He was born in 1825/26 (2 (35 in 1861), 9 (57 in 1880)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 9).
When he enlisted, he was a brick layer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and grey hair (2).
He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years in company E on 2 September 1861, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2, 11, 13, 14). He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Captain Starr (2).
He was transferred in October 1863 to the Veterans' Reserve Corp, because he was unfit for field duty (1, 2, 3). He was a private, in company E, when he was transferred (13, 14). He served in company F, 18th regiment (4, 12). The regiment reported his transfer on 29 June 1864 (10). He may have been discharged on 2 September 1864 (11).
On 28 December 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (4, 12).
In 1880, he was living at 1617 Sanderson Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Ann, and his children John, Rebecca, and Kate (9).
In 1890, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11).
He died on 17 April 1891 (12).
On 5 May 1891, his widow, Ann McKain, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 12).
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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 59 (Archibald McKain)
3 register of men transferred, company E, entry 14
4 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. (Searched 20 Jan 2001, on Ancestry) (Archibald McKain)
5 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Archibald McKain)
6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 14 March 1863 (Archibald McCain)
7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 5 March 1863 (not named; inferred)
8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 13 March 1863 (not named; inferred)
9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 557, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 616 C = 23 handwritten (Archibald McKain)
10 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1864 (Archi McKain)
11 1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 589, page 1 (image 1920 on Ancestry) (Archibald McKain)
12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Archibald McKain)
13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Archibald McKain)
14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Archibald McKane)
|street name||Sanderson Street|
|dwelling visit #||209|
|family visit #||217|
|name||McKain Archibald||- Ann||- John||- Rebecca||- Kate [?]|
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|occupation||Brick Layer||Keeps House||Detective Hotel||Fringe Knitter||At School|
|school this year|| ||1|