[Please note: MHS staff is still proofreading this transcription of the enlistment roll.]

Original Enlistment Roll of Company A, 54th Regiment (Colored) Mass. Volunteers. recruited by Capt. J W. M. Appleton, 1863

Given by J. W. M. Appleton, May 30. 1863. [John W. M. Appleton initially served as Captain within the 54th regiment and later was promoted to Major. ]

United States Volunteer Enlistment List

We the undersigned, by our signatures

Dated at

NAME RANK AGE RESIDENCE OCCUPATION MARRIED OR SINGLE REMARKS
1. [JWM ]Appleton Lieut. 30 Boston 84 Revere Married
2. [William H.] Jones M 44 12 Beach St. Clothing dealer Single Mustered in
3. E. F. Howard 47 40 Poplar Hair Dresser Married
4 Robert Johnson Jr. 27 2 Thompsons Ct Broker Married
5 Henry W. Johnson Esq. 21 69 Joy St Laborer Single
6 Wm G. Butler 25 Broadway Lowell Hair dresser single
7 J. H. Starling 40 26 Myrtle St. Caterer married
8 Wm. . [illegible] R 26 54 Joy St Single ex
9
10 Elias His X Mark Hall M 27 6 Canard Ave. Laborer Married Mustered in
11 Burrill Smith Jr. W 18 168 Cambridge Clerk Single Mustered in
17 81 Southack Single Void parent will not consent
[George [illegible] ?] 16 5 Sears Place [Cleark?] Single void Parent will not consent
12 Henry [Flinn?] 21 New York Laborer Single RejectedExamined by [Surgeon?]
13 Edward [King?] 36 6 Southac St Laborer Married 2 child
14 America C. Tabb 38 80 Southack St Painter Single Mustered in
15 E. C. [Daly?] Milton Street hair dresser married
16 Frederic Johnson 25 29 Bridge Street Hair Dresser Single declined going
row W. H. T. W
17 Thomas his X mark Michael 45 Wilburforce Place Southac St laborer Single
18 H. [illegible] 24 29 Bridge St Laborer Married 1 Child
19 Joseph S Baker 18 75 Southac St Clerk Single Parent will not give consent
20 Joseph Turner 17 48 Southic Office clerk Single
21 Francis H Fletcher 22 Salem Clerk Single Mustered in
22 Sam Samuel Smith, his mark 30 Southac St Laborer Single Mustered in
23 Samuel Smith     W M Mustered in
24 Arthur B Lee M 29 86 Brighton Harnessmaker Married Mustered in 1 Child
25 George R Southard R 27 Holden Place Joy Street
N5 Boston
Labourer Married Rejected Examined
Wife 2 Children
26 Eli G. Biddle 17 8 River St Ct Sign Painter Single Mustered in
27 James His X Mark Germain R 45 Cambridgeport Carpenter married Rejected 5 children
27 31 Bridge St Laborer Married
28 Nicholas His X mark [Ganitt?] do do do
Rufus C. Freeman his x mark 44 36 Southac Laborer Married Rejected 4 children
[Aaron R.?] [illegible] [illegible] Cambridge Gym Single void parent not consent
[illegible] 40 [6 Southac?]
Orange Lane
[Laborer?] Married 3 children
William his X mark [illegible] 27 Philadelphia Seaman Laborer single mustered in
33 George his X mark Allen R 23 Boston Laborer married Rejected
34 John Brown R 45 Hastings St
Cambridge
laborer married Rejected
4 Children
35 Lewis Hayden 52 45 Boston Laborer Married
36 Anderson Dandridge 38 92 Pine St E Cambridge Doctor Married 1 Child Rejected Examined
37 [illegible] Rosa
38 Michel his X mark [Criley?] witness John Abrams 45 Washington South Boston Gardener Married Rejected Examined
6 Children
39 Charles Hurd 21 cor 7th Lombard Sts
Philadelphia
Laborer Single Mustered in
40 Samuel Branson 21 1426 South St
Philadelphia
Shoemaker Single Mustered in
41 Samuel Sufphay     Sufphay Drummer 17 204 Philadelphia Laborer Single Mustered in
42 Augustus Wells 21 Philadelphia do Single Mustered in
43 George Gibbes 23 3 Currant Ave
Philadelphia
do Single Mustered in
44 John William Pere     J W Peir 21 1605 Samson Street
Philadelphia
Barber Single Mustered in
45 Alexander his X Mark Branson witness
JWM Appleton
21 Philadelphia Barber Single Mustered in
46 John his X Mark Thompson witness
JWM Appleton
21 22 Grays Alley
Philadelphia
Teamster Single Rejected Examined
47 James Hight 21 406 [ Pleasant Ave?]
Philadelphia
Teamster Single Mustered in
48 David Smith 21 517 [Dixon Dr?]
Philadelphia
Trade Single Rejected Examined
49 Isaih His X Mark Spriggs witness Rott John N 18 Chelsea Sailor Single Rejected Examined
50 George R Jones witness Rott John N.
His X Mark
36 Baltimore
Boston
Barber Single Rejected Examined
