George W. Williams, 7th TX fought and died at Franklin

George W. Williams was born in 1840 at [Leonard] Williams’ Ferry, Nacogdoches County, The Republic of Texas.

George W. Williams enlisted as a Private in the Waco Guards, Waco, Texas, on 01 October 1861. The Waco Guards and eight other companies were recruited by John Gregg to form the 7th Texas Infantry. The 7th Texas Infantry was mustered into Confederate service on 02 October 1861 in Marshall, Texas, and almost immediately removed to Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The Waco Guards were assigned as Company A of the 7th Texas Infantry Regiment on 10 November 1861 at Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

George W. Williams served more than 36 months in the 7th Texas Infantry Regiment; 10 November 1861 to 30 November 1864. He was killed in action at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, on 30 Nov 1864.

George W. Williams was listed as:

  • age 21 when the Waco Guards was assigned as Company A of the 7th Texas Infantry
  • captured at the Battle of Ft. Donelson, Tennessee, 16 Feb 1862
  • imprisoned at Camp Douglas [Chicago], Illinois, circa Feb – Sept 1862
  • exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on 16 September 1862
  • missing on 12 May 63 in Raymond, Mississippi; apparently returned to the company shortly after
  • killed in action at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, 30 Nov 1864.

George W. Williams is buried in Grave 31, Section 3, McGavock Confederate Cemetery on Carnton Plantation, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee.

George Williams, 7th TX, #31

While he was in service, the 7th Texas Infantry regiment participated in the following battles which had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign

  • Fort Donelson, Tennessee, 12 – 16 February 1862
  • Raymond, Mississippi, 12 May 1863
  • Jackson, Mississippi, 14 May 1863
  • Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 – 20 September 1863
  • Missionary Ridge [Tunnell Hill], Tennessee, 25 November 1863
    part of Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee, 23 – 25 Nov 1863
  • Ringgold Gap [Taylor’s Ridge], Georgia, 27 November 1863
  • Gilgal Church, Georgia, 15 June 1864
    part of Battle of Marietta, Georgia, 09 June – 03 July 1864
  • Atlanta, Georgia, 21- 22 July 1864
  • Jonesboro, Georgia, 31 August – 1 September 1864
  • Spring Hill, Tennessee, 29 November 1864
  • Franklin, Tennessee, 30 November 1864 [KIA]

Source: posting on a web site by a relative of Williams

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