91st PA: Henry Phelps

Henry Phelps

Before the war

He was born in 1839/40 (2 (23 in 1863)).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 July 1863 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3 [10 Jul]). He was in company D of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (5).

He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania on 1 June 1865 (1, 2). He was a private in company F of the 91st (1, 7).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2 [absent sick]). He was a private, in company F (7). He was discharged on 17 July 1865 (3).

After the war

In 1880, he was living at 42 North 9th [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with his children Alice, James, Elizabeth, and Josephine, and a servant (4). (Why Josephine, and perhaps Elizabeth, have different parents' birthplaces is unclear.) He was a locksmith (4).

In 1890, he was living at 806 Reed Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).

On 24 July 1890, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 6).

He again applied for a pension on 23 February 1907 (5).

On 19 May 1915, he died, at Wenonah [?], [Gloucester County,] New Jersey (5).

On 10 June 1915, his widow, Elizabeth Phelps, successfully applied from New Jersey for a pension (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) (Henry Phelps)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Henry Phelps)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (9th division), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 9, page 4 (image 47 of 2610 on <www.ancestry.com>) (Henry Phelps)

4 1880 US census, Pennsylvaniia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 492, microfilm series T9, film 1183, page 136 = 15 C handwritten (Henry Phelps)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Henry Phelps)

6 pension index, by name (Henry Phelps)

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

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1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvaniia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 492, microfilm series T9, film 1183, page 136 = 15 C handwritten]
line282930313233
street nameNorth 9th [?] Street     
house number42     
dwelling visit #123     
family visit #126     
namePhelps Henry- Alice- James H- Elizabeth C- JosephineInnes Anna E
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFFF
age401484163
month born if born in year      
relationship DaughterSonDaughterDaughterServant
single 1111 
married1    1
widowed/divorced1    1
married during year      
occupationLocksmithAt SchoolAt School  Housekeeper
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year 11   
can't read      
can't write      
birthplaceEnglandPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceEnglandEnglandEnglandEngland [?]PennaIreland
[Elizabeth's entry could be 'Penna' written over 'England']
mother's birthplaceEnglandEnglandEnglandEngland [?]PennaIreland
[Elizabeth's entry could be 'Penna' written over 'England']

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (9th division), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 9, page 4 (image 47 of 2610 on Ancestry)]
[line] 45
[house] 224
[family] 226
[name] Phelps, Henry
[rank] Priv.
[company] D
[unit] 118 Pa C E [sic]
[enlistment date] 10 July 1863
[discharge date] 17 July 1865
[length of service] 2 years x months [illegible] days
[post office address] 806 Reed St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 21 February 2015, from Fold3]


Phelps Henry
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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