He was born in 1822/23 (10 (38 in 1861), 9 (41 at reenlistment? in 1863), 16 (44 at death in 1864), 18 (39 in 1860)). He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (9, 10, 16, 17, 18).
He married Margaret [unknown family name] (17). They had one child, Ellen, born 18 August 1850 (17).
In 1860, he was living in ward 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). He was living with Margaret (presumably his wife), and with Elmira [??] (presumably their child) (18). He was a laborer (18).
Margaret Stackhouse died on 27 September 1860, of cardiac dropsy (17, 19).
When he enlisted, he was a shoemaker, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 10).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (9, 10).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 November 1861 (1, 9, 10). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sinex (9, 10). He was mustered as at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10 [as corp]). He was a private in company K (1, 22).
He was transferred on 24 December 1861 to company D (1, 10, 11).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (13). He was then a corporal (13).
He deserted from hospital in Philadelphia on 4 or 6 August 1863 (5 [6 Aug], 6 [4 Aug]). On 16 August 1863, he was reported deserted from the General Hospital at Broad and Cherry Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2). On 8 October 1863, he was reported regained from desertion (3).
On 2 February 1864, he married Ellen Dougherty (17). Reverend Thomas F Johnston officiated (17).
He was wounded on 10 or 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (1 [10 May], 4 [12 May], 7 [12 May], 9 [12 May], 10 [10 May], 14, 17 [12 May]). He arrived in Chester Hospital, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, on 27 May 1864 (17).
He died at Chester Hospital, Pennsylvania, on 3 July 1864 of those wounds (1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 17) or of phthisis pulmonalis (16, 17, 20). (Apparently, he died of consumption, or phthisis pulmonalis, but also had a maxillary fracture, from the gunshot wound, which probably hastened his death (17). He was buried in Chester, Pennsylvania (1, 10). He was a corporal in company D (1, 22). He was married (16). On 5 July 1864, he was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery (16) or Philadelphia National Cemetery (20). He died at, or was buried from 36th and Elm Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).
On 14 January 1865, his widow, Ellen Stackhouse, successfully applied for a pension (15, 21). She was admitted to the pension rolls on 21 June 1865, effective 3 July 1864 (17).
Ellen Stackhouse and his daughter Ellen moved to San Francisco California (17). She moved "for the purpose of benefitting her pecuniary condition and seeking employment to support herself and child" (17). On 14 November 1865, she asked that her pension be payed there in the future (17).
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) (William B Stackhouse)
2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 16 Aug 63 (Corpl Stackhouse)
3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 8 October 1863 (Corpl Stackhouse)
4 company D, register of deaths (William C Stackhouse)
5 company D, register of deserters (William V Stackhouse)
6 company D, register of deserters (William V Stackhouse)
7 company D, list of non-commissioned officers (William B Stackhouse)
8 company D, list of non-commissioned officers (Wm V [?] Stackhouse)
9 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 98 (William V Stackhouse)
10 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 August 2004 (Wm B Stackhouse)
11 company K, list of men transferred, #22 (William V Stackhouse)
12 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 3 September 1864 (Corpl Stackhouse)
13 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Wm V [sic] Stackhouse)
14 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Wm V [sic] Stackhouse)
15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (William V [sic] Stackhouse)
16 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 July 1864 (William B Stackhouse)
17 National Archives and Records Administration, widow's pension certificate file, transcribed from Footnote (William V Stackhouse)
18 1860 US Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 24, precinct 6, microfilm series M653, film 1175, page 870 = 86 handwritten (W V Stackhouse)
19 Philadelphia death notice, 23 September 1860, Margaret Stackhouse (available on FamilySearch Beta (accessed 13 December 2010), under Philadelphia Death Certificates 1803-1915)
20 Find a grave, memorial 2548015 (maintained by Eugene Glenn Stackhouse, added 3 March 2000, accessed 13 December 2010)] [identification is confirmed by reference to his service] (William Stackhouse)
21 pension index, by name (William V Stackhouse)
22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William V Stackhouse)
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BRIEF in the case of Ellen Stackhouse, widow of William V. Stackhouse Corpl. Co. "D." 91. Pa. Vols. resident of Philadelphia County and State of Pennsylvania. Post Office address Philadelphia. No. 331. N. 21st St.DECLARATION AND IDENTIFICATION IN DUE FORM.
