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Christian Chrisley "Criss" Williams (abt 1838 - March 25, 1864) served as a bugler in Company A, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Christian Williams was born about 1838 in Carter County, Tennessee to Pleasant and Nancy Williams. He married Elizabeth Catherine Fair (b. abt 1837) with whom he had at least three children.

Civil War service

Williams enlisted as a private in Company A on September 22, 1863 in Carter County for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed bugler October 1, 1863 by order of Colonel Miller.

He is described as 25 years old, 5' 7 1/2" tall, red complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Williams died March 25, 1864 due to "digesstive chill" at Camp Gillem near Nashville and is buried at Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on June 25, 1865.[1] When the regiment mustered out September 5, 1865 at Knoxville he had been paid to December 31, 1864, had received a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.


  1. The location of Camp Gillem is in modern Dickson, Tennessee.

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