★  Williams, Seth

Seth Williams

Born: March 22, 1822
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Birthplace: Augusta, Maine

Father: Daniel Williams 1795 – 1870

Mother: Mary Sawtelle 1798 – 1827

Wife: Maria Williams 1824 – 1893

Children:


William H. Williams 1850 – 1923​
(Buried: Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Maine)​

Education:

1842: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (23rd in class)​

Occupation before War:

1842 – 1844: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1842 – 1843: Garrison Duty at Fort Adams, Rhode Island​
1844 – 1847: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1847 – 1855: 1st Lt. United States Army, 1st Artillery​
1846 – 1848: Aide on General Patterson’s Staff​
1847: Brevetted Captain for Gallantry at Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico​
1850 – 1853: Adjutant at West Point Military Academy​
1853 – 1861: Brevet Captain in the United States Army​
1853: Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Army, Division at Troy, New York​
1853 – 1860: Served as U.S. Army Adjutant General office in D.C.​
1860 – 1861: Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Army Dept. of the West​
1861: Brevet Major and Assistant Adjutant General for U.S. Army​
1861: Assistant Adjutant General for U.S. Army Dept. of Ohio​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Major and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Army​
1861 – 1862: Assistant Adjutant, General in the Union Army​
1861 – 1866: Brigadier General, Union Army Volunteers​
1861 – 1862: Served in Washington, D.C.​
1862 – 1864: Inspector General in the Adjutant General’s Dept.​
1862: Served in the Virginia Peninsula Campaign​
1862 – 1866: Lt. Colonel and Assistant Adjutant General for U.S. Army​
1862: Served in the Maryland Campaign​
1862 – 1863: Served in the Rappahannock Campaign in Virginia​
1863: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1864 – 1866: Acting Inspector General on Staff of General in Chief​
1864: Brevetted Major General for his duty in the War in two battles​
1865: Brevetted Brig. General in U.S. Army for Gallantry at Surrender​
1865: Brevetted Major General in U.S. Army for his duty in the war​
1866: Adjutant General for U.S. Army Military Division of the Atlantic​
1866: Sick with inflammation of the brain went to his sister’s house​

Died: March 23, 1866

Place of Death: Boston, Massachusetts

Cause of Death: Inflammation of the brain

Age at time of Death: 44 years old

Burial Place: Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Maine
 
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