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John McNully

Before the war

He was born in 1846, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 2 (18-1/2 in 1864), 4 (18 yrs 2 months on 2 August 1864). place: 2]

When he enlisted, he was a bookbinder, and was living in South Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 2, 4]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair. [sources: 2, 4]

During the war

He enlisted for one year and was mustered into service, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, on 2 August 1864. He was enlisted by Major John A Haddock. His enlistment was credited to South Whitehall (6th congressional district, 60th subdistrict), Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. He was mustered in as a private, in company C. [sources: 1, 2, 3 (no company), 4]

He was discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability, because of lack of physical development, and a weight of only 95 pounds. No discharge date was listed; the final approval was dated 16 November 1864. He was rejected by the Board of Medical Examiners. He had been issued clothing worth $24.32: an overcoat ($8.50), a dress coat ($8.75), a blouse ($3.25), trousers ($3.10), and 2 socks ($0.72). He had not been paid any bounty, and was due $100.00. No company muster roll included his name. [source: 4]

He was not on the muster-out roll when the regiment mustered out. [sources: 1]

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 McNully)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 15 July 2004 (John McNully)

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

4 compiled service record, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, company C (John McNally)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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

Note on identification

The John M'Nully (co. C) in Bates and the ARIAS cards (entries 1 and 2 above) is clearly the John McNally (no company) in the index to the compiled service records (entry 3 above). They have the same description, enlisted on the same day in the same place, and John McNally's service was credited to the place John McNully was living when he enlisted.

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John McNally 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]


McNally, John
Co.-, 91 Pennsylania Inf.
Pvt. | -
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

compiled service record

[compiled service record, John McNally, 91st PA]
[transcribed February 2015, from 11 images, obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration]



[image 1]

2085
McNally, John
Co. -, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private | -

CARD NUMBERS.
1 22037596
[the rest of the card numbers are blank]

Number of personal papers herein 3
Book Mark: [blank]
See also [blank]


[image 2]

McNally, John.
[blank], Co. G, 91 Reg't Pa. Inf.

3 Enclosures.
Bed Cards [blank]
Burial Records [blank]
Certs. of Dis. for Discharge 4
C.M. Charges [blank]
Descriptive Lists [blank]
Discharge Certificates [blank]
Enlistment Papers 1
Final Statements [blank]
Furloughs or L. of A. [blank]
Med. Certificates [blank]
Med. Des. Lists [blank]
Orders [blank]
Pris. of War Record [blank]
Resignations [blank]

Other papers relating to--
Admission to Hosp'l [blank]
Casualty Sheet [blank]
Confinement [blank]
Contracts [blank]
Death or Effects [blank]
Desertion [blank]
Discharge from Hosp'l [blank]
Discharge from Service [blank]
Duty [blank]
Furlough or L. of A. [blank]
Med. Examination [blank]
Misc. Information [blank]
Pay or Clothing [blank]
Personal Reports [blank]
Rank [blank]
Transfer to Hosp'l [blank]
Transfer to V.R.C. [blank]
Transportation [blank]


[image 3]

VOLUNTEER ENLISTMENT.
STATE OF Pennsylvania TOWN OF Norristown

I, John McNally born in Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania aged eighteen two [?]/12 years, and by occupation a Bookbinder DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have volunteered this Second day of August 1864, to serve as a Soldier in the Army of the United States of America for the period of one YEAR, unless sooner discharged by proper authority: Do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law for volunteers. And I, John McNally do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of war.

John McNally

Sworn and subscribed to, at Norristown this Second day of August 1864.
BEFORE Jno A Haddock
Maj 12 Regt V.R.C. Pro Mar 6 dist Pa

I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have carefully examined the above-named Volunteer, agreeably to the General Regulations of the Army, and that, in my opinion, he is free from all bodily defects and mental infirmity, which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier.


[illegible]
EXAMINING SURGEON.
Surgeon Board Enrollment

I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have minutely inspected the Volunteer, John McNally previously to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that, to the best of my judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service. This soldier has Hazel eyes, Brown hair, fair complexion, is five feet five inches high.

Jno A Haddock
Maj 12 Regiment of V.R.C.
Pro Mar 6 Dist Pa +
RECRUITING OFFICER.


[written vertically in the right margin:]

Mustered into the service of the United States, for one year, from date of enlistment, in company C, 91st Regiment of Penna Volunteers, on the 2d day of August, 1864, at Norristown Pa

Jno A Haddock
Maj 12 Regt V.R.C. Pro Mar 6 Dist Pa
Mustering officer


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DECLARATION OF RECRUIT.

I, John McNally, desiring to VOLUNTEER as a Soldier in the Army of the United States, for the term of one YEAR Do Declare, That I am eighteen years and two months of age; that I have never been discharged from the United States service on account of disability or by sentence of a court martial, or by order before the expiration of a term of enlistment; and I know of no impediment to my serving honestly and faithfully as a soldier for one year.

