91st PA: Patrick Gallagher

Patrick Gallagher

Before the war

He was born in 1828/29 (4 (32 in 1861), 5 (32 in 1861), 12 [32 [?] at death in 1864], 17 [35 in 1860]). He was born in Ireland (12, 17).

On 23 October 1853, he married Mariam McDonnell (16). They were married by Reverend William Loughram (16). They had three children (16):

In 1860, he was living in ward 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with Mary (presumably his wife), Margaret and John (presumably their children), and with Andrew Boyd (17). He was not working (17).

When he enlisted, he was a stonemason, and was living in Philadelphia (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (4, 5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 11 December 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 4, 16). He was enlisted for three years, by Lieutenant Kayser, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He was a private in company B (1, 18).

On 14 April 1862, he was posted as a sentinel at Douglas Hospital, Washington, DC, but was drunk on duty, and was arrested (15).

On 1 May 1862, he was tried by court martial (14, 15). He was charged with violating the 45th Article of War, by being drunk on post as Sentinel at the Douglas Hospital, Washington DC, on 14 April 1862 at about 10 PM (15). He pled guilty (15). After J N Davis and Sebastian Badini testified, the Court found him guilty, and sentenced him to hard labor for thirty days, attending all drills, the first three days on bread and water (15). They were lenient because according to Davis he "was only partially drunk at the time charged" (15).

On 8 August 1862, John Lentz ordered him placed in the slave pen at Alexandria, Virginia (2, 8). Enoch C Brewster released him on the same day, without authority (2, 8).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (10).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 4, 5 [25 Dec], 16). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered by Lieutenant Swan (5).

He was wounded in action on 15 May 1864 (1, 4, 5, 11, 13) by a gunshot wound of the left hand (12, 16). He was absent wounded later that month (13).

He died of those wounds, at West Philadelphia Hospital (also known as Satterlie Hospital), on 13 June 1864 (1, 4, 5, 6, 12 [exhaustion resulting from wounds], 16). He was a private, in company B (18). On 15 June 1864, he was buried in Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12).

After the war

On 2 September 1864, his widow, Miriam Gallagher, applied successfully for a pension (7, 9, 16). She was living on 36th street, above Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). Her application was accepted on 11 January 1865 retroactive to 13 June 1864 (16). She initially received a pension of $8 per month (16).

On 24 November 1866, Mariam Gallagher applied for an increase in her pension, because of their children less than 16 years old (16). Her application was accepted on 7 September 1867, retroactive to 25 July 1886 (16).

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) (Patrick Gallagher)

2 general order 27, HQ Military District of Washington, 12 September 1862 (Private Gallagher)

3 company B, descriptive roll, entry 25 (Patrick Gallagher)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 May 2004 (Patrick Gallagher)

5 company B, [second] descriptive book, entry 13 (Patrick Gallagher)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1864 (Pri Pat. Gallagher)

7 pension index, by regiment (Patrick Gallagher)

8 court-martial record, E Carroll Brewster (Gallagher)

9 pension index, by name (Patrick Gallagher)

10 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Pat Gallagher)

11 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Patrick Gallagher)

12 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 June 1864 (Patrick Gallegher)

13 monthly return, company B, May 1864 (Patrick Gallagher)

14 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (Patrick Gallagher)

15 National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Adjutant General, court-martial records, II 944 (Patrick Gallagher and Joseph Keen)

16 widow's pension certificate file, WC 38,700, National Archives and Records Administration, RG 15 (Mariann McDonnell Gallagher widow of Patrick Gallagher)

17 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 24, precinct 8, microfilm series M653, film 1175, page 1002 = 88 handwritten (Patk Gallagher)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
note that widows in Missouri and in Blair County PA had no identifying information

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 June 1864, Patrick Gallegher]
RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADLEPHIA.
SOLDIERS CERTIFICATE.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Patrick Gallegher
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 32 [?] years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, June 13th
7. Cause of Death, Exhaustion resulting from Gunshot Wound of Left hand
[illegible] Hayes [?] M.D.
Surgeon US Vols in Charge Satterlie USA Genl Hospital
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Soldier
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 24th Ward
12. Street and Number, Sattalie [?] Hospital
13. Date of Burial, June 15 1864
14. Place of Burial, Cathedral Cem
H E Huntleff [?] Undertaker.
Residence 3718 [?] Market St

court martial

[National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Adjutant General, court-martial records, II 944, Patrick Gallagher and Joseph Keen]

