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Confederate (CSV)


David Williams

(? - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was the original Captain of Company K, 3rd North Carolina Infantry from its organization in May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 ... "Captain Williams, known by his men as 'Pap,' as brave a man as ever lived, was disemboweled by a rifle shot from the enemy's batteries at Sharpsburg, and sleeps in a soldier's grave, with his blanket for a shroud, in the front yard of the house in rear of the village, which was used as a field hospital near the Shepherdstown pike".

References & notes

Basic information from Moore1. Quote above from Colonel DeRosset in 1900 in Clark2.


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pp. 114 - 117  [AotW citation 6184]

2   Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 1, pg. 228  [AotW citation 9777]