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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Last man killed in Civil war. (Anderson Cor. Indianapolis News.) (search)
Last man killed in Civil war. (Anderson Cor. Indianapolis News.) Capt. B. B. Campbell and Daniel F. Mustard, of this city, members of the Thirty-fourth Indiana Infantry in the Civil War, have obtained the last photograph of the last man killed in the Civil War —John Jefferson Williams, of Jay county. It is on record that the last battle of the Civil War was the one in which Jeff. Williams was killed, said Mr. Mustard. It was fought on May 13, 1865, almost a month after the surrender of Lee to Grant. The prolonged campaign of our regiment was accounted for because of delay in getting word to us to lay down arms. We got into that last battle when we went to the relief of some colored troops who were foraging for beef cattle, and were charged on by Confederates. Jeff Williams was the only man killed. The boys carried his body to near Brownsville, Tex., where it was buried. About 10 days afterward our regiment was marching into Brownsville, Tex., to take that town whe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
0; Company I, roster of, 228. Virginia Infantry, 4th regiment and 32d regiment at Sharpsburg, 250; 8th regiment, field officers of, 266. Virginia Convention of 1861, A remarkable body of men, 281. Wallace, General, Lew, 73. Warwick, Lieutenant A. D. 205 Weathersby, killed, Lieut. 1. Eugene, 241. Wellford, Colonel. 4. West Virginia, Cattle captured in, 355. White, Colonel E. V., General, 255. White, Colonel, Norborne Berkeley, 261. Wilkinson, Lieut., Henry, Death of, 47. Williams, John Jefferson, 221. Williams, John Skelton, :36. Williams, Colonel Lewis B, 329. Willis, Chaplain E. J ,253. Wilson, Captain J. A., 76. Winder, General John H., 85. Wirz, Captain, Henry, Stigma, removed from, memory of, 69. Wise, Captain, O. Jennings, 355; General Henry A, 354 Women of the Confederacy, what they saw and suffered, 191. Wooldridge, Colonel W. B., 259. Worsley, Philip Stanhope, his lines on General R. E Lee, 63 Wright, General Marcus J., 128.