91st PA: Charles Lowery

Charles Lowery

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (2 (19 in 1861), 8 (19 in 1861), 11 [39 in 1886], 12 [40 in 1886], 13 [35 in 1880]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 8, 12, 13). He was born to James Lowery and Mary Ann [unknown family name] (11, 12, 13).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (2 [5'9"], 8 [5'5-1/2"]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 September 1861 (1, 2, 8, 10 [10 Aug]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (1, 2, 8). He was a private in company C (1, 15, 16, 17).

He deserted on 1 June 1862, at Washington, DC (6). He returned from desertion (6).

Gregory described him as "a worthless soldier" who "has always shirked his duty", and "a slippery man" (2). He had never been in action, on 18 November 1863 (2).

He deserted frequently, including on 14 June 1863, while the regiment was marching, near Hartwood [?] Church (2). He was apparently caught in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before 13 September 1863 (2).

On 21 November 1863, he was reported regained from desertion (4).

In December 1863, he was tried by court martial (14).

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist (3). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (5).

He mustered out near Petersburg, Virginia, on 20 September 1864, when his term expired (1, 7, 8, 10). He was a private, in company C (15, 16, 17).

After the war

In 1880, he was living at 1260 Fleetwood Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his parents, James and Mary Lowry, and with his sister Emily Lowry (13). He was a wheelwright (13).

On 12 January 1886, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11, 12). He died of dropsy (12). He was married (12). He was a wheelright (12). The funeral was held at his parents' house, 1260 Fleetwood Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). On 15 January 1886, he was buried at Glenwood Cemetery (11, 12).

In 1890, his widow, Isabella Lowry, was living at 1 [?] Green Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10).

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 letter, Gregory to Fricke, 18 November 1863

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 21 November 1863 (Prvt Lowry)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Lowry)

6 company C, register of deserters, number 9 (Charles Lowery)

7 company C, register of men discharged, number 31 (Charles Lowery)

8 company C, descriptive roll, entry 48 (Charles Lowery)

9 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 45 (Charles Lowery)

10 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 204, page [1] (image 1302 on Ancestry), line 6 (Charles Lowry)

11 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 15 January 1886 page 5 (Charles Lowery)

12 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 January 1886 (Charles Lowery)

13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 391, microfilm series T9, film 1179, page 115 B = 17 handwritten (Charles Lowry)

14 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (Charles Lowery)

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

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed 11 Jun 2005)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 4 December 2014, from Fold3]


Lowry Charles
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 4 December 2014]

Lowrey Charles
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Lowry Charles

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 4 December 2014]

Lowery Charles
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Lowry Charles

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 391, microfilm series T9, film 1179, page 115 B = 17 handwritten]
line31323334
street nameFleetwood St
house number1260   
dwelling visit #138   
family visit #138   
nameLowry James- Mary- Emily M- Charles
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
age68633035
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeDaughterSon
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationLady ShoemakerKeep HouseDress MakerWheelwright
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
[the father's birthplace is Ireland, but his children's fathers' birthplace is Pennsylvania]
birthplaceIrelandPhiladPhiladPhilad
father's birthplaceIrelandPennPennPenn
mother's birthplaceIrelandPennPennPenn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 204, page [1] (image 1302 on Ancestry), line 6]
[line] 6
[house] 53
[family] 75
[name] Isabella widow of Charles Lowry
[rank] Priv
[company] I
[unit] 91 " " [sc. Pa Inf]
[enlistment date] Aug 10 1861
[discharge date] Sep 20 1864
[length of service] 3 years, [blank] months, [blank] days
[post office address] 1 " " " [sc. Green St, Phila Penna]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]
[Francis R Swallow was also living there]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[I couldn't identify her in the transcription on Ancestry, searched February 2005]

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer 15 January 1886 page 5]

LOWERY.--On the 12th inst., CHARLES, son of James and Mary Ann Lowery, aged thirty-nine years.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his parents' residence, No. 1260 Fleetwood street, above Eleventh and below Thompson street, Twentieth ward. Interment private. Comrades of the Ninety first Pennsylvania Volunteers invited.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 January 1886, Charles Lowery]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Charles Lowery
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 40 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, January 12th 1886
7. Cause of Death, Dropsy
H C Paist [?] M.D.
Residence, 623 N. 6th St
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Wheelright
9. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
10. When a Minor, Name of Father, James Lowery.
Name of Mother, Mary Lowery.
11. Ward, 20th Ward
12. Street and Number, Fleetwood Avenue #1260
13. Date of Burial, January 15th
14. Place of Burial, Glenwood Cemetery.
Hilverson & Co Undertaker.
Residence, 871 N. 10th St

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