91st PA: Elliott McPherson

Elliott McPherson

Before the war

He was born in 1847/48 (3 (18 in 1865)). He was born in Pennsylvania (3).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (3).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 March 1865 (1, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by Captain Blair (3). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 6).

He was discharged at Washington, DC, by general order, War Department, on 16 June 1865 (1, 2, 4). He was a private, in company H (6).

After the war

He died on 5 September 1865 (5).

On 4 January 1890, his mother, Louisa McPherson, applied successfully from Illinois for a pension (5, 7).

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) (Elliott McPherson)

2 company H, register of men discharged, #52 (Elliot McPherson)

3 company H, descriptive roll, #151 (Elliot McPherson)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 25 June 1865 (McPherson)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Elliott McPherson)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Elliot McPherson)

7 pension index, by name (Elliot McPherson)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 6 January 2015)
records of headstones of deceased Union soldiers, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 January 2015)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 January 2015)
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Elliot McPherson in the 91st PA database

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[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
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McPherson, Elliot
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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