91st PA--John G Kerr

John G Kerr

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37 (4 (24 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4).


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and sandy hair (4).

During the war

He enlisted on 10 December 1861 (3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Keyser (3). He was a private in company C (1, 9).

He was at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 September 1863, when Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked for his return (2). On 8 October 1863, he returned from hospital (3).

He was mustered into service as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 8).

He was wounded on 22 May 1864 (1, 6).

His descriptive list was sent on 30 June 1864, but the descriptive roll does not say where it was sent (3).

He was absent, sick, at muster out (1). He was a private, in company C (9).

After the war

On 9 July 1886, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 8).


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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 8 October 1863 (JG Kerr)

4 company C, descriptive roll, entry 103 (John G Kerr)

5 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 39 (John G Kerr)

6 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (John J Kerr)

7 pension index, by name (John G Kerr)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (John G Kerr)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial records
Ancestry index (accessed 7 Apr 12)

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]

Kerr John G
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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