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J.O. Williams
J.O. Williams

Federal (USV)


Joseph Otis Williams

(1819 - )
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Known as J. Otis, he was a 41 year old counselor in Winchester on commissioning as 1st Lieutenant in June 1861. He was in Company D.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Promoted Captain 8 October 1862. Wounded in action 1 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. Discharged on disability from wounds on 11 June 1864. Later service in the Veteran Reserve Corps.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. His photograph from a standing portrait in the MOLLUS Massachusetts collection2.

Birth Date: 06/19/1819    
College: Harvard University ('40), Harvard Law    Graduating Year: 1843    


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 29 - 33  [AotW citation 6760]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: pg. 5329  [AotW citation 6845]

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