91st PA: Alexander Boyd

Alexander Boyd

Before the war

He was born in 1844/45. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 3 (19 in 1864), 7 (19 in 1864). place: 3, 7]

When he enlisted, he was a butcher. [sources: 3, 7]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and light hair. [sources: 3, 7]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 February 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory. He was mustered by Lieutenant Burke. He was a private in company D. [sources: 1, 3, 6, 7]

On 27 April 1864, Sinex asked that he be sent to the regiment. [source: 2]

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia. [sources: 1, 7]

He was sent to Willets Point Hospital, New York, and then to 24th and South Street Hospital, then back to the regiment, then to Campbell Hospital, and then to Satterlee USA General Hospital, West Philadelphia. [source: 7]

His descriptive list was provided at some point to Lattirer [? perhaps Satterlee?] Hospital, in Philadelphia. [source: 3]

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out. He was a private, in company D. [sources: 1, 6, 7]

On 19 July 1865, he was discharged, because of a wound received in action, at Satterlee USA General Hospital, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He had been unfit for duty for 60 days in the previous two months. He had impaired use of right arm caused by a gunshot wound received in action at Petersburg. The disability was rated at 1/2. He gave his address as 17th and Carpenter Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 7]

After the war

On 22 June 1868, he applied successfully for a pension (presumably under the Act of 14 July 1862). [sources: 4, 5]

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Alexander Boyd in the 91st PA database

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, 27 April 1864

3 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 18 (Alaxander [sic] Boyd)

4 pension index, by name (Alexander Boyd)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Alexander Boyd)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander Boyd)

7 pension documents packet, abstracted from invalid pension certificate file, certificate 93,143 (Alexander Boyd)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedule
Ancestry index (accessed April 2007)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 14 January 2015)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 14 January 2015)
headstones applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 14 January 2015)
note
the J Alexander Boyd who died on 13 July 1894 was 'a well-known coal shipper, formerly of Danville' (see 'Death of J. Alexander Boyd', Philadelphia Inquirer Friday 13 July 1894, p.2 (accessed on GenealogyBank 14 January 2015))

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 12 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Boyd, Alexander
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

pension documents packet

[pension documents packet, abstracted from invalid pension certificate file, certificate 93,143, Alexander Boyd]
[transcribed Jan 15]


[image 1]

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
SOLDIER'S CERTIFICATE
No. 93143
VETERAN Alexander Boyd
RANK Priv.
SERVICE 91st Pa. Vols.
CAN No. 1588 BUNDLE NO. 2


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Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D.C.,
July 13th, 1868.

Sir

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 134080, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.

It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that Alexander Boyd was a Private, in Co. "D", 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. On the Muster Roll of Co "D" of that Regiment, for the months of May and June 1864, he is reported "Wounded June 18. 1864." On M.O. roll dated July 10. 1865 reported "In Hospl. No Discharge given." He was discharged at West Phil Pa. July 19, 1865 by reason of wound received in action." [sic]


I am, Sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Sam Breck
Assistant Adjutant General.

The Commissioner of Pensions
Washington, D.C.

Memoranda
Name of applicant, [blank]
Address, [blank]


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ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES.
CERTIFICATE
OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE

Private Alexander Boyd, of Lieut George McMullin's Company, (C) of the Ninety first Regiment of Pa V. Vols was enlisted by Lieut Gregory of the 91st Regiment of Pa Vet. Vols at Philadelphia, Pa on the 27th day of February, 1864, to serve Three years; he was born in Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania, is Nineteen years of age, Five feet Six inches high, Fair complexion, Gray eyes, Light hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Butcher. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 days. States that he left his Regiment June 18th 1864 at Petersburg Va, + was sent to Willetts [?] Point Hospital, N.Y. Thence 24th + South Street Hospital. thence to Regiment. thence to Campbell Hospital. thence here April 7th 1865.

STATION: Satterlee USA Genl Hospital. West Philadelphia, Pa.
DATE: July 5th 1865

John E. MacDonah [?]
Surgeon U.S.A.
Tempy Commanding Hospital

I CERTIFY, that I have carefully examined the said Private Alexander Boyd of Lieut George McMullin's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of Impaired use of right arm caused gun [sic] Shot Wound recd in action at Petersburg

Disability - 1/2

John E. MacDonah [?]
Surgeon USA


DISCHARGED, this 19" day of July, 1865, at West Philad Pa

D. Backe
Asst Surgeon U.S.A.
Tempy Commanding Hospital


The Soldier desires to be addressed at
Town 17th + Carpenter County Philad State Pa


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[left column]

This soldier's Discharge Certificate agrees with this
F.C.S. [??]

CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE
IN THE CASE OF
Alexander Boyd
a private Co. C
Ninety first Reg't of Pa V. Vols.

Approved
John A Lam [??]
Surg USA Med Div

Adjutant General's Office.
July 31, 1865.
Duplicate for the Pension Office
Sam Breck
Asst. Adjt. Genl.

Received (A.G. Office.) [blank], 186[blank]


[middle column]

HEAD QUARTERS
DEPT OF PENNSYLVANIA
PHILADELPHIA PA.
JUL 15 1865

TO BE DISCHARGED THE
UNITED STATES SERVICE
BY COMMAND OF
MAJ GEN Hancock
Cyrus [?] S Haldane [??]
Capt + ASST ADJT GENL

IV
DB.
2158

[stamped:] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Aug 4 18 [rest is illegible]

[stamped:] Satterlee U.S.A. General Hospital West Philada. JUL 18 1865


[the right column is blank]


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[I did not transcribe this image because it consists only printed instructions for filling out the form]

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