91st PA: John McGovern

John McGovern

Before the war

He was born in 1843/44 (2 (21 in 1865)). He was born in Canada (2).

When he enlisted, he was a coop[er?] (2)

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He was a substitute (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 March 1865 (1, 2, 4). He was enlisted for one year, at West Chester, Pennsylvania, by Captain Christman (2). He was a private in company C (1, 5 (co. D)).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 4). He was a private in company C (5).

After the war

On 16 October 1895, he applied successfully from Massachusetts for a pension (3, 4).

On 24 January 1911, he died (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) (John McGovern)

2 company C, descriptive roll, entry 155 (John McGovern)

3 pension index, by name (John McGovern)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (John McGovern)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 16 January 2015, from Fold3]


McGovern John
Co. D C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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