91st PA: John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice

Before the war

He was born in 1834/35 (4 (26 in 1861), 5 (26 in 1861), 7 (24 in 1860)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (4, 7).

In 1860, he was living in ward 18 (post office Kensington), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was a fisherman (7). He was living with Mary and Jacob Vanderslice (apparently his parents) and with Mary, Joseph, William, Joseph, Catherine, and Samuel (apparently siblings) (7). (Two others in the household were glassblowers (7).)

When he enlisted, he was a glass blower, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5).

Description

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

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 10 September 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (4). He was a private in company A (1, 9).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (6).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 5).

On 4 July 1864, he was detailed by Colonel Gregory as a cook at brigade headquarters (2, 3 [5 July]). He was still there in September [?] 1864 (3).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5). He was a private, in company A (9).

After the war

He was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (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)

2 special order 61, HQ 91st PA, 4 July 1864 (John Vanderslice)

3 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (John Vanderslice)

4 company A descriptive roll, entry 58 (John Vanderslice)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (John Vanderslice)

6 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (J Vanderslice)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, NE division, post office Kensington, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 151 = 151 handwritten (John Vanderslice)

8 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed March 2011) (John Vanderslice)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed Nov 05)
Find a grave
accessed 5 March 2011

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, NE division, post office Kensington, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 151 = 151 handwritten]
line323334353637383940
Dwelling number944        
Family number1087        
NameMary VandersliceJacob "John "Mary "Joseph "William "Joseph "Cath "Samuel "
Age5352242321151221
SexFMMFMMMFM
Color         
OccupationWasherwomanGlass BlowerFisherman Glass Blower    
Value of real estate owned         
Value of personal estate         
Place of birthdo [sc. Penna]dodododododododo
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 30 April 2015, from Fold3]


Vanderslice John
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed March 2011)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Delaware County
NAME Vanderslice, John
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE M.I. 9-10-1861 M.O. 7-10-1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. "A". 91st Pa. Vol. Inf.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY NAME Fernwod
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Fernwood, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION 30 LOT 26 RANGE 7 GRAVE No. S.S.
HEADSTONE GOVERNMENT
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Bates #3, p.197
DATE [blank]
REMARKS

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