91st PA: Merritt McCann

Merritt McCann

Before the war

He was born in 1819/20 (2 (44 in 1864), 4, 6 [60 in 1882?], 7 [35 in 1860], 8 [65 in 1880], 9 [67 in ?1882]). He was born in Lurgan, Ireland (2, 4 [Luigin?], 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 [Lurgan]).

In 1860, he was living in the 3rd ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was a laborer, and owned $30 in personal property (7). He was living with Martha (probably his wife), and with James, Mary, and Hannah (probably their children (7).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2, 4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (2, 4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 26 January 1864 (1, 2, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (2, 4). He was mustered by Lieutenant Burk (2, 4). He was a private in company B (1, 12).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia (1, 4).

He may have been charged for lost equipments, perhaps when the regiment mustered out (3).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 5). He had served for thirty months (6, 9). He was a private, in company B (12).

After the war

In 1880, he was living at 1229 Brinton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was a rag picker (8). He was living with his wife Martha McCann (8).

On 20 August 1882, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (6, 9). He suffered from general debility (6, 9). He was present at the Southern Branch in 1883 (6).

On 13 March 1884, he applied successfully from Virginia for a pension (5, 11).

He died on 1 October 1889, in the Southern Branch of the National Soldier's Home (9). He was receiving a pension of $2 per month (9).

Researcher

John Devine is researching Merrit McCann. E-mail him at John.Devine@banking.state.ny.us.

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) (Merritt McCann)

2 company B, [second] descriptive book, entry 19 (Merrit McCann)

3 list of men who owed money [?] (Merritt McCann)

4 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 41 (Merritt McCann)

5 pension index, by regiment (Merrill McCann)

6 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1, 48th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 11, page 216 (Merritt McCann)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 3, microfilm series M653, film 1153, page 472 = 248 handwritten (Merrit McCann [?])

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 85, microfilm series T9, film 1169, page 183 = 11 C handwritten (Merritt McCann)

9 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1890. Serial Set volume 2869, session volume 1, 51st Congress, 2nd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 38] (Merritt McCann)

10 e-mail, John Devine to Harry Ide, November 2008

11 pension index, by name (Merrill [sic] McCann)

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

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1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 3, microfilm series M653, film 1153, page 472 = 248 handwritten]
line1718192021
Dwelling number1577    
Family number2010    
NameMerrit McCann [?]Martha "James "Mary "Hannah "
Age35 [sic]30953
Sexmfmff
Color     
OccupationLaborer    
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate30    
Place of birthIreland"Philada""
Married within year     
Attended school within year  11 
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 85, microfilm series T9, film 1169, page 183 = 11 C handwritten]
line3839
street nameBrinton Street
house number[1229] 
dwelling visit #[91] 
family visit #131 
nameMcCann MerrittMcCann Martha
colorWW
sexMF
age65 [sic]50
month born if born in year  
relationship Wife
single  
married11
widowed/divorced  
married during year  
occupationRag PickerKeeping House
months unemployed  
currently ill?Sore foot 
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled1 
school this year  
can't read11
can't write11
birthplaceIrelandIreland
father's birthplaceIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandIreland

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 7 January 2015, from Fold3]


McCann, Merritt
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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