He was born in 1831/32 (3 (29 in 1861), 6 [28 in 1860], 7 [38 in 1870]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 6, 7).
In 1860, he was living in ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (post office Kensington) (6). He was living with his wife Margaret, and with John, Catharine, Sarah, and George (presumably their children) (6). He was a fisherman (6).
When he enlisted, he was a fisherman (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, black eyes, and light hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (3). He was a private in company A (1, 8).
In 1870, he was living in the 3rd election district (post office Chestertown) of Kent County, Maryland (7). He was living with his wife Margaret, along with John, Kate, Sarah, Charles, and Crawford (presumably their children), and Richard Lee (7). He was a sailor, and owned $1,000 in personal property (7).
He died on 24 April 1874 (4).
On 19 March 1901, his widow, Margret King Stauffer, applied successfully from Maryland [?] for a pension (4, 5).
On 9 March 1906, several minor dependents, including William H [?] H [?] King, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).
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)
3 company A descriptive roll, entry 33 (Charles King)
4 pension index, by regiment (Charles King)
5 pension index, by name (Charles King)
6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, NE division, post office Kensington, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 199 = 199 handwritten (Charles King)
7 1870 US census, Maryland, Kent County, 3rd election district, post office Chestertown, microfilm series M593, film 590, page 121 = 41 handwritten (Charles King)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles King)
|Name||Charles King||Margt "||John "||Cath "||Sarah "||George "|
|[Sarah and George's names are connected, with the comment:] twins|
|Occupation||ditto [sc. Fisherman]|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate|
|Place of birth||do [sc. Penna]||do||do||do||do||do|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||King Charles||- Margaret||- John||- Kate||- Sarah||- Charles||- Crawford||Lee Richard|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||1000|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year||Dec|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|