91st PA: George Young

George Young

Before the war

He was born in 1831/32 (3 (32 in 1863), 12 (29 in 1861), 18 (67 at death in 1899)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 12, 18).

When he enlisted, he was a gardener, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 12).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3, 12 [5'8", fair complexion, light eyes, light hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private in company E on 20 August 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 12, 13, 19).

He was at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 September 1863, when Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked for his return (3).

On 26 September 1863, he was reported returned from hospital for duty (11).

He reenlisted for three years as a veteran volunteer, on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 3, 12 [26 Dec 63], 13 [discharged 24 Dec, reenlisted 25 Dec]). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann (3).

On 1 March 1864, Colonel Gregory detached him to collect conscripts, at Philadelphia (8).

He was promoted on 22 October 1864 to corporal, for soldierly conduct in a recent battle or for soldierly appearances (1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 15).

On 26 January 1865, company E published resolutions mourning the death of sixteen comrades, and sympathizing with their families (16). He was on the committee (16).

On 27 May 1865, he began a furlough, which expired on 11 June 1865 (10). He returned on 12 June 1865 (10).

On 16 June 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective 1 June 1865 (1, 5, 12).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 12, 13). He was a sergeant in company E (17, 19).

After the war

On 7 October 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 17).

In 1890, he was living at 2817 Jackson Street, in the 26th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13, 14). He was a laborer (14).

On 9 June 1899, he died, at 1822 Gerritt Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of valvular disease of heart (17, 18). He was married (18). He was a laborer (18). On 12 June 1899, he was buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18).

His widow applied successfully for a pension (17).

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 list of non-commissioned officers, company E

3 descriptive roll, company E, entry 82 (George Young)

4 special order 101, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 22 October 1864

5 special order 36, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 16 June 1865 (George Young)

6 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. (Searched 21 Jan 2001, at Ancestry) (George Young)

7 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 Sep 1863

8 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 March 1864

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

10 enlisted men's furloughs (Geo Young)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 September 1863 (Pri Young)

12 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (George Young)

13 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (ward 26, division 28), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 600, page 3 (image 1958 on Ancestry) (George Young)

14 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (George Young)

15 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 23 October 1864 (Privt Young)

16 'Headquarters company E', Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1865 page 5 (George Young)

17 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (George Young)

18 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 June 1899 (George Young)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Young)

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George Young in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (ward 26, division 28), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 600, page 3 (image 1958 on Ancestry)]
[line] 27
[house] 292
[family] 234
[name] Young George
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 20 Aug 1861
[discharge date] 24 Dec 1863
[length of service] 2 years, 4 months, 4 days
[post office address] 2817 Jackson St Phila Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

[line] 28
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Do [sc. Young George]
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 25 Dec 1863
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 1 years, 6 months, 16 days
[post office address] Do [sc. 2817 Jackson St Phila Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry]
George W Young, laborer, h 2817 Jackson

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 May 2015, from Fold3]


Young, George
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Sergt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 June 1899, George Young]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

[illegible number stamp; looks like it might be 28983 (???)]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, George Young
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 67 Years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, June 9th 1899
7. Cause of Death, Valvular disease of Heart
E. Helark [?] M.D.
Residence, 1440 So. Broad St.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Laborer
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 36 [? the second digit is a little unclear]
12. Street and Number 1822 Gerritt St
13. Date of Burial, June 12" 99
14. Place of Burial, Mt Moriah cem
J [?] N Sheeff [?] + Son Undertaker.
Residence, 1206 S 15 St
Undertakers must state the place of death; the place from which the deceased is to be buried may be added, if desired.

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