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Federal (USV)


Giles Sholes Williams

(1819 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 42, from Burr Oak, he enlisted in Company K, Seventh Michigan Infantry as Corporal on 5 August 1861 at Burr Oak.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Michigan.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His son Oscar Giles Williams (1844-1863) was also in Company K; he was discharged for disability in January 1863 and died the same year. His widow Matilda Gordon Williams (1815-1872) was granted a Federal pension by March 1863 for herself and minor children.


1819 in NY


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Burr Oak Township Cemetery, Burr Oak, MI


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pg. 114  [AotW citation 21786]