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John Jefferson Williams
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John Jefferson Williams Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Jay County, Indiana, USA
Death
13 May 1865 (aged 21–22)
Palmetto, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA
Cenotaph
Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section:B Plot:797
Memorial ID
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Civil War Union Army Soldier. Williams 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.
Civil War Union Army Soldier. Williams 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


Inscription

797
J. J. WILLIAMS.
IND.

Gravesite Details

Williams was buried in Alexandria National Cemetery in Pineville, Louisiana, but his remains were moved to his home town in Jay County Indiana around 1897 or 1898 and is now buried at the Jay County Infirmary Cemetery.



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  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: Sep 27, 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6805019/john_jefferson-williams: accessed ), memorial page for John Jefferson Williams (1843–13 May 1865), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6805019, citing Alexandria National Cemetery, Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.