He was born in 1824/25 (2 (36 in 1861), 6 [58 in 1876?], 7 [51 in 1876?], 8 [54 in 1880], 9 [51 in 1876], 12 (30 in 1861)). He was born in Ireland (6, 7, 8, 9).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 5 November 1861 (1, 2, 3, 11 (1 Nov), 12 (1 Nov). He enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 12). He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 12). He was a private in company B (1, 10, 11).
He was discharged on 10 May 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1-2 (not on muster-out roll), 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12). He had served for eight months (6, 7, 9). He was a private, in company B (10).
On 17 November 1868, he successfully applied for a pension (3, 4).
On 7 June 1876, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (6, 7, 9). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (9).
In 1880, he was living at the National Military Home in Montgomery County, Ohio (8). He was a laborer, who had been out of work for 8 months in the previous year (8).
In 1882, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (7). He had an injured right leg, and received a pension of $12 per month (7).
In 1883, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (6). He had varicose veins (6). He received a pension of $14 per month (6).
In 1890, he was living in the Southern Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (5). He reported one disability: an injury to his right leg (5, 9).
He died on 10 February 1905 (4, 9). He had been receiving a pension of $24 per month (9). He was at the Southern Branch of the National Home (9).
Bates lists a John Devine, enlisted at Philadelphia on 1 November 1861, and discharged on surgeon's certificate in May 1862. According to the ARIAS cards, he was 30 when he enlisted. The index to the compiled service records does not have a John Devine serving in the 91st. (I looked at all John Devine cards on Fold3, accessed 27 January 2015.) Because the little information I have about John Devine matches James Devine fairly closely, I have assumed that they are the same person. (But then the index to compiled service records should have a cross-reference from John to James.)
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) (James Devine)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 June 2004 (James Devine)
3 pension index, by regiment (James Devine)
4 pension index, by regiment (James Devine)
5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, Southern Branch National Home Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, supervisor's district 1, page 154 (James Devine)
6 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1, 48th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 11, page 216 (James Devine)
7 Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Soldiers Home, 30 December 1882 [for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1882]. Serial Set volume 2115, session volume 1, 47th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 13, page 378 (James Devine)
8 1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T9, film 1052, page 606C = 43 handwritten (James Devine)
9 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1905, page 433. Serial Set volume 4992. Session volume 52, 59th Congress, 1st Session. House Document 81. (Henry Trost)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Devine)
11 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 Devine)
12 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 June 2004 (John Devine)
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