91st PA: John AB Wallace

John AB Wallace

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (2, 4 (21 in 1864), 7 (50 in 1895), 9 (50 in 1895), 10 (50 in 1895), 11 (50 in 1895), 12 (50 in 1895)). He was born in Mauch Chuck, Carbon County, Pennsylvania (2, 4, 7, 9, 10 [KY], 11, 12).

When he enlisted, he was a breakman (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had blue eyes, light hair, and a light complexion (2, 4 (5' 8-1/2")).

During the war

He enlisted on 16 September 1861 in company G of the 81st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, at Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania (2, 3, 5, 9, 11, 12). He was wounded at Fair Oaks and discharged, on an unknown date (2). He had served for seventeen months (9, 11, 12).

He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 91st Pennsylvania on 30 January 1864 (1, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Burk (4). He was a private in company A (1, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13).

He was wounded on 10 [?] May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (1, 8).

On 11 September 1864 (1) or 19 September 1864 (4), he was transfered to the Veterans' Reserve Corps (1, 5 [1 Sept!], 6). When transferred, he was a private, in company A (13). He served in company B of the 14th Veterans' Reserve Corps (3, 5).

He served for fifteen months (7, 9 [17], 10, 11, 12).

After the war

He applied successfully for a pension--perhaps on 6 March 1883 or on 26 March 1868? (3, 5).

On 21 September 1895, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7, 9, 10, 11). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (7, 9, 10). He had a gunshot wound of the thigh (7). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (7).

He was discharged from the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers on 18 May 1896 (7).

In 1899, he was present at the Northwestern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (9). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (9). He had a gunshot wound of the thigh (9).

On 14 July 1899, he was discharged from the Northwest Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (10). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (10). He had a gunshot wound of the right thigh (10).

In 1907, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (11). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (11).

In 1917, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (12). He was receiving a pension of $24 per month (12).

He died on 21 April 1919, at Wilkes-Barre, [Luzerne County,] Pennsylvania (5).

Researcher

Ted Dombroski is researching John Wallace (and other men who served in the 81st PA). Contact him at tedd81stpa@nni.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) (John A B Wallace)

2 e-mail, Ted Dombroski, November 2002

3 pension index, by name (supplied by Dennis Clowney) (John AB Wallace)

4 company A descriptive roll, entry 137 (John AB Wallace)

5 pension index, by regiment (John A B Wallace)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 21 October 1864 (Privt Wallace)

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. (JAB Wallace)

8 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (John AB Wallace)

9 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1899. Serial Set 3958, 56th Congress, session 1, House Document 106 (John A B Wallace)

10 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled volunteer soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1900. Serial Set 4136, 56th Congress, session 2, House Document 81. Page 406. (John A B Walace [sic])

11 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1907. Serial Set volume 5290, Session Vol. No.21, 60th Congress, 1st Session, House Document 210. Page 484 (JAB Wallace)

12 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1917. Serial Set volume 7429, session volume 99, 65th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 577. Page 404 (John A B Wallace)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John A B Wallace)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed Oct 05)
note that some entries for John Wallace in Pennsylvania did not list a unit

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 May 2015, from Fold3]


Wallace John A B
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also V.R.C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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