Re Mansfield and Williams
After Mansfield received his mortal wounding at the edge of the
East Woods while trying to bring his XII Corps into line of
battle, Gen. Alpheus Williams succeeded him in temporary command.
Does anyone know if the two generals thought well of each other,
or did Williams, who was a veteran of combat at that point
(IIRC), felt he should have been given command of the XII Corps
rather than Mansfield who had held mostly administrative, again
IIRC, posts in the Old Army prior to the outbreak of the Civil
Your humble servant,
Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
A Proud American by Birth, Southern by Choice!
"I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert