91st PA: William Kearney

William Kearney

Before the war

He was born in 1843/44 (3 (20 in 1864), 5 (20 in 1864)). He was born in Ireland (3--the manuscript says 'Phila Ireland', but I assume 'Phila' was a mistake], 5).

When he enlisted, he was a moulder, and was living in Philadelphia (3, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (3, 5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 18 March 1864 (1, 3 [could be 16 Mar], 5 [18 Mar]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Snyder (3). He was a private in company A (1, 7).

He deserted--he never reported (1, 4, 5).

On 27 April 1864, Sinex asked that he be sent to the regiment (2). On 9 June 1864, he was reported gained as a recruit from depot (4). On 20 July 1864, he was reported dropped as a deserter (6). He was a private in company A (7).

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)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 27 April 1864

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 148 (William Kearney)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864 (Pri Kearney, co.E--I haven't identified anyone else this could be)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 11 Nov 2004 (William Kearney)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 20 July 1864 (Private Kearny)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H Kearney)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)

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 July 2014, from Fold3]


Kearney William
     or William H
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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