William H. Glenney (a/k/a "Glening") was born in North Castle, New York in December 1846. Prior to enlisting, he was a laborer and single. He enlisted on August 30,1862 in North Castle in Company E of the 135th New York Infantry Regiment, for a three-year period. He mustered as a Private on September 2, 1862. When the 135th converted on October 8, 1862 to the 6th Regiment New York Artillery, Private Glening was also transferred. He received $100 enlistment bonus. He was promoted to Corporal in May 14, 1865.
Corporal Glening supposeldy fought in the battles at Harpers Ferry, The Wilderness and Cedar Creek. He mustered out with his Company on June 28, 1865 in Petersburg, Virginia. He received a federal invalid's pension on July 11, 1890 as William Glenning. As per the 1900 U.S. Census and the 1905 NY Census, Glenning lived in North Castle, was single and a gateman for the NYC Waterworks.
The date of his passing is unknown, but he was not in the 1910 U.S. Census so may have passed in during the first decade of the 20th Century. The location of his tombstone in St. Stephens Cemetery is unknown.
Glenney is also found as Glening, Glennon, but neither name located him in the censuses of 1860, 1870, 1880 or the Veterans' census of 1890. Furthermore, although he is on page 13 of the North Castle Town Clerk's roster, the entries are incomplete. W.P.A. location 8602. He is M551/roll 53 in NARA, National Archives, as Glening. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, Unit History Project, 6th Artillery, page #208.