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George Heatherington (or Harrington, or Hitherington)

Before the war

He was born in Cumberland, England (4, 5). He was born in 1816/17 (4 (44 in 1861), 5 [43 in 1860]).

He (or his family) probably immigrated to the United States between 1854 and 1859 (5--see the children's birthplaces).

In 1860, he was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with Jane (presumably his wife), and with Ann, George Jr, John, Joseph, and Jane (presumably their children) (5). He was a powerloom weaver (5).

When he enlisted, he was a wea[ver] (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service 4 November 1861 (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (4). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Lieutenant Francis Gregory (1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

He was discharged at Camp Convalescent on 28 February 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2 [13 Feb]). He was a private, in company K (6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

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) (Geo Hitherington)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 March 1863 (Geo Heatherington)

3 company K, register of men discharged, #14 (George Heatherington)

4 company K, descriptive roll (George Harrington)

5 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, precinct 10, microfilm series M653, film 1151, pages 493-494 = 319-320 handwritten (George Hetherington)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Heatherington)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Heathrington)

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

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed February 2007)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, precinct 10, microfilm series M653, film 1151, pages 493-494 = 319-320 handwritten]
line35363738394012
Dwelling number2130       
Family number2459       
NameGeorge HetheringtonJane "Mary J "Anne "George Jr "John "Joseph HetheringtonJane "
Age4344191210861
Sexmfffmmmf
Color        
Occupation" " [sc. Powerloom Weaver] Powerloom Weaver     
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate        
Place of birthEngland"""""EnglandPenn
Married withinyear        
Attended school within year   1111 
Cannot read & write 1      
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 1 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Heatherington George
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hetherington [sic] George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 8 June 2014]

Heathrington George
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hethrington George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 8 June 2014]

Hethrington George
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 8 June 2014]

Hertherington George
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hethrington George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 8 June 2014]

Hetherington George
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hethrington George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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