91st PA: Mansfield Wood

Mansfield Wood

Before the war

He was born in 1824/25 (4 (36 in 1861), 11 (47 in ?1871), 14 (59 in ?1884)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 11, 14).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (4). His right thumb was "off", and he had a scar by his left eye (4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 18 September 1861 (1, 4, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (4). He was a private in company C (1, 19).

On 16 May 1863, he was assigned as a guard at Division Headquarters (2).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (13).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1, 6 [discharged 1863]).

He was wounded on 14 May 1864 (1, 17).

He was discharged on 8 October 1864 on surgeon's certificate of disability, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 8). He had served for twenty-seven months (11, 14). He was a private, in company C (19).

According to the pension index card, he also served in A 21 VRC (18).

After the war

On 8 March 1871, he successfully applied for a pension (18).

On 25 December 1871, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (11, 14). He was wounded in his right hand, and was receiving a pension of $4 per month (11).

In 1873 or 1874, he was readmitted to the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (9).

In December 1876, a Mansfield Wood and his wife brought a suit against Danial Flanagan (their--or more likely, her--landlord) (16). A case with the same parties appears again in February 1878. The landlord had had Mrs. Wood's household goods seized and sold, because she hadn't paid rent (16). She alleged that she had not owed any rent, because the landlord had not completed work on the house, which they had agreed would be done before she would have to pay rent (16). She also alleged that she had not signed a lease "containing a waiver of the Exemption law" (16). The landlord insisted that he had complied with all the provisions of the lease, and that her daughter had signed the lease, in her presence (16). The jury found for the landlord (16).

On 1 August 1878, he was discharged from the Northwest (sic) Branch of the National Soldiers Home (11).

In 1880 or 1881, he was readmitted to the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers conditionally--if he assigned his pension for the next year to the Home (10).

In 1884, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (14). He was receiving a pension of $4 per month (14). He had a wound in his right hand (14).

In 1890, he was living at 3131 North Broad Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania (6, 7). He had been shot through the leg, and one thumb was shot off (6). He apparently had no occupation (7). He was living with Charles Miller (7).

He died on 7 July 1894, at the Philadelphia Alms House (18).

On 15 January 1895, his pension certificates were lost (15).

On 3 May 1895, his widow, Sarah M Wood, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 18).

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) (Mansfield Wood)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 16 May 1863 (Private Wood)

3 company C, register of men discharged, number 21 (Mansfield Wood)

4 company C, descriptive roll, entry 76 (Mansfield Wood)

5 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 64 (Mansfield Wood)

6 1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [645], page 2 (image 2099 on Ancestry) (Mansfield Wood)

7 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Mansfield Wood)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 23 October 1864 (Privt Wood)

9 Annual report of the board of managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the year ending November 30, 1874. Serial Set volume 1655, session volume 3, 43rd Congress, 2nd session, House Miscellaneous Document 97, page 89] (Mansfield Wood)

10 Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1881. January 11, 1882. Serial Set volume 2042, session volume 8, 47th Congress, 1st session, House Miscellaneous Document 24, page 56] (Mansfield Wood)

11 Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Soldiers Home, 30 December 1882 [for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1882]. Serial Set volume 2115, session volume 1, 47th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 13, page 378 (Mansfield Wood)

12 pension index, by name (Mansfield Wood)

13 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Mansfield Wood)

14 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1. 48th Congress, second session. House Miscellaneous Document 11. Page 317 (Mansfield Wood)

15 'Lost'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 February 1895, page 8 [also printed on 14 February 1895, page 8] (Mansfield Wood)

16 [three notices about cases in Common Pleas Courts], Philadelphia Inquirer, 5 February 1878, page 2; Philadelphia Inquirer, 6 February 1878, page 3; and Philadelphia Inquirer, 5 December 1876, page 3 (Mansfield Wood)

17 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Mansfield Wood)

18 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Mansfield Wood)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Mansfield Wood)

National Home

Annual report of the board of managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the year ending November 30, 1874. Serial Set volume 1655, session volume 3, 43rd Congress, 2nd session, House Miscellaneous Document 97, page 89]
RE-ADMISSIONS TO SOUTHERN BRANCH.

The following soldiers, heretofore discharged, were, for sufficient reasons, re-admitted unconditionally: Mansfield Wood, late Company C, Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers; ...



[Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1881. January 11, 1882. Serial Set volume 2042, session volume 8, 47th Congress, 1st session, House Miscellaneous Document 24, page 56]
READMISSIONS TO SOUTHERN BRANCH.
The following-named soldiers are readmitted, on condition that they severally make absolute assignments to the Home of their pension money, as follows:
Mansfield Wood, late Company C, Ninety-First Pennsylvania Volunteers, the whole for one year.

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [645], page 2 (image 2099 on Ancestry)]
[line] 18
[house] 150
[family] 150
[name] Wood Mansfield
[rank] Priv
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] x x 1861
[discharge date] x x 1863
[length of service] 2 years, x months, x days
[post office address] 3131 N Broad St
[disability incurred] Shot through Leg, Thumb shot off
[remarks] Could not give dates

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry]
Mansfield Wood, h 3131 N Broad
Charles Miller, salesman, h 3131 N Broad

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 May 2015, from Fold3]


Wood Mansfield
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Lost pension certificate

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 February 1895, page 8; also 14 February 1895, page 8, with 'S 2000' replaced by 'N 1623']
LOST. JAN. 15, 1895--TWO PENSION CERtificates, numbered 112,969, in the name of Mansfield Wood, Co. C, private, 91st Reg't Penna Vol's. S 2000, Inquirer.

a case

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 5 February 1878, page 2
Note: I have no evidence that this is "my" Mansfield Wood]

Room D--Hare, P. J.--Mansfield Wood and wife vs. Daniel L. Flannagan, landlord, and John Ward, constable. In this case it appeared that plaintiff's household goods were levied upon for rent and sold. Plaintiff then brought this suit to recover damages, alleging that the distress was illegal; that no rent was due, because certain things were to be done to the house before she should be required to pay rent, which were not done, and that she had not signed the lease containing a waiver of the Exemption law. On the other hand, it was claimed that all the requirements of the agreement had been complied with, and that the lease had been signed by Mrs. Wood's daughter for her, and in her presence, and witnessed by an employee of Mrs. Wood. The lease bearing these names was produced in evidence, but Mrs. Wood and her daughter both denied that the paper had been signed by either of them. Jury out.

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 6 February 1878, page 3]
Room D--Hare P. J--Mansfield Wood and wife vs. Flanagan, landlord, and Wood, constable. Before reported. Verdict for defendants.

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 5 December 1876, page 3]
Common Pleas Courts
Room C - Hare, J

Mansfield Wood and wife vs. Daniel Flanigan, landlord, and John Ward. Before reported. Still on trial.


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