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D.H. Williams

D.H. Williams

Federal (USV)


David Henry Williams

(1819 - 1891)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 42, from Allegheny County, he enrolled on 22 July 1861 in Pittsburgh and mustered there as Colonel, 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 25 July.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned Brigadier General, US Volunteers on 29 November 1862 and served in the Sixth Army Corps, but his commission expired and he resigned his remaining Colonel's commission on 4 March 1863.

After the War

He was an engineer and newspaper writer in Pittsburgh.

References & notes

His service from the Card File.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the MOLLUS Collection.2


03/19/1819; Otsego County, NY


06/01/1891; Pittsburgh, PA; burial in Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburgh, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23375]

2   US Army, Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>  [AotW citation 23376]