Private in Company E of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first regiment in the United States to enlist men of color during the Civil War. Enlisted on 1 April 1863 from Thomas, Ohio [sic] (maybe Fort Thomas, Kentucky on the Ohio border?) He was about 18 years old, single and working as a laborer when he enlisted. Mustered out 20 August 1865.
He is mentioned in an article in the Omaha Daily Bee on 15 February 1899 but Chronicling America was down when I attempted to retrieve it. To do!
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