He was born in Ireland (2). He was born in 1836/37 (2 (28 in 1865)).
When he enlisted, he was a miner (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2).
He also served in company H of the 5th US Artillery (3, 4).
He was a substitute (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 February 1865 (1, 2). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Bowen (2). He was a private in company I (1, 5).
On 16 February 1886, he successfully applied for a pension (4).
On 5 June 1902, his widow, Rose Boyle, successfully applied for a pension from Pennsylvania (3, 4).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Edward Boyle)
2 company I, descriptive roll, #49 (Edward Boyle)
3 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Edward Boyle)
4 pension index, by name (Edward Boyle)
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Boyle)