Roll of Union Soldiers & Sailors

Last NameFirst NameDate of EnlistPlace of EnlistmentUnitBirthplaceTerm of EnlistmentPhysical DescriptionService Information SourceNotes
ATKINS (ADKINS)Nemo16 MAY 1864Hampton, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 21, height 5'10 1/2", complexion - light, eyes - hazel, hair - light, occupation - farmer1. Company H, private. Appointed Corpl. 01 JUL 1864 and Serg. 01 DEC 18651. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
ATKINS (ADKINS)Joseph E.16 MAY 1864Hampton, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 22, height 5'8", complexion - light, eyes - hazel, hair - light, occupation - farmer1. Company H, private
2. Dec. 1866 Prov. Guard Beaufort, SC
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Widow's Pension # 458119 , 297570 (Kate)
Married Kate (Catherine) Bradby, daughter of Alexander and Christianna Bradby. Died 31 JAN 1872. Witnesses testified he went into the service healthy and came home sick. Witnesses included Elias Adkins, Fredinand Wynn and Tazewell Jones.
ATKINS (ADKINS)Ritson16 MAY 1864Hampton, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 23, height 5'5 1/2", complexion - brown, eyes - hazel, hair - light, occupation - farmer1. Company H, private
2. Promoted to Corpl. 15 JUN 1866
3. Extra duty as a boatman DEC 1866
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
BARNESJames21 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 19, 5'6" tall, complexion dark, eyes dark, hair dark, occupation farmer1. Company F
2. Appointed Corp. 01 JUN 1864
3. Mustered out 11 FEB 1867 Raleigh, NC
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
BLIZZARDRobert21 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 18, height 5' 11 1/2", complexion - light, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company F, private
2. In the battles of Bermuda Hundred, City Point and Fort Fisher. While on duty at Bermuda Hundred contracted consumption and hepatitis.
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid Pension #78967, 554834
Pension indicates he was born in Prince George County, a freeborn son of Hamlin and Louvinia. First wife Alinda Hunter. Second wife Dinah Carr. Children - Robert born 16 SEP 1882, Delaware born 10 JUN 1888, Martill born 15 FEB 1891.
BRANCHThomas22 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 25, height 5'7", complexion - dark, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company F, private1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid Pension #699252, 927082
Soldier died 01 DEC 1921. Pension indicates he was born in Surry County, VA. Resident of Surry County at time of application. Wife Phillis Wilson. Children - Charles born 07 APR 1873, Henrietta born 25 DEC 1874.
BROOKSJordan22 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 19, height 5'6", complexion - dark, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company F, private1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
ANDERSONJames26 APR 1865Greensville, TN40th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 21, 5'3", complexion black, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company S, private1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives.
BEALJohn18 OCT 1863Camp Hibbey52nd U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 22, 5'4", black complexion, black eyes, black hair, occupation field hand.1. Company I, private1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
BETTERSWilliam H.04 DEC 1863Washington23rd U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 26, 5'6 1/2", complexion brown, eyes black, occupation laborer1. Company A, private1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National ArchivesDrafted, arrested as a deserter, $30 paid by U.S. Govt. for his arrest. Died of pneumonia in hospital at City Point, VA 18 JUL 1864.
BATESWilliam18 JUL 1863Harrison's LandingU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 36, complexion Negro, height 5'10"1. Rating - 1st Class Boy
2. DEC 31, 1863 to MAR 31, 1864 served on USS Wabash
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who enlisted on Union gunboats when they came up the James River.
BROWNAbraham18 JUL 1863James RiverU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA (assumed)3 yearsage 31, 5'4", complexion Negro, occupation butcher/laborer1. Rating - Landsman
2. Served on USS Memphis and USS Kanawah
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who enlisted on Union gunboats when they came up the James River.
ANNISJulius21 APR 1864Yorktown, VAU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA1 yearage 16, height 5'4", complexion - black, occupation - none1. Rating - 2nd Class Boy
2. Served on USS Mystic and USS Wyandotte
1. African Americn Sailors in U.S. Navy - NPS data base
BOWMANCornelius01 MAY 1864Yorktown, VAU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA1 yearage 26, height 5'5", complexion - black, occupation - boatman1. Rating - Landsman
2. JAN 1, 1863 to MAR 31, 1865 on the USS Mystic
3. No record of service on USS Mystic. Employed on a vessel in employment of Quarter Master Dept. under charter and not US Navy.
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
2. Navy Widow's Originals (Disapproved) #10902
Lived in Norfolk. Sailor died JUL 1887. Widow Margaret Crawley Bowman. Children - Harriet born 07 MAR 1876, Cornelius born 23 DEC 1878, Westomore born 31 OCT 1882, Noah born 30 JAN 1886. Brothers William Warren and Malachi Warren.
