He was born about 1844, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Francis Lammey and Eleanor [unknown family name]. (They were married on 13 May 1839, in the Salem Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had four children, including Emma (14 in 1863) and Robert Morris (12 in 1863).) [sources: date: 5, 7, 10 (14 in 1860), 13 (6 in 1850); but see 7's reference to 'consent of parents' suggesting he was underage at enlistment. place: 7, 10, 13, 16. parents: 10, 13, 16.]
In 1850, he was living in ward 1, Moyamensing, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Francis and Ellen Lammey (presumably his parents), and with John and Emma Lammey (presumably his siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 13]
On 30 June 1856, his father died. He supported his mother. [source: 16]
In 1860, he was living in the 3rd ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He had attended school within the year. He was living with his mother Eleanor Lamey. [source: 10]
When he enlisted, he was a prin[ter]. He had worked as a printer for about two years before enlisting, and had earned about four dollars per week. [sources: 7, 16]
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [source: 7]
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 November 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner. He was mustered in as a private in company H, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Morris Kayser. [sources: 1, 4, 5, 7, 16, 17 (co.K), 18 (co.K), 19 (co. K), 20 (co.K), 21 (co. K)]
He was transferred on 4 December 1861 to company K. [sources: 1, 4, 5]
He was wounded on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. A musket ball entered his right buttock and exited in front of the right trochanter major. The upper part of his right femur was donated to the US Army Medical Museum. He was held by the Confederates in a near-by home from 4 May through 12 May. He was reported missing in action on 7 May 1863. On 12 May he was paroled, and sent to a Union field hospital. He was admitted to a Field Hospital on 13 May 1863. On 19 May 1963, he was reported gained from missing in action. On 14 June 1863, he was admitted to a hospital in Washington DC. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 12 (missing), 14, 15 (missing), 16]
He died in Douglas Hospital, Washington, DC, on 26 June 1863 of the wounds he had received at Chancellorsville. He was buried on 28 June 1863, at Ronaldson's Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniau. He was a private, in company K. [sources: 1, 5, 6, 8 (see this for details of his treatment), 14 (25 June, of exhaustion), 16 (immediate cause exhaustion from profuse discharge of pus), 17, 18, 19, 20, 21]
On 24 July 1863, his mother, Eleanor Lammy, applied successfully for a pension. She received certificates from (among others) Adam Murphy (approved by Eli G Sellers) (30 November 1864) and John F Casner (23 March 1864 [?]). She was admitted to a pension of eight dollars per month on 6 June 1865, retroactive to 26 June 1863. [sources: 9, 11, 16]
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 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Louis Lammy)
3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 19 May 1863 (Lewis T Lammy)
4 company H, register of men transferred (Lewis Lenny [?])
5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 13 March 2005 (Lewis Lammey [rolls have 'Larnmay])
6 company K, register of deaths (Lewis Lammy)
7 company K, descriptive roll (Lewis Lammey)
8 Circular No. 2. War Department. Surgeon General's Office. Washington, January 2, 1869. A report on excisions of the head of the femur for gunshot injury, p.75. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1869. (available on Google Books) (Louis P L---)
9 pension index, by name (Lewis F Lammy)
10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 3, microfilm series M653, film 1153, page 252 = 28 handwritten (Lewis Lamey)
11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Lewis G Lammy)
12 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (Lewis F Lanning)
13 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Moyamensing, ward 1, microfilm series M432, film 809, page 209 = 919 handwritten (Lewis Lammey)
14 Catalogue of the United States Army Medical Museum. Prepared under the direction of the Surgeon General, U. S. Army. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1866. (L.P.L.)
