Otho Holland Williams in the American Revolution
Otho Holland Williams's exceptional military career began at the very outset of the Revolutionary War when, at 26, he joined a Maryland company of riflemen as a junior officer. He participated in the siege of Boston in 1776 and the defense of Fort Washington, where he was wounded and captured by the British during the fierce battle.
The Maryland legislature promoted Williams to Colonel of the Sixth Maryland Regiment during the Battle of Monmouth in 1778. He was sent south in the spring of 1780, and participated in the heroic stand of the Maryland Line at the Battle of Camden. He led his regiments in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina. He was awarded a sword by Congress for gallantry, and was later promoted to Brigadier General.
2015, John Beakes, 346 pp, Hardcover