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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Williams, Seth 1822- 1866 (search)
Williams, Seth 1822-1866 Military officer; born in Augusta, Me., March 21, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1842, served under Scott in Mexico as aide-de-camp to General Patterson, and after the war was in the adjutant-general's department. Early in September, 1861, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, after serving as adjutant-general of the army of General McClellan in western Virginia. He held the same position under General Meade. In May, 1864, he was made acting inspector-general on Grant's staff, and in August of that year was brevetted major-general of volunteers for meritorious services since Gettysburg ; also, in March, 1865, was brevetted major-general, United States army, for gallant and meritorious services during the rebellion. He died in Boston, March 23, 1866.