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John Schwartz

Before the war

He was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania (6, 7). He was 23 years old when he was enlisted (6, 7).

He was a helper when he was enlisted (6, 7).

Description

He was 5 feet 7-3/4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (6, 7).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 5, 6, 7). He was enlisted and mustered into service on 10 July 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 6, 7, 11). He was enlisted for three years (6, 7). His service was credited to the 22nd congressional district (6, 7).

He was wounded in May or June 1864 (5).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3, 5). He was then absent, as a private (3). He served in company K (1).

On 9 September 1864, he returned from being absent wounded (8).

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 April 1865 (1, 4, 5).

In June 1865, he was detailed in the provost guard at Corps Headquarters (12).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 11).

After the war

On 12 November 1879, he applied successfully for a pension (10, 11).

He died on 11 February 1902 (11). He was buried in the South Side GAR Cemetery, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (9, 13).

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) (John Schwartz)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (John Swartz)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (John Swartz)

4 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (John Schwartz)

5 company K, second list of non-commissioned officers (John Schwartz)

6 company K, third descriptive roll (John Schwartz)

7 company K, fourth descriptive roll (John Schwartz)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 9 September 1864 (Jno Swartz)

9 'Civil War veterans tombstone inscriptions: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: S' (searched 27 December 2005) (John Schwartz)

10 pension index, by name (John Schwartz)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (John Schwartz)

12 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Jno Schwartz)

13 Civil War veteran tombstone inscriptions Allegheny County Pennsylvania S (John Schwartz)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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

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