91st PA: Matthew McIlvaney [or McElvaney]

Matthew McIlvaney [or McElvaney]

Before the war

He was born in 1816/17 (7 (44 in 1861)). He was born in Antrim, Ireland (7).

When he enlisted, he was a weav[er] (7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9-1/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (7).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 5 November 1861 (1, 7). He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (7). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Lieutenant George Murphy (1, 7, 12-17).

He may have deserted on 25 August 1863, from a hospital in West Philadelphia--but the entry is crossed out in a way that suggests this is a mistake (5).

On 8 September 1863, Sinex reported that he was in Philadelphia and able to rejoin the regiment, and requested his return (2).

On 18 September 1863, he was reported deserted from a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). On 29 October 1863, he was reported regained from desertion (4).

He was transferred on 1 May 1864 to the Veterans' reserve corps (1, 6, 8 [reported 8 July]). When transferred, he was a private in company K (12-17). He served in company A or H of the 3rd Veterans' reserve corps (10 [A], 11 [H]).

Perhaps the Jane McIlvany (wife of Matthew McIlvany) who died on 24 May 1864, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was his wife (18).

After the war

On 24 March 1875, a minor dependent, Martha Gieher, applied unsuccessfully for a pension (9, 10, 11).

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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 3 September 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 18 September 1863 (Private McIllvany)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 29 Oct 1863 (Private McIllvany)

5 CROSSED-OUT ENTRY: company K, register of deserters (Matthew McIlvany)

6 company K, list of men transferred, #34 (Matthew McIlvany [?])

7 company K, descriptive roll (Mathew McElvaney)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 8 July 1864 (Pri McIlvany)

9 pension index, by name (Matthew McIlvaney)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Mathew McIlvaney)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Mathew McIlvaney)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Matthew McIlvane)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Matthew McIlvana)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Matthew McElvaney)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Matthew McIlvany)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Mathew McIlvaney)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Matthew McIllvany)

18 death notice, [Philadelphia] Public ledger, Tuesday 24 May 1864, page 2 (Jane McIlvany)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 9 January 2015)
records of headstones of deceased Union military veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 9 January 2015)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 9 January 2015)
Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificate, 1803-1915
FamilySearch index (accessed 9 January 2015)
Find a grave
accessed 9 January 2015

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 8 January 2015, from Fold3]


McIlvane, Matthew
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McIlvany, Matthew.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 9 January 2015]

McIlvana Matthew
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McIlvany, Matthew.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 9 January 2015]

McElvaney Matthew
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McIlvaney Mathew.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 16 January 2015]

McIlvany Matthew.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also V.R.C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 16 January 2015]

McIlvaney, Mathew
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McIlvany Matthew

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 6, transcribed 16 January 2015]

McIllvany Matthew
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McIlvany Matthew

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice, Jane McIlvany

[death notice, [Philadelphia] Public ledger, Tuesday 24 May 1864, page 2]
[transcribed 9 January 2015, from GenealogyBank]
[I do not know whether her husband is the Matthew McIlvany who served in the 91st]

McILVANY--On the 21st instant, JANE McILVANY, wife of Matthew McIlvany, aged 45 [?] years, 4 months and 13 das.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend her funeral, from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, No 1110 Brown street, this afternoon, at 4 o'clk.


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