91st PA: Thomas Taylor

Thomas Taylor

Before the war

He was born in 1843/44 (8 (18 in 1862), 9 (20 in 1864)). He was born in Blackwood, New Jersey (8, 9).

When he enlisted, he was a fireman (8, 9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 2-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and sandy hair (8, 9 [5'3"]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 3 January 1862 (1, 8, 10, 23). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was a private, in company G (1, 13).

He was reported absent without leave on 6 March 1863 (4), but had returned by the 7th (5).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 20 February 1864 (1, 9). He was reenlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lorre [?] (9).

On 5 November 1864, he was promoted from the ranks to corporal, effective 1 November 1864, by special order 104 (2, 7, 8, 9).

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective 1 April 1865 (1, 3, 7).

On 28 June 1865, he went on a furlough, which expired on 13 July 1865 (6).

He was absent when the regiment mustered out (1, 10 [discharged 5 July 65], 12 [discharged 15 July 1865]). He was a sergeant, in company G (13).

After the war

In 1890, he was living at 1931 Manton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 11). He was an inspector (11).

On 9 March 1890, he successfully applied for a pension (12).

He again applied for a pension on 1 April 1907 (12).

He died on 12 May 1921 [?], at West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12).

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 104, HQ 91st PA, 5 November 1864 (Thomas Taylor)

3 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (Thomas Taylor)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 March 1863 (Private Taylor)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 March 1863 (inferred, not named)

6 enlisted men's furloughs (Thos Taylor)

7 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (Thomas Taylor)

8 company G, descriptive roll, #81 (Thomas Taylor)

9 company G, second descriptive roll, [#28] (Thomas Taylor)

10 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 596, page [2] (image 1942 on <www.ancestry.com>) (Thomas Taylor)

11 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Thomas Taylor)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Thomas Taylor)

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

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 596, page [2] (image 1942 on <www.ancestry.com>)]
[line] 19
[house] 139
[family] 144
[name] Thomas Taylor
[rank] Private
[company] G [?]
[unit] 91 P. V.
[enlistment date] Jan 2 1862
[discharge date] July 5 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 6 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Thomas Taylor 1931 Manton " [sc. st]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on <www.ancestry.com>]
Thomas Taylor, inspector, h 1931 Manton

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 25 April 2015, from Fold3]


Taylor Thomas
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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