|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1894|
John enlisted for Civil War army duty, August 1, 1862, as a private in Company C, 103rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, at Cleveland, Ohio(Cuyahoga County), for a term of 3 years. Occupation: Sailor. He was discharged, January 27, 1863, at Lexington, Kentucky on a Surgeon's Certificate of Disability. He was a musician. His name is on Panel #13 in the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio.
See www.soldiersandsailors.com for Monument information.
At the time of his death from Bright's disease he resided at 215 California Street, Cleveland. He was buried in a plot set aside for Civil War veterans in Section 72 at Woodland Cemetery, November 20, 1894.
John never applied for a soldier's pension benefit nor did he appear in any U.S. Census listing, including the 1890 Veterans' Census. There is no paper trail for him other than basic military information found in the Descriptive Book, Company C, 103rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, from NARA. His military service record is available from the National Archives. A copy can be purchased but only at an exorbitant cost.
Note: Do not confuse John Williams above with John(C.) Williams who served in Company A, 27th Regiment(Infantry), United States Colored Troops, also buried in Section 72. See Memorial #87789283 for John Williams of the 27th Regiment.
Note: Woodland Cemetery Record #: 032747. Interment : #32701. He had no headstone until one was ordered from the V.A. and put in place prior to Nov. 26, 2006.
Plot: Section: 72. Tier: 04. Grave: 21.
Created by: William Stark
Record added: Jan 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83318369
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