91st PA: William H Laporte

William H Laporte

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (2 (22 in 1864)). He was born in Amsterdam, New York (2).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (2).

During the war

He also served in companies C and I of the 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and in company I of the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (3, 7).

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 14 January 1864 (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Stretch (2). He was a private in company A (1, 5, 6).

He deserted on 16 January 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 3). He was dropped as a deserter on 3 July 1864 (4). He was a private, in company A (5, 6).

After the war

He died in April 1871, in New York (3).

On 16 April 1931, his widow, Isabella L Soberley, applied unsuccessfully from New Jersey for a pension (3, 7).

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. [not accounted for at muster out] (In the roster) (William H Laporte)

2 company A descriptive roll, entry 119 (William H Laporte)

3 pension index, by regiment (William H Laporte)

4 consolidated morning report, 4 July 1864 (Pri Laporte [?])

5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H Laport)

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

7 pension index, by name (William H Laporte)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedule
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)
Find a grave
accessed 6 March 2011
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 6 March 2011

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William H Laporte 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 24 November 2014, from Fold3]


Laport William H
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

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[card 2, transcribed 24 November 2014]

Laporte William H
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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Laport William H

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