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).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (6, 7).
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).
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 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).
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).
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)
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|name||McCandless David||- Elizzabeth [sic]||- Willie||- Nancy||- Maggie||- Angeline||- Robbie|
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|occupation||Farming||Keeping house||At home||Works out housew||At home||At home|
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