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Joel Weeks

Before the war

He was born in 1835/36 (7 [25 in 1861]).

When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private in company B on 12 October 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 4, 7, 9, 12).

He was wounded on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia (1, 7). On 4 May 1864, he was discharged because of those wounds, at Washington, D.C. (1, 4 [discharged 13 Dec 62], 8, 9).

The regiment received an official report of his death, and reported on 8 February 1863 that he had died of his wounds in hospital at Washington, DC (3). The morning report of 14 February corrected the error (5).

In May 1864, he was reported absent wounded since 13 December 1862, in a hospital in Washington [DC] (10).

Lentz reported on 9 July 1864 that the regiment had been informed that he had been discharged (2) He was a private, in company B (12).

After the war

On 12 May 1864, he applied successfully for a pension (4, 11).

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 letter, Lentz to Bennett, 9 July 1864

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 8 February 1863 (Joel Weeks)

4 pension index, by regiment (Joel Weeks)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 14 February 1863

6 company B, descriptive roll, entry 43 (Joel Weeks) (no information)

7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 May 2004 (Joel Weeks)

8 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 37 (Joel Weeks)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 5 July 1864 (Joel Weeks)

10 monthly return, company B, May 1864 (Joel Weeks)

11 pension index, by name (Joel Weeks)

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

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Joel Weeks 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 May 2015, from Fold3]


Weeks Joel
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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