91st PA--Isaac W Smith

Isaac W Smith

Before the war

He was born on 4 May 1839, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, to Solomon Smith and [unknown]. [sources: date: 5; 3 (23 in 1864), 5 (82 yrs 2 mos 9 dys at death). place: 3, 5. parents: 5]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet 0 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was drafted from the 16th congressional district. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. (He reported to Chambersburg with Isaiah Collins (F) and Thomas Hymes (I). He was a private in company F. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8]

He later said

that some time about the first of November this affiant and the said Collins [sc. Isaiah Collins (F)] participated in an advance upon the Weldon Railroad; that the marching was very heavy, and the weather inclement; that on said march the said Collins first manifested sympoms of diarrhea, which continued up to the 28th of March, 1865, when the said Collins and this affiant were sent to the 5th Corp Hospital, at City Point, Va., where they remained until about the first of April when they were removed to "Soldiers' Rest" in the same place, where they remained until about the 14th of April 1865, when they joined their command, and remained with it until discharged; that the said Collins appeared to be weak and suffering more or less from diarrhea up to the date of said discharge.

[source: 7]

He was discharged near Washington DC by general order on 1 June 1865. He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1, 2, 4 (30 May), 6 (7 Jun), 8]

After the war

On 24 August 1869, he testified about Isaiah Collins (F), supporting Barbara Collins' application for a pension. [source: 7]

On 20 February 1883, he successfully applied for a pension. [source: 6]

In 1890, he was living in Elbinsville, Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [source: 4]

He died on 13 July 1921, at Ridgeley, Mineral, West Virginia. He was then widowed, and was a farmer. [sources: 5, 6]

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) (Isaac W Smith)

2 company F, register of men discharged (Isaac W Smith)

3 company F, second descriptive roll, #30 (Isaac W Smith)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 74, page 1 (Isaac W Smith)

5 abstract of death certificate. source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 14 Nov 2008; image not available) (Isaac W Smith)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Isaac W Smith)

7 abstract of widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, WC 143,246, Barbara Tewell widow of Isaiah Collins (Isaac W Smith)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Isaac W Smith)

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1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 74, page 1]
[line] 4
[house] 16
[family] 16
[name] Isaac W Smith
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 21 Sept 1864
[discharge date] 30 May 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 8 months, 9 days
[post office address] Elbinsville
[disability incurred] Diarhea [sic]
[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 11 April 2015, from Fold3]


Smith Isaac W.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

abstract of death certificate

[abstract of death certificate]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 14 Nov 2008; image not available)]

Name: Isaac W. Smith
Death date: 13 Jul 1921
Death place: Ridgeley, Mineral, West Virginia
Gender: Male
Age at death: 82 years 2 months 9 days
Birth date: 04 May 1839
Birth place: Penna.
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse name: [blank]
Father name: Solomon Smith
Father birth place: [blank]
Mother name: [blank]
Mother birth place: [blank]
Occupation: Farmer
Street address: [blank]
Residence: [blank]
Cemetery name: [blank]
Burial place: [blank]
Burial date: [blank]
Film number: 811773
Image number: 475
Reference number: v 3 p.215
Source: County Records

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