Saturday, May 28, 2016

My Dad

The Christian Ardinger Chapter of the SAR held a wreath laying memorial service for Revolutionary War Brigadier General Otho H. Williams at the River View Cemetery, Williamsport, MD. Gen. Williams served in the Continental Army during the War of Independence. He participated in the siege of Boston, was captured at Ft. Washington, NY and imprisoned for over a year. He later fought at Monmouth and in southern campaign about which he later wrote a detailed narrative of the Campaign of 1780. He fought at Camden, Kings Mountain, Guilford Court House, Hobkirk’s Hill, and Eutaw Springs, serving until the war's end. The land of present day Williamsport, Maryland was previously owned by Gen. Williams and the town was named for him.

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