91st PA: John Kane

John Kane

Before the war

He was born in 1816/17 (7 (44 in 1861), 8, 9, 10, 11 [60 in ?1871], 15 [60 in ?1871]]). He was born in Derry, Ireland (8, 9, 10, 11, 15).

When he enlisted, he was a baker, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 9, 10).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (7, 8, 9, 10).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 November 1861 (1, 6, 7, 8, 16). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (7, 8). He was mustered in as a private in company H, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Kayser (1, 7, 8, 17, 18).

He was transferred on 4 December 1861 to company K (1, 6, 7).

On 5 March 1863, he was detailed as brigade baker (3). He returned to the regiment on 16 March 1863 (4).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (12).

On 28 July 1863, he was detailed for duty with the brigade train (2).

On 14 May 1863, he was assigned to duty as an officer's cook (5).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (7, 9, 10 [26 Dec 62]; 1 does not list him as a vet, but the dates make it likely). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Carpenter (9, 10). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Swan (9, 10).

He was wounded on 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (1, 14).

He was mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 7, 16). He had served for forty-four months (11, 15). He was a private, in company K (17, 18).

After the war

On 16 September 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (16).

On 27 July 1871, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (11, 15). He had a wound in his right shoulder (11, 15). He was not receiving a pension (11).

In 1880, he was living in the National Military Home, Montgomery County, Ohio (13). He was married (13). He was a baker, and had been out of work for twelve months (13).

In 1882, he was present in the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (11).

He died on 6 September 1889, in the Central Branch of the National Soldiers' Home (15). He was receiving a pension of $4 per month (15).

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) (John Kane)

2 special order 42, HQ 91st PA, 28 July 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 5 March 1863 (John Kane)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 16 March 1863 (John Kane)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 14 May 1863 (John Kane)

6 company H, register of men transferred (John Kane)

7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 13 March 2005 (John Kane)

8 company K, descriptive roll (John Kane)

9 company K, third descriptive roll (John Kane)

10 company K, fourth descriptive roll (John Kane)

11 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 (John Kane)

12 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (John Kane)

13 1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T9, film 1052, page 595 = 22B handwritten (John Kane)

14 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (John Kane)

15 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] (John Kane)

16 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (John Kane)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Kane)

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

1880 census

[1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T9, film 1052, page 595 = 22B handwritten]
line5
street nameKentucky Avenue
house number11
dwelling visit #11
family visit #11
nameKane John
colorW
sexM
age68
month born if born in year 
relationshipDisabled Soldiers Beneficaries [?] Natl Mil Home for DVS
single 
married1
widowed/divorced 
married during year 
occupationBaker
months unemployed12
currently ill? 
blind 
deaf/dumb 
idiotic 
insane 
disabled1
school this year 
can't read 
can't write 
birthplaceIreland
father's birthplaceIreland
mother's birthplaceIreland

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 July 2014, from Fold3]


Kane John
Co. H, K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 13 July 2014]

Keane John
Co. H, K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Kane John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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