91st PA: George L Poole

George L Poole

Before the war

He was born in 1839/40 (6 (21 in 1861), 8, 10 (43 in ?1885), 11 (43 in 1885), 13 (47 in 1885), 15 (47 in 1885), 16 (47 in ?1885), 19 (50 in 1885), 20 (43 in 1885), 21 (43 in 1885), 22 (43 in 1885), 23 (43 in 1885), 24 (43 in 1885)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24).

When he enlisted, he was a shoemaker (6). He was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when he was enrolled (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (6, 8 [6', dark complexion, blue eyes, light hair]).

During the war

He was enlisted and mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 20 November 1861 (1, 6, 7 [6 Sep], 8, 17 [Sep], 18). He was enlisted for three years, by C L Zinn (6, 8). He was mustered in as a private, in company B (1, 6, 21, 25-28 (co. K)). He had gun number 40 (8).

He was transferred to company K (1).

He was transferred on 24 December 1861 to company H (1, 9, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24).

On 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign (probably after 11 June 1863) (4). He had returned by 30 July 1863 (5).

On 8 September 1863, Sinex reported that he was in Philadelphia and able to rejoin the regiment, and requested his return (2).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 30 March 1864, at Warrenton, Virginia (1, 6).

He was wounded on 14 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (1, 14).

On 31 May 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 31 May (3). He was promoted on 1 June 1865 to corporal (1, 6).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 6, 7 [7 Jul], 17 [6 Jul]). He was a corporal in company H (25-28 (25-26, and 28 have pvt). He had served for fifty months (11, 13, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24).

After the war

He applied successfully for a pension on 13 July 1865 (12, 17, 18).

He was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers on 24 April 1885 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16 [25 Apr 85], 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (13, 15, 16, 19, 20). He had a wounded right arm, and was receiving a pension of $6 per month (10, 11, 13, 15).

In 1885, he was living in the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Southern Branch (10).

On 1 December 1885, he was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (11).

In 1890, he was living in the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (7, 15). He had wounds in his left arm, right hand, and hip (7, 15 [wound right arm]). He was receiving a pension of $6 per month (15).

On 12 April 1893, he was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (13). He was receiving a pension of $10 per month (13).

In 1899, he was present in the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (16). He was receiving a pension of $10 per month (16). He had a wound in his arm (16).

On 3 August 1901, he was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (19). He was receiving a pension of $10 per month, and had a wound of his right arm (19).

In 1903, he was present in the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (20). He was receiving a pension of $10 per month, and had a wound of his right arm (20).

He again applied for a pension on 23 February 1907 (17, 18).

On 4 April 1907, he was dropped from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (21). He was receiving a pension of $10 per month (21).

In 1910, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (22). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (22).

In 1912, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (23). He was receiving a pension of $15 per month (23).

He died on 14 January 1914, at the National Soldiers' Home in Virginia (17, 24 [21 May 1914]). He was then receiving a pension of $25 per month (24).

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, 8 September 1863

3 special order 31, HQ 91st PA, 31 May 1865

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Pri Poole)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 30 July 1863 (Geo L Poole)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 29 June 2004 (George L Poole)

7 1890 US census veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 214 (image 205 on Ancestry), line 19 (George L Poole)

8 company H, descriptive roll, #80 (Geo L Poole)

9 company K, list of men transferred, #16 (George L Poole)

10 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1885. January 7, 1886. Serial Set volume 2415, session volume 10, 49th Congress, 1st Session, House Miscellaneous Document 38, page 173 (George L Poole)

11 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1886. Serial Set volume 2488, session volume 1, 49th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 1, page 195 (George L Pool)

12 pension index, by name (George L Poole)

13 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1893. Serial Set volume 3151, session volume 1, 53rd Congress, 1st Session. House Miscellaneous Document 35. Page 717. (Geo L Pool)

14 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Geo L Poole)

15 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1890. Serial Set volume 2869, session volume 1, 51st Congress, 2nd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 38] (George Pool)

16 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1899. Serial Set 3958, 56th Congress, session 1, House Document 106 (Geo L Poole)

17 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (George L Poole)

18 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (George L Poole)

19 Serial Set volume 4490, session volume 51, 57th Congress, 2nd session, House Document 54, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the Fiscal year ended June 30, 1902. Page 391. (George L Poole)

20 Serial set volume 4567, session volume 3, 58th congress, 1st session, House Document 46, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1903. Page 388. (Geo L Poole)

21 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1907. Serial Set volume 5290, Session Vol. No.21, 60th Congress, 1st Session, House Document 210. Page 443 (Geo L Poole)

22 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1910. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report... fiscal year ended June 30, 1910. Serial Set volume 6058, Session volume 114, 61st Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1078. Page 440 (Geo L Poole)

23 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1912. Serial Set volume 6473, Session volume 107, 62nd Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1009. Page 415 (Geo L Poole)

24 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1914. Serial Set volume 6875, Session volume 90, 63rd Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1363. Page 419 (Geo L Poole)

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

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

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

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

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 22 February 2015, from Fold3]


Pool George S
Co. K H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Poole George S [sic]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 22 Feb 15]

Poole George L
Co. K H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Poole George S [sic]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 22 Feb 15]

Poole George S
Co. K H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp [sic]
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 22 Feb 15]

Pool George L
Co. K H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt [sic]
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Poole George S

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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