He was born in 1825/26 (4 (35 in 1861)). He was born in Gerglasuen (?), Ireland (4).
When he enlisted, he was a pain[ter] (?) (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and white hair (4).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 October 1861 (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Charles L Burr (?) (4). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 7-8). He had gun number 36 (4).
He died on 2 December 1869 (6).
In 1890, his widow, Mary McNeely, was living at 2165 North 8th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2).
On 1 August 1890, his widow, Mary A Maneely, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 6).
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 McNeely)
2 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 435, page 2 (image 1001 on Ancestry), line 24 (William McNeely)
3 company H, register of men discharged, #26 (William McNeely)
4 company H, descriptive roll, #45 (William McNeely)
5 pension index, by name (William H Maneely)
6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (William H Maneely [sic])
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William McNeeley)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William McNeely)