91st PA: George H McNeil

George H McNeil

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (10 (20 in 1861)).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (10).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 20 August 1861 (1, 9, 10, 11). He was mustered in as a musician, in company A (1, 9, 10, 13-14).

He was in the Provost Marshall's office in Alexandria Virginia on 26 July 1862, when Captain Bowman struck Lieutenant Kayser (7). He was probably working as a clerk (7). He testified at Alpheus Bowman's general court martial, on 20 August 1862 (7).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (12).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer, at Bealton, Virginia, on 26 December 1863 (1, 10).

On 2 March 1864, Colonel Gregory detached him for duty with the recruiting service in Chester, Pennsylvania (2, 4). On 27 April 1864, Sinex asked that he be returned to the regiment (3).

On 8 June 1864, he was detailed for duty in Brigade headquarters (5). On 4 July 1864, he was detailed by Colonel Gregory for duty at brigade headquarters (6, 8 [5 July]). In September [?] 1864, he was still a clerk at brigade headquarters (8).

He began working in the Adjutant General's office on 14 December 1864 (11).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 10). He was a musician, in company A (13-14).

After the war

He continued in "general service" until 22 June 1868 (11). He served again in "general service" from 17 August 1868 until 1 August 1869 (11). He served again in "general service" beginning 15 April 1872 (11).

On 15 June 1878, he was working in the Adjutant-General's Office, War Department, Washington, DC (11). Two other men who had served in the 91st were also working there: Franklin B Miller (A, F&S), and Joseph S Miller (A) (11).

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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 March 1864

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 27 April 1864

4 special order 14, HQ 91st PA, 2 March 1864

5 special order 41, HQ 91st PA, 8 June 1864 (George H McNeille)

6 special order 61, HQ 91st PA, 4 July 1864 (George McNeille)

7 court-martial record, Alpheus Bowman

8 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (George H McNeil)

9 register of non-commissioned officers, co.A (George H McNeal)

10 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 18 August 2004 (George H McNeill [muster-in roll has McNeil])

11 Employees of the War Department: Letter from the Secretary of War ..., page 11. House of Representatives, 45th Congress, 2nd session, Executive Document Number 99 (in Serial Set volume 1809)

12 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (G H McNeill)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed April 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 7 January 2015, from Fold3]


McNiel, George H.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Mus. | Mus.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McNeil, George.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 January 2015]

McNeill [sic] George
     George H.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Mus. | Mus.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

War Department employment list

Employees of the War Department: Letter from the Secretary of War ..., page 11. House of Representatives, 45th Congress, 2nd session, Executive Document Number 99 (in the Serial Set)
Name. Organization in which served. Length of service. Discharged for disability contracted in service. Date of entry in office.
From--To--
...
McNeil, G. H. .... A, 91st Pa, and general service. Aug. 20, 1861 June 22, 1868 ..... Dec. 14, 1864
Do. .... .... do. .... Aug. 17, 1868 Aug. 1, 1869    
Do. .... .... do. .... Apr. 15, 1872 To date ....    

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