91st PA: John Russell

John Russell

Before the war

He was in 1839/40 (2 (25 in 1865)). He was born in Pennsylvania (2).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 March 1865 (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lloyd (2). He reported for duty on 15 March 1865 (2). His service was credited to the seventeenth congressional district (2). He was a private in company D (1, 5).

He was absent, in hospital, when the regiment mustered out (1, 3 [discharged 10 Jul 65]). He was a private, in company D (5).

After the war

On 2 November 1889, he applied successfully for a pension (4).

In 1890, he was living in Hopewell Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (post office: Shybeaver) (3). He had had chronic diarrhea (3).

He died on 22 March 1892, at Shy Beaver, Pennsylvania (4).

His widow applied successfully for a pension (4).

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) (John Russell)

2 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 88 (John Russel)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 171, page 1 (John W Russel)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (John H Russell)

5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Russell)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Hopewell Township, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 171, page 1]
[line] 8
[house] 18
[family] 18
[name] Russel John W
[rank] Private
[company] D
[unit] 91 Pa. Inf.
[enlistment date] 15 Mar 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 3 months, 26 days
[post office address] Shybeaver Pa.
[disability incurred] Chronic Diarrhea
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 20 March 2015, from Fold3]


Russell, John
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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