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Federal (USA)

Lieutenant

George Williams

Home State: Oregon

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th United States Infantry

Before Antietam

From Salem, Oregon, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company I, 4th US Infantry on 14 April 1862. Present at Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, Manassas, and Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg he was temporarily assigned to Company H, which was short of officers. He was severely wounded there on 2 July 1863, and his right leg was amputated. Brevetted Captain for his actions there. Promoted First Lieutenant in July 1863 and retired in November 1863.

After the War

He was living in Salem, OR in 1872.

References & notes

Basic information from Powell1. He's mentioned from Salem, OR in the Oregon Historical Quarterly, Volume 4, No. 2 (June 1903).

Birth

Date not known in OH

Notes

1   Powell, William Henry, A History of the Organization and Movements of the Fourth Regiment of Infantry, United States Army, Washington, DC: McGill and Witherow, Printers and Stereotypers, 1871, pp. 88 - 202  [AotW citation 13664]