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Charles M Evans

Before the war

He was born in 1834/35 (5 (26 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and black hair (5). He had a scar on his right groin, and a blue anchor on his left arm (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1) or 24 August 1861 (5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff (5, 6). He was in company C, initially as a private (1, 8 (sgt), 9 (sgt), 10 (sgt)).

He was appointed fifth sergeant on 21 September 1861 (2). He was reduced to the ranks on 24 December 1861 (2, 3).

The company C register of deserters lists him as deserting on 8 October 1862, at Alexandria, Virginia (4). However, it also reports him as discharged on surgeon's certificate (4), and the descriptive roll lists him as "discharged" (5). Perhaps the desertion report was a mistake, or perhaps he returned.

He was discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability (1). He was a private, in company C (8, 9, 10).

He also served in company G of the 34th New York Infantry (7). He also served in company F of the 7th US Veteran Volunteers (7).

After the war

On 11 May 1870, his widow applied successfully for a pension (7).

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) (Charles M Evans)

2 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 1, sergeants (Chas M Evans)

3 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, sergeants (Charles M Evans)

4 company C, register of deserters, number 15 (Charles M Evans)

5 company C, descriptive roll, number 5 (Charles M Evans)

6 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 29 (Chas M Evans)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Charles M Evans)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles M Evan)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry's index
some Charles M Evans's did serve in other regiments

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Evan Charles M
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Evans Charles M

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 2 April 2014]

Evans Charles M
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | Pvt

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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[card 3, transcribed 2 April 2014]

Evan Charles M
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Evans Charles M

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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