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Was able to see that he did register for the civil war draft registration in Dunnmore, Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District on July 1st 1863. Do.you know his exact date of birth or close to it. Also found a other Michael McCabe who registered for civil war in same month and year but in Ostego, New York.
Do you know if family settled their before I also noticed that on McCabe was 16 and the other one was 20. I'm starting to think he may have tried enlisting at 16 years old according to records. Then you see Michael McCabe show up in the next Congressional district over from.the 12th District and shows up on their registers as age 20. Not sure if any of this makes sense, but sounds like he wanted to serve was denied based on age. Then he went to next town over and registered for the draft their instead.
Any event here is who I think is your ancestor enlisted in the civil war below with the Pennsylvania Regiment.
Enlistment Place: Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Muster Date: 1 Jul 1863
Muster Place: Pottsville, Pensylvania, USA
Unit Type: Infantry
Regiment: 39th Pennsylvania Militia
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Dear Ms. Lyons,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located personnel related records such as the Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798 - 1914; Muster Rolls of Regular Army Organizations, 1784 - 10/31/1912; and the Precedent Files of the Appointment, Commission, and Personnel, Returns, and Mail and Records Sections, ca. 1892 - 1922 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that may include records about Michael McCabe.
We also located 9 other series about the 15th Infantry in Letters Received and Endorsements, 1876-1878; Orders and Circulars Issued and Received, 1866-1890; Descriptive Books, 1966-1890; General Orders, Orders, and Circulars Issued, 1871-1890;General Orders, Special Orders, Orders, and Circulars Issued, 1866-1879; Muster Rolls, 1864-1910; Register of Charges Received, 1872; and Letters Sent, 1866-1888 in the Records of U.S. Regular Army Mobile Units (Record Group 391) that may include information about McCabe. However, the records in RG 94 and RG 391 listed above have not been digitized yet. For access to and/or copies of these personnel-related records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at email@example.com.
Therefore, we searched Ancestry and located Military records pertaining to Michael McCabe. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, you may view these records online at one NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/.
In addition, we located one photographic series titled Personnel and Activities of Infantry Units, 1850-1941 that contains photographs of the 15th Infantry. For access to and/or copies of these photographs, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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