91st PA--Lewis Smith

Lewis Smith

Before the war

He was born in 1819/20, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 3 (24 in 1864). place: 3]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was drafted. His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8]

He was discharged by general order on 30 or 31 May 1865. He was a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 2 (31 May), 3 (31 May), 4 (30 May), 5 (30 May), 8]

After the war

On 21 September 1880, he testified to M E Jenks about Isaiah Collins (F). [source: 7]

On 6 October 1881, he applied successfully for a pension, from Pennsylvania. [sources: 5, 6]

In 1890, he was living in Elbinsville, Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He had chronic diarrhea. source: 4]

On 6 March 1907, he again applied for a pension. [source: 5]

He died on 26 February 1922, at Cumberland, Maryland. [source: 5]

On 28 March 1922, his widow, Sarah A Smith, applied successfully for a pension, from Maryland. [sources: 5, 6]

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) (Lewis M Smith)

2 company I, register of men discharged (Lewis M Smith)

3 company I, descriptive roll, #31 (Lewis W Smith)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 74, page 2 (Lewis M Smith)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Lewis M Smith)

6 pension index, by name (Lewis M Smith)

7 abstract of widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, WC 143,246, Barbara Tewell widow of Isaiah Collins (Lewis M Smith)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis M Smith)

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Lewis Smith in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 74, page 2]
[line] 15
[house] 56
[family] 58
[name] Lewis M Smith
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 21 Sept 1864
[discharge date] 30 May 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 8 months, 9 days
[post office address] Elbinsville
[disability incurred] Diareah [sic] Chronic
[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 11 April 2015, from Fold3]


Smith, Lewis M.
     Lewis
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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