91st PA: George W Webb

George W Webb

Before the war

He was born in 1839/40 (3 (24 in 1864)). He was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (3, 6).

When he was enlisted, he was a sailor (3).

Description

He was 5 feet 8 inches tall, had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He was mustered into service as a recruit, for three years, on 3 February 1864, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 3). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Shipley, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Burke (3). He was a private in company E (1, 3, 7).

He died of disease on 20 August 1864 (1) on board Transport Atlantic, on his way to Philadelphia Pennsylvania (2, 3; 1 has in Philadelphia, 6 [19 Aug 64, in Philadelphia]). He was a private, in company E (7). He was then a soldier [or] laborer (6). On 21 August 1864, he was buried, at Machpelah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).

On 26 January 1865, company E published resolutions mourning his death (and fifteen others), and sympathizing with their families (4).

After the war

On 3 December 1864, his mother applied unsuccessfully for a pension (5).

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)

2 list of deaths, company E

3 descriptive roll, company E, entry 130

4 'Headquarters company E', Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1865 page 5 (George Webb)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (George W Webb)

6 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 August 1864 (George Webb)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George W Webb)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 May 2015, from Fold3]


Webb George W
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 August 1864, George Webb]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 7 Nov 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
SOLDIERS CERTIFICATE.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, George Webb
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, unknown
5. Married or Single, unknown
6. Date of Death, Aug. 19 64
7. Cause of Death, Unknown
J J [?] Hayes M.D.
Surgeon US Vols in Charge Satterlee USA Genl Hospital.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Soldier Laborer
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 24
12. Street and Number, Satterlee Hospital
13. Date of Burial, August 21st 1864
14. Place of Burial, Machpelah
D H Bowen Undertaker.
Residence 816 S 2 St

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