91st PA: Archibald Nimmo

Archibald Nimmo

Photo

See Long Island Memories (from the collection of the East Hampton Library), which identifies this picture as a photograph 'of Archibald Nimmo, brother of Mary Nimmo Moran, in Civil War uniform'.

Before the war

He was born in January 1838, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, probably to Archibald Nimmo and Mary Scott. [sources: date: 23; 15 (24 in 1861), 14 (42 in 1880), 19, 24 (32 in 1870), 25 (46 in 1884), 27 (46 in ?1884), 28 (46 in ?1884), 30 (50 in 1884), 32 (70 at death in 1908), 34 (50 in 1884), 35 (50 in 1884), 47 (46 in 1884). place: 14, 19, 23, 24, 24 (PA), 27 (PA), 28 (PA), 30 (PA), 32, 34 (PA), 35 (PA), 47 (Scotland). family: 45, 46, 47]

He, his sister Mary, and his father Archibald, immigrated to the United States in 1847, after the death of his mother, Mary (Scott) Nimmo. His friend John Shiel immigrated the next year, because he wanted to be with Nimmo. They lived in Crescentville, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. (Mary married Thomas Moran, and became a painter-etcher.) [sources: 23 (immigrated 1852), 29 (immigrated 1853), 46 (see 47 for confirmation of the family link)]

In 1860, he was living in the 22nd ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with Hugh Boyd (and many other people!). He was a weaver. [source: 16]

When he enlisted, he was a weaver, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 15]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and black hair. He had a scar in the center of his forehead. [sources: 15, 19]

During the war

He enlisted for three years and was mustered into service on 2 December 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted by Lieutenant Parsons. He was a private in company K. [sources: 1, 2, 15, 19, 21, 31, 33, 37-38, 47]

He was transferred on 24 December 1861 to company C. [sources: 1, 22, 33, 34, 35, 37-38]

He was promoted to corporal on 27 April 1862. [source: 17]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia. He was enlisted by Lieutenant Swann. [sources: 1, 15, 47 (25 Dec), 52 (26 Dec)]

He was called "the fighting parson", because he was a Presbyterian preacher. [source: 29]

He was promoted on 1 April 1864 to sergeant. [sources: 6, 18]

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg Virginia, while carrying the 91st's flag. (This is presumably the gunshot wound of the right leg he had when admitted to the National Soldiers Home in 1884.) Sellers said he deserved a medal of honor "for conspicuous gallantry" in carrying the flag, which he apparently did not receive. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 29]

On 7 October 1864, he filed a declaration of intent to be naturalized, in the United States District Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 51]

On 19 November 1864, Sellers recommended that he receive a brevet appointment, effective 18 June 1864, for meritorious conduct in carrying the colors on that day . [source: 7]

On 26 March 1865, he was promoted to regimental quartermaster sergeant, effective 1 March 1865. [sources: 1, 8, 15, 26]

He was discharged (for promotion) by special order 109, headquarters, 5th Army Corps, 5 May 1865. He was promoted on 1 May 1865 to regimental quartermaster, replacing David H Lentz, who had been promoted to captain and assistant quartermaster of volunteers effective 18 May 1864. He was mustered into service near Washington DC, by Captain Chamberlain. [sources: 1, 5, 15 (30 May 65), 18, 31, 52]

On 20 May 1865, John Allen was relieved of the duties of acting regimental quartermaster, and ordered to turn over all public property to Nimmo, the regimental quartermaster. Nimmo was also authorized to receive and issue ordnance and ordnance stores. [source: 9]

On 26 May 1865, he went on a leave, which expired on 10 June 1865. He returned on 11 June 1865. [source: 13 (citing SO 114 HQ 5th Corps)]

On 26 June 1865, William Carpenter was detailed as acting regimental quartermaster, because Nimmo had been appointed A[cting] A[ssistant?] Q[uarter] M[aster] of the 5 Corps. [source: 10]

On 6 July 1865, he was ordered to receipt to William Chandler for all public property in his possession, when Chandler was relieved as acting regimental quartermaster. [source: 11]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with the regiment. He had served for 42 months. He was the regimental quartermaster. He had last been paid, by Major Gresson, through 30 April 1865. [sources: 1, 2, 5, 15, 21, 27, 28, 30, 34, 35, 36, 47, 52]

After the war

He seems to have married Sallie Lee twice. On 12 February 1867, he married Sallie E Lee, at the First Independent Christian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And on 27 July 1868, he married Sallie Lee, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were married by Nich [?] Jones, of the St John's Episcopal Church. She was born in 1842, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Richard Lee and Isabella Hicks. They had two known children:

