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Confederate (CSV)


Jonathan Whitehead Williams

(1840 - 1908)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company I (later D), 5th Alabama Infantry on 13 May 1861 in Greensboro. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 14 October and to Captain on 27 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862. He was later listed as missing, and may have been captured.

The rest of the War

He was on a sick furlough in about August 1864.

After the War

By 1880 he was working his father-in-law's farm at Greensboro in Hale County, AL. He was Superintendent of the County Poor Farm at his death at age 68 in 1908.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His command on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Caroline Lee Avery (1844-1933) in January 1864 and they had 7 children.


03/16/1840 in AL


04/24/1908; Greensboro, AL; burial in Saint Pauls Cemetery, Hale County, AL


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=220861, etc.  [AotW citation 25614]