William Samuel Adams
Name: William Samuel Adams
Unit: 19th USCT Inf.
Race: African American
Owner's Name: Samuel Burgee
Place of Birth/Residence: Urbana, Frederick County, MD
Enlistment Date: 12/31/1863
Slave at Enlistment?: Yes
Rank at End of Service: Private
Enlisted at Monocacy Junction, MD.
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