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II 944

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Proceedings of a General Court Martial convened at No 152, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. by virtue of the following order, viz;

Head Quarters Military District of Washington
Special Orders No. 54
April 24th 1862

A General Court Martial is hereby appointed to meet at No 152 Penna Avenue, Washington, D.C. on Monday the 28th of April 1862 or as soon thereafter as practicable for the trial of such persons as may be brought before it

1.Col.William B. Greene14th Mass. Vol. Arty.
2.Col.James H. Child4th Penna Cavalry
3.Maj.Charles E. Livingston76th N.Y. Vol.
4."J. C. Lane102 " "
5.CaptJames A. Herron4th Penna Cavalry
6."Walter V. Hewlett102 N.Y. Vol.
7."James N. Callan2nd D.C. Vol.
 "Charles E. Taylor4th Penna. Cav.
   Judge Advocate.

No other officers than those named can be assembled without manifest injury to the service.


By command of
Brig. Genl. Wadsworth
John P. Sherborne
Capt. + A.A.A. Genl.



Ten o'clock A.M. May 1, 1862

The Court met pursuant to the above order.

Present
1.Col.William B. Greene14th Mass. Vol. Arty.
2.Col.James H. Child4th Penna Cavalry
 
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3.Maj U __ Doubleday4th New York Artly.
 (Substituted.)
4.Maj.Charles E. Livingston76th N.Y. Vol.
5."J. C. Lane102nd " "
6."Walter V. Hewlett" " "
Captain John Weidman (Substituted) 4th Penna
Cavalry, Judge Advocate

Private Patrick Gallagher, of Co. B. 91st Penna. Vol. also present.

The Judge Advocate having read the order convening the Court asked the accused Private Patrick Gallagher if he had any objections to any member named therein, to which he replied that he had not.

The Court was then duly sworn by the Judge Advocate, and the Judge Advocate was duly sworn by the Presiding Officer of the Court, in the presence of the accused.

The charges were read aloud by the Judge Advocate. [The record does not include the charges and specifications here; see page 4 below]

Judge Advocate - Private Patrick Gallagher. You have heard the charges preferred against you, how say you guilty or not guilty.

To which the accused pleaded as follows viz; Guilty.

Sergeant J. N. Davis Co. B. 91. Penna. a witness on the part of the prosecution was produced and sworn.

By the Judge Advocate. Question. State in what condition the prisioner was whether much intoxicated or not, on the 14th April 1862? [sic]



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Charges and Specifications preferred against Priv. P. Gallagher, Co. "B" 91 Penn. Vols.

Charge. Violation of the 45th Article of War.
Specification. In this, that the said Priv. P. Gallagher Co "B" 91 Penn. Vols was drunk on Post, after having been duly posted as a Sentinel, at the Douglas Hospital, Washington, D.C. on or about the 14th April 1862 at or about 10 o'clock P.M.

E J Abadis
Surg U.S.A.

Witnesses
Sergt J. N. Davis, Co "B" 91 Penna Vols
Corpl. Sebastian Badini Co "B" 91 Penn. Vols.

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Douglas Hospital
Washington Apl 15. 1862

Charges and Specification preferred against Priv. P. Gallagher, Co "B" 91 Penna Vols.

John [??] Mid [??]
Wh P Shume [???]
Capt + A.A.A.G.

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Answer - I do not think he was sufficiently under the influence of intoxicating liquors so as to be incapable of doing his duty.

Corporal Sebastian Badini of Co. B. 91 Penna. Vol. a witness on the part of the prosecution was produced and sworn.

By the Judge Advocate. Question. State in what condition the prisoner was, whether much intoxicated or not on the 14th April 1862.

Answer. He could not do his duty much - he was pretty tight.

By the Court. Question. What kind of a soldier is he generally?

Answer. A good fellow and does his duty well.

Sergeant J. N. Davis recalled.

