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The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1863., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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see them suffer such a penalty, has filled our garrison with sadness. The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Rebel has the following relative to the history of Capt. Williams: Every reader who knows anything about our army will remember Captain Lawrence Orton Williams. He was at first and Aide-de-camp to Gen. Robert E. Lee; then Aid to Gen. Polk, then Captain of Artillery, under the same General, at Columbus, Ky.; then Chief of Artillery, on Gen. Bragg's staff, and subsequently commander of that General's "Body Guard," and was finally made Colonel of Cavalry, which position in our service he honorably filled up to the time of his tragic end. He dropped the "Williams" of his name because, as we understand, another member of his family of that name continued to hold a position in the Federal army. For the last four months preceding his death he has been known as "Colonel Orton." The Federal account represents him as a cousin of Gen. Lee, commanding the Confederate army on the Rappahannoc