Gen. William Moffat Reilly was for many years Major General and Commander of the National Guard of Philadelphia. He was a prominent democrat, particularly during the administration of President Pierce, and provided by his will for the erection of an elaborate mausoleum in North Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, upon which he caused the following inscription to be placed: Erected by General William Moffat Reilly to the memory of his father, Joseph Christopher Reilly; his mother Abigail Moffat Reilly; his brother, Major John Thompson Reilly; Julia Moffat Thompson; Colonel John Thompson; Eliza Moffat Whittier; Frances Moffat Green. William
was born on 13 March 1822. He was the son of Joseph Christopher Reilly Capt.
and Abigail Moffat
. William died on 29 February 1896 at age 73.