91st PA: Augustine Charles Montgomery

Augustine Charles Montgomery

Before the war

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1837/1838, to David C and Sarah Jane Montgomery. [sources: date: 3 (23 in 1861), 16 (32 at death in 1870), 17 (12 in 1850), 18 (20 in 1860), 19 (32 in 1870). place: 3, 17, 18, 19. parents: 21]

In 1850, he was living in ward 4, Southwark, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, David and Sarah Montgomery, and with Isabella Montgomery (presumably his sister). (Isabella died on 14 March 1854, in Philadelphia, and was buried in the Philadelphia Cemetery Burial Ground on 18 March.) [sources: 17, 22]

In 1860, he was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, David and Sarah Montgomery. [source: 18]

When he enlisted, he was a carpenter. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-3/4 inches tall, had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years in company E on 20 August 1861, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Colonel Reiff. [sources: 1, 3, 23]

He was promoted for soldierly conduct, to corporal, on 25 February 1862, replacing Francis O Dell, who had been promoted. [sources: 2, 3]

He fought, as a corporal, at the battle of Gettysburg. [source: 5]

He was at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 September 1863, when Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked for his return. [source: 6]

On 27 September 1863, he returned to duty. [source: 9]

On 8 December 1863, he was reduced to the ranks because he had disobeyed orders. [sources: 2, 3, 8, 10]

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. On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave. [sources: 7, 11]

He was captured at the Battle of the Wilderness, and was a prisoner from 5 May 1864 to 10 December 1864. [sources: 1, 3, 12, 13 (wounded)]

He was discharged 25 April 1865, at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, when his term expired. He was a private, in company E. I don't know why he was discharged so late. The company E register of discharges has him listed with a group of men discharged in September 1864, but has no date for his discharge. [sources: 1, 4, 23]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, David and Sarah Montgomery, and with one other person. He was a house carpenter. [source: 19]

On 25 August 1870, he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of cholera asphyxia. He was then a carpenter, and was single. He died at (or was buried from) his father's residence, 1427 South Tenth Street. Invited to the funeral were members of Aurora Lodge, International Order of Odd Fellows; Crystal Fount Lodge, Knights of Pythias; Western Council, United American Mechanics; Brotherly Love Temple of Honor, No.3; and Brotherly Love Social Temp of H. and T., No. 3. On 27 August 1870, he was buried at Union Cemetery, 6th and Washington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 16, 21]

David C Montgomery, his father, died on 29 September 1881, of chronic pneumonia. He died at, or was buried from, 1429 South 20th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was buried at the 6th Street Union Cemetery. [source: 20]

On 2 January 1882, his mother, Sarah J R Montgomery, applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 14, 15]

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 list of non-commissioned officers, company E

3 descriptive roll, company E, entry 50 (Augustine C Montgomery)

4 company E, register of men discharged, number 28 (Augustine Montgomery)

5 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (A Montgomery)

6 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 Sep 1863

7 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

8 special order 109, HQ 91st PA, 8 December 1863

9 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 27 September 1863 (Corpl Montgomery)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 December 1863 (A Montgomery)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Montgomery)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864 (AC Montgomery)

13 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Augustine C Montgomery)

14 pension index, by name (Augustine C Montgomery)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Augustine C Montgomery)

16 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25 August 1870 (Charles Augustine Montgomery)

17 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Southwark, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 307 verso = 650 handwritten (Augustin Montgomery)

18 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, precinct 8, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 436 = 196 handwritten (Charles Montgomery)

19 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, division 3, post office 1502 S 5th Street Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 623 = 100 handwritten (Augustine Montgomery)

20 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 29 September 1881, David C Montgomery

21 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 27 August 1870, page 4 (Augustine C Montgomery)

22 death certificates, Philadelphia, Pennsyvlania, 14 March 1854, Isabella Montgomery (daughter of David and Sarah I Montgomery)

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Augustine C Montgomery)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1880 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Mar 12)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Mar 12)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Mar 12)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Mar 12)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Mar 12)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Mar 12)
records of headstones of deceased union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Mar 12)

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Augustine C Montgomery in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Southwark, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 307 verso = 650 handwritten]
[identification is likely, based on the mother's name and date of application for a pension, reported on the pension index by name card]
line36373839
Dwellings visited956   
Families visited1122   
NameDavid C. MontgomerySarah J. "Augustin "Isabella "
Age3429129
SexMFMF
Color    
Occupation of males over 15 yearsTailor   
Real estate owned$500   
Birthplace" [sc. Penn]Ohio""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Over 20 & can't read/write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, precinct 8, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 436 = 196 handwritten]
[identification is likely, based on the mother's name and date of application for a pension, reported on the pension index by name card]
line323334
Dwelling number1263  
Family number1450  
NameDavid MontgomerySarah J "Charles "
Age454520
Sexmfm
Color   
OccupationTailor  
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate   
Place of birth" [sc. Ireland]PennOhio
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, division 3, post office 1502 S 5th Street Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 623 = 100 handwritten]
[identification is likely, based on the mother's name and date of application for a pension, reported on the pension index by name card]
line29303132
Dwelling-house number710   
Family number780   
NameMontgomery David- Sarah J.- AugustineFerney Mary
Age53483226
SexMFMF
ColorWWWW
OccupationRetired R. Estate AgentKeeping HouseHouse Carpenter 
Real estate value9000   
Personal estate value500   
BirthplacePennaPennaOhioPenna
Father foreign born   1
Mother foreign born   1
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 1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 19 January 2015, from Fold3]


Montgomery Augustine C.
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25 August 1870, Charles Augustine Montgomery]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 9 Nov 2008)]
[identity is likely, based on the mother's name and date of application for a pension, reported on the pension index by name card]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Charles Augustine Montgomery
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, [blank]
4. Age, Thirty Two Years
5. Single
6. Date of Death, August 25, 1870
7. Cause of Death, Cholera Asphyxia
James Kitcher [?] M.D.
Residence 715 [?] Spruce St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Carpenter
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, [blank]
12. Street and Number, 1427 South 10th
13. Date of Burial, August 27" 1870
14. Place of Burial, Union Cy 6th + Washington
D P Moore Son Undertaker
Residence, 829 Vine

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 27 August 1870, page 4, Augustine C Montgomery]
[transcribed 3 March 2012, from GenealogyBank]
[identity is likely, based on the mother's name and date of application for a pension, reported on the pension index by name card]

MONTGOMERY.--On the 25th inst., AUGUSTINE C. MONTGOMERY, only son of David C. and Sarah Jane Montgomery.

Aurora Lodge, I.O.O.F.; Crystal Fount Lodge, K. of P., Western Council, U.A.M., Brotherly Love Temple of Honor, No.3, and Brotherly Love Social Temp of H. and T., No. 3, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, from his father's residence, No. 1427 S. Tenth street, this (Saturday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock.


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