91st PA: Thomas McDermot

Thomas McDermot

Before the war

He was born in 1844/45 (2 (19 in 1864), 6 (19 at death)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2). He was born to James McDermott and Winifred [unknown family name] (6).

When he enlisted, he was a lead pounder (2).

Description

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

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 12 January 1864 (1, 2). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Stretch (2). He was a private in company A (1, 8-9).

He was killed on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia (1, 2, 3, 6). He was a private, in company A (8-9).

After the war

On 7 November 1864, his mother, Winifred McDermott, applied successfully for a pension (4, 5, 7).

On 4 May 1876, his brother (or a minor dependent), Henry Foster, also applied successfully for a pension (4, 5, 7).

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) (Thomas McDermot)

2 company A descriptive roll, entry 113 (Thomas McDermot)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1864 (Private McDermott)

4 pension index, by regiment (Thomas McDermott)

5 pension index, by name (Thomas McDermott)

6 death notice, Public Ledger 25 June 1864 page 2 (Thomas McDermott)

7 mother's pension certificate file, National Archives and Record Administration, RG 15, certificate 45,529 (cross-reference to certificate 176,018), mother of Thomas McDermott

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas A McDermit)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas McDermott)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 7 January 2015, from Fold3]


McDermit Thomas A.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McDermott Thomas

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 12 January 2015]

McDermott, Thomas.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[death notice, Public Ledger 25 June 1864 page 2, Thomas McDermott]

McDERMOTT--On the 18th [?] instant of wounds received on the morning [?] of the 18th [?] while charging on the rebel works in front of Petersburg THOS McDERMOTT, of Co. A, 91st Reg't, P V V., in the 19th year of his age son of James and Winnifred McDermott.


In youthful [?] pride I left my home
My country to defend
And give my life a sacrifice
This wicked strife to end.

To you, my comrades, adieu,
Tell those at home they need not doubt
But that the country will be saved,
Although poor Tom is mustered out

Tell mother also how I fell,
White charging on the rebel foe,
And that my duty being done,
I [?] bid adieu to all below.

Now lay me near to where I fell,
For Petersburg you'll ne'er forget.
Avenge it well on every field,
Farewell, my earthly sun is set.

widow's pension certificate file, cross reference

[mother's pension certificate file, National Archives and Record Administration, RG 15, certificate 45,529 (cross-reference to certificate 176,018), mother of Thomas McDermott]
[transcribed from Footnote, July 2011]


[page 1]
3--421.
ADMITTED FILES.
Certificate No. 45529
Series Mother Cert.
Pensioner [blank]
Soldier Thomas McDermott
Service A. 91 Pa Inf
Drawn by SEE WC 176-018
for
MISC. CIVIL WAR Division.
Charged [blank], 191[blank]
to [blank]
on slip signed [blank]
ADMITTED FILED FEB 5 1916
6--287
[blank] File Clerk.

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