91st PA: William Gorman

William Gorman

Before the war

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).

Description

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]).

During the war

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).

In June 1862, he was tried by court martial (8).

He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and later exchanged (2). Nine of the eleven men captured then returned to the regiment on 19 May 1863, but he was not one of them (5).

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).

After the war

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).

Sources

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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed September 2006)
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed September 2006)

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William Gorman in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 23 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Gorman, William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 24 April 2014]

Goreman, William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Gorman, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

wounded

[[list of men in hospitals], Philadelphia Press, 2 June 1862, page 3]
[source: ActivePaper Archive, Penn State University (viewed 8 November 2008)]

HEADQUARTERS PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS, 242 "E" Street, WASHINGTON, D.C. May 27, 1862

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.
[...]
Douglas Hospital, Washington, in charge of Warren Webster, U.S.A., May 2, 1862.
[...]
16. W. Gorman, Co. E, 91st Do.
[...]

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