91st PA: Thomas Tully

Thomas Tully

Before the war

He was born in 1838/39 (2 (24 in 63), 8 (21 (co.I), 23 (co.E)]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 8).

When he enlisted, he was a printer, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 8).


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/4 inches tall, had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2, 8 [5'8"]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service in company I on 25 October 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 8). He was a private (1, 12).

He was transferred to company E (implied by 12).

He was accidentally wounded in the hand at Washington DC, and lost his finger (2).

He fought in the battle of Gettysburg (4).

On 2 October 1863, he returned from being detailed as a cattle guard (7).

He re-enlisted for three years as a veteran volunteer, at Bealton Virginia, on 24 December 1863 (1, 2, 8). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann (2).

On 8 June 1864, he was detailed by Major Lentz for duty in the division hospital (5, 6 [22 Jun]). He was still detailed as a nurse in September (?) 1864 (6).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company E (12).

After the war

He applied successfully for a pension on 21 December 1870 (3, 9, 10).

On 11 October 1879, his widow, Elizabeth V Tully, successfully applied for a pension (9, 11).


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 descriptive book, company E, entry 94 (Thomas Tully)

3 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. (Searched 21 Jan 2001, on <www.ancestry.com>.) (Thomas Tully)

4 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Thomas Tully)

5 special order 43, HQ 91st PA, 8 June 1864

6 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Thomas Tully)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 Oct 1863 (Tully)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (Thomas Tully)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Thomas Tully)

10 pension index, by name (Thomas Tully)

11 pension index, by name (Elizabeth V Tully)

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


Thomas Tully in the 91st PA database

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 5 Jun 09)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 28 April 2015, from Fold3]

Tully Thomas
Co. I E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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