91st PA: Albert Morgan

Albert Morgan

Note

I have assumed that the two Albert Morgan's in Bates are the same person, since the company B Morgan is not on the muster-out roll. The Pennsylvania Archives cards (8) seem to confirm this.

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (8 (31 in 1862?), 10 (23 in 1864), 17 (78 in 1920)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 17).

When he enlisted, he was a cigar maker, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 10).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (8 [5'7", dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair], 10 [5'6", fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair]). He was smallpox marked (10).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 11 January 1862 (1, 8 [1 Jan 62], 10, 11 [21 Jan 62], 14, 17). He enlisted for three years, by Captain Keyser (10, 17). He was mustered in as a private in company B, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 8, 18 (co.C)).

He was transferred to company C.

On 7 May 1863, he was reported missing in action (4, 14, 16 [missing]). On 29 or 30 May 1863, he was reported regained from missing in action (6).

On 6 October 1863, he was reported regained from missing in action (7).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer, on 26 March 1864, at Warrenton Junction, Virginia (1, 8, 17 [28 Mar 64]).

On 5 November 1864, he was promoted to corporal, effective 3 November 1864 (2, 9).

On 17 June 1865, he went on a furlough, which expired on 2 July 1865 (5).

On 3 July 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective either 1 July 1865 (3, 8) or 1 March 1865 (1).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 8, 11, 14, 17 [64]). He was a sergeant in company C (1, 18).

After the war

He also served in company B of the 5th US Artillery (13, 14, 17). He enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 23 January 1867 (17).

On 3 January 1870, he was discharged, at the expiration of his service, at Ft Adam Rd (17).

In 1890, he was living at 60th and Media, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). Perhaps he is the Albert Morgan who lived at North 60th and Lansdowne Avenue, and was a carrier (12).

On 9 August 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (13, 14).

He again applied for a pension on 16 February 1907 (14).

On 27 June 1920, he was admitted to the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (17). He was 5'6" tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and gray hair (17). He could read and write (17). He was a Catholic (17). He was a newspaper man (17). He was widowed (17). His nearest relative was his daughter, Annie T Morgan, 1548 N 61st Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). He was receiving a pension of $40.00 per month (17). He had arteriosclerosis, prostate hypertrophy, chronic constipation, cardiac hypertrophy, and myalgia (17).

He died at 10.00 AM on 1 December 1920, at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Virginia (14, 17). He died of mitral insufficiency (17). He had $31.00 in cash, and $85.0 in personal property, which was settled with his daughter Annie T Morgan (17).

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 special order 104, HQ 91st PA, 5 November 1864 (Albert Morgan)

3 special order 39, HQ 91st PA, 3 July 1865 (Albert Morgan)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Private Morgan)

5 enlisted men's furloughs (Albert Morgan)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 29 or 30 May 1863 (Private Morgan)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 October 1863 (Pri Morgan)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 June 2004 (Albert Morgan)

9 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, corporals (Albert Morgan)

10 company C, descriptive roll, entry 98 (Albert Morgan)

11 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (ward 34), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 821, page 1 (image 2609 on Ancestry) (Albert Morgan)

12 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Albert Morgan)

13 pension index, by name (Albert Morgan)

14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Albert Morgan)

15 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (Albert Morgan)

16 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (Albert Morgan)

17 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, S, transcribed from Ancestry, image 2062 of 3251, transcribed February 2011 (Albert Morgan)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Albert Morgan)

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Albert Morgan in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (ward 34), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 821, page 1 (image 2609 on Ancestry)]
[line] 8
[house] 120
[family] 122
[name] Morgan Albert
[rank] Private
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa In
[enlistment date] 21 Jan 1862
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 6 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 60th + Media Phila Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
[I am not certain I have the right person]

Albert Morgan, carrier, h N 60th n Lansdowne av

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 29 January 2015, from Fold3]


Morgan, Albert
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Sergt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, S, transcribed from Ancestry, image 2062 of 3251, transcribed February 2011]

Albert Morgan
23906

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.Phila Pa
Jan 11-1862
Warrenton Va
Mch. 28. 1864
Phila. Pa.
Jan 23. 1867
Rank.Sgt  
Company and Regiment."C" 91. Pa. Inf."C" 91 " ""B" 5 U.S. Arty
Time and Place of Discharge.Mch 28 - 1864
Warrenton, Va.
July 10 - 1864 [sic]
Wash. D.C.
Jan 3 -1870
Ft Adam Rd.
Cause of Discharge.Re-EnlistmentMuster outEx of Service
Disabilities when Admitted to the Home.Artscerosis [sic
Prostate Hyper
Ch. Constipation
Cardiac Hyper
Myalgia.


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Pa.
Age.78
Height.5' 6"
Complexion.Fair
Color of Eyes.Blue
Color of Hair.Gray
Read and WriteYes
ReligionCath
Occupation.News Paper Man
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Phila. Pa.
Married or Single.Widower
Name and Address of Nearest Relative.(Daughter)
Miss Annie P [?] Morgan
1548 N. 61st Phila Pa.


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission Re-Admission and Transfer.Condition of Re-admission.Date of Discharge and Transfer.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
40 00 Ad. Sou Br 27-6-1920       Died Dec 1-1920 [?] 10 00 AMMitral Insufficiency

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission Paper1
Army DischargeS
Certificate of Service--
Pension Certificate612,186

EFFECTSSettled
Cash $31.00
Pension Money $None
Personal, Appraised at$8.50sold $ 
Total 
How disposed ofDec 31, 1920
Approved for settlement of effects with Annie T. Morgan (Daughter)
1548 N 61st Phila Pa
Location of Grave and Remarks [blank]

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