91st PA: William McCartney

William McCartney

Before the war

He was born in 1822/23 (2 (38 in 1861)). He was born in Derry County, Ireland (2).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years as a private in company E on 28 August 1861 at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2, 6, 11). He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Colonel Reiff (2).

He was wounded in action on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia (1, 2, 9 [missing], 10 [missing]). He was reported missing in action on 7 May 1863 (5).

He mustered out on 9 September 1864, at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, when his term expired (1, 2, 3 [6 September], 6, 7). He was a private, in company E (11).

After the war

He applied successfully for a pension on 7 November 1864 (4, 8).

His widow, Mary McCartney, applied successfully for a pension on 7 October 1872 (4, 8).

In 1890, his widow Mary McCartney was living at 809 (rear) Carpenter Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (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)

2 descriptive roll, company E, entry 57 (William McCartny)

3 company E, register of men discharged, number 29 (William McCartney)

4 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. (Searched 20 Jan 2001, on <www.ancestry.com>.) (William McCartney)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Wm McCartney)

6 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 59, page [blank] (image 276 on <www.ancestry.com>), line 7 (Wm McCartney)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 10 September 1864 (Pri McCartney)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (William McCartney)

9 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (Wm McCartney)

10 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (William McCartney)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William McCartney)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 14 January 2015)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 14 January 2015)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 14 January 2015)

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William McCartney in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 59, page [blank] (image 276 on <www.ancestry.com>), line 7]
[line] 7
[house] 72
[family] 98
[name] Mary McCartney (Widow) of Wm McCartney
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Regt
[enlistment date] Aug 28 [?] 1861
[discharge date] Sept 9 1865
[length of service] 3 years, [blank] months, [blank] days
[post office address] 809 (rear) Carpenter " " " [sc. Phila Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 14 January 2015, from Fold3]


McCartney, William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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