Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Samuel H. McCartney, 36th., Illinois, Infantry.

Samuel H. McCartney.

Birth: Oct., 1838, Indiana.
Death: Aug. 18, 1909, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

Married (1) Tabitha E. Hopkins -November 19, 1863 issue: Elizabeth Genett McCartney Addie H. McCartney.

Married (2) Theresa Jane Highfield May 18, 1876, Warren County, Illinois issue: Harry M McCartney Bessie J. McCartney Ella E. McCartney Gustavus Earl McCartney.

Parents: George Murry McCartney (1811 - 1894), Elizabeth Hogue McCartney (1817 - 1894).

Wife: Theresa Jane Highfield McCartney (1844 - 1921).

Children: Harry M McCartney (1877 - 1881), Bessie J McCartney (1879 - 1906), Ella E McCartney Canning (1882 - 1976), Earl Gustavus McCartney (1882 - 1917).

Burial: Monmouth Cemetery, Monmouth, Warren County,

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: MCCARTNEY, SAMUEL H. Rank: PVT. Company: K. Unit: 36 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: YOUNG AMERICA, WARREN CO, IL. Age: 22. Height: 5' 7. Hair: DARK. Eyes: DARK. Complexion: DARK. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: HARNESS MAKER. Nativity: PRINCETON, IN.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 20, 1861. Joined Where: YOUNG AMERICA, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In Where: AURORA, IL. Remarks: DISCHARGED FOR DISABILITY JUL 15, 1862 AT KEOKUK IOWA WOUNDED AT PEA RIDGE.

Files of the Surgeon General.

CASE. Private Samuel H. McCartney, Co. K, 36th Illinois Volunteers, aged 22 years, was wounded at the battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, March 8th, 1862, by a conoidal musket ball, which struck the frontal bone about two inches above the right superciliary ridge, passing from the left to the right, crushing the bone at point of contact and lodged about one and a quarter inches from point of entrance. The dura mater was not injured. The wound healed in about four months, and on July 25th, 1862, he was discharged from the service. On February 15th, 1866, Pension Examiner John Young reports that he was troubled with pain in the head at the point of injury, was subject to vertigo and could not bear exposure to sun. His mind was also impaired. He is not a pensioner.

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