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Alpheus S. Williams

Date of Birth:      September 20, 1810
Hometown:         Saybrook, CT
Education:           Yale University
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     December 21, 1878
Place of Death:    Washington, DC
Buried At:           Detroit, MI

Major Battles:        Jackson's 1862 Shenandoah Campaign, Cedar Mountain, Antietam Campaign, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga Campaign, Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Williams, prior to the Civil War, would be a probate judge, in Michigan, own a newspaper and practice law.  With the outbreak of hostilities, he would be commissioned a brigadier general, in the regular service, and would command an infantry division during the Shenandoah Campaign, and at the Battle of Cedar Mountain.  After having his division assigned to the XII Corps, commanded by Joseph Mansfield,  Williams would be engaged at Antietam.  When Mansfield was killed, Williams would take over command of the Corps.  He would bravely lead his division at Chancellorsville, and at Gettysburg.  Williams would transfer west, when his Corps, and the XI Corps were merged into the new XX Corps.  He would fight with the XX Corps through Chattanooga, Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea and the Carolinas Campaign.  After the war, Williams would be twice elected to Congress.

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