He was born in August 1844 (6; 4 (18 in 1861), 6 (55 in 1900)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 6).
When he enlisted, he was a paperh[anger] (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (4).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 17 September 1861 (1, 2, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (4). He was mustered in as third corporal in company G (2, 9).
In 1871/2, he married Sarah P [unknown surname] (6). In 1900, she had had five children, four of whom were alive (6).
In 1890, he was living at 1611 Edgely Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7).
On 3 February 1899, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 8).
In 1900, he was living at 1357 Seltzer Street, ward 37, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was a house painter (6). He was living with his wife Sarah, daughters Emma Sanders, Blanche, Amanda, and Gertrude, and two granddaughters (6).
He died on 16 August 1902 (8).
On 30 August 1905, his widow, Sallie P Sunderland, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 8).
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) (Jas C Sunderland)
2 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (James C Sunderland)
3 company G, register of men discharged, #14 (James C Sunderland)
4 company G, descriptive roll, entry 8 (James C Sunderland)
5 pension index, by name (James Sunderland)
6 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 37, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 957, microfilm series T623, film 1479, page 4 B = 4 handwritten (Jas C Sunderland)
7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 763, page 4 (James C Sunderland)
8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (James C Sundorland)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James C Sunderland)
|name||Sunderland Jas C||- Sarah P||Sanders Emma||Sunderland Blanche||- Amanda||- Gertrude||Sanders Blanche||- Josephine|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Daughter||Daughter||Daughter||Daughter||G Daughter||G Daughter|
|birth date||Aug 1844||Feb 1847||May 1873||Dec 1876||May 1879||Jan 1883||Oct 1894||Dec 1897|
|# years married||28||28||7|
|mother of how many children?||5||2|
|# of children living||4||2|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||House Painter||At School|
|# months not employed||0|
|# months in school|| ||10|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|