GIVEN at Norristown Pa
the Second day of August 1864
John McNally
Witness: W. A. Gerkes [?]


No. 10
John McNally
Volunteered at Norristown
August 2d 1864.
By Major Jno A. Haddock
12th Regiment of V.R.C.
Pro. Mar. 6" Dist Pa


[blank] enlistment; last served in [blank]

Enlisted for Co C. 91st Pa Vols.


Credited to South Whitehall [?] 60th SubDist. 6" Dist Pa


CONSENT IN CASE OF MINOR. [blank]


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ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES.
CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE.
John McNelly [sic], a Private [blank] of the 91st Pa Vol was enlisted by Major Haddock Pro Mar of the 6th Dist of Pennsylvania at Norristown Pa on the Second day of August, 1864, to serve one year; he was born in Philadelphia in the State of Penna, is eighteen 2/12 years of age, Five feet Five inches high, Fair complexion, Hazel eyes Brown hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Bookbinder. said [sic] soldier has been unfit for duty since date of Enrollment

A. Cummings
Col 19th Penna Cavalry Commanding Rendzvous [sic]
STATION: Camp Cadwalader
DATE: Phila Pa

I CERTIFY, That I have carefully examined the said John McNelly a Recruit, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of Lack of Physical Development + Weight - 95 lbs - unfit for V.R.Corps

Degree of Disability 3/4 - Three Fourths

W W H Michler [?]
Asst Surgeon U.S.A.


DISCHARGED, this [blank], at [blank]
[blank]
Col 19th Penna Cavalry
Commanding the Rendezvous


The Soldier desires to be addressed at [blank]


[written vertically in the left margin:] Rejected by Board of Medical Examiners appointed in Par. 6. S.O. 239. Headquarters Dept. of the Susquehanna. dated Oct. 10" 1864.


[image 6]

91st Pa.
Filed Apl. 26th [?]

CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE
IN THE CASE OF
John McNelly
a Private Co. -
Ninety first Reg't of Penna Vols

APPROVED
John C Stein [??]
SURGEON U.S.A.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
DEPT OF THE SUSQUEHANNA

Total money value of clothing drawn
Over coat $8.50
Dress Coat 8.75
Blouse 3.25
Trowsers 3.10
2 Socks 72
  ____
  $24.32


Received (A.G. Office) D + D. D., from Enrl. Bch., Feb. 12. 1879 =


HEAD QUARTERS
DEPT OF SUSQUEHANNA
CHAMBERSBURG PA.
NOV. 16" 1864.

TO BE DISCHARGED THE
UNITED STATES SERVICE
BY COMMAND OF
MAJ. GEN. COUCH
Jno S. Schultze
ASST ADJT GENL.


III
DB
88


[images 7-8 are copies of images 5-6]


[image 9]

To all whom it may Concern:

Know ye, That John McNelly a Private of Captain [blank] Company, ([blank]) 91" Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers who was enrolled on the Second day of August one thousand eight hundred and Sixty four to serve one year or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States, this [blank] day of [blank], 186[blank], at [blank], by reason of Surgeons [sic] Certificate of Disability

[the following is crossed out: (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.)]

Said John McNelly was born in Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania, is Eighteen 2/12 years of age, Five feet Five inches high, Fair complexion, Hazel eyes, Brown hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a Bookbinder

Given at [blank] this [blank] day of [blank]

[blank]
Col. 19th Penna Cavalry
Commanding the Post.


[written vertically over the preceding text:] Rejected by Board of Medical Examiners appointed in Par. 6. S.O. 239, Headquarters Dept. of the Susquehanna dated Oct. 10" 1864.


[image 10]

HEAD QUARTERS
DEPT OF SUSQUEHANNA
CHAMBERSBURG PA.
NOV. 16". 1864
TO BE DISCHARGED THE
UNITED STATES SERVICE
BY COMMAND OF
MAJ. GEN. COUCH
Jno S Schultze
ASST ADJT GENL.

III
DB
88


RECEIVED HEAD QUARTERS DEPT OF SUSQUEHANNA NOV. 16 1864


OATH OF IDENTITY [blank]


[image 11]

Mc | 91 | Pa.
John McNally
Appears with rank of Pvt. on
Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of U.S. Vols. forwarded
for the 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Roll dated
Norristown Pa. Aug. 2, 1864.
Where born, Phila Pa.
Age 18 7 [sic]/12 years; occupation Book binder
When enlisted Aug. 2, 1864.
Where enlisted Norristown Pa.
For what period enlisted 1 year.
Eyes Hazel; hair Bro
Complexion Fair; height 5 ft. 5 in.
When mustered in Aug. 2, 1864.
Where mustered in Norristown
Bounty paid [blank]; due $100 [blank]/100
Where credited 6 Cong Dist. 60 South Whitehall Lehigh Co.
Company to which assigned C
Remarks: [blank]
Name not taken up on Co. Muster Rolls of regiment

Book mark: [blank]

B. E. Smith Copyist.


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