He was discharged on 23 or 28 April 1863 at Washington DC, on surgeon's certificate of disability.
He was a private, in company D.
[sources: 1 (23 Apr), 2 (28 Apr), 3 (28 Apr, medical board), 4 (23 Apr), 5 (23), 6 (23 Apr), 7]
After the war
On 8 July 1863, he successfully applied for a pension.
[sources: 6, 8]
In 1890, he was living in the fourth ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was living at 425 [illegible, perhaps 'Monroe'] Street.
He had been wounded in his hand.
On 11 October 1900, he died, at Philadelphia Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He died of senile gangrene.
He was married.
He was buried in National Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
[sources: 9 (8 Oct 1900), 10, 11]
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)
[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 87 (7th division, 4th ward), page [blank] (image 365 on Ancestry), line 8]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]
[name] William Davis
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 24 Sep [Oct?] 1861
[discharge date] [illegible] 23 1862 ['63' is written above this date] [length of service] See sheet on discharged [?] addenda [?] 2 years, 5 [?] months, 8 [?] days
[post office address] 425 [illegible, perhaps 'Monroe'] St
[disability incurred] Wounded in hand
[Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999]
[transcribed 23 January 2015, from Ancestry]
RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
NAME DAVIS, WILLIAM
DATE OF BIRTH 72 [sic]
DATE OF DEATH 10-8-1900
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 9-23-61 10-8-1900 [sic]
ORGANIATION(S) Co. D, 91st Regt. Pa. Inf.
CEMETERY OF PLACE OF INTERMENT
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY
LOT No. F GRAVE No. 272
HEADSTONE GOVERNMENT (X)
INFORMATION GIVEN BY [blank] DATE [blank]
[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 October 1900, William Davis (FamilySearch)]
[transcribed 24 January 2015]
RETURN OF DEATH IN THE PHILADELPHIA HOSPITAL.
1. Name of Deceased, William Davis
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 70 yrs.
6. Date of Death, October 11, 1900
7. Cause of Death, Senile Gangrene
Geo C Yeager
RESIDENT PHYSICIAN, Philadelphia Hospital.
8. Occupation, -
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 27
12. Street and Number, 712 So 6 St
13. Date of Burial, Oct 13 1900
[I think the date is '13', as the FamilySearch indexer thought, but it could conceivably be '15'] 14. Place of Burial, National Cemetery
Brinard [?] Dagny, Undertaker.
Residence, 712 So 6 St
Date of Certificate, [blank]