91st PA: Charles W Leipold

Charles W Leipold

Before the war

He was born in 1837/38 (5 (25 in 1863), 14 (23 in 1861), 15 (23 in 1861), 18 (22 in 1860), 20 (38 at death in 1876)). He was born in Hesse Cassel, Germany (14, 20 [Philadelphia PA]).

In 1860, he was living in the first ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). He was a clerk (18).

When he was enlisted, he was a book binder or a clerk, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5 (clerk), 14 (bookbinder), 15 (bookbinder)).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (5, 14 [5'7"], 15 [5'7-1/2"]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 20 August 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 14, 15). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (14). He was a private, in company A (1, 23 (co. G), 24 (co. A), 25 (co. A)).

He was appointed a corporal in company A on 17 October 1861 (13). At some point, he was reduced to the ranks (13).

He sometimes acted as Orderly of the Adjutant's Office (8). On 19 February 1863, because he knew that Morris Kayser had wanted a furlough, and had been reported sick in camp, he checked on Kayser, and was told by the cook of the company's officers' mess that Kayser had left at 6 AM (8).

He went on a nine-day furlough, starting 15 March 1863 (6). He returned on 25 March 1863 (7).

He was a witness to the charges and specifications Joseph Sinex filed against Morris Kayser, and testified in the court martial of Morris Kayser, on 30 July 1863 (2, 8).

On 18 May 1863, he was detailed as an assistant to Dr Caswell [?] (9).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (19).

He returned to the regiment from hospital on 19 December 1863 (10).

On 22 December 1863, he was detailed as clerk at regimental headquarters (3).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 5, 15).

He was promoted on 1 January 1864 to sergeant major (4, 5; 1 [has 15 Jan], 11 [23 Jan], 12 [23 Jan], 15 [15 Jan]).

On 21 January 1864, he witnessed John Brown's Declaration of Recruit (when he enlisted), at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (22).

On 2 May 1864, he was present sick (16). He was absent sick beginning 8 May 1864, until some time after 9 June 1864 (17).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with the regiment (1, 15). He was the regimental sergeant major (23, 24, 25).

After the war

On 18 August 1876, he died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of disease of the heart (20, 21). He was a clerk (20). He was married (20). He died at, or was buried from, 1308 North 19th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20). He was buried on 21 August 1876, at Mount Vernon Cemetery (20, 21).

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 charges and specifications preferred against Morris Kayser.

3 special order 124, HQ 91st PA, 22 December 1863

4 special order 1, HQ 91st PA, 1 January 1864

5 regimental descriptive book (Charles W Leipold)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 15 March 1863 (Private Leipold)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 25 March 1863 (Private Leipold)

8 record of Morris Kayser's court martial

9 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 18 May 1863 (Chas Leipold)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 19 December 1863 (Private Leipold)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 17 February 1864 (#1) (Chas Leipold)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 17 February 1864 (#2) (Charles Leipold)

13 register of non-commissioned officers, co.A (Charles H Leipold)

14 company A descriptive roll, entry 39 (Charles W Leipold)

15 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Chas W Leipold; rolls also have 'Leybold') (2 cards)

16 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 May 1864 (Sergt Major Leipold)

17 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864 (Sergt Maj Leipold)

18 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 13th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1163, page 878 = 64 handwritten (Chas Leupold)

19 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (C W Leipold)

20 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 August 1876 (Charles W Leipold)

21 Find a Grave, memorial 53144192, created by Meges, added 2 June 2010, accessed 6 March 2011 [identity confirmed by date and burial place in #20 above] (Charles W Leipold)

22 compiled service record, John Brown (E) (Chas W Leipold)

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles W Leipold)

24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles W Leipold)

25 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles W Leypold)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by regiment
accessed on Fold3
pension index, by name
accessed Ancestry index
1890 US census, veterans schedules
accessed Ancestry index
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 6 March 2011
Pennsylvania Veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 7 March 2011)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 November 2014, from Fold3]


Leipold Charles W
Co. G F+S, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt Maj
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 26 November 2014]

Leipold Charles W
Co. A F+S, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt Maj
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Leipold Charles W

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 27 November 2014]

Leypold Charles W
Co. A F+S, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt Maj
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Leipold Charles W

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 13th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1163, page 878 = 64 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other members of this household, headed by Nicholas E Baynton [?], all of whom had the same family name]
line16
Dwelling number[424]
Family number[486]
NameChas Leupold
Age22
SexM
Color 
OccupationClerk
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birthFrankford
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Cannot read & write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 August 1876, Charles W Leipold]
[source: www.familysearch.org]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Charles W. Leipold
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 38 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, August 18th 1876
7. Cause of Death, Disease of the Heart
S. P. Bartleson [?] M.D.
Residence, Clifton Heights P.O. Del Co Pa
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Clerk
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, [blank]
12. Street and Number, 1308 North 19th St
13. Date of Burial, Augt 21 1876
14. Place of Burial, Mount Vernon Cemety
C. Moore Undertaker.
Residence, 829 Vine St.

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