Alpheus S. Williams (1810-1878)

Alpheus Starkey Williams was a brevet major general of volunteers in the Union Army, known as "Old Pap" because of his unusually full beard. In the Mexican War Williams served as a lieutenant colonel, after which he was postmaster of Detroit (1849-53). At the start of the Civil War Williams was commissioned as a brigadier general of volunteers and by war's end was a brevet major general of volunteers (1865). Williams was appointed minister resident to El Salvador (1866-69) and then elected as a Democrat to two terms of Congress (from 1875 until his death). Williams is wearing his brigadier general 's uniform in this photograph.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES21359
Height:
1190px
Width:
739px
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