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Henry Elliott

Before the war

He was born in 1838/39 (2 (22 in 1861). He was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He served in company H of the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry (5, 6, 7, 8). The company mustered in on 25 April 1861 at Philadelphia (6 [20 Apr 61], 7). The regiment was mustered out of service on 2 August 1861, at Philadelphia (7).

He enlisted and was mustered into service in company E on 21 August 1861 (1, 6, 8). He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, for 3 years (2). He was mustered in by Colonel Reiff (2). He was appointed a sergeant in company E on 10 September 1861 (3, 9 [originally sgt]).

(According to the list of corporals in (3) (Francis O Dell's entry), Elliott was reduced [to the ranks]. Since none of the other sources say that, I'm inclined not to trust it.)

He was discharged on 28 November 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability, at a camp near Falmouth, Virginia (1, 2, 3, 4, 8 [27 Nov]). He was a sergeant, in company E (9).

After the war

He applied successfully for a pension on 17 December 1870 (5, 8).

In 1890, he was living in Monroe Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey (post office Williamstown) (6). He was ruptured and crushed at [illegible] (6).

On 3 April 1907, he again applied for a pension (8).

He died on 13 May 1919, at Camden, New Jersey (8).

His widow, Mary A Elliott, applied successfully from New Jersey for a pension on 26 June 1919 (5, 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 company E, descriptive roll, number 4 (Henry Elliott)

3 list of non-commissioned officers, company E

4 company E, register of men discharged, number 13 (Henry Elliott)

5 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name (Henry Elliott)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Gloucester County, Monroe Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 72, page 1 (Henry Elliott)

7 Bates (see #1), p.166 (17th PA Infantry) (Henry Elliott)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Henry Elliott)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Elliot)

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Henry Elliott in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Gloucester County, Monroe Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 72, page 1]
[line] 1
[house] 8
[family] 8
[name] Henry Elliott
[rank] Private
[company] H
[unit] 17 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] Apr 20 1861
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]

[rank] Sergeant
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] Aug 1861
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]

[post office address] Williamstown N.J.
[disability incurred] Ruptured + Crushed at [illegible]
[remarks] P [sic]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 1 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Elliot Henry
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | Sgt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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