91st PA: Samuel Swartz

Samuel Swartz

Before the war

He was born in 1833/34 (2 (29 in 1863), 4 (29 in 1863)). He was born in Pennsylvania (2, 4).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-3/4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private for three years in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 September 1863, at Norristown, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 4, 5).

He was transferred from the 118th PA to the 91st PA, on 2 June 1865, by special order 138, headquarters Army of the Potomac, dated 1 June 1865 (1, 2, 4). He had received an advance bounty of $25, and was owed $75 (2). He had drawn $49.09 in clothing since he enlisted (2). He had last been paid, by Major Holman, on 31 December 1864 (2). He was a private, in company E, of the 91st (8).

On 26 June 1865, he was detailed for duty in the 1st division, 5th corps, quartermaster department (3).

He was mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 4, 5). He was a private, in company E (8).

After the war

On 30 June 1880, he successfully applied for a pension (6, 7).

In 1890, he was living in Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (5).

On 3 September 1907, he again applied for a pension (6).

He died on 5 July 1911, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania (6).

On 18 July 1911, his widow, Sarah Swartz, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).

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 company E descriptive roll, entry 197 (Samuel Swartz)

3 special order 81, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 26 June 1865 (Samuel Schwartz)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Samuel Swartz)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Quakertown, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 119, page 2 (Samuel Swartz)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Samuel Swartz)

7 pension index, by name (Samuel Swartz)

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

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Samuel Swartz in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Quakertown, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 119, page 2]
[line] 19
[house] 158
[family] 173
[name] Samuel Swartz
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 91 P.V.
[enlistment date] 10 Sep 1863 [?]
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 3 [sic] years, [blank] months, [blank] days
[post office address]
[disability incurred]
[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 24 April 2015, from Fold3]


Swartz Samuel
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118" Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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