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Confederate (CSV)


Henry Joseph Williams

(1839 - 1910)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 22, from Plymouth in Washington County, he enlisted as Private, Company G, First North Carolina Infantry on 25 June 1861 at Plymouth. He was promoted to 4th Corporal on 15 November 1861 and was 3rd Corporal by March 1862. He was wounded at Ellerson's Mill near Mechanicsville, VA on 26 June 1862.

On the Campaign

By then 2nd Corporal, he was wounded again, in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Sergeant by November 1862 and was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864. He was prisoner at Point Lookout, MD to August, then sent to Elmira, NY where he was released on 12 June 1865 after taking an oath of allegiance.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer at Lee's Mills in Washington County, NC and he was still there in 1900.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1880 and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Jane Alexander (1842-1933) in July 1866 and they had 8 children.


01/06/1839 in NC


06/11/1910; Roper, NC; burial in Henry Joseph Williams Cemetery, Roper, NC


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 26344]