The pension file has his name as Haas, and also as Haws.
He was born in 1828/29 (2 (32 in 1861), 10 [55 in ?1892], 11 [65 in ?1892], 12 [65 in ?1892], 13 [63 in ?1889]). He was born in Germany (2, 10, 11, 12, 13).
When he enlisted, he was a butcher (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (2).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (9).
He was wounded on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2). He was treated in the hospital at Broad and Cherry Streets, Philadelphia Pennsylvania (2). He later described the wound as 'a wound from a piece of a shell, which struck him on the left side below the ribs passing around in front to his right side bruising and injuring the abdomen in its way' (2).
He was discharged on 7 December 1863 on surgeon's certificate, from the Convalescent Camp in Virginia, because of epilepsy, with total disability (2, 4, 5, 6, 7). The surgeon's certificate says he had epilepsy before enlistment, but it was greatly exacerbated (2). He later swore that he had never had fits before enlistment, didn't remember saying he had, and must have misunderstood the question if he did say that (2). He had served for seventeen months (10, 11, 12, 13 [28 months]). He was a private, in company A (14).
He applied for a pension on 13 April 1864, because of fits which made it impossible for him to work (2, 6 [9 May 1864], 8 [9 May 1869 [?]]). His residence was 10 Java Place, in Vine St., between 9th and 10th Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2).
On 18 July 1889, he was admitted to the Pennsylvania Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers and Sailors, in Erie, Pennsylvania (13). He was admitted from Philadelphia (13). He was not receiving a pension (13). He had a gunshot wound in the right groin (13). He was a butcher, and was single (13).
In 1890, he was living in the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie, Pennsylvania (7, 2, 13).
He again applied for a pension in 1890, and received $12 per month, beginning July 1890, for disease of bowels and heart, and epilepsy (2, 6, 8).
He was admitted to the National Soldiers Home on 14 July 1892 (10, 11, 12). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (10, 11, 12). He had rheumatism (10, 11) or general debility (12). He received a pension of $12 per month (10, 11).
In 1893, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (12). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (12).
He was present at the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home in 1894 (11).
He was dropped from the Central Branch (in Ohio) of the National Soldiers' Home on 8 October 1895 (10).
He was last paid to June 1895, and was dropped from the pension rolls on 4 September 1898, because of failure to claim (2, 6 [died June 1895]).
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 pension file SC 530-099, Haas, Samuel
3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863
4 company A descriptive roll, entry 99 (Samuel Haus)
5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 7 May 2004 (Samuel Haus)
6 pension index, by regiment (Samuel Haas)
7 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Erie County, Soldiers and Sailors Home, enumeration district 264, page 22, line 19 (Samuel Haas)
8 pension index, by name (Samuel Haas)
9 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Samuel Haus)
10 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. (Saml Haas)
11 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. (Saml Haas)
12 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1893. Serial Set volume 3151, session volume 1, 53rd Congress, 1st Session. House Miscellaneous Document 35. Page 717. (Samuel Haas)
13 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1890. Serial Set volume 2869, session volume 1, 51st Congress, 2nd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 38] (Samuel Haas)
14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Haus)
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