91st PA: Peter B Shappell [or Chappell]

Peter B Shappell [or Chappell]

Before the war

He was born in 1842/45 (2 (19 in 1865), 5 (17 in 1860)). He was born in Pennsylvania (2, 5).

In 1860, he was living in Butler Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with Solomon and Catherine Schappel (presumably his parents), and with 7 others (presumably siblings) (5). He was a laborer (5).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 March 1865 (1, 2). He was enlisted for one year, at Pottsville, Pennsylvania, by Captain Bowen (2). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 6-7).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1). He was a private, in company H (6-7).

After the war

On 16 February 1891, a minor dependent, Henry J Chappell et al., unsuccessfully applied for a pension (3 [1891], 4 [1890]).

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) (Peter B Shappell)

2 company H, descriptive roll, #171 (Peter B Shappell)

3 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Peter B Chappell)

4 pension index, by name (Peter B Chapell)

5 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Butler Township, post office Gordon, microfilm series M653, film 1180, page 160 = 96 handwritten (Peter Schappel)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Peter B Shopbell)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Peter B Shappell)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 30 Mar 15)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 30 Mar 15)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 30 Mar 15)

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Peter B Shappell in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Butler Township, post office Gordon, microfilm series M653, film 1180, page 160 = 96 handwritten]
line24252627282930313233
Dwelling number692         
Family number641         
NameSolomon SchappelCatherine "Mary "Peter "Elizabeth "Emiline "Hannah "Ellen "Sarah "Harriet "
Age43411817151312753
Sexmffmffffff
Color          
OccupationLaborer  Laborer      
Value of real estate owned          
Value of personal estate100         
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""""""""
Married within year          
Attended school within year    1111  
Cannot read & write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

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]


Shopbell Peter B.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Shappell Peter B.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 1 Apr 15]

Shappell Peter B.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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