91st PA: Thomas Morris

Thomas Morris

Before the war

He was born in 1834/35 (3 (29 in 1864)). He was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania (3).

When he enlisted, he was a labo[rer] (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 4 February 1864 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Burke (3, 4). He was a private in company C (1, 9).

He was reported gained from desertion on 2 May 1864 (5).

He was killed in action by a musket ball at North Anna River, Virginia, on 20 May 1864 or 23 May 1864 (1 [20 May], 2, 3 [23 May], 4 [23 May], 6, 7). His body was left on the field (2). He was a private, in company C (9). He was buried on 23 May 1864 at National Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, section C, division 3, grave 185 (1).

After the war

On 8 August 1878, his sister, Louisa Morris, applied unsuccessfully for a pension (8, 10).

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) (Thomas Morris)

2 company C, register of deaths (Thomas Morris)

3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 119 (Thomas Morris)

4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 98 (Thomas Morris)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 May 1864 (Pri Morris)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864 (Pri Morris)

7 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Thomas Morris)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Thomas Morris)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas Morris)

10 pension index, by name (Thomas Morris)

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[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
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Morris Thomas
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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