91st PA: Simon C Shannon

Simon C Shannon

Before the war

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (or perhaps Harrisburg), in about 1842/43, to John A Shannon and Mary A [unknown family name]. [source: date: 3 (18 in 1861), 7 (19 in 1865), 8 (19 in 1865). place: 3 (Philadelphia), 8 (Harrisburg). parents: 5, 7]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 September 1861. He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Dye, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company F. [sources: 1, 3, 9-10]

He was discharged at Alexandria, Virginia, on 12 June 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 3). He was a private, in company F (10).

On 15 August 1862, he was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was a musician in company I. On 18 May 1865, he was discharged, by general order. [sources: 4, 5, 6, 9-10]

After the war

On 26 June 1865, he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of tuberculosis. Members of the the 118th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry were invited to the funeral. His death notice includes a poem. The funeral was held in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; they departed from the house of his step-father John G Weaver. [sources: 7, 8]

On 23 June 1881, his mother, Mary A Weaver, successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 4, 5]

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) (Simon C Shannon)

2 company F, register of men discharged (Simon C Shannon)

3 company F, descriptive roll, #42 (Simon C Shannon)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Simon C Shannon)

5 pension index, by name (Simon C Shannon)

6 Bates, volume 3, page 1337 (accessed on Making of America, 18 July 2012) (Simon C Shannon)

7 death notice, Public Ledger Wednesday 28 June 1865, page 2 (Simon Cameron Shannon)

8 death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylavnia, 26 June 1865 (Simon S Weaver Shannon)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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accessed 14 February 2015 (searched for Simon Shannon died in 1865 or buried in Dauphin County)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 14 February 2015)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 14 February 2015)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 14 February 2015)

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Simon C Shannon in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 29 March 2015, from Fold3]


Shannon Simon C
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Shanan Simon C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 1 Apr 15]

Shanan Simon C.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Bates (118th PA)

[Bates, volume 3, page 1337]
[transcribed from Making of America, 14 February 2015]

NAME. Simon C. Shannon
RANK. do [sc. Muc]
DATE OF MUSTER INTO SERVICE. Aug. 15, '62
TERM--YEARS. 3
REMARKS. Discharged by General Order, May 18, 1865.

death notice

[death notice, Public Ledger Wednesday 28 June 1865, page 2]
[transcribed 11 February 2015, from GenealogyBank]

SHANNON--On the 26th inst., SIMON CAMERON SHANNON, son of the late John A. Shannon, and grandson of the late Henry Sprigman, of Harrisburg, Pa., aged 19 years. He was a member of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th P.V.


Another victim has passed away,
A hero gone to swell the throng,
But teens in years, and yet a man,
A martyr in his country's song.

The relatives and friends of the family, and members of Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th P.V., wishing to see him, are respectfully invited to call at the residence of his step-father, Mr. John G. Weaver, [illegible] South Fifth Street, this (Wednesday) morning, before 9 1/2 o'clock, as the funeral will proceed to Harrisburg a 10 1/2 o'clock.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylavnia, 26 June 1865, Simon S Weaver Shannon
[transcribed 14 February 2015, from FamilySearch]


RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased. Simon S Weaver Shannon
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 19 years
5. Single
6. Date of Death, June 26 1865
7. Cause of Death, Tuberculosis
8. J H Jones M.D.
Residence, 209 [?] Washington Av.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Harisburg [sic] Pa [written to the right of a crossed-out 'Philada']
10. When a Minor, Name of Father, Wm Warren [the preceding name is crossed out, and to the right is written:] Deceased
Name of Mother, Pamela Warren [the preceding name is crossed out]
11. Ward, 1st
12. Street and Number, N. E. Corner of 5th and South [??] St
13. Date of Burial, June 28th 1865
14. Place of Burial, Harrisburg
12/18/88 [sic] D H Bowen Undertaker.
Residence, 815 S 2 St

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