He was born in 1816/17 (6 (44 in 1861), 8 (46 in 1860)). He was born in Derry, Ireland (6, 8).
Based on his children's birthplaces, he married Margaret [unknown family name] in Ireland, and immigrated to the United States between 1842 and 1846 (8).
In 1860, he was living in the 17th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Margaret (presumably his wife), and with Margaret, Rosanna, George, and Ellen (presumably their children) (8). He was a weaver, and owned $300 in personal property (8).
When he enlisted, he was a weaver (6).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (6).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 November 1861 (1, 6). He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (6). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Lieutenant Morris Kayser (1, 6, 10, 11).
On 10 September 1867, his widow, Margaret Martin, applied unsuccessfully for a pension (7, 9).
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) (Hugh Martin)
2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 Feb 63 (Private Martin)
3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 31 March 1864 (Hugh Martin)
4 company K, register of deserters, entry 18 (Hugh Martin)
5 company K, register of deserters, entry 27 (Hugh Martin)
6 company K, descriptive roll (Hugh Martin)
7 pension index, by name (Hugh Martin)
8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 17th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1167, page 756 = 255 handwritten (Hugh Martin)
9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Hugh Martin)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Hugh Martain)
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Hugh Martin)
|Name||Hugh Martin||Margaret "||Margaret "||Rosanna "||George "||Ellen "|
|Occupation||Weaver||Coat maker||" "||Weaver|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate||300|
|Place of birth||Ireland||"||"||"||"||Pennsylvania|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|