John Yates

John W. Yates (abt. 1844)

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Pvt. John W. Yates
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Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Died [date unknown] in United Statesmap
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Categories: Hostlers | Reading, Pennsylvania | 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Colored), United States Civil War.




  • 1863: Hostler


  • 1863: Reading, Pennsylvania (military enlistment)

Military Service

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 Reading, Pennsylvania. He was about 19 years old, single and working as a hostler when he enlisted. Mustered out 20 August 1865.



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


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