91st PA: Joseph C Reynolds, alias Joseph Devier

Joseph C Reynolds

Alias

He enlisted under the alias 'Joseph Devier' or 'Devere' (2, 14).

Before the war

He was born on 28 March 1845 (3, 9, 12; 5 (19 in 1864), 9 [19 at death in 1864], 10 [5 in 1850], 11 [15 in 1860], 12 [20 at death]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania (9, 10, 11). He was born to Jesse and Lydia Reynolds (9, 12).

In 1850, he was living in North Mulberry Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with Jesse and Lydia Reynolds (his parents), and with William Reynolds (presumably his sibling) (10). He had attended his school within the year (10).

In 1860, he was living in the 14th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Jesse and Lydia Reynolds (his parents), and with William and Hannah Reynolds (presumably his siblings), along with two other people (11). He had attended school within the year (11).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 5 February 1864 [or 12 February 1864 (1, 5)] (2). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Shipley (2, 5). He was mustered in as a private, in company D, by Lieutenant Hildeburn (1, 2, 5, 14-15).

On 14 March 1864, Sinex sent a report about him to Assistant Adjutant General Samuel Breck (2).

He was wounded in action on 12 May 1864, at the Battle of Spottsylvania Court House (1, 7, 12).

He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 9 June 1864 (possibly on 24 May 1864), of wounds received in action or of congestive fever (1 [24 May], 3 [9 Jun], 4 [9 Jun], 5 [24 May], 6, 9 [9 June, congestive fever], 12 [9 June, wounds], 13 [24 May]). He was a private in company D (14-14). He was single (9). He was a soldier (9). He died at, or was buried from, 1221 Green Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9).

On 12 June 1864, he was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania (3, 13) or Mount Moriah Cemetery (8, 9, 12). His tombstone has "carved in relief a musket, knapsack, cartouch-box, and haversack", and '"Mother, one of us ought to go. Why not me?"' (8, 13). The funeral was held from 1221 Green Street, his parents' residence (12).

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 Breck, 14 March 1864

3 West Laurel Hill cemetery records, on http://www.thefinalwalt.com (thanks to Amy Waltz!) ( )

4 company D, register of deaths (Joseph Reynolds)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 10 August 2004 (Joseph Reynolds)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1864 (Private Reynolds)

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

8 John Thomas Scharf and Thompson Westcott. History of Philadelphia 1609-1884. Philadelphia: LH Everts & Co., 1884. Volume 3, page 1882.] (Joseph C Reynolds)

9 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864 (Joseph C Reynolds)

10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, North Mulberry Ward, microfilm series M432, film 815, page 379 = 656 handwritten (Joseph Reynolds)

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, 1st division, microfilm series M653, film 1164, page 110 = 110 handwritten (Jos Reynolds)

12 death notice, Public Ledger 10 June 1864 page 2 (Joseph C Reynolds)

13 Find a grave, memorial 41110291, with picture of tombstone (created by Russ Dodge, added 24 August 2009, accessed 31 December 2010) (Joseph C Reynolds)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Devere)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Reynolds)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed December 2006)
1870 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 13 June 2009)
1880 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 13 June 2009)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 20 Oct 11)
1900 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 13 June 2009)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 13 June 2009)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 13 June 2009)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 31 Dec 2010)
a Joseph F Reynolds, 86, born PA, hotel clerk, living at 312 Race Street Philadelphia PA [ward 6, block 28, s.d. 30, e.d. 51-268, p.131 = sheet 8 A handwritten, line 19

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, North Mulberry Ward, microfilm series M432, film 815, page 379 = 656 handwritten]
line9101112
Dwellings visited750   
Families visited828   
NameJesse ReynoldsLydia "William "Joseph "
Age3433105
SexMFMM
Color    
Occupation of males over 15 yearsStove Manufac   
Real estate owned    
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year  11
Over 20 & can't read/write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, 1st division, microfilm series M653, film 1164, page 110 = 110 handwritten]
line3456789
Dwelling number694      
Family number789      
NameJesse ReynoldsLydiaWmJos.HannahAnna CaseyAnne Freeman [?]
Age44452115191920
Sexmfmmfff
Color       
OccupationStove Manufac      
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate500      
Place of birthPhila""""Ireland"
Married within year       
Attended school within year   1   
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 4 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Devere Joseph
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Reynolds Joseph

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 1 Mar 15]

Reynolds, Joseph
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Scharf and Westcott

[John Thomas Scharf and Thompson Westcott. History of Philadelphia 1609-1884. Philadelphia: LH Everts & Co., 1884. Volume 3, page 1882.]
Mount Moriah.--[...] [page 1882]

... Among the tombs of soldiers is that of Joseph C. Reynolds, private in company D, Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers; he has an altar tombstone, on the face of which are carved in relief a musket, knapsack, cartouch-box, and haversack. He died from wounds received at the battle of Spottsylvania Court-House, Va. Upon the tomb is the sentence:


"Mother, one of us ought to go.
Why not me?"'

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864, Joseph C Reynolds]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Joseph C Reynolds
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 19 Years
5. Single
6. Date of Death, June 9" 1864
7. Cause of Death, Congestive Fever
L. Hilbert M.D.
Residence, 1822 Green St.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Soldier
9. Place of Birth, Phia [sic]
10. When a Minor, Name of Father, Jesse Reynolds
Name of Mother, Lydia " [sc. Reynolds]
11. Ward, 14th
12. Street and Number, 1221 Green St
13. Date of Burial, June 12th 1864
14. Place of Burial, Mt Moriah C
Cyrus Horne UNDERTAKER.
Residence, 23 north [sic] 11th
Date of Certificate. June 10th 1864

death notice

[death notice, Public Ledger 10 June 1864 page 2, Joseph C Reynolds]

REYNOLDS--On the 9th inst., from a wound received at the battle of Spottsylvania Court House, on the 12th of May, JOSEPH C. REYNOLDS of Co. D 91st Reg't P.V., son of Jesse and Lydia Reynolds in the 20th year of his age.

The relatives and friends of the family, and the members of the regiment to which he was attached who are in the city and his military friends generally, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of his parents, No 1221 Green street, on Sunday afternoon, at 4 o'clock--to proceed to Mount Moriah Cemetery


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