91st PA: John Clark

John Clark

Before the war

He was born in 1841, in Sarah Furnace, Pennsylvania (date: 12, 13; 5 (22 in 1861), 6 (22 in 1861), 8 (48 in 1888), 10 (48 in 1888); place: 5, 6, 8, 10).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (5, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair (5, 6).

During the war

On 20 April 1861, he enlisted in company H of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, at Sarah Furnace, Pennsylvania (10). He mustered out when his enlistment ended, on 29 July 1861, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (10).

He was mustered into service in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 August 1861 (1, 7, 10, 12). He enlisted at Licking Run, Pennsylvania (10). He served in company M (9, 13).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 5, 6). He was enrolled for three years, at Licken Run, Virginia, by Captain Bernard (5, 6).

On 23 June 1864, he was detailed by Colonel Switzer in the Commissary Department (4).

He was transferred from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania on 20 July 1864 (1, 10). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then present, as a private, on duty at the brigade commissary (3). He was a private, in company K (1, 10, 13, 15, 16).

He was still detailed in the commissary department in September (?) 1864 (4).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 7, 9, 10, 12). He had served for fifteen months (8). He was a private, in company K (15, 16).

After the war

After his discharge, he lived in Claysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania (10).

In April 1887, he received an inury to his head and chest, at Ore Hill, Pennsylvania (10).

On 9 June 1888, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (8, 10 [6 Sept 88]). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (8). He had a head injury (8). He was not receiving a pension (8). He was a laborer (10). He was widowed (10). He was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (10). His nearest relative was his uncle, Jacob Kisinger, of Claysburgh, Pennsylvania (10).

On 20 September 1888, at his request, he was discharged from the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (8, 10).

On 15 February 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 14).

In 1890, he was living in Taylor Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (post office Claysburg) (7).

He died on 29 January 1897 (9, 11, 12, 13). He was buried in Sproul Union Cemetery, Sproul, Blair County, Pennsylvania (11, 12 [Sarah Furnace, Claysburg, PA], 13 [Sarah Furnace]).

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 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (John Clark)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (John Clark)

4 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (John Clark)

5 company K, third descriptive roll (John Clark)

6 company K, fourth descriptive roll (John Clark)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Taylor Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 58 (John Clark)

8 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the Board for the fiscal year 1889. Serial Set volume 2768, session volume 9, 51st Congress, 1st Session. House Miscellaneous Document 77. Page 312. (John Clark)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (John Clark)

10 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, W, transcribed from Ancestry (image 891 of 4546), 12 February 2011 (John Clark)

11 Find a grave, memorial 11087765, created by anonymous, added 4 June 2005, accessed 13 February 2011 [identification is confirmed by the tombstone, pictured on the memorial, which reads: 'JOHN CLARK DIED Jan. [?] 29 [?], 1897 AGED 56 Years. Private Co.M 62 Reg. Pa. Vol.'] (John Clark)

12 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 14 February 2011) (John Clark)

13 Page 173. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (John Clark)

14 pension index, by name (accessed 4 October 2013, on Ancestry) (John Clark)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Clarke)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Clark)

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John Clark in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Taylor Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 58]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 62nd PA]

[line] 41
[house] 14
[family] 12
[name] John Clark
[rank] Private
[company] M
[unit] 62 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Aug 9 1861
[discharge date] July 10 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 8 months, 1 day
[post office address] Claysburg Blair Co Pa
[disability incurred] None
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 20 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Clarke. John
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Clark, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 20 March 2014]

Clark John
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also 62 Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 14 February 2011)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Blair County
NAME Clark, John
DATE OF BIRTH -41
DATE OF DEATH 1-29-97
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 8-9-61 7-10-65
ORGANIZATION(S) 62 Pa. Inf. Company M
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY NAME Sarah Furnace
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Claysburg, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY [blank]
HEADSTONE County
INFORMATION GIVEN BY [blank]
DATE [blank]
REMARKS [blank]

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, W, transcribed from Ancestry (image 891 of 4546), 12 February 2011]

15637
John Clark

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.Apl 20 '61
Sarah Furnace Pa
Aug 9 '61
Licking Run Pa
July 20" 64
Virginia
Rank.PtPtPt
Company and Regiment.H 3" Pa VolsM 62 PaK 91' Pa
Time and Place of Discharge.July 29 '61
Harrisburg Pa
July 20" 64
To 91" Pa.
July 10 '65
Washington DC
Cause of Discharge.End Enlistment Exp Serv
Kind and Degree of DisabilityInj to head and chest
When and Where Contracted and ReceivedApl 87
Ore Hill, Pa.


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Pennsylvania
Age.48
Height.5. 3
Complexion.Dk
Color of Eyes.Gray
Color of Hair.Br
Occupation.Laborer
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Claysburgh [sic] Blair Co. Pa.
Married or Single.Wid
Post Office Address of Nearest Relative.Uncle
Jacob Kisinger
Claysburgh Pa


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission Re-Admission and Transfer.Condition of Re-admission.Date of Discharge and Transfer.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
  Sept 6 '88   Sept 20. 1888 at request.    

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
To himself Sept 20 /88.
Admission Paper1
Army Discharge 
Certificate of Service1
Pension Certificate 
Labor Money 
Pension Money 
Personal, Appraised atsold for $ 
Total 
How disposed of   

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