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Federal (USA)


Frederick Williams

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Company Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 56th Pennsylvania Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Begining October 15, 1861 he was Captain, Company D.

On the Campaign

Assumed command of the 56th Pennsylvania Infantry when LCol Hofmann took over the Brigade (2nd Brigade of the 1st Division, I Corps) on September 14.

On the 17th at Antietam, the Brigade was held in reserve north of the Poffenberger farm to protect Hooker's I Corps artillery.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission March 25, 1863.

References & notes

Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg, 1868-1871. (online at Pennsylvania in the Civil War)