91st PA: John McConnell

John McConnell

Before the war

He was born in 1837/38 (2 (26 in 1863), 6 (23 in 1861)). He was born in Wilmington, Delaware (2, 6 [Philadelphia]).

When he enlisted, he was a boatman, and was living in Philadelphia (2, 6).


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9-1/2 inches tall, had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (2, 6 [5'10", sandy complexion, gray eyes, brown hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private in company E on 20 August 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 6, 7).

He re-enlisted for three years, as a veteran volunteer, at Bealton, Virginia, on 24 December 1863 (1, 2, 6). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann (this may relate to his original enlistment) (2).

On 6 March 1864, he was detailed to report to Lieutenant Rittenhouse of the 5th US Artillery, at Bristow (3). He was to be borne on the rolls as on detached service (3, 5). He was detailed by General Sykes with Battery D of the 5th US Artillery (2, 5). He was still there in September (?) 1864 (5).

On 19 November 1864, he was reassigned, detailed to temporary duty in the quartermaster department of the artillery brigade (4).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 6). He was a private, in company E (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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 52

3 special order 15, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania infantry, 6 March 1863

4 special order 288, headquarters, 5th Corps, 19 November 1864

5 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (John McConnell)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (John McConnell)

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


John McConnell 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 8 January 2015, from Fold3]

McConnell, John
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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