David Williams(? - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was the original Captain of Company K, 3rd North Carolina Infantry from its organization in May 1861.
In the Antietam 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Moore1. Quote above from Colonel DeRosset in 1900 in Clark2.
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: 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]
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