BANKSBradley16 May 1864Wilson's Landing, Charles City, VA1st U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 19, height 5'7 1/2", complexion - yellow, eyes - brown, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company F, private. Single. Deserted while on picket near Petersburg, VA, 30 AUG 18641. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
BRAXTONJesse12 MAY 1864Wilson's Landing1st U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 16, 5'7 1/4", complexion black, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company B. Private
2. Wounded in action before Richmond 27 OCT 1864
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
BOWMANJohn12 JUN 1864Wilson's Wharf37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 20, height 5'7", complexion - brown, eyes - dark, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company F, private
2. Alternate Date and Place of Enlistment - 20 JUN 1864, Point of Rocks, VA
3. In the Battle of Petersburg. While marching from Fort Fisher to Wilmington overcome with rheumatism
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid Pension #732677, 1047054, Widow's Pension #990621 (Sophronia)
Soldier died 03 JUN 1912. Married first Jennie Willis and divorced. Married second Sophronia Cotman. Witnesses included Sandy Harris, James M. Bowman, Sheppard Gaines, James Randall, Peter Carter, R.E.F. Washington, Maggie Jones, and Martha Wallace.
ADAMSHenry12 JUN 1864Wilson's Landing, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 22, 5'7", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company H, private
2. Mustered out 30 JUN 1864, Bermuda Hundred, VA
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Widow's Pension 320592, 438852 (Nancy)
Compiled service records list place of birth as Wilson's Wharf and as Sussex County. Widow's Pension Application lists place of birth as Sturgeon Point. Married to Nancy Carter. Died in Petersburg, VA AUG 1876. Widow died 30 NOV 1903.
BRADLEY (BRADBY)Bolen16 MAY 1864Hampton, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 27, height 5'8", complexion - light, eyes - dark, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company H, private. Died 20 MAR 1865, U.S. Hospital, Fort Monroe, VA of chronic diarrhea1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
BLACKHenry10 Dec 1863Norfolk1st U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 YearsAge: 19, Height 5'8", complexion - dark, eyes - dark, hair - dark, occupation - waiter1. Company D, private1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
CHRISTIANEdward18 JUL 1863Harrison's LandingU.S. NavyNot stated3 yearsage 38, 5'8", complexion Negro1. Rating - 1st Class Boy
2. 31 DEC 1863 to 01 JAN 1865 served on USS Wabash. 17 MAR 1865 USS National Guard.
3. Widow's pension application states he served on USS Mahaska, USS Wabash, and USS Ohio.
4. While working at Shirley after the war a wagon turned over on him breaking his leg. Widow Eliza Hulett Christian.
5. Children: Molly (24 JUL 1852), Alice (04 JAN 1860),Lillian (10 JUL 1863), Jacob (06 DEC 1866), Lucy (10 JUN 1868), Edward (20 FEB 1870), Albert (08 SEP 1874).
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
2. Navy Widow's Cert. #17176.
One of the "18" slaves, mostly from Shirley Plantation who enlisted on Union gunboats that had come up the James River. Suffered loss of his left eye (apparently from disease) AUG 1864 while in SC.
CHRISTIANJohn18 JUL 1863James RiverU.S. NavyNot stated3 yearsage 23, 5'4", complexion Negro, occupation laborer1. Rating - Landsman
2. Served on USS Memphis, USS Kuhn, and USS Potomac
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
2. Nanvy Widow's "12140.
One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who enlisted on Union gunboats when they came up the James River. Sailor died 03 MAR 1918, son of Thomas and Minerva. Widow Paraty Henderson.
COOPERWilliam18 JUL 1863James RiverU.S. Navy3 yearsage 50, 5'10" tall, black complexion, occupation laborer1. Rating- Landsman
2. One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who made their way to Union gunboats when the briefly came up the James River.
3. Served on the USS Memphis and USS Kennebec.
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
CHARITYWilliamJUL 1862Charles City, VA184th Reg. N.Y. Vol.Charles City County, VA1. Company G
2. Deposition of William Charity in his Southern Claims Commission file states that he enlisted with the 184th N.Y. Volunteers under Capt. James T. Outerson when they were encamped at Harrison's landing and that he served till the end of the war.
3. No record of his service has been located.
1. Southern Claims Commission #51414
BROWNJohn D.02 SEP 1864Harrison, OH4th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA1 yearage 34, 5'8", complexion black, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company H
2. Mustered out at expiration of service 05 SEP 1865
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
CHRISTIANHarry (Henry)18 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 20, 5'5" tall, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, occupation farmer1. Company C, private1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid Pension # 1176380, 917359, Widow's Pension #840822, 604161 (Laura).
BROWNSamuel18 MAY 1864City Point, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 27, 5'6" tall, complexion quadroon, eyes hazel, hair brown, occupation farmer1. Company G
2. Deserted from Point of Rocks, VA 01 AUG 1864
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
BROWNJones18 MAY 1864City Point, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 24, 5'7" tall, complexion mulatto, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Deserted from Point of Rocks, VA 01 AUG 18641. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
CHRISTIANWilson25 MAY 1864Wilson's Wharf, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 24, height 5'3", complexion - black, eyes - brown, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company F
2. Alternate Date and Place of Enlistement - 20 JUN 1864, Point of Rocks, VA
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
COLUMBUSGeorge10 APR 1865Richmond, VA36th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 21, 5'3 1/2" tall, complexion black, eyes black, hair black1. Company D
2. Mustered out 28 OCT 1866 at Brazos Santiago, TX
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
COLEMajor21 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 37, 5'9" tall, complexion dark, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company F
2. Detached service Brig JUN 1864, detached service Brig teamster OCT 1864, detached service QM Dept, detached service guard in town AUG 1865, on duty baker JUN 1866, on duty JUL 1866 cook
3. Mustered out 11 FEB 1867 at Raleigh, NC
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
BROWNRobert18 JUL 1862Vicksburg, VAU.S. NavyCharles City County, VAthe warage 43, height 5'8", complexion - Negro, occupation - slave1. Rating 1st Class Boy
2. Served on USS Essex
1. African Americn Sailors in U.S. Navy - NPS data base
CAMPBELLCarter17 JUN 1862VirginiaU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 21, height 5'4", complexion - black, occupation - farmhand1. Rating - Contraband
2. 01 JUL 1862 to 31 DEC 1863, served on USS Southfield.
