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Confederate (CSV)


Alfred Williams

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company D, 13th Mississippi Infantry on about 1 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the left knee in action and captured at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. He lost a lot of blood before the surgeons got to him.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated at the lower third of his thigh by a Federal surgeon on 18 September, but he died of pyemia (blood poisoning/infection) on 21 September 1862, age 25, at a field hospital on or near near the battlefield.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Record via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and medical details from Fisher.1


c. 1837


09/21/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Fisher, Geoge Jackson, MD, Report of Fifty-seven Cases of Amputations ... after the Battle of Antietam, The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 1863-01-01, Table 1  [AotW citation 21392]