He was born in 1837/38 (2 (27 in 1865)).
He also served in company C of the 9th Pennsylvania Volunteers (4, 5).
On 21 July 1890, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 5).
He again applied for a pension on 18 November 1907 (3).
He died on 14 July 1921, at Mt Holly Springs, [Cumberland County,] Pennsylvania (3, 4 [4 July]). He was buried in Mt Holly Springs Cemetery, Mt Holly Springs, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (4). Seven children survived him (4).
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) (John H Cauffman)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (John H Cauffman)
3 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (John H Cauffman)
4 death notice, [Pennsylvania] Patriot 6 July 1921, page 7 (John H Cauffman)
5 pension index, by name (accessed 4 Oct 13, from Ancestry) (John H Cauffman)
6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John H Caufman)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John H Cauffman)
John H. Cauffman, 84 years old, of Mt. Holly Springs, a veteran of the Civil War, and for many years a mail carrier between Carlisle and Hanover, died Monday at his home, following a two weeks' illness during which time he was confined to bed.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, and burial will be made in the Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Cauffman served three enlistments during the Civil War, being attached to Company C, 9th Pennsylvania Volunteers, and to Company F, 91st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.
He is survived by seven children: William Cauffman and Mrs. C. F. Reitling, Mt. Holly Springs; George Cauffman, U.S. Army; John Cauffman, Rock River, Wyo.; Eugene Cauffman, Bonny Brook; Archie Cauffman, York, and Mrs. J. B. Connolly, Philadelphia.