91st PA: John Tagan or Fagan

John Tagan or Fagan

Before the war

He was born in 1843/44, in Ireland. [sources: date: 3 (21 in 1865), 4 (21 in 1865). place: 3, 4]

When he enlisted, he was a peddler. [sources: 3 (peddler), 4 (peddler, puddler)]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 3, 4 (hair dark or black)]

During the war

He was a substitute for Benjamin Shollenberger (30th subdistrict, 8th congressional district). He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years in company E on 21 March 1865, at Reading, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted and mustered into service by Captain Darell. [sources: 1, 3, 4-5]

On 25 March 1865, he was listed on a Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of Drafted Men and Substitutes forwarded for the 91st Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 4]

He deserted on 25 April 1865, "on the campaign". He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 2--Bates (1) has 26 April, 4-5]

On the March-April 1865 company muster roll, he was reported absent, sick. [source: 4]

On the May-June 1865 company muster roll, he was reported absent, deserted. [source: 4]

He was reported on a Descriptive list of deserters, dated near Fort Albany, 1 June 1865. [source: 4]

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 register of deserters, company E, entry 25

3 company E descriptive roll, entry 169 (John Tagan)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed Apr 07)

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John Tagan in the 91st PA database

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 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Fagan John
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 25 Apr 15]

Tagan John
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Fagan John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

compiled service record

[compiled military service records, 91st PA, John Fagan]
[transcribed from 3 images obtained from National Archives and Records Administration, 16 March 2015]


[image 1, which consists of 1 card]

874
Fagan, John
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private | Private

CARD NUMBERS.
1 22037818
2 22050327
3 22050445
4 22039584
5 22050646
[the rest of the card numbers are blank]

Number of personal papers herein 0
Book Mark: [blank]
See also [blank]


[image 2, which consists of two cards]

[card 1]

T | 91 | Pa.
John Tagan
Pvt, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Age 21 years.
Appears on Co. Muster-out Roll, dated Near Washington, D.C., July 10, 1865.
Muster-out to date [blank]
Last paid to [blank]

Clothing account: [blank]

Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., $[blank]
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $[blank]
Remarks Deserted Apr. 25 /65

From Second Auditor's Roll.

Book mark: [blank]
Collings Copyist.


[card 2]

F | 91 | Pa.
John Fagan
Pvt, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pa. Infantry.
Appears on
Descriptive List of Deserters
dated Nr. Ft. Albany, June 1 1865.
Age 21 years; height 5 feet 4 inches.
Complexion Drk; eyes Grey; hair Drk [sic]
Where born Ireland
Occupation Peddler [sic]
When enlisted Mch 21, 1865.
Where enlisted Reading Pa.
When mustered in Mch. 21, 1865.
Where mustered in Reading Pa.
For what period mustered in 3 years.
When deserted Mch 25, 1865.
Where deserted On campaign
When apprehended [blank]
Where apprehended [blank]
Remarks: Sub. for Ben Sholenberger 30 Sub 8 C.D.

Book mark: [blank]
Rosafy [?] Copyist.


[image 3, which consists in 3 cards]

[card 1]

T | 91 | Pa.
John Tagan
Pvt, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for May + June, 1865.
Present or absent [blank]
Stoppage, [blank]
Due Gov't, [blank]
Remarks: Deserted Apr 25 /65 on the campaign

Book mark: [blank]
Reynolds Copyist.


[card 2]

T | 91 | Pa.
John Tagan
Pvt, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Mar + Apr, 1865.
Present or absent Absent
Stoppage, [blank]
Due Gov't, [blank]
Remarks: Sub for Benjamin Scholenberger 30 Sub 8 C.D. Absent sick

Book mark: [blank]
Reynolds Copyist.


[card 3]

F | 91 | Pa.
John Fagan
Appears with rank of Pvt on
Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of Drafted Men and Substitutes forwarded*
for the 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Roll dated
Phila. Pa., Mch 25, 1865.
Where born, Ireland
Age 21 y'rs: occupation Puddler [sic]
When enlisted Mar. 21, 1865.
Where enlisted Reading, Pa.
For what period enlisted 3 years.
Eyes Grey; hair Blk [sic]
Complexion Dk; height 5 ft. 4 in.
When mustered in Mar. 21, 1865.
Where mustered in Reading
Bounty paid [blank]
Where credited [blank]
Company to which assigned [blank]
Remarks: Sub. for Benjamin Shollenberger 30 Sub. Dist 8 Cong. Dist.

* This roll of Drafted Men and Substitutes was made on the form intended for Volunteer Recruits.

Book mark: [blank]
Feaster Copyist.

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