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William Lowery

Before the war

He was born in 1816/17 (2 (44 in 1861), 7 [58 in ?1874], 8 [69 in 1880], 9 [67 in ?1874 or ?1884]). He was born in Manchester, England (2, 7, 8, 9).

When he enlisted, he was a spinster (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years in company E on 24 August 1861, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14). He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Colonel Reiff (2).

He was discharged on 7 June 1863, at Washington, DC, on surgeon's certificate of disability, because he was unfit for duty (1, 2, 3, 10). He had served for twenty-two months (7, 9). He was a private, in company E (11, 12, 13, 14).

According to the regimental records, he was at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 September 1863, when Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked for his return (5).

After the war

He successfully applied for a pension on 16 January 1874 (4, 10).

On 23 September 1874, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (7). He had a hernia, and was receiving a pension of $8 per month (7, 9).

He was present at the Central Branch of the Soldiers Home in 1880 (7, 8). He was a mule spinner [?], and had been out of work for twelve months in the previous year (8). He was widowed (8).

He died on 28 December 1883, at the Central Branch of the National Military Home (9).

In 1883 or 1884, the Central Branch (in Ohio) of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers granted an application by his brother William J Lowry for William Lowery's effects (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 48 (William Lowry)

3 company E, register of men discharged, number 33 (William Lowy [sic])

4 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. (Searched 17 Jan 2001, at <www.ancestry.com>.) (William Lowry)

5 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 Sep 1863

6 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1, 48th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 11] (William Lowry)

7 Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Soldiers Home, 30 December 1882 [for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1882]. Serial Set volume 2115, session volume 1, 47th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 13, page 378 (Wm Lowery)

8 1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T9, film 1052, page 592 = 14 B handwritten (William Lowry)

9 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1. 48th Congress, second session. House Miscellaneous Document 11. Page 317 (William Lowery)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (William Lowry)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Lowrey)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Loury)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Lowry)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Lowery)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

Display



William Lowery in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 4 December 2014, from Fold3]


Lowrey William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Lowry William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 4 December 2014]

Loury William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Lowry William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 4 December 2014]

Lowry William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also V.R.C

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 4 December 2014]

Lowery William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Lowry William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

1880 census

[1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T9, film 1052, page 592 = 14 B handwritten]
line12
street nameMaine Avenue
house number[8]
dwelling visit #[8]
family visit #[8]
nameLowry, William
colorW
sexM
age69
month born if born in year 
relationshipDisabled Soldiers [illegible; looks like 'Beneficaner'?] of Natl Mil Home for DVS
single 
married 
widowed/divorced1
married during year 
occupationMule Spinner [?]
months unemployed12
currently ill? 
blind 
deaf/dumb 
idiotic 
insane 
disabled1
school this year 
can't read 
can't write 
birthplaceEngland
father's birthplaceEngland
mother's birthplaceEngland

National Military Home

[National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1, 48th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 11]
CENTRAL BRANCH--APPLICATIONS FOR THE EFFECTS OF DECEASED MEMBERS.
The following applications for the effects of deceased members are granted, and the treasurer is ordered to make payment accordingly to the duly-appointed administrators of the deceased, upon proof of their apppointment as such, taking therefor the necessary vouchers:
[...]
William J. Lowry, brother, for effects of William Lowry, late Company E, Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers.

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