Curtis Williams

Curtis Williams (abt. 1845 - 1916)

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Private Curtis Williams
Born about in Mobile, Alabama, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Massachusetts, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Profile last modified | Created 20 Mar 2018
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Curtis was born about 1845 in Alabama.

He stood about 5 foot 3 inches (1.6m) tall with a black complexion, black eyes and black hair.


  • 1863: Servant


  • 1863: New Bern, North Carolina (military enlistment)[1]

Military Service

During the Civil War, he served as a Private in Company B of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color. He was 18 years old, single and working as a servant when he enlisted on 27 November 1863 in New Bern, North Carolina or Lexington, Massachusetts. Mustered out 20 August 1865 with his regiment.[2]



  1. Emilio, Roster p. 349
  2. Emilio, Roster p. 349

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Muster and Descriptive Roll: Massachusetts Oct-Dec 1863
Muster and Descriptive Roll: Massachusetts Oct-Dec 1863


On 20 Mar 2018 at 23:47 GMT K Raymoure wrote:

Possible match in the 1870 Boston census, a Charles William, mulatto, working as a clothes cleaner, b. 1848 South Carolina. A Joshua Dury, also from SC, is in the same dwelling.

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