McKinley, John

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John McKinley was born at Albany, on July 25, 1834, a son of John McKinley and Sarah Gruin (Girvin[1])

Marriage & Children

Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Rensselaerville[2]
Place of Birth: Albany, NY[2]
Date of Birth: 25 July 1834[2]
Names of Parents: John (McKinley) and Sarah Gruin?[2]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Occupation: Mechanic[2]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[2]
Bounty Received: $50.00[2]
Enlistment Date: 12 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, New York [3]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery[4]
Company: Company K
Promotion Date: 1 Sep 1864[4]
Promotion Rank: Corporal[4]
Muster Out Date: 17 Jun 1865[4]
Muster Out Place: Baltimore, MD[4]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18.[3] "In Battles of Spotsylvania Milford Station North river Cold Harbor Tolupotomy creek Petersburgh Deep Bottom Reams Station mustered out with Regt. June 1865. Still living P.O. Address Rensselaerville Albany Co N.Y."[2]
Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


John died on April 29, 1903[5],his widow, Martha, received her pension on June 20, 1903.[3]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ancestry Military Databases Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Ancestry" defined multiple times with different content
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Annual Report of the Adjutant-General
  5. Civil War Pension Records @