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Name:John James Williams
Affiliation:Class of 1864MS
Biography & Genealogy:Williams John James, Class of 1864-MS: Born- June 15, 1842. Matriculated from Winchester, Va. At VMI 7 weeks. Military Record: Enlisted July 15, 1861 at Winchester for 1 year as Pvt, Capt A. Graham's Company Va Light Artillery (1st Rockbridge Artillery). Absent sick June 1862. Unofficial source says injured ankle. Transferred to Capt J.W. Carter's Company Va Horse Artillery (Capt R.P. Chew's Company); Capt J.W. Thomson's Comany) October 22, 1862 (October 24 in some records). Absent sick July-August 1863. Wounded in action Ocotber 16, 1863 near Catlett's Station. In hospital (Charlottesville). Transferred to Company E, 11th Va Cavalry April 9, 1864. Paroled at Staunton May 11, 1865. Post War Career: Lawyer; public official. Captain, Va National Guard. Mayor, Winchester, 1884-86, 1896-99. Died- Ocotber 15, 1899 In Baltimore, Md. Buried Mt Hebron Cemetery, Winchester.
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