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Federal (USV)


Samuel Warren Williams

(1831 - 1894)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

He was a 30 year old shoemaker living in South Danvers when he enlisted as Private on 2 September 1861. He had previously served in Company H of the 5th Massachusetts Infantry, a 3-mothh unit.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 16 April 1863.

After the War

He apprently never married. He worked as a shoemaker and resided with his father for the rest of his life. He committed suicide at age 63 by hanging himself, about a year after his father's death.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.


04/18/1831; Peabody, MA


09/08/1894; Peabody, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 212 -213  [AotW citation 2728]