He was born in 1840/41 (4 (20 in 1861), 7 [82 in 1924], 8 [77 in 1920]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 7, 8).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (4).
He enlisted and mustered into service on 19 September 1861 (1, 2, 4, 5, 7). He enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 7). He was mustered in as eighth corporal in company H (1, 2, 9). He had gun number 75 (4).
He was reduced to the ranks (2).
He also served in company F of the 192nd Pennsylvania (5, 6, 9).
After his discharge, he lived in Eagle Rock, California (7).
On 3 March 1879, he applied successfully for a pension (5, 6).
In 1920, he was living at 1250 East 43rd Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (8). He was living with his wife Emma J (8). He was not working (8).
On 11 September 1924, he was admitted to the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7). He had cancer on the back of his right ear, cardiac hypertrophy, mitral insufficiency, arteriosclerosis, epithehama [?] of the right ear, and chronic diarrhea (7). He had a ruddy complexion, brown eyes, grey hair, and was 5' 7" tall (7). He could read and write (7). He was a protestant (7). He was retired (7). He was married (7). His wife, Emma J Davis, lived at 5212 Windermere Avenue, Eagle Rock, California (7).
On 18 December 1925, he was discharged from the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, at his own request (7).
On 21 September 1927, he was readmitted to the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7). On 21 September 1927, he was discharged, at his own request (7).
On 14 April 1928, he was readmitted to the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7).
On 10 September 1928, his widow, Emma T Davis, successfully applied for a pension, apparently from California (5, 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) (George W Davis)
2 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (George Davis)
3 company H, register of men discharged, #23 (George W Davis)
4 company H, descriptive roll, #11 (George W Davis)
5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (George W Davis)
6 pension index, by name (George W Davis)
7 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Sawtelle California, Registers, W, transcribed from Ancestry, image 1483 of 2830, transcribed February 2011 (George W Davis)
8 1920 US census, California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 392, microfilm series T625, film 114, page 17= 2 A handwritten (George W Davis)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Davis)
|street||East 43rd Street|
|dwelling visit number||37|
|family visit number||38|
|name||Davis George W||- Emma J|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||77||63|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|| |
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|industry, business|| |
|number of farm schedule|
|Time and Place of Each Enlistment.||Sep. 19 1861|
|June 24. 1863|
|Company and Regiment.||H 91 Pa. Inf||37" N.J. Inf.|
|Time and Place of Discharge.||Oct 26. 1862|
|Sep 24. 1863|
|Cause of Discharge.||Disability|
|Disabilities when Admitted to the Home.||Cancer back of R Ear,|
Epithehama [?] rt ear:
Chr Diarrhia [sic]
|Color of Eyes||Brown|
|Color of Hair||Grey|
|Read and write||Yes|
|Residence Subsequent to Discharge.||Eagle Rock Calif.|
|Married or Single.||Married|
|Name and Address of Nearest Relative.||Wife Emma J. Davis, 5212 Windermere Ave. Eagle Rock. Calif.|
|Rate of Pension.||Date of Admission Re-Admission and Transfer.||Condition of Re-admission.||Date of Discharge and Transfer.||Cause of Discharge.||Date of Death.||Cause of Death.|
|[crossed out:] 50||Ad P.B. Sep. 11. 24||Dec 18/25||OR||Aug. 29. 1928||Carcinoma of Cecum|
|72||Read. " " " 21. 27||Sep 21. 27||"|
|Read Pac Apl. 14. 28|
|Certificate of Service|