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Confederate (CSV)


George Washington Williams

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company A (renamed I), 5th Alabama Infantry on 6 May 1861 at Grove Hill, Clarke County, AL.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware until 2 October when he was sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was officially declared exchanged on 10 November 1862.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, also as G.M. Williams; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him.

There were apparently two George Washington Williams in Company I; their military records are intermingled. One enlisted in March 1862. One of them was in Richmond, VA hospitals from 31 August to at least 15 December 1862, so not on the Maryland Campaign. One or both were captured at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863 and/or Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and prisoner(s) to 1865.


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28083]