91st PA: Amos Briggs

Amos Briggs

Before the war

He was born in 1826/27 (4 (34 in 1861), 8 [67 in ?1889]). He was born in England (8).

During the war

He also served in company E of the 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry (6, 7, 8 ).

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 10 September 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2 [11 Oct 61]), 5 [10 Oct 61], 6). He was a private in company B (1, 9).

On 9 June 1863, he had been sent to the Corps Hospital (2).

In July 1863, he was transfered to the Veterans' Reserve Corps, company D 3 (1, 4, 6). When he was transferred, he was a private, in company B (9).

He was discharged on 10 October 1864 (5).

He had served for thirty nine months (8).

After the war

On 18 April 1889, he was admitted to the Pennsylvania Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers and Sailors, in Erie, Pennsylvania (8). He was admitted from Philadelphia (8). He had rheumatism (8). He was a dealer (8). He was married (8).

In 1890, he was living in the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie, Pennsylvania (5, 8).

On 26 August 1890, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).

He died on 24 April 1902 (6).


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) (Amos Briggs)

2 consolidated morning report, 9 June 1863 (Amos [??] Briggs)

3 company B [first] descriptive roll, entry 15 (Amos Briggs) [no information]

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 30 May 2004 (Amos Briggs)

5 1890 US census, Veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Erie County, Soldiers and Sailors Home, enumeration district 264, page 31, line 29 (Amos Briggs)

6 pension index, by regiment (Amos Briggs)

7 pension index, by name (Amos Briggs)

8 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1890. Serial Set volume 2869, session volume 1, 51st Congress, 2nd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 38] (Amos Briggs)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Amos Briggs)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 13 Mar 2014, from Fold3]

Briggs, Amos
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also V.R.C.


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