91st PA: Matthew McFetridge

Matthew McFetridge

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3, 6, 7, 8).

During the war

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).

On the march to Antietam, he carried John Groff's gun for a while, at George Coster's request (16).

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).

He was wounded on 14 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (1, 11).

On 14 August 1864, he returned to the regiment from hospital (9).

On 30 April 1865, he was detailed as a 5th corps pioneer (13).

In June 1865, he was detailed as a pioneer in Corps Headquarters (14).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 3, 4). He was a private, in company K (17, 21-24).

After the war

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).

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)

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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed 28 March 2006)

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Matthew McFetridge in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 3, electoral district 15, enumeration district 68, microfilm series T9, page 502 = 15 C handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) his spouse's name matches the name of his widow, who applied for a pension, and (2) his address matches the residence listed in his death notice]
line3233343536
street nameSouth Juniper Street
house number756    
dwelling visit #220    
family visit #154    
nameMcFettridge Matt- Margt- Annie- JohnCochran Annie
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMF
age343311721
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeDaughterSonSister in Law
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationPoliceKeeping houseAt SchoolAt SchoolWorks in Cotton Mill
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  11 
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaIrelandPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandPennaPennaIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district [blank] (image 344 on Ancestry, line 31]
[identification is confirmed]

[line] 31
[house] 230
[family] 257
[name] Mathew [?] McFetridge
[rank] Muc.
[company] K
[unit] 91 P.V.
[enlistment date] Oct [?] 10 1861
[discharge date] July 10 1865 [written above a crossed-out 'Dec 25 1863']
[length of service] 2 years, 3 months, [blank] days
[post office address] No. 1 Armstrong [?] Court, Phila
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, January 2005]
[I found two possibly relevant entries:]

Matthew McFetridge, watchman, h 743 S 17th
Matthew L McFetridge, printer, h r 45 Bulletin

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Fettridge, Mathew M.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Fifer | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McFetridge Mathew

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 11 April 2014]


Fetridge Mathew M
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Fifer | Priv
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McFetridge Mathew

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 4 January 2015]

McFittridge, Mathew
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Fifer | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McFetridge, Mathew

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 5 January 2015]

McFettridge Mathew
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Fifer | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McFetridge, Mathew

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 6 January 2015]

McFetridge, Matthew [sic]
Co. [blank], 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
[blank] | [blank]
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia inquirer Thursday 2 August 1883, page 5]
[transcribed 3 April 2014, from GenealogyBank]

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.


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