Are you sure he was at Antietam in 1862? There were some Union units
stationed in the Sharpsburg area in mid to late 1861.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 8:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Gen. E. C. Williams?
> Thanks so much. Guess this guy is pretty obscure.
> On Friday, January 12, 2007, at 11:08 AM, Thomas Clemens wrote:
>> There is no General E.C. Williams in Warner's Geneerals in Blue or
>> Generals in Gray, nor in Hunt and Brown's Brevet Brigadiers in
>> Eicher & Eicher list a Edward C. Williams of PA who was appointed
>> 4/19/1861 and terminated at that rank 7/20/1861. What is odd is
>> that he
>> is mentioned in the OR's as in charge of gathering troops at
>> Chambersburg in April 61, then is listed as Col. of 9th PA Cav and
>> to Eastern KY & Tenn. He resigned, as a Col., in Oct. of 1862. I
>> not connection to Harpers Ferry, but maybe in the early months of
>> war he went there as part of Patterson's force.
>> Hope this helps.