He was born in 1843/44 (3 [18 in 1861], 6 & 7 & 8 [17 in 1861], 19 (37 in 1883), 20 (34 in 1880)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 7, 8, 20).
When he enlisted, he was a brickmaker, and was living at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 6, 7, 8).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3, 6, 7, 8).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 October 1861 (1, 3, 4, 5 [8 Oct], 6). His parents consented (6). He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (3, 6). He was mustered in as a musician, in company K, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1 [private], 3, 4 [musician], 5 [musician], 17 (fifer), 21-23 (fifer), 24).
On 26 June 1862, he was in Prince-Street Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia (15). He had typhoid fever (15).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (10).
He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 3, 7, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Carpenter (3, 7, 8). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Swan (7, 8).
At some time, he was promoted to fifer (3).
On 14 August 1864, he returned to the regiment from hospital (9).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 3, 4). He was a private, in company K (17, 21-24).
On 13 June 1879, he applied successfully for a pension (12, 18).
In 1880, he was living at 756 South Juniper Street, ward 3, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20). He was living with his wife Margaret, children Annie and John, and sister-in-law Annie Cochran (20). He was a police[man] (20).
On 30 July 1883, he died (19). On 2 August 1883, he was buried in Mt Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA (2, 19). Members of the following organizations were invited to the funeral: Hand in Hand Council, number 14, Order of United American Mechanics; Centennial Lodge, number 100, Knights of Pythias; and the Harbor Police Force (19). The burial was held from his residence, 756 South Juniper Street, Philadelphia (19).
In 1890, he was living at 1 Armstrong Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4). (I assume this was actually his widow.)
On 24 September 1897 [?], Margaret McFetridge, his widow, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 18).
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)
2 Mt Moriah Cemetery, interment records (searched 8 November 2000)
3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 7 August 2004 (Matt. W. McFetridge)
4 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district [blank] (image 344 on Ancestry, line 31 (Mathew [?] McFetridge)
5 company K, list of non-commissioned officers (Matthew McFettridge)
6 company K, descriptive roll (Mathew McFetridge)
7 company K, third descriptive roll (Matthew McFetridge)
8 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Matt McFetridge)
9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 14 August 1864 (Private McFetridge)
10 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Matthew McFetridge)
11 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Matthew McFetridge)
12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Mathew McFetridge)
13 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Matt McFetridge)
14 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Matt MFetridge)
15 'The sick and wounded Pennsylvania soldiers in Washington', Philadelphia Press Saturday 28 June 1862, page 1 (M McFettridge)
16 court-martial record, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 153 (Records of the Judge Advocate General (Army)), John Groft, 25 March 1863, LL 231 (Matthew McFetridge)
17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Mathew M Fettridge)
18 pension index, by name (Mathew McFetridge)
19 death notice, Philadelphia inquirer Thursday 2 August 1883, page 5 (Matthew McFetridge)
20 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 3, electoral district 15, enumeration district 68, microfilm series T9, page 502 = 15 C handwritten (Matt McFettridge)
21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Mathew M Fetridge)
22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Mathew McFittridge)
23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Mathew McFettridge)
24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Matthew McFetridge)
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McFETRIDGE--On the 30th ult., MATTHEW McFETRIDGE, aged thirty seven years
The relatives and friends of the family, also the members of Hand in Hand Council, No 14, O U.A M, Centennial Lodge, No 100, K of P, and the Harbor Police Force are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Thursday, August 2, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, No. 756 S Juniper street. To proceed to Mount Moriah.