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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Davis Grissom Williams

(1842 - 1912)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old worker on his father's plantation in Greene County, he enlisted as a Private, Company I (later D), 5th Alabama Infantry on 13 April 1861 in Greensboro.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was on a wounded furlough to Greensboro, but returned to duty. He was on a sick furlough in 1864 and was detailed to the Commissary Department, but he was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He was in Texas by 1873 and was a Titus County Clerk and living in Mt. Pleasant by 1900 and to at least 1910.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His wounding 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 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married JoAnna Miller (1856-1927) and they had 8 children between 1873 and 1892.

Birth

03/11/1842

Death

01/16/1912; Titus County, TX; burial in Masonic Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, TX

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=220276, etc.  [AotW citation 25615]