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Surgeon Thos. H. Williams, of the Confederate States Army, has been relieved from his duties as Medical Director of the Department of Northern Virginia, and assigned to a post which, though equally as honorable, has not sufficient sphere to bring out those brilliant qualities which are possessed by him in such an eminent degree. Surgeon Williams is well known to the army and to the Southern people as the Medical Director of the late Army of the Potomac. His foresight, energy, and indomitable perseverance, added to his professional acquirements and long experience in the army of ‘"the old wreck,"’ have gained for him the esteem of the entire medical fraternity, and with the Line he is deservedly popular, and we feel well assured that the medical officers of the Confederate Army would be better satisfied to serve under his jurisdiction than any other surgeon in the service. It may not be generally known that Surgeon Williams was Medical Director of the Army in Utah, under General A. Sydney Johnston, in the memorable campaign of 1859, and it was to his untiring exertions that the Medical Department presented the best record of any department in that service. We give this tribute to his worth because we know him well, and ‘"those who know him cannot but admire."’
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