He was born in 1831/32 (2 [32 in 1863], 6 [29 in 1861]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 6).
When he enlisted, he was a teamster, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 6).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3-1/4 inches tall, had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair (2, 6 [5'4", dark complexion, gray eyes, black hair]).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private in company E on 2 September 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 6, 9, 10).
On 27 May 1862, he was in Douglas Hospital (7).
He fought at the battle of Gettysburg (3).
He re-enlisted for three years, as a veteran volunteer, on 24 December 1863, at Bealton Virginia (1, 2, 6 [26 Dec]). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann (this may relate to his original enlistment) (2).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 6). He was a private, in company E (9, 10).
In 1880, a William Gorman (who may be this William Gorman) was a soldier, in Camp JA Rucker, in Pima, Arizona (under Captain HJ Hurst) (4). He was 52 years old, and had been born in Pennsylvania (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)
2 descriptive roll, company E, entry 38 (William Gorman)
3 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (William Gorman)
4 1880 census extract, from <www.familysearch.org> (supplied by Dennis Clowney), Camp JA Rucker, Pima, film 0036, page 149A (William Gorman)
5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 19 May 1863
6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (William Gorman)
7 [list of men in hospitals], Philadelphia Press, 2 June 1862, page 3 (W Gorman)
8 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (W H Gorman)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Gorman)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Goreman)
The following is a list of the sick and wounded Pennsylvania soldiers in the hospitals indicated:
Major Gilliland, who by the instructions of Governor Curtin is detailed to look after our sick, will furnish any additional information to their relatives and friends. Letters addressed to these headquarters will reach him.J. H. PULESTON, Military Agent.