|Birth||1 MAR 1749|
|Military||USA Army / Colonel / Revolutionary War|
|History||15 Mar 1781||Battle of Guilford Court House|
|History||8 SEP 1781||Battle of Eutaw Springs|
|Death||15 JUL 1794|
Otho Holland Williams, a distinguished Revolutionary officer, was born in Prince George county, Maryland, in 1749. His ancestors were Welsh, and came to America soon after Lord Baltimore became proprietor of Maryland. He was early left an orphan, and spent a number of years in the clerk's office of Frederick county, and in a similar position in the city of Baltimore. In the beginning of the Revolutionary struggle he was made lieutenant of a rifle company, and joined the American army at the siege of Boston.
In 1776 he was appointed major of a rifle regiment, and was in command of the regiment when it was captured at the taking of Fort Washington, New York, by the British. In this action Major Williams withstood the attack of the Hessian column... Read More