91st PA: William H Thaworth

William H Thaworth

Before the war

He was born in 1831/32 (2 (29 in 1861), 4 (29 in 1861), 5 (18 in 1850)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 4, 5).

In 1850, he was living in the 6th ward, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5). He was not working (5).

When he enlisted, he was a butcher (2, 4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (2, 4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 8 November 1861(1, 2, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1). He was mustered in a private in company H, by George Black (1, 2, 6-8). He had gun number 88 (4).

He was discharged at Camp Stanton, Alexandria, Virginia, on 7 May 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability, because of imperfect vision (1, 2, 3, 4).

When discharged, he had last been paid through 28 February 1862 (2). He was paid $28.16 for the period from 1 March through 5 May 1862 (at $13.00 per month) (2). He received $2.60 for three days' travel from Alexandria to Philadelphia, and $3.00 for food for the trip (2). He had not drawn $20.47 of his clothing allowance, but had been advanced $42.30 for clothing (2). He received a total of $11.93 (2). He was a private, in company H (6-8).

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) (William Thaworth)

2 discharge certificate (thanks to Dennis Clowney for the copy!) (William H Thaworth; he signed his name as 'W H Thawarth')

3 company H, register of men discharged, #6 (William Thawarth)

4 company H, descriptive roll, #58 (William H Thwarth)

5 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 811, pages 358 recto-verso = 713-714 handwritten (Wm Thaworth)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H Thwarth)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Thawarth)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed Apr 07)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 811, pages 358 recto-verso = 713-714 handwritten]
line41421234567
Dwellings visited[47] 47      
Families visited65 65      
NameSaml ThaworthMargarett doSaml ThaworthWm doEmily doJacob doPhillip doMary doGeo do
Age45432018119763
Sexmfmmfmmfm
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsCordwainer Chairmaknone     
Real estate owned         
Birthplacedo [sc. Pena]N JerseyPenadodododododo
Married within year         
Attended school within year    111  
Over 20 & can't read/write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 April 2015, from Fold3]


Thwarth William H
     (William)
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 26 Apr 15]

Thawarth William
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Thwarth William H

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 26 Apr 15]

Thawvarth William
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Thwarth William H

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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