Williamsons Risked All for the Confederacy
Four Williamson brothers, all in their early 20s, served in the 21st South Carolina Volunteers (Hagood’s Brigade), Co. L. Two of them, a first sergeant and a private, were killed at Fort Fisher during the second battle. The third brother, a private, was wounded and transported by boat to a Union prisoner of war camp, but died en route and was buried at Point Lookout in Maryland. The other brother, Manuel, enlisted and returned home after a year and a half. A fifth brother was killed near Petersburg, Va. (Swift Creek).