91st PA: Benjamin Vandever

Benjamin Vandever

Before the war

He was born in March 1823 (11; 4 (38 in 1861), 7 (73 in ?1895), 10 (55 in 1880), 11 (77 in 1900), 13 (73 in 1895)). He was born in New York, New York (4, 7, 10 [PA], 11 [PA], 13).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair (4). He had a scar between the thumb and far finger of his left hand (4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 29 August 1861 (1, 4, 9, 12). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain McArthur (4). He was a private in company C (1, 13, 14-16).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (6).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1).

He was promoted from private to corporal on 1 April 1864, replacing Joseph Everhart (2, 3).

He was reduced to the ranks (3).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia (1).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 9, 12). He had served for forty-seven months (7, 9 [3 years 11 months 21 days], 13). He was a private, in company C (14-16).

After the war

In 1880, he was living in Nyack, Rockland County, New York (10). He was living with his wife Marie and son William J (10). He was a shoemaker (10).

On 8 May 1880, he applied successfully for a pension (8, 12).

In 1890, he was living in Nyack, Rockland County, New York (9).

On 2 August 1895, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (7, 13). He was admitted from New York (7, 13). He had a gunshot wound of the scalp (7). He was receiving a pension of $6 per month (7).

In 1896, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (7).

In 1900, he was living in the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (11). He was widowed (11). He was a shoemaker (11).

He died on 18 March 1902 (12, 13). He apparently died at the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (13).

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 31, HQ 91st PA, 1 April 1864

3 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, corporals (Benjamin Vandever)

4 company C, descriptive roll, entry 73 (Benjamin Vandever)

5 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 63 (Benjamin Vandever)

6 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Benj Vandever)

7 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1896. Serial Set volume 3516, session volume 40, 54th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 46. Page 840. (Henry Trost)

8 pension index, by name (Benjamin Vandever)

9 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New York, Rockland County, Nyack, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 96, page 1 (Benjamin Vandever)

10 1880 US census, New York, Rockland County, Nyack, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T9, film 924, page 182 = page 54 B handwritten (Benjamin Vandever)

11 1900 US census, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, Southern Branch National Home for D.V.S., supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 8, microfilm series T623, film 1707, page 123 = sheet 31 B handwritten (Benjamin Vandever)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Benjamin Vandever)

13 Serial Set volume 4490, session volume 51, 57th Congress, 2nd session, House Document 54, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the Fiscal year ended June 30, 1902. Page 391. (Benj Vanderver [sic])

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin Vandever)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin Vandaver)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin Vandiver)

1880 census

[1880 US census, New York, Rockland County, Nyack, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T9, film 924, page 182 = page 54 B handwritten]
line567
street nameLane
house number   
dwelling visit #2  
family visit #4  
nameVandever Benjamin- Marie- William J
colorWWW
sexMFM
age554011
month born if born in year   
relationshipHusbandWifeSon
single   
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationShoemakerKeeps HouseAt School
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaN.Y." [sc. N.Y.]
father's birthplacePennaN.Y." [sc. N.Y.]
mother's birthplacePennaN.Y." [sc. N.Y.]

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New York, Rockland County, Nyack, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 96, page 1]
[line] 8
[house] 91
[family] 100
[name] Benjamin Vandever
[rank] Private
[company] C
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] Aug 29 1861
[discharge date] July 10 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 11 months, 21 days
[post office address] Do [sc. Nyack NY]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, Southern Branch National Home for D.V.S., supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 8, microfilm series T623, film 1707, page 123 = sheet 31 B handwritten]
line74
street 
house number 
dwelling number 
family number 
nameVandever Benjamin
relationshipInmate
colorW
sexM
birthdateMar 1823
age77
married?Wd
# years married 
mother of how many children? 
# of children living 
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplaceDelaware
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigration year 
# years in USA 
naturalized citizen? 
occupationShoemaker
# months not employed 
# months in school 
can readYes
can writeYes
speaks EnglishYes
owned/rented 
free or mortgaged 
farm/house 
# 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 29 April 2015, from Fold3]


Vandever, Benjamin
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 30 Apr 15]

Vandaver Benjamin
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Vandever Benjamin

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 30 Apr 15]

Vandiver Benjamin
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Vandever Benjamin

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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