He was born in 1819/20 (3 (41 in 1861)). He was born in Ireland (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and grey hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 29 August 1861 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain McArthur (3, 4). He was a private in company C (1, 5).
He was buried at Mt [?] Christ Cemetery, in Washington, DC (2).
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 Smith)
2 company C, register of deaths (William Smith)
3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 67 (William Smith)
4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 100 (William Smith)
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Smith)