He enlisted under the alias 'Anthony Gally' [or 'Anthony Gallacher'] (2, 11, 12).
He was born in May/June 1840 (4 (24 in 1864), 5 (24 in 1864), 12). He was born in Ireland (4, 5, 12).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (4, 5, 12).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (4, 5, 12).
He was a substitute for James Beck, of Marion Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania (1, 4, 5, 12). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 7 October 1864 (1, 4, 5, 12). He enlisted for one year, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 12). His enlistment was credited to the 18th congressional district (4, 5). He was a private in company B (1, 9, 10).
He is listed on a Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of Drafted Men and Substitutes, dated 12 October 1864. [source: 12
He is named on a list of men "to be charged" or "not to be charged"--perhaps for lost equipment, when the regiment mustered out--but the list does not say whether he was to be charged (6).
On 8 April 1892, his widow, Susan Lally, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 8).
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) (Anthony Gally)
2 Pension index, by regiment (Anthony Lally, alias Anthony Gally)
3 enlisted men's furloughs (Anthony Gally)
4 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 56 (Anthony Gally)
5 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 17 (Anthony Gally)
6 list of men who owed money [?], page 2, number 13 (Gally)
8 pension index, by name (Anthony Gally, alias for Anthony Lally)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Anthony Galley)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Anthony Gally)
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the State of Pennsylvania (Anthony Gallacheo)
12 compiled service record, 91 Pennsylvania Inf (Anthony Gallacher)
I, Anthony Galacher [sic] born in Ireland, aged Twenty four years, and by occupation a Labourer DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have agreed with James Beck Esq., of Marion Township Centre County State of Penna to become his SUBSTITUTE in the Military Service, far [sic] a sufficient consideration paid and delivered to me, on the Seventh day of October 1864 and having thus agreed with said James Beck I DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have enlisted this Seventh day of October 1864 to serve as a Soldier in the Army of the United States of America, for the period of One YEAR, unless sooner discharged by proper authority: I do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be established by law for soldiers. And I do solemnly swear that I will bear true and faithful allegiance to the United States of America; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the Officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.
We certify on Honor, That we have carefully examined the above named Volunteer Substitute agreeably to the Regulations, and that, in our opinion, he is free from all bodily defects and mental infirmity which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier; that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that he is of lawful age, (not under 18 years;) and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, and as a Substitute in lieu of [blank] drafted in Sep. 27, 1864, we have strictly observed the Regulations which govern in such cases. This soldier has Blue eyes, Brown hair, dark complexion; is 5 feet 6 1/2 inches high.
I, Anthony Gallacher desiring to ENLIST in the Army of the United States, for One YEAR, Do declare, That I am Twenty four years and Four months of age; that I have never been discharged from the United States service on account of disability or by sentence of a court martial; and I know of no impediment to my serving honestly and faithfully as a soldier for One year.GIVEN at Williamsport Pa the 7th day of October 1864