He was born in 1816/17 (3 (44 in 1861)). He was born in Chester Cou[nt]y, Pennsylvania (3).
When he enlisted, he was a labor[er] (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 November 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (3). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Lieutenant E J Phillips (1, 3, 4).
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 company K, register of men discharged, #10 (John Toland)
3 company K, descriptive roll, entry 82 (John Toland)
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Toland)