15 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (Lewis F Lanning)
16 National Archives and Records Administration, RG 15, Case files of approved pension applications of widows and other dependents of Civil War veterans, ca 1861 - ca 1910, certificate WC 48739, Eleanor Lammey (Francis Lewis Lammey)
17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis Lammy)
18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis Lamny)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis Lammey)
20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lenney Lewis)
21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis Lenny)
|Name||Francis Lammey||Ellen do||John do||Lewis do||Emma do|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Cordwainer|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||do [sc. Ireland]||do||Penna||do||do|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Eleanor Lamey||John "||Lewis "||Enoria [?] "||Morris "|
|Value of real estate owned||4000|
|Value of personal estate||400|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Ireland]||Philada||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
CASE 67.--"Private Louis P. L---, Co. K., 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 17 years, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a musket ball, which entered through the right buttock and emerged in front of the right trochanter major. On the following day the man fell into the hands of the enemy, and was removed from the field to a home near by, where for nine days he was without surgical attention. On May 12th he was paroled and received into a field hospital. The parts were inflamed and swollen. Profuse suppuration ensued, and pus burrowed extensively among the muscles of the thigh. An incision was made and a large quantity of pus was evacuated. Bed sores formed over the sacrum, along the crest of the illium, and around the trochanter. On June 14th, the patient was conveyed by steamer to Washington, and admitted into the Douglas Hospital, under the care of Acting Assistant Surgeon Carlos Carvallo. He was treated by rest, position, warm water dressings, poultices sprinkled with powered bark upon the denuded surfaces, egg-nog, brandy toddy, and at night morphia. On the 19th, there was severe pain at intervals in the right knee and ankle-joints, which was relieved by camphor mixture. On June 20th, the patient was moved to a water bed. There was, meanwhile, a copious discharge of bloody fluid from the wound in the buttock. The pulse was at 110 and feeble. On the 23d, he suffered a severe rigor, and again on the 25th. One grain of quinine with one-sixth of a grain of morphia were given meantime every second hour. Stimulants were liberally administered. Death took place on June 26th, 1863. The autopsy revealed only simple congestion of the lungs; the other viscera were nearly normal." The pathological specimen is represented in the adjacent wood-cut, (FIG. 43,) and presents an oblique perforation between the great trochanter and neck of the right femur. The hip-joint was opened; the articular surfaces were roughened by absorption.[National Archives and Records Administration, RG 15, Case files of approved pension applications of widows and other dependents of Civil War veterans, ca 1861 - ca 1910]
BRIEF in the case of Eleanor Lammey, mother of Lewis F Lammey priv. Co. "K" 91. Pa. Vols. resident of Philadelphia County and State of Pennsylvania Post Office address Philadelphia, Catharine St. below Broad [?] St. south side.
Admitted June 6, 1865, to a Pension of $8 00 per month, commencing June 26, 1863.Chas. T. Cotton, Examining Clerk.
I, Fred. G. Wolbert Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas of said County, DO CERTIFY, that Geo Patchel before whom the annexed affidavit was made, was at the time, and now is an Alderman and ex-officio Justice of the Peace of the City of Philadelphia, duly commissioned and qualified to administer oaths and affirmations, and to take acknowledgements, &c., and to all whose acts, as such, full faith and credit are and ought to be given, as well in Courts of Judicature as elsewhere, + that his signature thereto is genuineIN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court, this 22nd day of July A.D. 1863
|Date||Gent's Name||Lady's Name||Place||Pastor's Name|
|May 13th 1839.||Francis Lammey.||Eleanor Scott.||Parsonage.||Ignatius T. Cooper.|
Before me, the subscriber, an Alderman in and for the City aforesaid, personally appeared the Pastor of Salem M.E. Church, William Major, who being duly sworn according to law did depose that the above is a correct copy of the Record of Marriage, as Rept by said Church and is a true copy
On this twenty second day of July, A.D. 1863, personally appeared before the Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia Co Elinor Lammey, a resident of Philadelphia in the County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, aged forty two years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by Act of Congress, approved July 14th, 1862, that she is the widow of Francis Lammey and mother of Francis Lewis Lammey, who was a Private in Company K, commanded by Captain Cassner [sic] in the 91st Regiment of Penna Vols. in the War of 1861, who died June 26th 1863 from wounds received at the Battle of Chancellorsville May 3rd 1863, that she has no income from any other source by which she is supported that she has two children under 16 years of age, Emma aged 14 + Robert Morris aged 12, both living with her. she further declares that her said son, upon whom she was entirely dependent for support, having left no widow or minor children under sixteen years, declarant makes this application for a pension under the above-mentioned act, and refers to the evidence filed herewith, and that in the proper department to establish her claim. She also declares that she has not in any way been engaged in, or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States; that she is not in the receipt of a pension under the 2d section of the act above mentioned, or under any other nor has she again married since the death of her son, the said Francis Lewis Lammey.Eleanor X Lammey Claimaint.
