Civil War Union Army Soldier. Born in Pineville, Louisiana, he served as a Private in Company B, of the 34th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Union Army. On May 13 1865, during the Battle of Palmetto Ranch, Texas, Colonel Theodore Barrett commander of the 34th Regiment, upon seeing the Confederate troop movement ordered a retreat to save his command. As his main element retreated to escape, a skirmish line was formed to meet the attacking Confederate Cavalry and Private Williams became the last soldier killed in a battle during the American Civil War.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
J. J. WILLIAMS.