91st PA: David Vance

David Vance

Before the war

He was born in 1830/31 (3 (30 in 1861), 4 (30 in 1861), 5 (30 in 1861), 10 (54 in ?1887), 12 (54 in ?1887), 13 (72 in 1896)). He was born in Ireland (5, 10, 12, 14 [Philadelphia]).

When he was enlisted, he was a laborer (3, 4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair (3 [5'6-1/2"], 4 [5'6"], 5 [5'6"]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 25 October 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 7, 8). He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Bowman (2). He was a private in company B (1, 15).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (11).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 3, 4 [25 Dec], 5 [25 Dec]). He was enlisted for three years by Lieutenant Carpenter, and was mustered by Lieutenant Swan (4, 5).

He was "to be charged"--perhaps for lost equipment, when the regiment mustered out (6).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865, with his company (1, 3, 7, 8). He was a private, in company B (15). He had served for thirty months (10, 12).

After the war

On 11 January 1887, he was admitted from Pennsylvania to the National Soldiers Home (10, 12). He had rheumatism, but was not receiving a pension (10).

In 1887, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (10).

On 12 May 1888 [?], he successfully applied for a pension (8, 9).

In 1890, he was living at the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (7). He had had sunstroke and rheumatism (7).

In 1896, he was receiving a pension of $12 per month (12). He had rheumatism (12).

He died on 12 July 1896, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of diarrhea and debility (8, 12 [11 August 1896, at the Southern Branch!], 13, 14). He died at, or was buried from, 1411 Point Breeze Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). The funeral was held on Wednesday, at 1470 Point Breeze Avenue (his son-in-law's house) (13). On 15 July 1896, he was buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery (13, 14).

Sources

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) (David Vance)

2 company B, descriptive roll, entry 39 (David Vance)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 May 2004 (David Vance)

4 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 30 (David Vance)

5 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 7 (David Vance)

6 list of men who owed money [?], page 2, number 6 (David Vance)

7 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 231 (image 222 on <www.ancestry.com>) line 38 (David Vance)

8 pension index, by regiment (David Vance)

9 pension index, by name (David A Vance)

10 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the Board for the year ending June 30, 1887. Serial Set volume 2565, session volume 1, 50th Congress, 1st Session, House Miscellaneous Document 86, page 221 (David Vance)

11 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (David Vance)

12 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1897. Serial Set volume 3664, session volume 36, 55th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 27. Page 750. (David Vance)

13 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 14 July 1896, page 9; also 13 July 1896 page 9 and 15 July 1896 page 9 (David Vance)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 July 1896 (David Vance)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Vance)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 29 April 2015, from Fold3]


Vance David
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 14 July 1896, page 9]

VANCE.--On the 12th inst., David Vance, aged 72 years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfuly [sic] invited to attend the funeral, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of his son-in-law, David Spratt, 1470 Point Breeze avenue. Interment at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 July 1896, David Vance]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
1112
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, David Vance
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Over Seventy years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, July 12th 1896
7. Cause of Death, Diarrhea and Debility
Benj. F. Butcher M.D.
Residence, No. 771 So. 10th St

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 31st Ward
12. Street and Number, 1411 Point Breeze Ave
13. Date of Burial, July 15th 1896
14. Place of Burial, Mt Moriah Cem
J C Cohen Undertaker.
Residence, 2224 Ellsworth St

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