91st PA: Thomas McGovern

Thomas McGovern

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (2 (19 in 1861), 3 (20 in 1863)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 3).

When he enlisted, he was a shoemaker (2, 3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair (2, 3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 November 1861 (1, 2). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Fetter (2). He was a private in company G (1, 7-8).

He was transferred on 4 December 1861 to company F (1, 4).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (5).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant W H Carpenter (3).

He was wounded on 4 May 1864 at Wilderness, Virginia (1, 6).

He deserted on 20 June 1865 (1). He was a private, in company F (7-8).

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) (Thomas McGovern)

2 company F, descriptive roll, #86 (Thomas McGoveran)

3 company F, second descriptive roll, #10 (Thomas McGovern)

4 company G, register of men transferred (Thomas McGovern)

5 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Thomas McGovern)

6 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Thos McGovern)

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

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas McGoveran)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 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 8 January 2015, from Fold3]


McGovern, Thomas.
Co. G F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 January 2015]

McGoveran Thomas.
Co. G F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McGovern, Thomas.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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