NAME RANK AGE RESIDENCE OCCUPATION MARRIED OR SINGLE REMARKS
51 Stephen H Maddox Jr 21 Chelsea Clerk single
52 Darcial Jenks 21 Wilmington NC Butcher single Mustered in
53 Alexander his X mark Hopkins 23 Wilmington Del Engineer single Rejected Examined Hallowell
54 Thomas I. Wilson His Mark X 18 Myrtle Street Waiter single wants to be drummer
55 Washington his X mark Perkins
JWMAppleton
35 6 Southac Place Laborer married mustered in
Examined
2 children 5, 5½
56 George F. Lewis 28 Cambridgeport Laborer Married Mustered in
57 Enoch Saunders 38 Cambridgepor Laborer married Mustered in
58 George W. Dugan 44 [illegible] Farmer Single Mustered in
58 Thomas E. Freeman 31 Boston Upholster Single 5
59 Robert his X mark Woods 23 Lancaster Co PA Farmer " 5 [2?] Mustered in
60 Isack White 27 Poplar above 4th St Drayman " 5.3 Mustered in
61 John Parker his X mark
JWMAppleton
24 Phila. 4th & [illegible] Laborer " 5-4 Mustered in
62 John Miller 24 Ohio Street
Phila
Barber " 54 Mustered in
63 Oscar James his X mark Crozier
JWMAppleton
W
21 825 Robbins Av Philadelphia Hostler " 55 Mustered in
64 Charles Draper 18 Lancaster Pa Barber " 54 Examined
65 Lemuel A. Nicholas 24 Harrisburg Pa Shoemaker " 54 Mustered in
66 Samuel Berry 23 West Chester Penn Farmer " 5.8 ¾ Mustered in
67 John Henry Brooks 36 Gillis Alley Phila Salor Married 5-8 ¼ Mustered in
68 Edward Gray 45 [W Newman?] St Hairdresser Married 5 Children
69 Joseph Henry Green 16 42 Southac St Laborer Single Mustered in
70 Arthur H Hill 24 Richmond St 62 barber single
71 John Nettle     Mr. Prof Steward 27 88 Richmond St Laborer single
72 Charles H. Tyler 19 93 Cross St " Single Examined
73 John his X mark Henry witnessed John Abrams 44 Benton St Roxbry Laborer Married Examined
74 George G. Peters his X mark
JWMAppleton
19 Lenox Farmer single 5 7½ Mustered in
75 Richard A. Adams his X mark
JWMAppleton
18 Lenox do single 5 4½ Mustered in
76 George F. Waterman his X mark
JWMAppleton
27 Lenox do married 5-8 Mustered in
2 children
77 John Peters 37 Lenox do married 5-8 Examined
78 Charles Vanalen 29 Lenox do married 5.6½
1 Child Mustered in
79 Henry Albert his X mark
JWMAppleton
35 Bangor Stevedor married Examined
80 G. W. Ringgold 20 Pittsfield Barber Single mustered in
81 Justin M. Duncan 19 Cheshire Laborer Single Mustered in
82 John H. Harris 38 Abington Farmer Married 1 Child
Mustered in
83 Charles W. Lenox 38 Watertown Mass Hairdresser Single Mustered in
84 William T. His X Mark Jackson
W H Washington
M
38 Boston Laborer Single Examined
85 John [R?] his X mark Johnston witnessed by
J. Abrams
17 Salem " " Mustered in
86 Alexander his X mark Vernonhouse
JWMAppleton
28 Mulligans 18 Clark St
Boston
Seaman " Mustered in
87 Joseph his X mark Gallis 27 Phila. Stevedore " 5 6½ Mustered in
88 Joseph Winston 21 do Farmer " 5-4 Mustered in
89 george brown 20 West Chester do 5-4 Mustered in
90 Maurice his X mark Brown [illegible] 22 do Wagoner " 5 9 mustered in
91 Enos his X Spriggs [illegible] 21 do Farmer " 5-4 mustered in
92 George Henry his X mark Buck 22 do do " 5-6 mustered in
93William H Washington his X mark 21 do Laborer " 5 4½ mustered in
94 George his X mark Henry Hall 21 do Farmer " 5-4 mustered in
95 George his X mark Grant 21 do Hostler " 5 5 mustered in
96 John W. his X mark Reed 23 do Farmer married 5 9½ mustered in
97 George A Armstrong 22 do Barber Married 5-11 mustered in
98 Jeremiah Davis 33 do [illegible] Single 5 8½ mustered in
99 George his X mark Morris 22 Wilmington Sailor
Delaware
single 5 [-11 mustered in?]
100 Samuel Valentine 21 West Chester Shoemaker single 5-6 mustered in
101 Robert his X mark Tailor     W 20 Baltimore Salor Single mustered in
102 Robert Houghabon his X mark 39 Hudson Laborer Married 5-6
2 Children Examined
103 George Wilson     W 32 do Laborer do 5 9 mustered in
104 Thomas Barton 27 do Seaman do 5-4 mustered in
105 Charles Van Alstyne 27 do Boatman do 5-3 mustered in
106 William Merritt 21 do Boatman do 5-4 mustered in

Printed form completed in manuscript

Dimensions: 53.2 cm x 35 cm

Donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Captain John W. M. Appleton in May 1863.