He was born in 1829/33, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, probably to John and Mary Ogden.
date: 5 (32 in 1862), 7 (17 (?) in 1850), 8 (34 at death in 1863), 9 (34 at death), 11 (30 in 1862; 32 in 1862), 13 (34 in 1863).
place: 7, 8, 13.
parents: 7, 11, 13]
In 1850, he was living in ward 4, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was living with John and Mary Ogden (presumably his parents), and with Eliza and John Ogden (presumably his siblings).
He was a cabinetmaker.
On 5 June 1856, his father, John Ogden, died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of pulmonary disease.
Edward supported his mother from about 1852 until he enlisted.
He earned about $9 per week as a varnisher, and gave it to her for her rent and other expenses.
In 1860, he was a varnisher, living at 1214 Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
When he enlisted, he was a cabinetmaker.
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair.
During the war
He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 9 January 1862.
He was mustered in as a private, in company D.
[sources: 1, 5, 11 (dates vary from 8 Jan 61 to 9 Jan 62), 15]
Ogden became ill after two days and nights of guard duty, during which he was drenched by rain.
On 25 September 1862, he was admitted to hospital in Alexandria, Virginia.
He stayed there until he was discharged.
He was discharged at Washington, DC, on surgeon's certificate of disability on 22, 21, or 27 November 1862.
He was a private, in company D.
He had been unfit for duty forty days in the previous two months.
He was discharged because of phthisis pulmonalis, which he had contracted since entering the service, and in the line of duty.
[sources: 1 (27 Nov), 4 (21 Nov), 5 (21 Nov), 11, 15]
After the war
He applied unsuccessfully for a pension on 2 January 1863, under the act of 14 July 1862.
(It appears to have been rejected because of his death; in any event, it was rejected on 11 June 1865, after his death.)
[sources: 3, 6, 11]
On 6 March 1863, a physician, Wilson Jewell, examined him as part of his pension application.
Ogden was taken sick in Sept. last with fever, cough, extreme prostration + bleeding from the lungs. he was sent to hospital in Alexandria, and not improving was discharged in November. Since which time, he has been confined to his chambers. His disease is Pulmonary consumption, brought on by exposure in camp life. According to his own + his mothers [sic] statement, he was a healthy man before he entered the army. I have carefully examined into the history of this man + believe his statement. I consider him entitled to full disability. It is proper to state that eleven years since his father died from Pulmonary disease, his mother is healthy.
and later reported:
My examination today at his house finds him unable to leave his bed. He has large cavities in both lungs, night sweats, cough, copious expectoration of purulent matter + great debility. He cannot live the winter through. He is deserving of full rate of disability.
On 29 December 1863, he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of phthisis.
He was single.
He was a varnisher.
He died at, or was buried from 1505 Carlton Street, ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On 31 December 1863, he was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
He was apparently reburied later in Philadelphia National Cemetery.
[sources: 2 (Philadelphia Nat'l Cem), 8 (Odd Fellow Cem), 9 (29 Dec), 11 (29 Sep), 13 (Odd Fellows), 14 (Philadelphia Nat'l Cem)]
On 3 November 1865, William H Chandler certified that Ogden 'served as a faithful and obedient soldier', and was always well before he contracted pulmonary consumption in September 1862.
His mother, Mary Ogden, applied successfully for a pension on 17 November 1865.
He address was 1905 Carleton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Her application was accepted on 15 October 1866.
She received $8 per month, retroactive to 22 November 1862.
[sources: 3, 6, 11]
On 4 June 1879, Mary Ogden was paid $8, for her pension.
This was the last payment she received.
On 30 September 1882, she was dropped because she hadn't claimed her pension.
She is presumably the Mary Ann Ogden who died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 30 July 1879, of phthisis.
If so, she was buried on 1 August 1879, in Odd Fellows' Cemetery.
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)
He is not living at 1214 Vine, which seems clearly to be in the 1860 census at Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 10, eastern district, microfilm series M653, film 1160, page 580 = 146 handwritten, as the following table shows:
there is an Edward Ogden, 38, born in Pennsylvania, living in Cinnaminson, Burlington County, New Jersey, page 299 = 63 handwritten; he is a malster, and owns $5,000 in real estate and $2,000 in personal property (and is living with Sarah (38), T. Perot (16), Lizzie (14), and Harriet (11), along with three servants); I'm guessing he is not the Edward in the 1850 census given his prosperity
1880 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Feb 2012)
see my note on the 1870 census about the Edward H Ogden living in Riverton, Burlington County, New Jersey, microfilm series T9, film 772, page 241 C, a manufacturer, 48 years old (with Sallie M (48), F Perot (25), Harriet M (20), and two servants)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Feb 2012)
see my note on the 1870 census about the Edward H Ogden living in Riverton Borough, Burlington County, New Jersey, page 12 B (with Sarah M, and three others)
[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 819, page 79 verso = 158 handwritten]
[identity is uncertain. I have no other candidates for my Edward Ogden, and my Edward's mother was named 'Mary' (as the pension indices reveal), but I also have no other candidates for the Edward Ogden in the 1870, 1880, and 1900 US censuses (see under 'sources checked unsuccessfully' above)]
[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 29 December 1863, Edward Ogden]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]
RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
1. Name of Deceased, Edward Ogden
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 34
6. Date of Death, Twenty Ninth December
7. Cause of Death, Phthisis
Clinton G Stees M.D.
