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H.J. Williams

H.J. Williams

Confederate (CSA)


Hazael Joseph Williams

(1830 - 1911)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Virginia Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

In the 1860 Census he was listed as a Carpenter, age 29, from the 1st District, Augusta County. He was a member of the Southern Guard militia in 1860. He enlisted 17 April 1861 in Company D, 5th Virginia Infantry and was elected Captain. He was appointed Major of the Regiment on 21 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in command as senior officer present with the Regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was in command of the 5th Virginia when he was severely wounded in the thigh near Winchester, VA on 14 June 1863. He was also wounded at Cedar Creek on 19 October 1864.

References & notes

His military history from Augusta County, Virginia census and soldiers records hosted by the Valley of the Shadow1. His photograph from one posted on Findagrave by Kimberly Clear (original source unknown). Hazael's mother was Nancy McKee Williams and father was also Hazael. Thanks to Brenda K. Lyle for correcting his middle name and noting that his photo is also in the collection of the Bath County Historical Society.


4/28/1830; Williamsville, Bath County, VA


7/18/1911; Greenville, VA; burial in Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery, Augusta County, VA


1   Ayers, Edward L., and William G. Thomas III, and Anne Sarah Rubin, co-editors, Valley of the Shadow, first accessed 07 June 2005, <>, Source page: /VoS/govdoc/public1.html, /VoS/cwdossier1.html  [AotW citation 12705]