By the Judge Advocate. Question. Was the prisoner duly posted on the occasion in question?

Answer. He was regularly posted by the corporal of the guard.

After mature consideration, the Court finds him the said private Patrick Gallagher, of Co. B. 91st Penna. Volunteers, as follows:

Of the specification: Guilty.
Of the charge: Guilty.

And the said Court does therefore sentence him the said Private Patrick Gallagher of Co. B. 91st Penna. Volunteers, to be under charge of the guard at hard labor thirty days


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attending all drills, the first three days on bread and water; and the Court is thus lenient in this case because it appeared in evidence that Patrick Gallagher, private Co. B. 91st Penna Volunteers was only partially drunk at the time charged.

Wm B. Greene
Col. Mass. 14th
Presdt.

John Weidman
Cap 4th Penna Cav.
+ Judge Advocate.

I.I.944
Proceedings of General Court Martial, convened by Brig. Genl. Wadsworth by Special order No. 54 in the case of
Private Patrick Gallagher
Co. B. 91st Penna. Vol.

No 20.

Entered [illegible] 12/14

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 12 [?]
HEADQUARTERS, MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON, June 18 [?] 1862.

I... Before a General Court Martial, of which Colonel WILLIAM B. GREENE, 14th Massachusetts Volunteer Artillery, was President, convened at No. 152 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., by virtue of Special Orders, No. 54, 57, and 58, from these Headquarters, of April 24, 1862, were arraigned and tried--

1. Private J. Keen, Company B, 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers, on the following charge and specifications, viz:

CHARGE.--"Violation of the 45th Article of War."

Specification--"In this; that the said Private J. Keen, Company B, 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers, was drunk on post, after having been duly posted as a sentinel, at the Douglas Hospital, Washington D.C., on or about the 14th of April, 1862, at or about 10 o'clock p.m."

To which the accused pleaded as follows:

"Guilty."

After mature deliberation on the testimony adduced, the Court found the accused as follows:


Of the Specification, "Guilty."
Of the CHARGE, "Guilty."

And the Court does therefore sentence him, the said Private Joseph Keen, of Company B, 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers, "To be under charge of the guard at hard labor thirty days, attending all drills; the first three days on bread and water. And the Court is thus lenient in this case, because it appeared in evidence that Joseph Keen, Private, Company B, 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers, was drunk at the time he was posted."


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[pages 2-3 of general order 12 are missing from the copy sent to me]

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To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded as follows:

"Not Guilty."

After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court finds the accused as follows:

Of the Specification of 1st Charge, "Guilty."

Of the 1st CHARGE, "Guilty."

Of the Specification of 2d Charge, "Guilty."

Of 2d CHARGE, "Guilty."

And the Court does therefore sentence him, the said Private Henry McGinnis, Company H, 10th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, "To forfeit six dollars and fifty cents of his monthly pay for two months, and to be kept thirty days, hard labor, under guard, attending all drills."



5. Private Nathan M. Wilcox, Company B, 4th New York Volunteer Artillery, on the following charge and specifications:

CHARGE.--"Sleeping on his post."

Specification--"In this; that Nathan M. Wilcox, Private of Company B, 4th New York State Volunteer Artillery, did, on the night of the 15th of April, 1862, while regularly detailed as sentry at Fort De Kalb, and posted on the magazine of said fort, between the hours of eleven and twelve, fall asleep on his post, and in this condition was found by the officer of the guard while going on his rounds."

To which charge and specification the accused pleaded as follows:

"Not Guilty."

After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court finds the accused as follows:

Of the Specification, "Guilty."

Of the CHARGE, "Guilty."

And the Court does therefore sentence him, said Private Nathan M. Wilcox, Company B, 4th New York Volunteer Artillery, "To be put on bread and water for six days, and afterward confined at hard labor,


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with ball and chain, for forty-five days; twelve pound ball and six foot chain. The Court is thus lenient on account of the facts testified to by the witnesses, that the accused was subject to fits, and constant pains in his head.



6. Private George Zehner, of Company [blank], 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, (Independent,) on the following charges and specifications:

CHARGE.--"Conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline."

