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Old Pap: The neglected legacy of one of the Union’s most loyal brigadiers

Alpheus Starkey Williams commanded troops at many of the Civil War’s biggest battles and campaigns, including Gettysburg, Atlanta and the March to the Sea. His military record was exemplary. And yet history has forgotten him. The author examines Williams the soldier and the man, and reveals how his humble ways likely contributed to his lack of notoriety. Learn more about this story and others with our finding aid.

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