91st PA: Henry E Selah

Henry E Selah

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (5 (20 in 1861), 9 (54 at death in 1898)). He was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (5).

When he enlisted, he was a nailor (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and chestnut hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 9 September 1861 (1, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain McAuther (5). He was a private, in company G (1, 10).

He was promoted from the ranks to corporal on 3 September 1862 (3).

He was discharged at convalescent camp, on 6, or possibly 16, February 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability, by order of General Martindale (1, 2 [6 Feb], 3 [6 Feb], 4 [6 Feb], 5 [6 Feb], 6 [6 Feb]). He was a corporal, in company G (1, 10).

After the war

On 3 December 1885, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 8).

In 1890, he was living in Camden County, New Jersey (6).

He died on 28 May 1898, of paralysis, at 223 21st Street, New York, New York (8, 9). He was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9).

On 24 June 1898, his widow, Lizzie Selah, applied successfully from New Jersey [or perhaps New York?] for a pension (7, 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) (Henry E Selah)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 9 March 1863 (Corpl Selah)

3 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (Henry E Selah)

4 company G, register of men discharged, #28 (H E Selah)

5 company G, descriptive roll, #67 (Henry E Selah)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Camden County, supervisor's district [3], enumeration district [166], page [7?] (image 49 of 142 on Ancestry) (Henry Selah)

7 pension index, by name (Henry E Selah)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Henry E Selah)

9 transit permit, New York, New York, #8375, died 28 May 1898, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, death records (Henry E Selah)

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

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1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Camden County, supervisor's district [3], enumeration district [166], page [7?] (image 49 of 142 on Ancestry)]
[line] 39
[house] 417
[family] 334
[name] Selah Henry
[rank] Corporal
[company] G
[unit] 91 Penna Vol
[enlistment date] Sept 9 1861
[discharge date] Feb 6 1863
[length of service] 1 year, 4 months, 27 days
[post office address] x [sc. Camden?]
[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]


Selah Henry E.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[transit permit, New York, New York, #8375, died 28 May 1898, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, death records, Henry E Selah]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

23697
Henry E Selah
Aged 54
Color White
Sex Male
Cause Paralysis
Richfield N.Y.

No. 8375 23679
STATE OF NEW YORK.
TRANSIT PERMIT.
Department of Health of the City of New York.
[stamped:] BUREAU OF RECORDS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN. 9 A.M. MAY 30 1898
NOT CONTAGIOUS
New York [blank] 189[blank]

The Certificate of Death having been furnished to me, as required by the laws of this State, permission is hereby given to remove the remains of Henry Selah Aged 54 who died at 223 21st St. in the City of New York, on May 28 1898; the cause of death being Paralysis. and a Transit Permit being asked for burial at Fernwood Cem Phil. in the State of Pa.

John Byrne MD M.D.
Registrar of Records.
Name of Undertaker or person in charge of the Transit, L. Mendenhall.

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