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Confederate (CSA)

Major

Jeremiah Henry Johnston Williams

"Jere"

(1829 - 1912)

Home State: Alabama

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An engineer before the War, from Jackson, Alabama, he was commissioned Captain, Company B - the Railroad Guards - of the 9th Alabama Infantry on 23 May 1861. He was promoted to Major of the Regiment in April 1862 (to rank from October 1861) while at Yorktown, Virginia.

On the Campaign

He was senior officer present in the regiment in Maryland, and took command of the Brigade at Sharpsburg after Colonel Cumming was wounded early on 17 September. He was himself wounded in action there.

The rest of the War

He was in command of the regiment at Chancellorsville in May 1863. He resigned his commission sometime before September 1863.

References & notes

Service information from the Alabama Archives1, with Brigade command sequence per R.K. Krick in The Antietam Campaign2.

Birth

03/28/1829 in AL

Death

03/06/1912 in AL; burial in Williams Family Cemetery, Bridgeport, AL

Notes

1   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: /civilwar/index.cfm  [AotW citation 1208]

2   Gallagher, Gary W., Editor, The Antietam Campaign, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999, pp. 223 - on  [AotW citation 1209]