91st PA: Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher

Before the war

He was born in 1827/28 (4 (34 in 1862), 5 (36 in 1864)). He was born in Donegal, Ireland (4 [Denagaul], 5 [Donegal]).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (4, 5).

During the war

He enlisted on 11 January 1862 (4). He was mustered into service on 19 January 1862 (1, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sinex (4). He was mustered in service by Lieutenant Faust (4). He was a private in company D (1, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16).

He left the hospital in Providence Rhode Island, to return to the regiment, but did not arrive (11). He deserted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about 15 September 1862 (11). Sergeant Robert H Sinex? arrested him at Philadelphia on 24 January 1863, and turned him over to the military authorities there (11). He was declared a deserter on 27 February 1863 (2). He was returned to the regiment on 8 March 1863 (3, 11 [7 Mar 63]).

He was tried by court martial in March 1863 (11). He was charged with desertion (11). He pled not guilty (11). The Court found him guilty of absence without leave, and sentenced him "[t]o forfeiture of all pay and allowances due him to date, to do police duty for four hours per day for twenty days (Sundays excepted) and at the same time to carry a ball and chain attached ball not to exceed 12 lbs weight chain about six feet long. And make good the lost time at the expiration of his term of enlistment" (11).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (8).

He reenlisted and was mustered in as a veteran volunteer on 23 February 1864 (1, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Colonel Zulick [?] (5). He was mustered in by Captain Stretch (5).

He was wounded on 6 May 1864 at Wilderness, Virginia (1, 9).

He was mustered out on 20 May 1865 (1 [absent sick at muster out], 6). He was a private, in company D (12, 13, 14, 15, 16).

After the war

On 27 February 1866, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 10).

In 1890, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was wounded in his ankle before his reenlistment as a veteran (6).

On 18 April 1900, he died (10).

On 3 April 1918, his widow, Catharine Gallagher, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 10).

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) (Michael Gallagher)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 27 February 1863 (Private Gallagher)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 8 March 1863 (Michael Gallagher)

4 company D, descriptive roll, privates, entry 6 (Michael Galager)

5 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 32 (Michael Gallagher)

6 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (21st ward), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 456, page 3 (image 1045 on Ancestry, searched February 2005), line 29 (Michael Gallagher)

7 pension index, by name (Michael Gallagher)

8 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Michael Gallagher)

9 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Michael Gallegher)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Michael Gallagher)

11 order promulgating sentence (court-martial file LL 231) (Michael Galliger)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Michael Gallagher)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Michael Galager)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Michael Galagher)

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

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

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (21st ward), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 456, page 3 (image 1045 on Ancestry, searched February 2005), line 29]
[line] 29
[house] 256
[family] 264
[name] Michael Gallagher
[rank] Private
[company] D
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 23 Feb 1865 [sic]
[discharge date] May 20 1865
[length of service] ~ years, 6 months, 0 days

[enlistment date] 19 Jany 1862
[discharge date] Feb 24 1864 [sic]
[length of service] 2 years, 1 month, 5 days

[post office address] Gallagher
[disability incurred] Wounded in ancle [sic] on First Service
[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 16 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Gallagher, Michael
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 April 2014]

Galager, Michael
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Gallagher, Michael

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 16 April 2014]

Galagher, Michael
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Gallagher, Michael

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 16 April 2014]

Gallagar, Michael
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Gallagher, Michael

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 16 April 2014]

Gallager, Michael
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Gallagher, Michael

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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