91st PA--William Snyder

William Snyder

Before the war

He was born in 1821 (5; 10 (36 in 1861), 11 (64 in ?1885), 12 (64 in ?1885)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 11, 12).

When he enlisted, he was a bric[kmaker??] (10).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (10).

During the war

He was enlisted and mustered into service on 8 November 1861 (1, 8 [7 Nov], 10 [8], 13 [8 Nov]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Milligan (10). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Captain P [D Keyser?] (1, 5, 10, 14).

He was transferred on 30 July 1863 to the Veterans' Reserve Corps (1, 7, 9 [30 Jun], 13). When transferred, he was a private, in company K (14). He was discharged on 7 November 1864 (8). He had served for thirty-six months (11, 12).

After the war

On 6 August 1885, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (11, 12). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (12). He had diarrhea, but was not receiving a pension (11).

In 1886, he was present in the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (11).

In 1890, he was living in the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (7). He had neuralgia (7).

On 6 July 1890, he applied successfully for a pension (13).

He was dropped from the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home on 20 February 1899 (12). He was then receiving a pension of $12 per month (12). He had diarrhea (12).

He died on 16 October 1905 (3, 5, 13). He was buried at the St Paul's United Methodist Church, in Paulsboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey (2, 3, 4, 5).

At Dennis Clowney's request, the Veterans' Administration issued a new tombstone for William Snyder, which Dennis installed on 29 June 2002 (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)

2 John B. Vanderstraeten. "Veterans buried in Gloucester County". 1933 [?]. [quoted by Dennis Clowney] (William Snider)

3 "Burials of Gloucester County Civil War Soldiers". [quoted by Dennis Clowney]

4 tombstone, St Pauls Cemetery (provided by Dennis Clowney)

5 Grave registration record (William Snider), Gloucester County, NJ (provided by Dennis Clowney)

6 e-mail, Dennis Clowney

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 August 1863 (Private Snyder)

8 1890 US census veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 157 (image 149 on Ancestry), line 40 (William Snyder)

9 company K, list of men transferred, #27 (William Snyder)

10 company K, descriptive roll, entry 74 (H William Snyder)

11 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1886. Serial Set volume 2488, session volume 1, 49th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 1, page 195 (William Snyder)

12 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1899. Serial Set 3958, 56th Congress, session 1, House Document 106 (William Snyder)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (William Snyder)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Snyder)

1890 census, veterans' schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 157 (image 149 on Ancestry), line 40]
[line] 40
[house]
[family]
[name] Snyder William
[rank] pri
[company] K [?]
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Nov 7 1861
[discharge date] Nov 7 1864
[length of service] 3 years, - months, - days
[post office address] National Soldiers Home Va
[disability incurred] Neuralgia
[remarks]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 12 April 2015, from Fold3]


Snyder William
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also V.R.C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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