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Williams, Francis C.


Age: 37, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: comn Chaplain, 8th VT INF, 12/20/61 (12/20/61), m/o 6/22/64, Unitarian

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Birth: 1824, Boston, MA
Death: 11/28/1910

Burial: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Wayne Henry
Findagrave Memorial #: 141809075


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/13/1909, MA
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: See UVM's Digital Collections for the Civil War


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Francis C. Williams

New York Times

29 Nov 1910

The Rev. Francis Charles Williams, a retired Unitarian clergyman and chaplain of the Eighth Vermont Regiment in the civil war, died at his home in Brookline, Mass., yesterday, at the age of 86 years. He was graduated from Harvard in 1843 and had held a pastorate in Brattleboro, Vt.

Contributed by Erik Hinckley.

Springfield Daily Republican
Springfield, Mass., Tuesday, November 29, 1910

Death of Rev F. C. Williams
Former Chaplain of 8th Vermont Regiment Once Held Pastorate in Brattleboro, Vt.

Rev Francis Charles Williams, a retired Unitarian clergyman and chaplain of the 8th Vermont regiment in the civil war, died at his home in Brookline yesterday at the age of 86 years. His death followed closely that of his wife, Mrs. Mary Gardner Williams, which occurred on August 31 in the same town. Mr. Williams was born in Boston in 1824. He studied at Harvard and was graduated in the class of 1843. After a year in Europe, Mr. Williams, deciding to enter the ministry, became a student at the Cambridge divinity school and was ordained to the ministry in 1850. His first parish was at North Andover, and this was followed by pastorates at Brattleboro, Vt., and later at Hyde Park. He was an abolitionist, and at the outbreak of the civil war enlisted a chaplain in the 8th Vermont regiment. He is survived by five daughter, Mrs. Andrew H Ritchie and Dr. Augusta G. Williams, both of Brookline, Miss Dora Williams, a teacher in the normal school, Boston. Miss Mary Williams, librarian at Los Angeles, Cal., and Miss Sarah H. Williams, prominent as a kindergartner: and two sons.

Contributed by Bob Hackett.

8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History