91st PA: George Pilkington

George Pilkington

Before the war

He was born in 1832/33 He was born in Lancashire, England [sources: date: 6 (28 in 1861), 7 (68 in ?1889), 8 (56 in ?1889), 12 (58 in 1889). place: 6, 7, 8, 12]

When he enlisted, he was a miner. [source: 6]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue [?] eyes, and brown hair. [source: 6]

During the war

He was mustered into the 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 April 1861. He was mustered out on 10 July 1861. [source: 4]

He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry on 19 November 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Gilbert. He was a private in company G. [sources: 1, 4, 6, 10, 14-15]

He was wounded on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. [sources: 1, 2, 9, 11 (wounded in arm), 13 (arm)]

He was transferred at Washington, DC on 3 or 30 June 1863 to the Veterans' Reserve Corps. When transferred, he was a private, in company G. He served in company D of the 13th Veterans' Reserve Corps. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 5 (30 Jun), 6 (30 Jun), 10 (3 June), 14-15]

He was discharged on 3 November 1865. He had served for 48 months. [sources: 4, 7, 8, 12]

After the war

On 16 April 1877, he successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 10, 16]

On 14 June 1889, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home. He was admitted from Delaware. He had chronic rheumatism. He was receiving a pension of $16 per month. [sources: 7, 8, 12]

In 1889, he was present in the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home. [source: 8]

In 1890, he was living in the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. He had bilateral paralysis. [source: 4]

In 1894, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home. [source: 7]

He died on 26 June 1901. He apparently died in the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home. He had been receiving a pension of $16 per month, and had rheumatism. [sources: 10, 12]

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) (George Pilkington)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Private Pilkington)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 August 1863 (Private Pilkinton)

4 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 63 (image 61 on Ancestry), lines 29-30) (George Pilkington)

5 company G, register of men transferred (George Pilkington)

6 company G, descriptive roll, #59 (George Pilkington)

7 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1894. Serial Set volume 3329, session volume 3, 53rd Congress, 3rd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 27 (in 2 parts). Page 747. (Geo Pilkington)

8 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the Board for the fiscal year 1889. Serial Set volume 2768, session volume 9, 51st Congress, 1st Session. House Miscellaneous Document 77. Page 312. (George Pilkinson [sic])

9 'Further from General Hooker's army', Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 May 1863, page 1 (G Pilkington)

10 pension index, by unit, 91st PA Infantry, company G (George Pilkinton [sic])

11 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (George Pilkenton)

12 Serial Set volume 4323, session volume 56, House document 39, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1901, page 487 (G Pilkington)

13 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (George Pilkenton)

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

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

16 pension index, by name (George Pilkinton)

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George Pilkington in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
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Pilkinton George
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also V.R.C. 13 Reg't

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, trancribed 22 Feb 15]

Pilkington George
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Pilkinton George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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