Private in Company A of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army, the first regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color. He was about 33 years old, married and working as a coachman when he enlisted on 7 May 1863 in New York, New York. He was discharged by order of USA Surgeon on 8 June 1865 from Beaufort, South Carolina.
From 6 August 1863 until he took ill on 30 August 1863, he did extra duty as a teamster by Special Order No. 52. Private William H. Wilson acted as his substitute while he was sick. He was again detailed for duty as a wagoner in October 1863.
He passed away in 1911 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, Massachusetts.
Not 100% sure he isn't a duplicate of Alexander Williams, brother of Amos Williams who also served in Company A.
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