Specification--In this; that while Sergeants Morgan, Hyde, and Rae, under the direction of the commanding officer, Lieutenant Caleb Hunt, and the officer of the day, Lieutenant Charles C. Miserry, were confining Private Henry Smith, of Company [blank], 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, Independent, did [sic--presumably he did] wilfully give and hand to said Private Smith, a large knife, open, with which said Private Smith threatened to cut, stab, and injure the officers in the discharge of their duties. All this at Fort Cass, Va., on or about the 14th day of March, A.D. 1862.

To which charge and specifications the accused pleaded as follows:

"Not Guilty."

After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court finds the accused as follows:

Of the Specification, "Not Guilty."

Of the CHARGE, "Not Guilty."

And doth therefore acquit him.



7. Private Jacob Kihnle, of Company A, 10th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, on the following charge and specifications:

CHARGE.-"Violation of the 20th Article of War."

Specification--In this; that he, the said Private Jacob F. Kihnle, did desert from his Company. This at Camp Monmouth, D.C., on or about the 9th day of April, 1862.

To which charge and specification the accused pleaded as follows:

"Not Guilty."


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After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court finds the accused as follows:

Of the Specification, "Guilty."

Of the CHARGE, "Guilty."

And the Court does therefore sentence him, the said Jacob F. Kihnle, Company A, 10th New Jersey Volunteers, to be dismissed from the service of the United States, to be drummed out of the camp of his regiment, and afterwards to be confined in the penitentiary one year.



8. Private Phineas Lewis, of Company C, 88th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, on the following charges and specifications:

CHARGE 1st.--"Desertion."

Specification--"In this; that said Phineas Lewis, a Private in Company C, 88th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, did, on or about the 8th day of March, A.D. 1862, desert his Company and Regiment, from Camp Kelly, near Fort Good Hope, D.C., and proceed to Manayunk, Pennsylvania."

CHARGE 2nd.--"Forging, or causing to be forged, a furlough."

Specification--"In this; that said Private Phineas Lewis did, in order to carry out his plan of desertion, forge, or cause to be forged, the name of Colonel George P. McLean, the commanding officer of the 88th Infantry Pennsylvania Regiment of Volunteers, to a furlough. All this in the District of Columbia, on or about March 8th, 1862."

CHARGE 3d--"Using or having a forged furlough in his possession, with the intention of using it."

Specification 1st--In this; that said Private Phineas Lewis knowingly used a forged furlough to aid him, said Phineas Lewis, in passing from Washington, D.C., to Manayunk, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of deserting his company and regiment. All this on or about March 8th, 1862."

Specification 2nd--"In this; that said Private Phineas Lewis had in his possession a forged furlough, with the name of Col. George



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P. McLean, commanding the 88th Infantry Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, attached thereunto for the purposes of aiding him, said Phineas Lewis, to desert his regiment. All this at Washington, District of Columbia, on or about March 8th, 1862."

To which charges and specifications, the accused pleaded as follows:

"Not Guilty."

After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court finds the accused as follows:

Of the Specification 1st Charge, "Not Guilty," but guilty of absence without leave.

Of the 1st CHARGE, "Not Guilty," but guilty of absence without leave.

Of Specification 2d Charge, "Not Guilty."

Of 2d CHARGE, "Not Guilty."

Of 1st Specification 3d Charge, "Not Guilty."

Of 2d Specification 3d Charge, "Guilty," with the exception of the words "for the purpose of aiding him, said Phineas Lewis, to desert his regiment."

Of 3d CHARGE, "Guilty."

And the Court does therefore sentence him the said Private Phineas Lewis, of Company C, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers, to sixty days hard labor, attending all drills, and to be reprimanded by the commanding officer of the regiment at dress parade.



II.... In the case of Private J. Keen, Company B, 91st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Patrick Gallagher, same Company, John Hayser, Battery C, 1st New York Artillery, Henry McGinnis, Company H, 10th New Jersey Volunteers, Jacob Kihnle, Company A, 10th New Jersey Volunteers, Phineas Lewis, Company C, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers, the proceedings of the Court are confirmed, and the sentences will be respectively executed.

