91st PA: Lewis P Young

Lewis P Young

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (3 (18 in 1861), 4 (20 in ?1861), 10 (55 at death in 1900)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 10).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3, 4 [black hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 16 September 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 4, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (3). He was a private, in company A (1, 11).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (9).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 at Bealton, Virginia (1, 4, 6).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia (1).

On 27 June 1865, he was promoted effective 1 June 1865 from private to sergeant (1, 2, 4 [promoted to corporal on unknown date first]).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 3, 4, 5, 6). He was a private, in company A (11).

After the war

On 25 August 1869 [?], he applied successfully for a pension (5, 8).

In 1890, he was living at 2157 North 9th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was a clerk (6).

He died on 7 April 1900, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of asthenia, resulting from epithelioma (5 [18 April], 10). He was a shipping clerk (10). He was a widower (10). He died at, or was buried from, 2157 North 9th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). On 9 April 1900, he was buried at Mount Peace Cemetery (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) (Lewis P Young)

2 special order 38, HQ 91st PA, 27 June 1865 (Louis P Young)

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 63 (Lewis P Young)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Lewis P Young)

5 pension index, by regiment (Lewis P Young)

6 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 438, page 3 (image 1011 on Ancestry), lines 33-34 (Louis P Young)

7 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Louis P Young)

8 pension index, by name (Louis P Young)

9 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Lewis P Young)

10 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 April 1900, #24500 [?] (Louis P Young)

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

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 438, page 3 (image 1011 on Ancestry), lines 33-34]
[line] 33
[house] 188
[family] 194
[name] Young Louis P
[rank] Private
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 16 Sept [?] 1861
[discharge date] 25 Dec 1863
[length of service] 2 years, 3 months, 9 days
[post office address] 2157 N 9th St Phila
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

[line] 34
[house] 188
[family] 194
[name] Do
[rank] Sergeant
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 24 Dec 1863
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 6 months, 17 days
[post office address] Do
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched Ancestry's transcription, February 2005]
Louis P Young, clerk, h 2157 N 9th

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 Lewis P.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sergt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 April 1900, #24500 [?], Louis P Young]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
24500 [?]
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Louis P Young
2. Color, W
3. Sex, M
4. Age, 55 Yrs.
5. Widower
6. Date of Death 4-7
7. Cause of Death, Asthenia, result of Epithelioma
R. E. Tomlin M.D.
Residence, 2057 N. 8. St.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
[8.] Occupation, Shipping Clerk
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 19 [? 2nd digit unclear]
12. Street and Number, 2157 N 9th St
13. Date of Burial, April 9 1900
14. Place of Burial, Mount Peace Cem
Sum [??] W Robert Sr [?] Undertaker.
Residence, 1010 N. 5th St.

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