[sources: 14, 39, 40, 42, 48, 50]

On 2 July 1866, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 2, 31, 33, 36]

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a machine manufacturer, and owned $150 in personal property. He was living with his wife Sallie. [source: 24]

In 1880, he was a beamer, living at 102 Huntingdon Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sallie, children Paul and Mary, and a servant. [source: 14]

On 8 January 1881, his wife, Sallie Nimmo, died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died of a cerebral embolism. The funeral was held on Tuesday 11 January, from her husband's residence, 102 East Huntingdon Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was initially buried in Cumberland Street ME Church Vault, and then buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 39, 40, 42]

On 22 September 1884, he was admitted to the National Home, Southern Branch. He was admitted from Virginia. He was a beamer. He had a gunshot wound in his right leg. He was receiving a pension of $8 per month. He listed his brother-in-law Thomas Moran (East Hampton, Long Island, New York) as his relative. [sources: 25, 27, 28, 30, 34, 35, 47 (13 Sep 1884)]

In 1885, he was living at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Southern Branch. He was a wound in his right leg. He was 46 years old. He received a pension of $6 per month. [source: 25]

On 19 September 1885, the War Department issued special order number 215, which apparently was about Nimmo. [source: 52]

On 22 June 1885 [?], he was discharged from the National Soldiers Home. [source: 47]

On 23 March 1889, he was re-admitted to the National Soldiers Home (Southern Branch). [source: 47]

In 1890, he was living at the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. He had had a wound in his right leg. [source: 21]

On 23 January 1893, he was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home. He was receiving a pension of $6 per month. [sources: 28, 47]

On 8 September 1894, he was readmitted to the National Soldiers Home. [source: 47]

In 1895, he was present in the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home. [source: 27]

On 4 July 1899, a monument was dedicated to men from Crescentville (also known as Grubbtown), Philadelphia, who served in the Civil War. Nimmo was one of the men listed on it. [source: 44]

In 1900, he was still living at the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. He was a widower. He was a beamer. [source: 23]

On 2 April 1903, he was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home. He apparently demanded a discharge because 'of restriction of pension'--presumably because his use of his pension was restricted. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month, and had a wound in his right leg. [sources: 34, 47]

On 28 October 2003 [?], he was re-admitted to the National Soldiers Home. [source: 47]

In 1904, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Home. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. He had a wound in his right leg. [source: 30]

According to his friend John Shiel, he wrote many beautiful poems. [source: 29]

He lived at 422 Berks street for the last year of his life, and spent much time with his old friend John Shiel. [source: 29]

He again applied for a pension on 24 January 1908. Effective 24 January 1908, his pension was raised to $15 per month, under the Act of 6 February 1907. (He had been paid under the Act of 27 June 1890.) (The certificate was dated 18 March 1908). [sources: 2, 31, 33, 43]

On 1 May 1908, he was dropped from the Southern Branch of the National Military Home. He was then receiving a pension of $15 per month. [sources: 35 (1 May), 43 (16 Apr), 47 (1 May)]

He died of alcoholism on 22 May 1908, at 422 Berks Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The funeral was held on 25 May 1908, from 1739 Germantown Avenue. He was buried on 25 May 1908 in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 12, 29, 32, 43, 49]

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 pension index, by regiment (Archibald Nimmo)

3 letter, Sellars, 24 December 1864

4 Advance the colors, p.314

5 Official Army Register

6 special order 31, HQ 91st PA, 1 April 1864

7 letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 19 November 1864

8 special order 22, HQ 91st PA, 26 March 1865 (Archibald Nimmo)

9 special order 27, HQ 91st PA, 20 May 1865 (Archd Nimmo)

10 special order 37, HQ 91st PA, 26 June 1865

11 special order 40, HQ 91st PA, 6 July 1865

12 West Laurel Hill cemetery records, on http://www.thefinalwalt.com (thanks to Amy Waltz!) (Archibald Nimmo)

13 undated officers' furlough list, in regimental letter, order, guard, and furlough book (Archd Nimmo)

14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 381, microfilm series T9, film 1179, page 460 = 4D handwritten (Archibald Nimmo)

15 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 18 May 2004 (Archibald Nimmo) [This refers to special order 215, War Department, "dated 9-19-85"]

16 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, district 1, page 37, line 15 (Archd Nime)

17 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 1, corporals (Archibald Nimmo)

18 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, sergeants (Archibald Nimmo)

