91st PA: Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin

Before the war

He was born in 1816/17 (6 (44 in 1861), 8 (46 in 1860)). He was born in Derry, Ireland (6, 8).

Based on his children's birthplaces, he married Margaret [unknown family name] in Ireland, and immigrated to the United States between 1842 and 1846 (8).

In 1860, he was living in the 17th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Margaret (presumably his wife), and with Margaret, Rosanna, George, and Ellen (presumably their children) (8). He was a weaver, and owned $300 in personal property (8).

When he enlisted, he was a weaver (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 November 1861 (1, 6). He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (6). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Lieutenant Morris Kayser (1, 6, 10, 11).

He deserted on 23 March 1862, from Franklin Square Barracks (4). He returned from desertion on 31 July 1862 (4).

On 23 February 1863, he returned to the regiment from duty at Windmill Point Hospital (2).

He deserted on 30 May 1863, from hospital (1, 5). On 31 March 1864, he was dropped as a deserter (3). He was a private, in company K (10, 11).

After the war

On 10 September 1867, his widow, Margaret Martin, applied unsuccessfully for a pension (7, 9).

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) (Hugh Martin)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 Feb 63 (Private Martin)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 31 March 1864 (Hugh Martin)

4 company K, register of deserters, entry 18 (Hugh Martin)

5 company K, register of deserters, entry 27 (Hugh Martin)

6 company K, descriptive roll (Hugh Martin)

7 pension index, by name (Hugh Martin)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 17th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1167, page 756 = 255 handwritten (Hugh Martin)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Hugh Martin)

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

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Hugh Martin)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
Find a grave
accessed 25 September 2010

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 17th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1167, page 756 = 255 handwritten]
line181920212223
Dwelling number1763     
Family number1889     
NameHugh MartinMargaret "Margaret "Rosanna "George "Ellen "
Age465020161714
Sexmf""mf
Color      
OccupationWeaver Coat maker" "Weaver 
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate300     
Place of birthIreland""""Pennsylvania
Married within year      
Attended school within year     1
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 2 January 2015, from Fold3]


Martain, Hugh
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 3 January 2015]

Martin, Hugh
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Martain, Hugh

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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