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Horace B Faust

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Before the war

He was born on 15 October 1842 [?], in Pennsylvania, to David and Jane Faust. [sources: date: 34; 20 (19 in 1861), 27 (21 in 1863), 31 (15 in 1860), 32 (7 in 1850). place: 31, 32. parents: 27, 31, 33 (June?), 34]

In 1850, he was living in the 2nd ward of Spring Garden, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents and siblings. [source: 7]

In 1860, he was living in the 13th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his parents. He had attended school within the year. [source: 31]

He was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when he enlisted. [source: 20]

During the war

He enlisted, was appointed, and was mustered into service on 7 October 1861. He enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was mustered into service as second lieutenant, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania, by Captain Dye. He was second lieutenant of company D. On an undated recruiting poster, he is listed as company D's second lieutenant. [sources: 1, 10, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24 36]

On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment. [source: 23]

On 10 December 1862, he went to Washington DC because he was sick. He was still there on 7 February 1863. He returned for duty on 7 March 1863. [sources: 11, 12]

He was commissioned, but not mustered in as, captain on 11 January 1863, when Joseph Sinex was promoted. According to the company D list of commissioned officers, however, he was mustered into service as Captain by Lieutenant Stewart on 11 January 1863. He was reported promoted to captain on 11 May 1863. [sources: 1, 10, 13, 18, 19, 20, 30]

Probably on 13 May 1863, he provided information about the death of David Irvine (D). [source: 35]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 22]

He accompanied a detail assigned to provost duty on 12 August 1863. [source: 6]

He accompanied a detail on picket duty on 11 September 1863. [source: 7]

On 18 August 1863, he was on duty--probably picket duty. [source: 15]

Joseph Johnston served as his cook beginning 20 September 1863, and was still his cook on 14 November. [sources: 4, 5 (beginning 1 Oct 63)]

He was appointed to a Board of Survey on 3 October 1863, which inventoried and reported the condition of public property transferred from Captain Bowman to Morris Kayser. [source: 8]

On 16 December 1863, private Bender, of company G (either Jacob Bender or John Bender) was detailed to nurse him. [source: 9]

On 16 December 1863, he was discharged on surgeon's certificate. However, he died of typhoid pneumonia on 18 December 1863 at Bealton, Virginia. (William Keir signed the death certificate) On 24 December 1863, the Fifth Army Corps issued special order 276 revoking paragraph 2 of special order 267, which had dismissed Faust (14, 17). He was captain of company D. [sources: 1, 2, 10, 3 (16 Dec), 16, 20, 27 (16 Dec), 33 (16 Dec), 34, 36]

The funeral was held on 22 December, from 502 North Seventh Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (his father's residence). He was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 27, 33, 34]

His parents' cemetery plot in Philadelphia has a marker for him, but the plot record lists only his parents and small children. (The marker is a few yards away from George Murphy's, and Denny Carroll found it by chance while looking at Murphy's new marker.) [source: 26]

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 Joseph Welch. '91st regiment infantry'. In Pennsylvania at Gettysburg, volume 1 (1914), pp.500-507. At page 504.

3 Official army register

4 letter, Gregory to Marvin, 29 September 1863

5 letter, Gregory to Marvin, 14 November 1863

6 special order 57, HQ 91st PA, 12 August 1863

7 special order 77, HQ 91st PA, 11 September 1863

8 special order 101, HQ 91st PA, 3 October 1863

9 special order 116, HQ 91st PA, 16 December 1863

10 regimental descriptive book

11 consolidated morning report, 7 February 1863

12 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 March 1863 (Lt Faust)

13 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 11 May 1863 (Lieut Faust)

14 special orders received, #62, received 25 December 1863 (Capt Faust)

15 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 18 August 1863 (Capt Faust)

16 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 17 December 1863 (Capt Faust)

17 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 25 December 1863 (Capt Faust)

18 company D, list of commissioned officers (Horace B Faust [in first list])

19 company D, list of commissioned officers (Horace B Faust [in "promoted" list])

20 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 30 July 2004 (Horace B Faust)

21 recruiting poster, company D, Colonel Gregory's regiment (H B Faust)

22 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Horace B Faust)

23 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (Horace B Faust)

24 'Camp Chase at Gray's Ferry' Philadelphia Inquirer 19 October 1861 page 8 (- Faust)

25 tombstone (thanks to Denny Carroll!)

