91st PA: David McCandless

David McCandless

Before the war

He was born in 1832/33 (6 (30 in 1863), 7 (30 in 1863), 11 [48 in 1880]). He was born in Pennsylvania (6, 7, 11).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (6, 7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (6, 7).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 6, 7). He enlisted for three years, and was mustered into service, on 15 July 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 6, 7). His service was credited to the 23rd congressional district (6, 7). He was in company M (13).

On 4 February 1864, Colonel Switzer detailed him at the Division Hospital (5).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1, 9). 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). He was then present, as a private, on duty at the division hospital (3; 2 has him absent). He was a private in company K (1, 13, 14).

He was still detailed at the Division Hospital in September (?) 1864 (5).

On 20 January 1865, he went on a furlough, which ended on 4 February 1865 (4). He returned on 3 February 1865 (4).

On 30 April 1865, he was still detailed at the division hospital (10).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company K (14).

After the war

In 1880, he was living in Adams, Butler County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife ELizabeth and children Willie, Nancy, Maggie, Angeline, and Robbie (11). He was farming (11).

On 7 February 1887, he applied successfully for a pension (8, 9).

On 4 November 1887 [?], his widow, Elizabeth McCandless, applied successfully for a pension from Pennsylvania (8, 9).

He died on 27 August 1893, at Myoma [?], [Butler County,] Pennsylvania (9). He was buried in the Old Union Presbyterian Church, Butler County, Pennsylvania (12).

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 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (David McCandless)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (David McCandless)

4 enlisted men's furloughs (Privt McCandless)

5 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (David McCandless)

6 company K, third descriptive roll (David McCandless)

7 company K, fourth descriptive roll (David McCandless)

8 pension index, by name (David McCandless)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (David McCandless)

10 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (David McCandless [?])

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Adams, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 26, microfilm series T9, film 1108, page 11 A = 21 handwritten (David McCandless)

12 Find a grave, memorial 29467484, created by Chyrl Lawrence-Bulger, added 1 Sep 2008, accessed 13 February 2011 [identity is confirmed by reference on his tombstone to service in the 62nd PA] (David McCandless)

13 Page 228. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (David McCandless)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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

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David McCandless in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Adams, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 26, microfilm series T9, film 1108, page 11 A = 21 handwritten]
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street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #181      
family visit #186      
nameMcCandless David- Elizzabeth [sic]- Willie- Nancy- Maggie- Angeline- Robbie
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sexMFMFFFM
age4848191814127
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughterDaughterSon
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationFarmingKeeping houseAt homeWorks out housewAt homeAt home 
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  11111
can't read       
can't write       
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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 January 2015, from Fold3]


McCandless, David
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 62 Pa Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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