91st PA: Anthony Toland

Anthony Toland

Name

Some records report his name as John Toland (3, 4).

Before the war

He was born in 1833/34 (8 (27 in 1861), 9 (29 in 1863), 11 (29 in 1863)). He was born in Ireland (11).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 9, 11).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (8, 9, 11).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 19 October 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 7, 8). He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Bowman (7). He was a private in company B (1, 15-16).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (12).

On 15 August 1863, he was detailed for duty in the Pioneer Corps (2).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 8, 9 [25 Dec], 11 [25 Dec]). He was enlisted for three years by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered by Lieutenant Swan (9, 11).

He was detailed by Colonel Gregory on 4 July 1864 for duty in the pioneer corps at brigade headquarters (3, 4, 6, 14 [3 May]). He was still there in September [?] 1864 (6).

On 17 March 1865, he was detailed for duty in the 3rd brigade pioneer corps (5, 13).

He may have been charged for lost equipments, perhaps when the regiment mustered out (but the ditto marks for "equipments" are crossed out) (10).

He was mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 8). He was a private, in company B (15-16).

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) (Anthony Toland)

2 special order 50, HQ 91st PA, 15 August 1863 (Anthony Toland)

3 letter, Sellers to Bennett, 4 July 1864 (John Toland)
[Two facts confirm this identification. First, the only John Toland in Bates was in company K, and was discharged in 1862. Second, the list of detailed men from September 1864 has Anthony Toland detailed on 4 July 1864 as a Pioneer at Brigade Headquarters.]

4 special order 61, HQ 91st PA, 4 July 1864 (John Toland)
[See my note on item 3 for the identification]

5 special order 30, HQ 91st PA, 17 March 1865 (Anthony Toland)

6 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Anthony Toland)

7 company B, descriptive roll, entry 38 (Anthony Toland)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 May 2004 (Anthony Toland)

9 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 28 (Anthony Toland)

10 list of men who owed money [?] (Anthony Toland)

11 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 42 (Anthony Toland)

12 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Anthony Toland)

13 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 18 March 1865 (Priv Toland)

14 monthly return, company B, May 1864 (Anthony Toland)

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

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Anthony Toland)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed Apr 07)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 27 April 2015, from Fold3]


Tolend Anthony
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Toland Anthony

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 27 Apr 15]

Toland Anthony
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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