MAJ. GEN. SETH WILLIAMS, U.S. ARMY
Born March 22, 1822, in Augusta, Maine, Gen. Seth Williams was a member of
the class of 1842 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He served with
honor and gallantry during the Mexican War. During the Civil War he participated
in the campaigns at Gettysburg and with the Army of the Potomac. Assigned
to the staff of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, he was among those present at Appomattox
Court House April 9, 1865, to witness the signing of the papers that brought
an end to hostilities between North and South. Gen. Williams had just been
assigned to duty as adjutant for the Military Division of the Atlantic, when
he was taken ill. He died five weeks later, one day after his 44th birthday.
He is buried next to his parents in Augusta, Maine.