91st PA: Mark Durkin

Mark Durkin

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (4 (22 in 1865), 5 (22 in 1865)). He was born in St Johns, New Brunswick (4, 5).

When he enlisted, he was a farm[er] (?) (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and black hair (4, 5 [5'6"]).

During the war

He was a substitute for William Laffert [?] or Leffrond [?] (1, 4, 5). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 March 1865 (1, 4, 5). He was enlisted for one year, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yerkes (4, 5). He was a private in company K (1, 6). His service was credited to the eighteenth subdivision of the sixth congressional district (4, 5).

He deserted on 24 or 25 June 1865, while in the field, in Virginia (1, 2 [24], 3 [24]). He was a private, in company K (6).

At some point, he was probably found in Boston, Massachusetts (3).

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) (Mark Durkin)

2 company K, register of deserters, entry 31 (Mark Durkin [?])

3 company K, [second] register of deserters, entry 3 (Mark Durkin)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Mark Durkin)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Mark Durkin)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Mark Durkin)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed January 2007)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 30 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Durkin Mark
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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