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Thomas R. Williams
Birth: Jan. 10, 1815
Albany
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) 
 
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 Children:
  John R Williams (1855 - 1919)*
  Right Reverend Gershom Mott Williams (1857 - 1923)*
  Josepha Williams Douglas (1860 - 1938)*
  Thomas Neosho Williams (1862 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section A2, Lot 46
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5897139
Thomas R. Williams
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Thomas R. Williams
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- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Jan. 10, 2014

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 17, 2012
Rest in peace, General. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May we always honor the high price you paid for our freedom. God bless you for defending our Union against those who would have destroyed it. Your legacy lives on, Sir.
- Sharon
 Added: Aug. 5, 2012
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