3. Injured when vessell sank and sailor crossed a marsh with bullet in leg.
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
2. Navy Survivor's Orginals (Disapproved) #34464
Death date 2 May 1895, Arlington National Cemetery. Wife Henrietta Bowie married in District of Columbia. No children. Addresses both in District of Columbia and New York City.
CARTER - HULETTSiah19 MAY 1862James RiverU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 24, height 5'6", complexion - Negro, occupation - carpenter1. Rating - 1st Class Boy
2. 07 NOV 1862 on the USS Monitor, 01 JUL 1863 - 0l OCT1864 on the USS Florida, 15 OCT 1864 - o1 JAN 1865 on the USS Wabash
3. According to his pension application he served on USS Florida, USS Belmont, USS Wabash, USS Brandywine, USS Commodore Barney, and the USS Monitor.Survived the sinking of the Monitor.
4. Widow always called herself Mrs. Hulett after Siah's father's name, rather than Mrs. Carter the surname of his master under which he was enlisted. When the sailor died she buried him as Siah Hulett.
5. To receive her pension widow had to prove Siah Hulett was the sailor Siah Carter.
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
2. Navy Survivors' Origianl #4542.
Shirley Plantation slave who rowed out to the Monitor when it was in the James River and enlisted. Moved to Philadelphia. Widow Eliza Tarrer Hulett. Children Nellie born 30 SEP 1880 and Marion born 09 JUL 1878. Died 12 APR 1892.
CHRISTIANFleming04 DEC 1863Norfolk, VA1st U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsAge 19, height 5'4", complexion black, eyes black, hair black, occupation butler1. Company C
2. Promoted to Corpl. 01 MAY 1865, discharged 04 FEB 1866 at Brazos Santiago, TX
3. Alias Christian Fleming, Fleming Grandison
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid pension #1006883, widow's pension $537156 (Ellen).
Died 25 NOV 1891 at Teddington. Widow Ellen (Harris). Children Edward F. (04 JUL 1885), Absalam Lenn (13 MAY 1887), Rufus Amos (24 JUL 1890), Joshua (08 AUG 1892). Shot in the mouth at Petersburg and suffered sunstroke.
CHRISTIANThomas11 DEC 1864Norfolk, VA1st U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VAage 25, 5'9", black eyes, black hair1. Company H. Private
2. AUG to OCT 1865 detailed as a fisherman, NOV 1865 regimental carptenter, mustered out Fort Brazos, Santiago TX 04 FEB 1865.
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid Pension #1006883, Widow's pension #502824 (Ellen).
Pension indicated soldier was born and raised in New Kent County, VA. Widow Patience. Children - Laura born 01 AUG 1873, Agnes born 10 FEB 1876, Jordan born 18 NOV 1880 and Joseph born 15 MAY 1884. Widow may not have been widow of this soldier.
BROWNRobert Walker19 MAY 1864Wilson's Landing1st U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 20, 5'6 1/2", complexion mulatto, eyes black, hair black1. Company I, private
2. Mustered out 29 SEP 1865
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid Pention # 982005, Widow's Cert. #894869
Widow Mary A. Brown (Mary Lee Adkins). Minor children John J. Brown (20 MAR 1905), Roosevelt Brown (07 SEP 1908), Sherman H. Brown (12 MAR 1910), Joseph A. Brown (11 NOV 1912), Charles C. Brown (16 FEB 1915). Soldier born 22 MAR 18died 24 OCT 1919.
BURTONJohn22 DEC 1863Ft. Monroe2nd U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 21, 5'8 1/2", complexion dark, eyes black, hair black,1. Company B, private
2. Engaged in Action at Suffolk, VA 09 MAR 1864, at Drewry's Bluff 16 MAY 1864, on detached service in Ambulance Train from 06 AUG 1864 to 01 JAN 1865, promoted to Corpl. 01 SEP 1864
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
CHRISTIANWalter03 OCT 1864Washington, D.C.22nd U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA1 yearage 20, height - 5'5 1/2", complexion - brown, eyes - black, hair - brown, occupation - laborer1. Company H, drafted and accepted on 4th1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
FREEMANJohn Allen12 JUN 1864Wilson's Wharf, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 26, height 5' 7 1/2", complexion - dark, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company F - fifer
2. Alternate Date and Place of Enlistment - 30 JUN 1864, Point of Rocks, VA
3. Discharged 11 FED 1867
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Widow's Pension #729644, 574221 (Louisa)
Widow Louisa (Cotman) (died 27 FEB 1931) was a daughter of Joseph and Nancy. Children were John Allen and George Major (twins) and Edmund Thomas. Soldier was freeborn son of Pleasant and Susan, died 14 FEB 1893 in Nansemond County where couple resided.
