91st PA: Charles Thompson

Charles Thompson

Name

He was listed in the family bible as Columbus Atwood Thompson but was later known as Charles. (5).

Before the war

He was born on 4 June 1846 (5, 11; 8 (19 in 1864), 11 (53 in 1900)). He was born in New Castle, Delaware (2, 11 [PA]). He was born to John Thompson and Rachel A Talley (5).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted for three years, as a recruit, on 26 January 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 8, 10). He was mustered into service, as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 26 January 1864 (1, 8). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Shipley, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Burke (2). He was a private in company E (1, 2, 13).

He was wounded in the arm while skirmishing with the enemy, on 27 October 1864 at Hatcher's Run, Virginia (1, 2). He later lost his arm (2).

He was discharged at Washington, DC, on 9 February 1865 (1, 10) or 11 February 1865 (2, 3) on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 3, 8, 9). He was a private, in company E (13).

After the war

On 27 January 1865, he successfully applied for a pension (10).

In 1867/68, he married Annie E [unknown family name] (11). They apparently had 6 children, including these (4, 11 (6 children 3 living in 1900):

In 1890, he was living in Lower Chicester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (12). He lost his right arm in battle (12).

In 1900, he was living at 1155 Shanse [?] Street, ward 2, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Annie and sons John and Wilfred (11). He was a comm. laborer (11).

Charles Thompson died on 3 December 1916, at Chester, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 6). He is buried at the Mount Hope Cemetery, 884 Concord Rd., Aston, Delaware County, Pennsylvania 19014, plot 3, block 16 (4). His gravestone inscription is: "Chas Thompson Co. E 91 PA INF" and it is located in Plot 3, Block 16 (4). His wife, Anna E., is buried next to him. She died on 21 February 1935 at the age of 89 (6). Another person is named on Anna's gravestone, Viola E. Thompson, but her relationship is currently unknown (4).

On 27 December 1916, his widow successfully applied for a pension (54).

Researcher

Susan Thompson Coraor is researching Thompson. E-mail her at brentana@aol.com.

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 122 (Charles Thompson)

3 company E, register of men discharged, number 35 (Charles Thompson)

4 e-mail, Bob Coraor, 18 and 20 January 2001

5 family bible, John and Rachel Thompson family (information supplied in (4))

6 Mt. Hope cemetery records (information supplied in (4))

7 [deleted]

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 September 2004 (Charles Thompson)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 18 February 1865 (Chas Thompson)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Charles Thompson)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester, ward 2, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 145, microfilm series T623, film 1404, page 134 B = 13 handwritten (Charles Thompson)

12 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Lower Chichester, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 25, page [4] (Charles Thompson)

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

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Lower Chichester, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 25, page [4]
[line] 50
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Charles Thompson
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 26 Jan 1864
[discharge date] 5 Apr 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 3 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Linwood " " " [sc. Station, Del Co, Pa]
[disability incurred] Lost Right arm in Battle
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester, ward 2, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 145, microfilm series T623, film 1404, page 134 B = 13 handwritten]
line88899091
streetShanse [?] St
house number1155   
dwelling number256   
family number259   
nameThompson CharlesAnnie EJohn AWilaford
relationshipHeadWifeSonSon
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
birth dateJune 1846Aug 1846Mar 1867Feb 1881
age53533319
married?MMMS
# years married32322 
mother of how many children? 6  
# of children living 3  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationLaborer Comm [?] Carpenter houseApprentice [illegible]
# months not employed  00
# months in school    
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

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]


Thompson Charles
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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