91st PA: John S McFarland

John S McFarland

Before the war

He was born in 1837 (7; 4 (31 in 1863)). He was born in Washington [County], Pennsylvania (4).

When he enlisted, he was a carpen[ter] (4).


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 9 December 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1, 4, 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Captain Wright (4).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1, 6). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then absent, as a private (3). He was a private in company K (1, 9).

He was discharged on 2 February 1865 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 7). He was a private, in company K (9).

After the war

On 28 April 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (5, 6).

On 1 January 1878, he died (7). He was buried in St Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, 45th and Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (7). His grave has a GAR headstone (7).

On 2 August 1888, h