19 company C, descriptive roll, entry 99 (Archibald Nimmo)

20 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 68 (Archibald Nimmo)

21 1890 US census, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page [13], line 2 AND page 117 (image 111 on Ancestry) line 35 (Archibald Nimmo)

22 company K, list of men transferred, #12 (Archibald Nimmo)

23 1900 US census, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, Chesapeake Magisterial District, Southern Branch National Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 8, page 97=handwritten sheet 5, line 26 (Archibald Nimmo)

24 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 249 = 193 handwritten (Arch Nimmo)

25 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1885. January 7, 1886. Serial Set volume 2415, session volume 10, 49th Congress, 1st Session, House Miscellaneous Document 38, page 173 (Archibald Nimmd [sic])

26 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 27 March 1865 (Sergt Nimmo)

27 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1895. Serial Set volume 3412, session volume 45, 54th Congress, 1st Session. House Document 42 (in 3 parts). Part III, page 131. (Arch'bld Nimmo)

28 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1893. Serial Set volume 3151, session volume 1, 53rd Congress, 1st Session. House Miscellaneous Document 35. Page 717. (Arch'd Nimmo)

29 'Dead Comrade is praised by invalid', Philadelphia Inquirer, 24 May 1908, page 8 (Archibald Nimmo)

30 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1904. Serial Set volume 4835. Session volume 56, 58th Congress, 3rd Session. House Document 71. Page 413 (A Nimnio [sic])

31 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Archibald Nimmo)

32 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 May 1908 (Archibald Nimmo)

33 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Archibald Nimmo)

34 Serial set volume 4567, session volume 3, 58th congress, 1st session, House Document 46, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1903. Page 388. (Archibald Nimmd [sic])

35 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1908. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1908. Serial Set volume 5528, Session volume 118, 60th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 1106. Nine relevant entries. page 415 (A Nimmo)

36 pension index, by name (Archibald Nimmo)

37 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Archibald Nimmo)

38 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Archibald Nimo)

39 Find a grave, memorial 91390658, created by Graves, 5 June 2012, accessed 7 June 2015 (Sallie Nimmo)

40 death notice, Philadelphia inquirer Tuesday 11 January 1881, page 4 (Sallie Nimmo)

41 Find a grave, memorial 91390654, created by Graves, added 5 June 2012, accessed 6 June 2015 (uncertain id, since the memorial does not include dates) (the memorial does include a photo of Nimmo) (Archibald Nimmo)

42 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsyvania, 8 January 1881 (Sallie Nimmo)

43 Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Archibald Nimmo)

44 'Crescentville honors heroes', The Times (Philadelphia Pennsylvania), Sunday 9 July 1899, page 3 (Archibald Nimmo)

45 Mary Nimmo Moran, on Wikipedia, accessed 7 June 2015

46 'Mary Nimmo Moran, 1842-1899', in Past and promise: lives of New Jersey women, pp.174-175, available on Google Books (accessed 7 June 2015)

47 Historical register of national homes for disabled volunteer soldiers, 1866-1938, National Archives microfilm series M1749 (Archibald Nimmo)

48 St John's Episcopal Church marriage register, in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, reel 848 (Archibald Nimmo)

49 Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999 (Archibald Nimmo)

50 marriage register, First Independent Christian Church, in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, reel 945 (Archibald Nimmo)

51 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, naturalization records, 1789-1880 (index available on Ancestry) (Archibald Nimmo)

52 muster-out roll, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, record group 19, series 19.11, records of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs (Archibald Nimmo)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 8 June 2015)
1910 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 8 June 2015)
1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 8 June 2015)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 8 June 2015)
1940 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 8 June 2015)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 13 June 2015)

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Archibald Nimmo in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (roll M653 #1173), ward 22, district 1, page 39, line 15]
[I have given abbreviated descriptions, and have separated each line for legibility.]
[the head of household is Hugh Boyd (on line 4); many apparently unrelated people are living in this house]
[identification is uncertain]
line15
Dwelling number[257]
Family number[253]
NameArchd Nime [sic]
Age22
SexM
Color 
OccupationWeaver
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birthdo [sc. Scotland]
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Cannot read & write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 249 = 193 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) Sallie's name matches the name of his wife in the 1880 census below]
line1516
Dwelling-house number166 
Family number193 
NameNimmo ArchSallie
Age3228
SexMF
ColorWW
OccupationMachine ManufacturerKeep house
Real estate value  
Personal estate value$150 
BirthplaceScotlandPenna
Father foreign born1 
Mother foreign born1 
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, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 381, microfilm series T9, film 1179, page 460 = 4D handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his occupation matches his occupation when admitted to the National Soldiers Home in 1884 (see entry 47)]
line4041424344
street nameHuntingdon St
house number102    
dwelling visit #33    
family visit #40    
nameNimmo Archibald- Sallie- Paul- MaryHaughy Jane
colorWWWWW
sexMWMFF
age42379459
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonDaughterBoarder
single  11 
married11   
widowed/divorced    1
married during year     
occupationBeamerKeeping HouseAt School Servant
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  1  
can't read     
can't write     
birthplaceScotlandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIreland
father's birthplaceScotlandEnglandScotlandScotlandIreland
mother's birthplaceScotlandEnglandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIreland

