91st PA: William B Warford

William B Warford

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (2 (22 in 1864), 5 (36 in 1880)). He was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania (2, 5).

When he enlisted, he was a conductor (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2).

During the war

He also served in company E of the 4th New Jersey Infantry, and in companies H and K of the 10th New Jersey Infantry (3, 4).

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 7 April 1864 (1, 2). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Britton (?) (2). He was a private in company A (1, 9).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia [sic; I assume this is a mistake for Petersburg] (1, 8).

On 1 November 1864, he was reported deserted (6). But on 2 December 1864, he was reported regained, having been "dropped in error" (7).

He was discharged by general order on 14 June 1865 (1). He was a private, in company A (9).

After the war

On 29 September 1874 [?], he unsuccessfully applied for a pension (3, 4).

In 1880, he was living in Burtonville [?], St Clair County, Michigan (5). He was a farmer (5). He was living with his wife Elizabethy, and five children (5).

He died on 8 January 1887 (3).

On 24 February 1888, his widow, Elizabeth Warford, successfully applied from Ohio for a pension (3, 4).

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) (William B Warford)

2 company A descriptive roll, entry 152 (William B Warford)

3 pension index, by regiment (William B Warford)

4 pension index, by name (William B Warford)

5 1880 US census, Michigan, St Clair County, Burtonville [?], supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 367, microfilm series T9, film 604, page 37 = 6B handwritten (William B Warford)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 1 November 1864 (Warford)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 December 1864 (Privt Warford)

8 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Wm B Warford)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed Oct 05)

1880 census

[1880 US census, Michigan, St Clair County, Burtonville [?], supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 367, microfilm series T9, film 604, page 37 = 6B handwritten]
line282930313233
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #45     
family visit #45     
nameWarford William B- Elizabeth M- Maud V- Mabel E- James A- Florence M
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFMF
age3628151087
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterSonDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping houseAt SchoolAt SchoolAt SchoolAt School
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  1111
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennsylvaniaEnglandNew JerseyNew JerseyOhioOhio
father's birthplaceEnglandEnglandPennsylvaniaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplaceEnglandEnglandEnglandEnglandEnglandEngland

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 May 2015, from Fold3]


Warford William B
     William
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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