91st PA: Charles H Eckhart

Charles H Eckhart

Before the war

He may well be the Charles Henry Eckhart who was born on 9 July 1843, and was the son of Augustus Eckhart (5).

He was born in 1840/41 (6 (20 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, black eyes, and brown hair (6). He had a scar on his right knee (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 6, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff (6, 8). He was a private, in company C (11, 12).

He was detailed as a clerk in the Provost Marshall's Office, Washington DC, by an order dated 8 April 1863 (2), and was still there on 13 June 1863 (2) and 8 September 1863 (3). (The discharge register also mentions his being detailed, which suggests he was still detailed there when he was discharged (6).)

He was discharged at Washington DC, on 4 November 1863 by general order 491, Secretary of War (1, 4, 6). He was a private, in company C (11, 12).

After the war

He died on 25 July 1874 (10).

On 18 December 1890, his widow, Francis A Eckhardt, applied successfully from New Jersey for a pension (9, 10).

Researcher

Robin Eckhardt is interested in Charles Henry Eckhardt; contact her at gbrobin@optonline.net.

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, 13 June 1863, Sinex to Marvin

3 letter, 8 September 1863, Sinex to Marvin

4 consolidated morning report, 12 November 1863 (Priv Eckardt)

5 e-mail, Robin Eckhart, February 2003

6 company C, register of men discharged, number 12 (Charles H Eckhardt)

7 company C, descriptive roll, entry 31 (Charles H Eckhardt)

8 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 27 (Charles Eckhardt)

9 pension index, by name (Charles A [?] Eckhardt)

10 pension index, by regiment (Charles H Eckhardt)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 31 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Eckhardt Charles H
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 31 March 2014]

Eckhart Charles H.
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Eckhardt Charles H

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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