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Henry Wiggins

Before the war

He was born in 1828/29 (4 (33 in 1862)). He was born in Stafford County, England (4).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (4).

During the war

He was enlisted on 11 August 1862, for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sheets (1, 4, 6). He was mustered in on 31 August 1862, as a private in company H, by Colonel Reiff, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 4, 7-9). He was paid $29 in bounty and premium (4).

He was wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 13 [?] December 1862, and lost his arm (1, 4).

He was discharged on 27 March 1863, from US General Hospital, Washington, DC, because of his wounds (1, 2, 3, 6). He was a private, in company H (7-9).

After the war

On 1 April 1863, he applied unsuccessfully for a pension (5, 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) (Henry Wiggins)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 April 1863 (Henry Wiggins)

3 company H, register of men discharged, #36 (Henry Wiggins)

4 company H, descriptive list, #107 (Henry Wiggins)

5 pension index, by name (Henry Wiggin)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Henry Wiggin)

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

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 7 April 2012)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2006)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 May 2015, from Fold3]


Wiggins, Henry
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Wiggin, Henry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 6 May 15]

Wigen Henry
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Wiggin, Henry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 8 May 15]

Wiggin, Henry
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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