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Confederate (CSA)

Lieutenant

Charles Urquhart Williams

(1840 - 1910)

Home State: Virginia

Education: U of Virginia (Law)

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Jones' Division

Before Sharpsburg

He had been a law student for a year at the outbreak of War. He enlisted as Private, 2nd Company, Richmond Howitzers on 26 May 1861. He was appointed Lieutenant and Drillmaster on 9 June 1862. He was a volunteer aide-de-camp (ADC) to General D.R. Jones by Second Manassas in August 1862.

On the Campaign

From General Jones' Report:

Mr. Charles U. Williams, volunteer aide on my staff, was of much service to me. He was with me throughout the campaign, and never for one moment did he falter in his zeal for the service or in his conspicuous coolness. I heartily recommend him for a commission in the Confederate service.

The rest of the War

He was with Jones to the General's death in January 1863. He was appointed Lieutenant and aide-de-camp to General Corse 28 December 1863. He was captured in action near Petersburg, VA in May 1864, and was a prisoner until paroled 8 May 1865.

After the War

He was admitted to the bar in October 1865 and was a lawyer and legislator (1875-77) in Richmond, VA.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

12/27/1840; Henrico County, VA

Death

05/13/1910; San Francisco, CA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

Notes

1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 302  [AotW citation 17583]