91st PA: Joseph Pearson

Joseph Pearson

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37 (2 (26 in 1863)). He was born in Lancashire, England (2).

When he enlisted, he was a labo[rer] (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (2).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 July 1863 (1, 2, 3). He enlisted for three years (2). His enlistment was credited to the fourth congressional district (2). He was in company F of the 118th Pennsylvania (3, 6).

He was captured at Cold Harbor, Virginia, on 2 June 1864 (3).

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (1). He was a private in company C in the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 7).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1). He was a private, in company C (7).

After the war

He died on 28 May 1878 (6).

In 1890, his widow, Martha, was living in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts (4).

On 24 May 1890, his widow, Martha Pearson, applied from Massachusetts for a pension, which she received (5, 6).

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) (Joseph Pearson)

2 company C, descriptive roll, entry 186 (Joseph Pearson)

3 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment', volume 3, page 1330. (In the roster) (Joseph Pearson)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell, supervisor's district [?], enumeration district [511], page [3] (image 34 of 139 on Ancestry) (Joseph Pearson)

5 pension index, by name (Joseph Pearson)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Joseph Pearson)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Pearson)

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Joseph Pearson in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell, supervisor's district [?], enumeration district [511], page [3] (image 34 of 139 on Ancestry)]
[line] 34
[house] 311
[family] 480
[name] Martha (Widow) Pearson Joseph
[rank] " [sc. Private]
[company] F
[unit] 118 Penn Vol
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] " " [sc. Lowell Mass]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] "Do not know the date"

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 February 2015, from Fold3]


Pearson Joseph
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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