91st PA: George McMullin

George McMullin

Before the war

He was born in 1821/22 (11 (39 in 1861), 12 (42 in 1863), 16 (45 in 1866)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11, 12, 16).

When he enlisted, he was a gas finisher (11, 12).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and sandy hair (11, 12).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 11 September 1861 (1, 11). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sinex (11). He was mustered in service by Captain Starr (11). He was in company D (1, 17-20 (sgt)).

He was appointed sergeant on 26 October 1863 (9) or 8 October 1861 (10).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (13). He was then a sergeant (13).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 12). He was enlisted for three years, by Lieutenant Swan, at Bealton, Virginia (12).

On 7 November 1864, he was reduced to the ranks from sergeant (4). This demotion was revoked on 11 November 1864 (6).

On 31 December 1864, he was promoted to first sergeant (5, 9 [1864]).

On 4 March 1865, Sellers asked that he be discharged to allow him to accept a commission as first lieutenant (3). He was promoted on 18 March 1865 from first sergeant to first lieutenant (1, 2, 8, 9, 12, 14).

On 29 April 1865, he went on a leave, which expired on 19 May 1865 (7, citing SO 96 HQ 5th Corps).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 2). He was first lieutenant of company D (17-20).

After the war

On 27 March 1866, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15, 16). He died of delirium tremens (16). He was a brass finisher (16). He was single (16). He died at, or was buried from, 1334 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). On 29 March 1866, he was buried in Philanthropic Cemetery (16).

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 Official army register

3 letter, Sellers to Farnsworth, 4 March 1865

4 special order 106, HQ 91st PA, 7 November 1864

5 special order 120, HQ 91st PA, 31 December 1864

6 special order 108, HQ 91st PA, 11 November 1864

7 undated officers' furlough list, in regimental letter, order, guard, and furlough book (George McMullen)

8 company D, list of commissioned officers (George McMullen)

9 company D, list of non-commissioned officers (George McMullen [in "reorganization" list])

10 company D, list of non-commissioned officers (George McMullin)

11 company D, descriptive roll, sergeants, entry 2 (George McMullin)

12 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 1 (Geo McMullen)

13 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (George McMullin)

14 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania (G McMullin)

15 [death notice], Public Ledger 29 March 1866, page 2 (George McMullin)

16 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 March 1866 (George McMullen)

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

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George McMullen)

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

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George M Mullan)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed 29 March 2006)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 29 March 2006)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 4 January 2015, from Fold3]


McMullin, George
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt. | 1 Lt.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 9 January 2015]

McMullen, George
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt. | 1 Lt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McMullin, George.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 3 February 2015]

Mullen, George M.
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sergt | 1 Lieut.
REFERENCE CARD
Original filed under
McMullin, George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 3 February 2015]

Mullan George M.
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sergt. | 1 Lieut.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McMullin George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Public Ledger 29 March 1866, page 2]

McMULLIN--Suddenly, on the 27th inst., Lieut GEORGE McMULLIN, late of the 91st Regiment Pa Vols

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 March 1866, George McMullen]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, George McMullen
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, [blank]
4. Age, Forty-five years
5. Single
6. Date of Death, March 27th 1866
7. Cause of Death, Delirium Tremens
G C M Klapp M.D.
Residence, Passyunk Road
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Brass [sic] Finisher
9. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
10. When a Minor, -
11. Ward, 4th
12. Street and Number, No 1334 South St
13. Date of Burial, March 29 1866
14. Place of Burial, Philanthropic
J Green Undertaker.
Residence, 1334 South st

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