1890 census, veterans' schedule

[1890 US census, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page [13], line 2, AND page 117 (image 111 on Ancestry) line 35]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 2
[house]
[family]
[name] Nimmo Archibald
[rank] pr
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa Cav [sic]
[enlistment date] Dec 1861
[discharge date] July 186 [the last digit is blank]
[length of service] 3 years, 6 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Nat. Soldiers Home Virginia
[disability incurred] Wound right leg
[remarks]

[line] 35
[house]
[family]
[name] Nimmo Archibald
[rank] sergt
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Dec 1861
[discharge date] July 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 6 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Nat. Soldiers Home Virginia
[disability incurred] wound right leg
[remarks]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, Chesapeake Magisterial District, Southern Branch National Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 8, page 97=handwritten sheet 5, line 26]
[identification is confirmed by the location (see the 1890 veterans schedule above)]
line26
street 
house number 
dwelling number 
family number 
nameNimmo Archibald
relationshipInmate
colorW
sexM
birth dateJany 1838
age62
married?Wd
# years married 
mother of how many children? 
# of children living 
birthplaceScotland
father's birthplaceScotland
mother's birthplaceScotland
immigration year1852
# years in USA48
naturalized citizen?Na
occupationBeamer
# months not employed 
# months in school 
can readyes
can writeyes
speaks Englishyes
owned/rented 
free or mortgaged 
farm/house 
# of farm schedule 

National home for disabled volunteer soldiers

[Historical register of national homes for disabled volunteer soldiers, 1866-1938, National Archives microfilm series M1749]
[transcribed 8 June 2015, from Ancestry, image 58 of 517]
[note that his father Archibald Nimmo was present in the Southern Branch (at Hampton) (p.5 of 173): he was a weaver, lists as a contact A Nimmo Jr, N 3rd St, Philadelphia (his son), served in E 3 NJ [?], and was admitted on 14 December 1872]


Hampton
No.NAME.Name and Address of Relatives or Friends.Where Born.Company and Regiment.Date of Enlistment.Date of Discharge.DISABILITY.Date of Admission.By order of Manager.Age.Married or Single.REMARKS
4414
$6 00
$12 00
77096
[$]15
Archibald Nimmo
(Beamer)


Home Co
Thos. Moran
East Hampton
L. Island N.Y.
Scotland C 91 Pa 2 Dec 1861 25 Dec 1863 G.S.W.r.leg 13 Sept 1884 Gen'l McClellan

Dischargd Apl 2 1903

Demanding Discharge on a/c of restriction of pension
Re ad 28-10-03 [?]

Dropped 1-5-08.
46 D First admission

[written vertically:] Dis. 22 June 85 [?]

Re-admitted S.Br. Mch 23 /89 by Order of Gen W. J. Sewell

Discharged at request 23-1-93.

Readmitted 9-8-94
C Vols. 91 Pa 25 Dec 1863 10 July 1865

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 7 February 2015, from Fold3]


Nimmo Archibald
Co. K C F&S, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | RQM.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 8 February 2015]

Nimo Archibald
Co. K C F&S, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | RQ.M.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Nimmo, Archibald

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

muster-out roll

[muster-out roll, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, record group 19, series 19.11, records of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs]
[transcribed from Pennsylvania, Civil War Muster Rolls, 1860-1869, on Ancestry, 14 June 2015]


