91st PA: John Murray

John Murray

Before the war

He was born in 1835/36 (1 (29 in 1865), 6 (29 in 1865)). He was born in Ireland (1, 6).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (1, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (1, 6).

During the war

He enlisted on 28 March 1865 (1, 4 (24 Mar), 6 (24 Mar)). He was enlisted for one year, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yerkes (1, 6). He was mustered in, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, as a private, in company I (2-3, 4, 6).

He deserted on 29 March 1865, at Norristown, Pennsylvania (1, 4 (24 Apr), 5 (24 Mar), 6 (24 Apr)). He was a private, in company I (2-3).

Sources

1 company I, descriptive roll, #72 (John Murray)

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

3 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Murray)

4 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) (George Murrey)

5 company I, register of deserters (George Murray)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 30 March 2005 (George Marrey [rolls also have personal name 'John'])

Note on identification

Although George and John Murray have different dates in Bates, (a) the index to the compiled service record identifies them, (b) they have the same description (based on the company descriptive book and the ARIAS card), (c) the company descriptive list includes only John, (d) the company list of deserters includes only George.

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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.
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John Murray in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 February 2015, from Fold3]


Murray John
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Murray George
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Murray, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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