Capt. John Williams and the Swamp Ambush

Some Bibliography


The Curious Tomb and the Long Epitaph, Landmarks, Sunday, April 16, 2023.

The Longest Epitaph

Life Story on an Epitaph, The Loup City Northwestern, Loup City Nebraska, Thursday February 28, 1907, Vol. XXIV, No. 16, Page 5. (PDF)

The Longest Epitaph, “With the Rambler in Odd Nooks and Crannies About the City”, The Evening Star, Washington, D.C., No. 18,959, August 24, 1912, Page 11.

Moved to Arlington, 1904

Hero of War of 1812 to Rest at Arlington, The Washington Times, July 7, 1904, Page 1. (PDF)

Will Rest in Arlington, The Washington Post, No. 10,254, Friday July 8, 1904, Page 7. (PDF)

Early Reports

from the Savannah Republican, Rhode Island Republican, Newport, R.I. Vol. 4, No. 32, Thursday Nov. 5, 1812. (PDF)

The National Intelligencer, [Includes an extract of Capt. Williams letter to Lt. Col. Wharton, 15th, Sept. 1812.] (PDF)

from the National Intelligencer, Alexandria Gazette, commercial and political, Alexandria Virginia, Vol. XII, No. 3780, Thursday October 22, 1812, Page 2. [Reprint of the article above.] (PDF)

Accounts of the Battle

Ambuscade at Twelve Mile Swamp, History of the United States Marine Corps, 1925, by Major Edwin North McClellan., Volume 1, Chapter XIX, Indian Fights 1807-1813, Page 11. (“A preliminary, incomplete, mimeographed copy of a projected seven vol. work.”) (PDF)

The Ambush of Captain John Williams, U.S.M.C.: Failure of the East Florida Invasion, 1812-1813, by J.H. Alexander, The Florida Historical Quarterly. Vol. 56, No. 3 (Jan., 1978), pp. 280-296.

Swamp Ambush, St. Augustine, 11 September 1812, Marines in The Frigate Navy: Fourteen Full-Color Prints by Charles H. Waterhouse, 1985. (PDF)

Casualties: US Navy & Marine Corps Personnel, Naval History and Heritage Command

Ambush at Twelve Mile Swamp from The Slaves' Gamble, by Gene Allen Smith, 2013, pages 76-77.

The Ambush at Twelve Mile Swamp | St Augustine | The Patriots War Of 1812 | Project Past, YouTube

At Arlington National Cemetery

John Williams — Captain, United States Marine Corps, by Michael Robert Patterson, April 23, 2023. Arlington National Cemetery

Capt John Williams, Find-a-Grave.