91st PA: Aaron G Lewis

Aaron G Lewis

Before the war

He was born in 1826/27 (5 (34 in 1861)). He was born in Burlington, New Jersey (5).

In 1860, he was living in the 19th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was a dealer, and owned $1500 in real estate and $500 in personal property (9). He was living with Mary Lewis (probably his wife) (9).

When he enlisted, he was a teamster (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (5).

During the war

He was mustered into service on 12 September 1861 as a wagoner in company A (1 [private], 4, 7 [1862], 10 (wagoner), 11 (wagoner)).

He was discharged, at a hospital in Rhode Island, on 31 December 1862 (1, 2, 3) or 7 February 1863 (5) on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). He was then a teamster (3, 10 (private), 11 (pvt)).

After the war

On 19 January 1889, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 8).

He died on 26 April 1889, at Trenton, New Jersey [?] (6).

On 4 October 1889, his widow, Abbie Lewis, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 8).

A contesting widow, Eunica A Lewis, also filed for a pension, from New Jersey, but unsuccessfully (6, 8).

In 1890, his widow, Mary A Lewis, was living at 919 Master, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (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. (In the roster) (Aaron G Lewis)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 8 February 1863 (Aaron G Lewis)

3 Register of men discharged, co.A (Aaron G Lewis)

4 register of non-commissioned officers, co.A (Aaron G Lewis)

5 company A descriptive roll, entry 105 (Aaron G Lewis)

6 pension index, by regiment (Aaron G Lewis)

7 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (18th division 20th ward), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 417, page 1 (image 944 on Ancestry), line 3 (Aaron G Lewis)

8 pension index, by name (Aaron G Lewis)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 470 = 470 handwritten (Aaron Lewis)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Aaron L Lewis)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Aaron G Lewis)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 470 = 470 handwritten]
line3031
Dwelling number3261 
Family number3934 
NameAaron LewisMary
Age3328
Sexmf
Color  
OccupationDealer 
Value of real estate owned1500 
Value of personal estate500 
Place of birthNJ"
Married within year  
Attended school within year  
Cannot read & write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (18th division 20th ward), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 417, page 1 (image 944 on Ancestry), line 3]
[line] 3
[house] 10
[family] 3
[name] Mary A Lewis widow of Lewis Aaron G
[rank] Private
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 1862
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 919 Master
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Lewis Aaron L
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Wagoner | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Lewis Aaron G

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 27 November 2014]

Lewis Aaron G
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Wagoner | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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