (9).

After the war

He unsuccessfully applied for a pension on 14 October 1862 (8).

On 26 June 1874, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (6). He had a wound in his right arm, and was receiving a pension of $18 per month (6).

In 1876 or 1877, he was readmitted to the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (5).

In 1880, he was living at the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7). He was a carpenter, and had been out of work for twelve months (7).

In 1882, he was present at the Central Brench (6).

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) (James Hughes)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 June 2004 (James Hughes; rolls have 'Huges')

3 company F, register of men discharged (James Hughes)

4 company F, descriptive roll, #49 (James Hughes)

5 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. March 2, 1877. Serial Set volume 1762, session volume 1, 44th Congress, 2nd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 45. (James Hughes)

6 Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Soldiers Home, 30 December 1882 [for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1882]. Serial Set volume 2115, session volume 1, 47th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 13, page 378 (James Hughs [sic])

7 1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T9, film 1052, page 588 = 8 D handwritten (James Hughes)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (James Hughes)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Hughes)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2006)
searched for James Hughes beginning service in 1861

1880 census

[1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T9, film 1052, page 588 = 8 D handwritten]
line7
street nameNew York Avenue
house number[4]
dwelling visit #[4]
family visit #[4]
nameHughes James
colorW
sexM
age59
month born if born in year 
relationshipDisabled Volunteer Soldiers Beneficaries [?] Natl Houses [?] for DVS
single 
married1
widowed/divorced 
married during year 
occupationCarpenter
months unemployed12
currently ill? 
blind 
deaf/dumb 
idiotic 
insane 
disabled1
school this year 
can't read 
can't write 
birthplaceIreland
father's birthplaceIreland
mother's birthplaceIreland

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 June 2014, from Fold3]


Hughes, James
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

National Home

[National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. March 2, 1877. Serial Set volume 1762, session volume 1, 44th Congress, 2nd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 45.]
RE-ADMISSIONS TO CENTRAL BRANCH.

The following soldiers, heretofore discharged, were, for sufficient reasons, re-admitted unconditionally: [...] James Hughes, late Company F, Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers; ...].


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