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Joseph Lathrop

Before the war

He was born in 1820/21 (2 (44-1/2 in 1865), 4 (44 in 1865)). He was born in Boston, Massachusetts (2, 4).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer, and was living in Stroudsburg, [Monroe County,] Pennsylvania, when he enlisted (2, 4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2, 4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private for one year, as a recruit, by Captain Yerkes, on 18 January 1865, at Norristown, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 4). He was a private in company E (1, 6).

He received a slight wound in the head on 6 February 1865, while charging enemy works at Hatcher's Run, Virginia (1, 2, 5 [neck]).

He was discharged, at the Fifth Corps Hospital near Alexandria Virginia, on 19 May 1865 either on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 4) or on orders from the War Department (3). He was a private, in company E (6).

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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 148 (Joseph Lathrop)

3 company E, register of men discharged, number 42 (Joseph Lathrop)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 17 May 2004 (Joseph Lathrop)

5 'Gen. Grant's recent movement', Philadelphia Inquirer 10 February 1865 p.2 (J Lathrop)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index
Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 6 May 2011)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 6 May 2011)
note that several Joseph Lathrop's served in other regiments, including one in Philadelphia (at Ancestry image 890 of 2610): Joseph J Lathrop at 2506 Fox, E 1 Del Cav

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 24 August 2014, from Fold3]


Lathrop Joseph
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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