(1810-78) He was commissioned a brigadier general in the U. S. service on Aug. 9, 1861. He commanded a division of General N. P. Banks's troops during the 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign and at the battle of Cedar Mountain. Williams was in temporary command of the 12th Corps after it's commander General J.K.F. Mansfield was killed at Antietam. He fought gallantly at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and then went with the western army under General W.T. Sherman fighting in the Atlanta campaign, Sherman's March To The Sea and the 1865 Carolina's campaign.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 5/8 card. Half view in uniform with epaulettes and rank of brigadier general, holding his sword. Backmark: An early war period E. [A]nthony, [N.Y.] imprint. Card is trimmed. Scarce view.