HALLJames21 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 18, height 5' 4 1/2", complexion - dark, eyes - black, hair - dark, occupation - farmer1. Company F
2. DEC 1865 detached service at Post of Fort Hatteras, NC, DEC 1866 detached service at Roanoke Island
3. Mustered out Raleigh, NC 11 FEB 1867
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid Pension #1047641, Widow's Pension #566883, 763081 (Harriett Ann).
Soldier died 25 APR 1902. Widow Harriet Ann (Katie) Harrison, daughter of Mack and Katie Harrison. Children Emmet M. (06 SEP 1887), Eva E. (19 MAR 1889), Marie B. (25 JAN 1891), John T. (11 JAN 1908), and Elena (29 AUG 1894).
HARRISONMajor Edmund21 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 18, 5'8" tall, complexion dark, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company F
2. Detached service at Post of Hatteras, NC DEC 1865, detached service at Roanoke Island DEC 1866
3. Mustered out 11 FEB 1867 at Raleigh, NC
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
HARRISPeter21 DEC 1863Hartford, CT29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (Colored)Charles City County, VA3 yearsage 20, height 5'6", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - mechanic1. Company F1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
GILCHRISTWilliam18 JUL 1863James RiverU.S. Navynot indicatedNegro, 3' tall ?, occupation contraband1. Rating
2. One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who swam out to Union gunboats when the briefly came up the James River.
3. Served on USS Memphis.
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
HARRISWilliam18 JUL 1863Harrison's LandingU.S. NavyPrince George County3 yearsage 27, 5'10" tall, complexion Negro1. Rating - 1st Class Boy
2. One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who made their way to Union gunboats when the briefly came up the James River. Wounded on left leg by shell burst.
3. Served on the USS Wabash
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
2. Nancy Widow's # 17389
Died 23 DEC 1902. Widow Phoebe Ann (Washington), daughter of James, died 01 MAY 1927. Children Robert (1872), John (1878), Frank (1881), Sarah (1885), Nelson (1887), Mary (1866), Harriett (1870)
HARRISONGeorge29 AUG 1863Natchez, MS6th U.S. Colored Heavy ArtilleryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 45, complexion black, eyes black, hair black, occupation carpenter1. Company H1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
COOPERDavid04 MAR 1864Yorktown, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 23, 5'7 1/2" tall, complexion black, eyes brown, hair black, occupation teamster1. Company E
2. Promoted Corpl. 01 SEP 1864, promoted Serg. 01 AUG 1865, promoted !st Serg. 01 NOV 1865, reduced to ranks 03 DEC 1866
3. Mustered out 11 FEB 1867 at Raleigh, NC
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
HARRISNathaniel21 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 24, 5'4" tall, complexion dark, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company F
2. Dischared for disability JUL 1864 at Point of Rocks, VA
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
COOPERWatson21 DEC 1863Nedfield, MA54th U.S. Massachusetts InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 18, height 5'3", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - laborer/servant1. Company A
2. Mustered out Charleston, SC 20 AUG 1865.
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid Pension #920316, 1120425, Widow's Pension Widow's #359077, 514109 (Ellen).
Enlistment record lists place of birth as Charles City, but pension indicates he was Born in Henrico County, VA. Parents Olmsted & Fanny. Died 26 APR 1891, Bedford, MA. Widow Ella (Waren) Cooper. Children Arthur (03 JUN 1888), Amelia (06 APR 1881).
FOUNTAINWilliam H.09 JAN 1863Hampton Roads, VAU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 49, height 5'8", complexion - black, occupation - servant1. Rating - Landsman
2. Served on USS Roman
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
HAMPTONArchy30 APR 1864Yorktown, VAU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA1 yearage 24, height 6'0", complexion - black, occupation - farmer1. Rating - Landsman
2. Served on USS Mystic
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
HARRISONWilliam11 APR 1864YorktownU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA1 yearage 26, height 5'8", coplexion - black, occupation - farmer1. Rating - 1st Class Boy
2. Served on USS Mystic and USS St. Lawrence
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
CROSSGeorge20 DEC 1863Norfolk, VA2nd U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 23, height 5'5", complexion - dark, eyes - dark, hair - dark, occupation - laborer1. Company G. Promoted to Corporal 01 NOV 1864. Engaged in action at Drewy's Bluff, 16 MAY 1865 and New Market Heights, 30 SEP 1865.
2. Promoted to Corp. 01 NOV 1864
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
DANDWITCH/DANDRIDGERobert22 DEC 1863Fort Monroe, VA2nd U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 24, height - 5'6 1/2", complexion - dark, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - laborer1. Company B, appointed Corp. 11 JAN 1864, Sergt. 27 APR 1864, engaged in action at Suffolk 9 MAR 1864, at Drewr's Bluff 16 MAY 1864, deserted near Petersburg 29 JUL 18641. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
GARDNERRichard25 DEC 1863Norfolk, VA2nd U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 19, height - 6'0", complexion - dark, eyes - dark, hair - dark, occupation - servant1. Company G, promoted Corpl. 22 FEB 1864, reduced 12 MAY 1864, engaged in action Drewry's Bluff 16 MAY 1865, New Market Heights 30 SEP 1865, court martialed for mutiny.
