He was born in 1828/29 (2 [36 in 1863], 7 [32 in 1861]). He was born in Derry County, Ireland (2, 7 [Philadelphia, PA]).
When he enlisted, he was a brick maker, and was living in Philadelphia (2, 7).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (2, 7 [5'8", dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private in company E on 28 August 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 7, 8, 9).
He fought at the battle of Gettysburg (4).
He re-enlisted for three years, as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 2, 7 [26 Dec]). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann (this may be related to his initial enlistment) (2).
In May or June 1864, he lost one Springfield rifle musket and accoutrements (5).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 7). He was a private, in company E (8, 9).
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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 37 (William Gilmore)
3 register of deserters, company E, entry 27
4 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (William Gilmore)
5 letter, Lentz to Bennett, 16 July 1864
6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 May 1863 (Wm Gilmore)
7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (William Gilmore)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Gillmore)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Gilmore)