The Elephant Man, Joseph Merrick, was an object of curiosity and ridicule throughout his life - studied, prodded and examined by the Victorian medical establishment. Now, 123 years after his death, scientists believe his bones contain secrets about his condition which could benefit medical science today.
Williams was a valiant officer in th 27th IVI, a part of the 12th Corp . They were almost everywhere including hard fighting at Cedar Mt., Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and then the Atlanta campaign. He was wounded at Antietam and Chancellorsville. He asked to be transferred from his company to the regimental headquarters guard as he suffered an overwhelming feeling he would be killed in action.He probably suffered from what is now called combat fatigue or traumatic stress syndrome.