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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1824

Vol. I

(Born S. C.)

William G. Williams

(Ap'd S. C.)


Born Jan. 1, 1801.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1820, to July 1, 1824, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1824.

Served: on Topographical duty, July 24, 1824, to Jan. 28, 1834; on Survey

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Apr. 30, 1833)

of site for Fort on Pea Patch Island, Delaware River, 1834, — of Ship

(Bvt. Captain, Staff — Top. Engineers, Jan. 28, 1834)

Canal around the Falls of Niagara, N. Y., 1835‑36, — on Lake Champlain, N. Y., 1835, — and of Charleston, S. C., and Cincinnati, O., projected Railroad, 1836‑37; on Military Reconnoissance of Cherokee Country, 1837‑38; in charge of construction of harbor works on Lake Erie,

(Captain, Corps of Top. Engineers, July 7, 1838)

 p331  1838‑43; as Superintendent of Survey of Northwestern Lakes, 1841‑46, — and of Boundary between Michigan and Wisconsin, 1845‑46; and as Chief Top. Engineer of the Army commanded by Major-General Taylor, in the War with Mexico, July 6 to Sep. 21, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21, 1846, where he was Mortally Wounded.

Died of Wounds, Sep. 21, 1846, at Monterey: Aged 45.

Buried, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY.

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