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Re: Lookup: William Williams, private soldier in the 19th Regiment U.S. Infantry
Posted by: Kathie McCutcheon-Gawne (ID *****8295) Date: June 30, 2010 at 18:00:06
In Reply to: Re: Lookup: William Williams, private soldier in the 19th Regiment U.S. Infantry by Jesse Stamper of 6349


The US Army Register of Enlistments for most of the men list age, residence at time of enlistment as well as a brief physical description of the man. The brief notation for your William did not-everything that was written in the book I included in my previous message. This is a compiled list for enlistments from 1798-1914 so my guess is that the records were compiled after 1914 but before WWI. The source says that these were compiled by the National Archives from their microfilm. It is clear from your first message that you have a copy of the court case. My only advice for you would be to see if there is a service record for William. This would be located at the National Arcives in Washington. They have an online ordering page for military records at their website. You know his enlistment date and the regiment he was in. If a service record exists for him, it will be at the National ARchives. It has been several years since I have ordered military files from them, but their fees will be online.
The only other place to check would be the Pennsylvania Archives, but since he is listed in the US Army Register of Enlistments, then he would be in the US Army, and not a local militia. However, if nothing exists for him at the National Archives, then his records are probably at the PA Archives-if they still exist.
Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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