He was born in 1820/21 (3 (40 in 1861), 6 [78 in ?1891]). He was born in Newburgh, Ireland (3, 6).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and black hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 5 October 1861 (1, 3, 4 [7 Sep 61], 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Zinn (3). He was mustered in as a private, in company H, by Lieutenant Gregory (1, 3, 9, 10, 11). He had rifle number 96 (3).
On 26 June 1862, he was in Prince-Street Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia (8). He had diarrhea (8).
He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 4 [7 Jul 65], 7). He had served for eighteen months (6). He was a private, in company H (9, 10, 11).
On 5 October 1875, he applied successfully for a pension (5, 7).
In 1890, he was living in the Alms House, in Newark City, Essex County, New Jersey (4). He had been wounded by a minie ball in the right arm (4).
On 24 February 1891, he was admitted to the National Soldiers' Home (6). He was admitted from Virginia (6). He had a gunshot wound in the arm (6). He was receiving a pension of $6 per month (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)
2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 15 April 1864
3 company H, descriptive roll, #26 (Edward Galosby [sic])
4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Essex County, Newark City - Alms House, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 229 [?] Newark City Alms House, N.J., page 1 (Edward Gillespie)
5 pension index, by name (Edward Gillispy [sic])
6 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1896. Serial Set volume 3516, session volume 40, 54th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 46. Page 840. (Edw Gillespie)
7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Edward Gillispy)
8 'The sick and wounded Pennsylvania soldiers in Washington', Philadelphia Press Saturday 28 June 1862, page 1 (Edward Gillespie)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Galesby)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Gillespie)
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Gillespy)