He enlisted under the alias 'Edward Wells' (3).
He was born in 1828/29 (4 (24 in 1863)).
The pension index by regiment card refers to a widow's pension under the name 'Andrew [?] Toland [?]', and refers to a Navy pension (6).
He was drafted (1, 3, 4). He was mustered into service as a private in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 July 1863 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 4). He was a private in company D of the 118th Pennsylvania (2, 3, 6).
He applied successfully for a pension on 1 November 1863 (5, 6).
His widow, Margaret Wallace, applied successfully for a pension on 1 November 1873 (2, 6).
She was dropped from the pension rolls on 31 May 1878, because the cause of his death originated after his service (5). She was later reinformed of the reason she was dropped (5).
Either in 1878 or in 1881, she was living at rear 2108 Coates Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5).
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) (Edward Wells)
2 pension index, by name (supplied by Dennis Clowney) (Thomas Wallace, alias Edward Wells)
3 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment'. Volume 3, page 1326. (In the roster) (Edward Wells)
4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Edward Wells)
5 Report in the matter of five hundred cases wherein the pensioners' names have been dropped. Pension bureau. March 3, 1881.--Referred to the Select Committee on the Payment of Pensions, Bounty, and Back Pay. 46th Congress, 3d session. House of Representatives, Report No. 387. Appendix, page 49 (Margaret Wallace)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Wells)