He was born in 1834/35 (2 (30 in 1865)). He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania (2).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (2).
He was drafted (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 2). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (2). He was mustered in as a private, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (3). His enlistment was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (2). He w-as a private in company A (1, 6).
He applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 21 November 1887 (4, 5).
He died on 10 January 1899, at Haynesboro [sic], Pennsylvania (4). (As far as I have been able to determine, no place in Pennsylvania is or was named 'Haynesboro'.)
His widow, Anna Mary Smith, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 1 February 1899 (4, 5).
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 H Smith)
2 company A descriptive roll, entry 160 (William H Smith)
3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 August 2004 (William H Smith)
4 pension index, by regiment (William H Smith)
5 pension index, by name (William H Smith)
6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H Smith)