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 John Jefferson Williams

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John Jefferson Williams

Birth
Jay County, Indiana, USA
Death 13 May 1865 (aged 21–22)
Palmetto, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA
Burial Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Section:B Plot:797
Memorial ID 6805019 View Source
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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


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J. J. WILLIAMS.
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  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 27 Sep 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6805019
  • 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 .