91st PA: Thomas O'Neill

Thomas O'Neill

Before the war

He was born in 1834/35 (6 (26 in 1861)). He was born in Londonderry, Ireland (6).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 September 1861 (1, 6, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (6). He was a private in company C (1, 13-14).

On 7 May 1863, he was reported missing in action (3).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (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 (2). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (4).

He was wounded in 1864, by 30 May 1864 (11).

He mustered out near Petersburg, Virginia, on 20 September 1864, when his term expired (1, 5, 6, 8). He was a private, in company C (13-14).

After the war

On 29 September 1865, he died (12).

On 11 April 1879, his widow, Ann O'Neill, applied successfully for a pension (9 [he], 12).

In 1890, his widow, Annie O'Neil, was living at 4743 Worth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8).

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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Pri Oneill)
[This could be John O'Neill]

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Neil)

5 company C, register of men discharged, number 32 (Thomas ONeill)

6 company C, descriptive roll, entry 56 (Thomas ONiel)

7 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 50 (Thomas ONeill)

8 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 506, page 2 (image 1669 on Ancestry), searched February 2005 (Thomas O'Neil)

9 pension index, by name (Thomas O'Neill)

10 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Thomas O'Neill)

11 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Thomas O'Neil)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Thomas O'Neill)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas O'Neil)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas O'Niel)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 10 February 2015)
a Thomas Neale, who served in the Civil War, was buried in the Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (no further information)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 506, page 2 (image 1669 on Ancestry), searched February 2005]
[line] 16
[house] 144
[family] 157
[name] Annie ONeil widow of Thomas O'Neil
[rank] Private
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 1861
[discharge date] 1864
[length of service] 3 years, 0 months, 6 days
[post office address] 4743 Worth St
[disability incurred] Injured foot
[remarks] wounded in 7 days battle [sic]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[I could not find her in the transcription on <www.ancestry.com>, February 2005]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 10 February 2015, from Fold3]


O'Neil Thomas
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
O'Niel Thomas

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 15 February 2015]

O'Niel Thomas
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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