91st PA: William D Pentland

William D Pentland

Before the war

He was born in March 1848 (11; 4 (20 in 1861), 5 (20 in 1861), 7, 10 (28 in 1870), 11 (52 in 1900), 12 (38 in 1880)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 7 [Ireland], 10 [Ireland], 11, 12 [Ireland]).

When he enlisted, he was a druggist, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (4 [5'6", light complexion, grey eyes, light hair], 7 [5'6-1/2", fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 17 or 18 September 1861 (1, 3, 4, 5 [18 Sep], 7 [18 Sep], 8 [17 Sep 62], 13 [17 Sep 61]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sinex (4, 5, 8 [Capt Smith]). He was mustered into service as a corporal in company F, by Captain Smith (1, 3, 4, 5 (private), 15 (pvt)).

He was transferred on 4 December 1861 to company D, when Gregory's and Wallace's regiments were consolidated (1, 5, 6, 7). He was a corporal (1).

He was on duty at the First Division, King Street, in Alexandria Virginia, on 8 August 1862, when Lieutenant Brewster was arrested for being drunk on duty (9). He later testified that Brewster was not drunk when he took a prisoner to him, about 12 noon (too early to help Brewster) (9).

He was wounded on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia (1, 5).

He was at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 September 1863, when Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked for his return (2).

He was discharged on 2 October 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 5 [29 May 63], 8, 13 [2 Oct 63]). He was a corporal in company D (15).

After the war

On 17 January 1867, he successfully applied for a pension (13, 14).

In 1870, he was living in the 2nd ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with S Pentland (presumably his wife) (10). He was a baker (10).

In 1880, he was living at 604 Dickinson Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Samonnetta [?], and two boarders (12). He was a barber (12).

In 1890, he was living in Snow Hill District, Worcester County, Maryland (8). He had fractured his breast bone (8).

In 1900, he was living in Worcester County, Maryland (11). He was a boilermaker (11). He was widowed (11).

He died on 28 December 1902 (13).

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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 Sep 1863

3 company D, list of non-commissioned officers (William D Pentland)

4 company D, descriptive roll, corporals, entry 1 (William D Pentland)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 30 July 2004 (Wm D Pentland)

6 company F, register of men transferred (William Pentland)

7 company F, descriptive roll, #26 (William Pentland)

8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Maryland, Worcester, Snow Hill District, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 102, page 1 (William P Pentland)

9 court-martial record, E Carroll Brewster (Corporal Wm D Pentland)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, microfilm series M593, film 1388, page 239 = 166 handwritten (Wm Pentland)

11 1900 US census, Maryland, Worcester County, second election district, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 99, microfilm series T623, film 630, page 60 B = 19 handwritten (William Pentland)

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 8, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 104 = 6 B handwritten (Wm D Pentland)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (William D Pentland)

14 pension index, by name (William D Pentland)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William D Pentland)

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William D Pentland in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, microfilm series M593, film 1388, page 239 = 166 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other family at this residence, headed by Chas Stedinger]
line67
Dwelling-house number[1182] 
Family number1307 
NamePentland Wm- S
Age2829
SexMF
ColorWW
OccupationBakerKeep house
Real estate value  
Personal estate value  
BirthplaceIrelandLouisana [sic]
Father foreign born11
Mother foreign born1 
Birth month if born within year  
Marriage month if married within year  
Attended school past year  
Can't read  
Can't write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...  

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 8, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 104 = 6 B handwritten]
line37383940
street nameDickinson St
house number[604]   
dwelling visit #50   
family visit #52   
namePentland Wm D- Samonnetta [?]Gilmore JamesConly Wm
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
age38393042
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeBoarder 
single  1 
married11 1
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationBarber BarberPhotographer [?]
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplaceIrelandLouisianaEnglandPennsylva [?]
father's birthplaceIrelandHamburgScotlandPa
mother's birthplaceIrelandPaScotlandPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Maryland, Worcester, Snow Hill District, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 102, page 1]
[line] 5
[house] 68
[family] 71
[name] William P Pentland
[rank] Corporal
[company] D
[unit] 91 PV Inft
[enlistment date] 17 Sept 1862
[discharge date] = = 1863
[length of service] 1 year, = months, = days
[post office address] Snow Hill
[disability incurred] Fractured brest [sic] bone
[remarks] Discharged on surgeon certificate

1900 census

[1900 US census, Maryland, Worcester County, second election district, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 99, microfilm series T623, film 630, page 60 B = 19 handwritten]
line61
street 
house number 
dwelling number359
family number361
namePentland William
relationshipHead
colorW
sexM
birthdateMch 1848
age52
married?Wd
# years married 
mother of how many children? 
# of children living 
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplaceIreland
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigration year 
# years in USA 
naturalized citizen? 
occupationBoiler Maker
# months not employed 
# months in school 
can readyes
can writeyes
speaks Englishyes
owned/rentedO
free or mortgagedM
farm/houseH
# of farm schedule 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 19 February 2015, from Fold3]


Pentland William D
     or William
Co. D F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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