Samuel J. Williams

Mustered into service as a Captain on July 29th, 1861

 Born 13 October 1830

Died  06 May 1864

Buried White Cemetery, Delaware County Indiana


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Photo courtesy of Herman Shirar

Captain Williams ascended in the ranks to become Colonel of the 19th Indiana by the spring of 1864 when he was killed instantly with a artillery shell hit him in the chest at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 6th, 1864.


He left behind a wife and 5 small children all under the age of 10.


His widow Rebecca filed for a widows pension in  July of 1864.