91st PA: Charles W Roberts

Charles W Roberts

Before the war

He was born in April 1841 (10; 6 (21 in 1861), 9 (35 in 1880), 10 (59 in 1880)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 9, 10).

In 1860/61, he married Eliza [unknown family name] (10). In 1900, she had had four children, none of whom were alive (10).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and sandy hair (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 September 1861 (1, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Gilbert (6). He was a private in company G (6, 12).

He was detailed as a clerk in the Quarter Master's Office, Washington DC, by an order dated 4 March 1862, and was still there on 13 June 1863 (2).

He was discharged on 20 August 1863 by special order 372, Major General Halleck (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8). He was a private, in company G (12). The regiment received the order on 4 September 1863 (3, 4). He was discharged to take a civil appointment (8).

After the war

In 1880, he was living in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey (9). He was living with his wife Eliza (9). He was a leather manufacturer (9).

In 1890, he was living in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey (8).

In 1900, he was living at 116 Harrison Avenue, ward 8, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey (10). He was living with his wife Eliza (10).

He died on 27 September 1904 (11).

On 17 October 1904, his widow, Eliza D Roberts, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 11).

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, 13 June 1863, Sinex to Marvin

3 special orders received, #30, received 4 September 1863 (Charles Roberts)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 4 September 1863 (Chas Roberts)

5 company G, register of men discharged, #34 (Charles W Roberts)

6 company G, descriptive roll, #61 (Charles W Roberts)

7 pension index, by name (Charles W Roberts)

8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Hudson County, Jersey City, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 73, page 1 (Charles W Roberts)

9 1880 US census, New Jersey, Hudson County, Jersey City, precinct 4, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 38, microfilm series T9, film 784, page 129 = 28 D handwritten (Charles Roberts)

10 1900 US census, New Jersey, Hudson County, Jersey City, ward 8, supervisor's district 1 [?], enumeration district 131, microfilm series T623, film 978, page 285 = 17 A handwritten (Charles Roberts)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Charles W Roberts)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles W Roberts)

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1880 census

[1880 US census, New Jersey, Hudson County, Jersey City, precinct 4, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 38, microfilm series T9, film 784, page 129 = 28 D handwritten]
line2021
street nameHowest [?] St
house number  
dwelling visit #250 
family visit #269 
nameRoberts Charles- Eliza
colorWW
sexMF
age3535
month born if born in year  
relationship Wife
single  
married11
widowed/divorced  
married during year  
occupationLeather Manufacturer 
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplacePennPenn
father's birthplacePennPenn
mother's birthplacePennPenn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Hudson County, Jersey City, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 73, page 1]
[line] 1
[house] 7
[family] 7
[name] Roberts, Charles W
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 10 Sept 1861
[discharge date] 20 Aug 1863
[length of service] 1 year, 11 months, 10 days
[post office address] 601 Bramhall Ave, Jersey City NJ
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Discharged by Special Orders No. 372, War Dept. to take Civil Appointment

1900 census

[1900 US census, New Jersey, Hudson County, Jersey City, ward 8, supervisor's district 1 [?], enumeration district 131, microfilm series T623, film 978, page 285 = 17 A handwritten]
line12
streetHarrison Ave
house number116 
dwelling number271 [?] 
family number339 
nameRoberts CharlesEliza
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateApr 1841Aug 1838
age5961
married?MM
# years married3939
mother of how many children? 4
# of children living 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?  
occupation[illegible; looks like 'Gahome Leather' (or Lorthier?)] 
# months not employed  
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 March 2015, from Fold3]


Roberts, Charles W
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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