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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II

(Born D. C.)

Lawrence A. Williams​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Lawrence Albert Williams: Born Georgetown, D. C.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1852; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1852, 1853‑54, — Ft. Steilacoom, Wash., 1855; in garrison

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, June 22, 1854)

at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1855; on Recruiting service, 1855‑56; on

(Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

(First Lieut., 10th Infantry, July 20, 1856)

frontier duty at Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1856‑57, — Utah Expedition, 1857‑60, — Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.A. S. Johnston, June 1, 1858, to Aug. 21, 1860; and Acting Asst. Adjutant-General to the Department of Utah, Feb. 29 to Aug. 21, 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Captain, 10th Infantry, July 1, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McClellan, Apr. ––––– to Sep. 7, 1861; in

(Major, 6th Cavalry, Sep. 7, 1861)

the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep., 1861, to Mar., 1862; on Reconnoissance from Alexandria, Va., towards the Rappahannock, Mar. 10‑18, 1862; in command of Regiment in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, Mar. to June 26, 1862, being engaged in the Skirmish at Williamsburg, May 4, 1862, — Action of Slatersville, May 9, 1862, — Action of Mechanicsville, May 23‑24, 1862, — and Capture of Hanover C. H., May 27, 1862; on sick leave of absence, June 26 to Oct. 5, 1862; on detached service in New York city, Oct. 5 to Nov., 1862; and absent without leave, Nov., 1862, to Mar., 1863.

Dismissed by the President, Mar. 11, 1863.

Died, June 21, 1879, at Easthampton, Mas.: Aged 47.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.William G. Williams, Topographical Engineers, who was killed in the Storming of Monterey.

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