He was born in 1816/17 (5 (44 in 1861), 8 (78 at death in 1892)). He was born in Derry, Ireland (5, 8).
When he enlisted, he was a weaver (5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a sandy complexion, light eyes, and sandy hair (5).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 October 1861 (1, 3 [15 Oct], 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Charles L Burr [?] (5). He was mustered in as a musician in company H (1, 10-12).
He married Sarah Stone (6).
On 24 October 1864, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 9).
In 1890, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).
He died on 23 September 1892, of heart disease (8). He was married (8). He was a "gent" (that is, he was not working) (8). He died at, or was buried from, 2259 [?] Orianna Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was buried on 26 September 1892, at Norris Sywan [?] UP Vault, and apparently then buried in Greenwood Cemetery (8).
On 17 October 1892, his widow, Sarah Mealey, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 9).
Contact Dan Cashin at [email protected] (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 Mealey)
2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 13 May 1863 (Wm Mealy)
3 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district , enumeration district , page  (image 836 on <www.ancestry.com>, searched February 2005), line 22 (William Mealy)
4 company H, register of men discharged, #31 (William Mealy)
5 company H, descriptive roll, #42 (William Mealy)
6 e-mail, Dan Cashin, August 2005 (William Mealey)
7 pension index, by name (William Mealey)
8 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 23 September 1892, #7250 (Wm Mealey)
9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (William Mealey)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Meally)
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Mealey)
12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Mealy)