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Joseph Cohen

Before the war

He was born in 1835/36 (2 (28 in 1864), 5 [42 in ?1884], 6 [42 in ?1883], 8 [53 yrs at death in 1894]). He was born in Killdare, Ireland (2, 5, 6, 8).

When he enlisted, he was a teamster (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, had a light complexion, dark eyes, and brown hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, as a recruit, for three years, on 29 January 1864, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2, 4). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Shipley, and was mustered into service by Lieutenant Burke (2). He was a private in company E (1, 2, 10).

He was wounded in the arm, while on the skirmish line, on 27 October 1864 at Hatcher's Run, Virginia (1, 2).

He was discharged on 27 March 1865, at Emory, Washington DC, on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 3, 4 [29 Mar]). He had served for twelve months (6). He was a private, in company E (10).

After the war

On 1 April 1865, he successfully applied for a pension (7, 9).

He was admitted to the National Soldiers Home on 15 July 1883 (5, 6). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (6).

In 1884, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (5). He had a wound in his body (5, 6). He was receiving a pension of $8 per month (5).

In 1890, he was living at the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (4). He had had a gunshot wound to his right groin (4).

He was receiving a pension of $17 per month, probably in 1894 (6).

He died of septicaemia and uraemia, on 19 May 1894, in Philadelphia [?] (6 [22 May, in Southern Branch?], 8 [19 May, Philadelphia], 9). He died at, or was buried from, 2651 Anthracite Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was then a brick layer (8). He was buried on 22 May 1894 at Mount Moriah Cemetery (8).

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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 127 (Joseph Cohen)

3 company E, register of men discharged, number 38 (Joseph Cohen)

4 1890 US census veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 207 (image 198 on Ancestry) line 28 (Joseph Cohen)

5 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 (Joseph Cohen)

6 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1894. Serial Set volume 3329, session volume 3, 53rd Congress, 3rd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 27 (in 2 parts). Page 747. (Joseph Cohen)

7 pension index, by name (Joseph Cohen)

8 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 May 1894 (Joseph Cohen)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Joseph Cohen)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Cohen)

1890 census, veterans' schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 207 (image 198 on Ancestry) line 28]
[line] 28
[house]
[family]
[name] Joseph Cohen
[rank] pvt
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 29 Jan 1864
[discharge date] 29 Mar 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 2 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Natl. Soldiers Home Va
[disability incurred] GS Wound R Groin
[remarks] " [sc. US Service]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 24 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Cohen Joseph
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 May 1894, Joseph Cohen]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 2 November 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
24367
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE
1. Name of Deceased, Joseph Cohen
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 53 yrs.
5. Widowed
6. Date of Death, Saturday May 19th 94
7. Cause of Death, Septicaemia and uraemia
Wm B Scull M.D.
Residence, 3024 Richmond St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Brick Layer
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, --
11. Ward, 35
12. Street and Number, 2651 Anthracite St
13. Date of Burial, May 22 /94
14. Place of Burial, Mount Moriah Cemetery
David H Schuyler + Sons Undertaker
Residence, S.W. Cor 6th + Diamond Sts

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