2. Discharged 02 MAR 1866
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid Pension #1030800, Widow's Pension # 459964, 569871 (Jennie).
Spent 13 years in an asylum, but Invalid Pensiond denied. Died 12 JAN 1893. Widow Jennie Crawley, daughter of Parmelia Crawley and a man known as Thomas Cracker, sought benefits for herself and Birdie/Berta born 02 NOV 1883.
HARRISSandy24 DEC 1863Norfolk, VA, Fort Monroe, VA2nd U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VAage 18, 5'10 1/2" tall, yellow complexion, black eyes, black hair, occupation laborer1. Company C, promoted to Corp. 01 NOV 1865.
2. Discharged at Brazos Santiago, TX 12 FEB 1866
3. Suffered injury to eye sight from heat and sun in fall of 1865
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid Pension Cert. #1048336, Widow's Cert. #938723
Born 01 MAR 1846, died 22 MAR 1923. Widow Mary Lee (Bowman) Harris, child Alma 03 JUN 1908.
HARRISThomas B.24 DEC 1863Fort Monroe, VA2nd U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 24, height 5'8", complexion - yellow, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - laborer1. Company C
2. 31 AUG 1864 detailed to Sharp Shooting Corp.
3. Discharged 12 FEB 1866 at Brazos Santiago, TX
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid Pension #1033595, 738385, Widow's Pension #571819, 791165 (Martha E.).
Died 22 AUG 1903. Widow Martha E. (Brown). Children Elnora (15 MAR 1876), Lemuel C. (05 NOV 1877), Anna B. (29 DEC 1881), George B. (08 MAR 1884), Mary E. (15 JUL 1886), Basil T. (16 FEB 1889), William H. (13 JUL 1893), Junius (26 SEP 1895).
DOUGLASSSamuel14 FEB 1865Columbus, OH3rd U.S. Colored Heavy ArtilleryCharles City County, VA1 yearage 22, height 5'6 1/2", complexion dark, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company G, privater
2. Discharged 17 FEB 1866 Fort Pickering, TN at end of enlistment
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
DILLARDJoseph F.30 MAY 1864Wilson's Wharf, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 25, height 5'9", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - teamster1. Company F. Died 27 JAN 1865 at Point of Rocks of pneumonia1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
JONESJames H.23 MAY 1864Ft. Powhatan, VA22nd U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 22, height 5'6 1/2", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - laborer1. Company H1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
HURBERTWilliam25 NOV 1863Washington, D.C.23rd U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 26, height 5'5", complexion - colored, eyes - hazel, hair - black, occupation - laborer1. Company A, drafted, arrested as a deserter, $30 paid by U.S. Govt. for his arrest, engage in action 30 JUL 1864 and all other of the Regt.1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
HENRYWilliam05 JAN 1864White House, VA28th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 18, height 5'8", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black1. Company G1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
JAMESDouglas13 JAN 1864Hampton, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 20, height 5'5", complexion brown, eyes - brown, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company D
2. Detached service as a teamster
3. Absent sick wounded SEP 1864
1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
HOWARDThomas J.18 JUL 1863Harrison's LandingU.S. Navynot indicated3 yearsage 37, 5'11" tall, Negro complexion1. Rating - 1st Class Boy
2. One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who made their way to Union gunboats when the briefly came up the James River.
3. Served on the USS Wabash.
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
JACKSONBenjamin01 AUG 1862Harrison's LandingU.S. NavyVirginia3 yearsage 53, 5'11" tall, complexion black, occupation laborer1. Rating 1st Class Boy
2. Served on the USS Tioga, USS Howquah, USS Wm. Badger, and USS Release
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JONESLee18 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA/Nottoway, VA3 yearsage 35, 5'6 1/2" tall, complexion black, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company H
2. Appointed Copr. 01 JUL 1864
3. Mustered out 11 FEB 1867 Raleigh, NC
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JONESWilliam Henry21 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 28, 5'7" tall, complexion dark, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company F
2. Deserted 04 JUN 1864 at Wilson's Landing while on picket, taking with him his musket and equipment
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HERBERTPhillip16 SEP 1863Hampton, VA36th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 19, complexion black, eyes black, hair black, occupation laborer1. Company I
2. Promoted to Principal Musician 01 JAN 1865
3. Mustered out 20 SEP 1866 at Brazos Santiago, TX
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HERBERTJames W.05 JUL 1863Hampton Roads, VAU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA1 yearage 40, height 5'4", compexion - Negro, occupation - none1. Rating - Landsman
2. Served on USS Alabama
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HEWLETTMartin18 JUL 1863James RiverU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 20, height 5'4", complexion - black, occupation - laborer/waiter1. Rating - Landsman
2. One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who made their way to Union gunboats when the briefly came up the James River.
3. Served on the USS Kennebec and USS Memphis
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
2. Navy Survivor's Orginal #34368
Born AUG 1845 and died 18 JUL 1910. First wife Mary (Gwynn). Widow Lucy (Jenkins) died 05 DEC 1918. Lived at Bermuda Hundred. Children William (1880) and Augustus (1878).
