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Gen Robert Williams
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1829
Culpeper
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1901
Plainfield
Union County
New Jersey, USA

General Robert Williams was adjutant general of the United States Army. Entered West Point in 1847, graduating in 1851. In beginning of the Civil War he served as Colonel of the First Massachusetts Cavalry. Was married to the widow of Stephen A. Douglas, Adele Cutts Douglas, a famous belle of Washington. Upon graduating from West Point was appointed brevet 2ndlt., 1st U.S. Cavalry (dragoons) Rgt. served on frontier; July 15, 1853 2ndlt. 1854 taught cavalry tactics at West Point; June 7, 1855, 1stlt. 1857-1861, taught cavalry tactics at West Point; May 7, 1861, resigned his regimental commission retaining his appointment as assistant adjutant general; May 11, 1861 brevet Capt., assistant adjutant general; August 3, 1861 Capt., assistant adjutant general; served in Department of Annapolis and Department of the Shenandoah; Oct. 7, 1861, Col., 1st Mass. Cavalry Rgt. July 17, 1862, Maj. assistant adjutant general; August-October 1862 at Secession-ville, James Island and Hilton before joining Army of the Potomac; Antietam, Md. Oct. 1, 1862 resigned; assistant in Adjutant General's office for remainder of war; Sept. 24, 1864 brevet Col., U.S. Army for war service; March 13, 1865 brevet Col. and Brig. Gen., U.S. Army for service in Adjutant General Department during the war; January 1866 married Adele Cutts Douglas (Dec. 27, 1835 born at Washington D.C. - died 1899; widow of Sen. Stephen Douglas); Feb. 22, 1869 Lt.Col., assistant adjutant general; served as adjutant general of Department of the Missouri, Department of the Platte and the Division of the Missouri; July 1, 1881, Col. assistant adjutant general; December 1890 returned to Adjutant General's Department at Washington D.C. July 5, 1892, Brig.Gen. and U.S. Army Adjutant General; Nov. 5, 1893 retired; August 24 or 25, 1901, died of apoplexy at Plainfield, N.J. and buried in Arlington, Va. National Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Philip Williams (1803 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  Adele Cutts Williams (1835 - 1899)*
 
 Children:
  Ellen Williams Patton (1869 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Site 972
 
Created by: Karen Mickel Bennett
Record added: Aug 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11536219
Gen Robert Williams
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Gen Robert Williams
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Gen Robert Williams
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- Jeffry Burden
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