He was born in 1840/41 (4 (23 in 1864)). He was born in New Albany, Indiana (4).
When he enlisted, he was a ship carpenter, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-3/8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (4).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 28 January 1864 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 4). He was a private in company B (1, 7-8).
In May 1864, the regiment reported him absent sick in hospital, at Washington, DC (6).
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) (George McClary)
2 letter, Lentz to Bennett, 9 July 1864 (George N Cleary)
3 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 21 (George R C McCleary)
4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 1 Jun 2004 (George McClary; rolls have 'McCleary')
5 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1864 (McClary)
6 monthly return, company B, May 1864 (Geo K C McCleary)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George R C McCleary)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George McClary)