He was born in 1840/42 (6 (21 in 1862), 7 (20 in 1862), 11 [65 at death in 1909]). He was born in Trenton, New Jersey (6, 7, 11).
When he enlisted, he was a clerk, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 7).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and fair [??] hair (6, 7 [dark hair])
He also served in company K of the 59th PA Militia Infantry, in company E of the 114th PA Infantry, and in the Navy (10, 12).
He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 9 or 10 February 1864 (1 [9 Feb], 6 [10 Feb], 7 [9 Feb]). He was enlisted for three years, by Lieutenant Shipley (6, 7). He was mustered in as a private, in company D, by Lieutenant Burke (1, 6, 7, 14-16).
On 22 February 1864, the superintendent of the volunteer recruiting service detached him for duty in the recruiting service, at Philadelphia (2, 4). On 14 March 1864, he witnessed the declaration of recruit by Stephen O'Brien (B) (18). On 22 March 1864, he witnessed the declaration of recruit by Patrick Langan (K) (17). On 5 April 1864, he witnessed the declaration of recruit by William H Cross (A) (13). On 27 April 1864, Sinex reported that he had been relieved, but had not yet reported to the regiment for duty (3). On 29 April 1864, he was reported returned from detached service (8).
On 27 March 1865, the regiment dropped him as a deserter (9).
On 19 August 1890, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 12).
On 24 April 1907, he again applied for a pension.
He died, of lobar pneumonia, with senility [and] arteriosclerosis contributing, on 28 April 1909, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was single then, and was a gentleman (that is, not working) (11). He lived at 1128 Wood Street (11). Apprently, he had been in Philadelphia General Hospital for 2 months and 12 days (11). He was buried, on 3 May 1909, from 1860 N Taney Street, at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (11).
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, 7 March 1864
3 letter, Sinex to Fowler, 27 April 1864
4 special order 8, HQ 91st PA, 22 February 1864
5 company D, register of deserters (William H Wampole)
6 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 67 (William Wampole)
7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 10 August 2004 (Wilbur Wampole; rolls have 'Hilber Wampole')
8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 29 April 1864 (Priv Wampole)
9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 27 March 1865 (Wampole)
11 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 April 1909, #10721 (William F Wampole)
12 pension index, by name (William F Wampole alias William Epstein)
13 compiled service record, 91st PA, William H Cross (W F Wampole)
14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Wilber Wampold)
15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Wilber F Wampole)
16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Wilber Wompold)
17 compiled service record, K 91 PA, Patrick Langan (W F Wampole)
18 compiled service record, B 91 PA, Stephen O'Brien (W F Wampole)
I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from 2-16 1909 to 4-28 1909 that I last saw him alive on 4-28 1909 and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 8 P.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:Chief, Lobar Pneumoniaa DURATION [blank] Mos. 7 Days