91st PA: William E Reilly

William E Reilly

Before the war

He was born in 1838/39 (2 (26 in 1865)). He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania (2).

When he enlisted, he was a shoemaker (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He also served in company H of the 25th Pennsylvania Infantry (4).

He was drafted (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 2). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (2). His enlistment was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (2). He was a private in company A (1, 5-6).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1). He was a private, in company A (5-6).

After the war

On 19 August 1890 [?], his widow, Hannah M Long, applied unsuccessfully from Maryland for a pension (3, 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) (William E Reilly)

2 company A descriptive roll, entry 158 (William E Reilly)

3 pension index, by regiment (William E Riley)

4 pension index, by name (William E Riley)

5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William E Reilly)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William E Riley)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 1 March 2015, from Fold3]


Reilly, William E.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Riley, William E.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 6 Mar 15]

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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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