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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