91st PA: Robert L Mervine

Robert L Mervine

Before the war

He was born in 1844/45, in Dublin (probably the Dublin in Bucks County, Pennsylvania). He may be the Robert Mervine born around 1847 to George Parker Mervine and Mary Ada [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 3 (20 in 1865), 9 (20 in 1865). place: 3. possible identification: 6]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yerkes. He was a private in company C. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 8]

He died on 29 May 1865, at Washington, DC. He died of typhoid fever. He was married. He was a private, in company C. He was buried on 30 May 1865 at Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria Virginia, grave 3,181 or plot 2,981. [sources: 1, 2, 8, 9]

Final statements were sent on 19 June 1865, but the descriptive roll does not say where they were sent. [source: 3]

After the war

On 25 September 1870, his mother, Mary R Mervine, applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 5, 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) (Robert Mervins [sic])

2 interment index, Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia (searched 22 November 2000) (Robert Mervine)

3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 145 (Robert Mervine [sic])

4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 96 (Robert Mervine)

5 pension index, by name (Robert L [sic] Mervine)

6 e-mail, Jim Mervin, March 2007

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Robert L Mervine)

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

9 US burial registers, compiled 1867-2006, documenting the period 1831-2006 National archives and records administration, record group 15, Alexandria National Cemetery (Robert Mervine)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (searched May 2007)

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Robert L Mervine in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 January 2015, from Fold3]


Mervine Robert
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

mother's pension certificate file (cross-reference)

[mother's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, WC 147621, Mary E mother of Robert L Mervine]
[abstracted 15 February 2015, from 4 images on Fold3]
1871
approved, retroactive to 30 May 1865, for $8 per month, certificate dated 30 January 1871, sent to Joseph E Devitt (p.3)
certificate 147,621 (p.3)
1 Feb 71
'Place this in the file as this case has been canceled by order of Reviewer 1" Feby. 1871 WB [?]' (p.4)
see WC 155,886 (p.2)

burial register

[US burial registers, compiled 1867-2006, documenting the period 1831-2006 National archives and records administration, record group 15, Alexandria National Cemetery]
[transcribed 22 March 2015, from Ancestry, image 165 of 188]


NAME OF THE PERSON INTERRED. Robert Mervine
No. [blank]
NO. AND LOCALITY OF THE GRAVE. 3066
HOSPITAL NO. OF THE DECEASED. [blank]
NO. OF REG'T. 91st Penn
RANK. " [sc. Private]
LETTER OF CO. C
RESIDENCE BEFORE ENLISTMENT. [blank]
CONJUGAL CONDITION. married
RESIDENCE OF WIDOW. [blank]
CAUSE OF DEATH. Typhoid Fever
AGE OF THE DECEASED. 20
[no heading] [blank]

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