91st PA: Archibald McKain

Archibald McKain

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and grey hair (2).

During the war

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 apparently absent on leave from 5 March 1863 to 12 March 1863 (7). Because he did not return on time, he was counted as absent without leave on the 13th (8). But he returned on the 14th (6).

He fought in the battle of Gettysburg (5), and was wounded there in the hand on 3 July 1863 (1, 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).

After the war

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).

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 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)

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Archibald McKain in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 557, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 616 C = 23 handwritten]
line3334353637
street nameSanderson Street
house number1617    
dwelling visit #209    
family visit #217    
nameMcKain Archibald- Ann- John- Rebecca- Kate [?]
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
age5755302214
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonDaughtDaught
single   11
married111  
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationBrick LayerKeeps HouseDetective HotelFringe KnitterAt School
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year    1
can't read     
can't write     
birthplaceIrelandPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceIrelandPennaIrelandIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 589, page 1 (image 1920 on Ancestry)]
[line] 4
[house] 17
[family] 19
[name] Archibald McKain
[rank] Priv
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 2 Sept 1861
[discharge date] 2 Sept 1864
[length of service] 3 years, 0 months, 0 days
[post office address] " " [sc. Philada Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Doubt about correctness of Date of Discharge

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[I could not find him in the transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]

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]


McKain, Archibald
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt
See also V.R.C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 8 January 2015]

McKane, Archibald
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McKain, Archibald

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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