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William Samuel Adams

Name: William Samuel Adams

Affiliation: Union

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

Company: D

Slave at Enlistment?: Yes

Rank at End of Service: Private


Enlisted at Monocacy Junction, MD.


Maryland Adjutant General, "Civil War Muster Rolls, 1864-1867," MSA-S-936-51, Folder No. 55, Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD; Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers, National Archives, Washington, DC, as scanned on, U.S., Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 [database on-line]; Frederick County Land Records [on-line at], JWLC 1, page 615; Paul and Rita Gordon, Frederick County, Maryland: A Playground of the Civil War (The Heritage Partnership, Frederick, MD: M&B Printing Inc., 1994), 282; U.S. Adjutant General, Maryland Slave Claims Commission, "Register of Claims, 1864-1867," Number 69, Record Group 94, Entry 350, National Archives, Washington, DC (digital copy online at Maryland State Archives, MSA-SC-4678); National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online at