91st PA: Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

Before the war

He was born in 1825/26 (4 (37 in 1863), 5 (37 in 1863)). He was born in Scotland (4, 5).

When he enlisted, he was a miner (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (4, 5).

During the war

He enlisted on 9 December 1863, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Captain Wright, for three years (4, 5, 10). He was mustered into service on 11 December 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1, 4). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Brooks, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (4 [Hook], 5).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then present, as a private (3). He was a private in company K, in the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 11).

On 30 April 1865, he was reported absent sick (7).

In June 1865, he was detailed in the provost guard in the Division Hospital (8).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 10). He was a private, in company K (11).

After the war

He died on 3 April 1872 (6).

On 24 July 1883, his widow, Christina Wilson, successfully applied for a pension (6, 9).

Ih 1890, his widow, Christina Wilson, was living in Forward Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (10).

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 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Peter Wilson)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Peter Wilson)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Peter Wilson)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Peter Wilson)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Peter Wilson)

7 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Peter Wilson)

8 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Peter Wilson)

9 pension index, by name (Peter Wilson)

10 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Forward Township, supervisor's district [9], enumeration district [307], page [2] (Christenia widow of Peter Wilson)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Peter Wilson)

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Peter Wilson in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Elizabeth Township, microfilm series M653, film 1065, page 328 = 123 handwritten]
line28293031323334
Dwelling number909      
Family number909      
NamePeter WilsonCristina "Elizabeth "Charles "Peter "David "Isabel "
Age30311311539/12
Sexmffmmmf
Color       
OccupationDo [sc. coal miner]      
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate50      
Place of birthScotlandDoDoMissouriPennaDoDo
Attended school within year       
Married within year       
Cannot read & write11     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Forward Township, supervisor's district [9], enumeration district [307], page [2]]
[line] 20
[house] 158
[family] 158
[name] Christenia [sic] widowed of Wilson Peter
[rank] Private
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 9 Dec 1863
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 7 months, 1 day
[post office address] Elisabitt Pa
[disability incurred] Non [sic]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 May 2015, from Fold3]


Wilson Peter
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 62 Pa. Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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