Residence, S.E. Cor. 12th + Spring Garden St
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Varnisher
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, Name of Father, [blank]
Name of Mother, Mary Ogden
11. Ward, 15th Ward
12. Street and Number, 1505 Carlton St
13. Date of Burial, Thursday Morning Dec 31st
14. Place of Burial, Odd Fellows Cemetery
Wm H Wood UNDERTAKER.
Residence, Office 505 Arch St
[death register, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1863, page 84]
[thanks to Bill Flis for pointing this out to me!]
[transcribed 27 May 2013 from FamilySearch]
DATE OF REGISTRATION. 1863. " " [sc. Jany 4th 1864]
NAME OF DECEASED. Edward Ogden
AGE. 34 " [sc. yrs]
DATE OF DEATH. 1863 " [sc. Decem.] 29th
CAUSE OF DEATH. Phthisis
ATTENDING PHYSICIAN. Clinton G. Stees
OCCUPATION OF DECEASED. Varnisher
WHERE BORN. " [sc. Philada]
WHEN A MINOR, NAME OF FATHER AND MOTHER. Mary Ogden
STREET AND NO. 1505 Carlton St.
DATE of BURIAL. 1863 " [sc. Decem] 31st
PLACE OF BURIAL. " [sc. Odd Fellows Cemy.]
[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 30 December 1863 page 5, Edward Ogden]
OGDEN.--On the 29th instant, Mr. EDWARD OGDEN, of Company D, Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment, in the 34th year of his age.
The friends of the family are respectfully invited to tend [sic] his funeral, from his late residence, No. 1303 [just possibly '1505'] Carlton street, on Thursday morning, at 9 o'clock.
[Baltimore papers please copy.]
[abstract of mother's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 85,315, Mary Ogden mother of Edward Ogden]
[abstracted from 39 pages on Fold3, March 2012]
5 June 1856
Mary Ogden's husband and Edward Ogden's father John Ogden died at Philadelphia PA (pp.2, 3, 15)
Catharine Shaffer attended his funeral (p.15)
Edward Ogden supported his mother, earning about $9 per week as a varnisher, and giving it to her for her rent and necessities (pp.2, 16)
after enlisting, he continued to send her most of his pay, [frequently?] by Adams' Express Co. (pp.2, 16)
9 June 1861
enrolled in co D 91st PA according to the 2d auditor's report (p.2)
8 January 1862 according to certificate of disability and muster-out roll (pp.2, 35 (9 Jan 62), 36)
30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, dark complexion, hazel eyes, black hair, a cabinetmaker (p.36)
invalid declaration avers 8 January 1861 (p.2)
25 Sep 1862
admitted to Grover Hospital, Alexandria VA; remained there until his discharge (pp.19, 36)
2 Nov 1862
discharged on surgeon's certificate according to the Adjutant General's report (pp.2, 5)
32 years old (p.35)
last paid 30 June 1862 (p.2)
unfit for duty 40 days in the last two months (p.36)
22 November 1862 according to certificate of disability and the application for invalid pension (pp.2, 19, 22, 36, 38)
21 November 1862 according to muster out roll (pp.2, 35)
discharged because of phthisis pulmonalis developed since entering the service and in line of duty (by exposure in camp life) (p.2)
Edward Ogden claimed it began 'after guard duty of two days and nights, and getting thoroughly wet from rain', and that 'he has had frequent bleeding of the lungs and had an attack last night [sc. 26 Nov 62] and lost a good deal of blood' (p.19)
Edward Ogden also claimed to have chronic rheumatism of both legs (p.19)
2 Jan 63
Edward Ogden applied for an invalid pension (p.19)
dated 27 Nov 62 (p.19)
attorney: A R Quantrille, Washington DC (p.19)
witnesses: W H Peake, James M Callan (p.19)
[note that Edward Ogden made a mark rather than signing his name (p.19)]
certificate by examining surgeon claims disability was total (p.2)
is this the application 7,258 to which p.25 refers?
