91st PA: John McCarty

John McCarty

Before the war

He was born in Cork, Ireland (5, 6). He was born in 1838/39 (5 (22 in 1861), 6 (22 in 1861)).

When he enlisted, he was a labo[rer] (5, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (5, 6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 September 1861 (1, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (5, 6). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Captain Dye (1, 5, 6, 10 [co. D A], 12-13 (co. K)).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (8).

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist (2). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (3, 4).

He mustered out on 6 November 1864 when his term expired (1, 7). He was a private, in company K (10 [co. D/A], 12-13 (co.K)).

After the war

On 10 September 1869, his mother, Hannah McCarthy, successfully applied for a pension (9, 11).

On 17 July 1871, his father, Jeremiah McCarthy, successfully applied for a pension (9, 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, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (McCarty)

4 company K, list of men transferred, #31 (John McCarty)

5 company K, descriptive roll (John McCarty)

6 company K, third descriptive roll (John McCarty)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 3 November 1864 (Privt McCarty)

8 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (John McCarty)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (John McCarthy [sic])

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John McCarthy)

11 pension index, by name (John McCarthy)

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

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John McCartey)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania, Veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 16 January 2015)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 January 2015)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 January 2015)

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John McCarthy 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 5 January 2015, from Fold3]


McCarthy, John
Co. D A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McCarty, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 9 January 2015]

McCarty, John
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 16 January 2015]

McCartey, John
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McCarty, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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