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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1825

Vol. I

(Born Ga.)

Matthew J. Williams​1

(Ap'd Ga.)


Born Dec. 7, 1805.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1821, to July 1, 1825, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1825.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1825.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice),

(Transferred to 3d Infantry, Apr. 19, 1826)

1826, — Ft. Howard, Wis., 1826, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827.

Resigned, Oct. 31, 1827.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Lawrenceville, Ga., 1829‑35. Teacher of High School, Cokesbury, S. C., 1835‑40; and Principal of same School, 1840‑46. Major of Georgia Militia, 18––– to 18–––. Member of the Convention for Remodelling the Constitution of Georgia, 1833. Professor of Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, and Astronomy, South Carolina College, Columbia, S. C., 1846‑54. President of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1850.

Died, June 23, 1873, at Marietta, Ga.: Aged 68.

Buried, Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, GA.

The Author's Note:

1 Named Matthew R. T. Harrison when he was graduated.

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