91st PA: William McGevy

William McGevy

Before the war

He was born in 1833/34 (2 (30 in 1864), 3 (18)). He was born in Scotland (2, 3).

When he enlisted, he was a blacksmith (2, 3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-3/4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (2, 3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 11 March 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (2). He was mustered by Captain Nichols (2). He was owed $400 bounty, and may have been paid $18.82 (3). He was a private in company B (1, 7-10).

He was reported absent without leave on 26 April 1864 (4; see also 6).

He was dropped from the rolls on 1 July 1864, as a deserter (1, 3, 6 [3 July]). He was a private, in company B (7-10).

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) (William McGevy)

2 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 48 (William McGevvy)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 1 Jun 2004 (William McGevy; rolls have 'McGeary')

4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 26 April 1864 (McGeevy)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 3 July 1864 (Private McGeary [sic])

6 monthly return, company B, May 1864 (Wm McGevy)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William McGevvy)

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

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

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William McGevy)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed December 2006)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 4 January 2015, from Fold3]


McGevvy, William
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McGerry, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 5 January 2015]

McGeary, William
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McGerry, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 7 January 2015]

McGerry, William
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 14 January 2015]

McGevy, William
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McGerry William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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