He was 26 years old when he was enlisted (3, 4, 5 [44 in 1880], 9 [63 in 1900], 12 [24 in 1860]). He was born in Gloucester, New Jersey (3, 4, 5, 9, 12 [PA]).
In 1857/58, he married Fannie [unknown family name] (9). In 1900, she had had five children, two [?] of whom had survived (9).
In 1860, he was living in ward 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Fanny and son Frank (12). He was a stove [?] moulder (12).
When he was enlisted, he was a moulder (3, 4).
He was 5 feet 4-1/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (3, 4 [5'4-1/2").
He also served in company G of the 21st Pennsylvania Infantry (8, 11, 13 (20 PA)).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 5 or 6 August 1862 (1 [5 Aug], 3 [6 Aug], 4 [5 Aug], 6 [5 Aug], 11 [5 Aug]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (3, 4). He was mustered in service by Lieutenant Gregory (3, 4). He was a private in company D (1, 13).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (10).
He was wounded on 21 June 1864 (1). He was wounded in his right leg (6).
According to the 1890 census, he was transferred to the Veterans' reserve corps on 21 January 1865 (6). When transferred, he was a private, in company D (13). He served in company F of the 11th VRC (8, 11, 13).
He was absent, in hospital, when the regiment mustered out (1, 6 [8 Jul 65], 11 [8 Jul 65]).
In 1880, he was living at 2306 Cedar Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Fannie, his children Frank, Annie, and Maggie, and his sister-in-law Mary Shanks (5). He was a stove moulder (5).
On 10 November 1885, he applied successfully for a pension (8, 11).
In 1890, he was living at 2510 Cedar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 7). He was a moulder (7).
In 1900, he was living at 2317 East [illegible] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Fannie, his daughter Annie and her family, and his daughter Maggie and her son (9). He was a stove moulder, and had been unemployed for four months in the previous year (9).
He again applied for a pension on 14 February 1907 (11).
On 2 November 1918 he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11).
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) (Sylvester Harvey)
2 company D, descriptive roll, entry 10 (Sylvester Harvey) [entry is blank except for the name]
3 company D, descriptive roll, entry 29 (Sylvester Harvey)
4 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 34 (Sylvester Harvey)
5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 681, microfilm series T9, film 1190, page 535 D = 4 handwritten (Sylvester Harvey)
6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 744, page 1 (image 2376 on Ancestry) (Sylvester Harvy)
7 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Sylvester Harvey)
8 pension index, by name (Sylvester Harvey)
9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 3, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 777, microfilm series T623, film 1472, page 115 A = 6 handwritten (Sylvester Harvey)
10 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Sylvester Harvey)
11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Sylvester Harvey)
12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 11, microfilm series M653, film 1161, page 1083 = 257 handwritten (Sylvester Harvey)
13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Sylvester Harvey)
|Name||Fanny Harvey||Sylvester "||Frank "|
|Occupation||Stove [?] moulder|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate|
|Place of birth||" " [sc. Pennsylvania]||" "||" "|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|street name||Cedar Street|
|dwelling visit #||31|
|family visit #||33|
|name||Harvey Sylvester||Fannie||Frank||Annie||Maggie||Shanks Mary|
|month born if born in year|
|relationship||Wife||Son||Daughter||" "||Sister in Law|
|married during year|
|occupation||Stove Moulder||Keeping House||Stove Moulder||At School||Seamstress|
|school this year||1|
|street||East [illegible; seems to end '-chier'] St|
|name||Harvey Sylvester||- Fannie||Martin Annie||- James||- Warren||[illegible] Maggie||- Simon [?]|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Daughter||Son in law||Grandson||Daughter||Grandson|
|birth date||Nov 1836||May 1835||May 1871||Sept 1870||May 1900||May 1874||Apr 1892|
|# years married||42||42||0||0||9|
|mother of how many children?||5||1||1|
|# of children living||2 [?]||1|| ||1|
|[Fannie's column has a crossed-out '4'; the number written to the left of the '4' is hard to read]|
|father's birthplace||New Jersey||Penna||New Jersey||Penna||Penna||New Jersey||Alabama|
|mother's birthplace||New Jersey||Penna||Penna||Penna||Penna||Penna||Penna|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Moulder Stove||Hat Finisher||At School|
|# months not employed||4||0|
|# months in school||10|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|