Member Biography

William Penn Lloyd 


from the personnel collection of Gene Barr

Sessions Office Position District Party
1891-1892       32 Democrat
1893-1894       32 Democrat

COUNTIES: Adams, Cumberland  


09/01/1837 - 09/20/1911

Lieutenant Colonel William Penn Lloyd (D32) Adams and Cumberland Counties 1891-1894 

Early Life:  

William Penn Lloyd born September 1, 1837, Lisburn, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; son of William and Amanda Anderson Lloyd; educated, public and private schools; teacher, author; brigade adjutant, Union Army, Civil War, 1861-1864; Division Inspector, Lieutenant Colonel, Pennsylvania National Guard, 1873; commander, Grand Army Post of Mechanicsburg; author; studied law, admitted, Cumberland County bar, 1865; United States Collector of Internal Revenue, Fifteenth Congressional District, 1866-1869; vice president, Dauphin Deposit Bank to 1884; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1891-1894; resumed law practice; married, Anna H. Boyer Lloyd, children, Weir B. Lloyd, Jennie Lloyd, Hugh Lloyd; died, home, September 20, 1911 (aged 74) Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, interment Saint John’s Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 

Early Career:

Enlisted, private, 44th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 1st Cavalry, September 1, 1861; promoted, second Lieutenant, staff hospital steward, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, September 1, 1863, brigade adjutant, 1864; mustered out with regiment, September 9, 1864. Participated, 30 major battles and 31 skirmishes, Kentucky, battle of Richmond; Maryland, battle of Antietam; Pennsylvania, battle of Gettysburg; Virginia, battles at Dranesville, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Wilderness, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Cold Harbor and Malvern Hill. 

Solicitor, Cumberland Valley Railroad, thirty years; treasurer, State Bar Association, eighteen years; vice president, Dauphin Deposit Bank; director, Harrisburg Bridge Company; director, secretary, Allen and East Pennsboro Fire Insurance Company; board of managers, Harrisburg Hospital.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Commander, Grand Army Post of Mechanicsburg; member, Gettysburg Battlefield Commission.


History of the First Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry, From Its organization, August 1861, to September, 1864, With List of Names of All ... Who Have Ever Belonged to the Regiment”

An address on the occasion of the meeting of the "Blue" and the "Gray..." 1902

The banker and the lawyer: an address delivered before the Department of Law of the University of Pennsylvania, November 16, 1900.”

Pennsylvania Politics:

Appointed, United States Collector of Internal Revenue, Fifteenth Congressional District, 1866-1869. 

Division Inspector, Lieutenant, Pennsylvania National Guard, 1873.

Elected, Democrat, 32nd district, Pennsylvania State Senate, Adams and Cumberland Counties, 1891-1894; member, Agriculture, Centennial Affairs, Finance, Military Affairs and Pension and Gratuities Committees. 


Here are the 30 major battles and 31 skirmishes participated in:

•             Reconnaissance to Leesburg, Virginia, October 20, 1861. Reconnaissance to Hunter's Mills October 20 (detachment).

•             Expedition to Dranesville November 26–27. Action at Dranesville November 27. Expedition to Gunnell's Farm December 6.

•             Battle of Dranesville, December 20 (Companies C, D, E, H, and I).

•             At Camp Pierpont until March 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10–15. McDowell's advance to Falmouth April 9–17.

•             Reconnaissance to Falmouth April 17–19. Falmouth April 19. Rappahannock River May 13 (Companies F, G, H, L, and M).

•             Strasburg and Staunton Road June 1–2. Mount Jackson June 3. New Market June 5. Harrisonburg June 6. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Harrisonburg June 9. Scouting on the Rappahannock June–July. Reconnaissance to James City July 22–24.

•             Skirmish at Madison Court House July 23. Slaughter House August 8. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Stevensburg, Raccoon Ford, and Brandy Station August 20.

•             Fords of the Rappahannock August 21–23. Special duty at General Pope's Headquarters August 22–30. Thoroughfare Gap August 28 (Companies I and M). Gainesville August 28.

•             Second Battle of Bull Run August 29–30. Germantown August 31. Centreville and Chantilly August 31. Chantilly September 1. Fairfax Court House September 2.

•             Battle of Antietam September 16–17.

•             Scout to Warrenton September 29. Aldie and Mountsville October 31.

•             Salem, New Baltimore, and Thoroughfare Gap November 4. Warrenton November 6. Rappahannock Station November 7, 8 and 9.

•             Battle of Fredericksburg December 12–15.

•             Picket near King George Court House until January 1863. "Mud March" January 20–24. (Company H at Headquarters of VI Corps February 22 to August 15.)

•             Picket duty from Falmouth to Port Conway until April 26.

•             Chancellorsville Campaign April 26-May 8. Oak Grove April 26.

•             Rapidan Station May 1. (Company H at Chancellorsville May 1–5.)

•             Stoneman's Raid May 27-April 8.

•             Brandy Station or Fleetwood and Beverly Ford June 9.

•             Aldie June 17. Special duty at Corps Headquarters June 28.

•             Battle of Gettysburg July 1–3.

•             Emmettsburg, Md., July 4.

•             Guarding Reserve Artillery July 5–10.

•             Companies A and B advanced for VI Corps from Gettysburg to Hagerstown, Md., July 5–10. Old Antietam Forge, near Leitersburg, July 10.

•             Near Harpers Ferry, W. Va., July 14. Shepherdstown July 15–16.

•             Picket near Warrenton July–August. Rixeyville and Muddy Run August 5. Wilford's Ford August 9 (detachment).

•             Carter's Run September 6.

•             Scout to Middleburg September 10–11.

•             Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13–17.

•             Culpeper Court House September 13. Near Auburn October 1 (detachment). Bristoe Campaign October 9–22.

•             Warrenton or White Sulphur Springs October 12–13.

•             Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Brentsville October 14.

•             Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7–8.

•             Rappahannock Bridge November 7–8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.

•             New Hope Church November 27. Expedition to Turkey Run Station January 1–4, 1864.

•             Scout to Piedmont February 17–18. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 4-June 12.

•             Todd's Tavern May 5, 6, 7, and 8. Corbin's Bridge May 8. Sheridan's Raid May 9–24.

•             New Castle and Davenport May 9. North Anna River May 9–10. Ashland May 11. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Brook's Church, Richmond Fortifications, May 12.

•             Milford Station May 21.

•             On line of the Pamunkey May 26–28.

•             Haw's Shop May 28. Totopotomoy May 28–31.

•             Cold Harbor May 28–31.

•             Sumner's Upper Bridge June 2. Sheridan's Trevilian Raid June 7–24.

•             Trevilian Station June 11–12.

•             Newark or Mallory's Cross Roads June 12.

•             White House or St. Peter's Church June 21.

•             Black Creek or Tunstall's Station June 21. St. Mary's Church June 24.

•             Hope Church June 24.

•             Bellefield July.

•             Warwick Swamp July 12.

•             Demonstration north of the James July 27–29.

•             Malvern Hill and Gaines Hill July 28.

•             Lee's Mills July 30. Demonstration north of James River August 13–20.

•             Gravel Hill August 14.

•             Malvern Hill August 16.

•             Strawberry Plains August 16–18.

•             Dinwiddie Road, near Ream's Station, August 23.

•             Ream's Station August 25.

•             Old members mustered out September 9.

•             Consolidated to a battalion of five companies September 9.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "L""Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1893). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 810, 815-817, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 777.

The Adams County News Newspaper - Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania - Saturday, September 23, 1911.

Col William Penn Lloyd (1837-1911) - Find a Grave Memorial