91st PA: Samuel Laforge

Samuel Laforge

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (5 (22 in 1864), 6 (22 in 1864)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6).

When he enlisted, he was a ship carpenter (5, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and sandy hair (5, 6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 29 March 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 5, 6, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (5, 6). He was mustered by Lieutenant Hilderman (5, 6). He was owed $300 bounty (5, 6). He was a private in company B (1, 9, 13).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1).

He was absent without leave beginning 7 October 1864 (10). He was reported returned on 12 October 1864 (11).

On 2 December 1864, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 December 1864 (2; see also 4, 6).

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective 1 April 1865 (3).

Something--perhaps his equipment--was turned in to the Captain, perhaps when the regiment mustered out (7).

He was absent, on furlough, when the regiment mustered out (1). He was a sergeant, in company B (1, 9, 13).

After the war

On 1 December 1891, he successfully applied from New York for a pension (8, 9).

He died on 10 March 1897 (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) (Samuel Laforge)

2 special order 117, HQ 91st PA, 2 December 1864 (Samuel Leforge)

3 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (Samuel Leforge)

4 company B, [second] list of non-commissioned officers (Saml Leforge)

5 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 53 (Saml Leforge)

6 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 5 (Saml Leforge)

7 list of men who owed money [?], page 2, number 18 (Sam Laforge)

8 pension index, by regiment (Samuel Lefarge [sic])

9 pension index, by name (Samuel Lafarge)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 October 1864 (Priv Leforge)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 12 October 1864 (Priv Leforge)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Laforge)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Leforge)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed February 2006)

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 August 2014, from Fold3]


Laforge Samuel
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Leforge Samuel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 26 November 2014]

Leforge Samuel
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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