91st PA: Charles Thomas

Charles Thomas

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (5 (22 in 1864)). He was born in York County, Pennsylvania (5).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (5).


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-3/4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 January 1864 (1, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Stretch (5). He was a private in company A (1, 8).

In May or June 1864, he lost one Springfield rifle musket and accoutrements (3).

He was killed on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia (1, 5, 6). He was a private, in company A (8).

He was buried at City Point National Cemetery, Virginia, section E division 1 grave 43 (1; 2 has section D). The Record of the Federal Dead lists him as being originally buried on Prince George Road, one-half mile east of Meade Station; other soldiers from this same area were moved to Poplar Grove Cemetery, but most of them are now listed as unknown soldiers at Poplar Grove (4, 7).


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 City Point National Cemetery, interment index (searched 5 October 2000)

3 letter, Lentz to Bennett, 16 July 1864

4 Poplar Grove Cemetery records (thanks to Elizabeth Dinger-Glisan for the information!) (Charles Thomas)

5 company A descriptive roll, entry 123 (Charles Thomas)

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

7 'Our illustrious dead', Philadelphia Inquirer 20 July 1865 page 2 (Charles Thomas)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed Nov 05)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 April 2015, from Fold3]

Thomas Charles
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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