This remarkable personal memoir of the Battle of Chickamauga was penned by Benjamin Stuart Williams, the former adjutant of the 47th Georgia Infantry, for the Charleston Sunday News and was published in the October 29, 1911 issue of that newspaper.
The 47th Georgia was part of Brigadier General Marcus A. Stovall's Brigade of Major General John C. Breckinridge's Division of Lieutenant General Daniel Harvey Hill's Corps. Benjamin Williams moved to South Carolina after the war and lived to the ripe old age of 87, passing away May 13, 1931. He is buried at Beech Branch Baptist Cemetery in Allendale Co., South Carolina.
|"You ain't fighting Dutch and 'Downeasters such as you have been|
used to up in Virginny..." Above is an image of a typical
Western theater Federal; this soldier being a veteran from
Wood County, Ohio.
|General Marcus A. Stovall|
|Kurz & Allison print of the Battle of Chickamauga|