Williams, Charles

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Charles was born at about 1827 in Maryland.[1] His Civil War service record indicates that he was, if not born in, living in Baltimore, MD for most of his memory.

Marriage & Children

He was not married.[1]

Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Rensselaerville
Place of Birth: Maryland
Date of Birth: unknown[2]
Names of Parents: unknown[2]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Term of Enlistment: 1 year[2]
Bounty Received: $9.00[2]
Enlistment Date: 30 Aug 1864[3]
Enlistment Place:
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: South Carolina?[3]
Regiment: 26th U.S.C.T.[3]
Company: Company D[3]
Muster Out Date:
Muster Out Place: Albany, NY
Additional Remarks: "Served his term out returned with Reg't to Albany. He now lives at Norman Watson's in Rensselaerville (still living) Runaway slave ____?"[2]
Sources Used: Ancestry.com, enlistments in USCT; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

Civil War Service Record



Additional Research Notes

Charles was one of two runaway slaves that came to Rensselaerville and enlisted in the 26th US Colored Troops. Each left Rensselaerville at the close of the war when there was no longer fear of being captured and returned to their masters. While Toliver Holmes remained in New York and lived out his life, nothing further could be learned about Charles.

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 1865 Census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Ancestry Military Databases