26 e-mail, Denny Carroll, November 2006

27 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 21 December 1863 page 5 (reprinted at 22 December 1863 page 5, with "this (Tuesday) afternoon,") (Horace B Faust)

28 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (H B Faust)

29 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (HB Faust)

30 'Promotion in the Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers', 'Promotion in the Ninety-first regiment ...', Philadelphia Inquirer 15 May 1863 page 8 (Horace B Faust)

31 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 13th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1163, page 527 = 107 handwritten (Horace Faust)

32 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Spring Garden, Second ward, microfilm series M432, film 818, page 374 = 26 handwritten (Horace Faust)

33 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 December 1863 (Horace B Faust)

34 Find a grave, memorial 28536161, created by Russ Dodge, added 26 July 2008, accessed 5 July 2011 [with photo of memorial, with inscription: 'HORACE [?] P. FAUST CO. D. 91. REGT PA [??] INFY [??] BORN IN PHILAD. OCT. 15, 184? [the last digit is illegible] DIED AT BEALETON [sic] VA DEC. 16. 1863 [?] SON OF DAVID AND JANE FAUST'] (Horace P Faust)

35 dependent's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, widow's certificate number WC 110,743, Mary Irvin, mother of David Irvin (Horace B Faust)

36 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Horace B Faust)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed 29 Mar 06)
1870 US census
FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (accessed 5 Jul 11)
1880 US census
FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (accessed 5 Jul 11)
1890 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 29 Mar 06)
1900 US census
FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (accessed 5 Jul 11)
1910 US census
FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (accessed 5 Jul 11)
1920 US census
FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (accessed 5 Jul 11)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 5 Jul 11)
Rootsweb WorldConnect
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1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Spring Garden, Second ward, microfilm series M432, film 818, page 374 = 26 handwritten]
line678910111213
Dwellings visited143       
Families visited149       
NameDaniel FaustJane "Francis "Horace "Albert "Helen "Harry "Louisa Grenrally [??]
Age35309753134
SexMFMMMFMF
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsHardward Mercht       
Real estate owned17000       
BirthplacePennsylvania""""""Germany
Married within year        
Attended school within year  1     
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 13th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1163, page 527 = 107 handwritten]
line15161718192021222324
Dwelling number725         
Family number726         
NameDavid FaustJane "Francis "Horace "Albert "Helen "Theodore "Ida "Jane "Jane Macbeth
Age434018151411532/1215
SexMFMMMFMFFF
Color          
OccupationMerchant App to Hardwar [sic] Ret [?]      Domestic
Value of real estate owned9000         
Value of personal estate10000         
Place of birthPenna"""""""""
Married within year          
Attended school within year   111    
Cannot read & write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

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 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Faust Horace B
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
2 Lt | Capt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[death notice]

[Philadelphia Inquirer 21 December 1863 page 5 (reprinted at 22 December 1863 page 5, with "this (Tuesday) afternoon,")]

FAUST.--On the 16th instant, in camp near Bealton Station, Va., of typhoid pneumonia, Captain HORACE B. FAUST, Company D, Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, son of David and Jane Faust, in the 21st year of his age.

The male friends of the family, also the officers and men of the Ninety-first Regiment and other officers and men of the Army of the Potomac now in the city, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, without further notice, from the residence of his father, No. 502 N. Seventh street, on Tuesday afternoon, the 22d instant, at 1 o'clock. To proceed to Laurel Hill.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 December 1863, Horace B Faust]
[source: www.familysearch.org]

Head Quarters
91st Regt P. Vol
Dec 16 /63

This is to certify that Capt Horace B. Faust Compy. D. 91st Regt P. Vol ded of Typhoid Pneumonia in Camp at Bealton Station Va. Dec 16 /63

W G Keir
Asst Surgn in Chg
91st Regt Pa Vol
[the rest is on the printed form]
9. Place of Birth, [illegible]
10. When a Minor, Name of Father, David Foust
Name of Mother, June Foust
11. Ward, 13th Ward
12. Street and Number, No 502 North 7th [?] St
13. Date of Burial, December 22d 1863
14. Place of Burial, L Hill Cemetery
Wm H Morris [?] UNDERTAKER.
Office No 525 [?] Arch St.
Date of Certificate, Dec [illegible] 1863

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