HOLMESCornelius12 JUN 1862Hampton Roads, VAU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 23, height 5'7", complexion - Negro, occupation - farmer/cook1. Rating - 2nd Class Boy
2. Served on USS Brandywine and USS Cherokee
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2. Nany Pension #50749, 10149
Sailor was married according to slave custom to Nelly White by whom he had 5 children. Nelly heard he had died in 1865 on board ship and never saw him after that date. After war sailor married Emma who sought widow's benefits.
JONESAlbert K.06 JUL 1863Hampton Roads, VAU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 16, height 5'1", complexion - black, occupation - none1. Rating - Landsman
2. Served on USS Alabama
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JONESJames23 JUN 1862BostonU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 25, height 5'6", complexion - Negro, occupation - none listed1. Rating Landsman
2. Served on USS Genesee
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JONES(James) Herbert12 Dec 1863Norfolk, VA1st U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsAge 19, height 5'6", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - none listed1. Company H1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Widow's pension # 507022, 715005 (Agnes H.)
Soldier died 24 FEB 1899 at City Point, VA. Father unknown. Mother Nancy Ellis. Widow Agnes (Ruffin). Daughter Agnes H. (4 JUN 1886).
HARRISONSamuel16 May 1864Wilson's Landing, Charles City, VA1st U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 23, height - not listed, complexion - mulatto, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company C. Private
2. Single, father and mother living in Charles City County. Deserted 18 Aug at Point of Rocks.
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2. Invalid Pension #1047920
Rejected due to desertion. Brother of William Henry Harrison.
HARRISONWilliam H.16 May 1864Wilson's Landing, Charles City, VA1st U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 19, height 5'9", mulatto, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company C. Single, father and mother living in Charles City County. Mustered out 29 SEP 1865.
2. Battles of Wilson's Wharf, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Fort Fisher, Wilmington. Discharged 29 SEP 1865 at Washington, D.C.
3. Bomb exploded near and caused complete loss of sight for several months in action at Petersburg
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2. Invalid Pension # 565551, 783965, Widow's Pension #1079615 (Emma Selden rejected due to remarriage)
Mother Mary Jane, a slave belonging to Henry Hopkins. Father Robin Harrison, slave belonging to Betty Kate Walker. Married three times. No children.
HOWARDJames10 MAY 1864Wilson's Landing10th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 18, 5'6" tall, black complexion, black eyes, black hair, occupation farmer1. Company G
2. Deserted before Petersburg, VA
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JOHNSTONDaniel18 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 23, height 5'6 1/2", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company H (also listed as Johnson)
2. Mustered out 11 FEB 1867 at Raleigh, NC
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JONESSilas18 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 35, height 5'6 1/2", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company H. Died 25 OCT 1864, Point of Rocks Hospital of wounds1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
LEWISWilliam21 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 18, height 5'7", complexion - dark, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company F1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
MORRISJohn18 JUL 1863James RiverU.S. Navy1. Rating - 3rd Class Boy
2. One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who made their way out to Union gunboats when the briefly came up the James River.
3. Described as 16 years old, 5'3" tall, fieldhand. Served on the USS Nipsic and USS Mahaska.
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
2. Nanvy Survivor's Original #38232
Born 12 APR 1848 at Shirley Plantation and died 11 AUG 1920 Philadelphia, PA. Widow Luvenia (Gray). No children
PRIDEPhilip18 JUL 1863James RiverU.S. Navynot indicated3 yearsage 17, 5'7" tall, complexion Negro, occupation laborer1. Rating - Landsman
2. One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who made their way out to Union gunboats when the briefly came up the James River.
3. Served on the USS Memphis.
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
SAMPSONAndrew18 JUL 1863James RiverU.S. Navynot indicatedage 27, 5'6" tall, complexion Negro, occupation farmer1. Rating - Landsman
2. One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who made their way out to Union gunboats when the briefly came up the James River.
3. Served on the USS Memphis.
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
QUEENMatthias11 OCT 1863Vicksburg, MS3rd U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VAage 38, 5'9 1/2" tall, black complexion, black eyes, black hair, occupation house servant1. Company B
2. Died 11 MAR 1864 indebted for clothing $37.54 and for ordinance $8.61.
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LEWISJacob25 AUG 1864Fort Monroe, VA38th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 23, 5'9" tall, complexion dark, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company G, Private
2. Died 07 FEB 1865 at Point of Rocks Hospital of chronic diarrhea
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MAJORWilliam03 AUG 1864Norfolk, VA38th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 18, height 4'11 3/4", complexion dark, eyes black, hair black1. Company H, Private
2. Died 21 OCT 1865 in Hospital Brownsville, TX of dysentery
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KELLYSamuel05 JUL 1862James RiverU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 20, height 5'6", complexion - not listed, occupation - not listed1. Rating - 1st Class Boy
2. Served on USS Sebago
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
LEWISCharles18 JUL 1863James RiverU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA/ Surry County, VA3 yearsage 30, height 5'6", complexion - black, occupation - farmer/laborer1. Rating - Landsman
2. One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who made their way out to Union gunboats when the briefly came up the James River.
3. Served on the USS Memphis and USS Kennebec, wounded in the hand by an explosion of a cannon 1864 near Morris Island, SC
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
2. Navy Pension application on behalf of minors #20247
Sailor died 10 FEB 1907. Born in Surry Co. to Charles and Nancy. First wife Nancy (Bates) died 1874. Second wife Mary (Washington) children Lucy (08 SEP 1894), Rebecca (02 FEB 1896), Charles (04 JUL 1898). Older children Betty, Susy, William and John.
