91st PA: James McGuckin

James McGuckin

Before the war

He was born in 1829/30 (3 (31 in 1861), 4 [50 in ?1879]). He was born in Ireland (4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 4 November 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He was mustered in, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a private in company I (1, 3, 7).

He was discharged on 31 March 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1 [31 March], 2 [no date], 3). He had served for sixteen months (4). He was a private, in company I (7).

After the war

On 4 October 1879, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (4). He had a prolapsed anus, but was not receiving any pension (4).

He died on 8 May 1880, at the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (4).

On 30 December 1881, his widow, Susannah McGuckin, successfully applied for a pension (5, 6).


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 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 30 March 1863 (James McGuckin)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 30 March 2005 (James McGuckin)

4 Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Soldiers Home, 30 December 1882 [for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1882]. Serial Set volume 2115, session volume 1, 47th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 13, page 378 (James McGuckin)

5 pension index, by name (James McGuckin)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (James McGuckin)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

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]

McGuckin, James.
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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