MAJOR GENERAL SETH WILLIAMS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/17/1863 - HFSID 22188
Sale Price $405.00
SETH WILLIAMS. ALS: "S. Williams/AAG",
1p, 4¾x8. Head-Quarters, Army of the Potomac, 1863 July 17. To
Messrs Harper, Paymaster, U.S.A., Berlin. In full: "The Cmg General
desires that you will pay such officers as may present themselves to you and use
another 2 payments without making such applications to this Head Quarters."
Meade was the Commanding General. SETH WILLIAMS was Adjutant
General of the Army of the Potomac while it was commanded by Generals McClellan,
Burnside, Hooker and Meade. He won the brevet of Colonel Conduct at
Gettysburg. Two weeks after this letter, on August 1, 1864, Williams was
brevetted Major General of Volunteers for brave conduct in the field in the
campaigns from Gettysburg to Petersburg. He was made Major General in the
U.S. Army on March 13, 1865 for gallant and meritorious service throughout the
war. His health impaired by his continued and arduous duties during the war,
General Williams died in Boston on March 23, 1866, a day after his 44th
birthday. Minor offset staining from wet ink when folded, mounting remnants
at right corners on verso, resulting in a hole at
upper flank area on front. Overall, fine condition.
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