91st PA: Alfred Stapleford, alias Thomas Steadman [or Speadman?]

Alfred Stapleford, alias Thomas Steadman [or Speadman?]

Name

He enlisted under the alias 'Thomas Steadman' (4).

Before the war

He was born in 1831/32 (3 (31 in 1863), 5 (53 in ?1884), 6 (53 in ?1883), 7 (58 in ?1883), 8 (53 in ?1883), 9 (53 in ?1883), 11 (35 in 1870), 12 (53 in ?1883)). He was born in Maryland (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12).

During the war

The pension index by regiment also refers to James Keith [??], C 13 Md Inf, C1 PHB Md Inf (10).

According to the pension index by regiment card, he served in company A of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (10).

He was drafted (1, 3). He was mustered into service as a private on 8 September 1863 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 3). He was a private, in company F (1, 12, 13).

He was discharged by special order on 23 June 1865 (1, 3 ["S.C. of D by S.O."]). He had served for thirty-six months (5, 6, 7, 8, 9 [22 months], 12 [22 months]). He was a private, in company F (13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the 8th ward of Baltimore, Maryland (11). He was living with his wife Susan and daughter Aimie (11). He was a brick mason (11).

He was admitted to the National Soldiers Home on 8 December 1883 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9). He was admitted from Maryland (6, 7, 8, 9). He was receiving no pension (5). He had an eye disease (5, 7, 8) or a gunshot wound in his hand (6).

He was discharged from the National Soldiers Home on 28 May 1884 (5).

In 1889, he was present in the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (7). He was receiving a pension of $6 per month (7).

In 1890, he was living in the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (2). He had rheumatism (2).

On 31 July 1890, he applied successfully from Maryland for a pension (4, 10).

On 17 March 1893, he was discharged from the NorthWest Branch of the national Soldiers Home (8). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (8).

He was dropped from the Marion Branch on 18 May 1894 (6). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (6).

In 1899, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home, in Dayton, Ohio (9). He was then receiving a pension of $12 per month (9). He had a disease of the eyes (9).

On 10 June 1899, he was discharged from the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (12). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (12). He had an eye disease (12).

He died on 28 June 1900, at Baltimore, Maryland (10).

On 5 January 1904 [or perhaps 1914?], his widow, Susan Stapleford, applied unsuccessfully from Maryland for a pension (4, 10).

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) (Thomas Speadman)

2 1890 US census veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 170 (image 162 on Ancestry), line 43 (Thomas Steadman [?])

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 22 January 2005 (Thomas Speadman)

4 pension index, by name (Alfred Stapleford, alias Thomas Steadman)

5 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1. 48th Congress, second session. House Miscellaneous Document 11. Page 317 (Thomas Steadman)

6 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1894. Serial Set volume 3329, session volume 3, 53rd Congress, 3rd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 27 (in 2 parts). Page 747. (Thos Steadman)

7 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the Board for the fiscal year 1889. Serial Set volume 2768, session volume 9, 51st Congress, 1st Session. House Miscellaneous Document 77. Page 312. (Thos Steadman)

8 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1893. Serial Set volume 3151, session volume 1, 53rd Congress, 1st Session. House Miscellaneous Document 35. Page 717. (Thos Steadman)

9 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 (Thomas Steadman)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (and second card) (Alfred Stapleford alias Thomas Steadman)

11 1870 US census, Maryland, Baltimore, 8th ward, microfilm series M593, film 575, page 281 = 5 handwritten (Alfred Stapleford)

12 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled volunteer soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1900. Serial Set 4136, 56th Congress, session 2, House Document 81. Page 406. (Thomas Steadman)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas Steadman)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Maryland, Baltimore, 8th ward, microfilm series M593, film 575, page 281 = 5 handwritten]
line121314
Dwelling-house number[22]  
Family number28  
NameStapleford Alfred- Susan- Aimie [?]
Age35343
SexMFF
ColorWWW
Occupation Brick Mason  
Real estate value   
Personal estate value   
Birthplace" [sc. Maryland]""
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1890 census, veterans' schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 170 (image 162 on Ancestry), line 43]
[line] 43
[house]
[family]
[name] Steadman [?] Thomas
[rank] do [sc. Priv.]
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Nat. Soldiers Home Virginia
[disability incurred] Rheumatism
[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 21 April 2015, from Fold3]


Steadman, Thomas
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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