91st PA: Samuel S Stewart

Samuel S Stewart

Name

The register of men transferred (3) has Steward.

Before the war

He was born in 1824/25 (2 (35 in 1861), 8 (60 at death in 1883), 10 (70 in 1880)). He was born in Donegal County, Ireland (2, 8 [Philadelphia], 10 [Ireland]).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and grey hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted for three years and was mustered into service as a private in company E on 28 August 1861, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2, 11-12). He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Colonel Reiff (2).

He was one of eleven men taken prisoner at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, when company E was left behind (2). On 19 May 1863, he (along with eight others) returned to the regiment, as a paroled prisoner (5).

He was transferred in October 1863 to the veterans' reserve corps, because he was unfit for field duty (1, 2, 3). When transferred, he was a private, in company E (11-12). He is on the 20 September 1863 muster roll of the 1st Co. Batt'n Invalid Corps at Baltimore, Maryland (later company B, 20th Regiment Veterans' Reserve Corps) (4).

After the war

In 1880, he was living at 1924 Edgemont Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Mary (10). He raised fowl (10).

Probably in fall 1881, he was living at 1924 Edgemont Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was a laborer (9).

On 7 July 1883, he died of natural causes (pneumonia) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4 [7 July], 7 [9 July], 8 [7 July]). He was married (8). He was a boatman (8). He died at, or was buried from 1938 Edgmont, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8).

The funeral was held on 11 July 1883, from 1924 Edgmont Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (his residence) (7, 8). He was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 7, 8).

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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 69

3 register of men transferred, company E, entry 12

4 e-mail, Larry Lake, 30 October 2001

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 19 May 1863 (Private Stewart)

6 Cemetery records online (searched 20 September 2005) (Samuel Stewart)

7 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 11 July 1883, page 4 (Samuel Stewart)

8 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 July 1883 (Samuel Stewart)

9 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, 1882, page 1489 (Samuel Stewart)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 25, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 522, microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 68 = 21 A handwritten (Samuel Stewart)

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

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

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1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 25, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 522, microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 68 = 21 A handwritten]
line2526
street nameEdgemont Street
house number1924 
dwelling visit #157 
family visit #158 
nameStewart Samuel- Mary
colorWW
sexMF
age7065
month born if born in year  
relationship wife
single  
married11
widowed/divorced  
married during year  
occupationRaises fowlKeeping house
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplaceIrelandIreland
father's birthplaceIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandIreland

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 19 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stewart, Samuel
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Steward, Samuel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 21 Apr 15]

Steward, Samuel
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also V.R.C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

City directory, 1882

[Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, 1882, page 1489]
Stewart Samuel, laborer, h 1924 Edgemont

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 July 1883, Samuel Stewart]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Samuel Stewart
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 60 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, July 7th 1883
7. Cause of Death, Pneumonia
J. C. Haynes M.D.
Residence, 1342 Richmond st.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Boatman
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 31st
12. Street and Number, 1938 [sic] Edgmont
13. Date of Burial, July 11th 1883
14. Place of Burial, Mount Moriah
David H Litlow Undertaker.
Residence, 341 Richmond st

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer 11 July 1883, page 4]

STEWART.--On the 9th instant, SAMUEL STEWART, aged sixty-nine years.

The relative and friends of the family, also Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company B, Twentieth Regiment Hancock Reserve Corps, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, No. 1924 Edgmont street. To proceed to Mount Moriah Cemetery.


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