A sketch of the life and services of Otho Holland Williams

Read before the Maryland historical society, on Thursday evening, March 6, 1851

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Author: Osmond Tiffany
Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,167 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.9
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 257
Added to site: 2008.11.19
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Genre: History
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rms went through the lines, beginning at the right of the front line, catching the left, and ending at the right of the second line. The field pieces in the intervals of brigades, were discharged in the running fire, thus affording a harmonious and uniform display of music and fire, which was thrice well executed. After the feu de joie the general officers and officers commanding brigades, dined with his Excellency. Yesterday a number of field officers shared the same fate, and I had the satisfaction of seeing the old warrior in very fine spirits."

During the remainder of Col. Williams' sojourn in the Northern States, we do not learn that he was in any position to prove his skill as a soldier, excepting in those qualities which are too often under-estimated by the public. His regiment when he took command of it, was rather noted for looseness of discipline, and did not stand upon a mark with others of the line, but in a very short time, under Williams' prompt and active organization, it became

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