Bates (1) has Conlon. The descriptive roll (2) has Colston.
He was born in 1841/42 (3 (23 in 1865), 5 [50 in ?1890]). He was born in Ireland (2, 5).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/4 inches tall, had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and fair hair (2).
He was a substitute (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private for one year on 29 March 1865, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted and mustered in by Captain Palmer (2). He was a private in company E (1, 7).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 3). He was a private, in company E (7).
On 14 February 1890, he applied unsuccessfully from Massachusetts for a pension (4, 6).
On 18 June 1890, he was admitted to the Massachusetts Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (5). He was admitted from Massachusetts (5). He had rheumatism, and was not receiving a pension (5). He was a laborer, and was single (5).
On 7 January 1891, his widow, Margaret Conlon, applied unsuccessfully from Massachusetts for a pension (4, 6).
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 Company E descriptive roll, entry 165
3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 17 May 2004 (Michael Conlon)
4 pension index, by name (Michael Conlon)
5 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1890. Serial Set volume 2869, session volume 1, 51st Congress, 2nd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 38] (Michael Conlon)
6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Michael Conlon [sic])
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Michael Conlon)