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Confederate (CSV)


Leroy Russell Williams

(1842 - 1923)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From the York District, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 23 November 1861 in Columbia, SC. He was appointed 4th Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was present with his Company through the war and was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 1 September 1864. He was captured near Petersburg, VA on 25 March 1865 and sent to Point Lookout, MD. He was released on 22 June 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he had a small farm near Yorkville, SC, but in 1900 he was a dealer in farm machinery in town.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" and Sharpsburg from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), both online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Clementine Virginia Wallace (1843-1905) and they had 8 children between 1870 and 1886.


01/19/1842; York District, SC


10/02/1923; York County, SC; burial in Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery, York, SC