He was born in 1837/38 (3 (26 in 1864), 8 (47 at death in 1884), 9 (33 in 1870)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 8, 9).
When he enlisted, he was a lab[orer] (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 February 1864 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Burke (3). He was a private in company C (1, 12).
He was wounded on 23 May 1864 (1, 5).
His descriptive list was sent on 30 June 1864, but the descriptive list does not say where it was sent (3).
In 1870, he was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living living with Eliza C (presumably his wife) and with Augustus and Phoebe (presumably their children (9). He was a laborer (9).
On 26 April 1880, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 7).
He died on 23 October 1884, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of congestion of lungs (7, 8, 11). He was then a laborer (8). The funeral was held from his late residence, 84 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was buried on 27 October 1884, in the Sixth Street Union Cemetery (8, 11).
His widow applied successfully for a pension (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) (Isaiah Tomlin)
2 enlisted men's furloughs (Isiah Tomlin)
3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 115 (Isiah Tomlin)
4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 129 (Isiah Tomlin)
5 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Josiah Tomlin)
6 pension index, by name (Isaiah Tomlin)
7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Isaiah Tomlin)
8 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 23 October 1884 (Isiah Tomlin)
9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 443 = 199 handwritten (Isaiah Tomlin)
10 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (Isiah Tomlin)
11 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 27 October 1884 page 5 (Isaiah Tomlin)
12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Isaiah Tomlin)
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The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from his late residence, No. 84 Mifflin street. To proceed to Sixth Street Union Cemetery.