6 Mar 1863
Wilson Jewell, examining surgeon, 420 N 6th St, received $1.50 from Edward Ogden for the examination for invalid pension (p.27)
Jewell claimed that Ogden was totally incapacitated, the disability was permanent, and it was contracted in the service in the line of duty (p.27)
'Ogden was taken sick in Sept. last with fever, cough, extreme prostration + bleeding from the lungs. he was sent to hospital in Alexandria, and not improving was discharged in November. Since which time, he has been confined to his chambers. His disease is Pulmonary consumption, brought on by exposure in camp life. According to his own + his mothers [sic] statement, he was a healthy man before he entered the army. I have carefully examined into the history of this man + believe his statement. I consider him entitled to full disability. It is proper to state that eleven years since his father died from Pulmonary disease, his mother is healthy.' (p.27)
31 Mar 1863
Edward Ogden (30 years old), living in Philadelphia, applied for a pension (p.21)
witnesses: J W Darley and M Ohler (residents of Philadelphia) (p.21)
attorney: Laughlin & Maddox, Philadelphia PA (p.21)
Pension Office received on 11 April 1863 (p.23)
8 April 1863
the Pension Office [sent?] a 'letter for a new dec[laration]' (p.26)
11 April 1863
Edward Ogden applied for an invalid pension (application 17, 943) (pp.2, 12, 19)
dated 27 Nov 1862 (p.19)
Edward Ogden was 30 on 27 Nov 1862, living in Philadelphia (p.19)
application rejected (reason unspecified; perhaps because of his death) (pp.2, 12)
29 Sept 1863
Edward Ogden died in Philadelphia PA of phthisis pulmonalis (pp.2, 7, 8)
when he enlisted he was in good health (p.7)
attending physician: Clinton G Stees, se corner 12th + Spring Garden (p.7)
he had never been married, and left no wife or child (p.15-16)
2 Dec 63
the Pension Office sent circulars 6, 8, 4, and 3 (p.26)
3 Dec 63
the Pension Office [sent?] circulars 6 8 + [?] 4 [?] [rest of line is illegible] (p.24)
17 Dec 1863
a second report by Wilson Jewell (see 6 Mar 63 above, based on the 2 March examination) concludes: 'My examination today at his house finds him unable to leave his bed. He has large cavities in both lungs, night sweats, cough, copious expectoration of purulent matter + great debility. He cannot live the winter through. He is deserving of full rate of disability'. (p.31)
5 Jan 1864
the Pension Office [received?] a letter (?) (p.24)
11 June 1865
Edward Ogden's claim for an invalid pension was rejected (p.24)
31 Oct 1865
attending physician testified to Edward Ogden's date and cause of death (p.7)
2 Nov 1865
Catharine Shaffer (54) and Ann Lutz (49) residents of Philadelphia
3 Nov 1865
William H Chandler, late 2nd lt co D 91st PA certified that 'Edward Ogden served as a faithful and obedient soldier', and was always well before contracting consumption of the lungs, in camp at Sharpsburg VA in September 1862 (p.8)
'There can be no doubt that it originated in, and was contracted by the said Edward Ogden whilst in the service of the United States, and in the line of his duty; and was owing to, and caused by the Exposure and Fatigue incident to a military life. The Regiment was making hard and severe marches, and the men were much Exposed.' (p.8)
17 November 1865
Mary Ogden, mother of Edward Ogden, 53 years old, resident of Philadelphia, post office address 1905 Carleton St, applied for a pension (application 115446) (pp.2, 3)
attorney C T Foulks + Co, Philadelphia PA (p.2)
witnesses Catharine Shaffer and Ann Lutz (p.3)
dated 2 Nov 1865 (p.3)
accepted 15 October 1866 (p.2)
certificate dated 18 Oct 66, sent to C T Foulkes (p.14)
$8 per month retroactive to 22 November 1862 (pp.2, 14)
22 May 1866
Adjutant General's office sent above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.4)
4 June 1866
the Pension Office sent circular 16 (p.13)
3 Oct 66
the Pension Office received a response to circular 16 (p.13)
the Pension Office incorporated Edward Ogden's rejected invalid pension application (p.13)
the Pension Office sent circular 16 to the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania (p.13)
17 Oct 66
the Pension Office received a response from the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania (p.13)
4 June 1879
last payment of pension of $8 to Mary Ogden (p.10)
22 Jan 1870
[illegible] 'no proof + no correspondence since claim was filed' (p.26)
30 Sep 1882
Mary Ogden was dropped from the pension rolls because she hadn't claimed her pension (p.10)