Alexander Williams

Alexander Williams (abt. 1830 - 1911)

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Private Alexander Williams
Born about in United Statesmap [uncertain]
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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Biography

Occupations

  • 1863: Coachman

Residences

  • 1863: New York, New York (military enlistment)

Military Service

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.

Company Remarks

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.[1] He was again detailed for duty as a wagoner in October 1863.[2]

Death

He passed away in 1911 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, Massachusetts.

Research Notes

Not 100% sure he isn't a duplicate of Alexander Williams, brother of Amos Williams who also served in Company A.

Projects

Sources

  1. Fold3.com Company A August 1863 Remarks
  2. Fold3.com Company A October 1863 Remarks


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54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, July 1865 Remarks
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, July 1865 Remarks

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, August 1863 Remarks
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, August 1863 Remarks

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, October 1863 Remarks
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, October 1863 Remarks

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, December 1863 Remarks
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, December 1863 Remarks

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