91st PA: Franklin Benjamin Osborne

Franklin Benjamin Osborne

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (5 (18 in 1861), 6 (20 in 1863), 10 (36 in 1880)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6, 10).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (5, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-3/8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and sandy hair (5, 6 [5'7", brown hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 1 December 1861 (1, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Diehl (5). He was a private in company K (1, 13-15).

He was transferred on 24 December 1861 to company G (1, 7).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (8).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Swan (6).

Apparently in March-April 1863, he was John A Lanberbartel's tentmate (12).

On 5 November 1864, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 November 1864 (2, 4, 5, 6).

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective 1 April 1865 (1, 3, 4).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a sergeant, in company G (13-15).

After the war

On 28 March 1873, he testified that John Langerbartel suffered from bronchitis (12).

In 1879/80, he married Ellen Geraghty [?] (10).

In 1880, he was living in Nether Providence, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (10). He was working in a woolen mill (10). He was living with his wife, Ellen Osborne, and her family (10).

He died in 1889 [sic] (11).

On 31 January 1888 [sic], his widow, Ellen Osborne, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 11).

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) (Frank B Osborne)

2 special order 104, HQ 91st PA, 5 November 1864 (Franklin B Osborne)

3 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (Franklin Osborne)

4 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (Franklin B Osborne)

5 company G, descriptive roll, #56 (Benjamin F Osborne)

6 company G, second descriptive roll, entry [22] (Franklin B Osborne)

7 company K, list of men transferred, #13 (Franklin Osborn)

8 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (F B Osborne)

9 pension index, by name (Franklin B Osborne)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Nether Providence, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T9, film 1126, page 220 D = 12 handwritten (Frank Osborne)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Franklin B Osborne)

12 pension file, John A Langerbartel (Franklin B Osborne)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Franklin B Osbourne)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Franklin B Osborn)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Franklin B Osborne)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Nether Providence, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T9, film 1126, page 220 D = 12 handwritten]
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street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #100      
family visit #110      
nameGeraghty RobertAnnWhitehead MaggieFarle LizzieOsborne EllenFrankGeraghty Wm
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFMM
age696928342236 [perhaps '35']39
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterDaughterSon in lawSon
single       
married1111111
widowed/divorced       
married during year    11 
occupationRetired Factory HandKeeps HouseWorks in Woolen MillSeamstressWorks in Woolen MillWorks in Woolen MillWorks in Woolen Mill
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year       
can't read 1     
can't write 1     
birthplaceNYPADelNYNYPaDel
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandNYNYNYPaNY
mother's birthplaceIrelandPAPaPaPaPaPa

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 13 February 2015, from Fold3]


Osbourne Franklin B
Co. K G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Osborn Franklin
     or Franklin B

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 15 February 2015]

Osborn Franklin B
     or Franklin
Co. K G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 15 February 2015]

Osborne Franklin B
     or Franklin
Co. K G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Osborn Franklin
     or Franklin B

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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