91st PA: James Rae [or Raja?]

James Rae [or Raja?]

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (3 (20 in 1861)). He was born in Thomson Ville Connecticut (3).

When he enlisted, he was a baker (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He was mustered into service as a private in company I on 28 October 1861 (1, 3 [according to which he enlisted in company E], 9-10 (co.I)).

He was transferred to company E (1).

On 23 February 1863, he was detailed as brigade baker (5). Two days later, on 25 February, Albert Quick (A) was detailed as brigade baker.

He fought at the battle of Gettysburg (4), and was wounded there on 3 July 1863 (1), by being hit with a shell in the side while he was charging the enemy (2, 3), and died of those wounds on 4 July 1863 (1, 2, 3). He was a private, in company E (9-10). He was buried in the National Cemetery, Gettysburg, section A grave 84 (1, 6).

On 29 October 1863, the regiment reported him as having died (7). However, on 1 November 1863, he was reported regained from missing in action (8).

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 list of deaths, company E

3 Company E descriptive roll, entry 101

4 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (James Rae)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 Feb 63 (James Rae)

6 tombstone (Thanks to Chris Buckingham for the picture!) (James Ray)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 29 Oct 1863 (Private Rae)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 November 1863 (Priv Rae)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Rae)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Rae)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2006)
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed May 2006)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 23 February 2015, from Fold3]


Rae, James
Co. I, E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 28 Feb 15]

Rea, James
Co. I, E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Rae, James

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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