91st PA: Edwin J Burr

Edwin J Burr

Before the war

He was born in 1835/36 (11 [26 in 1862], 12 [28 in 1862], 13 [28 in 1862], 17 [24 in 1860], 18 [14 in 1850]). He was born in Northumberland, Pennsylvania (12, 13, 17, 18).

In 1850, he was living in Northumberland Borough, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (18). He was living with Henry H and Anna Burr (presumably his parents), along with others (including four apparent siblings) (18). He had attended school within the year (18).

In 1860, he was living in Northumberland Borough, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (17). He was a clerk (17). He was living with Anna S Burr (presumably his mother), who was an inn keeper, and others (17).

When he enlisted, he was a hotel keeper, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11, 12, 13).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and light hair (12, 13).

During the war

He also served in the 155th Pennsylvania infantry (unassigned to a company) (14, 15).

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 5 September 1862 (12, 13) or 10 September 1862 (1), at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 11, 12, 14 [10 Sep]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (12, 13). He was mustered by Lieutenant Gregory (12, 13). He was a private in company B (1, 19, 20).

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

On 26 September 1863, he was reported returned from hospital for duty (7).

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 30 men who had more than fifteen months to serve who were willing to reenlist (4). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (8).

On 3 April 1864, he was detailed by Lieutenant Colonel Sinex as clerk for the regimental quartermaster (4, 6, 16 [5 Apr]). He was still the clerk for the quartermaster department on 20 November 1864 (5).

He was discharged on 14 June 1865 by general order (1, 9 [3 May 1865--but that may be the date of the order], 11 [30 May 65], 14 [14 Jun 65]). He was mustered out in Satterlee [?] Hospital, West Philadelphia (9). He was a private, in compamy B (19, 20).

After the war

On 30 October 1899, he successfully applied from Ohio for a pension (14, 15).

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 September 1863

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

4 special order 34, HQ 91st PA, 3 April 1864

5 letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 20 November 1864

6 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Edwin J Burr)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 September 1863 (Priv Burr)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Burr)

9 company B, register of men discharged (Edwin J Burr)

10 company B [first] descriptive roll, entry 16 (Edwin Burr) [no information]

11 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 30 May 2004 (Edwin J Burr)

12 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 40 (Edwin J Burr)

13 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 8 (Edwin J Burr)

14 pension index, by regiment (Edwin J Burr)

15 pension index, by name (Edwin J Burr)

16 monthly return, company B, May 1864 (Edwin J Burr)

17 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 454 = 88 handwritten (Edwin Burr)

18 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Borough of Northumberland, microfilm series M432, film 804, page 192 = 215 handwritten (Edwin Burr)

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

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edwin J Burr)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed February 2006)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Borough of Northumberland, microfilm series M432, film 804, page 192 = 215 handwritten]
line13141516171819202122232425
Dwellings visited199            
Families visited200            
NameHenry H. BurrAnna BurrGeorge "Mary L "Anna "Edwin "Henrietta "Sarah ShaferCathrine [sic] YoungRichard SmithConrad ShutzDaniel BrantiganJohn Porter
Age54502826161412321614256156
SexMFMFFMFFFMMMM
Color         B   
Occupation of males over 15 yearsNon[e] [?] Inn Keeper        Merchantnon[e] [?]
Real estate owned           2,00012,000
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaGermanyPaIreland
Married within year             
Attended school within year    111      
Over 20 & can't read/write             
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.             

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 454 = 88 handwritten]
line15161718192021
Dwelling number600      
Family number598      
NameAnna S. BurrAnna "Henrietta "Edwin "Edwin A. EvansTheodore WhenHarvy Howard
Age52272124363224
SexFFFMMMM
Color       
OccupationInn Keeper  ClerkBank ClerkOstlerTeacher Pub. Schools
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate500      
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""Baden GermyN.Y.
Married within year       
Attended school within year       
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

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 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Beers Edwin J.
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Burr Edwin J

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 13 March 2014]

Burr, Edwin J.
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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