91st PA: Philip Toushant

Philip Toushant

Before the war

He was born in 1830/31, in Strausborg, France. [sources: date: 6 (30 in 1861), 10 (31 in 1866), 11 (31 in 1866), 12 (14 in 1850), 13 (24 in 1860). place: 6, 11 (Germany), 12 (Germany), 13 (Strasburg)]

In 1850, he was living in ward 6, Southwark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, Jacob and Catharine Toundant, and with his (presumed) siblings) John, Jacob, Christian, Catharine, and George. [source: 12]

In 1860, he was living in ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, Jacob and Catharine Touhseant, and others. [source: 13]

When he enlisted, he was a tailor. [source: 6]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a sandy complexion, grey eyes, and sandy hair. [source: 6]

During the war

He was mustered into service on 5 September 1861. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 8-9]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 7]

He was employed as John Donnell's cook beginning 7 September 1863, and was still his cook on 29 September, and on 14 November 1863. [sources: 2, 3 (beginning 25 Sep), 5]

On 19 December 1863, he was detailed as hospital nurse and ordered to report to Surgeon Knight. [source: 4]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer, on 26 December 1863. He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Swan. [sources: 1, 6]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 6, 8-9]

After the war

On 11 November 1866, he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of acute meningitis. He was a soldier. On 13 November 1866, he was buried, at Lafayette Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The funeral was held from his parents' residence, 932 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 10 (10 Nov), 11 (buried 14 Nov)]

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 letter, Gregory to Marvin, 29 September 1863

3 letter, Gregory to Marvin, 14 November 1863

4 special order 119, HQ 91st PA, 19 December 1863 (Private Tousant).

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 September 1863 (Private Tousant)

6 company I, descriptive roll, #32 [second] (Philip Touhsaent [sic])

7 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Philip Touhsant)

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

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Phillip Toushant)

10 death notice, Public Ledger, Tuesday 13 November 1866, p.2 (Philip Touhsaent)

11 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 November 1866 (Phillip Toussant [?])

12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 447 recto = 929 handwritten = 65 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Philip Toundant)

13 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, microfilm series M653, film 1152, page 467 = 101 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Philip Touhseant)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1870 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 Apr 15)
1880 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 Apr 15)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 Apr 15)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 Apr 15)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 Apr 15)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 Apr 15)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 Apr 15)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 Apr 15)
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed Apr 07)
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Philip Toushant in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 447 recto = 929 handwritten = 65 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) his apparent parents' names match the parents names in the death notice transcribed below]
line3536373839404142
Dwellings visited464       
Families visited516       
NameJacob ToundantCatharine "John "Jacob "Philip "Christian "Catharine "George "
Age474420171412108
Sexmfmmmmfm
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsTailor Tailor     
Real estate owned2000       
BirthplaceGermany""""Pennsylvania""
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, microfilm series M653, film 1152, page 467 = 101 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) his apparent parents' names match the parents names in the death notice transcribed below; note also that (2) his apparent father's occupation matches his reported occupation when he enlisted]
line293031323334
Dwelling number707     
Family number769     
NameConrad EllenbergerKate "Jacob TouhseantCatharine "Philip "August Meyer
Age222057542421
Sexmfmfmm
Color      
OccupationCordwainer Tailor  Cordwainer
Value of real estate owned  2000   
Value of personal estate300 100   
Place of birthWertemburgPaStrasburgDoDoWertemburg
Married within year      
Attended school within year      
Cannot 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 27 April 2015, from Fold3]


Touhsant Philip
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Toushant Phillip

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 27 Apr 15]

Toushant Phillip
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 November 1866, Phillip Toussant (?)]
[transcribed 27 April 2015, from FamilySearch]


[cemetery record]
[I transcribed only the one relevant entry]


INTERMENTS In the Lafayette Cemetery Burial Ground
Location, [illegible]
For the Week ending November 17th 1866.

NAME. Philip Toursaunt [sic]
AGES. 31 yr
WARD. 2
DISEASES. Acute Meningitis
NATIVITY. Germany


[certificate, transcribed 26 Apr 15, from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF DEATH IN THE PHILADELPHIA HOSPITAL.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Phillip Toussant [?]
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 31 years
5. Married or Single, [blank]
6. Date of Death, Nov 11" 1866
7. Cause of Death, Acute Meningitis
Charles Orvis
RESIDENT PHYSICIAN
Philadelphia Hospital.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE.
8. Occupation, Soldier
9. Place of Birth, Germany
10. When a Minor, --
11. Ward, 2d
12. Street and Number, 923 S 5" St
13. Date of Burial, Nov 14 /66
14. Place of Burial, Lafayette
D H Bowen Undertaker.
Residence, 811 S 2" St
Date of Certificate, [blank]

death notice

[death notice, Public Ledger, Tuesday 13 November 1866, p.2, Philip Touhsaent]
[transcribed 27 April 2015, from GenealogyBank]

TOUHSAENT--On the 10th [?] instant, PHILIP TOUHSAENT, son of Jacob and Catharine Touhsaent, aged 31 years.

The relatives and friends, also the members of Co I, 91st P V, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of his parents, 932 [?] South Fifth street, this (Tuesday) afternoon, at 3 [?] o'clock.


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