Williams brothers, 40th MS, die in each other’s arms

The Willilam’s Brothers of Co. C. 40th Mississippi. Lt. Joseph Green English Williams, age 24, and brother Lt. Enoch Henderson Williams, age 27.

According to a historian, one of the Williams brothers was mortally wounded in the belly and lay dying on the Franklin battlefield. He crawled over to his brother who also lay dying from the result of a wound which took off a limb. They both layed throughout the night comforting one another as best they could to keep warm from the below freezing temperatures and to stop the bleeding. They were found the next morning, stiff and cold, but clasped in one another’s arms.

Source: T. Burgess, Hendersonville, TN

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s