He was born in 1823/24 (2 (40 in 1864), 6 [59 in ?1879], 7 [60 in 1880], 8 [63 in 1884?], 10 [59 in ? 1879]). He was born in Ireland (2, 6, 7, 8, 10).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (2).
According to the 1890 census, he enlisted in August 1861 (4).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 February 1864 (1, 2). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Hildeburn (2). He was a private in company C (1, 12).
He was wounded on 14 May 1864 (1, 9).
On 26 March 1873, he applied successfully for a pension (5, 11).
On 3 April 1879, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (6, 8, 10). He was wounded in the head (6, 10). He was receiving a pension of $4 per month (6).
In 1880, he was living in the National Soldiers Home in Montgomery County, Ohio (7). He was a boilermaker, and had been out of work for twelve months in the previous year (7). He was married (7). He was disabled (7).
In 1882, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (6).
In 1884, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Home (8). He was receiving a pension of $4 per month (8). He was wounded (8).
In 1890, he was living in the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (4). He had a wound to his right leg (4).
He was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home on 21 July 1898 (10). He was then receiving a pension of $22 per month (10). He had a wound to his head (10).
On 25 [?] September 1898, his widow, Sarah Hewett, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 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) (William J Hewitt)
2 company C, descriptive roll, entry 113 (William J Hewitt)
3 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 37 (William J Hewitt)
4 1890 US census veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 168 (image 160 on <www.ancestry.com>), line 19 (William J Hewitt)
5 pension index, by name (William J Hewett [?--could be Hewitt])
6 Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Soldiers Home, 30 December 1882 [for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1882]. Serial Set volume 2115, session volume 1, 47th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 13, page 378 (Wm J Hewitt)
7 1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T9, film 1052, page 589 B = 10 handwritten (William J Hewitt)
8 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1. 48th Congress, second session. House Miscellaneous Document 11. Page 317 (William J Hewitt)
9 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (William J Hewitt)
10 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1899. Serial Set 3958, 56th Congress, session 1, House Document 106 (Wm J Hewitt)
11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (William J Hewett)
12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William J Hewitt)
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