Also, personally appeared Robert Graffen and Hugh McLaughlin, residents of Philadelphia persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw her make her mark to the foregoing declaration: and they further swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant, and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be.Robert Graffen
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22nd day of July A.D. 1863, and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.Fred. G. Wolbert Prothy
I hereby Authorize James Gilliland of Washington D.C. my Agent and Attorney in fact, to present the foregoing claim, and to receive and receipt for, in my name and stead, all money, certficate, or warrant payable under it.Eleanor X Lammey
Personally appeared Elinor Lammey whose name is signed to the foregoing Power of Attorney, and acknowledged the same to be her free and voluntary act, for the purposes therein named.Fred. G. Wolbert
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 70.355, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
There is no evidence on file in this Office that Lewis T Lammey was enrolled and mustered into service in Co. K 91 Regiment of Penna Volunteers. But on the Muster Roll of Co. K of that Regiment, for the months of July and August, 1863, there is the following evidence of serivce: He is reported Private Lewis Lammy "Died at Hospital in Washington June 26 1863 from wounds received at Chancellorsville." Last paid to April 30 1863 Maj. Sheridan.I am, Sir, very respectfully,
On this 27th day of June A.D. eighteen hundred and sixty four personally appeared before me, an Alderman and ex-officio Justice of the Peace in and for the said County Eleanor Lammey a resident of Philadelphia in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania aged forty seven years, who being first duly sworn, according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress approved July 14th, 1862: That she is the widow of Francis Lammey and mother of Lewis F. Lammey who was a private in company K, commanded by Captain Castner [sic] in the 91st regiment of Penna. Vols. in the war of 1861, who died at Douglass Hospital, Washington D.C. June 26. 1863, of wounds received May 3. 1863 in battle at Chancellorsville.
She further declares that her said son, upon whom she was wholly or in part dependent for support, having left no widow or minor child under sixteen years of age surviving, declarant makes [sic] this application for a pension under the above mentioned act, and refers to the evidence filed herewith, and that in the proper department to establish her claim.
She also declares that she is not in receipt of a pension under the 2d section of the act above mentioned, or under any other act, nor has she again married since the death of her son the said Lewis F. Lammey; and she further states that she believes there is [blank] public record of her said marriage, and there is [blank] private or family record, and the best evidence she is able to procure of her marriage is [blank] and she further declares that she has not, in any way, been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States.
She hereby appoints W. N. ASHMAN, No. 1307 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa., her true and lawful attorney, to present and prosecute this her claim, for pension, and to receive and receipt for any order, certificate or money which may be payable under it.
Also personally appeared John M. Harper and Price I. Patton, residents of Philadelphia Pa. persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw said Eleanor Lammey sign [sic] the foregoing declaration, and power of attorney, and they further swear that they have every reason
to believe, from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; that she is the widow of Francis Lammey and mother of Lewis F. Lammey; that she was dependent upon her said son for support; that he left no widow minor child or children under sixteen years of age; that the said applicant is now a widow, and has not again married since the death of her son the said Lewis F. Lammey and that she has not in any way been engaged in, or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States; and further, that they have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. Deponents have known claimant during the last 10 or 12 years. know that her husband Francis Lammey died about 8 yrs ago: that her son Lewis F. Lammey the said dec.d was employed in a printing office during 2 or 3 yrs preceding his enlistment. he received the full wages of a boy in his capacity + paid them to his mother for her use; we do not know the amount, but from our knowledge of claimant's circumstances, we are convinced that the amount thus paid by deceased before and while he was in the army, paid the house rent of claimant + met other expenses. We have seen letters in the handwriting of deceased, addressed to + received by claimant enclosing money from deceased's pay in the army, for claimant's use + support. These letters were sent frequently + regularly enough to satisfy us that he sent a large proportion of his pay to claimant. Claimant has 2 children living, dependent on her for support, one being a cripple. One other + the only other child is married + unable to contribute to claimant's support. Mrs. Lammey earns small sums of money by shoe binding. We know her to be entirely loyal to the U.S. government. We know these facts through long personal acquaintance.Price I. Patton
Sworn to and subscribed and the power of attorney duly acknowledged before me, the day and year first above written, and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this Claim. Witness my hand and seal.H. Turnigan [??]
