★★★ -Williams, Jesse Milton

Jesse Milton Williams:
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Born: January 11, 1831
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Birthplace: Pickens County Alabama
Father: Lightfoot Williams 1807 – 1848
Mother: Mary Thomas 1811 – 1882

Education:
Attended University of Alabama

Occupation before War:
Store Clerk in Mansfield Louisiana

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Captain Company D 2nd​ Louisiana Infantry Regiment
1862: Participated in the Battle of Yorktown Virginia
1862: Participated in the Battle of Seven Pines Virginia
1862: Lt. Colonel of 2nd​ Louisiana Infantry Regiment
1862: Participated in the Battle of Malvern Hill Virginia
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 2nd​ Louisiana Infantry Regiment
1862: Regimental Commander Battle of Cedar Mountain Virginia
1862: Regimental Commander Second Battle of Manassas Virginia
1862: Wounded in the chest during Battle of Sharpsburg Maryland
1863: Regimental Commander Battle of Chancellorsville Virginia
1863: Acted as Brigade Commander of Nicholls LA. Brigade
1863: Led the attack on Stephenson’s Depot
1863: Acting Brigade Commander Battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania
1863: Participated in the Bristoe Virginia Campaign
1864: Regimental Commander during Battle of the Wilderness Virginia
1864: Acting Brigade Commander Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
1864: Killed while leading charge at Battle of Spotsylvania Court House


Died: May 12, 1864
Place of Death: Spotsylvania Virginia
Age at time of Death: 33 years old
Burial Place: Stonewall Confederate Cemetery Winchester Virginia
 

Luke Freet

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Jesse Milton Williams:
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Born: January 11, 1831View attachment 384301
Birthplace: Pickens County Alabama
Father: Lightfoot Williams 1807 – 1848
Mother: Mary Thomas 1811 – 1882

Education:
Attended University of Alabama

Occupation before War:
Store Clerk in Mansfield Louisiana

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Captain Company D 2nd​ Louisiana Infantry Regiment
1862: Participated in the Battle of Yorktown Virginia
1862: Participated in the Battle of Seven Pines Virginia
1862: Lt. Colonel of 2nd​ Louisiana Infantry Regiment
1862: Participated in the Battle of Malvern Hill Virginia
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 2nd​ Louisiana Infantry Regiment
1862: Regimental Commander Battle of Cedar Mountain Virginia
1862: Regimental Commander Second Battle of Manassas Virginia
1862: Wounded in the chest during Battle of Sharpsburg Maryland
1863: Regimental Commander Battle of Chancellorsville Virginia
1863: Acted as Brigade Commander of Nicholls LA. Brigade
1863: Led the attack on Stephenson’s Depot
1863: Acting Brigade Commander Battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania
1863: Participated in the Bristoe Virginia Campaign
1864: Regimental Commander during Battle of the Wilderness Virginia
1864: Acting Brigade Commander Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
1864: Killed while leading charge at Battle of Spotsylvania Court House


Died: May 12, 1864
Place of Death: Spotsylvania Virginia
Age at time of Death: 33 years old
Burial Place: Stonewall Confederate Cemetery Winchester Virginia
If I remember reading somethiing from ages ago, Williams expected to get a promotion to brigadier, and was pretty miffed when Stafford was assigned to command the brigade.
 

Polloco

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I'm writing this through memory but didn't he "lessen" his chance for promotion by allowing his officers to petition for garrison duty or go replace the fallen soldiers from the Gettysburg Campaign. They lost close to 300 soldiers in the 2nd Louisiana , I think. Then his command was taken away and given to Alfred Iverson then passed on to brigadier general Stafford. After Stafford was killed Col. Zebulon York was his immediate successor but Williams eventually wound up in command but still a colonel.
 

Luke Freet

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I'm writing this through memory but didn't he "lessen" his chance for promotion by allowing his officers to petition for garrison duty or go replace the fallen soldiers from the Gettysburg Campaign. They lost close to 300 soldiers in the 2nd Louisiana , I think. Then his command was taken away and given to Alfred Iverson then passed on to brigadier general Stafford. After Stafford was killed Col. Zebulon York was his immediate successor but Williams eventually wound up in command but still a colonel.
Yeah. By the time he took command of the "Brigade" again, it was barely that anymore, and was partly merged with Hays' Tigers.
 

Tom Elmore

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Williams was succeeded as brigade commander by Iverson on July 21, 1863, three weeks after the destruction of Iverson's former brigade at Gettysburg. Replacing Williams with a disgraced commander like Iverson seems to me a humiliating insult on the face of it.
 
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