91st PA: James McLoon

James McLoon

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (5 (19 in 1862), 6 (21), 16 (51 in ?1893), 17 (52 in ?1893)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 16, 17).

When he enlisted, he was a cordwainer, and was living in Philadelphia (5, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (5, 6 [5'9"]).

During the war

Perhaps after the war, he also served in companies F, G, and K of the 14th US Infantry, company I of the 21st US Infantry, company G of the 32nd US Infantry, and in company C, Engineering Battalion, USA (2, 9).

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 10 January 1862, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6 [1 Jan 62], 9 [11 Jan 62], 10 [2 Jan]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Gilbert (5). He was a private, in company A (5, 19).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (15).

On 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign (probably after 11 June 1863) (3). He was (probably) regained on 16 August 1863 (4).

He was mustered into service as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 6 [26 Dec 63]). He was a private in company A (1).

On 20 April 1864, he was reported absent without leave (7). He was reported returned on 22 April 1864 (8).

He was wounded on 10 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (1, 18).

On 18 October 1864, he was reported returned from absent sick (11).

On 22 October 1864, he was reported in arrest (12; see also 14). He was released from arrest by 30 October 1864 (13).

He was wounded on 1 April 1865 at Five Forks (1).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5, 6, 9, 10 [14 Jul]). He had served for 42 months (16, 17). He was a private, in company A (19).

After the war

On 18 June 1869, he successfully applied for a pension (2, 9).

In 1890, he was living in Vancouver Barracks, Clark County, Washington (10). He was "still in active service" (10).

On 6 July 1893, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (16, 17). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (16, 17). He had rheumatism (16) or a lung disease (17). He was receiving a pension of $8 per month (16, 17).

In 1894, he was present in the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (16).

On 12 April 1895, he was discharged from the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (17).

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 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. Searched 25 April 01, on <www.ancestry.com>.

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Priv McLoon)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 16 Aug 1863 (James McLoon)

5 company A descriptive roll, entry 108 (James McLoon)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (James McLoon)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 20 April 1864 (McLoon)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 22 April 1864 (McLoon)

9 pension index, by regiment (James McLoon)

10 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, [Washington], [Clark] County, [Vancouver Barracks], supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [x], page 2 (James McLoon)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 18 October 1864 (Privt McLoon)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 22 October 1864 (Privt McLoon)

13 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 30 October 1864 [no men from company A in arrest]

14 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 24 October 1864 (Privt McLoon)

15 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (James McLoon)

16 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1894. Serial Set volume 3329, session volume 3, 53rd Congress, 3rd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 27 (in 2 parts). Page 747. (James McLoon)

17 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1895. Serial Set volume 3412, session volume 45, 54th Congress, 1st Session. House Document 42 (in 3 parts). Part III, page 131. (James McLoon)

18 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Jas McLoon)

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

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, [Washington], [Clark] County, [Vancouver Barracks], supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [x], page 2]
[line] 25
[house] 25
[family] 25
[name] McLoon James
[rank] Pvt
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] Jan 2 1862
[discharge date] July 14 1865
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Vancouver Barracks Wash.
[disability incurred] None
[remarks] Still in active Service

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 January 2015, from Fold3]


McLoon, James.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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