Admitted June 21., 1865, to a Pension of $8.00 per month, commencing July 3., 1864.Exd. Chas. T. Cotton, Examining Clerk.
On this first day of July A.D. eighteen hundred and sixty four personally appeared before me, an Alderman and ex-officio Justice of the Peace in and for the said County Ellen Stackhouse a resident of Philadelphia, in the County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania aged twenty-one years, who being first duly sworn, according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress approved July 14th, 1862: That she is the widow of William V. Stackhouse who was a Corporal in company "D", commanded by Capt. Horace D. Faust in the 91st regiment of Pennsylvania Vols in the war of 1861, who was wounded May 12. 1864 at action near Spotsylvania, and died at Army Hospital at Chester July 3. 1864 She further declares that she was married to the said William V. Stackhouse deceased, on the 2d day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty four at Philadelphia, Pa. by Rev. Thomas F. Johnston that her husband, the aforesaid William V. Stackhouse died on the day above mentioned, that she has remained a widow ever since that period, and that deceased left surviving him one child, namely Ellen, born Aug. 18. 1850 [?? maybe 1859??] said child being of Margaret Stackhouse the former wife of deceased, who died September 1860 the above child lives with claimant in this city. I have no children by deceased as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed. She also declares that she has not in any manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States.
She hereby appoints W. N. ASHMAN, No. 1307 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa., her true and lawful attorney, with full power to present and prosecute her claim, and to receive and receipt for any order, certificate or money which may be payable under it.Witness to mark
Also personally appeared Peter Smith and Margaret Jane Beuaford residents of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw said claimant sign her name [sic] to the foregoing declaration, and power of attorney, and
they further swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest, direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim. Deponents state that they have known claimant for a year past, know that she is the lawful widow of said William V. Stackhouse deceased, and that she has not married since his death. Know that deceased left surviving him one child, by his former wife Margaret Stackhouse who died in September 1860, namely Ellen born Aug. 18. 1850, who lives with claimant. Claimant by word and deed has always been loyal to U.S. Govt. We know the above facts [illegible word--perhaps 'prior'?] intimacy with the family, we knew dec'd well, saw him prior to and at the time of enlistment he was strong and in good health. We know that claimant has no child or children by dec'dPeter Smith
Sworn to and subscribed and the power of attorney duly acknowledged before me, the day and year first above written, and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this Claim. Witness my hand and seal.H. Turiyen [????] Alderman
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 79272, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that William V Stackhouse was enrolled on the 24 day of Dec, 1863, at Bealton Va. in Co. D, 91st Regiment of Pa Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Corpl + Vet Vol on the 26th day of Dec 1863, at Bealton Va, in Co. D, 91st Regiment of Pa Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. D of that Regiment, for the months of July and Aug, 1864, he is reported "Died at Chester Hospt July 3rd 1864 of Wounds recd May 12 1864"
I have the honor to return herewith applications [sic] for Pension, No. 79,272 with such information as is furnished by the records of this Office, Corporal William B [sic] Stackhouse, Co. D, 91st Regiment Pa Vols, is reported to this Office by Surgeon T. H. Bache as having died July 3d, 1864, at Chester Genl. Hosp. Del. Co. Pa. of Consumption, with a G.S. fract.Very respectfully,
This is to Certify, That the following is a Correct Copy of the Certificate of Marriage between William Stackhouse and Ellen Dougherty filed in this department, as directed by the State Laws.
I, Thomas Hewson Bache, Surgeon US Vols, on honor, do certify that William B. [sic], Corporal, Co. "D" 91st Regt Penna. Vols. died at this hospital July 3d 1864, of Phthisis Pulmonalis.
The Adjutant General has been notified of his death.Very Respectfully
In a report from you of the 5th inst. concerning the date and cause of death of Wm B. [sic] Stackhouse Corpl. Co. "D" 91st Pa. Vols., you say that said soldier died of Phthisis Pulmonalis, and that the Adjt. Genl. had been notified thereof. But the Adjt. Genl. reports the soldier died of wounds: and the Surgn. Genl. that he died "of consumption with a G.S. fract.", while a certificate from an officer states that he died of wounds received in action. Will you please report under what disability or disabilities the said soldier was suffering when received at the hospital, and whether a wound or wounds was the mediate or immediate cause of death.
