He was born in 1818/19 (3 (42 in 1861)). He was born in Derry, Ireland (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 October 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Charles L Burr [?] (3). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 4).
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 White)
2 company H, register of men discharged, #9 (William White)
3 company H, descriptive roll, #43 (William White)
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William White)