91st PA: Thomas Wallace

Thomas Wallace

Before the war

He was born in 1820/21 (8 (40 in 1861), 9 (40 in 1861), 11 (40 in 1861), 14 (69 in 1880), 15 (70 at death in 1880)). He was born in Ireland (11).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 9, 11).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (8, 9, 11).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 29 October 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 8 [30 Oct 61]). He was a private in company B (1, 16).

He was wounded on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia (1, 8, 11).

On 8 September 1863, he was in Washington, DC--perhaps in Haremont Hospital (2).

On 26 September 1863, he was reported returned from hospital for duty (6).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 8, 9 [25 Dec], 11 [25 Dec]). He was enlisted for three years by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered by Lieutenant Swan (9, 11).

On 15 April 1864, Lieutenant Colonel Sinex recommended him for a detail, in compliance with general order 18 (8 April 1864) from the Army Headquarters (3). He does not say what the detail was for.

On 17 November 1864, Sellers included him in a report "[i]n compliance with S.O. 59 dated Hd Qrs 5 Army Corps November 15" 1864" (4).

On 3 February 1865, he was detailed as a stretcher bearer (5).

He seems not to have been charged for missing equipment, perhaps when the regiment mustered out (10).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 8). He was a private, in company B (16).

After the war

He successfully applied for a pension (12).

On 13 January 1880, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of paralysis (14, 15). The funeral was on 16 January, from 2713 Brown Street (the home of his son-in-law James Burnside) (14, 15). He was buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery (14, 15).

On 9 February 1890, Martha Wallace, his widow, successfully applied for a pension (12, 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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 15 April 1864

4 letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 17 November 1864

5 letter, Donnell to Farnsworth, 3 February 1865

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 September 1863 (Priv Wallace)

7 company B, descriptive roll, entry 41 (Thomas Wallace) (no information)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 May 2004 (Thomas Wallace)

9 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 32 (Thomas Wallace)

10 list of men who owed money [?] (Thomas Wallace)

11 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 43 (Thomas Wallace)

12 pension index, by regiment (Thomas Wallace)

13 pension index, by name (Thomas Wallace)

14 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 January 1880, page 5 (Thomas Wallace)

15 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 January 1880 (Thomas Wallace)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed Feb 06)
Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed Jun 07

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 Thomas
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 January 1880, page 5]
WALLACE.--On the 13th inst., THOMAS WALLACE, aged sixty-nine years.

The relatives and friends of the family, also Company B, Ninety-first Regiment, P.V., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 1 o'clock, from the residence of his son-in-law, James Burnside, No. 2713 Brown street. To proceed to Mount Moriah Cemetery.

death certificate

[source: death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 January 1880, Thomas Wallace]
[available at www.familysearch.org]


RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Thomas Wallace
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 70 [?]
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Jany 13, 1880
7. Cause of Death, Paralysis
Jacob Roberts M.D.
Residence, 2033 Green
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation ---
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 15th
12. Street and Number, 2713 Brown St.
13. January 16th 1880 (Friday)
14. Place of Burial, Mt. Moriah Cemetery
James G. Weldon, Undertaker.
Residence, 1628 Vine St.

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