LONGWilliam F.05 MAY 1860Norfolk, VAU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 21, height 6'1", complexion - Negro, occupation - none1. Rating - Landsman
2. Served on U?SS Dale
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
PAGEBilly30 JAN 1864Yorktown, VAU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 26, height 5'7", complexion - black, occupation - laborer1. Rating - Landsman, March 31, 1864 on the USS Mystic1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
MAINGilbert06 AUG 1862James RiverU.S. NavyBuckland, VA (Charles City County, VA)not statedage 14, complexion Negro, height 5', occupation none1. Rating 2nd Class Boy
2. Served on the USS Aroostook
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PITMANHenry12 Dec 1863Fort Monroe, VA1st U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 19, height 5'6", complexion- black, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - teamster1. Company E
2. NOV 1865 Chief Bugler 1st U.S.C.C.
3. Dischared 04 FEB 1866 Brazos Santiago, TX
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SHORTSRusher14 Dec 1863Norfolk, VA1st U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 39, height 5'7", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black1. Company H
2. Promoted to Corp. 28 AUG 1864
3. Promoted to Sergt. 01 JAN 1865
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LEWISRobert19 MAY 1864Wilson's Landing1st U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 21, height - 5'5", complexion - dark, eyes - grey, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company F. Single, mustered out at Roanoke Island, 29 SEP 1865.
2. Wound to knee, 3 JUL 1864, Battle of Petersburg.
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2. Invalid Pension Cert. #719789
Wed at Binns Hall, un-named, no children. Born May 1840, died March or April 1908.
SCOTLANDSamuel28 MAY 1864Wilson's Creek, Charles City, VA1st U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 22, height 5'5", complexion - black, eyes - brown, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company D. Single. Post Office address Portsmouth, VA
2. Mustered out 29 SEP 1865
3. Wounded 15 JUN 1864 in left hip in the action before Petersburg.
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2. Invalid Pension #568985, 1013856, Widow's Pension #324885 (Mildred)
Widow Mildred (Ellet) married soldeier 15 JUN 1864 at Hampton, VA. Children Allie Atherine (OCT 1870), Mary Emma Elizabeth (NOV 1872) and John Samuel (FEB 1875). Lived in Essex Co., MA.
MYLES/MILESSamuel01 FEB 1864Fort Monroe, VA2nd U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 24, height 5'10", complexion - dark, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - carpenter1. Company B, engaged in action at Suffolk, VA 9 MAR 1864, at Drewry's Bluff 16 MAY 1864, died at Point of Rocks, VA 15 OCT 1864 of Anasarca1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
PRYORSamuel24 DEC 1863Fort Monroe, VA2nd U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 30, height 6'0", complexion - light, eyes - dark, hair - dark, occupation - sawyer1. Company D, appointed Corpl. 01 FEB 1864, died of disease in Regiment Hospital Getty's Station, VA 18 MAR 18641. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
MILLERAbraham19 AUG 1864Halena, AK2nd U.S. Colored Light ArtilleryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 45, 5'5" tall, complexion black, eyes black, hair black1. Company E
2. Not clothed or mustered, Returned by order of Col. Brooks.
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2. Not clothed or mustered
McGOWENGeorge18 NOV 1863Fort Pickering, TN3rd U.S. Colored Heavy ArtilleryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 30, height 5'7", complexion black, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company K1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
TUCKEREdward W.18 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 23, height 5' 9 1/2", complexion - light, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - servant1. Company F
2. Promoted Corpl. 01 MAY 1865, promoted to Sergt. 01 JUL 1865
3. Detached service at Roanoke Island with Capt. Goslin Freedman's Bureau MAY - DEC 1866
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THOMASJohn J.31 MAY 1864Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 24, height 6', complexion - light, eyes - brown, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company H. Appointed Corpl. 01 JUL 1864
2. Appointed Sergt. 06 JUN 1864
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2. Minor's Pension application #487800, 664334 (Levi) Widow's Pension #665447 (Anna M. Binford).
Died 29 JAN 1885 from festering leg wound caused by explosion of a bombshell. 1st wife Elizabeth (Dixon)(died 12 SEP 1878) mother of Mary A. (22 APR 1874) and Susan H. (17 APR 1877). 2nd wife Anna M. (Jones) Benford mother of Levi (21 JAN 1885).
WILLIAMSAleck11 MAR 1864Yorktown, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 17, height 5'4", complexion - black, eyes - brown, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company E
2. JAN 1865 remained at Chaffin's Farm for want of proper clothing, SEP 1865 detached service Wilmington, NC, OCT 1866 guard on quarantine vessel Charleston Harbor, SC
3. Mustered out 11 FEB 1867 Raleigh, NC
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WATKINSJohnson18 JUL 1863James RiverU.S. Navynot indicated3 yearsage 24, 5'6" tall, complexion Negro, occupation laborer/cooper1. Rating - Landsman
2. One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who made their way out to Union gunboats when the briefly came up the James River.
3. Served on USS Memphis.
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
WASHINGTONHenry18 JUL 1863Harrison's LandingU.S. Navynot indicated3 yearsage 15, 4'9" tall, complexion Negro, occupation fieldhand1. Rating - Landsman
2. One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who made their way out to Union gunboats when the briefly came up the James River.
