Birth: 1841, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Aug. 25, 1864, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
James Mcginnis was born in Philadelphia in 1861. On august 31st 1861, he enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He served his three year enlistment and survived the War. On August 25th, the regiment was on thier way home to Philadelphia, for muster out. The boys were trying to make a grand entrance into the city by riding on top of the box cars. James was killed when he slammed into the Grays Ferry Bridge while riding on top of the box car. Joy turned quickly to grief for his family that awaited him at the depot.
Burial: Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
He lived at 623 South 19th., street Philadelphin Pa.
James McGinnis, Private, Mustered in August 28, 1862, for 3 years. Trans. to Company E., 82ND. P. V. Discharged June 17, 1865.