Jim Williams

95th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry

Used by permission of "The Atlantic slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas" web site.

Original Source: Harper's Weekly (March 28, 1863), p. 196 (Copy in special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Comments: Engraved from a photograph of "Union Jim." Williams was a 26 year-old from Washington, D. C. As a member of the 95th Illinois regiment, he along with forty other African American soldiers held off a rebel party. Following his display of bravery, Williams wanted to raise his own company of black troops.

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