III... In the case of Nathan M. Wilcox, Company B, 4th New York Volunteer Artillery, the proceedings are confirmed, and the sentence


[I did not receive the rest of this printed order, which obviously is not about members of the 91st]

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Proceedings of a General Court Martial convened at No 152 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington D.C. by virtue of the following order, viz.

Special Order No 57 [?]
Head Quarters Military District of Washington
April 27th 1862

A general Court Martial is hereby appointed to meet at No 152 Penna. Avenue Washington D.C on monday [sic] the 28th day of April 1862 or as soon thereafter as practicable for the trial of such prisoners may be brought before it.

1Col.William B. Greene14th Mass. Vol. Art.
2" James H. Childs4th Penna Cavl
3Maj.Charles E. Livingston76 N.Y. Vol
4"J. C. Lane102 " " "
5CaptJames A. Herron4th Penna Cavl
6"Walter R. Hewlett102 N Y Vol
7"James N. Callan2nd D.C. Vol
 "Charles E. Taylor4th Penna Cavl
   Judge Advocate.

No other officers than those named can be assembled without manifest injury to the service.

By Command of Brig Genl Wadsworth
John R Sherborne
Capt + AAA Genl

Eleven Oclock A.M. May 1st 1862

The Court met persuant to the above order. Present.

1Col.William B. Greene14th Mass Vol Art
2Col.James H. Childs4th Penna Cavl
 
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2
 
3MajorU. Doubleday4th New York Arty.
  (Substituted) 
4MajCharles E. Livingston76th N.Y. Vol.
4"J. C. Lane102nd " "
6CaptainWalter R. Hewlett102 " "
Captain John Weidman (substituted) 4th Penna Cavalry
   Judge Advocate.

Private J Keen, Co "B" 91st Penna Vol. also present

The Judge Advocate having read the order convening the Court, asked the accused Private J. Keen, if he had any objections to any member named therein, to which he replied he had not.

The Court was then duly sworn by the Judge Advocate, and the Judge Advocate was duly sworn by the Presiding Officer of the Court in the presence of the accused.

The charges were read aloud by the Judge Advocate.

Judge Advocate--Private J Keen you have heard the charges preferred against you, how say you guilty or not guilty [sic]

To which the accused pleaded as follows: Guilty.

Sergeant Joseph N. Davis, a witness on the part of the prosecution was produced and sworn.

By Judge Advocate: Question. State to the Court in what condition the person was on the 14th day of April 1862, when on post



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as sentinal at the Douglas Hospital?

Answer: I saw him on post, sent a corporal to relieve him because he was drunk; he was not fit to be on post when I took him to the Guard House.

By the Court. Question? How long had he been posted?

Answer: About fifteen minutes.

By the Court--Question--was he drunk when he was posted?

Answer - not that I know of.

By the Court.--Question.--who posted him?

Answer--corporal Badini by my order.


Corporal Sebastian Badini, a witness on the part of the prosecution was produced and sworn.

By the Judge Advocate--Question--State to the Court in what condition the person was on the 14th day of April 1862 when on post as sentinal at the Douglas Hospital?

Answer.--Pretty drunk.

By the Court.--Question-Did you post him?

Answer.--I did.

By the Court.--Question--was he drunk when he was posted?

Answer.--Yes.

After mature consideration, the Court finds him, the said Private Joseph Keen



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of Co "B." 91st Penna Volunteers, as follows:

Of the Specification Guilty
Of the Charge Guilty.

And the said Court does therefore sentence him the said Private Joseph Keen of Co. B. 91st Pa Volunteers, to be under charge of the guard at hard labor thirty days, attending all drills, the first three days on bread and water; and the Court is thus lenient in this case because it appeared in evidence that Joseph Keen, Private Co "B" 91st Pa Volunteers was drunk at the time he was posted.

Wm B Greene
Col Masstts 14th
Presdt.

John Weidman
Capt 4th Penna Cavalry
+ Judge Advocate.