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, for official evidence of service and death.Joseph H. Barrett
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension NO. 28,180, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
There is no evidence on file in this Office that Lewis L Lammey was enrolled and mustered into service in Co Co "K", 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. But on the Muster Roll of Co. "K" of that Regiment, for the months of November + December 1861, there is the following evidence of service: He is reported Present for duty, as enrolled Nov 13th at Philadelphia Pa. June 30th 1863. "Wounded in action May 3d 1863." Aug 31st 1863 "Died of wounds recd in action at Chancellorsville Va June 26 1863 at Hospital in Washington D.C."
Francis Lewis Lammey not borne.I am, Sir, very respectfully,
I Certify on Honor, That Lewis F. Lammey was a Private in Company "K" of 91st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in the war of 1861; that while in the service of the United States, and in the line of his duty, he Died June 26th 1863 at Douglass U.S.A. Genl Hospital Washington D.C. of wounds received in action at Chancellorsville Va May 3rd 1863 that previously to the date of the said disability, he was, to the best of my knowledge and belief, sound and able-bodied. That I have no interest, direct or indirect, in his claim for pension, and that my knowledge of the above facts is derived in the following manner, viz: Company Books. The Company rec'd notice of his death in accordance with above statement
Dated at [blank] on this [blank] day of [blank] 186[blank]Geo. G Coster
This is to Certify, That the following is a Correct Copy of the Certificate of the Decease of L. F. Lammey filed in this department, as directed by the State Laws.1 Name of Deceased, L. F. Lammey
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.
It appears from the rolls on file in this Office that Lewis Lammey was enrolled on the 13" day of November, 1861, and mustered into service on the 13" day of November, 1861, a Private in Co. "K," 91" Regiment Penn Volunteers. On the muster roll of said Company, for the months of May + June, 1863, he is reported Died 26" 1863.Respectfully,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 28,180, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
There is no evidence on file in this Office that Lewis Lammey was enrolled and mustered into service in Co. "K", 91 Regiment of Penna Volunteers. But on the Muster Roll of Co. K of that Regiment, for the months of July and August 1863, there is the following evidence of service: He is reported a Private and "Died at Hospital in Washington June 26. 1863 of wounds received at Chancellorsville."
The name Francis L Lammey is not borne on rolls of Co. "K".I am, Sir, very respectfully,
You are respectfully requested to furnish official evidence of the enrollment, muster, service, duty, and cause of death of Francis L. Lammey, who was a priv. in Co. "K", 91 Regiment of Pa. Vols., reported died June 26, 1863, Douglass Hosptl. Wash. D.C. of wounds recd in action.
If the above name is not found on the Rolls of said Company, but a similar name is found, this fact should be stated, and whether you have good reason for believing him to be the soldier inquired for.
Please attach this Circular to your report, and return the same to this Office.No. 28.180
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 28.180, and to return it, herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
The name of Francis L Lammey does not appear on any of the Rolls of Comp'y "K" 91st Regt Penn'a Vols on file in this Office.
