General Reub Williams's Memories of Civil War Times


These Civil War memories were written by General Reuben Williams and were published in the two Warsaw, Indiana, newspapers that he was editor of and owned. His intent was to inform people who had grown up since the war of what it was like to be involved in the greatest struggle that our nation had ever known. He hoped to show the importance of the ordinary soldier who fought in the trenches and dealt most directly with the extreme hardships of war. His account also relates instances of camp life and battles that he had been a part of, together with the personalities involved. The dates, anecdotes, and facts have all been preserved here as the General related them. He was connected with the important operations and engagements of the armies of the southwest, including the siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Mississippi; Kennesaw Mountain, Mission Ridge Atlanta, Jonesborough, Bentonville, and scores of skirmishes. He took pride in the discipline and bravery of his regiment. He was complimented in a personal letter from General Sherman for the regiment’s soldierly bearing, and the boys were equally proud of their commander.

Sally Hogan

(2004, 2006), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, 332 pp.

ISBN: 9780788425172