91st PA: James McCullough

James McCullough

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37, in Ireland. [sources: date: 3 (27 in ?1863), 7 (60 in ?1888), 8 (60 in ?1888). place: 3, 7, 8]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair. He had 'T.A.' (or perhaps 'J.A.') in blue on his right arm, and 'H.H.C.' on his left arm. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 30 August 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff. He was a private in company C. [sources: 1 (1863!), 3, 4, 9 (30 Aug 1863), 10, 20-22]

On 29 March 1862, Andrew Brown (C) told his father and sister that James McCollough and others 'are well and sent their respects to all the folks'. [source: 11]

On 3 March 1863, Andrew Brown (C) told his father and sister that McCullough wanted them to tell his wife where they bought the boots, so that she could buy a pair for him. [source: 18]

On 3 April 1863, Andrew Brown (C) told his father and sister that McCullough and others were doing well and sent their respects to 'all the folks', and in particular to Brown's father and sister. [source: 19]

On 31 May 1863, Andrew Brown (C) reported that McCullough and others came to see him regularly in the Fifth Corps Hospital, and were taking good care of him. [source: 13]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer. [source: 1]

On 31 March 1864, Andrew Brown (C) wrote to his father and sister that all the boys, including Jim McCullough, were doing well. [source: 14]

On 18 April 1864, Andrew Brown (C) wrote to his father and sister that McCullough and others were doing well 'and send their respects to their folks'. [source: 15]

On 28 April 1864, Andrew Brown (C) wrote to his father and sister that James McCullough and others 'are well and wish to be remembered to all their folks.' [source: 12]

On 14 June 1864, Andrew Brown (C) wrote to his father and sister that Jim McCullough and others were doing well. [source: 16]

On 17 June 1864, Andrew Brown (C) wrote his father that McCullough was doing better. [source: 17]

He was wounded on 23 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia,. [source: 1]

On 19 October 1864, he was reported returned from absent sick. [source: 5]

On 22 May 1865, he went on a furlough, which expired on 6 June 1865. He returned on 9 June 1865. [sources: 1, 2]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He served for 47 months. He was a private, in company C. [sources: 1, 4 (12 July), 7, 8, 9, 20-22]

After the war

On 23 October 1867, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 6, 9]

On 4 October 1869, he testified supporting James Tierney's pension application, based on the death in service of his son James Tierney (C). He testified that they messed together. His address was 5 Steam Mill Alley [Philadelphia Pennsylvania]. [source: 10]

On 21 June 1888, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home. He was admitted from Pennsylvania. He had a wound in his left shoulder. He was receiving a pension of $4 per month. [sources: 7, 8]

In 1890, he was living in the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. He had had a gun wound to his left shoulder and right leg. [source: 4]

He died on 11 October 1898, in the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home. He was then receiving a pension of $12 per month. He had a wound in his left shoulder. [sources: 8, 9 (9 Oct)]

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) (James McCullough)

2 Enlisted men's furloughs (James McCullough)

3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 50 (James McColough)

4 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 223 (image 214 on Ancestry), line 35 (James McCullough)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 19 October 1864 (Privt McCullough)

6 pension index, by name (James McCullough)

7 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting his report for the fiscal year 1888. Serial Set volume 2654, session volume 1, 50th Congress, 2d Session. House Miscellaneous Document 35. Page 205. (Jas McCullough)

8 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1899. Serial Set 3958, 56th Congress, session 1, House Document 106 (Jas McCullough)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (James McCullough)

10 pension certificate file, James Tierney father of James Tierney (C), certificate WC 138,241 (James J McCUllough)

11 letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 29 March 1862, Washington DC, in his father's pension certificate file, WC 134,972 (James McCollough)

12 letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 28 April 1864, Warrenton Junction VA, in his father's pension certificate file, WC 134,972 (James McCullough)

13 letter, Andrew Brown to his father, 31 May 1863, Fifth Corps Hospital, near Acquia Creek, in his father's pension certificate file, WC 134,972 (McCullough)

14 letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 31 March 1864 Warrenton Junction, in his father's pension certificate file, WC 134,972 (Jim McCullough)

15 letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 18 April 1864, Warrenton Junction, in his father's pension certificate file, WC 134,972 (McCUllough)

16 letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 6 June 1864, Cold Harbor, in his father's pension certificate file, WC 134,972 (Jim McCullough)

17 letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 17 June 1864, camp near Petersburg, Virginia, in his father's pension certificate file, WC 134,972 (Jim)

18 letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 3 March 1863, camp near Falmouth Virginia, in his father's pension certificate file, WC 134,972 (Jim McCullough)

19 letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 3 April 1863, camp near Falmouth Virginia, in his father's pension certificate file, WC 134,972 (Jim McCullough)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James McColough)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James McCullough)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James McCollough)

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James McCullough in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 223 (image 214 on Ancestry), line 35]
[line] 35
[house]
[family]
[name] James McCullough
[rank] pvt
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 30 Aug 1861
[discharge date] 12 July 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 11 months, [blank] days
[post office address] do [sc. National Soldiers Home Va]
[disability incurred] Gun wound left shoulder right leg
[remarks] US Service

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 4 January 2015, from Fold3]


McColough James
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 5 January 2015]

McCullough James
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McColough, James.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 7 January 2015]

McCollough, James
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McColough, James

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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