NUMBER OF EACH GRADE.1
[written in red ink in this column, over the number '1': ] See S.O. No. 215 W.D. Sept 19, 1885
NAMES. PRESENT AND ABSENT.Archibald Nimmo
RANK.RQM
AGE. 
JOINED FOR SERVICE AND ENROLLED AT GENERAL RENDEZVOUS--COMMENCEMENT OF FIRST PAYMENT BY TIME.WHEN. Dec 26 /63
WHERE.Bealton Va
BY WHOM.Lt Swann
PERIOD.3 yrs
MUSTERED INTO SERVICE.WHEN.May 1 /65
WHERE.near Washington
BY WHOM.Capt Chamberlain
LAST PAID.BY PAYMASTER.Maj Gresson
TO WHAT TIME.Apr 30 /65
TRAVELING.To place of rendezvous, No. of miles. 
From place of discharge home, No. of miles. 
Clothing ActDue U.S 
Due Soldier 
AMOUNT for clothing in kind, or in money advanced. 
VALUE OF equipments, arms &c., received from the United States, to be paid for if lost or destroyed. 
BountyPaid 
Due 
 
REMARKS
Discharged Special Order 109 Hd Qrs 5 AC May 5 /65 Promoted RQM vice Lentz discharged

Crescentville honors heroes

['Crescentville honors heroes', The Times (Philadelphia Pennsylvania), Sunday 9 July 1899, page 3]
[transcribed 7 June 2015, from Newspapers.com]
[Crescentville is a neighborhood in northeast Philadelphia; see the Wikipediea article for more details]


CRESCENTVILLE HONORS HEROES
Monument Erected in the Little Borough to Her Brave in the Civil War
ELEMENTS FIRED SALUTES

The little borough of Crescentville, between Frankford and Germantown, which was so famous during the civil war for the number of volunteers it sent to the front, has erected a beautiful monument on a hill at Crescentville road and Clinton street, which was unveiled yesterday afternoon by Post No. 51. In spite of the heavy showers which visited that vicinity, a large number of visitors were present throughout the ceremonies, and through the peals of thunder could be heard the cheers of the crowd and the airs of the band as they alternately commemorated the victories and the deaths of the veterans.


One Official's Ideas.

A number of other public officials were expected to be present, but in their absence two remarkably fine and patriotic addresses were made by Revs. J. W. Sayres and L. P. Bissell. The former referred frequently to the heroism of the Crescentville soldiers in the late rebellion and impressed upon the children of the village that the monument should be looked upon with reverence and respect, and as a living remembrance of true American patriotism. Commander L. C. Krishner, of the Post guard and battery, was in charge of the programme, the most attractive feature of which was the national salutes fired by the battery and the old-time charges made by the guards. The ceremonies terminated with the unfurling of a large flag, the gift of John Wanamaker. The monument is a magnificent shaft of pure white marble surmounted by a ball of the same material and bearing upon its surface the coat-of-arms of Pennsylvania. It is supported by a granite base resting on a solid rock of ten tons' weight, which was hauled by a team of sixteen horses from the banks of the Brandywine, where for years it had been a landmark of the savage rites of the Indians.


The Names of the Heroes.

The names of the heroes inscribed on the monument are: ... Archibald Nimmo, ....

VA pension payment cards

[Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933]
[transcribed 7 June 2015, from FamilySearch]
[I did not transcribe the reverse of the card, which has payment information]


NAME: NIMMO, ARCHIBALD
Certificate No. 77096
ARMY INVALID.
Law: Act of Feb. 6, 1907.
Service: 1" Lieut + Qmstr 91" Pa Vol Inf

ISSUES.
CLASS.RANK.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
REISSUE15JAN 24 1908MAR 18 1908


Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: May 22 1908
Bureau notified: AUG 6 1908 3-798
Remarks: [blank]
Former Roll No. 32963 ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890
Home: Dis. 4/16/08

marriage record

[St John's Episcopal Church marriage register, in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, reel 848]
[transcribed 13 June 2015, from Ancestry (image 142 of 430)]

[pages] 220 [to] 221
Day and Date.Monday July 27 1868
Place.Do [sc. Residence of the Rector]
817 East Norris St.
No.17
NAMES.Archibald Nimmo
crayon porter [?]
Sallie Lee
Age.3026
Residence.Philada531 Otis St
Parents' Names and Residence.born in Scotlandborn in Philada + both live here. Both white.
Signature of Clergyman.Nich [?] Jones.
Witnesses and Remarks.None.

marriage record, First Independent Christian Church

[marriage register, First Independent Christian Church, in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, reel 945]
[transcribed 13 June 2015, from Ancestry (image 249 of 507)]


2. Marriages Celebrated by John G Wilson [illegible word] Philadelphia
1867

" [sc. Feb.] 12 Archibald Nimmo of Philadelphia and Sallie E. Lee of Philadelphia Pa

death certificate, Sallie Nimmo

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 January 1881, Sallie Nimmo]
[transcribed 7 June 2015, from FamilySearch]


RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased Mrs Sallie E Nimmo
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Female
4. Age, 38 yrs.
5. married
6. Date of Death, Jan. 8th 1881
7. Cause of Death, Cerebral Embolism
W. H. Bennett. M.D.
Residence, 128 E. Huntingdon.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 19th
12. Street and Number, 102 East Huntingdon St
13. Date of Burial, Jan 11th 1881
14. Place of Burial, Cumberland St. M.E. Church vau[lt]
Saml M Kehr Undertaker.
Residence, 948 N. 3d Street

death notice, Sallie Nimmo

[death notice, Philadelphia inquirer Tuesday 11 January 1881, page 4]
[transcribed 7 June 2015, from GenealogyBank]

NIMMO--Entered into rest on the 8th instant SALLIE wife of Archibald Nimmo and daughter of the late Richard and Isabella Lee, in the thirty-ninth year of her age.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of her husband, No. 102 E Huntingdon street. To proceed to Cumberland Street M.E. Church Vault.

'Dead Comrade is praised by invalid'

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 24 May 1908, page 8]
DEAD COMRADE IS PRAISED BY INVALID
Survivor Tells of Bravery of Captain Mimmo [sic] During Civil War

Though he will be unable on account of his illness and advanced age, to attend the funeral services of his life long friend, Captain Archibald Nimmo, yet anxious to pay him tribute, John Shiel, of 1735 North Fifth street, yesterday spoke of his comrade of years, praising his record in the Civil War.

Mr. Shiel is feeble and bedridden and he spoke with much difficulty.

"We were boys together in Scotland 70 years ago," he said, "and very well I remember when he came to America in 1853. I could not long be separated from him, so I came over in 1854. When Lincoln called for volunteers, we gave up our quiet domestic life and enlisted. He was drafted into the Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers and his whole record through the war was one of the utmost gallantry. He was badly wounded in the leg, while making a sortie to recover our flag, that had fallen into the hands of the enemy during the battle of Petersburg, Va., June 18. They made him a captain for that. After the war he was honorably discharged. Of late years he was in the Soldiers' Home, but he left there and went back to his old trade of weaving.

"The boys all used to call him 'The Fighting Parson,' for he was a Presbyterian preacher, and was also of a literary turn of mind. He has written a great many beautiful poems. He used to say I would never make a poet, but I tried."

Captain Nimmo has been living at 422 Berks street for a year and the two old veterans were together much of the time. He is survived by a daughter and a son who lives in Easton, Pa. Interment will be made at Laurel Hill tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. He will be given the full honors of a military funeral.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 May 1908, Archibald Nimmo]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 2 November 2008)]
[note: indexed under 'Archibald ...' in FamilySearch]

Record of a Death in Philadelphia.
13229
CORONER'S CERTIFICATE
Name of deceased, Archibald Nimmo
Color, W
Sex, M
widowed
Date of Birth [blank]
Date of Death, Year 1908 Month 5 Day 22
Age, Years 70
Place of Death, 422 Berks st.
How long at place of Death, [blank]
Chief Cause of Death, Alcoholism
Contributing Cause, [blank]
Hour of Death 8.20 P.M.
Jno [?] Arch [?] Jameson [?] Coroner
Undertaker's Certificate
Occupation, --
Place of Birth, Scotland
Birthplace of Father, [blank]
Birthplace of Mother, [blank]
Name of Father, [blank]
Maiden name of Mother, [blank]
Residence, 422 Berks St.
Ward, (of residence.) 19
Buried from (Street and Number), 1739 Gtn Ave
Date of Burial, May 25 1908
Place of Burial, West Laurel Hill Cem
M B Schneider Undertaker.
Residence, 1739 Gtn. Ave.

Pennsylvania, veterans burial card

[Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999]
[transcribed 13 June 2015, from Ancestry]


Montgomery County
NAME NIMMO, Archibald #7108
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH 5-22-1908
VeTERAN OF CIVIL WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 12-2-1861 12-25-1863
ORGANIZATION(S) Co.C 91st Pa. Vol. Inf.
RANK Corpl.
CEMETERY OR PLACE OF INTERMENT NAME West Laurel Hill, LOCATION Pencoyd, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION River LOT No. 2 N. Half RANGE [blank] GRAVE No. 1
HEADSTONE Granite FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Registrar of Veterans Graves. DATE 8-9-1937.
REMARKS [blank]

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