91st PA: Jesse Vance

Jesse Vance

Before the war

He was born in 1825 (11; 4 (32 in 1861), 5 (35 in 1863), 7 (71 in ?1893), 10 (32 in 1860)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 10).

In 1860, he was living in ward 23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (post office Kensington) (10). He was living with Andrew and Eliza Mower and their family (10). He was a mason (32).

When he enlisted, he was a mason (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (4, 5).

During the war

He also served in company D of the 9th Pennsylvania Infantry (9).

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 30 September 1861 (1, 4, 9). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sinex (4). He was mustered in service by Captain Dye (4). He was a private, in company D (1, 12-13).

He may have been detailed for duty with the Ambulance Corps on 1 April 1863 (3).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (6).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer, on 26 December 1863 (1, 5). He was reenlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Shipley (5).

On 3 July 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 July 1865 (1, 2).

He was mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 9). He was a corporal, in company D (12-13).

After the war

On 1 February 1888, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 9).

On 27 September 1893, he was admitted to the Pennsylvania Soldiers Home, in Erie County, Pennsylvania (7). He was a widower (7). He had rheumatism, hoarseness, and slight deafness of the right ear (7).

He remained in the Home until 17 May 1894 (7).

On 1 October 1895, he was readmitted to the Home (7). He had rheumatism, deafness of right ear, catarrhal pharyngitis, and bronchitis (7). His problems worsened (except for his rheumatism) until April 1896 (7). He was then able to speak only in a whisper, and had trouble swallowing (7). His esophagus then was about one-half the normal diameter (7).

He died on 23 September 1896 (7, 9, 11). The autopsy found a mass obstructing the esophagus, which "had every appearance of being tubercular" (7). Directly across from the mass was an ulcer (7). He was buried in the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home Cemetery (11).

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 39, HQ 91st PA, 3 July 1865 (Jesse Vance)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 April 1863 (Jesse Vance [???] [The surname is very hard to read; my best guess is 'Vance', but I'm not at all confident I'm right])

4 company D, descriptive roll, entry 28 (Jesse Wence)

5 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 66 (Jesse Vance)

6 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Jesse Vance)

7 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1897. Serial Set volume 3664, session volume 36, 55th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 27. Page 502. (Jesse Vance)

8 pension index, by name (Jesse Vance)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Jesse Vance)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, post office Kensington, microfilm series M653, film 1174, pages 449 = 10-11 handwritten (Jesse Vaunce [sic])

11 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 25 January 2012) (Jesse Vance)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jesse Vance)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 25 Jan 2012)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, post office Kensington, microfilm series M653, film 1174, pages 449 = 10-11 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain, with only his occupation confirming it]
line3637383940123
Dwelling number69       
Family number72       
NameAndrew MowerElizaJohn LMaryAndrewSylvester MowerKateJesse Vaunce [sic]
Age48422115743/1232
Sexmfmfmmfm
Color        
Occupationlaborer carpenterseamstress   mason
Value of real estate owned600       
Value of personal estate200       
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""Penna""
Married within year        
Attended school within year    1   
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 30 April 2015, from Fold3]


Vance Jesse
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Cpl
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Wence Jesse

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 3 May 15]

Wence Jesse
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Cpl
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 25 January 2012)]
[identity is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]


RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Erie County
NAME Vance, Jesse
DATE OF BIRTH 1825
DATE OF DEATH 9/23/1896
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 9/31/61 to 7/10/65
ORGANIZATION(S) Company D 91st Regt. Inf. Pa.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY NAME Penna. S. S. Home Cemetery
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Erie, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION C ROW 8 Grave No. #9
HEADSTONE Government
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Col. D. Simpson
DATE Dec. 23, 1933
REMARKS K.

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