3. Served on the USS Nipsic, USS Wabash and USS Mahaska.
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
WAREHenry29 AUG 1863Natchez, MS6th Heavy ArtilleryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 40, 5'4" tall, complexion black, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company F1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
SPREWELLHarvey13 JUL 1864Covington117 U.S. Colored InfantryNorth Carolina (moved to Charles City)3 yearsage 31, 5'7", complexion black, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer.1. Company A, mustered out 10 AUG 1867 Brownsville, TX1. Widow's Pension # 375877Widow Matilda (Coleman) born Gloucester, VA married soldier 04 JUL 1869 Richmond, VA. Children Philip (13 MAY 1871)Tom Henry (11 APR 1877), Dottridge (08 FEB 1880), Caroline (08 MAR 1882), Margaret Ann (31 JUL 1886). Soldier died 02 SEP 1886.
WALKERRobert15 APR 1864"Ben Morgan"/NorfolkU.S. NavySturgess Point, VA (Charles City County)2 yearsage 16, 5'4" tall, complexion black, occupation laborer1. Rating - 2nd Class Boy
2. Served on USS Ben Morgan
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
WASHINGTONHenry18 JUL 1863City Point, VAUS NavyCharles City County, VA1. Rating - seaman
2. Served on USS Dinsmore, USS Shark, USS Wabash and USS Ohio
1. not listed in African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
2. Navy Survivor's Original #16687.
One of the "18." Married wife Nancy (Christian) in 1858 at Shirley. Children Quetta (1853), Annie (1855), Henry (1863), Luvenia (1866), Virginia Dare (1868) and Elinor (1873).
TAYLORJames29 SEP 1864Newport News, VA38th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 28, 5'6" tall, complexion dark, eyes black, hair black, occupation laborer1. Company B
2. Mustered out 25 JAN 1867 Inidanola, TX
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TABBWilliam01 AUG 1862Harrison's LandingU.S. NavyVirginia3 yearsage 45, complexion Negro, occupation none1. Rating - 1st Class Boy
2. Served on USS Tioga and USS San Jacinto
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WEAVERJames13 JUL 1863Hampton Roads, VAU.S. NavyCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 18, height 5'7", complexion - Negro, occupation - laborer1. Rating - Landsman
2. One of the "18", as they called themselves, slaves mostly from Shirley Plantation who made their way out to Union gunboats when the briefly came up the James River.
3. Served on USS Henry Brinker and USS Nansemond
1. African American Sailors in the Union Navy NPS data base.
2. Navy Pension Application for a minor (Solomon) #12127
Denied because minor over age. Application does not appear to relate to his sailor. Sailor mentioned in the application was discharged 14 JUL 1863 for disease and low intellect.
TAYLORThomas11 DEC 1863Norfolk, VA1st U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 32, height 5'2", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - none listed1. Company H.1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
2. Invalid pension #1016617, 756453, Widow's Pension #738103, 970278 (Clara).
Born 15 JUN 1831 and died 25 JUN 1911, King William Co., Va. 1st wife Strawberry Bree died 03 JAN 1873, mother of Rebecca (03 FEB 1871). 2nd wife Clara (Fox) mother of Georgie (06 JUL 1886).
WASHINGTONCornelius8 DEC 1863Norfolk, VA1st U.S. Colored CavalryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 33, height - 5'7", complexion - dark, eyes - dark, hair - dark, occupation - cook1. Company J - enlisted as a cookl
2. Mustered out 04 FEB 1866 at Brazos Santiago, TX
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WATKINSRobert A.16 MAY 1864Wilson's Landing1st U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 19, 5'8 1/2" tall, complexion dark mulatto, eyes black, hair black, occupation farmer1. Company C - Not mustered into the service - detailed as a hospital nurse
2. Promoted to Corp. 01 SEP 1865
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2. Invalid #1106702, 1158142, Widow's Pension #1110213, 858487 ( Ida A.).
WILLIAMSAlbert16 MAY 1864Wilson's Landing, Charles City, VA1st U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 22, height 5'8", complexion yellow, eyes - grey, occupation - farmer1. Company F. Deserted 20 OCT 1864, Deep Bottom, VA. Married.1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
WILLIAMSOliver16 MAY 1864Wilson's Landing, Charles City, VA1st U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 years.age 20, height 5'10", complexion - black, eyes - grey, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company F. Single. Deserted. He was returned to duty from U.S. Gen. Hospital, Portsmouth, VA, 2 SEP 1864.1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
SMITHWilliam J.08 MAY 1864Fort Powhatan10th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VA3 yearsage 21, height 5'8", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company D1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives
SMITHHarmon03 AUG 1864Fort Powhatan10th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 19, height 5'10", complexion - dark, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company J
2. Deserted 27 JUL 1864?
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YOUNGCharles20 JAN 1865Norfolk, VA37th U.S. Colored InfantryCharles City County, VAage 18, height 5'2", complexion - black, eyes - black, hair - black, occupation - farmer1. Company K. Died at post hospital, Wilmington, NC, 11 NOV 1865 of typhoid fever/ chronic diarrhea1. Compiled Service Records, U.S. National Archives