He was born in 1841, in Sarah Furnace, Pennsylvania (date: 12, 13; 5 (22 in 1861), 6 (22 in 1861), 8 (48 in 1888), 10 (48 in 1888); place: 5, 6, 8, 10).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (5, 6).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair (5, 6).
On 20 April 1861, he enlisted in company H of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, at Sarah Furnace, Pennsylvania (10). He mustered out when his enlistment ended, on 29 July 1861, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (10).
He was transferred from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania on 20 July 1864 (1, 10). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then present, as a private, on duty at the brigade commissary (3). He was a private, in company K (1, 10, 13, 15, 16).
He was still detailed in the commissary department in September (?) 1864 (4).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 7, 9, 10, 12). He had served for fifteen months (8). He was a private, in company K (15, 16).
After his discharge, he lived in Claysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania (10).
In April 1887, he received an inury to his head and chest, at Ore Hill, Pennsylvania (10).
On 9 June 1888, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (8, 10 [6 Sept 88]). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (8). He had a head injury (8). He was not receiving a pension (8). He was a laborer (10). He was widowed (10). He was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (10). His nearest relative was his uncle, Jacob Kisinger, of Claysburgh, Pennsylvania (10).
On 20 September 1888, at his request, he was discharged from the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (8, 10).
On 15 February 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 14).
In 1890, he was living in Taylor Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (post office Claysburg) (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 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (John Clark)
3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (John Clark)
4 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (John Clark)
5 company K, third descriptive roll (John Clark)
6 company K, fourth descriptive roll (John Clark)
7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Taylor Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 58 (John Clark)
8 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the Board for the fiscal year 1889. Serial Set volume 2768, session volume 9, 51st Congress, 1st Session. House Miscellaneous Document 77. Page 312. (John Clark)
9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (John Clark)
10 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, W, transcribed from Ancestry (image 891 of 4546), 12 February 2011 (John Clark)
11 Find a grave, memorial 11087765, created by anonymous, added 4 June 2005, accessed 13 February 2011 [identification is confirmed by the tombstone, pictured on the memorial, which reads: 'JOHN CLARK DIED Jan. [?] 29 [?], 1897 AGED 56 Years. Private Co.M 62 Reg. Pa. Vol.'] (John Clark)
12 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 14 February 2011) (John Clark)
13 Page 173. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (John Clark)
14 pension index, by name (accessed 4 October 2013, on Ancestry) (John Clark)
15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Clarke)
16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Clark)
|Time and Place of Each Enlistment.||Apl 20 '61|
Sarah Furnace Pa
|Aug 9 '61|
Licking Run Pa
|July 20" 64|
|Company and Regiment.||H 3" Pa Vols||M 62 Pa||K 91' Pa|
|Time and Place of Discharge.||July 29 '61|
|July 20" 64|
To 91" Pa.
|July 10 '65|
|Cause of Discharge.||End Enlistment||Exp Serv|
|Kind and Degree of Disability||Inj to head and chest|
|When and Where Contracted and Received||Apl 87|
Ore Hill, Pa.
|Color of Eyes.||Gray|
|Color of Hair.||Br|
|Residence Subsequent to Discharge.||Claysburgh [sic] Blair Co. Pa.|
|Married or Single.||Wid|
|Post Office Address of Nearest Relative.||Uncle|
|Rate of Pension.||Date of Admission Re-Admission and Transfer.||Condition of Re-admission.||Date of Discharge and Transfer.||Cause of Discharge.||Date of Death.||Cause of Death.|
|Sept 6 '88||Sept 20. 1888||at request.|
|To himself Sept 20 /88.|
|Certificate of Service||1|
|Personal, Appraised at||$||sold for $|
|How disposed of|