91st PA: John A Wharton

John A Wharton

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (7 (22 in 1863)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet 1/2 inch tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and black hair (7).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 30 August 1861 (1, 7, 9 [27 (?) Aug], 13). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff (7). He was a private in company C (1, 14).

He was detailed as a teamster on 22 September 1863 (3), and had not returned on 25 September 1863 (2). He was reported detailed as a teamster on 29 September 1863 (6).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1).

On 1 March 1864, Colonel Gregory detached him to collect conscripts, at Philadelphia (4). He returned from detached service on 16 April 1864 (8).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 13). He was a private, in company C (14).

After the war

On 25 July 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 13).

In 1890, he was living at 2040 Master Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 10). He was a policeman (10). John Hager was also living there (10).

He again applied for a pension on 15 February 1907 (13).

He died on 9 October 1908 (11, 13). He was buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (11).

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 Wharton)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 25 September 1863 (John C Wharton)

3 special order 87, HQ 91st PA, 22 September 1863 (John C Wharton)

4 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 March 1864

5 special order 13, HQ 91st PA, 1 March 1864

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 29 September 1863 (John C Wharton)

7 company C, descriptive roll, entry 75 (John A Wharton)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 16 April 1864 (Wharton)

9 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 687, page [1] (image 2222 on Ancestry) (John A Wharton)

10 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (John A Wharton)

11 West Laurel Hill Cemetery (John Wharton)

12 pension index, by name (John A Wharton)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (John A Wharton)

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

1890 US census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 687, page [1] (image 2222 on Ancestry)]
[line] 3
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Wharton John A
[rank] Private
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 27 [?] Aug 1861
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 2040 Master St Philad Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
John A Wharton, police, h 2040 Master
John Hager, [no occupation listed], h 2040 Master

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 5 May 2015, from Fold3]


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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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