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).
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]).
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 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).
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).
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)
|Name||Pentland Wm||- S|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Father foreign born||1||1|
|Mother foreign born||1|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Dickinson St|
|dwelling visit #||50|
|family visit #||52|
|name||Pentland Wm D||- Samonnetta [?]||Gilmore James||Conly Wm|
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|free or mortgaged||M|
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