91st PA: Martin J Murray

Martin J Murray

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (6 (22 in 1863), 7 (22 in 1863)). He was born in Ireland (6, 7).

When he enlisted, he was a labor[er] (6, 7).


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and auburn hair (6, 7).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 5, 6, 7). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 July 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 6, 7). He enlisted for three years (6, 7). His service was credited to the 23rd congressional district (6, 7). He was in company M (8).

He was wounded in May or June 1864 (5).

He was transferred on 10 July 1864 from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1 [has 1863; should it be 20 July 64?]). 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, 5, 8, 9). He was then absent, as a private (3). He served in company K (1).

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 April 1865 (1, 4, 5).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a corporal, in company K (8, 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)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Martin J Murray)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Martin J Murray)

4 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (Martin Murray)

5 company K, second list of non-commissioned officers (Martin J Murray)

6 company K, third descriptive roll (Martin J Murray)

7 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Martin J Murray)

8 Page 240. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Martin J Murray)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)


Martin J 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 1 February 2015, from Fold3]

Murray Martin J
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Corp.
See also 62 Pa Vols.


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