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Thomas R. Williams
Birth: Jan. 10, 1815
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1862
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in Albany, New York, he graduated of the US Military Academy in 1851, was commissioned an officer in the 4th US Artillery and served in the Mexican War. At the start of the Civil War, he was a Major in the 5th US Artillery, when promoted a Brigadier General in command of the brigade at Fort Hatteras, North Carolina in September 1861. In the early summer of 1862, General Williams' 3,000-man infantry brigade began work on the channels across the Mississippi River to enable Union transports to bypass the Confederate batteries at Vicksburg. In August 1862, Confederate forces attacked Union defenses at Baton Rouge in an effort to retake the state's capital. While leading the defense of the city, General Williams was killed by a shot in the chest at Battle of Baton Rouge, Louisiana on August 5, 1862. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  John R. Williams (1782 - 1854)
  Mary Mott Williams (1782 - 1832)
  Mary Neosho Bailey Williams (1835 - 1914)*
  John R Williams (1855 - 1919)*
  Gershom Mott Williams (1857 - 1923)*
  Josepha Williams Douglas (1860 - 1938)*
  Thomas Neosho Williams (1862 - 1863)*
  Gershome Mott Williams (____ - 1854)*
  Ferdinand Williams (1806 - 1896)*
  Theodore Williams (1808 - 1871)*
  Thomas R. Williams (1815 - 1862)
  John Constantine Williams (1816 - 1892)*
  Mary Catherine Angelica Williams Smart (1821 - 1876)*
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section A2, Lot 46
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 27, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5897139
Thomas R. Williams
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Thomas R. Williams
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Thomas R. Williams
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Rest well sir!!!!!!!!
- karl anglin
 Added: Mar. 5, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Jan. 10, 2015

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Jan. 10, 2014
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