II 944
Proceedings of Genl Court Martial convened by Special Orders No 54 Cvened [?] by Brig. Genl. Wadsworth in the case
of
Private Joseph Keen
of Co. B 91st Penna. Volunteers

No 16

Ney [?]
Approved
drunk [illegible]
posted by Sebastian Badini

Entered Aug 10

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Charges and Specifications preferred against Priv. J. Keen, Co. "B", 91 Penn. Vols.
Charge. Violation of the 45th Article of War.
Specification. In this that the said Private J. Keen, Co "B". 91 Penn. Vols. was drunk on Post, after having been duly posted as a sentinel, at the Douglas Hospital, Washington, D.C. on or about the 14th April 1862, at or about 10 o'clock P.M.
E J Abadie
Surg. U.S.A.

Witnesses
Sergt. J. N. Davis, Co "B" 91 Penn. Vols.
Corporal Sebastian Badini Co "B" 91 Penn. Vols.

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Douglas Hospital
Washington Apl. 15. 1862.

Charges and Specifications preferred against Priv J. Keen Co "B" 91 Penn. Vols.

To be tried
John P Sherburne
Capt + AAAS

abstract of widow's pension certificate file

[widow's pension certificate file, WC 38,700, National Archives and Records Administration, RG 15, Mariann McDonnell Gallagher widow of Patrick Gallagher]
[abstracted from 21 pages on Fold3]
23 Oct 1853 (1855 in the summary, but her statement and the church record clearly say 1853))
married Mariam McDonnell [St Michael's R R Church, Philadelphia PA, record]
by Rev Wm Loughram
three children: Margaret (born 1 Mar 1856 [1855 according to original application]), John (born 16 Jan 1859 [or 1860, according to the original application]), Patrick (born 23 Aug 1861 [or 29 Aug 1861, according to the original application])
1 March 1856
daughter Margaret born [church records]
baptized 9 March 1856
16 Jan 1859
son John born
baptized 23 Jan 1859
23 Aug 1861
son Patrick born [church records]
baptized 1 Sep 1861
11 Dec 1861
volunteered
24 Dec 1863
enrolled in 91st
26 Dec 1863
mustered in as private, veteran
15 May 1864
wounded in action, gunshot wound
13 June 1864
died in Hospital in West Philadelphia of wounds received in action
1 Sep 1864
Mariam Gallagher (32 years old) applied for pension under act of 14 July 1862; post office address 36th st above Market (no number), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
attorney Geo W Ford, 241 Dock St, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
witnesses Elizabeth Sloan (36th St ab Market) and Mary Boyle (36th St ab Market)
received by Pension Office 2 Sept 1864
application 63,656
28 Nov 1864
[circular] 16 [sent to or received from?] Adjutant General
1 Dec 1864
Adjutant General's Office reported on Gallagher's service
11 Jan 1865
pension application accepted, retroactive to 13 June 1864, at $8 per month
certificate 38,700, datd 20 January 1865
24 Oct 1866
minister Michael F Martin affirmed that the dates (above given) for the children's birth and baptism were copied correctly from the Church of St James (24th ward, Philadelphia)
21 Nov 1866
Mariam Gallagher (34, No 9 S. 36th St, Philadelphia) applied for pension increase because of her children, under act of 25 July 1866
Mary Smith and Catharine O'Donnell swore to her identity and to the truth of her claims
received by Pension Office on 24 Nov 1866
attorney Geo W Ford 241 Dock St Philadelphia PA
5 Aug 1867
a letter was [presumably sent by] the Pension Office about a discrepancy [presumably about the children's birthdates]
17 Aug 1867
Mariam Gallagher (36th st below Market St, Philadelphia) swore that Margaret was born 1 Mar 1867, John on 16 Jan 1859, and any other dates reported must have been a clerical error
7 September 1867
pension certificate issued with an additional $2 per month for each child under 16 years of age, retroactive to 25 July 1886

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 24, precinct 8, microfilm series M653, film 1175, page 1002 = 88 handwritten]
[identification is probable; this matches the children listed in Mariam's pension applications, and I have found no other plausible candidates]
line3233343536
Dwelling number558    
Family number628    
NamePatk GallagherMary "Margt "John "Andr Boyd
Age3528413
Sexmffmm
Color     
Occupation     
[line 29 is Fred [???] G Crout, a stonemason]
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate     
Place of birthIreland"Penna""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

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, Patrick
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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