91st PA: Philip J McElerey

Philip J McElerey

Before the war

He was born in 1845/46, in Ireland or West Chester, Pennsylvania. [sources: 2 (19 in 1865), 5 (19 in 1865). place: 2 (Ireland), 5 (West Chester PA)]

When he enlisted, he was a teamster. [source: 5]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. [sources: 2, 5 (fair complexion, hazel eyes)]

During the war

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 9 March 1865 or 27 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at West Chester, Pennsylvania, by Captain Christian. His enlistment was credited to the seventh congressional district. He was a private in company C or A. [sources: 1 (co.C 9 Mar 65), 2 (9 Mar 65, 4 (co.A 27 Mar 65), 5 (27 Mar 65), 6-10 (A C)]

He deserted on 30 June 1865 or was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out. He was a private, in company A or C. [sources: 1 (deserted), 4, 5, 6-10]

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) (Philip J McElerey)

2 company C, descriptive book, entry 137 (Philip J McElerey)

3 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 122 (Philip J McElerey)

4 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) (Philip McElvy)

5 company A descriptive roll, entry 173 (Philip McElry [the 'r' is reasonably clear])

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

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Philip J McEleney)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Philip J McElery)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Philip J McElry)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Philip J McElerey)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 3 January 2015)
searched for Philip McElerey OR McElvy OR Macklin
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 January 2015)
searched for Philip McElerey OR McElvy OR Macklin
headstone applications for US military veterans 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 January 2015)
searched for Philip McElerey OR McElvy OR Macklin

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 January 2015, from Fold3]


Macklin, Philip J
Co. A, C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McElerey, Philip J

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 5 January 2015]

McEleney Philip J.
Co. A C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McElerey, Philip J.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 6 January 2015]

McElery, Philip J.
Co. A C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McElerey, Philip J

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 6 January 2015]

McElry, Philip J.
Co. A C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McElerey, Philip J

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 7 January 2015]

McElerey Philip J.
Co. A C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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