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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Gaines Thomas Williams

"Tom"

(1826 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company C, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. Private Brewer of his Company later wrote:

John Fowler was shot in the head a few paces from me and Tom Williams was killed later in the day at Sharpsburg. Williams never knew what hit him, as he was shot over the eye and the blood would have run on my feet if I had not raked up the dirt and stopped it.

References & notes

Service information from Henderson.1 who has him as G.T. Williams. The quote above from Yeary.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1826

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Good Hope, GA

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 2, pg. 1032  [AotW citation 21594]

2   Yeary, Mamie, Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865, 2 Volumes, Dallas: Smith & Lamar, 1912, Vol. 1, pg. 81  [AotW citation 21595]