91st PA: Thomas Read

Thomas Read

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (5 (19 in 1861), 6 (21 in 1863)). He was born in New Jersey (5, 6).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (5, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (5, 6 [5'5").

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 September 1861 (1, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (5, 6). He was a private in company G (1, 10-11).

On 23 February 1863, he may have returned to the regiment from duty at Windmill Point Hospital (3).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (8).

On 8 September 1863, Sinex asked for his return from Baltimore, but did not explain why he was in Baltimore (2).

He mustered out on 2 November 1864 when his term expired, at camp in the field, near Pegram's House, Virginia (1, 4, 5, 6, 7). He was a private, in company G (10-11).

After the war

On 4 December 1878, he died (9). He was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (9).

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 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 Feb 63 (Private Read) (may be Samuel Reed)

4 company G, register of men discharged, #39 (Thomas Read)

5 company G, descriptive roll, #62 (Thomas Read)

6 company G, second descriptive roll, entry [24] (Thomas Read)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 3 November 1864 (Privt Reed)

8 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Thomas Read)

9 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (Thomas Read)

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

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

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 28 February 2015, from Fold3]


Read Thomas
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 1 Mar 15]

Reaid, Thomas
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Read, Thomas

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Delaware County
NAME READ, Thomas (F)
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH 12-4-78
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE M.I. 9-13-61 M.O. 11-2-64
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. G, 91st Pa. Inf.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY NAME Fernwood
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Fernwood, Del. Co. Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION 44 LOT 23 GRAVE N.E.
HEADSTONE [blank]
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Bates, Vol # 3, Page 221
DATE [blank]
REMARKS [blank]

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