He was born in 1841/42 (2 (22 in 1864)). He was born in Amsterdam, New York (2).
When he enlisted, he was a baker (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (2).
He also served in companies C and I of the 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and in company I of the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (3, 7).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 14 January 1864 (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Stretch (2). He was a private in company A (1, 5, 6).
He died in April 1871, in New York (3).
On 16 April 1931, his widow, Isabella L Soberley, applied unsuccessfully from New Jersey for a pension (3, 7).
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. [not accounted for at muster out] (In the roster) (William H Laporte)
2 company A descriptive roll, entry 119 (William H Laporte)
3 pension index, by regiment (William H Laporte)
4 consolidated morning report, 4 July 1864 (Pri Laporte [?])
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H Laport)
6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H Laporte)
7 pension index, by name (William H Laporte)