91st PA: William McMichaels

William McMichaels

Before the war

He was born on 1842/43 (5 (18 in 1861), 10 (51 at death in 1893)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 10).

When he enlisted, he was a brickmoulder (5).

Description

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

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 December 1861 (1, 5, 6, 9 [21 Dec]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Weeks (5). He was a private in company F (1, 11, 12).

He was at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 September 1863, when Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked for his return (2).

He was transferred on 30 September 1863 to the Veterans' reserve corps (1, 3, 4, 5, 9 [4 Aug 63]). When transferred, he was a private, in company F (11, 12). He served in 33 company 2nd battalion (8, 9). He was discharged in December 1864 (6).

After the war

On 10 May 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 9).

In 1890, he was living at 1437 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 7). He was a fireman (7). Living with him were Hugh McMichael and Charles Roberts (7).

On 24 June 1893, he died, in Medico-Chirurgical Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of second [?] hemorrhage (amp. of thigh) (9 [27 June], 10 [24 June]). He was married (10). He worked in the gas works (10). He died at, or was buried from, 1217 9th [?] Street (or perhaps 1217 south 18th Street?), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). On 27 June 1893, he was buried, at Mt Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, 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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 Sep 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 29 Oct 1863 (Pri McMichael)

4 company F, register of men transferred (William McMichael)

5 company F, descriptive roll, #92 (William McMichaels)

6 1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 585, page 1 (image 1905 on Ancestry) (William McMichael)

7 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (William McMichael)

8 pension index, by name (William McMichael)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (William McMichael)

10 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 24 June 1893, #7466 [?] (Wm McMichael)

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

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

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 585, page 1 (image 1905 on Ancestry)]
[line] 1
[house] 4
[family] 4
[name] William McMichael
[rank] Priv
[company] F
[unit] 91 P V inf
[enlistment date] Dec 1861
[discharge date] Dec 1864
[length of service] 3 years, 0 months, 0 days
[post office address] 1437 South Seventeenth
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
William McMichael, fireman, h 1437 S 17th
Hugh McMichael, plumber, h 1437 S 17th
Charles Roberts, publisher, h 1437 S 17th

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 24 June 1893, #7466 [?], Wm McMichael]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
7466 [?]
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Wm McMichael
2. Color, W
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 51
5. Married
6. Date of Death, June 24th, /93
7. Cause of Death, Second [?] Hemorrhage (Amp. of thigh)
[the eighth entry is extremely light, and may have been erased; in any event, '(Amp of thigh)' is written next to the printed words]
J. McMichol M.D.
Hospital, Medico-Chirurgical

Undertaker's Certificate in Relation to Deceased.
9. Occupation, in Gas Works
10. Place of Birth, Phila Pa
11. When a Minor, [blank]
12. Ward, 26th
13. Street and Number, 1217 9th [??] [illegible word, looks like '182'] [perhaps this is '1217 Sth 18th'?]
14. Date of Burial, June 27 1893
15. Place of Burial, Mt Moriah Cem
S R Tasker [?] Undertaker.
Residence, 1128 Federal St

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 8 January 2015, from Fold3]


McMichaels, William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McMichael, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 8 January 2015]

McMichael, William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also V.R.C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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