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William Garnett WilliamsonRoster ID 2357
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864MS|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Williamson William Garnett, Class of 1864-MS: Born- December 13, 1840. Matriculated from Lexington, Va. At VMI 10 weeks. At Washington College 1859-60. Worked with R.E. Rodes on railroads in Alabama. Military Record: Enlisted June 5, 1861 in Darkesville as Pvt, Capt A. Graham's Company Va Light Artillery (1st Rockbridge Artillery). Detailed (perhaps as Acting Lt) to engineers late 1861 early 1862 to build fortifications in Northern Va (part of the time with his father Lt Col T.H. Williamson, Va Engineers and VMI faculty). Slightly wounded in action (right arm) near Winchester May 25 (or 27) May 1862. To 2nd Lt, Engineers June 30, 1862 (date of rank June 24) and assigned to staff of Maj Gen (later Lt Gen) T.J. Stonewall Jackson. Later on staff of Maj Gen (later Lt Gen) J.A. Early and Brig Gen W.E. Jones. To 1st Lt, Company A, 1st CS Engineers April 6, 1864 (date of rank March 29). To Capt, Company F, October 28, 1864 (date of rank September 28). Paroled at Lynchburg April 1865. Post War Career: Teacher; civil engineer. Died- August 2, 1898 in Pensacola, Fl while building US coastal fortifications. Buried Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington, Va.|