I am, Sir, very respectfully,Your obedient servant,
I have the honor to return herewith application for Pension, No. 70,355, with such information as is furnished by the records of this Office, Private L. F. Lammey, Co. K, 91st Regiment Pa Vols, is reported to this Office by Asst Surgeon W Thomson, as having died June 26, 1863, at Douglas Hosp D.C. of Vul. Sclopet.Very respectfully,
It appears from the rolls on file in Second Aud's Office that Lewis Lammey, Co. K. 91. Pa: Enrolled and mustered 13 Nov 61.Respectfully, yours,
I do certify that Lewis Lammey Private of Compy K. 91st Rgt P.V.V. was mustered in to the service of the United [sic] for three yiars [sic] Nov. 13th /61 by Lieut George Murphy and died at hospital at Washington June 26th /63 of wounds Received at the Battle of Chancellorville May 3rd /63 and so Reported on Muster Rolls of Compy K. 91st Rgt P.V.V. of August 31st /63.John F. Casner Capt
I certify on honor that Private Lewis Lammey of Company "K. 91st [-sic] Regt. Penna V. Vols was mustered in to the service of the U.S. Nov 13th 1861 and was last paid by Maj Sheridan to include the 30th day of April 1863.Adam Murphy
I have the honor to return herewith application for Pension, No. 28,180 with such information as is furnished by the records of this Office. Private L. F. Lammey, Co. K, 91st Regiment Pa Vols, is reported to this Office by Asst. Surgeon W Thompson as having died June 26th 1863, at Douglass Genl. Hospl. Washington D.C of Gun shot wound of ThighVery respectfully,
In the matter of claim for Pension of Eleanor Lammey mother of Francis L. Lammey of Company "K" 91 Regiment Penna Vols:
Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State, James Culbertson and Jane Mathers citizen [sic] of the County of Philadelphia, State of Penna, reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid claim, as follows:
that they were intimately acquainted with Eleanor Lammey, mother of Francis L. Lammey Co "K" 91 Reg't Pa Vols for 20 and 15 years respectively; that Francis Lammey father of the deceased soldier died on the 30 [sic] day of June 1857: that the said Eleanor Lammey had no property, real personal or mixed, from which any income was derived except a four roomed house without the ground, valued at six hundred Dollars: that the said Francis L. Lammey was a printer by trade: that he lived with his mother: that he earned about three or four dollars a week: that they do not know the exact amount he contributed to her support but believe it fully approximated three (3) dollars per week: that he was a good and dutiful son, providing carefully for his mother: that after he enlisted he repeatedly sent money home: that they cannot state the amount he sent but from letters they saw they believe it fully approximated One Hundred Dollars (100# [sic]): that they cannot give more specific evidence as to the contributions made by deceased soldier: that they were near neighbors and intimately acquainted: that the claimant's dependence on deceased soldier was well known in the neighborhood in which they lived: that they know the facts as herein stated of their own personal knowledge: that the claimant after the death of deceased soldier was dependent on her own exertions and the aid of relatives and friends for support: that she had no other income:
They further declare that they have no interest in said claim, and are not concerned in its prosecution.James Culbertson
SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED BEFORE ME this day by the above named affiants; and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiants, and acquainted them with its contents before they executed the same. I further certify that I am in no wise interested in said claim, nor am I concerned in its prosecution.
Witness my hand and official seal this 4th day of May 1870.CFC Garrigues, [L.S.]
NOTE.--This should be sworn to before a CLERK OF COURT, or JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. If before a JUSTICE, then CLERK OF COUNTY COURT must add his certificate of character on the back hereof, and not on a separate slip of paper.["certificate of character" not filled out]
Private L. F Lammy died today in this Hospital from the effects of a severe gunshot wound of right thigh and buttocks with secondary invovlement of hip joint. Exhaustion from profuse Discharge of pus was the immediate cause of his death.Carlos Carvalls
Before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid, personally appeared Robert Groffin [?] and Hugh McLaughlin residents of Philada Penna whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn according to law, depose and say we have no interest, direct or indirect, in the claim for Pension of Eleanor Lammey, widow [illegible word] and we are not near relative [sic] of said claimant. We have known claimant for 27 and 26 years respectively, and also her son the dec'd. Claimaint's husband Francis Lammey died June 30 1856. Claimant's son the dec'd was a Printer by occupation and had been so employed for a period of two years prior to enlistment he rec'd about $4 per week during this time. He lived with claimant and paid her house rent and contributed to the general support of the family. Claimaint has no private property or means of support. Claimant has three children one married, of the other two one is an errand boy in an office and earns a little money, another child a girl helps her mother to do sewing. Claimant we know was mainly dependent upon dec'd for her support we know the above facts from personal acquaintance with claimant.Robert Graffen [?]
Sworn to and subscribed this 2d day of June A.D. 1865, before me, and I certify that the full contents of this affidavit were first made known by me to deponents, before signing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the claim of the said parties, or any of them.H. Turnigan [?] Alderman Ex. O. J. of the Peace