91st PA: Henry C Mason

Henry C Mason

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (3 (20 in 1861), 7 (46 in ?1888)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 7).

When he enlisted, he was a machinist (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 3, 4, 5 (July 1861)). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (3). He was a private, in company A (1, 8, 9).

He was wounded on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia (1).

He was discharged for disability on 2 November 1863 (1, 4) or 21 November 1863 (3, 5). He served for 27 months (7). He was a private, in company A (8, 9).

After the war

On 8 August 1866, he applied successfully for a pension (4, 6).

On 12 May 1888, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (7). He was admitted from Virginia (7). He had a wound in his right side (7). He was receiving a pension of $10 per month (7).

In 1890, he was living at the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (5). He had had gunshot wounds to his right shoulder and to both legs (5).

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) (Henry C Mason)

2 Thomas Walter, 'Personal recollections and experiences of an obscure soldier', Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail volume 3, number 38, page 2.

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 41 (Henry C Massan)

4 pension index, by regiment (Henry C Mason)

5 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 51 (image 49 on Ancestry), line 28 (Henry C Mason)

6 pension index, by name (Henry C Mason)

7 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting his report for the fiscal year 1888. Serial Set volume 2654, session volume 1, 50th Congress, 2d Session. House Miscellaneous Document 35. Page 205. (Henry C Mason)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry C Mason)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry C Masson)

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index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 14 December 2014, from Fold3]


Mason Henry C
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 3 January 2015]

Masson, Henry C.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Mason, Henry C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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