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Obituary of John C. Williams, Asheville, Alabama.

Capt. John C. Williams, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Asheville, Ala., at his home on October 23, 1919, entered into the fullness and joys of life everlasting.

Captain Williams was in his eighty-fourth year; and despite the fact that he had passed his forescore years, the spirit that dwelt within had never lost the buoyant charm of youth.

While abounding in reminiscences of the war of the sixties, that fierce struggle in which he played so gallant a role, his recollections were always of happy episodes, thus reflecting the genial optimism of his soul. There are many graces by which we shall remember him, but the most cherished were his integrity and Christian character.

He was among the first to answer the call of his country in the struggle between the States. He belonged to Company E, 51st Alabama Regiment, Morgan's Brigade, Martin's Division, Wheeler's Corps. He was wounded in 1864 near Atlanta, Ga., and was sent home. At that time he was second lieutenant. The same year he returned to service and was promoted to first lieutenant, then to captain. Through the remainder of the struggle he lived the life of his men, all bearing the hardships of war alike.

He had been a member of the Baptist Church and a Mason for many years. Captain Williams was well connected and is survived by his wife and five sons.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1920.

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