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 Thomas R. Williams

Thomas R. Williams

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 5 Aug 1862 (aged 47)
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section A2, Lot 46
Memorial ID 5897139 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 27 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5897139
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas R. Williams (10 Jan 1815–5 Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5897139, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .