91st PA: Louis Happy

Louis Happy

Before the war

He was born in Paris, France (9). He was born in 1824/25 (9 (37 in 1862)).

See the census transcriptions below for some possible Louis Happy's (11, 12, 13). (Given the birthplaces and child's age, the 1880 Louis Happy is probably not this Louis Happy; the 1860 and 1870 Louis Happy's may be the Louis who served in the 91st. But note the birthplace and occupation.)

When he enlisted, he was a farm[er] (9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (9).

During the war

He was enlisted on 23 July 1862, for three years, at Alexandria, Virginia, by Captain Henry (9). He was mustered in on 29 July 1862, as a private in company H, at Washington DC, by Captain Dodge (1, 9, 14). He was paid $29 in bounty and premium (9).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (10).

On 8 September 1863, Sinex reported that he was in Anapolis, Maryland, and was unofficially believed to be able to rejoin the regiment (2).

On 26 September 1863, he was reported returned from hospital for duty (4).

On 28 September 1863, he was detailed as a nurse in the division hospital (5).

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 (3). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (6).

He was discharged at Warrenton Junction, Virginia, on 6 April 1864 on surgeon's certificate of disability, by order of General Warren (1, 7, 8, 9). He was a private, in company H (14).

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 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 September 1863 (Pri Happy)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 September 1863 (Lewis Happy)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Happy)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 April 1864 (Lewis Happy)

8 company H, register of men discharged, #41 (Louis Happy)

9 company H, descriptive list, #103 (Lewis Happy)

10 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Louis Happy)

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Elk County, Fox Township, post office Kerrys, microfilm series M653, film 1106, page 859 = 32 handwritten (Lewis Happy)

12 1870 US census, Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Brighton, post office Watertown Mass, microfilm series M593, film 622, page 226 = 122 handwritten (Lewis Happy)

13 1880 US census, Illinois, DuPage County, Village of Bloomington, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 246 [?], microfilm series T9, film 203, page 199 B = 26 handwritten (Lewis Happy)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis Happy)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Elk County, Fox Township, post office Kerrys, microfilm series M653, film 1106, page 859 = 32 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other members of this household, headed by OP Kelts]
[I do not know whether this is the correct Louis Happy, and have therefore not added this information above or to the database]
line26
Dwelling number[225]
Family number[230]
NameLewis Happy
Age35
SexM
Color 
Occupationdo [sc. Day Laborer]
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birthCanada
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Cannot read & write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1870 census

[1870 US census, Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Brighton, post office Watertown Mass, microfilm series M593, film 622, page 226 = 122 handwritten]
line14
Dwelling-house number[?]
Family number[?]
NameHappy Lewis
Age40
SexM
ColorW
OccupationLaborer
Real estate value 
Personal estate value 
BirthplaceCanada
Father foreign born1
Mother foreign born1
Birth month if born within year 
Marriage month if married within year 
Attended school past year 
Can't read 
Can't write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ... 

1880 census

[1880 US census, Illinois, DuPage County, Village of Bloomington, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 246 [?], microfilm series T9, film 203, page 199 B = 26 handwritten]
line24252627
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #197   
family visit #208   
nameHappy Lewis- Louissa- HenryClark George
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
age5557 [?]1414
month born if born in year    
relationship   Boarder
single   1
married    
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationLaborerKeeping houseAt schoolAt school
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  11
can't read    
can't write    
birthplaceHesse Schon [?]Hesse Schon [?]Hesse Schon [?]Illinois
father's birthplaceHesse SHesse SHesse SM.T. [?]
mother's birthplaceHesse SHesse SHesse SIlls

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 1 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Lewis Happy
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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