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91st PA: John R McClintock

John R McClintock

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (5 (21 in 1864), 6 (47 in 1882?), 8 (53 at death in 1883)). He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (5, 6, 8 [Waterford NJ]).

When he enlisted, he was a far[mer] (5).


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 February 1864 (1, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Hildeburn (5). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 9).

On 3 July 1864, he and four other men in company H asked their captain, James Closson, to be transferred to a newly forming battalion of sharpshooters (2). Closson passed their request on to the regimental adjutant (2), but none were transferred.

On 18 February 1865, he went on a furlough, which ended on 28 February 1865 (4). He returned on the 28th (4).

On 14 March 1865, he was detailed for duty in the provost guard at the 3rd brigade headquarters (3).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 6 [17 months service]). He was a private, in company H (9).

After the war

On 22 August 1882, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (6). He suffered from rheumatism (6). He was present at the Southern Branch in 1883 (6).

On 8 or 9 May 1883, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of Bright's Disease (7, 8 [9 May]). He was married (8). He was a collector (8). He died at, or was buried from, 2152 Huron [?] Street, 19th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). On 12 May 1883, he was buried, in the Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8).

On 24 January 1890, his widow applied successfully for a pension (7).


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 letters, Fraley et al. to Closson, and Closson to Tayman, 3 and 4 July 1864 (John R McClintock)

3 special order 27, HQ 91st PA, 14 March 1865 (John R McClintock)

4 enlisted men's furloughs (Privt McClintock)

5 company H, descriptive list, #117 (John R McClintock)

6 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1, 48th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 11, page 216 (J R McClintock)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (John R McClintock)

8 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 May 1883 (John R McClintock)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census,veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed 7 January 2015)--and also read through the John McClintock entries without finding him (note that the entries are in reverse order)


John R McClintock 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 7 January 2015, from Fold3]

McClintock John R.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]


death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 May 1883, John R McClintock]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

1. Name of Deceased, John McClintock
2. Color, white
3. Sex, male
4. Age, 53 yrs
5. Married
6. Date of Death, May 9th [sic] 1883
7. Cause of Death, Bright's Disease
J. O. Eberhard M.D.
Residence, Cor Lawrence + Dauphin St

8. Occupation, Collecter
9. Place of Birth, Waterford N.J.
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 19
12. Street and Number, 2152 Huron [?] St
13. Date of Burial, May 12th 1883
14. Place of Burial, K of P Greenwood
15. Schuyler + Armstrong Undertaker
Residence, 2054 N [?] 6th St

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