91st PA: William Carney

William Carney

Before the war

He was born in 1844/45 (2 (19 in 1864), 4 [48 in ?1894], 5 [48 in ?1894], 6 [48 in ?1894], 8 [48 in ?1894]). He was born in Denighal, Ireland (2, 4, 5, 6), 8.

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, as a recruit, for three years, on 10 March 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 9 [18 Mar]). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Gregory, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Hilderburn (2). He was a private in company E (1, 10).

He was slightly wounded in the leg on 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (Laurel Hill) (1, 2, 7).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 9). He served for sixteen months (4, 5, 6, 8). He was a private, in company E (10).

After the war

On 25 November 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 9).

He was admitted to the National Soldiers' Home on 14 June 1894 (4, 5, 6, 8). He was present at the Southern Branch in 1894 (6). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (4, 5, 6, 8). He had a hernia (4, 5, 6, 8). He was receiving a pension of $6 per month (4, 5, 6).

He was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers' Home on 22 April 1897 (4).

He was present in the Southern Branch in 1898 (5).

He was discharged from the Southern Branch on 23 January 1899 (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)

2 descriptive roll, company E, entry 146

3 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. Searched 4 February 2001, on <www.ancestry.com>.

4 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1897. Serial Set volume 3664, session volume 36, 55th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 27. Page 750. (William Carney)

5 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1898. Serial Set volume 3785. Session volume 43, 55th Congress, 3rd Session. House Document 55. Page 385. (William Carney)

6 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. (Wm Carney)

7 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Wm Carney)

8 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1899. Serial Set 3958, 56th Congress, session 1, House Document 106 (Wm Carney)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (William Carney)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Carney)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed February 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 19 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Carney. William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
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