91st PA: William McClung

William McClung

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (4 (18 in 1861), 5 [19 in 1863], 9 [25 in 1870], 10 [35 in 1880], 18 [40 at death in 1885]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 9, 10, 18).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (4, 5 [Brick m]).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (4, 5 [5'6"]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 or 21 December 1861 (1, 4 [2 Dec], 6 [2 Dec]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Phillips (4). He was a private in company F (1, 19).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (14).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863 (1, 5, 6 [discharged on 25 Dec]). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant W H Carpenter (5).

He was wounded on 14 May 1864 (1, 16).

On 9 June 1864, he was reported deserted from a hospital in Wilmington, Delaware (2). On 3 September 1864, he was reported regained from desertion (8).

He was transferred on 10 January 1865 to the Veterans' Reserve Corps (1, 3). When transferred, he was a private in company F (19). He was discharged on 25 July 1865 (6).

After the war

He married Agnes [unknown family name]. In 1900 and 1910, she reported having had no children (11, 12).

In 1870, he was living in the 26th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Agnes, along with Michael, Mary, and Mary Smith (9). He was a fireman at the gas works, and owned $300 in personal property (9).

On 29 June 1870, he applied successfully for a pension (13, 17).

In 1880, he was living at 1649 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Agnes, a cousin, a nephew, and a servant (10). He was a tavern keeper (10).

On 19 September 1885, he died of cerebritis, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15, 17, 18). He was married (18). The funeral was held on 23 September, at the NE Corner of 17th and Federal Streets (his residence) (15, 18). Among those invited were members of Greble Post, Number 10, GAR (15). He was interred in Machpelah Vault (15), and buried (presumably later) in Mount Moriah Cemetery (18).

In 1890, his widow, Agnes McClung, was living at 1649 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 7). She sold liquors (7). Kate McClung was living with her (7). He had been shot through his left hand (6).

On 4 July 1891, his widow, Agnes H McClung, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (13, 17).

In 1900, his widow, Agnes McClung, was living at 1505 Minton [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). She was living with Annie Cox, who was living with them in 1880 as a servant (11).

In 1910, his widow, Agnes McClung, was living at 1505 Manton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). She was living with Annie Cox (12).

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) (William McClung)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864 (Wm McClung)

3 company F, register of men transferred (Wm McClung)

4 company F, descriptive roll, #93 (William McClung)

5 company F, second descriptive roll, #9 (William McClung)

6 1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 590, page [1] (image 1924 on Ancestry) (Wm McClung)

7 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 3 September 1864 (William McClung)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 26th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1414, page 548 = 69 handwritten (William McClung)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 556, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 591 A = 1 handwritten (Wm McClung)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 26th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 627, microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 160 B = 7 handwritten (Agnes McClung)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 26th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 577, microfilm series T624, film 1400, page 199 B = 11 handwritten (Agnes McClung)

13 pension index, by name (William McClung)

14 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Wm McClung)

15 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 September 1885, page 5; also published in 22 September 1885 page 5 (William McClung)

16 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Wm McClung)

17 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (William McClung)

18 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 September 1885 (William McClung)

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

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 26th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1414, page 548 = 69 handwritten]
line2829303132
Dwelling-house number488    
Family number503    
NameMcClung William- AgnessSmith Michael- Mary- Mary A
Age252720236/12
SexMFMFF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationFireman Gas WorksKeep HouseLaborerNo Occupation 
Real estate value     
Personal estate value300    
BirthplacePennaScotlandPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born 1   
Mother foreign born 1   
Birth month if born within year    Jan
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year     
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 556, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 591 A = 1 handwritten]
line4344454647
street nameFederal Street
house number1649    
dwelling visit #8    
family visit #8    
nameMcClung Wm- Agnes- Kate- ThomasCox Anna
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMF
age3537291322
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeCousinnephewServant
single   11
married11   
widowed/divorced  1  
married during year     
occupationTavern KeeperKeeping houseVest makerErrand BoyServant
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year   1 
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaScotlandPennaPennaEngland
father's birthplaceIrelandScotlandIrelandPennaEngland
mother's birthplacePennaScotlandPennaPennaEng

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 590, page [1] (image 1924 on Ancestry)]
[line] 1
[house] 1
[family] 1
[name] Agnes widow of McClung Wm
[rank] Private
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa inf
[enlistment date] 2 Dec 1861
[discharge date] 25 Dec 1863
[length of service] 2 years, [blank] months, 23 days
[post office address] McClung Agnes
[disability incurred] shot through left hand
[remarks] Reinlisted as vet

[line]
[house] 1
[family] 1
[name] Agnes widow of McClung Wm
[rank] [illegible]
[company] A [?]
[unit] 91 Pa inf
[enlistment date] 25 Dec 1863
[discharge date] 25 July 1865
[length of service] 2 years, 7 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 1649 Federal st
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] discharged as corp.

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
Agnes H McClung, liquors, 1649 Federal
Kate McClung, h 1649 Federal

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 26th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 627, microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 160 B = 7 handwritten]
line8081
streetMinton [?]
house number1505 
dwelling number134 
family number177 
nameMcClung AgnesCox Annie
relationshipHeadBoarder
colorWW
sexFF
birth dateFeby 1849Apl 1855
age5145
married?WDS
# years married  
mother of how many children?0 
# of children living0 
birthplaceScotlandEngland
father's birthplaceScotlandEngland
mother's birthplaceScotlandEngland
immigration year18511857
# years in USA4943
naturalized citizen?  
occupation  
# months not employed  
# months in school  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYes
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 26th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 577, microfilm series T624, film 1400, page 199 B = 11 handwritten]
line9596
streetManton St
house nr1505 
dwelling nr186 
family nr197 
nameMcClung AgnesCox Annie
relationshipHeadBoarder
sexFF
colorWW
age5545
marital statusWdS
#years present marriage  
mother of # children0 
mother of # living children0 
birthplaceScotland EngEngland Eng
father's birthplaceScotland EngEngland Eng
mother's birthplaceScotland EngEngland Eng
immigratedUn1870
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneNone
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 January 2015, from Fold3]


McClung, William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also V.R.C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 September 1885, page 5; also published in 22 September 1885 page 5]
McCLUNG.--On the 19th inst., WILLIAM McCLUNG, of cerebritis of the brain.

The relatives and friends of the family, also the members of Empire Lodge, 104, I. O. of O. F., Mount Vernon Lodge, K. of P., General Marion Council, 117, O U. A. M., Greble Post, No. 10, G. A. R., surviving members of the Ninety-first Regiment, P.V., and the Twenty-sixth Ward Union Republican Executive Committee, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this Wednesday, 23d inst., at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, N.E.corner of Seventeenth and Federal streets. To proceed to Machpelah Vault.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 September 1885, William McClung]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, William McClung
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 40 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, September 19, 1885
7. Cause of Death, Cerebritis
M. J. Chilling [?] M.D.
Residence, 1702 Christian St.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 26th
12. Street and Number, N E Corner of 17 [?] & Federal
13. Date of Burial, Sept 23rd [?] 1885
14. Place of Burial, Mount Moriah Cemetery
Thompson Carson Undertaker.
1342 South St

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