91st PA: George W Scott

George W Scott

Before the war

He was born in 1845/46 (4 (19 in 1864), 5 (19 in 1864), 8 (62 in 1905), 9 (62 in 1905), 10 (62 in 1905), 11 (62 in 1905), 12 (62 in 1905), 13 (62 in 1905)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13).

When he enlisted, he was a butcher, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (4).

During the war

He also served in the US Marine Corps (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14). He served for 120 months, from 1871 through 1876 (8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14). He was a corporal when he was discharged (14).

He enlisted on 20 January 1864 (4, 5 [15 Jan], 6, 7 [30 Oct]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (4, 5). He was mustered into service as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 25 January 1864 (1, 4 [?]). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Burke (4). He was a private, in company D (1, 8, 9 [B], 10, 11, 12, 13, 15).

On 7 October 1864, Sellers reported that he was missing in action on 30 September 1864 near Peeble's House (2).

On 3 July 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 July 1865 (1, 3).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5, 6 [14 Jul], 7). He was a corporal, in company D (15). He had served for seventeen months (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13).

After the war

On 19 May 1868 [?], he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 14).

In 1890, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).

On 13 December 1905, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (8, 9, 10, 11, 13). He was present in 1906 (8).

On 12 July 1907, he was dropped, from the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (9). He was then receiving a pension of $12 per month (9).

In 1913, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (10). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (10).

In 1915, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (11). He was receiving a pension of $16 per month (11).

In 1916, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (12). He was receiving a pension of $20 per month (12).

In 1919, he was present at the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (13).

He died on 20 June 1929, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 14).

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, Sellers to Tayman, 7 October 1864

3 special order 39, HQ 91st PA, 3 July 1865 (George Scott)

4 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 58 (George Scott)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 4 August 2004 (George Scott)

6 1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 654, page 1 (image 2131 on Ancestry) (George W Scott)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (George W Scott)

8 Serial set, volume 5158, session volume 55, 59th congress, 2nd session, house document 276 (1907), Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1906. Washington: GPO, 1907. Page 467 (Geo W Scott)

9 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1908. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1908. Serial Set volume 5528, Session volume 118, 60th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 1106. Nine relevant entries. page 441 (Geo W Scott)

10 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1913. Serial Set volume 6737, Session volume 140, 63rd Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 459. Page 422 (Geo W Scott)

11 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1915. Serial Set volume 7080, Session Volume 126, 64th Congress, 1st Session, House Document 361. Page 427 (George W Scott)

12 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1916. Serial Set volume 7226, session volume 100, 64th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 1781. Page 398 (George W Scott)

13 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1919. December 1, 1919. Serial Set volume 7755, session volume 84, 66th congress, 2nd session, House Document 365. Page 347 (George W Scott)

14 pension index, by name (George W Scott)

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

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 654, page 1 (image 2131 on Ancestry)]
[line] 4
[house] 8
[family] 8
[name] George W Scott
[rank] Corporal
[company] D
[unit] 91 P V
[enlistment date] Jan 20 1864
[discharge date] Jul 14 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 5 months, 22 days
[post office address] Philadelphia, Penn
[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 26 March 2015, from Fold3]


Scott George W.
     George
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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