Charles F. Williams – Colonel, United States Marine Corps

Colonel Charles F. Williams

Born in Connecticut 1842
Died at Mare Island (California) January 30, 1900

Sergeant 1 Connecticut Volunteers (at Bull Run) until 1862
Second Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps, June 14, 1862
First Lieutenant, June 10, 1864
Captain (Brevet) January 14, 1865 *
Captain, November 1, 1876
Major, February 2, 1897
Colonel, March 3, 1899

Served at Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. 1862
With Marine Detachment, USS Minnesota 1862-64
With Marine Detachment, USS Ticonderoga 1864-65
Served at Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. 1865-68
With Marine Detachment, USS Plymouth, European Squadron 1869-71
Served at Washington Navy Yard 1872-74
With Marine Detachment, USS Worcester, North Atlantic Squadron 1874-75
Served at Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. 1876-77
Served at Norfolk Navy Yard 1878.
Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks, Mare Island -1900
For gallant and meritorious service at the attack upon Fort Fisher January 13-15, 1865.
He was a family friend of Navy Secretary Welles.
In David M. Sullivan´s “The USMC in the Civil War – The Second Year” (1997) on page 140 you will find a very fine picture of Williams.

Research into the Colonel's career continues.  Any information would be appreciated.

Section 1, Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Josephine B. Williams, who died on 31 January 1933 at the age of 88, is buried with him.


  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/30/1900
  • BURIED AT:   SITE 534

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