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John McClarren (or Robert McClellan or McClennan)

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Matthew McClarren and [unknown]. [sources: date: 2 (18 in 1861), 5 (25 in ?1871). place: 2, 5. parents: 9]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 or 22 November 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by C L Zinn. He was mustered in as a private in company K. [sources: 1, 2 (22 Nov), 5 (co. H), 6, 9 (22 Nov), 10-13]

He was transferred to company H on 24 December 1861. [sources: 1, 3]

He was discharged on 10 July 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability. He had an inguinal hernia on the right side. He had served for nine months. He was a private, in company H. [sources: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (24 July 1862), 10-13]

After the war

On 29 September 1868, he applied (apparently unsuccessfully) for a pension. [sources: 7, 8]

On 13 August 1871, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home. He had a hernia. He was not receiving a pension. He wilfully deserted on 27 August 1871, and was droped by general order 5, 15 January 1872. [sources: 5, 9]

On 6 January 1875, he applied for readmission. On 5 March 1875, he was readmitted to the Eastern Branch (in Maine) of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, on one condition: that he do whatever work the governor ordered without pay for two months. He left before the proceedings arrived. [sources: 4, 9]

On 31 March 1875, he was discharged from the Eastern Branch of the National Soldiers Home, as a wilful deserter. [sources: 5, 9]

Sources

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) (John McClarren)

2 company H, descriptive roll, #77 (John McClarren)

3 company K, list of men transferred, #8 (John McClarren)

4 Annual report of the board of managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for 1875. March 21, 1876. Serial Set volume 1702, session volume 5, 44th Congress 1st session, House Miscellaneous Document 147] (John McClarren)

5 Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Soldiers Home, 30 December 1882 [for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1882]. Serial Set volume 2115, session volume 1, 47th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 13, page 378 (John McClarnen [sic])

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert McClelland)

7 pension index, by unit (Robert McClellan)

8 pension index, by name (Robert McClellan)

9 US national homes for disabled volunteer soldiers, 1866-1938, registers, National archives and records administration, record group 15 (John McClarren)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John McClanen [sic])

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert McClellan)

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

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert McClennan)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedule
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)
someone living in the Falls of Schuylkill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had no identifying information (searched April 2006)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
searched John McClarren, John McLanen, Robert McClellan on Ancestry (accessed 9 January 2015)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
searched John McClarren, John McClanen, Robert McClellan on FamilySearch (accessed 9 January 2015)

Display



John McClanen 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 7 January 2015, from Fold3]


McClelland, Robert
Co. K H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McClanen, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 7 January 2015]

McClanen, John
Co. K, H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 8 January 2015]

McClellan, Robert
Co. K H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McClanen, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 9 January 2015]

McClarren, John
Co. K, H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McClanen, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 16 January 2015]

McClennan, Robert
Co. K, H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McClanen, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

National Home

Annual report of the board of managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for 1875. March 21, 1876. Serial Set volume 1702, session volume 5, 44th Congress 1st session, House Miscellaneous Document 147]
RE-ADMISSIONS TO EASTERN BRANCH

The following soldiers, heretofore discharged, were, for sufficient reasons, re-admitted unconditionally: [...]

And the following, on conditions that they do such work or duty as the governor shall direct, for the period of two months, without pay: [...] John McClarren, late Company H, Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers.

National Soldier's Home register

[US national homes for disabled volunteer soldiers, 1866-1938, registers, National archives and records administration, record group 15, ]
[transcribed 7 January 2015, from Ancestry (Togus, T, image 47 of 752)]
[note: distinguishing 'r' from 'n' in the family name is difficult; I believe it is 'McClarren', but it could be 'McClannen' or even 'McClarnen']
Number.1396
A.
Name.John McClarren
Name and Residence of Relatives or Friends.Mathew McClarren
1347 North 2" Street
Philadelphia
Penn
(Father)
Where Born.Philadelphia Pa
Company and Regiment.H 91" Penn Vols
Date of Enlistment.November 22" [sic] 1861
Date of Discharge from Service.July 24" [sic] 1862
DisabilityWashington D.C
Inguinal Hernia of right side.
Date of Admission.August 13 1871Readmitted March 5, 1875 on condition that he work without pay for 2 months
Left before proceeding [?] arrived
By Order of Manager.John R. Baker
Age.25
Married or Single.S
RemarksWilfully deserted August 27" 1871
Dropped by GO No 5 Jany 15 1872
Applied for readmission Jan 6. 1875
Dropped as a wilful deserter March 31. 1875

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