WONDERFUL CDV OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL J.S. WILLIAMS

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This carte de viste is a clear bust view of General John Stuart Williams in uniform. The top buttons of his double-breasted coat are visible as well as his collar insignia. He wears Burnside-like mutton chops and moustache. Image is very clear with very good contrast. Wonderful quality.

Mount is untrimmed. Photographer's backmark is C.D. Fredericks & Co.; New York, Habana, & Paris.

John Stuart Williams (July 10, 1818 – July 17, 1898) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War, and a postbellum Democratic U.S. Senator from Kentucky.

Williams was commissioned colonel of the 5th Kentucky Infantry in early 1861. He served initially in southwestern Virginia then in an ill-fated invasion of eastern Kentucky in 1862. Williams' brigade then spent a short period of time fighting in the Kanawha Valley Campaign of 1862, skirmishing at Fayetteville and reaching Charleston. Williams was promoted to brigadier general in late 1862 and assigned temporary command of the Department of Southwestern Virginia. He was replaced by General Samuel Jones.

He organized a brigade of cavalry and helped resist Ambrose Burnside's invasion of eastern Tennessee in the autumn of 1863. He resigned that command and transferred to Georgia, assuming command of the Kentucky regiments in the cavalry of Joseph Wheeler in June 1864. He received a formal resolution of thanks from the Second Confederate Congress in the fall of 1864 for his actions at the Battle of Saltville. He surrendered in 1865.

Williams returned home following the war and went on to engage in agricultural pursuits, with his residence in Winchester, Kentucky. He again became a member of the State House in 1873 and 1875. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1879 and served from March 4, 1879 to March 3, 1885. Williams became involved in land development in Florida in the late 1880s. Along with a partner, Louisville businessman Walter N. Haldeman, the publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal; they founded the town of Naples, Florida.

He died in Mount Sterling in 1898 and was interred in Winchester Cemetery in Winchester, Kentucky.  [jet] [ph:L]

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