Pvt. William Kirkpatrick Died in Military Service during the United States Civil War.
enlisted = 07/26/1861 in Johnson County, Missouri
mustered = 12/14/1861 "When killed by lightning"
side = USA
regiment flag =
regiment name = Co A 27th Missouri Mounted Infantry
source: FOLD3 3 Muster Cards
Pvt. William Kirkpatrick served in the United States Civil War. Enlisted: 07/26/1861 in Johnson County, Missouri Mustered out: Dec 14 1861 "When killed by lightning" Side: USA Regiment(s): Co A 27th Missouri Infantry Mounted
The muster card does not state where he was when the lightning struck and killed him.
The pension card filed by "Mother" 1863, tells us that he was not married and had no minor children. In my research I have found that mothers can not file until they prove there is no wife or children.
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDZZ-KLS : 9 November 2014), Ruth Kirkpatrick, Hickory county, Hickory, Missouri, United States; citing family 94, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).