1910: Owned house at 29 West 47th, Manhattan, New York (widowed) with his three Swedish American domestic servants: Eola Lidstrom, Elma Sundburg, and Emma Johnson
1900: Rented house at 29 West 47th, Manhattan, New York with his wife and Swedish American maid Ida S. Nelson, Swedish American cook Mathilda Engleburd, and Swedish American maid Amelia F.
1880: 1526 Hyde Street, San Francisco, California with his wife, son, and brother
1870: San Francisco, California
1860: Beloit, Wisconsin with his parents, siblings, and Irish American domestic servant Mary McLaughlin
During the Civil War, Luis first served in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts in 1861.
The service for which he is most famous is his two years with the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army. Luis served as a white officer - Captain of Company E - in the 54th Massachusetts, the first regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color. He was a 19 year old student when he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and mustered in on 30 March 1863. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 14 April 1863 and mustered in 23 April 1863. He was promoted to Captain on 22 May 1863 and mustered in on 23 May 1863. Discharged 27 March 1865.
After the war, he would go on to write and publish the first book on the 54th Massachusetts regiment, first published in 1891.
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19 June 1864
Capt. Luis F. Emilio returned from duty on Court-Martial at Hilton Head, S.C. of Maj. Gen'l Dix-Def
4 December 1863
Capt. Luis F. Emilio Detailed on Board of Survey
28 August 1863
Capt. Emilio detailed as Brigade (4th) Officer of the Day.
24 August 1863
Capt. Emilio today is in the Trenches with an armed force of 150 men of the Regt.
27 April 1863
Capt D A Partridge Officer of Day. Lieut Luis F Emilio command of Co. C
He passed away in 1918 and is buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts.
Of note: the 1900 federal census indicates that he is denied voting rights, which seems to be linked to his parents being foreign-born. I need to look up the historical context on why he would be denied the vote.