91st PA: Donald Knox

Donald Knox

Before the war

He was born in 1829/30 or 1835/36, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [sources: date: 8 (28 in 1864), 9 (30), 10 (29), 17 (30 in 1860), 18 (33! in 1870), 20 (53 in 1884)). place: 8, 10, 17 (Maryland), 18 (Scotland)]

He married Catherine Elizabeth Gohn. She was born in 1833, in Kansas. They apparently had these children:

[sources: 20, 21, 22]

In 1860, he was living in Columbia Borough, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Catharine (presumably his wife), and George and James (presumably their children). He was a stone cutter, and owned $500 in real estate. [source: 17]

When he enlisted, he was a marble cutter. [sources: 8, 10]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, gray eyes, and light hair. [sources: 8, 10 (5'8", light complexion, gray eyes, dark hair)]

During the war

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (!). He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 9, 19]

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 March 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory. He was mustered by Lieutenant Langdon or Lieutenant Snyder. He was due $400 bounty, and had received $60 bounty and one month's pay ($13) in advance. [sources: 1, 8, 9 (as 1st sgt!), 10]

He was reported gained on 21 April 1864. [source: 12]

He was detailed for duty in the division hospital on 8 June 1864. On 15 July 1864, he was returned to duty from hospital. [sources: 2, 14]

He was promoted to corporal on 24 September 1864. [sources: 3, 15]

He was wounded, perhaps on 30 September 1864, perhaps near Peeble's Farm. [source: 10 (30 Sep 65, near Pepans' [?] Farm)]

On 7 January 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, perhaps effective 1 January 1865. [source: 4]

On 15 March 1865, he was promoted to first sergeant, effective 1 March 1865. [sources: 5, 7, 10]

On 22 May 1865, he went on a furlough, which expired on 6 June 1865. He returned on 9 June [source: 6]

He was "to be charged"--perhaps for lost equipment, when the regiment mustered out. [source: 11]

On 10 July 1865, he mustered out, with his company. He was first sergeant of company B. [sources: 1, 9, 19]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Black Hawk Township, Rock Island County, Illinois. He was living with Catherine (presumably his wife), George, James, Robert, Annie, and Willie (presumably their children). He was a stone cutter, and owned $1,000 [?] in real estate, and $200 in personal property. [source: 18]

On 13 November 1871, he successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 13, 16]

On 5 March 1884, he died. He was buried in Abilene Cemetery, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas. [source: 20]

On 25 March 1884, Catharine E Knox, his widow, successfully applied from Kansas for a pension. [sources: 13, 16]

In 1928, his widow, Catherine E Knox, died, in Kansas. She was buried in the Abilene Cemetery, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas. [sources: 21, 22]

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 special order 43, HQ 91st PA, 8 June 1864

3 special order 83, HQ 91st PA, 24 September 1864

4 special order 3, HQ 91st PA, 7 January 1865 (Donald Knox)

5 special order 16, HQ 91st PA, 15 March 1865

6 enlisted men's furloughs (Donald Knox) [This claims his leave expired on 6 May, and he returned on 9 May. I have emended those dates to June above; it's possible that he left on 22 April, not 22 May.]

7 company B, [second] list of non-commissioned officers (Donald Knox)

8 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 52 (Donald Knox)

9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 2 Jun 2004 (Donald Knox)

10 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 1 (Donald Knox)

11 list of men who owed money [?], page 2, number 11 (D Knox)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 21 April 1864 (Knox)

13 pension index, by regiment (Donald Knox)

14 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 15 Sep 11864 (Private Knox)

15 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 25 September 1864 (Donald Knox)

16 pension index, by name (Donald Knox)

17 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1120, page 106 = [illegible, maybe '70'?] handwritten (Donald Knox)

18 1870 US census, Illinois, Rock Island County, Black Hawk Township (post office Rock Island), microfilm series M593, film 273, page 60 = 35 handwritten (Donald Knox)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Donald Knox)

20 Find a grave, memorial 52708575, created by Mayflower Pilgrim 332, added 22 May 2010, accessed 24 July 2014 [identity confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st on the pictured headstone] (Sgt Donald Knox)

21 Find a grave, memorial 52936601, created by Mayflower Pilgrim 332, added 28 May 2010, accessed 24 July 2014 (Catherine E Knox)

22 'Donald Knox', in Stueven Descendants, an Ancestry Family Tree, owner m_stueven, accessed 24 July 2014 (Donald Knox)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

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Donald Knox in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1120, page 106 = [illegible, maybe '70'?] handwritten]
line1718192021
Dwelling number536    
Family number539    
NameDonald KnoxCatherine "George "James "Wm Slone
Age30 [sic]1925/1226
Sexmfmmm
Color     
OccupationStone Cutter    
Value of real estate owned500    
Value of personal estate     
Place of birth" [sc. Maryland]Penna"""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Illinois, Rock Island County, Black Hawk Township (post office Rock Island), microfilm series M593, film 273, page 60 = 35 handwritten]
line26272829303132
Dwelling-house number263      
Family number247      
NameKnox Donald- Catherine- George F- James F [?]- Robert- Annie- Willie
Age33 [sic]291110821
SexMFMMMFM
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationStone cutterKeeping houseAt home""""
Real estate value1000 [?]      
Personal estate value200      
BirthplaceScotlandPenna""""Ills
Father foreign born1111111
Mother foreign born11     
Birth month if born within year       
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year  111  
Can't read       
Can't write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...       

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 24 July 2014, from Fold3]


Knox Donald
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | 1" Sgt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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