91st PA: John McKnight

John McKnight

Before the war

He was born in 1819/20 (2 (41 in 1861)). He was born in Tirone County Ireland (2).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years in company E on 9 September 1861, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (2, 4). (Bates (1) has 9 September 1863, which is obviously a mistake, given the date Bates has him deserting.) He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Colonel Reiff (2).

He deserted on 8 October 1861, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3). He was a private, in company E (4).

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 64

3 register of deserters, company E, entry 2 (John McKnight)

4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John McKnight)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)

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McKnight, John
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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