91st PA: Michael Kane

Michael Kane

Before the war

He was born in Waterford, Ireland (7). He was born in 1836/37 (7 (24 in 1861)).


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (7).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 9 December 1861 (1, 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by L T Matlack (1, 7, 10).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (8).

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist (2). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (3, 6).

He was killed on 8 May 1864 at Laurel Hill, Virginia, by being wounded in the left breast (1, 4, 5, 9). He was a private, in company K (10).


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) (Michael Kane)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863 (Michael Keane)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Kane)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864 (Pri Kane)

5 company K, register of deaths (Michael Keane)

6 company K, list of men transferred, #32 (Michael Keane)

7 company K, descriptive roll (Michael Kane)

8 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Michael Kane)

9 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Michael Keane)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Michael Keane)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedule
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 July 2014, from Fold3]

Keane Michael
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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