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

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