Samuel J. Williams
Mustered into service as a Captain on July 29, 1861
Born 13 October 1830
Died 06 1864
Died 06 May 1864
Buried White Cemetery, Delaware Co. Indiana
Photo courtesy of Herman Shirar
Captain Williams rose in the ranks to become the Colonel of the 19th Indiana. He was killed instantly when 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.