Great-Grandfather Noted in Mobile Publication
The Magnolia Messenger, published by the trustees of Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile, Alabama, featured a picture of the "Can't Get Away Club" on the first page of its last issue. One member of the club was my great-grandfather James M. Williams, who was in the picture in the article. He was a colonel in the Confederate Army, in the 21st Alabama, which he probably considered the most notable event in his life. The "Can't Get Away Club" was a group in Mobile that promised not to leave town during yellow fever epidemics, but to stay in town and care for the sick. Letters to and from Col. Williams and his relatives and friends have been posted on this blog. Col. Williams is buried in Magnolia Cemetery.

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