91st PA: Lawrence McGrath (or McGraph)

Lawrence McGrath

Before the war

He was born in 1837/38 (2 (27 in 1865), 3 (27 in 1865)). He was born in Ireland (2).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).

Description

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

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private for one year, as a substitute, on 23 March 1865, at Pottsville, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted and mustered into service by Captain Bowan (2). He was a private in company E (1, 7).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 3). He was a private, in company E (7).

After the war

He died on 22 April 1887 (6 [22 Apr 87], 9 [23 Apr 87]). He is buried in St Canicus Cemetery, Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (8, 9).

On 8 August 1890, his widow, Alice McGrath, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 6).

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 Company E descriptive roll, entry 175 (Lawrence McGraph)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 17 May 2004 (Lawrence McGrath)

4 pension index, by name (Lawrence McGrath [sic])

5 [deleted]

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Lawrence M McGrath)

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

8 Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999 (Lawrence McGrath)

9 records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903 (Lawrence McGrath)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Find a grave
accessed 5 January 2015 (searched by name and by cemetery)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
the Lawrence T McGrath in Pittsburgh with no unit listed is presumably the Lawrence T McGrath born 1843 died 5 January 1923 buried in St Mary's R C Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA, who served in company I of the 102nd Pennsylvania Infantry
see 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburg [sic], supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 131, page 9, Lawrence T McGrath
see Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999, Lawrence T McGrath, Allegheny County, 5 January 1923 (accessed on Ancestry, 5 January 2015)

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Lawrence McGrath in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 5 January 2015, from Fold3]


McGrath, Lawrence
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards

[Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999]
[transcribed 5 January 2015, from Ancestry]


RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Schuylkill County
NAME McGrath Lawrence
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 3-23-65 7-10-65
ORGANIZATION(S) Co-E 91-Regt. P. I.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY OR PLACE OF INTERMENT NAME St. Canicus
LOCATION Mahanoy Twp.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY [blank]
HEADSTONE Yes
INFORMATION GIVEN BY J. R. Wilson DATE 7-10-35
REMARKS D

headstone

[records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903]
[transcribed 5 January 2015, from FamilySearch]


McGrath Lawrence
Pvt Co. E, 91" Regt. Pa Infy
Cemetery [blank]
at Mahanoy City Pa
Grave [blank]
Date of death Apl 23 [sic] - 1887
Headstone supplied by [blank]
Sheldon & Sons,
West [illegible] Vermont,
Contracted Aug 22 [?], 1888 [?]

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