91st PA: Robert R Stewart

Robert R Stewart

Before the war

He was born in 1823/24 (7 (38 in 1862), 8 (38 in 1862), 9 (75 in 1903), 13 (76 yrs at death in 1903), 14 (79 in 1900), 15 (79 in 1900)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 13, 14, 15).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk (7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and dark auburn hair (7, 8).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sinex, on 13 or 15 January 1862 (1 [13 Jan], 7 [15 Jan], 8 [13 Jan], 12 [13 Jan]). He was enlisted for three years (7, 8). He was mustered in as a private, in company D (1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16-17).

He may have been declared a deserter on 27 February 1863 (3).

He was wounded on 5 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia (1, 11). On 7 May 1863, he was reported missing in action (4).

On 3 November 1863, he may have been reported regained from desertion and under arrest (5).

He was probably in arrest beginning 17 February 1864 (6). He was released from arrest on 24 February 1864 (2).

He was absent, in arrest, when the regiment mustered out (1, 8 [date only]). He had served for 42 months (14, 15). He was a private, in company D (16-17).

After the war

On 7 July 1890, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 12).

On 18 September 1900, he was admitted from Pennsylvania to the National Soldiers Home (14, 15). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (14). He was paralyzed (14).

In 1901, he was present in the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (14).

On 7 April 1902, he was dropped from the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (15). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month, and was paralyzed (15).

On 20 December 1903, he died, of myocarditis, with nephritis contributing, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 12, 13). He was widowed (13). He was not working (13). The funeral service and interment were private (9). On 23 December 1903, he was buried in Central Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13).

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 special order 10, HQ 91st PA, 24 February 1864 (Robert R Stewart)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 27 February 1863 (Private Stewart; this could be George Stewart)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Stewart)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 3 November 1863 (Priv Steward; this could be George Stewart)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 17 February 1864 (see also subsequent reports) (not named)

7 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 61 (Robert R Stewart)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 4 August 2004 (Robert R Stewart)

9 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 22 December 1903, page 7 (Robert R Stewart)

10 pension index, by name (Robert R Stewart)

11 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Robert R Stewart)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Robert R Stewart)

13 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 December 1903, #13116 [?] (Robert H Stewart)

14 Serial Set volume 4323, session volume 56, House document 39, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1901, page 487 (Robt R Stewart)

15 Serial Set volume 4490, session volume 51, 57th Congress, 2nd session, House Document 54, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the Fiscal year ended June 30, 1902. Page 391. (Robert Stewart)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert R Stewart)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert R Steward)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 18 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stewart, Robert R
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 21 Apr 15]

Steward, Robert R.
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD
Original filed under
Stewart, Robert R.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 22 December 1903, page 7]

STEWART.--On December 20, 1903, ROBERT R. STEWART, aged 75 years, late of Company D, 91st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Funeral services and interment private.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 December 1903, #13116 [?], Robert H Stewart]
13116
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
Hospital Certificate.
1. Full Name of Deceased, Robert H Stewart
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Widower
5. Age, Years 76 Months [blank] Days [blank]
6. Date of Death, Year 1903 Month Dec. Day 20
7. Cause of Death, Chief, Myocarditis
Contributing, Nephritis
8. Place, or Street and Number from which Patient was received, [illegible]
W. W. Hawke M.D.
Hospital, Philadelphia

Undertaker's Certificate.
9. Occupation, None
10. Place of Birth, Pa.
11. Birthplace of Father, Pa
12. Birthplace of Mother, Pa
13. When a Minior, [blank]
14. Ward, wherein death occurred, 27
15. Buried from, Street and No, 1517 Chest [presumably 'Chestnut'] St
16. Date of Burial, Dec 23" 1903
17. Place of Burial, Central Laurel Hill
Oliver H Bair Undertaker.
Residence, 1517 Chest St

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