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Captain James McKinley

Information from Pension and Military Records:

Born: 1841 in Summit Hill, Pa
Died: November 12, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pa
Buried: ?
Occupation: Blacksmith, clerk for coal company, superintendant
Wife: Ann McClean
Children: Harry b. 1869; Matilda b. 1869
Residence: Eckley, Hazleton, Buck Mountain, Pa
Height: 5' 7 3/4"
Weight: ?
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Black
Complexion: Fair
Service: Enlisted: Mustered in 10/27/61 at age 20
Discharged: June 4, 1865
Rank: Promoted from Sergeant to 2nd Lt. on 9/1/63 and to Captain 4/22/64
Pension: Other: Last name is sometimes misspelled or refered to as "McGinley". James was brother-in-law to Co. K Sgt. John Williamson as he was married to John's wife's (Hester) sister. He is mentioned often in Williamson's letters home. Williamson specifically mentions James writing to his brother, John, who served with the 28th and 147th PA and was stationed at Point of Rocks, MD. In June, 1869 James was attacked while living in Eckley by alleged Molly Maguires.

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