91st PA: David F Mansfield

David F Mansfield

Before the war

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1826/27. [sources: place: 9, 12, 14, 20. date: 9 (35 in 1862), 12 (33 in 1860), 14 (43 in 1870), 20 (23 in 1850)]

He married Marion B [unknown family name]. She was born in 1823/24, in Massachusetts. They seem to have had at least these children:

[sources: 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20]

In 1850, he was living in ward 11, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was living with MB Mansfield (presumably his wife), and two others. He was a painter. [source: 20]

In 1860, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a housepainter. He owned $200 in personal property. He was living with Marion (presumably his wife) and with Estella and Ann (presumably their children. [source: 12]

When he enlisted, he was a builder. [source: 9]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair. [source: 9]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 August 1862. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory. He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1, 9, 21]

He was promoted on 1 January 1863 to second sergeant. [sources: 1, 7, 9]

On 27 February 1863, he presented Colonel Gregory with a 'costly and beautiful sword' (from the enlisted men). [source: 17]

On 19 March 1863, he was absent on furlough. [source: 4]

On 3 May 1863, he was present at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He saw Benjamin Tayman, apparently looking for Lieutenant Colonel Sinex. [source: 17]

On 27 May 1863, he testified at the trial of Benjamin Tayman. 17]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 11]

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 30 men who had more than fifteen months to serve who were willing to reenlist. On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave. [sources: 2, 6]

Sinex also detailed him on the 30th for duty in the ambulance train, replacing John Hamill. He was still there in September (?) 1864. [sources: (3, 5 (Col Gregory, not Sinex)]

He was discharged on 1 June 1864 or 1 June 1865 by general order. He was a sergeant, in company F. [sources: 1, 8 (1 Jun 64), 21]

After the war

On 7 July 1865, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 10, 13]

In 1870, he was living in Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Marion and daughter Estella. He was a farmer, and owned $3,500 in real estate and $1,000 in personal property. [source: 14]

On 17 April 1875, he died. He was buried in Dwight Cemetery, [Morris County,] Kansas. [sources: 18, 19]

On 12 June 1873 [?], his widow, Marion B Mansfield, applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 10, 13]

In 1880, his widow, Marion B Mansfield, was living in Ohio Township, Morris County, Kansas. She was living with her daughter Estella. [source: 15]

The government supplied a tombstone for his grave, under a contract dated 5 September 1891. [source: 18]

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, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

3 special order 123, HQ 91st PA, 30 December 1863

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 19 March 1863 (Sergt Mansfield)

5 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (David F Mansfield)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Mansfield)

7 company F, list of non-commissioned officers (David Mansfield)

8 company F, register of men discharged (David F Mansfield)

9 company F, descriptive roll, #108 (David F Mansfield)

10 pension index, by name (David F Mansfield)

11 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (David F Mansfield)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 432 = 172 [??] handwritten (David Mansfield)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (David F Mansfield)

14 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Richland Township, microfilm series M593, film 1314, page 573 = 45 handwritten (David Mansfield)

15 1880 US census, Kansas, Morris County, Ohio Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 135, microfilm series T9, film 390, page 413 = 13 D handwritten (Marion B Mansfield)

16 anonymous, 'From the Ninety-first Penna Regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 9 March 1863, page 2 (D F Mansfield)

17 National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 153: Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army), 1792-1982, general court martial, 25 May 1863 (David T Mansfield)

18 Records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903 (David F Mansfield)

19 Find a grave, memorial 41184140, created by Becky Doan 26 August 2009, accessed 18 February 2012 [identity confirmed by reference to his service on the tombstone] (D F Mansfield)

20 1850 US census, Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, ward 11, microfilm series M432, film 338, page 4 recto = 7 handwritten (D F Mansfield)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David F Mansfield)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
1900 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 18 Feb 12)
1910 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 18 Feb 12)
1920 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 18 Feb 12)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Feb 12)
Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007

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David F Mansfield in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, ward 11, microfilm series M432, film 338, page 4 recto = 7 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the spouse's initials, his occupation, and the absence of other candidates]
line26272829
Dwellings visited[33]   
Families visited44   
NameD. F MansfieldM. B. "Mr MaylerMrs "
Age23263635
Sex" [sc. m]fmf
Color    
Occupation of males over 15 yearsPainter Lamp Maker 
Real estate owned    
Birthplace" [sc. Mass]"GermanyMass
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Over 20 & can't read/write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 432 = 172 [??] handwritten]
line35363738
Dwelling number1234   
Family number1420   
NameDavid [illegible] MansfieldMarion B "Estella F "Ann B "
Age333664/12
Sexmfff
Color    
Occupationhouse painter   
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate200   
Place of birthMass""Penna
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Richland Township, microfilm series M593, film 1314, page 573 = 45 handwritten]
line111213
Dwelling-house number349  
Family number387  
NameMansfield David- Marion B- Estella
Age434616
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeps houseAt home
Real estate value3500  
Personal estate value1000  
BirthplaceMassach""
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Kansas, Morris County, Ohio Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 135, microfilm series T9, film 390, page 413 = 13 D handwritten]
line1819
street name  
house number  
dwelling visit #120121 [sic]
family visit #121122 [sic]
nameMansfield Marion BEstella F
colorWW
sexFF
age5626
month born if born in year  
relationship Daughter [sic]
single 1
married  
widowed/divorced1 
married during year  
occupation Keeping House
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled1 
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplaceMassMass
father's birthplaceMassMass
mother's birthplaceMassMass

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 January 2015, from Fold3]


Mansfield, David F.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sergt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

headstone

[Records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903]
[accessed on FamilySearch, 15 February 2012]

Mansfield David F
Sgt Co F, 91" Regt.
Pa Infy
Cemetery [blank]
at Dwight
Kans
Grave [blank]
Date of death Apl 17 1875
Headstone supplied by
Gross Brothers
[illegible]
Contract dated Sept. 5, 1891.

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