He was born in 1845/46 (2 (19 in 1865)). He was born in England (2).
When he enlisted, he was a lab[orer] (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (2).
He was a substitute (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 March 1865 (1, 2). He was enlisted for one year, at West Chester, Pennsylvania, by Captain Chrishman (2). He was a private in company C (1, 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 C, descriptive roll, entry 152 (William Furgeson)
3 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 111 (William Furgison)
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Furgeson)