He was born on 12 May 1819 (15; 7 (63 in 1882), 9 (63 in 1882)). He was born in Ireland (7, 9, 15). He was born to John McFeeters and [unknown] (15).
He was mustered into service as a corporal on 18 October 1861 (1, 2, 6, 11). He was in company F (1, 10, 17-20 (pvt)).
He was transferred on 4 December 1861 to company D (1, 5, 11).
On 6 January 1863, he and about five hundred other sick and wounded soldiers arrived in Philadelphia (12). Most had been wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg (12). They were taken to the Chestnut Hill Hospital (12).
He was discharged at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 8 June 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability, because of wounds (1, 3, 6, 7 [20 months service]). He was a corporal in company D (1, 3, 9, 13, 17-20). He had served for twenty months (9).
On 17 June 1863, he applied successfully for a pension (8, 10, 11).
He married Eliza [unknown family name] (16).
On 25 June 1882, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7, 9). He suffered from wounds to his body (7, 9). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (9).
He was present at the Southern Branch in 1883 (7).
In 1890, he was living in the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (6). He had had a gunshot wound to his right side (6).
He was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home on 11 July 1903 (9). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (9).
On 14 February 1907, he again applied for a pension, under the Act of 6 February 1907 (10, 11, 13). His pension certificate was reissued, and he received $20 per month effective 14 February 1907 (13). The pension certificate was dated 20 March 1907 (13).
On 26 February 1909, he died, at 1933 Latona Street, ward 36, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13, 14, 15). He died of uremia (of 4 years duration) (15). On 2 March 1909, he was buried, at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was buried from 1933 Latona Street, Philadelphia, the home of his grandson Robert Forbes (15). Invited to his funeral were members of Lodge number 164, International Order of Odd Fellows, and survivors of the 91st Pennsylvania (15).
On 27 July 1909, the Pension Bureau issued a reimbursement order for $55.33, payable to Robert Forbes (1933 Latona Street, Philadelphia, PA) (13).
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) (Robert McFetters [sic])
2 company D, list of non-commissioned officers (Robert McFeeters [sic])
3 company D, register of men discharged (Robert McFeeters [sic])
4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 7 August 2004 (Robert McFetters) [the company F card simply refers to the company D card, which I couldn't find]
5 company F, register of men transferred (Robert McFetters)
6 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 230 (image 221 on Ancestry), line 24 (Robert McFeeters [?])
7 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1, 48th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 11, page 216 (Robert McFeeters)
8 pension index, by name (Robert McFeeters [sic])
9 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1904. Serial Set volume 4835. Session volume 56, 58th Congress, 3rd Session. House Document 71. Page 413 (R McFeeters)
10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Robert McFeetors)
11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Robert McFeeters)
12 'Arrival of sick and wounded soldiers' (Philadelphia Inquirer 7 January 1863 page 6) (R MacFeeters)
14 Pennsylvania death indices, 1909 (accessed 18 Jan 2014) ('McFeeters, Robert; 19740; Phila.; Feb. 26.')
16 death notice, Philadelphia inquirer, Sunday 28 February 1909, page 8 (Robert McFeeters)
17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert M Feeters)
18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert McFeeters)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert McFesters)
20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert McFetters)
|CLASS.||RATE.||DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.||DATE OF CERTIFICATE.|
|REISSUE||20||14 Feby 1907||20 Mch. 1907|
I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Feb 10 1905 to Feb 26 1909 that I last saw him alive on Feb 26 1909 and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 3.15 P.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:Chief, Uremia DURATION. 4 years Mos. 16 Days
McFEETERS.--On February 26, 1909, ROBERT husband of the late Eliza McFeeters, in his 90th year. Relatives and friends, also Dacal [??] Rights Lodge, No. 164, IOOF, and Survivors of the 91st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, are invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday at 2 PM. at the residence of his grandson Robert Forbes, 1933 Latona st. Interment private.