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Isaac Goodman

Before the war

He was born in Milton, Pennsylvania (9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17). He was born in 1835/36 (7 [23 in 1861], 8 [25 in 1861], 9 [25 in 1861], 10 [27 in 1863], 11 [22 in 1860], 13 [58 in ?1896], 14 [58 in ?1895], 17 [15 in 1850]).

In 1850, he was living in Turbot Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with Richard and Mary Goodman (presumably his parents), and with Sarah and James Goodman (presumably siblings) (17). He had attended school within the year (17).

In 1860, he was living in Milton Borough, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Richard and Mary Goodman, and Dan Phliger (11). He was a laborer (11).

He was Jewish (15).

When he was enlisted, he was a boatman, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 9, 10).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (7, 9, 10).

During the war

He was enlisted and mustered into service either on 25 October 1861 (1 [co F], 8, 9, 16) or 4 December 1861 (co A) (1, 7). He was enlisted for three years, by Lieutenant Hall, at Milton, Pennsylvania (9). He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 8). He may have initially served in company A or in company F (1, 18 (F)).

On 23 September 1863, he returned to duty, from being absent sick (6).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 1 January 1864 (1, 7, 8, 10). He was reenlisted for three years, at Warrenton Junction, Virginia, by Lieutenant W H Carpenter (10).

He was transfered to company F on 16 February 1864 (2). He may have been mistakenly transferred to company A when he reenlisted (see fact of the week #102).

On 18 March 1864, he was released from arrest and restored to duty, but the pay for the time he were absent, transportation, and the reward authorized for deserters, along with the cost of any lost property were deducted from his pay (3).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia (1).

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 April 1865 (1, 4, 8).

On 16 June 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective 1 June 1865 (1 [1 June], 5 [effective 16 June], 8 [1 Jun]).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 8, 16). He had served for forty-nine months (13, 14). He was a sergeant, in company F (18).

After the war

On 27 May 1880, he successfully applied for a pension (12, 16).

On 19 October 1895, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (13, 14). He had a gunshot wound in the head (13, 14). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (13, 14). He was receiving a pension of $6 per month (13, 14).

In 1896, he was present in the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (13).

He died on 4 July 1897, in the National Soldiers' Home, at Elizabeth City County, Virginia (14, 16).

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)
[Bates lists two Isaac Goodman's. The one in company A is 'not accounted for' at muster out. Bates' source obviously missed special order 4, HQ 91st PA, 16 Feb 64, which transfers Goodman from co.A to co.F.]

2 special order 4, HQ 91st PA, 16 February 1864

3 general order 3, HQ 91st PA, 18 March 1864

4 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (Isaac Goodman)

5 special order 36, HQ 91st PA, 16 June 1865 (Isaac Goodman)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 September 1863 (Isaac Goodman)

7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 18 August 2004 (Isaac Goodman [co.A])

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 18 August 2004 (Isaac Goodman [co.F])

9 company F, descriptive roll, #69 (Isaac Goodman)

10 company F, second descriptive roll, #18 (Isaac Goodman)

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 396 = 215 handwritten (Isaac Goodman)

12 pension index, by name (Isaac Goodman)

13 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1896. Serial Set volume 3516, session volume 40, 54th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 46. Page 840. (Isaac Goodman)

14 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1898. Serial Set volume 3785. Session volume 43, 55th Congress, 3rd Session. House Document 55. Page 385. (Isaac Goodman)

15 Morais, Henry Samuel. The Jews of Philadelphia: their history from the earliest settlements to the present time. A record of events and institutions, and of leading members of the Jewish community in every sphere of activity.. Philadelphia: the Levytype Company, 1894. [Based on a series of articles published in the Philadelphia Public Ledger in 1891.] Page 501. (Isaac Goodman)

16 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Isaac Goodman)

17 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Turbot Township, microfilm series M432, film 804, page 52 = 121 (Isaac Goodman)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Isaac Goodman)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Turbot Township, microfilm series M432, film 804, page 52 = 121]
line2223242526
Dwellings visited142    
Families visited143    
NameRichard GoodmanMary GoodmanSarah "James "Isaac "
Age6545201715
SexMFFMM
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsWeaver [?]  nonenone
Real estate owned     
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPa
Married within year     
Attended school within year   11
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 396 = 215 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other family at this residence, consisting of Elisabeth Long]
line9101112
Dwelling number1544   
Family number1535   
NameRichard GoodmanMary "Dan PhligerIsaac Goodman
Age75541022
SexMFMM
Color    
OccupationMail Messenger  Laborer
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate200   
Place of birthPaGermanyPaPa
Married within year    
Attended school within year  1 
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 25 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Goodman, Isaac
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sergt.
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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