I Certify on honor, That William V. Stackhouse was a Corporal in Company "D" of 91st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in the war of 1861; that while in the service of the United States, and in the line of his duty, he was wounded in action at Spottsylvania Va May 12th 1864 and died at Army Hospital Chester Del Co Pa July 3rd 1864. by reason of said wounds[.] that previously to the date of the said disability, he was, to the best of my knowledge and belief, sound and able-bodied. That I have no interest, direct or indirect, in his widows [sic] claim for pension, and that my knowledge of the above facts is derived in the following manner, viz: Company D Book [???] Notice having been rec'd Chester U.S.A. Hos. Mar 3 '65
Dated at Camp in the Field Va on this Second (2nd) day of March 1865
I certify that William B. [sic] Stackhouse Corporal Co. D. 91st Penna Vols died on the 3rd day of July 1864. Cause of death Phthisis Pulmonalis
Before me, an Alderman and ex-officio Justice of the Peace, in and for the County aforesaid, personally appeared Rebecca Whalen, and Mary Ann Miller a residents [sic] of Philadelphia, Penna whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn according to law, depose and say:
We were intimately acquainted with Margaret Stackhouse, who was the first wife of William V. Stackhouse dec'd a corporal in Co. "D" 91st Regt. Penna. Vols. The said Margaret Stackhouse died in the city of Philadelphia, September 27. 1860 We were both present at her funeral, and deponent Mary Ann Miller deposes that she was buried from her residence. We know that the child now living with claimant, the second wife of said William V. Stackhouse dec'd, was the child by his first wife Margaret Stackhouse. All which facts we know from personal acquaintance with the family, and we have no interest in this claim. We are not relatives.
Sworn and subscribed before me this 15th day of July A.D. 1864. I have no interest.
I further certify that the full contents of said affidavit were made known to affiants before signing.H. Hunigan [???]
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, for evidence of service and death.Joseph H. Barrett
I, WM. LOEWY, County Clerk of the City and County of San Francisco, and ex officio Clerk of the County Court and of the 4th, 12th and 15th Distict Courts of said County, (which are Courts of Record) do hereby certify that E D Sawyer whose name is subscribed to the annexed Affidavit was at the date of the same, and is now, Judge of the 4th District in and for said City and County, duly elected and qualified, and authorized by law to administer oaths and full faith and credit are due to all his official acts as such. And I do further certify that the signature attached to the annexed instrument is genuine.[seal]
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of the said 4th Dist Court, at my office in the City and County of San Francisco, this 15th day of Novbr A.D. 1865Wm Loewy
On this 14th day of November AD 1865 before me the Subscriber a Judge of the 4th Judicial District Court of the City and County of San Francisco, State aforesaid, personally appeared Ellen Stackhouse, who on her oath declares that she is the widow of William V Stackhouse, who was a Corporal in Company "D" Commanded by Captain Joseph Serenics [??] in the 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers Commanded by Col Gregory in the Service of the United States in the War of 1861, that her name was placed on the Pension Rolls of the State of Pennsylvania, from where she has lately removed, that she now resides in the State of California, where she intends to remain, and wishes her pension to be there payable in future. The following is her reason for removing from the State of Pennsylvania to the State of California. "That she has done so for the purpose of benefitting her pecuniary condition and seeking employment to support herself and child.["]Ellen Stackhouse her mark
On this 14th day of November A.D. 1865 before me the Subscriber a Judge of the 4th Judicial District Court of the City + County of San Francisco, State aforesaid duly authorized to administer oaths personally appeared FO Wakeman Aged thirty eight years and Michael Kelly aged Twenty nine years whom I know to be residents of the County and State aforesaid and persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn say that they were present and saw Ellen Stackhouse execute the foregoing affidavit by signing her name by her mark to the foregoing declaration and making oath thereto in due form of law, and they further swear that they are acquainted with the said Ellen Stackhouse, now present, and that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and further that